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Chapter 14: The Cheering Roar of the [Dragon Emperor]

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Stolas’s [War] has begun.

Under normal circumstances, this would have been a sure win for Stolas.

Her opponent could only make B rank medals whereas she could make A rank ones; she clearly had the advantage.

 

However, right after the start of the [War], 10 A rank monsters appeared and attacked her dungeon, thus throwing her plans out of the window. To stop these enemies, she immediately brought out her Emerald Dragon, an A rank monster that had the [Berserk] ability.

For a time, her side regained dominance. But soon thereafter, another 10 A rank monsters appeared, turning the tides once again.

After putting her Emerald Dragon—which was teetering on the brink of death—back into her [Storage], Stolas retreated.

 

“It’s a good decision. To stand a chance against this much of a difference in war potential, she has to make full use of her geographical advantage.”

 

To make adventurers feel great when venturing into her dungeon, the early floors were made to be easy. They were what’s called the welcoming floors.

For that reason, Stolas intended to retreat to the dungeon rooms where her monsters could make full use of their abilities and thus truly excel.

That being said, the enemy side’s war potential was so dangerous that just retreating was a gamble itself. Employing her and her monsters’ [Wind] powers, and even the traps she had set, she bought time for her forces to retreat.

 

I should contact Stolas as soon as possible.

 

Stolas—like all other Demon Lords through our Demon Lord powers—could grant to up to 10 monsters the ability to communicate with her within her own dungeon. However, it seemed like such a monster was not deployed here in the crystal room.

 

If that’s the case, we’ll just have to contact her ourselves.

Thinking that, I called out Aura and Duke from my [Storage].

 

“Phew, finally out. I guess it can be said that I have a dislike for [Storage]. Although time stops flowing for my body, it’s not the same for my mind; I’m still fully aware. It makes me feel goosebumps.”

“I can’t quite get used to this sensation.”

 

Aura and Duke said so after appearing.

 

“Sorry. I knew you didn’t like being put in my [Storage], and yet I still asked you to.”

“Oh no, it’s your request, master, so I don’t really mind. Besides, if the child who dislikes it the most has steeled herself, I can’t very well complain, now, can I?”

“For your sake, my lord, I’ll happily jump into a pool of magma.”

 

Until the very last moments, that child was contemplating whether to stay or come and be put into my [Storage]. After waving her hand to send me off, she suddenly hopped on the griffon and said she was coming along after all.

To be honest, that bravery of hers made me happy.

 

“It’s sudden, but I have a favor to ask you, Aura. Can you deliver a message to Stolas using your wind abilities?”

“Even though my wind can cross dimensions, sending sound is not possible; only the intent of the message is. However, that all depends on the receiver being able to perceive and understand the message in the wind.”

“It’s fine then. She is the [Wind] Demon Lord, after all.”

 

Stolas was a wind expert. So long as it could reach her, things would work out.

 

“Oh, how silly of me. Now, she’s my parent too, so I guess I should put in more effort.”

 

Her [Jade Eyes]—the world’s strongest magic eye—sparkled. Soon thereafter, jade-colored wind blew.

Essentially, each dungeon room in a Demon Lord’s dungeon was located in a different dimension. And magic that could cross dungeon rooms was exceedingly rare. It was for that reason that I thought Rozelitte’s telepathy was a cheat ability.

Also, even though I could make communication devices using my [Creation], since the radio waves wouldn’t be able to cross dungeon rooms, its use was limited within one room.

 

“I can now send a message. Master, please tell me of the message you wish to send.”

 

She said so as the jade-green wind violently flowed outward.

 

“There is definitely someone acting behind the scenes. I am prepared to help, and there is no need to hesitate to accept it; the enemies certainly are not hesitating to cooperate with one another.”

 

If I assisted her, turning the situation around would be easy. A mere 10 or 20 A rank monsters would be nothing to worry about.

I could say that with confidence since the experience points my S rank monsters have gained from all the campaigns we’ve been in—from the war with the three Demon Lords to the campaign to rescue Marcho—have made them reach the levels they would have if they were born with a static level. To put it in another way, they have gained their original strength.

As they were, even an A rank monster with a progressive level would be a match for them.

 

“Understood. Attaching the intent into the wind and sending it.”

 

The jade wind that can go anywhere—even across dimensions—blew.

 

“Aura, it’s great that we can send a message, but how will the receiver reply?”

“I have made the wind circle back here. Stolas-sama should be able to put her own message into the wind… Oh, here it is! Give me a sec, I’ll decipher it.”

