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Chapter 3: The price of stupidity

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Keeping watch on the situation in the dungeon from his crystal room was the [Viscosity] Demon Lord. After witnessing the Celestial Fox in action and being convinced it was an existence far out of the norm, he shook there, frightened.

With just one easy fell swoop, Kuina broke his will.

 

“Hii-Hii!! M-my monsters, my monsters gathered on the first floor, they-they’re all gone with just one attack. This is absurd, this is impossible!”

 

Beside him was a demon which was a cross between a goat and a human. This monster made by [Evil] Demon Lord Morax had the capability to communicate via telepathy with its three twins. By making use of these monsters, the Demon Lords on [Steel]’s team were able to quickly share information with their fellow team members.

 

In their initial strategy, the one whose dungeon was attacked by Procell would focus on defense as the other two launch an assault on Procell’s dungeon using the monsters they had prepared on the first room of each of their own dungeons.

If they did so, Procell who was outnumbered to begin with would be forced to recall back his attacking troops in hopes that it would prevent the fall of his dungeon.

In other words, they could shut him down with just their numbers. Or so they’d like to believe.

 

“With one attack, ONE ATTACK! They’re fiends, FIENDS! This isn’t what I was told about. And they’re coming! I’m scared, so scared…”

 

[Viscosity] Demon Lord Ronove was keeping watch of his dungeon through the holograms projected by his crystal. Those fiends he talked about were [Creation]’s monsters—spearheaded by the fox-eared girl—that were easily traversing the second room of his dungeon despite the defenses and traps he had set up. Ronove could have never imagined that the invading monsters’ feat of avoiding the traps time and time again were due to the abilities of the High Elves who had control over the wind as well as due to the Elder Dwarf who ruled over the earth.

 

Through the goat demon, Ronove spoke to someone that wasn’t there.

 

“Zagan, it-it’s me. [Creation] Demon Lord Procell’s monsters came to attack me.”

 

The half-human, half-goat demon open its mouth but [Steel] Demon Lord Zagan’s voice was the one that came out.

 

“I see, so they came there? Then, Morax and I will be the ones to attack [Creation]’s dungeon. We’ll defeat him quickly so hold on until then.”

“Th-that’s impossible. They’re too strong. Already, my monsters… the monsters I put on standby near my dungeon’s entrance were all killed with just one attack. I heard nothing of this; no one told me they were this strong! Zagan, you said we won’t be in any danger whatsoever so I cooperated with you but that’s evidently not the case here.”

“I see, so he sent out his powerful monsters, huh. We’ll proceed with the conquering of his dungeon as planned then.”

 

Upon hearing those words, the despair Ronove was feeling grew even further.

 

“Zagan, I want the [Monster of Covenant] I lent to you guys back. As it is, I will be killed way before you break his crystal. So please, Zagan, I beg you, send me some reinforcements.”

 

In his desperation, Ronove pleaded so. However, Zagan unconcernedly replied:

 

“I can’t do that. To get past the Golems that overwhelmed Stolas, we will need your [Monster of the Covenant]. So, sorry but try not to die until we break his crystal.”

“You-you’re horrible! Do you intend to abandon your ally!?”

“It’s just strategy, nothing personal. In order to win, we sometimes have to make cruel decisions. And hey, think about it, there’s no way you’ll lose to the few troops Procell sent out. So raise your chin up. ……..besides, we do have those aces up our sleeves.”

 

After saying those words, the goat demon remained silent. No matter how much Ronove protested, Zagan’s voice never again came out of the demon’s mouth.

 

“Zagan, we’re not done talking yet! I don’t, I don’t want to die. You told us we could win and flawlessly too so I cooperated with you. But as things stand, I, I’m going to die! This isn’t what you promised! Answer me, answer me, Zagan!”

 

Again and again, Ronove kept talking to the goat demon but no reply ever came. After a while, he came to an unbelievable conclusion.

 

“…Could it be? Have I been used? Was I so stupid that I was tricked? No, no, no! Had I known that the enemies were these fiends, I would have never gotten involved in this alliance.”

 

[Viscosity] Demon Lord Ronove was at his wit’s end. As he was like that though, the enemy monsters were fast approaching. At the rate they were going, it wouldn’t even take an hour for them to reach the crystal room.

 

“No, no, I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die. I have to use that, yes, yes, I will.”

 

Staggering, he went out of his crystal room to meet with his barely-legal trump card that if possible, he didn’t want to put into play. But even if this trump could drive those so-called fiends away, there was something it could not help with.

 

“Everyone will never return. Everyone that died, everyone I’ve lost, I’ll never see them again.”

 

The monsters on the first floor that were annihilated with just one attack would never come back to life.

For the first time in his life, Ronove cursed at his own stupidity.

He believed Zagan’s assurances that they could win and he himself thought such would happen. The result though was the death of his important monsters.

