Trouble in St. Shurule
One month later Luciel reaches floor 40 but hesitates before facing the boss. At the adventurers guild he encounters mute Cat-folk girl Sheila, just as he discovers Monika and Nanaella are there to visit him. Sheila hurries him to the slums to heal her father from Yenice City, attacked by bandits. Luciel also heals sick slum dwellers. Monika and Nanaella explain they are not the receptionists getting married and Luciel is furious to discover the local guild master forgot to pass on a years worth of letters from his friends. Luciel spends 3 days with Monika and Nanaella before they return home. Sheila’s father negotiates with the Pope to open a healers guild in Yenice and credits Luciel with his success. Luciel discovers Sheila has damaged vocal cords from a childhood accident and secretly casts an experimental healing spell, hoping it may one day allow her to speak. After duelling Lumina she deems him not ready for the floor 40 boss, so he trains for another 6 months before confronting the wight, a knight Templar who used to lead the paladins. After a duel lasting 7 days Luciel defeats him and obtains a spell book as loot. He discovers the door back to the surface has sealed itself, trapping him. With no other option he is forced to keep fighting to deeper floors and eventually reaches the floor 50 boss room.