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LDM – Chapter 159

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Haku-san’s Imperial Villa

 

When I passed through the gate, it was a warehouse.

There was armor, spears, swords and the like all decorating the walls.
There’s a shelf with a wooden box filled with swords and shields thrown away like junk.
… Even those swords in the box all look high quality with gems embedded in them though.

Rokuko and Haku-san, who’d went through the gate before me, were waiting.

Meat, who I’d picked up, was holding on to my clothes. It looked like bringing her along worked.

“Just in case, I connected the gate to my hobby room… my warehouse. Unfortunately, I can’t lend any of the things here nor DP this time.”

So this is her hobby room… so that means the stuff in those boxes are like her collection or something? … Are these all magic swords? Huh. So Haku-san’s hobby is collecting magic swords.
Are these all handmade? Setting aside borrowing one, I’d definitely love to watch at least once.

“Ooh, I remember this lance. This is the one that put up the Fire Wall when we had the dungeon battle isn’t it, Haku Ane-sama!?”
“Ugu—! … Y-yes, it is.”

Rokuko casually ripped open an old wound. Harsh.

“… I’ve prepared a temporary room for you to stay, this way.”

Lead by Haku-san, who was smiling bitterly, we walked to the villa.
It was mostly white, just like a temple. I wonder if she’s worshiped?

“Here it is, Rokuko-chan.”
“Oooh… so big!”

It’s just about the same size as the suite in our inn. Furnished with a canopy, there was a queen-size white bed. Must be nice… I want one. There’s a see-through curtain going around it… is that called a veil?
Are the pillows, mattress, and covers all made from down? It’s all puffy and looks so soft. I want to dive into it. And then sleep.
Other than the bed? Ah yeah, it all looks high spec. I don’t know for sure, but I think the lighting’s all taken care of by magic tools. Ah, there’s the massage chair we sold her.
But yeah, as expected of the room prepared by Haku-san, it’s obvious at a glance that it’s a high-end futon. Just looking at it makes me feel tired!

“Ah, Kehma-san and that slave’s is over here.”

Eh, I was ushered into a small dull room a short distance away.
Whoosh. A tasteless four tatami mat room. It feels like a room you’d use as a storeroom for luggage.
There isn’t even a single futon. There aren’t any pillows either. It reminds me of the time I first came to this world.

“W-wait, Haku Ane-sama, this treatment is really…”
“Oh? Kehma-san won’t work if he sleeps though?”
“… No—u-umm, d-did I say something like that?”

Rokuko had a look on that looked like, “Ah, come to think of it I did say something like that before huh~”.
Huh. So this is your fault, Rokuko.
Well, even without that I didn’t expect to be treated the same as Rokuko in the slightest.

“Hey, e-even so, a futon would be…”
“In that case isn’t it alright if he returns to the dungeon every day?”

Right, that’s very Haku-san-like. She just wants me to go back so she can keep Rokuko here. That’s alright though. I don’t mind. Should I fake it a bit?

“… Well, it’s a good enough room for just being lent to me, yep.”
“Ah, do you want to come to our room? The bed is big enough for three people to sleep in.”
“Oh, sorry, Rokuko-chan. That bed is for dungeon cores only.”
“Really!? Uu, there’s no helping it then…”

Rokuko, you know that’s a lie right? Dungeon cores only? Isn’t that nothing but Haku-san just wanting to sleep with you?”

“Enough about rooms, where should I make the dungeon?”
“I am glad that you’re so motivated. Let’s go to the conference room then. I’ve prepared a map.”

This time we headed to the conference room.
It was another white room, but in its center, it had a three-dimensional map… of the entire empire. And the neighboring countries… As well as a matching map for the Demon King’s territory.

“… What an elaborate map. It feels like it shows so much more than I’ve ever seen.”
“Yes. This map is an important strategic intelligence resource. After all, it’s formed from knowledge brought back from previous heroes, as well as harpies directly documenting from the skies.”

Another world’s knowledge is nothing to joke about, it’s serious stuff. Thinking that, I took another look over the map.
Tsuia Mountain and our dungeon in it is inside of the empire’s territory. Calculating backwards using the size of the mountain… yup, it’s huge. Just how many Hokkaido’s would fit in it? [1]
Moreover, there are dozens of other dungeon locations recorded on the map. There are a lot around the area by the capital, are they all Haku-san’s dungeons?

“And so, how about making the dungeon here? There are many geographical features, so you could utilize various things… Moreover, it is nearby a monster village.”

Hmm? Using a monster village is alright with the rules for this?
I was wondering about it, but Haku-san smiled. Looks like it’s alright.

“It looks like it’d be better to actually check out the spots and narrow down the candidates.”
“Yes, for now, I recommend this mountain. With a mountain, you could use all of the techniques that you all have been using thus far, correct?”

Looking at the spot that Haku-san pointed to as she said that, it was located a little ways away from the capital.
A mountain not far off from the Demon King’s territory… Ah, so a dungeon to keep that in check huh?
I wonder if she’s intending to use it as a lookout after this? Rather, I wonder what’ll happen to the dungeons that get made for this.

“Ah, for the dungeons made for this Dungeon Battle, the winning junior will receive theirs, while the losers’ will be given to their seniors. So don’t worry about that and do your best, alright?”

If we lose, she can use it as a lookout dungeon, so it’s OK. If we win, we’ll be the ones to use it as a lookout, so that’s OK too. In other words, Haku-san profits either way.

