LDM – Chapter 121

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The Saintess 2

 

“The Holy Kingdom’s second class area, is it? They must be willing to go to some lengths as well.”

Rather than Rokuko, the one to say that was the village sub-chief, who I’d been sitting with for a moment.
Yep, I mean, I’m some kind of ornament right? Couldn’t you have made an appearance earlier? You’re completely erasing your presence, you know?
This village sub-chief, while just listening to the conversation and being the bar master, was excelling at using the art of fading into the background.

“Second class, huh. I wonder which is more comfortable between our inn and it…”
“… I wonder? That’s difficult to say. However, personally, I think I would be happy with being able to have three days of all-you-can-eat at the inn.”

Three days over permanent residency? So in other words, it’s not in the same league at all.
Well, it’d just be getting the right to live there, so normally thinking you’d still need living expenses… I get the feeling that someone would be able to live comfortably for years if they ebezzled the support money?

“So what will you do, village chief?”
“There’s not even a need to ask that, I’ll go with what I said to Saintess-sama… However, it wouldn’t be good at all if Saintess-sama just went into the dungeon and captured it…”
“Saintess-sama is a B-rank adventurer as well as an aristocrat, she shouldn’t do that much without permission…”
“Would she be able to avoid international troubles from something like a village chief’s permission?”
“It could probably be used as an excuse if they got the okay from our side? Or maybe it’s for their own consent needs?”

Their own rules, huh. It’s the same for me, people that try to take my stuff and people that waste food, as well as people that try to get in the way of my sleep… I’ve decided it’s fine to kill them in the dungeon.

“In any case, I’m not giving her permission.”
“Right, the dungeon’s profits will continue from now into the future. It would be a poorly thought out idea to exchange that for a single burst of money.”

Looks like the village sub-chief’s thoughts are in about the same area as me. Truly a reliable village sub-chief.
Even if I weren’t here, he’d definitely manage things properly… What was his name again? Wozuma or something? Right, let’s go with properly using his name next time?

“For now, Saintess-sama should be staying at the inn, how about we give her a warm welcome?”

And so, Saintess-sama stayed in the suite, had a B-rank meal, and enjoyed a bath.

 

*

 

The next day. Saintess-sama came again. Compared to yesterday, she has a huge smile.

“Thank you for your hospitality. Fufufu, you seem to be skilled at getting by in the world…”

And there’s the grand misunderstanding. The inn is a business, if you provide the money, we’ll provide the service in proportion to the money.
She should have paid in advance, how’d she misunderstand?

“My attendant also said that they were very comfortable.”
“Really? That’s good.”

She had an attendant with her? Even if she’s a saint, a woman traveling alone would be… Ah, maybe the attendant paid the money? Then maybe the attendant wasn’t staying together with her and used a general room instead of the suite? Rather, was it even alright for the attendant to not attend the discussion?

“No no, the inn is a business after all. Our services simply correspond to the amount of fees paid.”
“Let alone for the season, I never expected such a rural area to give this sort of reception… Fufu, I understand. In addition to mediating a second class area in the Holy Kingdom, I will provide fifty gold coins as well.”

Isn’t that just two day’s stay in the inn’s suite (meals excluded)? The loose change feels like it’s increasing… no no, wouldn’t that be like fifty million yen? That’s a magnificent amount of money…
Rather, the suite is super expensive! I don’t plan on cutting the price because that would make Haku-san lose face though.

“Then could you please hand over the dungeon core’s destruction rights?”
“Nope, I can’t. If you absolutely have to, please come back after obtaining the emperor’s permission.”
“… … …”

The saintess’ eyes look like they’re saying, ‘The heck did this guy just say?’ I’d prefer if she actually said it.
However, it should be clear that I can’t give her permission now. Please, hurry up and clear out Rin or get the emperor’s permission. You’re already in the red from being here and the reward should be five gold coins.

“… I understand, I will go to the dungeon for now.”
“Oooh, are you accepting the commission?”
“I will enter the dungeon as an adventurer first, I’ll think about it after that.”

