Extra: Blacksmith 2

(Gozoh’s Point of View)

 

Several days later.

“Ooh, Gozoh! Thanks for calling me. Is Roppu doing well?”
“Kantra! You’ve come! Aye, full of energy as usual.”

Reuniting with my friend again after such a long time, I hugged him.
Oops, almost forgot. I need to be introducing him to Kehma, who I captured on his way out of the dungeon a bit ago.
Kehma took up residence next to this dungeon, [Cave of Desires], someone who’d absolutely never leave.
At any rate, he’s the secretary of [Dancing Doll’s Pavilion]’s owner, as well as the unmatched top capturer of [Cave of Desires].
There are two parties that have gone to the fourth floor, but one of those is this Kehma.

Everyone in his party are slaves. Well, that’s often the case, but Kehma’s party’s two slaves are cheerful and lively, so I’d be a bit careless to call it something usual.
It isn’t that usual at all.
Well, he does have the slaves work at the inn, but it’s easy to understand they’re well off there as well.

“With that, Kehma. This is Kantra. Take care of him.”
“Ah—yes…”

Like that, the meeting between Kehma and Kantra finished.
Or rather, he was a mage huh? I thought he was a swordsman judging by that magic sword at his waist.

Heh. After this is the reunion-required bout of drinks, but Kehma headed back without hanging out with us. What a cold guy. The only thing he left was that eggshell he gave to Kantra. It seems like it’ll become material for the furnace.

“So it’s a fire attributed eggshell, what kind of egg is it?”
“Ah, I was so excited I forgot to ask… Even taking a good look I don’t know.”
“Hmmm, but just one of them eh…”
“Oi oi. Monster eggs are wonderfully rare materials. Kehma-dono must have gone to great lengths to acquire this!”
“That so?”

With so many monsters around here, I don’t think it’d be that weird to just casually pick up a fire attributed monster’s eggshells though…

“Then why haven’t I seen any eggshell collection commissions?”
“Now that’s because it’s such a rare material that it’s out of the question for B-Ranks to get a hold of on ordinary commissions. Gozoh, you’re C-Rank aye?”
“Seriously? Woah…”

Why’s it so hard? Even though it’s just an eggshell.

“Gozoh. Have you seen any monster children in a dungeon?”
“Eh? What are you… oh, I haven’t. Right.”

Thinking about it, I’ve only ever seen adult monsters in dungeons.
As for monster children… I’ve seen them, but only outside of dungeons.

“It’s not known why, but monster children are rare. Although worm-types and a few others are exceptions, it’s true that you won’t see childish bodies that have no fighting strength in a dungeon at all. Well, there’s no use questioning that the parents would have superior materials, but… their eggs are the exception. Furthermore, monsters birthed by eggs eat their eggshells shortly after birth.”
“Eeh, woah. So that was it? I didn’t know.”
“Parents fill the eggshells with power for the sake of their children. In other words, it could be called crystallized power. It’s said that monsters can obtain their first divine protection by ingesting this… well, that’s how it is.”
“So there was something like that… hmm?”

Huh? Then how did he get the eggshell?
If they gobble it down as soon as they’re born, there shouldn’t be anything left over.

“In other words, it’s necessary to find a monster’s egg somewhere. Then you have to somehow deal with the monster’s parents. The parents would struggle to the death to defend their children.”
“Indeed, that’d be hard.”

Honestly, it’s not unthinkable that parents would show strength to defend their children. Both people and monsters. They’d probably raise one or two ranks doing it.

“Moreover, isn’t Kehma-dono still at a low rank? It depends on the opposing monster, but even getting lucky this is quite a rare material. To hand it over so willingly, I can give him a magic sword when I can make one. That guy’s important. Kukku.”

Kantra laughed.

 

*

 

Then, the next day.

“Holy shit. Kehma-dono… holy shit. He’s beyond important.”
“Wh-what is it!? Oi, Kantra!”

When I woke up, Kantra’s face was pale and he was trembling.

After the drinking bout yesterday while we gazed at the stars, we made plans to construct the smithy today and I fell asleep right there. Ah, I brought along several [Potato Aburaage] I ordered from Kehma. It’s crunchy texture feels great and its saltiness would definitely work great with sake. A delicious dish. [1]
But why would Kantra wake up like that so afraid of Kehma…? Ah—!

“Was something wrong with the aburaage!?”
“Why’re you talking about that!? Well, it was delicious though!”

Mu, so that wasn’t it? I do think it makes for a great snack even without having sake though.

“So then what’s the matter?”
“… Remember the eggshell?”
“Huh? What about it?”
“That eggshell, it’s from a phoenix…”

A phoenix… I’ve heard those being subjugation targets for B-Rank commissions. Oi, this is serious.

“… That’s… in other words, that, right? A ridiculously rare material? Am I right?”
“Yeah, there’s no doubting it since it was examined using magic tools that can find out a material’s name. Honestly, this shell is on a legend-grade rare item… Kehma-dono, where in the world did you…”

Legend-class, that’s incredible… It looks like it could turn into the highest class of furnace if it’s mixed into bricks. As a material that any blacksmith would water at the mouth over, even one hundred gold coins would be a foolish offer. Seriously, oi. Wouldn’t that be enough to drink as much sake as you wanted till your death?

“So, what’ll you do? That shell. Give it back?”
“… I’ll use it. I already promised to accept it. I just don’t understand why Kehma-dono would give me something like this for a magic sword. Or rather, to build a furnace with such a rare material… I truly never even dreamed of it… this is a first.”

To make a magic sword, that concept is often treated as something impossible. Currently, from what I hear even the top researchers in the imperial capital are just barely at the point where they’d say: “It’s somehow a magic sword… I think?” … For a blacksmith like Kantra to make it by himself? That’d surely be something impossible. Originally.

