The [Pig] Demon Lord had accepted my offer of a formal [War].
Soon after that, I was transferred to the white space that connected our dungeons.
Once dungeons have been linked by the white space, outside interference was no longer possible until the fight has reached its conclusion. Now, let’s see which between me and Agares breaks the other’s crystal first.
“You! How know!? How know I behind attack!? I did it perfectly”
Together with me in the white space was my previous uninvited guest.
Upon cursory inspection, he was a bipedal pig. Most of his monsters were orcs and goblins, so I did guess as much, but he was still a surprise to see.
That walking pig’s whole body was covered with bandages. From what little of his body was peeking out, I could tell he was burned horribly. It was likely caused by the Rorono doll’s explosion. From there, I could imagine what he was trying to do when it exploded.
“Please. I’m not an idiot that will expose his own hand.”
“You! I kill you! This unforgivable! Absolutely unforgiveable! I kill you, then rape your monsters! My, my thing, now goneeeeee! But my monsters, can still rape for me!!! We fuck your monsters til they deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddd!!!”
After shouting all that, the pig was panting.
“After looking at you and listening, I can guess what happened. But aren’t you misunderstanding something here? I am the one who cannot and will not forgive. You will get what is due for aiming for my daughter. Prepare yourself.”
As soon as I uttered that, I returned to Avalon.
There were things to prepare and we only had an hour to do so this time.
I didn’t have the luxury or the inclination to waste that time talking to him.
When I returned to Avalon, one of the first things I did was to hide the city floor deep within my dungeon via Floor Swap. I then instructed Kuina, Rorono, Aura, Duke, and Ruhe to gather my monsters.
While watching my monsters busily move about, I pondered upon our strategy.
“Master, I’ve finished supplying the Avalon-Ritters.”
“Good work. Sorry for the trouble.”
Rorono informed me that the preparations for the golem corps were done.
This time, the core of our attacking force would be them.
In terms of attack power, the dragons led by Duke wouldn’t fall behind, but there was the chance that some dungeon rooms would be too tight to fit the dragons’ enormous bodies. For that reason, we chose to make the dragons handle our defense instead.
That said, I was still going to put the most of them I could into my [Storage] and bring those ten along. After all, there might be places where their might and bombarding capability would be vital.
After delivering her report, Rorono didn’t leave and instead just motionlessly stared at me.
“Master… no, Father, I just want to say, I’m happy that you got angry like that at the [Pig] Demon Lord for me. Thank you.”
She said that while holding tightly on my cuff. Perhaps it was because she felt shy, but her normally white skin was now burning red.
“But of course. You’re my important daughter.”
For emphasis, I brushed her head.
In reaction, she squinted her eyes in delight.
“Oh, I almost forgot something. Even though we haven’t seen the black knight in action yet, I can already say that the three knights are a huge success. I think this deserves a better reward than promised. So, why don’t you think up of something you want to request from me? You can’t say you don’t want anything, because then, I’ll just do the choosing for you. Understood?”
“Mhm. There’s actually something I have in mind. I’ll ask it after the war is over.”
It was rather rare for Rorono to smile from ear to ear, but there it was. And it was beautiful.
I looked forward to her request. After all, listening to his daughter’s request was one of a father’s pleasures. To that end, I must see to it that this [War] ends soon.
“Oto-san, the land units are now fully prepared! They’re ready to go anytime!”
“Great work. You’ve gotten used to these kinds of things, haven’t you?”
Kuina was going to take command of our land army.
The said land army composed of the Mythological Foxes and half of the Abyss Howls.
Put simply, they were extremely mobile and capable of breaking through enemy lines.
“We in the backline have finished our preparations as well”
Aura showed up and reported so.
She and the High Elves composed our backline. Their main duty was to provide support by sniping from afar high priority targets as well as aerial enemies. And if the field was wide enough, then the Darkness Dragons in my [Storage] would be made to help the elves gain complete aerial domination. The backline was a relatively small force, but they were more than enough to accomplish this important task.
“Patron, I have finished assigning which members of the intelligence corps will join the attacking force and which will join the defending force. I’m not going to join the attacking force, but you don’t have to worry, the kid I’ve picked to lead the others is very reliable.”
Because they were essential for both offense and defense, the intelligence corps would have to be split in two.
In a similar fashion, Tiro was going to be on the attacking force while Ruhe was on the defending force. After all, if we didn’t have a powerful monster in the other dimension and the enemy had, things would get dire for us right away.