Saintess-sama stood up from her seat and went outside. Today she just returned quickly without scuttling about.
Ah, thank you as well, village sub-chief. You can go back too. But you know, you could have participated in the conversation a bit…?

Rokuko came over when I returned to my room in the village chief’s residence.

“That saintess that came over today too… she seems like a nuisance.”
“Were you watching, Rokuko?”
“Yeah. Even I can tell that she’s a bother!”

Well, Saintess-sama showed up at the guild after that and went into the dungeon alone.
… Huh, what about your attendant?
As soon as I tilted my head to the side and thought that, the saintess died to a trap on the first floor.

Eh?

When I opened up the monitor to see what happened in a panic, she was admirably skewered from one of the traps that shoots swords out of the door.
… W-what? How are you going to pay me back for all those expectations I had!?

Then, when I looked at our DP, it hadn’t increased as much as expected.
Then, the saintess’ body turned into particles of light and disappeared.

“… Eh? Rokuko, did you do something?”
“I didn’t do anything. Kehma, did you?”

I obviously didn’t.
Just then, an existence suddenly appeared in the village area: [225 DP Per Day].
Moreover, in a room in the inn. I hurriedly opened the monitor. Guest privacy? That has nothing to do with it!
The green-haired Saintess-sama was stretched out on a futon in the room, along with a young person garbed in priest clothing.

[Alka-sama! Are you alright!?]  
[… Yeah… Wha—!? Cent. This is…]  
[This is a room in the inn. Please accept my humble apologies for the low-cost room.]  
[No, it’s alright. I let my guard down because it was the first floor of a new dungeon and was done in. I need to rest for a little.]  

That was unmistakably the saintess. She seems to be a little weakened though…

“Kehma… what do you think happened?”
“I wonder… maybe it’s like she said. She was [done in], so in other words… she can revive even if she dies, right? It looks like she really revived.”
“What do you mean? This girl, the saintess is like Feni?”

That would be bad. If she can revive countless times like Feni, she can [Remember Death].
… The first death of an infinite reviver, huh.
In that case, she’s a dungeon’s worst enemy. Or maybe she’s the best food?
Since she won’t run into the same trap over and over, I’ll have to make new ones every time… this is seriously troublesome.

 


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45 Responses to LDM – Chapter 121

  1. Katshu says:

    ………….so…….she is a reincarnator?

  2. Katshu says:

    also second (and first)

    ;3

    thx for the threat~

  3. JackSlate says:

    And so begins Dark Souls for the Saintess-sama. Or at least that’s what I imagine will be going on in the next chapter. I hope for a myriad of amusing deaths.

  4. NekoMahjong says:

    Then just don’t let her die and imprison her some where in dungeon.

    • Seregosa says:

      She’s clearly someone really high up in rank at that holy kingdom, if he does that, you can be sure that the next thing sent out will be an army of holy knights or something, at least if they scout it out and the scouting party disappears as well, or just doesn’t find her.

      That’s asking for trouble, really, they view dungeon cores as demons to be exterminated in the first place.

  5. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Yaaay, it’s back!!

    Thank you kindly for the chapter. :>

  6. Mikan says:

    As soon as I tilted my head to the side and thought that, the saintess died to a trap on the first floor.

    so the saintess will probably clear the dungeon after falling in all the traps?

    • [email protected] says:

      She might clear the traps but what’s she going to do about the puzzles?

  7. Anonymous says:

    the saint is PLAYER… like in game…. wtf

  8. RoflCat says:

    Spoiling hint: Remember how Rin and Kehma interacts.

    This arc is quite…entertaining…

  9. Anonymous says:

    she would make the best fod for rin

  10. sodemas says:

    Thx for the chapter o/
    so she is basicaly a character fron a game where she dies and goes back to the save point -.-

    • B-Dom says:

      More like MMO, where she returns to a safe zone, with a debuff.

