Advertisements

Chapter 22: Dungeon Conquest

Previous Chapter

Next Chapter


~Back to Procell’s point of view~

 

“Let’s get started soon.”

 

I stretched and then decided to begin our conquest of [Wind] Demon Lord Stolas’s Dungeon in earnest.

Until now, I was just watching the situation in the white room that adjoined the both of our Dungeons.

 

“Oto-san, it was boring—”

 

Tenko puffed her cheeks.

 

“Yeah, sorry. I just thought it was better to attack after their numbers have been reduced. Plus, if there was someone the Golems couldn’t handle, we would be able to provide backup sooner if we were here.”

 

[Wind] Demon Lord Stolas was angry. Furthermore, she had the kind of personality that didn’t want to lose. If things were left as they were, she would charge her army one after the other… piling up sacrifices in the process.

I wasn’t really keen on attacking her Dungeon while providing support on my own so it was better to invade after she had used up some of her fighting force.

 

I didn’t have to worry much about her conquering my Dungeon either since I had seen her army as I stood in this white room and she didn’t have any monsters that were resistant to physical attacks like the slimes and ghost-type monsters that I worried about. She also didn’t have any monsters that could be used as shields.

 

In the first place, [Wind] was an attribute geared towards stealth and mobility.

[Wind] monsters would tend to be highly mobile yet have low stamina. To be frank, they who couldn’t make full use of their speed in my dungeon were easy pickings.

 

The Browling D2 .50 caliber.

Overall length: 1560mm

Weight: 38.0 Kg.

Caliber: 12.7mm x 99

Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute

Effective range: 2,000 meters

 

Armed with the heavy machine guns, the Mithril Golems were capable of doing a barrage of 12.7mm bullets all from two kilometers away.

In other words, the 2-kilometer straightforward rooms in the dungeon I made meant that the moment the enemy stepped foot on the room, it had also entered the range of the heavy machine guns. Furthermore, the lack of cover and hiding spots have made my dungeon a nightmarish one.

 

The Mithril Golems possessed stamina and physical strength higher than a regular A rank monster but they were slow and their overall fighting capabilities were low.

However, if they were to wield heavy machine guns, none of those weak points would matter and they could, instead, make full use of their high offensive capabilities.

 

The normal firepower of an aircraft armament .50 caliber, the great physical strength of the Golems, and enchantments of the Dwarf Smiths, all of it combined would result in a firepower would exceed even that of a superior A rank’s.

The enemy would have to be an S rank monster to be able to withstand that kind of firepower fired ten times in a second.

 

“Oto-san’s dungeon is really simple but it’s so strong. It’s amazing!”

“It’s actually more complicated than it looks.”

 

It might have looked like a straightforward cave but there were nuances to it, even if only a little.

The floor was subtly inclined with the slope getting steeper the closer it was to the entrance. It looked leveled but an inclination of even 1° would produce a height difference of 3m between the entrance and exit.

Even if a rifle’s bullet could travel at three times the speed of sound and at a mostly straight trajectory, it would still be pulled down by gravity and therefore fall 20-30m lower before it could reach two kilometers. The inclination of but a few degrees would provide that height.

 

 

The Golems would be shooting downhill so it would be easier for them but for any attack coming from the entrance, that elevation would work against it. And even if trajectory was to be employed by aiming upwards, the ceiling with a height of only 3m would hinder such plans.

Any attacks bound by the laws of nature and gravity could never reach the Mithril Golems.

That’s even if the heavy machine guns the Golems were using were stolen and then used against them.

 

And by deploying two Golems, any downtime would be eliminated and thus giving the guns ample time to cool down.

Furthermore, a huge amount of land mines were planted some distance away from the Golems and near them were full of neurotoxic gas traps.

 

“Master, the first room has been cleared.”

 

Elder Dwarf who could share senses with the Golems whispered so.

I was a little bit surprised, I never expected them to reach the second room.

 

“Hee. And afterwards?”

“They died immediately on the next room. Clearing a room and then letting their guards down, how foolish.”

“Great.”

 

Even if they were able to clear the first room, the second room was set up exactly the same.

The third room as well although it was the most difficult one. It was the last room so all the Golems, armed with special weapons unique to them, were deployed.

 

According to Elder Dwarf’s story, Stolas used her considerably powerful monsters as shields and then forcibly cleared the first room but it would seem the same move couldn’t be played again. If so, then, clearing the rest of the dungeon would be impossible.

 

“But Master, the [Dragon] monster we’ve been worrying about still hasn’t made its appearance. Maybe it’s been tasked to be on the defense.”

