Chapter 96 – Reaction of the ministers and killing time
(Minister 07)『I cannot recognize this!! 』
(Minister 05)『That’s right, we must not!! My King, please calm down and avoid doing anything rash!! 』
Kuku, we made Shera go to the meeting with the ministers and activate call.
Currently, the royal court is discussing the new Dungeon information, the new potential trade partner… and the new Dungeon under the capital
Naturally, the subject they’re adamantly fighting over is 「 The underground Dungeon we wish to make below the Royal Capital. 」.
Of course they would, or rather why would they not?
No matter how much they know about the nature of the Dungeon, they wouldn’t welcome something with so many uncertainties into their basement.
The discussion has gone back and forth many times since this morning, however……
(Minister 15)『We won’t oppose the trade with the Dungeon Seraria is governing. The things they showed us that they wish to trade are truly wonderful. I too am in favor of this relationship. 』
(King Galtz)『If so….. 』
(Minister 42)1)Tensky: Just how many ministers are there in this country 😀 Chill: stronk reference『However, the Dungeon underneath our capital is figuratively like thrustring a knife at our own throat!! In regards to security, guarantees, potential danger, heck, I can’t agree to any of it!! 』
This answer was as expected.
After hearing about the story from the Royal family, despite their adamant refusal, one could hardly feel any sense of rebellion or hostility from the ministers.
Their loyalty towards the country and more importantly it’s people seems to be very strong.
… Seriously, just like that freaking Loire2)Chill: methinks he is referring to their predictability.
From that guesstimation, I had put together a thoroughly thought out response in advance.
(Yuki)「Fufu, what a hand. 」
(Shera)『Yes, as we had expected Yuki. 』
Yes, it is my husband who guessed what the opposition would be like against our proposed underground Dungeon we want to build in the Royal Capital.
(Seraria)「Next should be an exchange about where they’d like to put the Dungeon. 」
(Yuki)「Now, they’ll probably decide on a town in the surroundings. 」
(Lulu)「How is it going do you think? Lilith is putting pressure on them from behind Ritea’s church. 」
Currently we are gathered inside our room, leisurely listening in on the situation while relaxing, through the convenient Call.
It’s a game where the goal is the placement of my Husband’s Dungeon.
(Minister 007)『Then, would there be a problem if the Dungeon is located somewhere other than the Royal Capital?』
(Did someone call a Minister?)『Yes. The story which the King, the Princes and Princesses told seem reliable3)Chill: Insert paragraph for peace plan here. There’s also the goods which are very unusual as proof as well. Doesn’t everyone feel that it gives you peace of mind this way?』
One minister is looking around.
After being caught in his his gaze, the other ministers nod in a hurry.
(King Galtz)『Fumu, I understand. So, how about their value against our goods? I understand that the rates can’t be judged by us alone. However, this topic can’t be put on hold for too long. Seraria-dono and her group plan to negotiate with as many countries a possible, so they can’t afford to stay in Galtz for too long. 』
(Teak)『It’s as my father, the King, says. I understand the anxieties of the ministers with their opinions and denials. However, Ritea has already deployed a Dungeon under the cathedral of their holy city. Rochelle has also done so inside of their Royal Capital. 4) Anth: I didn’t know there was a Dungeon inside the Royal Capital of Rochelle. This might be a lie, planned in the future or already present without anyone knowing. Tensky: It might be a bluff as wellIf you stop to consider the progression of time, then we will steadily become increasingly inferior to other countries due to the safety of trade, the speed of information and many more. Even if you try to choose a location close to the Royal Capital, I can’t think of any other suitable location than the capital itself. Because, if you consider the safety issues and end up having to ask Seraria-dono to come to our country just to relocate the Dungeon…… Such selfishness won’t work out well. 』
Teak gives his decision and a warning to stop any objections from being made.
The installation is actually very easy, but there’s no need to tell them that, since they’ve so conveniently misunderstood.
(Teak)『Seraria-dono will stay for another 5 days. We must decide within that time. 』
(Minister)『5 days is it…… 』
(Teak)『As I said earlier, Seraria-dono also has something to do at Galtz’s Adventurer Guild branch, so you’re better off thinking that there is actually even less time to act. 』
That is how the meeting to make our Dungeon started.
The decision isn’t immediately made and there’s no meaning in seeing the details of it5)Chill: excuse to not write it all out?.
(Seraria)「As expected, it’s not going anywhere today?」
(Yuki)「Well, probably not, but it seems like it’ll go through eventually. 」
(Shera)『I would like you to think about things carefully despite the time constraints. Which option will prove more beneficial and who will profit from the results… (starts whispering) And with this, I’ll be closing the call and returning to the meeting. 』
(Seraria)「Yes, thank you Shera. 」
With this, the call with Shera is closed.
(Yuki)「Now, all that’s left is to relax until Galtz reaches their answer. Although there is still Rock’s business with the Guild, for that I may have to do some research on the market. Sharl’s stories about the trade in Galtz was a good lead-in. 」
Yuki got up from lying on the bed and walks this way.
(Seraria)「Oh well. But I didn’t think that the King of Galtz and his family would be aware of our aims. 」
(Yuki)「Even though I could think of it, isn’t it amusing to imagine there’s someone else who could manage to come up with it? Better yet, it will make our jobs easier. 」
Yes, we came with the goal of settling up the information network called Dungeon Gate, but after only one meeting, Galtz’s royalty figured it all out on their own.
