Information From Haku-san

 

Several days after the sad event of the aristocrat’s murder in the dungeon (it seems the criminals confessed), Haku-san came to visit again.
How does this person possibly have this much free time? Well, even though I thought that, it seemed she had some business today as well.
She called me and Rokuko together to a room and looked at us while holding on to some cream soda.

“A hero is coming this time.”

It was shocking information.

“Eh, a hero? … Seriously?”
“Would I tell you a lie? Well, I understand how you feel though.”
“Huh? You usually say [God’s Vanguard], not [Hero] though? Haku Ane-sama.”
“Rokuko-chan is wise. Yes, since he has already went through brainwashing training, he’s already under my control. You don’t have to worry about many things.”

I let out my breath, slightly relieved. Let’s not pay attention to her mentioning brainwashing.

“There is a fool that performed the hero summoning ritual in my country at his own volition… Although he was barely an aristocrat, my plans went slightly awry and thanks to that I was able to come visit Rokuko-chan. His assets have been seized and the present head of the family was executed.”

Excuse me, your plans went awry from seizure and execution so you could meet Rokuko? Wait that’s not it, a hero summoning done on their own, is that fine? Is it?
Rather, a hero summoning is something that can be done that easily?

“It’s normally not something that can be done like that, it takes quite the preparation… Perhaps you understand if I spoke in terms of DP? 50,000,000,000 DP.”

This time, it seems to have been done with a special item that was used as compensation, [God’s Tear].
According to her, the item itself didn’t have much of a value, it was something that could be used to pay the cost of summoning a hero. Like a hero voucher or something.

“Why did that aristocrat summon a hero?”
“Likely for distinguished services, he was eyeing a piece of land that fell directly in the demon king’s territory, and if the demon was defeated by throwing the hero at him… well, it was like that.”

Demon king. Fantasy just came and slapped me in the face.

“By the way, the demon king’s true identity is Dungeon Core No. 6. His dungeon’s name is [Demon King’s Castle], a castle-type dungeon.”

So the demon king is a dungeon core too? I heard something like that a while back, but it was true? … Huh? Wasn’t it said that it was already defeated?

“That was probably No. 66. The same type of dungeon core as No. 6, it was one of the demon king’s followers. There are some other followers as well… Perhaps it could be called the demon king faction?”

So dungeon cores have factions? … Let’s join Haku-san’s faction. We’ve gotten so much DP from her there’s no complaints from me.

“Well it’s fine, back on topic, that is why a god’s vanguard… a hero was summoned.”
“‘Was’, huh, that phrasing is a little worrying. When did the summoning happen?” [1]
“A guess should be alright. For the past three years, he has trained in that territory. Although he seems to have been educated as according to the [Hero Training Manual] I tentatively made… Although I wouldn’t have gone so far as to punish him for being in my presence if he properly reported it, it seems he thought that it would make for an outstanding achievement if he did so after defeating the demon king. The head of the family even two generations ago would have been less objectionable, as expected, humans are no good when the generations move on.”

Haku-san grumbled in complaint by the end there.
How old is she? I didn’t think that. If I thought that, she’d kill me. Thus I didn’t think it.

By the way, as for Haku-san’s carefully produced [Hero Training Manual], it was made for the sake of teaching god’s vanguard [Dungeons That Are Fine to Destroy] and [Dungeons That Are Not Fine to Destroy]. It was a very convenient way (for Haku-san) to plant knowledge in them.
Ah, by the way our dungeon’s previous name of [Ordinary Cave], as well as the current [Cave of Desires] is in the do-not-break category when going to the adventurers guild to find out. The empire’s foundation, Haku-san’s [White Labyrinth], goes without saying.

“… Ah, come to think of it, there are about six intruders captured and confined right now, could we become a [Dungeon That is Fine to Destroy]?”
“If you are exposed, yes. However, have you set up proper countermeasures? There’s no problem then.”

It’s a jail, but they are perfectly isolated. Their strength is falling, but since they’re in a room you can’t get to without the dungeon’s [Deployment] function, ordinary intruders would never be able to make it to the jail.

Although their strengths should be falling exceptionally, according to Rei, I’m told it’s fine since they have bodies that can’t run away and will never talk again… so it seems there’s no problem. I didn’t ask for any details.

Yep, it’s fine so long as we aren’t exposed. Although I myself rejected it since we didn’t have enough people or the know-how, human farms are still really useful facilities. I understand since there are a few people in the palm of my hand already, but just six people gives the huge profit of 1,300 DP per day.
Let’s be sure to be able to self-destruct them at any time, like a evidence self-destruction switch.

“Well, that hero heard about the method of those playing cards that come from your dungeon. He said that there may be some connection to his former world. According to Kehma-san’s plan, you have lured him in.”
“… Yeah, looks like it.”

Is that so? A dungeon that drops something that comes from the hero’s world would certainly be suspicious.
… Although it looks like I’ve somehow become an amazing tactician in Haku-san’s head, that wasn’t my plan at all. Sorry. It was a simple mistake. Let’s just hide it for now. I shook my head.

“Naturally, fufufu.”
“Well, although I don’t know what you are planning to do with the hero, since the hero coming this time, Nishimi, is under my control… while hiding the things about dungeon cores that’s in the [Introduction to the Study of Dungeons], could you please make best use of him and return him to me?”
“It can’t be helped hmm? Understood.”
“Fufu, I don’t dislike obedient children… Right, if there is something you want, how about I finance you a little?”

In that case please allow me to present to you this garter belt and stocking set—ah, I should stop. I really want to say it though.
… Oi, Rokuko, why are you staring? I won’t say it, I won’t say it!

