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LDM – Chapter 128

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The Saintess 6

 

The gargoyle wound up becoming an assistant, despite being research towards making the aforementioned gargoyle.
If anything, it’s more of a super valuable sample than an assistant.

“I don’t understand master’s thought process~…”

I’m not at fault here, it’s because of Rokuko’s bad luck… no, good luck.
By the way, the gargoyle is a stone demon statue with wings on its back. I wondered if it could fly, but they seem to only be for show. Don’t they get in the way?
The gargoyle doesn’t appear to talk either. It also seems to be the type that indifferently follows orders, like golems… The joints are fully connected like statues normally have, but they can still bend somehow. Even looking at it, it’s mysterious. It feels like ordinary stone when I touch it, the same as the raw materials I use for [Create Golem]…

“Well, researching progresses faster when it’s actually getting done. I set the laboratory up in the dungeon for now, so research magic tools as much as you want.”
“Thank you so much~”

Wearing the white doctor robe, Nerune answered energetically. For some reason, she looked happy even with the robe on.

There was some DP left over this time, so I also wound up making a room to use for moving around with the dummy core.
It was a pointless expense, but well, the dummy core was 5000 DP and the two rooms were 400 DP total, adding up to 5400 DP. Now that we have the saintess’ and Rin’s income, that’s somewhere around two or three days’ income. I mean, that saintess is spending twenty-five gold per day to stay in the suite. That’s enough to be 25000 DP just by converting it into DP.
Because of this and that, the saintess has already been here for around half a month and has become a terrific earner. Our storage is practically overflowing with gold coins. It’ll probably be alright even if we wound up using some as DP.
… Rather, setting aside her inn fees, isn’t that saintess going to go bankrupt here soon with her gambling habits? It’ll be great when she heads back to where she came from. What was its name, the Holy Kingdom?

The room is set up just above the core room… They’re arranged vertically, but are treated as the same floor. If an intruder enters this room, they’d need to do something unexpected like destroying the core room’s ceiling to get here. People that would do something like that without a hint for it don’t exist.

“I’ll also help out with the studying. There’s [Create Golem] too after all.”
“Oooh, with Goshujin-sama’s [Create Golem] you could make golems that already have grooves on them~. That way I only need to melt magic stones on them~”
“… Reproducing those difficult shapes sounds like it’d be hard.”

Also, don’t you have to inscribe things onto the magic stone itself too? So much work…
Yep, just practice making water magic tools for now. I’ll prepare a lot of magic stones. Using the options for the type of magic stone I want from the catalog, it’s easy to choose what kind of attribute the magic stones come with. It’s a bit late to say it, but DP really is convenient.

 

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The saintess returned after being eaten by the black wolf in the dungeon on that day as well.
she wasn’t feeling particularly off put though. The reason why? The inn’s suite was just too comfortable, rather, she practically wanted to stay in the inn forever.
Furthermore, the inn had a game room that often held something called rat races.
Something else that was just as unbelievable was its meals, as well as its hot spring. The inn was simply too wonderful.

Winning a small amount from the rat race that had just been held, the saintess was cheery. She continued, squandering her earnings by betting it all on the proceeding race.

“Fuu, all things considered, this bedding is simply wonderful. I’d like it for my house as well.”

Drinking orange juice she’d ordered through the room service, she flopped down onto the futon.
It only cost a single silver.
Oranges were easily obtainable in Pavuera. However, it wasn’t comprised simply of the fruit’s juice, but with a generous amount of sugar, a luxury good. Given that, she agreed to its price.
Furthermore, the fee was subtracted from the gold coin the saintess’ attendant had paid with beforehand.

“… Hmm, this Village Chief-san is obstinate, even though he has shown me so much hospitality… ah, did Cent pay the fees?”

Currently, the saintess had only been thinking about ways to somehow deal with that threatening black wolf monster and repay his hospitality. Even though she was paying money, she was being supplied with things from the village’s precious winter supplies.
It might appear as though the saintess wasn’t doing anything, but she was steadily memorizing the black wolf’s movements.
After three days, she had gotten to the point that she was able to dodge its first attack. She was able to attack three times. If she could invoke the unique magical skill she had as a saintess by gaining more time, it’d be her win.

The monster was probably of the dark attribute. For the saintess, it was a very advantageous attribute for her.
However, the difference in the basic capabilities was so overwhelming that it was a trifling thing for it to kill her. She needed to gain more time somehow.

Following a knock at her door, she heard her attendant’s voice.

“Alka-sama, do you have time?”
“Nn… come in.”
“Excuse me.”

Cent opened the door and came in.

(… Incidentally, what has this attendant been spending his time doing since coming here? Wha—no way, has he been at the rat race, playing this entire time…!?)

Thinking up to there, the saintess abandoned the idea. Such a serious attendant wouldn’t do something like that, surely.

“So, what business do you have, Cent?”
“I am anxious about our remaining funds.”
“It was the races after all…!?”
“? What do you mean?”
“Nothing. However, if it is about not having enough funds, it is necessary for us to ask the country for additional funding. I will write a letter, make certain to send it immediately.”
“Yes, thank you.”

Concerning the letter, it’d likely be delivered within a few days if they put out a commission for it through the adventurer guild.
However, it wouldn’t be certain whether or not the commission would be completed. To be certain, she would put out multiple commissions.