From here on out, convincing them to support our independence will be quick and easy.
Well, I am not particularly upset about it, however, Kaya had her mind blown.
Kaya somehow manages a bit of information with extra explanations and then they just turned around after a short conversation with correct guesses across the board.
(Rock)「I heard the meeting, but not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that a Dungeon is the Key to world peace… As a member of the Adventurer Guild this is a mission I wish to support. Well, it’s a wonderful goal at least. The Grandmaster is also making some moves to support the idea. And, you can leave the matter of the Adventurer Guild to me. I will go as early as today and deal with it quickly. 」
(Yuki)「Ou, I’m counting on you……. And, wait a minute. 」
Rock is trying to quickly leave the room, but my husband stops him.
(Rock)「What is it?」
(Yuki)「Do you know of anything good to kill time with? Have you ever visited this city before?」
(Rock)「It’s killing time eh. I mean, Yuki is an important guest right? So isn’t it better for you to obediently sit tight inside the castle? Look, you made a promise with Shera-sama to have a look around here and all. 」
(Yuki)「It’s not as if I would spend 5 days doing that in a row. Also, behaving like a good boy inside the castle is rejected6)Bad Yuki! Punishment~~……. That’s right, is there a Dungeon near this place? I feel like taking a look at other Dungeons. 」7)Cre: Lolz! What a dedicated Dungeon Master! – Chill: or just a really scared boy… Face: More like scary……
(Seraria)「Ara, that’s fine. We have the cars after all. Most places in the vicinity can be safely visited in a day. 」
I thoroughly agree with my husband’s opinion.
Even if this body is fake, it’s still strong and I am bored, I am also interested in looking at other Dungeons.
(Rock)「Oi oi, are you trying to capture them? If by any chance there happen to be other Dungeon Masters and you get into a fight, wouldn’t it be bad?」
(Yuki)「That’s like a little side objective. I would like to dive into other Dungeons and look for Dungeon Masters and if possible, establish a friendly relationship. If for some reason Seraria were to die, our control over the Dungeon would become questionable, you mean that right? Well in that case, we can give full power to Labiris, so if anything happens it’d still work out? 8)Anth: Lol if you give full powers to Labiris, and Yuki dies at the hand of another Dungeon Master, you’d be sure that Labiris would eradicate every Dungeon in the world, or maybe anything in the world to earn enoughs points to resurrect her beloved. Face: Man yanderes scare me.」
(Rock)「Well… Ok. However it’s not easily within reach. Thinking of the Dungeons we could reach from here in a day using the Car, by memory there’s only 2 of them. 」
(Yuki)「Whoa, isn’t that a lot? Are they doting on the Dungeons?」
(Rock)「Not really, the country of Galtz has had a lot of Dungeons for… since forever as far as I know. Rather than thinking about the mechanisms behind Dungeons, it seems there must be a Dungeon Master inside the country since there are 7 Dungeons. 」
(Seraria)「Oh well. In Rochelle there’s only 3. 」
(Lulu)「There were 5 Dungeons inside Ritea, but they were all captured. 3 them have been deprived of their Dungeon Core. 」
(Yuki)「That’s the prerogative of the Grandmaster. As for information on Dungeons in Ritea, they know every detail of every monster inside each of their Dungeons. 」
Certainly. When you consider the number of Dungeons in Galtz, there’s also the possibility that many Dungeon Masters might be hidden away on the continent.
(Yuki)「Do you have any information on the two Dungeons we intend to visit?」
(Rock)「Well, Galtz’s Guildmaster should be in this city. We can ask him for more details, since I don’t know too much about other countries Dungeons. 」
(Seraria)「Rock, could you tell me about what you do know?」
(Rock)「….. Oi oi, you’re not going too are you, Seraria-sama?」
(Seraria)「Of course I am. Not only is my husband going, but it looks like fun too. 」
(Yuki)「About that, it would be fine if we tell King Galtz that we’re going out on an errand. So, what have you got on the Dungeons?」
(Rock)「Oh man, trying to stop you is an effort in futility9)pointlessness or uselessness huh. Alright, about all I know is that one of which has been captured and the other has not. So please at least go to the safe… 」
「「「Not yet captured!」」」
Well, looks like we have the perfect way to kill time for the rest of our stay.
Afterword of the author
Next time is a raid against another Dungeon!!
You should see how it’s absurd!!
References [ + ]
|1.||↑||Tensky: Just how many ministers are there in this country 😀 Chill: stronk reference|
|2.||↑||Chill: methinks he is referring to their predictability|
|3.||↑||Chill: Insert paragraph for peace plan here|
|4.||↑||Anth: I didn’t know there was a Dungeon inside the Royal Capital of Rochelle. This might be a lie, planned in the future or already present without anyone knowing. Tensky: It might be a bluff as well|
|5.||↑||Chill: excuse to not write it all out?|
|6.||↑||Bad Yuki! Punishment~~|
|7.||↑||Cre: Lolz! What a dedicated Dungeon Master! – Chill: or just a really scared boy… Face: More like scary……|
|8.||↑||Anth: Lol if you give full powers to Labiris, and Yuki dies at the hand of another Dungeon Master, you’d be sure that Labiris would eradicate every Dungeon in the world, or maybe anything in the world to earn enoughs points to resurrect her beloved. Face: Man yanderes scare me.|
|9.||↑||pointlessness or uselessness|