“Then DP. I want to play around with a few ‘capturing alive anti-hero’ things.”
“As a reward for hearing my request, I will give you 200,000 DP as prepayment.”

This terrifying person can just give away one hundred days’ worth of our current income… that’s four hundred days’ worth of our income just a few days ago.
Moreover, she didn’t forget to tip Rokuko either. That Haku-san, her depths are incomprehensible…

 

 

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Footnotes:
  • Little awkward in English but I think the point gets through. She uses phrasing as though it happened a while ago. Return

52 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 92

  1. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
    …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Ziru!!……..
    ….….’ーゝ_ノ……~…..∧__∧..…….
    …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
    ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..
    …….ヽ__シ……….(__(__つ……..

    1. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
      …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Ziru!!……..
      ….….’ーゝ_ノ……~…..∧__∧..…….
      …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
      ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..
      …….ヽ__シ……….(__(__つ……..

      1. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
        …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Ziru!!……..
        ….….’ーゝ_ノ……~…..∧__∧..…….
        …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
        ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..
        …….ヽ__シ……….(__(__つ……..

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

    haku just got an excuse to kiss rokuko.. XD

    since no.6 and no.66 is a demon lord faction.. then does no.666 a greater demon lord faction?!

  3. I approve Keima’s original idea for a reward. The one he left unsaid.

    By the way. Is it specified in the raw that the hero is a male?

    1. No.
      At first I tried to keep it gender neutral but the sentences started sounding really weird. Will change if it turns out to be a girl

      1. Is it because you tried using “they” instead of “he”?

        I know it sounds wrong to people, since many are not used to it, but it is considered the proper way of doing it. Though I suppose “he” is also generally accepted as correct.

        http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/he-or-she-versus-they

        Also, my gut is telling me it will be a woman, since Keima is not allowed to kill the Hero, that means they’ll join him instead, and we just can’t have another dude in that group. 😛

      2. The hero is male so no need to change.

        (between boredom and curiosity, I ended up using rikaikun to skim ahead through the next arc 😡 )

        1. Damn, I was so hoping for Keima to “corrupt” the hero, but I don’t see the point if it’s a dude.

          Rather, Keima should make the hero’s stay as boring/uneventful as possible. Make him experience the dungeon in “super easy” mode, so he gets bored and leaves (since, you know, Keima is forbidden from killing the hero).

          1. He wont corrupt Keima…. but maybe he will go after the *Meat*~!!!
            Look fwd to Chapter 101~!

  4. Thanks for the chapters. So many in a row is nice. It was fun to read about what happened to the nobles group. He might want to drop by the guild and report another trap type that was keeping in the spirit of the Dungeons name.

    “if you encounter a series of chests 1 after the other and they all have magic weapons, flee or you will die” It can be seen as another kind of greed trap, but a lethal one instead of a confinement type. He could even just report it as “I happened to come across the party searching for the noble and saw them follow a trail of chests through a door” “The door sealed and when it opened again after a long time they were gone”

    1. he could, but that means that people will start running away with high powered gear.

      it’s annoying to fix, several minutes of sleeptime lost and tens of dp in materials to create you know.

      better to keep it as a greed trap. he doesn’t rely need his adventure status to sleep in the in, he is manager-kun, sleeper of inn and supreme dungeon navigator and savior (if you pay enough)

      1. He could just not have that kind of trap appear again. It seems most of the people that drop by his dungeon are smart enough to collect info from the guild before going in so just having 2 chests in view of each other would be enough warning and parties would be reluctant to go to the second chest, no telling if the trap might spring earlier then you expect.

        1. I think you are underestemating the draw of magical weapons. Things the best blacksmiths can only get by luck, costing 100.000 Dp (ok, so that one was special, but 10.000 dp is probably standard), equal to hundreds of gold, enough to live modestly for years

          Now ad to it that many adventurers apparently have a gambling mentality…

          just one more chest… after the next one, i will have enough to propose to my childhood friend… This is my final quest anyways, i am retiring in 3 days, what is one final risk, Hold my beer, what is the worst that could happen…

  5. Let’s be sure to be able to self-destruct them at any time, like a evidence self-destruction switch.
    Haha! Oh no FBI are here, quick shut it down!!!
    Thanks for the chapter, looking at the future volumes I can’t wait!

    1. quite easily done, too. just a golem block weighting in at a few hundred tons, and slightly lowered floors. a single order, you now have a smooth rock wall where there used to be a prison…. can also double as a ironing service to customers at the in.

  6. Kehma captures Hero in dungeon.
    Kehma “saves” the Hero from dungeon.
    Kehma and Hero BFF yay… nah Kehma too lazy.

    Thnx foe the chappy~ Nanodesu~

      1. Once the town develops, there will be a need for a prison of some sort, so he won’t need to go out of his way to make a farm.

        Though when the opportunity presents itself (like with those 6), there’s no reason he shouldn’t take them.

        A small scale farm will also be easier to manage.

  7. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I’m guessing that 666 is on the Demon Lord faction too. What about no. 69?

  8. The entire white city, a hotspot for strong adventures and a highly populated place, is part of haku’s domain, she probably gets way more than 100,000 daily.

    1. I doubt she thought to make the surface area part of her domain though so she is missing out on a lot of income. Her dungeon is huge so it probably picks up a lot from the earth veins and has enough room for a lot of people to be wandering around inside exploring.

    1. Hehe… I found a LN/Manga called “Goblin Slayer” …. ufufu~
      Chapter 1 of the manga was out; looked pretty decent to me.

  9. Those chapters are so much fun XD Here we go, HUMAN FARMS! I had been waiting for these hehe xD
    …also, although she calls it “brainwashing”, I’m not really convinced of its effectiveness… although this guy could be called a nice “weapon” against Haku’s enemy factions!

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