Chapter 101 – What are you going to do after this?
Preface of the Author
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What are you going to do after this?
(Yuki)「We all came here for information. Can everyone calm down and focus on that for now?」
Honestly, I’ll probably have to listen to the explanations, investigate the truth a little and follow up with a question and answer session later. Even if we’re told the truth, that does not mean it’s still the truth, they’ve been here for well over 200 years after all.
(Raie)「Eto, aniue. Where would you like to start?」
(Yuki)「What do you mean?」
(Raie)「I understand that aniue is also a Dungeon Master, but what is it that you would like to know exactly?」
(Yuki)「What huh…… Well, I’d like to hear about anything, to be honest. We can always find time for all-important information. Please take your time telling us anything you might think is even remotely useful. 」
That was my answer.
I have a lot of plans for the future, considering the fact that the entire continent is involved, that also means that there are a lot of variables. I’d like to iron out the unknowns to prevent as much trouble in the future as I can. I need information at all costs, whatever I can put it to use for the Dungeon is valuable.
(Raie)「Eto, what do you intend to do with your Dungeon then aniue?」
(Yuki)「…..Ah, come to think of it. Right should we start there? 」
We’re both Dungeon Masters, so it doesn’t turn into how to manage a Dungeon, but what you intend to do with it, huh.
Right, how to answer that?
Even if I explain things… It’s impossible to give any kind of simple explanation, only ridiculous explanations spring to mind.
(Delille)「Thou may rest easy Raie. Yuki is attempting to eliminate war with his Dungeon. Prithee lendest him a hand if thou are able. 」
Oi oi! Delille just blurted it all out!.
I mean, Raie must be totally lost now.
That’s natural though. Normally, if you’re aware of a Dungeon, what would you usually do?
(Raie)「Eto, how can you use a Dungeon to stop war? Don’t tell me you’re going to gather power with your Dungeon and crush all resistance!? We won’t accept such a thing… we only want to live quietly. Besides, aren’t Dungeons only seen as ‘natural disasters’?! 」
Raie, who thinks that force is the only option when using Dungeons, denies me completely.
(Delille)「Fool, thinkest harder. If Yuki truly wanted to hold the world using military power, Raie would be dead now. Hasn’t thou seen it already? How he skillfully and easily managed to take over this Dungeon. Moreover would I willingly support him like so, if such was the case? 」
(Yuki)「Well, Delille’s saying a bit too much though… By the way Raie, do you know about gates and transfer traps?」
(Raie)「Yes, they’re used to connect different places, I think? I’m also using them so that Lilli and Anna can easily visit the town. 」
(Anna)「Yes, that’s right.」
From there, I had to try and briefly explain everything.
That by using the gates, I will connect all the countries to the Dungeon and thereby make them monitor each other, which in turn will suppress war.
Well, there’s more than one tricky hurdle for things to get that far though.
(Yuki)「That’s the plan 」
(Raie)「Haa, that’s an awesome plan… But, it’s not impossible to realize either. That’s incredible!」
Both Raie and Anna-san1)Anth: Why do you use honorifics only on Anna, Yuki? I’m lost xD Face: Maybe as a guy surrounded by women he’s looking for a male he can have as a friend and if it’s the brother of one of his women they won’t complain? / Cre: Well, he’s both married to Delille AND a Dungeon Master. They’re both family by marriage and of equal standing as DMs. There’s no need for honorifics when you’re on equal footing. With Anna, it’s a matter of polite distance seemed very impressed.
(Yuki)「To make this a reality, along with Lulu and Seraria’s help, centering around the Dungeon we currently have in Rochelle, we have to set up a Dungeon in as many countries as possible. 」
(Raie)「So, the problem is how aniue can expand his own Dungeon, whilst giving the countries a good image of it right?」
(Yuki)「Yes, if I have a Dungeon Master like Raie as an ally, that’d be great. But if they’re hostile towards us….. 」
(Raie)「In the end, you’d have to wrestle for control of their Dungeon and be forced to either restrain or kill them. 」
That’s right, Dungeons Masters are the most difficult kind of enemy.
After all…whether it’s a naturally occuring hindrance, a person, a Hero, a Demon King, or even a God—It’s all the same to a Dungeon Master.
(Yuki)「That’s about it. Now that I know Raie is Delille’s brother, I want to know if you’ll be willing to cooperate with me.」
(Raie)「Yes, aniue. There is no reason for me to fight against you. 」
(Yuki)「I appreciate it. As things are right now, since I have to travel outside between many countries, we’ll arrange the documents pertaining to the details later, so let’s leave signing them until after we’ve reached a more organized state and you’ve looked them over. 」
(Raie)「That’s reasonable. I have no objections with that. 」
No objections at all?
But I guess that’s royalties magnanimity for you.
Hearing a suitable story, understanding its importance to a minimum extent and responding after only thinking about it.
…Well, there are subjects you have to simplify in various ways too.
(Yuki)「This is more or less our goal. But even though we want to suppress war, we’ll likely encounter trouble in the future. 」
(Raie)「That’s true. If war was something that was so easily abolished, it would’ve been done away with long ago. 」
(Yuki)「That’s what I think too, and that’s the real reason why I want Raie to cooperate with us. Well, if you want to live your life here quietly, then I won’t be unreasonable with you. Still, even in that case I would like to hear some advice from you. 」
(Raie)「……Let’s see. I understand what aniue wants, so may I have some time to think about it?」
Perhaps Raie is trying to counsel with Anna-san2)Anth: I’m speechless and Lilli.
It would be tyrannical to decide this without listening to your comrades.
