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Chapter 16: Forceful Negotiation

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The soldier before me was enraged. I remembered who he was; he was the same soldier that led the delegation before.

 

In the beginning, Avalon had received demands from the neighboring city to be under its control. When they had dispatched their first group of delegates, I pretended to be subservient and asked that they return while I thought about it, effectively buying us some time. Afterwards, they kept on sending demands for a definite answer but I only gave vague replies, further buying us more time.

However, I could only stall for so long; the other day, I had received their final notice. According to it, they would send out one last delegation. If I were to not comply, we were under the threat of being on the receiving end of a show of force.

 

“You, what’s with that mouth of yours!?”

 

The soldier yelled so and placed a hand on his sword.

It would seem that by being obedient last time, he was under a misunderstanding. The misunderstanding being that he was the superior one between us.

The responsibility then falls to me to clear this misunderstanding of his.

 

“Right back at you. What are you, a mere soldier, trying to pull? Mind your tone!”

“Youuuuuuuuuu!”

 

He then finally drew his sword. As it was, he was going to swing his sword my way and yet, I only smiled.

I would say that this soldier was about as strong as a veteran adventurer or in monster terms, a C rank one. I, on the other hand, had 3 S ranked Covenant Monsters and thus had overwhelming power within me. Even if I didn’t do anything, I knew I would still be unharmed. However, for the sake of this show, I opted for a different response.

 

And so, something as fast as the wind got in between me and the soldier.

The soldier tried to stop his swing but it was already too late. The sword was drawn into the shadow and then made a loud sound as it made impact. The soldier dropped the sword and then held his wrist as pain coursed through it. The soldier who was the one that attacked was the only one that got hurt.

If it was perhaps a sword not made by Rorono, the sword would most likely have shattered. However, that was his misfortune. Had it broke, the impact would certainly have been less.

 

“W-what,”

 

The soldier looked up and saw the orichalcum-bodied giant that stood a little over two meters. Compared to other golems, it had a smaller and more curvilinear form. Yes, it was an Avalon-Ritter.

 

The golems were programmed to automatically defend the citizens of Avalon if ever they are exposed to violence. Additionally, at the moment, the golems weren’t forbidden from attacking the soldiers. And thus, as response to the soldier’s act of violence toward me, the golems’ top priority target to protect, the Avalon-Ritter that appeared launched its fist toward the soldier.

However, its fist, like its body, was made of orichalcum. Moreover, an Avalon-Ritter had the power of an above-average A rank monster. If it were to punch a human that was only as strong as a C rank monster, that human’s corpse would scatter all over the place.

 

“Stop.”

 

On the moment I judged fit, I gave that command. In accordance to it, the Avalon-Ritter’s fist stopped at about 10 cm from the soldier’s face.

The soldier looked scared beyond help before he was blown away. The fist stopped the exact moment I gave the command but the force from it alone was enough to send the man away as though he was but a leaf.

 

The other soldiers behind him then began to tremble. Even if it was done half in jest, they were still good enough as soldiers to be picked as part of this delegation. Thus, they should have had enough ability within them to have at least an inkling of just how much of a beast the Avalon-Ritters were.

 

Unfortunately for the soldiers though, their terror had to go on a little bit longer for in the next moment, Avalon-Ritters began to appear one after the other until a total—including the first one—of 10 had gathered.

One Avalon-Ritter was enough to easily murder them all but now, there were ten before them. In their fear, their teeth rattled and their bodies trembled.

 

“Avalon-Ritters, show them your power.”

 

Upon my command, the Avalon-Ritters unleashed the magic power from their twin-drives at full-throttle and howled menacingly.

At that, some of the soldiers wetted and shat themselves.

 

This had to be done so that they would stop taking us lightly. I had to make them realize the precarious situation their lives were in so that we could finally have a proper negotiation.

 

“I want to negotiate but as we can all see, that man whom I dealt with last time is unavailable at the moment. Isn’t there anybody who is going to replace him?”

 

I informed each member of the delegation so. I waited a while but there was no response. When I began to grow impatient, a man from the carriage at the back presented himself. He was a tall man that wore slim glasses.

 

“I will be the one in charge of the negotiations for today. Procell-sama, I am Telroma Roctinne. It is a pleasure to have met the leader of Avalon.”

 

His voice trembled as he spoke. He looked feeble as well.

Nonetheless, he had the courage to try to continue the negotiations under such circumstances. Not to mention, he mentioned Avalon’s name. Those, to me, made him quite the interesting fellow.

 

“So, Telroma-dono will be the one I’ll be dealing with? Alright. It seems we’ll be able to do some proper diplomacy.”

“……I look forward to working with you.”

 

We shook hands and then moved to my residence.

I won’t hold anything back anymore; I’ll make them know of our demands.

 

 

“Have some tea.”

“Thank you. Much appreciated.”

