Extra: Rokuko’s Ring and Haku Raverio

 

Good morning! It’s Rokuko!
Today, I, a dungeon core, am working the reception desk!
Since that saintess was coming here aaaaall the time lately, I wasn’t able to come to the inn for safety reasons. Really, Kehma’s a worry wart! But… that just means he thinks of me as important… it’s not unpleasant you know?
When I sat down at the reception desk and dangled my feet, Haku Ane-sama turned up for some reason. Chloe’s with her as usual, too.

“Haku Ane-sama! It’s been a while!”
“Fufufu, hello, Rokuko-chan. Is the suite open? I’d like to stay the night.”
“It’s open! Oh, do you want the usual to eat?”
“Yes, will Rokuko-chan eat with me? It’ll be my treat.”

Kehma’s sleeping, but it’s the first time Haku Ane-sama’s come over in a while, so I have to give her reception my all! Ummm, I think Kehma used [Cleanup] on the suite after the saintess left, so it should be alright.

Haku Ane-sama tilted her head when she saw the box sitting on the reception counter.

“… What is this box? It wasn’t here last time I came, was it?”
“Nn? This? Fu fu fu… this box is called a register!”
“Heeh, what kind of box is that?”
“Mmm… Suite, two people, one night! Meal, three S-Rank meals!”

Reacting to my words, it spun around like the slots do and showed the cost. Sixty-five gold coins. That’s probably right… it is right, right?

“And that’s how we calculate costs, it gives meal tickets and keys when we put money in!”
“Heeeh! That sounds convenient. Does it ever miscalculate?”
“It’s more reliable than leaving it to people.”
“… I want one of these. My duties would go faster with one of these and I’d be able to visit more often.”

Haku Ane-sama’s looking at the register earnestly. Only dungeon cores can be this cool, she’s so stylish!

“Nnn, I’ll ask Kehma if I can sell Haku Ane-sama one.”
“Oh? Even without asking Kehma-san, couldn’t Rokuko-chan do it on your own judgment? Also, where is Kehma-san exactly? Making Rokuko-chan work on her own…”
“Kehma completed a huge job, so he said he’ll be sleeping until tomorrow.”

I feel bad for Haku Ane-sama, but Kehma needs to rest. Well, he said he’ll wake up tomorrow so it’s alright, I think… He’ll wake up, right?

“Hmph. Well, if Rokuko-chan says so, it’s alright. It’s been so long since we last talked, so how about we use the whole day to catch up?”
“That’d be amazing!”

Receiving the sixty-five gold from Chloe and storing it in the register, their suite room key and three meal tickets came out.
I went to the suite together with Haku Ane-sama. Ah, I did remember to find a replacement for the reception desk you know?

“… So, I’ve been wondering for a while now, but that’s the ring you received from Kehma-san, correct?”
“Fueh? What? Haku Ane-sama, how’d you know?”
“… I heard about it from Hero Wataru. That guy did something really unnecessary…”

Oooh, I see! That Debt Hero huh. Come to think of it, I asked Wataru things too, didn’t!

“Though really, that ring is in strangely good taste considering it came from Kehma-san. It fits Rokuko-chan well… Un? That ring, isn’t it strange?”
“Eh? Strange? What is?”
“… I thought it was a gemstone ring, but there’s a metal ring inside it… This is the first time I’ve seen a ring like that. It looks quite expensive.”
“Fufufu, well, I’m his partner!”
“Right, for him to hand you a ring with such spirit within it… fufufu, shall we discuss it thoroughly?”

It feels like there’s a black aura coming from Haku Ane-sama for some reason… I’m definitely just imagining it.
Right?

“Hey, that ring, what materials went into it?”
“Ummm, I think he said ruby and orichalcum?”
“Heeh, ruby and orichalcum huh… … … An orichalcum ring? Moreover, within ruby…? Wait a sec, that’s a treasure worth tens of millions of DP!”
“He did say it was expensive after all… but it was that much?”
“Can you see orichalcum rings in the catalog? Well, even if orichalcum could somehow be harvested in this mountain, it should still be expensive.”

As she said, I looked in the DP catalog for [Orichalcum Ring]… Mmm, decoration treasure category, orichalcum… 1,000,000 DP?