 

If there was a next time, he decided that no matter how hard and painful things got, he would be thinking for himself and not rely on anyone else. Never again would he make this kind of mistake. And as such, he matured.

 

He called out his trump card that he received from a skilled Demon Lord. It was an A rank monster that could grow so it was the strongest kind of monster.

Looking at him with its cold eyes, its form really was vastly different from his own monsters.

 

Under normal circumstances, it was so strong that it should be impossible for it to lose to any kind of monster made by a Demon Lord that was just born.

He knew that and yet his unease never ceased.

 

As he still felt worried, Procell’s monsters finally arrived at the depths of his dungeon.

Thus, with a prayer, he sent out his trump card.

 

“Please, please, I beg you, please.”

 

At this point in the war, praying was all he could do.

 

 

 

 


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28 thoughts on “Chapter 3: The price of stupidity”

  1. thx for the chapter :3.
    thats the problem when you cooperate with wrong person (demon lord in this case)

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  2. I doubt it’d be stronger than that berserk dragon. At most it should be similar in power, but these guys have become FAR far stronger now.

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  3. Thanks for the chapter, and can’t wait for the next one.

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  4. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Let’s see how much a difference in level is needed for an A rank to fight a group led by an S rank.

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  5. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  6. Thanks for the chapter

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  7. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.

    And so we see evolution at work. Survival of the fittest. If you’re dumb, then you’ve better be reaaaaally strong or you’re aren’t going to live long. If he’s lucky Kuina & co will just break his crystal and won’t bother with him and he’ll have the chance to learn from his mistakes and learn to think for himself. Otherwise he’s doomed.

    Also, I do hope the Parents who gave them those monsters are prepared. After all Marche is Procell’s parent and is still around and while she wouldn’t resort to petty tricks to help her Child, when she finds out they did something like this there’s no way she’s going to let them get away with it.Unless all the demon lords who became parents are ones who only have a year left, so they don’t care about the consequences? Even so, she can still make their remaining time as unpleasant as possible…….

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    • the demonlords that become parents are the demonlords, so they ain’t threatened by the younglings since they are going to die before the youngling can become a threat anyways.

      Guess there is a theoretical chance for a lord that will not disappear in a year to become a parent, but that means that an older demonlord was killed at some point, vacating the seat of top ten oldest.

      and that is unless the amount boorn isn’t connected to the amount of dying, in which case, some years have fewer people born than others.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Like I said. If their lifespans only have a year left on then, the Marche can still make their time left unbearable if they piss her off. She’s definitely not a youngling and is even considered one of the most powerful demon lords. I’m sure she can think of some way to make them regret trying to rig the war.

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  8. thx

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  9. sdarkpaladin said:

    Yet another cliff! 😦

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  10. KuRuuRuu said:

    Bye2 Ronove~
    Thank you for the chapter!!!

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  11. Thanks a lot for the chapter!

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  12. Thank you for the chapter~

    Well at least he’s as ruthless and petty as I thought he was, nothings changed there~

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  13. Felt so short.

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  14. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  15. Thanks for the good work. I hope that they all suffer for using help of their fathers in a war they provoked, it should not be legal u.u

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    • it is though. it’s borderline, but since they are technically not giving aid to their own ward, it just barely flies within the lines of the rules. the thing i wonder about is if the oldtimers get in trouble if their monsters hur lolicells, since they are technically not allowed to hurt the younglings.

      then again, Procel did buy a transit bird from Time, so the obvious loophole is that they bought the monsters for something symbolic like a flower bunch, and an understanding that everyone is expected to sell it back after using them.

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  16. I wonder if he’ll make a good relationship with Procell.

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  17. get rekt noobs

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  18. darkxheero00 said:

    woo yeah, i wish Zagan dies as bad as possible

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    • Unfortunately I feel that he is the cheap kind of bad guy that seem to never die, supper annoying (not spoiler just guessing)

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      • non of them ought to die from this. it’s not recommended to kill each other after all. not sure if forbidden, or just discouraged.

        i wounder how they are supposed to get back in the game though, without any monster that can help them grow DP… medals need pairs, and they would be in a shit position to bargain for enough new medals to restart their dungeon…

        maybe earn DP as an adventurer? and pray to god that any dungeon he enters isn’t lorded over by anyone, or he would be classified as an attacking demonlord and get slaughtered

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  19. .     ∧_∧ Thanks!!
         (´^∀^`) Nepu!!!
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    • How much DP did that cost. Metal + teddie bear + destruction = rank sss nepu

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    • Nepu-San has figured out the most absurd way to abuse kuina-chans ability to store mana I se. To store Procells mana in her tail until he can summon a tank… you are truly a fearsome foe…

      Wounder if you can use mana other people have stored… ICBM might classify as cheating in a dungeon war even if everyone can pool their mana for the summon…

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  20. yay

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