 

For our negotiations, we came to my residence’s reception room. In there, a Mythological Fox served tea. Telroma was captivated by the Mythological Fox’s beauty but then, in the very next moment, he was shocked by her fox ears and tail.

 

“I’ve heard the rumors but there truly are many demi-humans here in Avalon.”

“Yes. It’s a city built for demi-humans that are oppressed everywhere else after all.”

“……So you have no intention of driving those girls out of the city, then?”

“None at all.”

 

The previous delegation that arrived presented to us their side’s terms and among them, some were impossible for me to accept. One of those terms were the prohibition of granting the demi-humans the same rights granted to humans. It pretty much obligated us to either to exile the demi-humans or let them be treated as the humans’ slaves. There was no way I would let either of those happen to my cute little monsters.

 

“Procell-dono, if the demi-humans were perhaps to be treated better, to an extent, will you then agree to our terms?”

 

I was a little surprised.

I initially thought they were going to force me accept all of their terms. I did threaten them with the Avalon-Ritters and all but even so, this timidity was surprising.

 

“We of Avalon could never condone any discrimination toward the demi-humans in our city. This city stands because of them. In fact, this city’s main attractions—the fruits called apples, the high-performance swords and armors, and the golems protecting this whole place—all are because of them and their skills. One other feature of our city—and it might have already become part of gossips—is that the training of the monsters used for air transportation is taken care of by them. This city will not be here now or at any point of time without these demi-humans.”

 

Such was our official statement. It was already common knowledge that there were elves and dwarves here in Avalon but instead of saying they were monsters, we had declared that they were demi-humans.

 

“I see. Then, is there anything else we could discuss?”

“I’m a little surprised to have a more proper negotiation. Well then, here.”

 

I handed to him the documents I prepared just in case. It detailed my response to the terms initially given to me. If all my counterproposals were approved, even becoming a city of the empire was fine by me.

 

“We have closely examined the terms given to us by the previous delegation and concluded that those are realistic halfway points. In other words, Avalon can only concede that far.”

“I’ll take a look then…… t-this is impossible! There’s no way we can compromise this much!”

 

Telroma spoke so with a gruff voice. Those points might be beyond his authority, I thought.

 

“We can easily say the same. We have compromised a lot already with those points and anything more will be impossible.”

 

Telroma the civil official trembled.

 

“Let’s start with the taxes to be paid. This amount is still within acceptable values.”

 

What I had written there was that we were to pay in gold coins the same kind of poll tax implemented by the neighboring city as well as 30% of the total harvested wheat. Originally, we were demanded to pay 50% of the total amount harvested and that was with the actual wheat.

Avalon’s wheat was worth more than its market price. Moreover, paying with the gold which we could get as much as we want of from the [Mine] was more convenient. The materials mainly used for the golems were orichalcum, mithril, and silver. We didn’t have much use for gold so we solely used it for money. Even at that moment, we had mountains of gold coins lying idle in storages.

 

“Then tell me, Telroma-san, which do you find unacceptable?”

“First of all, we cannot agree to you not complying to send out any personnel to provide us with your technology.”

 

What he was referring to was the demand for us to send out experts to the neighboring city so that those experts could then share their knowledge on our advanced technology regarding the waterways, the preparation of the soil, and the production of the weapons and equipment. Moreover, it was a long-term kind of deal. Don’t screw with me, was the only response that I could initially think of.

 

“If you want to gain Avalon’s technology, you can just send out you experts here and have them learn from observing. I have no intention whatsoever of refusing that. If it’s the weapons and equipment, they can buy one and examine that. They’re not children, are they?”

“However–“

“If you want to steal our technology, fine but steal it by yourselves. We cannot and will not compromise more than that.”

 

I strongly declared so. At that, Telroma was quite conflicted. It might have been the most important condition for them so that they themselves may have all of the things that made Avalon fascinating.

The natural response then was to not allow it to happen but since stealing it completely would be impossible for them, I allowed them to send out their experts.

 

“……to the next point then, Procell-sama. Won’t you consider adopting the same set of laws being followed by my city and others all over the empire? After all, the empire has prospered for many years using these laws. Our tested and proven laws are much better than your unrefined laws.”

“I refuse. Our city will operate with our own rules. That being said, as stated in those documents, we will permit you to establish your own consulate here and everything within that territory can be under the jurisdiction of your laws if you so choose. However, even one step outside of that territory will remain to be under the jurisdiction of Avalon’s laws.”

 

This was absolutely necessary.

If I allowed them this, troublesome fellows would come here from the neighboring city and do whatever they pleased. Extremely speaking, it was possible for those guy to rob and rape but be judged and punished only by that city’s laws.

 

“Procell-sama, do you even intend compromise!?”

“But I already am and hence, that suggestion.”

 

How dare he accuse me of such when I have been compromising so much already!

 

“Then, lastly, will you also completely reject the implementation of tariffs and tolls to those going to this city and the handing over to us the 30% of the collected total?”

“Yes, we will. After all, Avalon is best known as a free city. Not being one anymore would mean the death of our city.”

