Emergency

 

“… Huh?”

An unexpected ‘saintess follower’ declaration. My head blanked out for a moment. Rather, it can talk in human language? Oi.

Which reminds me, what did Rin say when it made me its follower?
I think it was something like: [You, give food, to me. Therefore, you’re my, follower.]
Let’s think back on what the saintess has done since coming here.
Once per day, she went into the dungeon… and was eaten by Rin.

Just how is that different from me being eaten by Rin while in the golems?

“… It’s the same!? Shit! It’s an emergency!”

Rather, it declared that the saintess tasted better. What to do… what to do!?
First off, I called Rokuko. I have a direct line of communication to the dummy core in Rokuko’s room from the master room.

“Oi Rokuko, it’s an emergency! Urgent meeting now!”
“Wai—Kehma!? Don’t come in so suddenly!”

Rokuko was in the middle of changing her clothes. Yep, sorry.

“Well, that aside—”
“It’s not something to set aside you know!? Wait, emergency? What happened?”
“Rin made the saintess its follower.”
“OK I get it. Sounds bad.”

As expected of the recent Rokuko, smart. She understood it immediately and quickly put on an outer garment, going into the master room. Meanwhile, just thirty seconds had passed.

“The saintess is a follower… so, what now?”
“I don’t know, there’s been no movement.”

Then, the saintess appeared to have reactivated. Let’s eavesdrop on their conversation.

[Your… follower?]
[Yeah, follower. Gave me, good food, so follower, right?]

… Wait, come to think of it, wouldn’t that cause everything about me to be exposed to the saintess? I don’t think it’d be much of a problem since I wouldn’t be recognized as the golem though…

[What is, it? If there’s, a problem, say it.]
[… Umm, right. Then, I want to ask… did you come from outside of this dungeon?]
[Call, me boss.]
[B-boss?]
[Yeah.]

Particular about that point, Rin didn’t yield.

[… B-boss comes from outside of this dungeon?]
[Yeah. Because I, am strong. This, is mine.]

I’ve gotten used to holding conversations with Rin since I’ve been doing it so much, but it looks like she’s having trouble with it after all. By the way, to put it simply, it’s saying: [Yes. I came from outside of the dungeon. While on the subject, I am super strong so I control the dungeon and received this room.]

I have a knack for conversation? It’s experience, experience.

[… You took over the dungeon…? Could something like that be…?]
[Kuwafu, if there’s, nothing else, I’m eating.]
[P-please wait a moment! By eating, umm—you eat your followers?]
[? Is that, a problem? No matter, how many times, you are eaten, you return.]
[… Today is no good. After that, it’s fine… I want to see the dungeon core, do you know where it is?]
[Dungeon core? What’s that?]

Come to think of it, Rin doesn’t know about dungeon cores huh. I didn’t tell it about them when I asked it it wanted to be a subordinate to the dungeon. It refused anyway, though.

[… A shining orb, about this big?]
[… Hmm… well, there’s one.]
[Please show me! Where is it!?]
[Ah, here. Follow.]

I doesn’t know what a dungeon core is, but it does know about shining orbs… right, it did sleep in the core room at first huh.
And so, Rin slowly walked with the saintess following behind it.
Alright. It’s a defensive fight. Everyone—other than Kinue-san—gathered in the master room as the dungeon’s defensive fighting strength… Kinue-san will be dealing with the inn by herself.

“Goshujin-sama, the haniwa, ready any time.”
“Wall golems’re already in motion. Do you want ’em deployed to make them take a detour?”

As usual, Meat and Ichika felt like they were already used to these things.

“Many legged golem archers, ready to mobilize, master!”
“Gargoyle forces, ready to move out~! Filled to the brim with magic stones, so many~!”
“Ooh, new troops! Could you lend them to me too?”
“Yeah~, use them however you want~!”

Rei had the many legged golems, with Nerune and Rokuko moving the gargoyle force.

“Alright, let’s start this defensive war… ah, let’s evacuate the dungeon core first. Right now the real dungeon core is in the spot right below where Rin sleeps after all.”
“Got it! Should I use castling with my room?”
“Yeah, please do.”

After Rin left the core room, I put the dummy core back at the deepest area. I’m still making another route.
Most recently, I think I’ve been putting a bit too much effort into researching magic tools.
… Then, by moving the dungeon core towards the village, the defensive war will be carried out safely. Even if they come to the dungeon’s interior where the dummy core was, there wouldn’t be able problems if it was destroyed.
Even if Rin takes the saintess into the core room, it’ll be alright. Man, security is wonderful.

“Ah…”
“Hmm? What’s wrong?”
“Castling, unusable—for fifteen hours. Because it’s sealed.”

