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Chapter 12: Elder Dwarf’s Product Developement

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Six days had passed since the founding of my city.

In the next day, we planned to start earnestly recruiting humans.

 

Unusual as it was, I was alone as I patrolled the city since my subordinates were busy in each of their final preparations.

The water ways were already laid out in the city while the wells were also in place. Finally, we had also prepared the about 50 private houses and plenty of well-ploughed farmlands. The materials used to build these houses were the trees grown with Ancient Elf’s abilities along with the stones and metals gathered from the mine in the second room.

 

“Yup, the view looks good.”

 

I was surveying the farmlands from a small hill where the field we were growing our prized apples. The wheat grown in a section of the farmlands were ready to be harvested. It was ready so quickly because Ancient Elf once again employed her abilities to accelerate their growth. I hoped that this could convince the human immigrant candidates that our city had fertile farmlands.

 

Also, the unnaturally intimidating Golems were posted throughout the city. Acting as this city’s guards and keepers of the peace, about twenty of them were deployed. But by no means was that their total number as the rest of the Golems were still digging in the mines even at this moment.

 

Just as predicted, a good amount of silver and iron could be gathered from the mine. In, contrast, gold could only be gotten once in a while and mithril was even scarcer. As for rarer metals, they simply couldn’t be mined at all. These predictions about the maximum output of the mines were given by the dwarves based on the fact that the quality of the ores gathered from a mine are relative to the Demon Lord’s strength which I apparently lacked and must make up for.

 

“All that said, a silver mine in itself is already good enough, isn’t it?”

 

Silver coins were the main form of currency circulating at the human city so in short, just by mining, we were gaining their form of money. The [Mine] was a dungeon’s mine so there was no fear of it ever drying up either. I just needed to be careful to not get carried away and crash the market for silver but other than that, I was certain it was going to be one of this town’s essential industries.

 

The town also had five special buildings. The first of which was the city leader’s home. Other than the transfer arrays laid out in there, it also featured a considerably large conference room. Of course, it was mine but the ones to also live there included Kuina, Elder Dwarf, and Ancient Elf. In order for us to be able live most comfortably, I used [Creation] and made the finest furnishings.

 

My other monsters were given a house according to their race. That was except for the undead monsters which included Wight. They lived in the residential area in the second room of the second floor. This room was set to function as a part of the dungeon proper. It was a room that made full use of the undead army’s strength and that was also filled with nothing but traps and other things that would serve to help them.

It was a quite a brutal room because it was made under the assumption that the enemy would get past the Mithril Golems + heavy machineguns combo of the room before it.

 

“Well then, I better get going.”

 

I mumbled to myself as I headed towards the second special building.

 

 

 

“You’re hard at work as ever, Elder Dwarf.”

“I want to complete the improvement of the weapons I wasn’t able to attend to recently.”

 

Her fingers flew across the keyboard on her PC as it ran a drafting software. As far as I could see from the opened draft, it seemed she was thinking of how to improve the anti-materiel rifle being used by Ancient Elf.

 

“I am of the opinion that the Pallet ML82A1 being used by Ancient Elf could not be improved any further but just how do you intend to do so?”

“It certainly is an exceedingly good rifle. It’s almost a form of art. You may be right, master, but that is only if it wasn’t Elf-chan using it.”

“Care to elaborate?”

“Mhm. In order for her gun’s bullets to follow a straight trajectory, its barrel is made awfully long but with a barrel made of wind Elf-chan imagined into being, the bullet would go straight and therefore making it alright to completely remove the barrel.”

 

It was an extremely bold idea.

For her gun to provide better accuracy and flatter bullet trajectory, its gun barrel was lengthened at the cost of it becoming considerably heavier and more cumbersome. Also, due to the centrifugal force produced, it was harder to swing left and right. It wasn’t a gun originally designed to be carried around so those things weren’t too much of a flaw, really.

 

“Also, although the mechanism to reduce the recoil is excellent, it is also complex which results to the decrease of the recoil’s intensity but also to the increase of the gun’s weight and the chances of it breaking down. Simplifying it would resolve those issues and have it still working as intended as Ancient Elf she could simply employ an air cushion to dampen the recoil. I see no alternatives other than that; increasing the output firepower with the old complex mechanism is impossible. It is a difficult choice but one that must be done in order to use the more powerful mithril bullets.”

“That would certainly be a downgrade for anyone other than Ancient Elf. After all, it would have severe recoil and horrible bullet trajectory.”