 

We were being pressured to do this as well.

Our city’s charm lied with its cheap taxes. If we allowed the other city to apply more and more pressure on us, Avalon would also have to adopt high taxes. If that happens though, we would also have to burden our citizens with the taxes and thus, our charm would be halved at the very least. Though that might just be what they had in mind.

 

“Unacceptable, Procell-sama! Do you even understand the state your city is in!? If our city was to put an embargo on your city, you would wither away even before the fighting begins. Avalon is dependent on our city after all.”

“Feel free to do so. Your city is no longer our only source of business.”

 

Undeniably, they were our source until a few days ago. However, now, that was nothing but a tale of past. Now, we had air transportation via the Hippogriffs. Thanks to them, we had rapidly gathered commodities from all over the world.

Applying pressure and prohibiting their ally cities from selling to us might work if not for the fact that the Hippogriffs could fly 600 kilometers in a day even with some load. Influencing their way through every settlement and city within that range simply wasn’t possible.

On the other hand, merchants from the neighboring city were even choosing to pay for fines just so they could come to Avalon and buy the goods gathered here.

 

“Wh– Th-then, what if we prohibit the very travel to this city?”

“Feel free to do so as well. Rather, please do so. As things are, if you were to do that, the number of people that will leave your city and settle on ours will be quite significant, won’t they?”

 

Currently, Avalon was overflowing with supplies and even entertainment.

Our tax was low and the cost of living here was already lower than in the other city.

We were constantly building houses and yet we could still not keep up with the increase of people. That inflow of people would increase all the more should they prohibit the travel to our city and for that, we would truly be grateful.

 

“I-it will come to war then. This little city will be erased in instant. Before even that happens, with war on the horizon, your residents will dessert your city.”

“That is certainly worrying.”

 

At Avalon’s heart was its immigrants.

If they were made aware that staying here would put their lives in danger, they would probably return to their home city.

 

“Yes, right?”

“I think most of them will remain though. Even supposing a war does happen, we will come out as the victors after all.”

“How can you even believe that?”

“You’ve seen them, haven’t you? The golems, I mean.”

 

Telroma was at a loss for words.

He knew I wasn’t spouting nonsense.

 

“Avalon is not afraid of engaging in war…… that said, it’s pretty much inevitable to lose the lives of civilians , isn’t it?”

 

To my rather reserved words, the civil official smiled broadly.

 

“Yeah! So, compromise more—”

“Quit screwing around!”

 

I purposefully showed my anger and slammed the desk. The desk creaked and then broke.

 

“Hii!”

“I’m only going to compromise as much as I said I would. I don’t have to but I have conceded to those things and you’re asking for more!? No, I absolutely refuse! ……Follow me, I’ll show you something good.”

 

After my outburst, I suddenly laughed.

 

“Ye-yes”

 

The civil official stood up and nervously followed behind me.

Our destination was a [Plain].

Avalon was bound to get cramped for space so I purchased another dungeon room. In the future, I would also be making this a part of the city but for the moment, I intended it to be the battleground for the upcoming war. I could only earn DP by killing if my party was the one that killed an enemy or if the death happened within my dungeon. There was no way I was going to waste the tremendous DP the war was going to give and hence this dungeon room. If the fighting took place here, I could earn all those DP.

 

Anyway, in there, I had a little surprise prepared for Telroma.

 

 

We had arrived in the [Plain] that was in the backend of Avalon.

Upon seeing the spectacle I had prepared, the delegation, beginning with the civil official, froze in place.

 

“T-This is”

 

What they saw was the gathering of all our golems, even the ones not assigned to guard Avalon.

All in all they numbered 332 golems.

It was bizarre spectacle, indeed.

 

Upon my command, the golems all at once unleashed their magic power.

At that moment, the delegation was convinced. Convinced that should there be a war, they would be on the losing side.

 

“These are the golems made by this city’s dwarves. Each and every one of them holds at least the same power as a veteran adventurer. You are free to wage war on us but in the event that you do, even assuming that you win, expect your side to suffer enormous casualties.”

“This is impossible. Even if you’re a sage of the country, it should still take you months and years to build this many golems that are this powerful.”

 

It was a natural response. For the humans, it would probably take at least someone with the capabilities of an A rank to build even the C rank golems that the Dwarf Smiths could make.

 

“Do we have an understanding? If you want to go to war with Avalon, do so with the resolve to fight against them. Well then, this negotiation is hereby concluded. I shall guide you to your carriage.”

 

And so, I guided the frozen-in-place delegation toward the entrance of the city.

 

Showing them the golems served both to threaten as well as to misdirect them. As far as Avalon was concerned, the golems were but foot soldiers placed in the front lines. If the enemy was to focus on thinking up of counter-measures against them, it would be easy to surprise them with our other troops.

For this war—should they foolishly choose to proceed—our forces would be composed of the sniper corps led by Aura, the golems, the dragons, and the intelligence unit led by R’lyeh Diva. The other monsters would be kept in reserve. After all, we still had to appear like a city of demi-humans.

