The Village

 

Winter had set in.
It was autumn until quite recently while I still thought it was summer, and now it’s already winter.

Well, a village was established.

Yeah. A village.
I don’t really get what happened that well, but it looks like the stingy adventurers that pitched tents instead of paying for the inn just decided, ‘These tents are cold, let’s set up some huts~?’
And then they just settled down right there. ‘Yo, good morning Kehma-san!’ Don’t give me that. You said you’d build huts but you seriously made some respectable houses!
Moreover, other adventurers even went: ‘Oh, looks good. I’ll also build one… ah, how though?’ ‘Look no more, leave it to me!’ Then settled down by building houses. The heck is this guy, is Kusan a carpenter’s son? Booyah, I remembered his name from earlier!

A bar was completed next to the inn.
One of Receptionist-san’s juniors joined the guild’s branch office so it turned into a two-person system.
In addition, shops got built when the smell of business appeared. Thanks to that it’s gotten difficult for us to sell potions and stuff. We didn’t sell that much anyways though. Above all, there’s no reason for me to refuse because of the permanent residents’ and shopkeepers’ DP.

And like this, a village formed on its own accord.
It’s like someone planned this behind my back, but well it’s favorable to me. The adventurer guild is suspicious. Is Kusan a spy from the guild head? Hm.

Now that they’re building houses, won’t there stop being guests at the inn? I thought that, but nothing like that happened. Rather, the amount of merchants increased.
Thanks to carpenters felling trees in the forest for lumber, the roadless forest now has a road to some extent. Since its become easier to travel through, the circulation between Sia and Pavuera increased, further increasing our DP income and tunnel rental’s income. It’s gotten hard for the golem wagons to get rented though.
(Add on to that that since the lumber quests were put out by the guild, Meat and Ichika have increased their amount of achieved commissions.)

“Having a bar’s better after all! Right Wataru!?”
“Nooo, I’m on abstinence until I pay back my debt! Why did I have to stop drinking even though there’s a bar here now!”
“It’s alright, this is ordinary apple juice.”
“Eh, then it’s alright… wait, isn’t this alcohol!?”
“Aaah? No way Wataru. This is juice, it tastes a bit like alcohol but there’s nothing in it but juice. See?”
“Whaaaat, juice huuuh? It’s definitely juice if Gozoh-san says so, ahahaha.”

There are even farces like that, too.
Well, I don’t really have a problem with him drinking alcohol though. He’ll pay his debt back properly after all.
Nonetheless, Haku-san hasn’t come around recently. Not since I gave that ring to Rokuko.
According to the hero, Haku-san is busy and doesn’t have the time to come here, however… it feels like I’m a death row criminal waiting for execution.

Furthermore, we’re selling cards and dice to the bar, even renting out slots.
As expected, simple gambling fits just right with wagering drinking money in the bar. They’re profiting from the slots even with the rental fees, so the setting is promising.

Well, the cards, dice and slots are being rented out so the game room would be vacant right? It’s nothing like that.

“Uooooh! Go, go! Number three, Yumenokuni! Aah, don’t stop there!” [1]

Currently, the game room is used for rat racing.
Those guys that turned into residents and the inn’s guests are participating.

“Number one, Aonotenteki! Run! Run! Do iiiiiit!” [2]
“A chance for number four! Go, Nazunazuuuu! I bet on you, oi, stop looking for something and run!” [3]
“Oooh, Onsoku came up from behind! First place, number five, Onsoku! As expected of its dignity, the crowd’s favorite!” [4]

Voices of sorrow and joy came from the audience that enclosed it all, failed betting tickets fluttering in the game room.
The bets were for which rat would come in first. Because calculations were troublesome, second place wasn’t cared about at all.

“The next race is in one hour! It is today’s final race, those running can be found here.”
“Ooh, Deppa is coming out? He’ll decide it in one go, can’t be unprepared.” [5]
“Elekimouse is the favorite to win, that guy’s lightning quick, exactly like thunder!”
“Wait wait, Fighto has amazing willpower too, this race looks like it’ll be interesting.”
“Oraniwasanpo is steady and clever though he’s not powerful huh~. He’s the dark horse. Alright, I’ll buy ten of ’em! One silver!” [6]

While the guests were betting on the following race, the rats that ran in the previous race were given cheese to chew on.
These guys are subordinates that live in the forest, the rats that were active in our dungeon battle against Haku-san.

Moreover, when they turned into named monsters when I gave them a name for the race, they became pretty clever.
They obey my instructions faithfully and determine their order intentionally, purposely building suspense during the race. Fufufu, with these guys investigation commissions are my forte now too… It was a miscalculation though. It was a miscalculation though.

