LDM – Chapter 177

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Third Dungeon Battle: Onset of War

(Attackers’ Point of View)


# Team Dragon King’s PoV #

[Hahaha, everyone’s pretty motivated eh? Well then, let’s start… In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… 3-Team Dungeon Battle, START!]  

Together with [Father] saying start, two gates opened up in the designated room. Core 650 (Giant Snake), Core 651 (Giant Frog), and Core 652 (Giant Slug) decided on going on the offense right away.

“Noooow, go, Bite Snakes!”
“Gekokoko, I’ll leave the first wave to you, 650!”
“I’m the most agile after aaaaall~”

Snakes rushed into the gates as soon as it opened.
To be precise, the gate appeared in a room packed to the brim with snakes beforehand. The plan was to make it so that invaders wouldn’t be able to rush in, stopping their starting dash.

“This is the strategy we learned from 5-sama!”
“Gue gue, getting to summon so many monsters, this is the stuff we can do with so much DP!”
“There’s no way we’d lose with this many monsteeeers!”

Manipulating the snakes to overflow into the enemy dungeons, 650 decided to deal with the enemy forces in the rooms first. Team Sovereign’s dungeon had Golems, with Team Demon King’s dungeon being packed full of Skeletons.
They were probably the enemies’ main forces. If they just had that number of them, neither the Skeletons nor Golems were a match for the Bite Snakes’ agilitiy. That’s what 650 and the others decided.

“Aaaahahaha! My cute snakes are the best!”

The snakes defeated the skeletons by coiling around their bones, breaking them. The golems were defeated by being slowly bit away at. However, their enemies were formidable and would fight back against the snakes, smashing them, crushing them underfoot, as well as cutting them into pieces with the weapons they held.
They weren’t losing forces at a 1:1 ratio, so they would win with their current number of forces. Even so, they were sustaining losses.
Well, they were giving their opponents even larger losses, so it was alright. At any rate, they didn’t take much DP and had plenty to use.

—Then again, the DP their opponents could use was the same—

The current battle was proceeding smoothly, so 650 and the others didn’t think about it too deeply. They could continue on with their current momentum since it was going so well, and Core 5 wasn’t going out of his way to say anything either.

… And then it happened.

The door to Team Sovereign’s gate room bursted open and a vast amount of water surged in.
Their gate room, which was protected from being invaded by being packed with monsters, was filled with water. The snakes that were inside it got pushed back into the passageway.

“W-wh-what the hell!? H-h-ho—stop! W-what should we do!?”
“Wha…!? Damn, that 89 used such a cowardly trick!”
“Do you know what’s happening, Dungeon Core No. 5-samaaaaa!?”

Core 651 (Giant Frog) asked Core 5.

“They flooded it! It’s a strategy of washing away enemies by using a mass of water, deal with the water!”
“D-deal with it!? What should we do!?”
“Calm down, 650! Snakes can swim in water. Quickly, stop the enemies that flooded in and finish them off! 651, 652, collect the other water that flowed into the dungeon where you can and cast it out of the dungeon! In places with no enemies, it’s just ordinary water, so you can still deal with it, hurry! This trick will end once the water they have stored runs out, it’s a disposable strategy! Even if they can do it a second time, we can use the time until they collect enough water!”

The junior cores all moved in accordance with Core 5’s comments. The water came flowing in with a staggering momentum, followed by enemies, enemies, and more enemies.
Clay golems—ones that were already turned into wreckage—that had wooden boxes on their backs came pouring in, crashing into the walls along with several snakes.
Some stuff with enemy reactions came out from inside the boxes when they broke.

“H-hey, the heck are those!? Fish—eh, fish? FISH!?”
“651, you too—calm down! Use the frogs to eat the fish! We can’t collect any water with enemies in it! Dammit, damn that 89! GAAAAA! If this were my battle, I’d use my Dragon Breath to instantly evaporate all of this water!!”

If it were Core 5’s dungeon, it’d all be evaporated along with the enemies in the water by the Dragons that filled his dungeon.
However, this battle between their juniors was limited to 500,000 DP, an exceedingly small amount (for Core 5). For him, a battle that you couldn’t even have a single Dragon simply couldn’t be considered a fight. With 500,000 DP, they could only just barely summon a Lesser Dragon, a ‘failure’ that was barely better than a normal animal.

“Dungeon Core No. 5-samaaaa! Water, there’s too much water! Nothing woooorkiiiiing!”
“It’s alright, keep it up! If you don’t get rid of the water, the dungeon will get filled with it!”

Core 652 did his best to collect the water as Core 5 instructed him to, draining it outside the dungeon.
However, most of the floor had already been submerged in water. The water finally reached the second floor, washing away not only the enemy’s fish into it, but the Skeletons and Golems as well.
… Draining water is pretty hard.




