Meat’s Name and Making the Ring

 

In the end, it appears that it was decided that [Cave of Desires] was a derivation from [Flame Cavern] through Hero Wataru’s report.

Before heading to Wakoku, he’ll be returning to the imperial capital for a while to do several jobs in order to pay back his debt.
Taking the occasion to gather, he made a promise with Gozoh and Roppu to go to Wakoku together with them.

[No more drinking until I repay my debt!]

He said that, but can he really keep it up…? Definitely something to worry about.
Then again, Haku-san would probably just shoulder his debt if he’s late on payments so it’s no problem for us really.

“Weeell, the hero’s heading back, looks like we can go back to being carefree.”
“Kehma, even without the hero here you shouldn’t be that carefree…”

I looked away from Rokuko’s remark… right, come to think of it I have to give Meat a new name huh. I just remembered.
It was a good time for it, so I had brought her to the room and was using her as a hug pillow.

“Meat. Your name.”
“I-it’s fine as is. I-I’ll become a good Meat so…”

When I said ‘name’, Meat trembled like a puppy that someone was trying to take their important blanket from.

“… Right, I’ll think about that in at least five years. So for now let’s think of a name.” [1]
“Heeey, what’s ‘Meat’ mean anyways? I missed the chance to ask…”

Aah, I was going to explain it to Rokuko just there, but I’m finding myself at a loss for words.
… I can’t say something like it means sex toy. That’d definitely be hard to say to this person that knows nothing.
And so, I decided that I didn’t hear her.

“Your new name is Meat Blackdog. I’ll call you Black outside. Sound good?”

When I said that, Meat was surprised that I’d be leaving ‘Meat’ as her name, so she blinked her eyes.

In the end, I decided for it to be Blackdog since she is a black dog. It has the feeling that she’ll be proud of her black hair-ness. I’m definitely not cutting corners here. Definitely not.

… I’d asked Ichika concerning what to name her, but beastkin really do place an extreme importance on their name, to the point that it seems more so than their life. The story is that once they learn their name, it will stick with them for life no matter what’s said and done. Hearing countless examples—to the extent that schoolkids would seriously say things like ‘Will you stake your life on it?’—I got the impression that trying to change it was no good.
In short, [It’s useless even if I changed it, I wouldn’t know what would happen even if I tried to forcibly do it. Or rather, it’s already too late. Like a field mine laid years ago.] I decided to postpone purposely blowing up the bomb.

Well, when it comes to having a name that describes her precisely, even if it’s by instinct, ‘Blackdog’ should be more or less satisfying for her… Yeah. I’m not cutting corners at all. I’m being serious. Serious I said!

… I just hope that Meat doesn’t explode until she’s an adult at least.

“So, let’s go to the guild to try and register your new name tomorrow… It should take some money, but it’s no problem. Even if it took gold coins. Understand?”
“Y-yes—”

Meat answered while gladly wagging her tail back and forth.

“Heeey, so what does ‘Meat’ mean?”
“… Ask Ichika.”

I decided to leave it to Ichika to explain it to Rokuko.

Even though we were changing Meat’s registered name with the guild, it took thirty silver coins. We were able to easily go through the procedures at the branch office though.
It was cheaper than I thought it’d be.

 

*

 

Since Rokuko had deepened her friendship with Redra while I was sleeping, I thought of something.
When I sleep so much, it feels like I’m useless.

Well, even so I don’t really mind and could just keep sleeping, but doesn’t it feel like I’m just a mascot? I don’t want to be put in the mascot box! I don’t want to be the mascot with a bad expression that gets caught between two futons like some dorayaki! [2]
Thus, even though I don’t really want to I decided that I would do some work.
To speak accurately, I would make more magic sword blade golems. They’re something that only I can make after all.

“Oh iron, become a magic sword, [Create Golem]—ah.”

I made a blade golem with a considerably suitable chant. The magical power consumption is curbed remarkably compared to not using a chant… I don’t really need to bother though since it’s not like I’ll run out of magical power though. Even though I definitely remember feeling fatigued back when I first used the life magic [Cleanup]… wonder if it’s something like growing up?
For now let’s resupply the [Treasure Chests] and make the same kind of magic swords the hero took.

As for what these [Treasure Chests] are, they are boxes that replenish the items in them after a certain period of time. At a cost of 100 DP.
Other than having them use DP to resupply by choosing from a list if you let it happen automatically, you can also replenish them with items chosen beforehand.
Haku-san said that it’s a popular item among dungeon masters that find restocking to be troublesome.

I’d like to make more powerful magic swords—err, golems, but I don’t have a good way to… Even our most powerful piece, the iron golem, turned out to be useless and got sliced up by the hero.
Although the hero that came this time was relatively friendly, there might be a day that a hero fully intending to crush the dungeon core comes.
It’s probably best to upgrade its materials after thinking about it, so I took a look at the raw materials I could get with DP.

… Oh, come to think of it I promised Rokuko a ring huh. Let’s make it before I forget.
It should need just about as much needed to make a coin, so it shouldn’t cost too much.

