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Chapter 4: The Reunion with Stolas

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We had pleasantly completed our air travel.

Stolas’s dungeon was an orthodox dungeon, the kind where adventurers come and go. It would not do for us to arrive anywhere near her dungeon atop a Darkness Dragon so we chose a place a little bit away and landed there. Afterwards, I used a power of mine as a Demon Lord and put the Darkness Dragon into my [Storage].

It was just in case but other monsters, the ones made from imitation medals to be specific, were in my storage too. I was prepared for the worst case scenario.

 

Using her [Transform], Kuina had hidden her fox ears and tail.

Wight, on the other hand, wore a rather loose robe to hide the fact that he was a dragonewt.

Like so, we walked toward Stolas’s dungeon for a little while.

 

“As expected from Stolas, she has good taste.”

 

The outside appeared to be a [Tower], a very large, snow-white, beautiful tower. It wasn’t gaudy at all. Rather, it was elegant.

 

“Oto-san’s city is more splendid.”

“I agree. It is an impressive dungeon but it fails in comparison with Avalon.”

“Kuina, Wight, no, a city and a conventional dungeon shouldn’t be compared. They’re just too different.”

 

It seemed my monsters felt more competitive with Stolas than even I did.

Oh well, as long as they’re motivated.

 

“Now, I wonder how do we’re going to meet up with Stolas.”

 

As I thought of ways on how we were going to let Stolas know that we had arrived, the voice of a woman called out to us.

 

She appeared to be a human who wore a robe that seemed to be for magicians but I knew otherwise.

I knew that she was a monster and that she had disguised herself to appear like a human so that she wouldn’t draw any unwanted attention while outside of the dungeon.

 

“We have been expecting you, [Creation] Demon Lord Procell-sama. I shall be your guide until we reach the Transfer array so please follow me this way.”

 

I was so grateful that Stolas arranged this for us.

 

“Thank you. You’re a great help. I take it you can also use [Transfer]?”

“Yes but because my rank isn’t that high, I can only carry a maximum of three targets per Transfer.”

 

She smiled as she replied so.

I too wanted to make a monster that could use [Transfer].

If the chance presented itself later on, I wanted to ask Stolas to tell me which medals she used for this monster and if possible, trade those or even the imitations medals of those to me as well.

 

Using the same medals wouldn’t guarantee that the monster born out of it would have [Transfer] but if my [Creation] medal was thrown in the mix—and provided that there was at least one other original medal—the chances of getting such a monster would increase tremendously.

 

At the moment, Avalon was completely dependent for our Transfer needs on the crow monster that I got from the [Time] Demon Lord.

Aside from not knowing when it would betray us, having only one such monster was very inconvenient. Especially so since Transfer was an immensely useful ability. So much so, in fact, that if possible, I would like to make an S rank monster that had [Transfer].

 

“Is there something wrong with my face?”

“Oh sorry, how rude of me to stare at a woman’s face. It’s just that I was curious about you.”

“Fufu, you flatter me. Well then, this way please. I have prepared a Transfer array in a hidden room within the dungeon.”

 

After our conversation ended with that, I walked a few steps behind her until we reached the hidden room she spoke of. When we were there, the monster who disguised herself as a human took off her robe.

Her hair which was green darkened while her ear grew longer.

She somehow felt like Aura and the other elves. Is she some kind of elf subspecies?

 

And then, she led me by the hand and did the Transfer.

When I opened my eyes, I was in a white-themed room. Much like the dungeon’s outside appearance, it was elegant looking and not gaudy at all.

I had no doubt that this was…

 

“Welcome Procell. It’s been a while.”

 

Yeah, this was Stolas’s room.

She was in a dress as she smiled and greeted me so.

To her back was an angel-type female monster waiting on her. I recognized who this monster was: she was a Rathgrith, a monster that had a cheat skill that could improve the performance of everyone in the same force she was in. Other than that, she was also able to communicate via telepathy to her teammates. It goes without saying that I wanted someone like her.

 

“Yeah, it has been a while. Thank you for your warm welcome despite our sudden visit.”

