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Chapter 19: Rorono

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The [Crimson Cavern]; the dungeon without a Demon Lord.

With its Demon Lord now gone, the core kept on making monsters on its own. Furthermore, the [Maelstroms] that were in place from when the Demon Lord was still alive also continued to gush forth new monsters each day.

Originally, it was a dungeon ruled by the [Flame] Demon Lord and as such, most if not all of it were volcanic areas. There were many monsters made of [Flame] too.

 

Each day, a fixed amount of monsters were being made so we were using it as a convenient hunting ground.

 

“I’d like to also make a [Maelstrom].”

“Oto-san, what’s wrong?”

“No, it’s nothing.”

 

By paying a hundred times that of the price of a monster one could buy with DP, one could purchase a [Maelstrom] which was able to gush forth that monster each day.

 

Demon Lords—other than myself—could only synthesize monsters of up to A rank. That meant that they could only buy monsters two ranks below A rank, or in other words C rank monsters of that lineage. But since I could make S rank monsters, I was able to buy even B rank monsters with DP.

 

Having one new B rank monster each day was a great boon.

After all, B rank monsters—monsters that originally could only be made through synthesis— were such powerful monsters that they served as the main force of most Demon Lords.

However, as my fighting force was still not yet ready, it was far more preferable to have a hundred monsters right away than to save up for a [Maelstrom]. I guessed I won’t have one anytime soon.

 

“Please be careful. An enemy is approaching.”

 

Ancient Elf informed us so.

She had attuned herself with the wind here and was therefore able to perceive the state of things wherever there was wind.

This was perhaps the best radar above ground.

 

“Elf-chan, please tell us detailed information about the enemy.”

“Okay. It’s an armadillo type monster covered in hard scales.”

“Ahh, that one. I know it. Leave this one to Kuina.”

 

We had been going in and out of this dungeon a considerable amount of times so we had understood the kind of monsters that were spawning.

 

“Kuina-chan, it will be here soon. Please ready yourself.”

 

Around thirty seconds after Ancient Elf warned her so, the enemy arrived.

 

Its appearance was that of an armadillo except for the metallic glow emitting from its back and the spikes littered all over it.

It was a C rank monster. An Iron Armadillo.

As it name would suggest, its back was covered in steel and had high defense.

 

“Just the right thing to test my shotgun on.”

 

Said Kuina, smiling.

The Iron Armadillo rolled itself into a ball and then rolled forward.

In all regards, it was the bane of gun users.

 

On top of it being absolutely tough, the countless spikes on its back had the effect of deflecting bullets.

But Kuina, against such an enemy, dove right in.

Her silver shotgun, the Curtana, then shone red, a clear indicator she was pouring magic power into it.

 

She pulled the trigger and a thunderous sound shook the air. Her shotgun made use of the high powered 4 gauge shells hence that sound. However, there was another sound that soon followed.

Due to the enchantment Elder Dwarf placed on the gun, whenever a shell was going burst into countless pellets, [Explosion] was also set to activate which would accelerate the pellets and thus further increasing their destructiveness.

 

The countless pellets pierced through the tough metallic carapace and came into contact with the enemy’s flesh, further drilling into its body.

 

“Amazing! It’s more than what I imagined! This gun is the best! Even shotshells can penetrate like that!”

 

Kuina spoke with delight obvious in her voice, happy to have that much power in her gun.

 

“I’m glad you liked it. For now, try out the full-auto mode.”

“Okay! If I had this gun firing slugs fully automatically before, during our hard fight with the wind dragon, I think I could have beaten it a somewhat easier manner.”

 

It really did seem so.

 

Afterwards, Kuina had beaten about three enemies and her tests were thus concluded. When she tried to shoot her shotgun fully automatically, it did as was expected and didn’t broke down. Kuina was so happy, she kept swinging her tail.

 

 

“Then, next is my turn.”

 

Kuina finished her test firing so now it was Ancient Elf’s turn to do so.

We exited the cave area and proceeded to an area sprawling with lava.

 

With lava burning all around us, it was extremely hot.

It was an extremely dangerous area wherein if one failed to step on the narrow footholds, they would be plunged headfirst into the lava.

 

“Well then, I’m off. Please wait there, everyone.”

 

Ancient Elf said so as she jumped in the air and flew.

The lack of footholds was not an issue for her.

Still, I worried. I worried because somewhere here, enemy monsters were lurking. Specifically the rock-skinned giant snakes swimming in the sea of lava. They rarely come out of the lava so we generally tend to avoid them.

 

However, Ancient Elf said to leave it to her.

Did she have some kind of plan, I wondered.