 

Marcho taught such to us.

Stolas’s parent was the [Dragon] Demon Lord Astaroth, arguably the strongest Demon Lord.

She had also taught me that like my [Creation] medal, his [Dragon] was a special medal able to do special [Synthesis].

 

Marcho then said “It’s really hard to handle but in terms of just its fighting capabilities, it was the strongest. Saying anything more than that would be cheating so I’m gonna stop now”.

 

It was hard to imagine that that medal wasn’t given to Stolas.

Was she conserving her strength? Or was there a reason she couldn’t use it? Was it too big and couldn’t fit into my narrow dungeon?

Any which way, I had to remain vigilant.

 

“Then, let’s go!”

“Yay! ♪”

“Understood, Master.”

“My lord, let us show them the might of your Undead legion!”

 

And so, at last, we began our conquest of the [Wind] Demon Lord’s castle.

The [Wind] Demon Lord had tasked a considerable amount of her fighting force to attack my dungeon.

Her defense was now sparse.

There was an hour and a half left. That much should be enough to complete this conquest.

 

 

“Fuhahaha, how is it, my lord? The power of the undead legion!”

 

The skeletal monster that wore an elegant robe like those of a noble’s, Wight, laughed out loudly.

He commanded the twenty Undead monsters and exterminated the enemies.

I heard that his skill allowed him to instantly train the Undead so I bought a Skeleton for each spare assault rifle I had.

 

The first room was a valley.

One wrong step and we’d fall down to the bottom.

 

Within the valley, Stolas’s winged monsters circled in the skies.

The lack of footing was not an issue for them.

The problem for us was that they were diving in from our blind spots. Furthermore, they refused to come anywhere near us aside from when they attacked. An ordinary monster would probably be at its wit’s end figuring out how it could beat them.

 

“My lord, there are no blind spots for the Undead legion. Let me show you that our 42 eyes sees all.”

 

 

That was if their enemy was ordinary.

Wight was connected to all the twenty Skeletons and saw what they saw.

 

He had instructed the Skeletons to look at all directions and thus, eliminated the blind spots.

And then, by Wight’s command, the Skeletons displayed their terrific coordination.

On his signal, the Skeletons immediately opened fire and gunned the bird monsters down.

 

“You’re doing great, Wight.”

“I’m honored to have received your praise, my lord.”

 

He, in his elegant as ever movements, thanked me.

Though his stats were low, his performance was excellent.

Even as he thanked me, he remained wary of the surroundings.

 

“Tenko-sama, may we borrow your strength?”

 

Wight suddenly raised his head and then faced Tenko.

 

“Yeah—!”

 

Tenko nodded her head in assent.

 

“Tenko-sama, in 60° south of east, in 3… 2… 1… now!”

“Here I go.”

 

In time with Wight’s signal, Tenko drew the trigger of her gun.

Tenko’s remodeled large caliber shotgun was fired. The shell split into countless pieces and hit the fast-flying enormous green eagle-type monster.

The formidable enemy was a B rank. It had endured the 5.56mm bullets of the Skeletons. Additionally, it was able to avoid the bullets after seeing them.

 

Wight splendidly assessed the situation: he had determined the Skeletons wouldn’t able to hit the quick enemy nor would they be able to take it down with their firepower, and thus asked Tenko who wielded a high caliber shotgun to lend them a hand.

This showed that I could rely on him.

 

“As expected of Tenko-sama, to fell that formidable foe in one blow!”

“Just leave it to Tenko!”

 

She took it down without any problems whatsoever. She was in a good mood.

The truly excellent one though was Wight. How I wished he was born an S rank.

Did she want to be praised? She, in a very obvious manner, went near my right arm so of course I stroked her head.

Her soft and smooth hair and fox ears felt pleasant.

 

“Yay ♪! Oto-san’s hand’s so big!”

 

Elder dwarf looked envious as she restlessly looked around. I guess she wanted to perform a feat and be praised as well. But it also seemed that she couldn’t make herself to just ask for it.

 

Well now, we should go push on as we were doing thus far.

We could see the exit for the first room.

It might not go as smoothly as before, we must brace ourselves.


 

In case you haven’t seen my post or the picture itself, here are the illustrations for Marcho, Tenko, and Elder Dwarf.

