Acid was Useful
Now that I knew that the Blue Moon of Salvation was trying to use the ‘Universal Purification Device’ to ‘save’ the world, I had come to the town of Maneia in order to get some information.
That is where I found a mansion with tight security, and had my slimes break through their defenses. As they had succeeded, I was going to make them start searching the place…
But there were even tighter security measures waiting for us inside.
I muttered as I watched the image that appeared before me through ‘Shared Senses.’
There was a line of doors that all looked very strong.
And each door had a guard standing in front of it.
As I watched, a man entered the room.
At a glance, he looked like a villager… But there was something in his eyes that was obviously different from the others.
“Number 5267. I’ve come for the refining duties.”
“Understood. You are granted permission to enter.”
One of the guards answered, and there was the sound of the door unlocking from the other side. And then it swung open.
But there was no keyhole in the door.
So I wouldn’t be able to steal a key from any of the guards.
What was on the other side of the open door…was another door.
It wasn’t until the first door was properly closed that the second door opened.
And they could not be opened at the same time.
That meant the person who went inside would have to be trapped in that space for a short while.
Usually, the second door would open immediately… I suppose this was a way of stopping a potential invader who forced his way in just as the first door opened.
And now that I think about it…that space between the doors had strange holes in the ceiling.
“Would they go that far…”
I was surprised at how strict the security was. And so I asked the slimes.
‘Can you guys go under the door?’
It would have to be waterproof in order to stop the slimes.
Even if this place had tight security, I doubt they built this place to be waterproof.
Or so I thought…
‘Something is stopping me!’
‘I can’t get in!’
The slimes tried to enter, but the door stopped them.
On closer inspection, there was something like rubber in between… And this rubber seal was preventing the slimes from sliding through.
So it was waterproof after all.
“…I see. Poison gas.”
They used that space between the two doors so they could kill intruders with poison gas.
And so the doors needed to be airtight so that the gas didn’t leak…
Obviously, it was even easier to stop water.
In that case, this meant that the slimes had to enter while the door was still opened… Unfortunately, the doors opened and closed very quickly, and the slimes were not fast enough.
‘We have no choice. We have to break it…’
‘But won’t they find out?’
The slimes sounded very surprised when they heard me.
But I wasn’t suggesting that we destroy the entire door.
— ‘Slime Acid.’
I had seen such a thing among the Tamer Skills.
I believed it was a slime ability that used acid.
‘Can you use a skill called ‘Slime Acid’?’