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Chapter 6: [Time] Demon Lord Dantalian

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We left the city and headed toward the dungeon of the [Time] Demon Lord Dantalian.

Since I was going to build a dungeon somewhere between his dungeon and the city of Eclaba, going through the proper procedures was a must or else it would seem like an act of aggression.

 

Truth be told though, Marcho had already contacted him beforehand. She had thoroughly conveyed to him my purpose on building my city and that it wasn’t my intention to snatch away any of the visitors from his dungeon. I really owed Marcho so much, I couldn’t even look her in the eye.

We finally arrived at our destination after a long journey. The walk by itself took a while but we also encountered some monsters on our way. I experienced the walk myself and I realized that it was truly better to have a city halfway.

The [Time] Demon Lord’s dungeon was of the high tower type. It was a dungeon that felt somewhat sinister and intimidating.

 

“It really is a popular dungeon with all the people coming and going.”

 

Dumbfounded, I murmured so. A lot of humans were entering and exiting the tower. Stalls, although small in scale, were open for business. The shops that sold food and medicine as well as the shops that did simple repairs on the adventurers’ equipment were numerous.

 

“Kuina was surprised but there’s really an awful lot of injured people here.”

 

Just as Kuina said, there really were a lot of injured people here. Since they fought monsters as a profession, being injured was unavoidable. It was unavoidable and yet humans still continued to challenge the dungeon for its rewards were far more alluring than the risks.

 

“Master, I understand that we’re here to visit the [Time] Demon Lord but how shall we do it? Do we have to fight all the way to the top floor of the dungeon?”

 

Elder dwarf raised a legitimate question. It was, after all, normal for Demon Lords to stay hidden within the innermost space of their dungeon where their crystal was held.

 

“I don’t think that will be necessary. He has been informed beforehand that we will be coming this evening and he’s one of the most powerful Demon Lords so I’m quite sure he’s got something planned.”

 

It would be just like going to hell itself if we ever did have to fight all the way to the top since dungeons of old Demon Lords were easily comprised of more than a hundred levels.

 

“You all got your weapons?”

 

Each one nodded in response to my question.

We then pumped ourselves up and advanced into the dungeon.

 

 

I was shocked by the fervor that greeted us as we entered the dungeon.

Countless humans and monsters were fighting with one another.

I wondered how the [Time] Demon Lord was able to acquire such a number of monsters and then thought there might have been some kind of method to increase the number of one’s monsters that I didn’t knew about.

 

We slipped our way through the fights and advanced ahead, avoiding fights with the monsters as much as possible. The sole purpose, after all, of us being here was to meet with the [Time] Demon Lord Dantalian and thus, I wanted to avoid killing his monsters and getting on his bad side pointlessly.

 

At the exact moment we exited the first floor, I felt some kind of mysterious energy.

I then looked at Kuina’s direction and noticed she was moving strangely slow. But it wasn’t Kuina that was slow, it was the world itself.

What could this be, I wondered as my consciousness faded out.

 

 

A mild headache assaulted me as my consciousness returned. I then heard a voice talking to me.

 

“I believe this is our second time to meet each other. I am the [Time] Demon Lord Dantalian. In the name of fairness, I would like to say beforehand that Marcho has already informed me all about you.”

 

The suit-clad, big-monocle-wearing, wineglass-in-hand handsome young man sat on a throne with his legs crossed as he spoke.

I took a moment to look around and noticed I was in a western-style room filled with the finest furnishings. Beside Dantalian was a crystal. I guessed that this was most probably the innermost part of his dungeon.

Fortunately, my monsters were with me.

 

“Thanks for having us. Earlier, my body suddenly stopped moving. Was that perhaps Dantalian-sama’s power?”

“Exactly. I didn’t want too many humans seeing your transfer so I froze the flow of time for everyone in there. Afterwards, a monster of mine used [Transfer] and transported you here.”

 

I shivered at his words.

He was able to, at the very least, stop the flow of time in all of the rooms in his dungeon. On top of that, he was also able to choose which targets he wanted transport.

 

If this war a [War], our side would have already lost, and my monsters and I dead, then and there.

 

But I shouldn’t just jump to conclusions. He only did those things right after we exited the first floor so perhaps there was some kind of restriction behind it. Also, by everyone there, he might have meant everyone in the room he chose rather than everyone in the three-roomed floor.

 

“I see. Just as Marcho said, you’re quick-witted and very cautious.”

“Is that a compliment?”

“Of course. Because if you were otherwise, you won’t be able to survive for long. I expect much from you.”

 

He was terribly looking down on me and he had every right to for at the present, he was vastly superior compared to me.

 

“Well then, shall we tackle my main topic at hand?”

“Hmm, before that, I would like to ask you something… have you already slept with Marcho?”

