Ninth Omake

Haku’s Past

 

A long time before Kehma arrived in the world, in an age where dungeon cores only went up to No. 99.
The large countries of the present didn’t exist, it was an age filled with small countries warring amongst themselves.
There was no adventurer guild either, this was an age where dungeons were simply dungeons.

“Kuh… I’ll kill you…!”
“Please, wait. Who are you? Why are you here?”

A time where Haku’s dungeon, [White Labyrinth] was barely even five floors.
Routing humanoid monsters such as goblins and minotaurs, a locally well-known [Hero]—this age’s [Hero] did not mean someone from another world, it simply pointed out that a person was brave and mighty—with blond hair swept through [White Labyrinth], all the way to the dungeon core.
Even the red minotaur that she had summoned as a last resort couldn’t stand against this man.
And now, despite Haku being forced to attack him directly, he was able to easily evade her.

“This is a dungeon, why are you in a place like this? Ah, maybe you were captured by the dungeon? Wait here, I’ll save you soon!”
“Caught by the dungeon? … Me? Hah.”

Haku laughed in scorn.

“I am this dungeon’s… well, to say it in a way that is simple to understand, something like this dungeon’s spirit.”
“Spirit… I see. In other words, when I [Liberate] this dungeon, it will set you free?”
“By [Liberate], you mean destroy the dungeon core? Fool, I am the dungeon core. I would die if it is broken.”
“So, it’s like that? I was told that [Liberating] dungeons would benefit the world, but… well, those guys sounded pretty suspicious.”

The people he was referring to were the recent people preaching the religion of the [Light God’s Decree].
It wasn’t known who began the religion, but there was only a single god they worshiped: the god of light. It spoke of how dungeons and beastkin were vile products of the evil god.

“So you’re the dungeon itself, like its life?”
“That’s correct. Now, are you here to kill me or not?! Hurry up and do it! To you, I’m no different from goblins or minotaurs!”
“—Nah, I changed my mind.”

The man put his sword away. As expected, he could only see the woman before him as a human.
Even if she were in fact a monster, after talking with her, a [Person] was something that could come to a mutual understanding. That’s what the man believed.

“I’m Lyon, Lyon Raverio. I have a family name, but I’m just a humble adventurer. What’s your name?
“… Dungeon Core No. 89. Are you satisfied by that, I wonder?”
“No. 89, eh, that’s an annoying name, rather, isn’t it just a number…? So you’re Haku, mind if I call you that? It’s because of your beautiful white hair.”
“I like it. So, you changed your mind, but I still wonder what you plan to do to me?—Ah, right, I am in the form of a human, and a woman at that. Judging from appearances, you are a man. In other words… that?”
“Woah woah, hold up, I’m not going to do anything. I wouldn’t do something as barbaric like that!”
“In other words… you would if it was consensual?”
“I-if it was consensual—”
“Then, you would threaten to gain my consent merely for the sake of it…”
“No! I said I wouldn’t do something like that! Couldn’t you please settle down for a moment…”

The man, Lyon, unable to say what he wanted to say, looked up at the ceiling while searching for the right words.
As for Haku, she had just realized that she was flustered. Letting out a breath, she calmed down.

“Fuu, it couldn’t be helped, then. I seem to have been somewhat confused. So, what do you feel like doing? I would appreciate you saying it as easy to understand as possible.”
“Right, let’s put it simply. Haku. From the moment I set eyes on you, I came to like you. I want to use my life to protect you… So, umm, I mean if it’s alright. You might even come to like me bit by bit? If you could come to like me, I’d be happy.”
“Eh? … You… like me?”
“Yeah, love at first sight.”

Hearing those unexpected words, Haku blushed. She then looked away and folded her arms to conceal her embarrassment.

“H-hmph, y-yeah, I’ll make good use of you. You’ll do anything?”
“Yeah. I’d do anything to protect you.”
“I-is that a confession of love?”
“Yep, isn’t that what I just said though? Did you hear something else?”

Haku spoke without thinking out of nervousness.
Lyon stepped up to Haku. He mimicked a knight’s etiquette and took her hand, kissing it.
Haku, strangely enough, didn’t feel it as unpleasant.

“—Ah, if possible, I’d like it if you could try and find a peaceful way and avoid killing good people somehow, is that much alright?”
“May I slaughter them if they are malicious people?”
“Isn’t that fine? Well, I believe it’ll be alright to kill anyone Haku tells me to kill anyways. I just don’t think that I want to kill everything to the last.”
“… Well, if I can get someone as strong as you to cooperate with me, that is reassuring. I’ll accept your condition. However, for you to be stronger than a red minotaur…”
“That’s because of my training. It’s a walk in the park if I can hit it with my sword.”
“It took a considerable amount for me to prepare that, though.”
“Ehh, umm… sorry?”

