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Yuusha Aruiwa Bakemono Chapter 3 Part 4
Pulling on the hero’s hand as she was just going to start complaining, Matari went through the big gate. On the other side of the gate, there was a wide lawn and a water place to wash oneself. There, adventurers were arranging and checking their tools and weapons. Seeing how they were calm and composed, one could guess that they had already acquired the hunting license. Because the only ones panicking were the ones with temporary ones.
The place which awaited them at the end was a majestic temple. Monsters come flowing out of here so one can’t really know for sure what will happen with this world. Bluish-white fog in the form of a sphere covered the temple. This was the barrier which Matari’s ancestor, G. Art, constructed. It was also Matari’s first time seeing it up close like this so she was deeply moved. After all, this divine barrier is the only thing stopping the monsters from taking over the Earth.
“First you start running out like that all of a sudden and now you stop again. Save your admiration for later!”
“So-sorry! Let’s go!”
On their way into the temple, they passed by a group with identical equipments. On their armors, an emblem of the Yuuzu kingdom was engraved. The person thought to be the leader of the group held over a stone-like thing over his hand, which made it glow and they all disappeared within an instant.
It was beyond Matari’s knowledge as to what it was, but she guessed that it was some kind of a magic teleportation tool. After all, they would have to start out from floor 1 every time otherwise.
Inside the temple, there was just one huge staircase leading underground. It was a staircase big enough to fit hundreds of people easily. It has gotten really old but the materials were really sturdy and looked hard to break. The monsters’ flock came out from here so it is only natural.
Whether it was fortunate or not they did not know but–they couldn’t spot any other adventurer there. They had already passed the barrier so it wouldn’t be weird if monsters came out anytime. Matari advanced forward carefully. The hero advanced at ease, with the rod in one hand.
“He-hero-san. I think we should go a bit slower…”
“What are you talking about?–We only have 3 hours. Let’s keep moving.”
At the end of the long staircase, the path was divided into 3 passages. The walls were made with stone and there were lamps here and there. Seeing that, Matari reflected on how it was reckless of them to come unprepared like this. It is obvious that it would be pitch black without light. Because there’s no way the light from the sun would come into this cursed labyrinth.
The passage was quite wide. So much that a big-sized carriage would be able to pass through it with ease. It is not inconvenient for battles but of course, that is the same for the opponent as well. There is also a risk of them striking from the high up.