 

As the delegation that turned ghastly pale returned home, I wondered whether the other city would still choose to go to war with us even after all these threats. I’m looking forward to see the humans’ response.

 

 

Several days later, a letter arrived.

It was a proclamation of war from the neighboring city. The war was scheduled to begin three weeks later.

There was also a recommendation for our surrender. It seemed like that if we were to surrender, aside from being forgiven, we would also receive slightly better terms than what we were originally given.

Of course, I hastily threw away the paper that contained the recommendation for our surrender.

 

“Are they stupid?”

 

From the declaration of war to giving us three weeks, it was stupid.

Oh well, now that it’s like this, it can’t be helped; I’ll now have to show them their place. And then, I guess I must do some adjustment within Avalon so that I can lessen the humans that will want to leave our city.

 

 


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103 thoughts on “Chapter 16: Forceful Negotiation”

  1. thx for the chapter :3.
    the most template in this case is someone out there is planning this (prologue reveal all :v).

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  2. Thanks for the chapter and yer hard work!!! ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

    why their want to have a war after seeing all that golem…man human sometime can be dumb ass fack

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  3. For the enemy city to see all of those golems and still push for war means they’re either being manipulated by another demon lord or the humans have more military power than Lolicell is aware of. I expect the songstress will make herself useful and fill us in on the details soon.

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    • ANCIENT ELF said:

      I think the elder dwarf can make an indestructible golem
      those are s, class

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      • The Avalon Ritters are A class, not S class. The Elder Dwarf herself is S class. If an S class monster could build other S class monsters then the Elder Dwarf would be way better than any of the other monsters of the covenant, and I don’t think the author would do that to the other monsters of the covenant. I think the Elder Dwarf is already the best of the three main girls as it is 😉

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      • Imagine breaker said:

        As I can only reply to this, rather than your other comment where you have the video of Hellboy and the Golden Army. if you would stop and watch the very video you posted you would notice that those Golems are not indestructible, in fact Hellboy is blowing them apart with his gun.

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    • Imagine breaker said:

      There is a third option at their functioning off of greed and misplaced assumptions. Avalon is wealthy City Ergo they wish get their hands on it and if said small City refuses their demands The Logical option for them is force due to them being not only a larger City but part of a Big Country. the response to go into War despite the Golems can be summed up as the misunderstanding that they believe that the Golems are a likely just a bluff due to the fact that the city of Avalon is only a couple months old there is no functional way under normal logic that they could have Golems in numbers that would take years to produce.

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  4. ANCIENT ELF said:

    what the fuck it the creator and the reason he made creation it because technology and the weapon gun..
    may be he is a clone of the creator

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  5. Surely the human’s upper class are puppets by some unknown demon lord. After all it is really strange for them even witnessing such military power that Avalon shown and earliest strange movement against the city after defeating the 3 newcomers demon lords.
    Nothing can be helped of those foolish demon lords threating Procell. So if they want war then WAR IT IS!

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    • Unknown Demon Lord huh? You dont suspect a certain wolf that apologized last time they met? The creator cant be trusted no matter what was one of the things he learned from his parent.
      What if the parent need to create a pinch or ordeal to weed out the small fry demon lords and see who coes out alive for the next generation? I could see something like that happen due to the many types/variations of demon lords out there, if they didnt cull them then the world would probably overflow with dungeons etc even if the 300 year limit were in place.

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  6. Declaring war when your a whole era behind, typical Mongolians.

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  7. I hope Procell make artillery and rocket launcher likes BM-21 Grad SAs well as create a strong defense like when Germany invaded moscow.. XD

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  8. I guess they don’t have any experience declaring war on a dungeon, let alone the most powerful dungeon in all of history. There’s no way they would know what they truly face.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  9. Still waiting for a pitfall to be made… Thanks for the chapter!

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  10. Looking forward to seeing how they lose the war against Avalon. Thanks for the chapter.

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  11. It will be gate all over again, except instead of tanks they are going to face golems…

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  12. sdarkpaladin said:

    Let’s have some carpet bombing of thermonuclear warheads! May the game begin!

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  13. This novel is probably the worst case of plot-armored Author wish fulfillment I’ve ever come across. For some reason this character is granted S rank abilities no other new demon has – strike 1. He has modern technological memories from the highest point of human history, which no other demon lord has – strike 2. He’s deluding himself into thinking he can run an economy/city-state based on half-wit socialist measures mostly built on the ridiculous availability of magic gold. That’s not even a strike it’s just stupid. He’ll be flooding the market and ruining this world’s economy by using infinite amounts of magically created gold. When the value of gold bottoms out people will be trading potatoes to live due to the inflation. But don’t worry! He can produce an unlimited amount of magic food. So that’s unlimited amounts of gold, unlimited amounts of food and then later unlimited amounts of magic soldiers. So… so… WEAK.

