Subordinates’ Growth

 

I’ve become both a dungeon master and a village chief.
However, it’s obviously not like I could use the convenient dungeon functions for the village.
Me being a dungeon master is secret, it’d be bad if that got exposed. I’ll only be using them for myself and for the inn.
It’s fine so long as I can guarantee my leisurely sleeping space.

Well, the dungeon. I think I’ll be needing to rebuild coming up here soon.
The reason? Hero Wataru took out nineteen magic swords.
Because talks about that slowly spread to the world, the number of C-Rank adventurers here increased and have been advancing in capturing the dungeon.
To be specific, more people have been exploring the labyrinth area, so it’s become hard to move the labyrinth’s walls around.
And because of that there’s been more adventurers challenging the riddle area.

Furthermore, even though they would just return to the first floor if they failed the riddle, with people twisting their ankles when being unprepared, it’d turn into a prolonged stay or being brought out on a stretcher… That, and they could even die fully armored if they landed poorly.
Basically, I don’t want to make a prison. Those people from before are an exception. Yep.

“Come to think of it, Rei. What happened to those guys we captured a while back?”
“They’re still alive. No matter what, my offensive power is zero after all.”

Rei, the silver-haired vampire, responded with a good smile. She’s a good employee that works earnestly.
I don’t get why they have to be alive just because her offensive power is zero, but I’ll not ask anymore and leave it alone. It’s definitely something I’m better off not knowing. Let’s not wake up from this dream and just keep leaving it to Rei.

It’s a special occasion, so I decided that I should look around and see how my subordinates are doing.
Kinue-san and Nerune were chatting in the dining room. Since it wasn’t mealtime and already in the afternoon, there weren’t any guests. Since people could now get light meals at the bar, things here have gotten a lot easier.

Kinue-san learned how to cook from me vaguely telling her how, so it’s gotten to the point that she can even reproduce Japanese dishes to some degree.
We buy flavorings like soy sauce or miso with DP. We get sugar from what’s made by the beet-radishes and salt is left to the Pavueran merchants.

“Kinue-san, are you doing good?”
“Master. Yes, I’m doing well. I was hearing things relating to magic from Nerune.”
“About magic? Did you want to learn some magic skill?”
“There isn’t a magic that is used for cleaning or cooking though… other than [Cleanup], that is.”

It went against her pride to use [Cleanup] for cleaning, but it seems she prefers it over using wind magic to blow garbage away.

“You learned Japanese cooking, so I’ll grant you a low class scroll as a reward.”
“Oh my, thank you. I’ll think about which to choose and consult with Nerune about it, then. Ufufu.”

Kinue-san smiled. She gave off the feeling of an adult woman.
Contrasting that, the apprentice witch Nerune felt like a girl.

“How about you, Nerune? Did you learn any magic skills?”
“Ehh~… Excuse me, master. Even though you said you would teach me magic when I learned all of the magic skills Meat-senpai… after all there’s one that I can’t seem to learn~!
“[Storage]?”
“[Storage]~!”

Well, even though the others are all low class magics, [Storage] is the only middle class magic after all. Rather, she was able to learn all of those magic skills? Amazing.
But still, [Storage] is a magic skill that can be properly learned. Let’s teach her magic next time I feel like it… Nope, it’s too troublesome after all. I mean, this world has scrolls you can learn magic from. With the condition of needing to perfectly memorize the incantation’s pronunciation, saying something like, ‘Keep reciting the incantation until you get it perfect,’ is like giving them a far-off feeling.
Magic teachers teach slowly, listening to them and correcting them as necessary. They are patient and polite.
Once someone’s learned a skill, their magical power consumption will just be increased even if they make a small mistake, so it’s not wrong to have them continuously recite the incantation to start with.

“Please give me a scroll too~!”
“Alright, so then Nerune. I’ll give you some other homework. I’ll teach you magic if you can clear it.”
“What is it~?”
“Devise a method for golems to use magic… We’ll experiment together when you think you’ve got it.”
“Aaalright, I will you know~? Absolutely you know-? Fufufu, I absolutely will~!”

Nerune laughed.
When our golems get to the point of being able to use magic, we’ll also have magic sword blade golems so our dungeon’s freedom will stretch a ton too. Fufufu, please, give it your best and show me your idea.

