DCFM – Chapter 031: Gem and Scream

TLN: Double Chapter! Make sure you didn’t miss the previous one~


“Fuuh, it is a lot cleaner now.” (Hikaru)

I for some reason continued cleaning the 2nd Floor.

I felt bad for Grapefull—that was the reason at first, but I am feeling a sense of accomplishment from seeing the dungeon get cleaner. 

I have gotten a pretty good grasp of the structure of the Hungry Beasts Underground Prison that is the 2nd Floor of the dungeon.

The 2nd Floor is pretty vast, but even without a map, I wouldn’t get lost. 

Big rooms where groups of monsters camp in, places that have clean water that can serve to wash yourself, and there’s even a place that’s like a garden which is most likely treated as outside the prison; I would say that, at the very least, it is as big as the 1st Floor.

Cleaning something that big is close to being in the realm of a hobby. The contents of the Shadow Bag didn’t become a mess, and I could manage the things inside of it individually. When it became full to a certain extent, I would throw them into a small room on the 2nd Floor that’s decently accessible. 

I don’t really know where to throw it away, and the priority here is to avoid any cat beastkin from getting injured.

With all this storing and releasing, the Tier of the Shadow Bag increased. 

I think I have seen about every monster that appears here as well.

The small humanoid ones are apparently called goblins. 

The monsters that are half human and half dog are called kobolds.

The big men holding clubs are ogres.

The big monster that’s half human half pig is an orc. 

They are all names I have heard somewhere before, but this might simply be the translation at work here. The translation being localized depending on what part of Earth people are watching is something that happens often.

On the other hand, I have no way to learn about what the names before they were localized are in their isekai language. Automatic translations are super convenient, but having everything translated without my input makes it so it is impossible for me to learn what the original words were.

If the auto translation disappears on the whim of God, we would suddenly be thrown into a Babel Tower situation where a man that doesn’t understand the language at all will show up.

…Well, with my current lifestyle, that might not really trouble me that much though.

By the way, the strongest ones aren’t the orcs or the ogres, but a dangerous fellow that appears alone.

I have only seen it twice.

(It seems today was a miss…) (Hikaru)

There being no dead bodies is a good thing, but it is troubling for my livelihood. 

In the end, I might be left with no choice but to fight monsters, but I at least wanted to wait until the attention on me decreased and for my existence to have been forgotten.

The other Chosen are probably leading stimulating lifestyles and adventures to gather viewers. 

With that, even if I were to fight against monsters a bit, no one would pay me any attention.

…That’s how it works…I am sure.

That’s why, until then, let’s continue this lifestyle.

(……Hm? There was a door at a place like this?) (Hikaru)

When I was moving around the darkness in the 2nd Floor as always, a faintly shining door appeared suddenly in front of me.

The Hungry Beasts Underground Prison is literally a giant prison, and there’s a number of small rooms that don’t have iron bars, but there have been no doors.

At least not as far as I have seen.

But a strangely shining door actually suddenly appeared.

(What’s this…?) (Hikaru)

A mystery. 

This is unbelievably suspicious.

But I feel like it would be a waste to ignore it. 

It is a strange door, but…I want to open it.

(…Let’s use it.) (Hikaru)

After using a potion on Grapefull, I began feeling like it was okay to use the Crystals at least.

The viewer count is decreasing slowly but surely. That was making my heart a bit lighter.

The number of messages continues increasing as always, and there’s more than 30,000 messages unopened.

I have erased the very existence of this from inside of me and make sure I don’t ever see it. 

I use 1 Crystal and do Item Appraisal on the door.

It was a gamble of whether the door is an item or not, but it went well.

[Treasure Warehouse Door: A door that’s set to give presents to the explorers that the Divine Beast, Lilimuph, takes a liking to. Only the person that’s being gifted can see it and can enter. When you take the gem orb from inside and leave, the door will disappear. Giving away the gem will anger the Divine Beast. Please be careful of this.]

“So this is what she meant by treasure!” (Hikaru)

The one the Lynx Grapefull told me a bit ago.

I thought for sure it would be a treasure box lying around somewhere, but it looks like it doesn’t work that way. 

After seeing the explanation, I was relieved and entered through the door.

The interior was a simple private room, and at the center there’s a fist sized ball on top of a pedestal.

(I thought it would be like a gem, but…it is more like a glass ball.) (Hikaru)

I can’t tell what is inside right now. 

In other words, this in itself must be a ‘treasure box’. Looks like I can open it after I get out of the dungeon.

“…That’s great.” (Hikaru)

For someone broke like me, no matter what is inside this, it is a treasure. 

