The next day, after taking the highschool test, I made my way back to the goblins den. I still needed one more level up from strength boost to move to the next dungeon.

I worked out the average EXP I got from each run here to be around 75. I needed a little under 1000 more EXP to level up the skill, so as it stood now, it would take me 13 runs, which was about 2 days of work, or a little under that.

I could easily do 8 runs in a day, but today, I think I want to push myself to the next level. I had several of the horns that summon monsters to me, and when I used it in a place that normally spawned monsters one at a time, I was attacked by 20.

Hoping that ratio stayed the same, If i used it here, it would spawn around 100 at once.

That would be helpful for leveling up, and I could hopefully deal with that many at once.

I knew the boss hoard wasn’t too hard, but that was only 25 monsters.

So, just like i did when I was going into the slime cave, I head to a remote place in the goblin's den, pull out one of the horns, and blow.

The sound I hear after that would be spin chilling to most normal people.

Dozens of goblins cam rushing towards me.

Goblins were decently intelligent monsters but they did not have a language that humans could understand.

A few monsters could communicate with Hunters, but for the most part, they just talked about killing people.

Soon enough, my new skill activated and I could sense a lot of goblins coming towards me from every direction.

All of the ones I could see and sense didn’t have weapons. It seemed like the monsters were all the ones from the first floor, so no weapons.

I ready my gauntlets and start the fight.

Level 5 Goblin has died

0 EXP gained

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Level 5 Goblin has died

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Level 5 Goblin has died

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I start just plowing through the goblins coming at me. My defense was high enough that even if they did hit me, I wouldn’t take damage.

But thanks to enemy detection, I can always tell when they were about to attack me from behind.

So for dozens of goblins I continue to take out goblins, one after another.

Level 5 Goblin has died

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Level 5 Goblin has died

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Skills have gained EXP

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But one thing I did notice was that there were always more coming towards me, with basically no stop.

Even after taking out around 50, I could tell that something was different then when I used it in the slime cave.

More monsters were spawning, without stopping.

And it continued like this for multiple hours.

Level 5 Goblin has died

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…

Level 5 Goblin has died

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Finally, the goblins stopped coming.

“What the hell was that?” I say to myself looking around at the hundreds of stones on the ground around me. Even with only half of the goblins dropping stones, there were still so many of them.

I took my time collecting them, thanks to the exhaustion I felt from my prolonged fight.

I knew one thing though, no more using the horn like this.

When I opened my status, I checked the growth of strength boost.

Strength Boost - Lv.2 1663/2000

It was at 1095 before this fight, so I killed around 568 goblins in about 3 hours.

My normal amount was around 75 in 45 minutes, so this was much faster, but I got no SP from this time.

“There is no way the horn works the way I think it does. I should maybe check online about this” I was starting to believe that the horn actually had a hidden effect, instead of just having monsters attack me.

I was killing about 3 goblins a minute this entire time, so I was pretty tired. But I wasn’t done for the day.

I made up my mind. I would finish this run easily, then do a few speed runs after.

So I start my more casual way through the rest of the dungeon.

I killed a few more goblins on my way to the second floor, since I was pretty far away from the stairs down.

But when I got to the second floor, I found something strange.

A slime monster that shouldn’t be in this dungeon, killing some goblins.

✾

Around noon, Nyx was walking towards the goblins den. She gives her ID over to the attendant and makes her way into the dungeon.

“Well, I am still low level, but thanks to this equipment, I am able to kill some goblins.” She said to herself. “And, he should be here, right?”

Nyx had come here for two reasons, to gain some levels and practice hunting, and to find Zenith.

She didn’t get a chance to get his phone number yesterday, and wanted to get it today.

When she finds her first group of goblins, she starts the fight.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 2 Has leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 3 Has leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 4 Has leveled up!

She then quickly backs away from the rest of the goblins.

Goblins at this low of a level should only have 5 in each stat and with her equipment and well placed attacks they should all go down in a single hit.

But, she needs to remember that she needs to practice with the summons as well. Only the level 10 greater slime should be able to harm them so that is the only one she brings out.

From her shadow, a large slime comes out, as if jumping out of the shadow.

Then the two of them work together to kill the remaining 4 goblins. She is able to kill the slimes in a single hit, but it takes 2 from the slime.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 1 has Leveled up!

You have leveled Up!

Your stats have increased!

“Wooo!” Nyx says when she got the last notification. Another level down and one more level on the first slime she got.

Looking at the goblins, Nyx decided not to bring any of them back. All of them were basic slimes and she is pretty sure they would be brought back to level 1 instead of the level 5 they are at now.

She knows that the base goblins need at least a 6 strength stat to be damaged, and now one more of the slimes is there, she brings that one out and moves on forward in the dungeon.

The next time she comes across a group of goblins she lets the slimes enter first and attack while the goblins are distracted.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 2 Has leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 3 Has leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 4 Has leveled up!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Greater Slime(chaos) Has leveled up!