Not knowing that it was something that the dungeon had to prepare, Lyon apologized. He didn’t know it, but there was no helping it as the proper use of monsters were for them to battle against intruders.

“Then how about you work as the dungeon boss for a while? I am lacking monsters because of you, so I currently have a shortage of defensive strength.”
“Me as a dungeon boss huh… maybe I should pretend to be a zombie or something? … Ah, maybe it’d be better to capture a monster from outside? Wouldn’t it be better to toss a strong monster into here? Small fry as well if you want.”
“From outside? You can’t do—… no, that might actually work. Let’s try it.”

The two people staring at each other weren’t aware of it at the time, but a floating message saying [Lyon Raverio, acknowledged as the dungeon master] appeared on a semi-transparent window.

This was the beginning of the great [Raverio Empire], the chance meeting when Haku became Haku.

 

 

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34 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Omake 9

  1. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    There’s not going to be a Kehma Empire in the future is there? Nah! Probably not, he’s too lazy.
    I dislike the [Light God’s Decree] even more. A racial supremacist cult that has grown into a big religion.

    1. Dream BIG my friend!

      Give it 3 month, the zettai-ryoiki continent!
      6 month, sock-loli planet!
      2 years, space exploration, lead by black-stocking armada!

      Leg army united!

  2. Nice little backstory chapter.
    A couple mistakes:

    {“Isn’t that fine? Well, I believe it’ll be alright to kill anyone Haku tells me to kill anyways. I just don’t think that I want to everything to the last.”
    “… Well, if I can get someone as strong as you to cooperate me,}
    I just don’t think that I want everything to the last.
    someone as strong as you to cooperate with me

    Thanks! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

    1. Should be ” I just don’t think that I want to kill everything to the last.” was what I’d meant to put…! Thanks! <3

  3. Hrm, seems I didn’t hit post after typing out my comment…

    Thanks for the Omake.

    Knowing that the religion is the likely reason that beastkin are treated so poorly it really reducing their standing as a place to move to. Kehma is even less likely to move to a country that would complain about his choice of pillow, regardless of the rank his is offered. I could see 1st class and nobles complaining about him being escorted by a beastkin and not treating it poorly.

    Also, do you have a link for the omakes and side stories? I don’t see them on the main ToC for LDM that is linked for the raws and a random search of the links doesn’t seem to turn them up.

      1. I’ve been trying to hunt around on the site to find SSs but I can’t seem to locate them at all. Haven’t come across any with SS in their title. Tried looking at the MyPage for the author (http://mypage.syosetu.com/472968/) but am not seeing anything there either. I found the receptionist stories but none of the SS.

        Most recent chapter I can see in the list is おこめ. I’ve read most everything from “で、どうする?” at (http://ncode.syosetu.com/n5490cq/) and I can see the receptionist stories at (http://ncode.syosetu.com/n3325cs/).

        It’s kind of bugging me that I can’t seem to find them.

          1. Odd, I followed that link and didn’t see anything that seemed relevant. Most of the pages were leading to other sites or blogs.

            Thanks for the pointer, I can hunt through it now. Wandering around on it randomly did lead me to an interesting page called “Young Ace UP”. Bunch of interesting manga there, including one that is about the meals that Shiro from Fate/Stay Night cooks, with full recipies and instructions on how to make it.

            https://web-ace.jp/youngaceup/contents/1000010/episode/

            Don’t know if you are interested in that series, there are a bunch of others though that are also interesting. Manga for “To Deprive a Deprived Person” for one, although that name feels wrong now that I have seen the Japanese. The pages don’t always load properly for me though, not sure if the browser didn’t feel like loading them or if some of the pages timed out.

  4. “I like it. So, you changed your mind, but I still wonder what you plan to do to me?—Ah, right, I am in the form of a human, and a woman at that. Judging from appearances, you are a man. In other words… that?”
    “Woah woah, hold up, I’m not going to do anything. I wouldn’t do something as barbaric like that!”
    “In other words… you would if it was consensual?”
    “I-if it was consensual—”
    “Then, you would threaten to gain my consent merely for the sake of it…”
    “No! I said I wouldn’t do something like that! Couldn’t you please settle down for a moment…”

    KONOSUBA IS LEAKING!

  5. If i remembered correctly. Hakus like the first queen of the empire right. The current queen is her descendant. So does that mean a dungeon core can have children?

  6. This part of the story sounds pretty stupid though. a guy came into a dungeon but does not want to kill the dungeon because she looks humans. They suddenly started to talk causally like the desperate fight before did not happen at all.
    The guy then proceed to agree to help her out of nowhere and even to kill anyone, the reason he did not kill her first is because she looks human. -_-
    This almost looks scripted

  7. I think that Haku’s story and Lyon could be a separate novel. I like the way Lyon confessed to Haku.

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