“You being in charge of our other-dimension defense puts me at ease. We are in your care.”
“Leave it to me. Ruhe-chan the R’lyeh Diva is the strongest in the other dimension!”
It seemed like Ruhe picked up another weird phrase. Out of all my monsters, the one that was most keen on watching anime was either Rorono or her.
The last to come and report was the middle aged dragonewt.
“Duke, I leave the command of the entire defending force to you.”
“Yes, please leave it to me. I will protect Avalon in your absence, my lord.”
Duke had always been strong, but by acquiring the perfected [Dragon Emperor], he had grown stronger still. Not only did the [Dragon Emperor]’s aspect of army-wide strengthening to dragon-type monsters improved, it now nullified the disadvantages of [Berserk] for himself and other allied dragons. In other words, he no longer had to worry about a time limit when unleashing his full power.
In truth, I wanted Duke to be on the attacking force, but just like with the case with Ruhe, taking too much for attack meant not having much for defense.
The enemy Demon Lord had been around for quite a while and was bound to have a few fully trained and leveled A rank monsters. For him to have an S rank monster was not impossible either.
And so, the plan was for Ruhe to take care of the other dimension while Duke worried about the main one.
“Attacking force, follow me to the entrance so that we can begin our attack as soon as possible”
“Mhm, let’s do our best”
“Fufufu, I can finally shoot the heads of those orcs.”
When I heard a rather disturbing reply, I couldn’t help but smile wryly. Well, let’s give her a larger role so that she can shoot more of them then.
<<The preparation phase is over. The battle phase of the [War] between [Creation] and [Pig] shall hereby begin. Children of the Planet, shine brightly>>
The Creator’s voice in my head declared so.
As such, I immediately lead the attacking force toward the enemy’s dungeon.
Duke was gravely against me joining the attacking force and requested that I stayed in Avalon instead, but I had a reason for doing so: I wanted to level up.
After all, the stronger I was, the safer I was as well.
Moreover, if I leveled up, my MP would increase. And the more MP I could spend without worry, the more things I could make with my [Creation].
Also, apparently for some Demon Lords, by leveling up enough, they could use the next stage of their Unique Skill even without using [Awakening].
Whenever I activate my [Awakening], my [Creation] becomes [Create].
Whereas [Creation] materialized objects of the past, [Create] made things advance to their future versions.
To be able to use [Create] without the risks of [Awakening] certainly was good enough, but what if, by leveling up, another ability also manifests?
At any rate, because the Avalon-Ritters were treated as Rorono’s equipment, she would undoubtedly have the most kills, which had the high chance of translating into the most experience points gained. For that reason and more, I joined up with her party.
Like that, my monsters and I walked forward.
“Come to think of it, you’re not changing out of your energy-conservation form, Kuina?”
“If a strong enemy appears, Kuina will! There might not be any enemy strong enough to force Kuina to change though.”
“Alright, I’ll leave it to your judgment. But if you lose because you didn’t transform soon enough, expect punishment, ok?”
Kuina looked like a thirteen-year-old girl at the moment, but her true form ever since she had earned enough levels was that of a girl in the latter half of her teens.
She was assuming this form in order to conserve as much energy as possible. Once she had filled up 9999 tail furs with magic power, she could evolve from a Celestial Fox into the being one rank higher than that.
“How many more tail furs do you have to fill up before you can evolve, anyway?”
Before answering, Kuina tilted her head a little.
“Hmm, let’s see. If I can continue to consume Aura-chan’s golden apples daily, it’ll be done maybe in three months.”
“Oh? That’s great.”
If that was the case, her evolution should come sooner than the expiration of the rule that protected us new Demon Lords from other Demon Lords.
This might be hoping for too much, but there was a chance that an evolved Kuina’s power might exceed even a reborn Marcho or a true [Dragon Emperor] Duke.
Half of the way to the [Pig] Demon Lord’s dungeon, we passed by a large group of goblins and orcs.
In this white space we currently were in, harming as well interfering in anyway with the others involved were strictly prohibited.
As such, simply passing by the enemy’s starting offensive force had been rather customary.
Some more walking and we were finally at the entrance of the enemy’s dungeon.
Before we entered though, there was something I wanted to ask Rorono.
“Rorono, in case we are outnumbered, I intend to use the power of [Awakening]. Do you mind if I use [Create] on your three knights?”