    The protagonist never has a chance to prove his intelligence or develop any character because this whole world is gifted to him in a basket. I want to vomit when I read this. Why are you translating this garbage? Pick something else. Surely, one east asian writer has to have a brain cell or two to rub together.

    I had to read ahead. I won’t spoil anything for you. But this idiot protagonist never gets the chance to stop at a difficult decision and truly reflect on his actions. Am I doing the right thing? What would this course of action cost me? What’s for the greater good? All he ever does is jump into idiot-baited trap after trap and come out walking tall because there was never meant to be an iota of conflict, tension or struggle in this entire novel. I actually wouldn’t even call it a novel. Novels tend to be thought out, plotted and filled with characters, not cardboard cutouts.

    I can’t believe this is what passes for literature in certain parts of the world. WEAK.

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    • is this a webnovel or a light novel?
      because you can’t quite complain all that much about it being a type of literature if it is a webnovel.
      of course, i would be wondering how in hell this novel became a light novel if it is one.

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    • i mean, i got a lot from it but i’m both lazy and watching a stream while reading this stuff, so i’m not running my mind fully focused on thinking about these comments.

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    • Nice bait, ain’t biting it though

      This chapter is the vol4 chapter 16, if it’s so weak for you, I wonder how you could manage to read it till the latest.

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    • Read “Invisible Dragon”
      http://www.novelupdates.com/series/invisible-dragon/
      So good, much masterpiece~ Wow~

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    • Well yeah pretty much, it’s an OP MC what do you expect from a author who wrote the pastry novel

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    • “For some reason this character is granted S rank abilities no other new demon has”

      Welcome to about half of the novels on novelupdates. Demon Lords awaken to random abilities and our protagonist just so happened to win the jackpot. I don’t see this as a negative. In fact I would rather read about a gifted protagonist than a mediocre protagonist. The fact that our protagonist is powerful compared to the other new demon lords does not mean that he will not face challenges.

      “He’s deluding himself into thinking he can run an economy/city-state based on half-wit socialist measures mostly built on the ridiculous availability of magic gold”

      His economy is built on the availability of free manpower, not the availability of gold. In our world socialist policies come at a cost. To build public housing, to maintain city services, and to pay for a guard to keep the order requires increasing taxes. Lolicell is able to provide these things without increasing taxes, and so he can reap the benefits of both socialism and a nearly uninhibited free market. His city is pretty close to a utopia.

      “He’ll be flooding the market and ruining this world’s economy by using infinite amounts of magically created gold”

      This would only be true if Lolicell dumps all of that infinite gold into the economy very rapidly, which he has not done so far. In fact he has done the opposite. He’s been sitting on a mountain of gold and not spending it. He only considered using a fraction of his gold to pay taxes for his people, and that fraction would not be big enough to cause serious problems.

      “this idiot protagonist never gets the chance to stop at a difficult decision and truly reflect on his actions. Am I doing the right thing? What would this course of action cost me?”

      Our protagonist has already reflected on his actions several times in the story so far. Your objections are WEAK.

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    • Imagine breaker said:

      Well your complaints are partially valid there is also some misplaced assumptions that you are making. I specifically like this series because of the fact that it is, as you call it, plot armor wish-fulfillment. I live a relatively stressful life where I am forced to focus for long periods of time with very little time to myself. so when I do choose to read a online novel I read it for the specific reasons that allow me to enjoy it, well not focusing on complex details that will make me think about it for days on end. Well I do admit there would be some minor plot holes if I focused my attention on it, such as the infinite gold problem, functionally out of all of the online novels I have read, which is quite a lot, this plot armor wish-fulfillment happens to fill my conditions of having halfway decent writing to the point of being legible and not having the hero pull something out of his rear every time there is an problem he’s supposed to Face. If I wanted a realistic series with great character development I wouldn’t be reading an online fantasy novel, I would be watching a soap opera. Then there is the fact that functionally speaking almost every single recent and popular fantasy series Falls under the very conditions that you have listed.

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  14. Ahh… not enough… this is not delicious enough. To let them perished in an instant is not delicious enough. It’s not even a warming up for papa Lolicell – *cough*

    … I’m not a certain devil cat, my mind was inflicted slightly but nvm :v

    Thanks for your work Noob! I am anticipating how this being played off with quite a certain outcome — if not tampered with some demon lord — that Lolicell would win.

    But really… is this city compromised solely of idiots? like Procell’s remark, they’re beyond help… I wonder what’s the contract, offer, or anything that made them desperately trying to obtain Avalon that much is…

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  15. My opinion on complete anihilation:
    Plant a landmines, scattered it about 500~700m away from the city. The range of the landmine planted should be within another approximately 200-500m in lenght and 700m-1km width. When the enemy soldiers come to attack and reach the landmines range of effect, sends hippogriffs to drop the napalm bombs on the enemy rear and sides and close their means of escape. Station the golems 100m just outside the landmine range and equip them with modern weapon and continue fire the trapped enemy until they fully annihilate.