“Think nothing of it. We, well, we’re friends after all.”

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Stolas said so and then slightly turned her head away in an effort to hide her reddened face, seeming to suggest she felt a little shy to say out loud that we were friends. At that, I unconsciously smiled wryly.

 

“Your dungeon’s amazing. I was only able to see the early levels but from the outside up to the hidden room we used, your dungeon’s so elegant and teeming with humans.”

“Just what I’d expect from you, Procell, you have a good eye. It’s amazing, right? [Dragon] Demon Lord Astaroth-sama had taught me a lot of things as I built this, you know. My dungeon’s adventurer return rate’s very high and yet it’s still very cost-effective DP-wise. I was in the red at first but in time, I was actually earning. Recently, I’m earning about a thousand DP per day. I have managed to make some Maelstroms as well and as I continue to increase them, the more DP I’ll earn!”

“That really is amazing.”

 

Stolas gleefully told me so.

For a new Demon Lord that had a traditional dungeon, earning as much as 1,000 DP per day was incredibly hard.

Firstly, she needed to advertise her dungeon so that she could entice adventurers as visitors. After all, if no one knew her dungeon existed, no one would come.

It didn’t end there though. Once her dungeon was known, she also needed to prepare baits that would make adventurers want to come. These baits came in the form of her monsters and some treasures. And to further increase the number of her monsters, she had made some Maelstroms which could produce a monster each day at no cost except the initial investment for them.

It should be noted though that if the adventurers kill too much of her monsters and take too much of the treasure, it would have put her in financial trouble. Knowing the right balance to things took a certain kind of sense so earning as much as she had, Stolas was certainly a genius. I, myself, wasn’t confident I could have earned 1,000DP a day with a traditional dungeon in such a short amount of time.

 

“Well, I’ve been a little underhanded: I realized that if I used my [Omnipresence], it’s possible to lose less of my monsters.”

“No, making use of one’s special abilities is part of a Demon Lord’s dungeon management. You did a good job.”

“Thanks… for that.”

 

Stolas said so with a smile.

 

“How much does your city earn, Procell?”

“As of late, I’d say I’m usually earning between 2,500 and 3,000 DP. Though at times, I can earn a little more than 3000 DP.”

 

The population of Avalon was on the rise. Along with that growth, the DP I earned each day was also increasing.

Avalon’s strongest point was its citizens. The quality of the citizens’ emotions was weaker when compared to a normal dungeon but since I could consume the humans’ emotions non-stop for 24 hours, I could say that the humans made living much better and stimulating.

Actually, the humans made, on their own volition, casinos and brothels which then led to much stronger and better tasting emotions. I wonder which facility that could make their emotions even better would they next build if left alone?

The only others that I knew of were the theater and coliseum, and the construction for those were both under way.

 

“That much!? As ever, you’re absurd, aren’t you?”

 

The moment she heard I made more that 3000DP, her smile grew stiff.

 

“Why don’t you try running a city as well?”

“No, that’s alright. Building a city’s your shtick; I have my own ways of doing things and I’ll show you I can overtake you with that!”

 

I didn’t feel any jealousy or self-pity in her voice, only the desire to improve herself.

As expected of my friend.

 

“Stolas, your Demon Lord clothes today look different than usual, aren’t they? They suit you though.”

 

She usually wore a cute, gothic lolita dress as her Demon Lord clothes but today, she wore a sexy dress that accentuated her body line. It even had a slit that showed off her white leg.

 

“Th-thank you. But it’s not like I wore this because you were coming here.”

“I understand. It’s because you’re going to the [Dragon] Demon Lord’s dungeon that you must dress up, right?”

 

Stolas made a rather complicated expression on her face.

I understood what she felt and that she must have dressed up to impress me. It was so obvious, it was harder not to notice but I’d rather avoid such things. I wished, instead, for us to remain both as rivals and friends.

 

“Yeah, that’s right and that’s why I have to dress properly, okay?”

 

Her mood was somewhat turning sour so I decided to leave it until later.