 

*

 

Ichika and Meat had learned the offensive swordplay skill [Slash]. It was the the result of their repeated training with the golem assist.
As for what Ichika learned, it was just [Slash]. However, it seems Meat had learned [Slash], [Double Slash], [Axel Turn], and [Assassin’s Edge]. Moreover, she was teaching Nerune magic…
It’s probably because of the beastkin physical strength and the children’s distinctive high learning ability.

When I went to see how the two were doing, they were training with wooden swords and exchanging blows in the inn’s garden.
Bang, bang. The sound of wood striking against wood resounded as they caught each other’s [Slash] midway.
Additionally, there were pseudo-skills mixed in as well. She was forcibly moving her body with the golem’s assistance.

I asked Meat about the trick to it.

“Accept the forms. With a *bang*, but not just the golem, umm, y-you also going *boom* is important. Ah, [Double Slash] is fast-ness, it’s important, and [Assassin’s Edge] severs throats. Then, it’s *pow*.”

Even though she was explaining with gestures mixed in, unfortunately, I don’t get it at all.

But I’m sure that Ichika had originally been using swords. Is her only learning [Slash] because she doesn’t have talent or aptitude…? Well, it’s fine. I just wanted to see whether or not they could learn it by seeing it and save me some DP.
I didn’t want to practice over and over, so I had learned it using a skill scroll. [Skill Scroll of Slash] was a low class swordplay, 500 DP.

“Heeey, Goshujin-sama? It took two months to learn that…”
“Got it, I’ll reward you with three days of all-you-can-eat curry rolls.”
“… For a week!”

I’ll allow it.
Still, since the side of rolls is 5 DP for six of them, if she eats six hundred it’d get to the point of her recovering her investment.
… Eighty-five a day huh? That’s at the level of getting a sour stomach huh. Good luck.

Though it feels like meals are given a bit too much importance in this world.

“Does Meat want a reward too? You learned four of them, so you can ask for four times Ichika’s absurdity.”
“… Please pat me.”
“Nn? Sure.”

I pat Meat’s head. Feeling her mellow black hair felt great. Meat was wagging her tail left and right.

“So, what reward do you want? Just patting would be wasteful.”
“… Nn, this is good.”

Didn’t she just say something adorable? Let’s pet her head with both hands. Her hair became a bit disheveled, but since her tail looked happy while I ruffled it up with my hands, it’s probably good.
She’s been behaving really doglike after I gave her the family name of Blackdog huh~. The name’s effective.

“I-if Goshujin-sama wants, pet… everywhere, too…?”

… Was the name a bit too effective?

 

 

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76 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 110

    1. Well Meat has already had experience due to that stupid bandit boss. Now Meat loves Kwhma and wants him to do more with her. It’s her instincts and the training she already had.

    2. He still sucks corgiving her those awful names e en if he let her keep near as a knick name he could have gave her a decent t first and last name

      1. Technically he didn’t give her the name Meat, she stated that was her name when he asked her what it was and didn’t know that it was not the kind of thing you call someone in polite company.

        He does have poor naming sense though, since they were all named after things that they are or do.

        1. I know he didn’t give her the name but he had to knwi after how she was being used it wasny a good name. Also after learn look what name he gave her it’s her species he could gave a better name. There is no way he hasn’t heard female names over the course of his life. Hell he could have called her kuro instead of black dog or shadow or lady

          1. He gave her the second name so that he COULD call her Kuro in public. However she is very attached to her name Meat at this point and would not want to part with it, regardless of its meaning. Rather she accepts its meaning and wants to be used for that purpose by him, as soon as possible.

            As to her name Meat, he did suspect it at the start but the one person with local common sense that he asked about it gave him a different meaning for it. Meat convinced Ichika to only tell him the non-sex related meanings and any time they were asked they repeated those. It was not a subject he could ask just anyone either as it is supposed to be something that is common knowledge in that world so his not knowing it would be seen as odd. The Guild Master did understand that he didn’t know the normal meaning for it but he didn’t tell Kehma about it either. Everyone else just assumed he knew what it meant and decided that he kept her name as Meat as that is what he used her for.