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    • What a waste, use the golems as bait, lure the armies to the plain/dungeon then gas them with mustard gas with the help of the high elves and Aura’s wind. Afterward reanimate the uninjured bodies fully equipped for war.
      Instant DP boost due to the terror of the gas (no instakill but theres bound to be panic when you cant breathe all of a sudden..) AND a free army ready to be boosted by Wight and join the ranks. Procell’s gonna need a whole new floor just to be able to keep the new recruits in his dungeon, and after that he might even become a threat to the senior dungeon lords.

      But thats just my opinion. ^^”

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  16. sorenmaelstrom said:

    They want to:
    – outcast the demi-humans, but take their products.
    – destroy the land, where they get superior wheat.
    – crush a city which never harmed them.
    – fight a war which they think will lose them too many soldiers, but actually will raze them with no one leaving alive.
    LOGIC!
    I understand why in this world Dungeon masters think of Humans as livestock. They are at least as smart as a sheep with brain damage.

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    • almost definite that the idiots who proclaimed war were idiot nobles sitting at home eating lavish meals compared to the gruel that commoners eat and have huge egos and pride that were butthurt by procell and cannot understand the statistics of avalon’s combat strength because they were not there.

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      • sorenmaelstrom said:

        So we can only hope the cute little spawn of an elder God drags them from their own little Koi pond right to Procell for a light “interrogation” before destroying their sanity forever and throwing them back to their own city where they will do whatever the creatures from their nightmares sing from the soup bowl in the dining room.

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    • Tiredofwaiting said:

      Now u talking about it. What do u expect. It also happened even in OUR world. most of human who is standing above is always a fucking inhuman people

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  17. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  18. Thank for the chapter

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  19. philippespalla said:

    thanks for the chapter XD

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  20. Thank you for your work!

    The stupid and childish wish-fulfillment chapter All that annoyance in the other chapters just for this …eh?

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  21. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thanks kindly for all the hard work!

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  22. Not realizing that Lolicell was stalling for time, they gave him more time to win overwhelmingly.

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  23. I laughed so hard in the end, is time for Procell to make their ass miserable
    This time Papa don’t give a fuck, I wonder Procell SFX “evil laugh” like

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  24. ANCIENT ELF said:

    CAN THE ANCIENT ELF CREATED GOLEM TREES or IMPS
    ancient elf have the power to created life liek humanoids

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  25. Thanks for the chapter.

    Yeah… those soldiers are gonna get rekt like the scrubs they are.

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  26. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.
    Looks like demon lords can apparently expand outwards rather than just upwards or downwards. I guess the latter just makes it easier to build as big a dungeon as they like without having to worry about the surrounding land.

    And yes Procell, people do dumb things. Especially arrogant nobles who might actually refuse to believe he could have forces that powerful or simply too proud to accept being dictated to by some nobody who came out of nowhere and produced a town. The ego has lead plenty of otherwise reasonably smart people to ruin.
    Of course it’s been implied that they’re being instigated by a demon lord, so it might be that too……

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    • Hmm, what if he stretched a dungeon room straight under the neighboring cities as well? Tasty DP without lifting a finger while he builds his forces back home. + a nice labyrinth, takes days before you realize its a dead end and you shouldve gone left at the last intersection.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Well the total area he can make a room seems to be limited. Plus to get DP they’d have to be IN the room he makes.
        Apparently what he’s done here is to make a new room on the surface that happens to resemble a normal plain much like the one he built the Avalon on. So the people count as being in his dungeon even if they don’t know they’re in one. There don’t need to be walls around it or any other indications. Other demon lords could probably do the same, but don’t see the point if there isn’t any reason for humans to come to that area and die there.

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  27. Time to make some popcorns for the next chapter. This will be interesting xD

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  28. Hmm…. Browning M1, H&K 416, Remington Shotgun, Burrow Flame thrower, RPG-V7, Napalm bomb, Dragons, Mech Golem, Barrett M82A1, Dragons and undead….. what else you gonna expect if his forces come to war?
    Base on my calculation, A single Foxkin like Kunia and Drawf in Avalon can carry out Both the H&K416 and the shotgun at the same times( leave alone the Elven forces that specialize in sniping). And Golem can either dual-wield Flamethrower or M1 Browning HMG, or one each type. Skeleton can carry H&K 416. And Wyren forces can carpet bombing Napalm bomb….. so much tactic to choose….
    Point defense wise, Set up machinegun pods on Avalon Wall is the ideal choice for Anti-air Warfare, and aslo set up sniper Watchtower in between to cover up enemies that come with a heck lot of armor. As far as tactic allow, Arrow won’t be a problem, but the catapult and Battery is the most worrisome target to deal with. Another tactic is send the Elf on Wyren and let them snipe out enemies while the Wyren carry inaccurate Napalm bombing…
    That’s the options for war availiable, there’s still more tactics but my hand was tired from typing so i’ll stop.
    Then again, thanks 4 the chap!