During the Marcho rescue campaign, I used [Create] on the weapon of mass destruction known as MOAB and made it evolve. The MOAB back then was already improved technologically and magically by Rorono, but [Create] pushed it further.
The same would likely apply to the three knights. If so, the question I just had to know the answer to was how ridiculous more powerful can the three knights get?
“I don’t really mind. However, I will do my best to avoid a situation wherein that is necessary. [Awakening] is a dangerous power, master, and I would like to lessen the times you have to use it.”
“Yeah, I’d prefer not to use it too. I’m asking this just in case.”
If we could win easily, there was no need to use that power.
Still, I had this foreboding feeling that that power would somehow become necessary.
At any rate, my monsters have begun entering the dungeon.
From our first wave of attack, we had learned that the first dungeon room was an [Entrance]. This time though, there wasn’t any enemy monsters deployed there.
Rorono even placed her hand on the ground and used earth magic to make sure, but she didn’t find anything, not even traps.
Well, aren’t they generous, letting us pass through without a hitch.
I jokingly thought so, but I knew numerous traps and strong monsters were waiting for us after this place. That said, whatever they had prepared, it wouldn’t be enough to stop my monsters.
TL note: I have no clue what anime reference Ruhe is making.
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Thanks for the translation.
So looks like this novel ending with volume 10? With an apparent new novel also starring Procell crossing over to the setting of Slime Tensei. Daikenja ga Youjo Elf ni Dakishimeraretemasu?
I guess the author felt that Procell had gotten too OP with his city and his monsters by the end of that vol and decided to have him sent somewhere else to make a new city in the other setting until he find a way to return. Could be interesting. It’s probably more of the same and should have some appeal if you like the other novel it’s crossed with. Unfortunately that novel’s translation seems to have flopped, so I’m reluctant start reading something nobody is translating.
Shame. This author’s work might not be deep or groundbreaking, but it’s nice easy-going entertainment for Isekai and harem lovers, and is decent considering the amount of bad webnovels in the same genre that exist. I’d be happy to read anything they’ve written.
Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:
If the creator spoke the truth about the DLs origins then Procell isn’t an otherworlder and this isn’t an isekai but fantasy, for whatever that matters.
Looking at other works from this author, we can see that all stories are more inclined to the side of easygoing.
TBH, I prefer active MCs with more conviction, whichever it is (I’ll keep my moral compass in this barbaric world; I’ll do whatever it takes to return to my world; I’ll be the Hokage/Pirate King/God etc). When keeping his values and morals are not part of his convictions, I prefer that the MC adapts to his environments like killing the guy that just tried to kill him, act his age for his actual society (if a 15 year old is an adult, act like one) and if he has feelings for some girl who clearly has feelings for him, go for it (about lust and sex is a personal preference, the MC can be puritan but please just not act like a child if you’re not one).
I never said Procell was an otherworlder, i was just using Isekai as a general term for this kind of jrpg-style setting since it’s pretty much isekai, just without the protagonist being from another world.
As for your preferences, you’re perfectly entitled to them. Personally after reading chinese cultivation web-novels and korean fantasy/dungeon web-novels, I’m a bit tired of protags who treat kill-em-all and take-no-prisoners as the magic solution to all life’s problems. Especially when it makes little difference, since the exact same situation will just repeat over and over, same antagonist, different name/face and upgraded to the protag’s current level. They do the exact same things and die the exact same ways. I can only watch the exact same plot so many times.
As for romance? It’s pretty much the norm for novels like this. I’ll admit, I get a little frustrated with it too. I think it’s to do with the japanese otaku obsession with girl’s purity. They’re afraid of deterring potential customers, even if the man she does it with is the protagonist who they’re supposed to be self-inserting into. Some of those readers are so insecure they can’t imagine themselves in the shoes of any man who gets to actually have sex and so are fixated on the idea that a heroine has to remain a virgin until the day she miraculously physically manifests in reality to be his personal sex toy. Or something like that.
Whatever the case, web-novels where the heroine has sex (even with the protag) get lower sales than those where she remains a virgin until the end and is only implied to marry the protag and have his babies after the story is finished. So most web-novel writers stick to the formula in hopes of being published and making mula.
Thanks for the new chapter!
Zen Phua said:
I’m sensing a pincer.
Like send the goblins and orcs to the entrance but not enter.
Once creation has waltz into the dungeon, pig might just recall the attack force to create a pincer
Too bad pincer is only effective if both sides are equally powerful. If once side is far weaker (goblins) then the target will break that side and you’ll have split your forces for nothing.
