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Chapter 15: The Collaboration with Stolas

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Riding a Darkness Dragon, I traveled to Stolas’s dungeon.

In order to make both of our war potential stronger, I proposed an idea to Stolas, which she thankfully accepted. This trip was to make that idea a reality.

 

“Oto-san, it’s so great that air trips are so common now!”

“Well, travel via the sky is the fastest, after all.”

 

Kuina, my guard, said so with a merry voice.

In the old days, the mere sight of a dragon would cause an uproar, but now that they had become famous enough to become another symbol of Avalon, I could openly fly out on top of one and no one would be surprised.

In fact, because they were much faster and stronger than the Hippogriffs, I had even received requests that asked if they could use the dragons to transport their stuff. I turned down such requests though, not because we didn’t have enough Darkness Dragons, but rather because their [Fear] skill would mean instant death to the humans who dared get close.

 

“Ah, Oto-san, have you heard from Rorono-chan?”

“Hmm? About what?”

“Well, apparently, while investigating the [Forest] and [Mine] rooms for materials to be used for the new Avalon-Ritters, she had made some discoveries. What she basically told me was that we now have a self-sustainable supply of raw materials for our explosives.”

“That’s definitely the first I’ve heard of it. Once I find the time, I’ll look into it.”

 

The raw materials for the bombs the Darkness Dragons use for aerial bombing as well as the MOAB prepared in the deepest floor of my dungeon couldn’t be found in this world, forcing us to completely rely on my [Creation] to produce such things.

Basic gunpowder and such could be procured, but the power of those just weren’t enough. Because of that, about 90% of my use of [Creation] was dedicated to supplying those unprocurable rare metals and chemicals, like RDX for example.

If we could find a self-sustaining supply of those materials, that would mean I could use my [Creation] more freely than before.

…there are a lot of things I’ve been wanting to make.

 

“It’s Rorono-chan, I’m sure she’ll make amazing things with those materials!”

“Yeah, you’re right, I’m looking forward to it.”

 

If, in the end, Rorono could only make things of inferior quality compared to the things we were currently using in Avalon, I wouldn’t mind at all. It would still be quite exciting.

I was so glad to hear of this good news before my meeting with Stolas.

 

“Kuina, hold on to something. We’re going to descend soon.”

“Yay ♪”

 

After I confirmed that Kuina had held on to me from behind, I pulled the dragon’s reins and made it swoop down.

At last, we were at Stolas’s dungeon.

 

 

Upon arriving at Stolas’s dungeon, we were guided to the usual room.

And after a while of waiting, Rozelitte the angel-type monster guided us along.

Actually, there was one other monster I didn’t notice until I looked closely. It was a miniature jade dragon. In other words, it was Enlil the Storm Dragon Knight Bahamut.

His original form was too large, making it hard for him to enter rooms and thus hard for him to protect Stolas. But in this tiny form, he could always be near her.

 

Kuina raised her hand and greeted him with a yo. Enlil, meanwhile, acknowledged her back.

Seeing these two kids communicate like that, it seemed like Kuina and Enlil had gotten quite close.

 

“Sorry for making you come all the way here. I’ve just been a bit too busy lately.”

 

Until very recently, Stolas had lost her Demon Lord powers and stayed in Avalon to recover.

As to be expected from that absence, the work she needed to do had piled up.

 

“Don’t worry about it. I was the one that proposed this matter. …by the way, your new dress suits you. And it seems you’ve changed your perfume too. It smells nice.”

“Fufu, thanks for noticing. I’m going for something a little adult-like.”

 

Stolas bashfully said so.

She had always been attentive to how she dressed. In fact, each time we met, she wore something new. I was actually looking forward to what she was going to go with today.

 

“Well, let’s get down to business, shall we? I’m guessing you’ve already bought a [Maelstrom] for the monster two ranks below Enlil..?”

“Naturally. There’s no way I wouldn’t want one B rank monster—which normally can only be made through medal synthesis—each day. So much so that I actually bought it as soon as I regained my powers as a Demon Lord.”

 

Having an unbelievably strong monster wasn’t the only advantage of making an S rank monster.

Demon Lords who could make only up to A rank monsters were allowed to buy with DP only up to C rank monsters. On the other hand, if one was somehow able to make an S rank monster, up to the B rank monster in the same lineage could be bought with DP. Mass production via a [Maelstrom] became possible too.

 

“Being able to mass-produce B rank monsters is indeed powerful, but it’s not foolproof. Especially if your forces are leaning too much on one aspect.”

 

This issue was present even in Avalon.