 

I was dumbfounded for an instant. What on earth is this guy talking about?

 

“No, I have not. Our relationship is that of a parent and her child. If we’re anything more, it’s that we are friends.”

“I see. I’m relieved by that.”

“Relieved?”

“I have been courting her all this time, you see, but have only been rejected so far. She won’t even let me hold her hand.”

 

Dantalian then let out a dry laugh.

After I heard his story about Marcho, I was both somewhat shaken and relieved.

 

“I’m a little bit surprised.”

“Hmm, that much of a response, huh? Oh well. So, you intend to build a dungeon between Eclaba and my dungeon, correct? But it won’t be a typical dungeon where you use monsters and treasures to lure in humans? Instead, you want to build a city and gather them with trade and agriculture.”

“Yes, I do. And to do just that, I had come here to meet with you.”

“Very well, I approve.”

“You’re going to just like that?”

“Well, my dungeon won’t just crumble because of a dungeon of a young Demon Lord. Moreover, you’re Marcho’s kid. All that said though, I expect to be compensated……… The monsters behind you, each one’s an S rank and I find that interesting. You see, a century ago, I was awarded by the Creator an S rank medal. With it, I made one S rank monster. But you, so young yet you already have three. Indeed, very interesting.”

 

Dantalian then evaluated Kuina, Elder Dwarf, and Ancient Elf in that order.

Seeing as it was him, I was sure he was able to see the girls’ abilities.

 

“That can’t be your price…”

“Yes, I am to receive one of your monsters. You may choose which one it is that you’re going to give me. Don’t be worried, for that price, I’m also willing to give you a [Time] medal, and [Time] is one of the most powerful medals.”

 

The girls anxiously looked at me.

Give him one of the girls I love? Something like that…

 

“That’s out of the question. If that is to be your condition, then I shall have to abandon my plans of building a dungeon here.”

 

Without doubt, this was the best location for my dungeon. If I built it here, I was sure that it would be a guaranteed success.

Furthermore, the fact that [Time] Demon Lord Dantalian was born in the same year as Marcho and would therefore vanish before long also appealed to me. When he’s gone, I would then be able to begin the operation my dungeon as a real one brazenly and at no risk.

I had no knowledge so far of a place more ideal than this.

 

If I had a [Time] medal, I just might be able to make monsters more powerful than them but that wasn’t a reason compelling enough for me to give up one of my beloved girls; I didn’t love them just for their abilities.

 

“What an immediate reply. And you didn’t waver for even a moment. Your love towards your monsters, that too is an important quality of a Demon Lord. Do your best to cherish them.”

 

He drank from his wineglass as though he was in a good mood.

 

“You were testing me?”

“More or less. But I still expect to be compensated. You are asking me for a favor and so you shouldn’t expect me to support you without getting anything out of the deal when you aren’t even my child. So, instead of your monsters, I will ask for your [Creation] medal. Of course, my own [Time] medal is also in the deal.”

 

Only one [Creation] medal remained in my possession.

I could trade it but not under these conditions.

 

“Those are fair terms but let me correct some things. You are mistaken to think that it’s only me who will profit from this venture. What I would build is more of a city than a dungeon. If you had a convenient city near your dungeon, there should be an increase in the number of human visitors, more you have ever had in fact. Eclaba is just too inconveniently distant from here and my town will help solve that problem.”

 

Although I hid my intentions of, in the end, taking all of his visitors away, I didn’t utter a single lie. His dungeon would be more popular than ever.

 

“Maybe but I have no intention to rescind my terms. We are being prohibited to attack you new Demon Lords but that is under the assumption that there’s no real harm being done to us. Your plans may be interpreted as you wanting to pick a fight with me and fighting back under such circumstances can never be wrong.”

 

The real meaning behind his words was that if I chose to disregard his terms and go build my dungeon anyways, he would destroy it. I had no doubt he could and would do so.

 

“I understand. Then, let me add other conditions instead. My [Creation] is a very unique and powerful medal. Even your [Time] medal can’t be compared to it. Therefore, I will ask for an additional original medal in return for it. Also, I will forbid you from disclosing any information about my [Creation] medal to anyone. I will accept your terms if you also accept mine.”

“You talk big, don’t you? This is the first time someone’s said my medal isn’t good enough. How daring of you to brag to me of all people!”

“My medal is a medal that will give you an S rank monster which so far you’ve only had one of. I’m of the thought that one of those will be more than enough for your approval on building my dungeon, your [Time], and one other original medal.”

 

Such was my objective evaluation. [Creation] was worth that much.

 

“Hmm, you do have a point. Very well, I’ll let my curiosity get the better of me this time. Regarding the need for secrecy, I’m fine with it but will you trust me to honor my word?”