 

“I’d like to offer you some tea while you take a break but now seems hardly best time for it so let’s go right away, shall we?”

“Do you have a Transfer array that goes to the [Dragon] Demon Lord’s dungeon?”

“Of course, he’s my parent, after all.”

 

I was relieved to hear that. With a Transfer array, we could be there immediately.

 

“Procell, I’m going to say this just in case but do be careful with your words, okay? Astaroth-sama is an awfully strict person, you see.”

“Of course. He is regarded as one of the strongest Demon Lords, after all. I have no intention whatsoever to be discourteous to him.”

 

Someone such as me wasn’t any match for him. Negotiating with him scared me but I looked forward to it nonetheless since I just might be able to gain a lot of things from it.

 

Also, after this meeting, I would be someone who, through some twist of fate, have been able to talk with all of the three strongest Demon Lords.

 

“I’m glad you understand… something feels a little bit different about you, Procell.”

“Really?”

“You seem more reliable. If we can find the time, tell me about the things that have happened to you.”

“Yeah, let’s do that. I’d like to leisurely talk with you too while we enjoy some tea.”

 

When I agreed to her proposal, the monster that could use Transfer entered her room. The most she could Transfer was three people. With Stolas coming with us, we obviously exceeded that limit.

Stolas seemed to be going alone but I surmised that she had some of her followers in her [Storage].

I also decided to put Wight into my [Storage] since Kuina, as usual, didn’t like to be put there. She even pleaded with her eyes. Well, it worked out this time so I didn’t pursue it but in the future, she should get used to be put in the Storage.

And so, we Transferred. When I next opened my eyes, we were most probably in the [Dragon] Demon Lord’s dungeon.

I’m worried. I hope the [Dragon] Demon Lord will willingly help Marcho.

 

 


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41 thoughts on “Chapter 4: The Reunion with Stolas”

  1. thx for the chapter :3
    Negotiation, begins…

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  2. I honestly don’t think the Dragon demon lord will help. The three of them – [Dragon], [Time] and March [ Beast] – have a non-aggression pact, not an alliance. If you want them to move you’ll need to give them something and there’s no doubt [Time] will want another original [Creation] medal.

    I cannot see negotiations going well unless these two demon lords want to nip the attackers in the bud. Further, its highly unlikely the two of them don’t know about this event. They are older demon lords its not out of the realm of possibility that they have their own intelligence gathering monsters.

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  3. Thank you very much

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  4. philippespalla said:

    thanks for the chapter XD

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  5. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    At least he’s not dense, but poor Stolas got friend zoned.

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  6. MentalDamage said:

    Will Stolas be his return from death card?
    It would be cool if next monster is some space-quantum loli, like can be anywhere so long as procell don’t say “you are here”.

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  7. Thanks for the chapter.

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  8. jakman999 said:

    honestly i think it will be wind with something because of the dealing with dragon, and trading with stolas as part of the deal.

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  9. Thanks for the chapter…
    poor Stolas T_T she is friend zone-ed by Procell.
    Guh, I’m afraid after seeing Wight this Dragon want him as a trade. But its more terrifying if he asks Procell to marry his daughter (Stolas) though :v ngaaahahahahahah

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    • At least he’s not a dense main character, mostly. He knows his daughters want to be extra-loving, but is in denial aout being a pedophile. He’s aware of his friend prettying herself up for him but doesn’t want that kind of relationship. Because he’s in denial about being a pedophile. So she’s out of his strike zone.
      Lol
      Thanks for the chapter

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  10. LEGS!

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  11. Thanks for the chapter. Another good read while waiting for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen to be playable.

    Stolas… you’re only making your ship with Procell stronger…

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  12. coliseum –> coluseum

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  13. Thanks for the new chapter.

    Procell, “As expected of my friend.”

    Ship
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  14. Thanks for the treat

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  15. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.

    Looks like we got some foreshadowing about what kind of monster he’ll make next. The need for one that can use transfer won’t surprise any of us though, especially if it’s able to do it with the abilities of an s-class. So we can look forward to it and wonder what kind of loli it will be. Yes, the monster type is much less important than the loli type. These things are critical!!!