Preparing a lot of a certain B rank monster was great, but there were other things to consider such as attribute affinities.

In the Darkness Dragons’ case, they had the Death attribute and that made them extremely frail against attacks that were of the holy attribute. In other words, if the Darkness Dragons fought against enemies of the same rank that could use attack of the holy attribute, there was a real risk of them being annihilated one-sidedly. So much so that it would still be the case even if the Darkness Dragons outnumbered the enemies.

And if the Darkness Dragons do get annihilated, our air defenses, which relied heavily on them, would be in trouble.

Sure, Aura and the High Elves could somehow cover up for it, but that might make accomplishing their own task harder for them.

So, if possible, I would like B rank flying monsters that were not weak against holy attacks.

For that reason, I needed to cooperate with Stolas.

 

“I think so too. The monster two ranks below Enlil, the B rank Tempest Wyverns, are undeniably powerful monsters, but they’re quite frail and are lacking in attack power. So, I want monsters that have fight-deciding strength, like your Darkness Dragons.”

 

Stolas shared my worries.

As a main force, the Tempest Wyverns were powerful monsters. Their speed exceeded even the Darkness Dragons’. And with their wind and lightning magic, whether long-range or short-range, they had an answer.

However, in exchange for the swiftness of their attacks, it lacked weight and therefore power. If and when a durable enemy appears, they would have a hard time dealing with it.

 

So, I wanted flying monsters not weak to holy attacks and she wanted flying monsters that had high attack power. Considering we had what the other wanted, there was just one thing we needed to do.

 

“Stolas, do you have a place nearby where the dragons can fly around freely?”

“Yeah, it’s been prepared. Go show me the power of your Darkness Dragons, okay?”

“That’s my line. Let me confirm the ability of your Tempest Wyverns.”

“Sure thing. And, if we both are satisfied with what we see, we go with what we planned?”

“Yeah. Let’s start with five per month.”

 

We were planning a regular exchange of monsters.

Because each [Maelstrom] produced one particular monster per day, we could exchange dragons without much cost. And by doing it regularly, we could hopefully solve the issue of our troop composition being uneven.

That being said, it was just natural for us to have reservations on this deal until we had seen the actual performance of the other’s monster.

To confirm the performance of the other’s monster and then make a contract if everything was satisfactory, that was the reason for today’s meeting.

 

“…Procell, I just want to ask: will you also be willing to exchange your Abyss Howls? I do want air units that have high attack power, but more than that, I want mobile ground units as well as other-dimension units. The Abyss Howls will certainly strengthen my dungeon in those two fronts.”

 

The truth was, I had anticipated this development and thus brought along in my [Storage] one Abyss Howl. After all, if I was in Stolas’s shoes, I would unquestionably ask for them.

 

Her Tempest Wyverns were alluring.

Monsters that were of the holy attribute usually had low defenses, making the Tempest Wyverns’ low attack power a non-issue. Then, factoring in their speed and other abilities, holy monsters won’t be a problem.

Perhaps most of all, having them would make taking full control of the sky much easier than if we only had the Darkness Dragons. Their ability to manipulate the wind made them one of the best support units.

 

But then again, the point of this deal was to diversify our troops. If I were to exchange two kinds of monsters to get just one kind, I couldn’t help but feel I was on the losing side of this deal.

 

“I understand. If we both find the monsters’ abilities and performance to be satisfactory, I will give you a number of Darkness Dragons and Abyss Howls equal to the number of Tempest Wyverns you will give me. I’m willing to do this, but know that you will owe me a favor that I will someday surely collect.”

“Oh, thank you. I will keep that in mind. It seems I keep finding myself owing you. Someday, I will definitely repay you properly.’

 

I smiled a little at that.

This is Stolas we’re talking about. When she becomes the superpower she’s definitely going to be, I’ll be glad to be on her good side.

 

After that, we began walking to the place she prepared so that our monsters could demonstrate their capabilities.

I was a little shocked to see that her dress had a huge opening at the back.

 

“You know, if you want, I wouldn’t mind at all if you paid me back with your body.”

 

With an ah, Stolas stumbled and fell.

When she turned around to face me, I saw that her face was bright red.

And then, as though startled and shaken, her mouth kept opening and closing, over and over.

 

“Wha– wha– what do you think you’re saying?!”

“It’s a joke. Don’t take everything I say to heart. Anyway, let’s get a move on. I want to see the abilities of your Tempest Wyverns as soon as possible.”

“……A-a joke? ……then please stop joking like that and be more serious.”

 

After saying that, Stolas stood up and then walked briskly toward our destination.

And then, I felt Kuina pinching the back of my hand, her face all swelled up.