She hovered in the air and aimed the anti-materiel rifle that Elder Dwarf masterfully made, the Durandal EDAM-01, toward the ground.

 

She must have been looking for her prey, I thought.

 

“But that can’t be… is she planning to shoot them through the lava?”

 

As if to answer my question, Ancient Elf pulled the trigger. Even I who had far better kinetic vision when compared to a human couldn’t keep up with the extremely fast bullet her gun fired off whereas before this, I was still somehow able to see it in motion. Its initial velocity had clearly increased. The mithril bullet must have synergized with [Acceleration], the first of the two enchantments placed on Durandal.

 

The lava where the fired off bullet struck formed a swirl, probably the effect of the second enchantment: [Rotation].

 

The lava then rose and exploded, the sounds of it following moments later.

And then, some moments more later, the corpse of a giant snake floated on the surface of the lava, its head clearly blown off. It must have been an instant death, I thought.

 

The bullet’s power should have been largely attenuated by lava and yet it still had enough to go through the giant snake’s head.

Most likely, the [Acceleration] and [Rotation] enchantments were responsible for that. The bullet, by travelling at such a high speed and having that much torque, was able to maintain its straight trajectory despite pushing its way through the lava and was even able to hit its mark. Furthermore, that rotation gave it so much destructive force that the bullet didn’t just pierce through the snake, it gouged and shredded its flesh.

 

For Ancient Elf who possessed the [Shooter of Magical Projectiles]—which enhances the accuracy and power of long range weapons—such a rifle made her all the more powerful.

 

I don’t know if it was simply because she wasn’t satisfied with just one prey but she rapid-fired at different targets as she moved through the air just like an acrobat.

There in the sky was a highly lethal and highly mobile artillery battery. Such was Ancient Elf. She was already far more than a single soldier; she was a so-called tactical weapon.

 

And then, one by one, the corpses of giant snakes floated over the lava. Maybe it was because we avoided the giant snakes—for we thought they were not worth the effort—that there were so many of them here.

We were dumbfounded as we watched Ancient Elf’s sniping exhibition.

After some time, done with sweeping up the enemies, she triumphantly returned.

 

“El-chan, this gun’s the greatest! Its firepower has increased sooo much and since it’s so easy to wield, I can aim it at the next target right away. Plus it’s such a durable one so I can be rash and shoot it as much as I want!”

 

The trigger happy Ancient Elf said such as she pressed her new beloved gun to her cheeks as if to embrace it.

I knew how she felt. Anyone would be excited if they could have a high performing gun.

Elder Dwarf had magnificently prepared the best guns for Kuina and Ancient Elf.

 

“I’m glad you liked it. I was worried I overly customized it.”

“It’s the best and easiest to use gun for me! Thank you very much!”

 

I smiled as I watched the three. Kuina, Elder Dwarf, and Ancient Elf excitedly discussed the performance of the guns.

Elder Dwarf seemed proud and rightly so, for her guns were the best. Thus, I decided to give her the reward I’ve thought of.

 

“Elder Dwarf, I have something I want to say to you.”

“What is it, master?”

 

She asked as she tilted her incredibly cute head.

 

“You have been conducting yourself really well. You have made us our weapons and helped to improve our army. The golems you’ve made serve as both a substantial part of our fighting force as well as a part of the city’s workforce. Even on the construction of the city’s infrastructures, yours were the largest contributions. I don’t intend on disregarding everybody else’s contributions but such are what I believe as true.”

 

Perhaps it was due to her being embarrassed so much but her face grew red. She then hung her head down so as to conceal it.

And as she was like that, Kuina and Ancient Elf talked to her.

 

“Kuina agrees! El-chan had worked the most!”

“Yeah, that’s right, I think so too.”

“…that’s… not… it… I only did what I could…”

 

Elder Dwarf grew even more embarrassed as her white skin was dyed completely red.

 

“And today, you’ve given Kuina and Ancient the best weapons for them. Of course, you may develop something even better someday but the fact still stands. And as such, I wish to give you something to show my recognition of your efforts.”

“Master…”

“I want to grant you a name. I want to reward you who have worked more than anyone else; you who have helped the creation of the city more than anyone else; and you who have improved our forces more than anyone else. I want to reward you in hopes that you will make use of your new powers to further help my cause.”

 

I declared so and smiled.

On her face, tears began to fall.

 

“Is it alright to be me?”

“There can’t be anyone else. Rather, I want to ask you, Elder Dwarf: will you be willing to live on as one of my [Monsters of the Covenant]? To devote yourself as one of my generals?”

“That should not even be asked. Yes, with pleasure! I wish to serve you all my life, master.”