Rokuko spoke with a pale face.
Uh? Then…

“Perhaps, are you saying, we can’t escape?”
“Correct, I am saying that we can’t escape.”

I felt sweat drip down my back.

“Hey, it’s been a while since I’ve heard death’s footsteps…”

… The master room filled with silence due to my mutter.

“… Kehma. What did you just…”
“Ah, sorry. I said something strange.”
“That’s super cool! I want to use that next time! Death’s footsteps!”
“Stop, please. I’m sorry, super sorry!”

While I apologized earnestly to Rokuko, whose eyes were sparkling, we prepared our defenses.
At any rate, so long as we can kill the saintess one time, it’ll be our victory. The saintess only has until today, after all.

 

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26 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 137

  1. He needs to send in a messenger golem to Rin, disguise the voice / have someone else speak via it, and mention that if Rin destroy the core / leads someone else to do it, Rin will never get any more food, will be hunted down by The Raverio Empire (Haku) and Saintess’ Nation will be Invaded by The Raverio Empire (Haku) as well.

  2. Wow he is stupid. All he has to do is tell Rings that Sainte so is deceiving him and serves another boss. And as proof have the saints desecrate her old boss and swear loyalty to Rings. Since she won’t Rings will eat her.

    1. He is stupid, yes. But for entirely different reason. He could have moved real core to a different location long ago instead of procrastinating, but he only tried to do so when it is already too late.

      1. To be fair, he didn’t know the dungeon could be sealed, he always thought he’d have an out so it makes perfect sense that he didn’t move it.

        1. When someone tries to kill him repeatedly for weeks and he knows it but still doesn’t inform Haku any kind of suffering he gets is deserved, even death. If he gets away without suffering that would be really disgusting thick plot armor.

      2. The reason the core was there was for his convinence when talking to Rin. In order to have his daily conversations with Rin he has to been a certain distance from the messanger golem. He was doing it for weeks and it would have been tedious to force Rokuko to stay in the core room every time so that he could be retirieved. Instead he put the core 1 floor away so that he could walk to it in a reasonable amount of time, once he had entered the core he could then transport to anywhere else in the dungeon. It seems he can’t enter dummy cores in the same way.

        He had never heard of having dungeon abilities sealed. It is entirely possible that any dungeon that the ability was used on was destroyed without there being a chance of the information being spread to any other core. The dungeon was sealed while he was thinking about future plans, he had just walked to the core from talking with Rin. He can’t really afford to be seen leaving the dungeon when he is supposed to be in his masion.

        There was also the risk of someone specialized in killing dungeons being able to vaguely sense where the core is, having it in the Inn normally was just a bit too much of a risk.

        It came down to just complacentcy though. Kehma put the core in the core room for his own convinence when talking to Rin and was caught off-guard by the dungeon seal. Will not happen again though, he is good about not letting the same conditions happen again once he has experienced them.

  3. Are you sure it’s 15 hours left on the seal? I’m asking because
    ——————POSSIBLE MINOR SPOILERS———————
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    A couple chapters up he speaks of winning 10 min worth of time, like it’s all they need to get out if the mess.
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      1. Well, i can’t be called fluent, i read off a kanji to romaji converter. (Who would have thought all that subbed anime would come in handy?) I probably misunderstood something.

    1. Every day is someone birthday
      Thankyou for the chapter

      Im here to congrats who ever having a birthday when he/she read this

    1. See my reply up abit for the likely reason the core was there. Basically, it was convinent for it to be there when he was going for his daily visit with Rin. And he couldn’t plan for something that he didn’t know could happen.

  4. Minor corrections desu-
    I doesn’t know what a dungeon core is
    -It doesn’t

    Even if they come to the dungeon’s interior where the dummy core was, there wouldn’t be able problems if it was destroyed.
    – there wouldn”t be ***any*** problems

  5. [Called, by boss.]
    [B-boss?]
    [Yeah.]

    Particular about that point, Rin didn’t yield.

    [… Y-your boss comes from outside of this dungeon?]

    This part, shouldn’t boss refer to Rin? Keima and the saintess do call him boss in the later chapters, and it sounds coherent since rin answers about himself in the next line instead of about his master. (Yes. I came from outside of the dungeon. While on the subject, I am super strong so I control the dungeon and received this room.)

    So it should probably go
    [Call, me boss.] and […B-Boss comes from outside the dungeon?]

      1. No, probs, you do a pretty good job with translating, a few errors are bearable.
        It’s us leechers’ job to bitch and whine about the mistakes for you, so that you don’t have to! (´・ω・`)
        Thanks for the hard work!

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