 

“Oto-san’s a pervert”

“…I’m sorry. And not just to you. I’ll go apologize to Stolas later.”

 

Obviously, what I said to Stolas was just crazy.

Recently, due to the explosive amounts of high-quality emotions I was getting every day, strange things had been happening.

One of which was that my dark side was unconsciously surfacing.

If this keeps up, I was liable to do something really crazy, like that time I laid my hands on Fel…I should probably visit a brothel soon. Things might settle down once I’ve released these pent-up urges.

 

 

After a while of walking, we arrived at a [Valley] room.

A lot of Stolas’s monsters possessed the ability to fly. For them, a place like this—where steep cliffs were plenty, decent footholds were few, and the sky vast—was the ideal hunting grounds.

And so, there, we released the monsters we had in our [Storage].

 

“Stolas, your Tempest Wyverns are amazing. So, dragons that can control the wind are able to fly this fast, huh. And that lightning strike too. To be able attack—without the use of explosives—the enemies on the ground while still high in the sky, it’s quite enviable.”

“Your Darkness Dragons deserve praise too. Having such high specs, it’s cheating I say. This is the attack power I’m looking for! But it isn’t just them. The power of your Abyss Howls in a land battle is breathtaking! It’s almost impossible to believe that they’re also other-dimension monsters.”

 

Our monsters demonstrated their abilities without holding back.

Stolas seemed to have taken a liking to my monsters.

Likewise, I was pleased with her Tempest Wyvern. It exceeded even my expectations of it being good support units for the Darkness Dragons.

Like that, Stolas and I looked at each other and smiled.

 

“I want to have your Tempest Wyverns at all costs.”

“And I want your Darkness Dragons and Abyss Howls”

“Then, it seems we have a deal.”

 

Stolas and I then shook each other’s hand. However, perhaps thinking on the tactless remark I made earlier, her face got red again.

Still, the deal was made.

Each month, we were to give the other ten monsters: 10 of her Tempest Wyverns for 5 each of my Abyss Howls and Darkness Dragons.

From being composed wholly of Darkness Dragons, Avalon’s aerial corps was now a mix of the two dragons. This was a huge step forward.

 

“Hey, look, it looks like the dragons are trying to do something.”

“I wonder what those kids are up to”

 

While flying in formation, the Darkness Dragon and the Tempest Wyvern communicated through roars. After a fair bit of that, they began.

The Tempest Wyvern flew at full flying speed and took the lead. Then, it used its wind magic to create a path. By using that path, the Darkness Dragon was able to follow at a speed comparable to the average speed of a Tempest Wyvern.

They can do even this? I can’t wait for the day they’ll dance in the sky of Avalon.

 

“Amazing. If they can do this, they should be able to do more, right? But, hey, Procell… do you have any plans after this?”

“I do, but I can easily clear my schedule. Why?”

 

There was always work to be done, but thankfully, there was none that needed to be finished today.

When I answered like that, Stolas suddenly became fidgety. A few moments after that, it seemed she had somehow found her resolve.

 

“We-wel–if you want to, do you want to have dinner here? I did my best to make it. I-I just thought it’s not fair to let you keep treating me to a feast without me ever returning the favor. Besides, I made you come all this way, it’s the least I can do.”

 

With anxious, upturned eyes, she tried to guess my answer from my facial expressions.

A homecooked meal by Stolas? How can I say no after hearing that? ….wait, is it possible that this is the real reason she asked for our meeting to be here in her dungeon?

 

“It’ll be my honor. But I must say, I didn’t know you cooked.”

“Yeah, it’s actually just recently that I’ve finally reached the level where even you won’t complain after eating the meal. I’m so happy right now. I poured my heart and soul into making it, you know.”

 

Stolas smiled as she said so, and I thought it was extremely adorable.

In the background, I saw Rozelitte making a victory pose while Enlil was going wild in her arms.

…I have a feeling she’s the one behind all this.

It was just the kind of thing Stolas’s self-appointed sister would do. But as ever, Rozelitte was such a caring monster.

 

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And so, I stayed and enjoyed Stolas’s cooking.

In terms of just taste, a professional chef’s cooking in the restaurants of Avalon would most likely be better, but her cooking had other pleasant things going for it.

In end, I ate a bit too much to the point my belly swelled.

 

I’m so glad I came here today. Not only did I get access to Tempest Wyverns, I was also able to spend a relaxing time with Stolas. In my book, that makes it all worth it. Thanks to this, I can face tomorrow with a smile.

 

After that, I decided to return to Avalon.