The Divine Beast might have given me a reward after seeing me cleaning the dungeon.

I can’t even fathom what will come out, but it would be nice if it makes my life easier. 

(It is a rare treasure event, so let’s go out for now.) (Hikaru)

It is still early, but I decided to leave the dungeon once.

The stairs for the 1st Floor are nearby.

I want to see the inside of it quickly.

*Kin!* 

*Gakin!*

— “Run! You all, run away!” 

It was right after that I heard the echoes of clashing blades and the desperate shouts. 

— “Where are the smoke bombs?!” 

— “The one before was the last one!” 

— “We don’t have Stink Bags either! W-What should we do?!”

— *Kin!* *Clank!*

— “Run away! Quick! I won’t be able to last long!” 

— “But…!” 

(Close!) (Hikaru)

The next instant I thought this, my legs were heading to the location.

The 2nd Floor is vast and complex, so I rarely encounter any explorers fighting monsters. 

Even if I do, I wouldn’t get too close to them in fear of being found. 

Darkness is strong for stealth, but it won’t serve much if found.

My combat power is close to zero after all.

The reason why I headed to the location despite that was because their voices carried way too much urgency.

I might be able to do something here, just like the time with Grapefull.

I was weird for thinking this so naturally.

Even though I can’t even do that for myself.

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52 thoughts on “DCFM – Chapter 031: Gem and Scream

    1. If MC were to use the treasure, i bet it is a skillset, though a support one. I think the skill must be “blind” or anything that can restrain the target for a while. I think also that the constitution of MC when it comes to his growth tree is heading to support or rear support class. He cannot attack but can provide ample support for the party. For his berserk mode, i think all of us know that darkness attribute was bloody when it comes to rampaging like whats happening when he was being greeted by the dark spirit. 🤔
      Becausemof the treasure, his viewer count will rise again because the mystery behind whats happening or whats the rule on the dungeon has been explained and shown by him and literally translated well by her twins imouto

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      1. It’s probably just a special gauntlet. I can already picture the commenters in the bulletin board talking about his chuuni hand. It even happens to be the right arm.

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  1. Cliff-san too strong! The return of catgirl! The catgirl strikes back?! This cliff too OP! What do you want from us Reigokai San!?! Anyway now I’ll be joining the F5 sect for the next chapter Orz

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  2. Oh Cliff, why so sudden!?

    Seems like the divine beast acknowledge’s his janitorial efforts! Is it divine beasts spirits too?

    Btw thanks for the chapter!

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  3. First: I hope the treasure is something that’ll help him become stronger.

    Second: I wonder how Hikaru will help that group.

    Third: please let the Divine Beast be fluffy!

    Fourth: …..
    …..
    The sisters are scary. In many ways.

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    1. Could you imagine if that one off-handed remark by a made up person on a bulletin board created a landslide of fans in our world that all called him their little sisters? I’d enjoy that quite a lot honestly, with how funny the Internet is. :3c

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  4. Welp guess I’m a little sister now also bruh, you just commented that your happy the view count is going down and immediately do something that will up it. Well after this if his existence isn’t rumored yet it certainly will after he helps this party out, my bet is either filling the area with darkness to blind the monsters or distract them with the shadow clones

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  5. I wonder what the treasure is gonna be.
    Maybe a trash bag to help with the cleaning?
    Or will it become a magic item that helps him clean up monsters.

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    1. There is the disign of Hykaru wearing an awsome gear that doesnt look like armor a newbie will have and he was thinking about his gear before the gate appears and he cant open the orb until he is outside so maybe the orb become what he wants at the moment. Thus an set of armor. I hope that gaunlet have some awsome efects and it isnt just looks.

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  6. Good Job! The Divine Beast has acknowledged you for keeping the dungeon clean. I wonder if this will give him crystals? He’s probably the first Chosen to get acknowledged by a Divine Beast and given a treasure. Hikaru seems to think that all the rest of the Chosen are out there having daring adventurers and whatnot and probably thinks that probably one of them has already gone through this experience and thus he shouldn’t draw much attention and get a bunch of views or crystals because the audience has already seen this. However since most Chosen have either already died or they quickly learned that this isn’t the exciting isekai fantasy experience they thought it would be, they’re mostly trying to lead boring and safe lives instead of going to do dangerous things like dive into dungeons. The French girl Jeanne might have already done some dungeon diving but she seems to just go around fighting which shouldn’t really get any Divine Beasts interested enough in her to give her a treasure.

