LDM – Chapter 202

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The Mysterious Sisters

 

The two part timers are mysterious.
After the interview, I understood that after I looked into them.

“The elder sister, her daily DP income… is 0…!?”

That fact was like a thunderclap.
Daily DP income is something like a measure of strength, but even the average C-Rank would be around 50-70 DP. In particular, if they know skills, it’ll tend to be higher.
And that’s why her 0 DP is something I’ve only seen for people who are connected to dungeons like me, Rokuko, and Haku-san or people who have no combat ability at all, like how Meat was when I first picked her up.
However, I’m thinking that it might be something like the effect of a concealment skill that I don’t know about.

The younger sister, Nayuta, is 85 DP a day… Around the same level as Gozoh. She said she was an alchemist, so she probably knows various skills. By the way, Ichika jumped from around 60 DP to 75 DP when she learned those skills.

“Wow, I didn’t notice at all. As expected of Kehma, you focus on different things~”
“Don’t look away from stuff like this, oi.”
“B-but there’s no need to look at individual DP though right?”
“It’s a good way to measure an intruder’s strength, see?”
“Uuu, I got it! I’ll pay attention next time.”

Even so… the younger sister has a DP? Hmmm.
I don’t understand why the other one’s giving 0 DP, but vigilance towards them is essential. Particularly towards the elder sister.

“Hey, Kehma. Maybe you could find something out if you transform into Setsuna?”
“… Hoh. Let’s give it a shot then, [Super Transformation].”

The best way to learn about your opponent is to become them. Thus, I used [Super Transformation] to become the elder sister of the two part timers—Setsuna.

Oh, her chest is heavy. Profoundly so.
And there’s always this sense of incongruity in my lower half when I transform into a woman… but it doesn’t feel like that this time… nn?

It’s there!? No, what? It’s there!!
U-uh? The heck? What’s going on? A cross dresser? No, these breasts are real…

…!?
When I checked it out, there are both a man’s thing and a woman’s thing.
What?
What’s going on? No, right…
A hermaphrodite?
Even her sex is half and half. I’m kind of wanting to believe this is just a flaw from [Super Transformation]… However, it’s probably better to think of this as reality and really real after taking a close look at the person herself and using [Super Transformation].

“Perhaps… are hermaphrodites common in this world?”
“No, umm… I wonder? It’s probably unusual?”

The men and women I’ve met so far are definitely either one or the other, but I’ve never gone so far as to verify what’s between their legs. Rather, I would’ve thought that Setsuna was also a woman if I hadn’t checked like this. Even in her bloomers, there wasn’t a bulge.
You wouldn’t normally check, right?

… Rokuko is definitely a woman. The only one I know that for certain is just Rokuko…!?

“It’s alright, Meat, Ichika, Rei, and the others don’t have anything growing there.”
“A-ah. Thanks?”
“Umm, you’re welcome?”

I ended up hearing information that I both did and didn’t want to hear.
For now, let’s summarize what I know about Setsuna.
– Appears to understand Japanese
– 0 DP per day. Is she someone related to a dungeon, or does she have an unknown skill?
– Is a hermaphrodite.
That is all.

And now their identities are becoming even more mysterious.
I don’t even know if they’re truly sisters. Rather, it’s fine if they’re sisters…? Well, it’s alright. Even those Uzoh Muzoh brothers are brothers despite not being related by blood. The elder sister’s a hermaphrodite, but it’s probably still alright?

Still though, what’s their goal here? Even after transforming, I still have no clue.
I gave the transformation a shot after Rokuko recommended it, but it only changes my form into them. It doesn’t give me their memories… I don’t know if it would after raising its level though.
What should I do now?

… Let’s wait and see for now.

Yep, the usual Japanese way of maintaining the status quo. Put off troubling problems. If the problem resolves itself in time, it’s best to not meddle with it.
What? The problem might get worse, you say? Do your best, future me.

“… Hmm, well. Just watch them for now. They may take advantage of the interview and make a move.”
“Kay~. I’m the one who hired them, so I’ll take responsibility!”

I don’t know how she planned on taking responsibility, but for now, I decided to go to sleep after cancelling the transformation.
I returned to my room, laid down, and invoked Sleepsword Siesta!
… I fell asleep within ten seconds.

 

*

 

I was concerned about it, so I decided to visit the mysterious sisters directly. Together with Meat as my bodyguard. Nayuta, the younger sister, was sitting at the reception desk right then. As for the problem elder sister—ah, according to the map, looks like she’s sleeping in her room.

When I went to Nayuta, she bowed and greeted me… Looks like she was reading a book. She’s working, but she was using it to pass the time since there weren’t any guests.