You have to carefully discuss things.
(Delille)「What, Raie? Doest thou have any problems?」
(Raie)「No, aneue. This isn’t a decision I can make on my own. After all, if I cooperate with aniue and aneue not only I, but also my companions will surely be caught up in trouble too, right?」
(Delille)「Well, that is….. 」
Yes, cooperating with us also means getting involved in future problems.
However, since we met you, damage was unavoidable. 3)Anth: Of course, he doesn’t have a Dungeon anymore, and no more monsters left… xD poor Prince.
(Raie)「Even though it’s easy to give you an answer, my leadership would come under doubt. Aniue, could you let me think this over for a bit? I need some time to reach a decision. 」
(Yuki)「Of course. Please think it through carefully. That’s right, let’s also show you the Dungeon we’re making. 」
(Raie)「Yes, please. Even if I listen to stories, ahh it’s not like I don’t believe what aneue says, but I wish to see it with my own eyes. 」
(Anna)「Yes, that’s important. 」
Before long, we will show our Dungeon to Raie’s group.
But for now, I definitely gained a lot from this trip. This Dungeon, I thought it would just be good for earning a bit of DP but unexpectedly, it seems I hit the jackpot….
(Raie)「I’ll visit your Dungeon for a guide guide once the preparations are finished. Right now, I will connect to your… No, it’s already connected isn’t it? But, right now I can’t leave just yet 」
(Anna)「Yes, it’s indeed too sudden. 」
(Delille)「Raie, you’re not coming?」
(Raie)「Aneue, there’s a lot to take care of and it’s too sudden. Even if I choose to go, I have to leave a substitute Master for this Dungeon. There’s a lot to prepare for since it’s my first time. 」
What’s with that selection of words?
(Yuki)「Raie, you. Something feels off in your earlier words. When you said there’s a lot to prepare for since it’s your first time… Did you mean about leaving the Dungeon?」
(Raie)「Yes, this is the first time I’m leaving this Dungeon. 」
(Yuki)「Really?」4)Anth: Technically Yuki you’re the same, have you ever left your Dungeon for a walk? Cre: I think Yuki is surprised since Raie is 225 years old and all, and because of the doppels
(Raie)「Yes, I have been keeping up to date on the latest information through Anna and Lilli. I know that aniue is a real Dungeon Master, but unlike you, I can’t bear taking the same risks. 」
Wait a minute, you still haven’t noticed that we’re using Doppels as substitute?
Ah, that’s how it is.
But that means…..
(Yuki)「Sorry, but you do know that Galtz is one of the 4 major countries and that they have the most Dungeons right?」
(Raie)「Yes, I think that a Dungeon Master besides myself came a while back. 」
(Raie)「Yes, I became a Dungeon Master about 200 years ago. There was no reports of Dungeons during that time. No, wait i think there might have been one.」
(Anna)「Yes, there was only one Dungeon when it was still our country. However, about 150 years ago, the number of Dungeons suddenly started increasing rapidly. 」
(Yuki)「So that means at least one other Dungeon has a Dungeon Master….. 」
(Raie)「Most likely. We only have this one Dungeon. Aniue, you’re not acquainted with any other Dungeon Masters?」
Hm, would I call this a shame, or valuable information….. I thought that it would be fine if Raie took control of the Dungeons in this area, but can he handle it?
(Yuki)「Then, what about information on the other Dungeons then?」
(Raie)「Yes, sometimes Lilli visited other Dungeons for her adventurer’s work. 」
(Lilli)「Let’s see. I didn’t see anything particularly strange. One could call them normal Dungeons I suppose.」
Yes, but I don’t understand what makes a Dungeon ordinary though. Let’s ask Lulu, Tori, Riel and the others later.
We also have support from the Adventurer Guild so for now, we can still gather rough information.
(Yuki)「Good. We should exchange the information we gather from here on out then. Anyway, let’s stop here for now. At the moment, I’m in in the middle of negotiations with Galtz. Let’s talk more after that. 」
(Raie)「Yes, that’s fine. Also, would you return control over the Dungeon to me?」
(Yuki)「That’s a little late! Then leave us at least one floor and I’ll connect it to my Dungeon. Delille will stand as an intermediary. You must not go in without Delille’s permission. Okay, Delille?」
(Delille)「Umu, entrust this to Mineself. 」
(Raie)「Let’s do it. Like this it’s give and take, so I’m grateful. 」
The capture of this Dungeon ended with surprising benefits.
That’s enough information for the day.
However, since he’s stayed in a Dungeon for 200 years as a Dungeon Master, there’s not much I should expect on the finer details I suppose.
Then, what will Galtz’s answer be I wonder?
(Face: HAHAHA does anyone else feel weird when the author doesn’t leave a footnote here? Just me? Am I the weird one? Anth: No, Chill said the same thing.)
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|1.||↑||Anth: Why do you use honorifics only on Anna, Yuki? I’m lost xD Face: Maybe as a guy surrounded by women he’s looking for a male he can have as a friend and if it’s the brother of one of his women they won’t complain? / Cre: Well, he’s both married to Delille AND a Dungeon Master. They’re both family by marriage and of equal standing as DMs. There’s no need for honorifics when you’re on equal footing. With Anna, it’s a matter of polite distance|
|2.||↑||Anth: I’m speechless|
|3.||↑||Anth: Of course, he doesn’t have a Dungeon anymore, and no more monsters left… xD poor Prince.|
|4.||↑||Anth: Technically Yuki you’re the same, have you ever left your Dungeon for a walk? Cre: I think Yuki is surprised since Raie is 225 years old and all, and because of the doppels|