# Team Demon King’s PoV #

[Hahaha, everyone’s pretty motivated eh? Well then, let’s start… In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… 3-Team Dungeon Battle, START!]  

Together with [Father]’s final word there, two gates opened up in the previously specified room.
Snakes overflowed from one of them. The other gate was ominously silent.
She’d leave the snakes to the Skeletons.

“Bone-domos. Advance, trample them!”

Passing down her orders to the Skeletons, Core 666 watched how the situation played out.
She wasn’t yet able to break into Team Dragon King’s gate, but it was likely just a matter of time. Team Sovereign’s room had Golems.
During the battle, some of the snakes continued attacking the Skeletons despite having the chance to move further inside from the gate room.
Core 650 and the others were likely manipulating them and not thinking about anything like that. They were incompetent. Going farther inside if a chance to do so arose was the very role of an advance party.
… Even so, Team Sovereign still hadn’t invaded. They might be scheming something.

Just as she starting thinking that she was looking forward to it, water came pouring in from Team Sovereign’s gate. A flood. No, a giant flood.
Golems and snakes washed into the dungeon… The Skeleton enclosure was quickly broken through, the enemies entering the dungeon.

“Haha, good one, 695! Now this is why you’re a suitable rival for me!”

Seeing her own dungeon be ravished by the water, Core 666 laughed in delight.
It was time for her to get serious, too.

… She first replenished her Skeleton troops with [Summon Skeleton].
Core 666 sang the chant in a way like she was enjoying herself.


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25 Responses to LDM – Chapter 177

  1. Oak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  2. random says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

  3. whisper says:

    thanks for the chapter, i feel like only team demon king is worthy opponent xD. the dragon is muscle head after all.

  4. The Dung Beetle says:

    If it was just the three fools vs Kehma, this Dungeon Battle would be over in 3 chapters. Its a brains vs brains battle here, and looks like 666 can stretch it to an entire volume! 😮

    • whisper says:

      three idiot and one musclehead boss to be exact xD can see where its going

    • Crywolf641 says:

      Also she didn’t use DP to summon the skeletons she used the skill summon too. So she is smart.

      • Barnaby says:

        But shes not too smart. To begin with, these dungeons were made for the sole purpose of this dungeon battle. Normally a dungeon would be one that descends but that’s solely because it makes it easier for adventurers to come in and advance further, and making it harder for them to get out to maximise the DP they get out of them. These dungeons should have been made with the purpose of keeping enemies out and making it harder for them to advance. It also helps that if it was designed like this it would have stopped the flooding at the exit of an early floor.

        • Barnaby says:

          Woops, I only hinted at my main point but didn’t say it. Long story short it would have been better even without the flood gimmick to make a dungeon that ascends.

          • Anonymous says:

            The best way to do it is to have both ascending and descending floors and make it so you have to go both ways to get to the core, like putting a key to the boss room on the bottom or top floor and the boss room on the opposite end, especially so if you can guide them toward the boss room without the key first, making them have to go through the whole dungeon 3 times pretty much.

  5. TheMystogrigen says:

    Hopefully, this is over fast or is packed with hilarity. It would be kinda funny if Haku becomes more cautious towards Kehma after this with all of his Lazy/Zerg/Crazy tactics.

    Thanks for the chapter~

  6. k says:

    thank for the update

  7. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap
    seems 666 could become good friends with our lazy mc

  8. Evsa says:

    “Collect the water!!”
    Yeah good strategy Keima has the whole ocean to dump anyway.

  9. Amplify says:

    From the preview:
    “Is they demon-types or something?”
    The poor grammar, it burns.

  10. sodemas says:

    Thx for the chapter o/
    i wonder when will they notice that it’s salt water?~~

  11. Anonymous says:

    Is it just me, or is 666 another “Just want to be friends, but can’t come out and say it”?

  12. KuRuuRuu says:

    Thank you for the chapter~~!!
    LOL Kehma’s underhanded tactic is being credited to Haku 😂

  13. Anonymous says:

    Much thanks.

  14. Yiguzhu says:

    I don’t like how they think it’s all 89’s or 695’s thinking, come on poor Kehma, ignored~ xD
    Thanks for the chapters

  15. Zerotaku says:

    “… And then it happened.” I had such a big smile reading this 😀

  16. Zeth says:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  17. D.O.G says:

    Thanks for the chapteR! 🙂

  18. A random passerby says:

    ok people they don’t even know who is 695’s master so obv they are gonna credit everything to 89…also brute strength is actually pretty plausible for cor no 5 becoz he is likely stronger than the red dragon in 112’s place.and core no 5 has a bunch of dragons at his place

  19. Seregosa says:

    666 is a fcking lunatic, but what did I expect from a dungeon core with the number of the beast…

    Really, I can’t say I like crazy characters like this, especially not when they proclaim themselves as rivals to the mc and keeps being a pain in the ass.

  20. justreadingnovels says:

    Thanks for the Hard-work!!

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