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  29. Thanks for the chapter. Ready for the slaughter that is gunna happen.

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  30. yay ~ wipe them out

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  31. Papa got angry now see his wrath

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  32. from the comments section… I saw something I really want to see… Mines… not on the main road, but the strategic sneaky ambush intel CORPSE paths the enemy will take…

    also…

    I can see them, just like in “The Ability to Make a Town?…” just by being in sight range of the city, they die… one by o… hundreds by hundreds…

    And in this case…. the sight ranges of Avalon forces ain’t that weak…

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  33. Thanks as always.
    This is still not enough, not delicious enough, I hope avalon trampling them while eating mayonnaise. Eh? Sounds familiar? What’s wrong with eating mayyo :v
    I wonder if he can get Dp or not from this war

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    • he can swap the city with a floor in the dungeon, invite them there… then kill them! DP Get!

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      • He can use Diva’s power to submerge the plain, transfer them inside the dungeon and let them fall to their death as well. She was powerful enough to submerge the whole town and basically nothing could stop her dimensional powers right? 🙂

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  34. Wooo next a war time….. Cant wait

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  35. 。          ∧∧
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      /  /  Thanks
     ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄  Nepu!!!!!!!

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  36. FFS.
    An assassination attempt? That should have been 1 dead soldier and the containment of the entire group of ‘diplomats’ for interrogation and a trial. Then a sharply worded message about assassinatons having consequences combining with an embargo on any trade with the said city (seeing he isn’t reliant on them anymore, with a good chance that merchants will choose Avalon over them).
    Also he should be publicly pointing out that the only reason Avalon exists and can exist is due to Procell, the dwarves & elves, the moment the city gets conquered those will leave taking or destroying their trees & smithing techniques with them leaving the would be conqueror with nothing to show for the loss of enemies.

    Then that declaration of war.
    Same day a flight of hippogriffs should have dropped golems, they can carry at least one each, on the offending city (targets barracks, armory, cityhall, noble estates, city gates). Will most likely result in a loss of said golems with the disruption and lowering of morale more then compensates for that. He should still get his fight on his hometurf but with a less organized enemy.
    I’d also send out a bunch of dwarves to destroy the road to prevent them bringing siege weapons and a supply train until the enemy fixes that.

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    • Eh, the world as written very clearly doesn’t work on any kind of rule of law or stable international politics. Even nomadic tribes had more rules to their diplomacy than the nations in this setting. It’s best to think of the nations as being despotic bandit enclaves dressed up to look like monarchy.

      As for the illogical and self-destructive invasion, at least that can be waved off as following the old dungeon lord’s orders.

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  37. Wouldn’t that be the perfect chance to “free” the nearby city? 😀

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    • Absolutely no advantages to conquest, but a massive list of reasons not to.

      He didn’t build a city because he wants to rule territory, he built a city because it’s an easy way to keep people around to act as fleshy generators.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        No advantages? You should use your imagination more. Look at the bigger picture.

        Free trade city might be a good way to attract people to a new town, but the biggest cities anywhere are always Capital cities. If Avalon becomes the capital of an empire and a metropolis, then the population of both permanent residents and people coming and going would skyrocket. Would also be the best way to prevent threats from humans and demon lords using humans as cover for their own attacks.

        Plenty of negatives to it too, but “absolutely no advantages”? I disagree.

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      • If conquering the empire or other country is logical for a future goal of city centre as you said @thediabologicalgenius, wouldn’t it be enough of Procell just make a country. The area of his city does not belongs to any country as it was monster infested forest. Besides that, Procell’s on-the-ground dungeon area is around 10kmx10km which is enough to make a small country in the forest. It’s just waste of time and sources to wage wars for conquest.

        I agree with Tran guy opinion.

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  38. natsukage said:

    Hahaha, this is pure gold. That soldier became a star just from the wind of Avalon-Ritter’s punch. xD And their face when they saw the hundreds of golems…xD

    I think the civil officer should have realized something is wrong when Procell managed to break his desk just by punching it…his power is really on level with a monster right now.

    And now…that poor city will know the meaning of terror. xD Thanks for the great work as always!

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  39. yeah what a stupid choice, they give him 3 weeks!! in 3 weeks the Rank A Golem will increase 10++ , then The rest Core that are not used to make Rank A golem can be used to make Rank B Golem maybe he will get about 50++ and do not forget about Rank C golem!! if he summon more Dwarf he can get another 500++ Rank Golem!! ahahahaha 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

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    • About 800++ Golem Armed with all Kind of Guns and also 100 of His Monster armed with guns to, they can Annihilated the Kingdom Army. that’s only using guns, he can still using Claymore and plant them in the road, Cannon and even Nuclear Bomb if he wanted IoI ahahaha 😀

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  40. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Idiots! They gave Procell 3 more weeks to build up his forces.