And so I bought [Orichalcum (1 MM Diameter, 10 CM Length: 10,000 DP)].
Suddenly expensive! But it can’t be helped, it looks great!
Orichalcum has a golden tint with a silvery sheen, with a slightly rainbow-colored luster. It really does feel like a fantasy metal.
It’s extremely expensive even though it’s just ten centimeters, and in addition I couldn’t bend it even though I tried to with everything I had. Even when I used pliers, it didn’t look like it was even near yielding at all. The heck is this, is it really a metal?
For the time being I started processing it with [Create Golem] but… it consumed a considerable amount of time and magical power even though I was just turning ten centimeters of it into the shape of a ring. This is the first time in a while I’ve felt tired from using magical power, it took everything I had even though I properly used a chant. In this case I was able to shape it how I wanted even better than iron by filling it with enough of my magical power, but normally how would someone turn this into a sword?
I took another look at the orichalcum loop… It cost enough DP to use up ten gold coins, how luxurious. Isn’t this a ten million yen ring? It might have been better to quietly make it out of money.

Next, I purchased [Synthetic Ruby (Unprocessed Boule: 30 DP)]. It’s really cheap compared to the orichalcum. Moreover a huge gem the size of a finger came out… what the heck’s a boule? [3]

I thought about using a tiny natural gem, but like this the synthetic ruby is cheaper and has a much better color to it. Moreover since it’s synthetic it barely has anything inside it (impurities), so in a meaning it could be called even more pure than a true ruby.
It’d probably be deemed heresy from a jeweler’s point of view though. At any rate, I have no relation to it’s composition since I’ll be kneading and kneading it with [Create Golem]… Oh, it’s really easy to do. It feels like my magical power just sticks to it.

Well, I wrapped the orichalcum loop in the ruby… There’s a lot of ruby left over, maybe I’ll make some hair ornaments?
At any rate, I made an orichalcum ring with a ruby coating. The orichalcum shined inside the transparent ruby’s red brilliance. It’s a simple design, but it suits Rokuko.

Let’s make a box that suits it… Ah, handing her this will be a bit embarrassing…

I was able to make the ring, so let’s think about how to power-up the dungeon again.
I thought about it when I was touching the orichalcum, but wouldn’t it already be the strongest if I made an orichalcum golem where its whole body is orichalcum?
Let’s ignore how much DP that would take. A little wire was 10,000, so the amount needed for a full golem might be ridiculous. And then it’d be a story of magical power too.
… How do people usually process orichalcum?

 

 

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Footnotes:
  • The original wording might be implying that he’s not serious about that statement, just saying it to soothe Meat due to her trembling. Return
  • Here’s a dorayaki. Two pancakes with sweet bean paste filling between them.  Return
  • Synthetic unprocessed boule image here.  Return

78 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 106

        1. Honestly, I have a suspicion that orichalcum isn’t meant to be shaped into ANYTHING, only ever appearing fully-formed by Kami-sama…

            1. People: “An Orichalcum ring?! Where did you get this?”
              Keima: “Um… I found it in the dungeon?”
              People: “That ring’s worth ten thousand gold pieces at least! In fact, it probably has some artifact-level magic effect you don’t know about, which could drive the price into the millions. Everyone, spread the word that this dungeon produces such treasures!”
              *queue orichalcum rush with over half of all A-rank adventurers on the continent coming to check out the [cave].*

              1. Yeah, that would be a massive disaster. I think its more likely that he’ll blame it on Haku. He may not know its value, but he should at least know that its worth far to much to be showing up in their beginners oriented dungeon. Though I suppose he could blame it on his neighbors, but I think they’d be quite upset with him.

              2. Merchant: “Why did you chose a orichalcum ring? wouldn´t it be cheaper a gold or silver ring?after all this thin is so rare that you probally could buy a 100 golden rings by selling this…”

                Keima : “I liked the color, it matches well with my partner”

                Keima used MC logic breaking!!

                World Balance has gone DOWN

                Harem HAs gone UP

                Haku is Jealous!

          1. We know it can be found in veins though, since Haku suspected they excavated one to fund the tavern’s construction.

            1. She suspected that they found a nugget and used it to fund the Inn. It might be treated similar to a meteorite, not in veins but in small lumps.

              1. Assuming a 10% conversion rate like gold, that ‘nugget’ would have to be about the size of a man’s fist to pay for a 400kDP inn (assuming no impurities drive down the price). It’s a fantasy metal, so it’s possible that’s typical, but since it wasn’t explicitly said it seems unlikely to me.

          1. doing a quick google for average human surface area, then some math if i am not mistaken a based on the price presented above a spawner for completely hollow Orichalcum golems the size of a human female would be about 16billion (10kx10 for 10cm2, surface area 16000cm2, x100 for spawner) probably abit higher if you add in the high quality magic stone and fill it with something so your expensive would be super golem doesn’t blow away in a stiff breeze.

