The Existence Named Leona 1

 

My hands froze up.
Why’s Leona here? Wasn’t she staying inside the dungeon together with the Succubi?
I wasn’t using [Super Transformation], so I’d die if she killed me. Let’s flip [Blackout Resistance] ON just in case.

“Here is your C-Rank meal, it’s crowded right now, so please don’t take too long in eating it.”
“Oh! This, this is it! I’ve been wanting to eat some since I heard about it~”

Today’s C-Rank meal is some grilled ginger pork with rice instead of bread.
Rei placed the C-Rank meal in front of Leona, not taking notice of the sweat waterfall taking place in my mind.
‘So please don’t take too long in eating it’—huh, how formal. Also, help please?
I was begging for help in my mind, but she obviously wouldn’t be able to hear it.
Rei wouldn’t be able to do anything to Leona with her nonexistent offensive power anyway. Rather, she should escape while she can.

“Ufufu, how many years has it been since I’ve had rice? Did I eat it back when I was seventeen…? Ooh, that would’ve been only recently then, wouldn’t it? Tehee~♪”

Is that joke about being seventeen your trademark or something?
… Wait, I still haven’t actually met Leona directly. There’s a good chance that she just happened to come to the seat across me by chance, I can just slip away at some point. As for how I’ll slip away, well, I don’t know.

“Well now, Golem-san.”
“Bugofu—”
“Ah, do you prefer Keima-san?”

Yep, she found me out. I understand that perfectly.
It’d be alright if she just used my name even without me telling her, I’m the Village Chief. It wouldn’t be hard to get my name and using perfect Japanese diction for it could’ve just been happenchance. But Golem-san is an out.

“Hahahaha… … … please spare me my life.”
“Why are you suddenly asking this lovely young girl something so weird? It’s alright, I just want to talk today—[Isolation], [Camouflage], there we go. Alright, now it’ll just look like we’re having a fun little conversation to anyone else, so being blunt’s OK~”

When Leona snapped her fingers, I couldn’t hear any sounds coming from all of the people around us. It looks like she used some skill to produce a space that we can talk privately… which also means that I can’t call for help.

“Umm…”
“I came as a friend today, so don’t worry about honorifics. Golem-san’s way of talking would be good… The next time you speak overly polite, I’ll flick you in the forehead, alright?”
“… Alright.”

Leona smiled. Actually, I think ‘grinned’ might be a better way to put it?
At any rate, her forehead flick sounds like it might cause my head to straight up vanish so being overly polite is hereby banned!

“Oh, wondering about my skill? I guess we could’ve moved to a room, but I’m not some cheap woman that would let some strange man bring me to his room so easily~”
“Today’s my treat! Everyone, feel free to eat and drink all you want!”

I called out, but the people around us didn’t pay me any attention and just kept on eating.

“… Yeah, no reaction at all. Alright, sure. I’ll trust you.”
“Heeh, that’s amusing. It’s the first time I saw someone react like that, it’s usually ‘please save me~’ and stuff.”
“So, what’s up? Rather, how’d you know who I am?”
“Oh? It’s hard to like men that are too hasty, you know? … Well, I don’t mind telling you.”

Leona pointed to her red eyes and spoke.

“I have [Super Appraisal]… I can see your everything.”

An appraisal-type skill. I’d thought that she’d have one, but seeing as how it has ‘Super’ tacked on, it’s a Hero Skill?

“Fufufu, isn’t it a standard? I could see that that Golem’s name was Euma, and that it was manufactured by ‘Keima-san’. Also that you’re older than the seventeen year old me.”
“… I don’t know if it’s a standard or not, but I don’t have an appraisal-type skill.”
“Hoh? Then couldn’t you transform into me with your [Super Transformation] for a taste of it?”

So she even found out about my Hero skill huh… [Super Appraisal] is a frightening skill.
I wonder if she could even see me as having [Occupation: Village Chief (Dungeon Master-cum-Hero)]?

“But I don’t recommend transforming into me, you’d probably go mad and end up dying… You have Lv 3 though, so maybe you’ll respawn?”
“… Go mad? Wow. Why would that happen?”
“You’d also have my abilities, but you would get juuuuuust a little cursed. I’m fine—rather, I guess it’s more like I become alright?—because I have [Magic Absorption], but the curse will just flow over to you when you take on my form.” [1]

Seriously? … I didn’t transform into Leona with [Super Transformation] like how I did with Setsuna because I had some information beforehand, but holy crap. That saved me.

“Do you know what cursed you?”
“Do you keep track of how many grams of meat you eat every day? I sure don’t. It’s like that. Ufufu, just think of it like the whole world’s cursing me, isn’t it thrilling?”

So there’s just too many sources?

“So, how have you been, Golem-san?”

Relaxed, Leona asked me a question like she was wanting to do some small talk.

“Please call me Village Chief-san, not Golem-san… right, I just recently started feeling like some lion was staring me dead in the eyes.”
“Well, it definitely must be a cute, everyday lion then. Ah, how about you call me [Leonan♪] then? Like a boyfriend, with affection and love.”
“Leonan, I’m the type to use honorifics for lovers and juniors.”
“Then we’ll just use our names, Keima-san.”

Leona gulped down the rice while eating the grilled ginger pork.