“Heeey, Haku Ane-sama. You know what Kehma’s thinking even without him saying anything?”
“Yes, I can tell from looking at his face. It is because I am used to negotiating with people.”
“I wonder if I can do that too if I work hard? I want to know what Keima thinks about.”
“… Rokuko-chan doesn’t need a skill like that, though?”
“Hmm.”

Rokuko thought.

“In other words, even without having the skill, being one body and soul with Keima… my thoughts are Keima’s thoughts!?” [2]
“I haven’t been able to read Rokuko-chan’s thoughts in a certain meaning recently…”
“Fufufu, that’s because I’m growing up!”

Rokuko stuck her nose up with a triumphant look. Yep, some things never change.
Haku-san nodded with a relieved look.

“So Kehma, isn’t this area here alright? It’s the place that Haku Ane-sama recommended.”
“Well, hold on. There are other candidates. It’ll influence what kind of dungeon we make.”

Like that, narrowing down the number of candidates, we decided to inspect the spots in person starting tomorrow.
… It’s troublesome, but there’s no helping it. I don’t want to lose.
By the way, Meat and I returned to the dungeon after that and Rokuko decided to stay the night there.

 

Footnotes:
  • Hokkaido prefecture is 32,222 mi sq, 83454 km sq. So yeah, pretty big. Return
  • Note that the word for “thought” here can also mean concepts, ideas, expectations, etc. She’s also saying “What I believe, he believes” here… and probably the other way around. Probably. Return

 


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29 Responses to LDM – Chapter 159

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  2. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Much thanks.

  4. Tnyhy says:

    Haku is a stuck up biatch, I hate her.

    • laclongquan says:

      Well, look forward to when our MC is strong enough to dominate her~

      Not that he would bother with that troublesome work.

      I guess.

      • Loli_Mamoritai says:

        Attually, that will never gonna happen.
        MC have trauma with Haku so even if he have god power or something even more stronger, he still never consider stand against Haku.
        One does not simply go against a Yandere.
        Give him like over 9000 years he can make a dungeon stronger than Holy kingdom though.

        • DB says:

          Mc is against showing his cards to Haku, so he doesn’t trust her.They will probably fight sometime later, maybe when Rokuko is strong enough she’ll try to kill Kehma.

          • qwerty says:

            >maybe when Rokuko is strong enough [Haku will] try to kill Kehma.
            Preeeeety sure named monsters (like Kehma) can be resurrected.

            Ch.86
            >Let’s see, grant authority. Possible targets are [Gobsuke], [Feni], [Rei], [Kinue], and [Nerune]… wait, why’s Gobsuke there!? The others are white, just Gobsuke’s displayed as grey!
            >Maybe I can’t delete named entries? Uwaaah. Maybe I should stop naming so casually. I don’t like things being so mixed up like that.

            Ch.153
            >“—! A miracle that displays god’s power! I wish for the resurrection of the dead!”
            >[Oh? You can’t? The revival of your favorite child, that is.]

        • Seregosa says:

          Trauma? I don’t think that’s the case. This is just about being powerless while facing an overwhelming colossus that could kill you or just ruin your life by lifting her fingers due to the power she has and authority she wields. If he gets similar authority and power, I’d guess that he won’t care about what she thinks that much anymore, probably won’t go against her though because of the relationship between her and rokuko(and keima) and it would be too troublesome, but he wouldn’t get scared while feeling chills all over his body when something happens that would displease her. I would be damn afraid too if I was together with some supreme existence’s younger sister that she dotes upon, who could kill me at any time if I displeased her too much. That doesn’t mean that I would feel the same way after gaining more power…

          She’s dangerous, so you’d have to tiptoe around her if you want to survive, nothing wrong with that.

      • Sinner says:

        Nah, instead making himself stronger, he’ll built a gundam army (golem lol) to fight

    • Crywolf641 says:

      Well cant blame her? Feels like rokuko is the only human dungeon core apart from haku.

      • Kojiro_S says:

        There are others. A few were introduced in the dungeon core convention chapters. Some were human-type like Rokuko, whereas others morphed to a humanlike appearance to emulate Father.

    • qwerty says:

      Not disagreeing with you, but Kehma is sleazy and respectable.
      And Haku has hundreds of years resenting dungeon masters, so…

      • Seregosa says:

        We must be reading different novels, because I find it impossible to agree with your views on the mc. Is he sleazy and unrespectable because he’s honest and keeps his promises, works hard(because he wants to sleep later on) while not being lecherous even if given plenty of opportunities? He’s crafty and sly, but I do believe what he does is highly respectable and not attempting to hide your desires, openly pursuing them, is also respectable.

        Well, whatever, doesn’t matter.

  5. sodemas says:

    Thx for the chapter o/
    Great chapter, it set’s the tone for what is to come~~ too bad it was too short T.T

  6. Kojiro_S says:

    You’re on a roll, Ziru, sir! *salutes*
    Thanks.

  7. k says:

    Thank for the update

  8. moneng85 says:

    arigatou~!

  9. Oak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  10. KuRuuRuu says:

    Thank you for the chapterrr~~~!!

  11. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap

  12. ricecal says:

    Thank you very much

  13. i wonder what cards he will play this time

  14. Windranger5 says:

    Wow i feel bad about him getting a closet as a room …gg wp

  15. A random passerby says:

    i feel bad for kehma not even furniture for him..haku needs to show a little hospitality at least

  16. justreadingnovels says:

    Thanks for the Hard-work!!

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