With the monitor, we can see the fallen soldiers (about 100 meters underground). To be honest, I don’t think they look good down there, such a pity.
「Come on!? Where is your pride as a Dungeon Master?」
Seraria, after coming here, said that she doesn’t understand the reason. However, I’m the one who don’t understand what she’s talking about.
「Etto… Can you explain? What is the pride of the Dungeon Master?
「To arrange monsters, watch them as they develop, watch the war as the soldier reach this place!!」
I got a headache.
「Oriel, Doesn’t other Dungeons have any trap?」
「Of course they have, and it’s pretty common.」
「I’m sorry Seraria, I don’t understand why the previous trap from a short while ago was bad?」
「The soldiers of our country are brave and fight from the front!! To put a pitfall is to act as a coward !!!」
「The other party is attacking the Dungeon with a lot of manpower, is it any better?」
「It’s… !! No, it’s not fair!!」
Seems like the talk isn’t going well!?
「Sorry, because Seraria-Sama’s fighting force don’t like the dark side, with their principles, they fight brilliantly. They are the pride of our country, Rochelle.」
After Oriel said so, a question hatched in my mind.
「Your country… Do you have a strategist? Or an advisor?」
「Huh? What’s that?」
Seraria is looking doubtful, she tilted her head to the side.
「The strategist is the one who plan and win the war you know?」
「Even if a strategist appears on the battlefield, it would be useless. You should know that everything is based on the will of the heaven. How do you win against more enemy? If the enemy is stronger than me, I can’t win without getting help from heaven’s luck. Even if I would use cheap tricks, it’s wasteful, and won’t improve my chance of victory.」
That reminds me of the European middle ages civilization, where no “Strategist” or “Adviser” existed. This world should be the same.
「The words from Seraria are a bit over the top. Even if they all crash the same way, when a strong fellow appears, you need to take measures against him. Furthermore, a lot of unknown factors exist, skills for example.」
Oriel added, is a person strength defined by his level or skill? If a person levels up, then he’s strong. If he’s strong, then he becomes an absurd entity. Do you think an incomparable character like this will appear easily? With that much, isn’t a strategist unnecessary?
「The virtuous and righteous one, did they always attain victory in the past’s battles? Virtue doesn’t mean invincibility. I will show how you can always remain victorious in every battles」
「Victory within every battle… What?」
「There’s a saying inside a book from my world, 「Always think about the methods bringing the fewer casualties. I’ll explain it properly next time.」
「What? They already invaded the Dungeon!! And they’re on rampage!!!」
At least try to understand my explanation. She’s crying right now, Seraria.
「Ane-Sama don’t want to win? Are you feeling bad?」
「It’s alright Herge… Oriel, did you notice?」
「What’s the matter?」
「This fellow, he didn’t take any damage yet…」
The situation finally got noticed by Herge and Oriel. That’s right. Damage to the Dungeon, none. Damage to my followers, none. However, the injured enemies amount to around 200.
Both of them looked at me in surprise. Seems like opponent-san started to realize too. The signboard warning them that only 6 people can pass at the same time? Indeed, they found it.
The next room is 500 meters long hallway. If the number matches 6 people, the door open, and you can enter.
I used the DP from the past 10 days to summon [Bloody Minotaur]. According to its name, it’s a level 95 monster.
Soldiers, for an instant, the 6 of them shook.
But they aren’t the royal guards for the show, they started to act immediately.
On the other hand, the Minotaur didn’t move an inch.
「Why it’s not moving!? Quick, start the fight!!」
Seraria became confused and shouted at me. It’s not a mistake, though.
「It was an order. Don’t move from here ?」
「Hey – hey – watch the monitor, look, look!」
This room is quite wide, the Minotaur can rampage to his heart content. But… There is also another meaning.
A sound echoes from the monitor.
『Nuaawaaaaa ーーー !!』
『Kiyaaaaaaa ーーー !!』
「Uh..Once again? A pitfall?」
The darkness from the basement spreads in front of the Minotaur.
『No, Everyone…!! Damned !!』
Oh! Only one person remaining outside the range or the pitfall. Times to change the setting.
『Don’t come!!! Uhwaaaaaaaaa!!』
I merely ordered the Minotaur. He did the job perfectly.
I’ll let the girls stare at the monitor.
What did you think? That because it was a boss room I wouldn’t put any trap? And especially this soldier, he did nothing and stayed here, watching. What were you trying to do without any aim?
「Are you playing? Are you playing with the battlefield? To fight like this and mess with your opponent’s pride!! How is it called if it’s not cowardice!! All the enemies from the first pitfall were good peoples!!」
Seraria is angry.
「I’ll destroy anyone who wants to harm this Dungeon.」
So, If I aim to annihilate the foes inside the Dungeon, the Pitfalls set in locations where a lot of enemies accumulate, are the one with the best efficiency.
「Look, they sent help, after knowing a number of casualties, around 500 of them are coming from outside the Dungeon.」
As an army used to fight with numbers, they always leave men in reserve. And there is no exception for the Dungeon. From the 2000 persons, half of them entered the dungeon and half of them remained on standby.
「You… You put a big trap at the entrance to deal a lot of damage, and then, you deal with them, small group after small group, to draw them in?! How can you do such a thing?」
(TL : Seraria knows how to annoy me.)
「If suddenly, 1000 people die. Would the others come? No, they’ll withdraw. But if it happens a bit slowly, then they can save the face of their country.
「Amazing, you even considered the opponent’s feeling?」
[Know yourself and your enemy and you shall not lose one out of 100 battles.] 「What’s the matter? Those words…Putting that aside, we’re in trouble now, thanks to your pitiful tricks.」
「I expected them to attack. I wanted to use them as a mean of information gathering.」
「Data gathering? Is there a reason to consider this strange thing?」
「You know, I want to make them surrender to you. After all, sheltering a noisy princess like you is way too much trouble.」
「What did you say — !?」
「Ano, Yuki-San, how do you want them to surrender? They’re still number around 1000 outside…」
While Seraria suffered from the blow, Herge doubtfully asked a question. Naturally, it’s a good one.
Thinking about it… should I let the followers join as well?
There is a straight line after the Dungeon entrance. The pitfall remains open. What do you think? Soldiers invading the Dungeon have been completely isolated.
By the way, the pitfall is around 300 meters long. It’s impossible, in a short amount of time, to cut trees from the vicinity to build a bridge.[Etto why would such a thing make them surrender, though?] [Herge, what do you need in order to live?] 「It’s probably foods?] 「In the Dungeon, there is no possibility for the soldiers to replenish food. Also, in the current situation only 6 of them can go at the same time and there is still the heartless Minotaur’s trap to beat. As long as this 2 settings exist together, Our foes cannot defeat us.]
「Furthermore, there is no water inside that floor. At most, someone can live 3 days without water. On the other hand, I don’t know if they took any supply like water with them.]
Herge might understand what I said a short while ago.
「In order to survive, they have to surrender.」
Seraria muttered with an astonished face.
「Winning without taking any damage…」
「… I can’t believe it.」
Let’s wait for our opponents to surrender.
As expected from Sun Tzu’s sayings. 「If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.」and「The the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.」
「Ah, someone fell once again.」
On his way to fight the Minotaur, the brave soldier fell. I’m laughing at the sight of the monitor.
The person was probably serious though. But what about it? In the end, even if I laugh, I don’t know how everything will end. Even if I want, there’s no way I can.