“Precisely. But for Ancient Elf, the loss of the long, heavy gun barrel would result to it being more balanced, stable, and not as easily affected by centrifugal force, therefore making it easier to aim with. It would also result in an increase to her mobility. As for the part about simplifying the recoil, it would increase the recoil but also reduce the chances of the mechanism breaking down and give it better reliability. I intend to replace the materials it is made of to mithril to make it stronger while also making it lighter. Also, I’ll increase its magazine capacity.”

 

She was rationally and thoroughly considering her options for her plan to modify the anti-materiel rifle.

 

“The bullets will be more powerful too. After all, the power of the special bullets that uses mithril powder should be nearly twice as powerful as the normal ones. If the initial velocity of the bullet is increased, the range it could traverse should also increase. However, after doing away with the complex recoil mechanism, this monster of a gun would usable to no one except Elf-chan.”

“It seems like that girl will be pleased.”

 

There was no way Ancient Elf, the trigger-happy sniping idiot, wouldn’t be happy after knowing that her gun became easier to use, has an increased magazine size and range.

 

“That’s pretty much my plans on remodeling the gun. As a final note, I’ll also try using Enchant magic this time around. My level wasn’t high enough when I made Kuina’s gun but as I am right now, I should be able to apply some to it.”

“I’m looking forward to it. How about the other job I gave you?”

“Mm. I gave the recipe for that to my followers. It’s going fine.”

 

Elder Dwarf stood and led me to an inner room of the workshop. There, a furnace burned with crackling flames. In the middle of workshop designed by Elder Dwarf herself, the two Dwarf Smiths worked to forge a sword. Leaning on the wall behind them were dozens of swords.

 

“It certainly is going well.”

“Mm. We are making swords with about the same materials as that shop in Eclaba, only ours are a rank better. The swords are mainly iron with only a little bit of mithril mixed in.”

 

I wanted to conserve our current stock of mithril but on the other hand, adventurers didn’t place much trust on iron swords. And so, this was the result of that compromise.

 

The concept might appear similar to the ones sold in the city but since these swords are made using the formula made by Elder Dwarf herself, there was no contest between them. The difference being it wasn’t a downgraded sword just to save on mithril but a sword made of an actual quality alloy.

There was nothing to be done about its weight but the sharpness and durability was comparable to a true mithril sword.

 

 

“If we have this many, we will have no trouble in our stocks. You’ve helped us a lot.”

“We can have another thirty done by tomorrow. These ones are of excellent quality.”

 

A reliable reply.

As far as the weapons were concerned, I need not worry.

However, among the swords leaning on the wall, there was one that stood out.

 

“What’s that?”

“It’s the prototype I made using all of my skill. The alloy used in it is made from the orihalcum and mithril gathered from the [Beast] Demon Lord’s Mine as its core. The alloy was that way not because I was being stingy on orihalcum but because it was necessary to make the finest alloy with the materials at hand. It is also endowed with Enchant magic to increase its durability and its slashing ability .”

 

I picked it up and felt an extraordinarily dreadful feeling from its blade. It was a beautiful silver magic sword that specialized in slashing. Furthermore, it was unbelievably light. As to be expected of a work done by her, an S rank monster, when she gives it her all. Her skills were probably at a height no human could ever dream of reaching their entire lives. Not to mention, this sword alone would undoubtedly fetch a price most them won’t ever attain even if they work for it their whole life.

 

“May we also sell this?”

“Fine by me; I can just make another. But is it really alright to sell it to the humans? Borrowing master’s words, this sword is too strong.”

 

I certainly mentioned before that selling a weapon that was too strong would be the cause of much conflicts but…

 

“We’ll only use it attract customers. We’ll put a price tag on it that no one could ever afford. Just by displaying the sword, it would increase the sales of the other swords.”

 

All of the shop’s items would increase in value if it seemed like our shop was the shop of an expert blacksmith who could forge such a sword.

 

“I understand but I have one request.”

“What is it?”

“That sword yearns to be wielded by a swordsman. I wish to sell it only after a swordsman I approve of appears. This is my request even if the swordsman turns out to be a human.”

“Alright, we would only sell it then.”

 

With that, the list of things that we needed to talk about was finished.

I had ensured that the weapons made by the dwarves were complete and ready to act as one of my city’s main products.

 

“Also, master, I finished the disguise. This disguise should do the trick.”

“Thanks again, Elder Dwarf.”

 

I received the special disguise Elder Dwarf made and decided to examine it later. It was an important item to allow my important staff officer to work freely even after the humans have come.

And so, I headed onto the next location, onto where Kuina was. Wight should also be there.

 

“Well then, I’m off to the next spot. Don’t work yourselves too hard.”

“Mm. Ahm, master, I mean, after the sword are completely ready,”

 

Elder Dwarf tried hard to say something but was hindered by her hesitation. I kind of knew what she was trying to say though.

