The Saintess 2

 

“The Holy Kingdom’s second class area, is it? They must be willing to go to some lengths as well.”

Rather than Rokuko, the one to say that was the village sub-chief, who I’d been sitting with for a moment.
Yep, I mean, I’m some kind of ornament right? Couldn’t you have made an appearance earlier? You’re completely erasing your presence, you know?
This village sub-chief, while just listening to the conversation and being the bar master, was excelling at using the art of fading into the background.

“Second class, huh. I wonder which is more comfortable between our inn and it…”
“… I wonder? That’s difficult to say. However, personally, I think I would be happy with being able to have three days of all-you-can-eat at the inn.”

Three days over permanent residency? So in other words, it’s not in the same league at all.
Well, it’d just be getting the right to live there, so normally thinking you’d still need living expenses… I get the feeling that someone would be able to live comfortably for years if they ebezzled the support money?

“So what will you do, village chief?”
“There’s not even a need to ask that, I’ll go with what I said to Saintess-sama… However, it wouldn’t be good at all if Saintess-sama just went into the dungeon and captured it…”
“Saintess-sama is a B-rank adventurer as well as an aristocrat, she shouldn’t do that much without permission…”
“Would she be able to avoid international troubles from something like a village chief’s permission?”
“It could probably be used as an excuse if they got the okay from our side? Or maybe it’s for their own consent needs?”

Their own rules, huh. It’s the same for me, people that try to take my stuff and people that waste food, as well as people that try to get in the way of my sleep… I’ve decided it’s fine to kill them in the dungeon.

“In any case, I’m not giving her permission.”
“Right, the dungeon’s profits will continue from now into the future. It would be a poorly thought out idea to exchange that for a single burst of money.”

Looks like the village sub-chief’s thoughts are in about the same area as me. Truly a reliable village sub-chief.
Even if I weren’t here, he’d definitely manage things properly… What was his name again? Wozuma or something? Right, let’s go with properly using his name next time?

“For now, Saintess-sama should be staying at the inn, how about we give her a warm welcome?”

And so, Saintess-sama stayed in the suite, had a B-rank meal, and enjoyed a bath.

 

*

 

The next day. Saintess-sama came again. Compared to yesterday, she has a huge smile.

“Thank you for your hospitality. Fufufu, you seem to be skilled at getting by in the world…”

And there’s the grand misunderstanding. The inn is a business, if you provide the money, we’ll provide the service in proportion to the money.
She should have paid in advance, how’d she misunderstand?

“My attendant also said that they were very comfortable.”
“Really? That’s good.”

She had an attendant with her? Even if she’s a saint, a woman traveling alone would be… Ah, maybe the attendant paid the money? Then maybe the attendant wasn’t staying together with her and used a general room instead of the suite? Rather, was it even alright for the attendant to not attend the discussion?

“No no, the inn is a business after all. Our services simply correspond to the amount of fees paid.”
“Let alone for the season, I never expected such a rural area to give this sort of reception… Fufu, I understand. In addition to mediating a second class area in the Holy Kingdom, I will provide fifty gold coins as well.”

Isn’t that just two day’s stay in the inn’s suite (meals excluded)? The loose change feels like it’s increasing… no no, wouldn’t that be like fifty million yen? That’s a magnificent amount of money…
Rather, the suite is super expensive! I don’t plan on cutting the price because that would make Haku-san lose face though.

“Then could you please hand over the dungeon core’s destruction rights?”
“Nope, I can’t. If you absolutely have to, please come back after obtaining the emperor’s permission.”
“… … …”

The saintess’ eyes look like they’re saying, ‘The heck did this guy just say?’ I’d prefer if she actually said it.
However, it should be clear that I can’t give her permission now. Please, hurry up and clear out Rin or get the emperor’s permission. You’re already in the red from being here and the reward should be five gold coins.

“… I understand, I will go to the dungeon for now.”
“Oooh, are you accepting the commission?”
“I will enter the dungeon as an adventurer first, I’ll think about it after that.”

Saintess-sama stood up from her seat and went outside. Today she just returned quickly without scuttling about.
Ah, thank you as well, village sub-chief. You can go back too. But you know, you could have participated in the conversation a bit…?

Rokuko came over when I returned to my room in the village chief’s residence.

“That saintess that came over today too… she seems like a nuisance.”
“Were you watching, Rokuko?”
“Yeah. Even I can tell that she’s a bother!”

Well, Saintess-sama showed up at the guild after that and went into the dungeon alone.
… Huh, what about your attendant?
As soon as I tilted my head to the side and thought that, the saintess died to a trap on the first floor.

Eh?

When I opened up the monitor to see what happened in a panic, she was admirably skewered from one of the traps that shoots swords out of the door.
… W-what? How are you going to pay me back for all those expectations I had!?

Then, when I looked at our DP, it hadn’t increased as much as expected.
Then, the saintess’ body turned into particles of light and disappeared.

“… Eh? Rokuko, did you do something?”
“I didn’t do anything. Kehma, did you?”