“… Sounds like drunken talk doesn’t it? For a mere blacksmith, making a magic sword…”
“Yeah… Alright then, well, there’s nothing to it but to give it a go. Perhaps, with this shell, I might be able to make a magic sword.”

Did he calm down from speaking with me? Kantra was already looking like a full-fledged blacksmith.

“Looking at it another way, this is a good chance to realize my dreams. Aren’t there magic swords in this dungeon? They’d be good examples to work off of. Gozoh, for collecting the materials, could I get your help?”
“Aye, for the time being I can capture iron golems here.”

Looking at Kantra’s straightforward eyes, I decided to give him my support.
… How should I put it, I really can’t read that Kehma… There’s no way he’s just some ordinary guy…

 

 

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62 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 82

    1. Why don’t they think that Keima do that to support them, what ungratefull bunch…
      :p…

      fourth floor, but one of those
      fourth floor, and one of those ???

      1. Someone unrelated to you offer to give you 1 billion dollars when you started a small business and only ask for 1 million back. Do you think their only aim is to support you? I think not. Actually it’s wiser to assume they have ulterior motive. I’d say these guys are already have a good heart to not doubt Kehma.

    1. wait…if a phoenix or an egg of it dies, they turn back to an egg. phoenix eggshells are precious materials. so…poor phoenixes, endlessly shattered after getting defeated.

      1. actually if i’m remembering right it only turns back into an egg if it dies of old age. So an adventuring team that tried to gather phoenix egg shells would be up against the pair of B rank parents (motivated into being a rank or so stronger according to this) to get the egg, however many times it takes to get them both down at once not even mentioning getting TO the nest. Then they would be hounded to the ends of the earth by the unlimited respawning pissed off parents to get the egg back…. if they tried to take the egg itself for that purpose. If they just quickly smash and grab for the shells they’d probably still have to fight off the parents time and again while retreating until they get far enough away.
        Even a top rank party would probably consider it a hellish commission.

  1. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Yup! He’s no ordinary guy. He’s a weird lazy dungeon master.

      1. after his battles against haku and otento (the salamander) do you really belive that he is normal even for a dungeon master?

  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    As suspected, phoenix eggshell turns out to be a ridiculously rare material.
    If they knew how much of it Kehma has collected, and the means he used, they’d probably die…

  3. ミ /彡   
    ..ミ、|ミ //彡 Thanks!
    ミ.|.ミ/ ./.|  Ziru!!
    .|//|.  []. ∧_∧
    /.  []    (´・ω・`)
    ┬┬┬┬┬-0┬0‐┬┬
    ‐┼┼┼┼┼‐┼┼┼┼┼
    ┼┼┼┼┼┼‐┼┼┼┼┼
    (A Ziru’s Musings Special!!!)

    1. lol a especial edition?

      ミ /彡*   
      ..ミ、|ミ //彡* Thanks!
      ミ.|.ミ/ ./.|  Ziru!!
      .|//|.  []. ∧_∧
      /.  []    (´・ω・`)
      ┬┬┬┬┬-0┬0‐┬┬
      ‐┼┼┼┼┼‐┼┼┼┼┼
      ┼┼┼┼┼┼‐┼┼┼┼┼
      (A Ziru’s Musings Special!!!)

  4. If they find out that Kehma ( wait I forgot his real name >_< ) can make magic sword with only wood they gonna split blood and die

    1. Well, they’re not real magic swords. Their durability is too low for that and I doubt that they can be maintained in the same way. They’re really good as consumable items though.

  5. Thanks for the chapter! My, who could this Kehma really be? We should ask Clark Kent or his friend, Superman… 😋

    …just imagined Keima wearing glasses. Surprisingly fitting, although he’d have to take them off to sleep. 🤔

  6. I wonder if their hearts would explode if they knew how many of those he has? 😉

    Also love to see their expressions if they saw a golem made from them 😉

  7. “As expected of Haku’s acquaintance/relative” I would say. XD A-rank adventurers should be able to do that much, right?

    1. Oh I never made an update post about that did I? I’ll do that later today when I return home. Thanks for the reminder.

      Amazing review, by the way ^^

  8. Keima really is an idiot for not thinking that eggshells from a bloody PHOENIX wouldn’t be considered valuable at all. It’s only one of the most holy/known birds/creatures of legend even in your native world.

  9. So, we have a candidate for embodying pride, in the inn. We already have Kehma as the embodiment of Sloth, Rokuko as the candidate for the embodiment of envy, Meat as the candidate for lust(lol), Ichika as the embodiment of Gluttony, and the slots as the embodiment of Greed. Now we have Kantra the blacksmith as a potential candidate for pride.

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

    lol.. thats why keima didn’t registered as a parent i guess.. he didn’t imprint his magical power when feni was still an egg even once..

  11. Please be aware of issues regarding the first few chapters, they can not be reached. Im not sure which chapter it starts at but definitely chapters 1 to 9 i can not read

    1. I’ll look into it in the morning. There are at least 90 people who were able to read the chapters today alone, though. Not sure what’s going on.

      1. I tried checking all the chapters and for some reason it only affects chapter’s 1 to 46 I’ve tried two different computers on regular cable internet and a tablet on mobile carrier data and on different browsers.
        Thank you for all your hard work, knowing you have a lot of things going on right now.

  12. Thanks for the chapter!!

    I read it all in a day as I took my time!

    Also I wonder when the misunderstanding of him being a lolicon will clear up? I can’t stand it xD

  13. The broken early chapters have to do with the links. Manually changing the end of a working link’s address to the corresponding chapter I wanted is how I got through those early chapters, ex: “…ldm-ch1”

  14. I hope the baby ate its shell when hatched and wonder what w o old happen if kenma and his people ate the left over shells they have

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