 

maou-marchomaou-tenkomaou-elder-dwarf


Previous Chapter

Next Chapter

 

Advertisements

33 thoughts on “Chapter 22: Dungeon Conquest”

  1. Just how is the effective range calculated? And isn’t it supposed to be on the assumption that the gun will be fired in a leveled ground? So, wouldn’t the slope be unnecessary for the heavy machine guns?
    Well, I guess the other golems, specially in the last room, are wielding other guns since afaik there are only 5 BMGs so it’s not at all unncessary…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Well, all the weapon rounds are obviously affected by gravity. In a lot of cases the rifling of the weapons should stabilize the rounds for X ammount of time. After that fact the rounds will drop. Even the Sniper Rifles that people shoot the target from an absurd distance The sight is “adjusted” to the distance, making you aim higher than a rifle aiming straight ahead. Just for math’s sake If you use a round that goes off in the speed of sound (roughly 340m/s), it would take about 5,8-5,9 seconds to travel 2 kilometers, in the meantime the round would drop a little bit more than 170 meters(using gravity = 10m/s for math’s sake). This is if you don’t consider any drag, rotational power to stabilize the round and other things. Just try to look the game battlefield 4 all their rounds have a drop effect, and if you use a sniper it is very noticeable, if you aim directly at their heads, depending of the distance, you can even hit their feet or the ground. In that game they even have a range finder accessory that makes a sniper shoot exactly where the scope is pointing at, provided that it is being used in the exact range indicated.

      Liked by 4 people

    • I’m not really knowledgeable, so i’ll just put it simple.

      Rounds weigh. Gravity affects. The longer the range, the bigger the drop. You can calculate / predict how much it’ll drop based on the weapon, rounds , range and maybe a few local weather / temperature changes.

      Also, they’re HMGs, firing .50 Cal. If they’re meant as Anti-Materiel Rifles, they’re firing .50 as well, but then it’s called .50 BMG, I believe, for some reason, but I guess for this calibre, either one works, but if it’s a smaller HMG which doesn’t fire a calibre which is also used in Anti-Materiel weapons, then you can’t call it .**BMG or something.

      Like

  2. “My lord, there are no blind spots for the Undead legion. Let me show you that our 42 eyes sees all.”

    Wight is gonna be in charge of CCtVS in the dungeon.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    That Wight is a force multiplier for the undead.

    Like

  4. Thanks for the new chapter!

    Like

  5. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

    Like

  6. THATS NOT A DWARF *cough cough*

    Like

  7. thanks 😀

    Like

  8. Thank you for the chapter!!

    Like

  9. hi,
    thanks for the new chapter

    there should be a typo with the numbers (or the author didn’t do his math…)
    1° for 2km (2000m)–>~35m heigh difference

    Like

    • I don’t think it’s a triangle though. I think the angle’s always changing at different intervals with the one nearest to the entrance being the largest inclination.

      Like

  10. Previous theme was better, especially in color option.

    Like

  11. Thanks for the chapter

    Like

  12. Thank you for your work!

    Like

  13. well, the author does make some rough calculation, however, he doesn’t make the full effect calculation of the surrounding environments, such as the Earth Spinning effect, Gravity drop rate when firing, optimized range, the light condition to hit the target, wind speed that can affect the bullet”s trajectory, etc… but overall, if he develop the spell that can nulldified the effect on the gun ‘s bulletand attached it on the muzzle of the H&K416, then the pointless conversation will be lessen. Nonetheless, the H&K G36K and G36C are more suitable for the skeleton army( the G36C is lightweight and has higher mobility, yet very accurate compare to other SMG ’cause it based on the G36K on most of it function and design).
    anyway, thanks 4 the chap,

    Like

  14. Technomo12 said:

    DELICIOUSLY STOCKINGS COVERED LEGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Deal with it said:

    Thanks for the chapter 👍🏻

    Like

  16. Thanks for the new chapter

    Like

  17. farkhanplanet said:

    bang bang

    Like

  18. nice!!! just found this today!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. I would love to see the higher resolutions of the characters illustrations!

    Like

  20. Mesmerised said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Like

  21. wow surprised she just kept sending her troops into the slaughter house. also a little surprised at the tight and low cut outfits he made

    Like

  22. joelout said:

    Feels like the wind demon lord had way more DP to spend. Just creating the dungeon would take atleast what they got from the creator.

    Then she have 98 monsters ranked D and up. That shouldn’t be possible unless she hunted 10 times more than Procell. Since Procell have hunted dayli since the first week that doesn’t sound possible either.

    Like

    • Stolas has static level monsters. This means that her monsters are already at a high level at the start whereas Lolicell’s monsters start at level 1. Plus, she already has 3 monsters of the covenant. My point is that she had the ability to take down stronger monsters from the get go without much fear of her monsters dying.

      Although Procell’s monsters could also take down those same high level monsters with the help of the guns, one hit could mean their deaths.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s