“Then, from now on, you shall be known as Rorono!”

 

I named her after the best blacksmith from the world in my memory.

 

“That’s my name… Rorono… It sounds good… I am Rorono… Rorono…”

 

Elder Dwarf, no, Rorono repeatedly said her name over and over again.

Her body was then wrapped with faint light, signifying that she received power from her Demon Lord as well as signifying that our fates were then forever intertwined.

As for me, I received deeper knowledge about her race and just like Celestial Foxes, Elder Dwarves still had much hidden potential.

 

“And now, you are also one of my [Monsters of the Covenant]”

“Mhm. I am master’s.”

 

Rorono proudly smiled. But soon hesitated in speaking:

 

“Ahm, master, now that I am your [Monster of the Covenant], I have something I wish. Is it alright for me to say it?”

“Of course.”

“From time to time… let me call you Father. Kuina has always been calling you Oto-san and I’m envious.”

 

I absent-mindedly burst into laughter; what a silly thing to ask for.

 

“But of course you can, Rorono. From now on, call me Father as much as you want.”

“Okay, Father! I will do my best now more than ever.”

 

Her eyes shone as she looked at me. She was too cute; I absentmindedly hugged her.

 

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58 thoughts on “Chapter 19: Rorono”

  1. Thanks for the chapter.

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  2. Doesn’t it somehow feel like the mc is tricking them? I know it’s sweet and all with all this dramatization and how she’s happy and all, but let’s consider the facts. The only reason he didn’t name her before back when kuina was named was because he “hadn’t thought of a good name”, the mc was thinking that she had already deserved being named long ago even at that time. This was a month after she was born. Now a long time more has passed and he finally named her, but he makes what should already have been earned a long time ago into a reward for her hard work, which is bullshit/swindling, and also… it took him 2+ months to come up with the name RORONO? Seriously? This mc sucks at naming, it’s not even a very good name.

    Now the elf has also been alive for a month or so I think, she has clearly earned her place and their trust seeing how she got a super modified weapon and is together with them all the time, so she should also get a name now. But I get the feeling that this author will once again delay it for no good reason whatsoever and turn it into some kind of an event where she needs power or something like that, or some supposedly emotion inducing crap like in this chapter and then give her the name he spent two months thinking of even though she should’ve been named a long time ago since she already earned it. I must say it’s not amusing that the female leads don’t have proper names and neither is it that they get rewarded with stuff that should be rightfully theirs a long time ago. Give them something else or at least don’t claim that it was because of the aid with the city when she had already earned it before that even started…

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    • It’s kind of like marriage. Even if you’re sure from the start that your partner’s the one, it’s sometimes better to wait.

      It may be awkward at times but names are very powerful things in fiction.

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      • Well, I guess that’s the case with the elf and I can somehow see how it was a good idea to wait with Kuina, but when it comes to Rorono, I just feel like it was a bit overdue since there was no good reason to delay it after having already decided to give her a name, not having decided on a good name was a pretty poor excuse to wait for another month. At least I believe it shouldn’t be made out as a reward for stuff that she did after the time when he decided to give her a name but couldn’t think of a good one. Imagine working hard for a month but not getting your salary because the company didn’t have any money available at the moment, then another month into the future you get your salary(reward), but for some reason you only get one months worth… That’s why I feel like she should get something else too if he’s going to put it like that.

        It’s really a petty thing and not really worth caring about, but I can’t help being bothered anyway. Everything’s well as long as she’s happy with it, I guess.

        Thanks for translating this by the way, it’s got a good quality. This author is quite peculiar. There’s a lot that bothers me, makes me confused and sometimes pissed off(especially the relationship between the girls and the mc, one never knows if he wants it to be a real father-daughter relationship or a weird kinda forced incest relationship… that and the often redundant explanations that ruins immersion), there’s really a lot I find really annoying, but for some reason I enjoy reading it nonetheless, always wanting to know what comes next and I don’t feel like dropping it… It’s an interesting novel, haha.

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  3. I knew how she felt. Anyone would be excited if they could have a high performing gun.

    I hate how this novel sometimes turns into a gun mania trivia one where the author tries to force redundant, useless information down our throats while repeating himself several times and going into great detail to explain something unnecessary. And no, not everyone would be happy if they could have a high performing gun, what the fck do you think this is? Don’t make such grossly inaccurate statements, it’s unpleasant.

    I don’t mind guns, but overly detailed explanations, repetitions and excessive information is a great example of subpar writing where the quality and enjoyment of a novel drops sharply because the author doesn’t properly think of what he/she writes.