“Now then, for the letter’s contents… ah, yes. Along with noting Village Chief-san’s hospitality, let’s write that I still haven’t received the dungeon core’s destruction rights. If I go through the story from the start, I should say that Village Chief-san said he would hand it over after gaining the empire’s permission.”
“I see, in that case, we can translate that as Village Chief-dono wanting to hand us the dungeon core’s destruction rights, but can’t as they are handled by the empire. That should work well.”

The saintess accepted her attendant’s suggestion, including her remarks about Kehma’s reception, and turned to speak to him.

“He is a very serious and good person, but his lack of flexibility could be called his only fault. It is a good thing that we can trust his diligence, though.”
“He would be a good vassal. If he could be formally scouted and brought to the Holy Kingdom…”
“I’ll include that as well… If I write five, at least one should make it.”

The five letters written, all with the same content, she handed them to her attendant.
However, she was running out of funds that she should have prepared more than enough of. Just where was it disappearing…? She’d somehow manage.

“Should I economize a little until the additional funds arrive…? It might also be a good idea to bring out some of those iron golems that I’ve been leaving behind. Would those help for meal fees?”
“Yes. I am deeply sorry for allowing it to reach the point of troubling you.”
“It’s fine, it’ll be between you and I.”

Then again, they had enough funds to stay through the winter by just switching the saintess’ room from the suite to the standard room type, but there was no such proposal coming from her attendant. For the saintess that was doing such painful work by dying and returning, the attendant simply hoped to ease her mind even a little. He couldn’t propose such a thing, nor did he wish to.

Once the saintess had made certain that her attendant had left with the letters, she laid back down against the soft bedding, resting.
Feeling her body sink into it, gently being enveloped, she—

“I still want this bed…”

—fell asleep, murmuring.

 


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27 Responses to LDM – Chapter 128

  1. Yunchii says:

    Thanks Ziru!!!

  2. hecate says:

    So the saintess is going toward bancrupt without her realizing it ? LOL

    • SLynch says:

      Yep, if you count the income he receive, then you can get the gist of it( his room almost stack up full of gold coin, and if he convert it into DP, that number would equal 30- 45 days of his annual income just flow in about 2 weeks).

  3. KuRuuRuu says:

    Thank you for the chapter!! ( •̀ω•́ )

  4. k says:

    thank for the update

  5. exreloic says:

    thanks for the chap…
    hmm i think its better if TL coment at the line… not in bottom line >.< cz sometimes to lazy to scroll up again

  6. sergioGM says:

    thanks 🙂

  7. ponzi zi says:

    right?! haha kehma should be the one who got summon to
    Your and My Asylum then it would be heaven for kehma. XD
    thanks for the chapter..

  8. Mesmerised says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

  9. Raphalice says:

    That holy empire she’s talking about is Haku’s, right?
    Or was it a different one… If it’s not then, isn’t it concerning that they might get permission…

    I hope I’m connecting the wrong lines! Hahahahaha

    • Ziru says:

      Empire = Haku’s
      Holy Kingdom = Other

      • Hayate says:

        lol, meaning the empire will never give those rights

        • Seregosa says:

          Yeah, haku is pretty much considered the ancestor of that entire empire(I think she was the first emperor that built the empire) and rokuko is probably the one she dotes upon the most. There’s no chance that a permission will be given, if it is, it would’ve been a huge mistake since rokuko is a core under the protect category. If it really happened, I think a new emperor might be crowned soon after the old one mysteriously disappeared 😛 Haku is scary when it comes to rokuko.

  10. CardinalSan says:

    welp, haku to the rescue

    No way she’s gonna leave her imouto alone with the saintess and the slime wolf now

  11. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter! Lol! Saintess is burning money with no regrets. XD

  12. Kairne says:

    Thanks for the chapters !

    “she was receiving supplied from the village’s precious winter supplies.” => she was receiving the village’s precious winter supplies ?
    I’m not sure what you mean here…

  13. Otaku Mason says:

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  14. Celestial Flame says:

    It might appear as though the saintess wasn’t doing anything, but she was steadily memorizing the black wolf’s movements.
    ——-
    Personally I find this complete bullshit, Its essentially saying the wolf can’t learn the saintess’ movements. With such a huge difference in stats, the saintess should actually be on the losing side of a race.

    • Caboose says:

      Not really. Not much can Rin learn from one shotting the saintess with a bite.

      • Seregosa says:

        At the same time, the wolf should also sooner or later realize that she’s learning his standard movements and change them a bit. She will never be able to defeat him with her current strength, as even surprise attacks that actually hit him won’t kill him even if they do damage.

        So yeah, it’s all wishful thinking unless she can figure out a way to bypass him or get him to help him… Might be possible since he’s feeding her every day, I mean, Keima got accepted as a subordinate after feeding her enough times, I guess she can be as well? Still, I’d hate for it to go that way, I kinda like Rin, but I really dislike her… Those two together would be a pain in the ass.

  15. RandomDude says:

    What happens when Haku visits and the suite is taken?

  16. Iarei says:

    That attendant is an idiot. He practically couldn’t be doing a better job of mismanaging or undermining their operations. His failure to communicate isn’t a mercy, it’s stupidly selfish.

  17. A random passerby says:

    go go kehma wring out all the saintess money with the rat race…honestly i too wuld like to gamble on rat races xp

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