She had asked me to stay for a little while longer, but there was a growing risk that I’ll say something awful like the joke from earlier, so it was best I leave before that.

Upon our departure, Stolas was somewhat disappointed while Rozelitte clicked her tongue. In contrast, Enlil seemed to be in good spirits based on the roar he gave.

 

On the way back, I remembered something interesting that Stolas talked about.

Apparently, due to not having that much time left to live, [Dragon] Demon Lord Astaroth had begun divvying up his monsters and other assets to the members of his faction. However, his real treasure would only be for the one that would triumph over the Dragon’s Trial he would be hosting.

 

“Well, whatever, it doesn’t involve me.”

 

For Stolas, this was most likely a very important matter, but it was not so much for me who was nothing more than a friend to the [Dragon] Demon Lord.

Still, I was curious as to what that real treasure could be.

I guess I should ask Stolas about it after. And then, I should also go drink one more time with the [Dragon] Demon Lord before he’s gone.

I was indebted to him, but more than that, I just wanted to talk to him about a lot of things. I wanted us to talk and laugh as we enjoyed superb alcohol and extraordinary meals.

This was the only thing I—the one being left behind—could do for him—the one leaving.


TL note: I’m just as confused why Stolas is the one holding Enlil while he’s going wild like that when the text says Rozelitte’s the one holding him. Maybe Rozelitte passed him to Stolas shortly after? I don’t know.


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49 thoughts on “Chapter 15: The Collaboration with Stolas”

  1. If this keeps up, I was liable to do something really crazy, like that time I laid my hands on Fel…I should probably visit a brothel soon. Things might settle down once I’ve released these pent-up urges.

    Don’t you already have a wife/lover? What the heck is wrong with you?

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  2. Procell just recently created the Abyss Howls and bought a maelstrom, so, how did Stolas know about them?
    He only mentioned the dragon trades…

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  3. Right when I read, “Oh, thank you. I will keep that in mind. It seems I keep finding myself owing you. Someday, I will definitely repay you properly.” I was thinking YEA WITH YOUR BODY!!!!! Then lolicel said the same thing… GIGGITY

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  4. her “Her Tempest Wyverns”
    are shit compared to what he exchanged
    He could make any kind of S rank monster as he like and create it’s Maelstroms.
    He did a uneven deal.
    and showed that he is grateful for deal.

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    • “He could make any kind of S rank monster as he like and create it’s Maelstroms.”
      But he could buy a new kind of monster with the new s ranked monster created and the dragons from stolas are in exchnge of dragon from maelstroms.
      Why spend a medla when he can exchange monsters?

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  5. lurker#XXX said:

    … aren’t avalon’s brothels manned by the mythological foxes? So he’ll touch them but not his wife or his monsters of the covenant??? Pedocell get your mind out of the gutter :/

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    • AFAIK, brothels are ran by humans. I think Duke still manages an inn and is helped by the foxes

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      • personally i am hoping he snaps, or when the others catch wind he is thinking of going to a brothel they ambush him and force him to snap out of his self delusion of playing house.

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    • If he go to a Brothel for sure the girls will get angry but for the sake of comedy i think the author will make he sanps and do something to Stolas after all he already put his hands on the daughtar from time so he need to do so to the one from dragon in order to bring balance?.

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  6. thediabolicalgenius said:

    I can just imagine what will happen if Procell tries to go to a brothel. “Why do you need to go to a place like that when you have us?!” Is pretty much how it will go. Rather just revealing the truth that he’s supressing those kind of urges will only encourage them to tempt him more.
    It’d be nice if he just worked out that what happened with Fel was only a problem because she hadn’t consented first and it was just lucky that she actually ended up happy about it in the end. When it comes to the giris who are practically crawling into bed with you clutching a “YES” pillow every chance they get, there’s no problem at all. In fact you SHOULD be indulging those urges with them instead of going to see strange women.
    Well I’m pretty sure we can trust them to nip the whole brothel thing in the bud so he’ll just end up bottling it up until he reaches his limit. Then it’s just a question of which girl he lays hands on first……..

    Thanks for the translation! Stolas is always cute around Procell.

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    • Misery's End said:

      LoL I fully agree. Holding it in just encourages those Urges to accumulate until it pushed him over the edge. iirc Marcho has already warned him once about ignoring them for to long and the consequences for doing so. So hopefully things will move along before to long.

      As for my picks of who preforms a successful night time raid first with either be Marcho or Aura. Both of them have made no own that they wish to be made “his” women. Otoh, Stolas has a good chance as well just because she seems to be the main heroine candidate from Procell’s point of view.