“Yo, how’s it going?”
“Nothing noteworthy. Good as usual.”
“Oh? What were you reading?”
“A collection of upper class magic formations. See?”

With that, Nayuta opened up the book and showed me.
A collection of magic formations was like how a book of poems would have a collection of poems inside it. There was just a single magic formation on the two-page spread… Time… stop… subspace, huh. Hmm. Its effect looks similar to [Storage]’s. About half of it’s missing though.

“Hmm. There’s no commentary or notes on it?”
“… Oh? Village Chief-san, are you interested in magic formations?”
“No, Nerune loves stuff like this though. She’d be happy if she could read it.”
“Ah, I already lent Nerune-san the elementary and middle class ones I had on me.” [1]

In that case, I’m thankful. The range of our strategies is expanding more and more.
By the way, elementary class magic formations appear to be simple to analyze, with the middle class ones having commentary on their uses for when they’re invoked. For the upper class magic formations, it just has what was discovered written without what they do.

“What does this magic formation do?”
“I’m not sure, but I can guess from looking at the magic characters… this is [Time], this is [Advance], this is [Separate]… so I believe it is for a doppelganger or something.”
“Hmm? … Really now?”

The characters that Nayuta pointed out were respectively [Time], [Stop], and [Subspace]. She was wrong about them, but there’s no reason for me to point it out.

“However, there are times when the characters written down are nonsensical in order to keep the effects secret. This character here, the one that looks like [Advance], it might actually mean the opposite because of the piece that is missing. The part that distinguishes between the two is missing, so I can’t tell.”

Ah, so it’s something like that…? Translation Function-san, you even supplement the missing pieces? You are amazing.

“That so? Sounds difficult.”
“That’s how it goes. To continue, there are hints to conjecture at what the missing pieces in this magic formation are on other pages, so if you apply enough of them, it can explain more parts and—”

She let me go thirty minutes later.
That was a long talk. Moreover, she lent me an introductory primer on alchemy, but yeah… to actually read it and become an alchemist and shave away my sleeping time even more? Don’t wanna.
Nayuta is an unexpectedly aggressive narrator. The meaning of her name appears to be [A Super Large Unit of Time] and that’s definitely reflected in how long she talks. [2]
… Setsuna’s appears to mean [A Very Short Unit of Time], does that mean she talks fast?
With that, I came across Setsuna, who should’ve been asleep in her room, in the hallway.

“Ah, Village Chief-san? Morning~. It’s the afternoon though~”
“Ah, morning. It’s not a problem if you just woke up.”

She was walking down the hallway in her gym clothes. Her thighs are tempting in various ways. My eyes kept trying to look at her crotch, but I managed to avoid it somehow. It’d be bad if she caught me looking…

“That’s right! Hey Village Chief-san, are you free? We haven’t had a mock fight yet. You’re the last one.”
“Why? —wait, the last one?”
“I’ve been asking adventurers that are C-Rank and up in the village for mock fights. I’ve won all of them too. I asked Gozoh-san too, but Village Chief-san and the others are only C-Rank at this dungeon right? Want to fight?”
“Why not have one with Me—… with Kuro? You did it the other day right?”
“I’m fine with having another go since she’s strong, but I already fought Kuro-senpai. I want to complete this place!”

Right, so rather than being a quick talker, she’s quick to use her fists?
I glanced at Meat. Looks like she lost, but she also looks motivated.
… I also kind of want to try something out.
What to do?

 

Footnotes:
  • I’m not sure why, but the author here uses ‘elementary class’ rather than ‘bottom class’ or ‘low class’—the only two ranks below middle class—as he described back in Chapter 6. Return
  • It’s not stated whether or not Nayuta herself said the meaning of her name or if Keima is inferring it through Japanese, so I worded it like this. Note that her name means ‘Ridiculously Large Unit’ in Japanese, like 10^60. Return

 


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34 Responses to LDM – Chapter 202

  1. FirstKappa says:

    First?

  2. Oak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  3. Abyssal says:

    Thank you for the chapter~

  4. k says:

    thank for the update

  5. cocowa says:

    Futa . . .

  6. Sydt says:

    Hideyoshi, is that you?

  7. Zeth says:

    Thank you!!!

  8. Ryue~ says:

    Hmm.. (‘>’)
    *Grasp the beard

  9. Nonameforme says:

    Setsuna is 1/1 follow by 18 zeroes. A total of 21 characters.

    If you had read Nuro YKWIM

  10. SaMu says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Why introduce a hermaphrodite though? Unless… is it a hentai reason?! Aiming at Kehma’s girls?!! Nah, man, das just crazy!

