Harmless A-Rank Monster
“…Very well. However, this is a little unexpected… It just barely held together. …Would you ever use magic that was even stronger than that?”
“I would… Would it be better if I didn’t?”
“Sorry. You better take the armor off before using stronger magic. There are no materials in this world that can stand the power of this slime.”
Apparently, I would have to remove the armor if I wanted to use Hellfire of Death or Hellfire of Obliteration.
Thankfully, they were not attacks I ever had to use in a hurry, so it wouldn’t be too hard to have the slimes take the armor off and put it in storage.
With that considered, I paid the master.
Just seeing how fast the slime had become was enough proof of the armor’s value.
“Thank you. This was a good purchase.”
“And thank you for allowing me to do such good work. …It may not be able to withstand the full power of your slime, but it’s still the best armor I’ve ever made.”
And with that, we shook hands.
When I let go, the master opened his mouth again.
“Since your still in town, you might as well take these and go hunt more Lesser Fire Dragons—”
Just then, the ground started to shake.
At the same time, there was the sound of an explosion coming from the volcanic mountain.
“Did it erupt!?”
“No…this is different.”
The master said as he looked towards the mountain.
There was a thin pillar of smoke rising from it.
“…But there’s smoke coming out. Doesn’t that mean it’s erupting?”
“No, it’s a Fire Dragon. And not the lesser kind.”
He said with a note of familiarity in his voice.
To him, the appearance of a Fire Dragon was not a rare thing.
But perhaps this was related to the odd behavior of the Maneater Bass.
“What rank are the Fire Dragons?”
“A-Rank. …They may be one of the worst A-Rank monsters to go up against in a proper fight. But they won’t come all the way to our town as long as no fool tries to pour water on them. They usually leave within 3 days. It’s really nothing to worry about.”