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  41. too bad he doesn’t add M65 nuke cannon 😀 it would be instant victory for him

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  42. Thanks for the chapter.

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  43. YotsubaMaya said:

    when they say that those are mere foot soldiers…. ahahah

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  44. Woooot xD It’s clobberin’ time!!! xD Loli squad unite! xD

    THankee for the chapter!!

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  45. i was just about to go sleep when this chapter come out, OK time for round 2!!

    And Thank’s for the chapter

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  46. I initially thought that with Procell’s setup, only the first room of the first floor can be seen from the real world. Apparently not because if it was so, Telroma will be surprised if all of a sudden there’s this vast plain when a few steps ago, all that he can see were trees, right? But does that mean that the [Mine] too can be seen? Does it appear like a mountain or something? Or is it as I first thought and only the entrance can be seen? What do you guys think?

    EDIT:My problem/misunderstanding is that I thought the other dungeon rooms were in another dimension and that there is only one entrance. Apparently though, those 2 rooms are also part of the real, physical world.

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    • WeyrDragon said:

      It probably depends on how he arranges the floors. The city is on it’s own floor, and there was nothing that said floors couldn’t be adjacent so the plain itself is probably also a floor that he made adjacent to the city floor. The mine and other such things are on a separate floor that is actually hidden and not on the surface.

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      • Yeah but I was under the assumption that only the entrances were visible. Kind of like in a video game where only the stairs or door is visible and the next level is hidden behind a loading screen.

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      • He buy a transparant wall for that floor like the enterance…, Remember the castle and tower dungeon with the next floor is go up not down….

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    • natsukage said:

      From what I remembered I thought that the mine was supposed to be available to visitors, but never once did he mention adventurers coming to mine. So my guess is that it’s now on a separate floor, underground? The author never specified if it was a cave, pit or open-air mine, so it’s hard to visualize.

      As for the plains, it’s a separate “room” of the top city floor. Since Procell doesn’t add walls to his rooms, it’s just hidden behind the forest (rooms?) that circle the city center I guess? If there’s mature trees, you usually can’t see very far away, and I assume Avalon is built on flat ground. The main road is probably void of trees, so they can see the city, but the plains are hidden in the “back” by the city itself and the tree line?

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      • Other demon lords like marcho can set up Mines as part of their dungeon but since procell is pretending to just be a sage, he can’t let humans discover that magical Mine. As far as I can recall, it’s on the first floor. With the new Plain, his first floor is complete.

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      • natsukage said:

        Imo, there’s many ways of hiding it from adventurers even if it’s on the first floor. It might be the basement of Rorono’s place for all we know. xD An easy way would be to encase the mine within other rooms that hide the view. It doesn’t need to have a flashy entrance, and it can be very deep even if it’s on the first floor, since I doubt dungeons follow logic for the distance between each floor.

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      • Tiredofwaiting said:

        1 floor 3 rooms. 1 where avalon resides. 1 the plain for the war. 1 for the mines. It is separate rooms but only the mines procell dont use transparent wall for it.he doesnt have much DP in the 1st place thats why he still put the mine in the 1st floor. Eventually he is gonna transfer the whole mine to the another floor since avalon gonna grow up more to a bigger city from now on.

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    • Avalon was originally built with a plains biome, so I imagine the surrounding area originally matches it fairly well so that random travelers passing through don’t wonder why the environment is so drastically changed. Assuming that’s true, the new floor should also be relatively the same as Avalon’s main floor/the surrounding area, so there wouldn’t be any jarring changes when walking between outside the dungeon area, the main room, and the new floor.

      I might be misremembering here, but I believe the mine is hidden except the entrance to it and the entrance is disguised and guarded by golems to keep random people from wandering into it.

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      • My problem/misunderstanding is that I thought the other dungeon rooms were in another dimension and that there is only one entrance. Apparently though, those 2 rooms are also part of the real, physical world. Assuming then that this is true, then yes, I would think that they are not so different from the original landscape

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      • natsukage said:

        I think dungeons are probably made so that you can’t add things that are unnatural to the original landscape. You probably can’t add a mountain to a plain, or a lava field on a water based dungeon floor and such. So the mine should be something that’s fitting to a plains setting.

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    • Yeah, that confused me a lot.
      Where is this plain…underground maybe? He said another floor though.

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      • sorenmaelstrom said:

        You are thinking in a different Mindset. You are thinking of level based structures entered by stairs. But this is not necessary if it is an open field adjacent to the city. The word “Floor” is used because it is the Dungeon term for the next area, but nobody said it must be higher or lower.
        Look at it as a “sidefloor” like an extra area. Dungeon Crawl stone soup had many of them like the orcish mines or the elven Vault, which in itself was a special Dungeon area next to the actual dungeon itself.
        Procell does bend the rules a bit to make these Levels accessible from all sides, on the same level and see through, but no one said it was forbidden… Like creating a city instead of a Dungeon. He really is using his all to be as unorthodox as possible. 😀

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