  11. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap
    omg we will see him fight? thats a … second?

    • Felipe says:

      That’s the third time kemma has to fight something, the first was against the golem of the guildmaster, the second was against the cat girl from Haku

  12. HapUgMata says:

    Futa huh…now that just make wanna go read some…

    Thanks for the chapter…

  13. Setokayba says:

    Meh, lets think… Who could summon a humanoid being and could think of spy her little sister?

    Or maybe it’s from another dungeon after they hear what happened in the dungeon battle.

  14. chicken fist says:

    she/he is core 666?

  15. Yiguzhu says:

    What the sister was reading… Their names… 0 dp… Strange body… This sounds fishy in variuous ways…
    Thanks for the Chapter

  16. KuRuuRuu says:

    Thank you for the chapter!!
    Setsuna’s really mysterious… I wonder who exactly is she/he…
    And that advance magic seems really interesting! I hooe Kehma can do it one day!

  17. Barnaby says:

    Sounds like he’ll be trying the knockout resist and sleep siesta combo.

  18. TrueDragon says:

    Think everyone is jumping to conclusions on the futa.
    It very possible she is a futa but from what I have seen and know about the story so far there is a high chance she ISN’T a futa.
    First what we know of the transformation skill is lacking. What we DO know of it is that Kehma can only transform into what he knows/sees.
    Secondly the only women Kehma has transformed into he has seen naked.
    Third as Haku had Kehma test, he is unable to copy stuff he can’t see (the envelope)
    Fourth the authors actions so far point to the sisters joining the haram. While it still possible with her being a futa, it is a lot less likely given the personality given to Kehma.
    All in all this leads me to believe that the sister isn’t a futa, but the misunderstanding caused will lead to some very funny ‘accidents’.

    • Barnaby says:

      Erm, about not copying what you can’t see, Haku said this in that chapter

      “Hoh. It even reproduced the destination address that I didn’t show you. However, it looks like the contents of the envelope weren’t reproduced?”

      He couldn’t see the address but he was still able to copy it, so I think that it’s still vague in that department. Though I think you’re right, just need to clarify that the clothes are the envelope and whats underneath is the letter.

      • TrueDragon says:

        ah forgot about the address part, the didn’t reproduced contents is the only thing that stuck ><
        But yeah I was meaning he could only copy the 'surface' without extra knowledge.

    • RoflCat says:

      Spoiler: She is.

      There’s actual reason for it too, surprisingly.

  19. Dark says:

    Hm, that’s somewhat limiting. Even if he gains power or abilities from a transformation he won’t necessarily know what they are or how to use them. We know Setsuna’s tough if they beat Kuro, so it’s unlikely Kehma gained no abilities from that transformation, but he doesn’t automagically know what those abilities are.

    • TrueDragon says:

      That actually coincides with my thinking. He can only copy the surface of something. With extra knowledge he probably would gain the use of any abilities the transformation gives him.

  20. A random passerby says:

    ok that setsuna is definitely strange and a hermaphrodite…….

  21. TrueDragon says:

    Now that I’ve had time to think, and not following everyone else on Setsuna’s gender. The fact she is earning 0 DP rings a lot of warning bells. Setsuna obviously has fighting potential given she has had matches with everyone yet still gives 0 DP.
    I did see someone talking about it being another core, but we have already seen that Haku produced DP when she comes to visit on top of any she ‘hands’ over. Same goes for monsters outside of there control.
    There has only been two reasons so far someone/something has given 0 DP. First they where so weak that they couldn’t be counted. Second they where part of the dungeon.
    The first is out unless the matches Setsuna had wasn’t a physical fight and we all being trolled by the author. (totally seeing this as possible giving some of the authors I read <<)
    The second is also out unless there is something we don't know about going on behind the scenes.
    This means she has to be using a new reason to produce 0 DP. Makes me think something dangerous is coming.

    • Dark says:

      Actually Haku and her subordinates do not produce DP. *
      Ch. 61 – ” Both Haku-san and Chloe gave us a daily income of [0 DP]. ”

      As far as trolling. . . This author does like to throw character curve-balls, making people appear to be something they aren’t.
      Like Wataru or Silia.

      * My personal theory is that monsters summoned by or contracted to a dungeon have a DP salary / maintenance cost equivalent to their daily DP revenue, such that they always net zero.

  22. Bullywood says:

    301$ monthly. lol

  23. Percutio says:

    One just has to question what kind of species she is…

  24. Uni says:

    the transformation skill is useful.
    in doubt whether that very girlish girl is a girl? super transformation!!
    you think that’s pointless, then i recommend prunus girl.

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