LDM – Chapter 169

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Making the Dungeon


First thing’s first, time to excavate the dungeon.
I had our golems dig out holes with shovels and pickaxes to save on even a small bit of DP.
I’m in the dummy core’s temporary Master Room. For this Dungeon Battle, [Father] provided special dummy cores that allowed for a place for the seniors and juniors to relax in. (I don’t get how it’s different from the non-temporary Master Room, but Rokuko and Haku-san said, [It just has that feeling], so yeah.)
Well, I shut myself up in here and started issuing commands to the golems to dig holes.

At any rate, I dug holes. Nothing but dig holes with a bang.

“How stingy.”
“I don’t mind if it’s stingy. It’s not as though we don’t have the time.”

Haku-san said that as I was making the dungeon.
We gradually collected the excavated earth, spreading the area bit by bit. Occasionally tossing magic stones onto the ground, I increased the number of workers through [Create Golem].

“What will you be doing with this soil?”
“I’ll be using it to make walls later on and reuse it. I could even use it by turning it into golems, as you see here.”
“Hmm. Well, using what you are able to is fundamental… However, you were using this way to economize? Using [Create Golem] to make use of the materials after you have dug it up is quite useful.”
“Yeah, well.”

It’s a bit difficult exposing my saving techniques, but this much should be fine. It’s just standard economizing, so exposing it to Haku-san shouldn’t help her any. It’s like talking to someone that manages the national budget about how to save on some loose change.
Well, it’s fine as long as my magic altering cheat that I mostly use on [Create Golem] isn’t exposed.

“Haku-san probably doesn’t need to worry about stuff like that now, you have an abundance of DP even if you don’t economize.”
“Right… It is useful for using with rules that limit DP like this time and the one I had with Kehma-san before, but I rarely do Dungeon Battles like this. They are usually unrestricted.”

Well for me, two of the three rounds including this time have had DP restricted rules.

“Fufun, Kehma’s strong point is being stingy with DP!”
“Don’t say it so pointedly.”
“It is a fact that I cannot help but recognize how skilled you are at it though.”
“Yeah, Kehma is a cheater that’ll even win against Haku Ane-sama if he has the same DP!”
“Hey, are you trying to praise me or beat me down here?”
“Eh? I’m praising you! Cheater.”

… That’s a compliment? Dungeon Core culture is amazing.

Ah, incidentally, Haku-san finally started using the technique of being with Rokuko outside while working on her paperwork. So now she’s filling out documents and letters while sitting next to Rokuko, who was supervising the golems’ work.

“… Chloe-san. Is it alright for Haku-san to be taking those official documents outside like this?”
“It isn’t alright exactly, but something of this degree is no problem so long as Haku-sama is able to work in comfort. If something happens, Haku-sama will just have to accept the responsibility for it.”

Ah, that so? The person in charge said they’d be taking responsibility if anything happened, so she took them out and disregarded anything good or bad about doing so huh.

“Kehma, don’t you have to work as the village chief?”
“Huh? I left everything to all of my subordinates. Well, I’ll show up if there’s any problem to take care of, but it’s going well right now.”

Honestly, it’s probably going so well because I’m not there.

“Enviable. Right, Kehma-san, help me out a bit with these documents. My income and expenses aren’t matching, can you see where?”
“Isn’t it just a noble or something lining their pockets on the side? Rather, please don’t show me the empire’s confidential documents. Are you trying to get me killed?”
“Oh? Doesn’t Kehma-san already know the empire’s most well kept secret of me being a Dungeon Core? What are you saying so late into the game.”

Come to think of it… she’s right!?

“Eh, then Haku Ane-sama’s been aiming at Kehma’s life the whole time!? That’s a no no Ane-sama! Kehma is my partner!”
“My my. It’s alright, I’m not aiming for his life at least.”
“Ah, good. That’s alright then.”