I obviously didn’t.
Just then, an existence suddenly appeared in the village area: [225 DP Per Day].
Moreover, in a room in the inn. I hurriedly opened the monitor. Guest privacy? That has nothing to do with it!
The green-haired Saintess-sama was stretched out on a futon in the room, along with a young person garbed in priest clothing.

[Alka-sama! Are you alright!?]
[… Yeah… Wha—!? Cent. This is…]
[This is a room in the inn. Please accept my humble apologies for the low-cost room.]
[No, it’s alright. I let my guard down because it was the first floor of a new dungeon and was done in. I need to rest for a little.]

That was unmistakably the saintess. She seems to be a little weakened though…

“Kehma… what do you think happened?”
“I wonder… maybe it’s like she said. She was [done in], so in other words… she can revive even if she dies, right? It looks like she really revived.”
“What do you mean? This girl, the saintess is like Feni?”

That would be bad. If she can revive countless times like Feni, she can [Remember Death].
… The first death of an infinite reviver, huh.
In that case, she’s a dungeon’s worst enemy. Or maybe she’s the best food?
Since she won’t run into the same trap over and over, I’ll have to make new ones every time… this is seriously troublesome.

 

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35 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 121

    1. But at least she hit the very first trap, so she’s not very observant… Oh, and when you get tired of her reviving, capturing and imprisoning her “attendant” might be helpful… 😋

    1. She would be less careful than normal adventurer if she can revive. Or if the one killed in the dungeon isn’t her real body.
      I’ve done the same when playing games, save at the entrance of the dungeon, then map out the traps, when the character dies, reload.

  1. I really hate characters like the saintess. “Oh, he refused me. I’m sure he’ll come around and accept any minute now. Any minute now. Aaany minute now…””Oh this is such good service. He must be trying to butter me up as an apology for refusing. He’ll ask for the deal any minute now. Aaany minute now…” Just GO AWAY.

    Seriously, I kinda wish Kehma would just send her to Haku or something. “If you want my agreement to destroy the dungeon core, you need two things. One is written permission from the emperor. Two is that you need to ask the A-rank adventurer Haku for ‘permission to destroy the dungeon core of the Cave of Desires’ and recieve her permission, while I am present at the time you make the request to make sure you don’t twist any facts. If you cannot get both of these things, I will not even consider allowing you to destroy the dungeon core.”

    Seriously though, I really don’t like the type of idiot characters who cannot take a god damn hint.

  2. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Why did she resurrect near her attendant? I’m guessing there’s a secret to her revival. Maybe somekind of “save point” or a double entered the dungeon in her place.

  3. If I were our MC I would definitely use an excuse of requiring Haku’s permission here as that woman seems like she will be an endless problem…

    Also love how she respawns in the last bed she slept in just like standard JRPG’s. I wonder if she is literally a gamer playing a game. (In which case making her rage quit would likely be the best solution)

  4. thank you Ziru for translating this serie, I am really looking forward to more.

    i wonder if she will remember the trap location(s) or if she remember her death at all, if so please please let her the cleric advice regarding getting the guilds basic info on the Dungeon if not its a lemming ( guessing she remembers, might have a slow learning curve )

    I am kinda looking forward to her attempt on the gate of wisdom if Kehma have fixxed it, if so will she use the same answer more than once or if she nails it, due to her amazing IQ?

  5. so a revolving set of traps that changes after every death, that sets up a different rotation of traps depending on witch deathtrap you have set of and the state of 3 different traps that can be ether active or disabled? should be god for a nap or two…

  6. Thanks for the chapter.

    Correction:
    “Then, when I looked at our DP, it hadn’t increased.”
    “Then, when I looked at our DP, it hadn’t increased as much as I expected.”

    It is a little bit of a spoiler but he does get some DP from her death, just not as much as he should. The amount is explained in the next couple of chapters. Her daily DP went down by 25 and I think he got DP equivalent to a 25 DP person dying? Been awhile since I read it and it will be covered before long. If she walks into each trap then the earnings from her will add up quickly.

    1. Hm. Alright, I’ll make the change. I’m sure then that the line must have had something about that and I misread… or something? o.o

      Thanks!

      1. “思っていたよりは増えていなかった”

        It is the “より” in the middle there that makes it a supposition. I think that is the term? I was always shaky on English grammer terminoligy but that is the word that presents itself when I try and think of how to describe it. I can’t actually remember ever being taught grammer terminoligy, just somehow using it.

        When I try and think of that line in English I get “expected amount increase not”.

        Been too long since I took the classes, and the teaching method was different from what is taught these days.

  7. hmm would be slightly fun to keep her captured for a day or 2 in the maze!

    rescue commission save the saintess and its like “5 mins in” Rokuko guiding her left right right left right right left right right and a T left ? okay right right

  8. He’s pretty lucky she revealed this ability early, otherwise he might have tried something malicious like dropping her into a pit or hunting her down with haniwas, and effectively been cought in the act. That could seriously increased the risk of a human cleansing attempt.

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