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LDM – Chapter 131

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The Village’s Name and the Saintess’ Time Limit

 

As work for winter, I decided to help out with Gozoh’s iron golem hunting. It was a scary place since there’s a demon that’s become a threat, but the guild’s purchasing price is at a premium because of it. Well, it’s fine since there’s something I want to hear.
In the middle of helping defeat iron golems, I asked Gozoh something.

“By the way, what happened with the village’s name, Gozoh?”
“Huh? … Ah, sorry. I-I said I’d think about it, but I didn’t.”

This guy forgot.

“I see. Is it because I’m a figurehead village chief? That’s cruel.”
“… Aah, on that subject, you were a figurehead?”
“Right right, Gozoh+Roppu’s Love Love Village huh. Man, sounds like a great name~”
“H-hey, no! I definitely…. thought about the name. Golen!”

You just happened to see a golem just now, oi.
But Golen Village huh. Well, it’s not bad. The feeling it has from making a pun on [Golem] that represents our dungeon and inn is good… Is golem spoken as golem in this other world’s language too? The skill name is [Create Golem], so the possibility should be high.

“Is there any meaning?”
“… It’s close to being a village of golems.”
“It does fit, well, that’s good I guess.”
“Eh!? Y-you seriously aren’t going to give it more thought!?”
“Nah, it’s a wonderful name that Gozoh thought about for a long time, I shouldn’t need to think about it on top of that… Let’s gather the villagers into the bar and make it a grand announcement. We’ll have you announce the name’s meaning to everyone.”
“Sorry! I thought it up just now, forgive me!”
“Hahaha, thought so.”
“Hahaha.”

Gozoh and I laughed with each other.

“But I did decide on Golen. It leaves a good impression.”
“Seriously…”

Like that, the no-named village became Golen Village.
It’s a much better name than Gozoh+Roppu’s Love Love Village.

“So it’s been snowing now, is our winter storage doing alright?”
“Yeah, we’re alright on that front. Rather, thanks to you letting the village’s people use your inn’s onsen free of charge, we don’t need many magic stones to use as fuel or for heating magic tools. We have lots left. There’s even a lot of extra old flour in the warehouse. The taste’s a bit worse for wear, but there’s nothing wrong with at all. I mean, with having Sia’s and Pavuera’s markets go through us, it looks like the merchants are planning on using this village as a way station even through this winter.”

In other words, our supplies are perfect. Even if in the rare chance that we run out, we can import. I wonder if he used the hundred gold I gave him to set that up?
They’ll be using the cave’s toll system, so then we’ll be getting a welcome income even without doing anything. Is this the thrill of investment…? Ah, did he say that he’d give more gold back if it went well?

“Gozoh… merchants are amazing.”
“Really. But you’re also a big shot, being able to take out such a huge amount like it’s nothing.”

I haven’t been able to think of a hundred gold coins as being much money recently after seeing the saintess practically shed it though…
If he’s able to get extra gold back, maybe I’ll try investing two hundred into him next time?

 

*

 

Several days later. A response letter appeared to have arrived from the Holy Kingdom.
It’s contents… an order for her to return.

[… Return? I haven’t done anything yet though!?]  
[It says something about taking responsibility… not gently, either.]  
[Responsibility? For what?]  

It also looks like the letter Rokuko wrote arrived safely as well.
One addressed to Rokuko had also arrived.
Its contents: [We do not intend to wage war, that would be undesirable and is not something we wish to happen. The saintess had done that without permission. Please give our regards to the emperor.]  
With that as an excuse: [The saintess will return home.]  
It’s great they didn’t suddenly say something like they’d go to war with us. I can’t take responsibility for that.

[I don’t understand. To summon us back as fast as possible… it seems they won’t be providing additional funding.]  
[Guh, I should have been more sparing with the cake then…! But I couldn’t resist the temptation! I was told there were only eight slices left of that luxurious thing, I don’t regret it at all!]  

Yep, it was that cake. Once she had one, she had to purchase all eight of the slices at ten gold each for a total of eighty gold for the whole cake. She didn’t hesitate even though she’s running out of money; sweets are incredible.
Using fresh eggs and ample amounts of sugar with a generous amount of rich milk and superior wheat flower, it was a luxuriously made cake. Moreover, it also made use of the [Cooking] skill’s correction. Being able to eat it in such a small mountain village, it was probably still cheap at ten gold a slice.
The saintess put it in her [Storage] after buying it, so it won’t go bad either.
In addition, even though we can make as many cakes for as much ingredients we have, there weren’t any others made so it wasn’t a lie saying that was the last one.

[According to the letter, three more days should be our limit even after pushing it…]  
[In that case, there is no choice but for me to capture the dungeon, is there? I feel sorry to Village Chief-sama, but it should be alright to get approval for it after the act. So that I may repay Village Chief-sama’s kindness for providing me with these valuable goods, it’s time for me to take this seriously!]  

Oi, the heck are you saying, ‘It’s fine to get it afterwards’?
… Unfortunately, looks like we’ll also have to get serious.
I decided to leave watching the saintess to Rokuko and went to talk to Rin.

Rin was laying down in a snugly warm room.

“Ooi, Rin. You awake? Mind talking for a bit?”
[Nn? I’m awake. What, Kehma?]  
“It’s like this—”

I told Rin that the troublesome saintess would be coming for around three more days.
And that it would be great if Rin could keep doing its best defending.

