LDM – Chapter 147

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Extra: Ichika and the Bar’s Slots

 

30 DP a day or thirty copper coins. That’s the [Dancing Doll’s Pavilion]’s wages for employees. Also, food and board are free. In other words, wages were free to use however they wanted.
Considering that it was fifty copper a night without meals and that it’s equal to or a bit higher than the [Dancing Doll’s Pavilion]’s standard, it was a pretty great job.

“Aaaalright, I’ll definitely win today and eat a mountain of curry bread!”

Ichika pumped herself up as she headed to the bar today. She held the day’s wages, thirty copper coins, in her hand. For someone who’d spend all their money overnight like Ichika, it was everything she owned.
Her aim was the bar’s slots.

“Heeey, is my beloved Slot-chan ready~!?”
“Ohhh, Ichika-san. Welcome back, your usual seat’s ready to go.”
“Thanks! Nooow then, today’ll be a win…!”

Welcomed by Wozuma, the bar’s master, she headed to the second slot machine from the farthest back out of the six in total. The three ones farthest in were the kind that would take between one to three copper per go and—depending on the amount someone puts in—would increase the number of hit lines, starting with [Just the center row], then [an additional two rows above and below], followed by [an additional two columns on the sides]. [1]
The seat second from the back was completely reserved for Ichika’s use, so Wozuma would quietly make sure it was open and ready for use as the end of Ichika’s shifts approached.
Ka-chink. Ka-chink. Ka-chink.
Putting in three copper, she pulled the slot’s lever. The drum spun with a machine-like sound and….

“I can do it…! Haaaaaaah!”

Bang!
Pow!
Boom!
Pushing the buttons with all her might, the designs stopped moving to reveal… a loss.

“Kuh! Nine more tries… haaaaah!”

She put more money in, pulling the lever once again.
… A loss.
Even so, Ichika didn’t give up. She had enough of her wage left for eight more tries.

“Phew… but ya won’t see me run away! Do iiit!
“Oh, Ichika huh? You’re still doing that eh.”
“Mu? What’s up Gozoh? Talkin’ to me to break my focus?”
“Gahaha! Sure why not? So, how’s it, any wins today?”
“Nn? Nah… I can do it, I just know it!”

While saying that, Ichika got another loss.

“No good huh?”
“Dummy, take a good look! See here!? The right slipped down a bit yeah? This is a sign that the next will be a win!”
“Really? Rather, there was something like that?”
“Well, let’s gooo… now!”

And then Ichika received another defeat.
Gozoh’s vision was piercing her. However, Ichika grinned.

“… Fufu, don’t be so quick, Gozoh. This’s the flow for a jackpot.”
“Jackpot?”
“When there’s a loss after that slip, the pattern’s that after five times… nine times outa ten, there’ll be a jackpot!”
“Heeh, hurry up and spin it.”
“Hmm, well, watch closely!”

Ka-chink, bling, bling, bling.
Ka-chink, bling, bling, bling.
Ka-chink, bling, bling, bling.
She got three more losses.

“Two more huh?”
“I-it’s not something to get impatient for y’know?”

Ka-chink, bling, bling, bling… another loss.

“G-gunununu…!”
“Alright, if the next one’s a win, I’ll buy ya some karaage.” [2]
“What’d ya say!? Just watch! Let’s do iiit!”

Ka-chink… bling, bling…

“O-oooh! Look, look! There’s two [7]’s lined up in the center!”
“Oh, it’s workin’? Now’s the last one, then?”
“Give it my all…! Give it my all…! Now!”

Bling.
A [7] appeared, moving into position, then… a loss.

“Guaaaah!? Nooooo!”
“Ga ha ha ha! Knew it.”
“Gunununu, dangit…”

Ka-chink, bling, bling, bling…. Ichika pressed the buttons as though she’d lost her spirit.
… A set of cherries lined up, kaching! The slots’ bells rang, signifying a win.

“Oooh, Gozoh, I won! Karaage!”
“Won nine huh? Nice. Bein’ just one try off would’ve sucked, I’ll give ya just one.”
“Oooh, thank ya~”

She won nine as it was a x3 multiplier win for the slot machine. It was a win that was at least better than nothing at all. It appeared around two out of every ten uses.
Gozoh carried a single karaage stabbed with a toothpick Ichika’s mouth as she was still glued to the slot machine.
Nom nom. Omnom.
While savoring the entire karaage, Ichika spun the slot machine again.
… In the end, she wound up spending everything she owned on the slots today as well.

“Kuuh, today was a bad today! Let’s head back~… haaah…”
“Aye, ya did your best!”

Depressed, Ichika left the bar.
… Immediately after that, at the slot machine second from the back—the one Ichika was just sitting at, there was an argument.

