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5 Advanced Chapters
“A dungeon match?”
“What is that?” Adelaide asked, blinking her eyes. As a novice dungeon owner, this was the first time she had ever heard of it.
“Literally, the dungeons fight each other as per agreement. It’s not a random fight but a competition with a set of rules. I’ve never done it before, so I’m not sure… I heard that if you win a match, you can steal what your opponent has.”
The Skeleton twisted his body as if he was embarrassed that everyone’s attention was on him. As soon as he finished his words, he hid behind the Skeleton Captain, but it didn’t do much because he could be seen through the Captain’s ribs.
Lisianthus continued the explanation on behalf of the shy Skeleton.
“A dungeon match is a match in which two dungeons attack each other in order, and the one who conquers the most wins. You risk your life, but you can also concede, so it’s definitely more of a game than a war.”
“Wow… It’s literally a competition for the overall ability of the dungeon. It sounds fun!”
Adelaide looked at her surroundings while speaking with bright eyes. She could see a cute little house. The image of an empty battle space came to mind.
It was a dungeon without a single trap room. From the standpoint of other dungeons, it wouldn’t seem fun to attack.
“As the Skeleton said, it’s a good way to get Raham as a reward… However, unless you can come up with a good justification, they won’t accept the match. If there is a rumor that the Sol Dungeon, which is already famous in Esperanza, accepted a match with an E-Class dungeon in Sarman, they would be shamed.”
“And as a rule of thumb, to play a dungeon match, you must have at least five members.”
Adelaide rested her chin on her arms that were crossed on the sofa’s armrest. She looked like a portrait as she stared into the air while her eyelashes fluttered.
“It would be nice to just attack. Why do we have to get a headache from thinking of a justification? In fact, Sol Dungeon using slaves should be enough justification.”
Caladium grumbled. Then Adelaide raised her head and shouted.
Caladium jumped like a startled cat at the sudden shout. He hid his face behind a cushion, embarrassed by his subconscious reaction.
Adelaide continued to speak without regard for his shame.
“If we can come up with a good justification, we can.”
“What kind of… justification?”
“I have an idea! Can someone bring me paper?”
Bell jumped off the sofa then quickly ran towards the bookshelf.
“I-I’ll give it to you!”
He moved urgently in fear of being blocked by Caladium. As soon as Bell found the paper, he put it in his mouth and ran fast. Suddenly, he remembered what she had said.
She asked him to bring it to her by hand! Bell hurriedly spat the paper out. However, part of it was already damp with saliva. Bell painstakingly wiped the saliva with the sleeve of the shirt made by Lisianthus, and then handed it to Adelaide.
“Thank you, Bell.”
Fortunately, Adelaide was so busy writing down what came to mind that she didn’t realize the paper was wet.
Lisianthus and Caladium turned their heads and stared at her as she wrote. The puzzled expressions on their faces quickly turned into surprise.
The letter, which began with the title <“S” Dungeon stole a demon belonging to me>, desperately captured the sadness of a small dungeon in which a demon belonging to it was taken away unreasonably.
The name of the opponent’s dungeon was not revealed, but it was clear from the contents that it was in Esperanza and that the demon was taken away as a slave in a circus.
“Did you really make a contract with him?”
“Well. He verbally promised that when I reach E-Class, he will sign a contract with me.”
“It’s E-Class now, so it’s almost like signing a contract!” Adelaide smiled as she spoke.
“Let’s send this to the Dungeon Newspaper.”
Adelaide folded the letter neatly and handed it to Lisianthus. Caladium, standing next to him, exclaimed with admiration.
“Wow, you are really… I don’t know if you’re timid or bold. You’re saying that we’re going to fight each other with this.”
“After we send this, there is no backing out. Will that be fine?”
“Yes. Oh, and bring the Durahans back.”
Adelaide shrugged her shoulders as if there was no problem.
“Since they said they would do anything… It’s best to make the most out of them.”
There was an indescribable majesty from the way she spoke with a smirk.
“I got goosebumps.” Caladium muttered blankly and rubbed his arms vigorously.
A few days later, a small article appeared at the bottom of the first page of the Dungeon Newspaper.
<「“S” Dungeon’s Abuse of Power Again… Tears of a Small Dungeon」
The owner of the S Dungeon in Esperanza is once again embroiled in a controversy. It was reported that they forcibly took a demon belonging to a small dungeon from the Sarman region and used him in the circus as an attraction…
In response to this, a fellow Durahan testified, [“It is true that the demon signed a contract with a small dungeon.”]. He said they couldn’t stand this kind of abuse any longer and decided to come forward with the affected dungeon.>
Adelaide, who was having a leisurely coffee drink, burst into laughter.
“Yeah, I expected that they’d give it a title like this.”
It was a pity that it was at the bottom, but the fact that it was on the first page was a good thing. The content was also exactly what she wanted.
