The Naming Ceremony

 

All three of the newbies reached the point of being able to work at reception.
As promised, I think I should give them names soon.

I decided to call the three of them over to the dungeon’s boss room to name them.
Well, though I could just have it done with saying, “Ah, here are you guys’ new names,” in the inn, this seems to be something very important for monsters. I’m a dungeon master that can read the mood after all.

The production value is important.

If I grandly perform the naming ceremony like this, they’ll definitely pledge even more loyalty.
Therefore, I decided to remodel the tasteless stone boss room.

First is the throne. I placed importance on its appearance since it’ll rarely be used to sit. I made the throne using stone that gave a profound feeling and I made it around two steps higher than the ground, that way invaders could be looked down on even while sitting down. It wouldn’t feel off even if a demon king sat in it. Because stone isn’t a luxurious material, another important thing is that I wouldn’t look out of place even if I sat on it.

After that, I placed a stone runner rug that went straight from the entrance to the throne… Well, since the floor was already made of stone, I just had to arrange it a bit… Yep, there’s just a difference in how much the pattern is used, but it’s turned into something like a temple, I guess? It’s mostly grey though.
Then I made the steps for the throne.

Coming this far, I also fixed up the walls and added some pillars. They’re unnecessary since they’re just decoration though. Again, it felt kind of like a pantheon temple… how should I say… authentic? Authentic. I guess.

In the end, I made some statues of golems that were holding up weapons by growing them from the wall. Just in case, I also equipped them with blade golems so they’re practical goods.

Fuu… I only exerted myself since my creative urge welled up.

“I was wondering what Kehma was up to since you hadn’t slept for a while… this is so amazingly awesome!”
“My confidence is wavering since Rokuko’s the one saying that…”
“Eh—what!? But that should help your confidence!”
“Because you have that weird hobby of being a goblin lover right? That’s why it’s possible that goblins are your basis for ‘awesome’…”
“That’s a harmful rumor! Even I think dragons and stuff look awesome you know?”

Ooh, dragons huh. Dragons definitely are cool. Since I’ve seen a living red dragon, maybe I should try out making a dragon golem next time? I’d love it to spit fire or something if possible.
… Aah, it’d definitely be weak compared to the real thing though~. The best material I can use right now is just iron. Thinking about that reduces my motivation. Though well, it might be good to try and make it as practice in preparation for the future when I can use better materials.

The current boss is an iron haniwa golem I finished the other day… let’s make the next boss an iron dragon golem.
“Oh right, how about calling them soon? You guuuuys, go to your posts!”
“You should call for Meat and Ichika too if you’re done with the golems you know~”

Like that, I had the golems form lines and began the naming ceremony.

 

*

 

The dungeon [Cave of Desires].

The first above ground floor had the entrance, traps, goblins, as well as some treasure chests.
There were wandering golems as well as the magic sword test room in the first underground floor, the second being the [Multi-Floor Labyrinth].
When passing through the labyrinth, one would ascend. It goes up to the second above ground floor in one go.
The second above ground floor is the [Riddle Area], where wisdom and knowledge are tested… no intruders have went beyond this yet.
When one passes the [Riddle Area], they would descend from the second above ground floor to the third underground floor with the [Open Ceiling Spiral Staircase].
The third underground layer has a unique golem… the first generation boss’ normal haniwa golems and the like, it was a [Golem Warehouse Area] that I had irregular prototype golems patrol. There are magic sword blade golems placed in chests here.

After breaking through all of those, there’s a fourth underground floor… the [Boss Room Area].
(Still, I’ll be adding sequential floors below it starting from the fifth underground floor. I plan on spreading the dungeon towards Sia’s town district.)

Right now, at this time, the [Boss Room] was very crowded.
… Though I say that, other than the armored golems that were lined up beautifully, there’s just me, the dungeon master, Rokuko, the dungeon core, and the slaves Meat and Ichika—oh, and that pet phoenix (chick), Feni.

As for what Rokuko was wearing, it was a white dress that looked great on her slender body’s silhouette. I made that guy modelling after Haku-san’s dress, it’s Rokuko’s favorite. The white phoenix (chick) on her shoulder matched it nicely.
Meat and Ichika were wearing their maid outfits. They weren’t their usual ones but brand new ones.

In other words, everyone was dressed up.

Of course, my appearance is like that too.
I’m in a full-body silver armor with a red mantle. I made the gold leaf by crushing gold coins to make it even more imposing… Really though, the armor is just iron armor that’s been plated. Also, it’s so heavy that I can’t move it on my own. I can move since it’s an armor golem, but I’ll definitely be injured if I make an awkward movement.