“I’m counting on you then, Rin.”
[Nn…]  

Saying that, Rin plopped back down. I couldn’t feel its motivation, but maybe that’s just it being in hibernation mode or something?
Hibernation… man, I want to hibernate too. If possible, I’d love to sleep through spring, summer, and fall as well.

 


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27 Responses to LDM – Chapter 131

  1. Candied Skull says:

    Sleep all day, and all night… Either wolf slime takes after dungeon master or something’s wrong.

  2. moneng85 says:

    arigatou~

  3. B-Dom says:

    superior wheat flower — flour

    Anyways, thanks for the chapter.

  4. sergioGM says:

    thanks :))

  5. Mesmerised says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

  6. Anon says:

    thanks for translating,
    this story is good and all but eventually I got fed up with MC that want sleep a lot. I mean Lazy doesn’t mean sleep a lot, take example Umaru-chan, she is lazy but she is not sleep a lot.
    it is not like I want to drop reading this series, but I just want to say it. (if possible to Author, but unfortunately, I can’t write kanji yet) repetition ‘I want to sleep’ eventually will make people fed up just to show that he is lazy. there is many form of lazyness other than sleeping.

    • Yup yup says:

      True… but his own for of laziness is the desire to sleep at any given opportunity

      • Anon says:

        true, but don’t you get bored if you read the same thing again and again? like if you read too much Isekai novel, eventually you get bored with the reason they got transported (death by mistake, god, cheat) and information about the world (currency to yen, cooking, etc, etc,)

    • FateMaker says:

      I think you just hating the word “sleeping” too much. Being truly lazy is to be the most efficient. You get the job done the easiest way possible for you and enjoy your hobbies activities. from your example Umaru-chan enjoy those gaming and anime as her hobbies and that’s fine, our MC in this case is sleeping. They do the same thing and you just being hating.

      • Anon says:

        it is not being hating, maybe you must read again my comment, I said I got fed up with REPETITION of ‘I want to sleep’. don’t you feel bored when you read the same thing again and again?

        • Iarei says:

          Hm, I don’t mind it since it’s used like punctuation. Kehma’s sleepyness is like the full stop that indicates the division of story arcs.

      • Seregosa says:

        Umaru huh… I kinda liked that anime, but I feel this novel is more interesting, might not be as funny though? hmm.

        Really though, that Anon guy is just complaining because somehow the repetition of “aah, I want to sleep” is grating him the wrong way, not because the story is bad or he dislikes it in general. Yeah, I kinda get the feeling the author is sometimes overusing those words a little bit and I understand how he feels. It probably feels similar to when I read the first 10-20+ chapters of Dragon marked war-god. That author incessantly tried to remind the readers every chapter that “I was the greatest saint, so this is totally legible, I did this because of that, I can do this because of that, I’m awesomesauce” when the mc did something, he kept using it as an excuse for his actions until I started wanting to poke the authors eyes out with a “stop” stick. Luckily, that author stopped that crap after a while. It’s probably something similar to that, but this author is nowhere close to that level, it’s more of a reason for all of his actions, all of them, and therefore it’s acceptable to mention it now and then in different ways when the situation calls for it or as an ending sentence. In DMWG, that wasn’t a thing, it was just annoying because it was unnecessary and it was mentioned in the same way every time, yes, we get he’s super awesome and that he was the greatest saint, no need to remind us 10 times a chapter, haha.

  7. k says:

    thank for the update

  8. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

  9. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap

  10. Zypex says:

    “Gozoh+Roppu’s Love Love Village” best name

  11. name moniker says:

    after having trouble sleeping all week, listening to Khema is a balm to the senses~

  12. Sinner says:

    Thank you very much~

  13. Kuruuruu says:

    Thank you for the chapter~
    I’m getting annoyed by the Saintess… Looking forward to how Kehma will fail her dungeon capture! ( •̀ω•́ )

    • Celestial Flame says:

      Honestly I didn’t like her from the get-go.

      • Seregosa says:

        Me neither. I get the feeling that shit will hit the fan now, though. She will fail in the end, but will probably be a close call. The author is also hinting at something here that Rin is not really interested when the mc asks him to defend against the saintess, so I guess he might let her pass or even aid her a bit? Since she gave him so much tasty food.

  14. Celestial Flame says:

    Yupp. What’s a litte war between nations. Right saintess?

  15. A random passerby says:

    go rin smash the saintess

  16. Helix says:

    I feel bad for the major people that come to the Inn like the Hero and Saintess.

    Though I really don’t understand why any of them would pay 25 gold a night. The special suite isn’t that much better than the regular rooms to justify that huge expense.

    The huge prices for food are also really bizarre. I mean yes with transportation costs luxury foods could reach absurd prices sometimes in ancient ages, but that doesn’t mean that the flavor justified spending that much all the time. No one would pay that much on a regular basis, it would be an occasional treat.

    Though also I’d expect magic to drastically cut transportation costs.

    Maybe our understanding of gold value is off though and it’s a couple magnitudes less than he thinks.

    • CreamBeast says:

      do you sleepreading the earlier chapters? there are reasons why it’s so expensive.

      • dark says:

        Well there is a difference between “worth the price” and “worth it to you”. In the end they could all opt for the cheaper stuff, but don’t. Being either filthy rich or extremely poor can give you a warped sense of value.

  17. justwatchinganime says:

    Thanks for the Hard-work!!

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