“Yes. I don’t think you will do anything that Marcho will despise. If ever, I will mercilessly tattle about it.”

“Hahaha. Ahahahaha. That’s certainly true. I’m pleased and I understand why Marcho’s pleased with you as well. Very well then, I approve of your plan to build a dungeon… And, here’s the [Time] and [Water] medal. With this, you have obtained all of the four great elements.”

 

He spoke and then threw two medals.

In return, I tossed him [Creation].

As one might expect from [Time], the medal that belonged to one of the most powerful Demon Lords, and [Water], one of the four great elements, both of them were exceptionally strong.

I lost the one [Creation] medal I had and the synthesis would have to take place a month from now but it seemed likely that the monster’s going to be strong.

 

“With this, our contract is sealed. Dantalian-sama, please do visit my city once it’s finished.”

“Alright. I look forward to it. I’ll try asking Marcho on a date just in case… not once has she accepted my offer though. Anyway, do come again. I’m quite pleased with you. I’ll prepare a game with prizes.”

 

The two of us then smiled.

I thought about inviting Marcho and Dantalian to come over at the same time wherein they will then accidentally run into each other but I decided to drop the thought. My chest throbbed and I didn’t know why.

 

Anyway, now that it has been decided, let’s go open my dungeon!

 

 


TL note: The four great elements are Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water. The medals Procell has obtained are Flame, Soil, Wind, and Water. I don’t know the differences if ever there is any.

 


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74 thoughts on “Chapter 6: [Time] Demon Lord Dantalian”

  1. Odd, wouldn’t that mean he has a child as well; since 10 Demon Lords are birthed every 10 years, and are mentored by old DLs?

    Which reminds me, wonder how there can be 299, when all of them are born 10 years apart, unless the first few were born every year.

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    • Because of the mentoring phase, they live 301 years. There should be 310 if none died at this time. Where does it say 299?

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  2. Where’s Dantalian’s half-succubus secretary? Where’s Barbatos? Where’s Paimon?

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  3. Time + Dragon + #%?!# = God

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  4. Thanks for the chapter.

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  5. Really, both these guys will die in a few months, I don’t see why he should care that much. I can understand that the time guy wants to try a last time to get laid, but I don’t see why the mc should feel bad about trying to set them up with each other and neither do I understand why they’re being stingy even while they know their death dates are quickly approaching. Well, I do know that old habits die hard and that the mc probably views her as something like a parent or very close relative, perhaps a slight romantic interest, but it still feels a bit unreasonable.

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  6. And so what would time + water become? Undine?
    thank you!

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  7. Wow TIme Medal!! it will create OP Monster,
    example Creation Medal [Imagine a Powerful Spirit] +Time Medal+Person/Human Medal=Time Spirit Queen/King with average S class

    Creation Medal [Imagine a beautiful, Powerful and the Ruler of all the Gods ] +Time Medal+Water Medal= Maybe it will create SSS Rank Monster, Primordial/True/Empress/Origin Goddess of Time and Water / Frozen Time/ Eternal Glacial

    Thx for the chapter ^^

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  8. how many copies of the creation medal did he make????

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    • After the chapter, he has no original creation medal left. If you’re asking for imitation medals, he could make as many as long as he had 500DP but an imitation will not have the special properties the original medal has.

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    • Three: 1. At his birth, 2. 1 month after, 3. before the evening party.

      The one he traded this chapter was the reward for participating in the [War] game.

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  9. Lewd Dreams said:

    Given the R-15 tag, I’m expecting that Lolicell will sleep at least once with Marcho, though regularly with the rest of his harem.

    I just hope it won’t be pity sex; where Procell does it because he feels Marcho needs the companionship before she passes. I also hope it won’t be loli sex, if by some contrived means, he reincarnates Marcho as a loli and as part of his harem.

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  10. Thanks for the chapter. Hell yeah. Soon he’ll realize that he doesn’t want any other man to have Marcho.

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  11. Thanks for the chapter.

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  12. NeedNoLife said:

    I dont know why you keep insisting on spelling his name wrong. Its Lolicell, not Procell.

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  13. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I’ve been wondering why there are only three monsters of the covenant. Why not four like in most classical rpg I played? That way he can have all four elements as his top monsters.

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  14. “My chest throbbed and I didn’t know why.”

    *looks at picture of Marcho*

    … I can think of two large reasons …

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  15. “My chest throbbed and I didn’t know why.”

    Ne~ It’s basically confirmed right? RIGHT?

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  16. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob, and sorry I didn’t comment on the last chapter, I missed the update for some reason.

