|1||[Researching is tough! 5 -The Old Volcano-]
|2||Anyway, I made a nice discovery before I even formally started my research. Looking into the spring at my camp, I found it was populated with the ultra-rare Goldenfish. Thinking that it must be a good sign, I set out for the volcanic caverns, which are filled with rivers of molten lava, in good spirits.|
|3||So what are volcanoes good for? Why, ores, of course! And as expected, I found some good mining points.|
Still riding the wave of good vibrations, I headed deeper into the volcano with plenty of Cool Drinks in tow, of course.
Oh, but how wrong I was to think that things were going to be easy...
|4||In the bowels of the cave, a Black Gravios with its devestatingly hard shell stood at the ready.|
It took a deep breath and giant boulders came tumbling down as it unleased its intense heat ray attack. I tried to dodge, but my feet wouldn't budge nary an inch.
Just when I thought all was lost.
|5||...the hunters who came to my rescue in the Old Swamo came out of nowhere and saved me again!|
Just when we thought we were in the clear, another Gravios reared its ugly head. It was like the apocalypse had come!
The hunters and I made it to the cave's entrance by the skin of our teeth,
|6||But we were now very low on Cool Drinks, and the hunters' wounds were severe.|
Searching for a way to help, I took a look around the entrance. To my surprise, I found some large ancient stones
If we can decipher these, they could be the key to propelling our research forward. That's when I knew I couldn't die yet!
|7||Yes, and at that moment, I espied the gently swaying stalks of a Dragon Seed plant between tall plumes of volcanic smoke!|
I took some and combined it to make Dragon Shots. I remembered what you said, Instructor, that no matter how strong they are against dragon element, if you shoot between the plates of its shell... This was our last shot!
|8||Gunfire, explosions, roars... It's all a big blur. But the next thing I clearly remember is all of us walking back into camp.|
Wounded all over, we piled into the boat that would take us home. I took this time to further examine the ancient stones I'd found. There is a sort of ancient text carved on them, but I have no idea what it says.
|9||The knowledge we get from my research, the passion of the moment, and teamwork... These are the important aspects of practical experience that you wanted me to understand, right!?|
Heh, who could've guessed!? You were sending me to these super-dangerous places to show me what you meant! Oh, Instructor!!
|10||That's what I was thinking, but after a while, I began to think that it's a rather disagreeable teaching method. I mean, I was always one breath away from death!|
That's why I've decided that from now on, I will go on research trips and practicals with you, and only you, Instructor. Carpe diem!