    • Seregosa says:

      Well, not really a save point, that’d also bring her back in time. Not really a safe zone(which implies that you can’t be harmed there), either, more like she goes to a respawn point after death. Either that servant of hers set up some kind of a spell/thing at the bed or the servant is the respawn point. I think it’s some kind of an item, a spell, or something else that can be easily put somewhere since she respawned on the bed. It doesn’t feel like there was enough time for her to be moved to the bed by the servant if she landed elsewhere.

  11. E says:

    Feni remembers. Feni remembers those golems. Feni never forgets.

  12. Raphalice says:

    Lol a typical game respawn

    XD

    We have an interesting and annoying saintess here…

    Maybe her attendant is the save point.. ala priests in Dargon Kuest Series~

  13. Raphalice says:

    @Roflcat

    OH YEAH!!

    interesting indeed!

  14. k says:

    Thanks for the update

  15. AnimeLover says:

    Very amazing development! In gamer terms she can actually surpassed the dungeon through trial and errors many times since she can just revive. And he has to change the dungeon so many times so she wont get familiar with the way xD

  16. Mesmerised says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

  17. Donald Trump Making Anime Real 2016 says:

    Something tells me she’s dumb enough to do the same thing over and over again.

  18. Anonymous says:

    it seems like gurps where you use character points to buy an extra life. you don’t die but permanently lose 25 points when the extra life is used up instead. her DP went down exactly 25 which is what made me think of it.

  19. Cessnatore says:

    Thanks for the chapter. So instead of bonefires the saintess has a bed, much more comfy if you ask me

  20. D.O.G says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

  21. justreadingnovels says:

    I hurriedly opened the monitor. Guest privacy? That has nothing to do with it!

    RIGHT~~RIGHT~~

  22. Celestial Flame says:

    *sigh* worst type of character imo. And also worst development in the story so far imo.

    • Seregosa says:

      agreed, I really dislike haughty little bitches like this 😛 At least it’s funny to watch them fail and die.

  23. Feather says:

    She probably is a… Hero, and probably her blessing is respawn… an annoying type…

    • Feather says:

      What to do with her type? make it suffer hell without letting her die, untill age does her in… hehehe burning her and healing at the same time, repeating the process nostop… maybe skinning to make parchment… cutting limbs…

      … I have been reading too much overlord…

      • Seregosa says:

        Yeaan, the biggest issue is sadly that he can’t imprison her, otherwise the holy country would be alerted and start a freaking crusade to capture the dungeon or something.

  24. A random passerby says:

    ok so she weakens each time she revives? from 250 dp to 225….

  25. Seregosa says:

    Their own rules, huh. It’s the same for me, people that try to take my stuff and people that waste food, as well as people that try to get in the way of my sleep… I’ve decided it’s fine to kill them in the dungeon.

    Really? someone else noticed something odd about this? Why is he intending on killing people who waste food? I can accept that he’d kill those who disturb his sleep and those who try to take his stuff, but if they waste food that they’ve bought, how is that any of his business and why would he care at all? First of all, cleaning up is easy(magic and dungeon absorption), second, he can easily make it without ingredients by using a low amount of DP so it’s not like it was difficult to cook or hard to get ingredients, third, he never really cared that much about food or such issues in the first place. I find it weird and illogical. But I guess it’s also funny how he’d kill people because of something so minor.

    Isn’t that just two day’s stay in the inn’s suite (meals excluded)? The loose change feels like it’s increasing… no no, wouldn’t that be like fifty million yen? That’s a magnificent amount of money…

    Yeah, if 50 gold coins really is that much, then that’s 448950 USD, that’s already at the price level of a top end brand new super luxury car, and that’s what you pay for two nights without a meal. Hell, the meals would be 1/5 of that, so two DX kids meal with dessert costs around 89790 USD, enough to buy an extremely good quality brand new car. The hero is also paying him 897900 USD worth of gold coins each month and owes him a total of 20.6517 million USD, that’s one hell of a debt.

    In the end, we know that his estimation isn’t really correct. He seems to be using what the DP can buy and compares it to the price of a gold coin with DP, and for some reason gold coins are priced really high. Surely, a gold coin can’t be worth THAT much, just how rare is gold in this world? it should be easy to make counterfeit gold coins and no one would know. Oh well.

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