“It says 1,000,000 DP…”
“Yeah. The method of processing orichalcum is a dwarven secret, it takes so much time to process that even dwarves need a year to make an orichalcum sword. Although it should be more simple to make a ring, I feel that is a proper amount of DP for it.”
“Ooo…”

When did Kehma get the chance to prepare the ring? Ah, but looking at the materials it looks like it’s just 10,000 DP. Our village’s blacksmith is a dwarf too, so did he ask him…? Ah, it’d be [Create Golem] for Kehma though wouldn’t it? Since there’s ruby too it feels like I’m not wrong.
Mmm, I can’t say that to Haku Ane-sama though!

“Ah, come to think of it, this village has a dwarf blacksmith. Maybe he asked him?”
“… Even so, I can’t figure out how it was buried inside ruby.”

So that was it after all… Uu, it’s so hard not telling her! I think it’d be better to tell Haku Ane-sama more, but I absolutely can’t tell her about [Create Golem]!

“That ring, would you give it to me for 100,000,000 DP?”
“… … … Wha—!? N-no! Not this!”

Dangerous, my heart swayed a little there. 100,000,000 DP would be enough to summon an ancient dragon, I couldn’t help it!
But Kehma could easily prepare a few more of these rings, so it would be an easy way to get 100,000,000 DP from Haku Ane-sama.

“… That man, I have to purge him after all, don’t I…?”
“Excuse me, Haku Ane-sama? Umm, s-something’s leaking out.”
“Oh, sorry. Ufufufu.”

Haku Ane-sama who smiles so gracefully, what are you angry about? … Ahh, maybe you’re thinking it’s wasted money? Well, it didn’t really cost that much to get though.

After that, we talked about the saintess and Rin, as well as the game room. It seems that the effects of [Treaty] changes depending on the person who uses it too.
Other than that, I welcomed her with all I had and took a bath together, ate lunch together, slept together, and when I invited her into my room in the village chief’s mansion, Kehma woke up.

And now he’s on the ground prostrating to Haku Ane-sama. He looks so natural doing it.
… Un, that was a beautiful dogeza! Full marks on pitiability and resolution!

Ah, it looks like she’ll forgive him for something with him giving her a register?
I don’t get what’s going on, but as expected of Kehma!

 

 

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39 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 146

    1. — “Mmm… Suite, two people, one night! Meal, three S-Rank meals!” —
      Register with voice recognition, what a super lux goods…
      XD…

      — Oooh, I see! That Debt Hero huh. —
      *STAB*
      XD…

      — As she said, I looked in the DP catalog for [Orichalcum Ring]… Mmm, decoration treasure category, orichalcum… 1,000,000 DP? —
      My jaw dropped…
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      2. That actually sounds about right to me.

        The markup on the intrinsic value of ‘shaped’ materials is exponentially proportional to how difficult said material is to work with.

        For something soft like gold, which is malleable enough to shape with two flat rocks, no heat, and minimal labor, the intrinsic value might be only 1.1x the gold it was made from. (Unfortunately, it’s difficult to emperically determine this due to significant extrinsic values on jewelry in our culture; the only remotely fair source of data I can think of is how much one could sell an item for to a pawn shop that scraps gold items which won’t sell.)

        But for something as nigh-impossible to forge as orichalcum, then 100x is actually on the low side. Only, the extrinsic worth starts to lag behind significantly, as alternatives are more cost-efficient. (As a side note, this cuts the profit margins of orichalcum-working relative to other endevours, discouraging investment and research in the field, resulting in a vicious cycle. In such way, many technologies are abandoned by the wayside, such as the Steam Engine did for centuries in the Roman Empire, and as have dirgibles in modern times.)

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  2. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    He should’ve woken up earlier.. all those meat that could be exchanged with those DP.. *drools*

  3. Thanks for the chapter.

    Really been looking forward to this one. =)

    When Haku asked about a ring I immediately pictured her with a sapphire (blue) version for some reason. It just seemed to fit her.

    This chapter demonstrates that the absolute commands that Kehma gave Rokuko in the beginning are still binding her. He might have changed it to just temporary orders but the order he gave Rokuko to not tell Haku about things related to the dungeon and especially about [Create Golem], from back when Haku first showed up at the dungeon, still hold and is keeping Rokuko from telling Haku about some things. Regardless of how much she wants to please her Ane-sama. This chapter also shows that Rokuko did tell Haku about how long it would be till Kehma would be getting up, even if she was not certain that he Would get up then.

    Haku, tossing about 100mil DP like it’s just a more serious purchase but not enough to really worry about.

    1. Thank you for the chapter!

      I agree. When Haku asked for the ring, for some reason, I thought that Kehma should make her a sapphire version. It’d be fitting!