 

“Yeah, I’ll praise you a lot. So, do your best, Elder Dwarf.”

“Yes, I will.”

 

And so,  I left the workshop.

 

 

 


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70 thoughts on “Chapter 12: Elder Dwarf’s Product Developement”

  1. Thanks for the chapter.

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  2. Gin Wolfstein said:

    I suggest that Lolicel from El-chan the name “Argento”, who is Italian for “silver”; I think it goes well with her…
    Thanks for the chapter

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  3. Thanks for the chapter!

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  4. Thanks for the chapter

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  5. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob. The comments filled up pretty quickly before I got here.

    Looks like everything is going smoothly with the city project. Now he just needs to attract some citizens.
    Also, El-chan’s comment about wanting to sell that sword to a worthy swordsman is obvious foreshadowing, right? A character to wield it will show up sooner or later, the only question will be if it’s a regular character or not and if they’ll be a friend or someone who will turn against them at some point.
    I’ll be glad when we get a bit more about the people of the world themselves in this story, rather than just the Maou’s and monsters. The problem with creating a city is that once it starts to prosper and get rich, the big shots the human cities and nations will show up wanting to put it under their authority.
    Who wants to be that Procell’s city will end up being targets by nobles and such, repelling all threats and end up becoming the centre of a new nation of humans? All without them knowing he’s actually a demon lord. That would be interesting. He could totally become the centre of power for people who want to be free of the oppression fo the aristocracy and the persecuted, since he obviously has the power to protect everyone in the city.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter

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  7. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  8. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  9. I don’t think those upgrades are a good thing…

    They’re making the gun more and more magic dependant, what if ancient elf is unable to use magic due to low mana, a dispell spell, a place where you can’t use magic or something? Won’t it be useless then? ( I actually don’t remember )

    Also, she has to cast a few magic spells all at once, while also aiming and keeping some kind of defense or oh-sh*t button up.

    Regarding to the heavy barrel, why not use mithril (or any kind of fantasy lighter metal) instead of simply removing it? Lighter but still useable even without magic. She could also use that Enchant Magic to make it lighter too i think. Removing the barrel seems the worst option…

    Me thinks the merits are not worth the demerits.

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    • Forgot to say, Thanks for the chapter :3

      Also, disregard that (I actually don’t remember)… forgot to edit it out before posting xD

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  10. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Now I’m thinking that the other guns will be customized for their respective users.

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  11. Y’all talking about the gun or the sword but nobody wants to talk about the MC’s last spoken line?

    “Yeah, I’ll praise you a lot. So, do your best, Elder Dwarf.”

    I wonder what’s the praise. guehehehehe

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  12. Thank you very much

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  13. Thanks for the chapter

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  14. And ah…. yeah, the rotation process of the bullet during it time inside the barrel increase the bullet’s stability, accuracy and make the shot more accurate. And since the incident of “too accurate” Bren LMG( which lead to delay of a certain Allies forces secret assault operation on Nazi soil), all later generation rifle and machine gun variety( to precise, all guns model after WW II) has to make with less accuracy to easier handling ( and in case of solider use Full auto, the bullet spread can hit multiple target instead of single target that in the aim sight).

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    • is that the case even when it comes to sniper rifles? I get the point if it’s smgs or assault rifles, and definitely machineguns, but high precision weapons should still be made as accurate as possible, right?

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  15. Thank you for th chapter!
    El-chan is such a cutie~~ (,,>ᴗ<,,)

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  16. thanks for the chapter 🙂

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  17. In short, Elder Drawf Modify the gun in 3 stage:
    – Reduce the barrel’s leight, that lead to increase recoil.
    – Improve the gun’s based-made material to reduce the weight of the rifle, and increase the clipsize’s capacity.
    – Simplify the Recoil process lead to increase recoil force, but aslo improve the weapon’s durability.
    Mostly downgrade…
    Then Why just don’t use the International Accuracy AS-50 instead? The IA AS-50 has simillar bullet type, Semi-auto mechanism, easier to carry and use and lastly, easier to modify compare to the Barrett M82A1. It overall weight is less compare to the Barrett M82A1( 27 ib compare to 29.3 ib~30.9 ib of the M82A1).

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  18. Can’t he just create silver coin? There’s no magic in it after all

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  19. Thank you for the chapter.

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  20. Just give her a name already! She’s done much more than Kuina.

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  21. doesn’t the length of the barrel help giving rifles better range and power? thought that this was the reason why they are more powerful than handguns …

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  22. neurosabrac said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  23. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  24. maybe they can try combined the Gun and Sword or even the Anti Material Rifle with Sword to make GunBlade like in Final Fantasy 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

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  25. Mesmerised said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  26. The swords are mainly iron with only a little bit of iron mixed in.