    “Th-thank you. But it’s not like I wore this because you were coming here.”

    It’s not like I wore it for your sake or anthing! Baka….
    The tsun is strong with this one. Still, I can understand some people being exasperated with Procell. I like that they’re not relying on the usual dense protagonist cliche since he realised why she wore it immediately. I’d just like to know why he’s so hellbent on keeping platonic relations with every girl who wants get it on with him.
    My theory is that his impure desires are sealed to the point that he gets excessively purehearted and upstanding with those he cares about, and that they will only be released by turning into his demon lord form. I’m betting that the final result will be him being forced to use that special Creation power of that form, and will have to fight to avoid being consumed by the darkness, with it ending with his current pure self fusing with the dark self, making him more balanced. And willing to indulge his desires with his lovely ladies. So I’m hoping……..

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  16. Thanks!!∧∧
    Nepu━(´•ω•` )━━!!
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  17. DRAGONS RULE BITCHES..they are enemies of the gods said:

    it true what they say god is a dragon

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  18. DRAGONS RULE BITCHES..they are enemies of the gods said:

    why those the wind demon lord those help the dragon lord like creation

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  19. THANK FOR THE NOVEL said:

    dragons are titans of war …dragons are equal to the gods ,,dragons are the only monster that can fight gods.

    he is right to be scared of the dragon lord…
    dragon skin are hard that bullets he is glad that this dude is not he true enemy

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  20. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Bad Lolicell! No stuffing cute fox-daughter into your bag!

    Thanks kindly for all the hard work. :>

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  21. Thank you for the chapter~

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  22. Raising points on the Stolas route,eh?

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  23. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  24. Thanks for the chapter!! ❤

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  25. Thank you!

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    • Why isn’t he combining [Time] + [Space] + [Hero] already.

      He has [Time] lying around, he can make [Space] trough [Creation] and he can synthesize [Hero].

      If that combo can’t use [Transfer] then I wouldn’t know how any medals could.

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      • That sounds dangerous, Zelretch?

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      • Aren’t all his monsters dangerous? As long as they are loyal it’s fine. Keep them S coming.

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      • metazoxan said:

        Or even [Time] + [Space] + [Human]
        He could make something like a Great Sage with time and space magic.
        Or [Time] + [Space] + [Beast]
        and maybe make Fenrir the world devouring wolf
        Or [Time] + [Space] + [Dragon]
        just so that he can have something besides darkness dragons.

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      • Sure, all valid options, though I like hero the most. Gives the feeling of a loyal knight type of monster. [Beast] and [Dragon] might be hard to control when given such great powers. Wight is busy enough as is with the current dragon and undead forces. Also I think it’s [Person] not [Human] he made before. (Humans are kinda weak.)

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      • Time+Space+Hero

        Somehow sounds like an Isekai Summoning.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Because he already used the last Creation medal he made to create the Diva, so he’s still stuck waiting for another full month to pass before he can make another. That’s why he’s thinking about what he wants to make now, so they he can make a good one when the time comes.
        Then he’ll be able to turn Creation into the medal focusing on transfer like Space, then combine it with Time and something like imitation Person or Hero. Since he’s now got a pattern of only using one original medal and one imitation, rather than two originals, for every important monster since Kuina. With Wight being the exception due to being turned into a medal himself.

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      • Not a full month. He got at least three weeks due to the extension from the last war.

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      • With ‘already’ I ment he should have done so even before the Diva. I think this combo would make for a good spy too. But even now he is still thinking, while the answer has been there the whole time: [Space].

        The MC is both a genius and stupid, like how he build this innovative city but forgot about information gathering and counter intelligence.

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      • I actually like his moments of stupidity. Makes him more like a person despite his OPness.

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Yeah, I know. I meant to say that he’ll have to wait “another full month”, from the time he made Ruru. I should have been more specific.
        By the way, you’re doing a great job noob. Keep it up!

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