And like that, the village completed centered around the inn, rather, the dungeon.
On a certain winter day, Gozoh called me over to the bar. I thought he’d summoned me for a drinking bout or something, but it didn’t feel like that. The adventurer representative Gozoh and the blacksmith Kantra, along with Kusan who’d turned up to build houses, as well as the bar’s master, a shopkeeper, and the guild receptionist… the person in charge of the branch office. Everyone was here.

“Well then, today I had Kehma come here. There’s an important talk to about this town at [Cave of Desires].”
“Hoh, so we’re turnin’ into a serious village huh… Ah, here’s some refreshments. So, what’s the talk?”
“Ooh! Tasty! Alright, the chief will be Kehma! Any objections!?”

Eh?

Kantra: “I consent if it’s Kehma-dono.”
Kusan: “Ah, I have faith in Kehma-san!”
Bar master: “None here. Ooh, this is karage. My favorite food.”
Shopkeeper: “I think it’s good! It’ll be profitable for us.”
Receptionist-san: “… I have none either.”

… No one’s going to stop it? What’s with this flow?

“Wait, please hold up. Oi Gozoh, why’d it turn into me becoming the village chief?”
“Because you have the most free time! Other people have work… whaaat, the village chief’s just a normal mediator, it’s nothing different from what you’ve been doing so far, Kehma.”
“Wouldn’t Rokuko be fine then…? She’s mostly free too.”
“… Kehma. You’re thinking about entrusting the village to Rokuko-chan?”

… No, sorry. I said something weird there.

“But saying you’ll entrust it to me, wouldn’t I just be a figurehead?”
“Yeaaah. Well, that’s generally how it is. It’s just that if something happens, the village chief decides. Everyone else also helps out.”
“Eh? That so… well, in that case…”

That should be fine then? I acknowledged becoming the village chief.
Though I have the feeling I was being led on, it’d just be troublesome if I left it to some unskilled guy.

“Well, it’s a bit fast but how about we consult the village chief?”

I knew it.

 

 

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Footnotes:
  1. Paradise Return
  2. Blue Raindrop Return
  3. SFX for a mouse Return
  4. Sonic Speed Return
  5. Bucktooth Return
  6. Garden Stroller Return

83 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 108

  1. “Well, it’s a bit fast but how about we consult the village mayor?”

    lmfao, poor keima, less and less time for lazing around.

    1. Receptionist-san: So the subject of Ange-Meat chan being traded in for our best merchandise!

      Shopkeeper: This super mysterious card with a drawing of a masked cyclist!
      Gozoh: My best alchohol!
      Kantra: This magic sword I made from the eggshell furnace!
      Barkeep: MY treasured alchohol from the far east…
      Koo: … umm… uhh my services in renovating your room?

      Kehma: who put you up to this? Are you all the guildmaster’s spies or something?

    2. The usual question the MC asks at that sort of thing, is: “…And what do I get out of it? What reason do I have to agree?”

      gotta squeeze some benefits here.

    1. Keima goes on break too often, he’d never be able to craft enough goblin bone figurines of goblins to keep Rokuko from tantruming.

      (On the post is an engraving of a human and a goblin. The human is grimacing. The goblin is cowering. This refers the the killing of the goblin Gobsuke by the human “Slayer of Melon Vomit” in the Ordinary Cave during the Spring of 20XX.)

        1. He’s referencing to dwarf fortress.

          In this game, mayors (and nobles in general) can be annoying sometime, and the dwarves have tendencies to take a break at the worst time, and tantruming dwarves can easily make your fort fall (a lot less with the recent updates thought).
          He is also imitating how the RNG crafted items/artworks are described.

      1. I wonder if a story like that happened to Haku (young), White Labirynth Master and [Raverio Empire self-building]

      2. Exactly! You really expect someone like Keima to build a Village? Though… I could see him tricked into it somehow… I can’t believe he fell for the Mayor, hook line and sinker…

    1. most likely because the rest agreed and she thinks meat, i mean angel-chan will work the most and she can’t make mistakes

    1. The thing that they want to consult the mayor about, my guess is that it is about the village’s name.

      1. More like the funds XD — I’m pretty sure they know how loaded he is (Gozoh knows about the hero’s Wataru’s debt)

  2. Receptionist-san: “… (This trash becoming mayor? Eeww, no way. Angel-chan should be mayor instead, then I could be her secretary and massage her dirty Angel-chan-feet in the evening. But wait… If Trash becomes mayor, then won’t he have less time to spend ****ing Angel-chan? Then I can swoop in and NTR, fufufufufu…. Angel-chaaaaannnn!) I have none either.”

    1. You’re only missing the way she sees all the cute workers at the inn and Rokuko, but that’s probably stuff that comes up in second thoughts after her vote.

  3. What is receptionist-san thinking in her internal monologue. Those ¨…¨ could be like an entire extra chapter. I love her.