    Is this meant to be Mithril or another material? Because it looks slightly off.

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  27. Thanks

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  28. ‘“Mm. We are making swords with about the same materials as that shop in Eclaba, only ours are a rank better. The swords are mainly iron with only a little bit of iron mixed in.”’

    Iron & Iron swords, get them while they’re new!

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  29. Is there anyone who wants to take the guess that that sword is Anne’s demon sword? ~(=owo)

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  30. jinxs2011 said:

    “The swords are mainly iron with only a little bit of iron mixed in”. What is this new iron-iron blend? do you mean, just a little bit of mithril?

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  31. Thanks for the chapter.

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  32. I would also like to note that I have no idea how centrifugal force affects the rifle so I translated it as literal as I can.

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    • I think when they made the rifle big they increased the moment of inertia a lot, like lengthening a heavy metal bar. That would greatly increase the force needed to swing it around. Maybe that’s a better translation?

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    • Centrifugal force is caused due to the rifling of the barrel (the groves inside the barrel) which causes the bullet to spin as it travels down the barrel propelled by the flame and gas of the gun powder. Well I think that’s what the author is trying to describe here at least.

      Thanks for the chapter.

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      • Will this spinning affect the acuracy?

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      • Yes absolutely. Rifling increases accuracy. Early rifles didn’t have this so the accuracy was shit back in the day ( like French Indian war or Napoleon era). But was the figures rifling into the guns range and accuracy was increased significantly but mostly accuracy I believe.

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      • Correction: Once they figured rifling

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      • Thank you for that knowledge but the centrifugal force here is a hindrance whereas rifling seems to be nothing but good

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      • Also the spinning reduces drag on the bullet along with its shape of course which is the reason accuracy and range are increased. Why we went from balls to the the shape of bullets we have today. Allows for greater spin and less air resistance(drag).

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      • Well then Maybe the author is describing how when the bullet is expelled from the barrel causing it to jerk up which I believe is caused by centrifugal force but not sure on that one sorry. To tired to google right now lol

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      • Isn’t that recoil?

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      • Yeah but my thought on recoil was partly because of cent force. But I’m most likely wrong here on this. I should really Google it to get a better understanding. Sorry about the confusion.

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      • Don’t be. Rather, thanks for your input

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      • This is kind of correct, but more as the longer barrel is heavier and harder to correct after recoil

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      • Ultimatecalibur said:

        The author is referring to how longer barrels are harder to maneuver when turning due to the inertia experienced by the end of the long barrel.

        If you swing something long and somewhat flexible quickly while holding only one end the end you are not holding will continue moving even when you stop your swing.

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    • I imagine it’s about how it would be easier to turn around while wielding a long rifle that isn’t long.

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      • I think so too but then the sentence could have been phrased without the mention of centrifugal force , right?

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      • Going with Endy, N1n, Rye, on this. I do think it’s referring to the length of the barrel as the shooter moves. Without the barrel you could spin your body around easier and so lessening “Cent Force” as they spin around. By creating the barrel out of air rifling as well wouldn’t be needed since the air current in the barrel could provide the same effect I believe. Magic is a wonderful thing. 🙂

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    • EndymionDrake said:

      They’re saying that the length of the barrel increases the centrifugal force when turning the rifle to aim. If the length of the rifle is shortened it will be much easier to move the aim point of the barrel, making it so elf can use it better when the opponent is close.

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    • Centrifugal force is a type of force that happens when you do a circular movement, it is the force that tries to make the object go out of the circular movement, it is affected by some things, like the force/speed that the object is going, like if you try to make a curve with 20mp/h is very different if you tried to do it with 200mp/h. The lenght and center of mass also affects it. In the case of the weapon it affects the wieldness(dunno if the word exists or is written like that) when you try to move the weapon to aim at another target/spot: using a melee weapon to explain, its like having a 10kg dagger and a 10kg spear, the dagger would be way more easy to wield than the spear mainly because the weapon center of mass is closer to you, making you need to use less force to make it move.

      Removing the rifling from a barrel would increase the velocity because part of the energy that would be spent making the bullet spin and stabilizing the flight path of the bullet. The bullet would be very accurate, but it would have less speed and reach, a LOT of MBTs(main battle tanks) have a smooth barrel(that and some rounds lose a lot of potential damage because of the loss of speed).

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    • Have you ever tried to swing a hammer and stop half way through the swing? The hammer doesn’t want to stop going forward due to the inertia it has already developed up to that point in the swing, the longer the hammer handle is the greater this will be due to the increased for exhibited by the centrifugal force.

      I hope that helps.

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