 

Aura said so and then closed her eyes.

In the meantime, I looked at the crystal. When I did so, I saw that although Stolas lost a few, her fighting force was able to come to the second dungeon room of her second floor.

That place was a ravine. It had narrow footholds where a tiny misstep could send one headfirst to death. It also had a seemingly endless blue sky. In other words, it was a very advantageous battleground for her monsters.

It was more than likely that she intended to engage the enemy forces there and reverse the tide of battle.

 

“Master, here is Stolas-sama’s message. I’m happy for your offer, but even though the enemy is being conniving, this is my [War]. I’m just going to have to try a little harder. I’m not as weak as you think I am.

 

Her answer was utterly unexpected.

Amidst such grim circumstances, she still wanted to fight with her own strength.

 

“Pfft. Ahahaha. I see, how amusing. I guess I have been underestimating her. If that’s what she wants, I’ll stick to being moral support for a little while longer.”

 

Instead of bluffing, perhaps the reason she was saying such things was because she was still seeing a way to win.

 

“Aura, tell her this: Understood, I’ll keep on watching. However, I’ll do so from nearby.

“Understood. Sending the message.”

 

Using the jade wind that was still flowing, Aura sent a new message.

I had no intention of wounding Stolas’s pride, but since there was a possibility of her enemy preparing something other than the large number of A rank monsters, it was more convenient to move to a nearer location where I could act quickly to help her.

 

“Aura, Duke, we’ll now be heading to where Stolas is. Make sure to not lose track of her location.”

 

Aura nodded when I said so.

Once we exit Stolas’s crystal room, we would no longer be able to rely on the crystal to know where Stolas was. In that regard, Aura and her wind would be our guide.

 

I then called out from my [Storage] the one I could rely on the most, and ordered her to protect the crystal.

With that, I don’t have to worry about the crystal being crushed.

Without waiting for Stolas’s reply, Aura and I set out to leave the crystal room to go and watch Stolas’s marvelous performance from an excellent position.

As for Duke, however, he remained where he stood.

 

“What’s wrong, Duke?”

“A young dragon is weeping. While cursing at its powerlessness, it desperately wishes to protect a person important to it. There is so much pain in its voice… along with earnestness and sincerity. Is it because I have leveled up and awoken as a [Dragon Emperor] that I could feel this connection even though we’re separated by dungeon rooms? My chest, it feels so tight. It’s the same feeling I had when I was held by my lord. I can’t leave it alone. I’ll send it a little of my dragon-form’s supportcheering roar.”

 

For a mere moment of time, Duke activated his [Berserk], and increased his magic power and draconic Qi until he was in his true form.

It was such a frightening amount of power. Even Aura had cold sweat flowing.

I didn’t know what he did, but after returning to his dragonewt-form, he gave a satisfied-looking smile.

If he’s choosing to not tell me anything, he must have a pretty good reason.

After that, we resumed our travel toward where Stolas was.

 

 


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49 thoughts on “Chapter 14: The Cheering Roar of the [Dragon Emperor]”

  1. Redzeth said:

    I heard the exams are over so why is it taking so long D:

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  2. I just had a thought after reading this again.
    How is there a spy in their midst?
    It’s Black. It’s obviously Black- not a monster of his, but his own power.
    He has the power over anything of that color, right? Well Duke is black, and the dragons are black, and so is the pupil of everyone’s eyes…

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  3. kazuto812 said:

    Looks like procells religion will show up soon huh few more chaps and will be able to see he’s own religion thanks for the chao desu ≧ω≦

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  4. thefanofstuff said:

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I caught up!!!!!!!

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  5. Black demon lord is so dead right now 1 entire faction of the great dragon demonlord is fighting him and procell with the former great demon lord (lady) marcho is goint to join the fray. Time might as well join too for marcho and his daughter fel. So yeah he might be a pure masochist to the core . Wanting to lose every thing … Even a speck of dust won’t remain for him

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  6. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter noob.

    Guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Stolas wanted to deal with by herself if she can. She doesn’t want Procell to think she’s helpless after all.
    The biggest question is who he’s being so mysterious about. the “child who dislikes it the most” is surely Kuina, who normally refuses to go into storage without a direct order from him. But what about
    “I then called out from my [Storage] the one I could rely on the most, and ordered her to protect the crystal.”

    The obvious choice is Kuina again, but if the author is being so mysterous over it, then it might be different. If it’s someone who say that about, then it’d have to be Marcho. Having her there would be a bigger twist. Especially when the enemy thinks it would be impossible for her to be involved, since they don’t know she’s Procell’s monster now.