Thanks and try sevens gaiden it is sequel of sevens
It might not be a specific reference actually, it follows the wordy format of a lot of light novel titles.
Err, that wasn’t meant to be a reply.
Reaper Phoenix said:
Thanks 4 the chapter!
Now, what is that pig planning?
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A barrow demon Lord, eh.
Thank you for the treat.
ooo he has been suppressing himself again. hope his true self from awakening takes over so this dullard of a mc can go away, and toss the pg with some pg13 rating out to. damn imagine awakened him and times daughter with pigs power…. he could cuck time in sooo many more ways.
Aguinaldo "Cursed Lich" Silvestre said:
He doesn’t need the Pig’s power, they already are his monsters. Apart from Stolas, everyone already obeys him. He should do what Marcho suggested and use Evil’s power on her.
no, TIME’S daughter. whats her name, the wolf girl that kuina fought that is technically her sister. he can use pigs power on her and than Evils on everyone.
Crimson Nanashi said:
Dood just shut up already. We get it, you’re mad that Procell won’t indulge in sex with any of the girls and you’re ignoring the fact he’s already gave a good explanation as for why. He’s in the middle of a drawn out battle against the Black DK so he’s far too busy to do any of that and has stated that he plans on having a good time with Marcho after the war is over. You’ve made said comment many times now so please, and I say this with complete sincerity, shut up.
“dood” do you really see him having that kind of fun at all with marcho or literally anyone when this is all over willingly himself? he wont even go to a damn brothel or face his own emotions and desires, the guy is going to snap at some point. so i say this with complete sincerity, you shut up. i will comment what i will when i want.
Crimson Nanashi said:
What is the point of you making the same damn comment over and over again. You’ve literally been b*thcing about this for over 30 chapters now. If you want to see a MC raping every girl he meets go read a Chinese novel as those has plenty of that.
And yes I do see him doing it with Marcho. We obviously won’t get any of the details though. However I don’t see him touching any of the girls though since he’s been pretty clear he won’t cross that line. Plus crossing said line generally changes the relationship and he wouldn’t be able to treat them as his daughters anymore. Plus Procell obviously has no desire to have more than one spouse (as of this moment).
Oh I don’t doubt that he might end up snapping since it’s being hinted at multiple times so far. Unlike you though I’d rather have this easygoing MC than a murderous psychopath that acts like he’s the MC of a Chinese cultivator novel.
Btw Procell isn’t Japanese. I’ve noticed that either you or the other one have stated as such and you’re not correct about that.
hate to tell you but… you may want to look at the novel updates page for this. polygamy is a tag. besides everyone already knows he is going to end up with each of his daughters, marcho and likely even stolas. the complaint is not for him to go all evil and go on a raping spree, it is that he is literally a coward when it comes to the opposite sex, he makes excuse after excuse. Evidenced by the last 8 volumes, there is only 10 volumes here and we are nearing the end of the 9th, and given the pacing so far it will either happen soon, or all the romance will be shoved into 3 chapters as footnotes.
He claims he is to busy with a war that has yet to even really get off the ground and took months to even get to this point, all during that time it is even written that he pretty much uses marcho as a damn piggy bank to make withdrawals and just flat out ignores her, his whole promise to her so far comes off as a manipulation just so she would not die and he can keep her around just to exist and nothing else.
When the war is over he will just make more excuses so he can continue treating everyone as pristine toys, unless the author at some point within the next dozen or so chapters has him completely lose control.
as for him being japanese, i made no claim to it as far as i know, maybe he is, it is never said, all we know is that the author is japanese and so maybe the character is too, because that is the common trend, the mc takes on the race of the author, and also he makes no other entertainment movies or shows other than anime so far in the novel.
also, he is not an easy going mc, he is a bland one dimensional ken doll character with lazy writing about him with everything else around him and out being far better than him. he is so far an exceptionally dull character that can easily be replaced with a stick and it would be an improvement, with Black also being replaced with an evil monologue obsessed rock.
if it was not for the other characters, procell pretty much kills this novel with how one dimensional, uninteresting, boring and bland his character is. It is very likely one of the main reasons RPGNoob is not so sure about translating the sequel, the MC sucks complete and total fetid ass with the only saving grace for this novel being the very well written support characters, unless he uses awakening and actually gets some semblance of a personality.
there, a new comment just for you enjoy.