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  4. Why they’re obsessed about calling him father is beyond me, since they seem to have deeper feelings than that for him. At least rorono and the elf. There are hints that kuina is the same though. This incest fanatic lolicon author(not that it’s really something bad)… I wish he’d decide if he wants a pure parent – daughter relationship or an incest type parent – daughter relationship instead of hovering between the two all the time, sometimes saying how he thinks of them as his daughters and would never do anything to them yet gets turned on by them and keeps getting sexual pleasure(yeah, really, that’s what he’s doing most of the time, it’s not at the level of parent-child skinship) from hugging/caressing them, the girls are also seemingly interested in doing sexual things with him yet somehow they want to refer to him as father. Sigh. It’s… confusing and drives me mad because what they say and do are not consistent throughout the story and keeps changing.

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  5. Gin Wolfstein said:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  6. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter.
    Rorono is nice, but I liked El-chan too……..
    Well, at least now we can look forward to her mastering santoryuu style and becoming an invicible swordsman……

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  7. I fear for one day when I read this novel, there will be cops behind me without me noticing…

    cheers for the chapter!

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  8. Nantoka said:

    Thanks for the chapter :3

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  9. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  10. “But that can’t be… is she planning to shoot them through the water?” I think this was supposed to be lava or magma not water since I don’t think there would be any water in the demon lord of fire’s dungeon.

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  11. Thanks for the chapter 😀

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  12. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  13. LittleFox said:

    Kawaiiiiii
    Thank you for the chapter

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  14. Thank you very much

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  15. You absentminded lolicell

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  16. Thanks for the chapter

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  17. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    After some search, all I can come up with that’s close to blacksmith is Atelier Rorona.

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  18. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  19. Lolicell is backu~ what does Rorono look like now?

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  20. Thanks for the chapter !! It lacks more than the elf is it will be good !! I look forward to see the name of the elf now

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  21. Sight, gun maniacs. ^^”
    Thanks for the chapter! I hope the main doesnt forget that even if he got alot of attack/firepower he still doesnt have a proper healer nor a defence strong enough to block enemy attacks. They remind me of my old RP-group, high performance in the attacking area and paper thin defence with just a low grade healer that could heal them after the fight was over.
    He needs more balance, if he manages to fix a barrier-type that can block the golems bullets for example then he shouldnt need to worry anymore.
    (Besides, he might need someone to be able to get past the golems after he’s dead if they want to smash his crystal ball one day. Rorono might not want to deactivate the golems and she might die, if she does then theres no stopping them ever again..)

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  22. Too sweet i need insulin thanks

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  23. Thx for the update, its so sweet, why i said? Coz this phrase

    “There can’t be anyone else. Rather, I want to ask you, Elder Dwarf: will you be willing to live on as one of my [Monsters of the Covenant]? To devote yourself as one of my generals?”

    Its like a pledge in wedding ceremony, lol.

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  24. I’ve been wondering how her name would be translated since R and L can get mix up when translating Japanese, but it’s the same as how GT(MTL) translates it.

    I couldn’t tell it would be translated as:
    Rorono
    Rolono
    Lorono
    Lolono

    Ahh! Japanese is so confusing. (;一_一)

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  25. Thank you for the chapter.

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  26. since kuina call him “otou-san”
    this made me curious
    is the “Father” that rorono calls him is in english or not
    if not can i ask what is the original text?

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    • No, she calls him “父さん(Otou-san)”

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    • Ah to clarify, Kuina calls him おとーさん(Oto-san) while Rorono uses 父さん(Otou-san)

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      • oh!
        thanks for the clarification
        btw I tried to google translate the text and google said
        おとーさん sounds Otou-san while
        父さん sounds Tousan

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      • Yes, 父さん is pronounced as Tou-san. I’ve been processing it automatically as Otou-san. Huh, this got me thinking that it might be better for Rorono to use Dad…

        I guess I will use Father for the meantime and will change it to Dad if another refers to him as お父さん

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  27. Thanks for the chapter.

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  28. KuRuuRuu said:

    How can she be so cuteee~!!!
    Yay to Rorono!!!
    Thank you for the chapter~

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  29. Mesmerised said:

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Can only think of Zoro~ XD

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  30. Anonymous Potato said:

    Uh who cares? Lol not really but i do want to report lolicell and nepu to the police…

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  31. I’m surprised he didn’t name her Masamune since he is considered the greatest blacksmith in Japanese history

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  32. ∧_∧  
    (=’.’=)  Thanks!!
    (“”)_(“”) Nepu!!! 

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  33. Yeah, I don’t know who Rorono is named after. If you have any idea, comment it here.

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