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  7. dicky satria said:

    if they knew Pedocell try going to the brothel, perhaps all of em should’ve just confine Pedocell in his room and let loose Marcho inner beast XD (and in the near future perhaps there will be a cute loli marcho appearing :d )

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    • Misery's End said:

      Demon lords can’t normally produce offspring and while Procell does have the rape skill, he claimed he would refuse to use it. LoL so basically those whating kids would have to first convince him to sleep with them, then make him loose control over “it” before that skill could be requested.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter

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  9. Mychael Dark said:

    Thank you for the wonderful translation and all the hard work you put in for us ungrateful slobs.
    🙂

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  10. YouLaAi said:

    “You know, if you want, I wouldn’t mind at all if you paid me back with your body.”
    Good job Procell. But u should do it with Marcho first

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  11. Thank you very much for the chapter!

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  12. he’s surrounded by women, has a girl pinning for him, has a wife.. and his first thought to “relieve” himself is to go to a diseased ridden brothel that each member of his city has already had a turn at?… i guess it is an improvement from his shorthand name of ” professionally celibate “.

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  13. dragoonofinfinity said:

    Fun times. Even if dragon can’t stay like the others, I really hope he gets a good send-off

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  14. Nothing will happen because this novel isn’t R-15…

    Oh wait, it is? Can’t wait to see which girl he picks first then.

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  15. kirindas said:

    Thanks as always for the great work!

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  16. Huntet112 said:

    Let support the TL by saying thank you for the hard work
    Anyways thanks man

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  17. ROBOTS RULE said:

    CAN ELDER DWARFT MAKE NANO MACHINES GOLEMS

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  18. Thank you!

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  19. -mokelo- said:

    Thanks for the Chapter!
    .
    So the DP overflows so much Lolicell became sexually frustrated? FBI! All parents keep your children inside your home! And team Avalon, make sure Pedocell won’t make any kind of contact with any loli!
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    He should go to Marchosias instead. If she knew he went to a brothel, I think he will get a worse nickname than Pedocell!
    Might as well test the Evil ability make her pregnant on what kind of child they will make! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    • Yea uh Pedocell you have a wife, kinda her job to handle that sword, though she will probably mock you terribly for your performance later (she’ll set up a personal teleport straight to her/your room if you do good though). At at least Mothercon is better than lolicon.

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    • YouLaAi said:

      She don’t mind if he had some concubines as long as she is his legal wife

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    • Why Marcho will get angry for him going to a brothel?
      “Well, I’d say it can’t be helped. You may do it with me if you’d like but if you want to be discreet, you can also visit a brothel. Restraining yourself too much is also not good, you hear? Or else something like that will happen again.”

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  20. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    I think Stolas would like it more if it wasn’t a joke.

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    • That Angel is a shipper on deck. Also she is probably the one that made the open back call. Things might be more… aggressive… next time.

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  21. Thanks for the treat.

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  22. Will Darkness Dragon – Tempest Wyvern hybrid will coming soon? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    • Procell’s Evil does let his monsters use the power if he allows it, doesn’t it? If so then yeah, that would be even more interesting than a Dragon/Skeleton (remember Duke’s first girlfriend?)

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      • Correction. They’re already married. I think

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      • ShimizuA, nah him and ske chan or whatever broke it off cause she did not like that he has flesh and dangly bits now. He is married to one of the dwarf girls though, and expecting a child.

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  23. Fraust2112 said:

    Why does the last part sounds like a flag for something especially considering that the black demon lord is thought to be hiding in the shadows

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    • Hevensdragon said:

      More like I bet he passes the trail by mistake. Not to be too meta, but when the contents are hidden from not just the character but the readers as well then a suprise is on the way. The trail could be anything from “have a drink with me”, “win my daughter’s love” , “have over this many types of dragons”, or even “possession a dragon with the dragon empire ability(I think it was called, dude’s ability.)”
      As for the reward its ether his prized dragon that has the same ability as Duke, or its Stalos.

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      • Mychael Dark said:

        Or both. His prized possession could be “family” and he wants to hand them to someone that will protect them.

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      • Mychael Dark or he gets everything, transfer of all monsters or half of them with the other half going to stolas, the ability to make the dragon medal and a shot gun wedding between him and stolas from left field with the consent and blessing of the god. The wedding happens without him realizing until it is too late. Than Stolas who tries to consumate it realizes how much of a coward Professionally Celibate.. i mean Procell is, she recruits Marcho and any other girl who has that interest in him, and they just pin him down and have their way with him, tired of his cowardice.

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  24. Thanks

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  25. Thanks for the chapter

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