LDM – Chapter 182

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Third Dungeon Battle: Battle 5


# Team Demon King’s Point of View #


The water was unexpectedly troublesome.
Even though they could deal with it, they couldn’t advance. By the time that the water had finally stopped, Team Demon King’s dungeon was underwater all the way to the third floor, so another bone fish boss would go there. This time, they learned from their opponent and went with mixing a single boss in with sardine-like small fish.

“… Haah, it looks like the DP I was saving till today is running out too.”

Core 666 let out a sigh.
For now, she summoned some more Skeletons and sent them into Team Sovereign’s dungeon.
The Skeletons were all moving together like a centipede and somehow managed to endure the water current and advance.
… But thanks to that, she realized a new way to deal with the water. She could use this.

“695 is fit to be my rival after all…”

When Core 666 had the Skeletons advance forward, she found a small room near a stairway. The stairs descended into water. It appeared she took the wrong way—or maybe not. Perhaps the floor was pre-submerged?

At any rate, the Skeletons were basically expendable, so Core 666 sent the Skeletons in.

It was like the bottom of the sea.
There was practically no light and there was seaweed growing in it. It all shook side to side, making the visibility even worse.
When they looked up from in the water, there appeared to be a small room with light coming from it, looking like moonlight.

“This is a very stylish floor.”

However, it was still a dungeon. Naturally, it would have traps.
When she tried having the Skeletons use their hands to push the seaweed aside and open a path, their hands abruptly fell off.

“…? Did something happen? No—is something there?”

She had the Skeletons advance further to make sure, but their arms fell off just like their hands had.

“… That’s… Jiji-sama, what is that?”

Hearing Core 666’s question Core 6 looked at the monitor.
It was hard to see, but 6 was able to see something.
It was thread—orichalcum-made thread that had been stretched incredibly thin.

“Hoh. It appears to be thread made from orichalcum… How was it made so thin, though?”
“Orichalcum!? Come to think of it, 695 was wearing an orichalcum ring, Jiji-sama.”
“She was? Perhaps she has a skilled master dwarf blacksmith… Right, I’ll show you an orichalcum ingot next time, it looks quite lovely.”
“Fufu, sounds fun. It’s a promise.”

Still, thread? She didn’t even have a way to cut it, it was orichalcum.
No matter how thin it was, orichalcum couldn’t be broken without the dwarves’ processing methods. In other words, there was no way for her to remove the thread.
When she looked around, the passage divided into the current way and a side path. The current way was filled with the thread. And ahead, the path that was divided in two merged back together.
The thread was placed like some sort of crude web.
It didn’t matter for the Skeletons, but there appeared to be a small room beyond the web that you could take a breath in.
So if you tried to run straight through the passage to try and get a breath of air—you would be sliced into small pieces.

“… So that’s it.”

Core 666 guessed that it could also be used with the water trap.
The thread was sharp enough to slice through bone just by touching it. If they were pressed against it by the force of the water, they’d likely turn into mesh-shaped mincemeat (bone in this case). Just imagining it was gross. It was wonderful.

“Jiji-sama, what if you used your magic sword?”
“I’d avoid doing it. My magic sword has the [Indestructible] property, so it could do it, but even so, breaking through orichalcum takes too much effort.”
“Heeh… even Jiji-sama’s magic sword…”

Using [Summon Skeleton] yet again, Core 666 smiled daringly.


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27 Responses to LDM – Chapter 182

  1. whisper says:

    lol as expected from kehma, making use of small aMount of legendary ore to its full use

  2. random says:

    if this thread is a golem, can he use it to make sth else later?

  3. The bread says:

    I wonder if they are going to ask to examine how much DP was used. Seeing something expensive as orichalcum would at least give them pause for that right?

  4. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Thank you kindly for the double update!

  5. EroHero says:


  6. sergioGM says:

    Thank you

  7. KuRuuRuu says:

    Thank you for the chapter!!
    As expected of Kehma! ^^

  8. Raphalice says:

    I want it to there be an evaluation on the DP usage~

    At least reveal that a majority of the DP usage on Keima’s side are Gatcha~

    Was it majority? i do know it’s big tho

    • Ori says:

      Orichalcum is actually really cheap when it is unprocessed. It’s just that he turns the into Golems and then manipulates them that way. The reasources used on the ring was like 5-10k for the bar, then nothing really for the glass / plastic. The cores meanwhile valued it in the 50-100million range irrc.

      Or to put it anouther way; Dwarf labor is freaken expensive and they have a monopoly. Well till the lord of dolls showed up.

      • Helix says:

        They valued the ring at 1 million. It was that it was covered in ruby that made it 100 million because they couldn’t quite figure out how you could get ruby wrapped around something.

        Though Haku then came up with a way to do it by growing ruby around it, so I expect her to be running a farm for it.

        The ruby cost was 30 DP for an unpolished synthetic ruby which no one on this world can likely recognize synthetic gems as a thing. So their own ruby costs are likely much higher.

        The orichalcum was 10k DP for just a small enough amount for a ring to be made from.

    • Who Cares says:

      From chapter 172 & 170 (for the gacha breakdown.)
      50k; 5 x 10k gacha option
      150k; 150 x 1k gacha option
      50k; 10 floors at 5k each
      150k; floor development (traps and such)
      50k; offensive troops
      50k; reserve.

  9. k says:

    Thank for the update

  10. sodemas says:

    Thx for the chapter o/
    i wonder why he didn’t use those treads in other part’s of the dungeon?~~

    • Who Cares says:

      Visibility most likely.
      Water + seaweed obstruction and it could still be seen by someone paying attention.

  11. Oak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  12. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap
    i think the oricalcum threads a very good idea
    he should use it in tandem with flash flood

  13. Yomi El says:

    Thanks for the Chapters~ Kehma will profit if he steals those [Indestructible] Swords and turn them into his golems.

  14. D.O.G says:

    Thanks for the chapteR! 😀

  15. Zeth says:

    Thank you!!!!!!

  16. A random passerby says:

    is orichalcum stronger than adamantium in this novel? coz misha(A rank werecat from haku’s team) said her fists can punch through adamantium but demon king has to use magic swords with indestructible property to cut orichalcum….

  17. Diana Kurosawa says:

    Piano-wire trap made out of Orichalcum~
    what a madman~

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