    1. Lmao I know right!

      Really hope it’s like a long winded thought followed by ‘… Can’t be helped. I’ll get you next time.’

  4. thanks for the chapter,

    btw, maybe

    “Ah, he’s some refreshments. So, what’s the talk?” -> “Ah, here’s some refreshments. So, what’s the talk?”

  5. But Kehma is an idiot. He’s smart sometimes, but he’s an idiot either way. He’s always surprised where she gets all that DP but it’s plainly obvious and it’s millions daily. Keima’s been going the right way from the start, yet can’t figure it out.

    1. I think he’s naturally quick-witted, but is too lazy to actually spend time thinking about stuff which doesn’t immediately affect him (unless it ignites his chuunibyuo).

      1. think about it. Depending on the level of civilization in this novel the capital of the empire where Haku’s territory is, the population can be anywhere from several hundreds of thousands to couple of million people. Mos of them giving prob from 1 to 10, seeing how weak (and normal) people don’t give much and then all the adventurers that give from tens to hundreds of DP. I guestimate her income to be anywhere from 5mil to 50mil DP a day.

  6. “Wouldn’t Rokuko be fine then…? She’s mostly free too.”
    “… Kehma. You’re thinking about entrusting the village to Rokuko-chan?”

    … No, sorry. I said something weird there.”

    I died.

    1. Rokuko thanks you for your DP.

      (Keima should train her to look as cute as possible when doing this; they’d be able to get massive chain death combos with it.)

  7. So these ‘mice’ were left over from the first dungeon battle, but weren’t tbey called ‘rats’ before? Did the author change the word he used for their species, or did you just translate it differently?

      1. Rat and mice are two different kinds of rodent, but often similar animals share the same common name. (For instance, there are 64 known species of rats and 30 of mice.)

        The probably didn’t evolve though, since the difference between a mouse and a rat is like the difference between a housecat and a mountain lion (i.e., rats are way stronger and it makes no sense to evolve into something weaker).

        1. Japanese for both mouse and rat is ネズミ. Context decides which is which… and it looks like these are rats I think?

          Not sure at all though. Will switch them.

  8. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    This got me thinking. Could the entire capital be inside Haku’s dungeon area? Is that where she get most of her DP income?

    1. During the dungeon battle, it felt like she didn’t think of extending the dungeon on the surface so I’m not sure if she thought of that. If she didn’t do it early, before most of the city was built, then it would have been nearly impossible to do it later. You can’t extend a floor while people are on it and the area would be filled with people rather quickly.

      I would expect her income is just from the massive area her dungeon covers. Because some of the numbers she throws around in later chapters when she is trying to buy an item are huge she has to have a really large income so I’m not sure if that alone is enough..

  9. thanks for the chapter~
    sleeping time would get reduced, baka-kehma
    Kehma! say “By the power vested in me as the village mayor, all affairs are to be handled by Rokuko. No objections allowed!”

  10. Thanks for the chapter.

    General note: I normally see the leader of a Village referred to as the [Village Head] while the leader of a Town is a [Mayor]. I have never seen the leader of a village referred to as a mayor. The name of the role of leader seems to change based on the size of the settlement.

      1. The word use could mean either. Translated the chapter title out of context so I defaulted to chief.

        I’ll think more on it I guess.

    1. “The titles that are translated as “mayor” by the governments are those of the heads of cities shichō (市長?), towns chōchō (町長?), villages sonchō (村長?), and Tokyo’s special wards kuchō (区長?). ”

      Going with official English guidelines for it.

      1. Hmm, I have always seen it as Village Head, Town/CIty Mayor and most of the definitions for Mayor mention towns or cities, however when I look up village leader I find elected ones are mentioned as mayors.

        I guess it depends on the level of civilization? More rural simpler social structures seem to use village chief/elder/head while areas that are more advanced seem to use mayor. Tribes or villages in less developed areas typically seem to use chief or head while more modern areas seem to prefer to use mayor.

        Using whichever you are more comfortable with seems best, I guess. It might bug me a little but better for it to bug me then for it to bug you.

  11. Just popping in to say “lead” (present tense) v “lead” (the metal) v “led” (past tense of lead)
    Thanks for the chapter~

  12. Iyo.
    As an author, I don’t think I’d have been able to live with myself leaving the chapter off there. I mean, there is a difference between a cliff hanger, and ramping a subject up and then leaving it hanging like that.

    https://bakapubs.wordpress.com/

  13. I always hated the fact that the Guild tries to tie him down or manipulate him.. Well it doesn’t matter since in the end he is winning. All that DP. No one will suspect him for unexpected things like the Knight deaths

  14. This chapter came out two days ago, and the story past only takes up like a sixth of the whole page while the rest is comments. Sign of an amazing story.

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