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    • Wait but isn’t kuina staying in the city and sending lolicell off to see his tsundere second wife candidate as described in the previous 2 chapter?

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      • thediabolicalgenius said:

        Yeeeeeeeeeeah, something like that did happen didn’t it? But after the line about “the child that dislikes it the most” there’s a paragraph that says

        “Until the very last moments, that child was contemplating whether to stay or come and be put into my [Storage]. After waving her hand to send me off, she suddenly hopped on the griffon and said she was coming along after all.

        To be honest, that bravery of hers made me happy.”

        So since Kuina was seeing him off at the end of the chapter before last as he went to the plains to meet the griffon Stolas sent, I’m pretty sure that the one who changed her mind and hopped on was her.

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  7. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Seems like the Emerald Dragon got a boost.

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  8. Hm, the chapter felt a bit short compared to normal. Author-san might have a surprise for us in the next 2-3 chapters. ^^

    And as for Stolas, as long as those A rankers can’t fly then she should be able to take them down easily, there are many ways to die, drowning, impact from falling etc, even the mightiest heroes in history has succumbed to some mere poison.

    Stolas is a smart one so she probably has a few traps or places where the terrain will ensure her victory, she is the embodiment of the wind, one of the 4 great elements raised by Dragon, why wouldn’t she be fine? Expecting her to be a damsel in distress is just… He has a long way to go huh…

    But she will probably get pissed for Procell to leave the crystal room to meet her, that is a sign of mistrust. She herself never left his room during his war and she probably expected to be respected in a similar way this time.

    He already made a bad move on her when he had the shadow guy enter her shadow but now? Things might not work out so well this time…

    Thank you for the chapter and the treat. (^_^)/

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    • Kevin Rock Valencia said:

      You do realise in the war of Procell vs 3 new demon lords, Procell was just fighting 3 fully leveled A rank mosters. Stolas however is fighting 20 or more.

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  9. thx for chapter keep up

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  10. Shirou™ said:

    Thx for the Chapter~!
    (´・ω・`)

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  11. sdarkpaladin said:

    $10 it’s marcho. She appeared to go back to her territory, teleport back, and got stuffed in the storage to appear as if she went home.

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  12. Thanks for the treat.

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  13. What was their opponent again? Uumm… Black? Man, that bitch has such a thin aura I barel2remember it.

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  14. Thanks for the chapter~
    Good luck Stolas! Work hard Stolas! Fight Stolas! You can do it Stolas!

    I kinda forgot who is her opponent.. (not really care anyway~) Just die opponent-kun!
    Offer your crystal to Stolas!

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  16. LOTRfreak101 said:

    Sounds like he dropped Marcho off there.

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    • I doubt that. Remember, he sent her back to her dungeon to help mislead Black.

      So my guess is Kuina.

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      • saihamaru said:

        the author didn’t really need to avoid telling us if it’s Kuina
        and i also think it’s Marcho
        time for her to show her newly acquired power as a monster 😀

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      • LOTRfreak101 said:

        I thought kuina hated being put in the subspace thing. marcho is strong enough that he definitely wouldn’t have to worry about anything.

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  17. Rip that black demon lord!!!
    Thanks for the chapter
    Otsukaresama deshita

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  18. CCaprice said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  19. Rozpacz said:

    Thanks for the chapter…

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  20. kirindas said:

    I’ll send it a little of my dragon-form’s cheering roar.”
    Roar is in superscript format. Not sure if that is intentional?

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  21. Thanks

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  22. DarkWolf907 said:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  23. sage yomeri said:

    Odd, there was a problem with NU earlier. This and previous chapter were showing, but didn’t allow to get directly to your splash page for those two chapters.

    Anyhow, sounds like one dragon is getting buffed, an SSS+ rank buff

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    • why those he make a monster that read minds said:

      can he make a monster like kohaku the white tiger that read mind..

      read his enemy minds

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  24. Thank you for the chapter~

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  25. aditue said:

    Thanks for the chapter

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  26. Kimagure said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  27. Cipher said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    Guess that young dragon was the Emerald Dragon.

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  28. nansty said:

    Thanks for the chapter !!

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  29. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thanks kindly for all the hard work!

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  30. Thanks for the chapter and hard work

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  31. Thanks for the chapter.

    Of course, a member of Procell’s harem’s in danger.

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  32. TheBuldog said:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    For some reason, this post didn’t show up in RSS feed, but thankfully NU has fast updates on this series.

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  33. Belkar said:

    Thank you!

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