    I hope those voices Hikaru heard aren’t Grapefull’s team. I mean he doesn’t seem to recognize the voices so…

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  7. Please be a divine beast egg, please be a divine beast egg, somebody else want´s it to be a divine beast egg?, no? just me?, well maybe after reading second life ranger i´m being too biased for divine beast´s eggs, but it would be the adition of a companion that can help him heal and doesnt need for him to interact with mani people.
    If not a divine beast egg, then maybe a darkness type wepon, or accesory.
    Now, depending on the path that this story will take there may be many outcomes to what the MC will do now, if it follows the path of kuro no mao (please no, my heart can´t take so much suffering again) then he may save them, get frendly with them and then see they all die. If it follows weak mage storyflow then here it will start to form the harem (i doub it). If it follow Re-zero type story then he will save them but end up suffering in their steed.

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      1. Actually i wasn´t thinking of a waifu pet, but more of the Divine beasts of SLR that live in the hearts of their owners, they can interact with their owners and act as powers but not live for long periods of time in the phisical world.

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  8. Please be a divine beast egg, please be a divine beast egg, somebody else want´s it to be a divine beast egg?, no? just me?, well maybe after reading second life ranger i´m being too biased for divine beast´s eggs, but it would be the adition of a companion that can help him heal and doesnt need for him to interact with many people.
    If not a divine beast egg, then maybe a darkness type wepon, or accesory.
    Now, depending on the path that this story will take there may be many outcomes to what the MC will do now, if it follows the path of kuro no mao (please no, my heart can´t take so much suffering again) then he may save them, get frendly with them and then see they all die. If it follows weak mage storyflow then here it will start to form the harem (i doub it). If it follow Re-zero type story then he will save them but end up suffering in their steed.

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  9. Firstly, let me thank you Reigokai for your hard work on these 2 chapters.
    Secondly, where do I start?
    So he will be liked by Divine Beasts also? And, do these Divine Beasts only reside only in the dungeons? Kinda interested in this, because an achievement hasn’t dinged (or maybe they ding only when he opens his status), or it dings when he opens the reward chest/orb?
    About the scream tho’… Why do I have a bad feeling about this? I think it’s Grapefull’s group, but we’ll see. And I don’t think this novel is a ‘happy’ one in this regard. The author seems to be more interested in the plot/atmosphere rather than his characters.

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  10. Thanks as always for your great work!
    That was a short chapter but be prepared: things are going to get real soon ^^
    And yeah for the divine beast acknowledging his janitor efforts!

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  11. This chapter was really short.

    I don’t remember if I had mentioned it before in a previous comment (I probably haven’t, because of how fast you output chapters). I am really glad about how the author has handled the situation. In a previous comment, I mentioned that I was worried about the consequences Hikaru would face. It turned out that Hikaru was more calm and collected than I had expected from his actions, since he still used the darkness to hide himself and never gave his name even. It was also surprising that the author killed off the scummy adventurers, since leaving even one of them alive could have been the seed that led to an event. I guess this is the arc for rebuilding Hikaru’s trust in people slowly.

    He had learnt a lot about the world from the old man (who is probably scamming him to some extent, though he doesn’t care) and Grapefull. These small bits of information that tickle down are very helpful in ensuring his continued survival. And now, he has gotten an OP treasure (most likely). I saw a picture of Hikaru in the comments, and the first thought I had was that the treasure is probably the gauntlet that he is using, though as to what it does, I have no idea. Since it is on his right hand, I can’t wait for him to say “my right hand throbs. Its burning grip tells me that I must defeat you”.

    Anyway, it is 50/50 here whether the scream is from Grapefull’s group or a potential new heroine. I actually enjoy the small bit about how Hikaru was allowed to save Grapefull first, and that was where he made the conscious decision that he could not abandon someone in need. This is then shown here, in this chapter, where he no longer makes the choice consciously, but his body is already moving the moment the scream was processed.

    >I might be able to do something here, just like the time with Grapefull.
    >I was weird for thinking this so naturally

    The fact that he only thought this after his body had moved and he never stopped moving even as he was thinking this is, in my opinion, character development. That, or that he is slowly returning to his normal self (that is probably kind to others, like his sisters allegedly said). Which is still development nonetheless, since he is slowly healing from the trauma. Truly, what he needs right now is someone to open up his heart to. He had been searching for Nanami for a place for his heart to rest after seeing her murdered, but since it has been confirmed that she was dead, he is essentially running on fumes. What he needs is someone’s chest to lean into and just cry his heart out properly.

    Either way, looking forward to the next chapter!

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  12. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    Peak in views incoming! x)
    Let’s hope he won’t face too much despair in this next encounter and even get some hope (even if the tragedy tag always make me worry about the outcome).

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