At least… eh, doesn’t that mean you’re intending to do something to the point that I won’t die?
I handed back the documents she gave me so that I wouldn’t see inside.
Let’s just concentrate on making the dungeon for now…

I say that, but it’s just the golems digging holes and expanding the area bit by bit as we decided before, so I’m free for a while. I’ve made plenty of hole digging golems. This is a dungeon so they can get mana from it and won’t stop moving either.

… Ah, come to think of it, Rokuko knows [Create Golem] too huh. When did that happen again…?
Couldn’t I just leave completing the dungeon to Rokuko and have some leisure time? Rather, her [Create Golem] should look more natural than mine.

“Rokuko, can I head out for a bit?”
“It’s alright with me, but what are you going to do? Sleep?”
“I’m going to think about what kind of traps to use.”

I’d love to say that I’m going to go sleep like usual, but I can’t leave Rokuko to work while I go sleep since Haku-san’s here. Grah, doesn’t it feel like I’ve been awake too much recently!?

Well, putting that aside, I’ll think about what kind of traps we’ll use.
… We’ll be putting them underwater, so I want some electricity. Maybe some poison sprayers?
But what should I do against inanimate-type opponents… Maybe I should go along with what Haku-san recommended and crush them with heavy stuff. Aah, I could use various things as much as normally do if I used [Create Golem], but do I have to make each one of these with DP?

“Maybe I should put some skewers near a falling boulder?”

By the way, the main troops I’m planning on using are [Sardine School], [Shark], and [Merman]. The mermen should be able to fight on land even if we fail to flood the opponent’s dungeon with water.
As expected of Haku-san’s choice… Right, maybe we could use some octopuses too. Octopuses are the ninjas of the sea. They can camouflage in a ‘smokescreen’ and are excellent at invading areas to scout.
I have to think about the traps we set up as much as possible so that it doesn’t affect us.

“Excuse me, Kehma-sama? What is this dagon thing? I have never seen it in the DP Catalog…” [1]

When I was looking through the catalog, Chloe walked over and took a peek.
I wasn’t particularly trying to hide it though… ah, she smells good. Come to think of it, she’s always in male clothing despite being a succubus huh.
But… huh. So it’s not in Haku-san’s DP Catalog?

“… Ah, this is a creature of myth from another world. If you could, please avoid saying it’s name. Do not look at the catalog either. It’ll chip away at your SAN value.” [2]
“To lose one’s sanity just by looking…? Frightening.”
“Yeah. It’s not something to get involved with.”

I quietly hid the dagon from showing up. If it’s not in Haku-san’s catalog, it might be that that’s part of me being someone from another world. It’s also a monster, so I guess it’s that kind of thing. Maybe I should pay some more attention to the monsters I’m using?
For now, let’s just go with the safe monsters that Haku-san recommended. Yep.

  • Mentioned in Chapter 163, here’s the footnote once again: A lovecraftian monster. Dagon is a deity who presides over the Deep Ones, an amphibious humanoid race. Also known as Father Dagon, he is a Great Old One and the consort of Mother Hydra. Return
  • Reference to lovecraftian tabletop games and their derivations. SAN = Sanity. Reach 0 and you go insane. Return


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36 Responses to LDM – Chapter 169

  1. ruwi says:

    1st? wew ty 4 chp

  2. Banana says:

    I wonder if Kehma is gonna release the kraken?

  3. Crywolf641 says:

    I have a new ship! Chloe x keima! Or khema for rokukos naming.

  4. Windranger5 says:

    someone is using to many secrets not good not good. ..ty for the chp

  5. Ori says:

    Cthulhu is in that catalog, isn’t he.

  6. The Dung Beetle says:

    How many times do you need me to say thank you today, Ziru!!! 😀

  7. Brin says:

    Thank you.