“Mmm! Rice really is the soul food of Japan! Why is it this world doesn’t have any? I gave up after trying to make it didn’t work out, even turning rocks into orichalcum was easier. Did you know that rice isn’t even on the Lv 10 recipe list for [Super Alchemy]? Even though something like the Philosopher Stone was listed at Lv 1… Well, [Super Alchemy] itself is derived from the Philosopher’s Stone though.”
“Oooh, so you’re a Japanese after all?”
“Oh? You’re one too, Keima-san? My eyes being red is because of my skill.”
“[Super Massage]? Or [Super Appraisal]?”
“So you heard about that from Setsuna? Neither, it’s a common [Magic Sight]-type skill. With it, I can even see things like the flow of magical power within a dungeon’s domain… Haku-chan has it too, you know? Haku-chan’s eyes were red to begin with though.”

Wow, it looks like I just learned something good. She isn’t planning on erasing me now, right?

“You don’t need to be so scared, I’m just speaking so freely since it’s fun to speak with another Japanese… So, how long has it been since you came here, Keima-san?”
“… About one year.”
“It’s been around five hundred for me, I think? I look younger than my age because I have eternal youth though. Oh dear, a woman shouldn’t talk about her age, how inconsiderate of me.”

What are you going off saying on your own now?

“I’m not interested in your age, so please don’t worry.”
“Really really? Weren’t you a lolicon that’s only interested in gachi loli? Ah, I was thinking that that information was a countermeasure for the Succubi, but you really fooled me! My evaluation of you got a super UP!” [2]

I don’t recall deceiving anyone, but it looks like she went and got deceived on her own. I don’t know if my evaluation being improved is a good or bad thing though.

“Should I ask you straight up then? What’s your goal?”
“My goal? Hmm, alright, I’ll tell you.”

With a complacent smile, Leona assumed an important air about her.
At that moment, the air around her felt like it literally turned black.

“I want to become the [Final Boss].”

 

Footnotes:
  • I’m assuming by ‘also have my abilities’, she’s meaning super, super reduced versions? Leona has mentioned the past two times she mentioned it that Keima would in fact be able to use her [Super XXX] abilities to some minor degree. Return
  • As a result of diving into 2ch for quite a long time, I’ve discovered that [Gachi Loli = ‘genuine lolis ONLY, no look-alikes, nothing else mixed in’]. No one ever seems to explain it explicitly, though. Return

 

 

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46 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 233

  1. Thanks for the chapter !

    How many dungeon cores did she destroy to get that many hero skills and lvl them up 😮

    1. Do we know if more dungeon cores are needed to level, or do we only need to guess how many skills she’s gotten, and how many years it must have taken to max them?

          1. Sub-cores for extra dungeons count towards the level ups, but a main core is needed to get the skill in the first place I believe. I’m also going to guess that super skills share levels, as Keima’s skill leveled up retroactively from participation in core kills.

            1. Checking back in previous chapters, they were called ‘dummy cores’, but Keima has some here too, I always assumed that it just looked alike but it seems it is able to actually have functions regarding mana supply? Couldn’t he just buy a couple of dummy cores and break them to get to level 10 transformation?

  2. Wait, isn’t that good? Kind of? Lock up the loose cannon in the bottom of the dungeon and wait until someone comes around and kills her…. Sounds too simple to work, doesn’t it?

    1. I think she meant that in the [End Game Boss] sense, not just as a [Dungeon Last Boss].

      What is the most frightening is not her strength but how she intends to be considered a final boss by the world. She would need to do something outrageous for all of humanity to consider her more dangerous than core 6 who is the Demon Lord.

      1. ‘Girls, I’m going to give a little something extra to you!!<3 <3….'

        should do it, imagine all the girls in the world becoming mixed gender. Your wife, your girlfriend, your sister, your mom… yup, that would do it.

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

    *eats grilled ginger pork while watching Village Chief*
    “Eeh?! I thought keima is interested in lolies!!”

        1. Honestly, water.
          My 2nd most drank beverage is sparkling water, too. Currently prefer a brand named Clear American.

          1. Apparently I drink too much green tea that the doctor told me to start alternating it with black tea. Water is great though, but if it leaves you feeling a bit dry after taking a sip or drink, it has a bit of sodium in it if not alot.

  4. Since she wants to become the final boss, does she want to replace the dungeon cores’ father’s place or something? Hope she doesn’t kill him or anything… Thanks for the chapter!

  5. Thanks for the chapter.

    “As a result of diving into 2ch for quite a long time, I’ve discovered that [Gachi Loli = ‘genuine lolis ONLY, no look-alikes, nothing else mixed in’]. No one ever seems to explain it explicitly, though.” <- meaning Rokuko is OUT but Meat is IN?

  6. Thanks for the chapter.
    Holy shit that last line, what happened to Leona to make her want to be a final boss? Was she from WW2 Japan? Wait she’s from era of RPGs (since she knows the term [Final Boss] so can’t be WW2. Was it the curses? I thought Father and the other gods would be the strongest existences?

  7. Thanks for the chapter!!!

    I wonder what timed bomb-san wants to do~ Does she want to conquer the world?

  8. God damn do I hate the teehee overpowered character, the ones that pretend they aren’t strong but do stupid shit that shows how strong they are. Not to mention doing stupid stuff to others without their consent. Understandable that after 500 years you get bored, but it doesn’t change the fact that you’re a terrible person.

  9. Thanka for translating this very interesting series Zirus!
    Leona seems to be quite the wildcard so I am looking forward to how Keima handles this crisis.
    Cheers!

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