I am sitting on the throne.
Rokuko stood right by my side, with Meat and Ichika standing on either side of the aisle one step down.
Standing on both sides of the stone path coming from the entrance to the throne, the armed golems had formed ranks in intervals, lining up and holding their swords up.

The image of [Meeting the King]. Well, a dungeon master is kind of like a king so it’s probably not wrong.

I used [Deployment] on the three in front of the door. With this, preparations are complete.
I told them that I’d be doing their naming ceremony beforehand, but I didn’t tell them that I’d do it so elaborately like this. Kukuku, I wonder what kind of faces they’ll have.

“Enter!”

When I called out, the boss room’s doors… massive double doors that also had gold leaf, the golems opened them.
I could see the three girls that had been standing in front of the door—they were surprised just for a moment before immediately entering the room with serious expressions… Hooh, maybe I should do something?

“Halt. Kneel.”

They kneeled in a row, with Alpha the vampire in the middle, Beta the silky on the left, and Gamma the apprentice witch on the right.

“Now, I will conduct the naming ceremony.”

I put strength into my gut to make my words as strong as possible, speaking proudly. This is getting fun.
By the way, since there isn’t a ceremony like the naming ceremony to begin with, there’s no etiquette for it either. Well, [When in Rome].

“Ye whom this one hath granted life, as in accordance with the agreement, shall be bestowed with names.”

I stood up slowly while receiving assistance from the full body armor golem, unsheathing the sword at my waist.
Made with potion bottles, the sword had a transparent blade. The sword somehow reflected blue light, so it looked really mysterious… It’s offensive power? It’d break if it got hit. The sword would, that is. It’s for etiquette, etiquette.

“Alpha, raise thy head.”
“Sir!”

 

 

As I spoke, Alpha looked up… Ummm, let’s see, what should her name be…

“To thee, the name of Rei is bestowed.”
“Sir! It is my honor!”

I said ‘thee’! Hahaha. Well whatever, I was going with the flow.
As for the name’s origin, it’s because she has zero offensive capability. It’s easy to remember that way. [1]
… Yep, even though you’re really happy, somehow… sorry? It was such a fitting name.
Well, next.

“Beta, raise thy head.”
“Yes.”

Her bearing is more gentle than Alpha’s… err, Rei’s. No, maybe I should call it more graceful?

“To thee, the name of Kinue is bestowed.”
“I shall accept it reverently.”

Her name’s origin is silky -> silk -> kinu -> Kinue… yeah. [2]
I thought about calling her Okinu-san, but since it was a more popular name and Kinue is closer, it became Kinue…
Now for the last one.

“Gamma, raise thy head.”
“Okay~”

Ah, yep. Beta, now Kinue, is more gentle… and this one is more carefree. Definitely.

“To thee, the name of Nerune is bestowed.”
“Thank you very much, master~”

Her name is because she’s a witch.
… Eh? What does Nerune have to do with witches? Let’s see… here, isn’t there the image of stirring something in a cauldron? Stirring until the color changes right? Right? Yeah. [3]
And again, I’m not your master. [4]

Well everyone is named with relatively irresponsible names, but since it’s from another world I probably won’t be exposed.
Rather, Rokuko would probably be happy knowing that the names came from another world.

That’s all for the naming ceremony. I had it so that the golems would applaud when I finished up in a loud voice.
Now then, the closing words are important… wonder what I should say…?

“Ah~, hey Kehma. It’s fine to end it already you know? Alright! Rei, Kinue, Nerune. Do your best for the dungeon from now on!”

At that moment, the golems’ solid hands’ applause sounded like a storm.
Dangit Rokuko, you took away the good part!

 

 

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Footnotes:
  • Rei = Zero. Return
  • Silk (kana) -> Kinu (Silk in kanji) Return
  • Yeah, so I couldn’t think of a way to show this in English. 練ってる -> Netteru -> Neru ->  Nerune (Stir and stir) Return
  • She uses ‘master’ that implies ‘teacher’. Return

61 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 84

    1. ” It’s offensive power? It’d break if it got hit. ”
      That’s potion bottle for ya…
      XD…

      ” At that moment, the golems’ solid hands’ applause sounded like a storm.
      Dangit Rokuko, she took away the good part! ”
      She stole it gracefully…
      XD…

      He name is because
      The name is because ???

  1. Gold leaf is basically using gold to coat something which allows it to be cost efficient for some designs I believe , it can be done with silver as well.

      1. Gold leaf and gold plating are different in their application and appearance. Gold leaf is gold that has been thined to the point its thinner then paper then carefully applied to the target area. It is very fragile before application and a light breeze would make it unusable. Gold plating is fairly robust by comparison and, while thin, doesn’t come off that easy.