    You have to admit, Dagon would have made an interesting final boss for their watery dungeon. ^_^

  8. moneng85 says:


  9. Azathoth says:

    I wonder if he can actually summon bunch of Outer Gods if he has DP

    …Hopefully this is just going to be an easter egg rather than a hint that he will summon bunch of lovecraftian deity later on

    • Anonymous says:

      I’d think he’d rather not summon something like Nyartholotep. Best bet is something along with one of the Great Old Ones or Yog Sothoth (this lovecraftian deity is arguably the most chill of all the lovecraftian outer gods. Not forcing you to do something you’re unwilling to do and being rather helpful if you do seek him out is a much greater improvement compared to the other lovecraftian deities).

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry to burst your bubble but I think the dragon like creature was a reference to Godzilla…

        • Ziru says:

          ダゴン (Da Go N), not ドラゴン (Do Ra Go N)

          Not a dragon at all and this author would simply use ゴジラ (Go Ji Ra) for Godzilla.

          The use of SAN Value is a direct reference to Lovecraft games, the lore of which features Dagon.

  10. jii~♥ says:

    Making the dungeon …chapter 1 69 *grin*

    Btw ho else think the dungeon core rokuro got in the gacha is actually the core to make a new dungeon..like the new dungeon will call her mama or queen or something like that black guy on the monitor …do this count as kehma and her having a kid ?

  11. sbag says:

    I think this is the first time he has commented on a woman’s attractiveness without checking their feet…. Rokuko should feel jealous and threatened.

  12. k says:

    thank for the update

  13. KuRuuRuu says:

    Thank you for the chapter~~!! ヽ(≧∇≦)ノ

  14. The Dung Beetle says:

    If Rokuro sells her ring, she can summon Dagon 😀

  15. Barnaby says:

    Is SAN value something that every one is aware of? I’m honestly lost as to why she understood what Keima meant.

  16. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Thank you kindly for all the updates!

  17. Anonymous says:


    Much thanks.

  18. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap
    uhhh i want him to create a insanity lovecraft dungeon Q_Q

  19. Yomi El says:

    Messing with Old Ones tend to end most stories in tragedies. But then again if he has Dagon in his catalog then its already……

  20. Who Cares says:

    Being a cheater in a war is a compliment.
    I mean you aren’t trying hard enough if you aren’t cheating.

  21. D.O.G says:

    Thank you for the chapter~~!! ヽ(≧∇≦)ノ

  22. A random passerby says:

    ohh there will be octopus meaning tentacles ‘lenny face’

  23. Helix says:

    Not really sure why so many people hate Haku.

    She’s really just looking out for her treasured person like most heroes in anime do. She worries about Kehma because dungeon masters have absolute mind control powers over their dungeon core. It was perfectly reasonable to worry.

    Now though she seems to be increasingly fine with him. Offering to let him help with her work was a sort of olive branch. And she’s been helping him with the details of how dungeons work that he didn’t really know.

  24. Mclaindog says:

    I’ve read up to this chapter in less than a day! But I’ll probably stop here at the most annoying/boring/uneventful arc so far even the last arc was better. Reason simple hakus very existence is limiting the mc since he is trying to be normal? And is hiding his ‘trump’ cards from her for no apparent reason OTHER THAN HIM SUDDENLY BEING PAIRNOID THAT HE IS WEIRD serously ALL HIS DUNGEON BATTLES RELIED ON HIM BEING WEIRD THEN SUDDENLY THE AUTHOR GOES LETS MAKE HIM USE LESS THAN HALF HIS STRENGTH because his abnormal golem creation is half of his worth. The other half is his brain. Another reason why I hate this arc is because it feels like they aren’t letting him sleep at all also for the savoir of her younger sister haku acts like a total b1tch to him even tho he is the master feels bad for whoever is the so called dungeon master of her dungeon probably just a puppet.

    • Dark says:

      It’s not really limiting him so much as forcing him to be adaptable. Kehma’s strength is playing smart, and not showing his full hand or giving away the fact that he’s a hero is smart.

  25. justreadingnovels says:

    Thanks for the Hard-work!!

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