    I know he said he didn’t want that kind of relationship with Marcho, but when he feels like that when he thinks of her getting together with Dantalian, then he’s surely not being honest with himself. I’d love it if he does get with her sooner or later, since even though he has the girls already, this author always takes the harem route with her works. It’ll be bitter sweet if he does though, if she really is going to disappear by the time he reaches a year old. Unless they find some way around it…..

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  17. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  18. Thank you for the chapter~
    Finally he can start building his dungeon err..city!! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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  19. Loving this story thank you for your hard work and can’t wait to see more.

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  20. Thank you for your work!

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  21. You guys want to know Dantalian who is more OP? Read Dungeon Defense, I seriously shocked by the name Dantalian lol

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  22. guidedicicles said:

    I almost wonder if Dantalian was intentionally trying to awaken Procell’s feelings with jealousy… I think his feelings for Marcho are genuine, but after failing for so many years and with their lifespan ending I could imagine him just wanting her to be happy at the end since she finally met a man she approves of.

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  23. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapters.

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  24. I’m seriously impressed, a novel that doesn’t make every guy except the MC into evil rapists or conceited assholes…Bravo author!

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  25. Granitefish said:

    It might be that the Author decided to use Soil instead of Earth because Earth is only used because it’s the planet we are on. Part of what has annoyed me in other fantasy novels using the term Earth is just that. Most often they are not on Earth. It could be the same with the Author.

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  26. The last vestiges of his not-lolicon self prevented him from selling out Marcho .
    Well , she should rightfully be his first .

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  27. all of the girl in this series
    I want Marcho to to be the heroine the most
    I hope the author would do something about it
    I’m not really fond of NTR but i love netori
    I hope to see Marcho will be the MC’s first woman… while in front of Dantalian watching

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  28. Take some time Lolice.. i mean, Procell, take some time…

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  29. “I don’t need a stepfather; Don’t take my momma!”

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  30. He dont want his mama with another guy.

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  31. Still hoping that he combine “beast”, “dragon” and “time” together to create the strongest monster using the strongest medals

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    • thediabolicalgenius said:

      No, he’s planning to use his Creation medal with the Time and Water medal, his one being ever stronger than the Beast medal. Ergo it’ll be his strongest monster since Kuina. That’s why he said he’d have to wait a month.
      The only question is which medal he’ll make Creation into……

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    • Hum, if he were to combine time+water+holy(using creation) it would be a monster with the strongest healing power, maybe even capable of resurrect the dead….

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  32. Mesmerised said:

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Just keep her for yourself! 😀

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  33. RezaStillAlive said:

    Thanks for the chap~!!!

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  34. well, “Soil” and “Earth” can be different depending on the interpretation. “Soil” refers to processed earth like one used by farmer to plant. “Earth” is a more universal word than encompass much wider variety, rock, sand and who knows what else. For example, a mountain most likely won’t be considered “Soil” but definitely part of “Earth”

    Thanks for the translation, btw 🙂

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  35. thanks for your translation. so many demon lords out there try to make out with stolas… even Dantalian crossing the story just to captivate beautiful demon lord for adding his harem list

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  36. Raphalice said:

    And then, Procell will use the Time Medal to make a monster that would oversee the making of soy sauce liquor miso and such, just like how a certain 8th son uses his magic~

    I’m betting on it~ XD

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  37. naming his monster of covenant will also give his some of their power. Meaning if he decided to name another monster of time instead of the other 2, he will also gain the power of time
    the temptation rises…

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    • I doubt it, actually. Naming is the mark of monster of convenant, of which can only be 3. With Elder Dwarf and Ancient Elf, all the spots has been taken. Even if Procell is to make a Time monster, at best she will be a high ranking member but certainly below the first 3.

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      • To be honest Im a little curious about tat. Procell is only allowed 3 monsters of covenant but 3 of the elements are among them which means water alone will be lower ranked. It doesnt seem right tat water alone is slighted. The only method I can think of is him asking the Creator to extend his retinue.

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      • Same. I’m hoping for some random twist like Procell gains a power up and can make 4 monsters as part of the covenant. It will be sad for the water one to be left out just for being a bit late.

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      • Well he still has that reward from the Creator. Who knows. Or maybe some other reward down the line.

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    • But procell still hold original dragon token from previous event. Maybe someday he will fuse it with time and dragon

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  38.    ∧_∧
     ( ´・ω・) ∫ Thanks!
     //\ ̄ ̄旦\  Nepu!!
    // ※…\___\
    \\  ※….  ※ ※ ヽ
      \ヽ—-―――――ヽ

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  39. thanks

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  40. Your hearth through throb cause you don’t want Marco to be NTR from you.

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  41. Thanks for the chapter.

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  42. Thanks for the new chapter

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  43. Thank you!

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  44. I think the difference is only in the element of the medal and the title of the demon lord.

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  45. Time users always op.

    ZA WARUDO!

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