      And you may be right that the absolute commands are still binding, but it might also be that Rokuko’s gotten smarter and has realized that some dungeon secrets have to be kept secret, even from Haku. Kehma’s [create golem] is a huge cheat. If Haku knew about it, I could imagine she’d be tempted to take him away for a couple of months/years to custom make stuff for her (while leaving Rokuko well-guarded, of course).

      1. Main reason I think it is still binding is the absolute orders seem to change the way that the core thinks, forceably. You can see it in the early chapters with her speech changing after he tells her to do or not do something and from the first person views of the dungeon cores. Redra giving orders to 112 also shows it. The core will be thinking one thing and suddenly they will shift to the opposite thought process after their master says something, they will then be justifying it to themselves even if they don’t know why. The absolute order rights seems to do spot mind control about things related to an instruction by the master, it would be a fearsome power over the core in the hands of someone evil or ill-natured.

        It is also possible that it was just her getting smarter, but the line about really wanting to tell her about how it was made and being unable to reminds me of back when Haku was asking her questions around the time of their dungeon battle.

        From chapter 27:
        “In particular, never talk about things related to golems” (Kehma to Rokuko)

        This was back before he understood the way simple comments from him could become binding orders to Rokuko. Rokuko could probably not tell Haku about how the register works either if she was asked, she would have to say to ask Kehma or something similar. Watch her thought process when she comes to things he has ordered her in the past, her thoughts will be going in one direction and then they suddenly studder and change direction.

        1. I remember her being ordered to be quiet, and she was not happy about it instead of trying to justify it. If it actually does alter thoughts, couldn’t he just tell her “Become an unparalleled genius and perform everything flawlessly”?

          1. He had ordered her not to speak, if he had ordered her to not think its likely that she would have fallen to the ground like a doll and not moved until he countered that order. Part of “Become an unparalleled genius and perform everything flawlessly” would require the knowledge to know and understand how to do things and how they work. It is possible that he could increase the rate at which she learns with an order but he probably could not give her knowledge she doesn’t possess with an order.

            We don’t have the view for many dungeons but it seems like the features he tells Rokuko he wants to have he then gains after awhile. His ability to see how many DP/hr each person is, how much DP he is gaining from an area, and even the recent gained ability to set sortie spots and project his voice into the dungeon are all things that he had mentioned to Rokuko would be nice to have.

            Kehma seems to think that they are abilites unlocked after they gained a certain amount of area for the dungeon or overcame intruders, however we know from one of the discussions with Core 112 that knowing the DP of people or places is not a standard ability. Core 112 has been around a LOT longer then Rokuko and has a great deal more area under his control and he doesn’t seem to have any of the abilites that Kehma has assumed are granted as standard abilities at certain points in development. He hasn’t compared notes with Haku, but it’s likely that she also is lacking a lot of the ease-of-life abilities that Kehma uses.

            1. Perhaps. He also told Rokuko that Haku might be an enemy in the same sentence, and that hasn’t changed Rokuko’s sisterly love for her. Kehma told Rokuko not to say anything about golems, but he didn’t tell her to change her opinions. I’d agree with you if Rokuko wanted to tell her but physically couldn’t (like how she couldn’t speak despite her best efforts when he told her to be quiet).

              But I think you have a point about ordering her to think, because he actually did tell her to understand what he says in Chapter 3 (as translated):
              “…! I didn’t think of that, Kehma is smart!”
              “Rokuko is just stupid. So long as you understand what I say, it’s fine.”
              “O-okay. Got it.”

              Could that have the unintended effect of making her understand what he says/means? After all, she’s gotten a lot better at it over time…

              And you make really good points about the ease-of-life abilities that he has. After all, Rokuko’s innocent and also inclined to trust whatever Kehma says at this point. She’s become very adaptable. Kehma told her she could collect slaves and demonstrated it, so now she can collect slaves. So it would totally make sense that a feature could become available once she wonders if it’s possible.

    1. Rokuko is still naive, she has never been betrayed by those she’s faithfully trusted so she hasn’t had a chance to become skeptical of others. In addition, since kehma’s actions have always helped her or protected her (indirectly or directly) just the fact that kehma is there eases her worries…making her trusting…because she knows she’ll be safe.

  4. Ty 4 all the chap’s till now
    Since I haven’t read in a while (Saintess vs rin 1)

    I couldn’t stop laughing for a while when he was introduced as senpai.

    🙂

  5. I thought Rokuko had become more clever and perspective than before but in the end she is still as dumb and dense as always….at least she is still improving.

  6. She should’ve told him about that offer he probably would’ve accepted and been set for life lol.
    Good to finally see the conclusion of that cliffy though

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