            There is also the fact that he could have been suspecting that Translator-san might have been messing with him, he can’t always tell when its translating something from a different language for him and not all of the translations seem to be what he would expect them to be. It might translate the local language but it doesn’t translate what it means to the locals. Worst case it could end up like with the race in Star Trek Next Generation that used references to speak with, you could understand the words but not what they meant by them.

            1. He did call his self giving her a second name to use in public which is her species and he could have done much better than that. Also after seeing how she was used as a sex slave the name should have been self evident as derogatory,anf somehow over looking that even what he was told about the name wasnt great in the first place

              1. Considering what he named everyone else . . . no, he definitely couldn’t have done much better. At least nobody in this world actually speaks Japanese so it’ll never be noticed :/

                The one person he could trust to tell him what the name meant implied otherwise, and he’s basically an alien working off of google translate. What was he to do here?

                1. I don’t see how he couldnt have noticed the strange looks people have him when he told the name or why he would think it’s wasn’t a bad name for a girl used as sexual release to be named meat. Even with the girl he trusted lying to him and his tranlater is so more like universal than google

                  1. Calling a 9-12 year old your meat shield or implying she is disposable will also get you looks, normally you would want someone older and stronger for that role. He still runs on Japanese common sense and it would be seen as child abuse to work someone so young.

                2. Also in the names considering he didn’t even really try and has heard other names on his world he could have done better in my opinion

    3. I would like to paraphrase a certain twisted individual: “Having an attraction to lolis is a disease you know?”. However I’d also like to paraphrase a certain nonsensical pseudo god: “Let’s think about marriage after five years.” Indeed nothing wrong with imagining a loli in a more mature state noh?

    1. I think it unfortunately fits with the meaning of her given name in the setting… quoting a light-emitting transportation mean:

      Hey, hey mama said the way you move
      Gon’ make you sweat, gon’ make you groove
      Ah ah child way ya shake that thing
      Gon’ make you burn, gon’ make you sting
      Hey, hey baby when you walk that way
      Watch your honey drip, I can’t keep away

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

    Keima used [Pat]. It’s Super effective!
    Meat used [Encore].
    “I-if Goshujin-sama wants, pet… everywhere, too…?”

  2. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Be careful Kehma! Meat might attack you one night.

    Might be funny if Meat does things to him while he sleeps.

    1. He did stop feeling the need to restrain himself around Rokuko abput the same time that Meat learned what her name meant from Ichika…

  3. Can he increase his subordinates stats cause I can’t help but feel sorry for them if they ever fight the mages don’t know any mid class magic and the vampire can’t do anything besides be a human shield

      1. I think it was back in the chapter when he was looking for things to summon.

        Found it, Chapter 74:
        [“There’s also this witch thing. How about that one?”
        “Fumu, a witch huh…? Maybe that’d be good? It’s probably a human-type… or rather, what’s the difference between it and a human?”
        “Eh? Isn’t it because it has a magic stone?”
        “Come to think of it, it’s a monster if it has a magic stone huh. That’s the basics of this world.”]

        For your easier reference.

      2. Chapter 74:
        “Fumu, a witch huh…? Maybe that’d be good? It’s probably a human-type… or rather, what’s the difference between it and a human?”
        “Eh? Isn’t it because it has a magic stone?”
        “Come to think of it, it’s a monster if it has a magic stone huh. That’s the basics of this world.”

  4. “distinctive children’s high learning ability”
    Is she a distinctive child?
    Or children’s learning ability is distinctive? I think it ahould be
    “children’s distinctive high learning ability”

  5. Thanks for the chapter.

    He doesn’t seem to have realized the full power of the DP menu yet. After being able to generate playing cards and having them end up with barcodes he should have realized that anything he can think of as being proper prize should be in the list somewhere, as long as he thinks it should be and looks for it. If he wants Kinue-san to learn Japanese receipes he just needs to look through the DP catalog for a encylopedia of Japanese cuisine and it should be there. It will even have receipies that he does not personally know as long as he thinks it should be in such a book. Finding the method of suger extraction from suger beets proves that part.

  6. wait, “a golem that can use magic”? could this be the speaker golen (the title of the next chapter)?…hum I supose if all you need to do is say the incantation right and if the golen has a recorder function and use his own mana….

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