“But isn’t this the first time Sol Dungeon has been involved in something like this?”
“I didn’t know either. It seems that something similar happened 100 years ago. That’s a good thing for us. It will improve our credibility.”
Lisianthus said as he poured coffee into her cup. The Durahans who were sitting next to Adelaide opened their mouths, drinking coffee at the same time.
“But will you really be okay? We’re grateful, but it must be dangerous…”
“The information network of Sol Dungeon is quite wide. They will soon find out who sent the letter to the newspaper.”
“If it gets too dangerous, just say we ordered it.”
The appearance of three large Durahans sitting side by side, holding small coffee cups was so funny and cute that she wanted to take a photo.
Adelaide narrowed her eyes towards them and said in a stern voice.
“What are you talking about? Even if it’s a temporary arrangement, you’re still part of our dungeon. No, I’m not a bad dungeon master who passes the responsibilities to my demons.”
Bell got up from his chair and copied Adelaide’s words.
The Durahans put their hands on their chests as if they were moved. In the past, they didn’t know that she was such a good demon and got angry at her saying her contract was a scam. They were resentful of their past selves.
Even after signing a contract and looking around, they saw that Greenville Dungeon really had an artificial sun and a bathroom. The living space was also really spacious and comfortable, and they were amazed by the meals the manager made. She didn’t lie. They were just narrow-minded.
Above all, the Phoenix was a devil. Not just a high level demon, he was a devil! Just by looking at his existence, the development potential of the dungeon was limitless.
One Durahan cautiously opened his mouth.
“Hey, Adelaide. If this goes well… ”
A light notification sound interrupted the Durahan. It was a sound from the dungeon pad.
When she checked, the pattern was sparkling just like when the Durahans came. A voice resounded throughout the dungeon.
[Someone is requesting to enter. Will you allow entry?]
Adelaide swallowed. There was only one demon who would visit the Greenville Dungeon at this time. She didn’t know they would come this soon. She took a deep breath and then pressed the confirmation button.
The face of an unfamiliar demon was reflected on the smooth screen. It was a humanoid demon with dark skin and light-colored hair. He didn’t look very tall, and his impression was soft, he was smiling.
[Ehem. Can you hear me?]
“Can you hear my voice?” Adelaide’s eyes widened in surprise.
[I am the manager of Sol Dungeon, Mierda. I came to meet the owner of Greenville Dungeon. Please let me in.]
Adelaide glanced at Lisianthus. As Lisianthus nodded his head with an indifferent expression, Adelaide exclaimed with a firm face.
“Allow him to enter.”
[Entrance has been permitted upon approval of the dungeon master.]
Eventually, the portal opened, and the manager of Sol Dungeon, Mierda, appeared. Caladium wore a hat to hide his horn.
“The entrance was hidden, so it was a bit difficult to find.”
Mierda approached Adelaide with a relaxed attitude and extended his hand.
“Nice to meet you. As I mentioned, my name is Mierda, I am the manager of Sol Dungeon. You’re the owner of Greenville, right? The one who reported to the Dungeon Newspaper.”
His voice was full of confidence as if he had already checked everything. Adelaide also confidently held out her hand.
“Yes. My name is Adelaide.”
Mierda’s eyebrows slightly twitched at the confident attitude. But instead of showing her displeasure, he replied with a bigger smile.
“I’ve heard a lot about you. You’re very popular among the low level dungeons these days, right? I was wondering what kind of demon is that skilled, I didn’t know it would be a very beautiful lady.”
“Did you come all the way here to compliment me? I don’t want to waste my time listening to such words.”
Adelaide nonchalantly sat down on the seat at the head of the table. Mierda folded his arms with an expression that said “Would you look at this”.
“Oh my, you’re in a hurry too. So shall we go straight to the point?”
Tak. Mierda snapped his finger and a newspaper appeared in front of him. It was the newspaper Adelaide had read earlier.
“What did you think you would achieve by doing this, pretty dungeon master?”
He was smiling, but the magic radiating around him was so intense that it was suffocating. He was different from the demons she encountered in the Boraca Dungeon.
“How dare you, what do you want?”
As the magic gradually grew more intense, the Durahans knelt one after the other. They tried to resist, but it was too much. It was difficult to even breathe.
‘Adelaide… A succubus…!’
He was worried that she might have fainted. The Durahan struggled to raise his head and looked towards Adelaide.
However, Adelaide, who was in his view, was fine. No, she was even yawning out of boredom.
The most surprising thing was that even the Skeletons, who were generally considered weaker than Durahans, were standing still.
Mierda’s face contorted for the first time. The Skeleton Captain proudly stood in front of him and opened his mouth with a terrifying expression.
“Did you think we will be scared from this?”
For those who had experienced countless battles between Caladium and Lisianthus that occurred every time Adelaide was away, this level of magic was not scary.