        An example of a square of gold leaf:
        http://www.sundanceglass.com/lampWEB/gold-leaf-heavy.jpg

        Applying it:
        http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0094/1122/files/Apply_Leaf_3.jpg?8737

        You can sometimes find gold leaf in the bottom of some types of Sake or as a layer on some high end cakes. It feels odd to me that it is eaten or drunk at times..

  2. Kehma with knightly/kingly armor…it doesn’t fit his character
    i bet 10/10 people that know him would be confused if they saw him with it

    thanks for the chapter

  3. since your notes show confusion. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/52/af/a4/52afa456b2334df08b3740113487192b.jpg
    i think it may be like this with a blend of different levels of shine creating a pattern and hence maybe he did use ‘silver’ leaf and not ‘gold’ ? if he said kingin then i.s agree with gold but unfortunately traditionally gold and silver had the same currency value in japan until some time after they got ripped off by foreign traders swapping 1 for 1 dull gold coins for shiny new silver coins.

    1. The main part that confuses me is that it specifically states silver armor, then says he made the plating/leafing/w.e by crushing -GOLD- coins.

      Umu.

  4. Greetings from a sloth~
    Hey Ziru! Since I’m already informing some of the other translators I know, you should probably know too.

    Some website is stealing a BUNCH of translator’s works including yours and mine.

    and by that I mean all 3 of ur projects. :/

    I won’t mention it here since it’ll just give it publicity… so PM me if you want to know.

        1. There is a lot more then just one. It is horrible that there is people that steal others hard work, but sadly it something that runs rampant especially for translations.
          Also thanks for not posting the actual site. Other then raising awareness there isn’t much else that can be done. Even if one of these bastard thief get caught another will just take there place.

    1. Well, assuming that you have permission from the author to be translating the series, you could try a DMCA takedown notice. Not sure what the legal fees would be like though.

      1. Nah, I think I know the site(s) you’re talking about and I wholly agree that they’re assholes.

        Already searched up their domain’s registrar abuse email and going to file DMCA as derivative work copyright holder…

        (Well, I can still delete your comments if you want. Just reply saying you still want them deleted if so)

    1. Given the chapter with her talking to Ichika about it, I don’t think she cares.

      So long as it’s the ‘name Keima calls her with’, anything is fine, the importance is not in the name but the one using it.

      If to Keima she’s Meat, then Meat her name shall be.

      1. Actually, I think she wants him to call her Meat precisely because she knows what it means. She knows him well enough to know that he would have changed her name if he knew what it meant, so blocking him from finding out means that she wants that name.

        1. There is more to it then that. The beastkin believe in living up to the name they have been given. The chapter she learned what the name meant she seemed to have become determined to live up to the meaning of it… She is just biding her time for now but probably plans to be his meat at some time in the future.

          1. Right, which is why she doesn’t want the name changed. Its a clear declaration of the place she wants to hold and acts as a deterrent to potential rivals.

  5. *Applaud along with golems*

    Kehma-sama! The grand stage and settings, the magnificent outfits, the majestic gestures, the wisely choise of words, the feelings put into the intonations! Such ruler for the Cave of Desires!

      1. Yeah it is a normal name, fairly common actually. It really is a nice name too since it has other meanings as well.
        Lovely, Elegance, Beautiful, Wise, and Clever are all positive translations of Rei. Course other meanings like Zero, Spirit, Ghost, Black, and Dark are more negative terms.

  6. He’s going to regret this later when he has to hand out more names 😉

    I wonder if he realizes how much his boss room screams “Demon King?” Has he forgotten that he’s trying to avoid the attention of the hero?

  7. Man, designing golem bosses seems like so much fun, yet all his ideas seem so generic…

    They don’t even have to be all that complex, considering the theme of the dungeon: an Indiana Jones-style boulder that’s also a golem, so it follows you, would be hilarious.

  8. Thanks for the Chapter!!!
    i wonder what would happen if an adventurer were to see that room that screams demon king (i also wonder what would happen if an adventurer saw the naming ceremony)

  9. Hehe… good job Rokuko~!

    Also, minor correction:
    – weird hobby of being a goblin loving
    **lover**
    or
    remove ‘a’

  10. Hahaha he’s just showing his inner Chuuni inside. I love the fact Rokoku is like the Queen by his side while the others are Kneeling. Rokoku is in the same position after all. If he’s the Demon King then she’s the Demon Queen. Like the Overseer huh?

    This chapter was amazing but I can’t help but feel disappointed when it has so much potential but not used…netherless very entertaining Novel.

  11. I’m surprised he didn’t give them equipment or increase their abilities as he told them to do their best for the dungeon

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