            1. That’d give you a full body coating of more than a milimeter of the entire body.
              The math to make a solid one human body should look somehing like this:
              The average human density is about 1.04 according to the internet (praise the net!) 80k body of an average male should be about 80 liters. —> 80,000 cm^3
              The cylinder 10cm cylinder with a radius of 0.05cm so π*0.05^2*10=0.0785~ cm^3
              To fill 80 liters that’d be 80000/0.0785=1,019,108,28~
              1,019,108,28 small copper cylinders times 10000dp = 10,191,082,802 DP to make one massive human male sized golem. that’s 10.19 billion dp for one of them. or 1,019 trillion if he wants a spawner.
              I home they have bulk discounts. q:

  1. did he put the ring in the ruby? how is rokuko suppoed to wear it then?
    By the way i think that having ‘kuro’ instead of ‘black’ as meat’s name would maybe be better. It sounds cuter don’t you think?

    thanks for the chapter

        1. To be exact, Niku Kuroinu as this world has given names first.

          That said, I’m still 100% against using an unlocalized name for Meat in an English setting, given that everyone around him is meant to know what it means, compared to no one understanding “Haku” or “Wataru”, despite them having proper meanings as well.

          1. ニク・クロイヌ
            Be to honest i seriously think you should leave it as “Kuroinu”. Everyone reading this WN should know wat it means directly without having to point it out. Names are one thing in every LN or WN tat should never be directly translated no matter no matter what the name may mean.

            1. Except this novel has the ever present ‘Translator Function-san’, a story element brought up at least once an arc.

              Showing the difference between local (understood) and foreign (not understood) is important.

  2. I thought about ever since he first talked about making a boss: why not make a huge golen with several armor golens (like a russian doll),them each layer (golem) cold be made of dierent materials: clay on the surface, then rock, then iron, then bronze, then mitryl and orichalcun for the last

  3. Meatbun delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    i bet the next time Haku come, she’ll be shocked by how expensive the ring that Keima gave rokuko and feel the need to compete and give her something more expensive. much DP transfer is ensued~

  4. I just notice but why don’t he just make a [Create Magic Sword] magi? and totally expecting him changing Meat’s name to Mito out of lazyness/lack of creativity.

    1. He can’t create new spells from scratch, he can only modify the chant of spells he already knows. There’s an additional layer of magic manipulation going on that was imprinted on his mind by the spell scroll, and the language cheat shouldn’t help with that.

      Maybe Keima could do it if he put some serious effort into it, but we both know that isn’t happenning anytime soon.

    1. He’s already tried a flame golem, and couldn’t make it work because “flame” isn’t an actual substance. Magma golem would probably solidify over time, if he didn’t burn his hands trying to make it.

      Hm… I wonder if he could make a poison golem that forces itself down peoples’ throughts. Or a potion golem for auto-healing.

      1. Does he actually have to touch them cause I’d so wouldn’t he get poisoned and are you forgetting there is now a flame floor in his dungeon

        1. Yeah, he has to physically shape the material in his hands.

          A magma golem hiding in the ‘pond’ on the flame floor might be interesting. It’d probably be easier to use a steel golem, though (the melting point of most steels is greater than that of normal rock).

  5. Maybe he should make a sand golem or something that won’t get destroy from strong impact then cover the entirely of the outer part with orichalcum. This would be much cheaper.

    1. Golems get destroyed from impacts anyway. Impacts damage their magic circulation even if they don’t damage the body. I guess orihalcum golem would be resistant against magic disruptions because magic flow better through it and harder to disrupt.

      1. Hm, if orichalcum really helps magic circulate better, Keima could stretch a 10cm rod into a few meters of ~0.2mm thin wire, and set it up inside a golem like blood vessels. (Actually, why hasn’t he tried golems with redundant magic stones yet?)

        1. Late on the reply but it was stated that the golems do not need magic stones as long as they are in the dungeon. The auto spawn monsters always has a stone in them.

  6. Thanks for the chapter.

    Synthetic unprocessed boule image here.<- In gemology and metalurgy, "boule" means always "synthetic crystal" (the 'unproccessed' part means 'as it came from the culture machine'); this is weird since "boule" in other fields means something spherical, while metal and gem boules are mostly about cilyndrical.

  7. “At any rate, I made an orichalcum ring buried inside ruby. The orichalcum shined inside the transparent ruby’s red brilliance. It’s a simple design, but it suits Rokuko.”

    Are you sure this is what it said? Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? This means if Rokuko wants to wear the ring, she has to smash the ruby first to get to the orichalcum ring inside, right?

  8. I can’t wait till someone sees her ring and actually knows what its made of 😉

    He could always ask the local blacksmith. He might know. Of course, asking him is likely to start all sorts of rumors.

  9. Keima should experiment with using the ruby in golems or weapons, corundum is nearly as hard as diamond. It probably wouldn’t make a difference vs. a Hero’s cheat barrier, though.

    1. With his ability to reshape materials it might be better for him to look into using gems for certain things rather than metals…

  10. No comments from receptionist about name change? (Too easy and too short)
    Hoping for comments and details in receptionists chapters! 🙁

  11. Blackdoggie… he has the worst naming sense ever~

    Also, would be curious to know what Haku-sama will say when she sees that ring… will probably be jelly that she didnt give Roku-chan a ring.

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