“Hey, move aside. You’re in my way!”
“No way, you won yesterday, but today’s my turn!”
“Oi oi, I waited enough, shove off! Today’ll be my win!”

After Ichika uses it, it’ll have a fifty percent chance of winning.
That rumor somehow spread amongst the regular customers.

“Aah, you’re all doing great, aren’t you?”
“Nn? Roppu, you’re going to give it a shot?”

Gozoh headed over to the table that his partner Roppu sat down at, drinking a swig of alcohol.

“Don’t say something so foolish, Gozoh. I don’t believe in that rumor.”
“Heeh? Why not?”
“Because of that rumor’s origin… it came from Kehma-san right? The first to go after Ichika would be the first to win—how’d it go again?”
“The person to go after Ichika will get her winnings, I think? Well, it’s that kind of feeling at least.”

After that, the rapid rumors of [Easy Winning] [Big Jackpots] [Someone Actually Won It] [I won!] had recently settled down into [50% Chance to Win].

In truth, the seat that Ichika used was such a popular one that it was kept spinning until it won.
If it kept on being spun, it’d have to win at some point. The more the spins, the more often there’d be a win, so it really was a seat that won a lot.
…. There were many losses as well, but the race of people known as gamblers didn’t pay attention to something as inconvenient as that.
Because of that, along with the rumor, that slot machine was particularly popular.

“… Well, those guys like gambling a lot after all.”
“I wonder if it’s because they’re adventurers?”

Gozoh shrugged his shoulders as though to say that they’re pretty similar.

“Boooyah! I won!”
“Hurry up and switch out with me!”
“Kukuku, I can’t give my seat up now!”

And so, that day had yet another boisterous night inside the bar.

 

Footnotes:
  1. Looks like this. Kind of.  Return
  2. Karaage is amazing. Here’s the wikipedia page for it!  Return

 


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31 Responses to LDM – Chapter 147

  1. HapUgMata says:

    thanks for the chapter…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Much thanks.

  3. 4crosses says:

    best way to use knowledge in another world, make them all gambling addicts xD thanks for the chapter

    • Ziru says:

      Definitely.

      The fact that he’s able to pay for the materials(monsters) he spawns with DP he gets by having people staying there for the money they get for the materials with the money those people spend on his serivces… and that he profits off every step in the chain.

      Lol.

      • Robbini says:

        I was trying to come up with anything in the entire process which he doesn’t make money from, and the only thing I could think of was that he’s not selling the information about the place and how to get there for money as well.

        So if he first spreads rumours & information about the place, then sells the actual location and all that for money, it would be even more of an advanced profit chain.

      • TheMystogrigen says:

        He has perfected the art of Double Dipping into Triple Dipping

        Staying has: Passive DP, Monetary DP, and then the dungeon activities DP (kills/deaths).

        That Goddess probably has an Ulcer from how unexpected her punishment worked out…

        Also, how many more side stories? They’re cool and all, but we are severely cliffed with Haku.

        • RoflCat says:

          If you look at the Project Page it lists most of the upcoming chapters.

          There’s 3 more extras until we start the next arc.

          • Ziru says:

            Yep!

            And these Extra chapters explain a lot about what’s going on in the world and how everything (and everyone) has been ticking alongside the main story! ^^

  4. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap
    are there much more fillers? as much as i like it i want to know how kehma is faring after is dogeza

  5. random says:

    i want to wark for Kehma too…

  6. moneng85 says:

    thanks

  7. sergioGM says:

    thanks 🙂

  8. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

  9. Amplify says:

    I almost feel a little sorry for her.

    Almost.

  10. KuRuuRuu says:

    Thank you for the chapter~ ^^

  11. Crywolf641 says:

    I knew it was set to ……losse

  12. Oak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  13. Kaz_dome says:

    Thanks for the chapter
    And more cave ? Yesss

  14. sodemas says:

    Thx for the chapter o/
    great chapter, but i kind feel bad for Ichiko, she should know her patron better~~

  15. ricecal says:

    Thank you very much

  16. Hi Gav, well it is your last day at sea and it is a brilliant achievement, you should be so proud of yourself. Whilst you are heading into Barbados bay we will be heading towards CARDIFF BAY! A similar achievement we think! We would have loved to have been in Barbados to see you arrive on dry land, it will be fantastic so enjoy it. Look forward to seeing you soon lots of love xxx

  17. A random passerby says:

    ok so many extras is a treat for me xD thanks for the chapter

  18. TheCynic says:

    Karage may taste great but in principle its just fried food so its not something so amazing.

  19. justreadingnovels says:

    Thanks for the Hard-work!!

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