Greater Slime will gain a bonus in attack going forward!

With this group done, and a new message, Nyx stops for a second.

“What could that mean?” She said to herself, opening her status to look at the greater slime’s status.

Greater Slime(chaos) Lv.11 0/110

HP:10/10

Strength - 11 (2)

Defense - 11 (1)

Speed - 11 (1)

Intelligence - 11 (1)

Luck - 11 (1)

She sees that like her own status, the 1 after strength turned to a 2, meaning going forward, it will gain 2 points instead of 1.

“So, my summons act just like hunters? I wonder how powerful they can become if I try really hard?” She said, then moving on.

She knew on the next floor, slightly harder monsters would be found, and that before she took on the boss room, she would need to be much higher in levels. Her sword gave +15 strength which meant that she would be able to at least damage the boss, but she wanted to be strong enough to take care of him easily.

So before she moved on to floor 2, she planned on taking on 2 more groups of goblins. And now, she had to do even less work since she could bring out all of the slimes at once.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 1 Has leveled up!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 2 Has leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 3 Has leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 4 Has leveled up!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

One more down, one to go.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 1 has Leveled up!

Going forward Slime(Chaos)1 will gain a bonus in Strength and defense!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 2 Has leveled up!

Going forward Slime(Chaos)2 will gain a bonus in Strength and defense!

Slime(Chaos) 3 Has leveled up!

Going forward Slime(Chaos)2 will gain a bonus in Strength and defense!

Slime(Chaos) 4 Has leveled up!

Going forward Slime(Chaos)2 will gain a bonus in Strength and defense!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

You have leveled Up!

Your stats have increased!

And with that, she is officially level 4, and all of the slimes have leveled up and gained a small bonus to their stats. Currently none of the goblins on this level can harm them and go down in one or two hits. She also knows that they should be able to deal with the next floor monsters as well, so now she makes it to the next floor.

It takes her a few minutes of trying, but eventually she finds the stairs.

It takes her a few more minutes before she finds another group of goblins. She notices the two that are now holding small weapons, like knives or clubs.

So instead of going right into combat she sends her slimes in first.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Greater Slime(Chaos) has leveled up!

They are able to quickly deal with the ones without weapons, but whenever they get close to the other two, they get knocked back and can’t attack. This is the fundamental weakness of slimes, they have no weight, so they are really easy to knock away and push back.

Not even the greater slime can hurt them. But eventually the slimes learn that if they gang up on them, they will be able to get a few hits in.

They would jump together, one ahead and one behind. The goblin would knock back the one in front, but get hit from behind. It would take a few loops to kill it, but eventually they killed both of them, but they did take some losses as well.

Level 7 Goblin has died

25 EXP gained

Summons gained 13 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 7 Goblin has died

25 EXP gained

Summons gained 13 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

“Ok, so they can learn how to deal with this, if I give them some time” Nyx said to herself, then came up with a brilliant idea. She lost only about 5 MP to bring back the dead slimes when they died. She currently had 40 total MP and some of what was lost was before the slimes got their plan figured out.

So she decided to see how long the slimes could go without her helping out at all.

So she left the start of the 2nd floor and went to go find more goblins.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 1 has Leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 2 has Leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 3 has Leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 4 has Leveled up!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 7 Goblin has died

25 EXP gained

Summons gained 13 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 7 Goblin has died

25 EXP gained

Summons gained 13 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

The second group on the second floor went very good. None of the slimes died this time so Nyx didn’t have to use any more MP right away. The slimes even seemed to remember the plan when dealing with armed enemies.

But during the third group, something new happened.

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Level 5 Goblin has died

20 EXP gained

Summons gained 10 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

The first three goblins were completely normal, but after killing the first of the armed goblins, she got a new message from the status.

Level 7 Goblin has died

25 EXP gained

Summons gained 13 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 1 has Leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 1 has evolved into a greater Slime!

Slime(Chaos) 2 has Leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 2 has evolved into a greater Slime!

Slime(Chaos) 3 has Leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 3 has evolved into a greater Slime!

Greater Slime(Chaos) 1 has Leveled up!

Before they could attack the second armed goblin, three of the slimes started to grow in size. It was strange, but when Nyx opened her status, she noticed that they had hit level 10 and had become greater slimes.

Then, right after they finished the evolution, the now 4 greater slimes worked together to kill the last goblin.

Level 7 Goblin has died

25 EXP gained

Summons gained 13 EXP!

You gained Skill EXP!

Slime(Chaos) 3 has Leveled up!

Slime(Chaos) 3 has evolved into a greater Slime!

And the last slime also evolved and grew in size. Now following her around were 5 large slimes.

“This … might be fun” Nyx said to herself, moving forward to take out more slimes.

So he got max defense stats gain, then he should get the max gains for every stat.

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