Thanks again for all the love guys.
Here’s another Slave Harem chapter for the week.
You know the deal.
This chapter was translated by me and edited by Boss.
Well then, enjoy the read.
Translated by mranon
Edited by Cyrogen
Last chapter summary: the Land Dragon is in actuality a lizard.
When the huge lizard emerges, Roxanne stands in front of it.
And then, she swings the Rapier of Hypnosis in front of the lizard’s eyes as if fanning.
You might think I merely said fanning, but she really was fanning.
It’s Roxanne’s duty to attract the boss.
She’s not scared even in front of the monitor lizard.
Rather, she excitedly rotates the Rapier’s pointed tip.
Her carefreeness suggests that it isn’t a dragon but a dragonfly she’s catching.
As expected of Roxanne.
Oh well. Even I’m not afraid or anything.
For Roxanne, who was born and brought up in this world, it cannot be more natural.
Miria and Vesta, too, confront the respective Drive Dragons without a shred of fear.
I welcome the monsters calmly with Thunder magic.
Activating Overdrive, I cast a barrage of two spells.
Next, I cast Abnormal Status Resistance Down on the Drive Dragon which Miria was keeping company.
The Land Dragon closes in on Roxanne who was confronting it.
It considerably speeds up and instantly advances.
It opens its jaws wide, shows its dreadful fangs and closes them back as if taking a bite.
While maneuvering the upper half of her body, lightly dodging it, Roxanne sticks the Rapier into the monster’s eye.
Owing to composure, her counterattack was terrific.
It went into its eye, huh?
However, it doesn’t feel as if much damage has been inflicted to the dragon.
Did it shut its eyelids in order to defend? Has the monster only been reinforcing? Or, are its eyes merely for show?
At the very least, it doesn’t seem to be its weak point.
After all, it’s not certain whether a monster receives visual information through its eyes.
If that’s the case, is it the ears? Or does the dragon have a pit organ in addition to its eyes? Or is it like an Nt Ant’s compound eyes? Or is it like the sight of a Non-R.E.M Golem’s eyes?
Then come the Needle Wood and the Half Herb that belong to the plant system.
“Indeed, it’s movement seems to be slightly quick.”
Roxanne gives a terrifying evaluation with a calm face.
It seemed to close in quite suddenly.
I turn my attention to the Land Dragon so as not to miss any of its moves. Immediately after, it gets paralyzed by Thunder magic.
Along with the Drive Dragon in front of Vesta.
Only the Drive Dragon in front of Miria is still moving.
It raises questions on the effectiveness of Abnormal Status Resistance Down.
Well, since it’s a stochastic event, such a thing may happen.
It tends to first get paralyzed, or so has it been thus far.
I cannot say that Abnormal Status Resistance Down doesn’t work on the Drive Dragons.
“Did it, desu.”
Right after, petrifaction proc’s.
Thereafter, Miria petrifies the boss and one more monster in succession.
Miria is as compatible with the boss battles as ever.
So much so as to silence the doubters.
If that’s how it’s gonna be, the Land Dragon battle will be safe.
We could observe the 34th floor, too; however, I’d better repeat the 33rd floor boss battle.
Also, the strength of a Kobold Kämpfer doesn’t differ much from a Drive Dragon’s.
I finish the petrified monsters, that had lost their ability to move, off safely with magic.
Sherry, Miria and Rutina take a rest.
Roxanne and Vesta match each other in swinging swords as if trying out a new sword.
“It’s not that threatening an opponent.”
“I think it’s alright.”
“I enjoy when it moves faster, though.”
Nope, I didn’t hear anything.
So, there’s nothing here at all. Fine then?
When the Land Dragon turns into smoke and dissipates, a reddish drop item was left behind.
When I use Appraisal, it displays ‘dragon meat’.
Does the Land Dragon drop a cooking ingredient?
“Dragon meat, huh?”
“That’s right, dragon meat. It can be eaten as is. It’s said to be filled with the power of the dragon; hence, it doesn’t rot. For this reason, it’s preferred by long distance travelers who’re neither Adventurer nor Explorer. Also, just like dragon skin, it enhances the taste if added to the soup.”
Sherry’s explanation gives the impression of a beef jerky.
Actually, it’s not beef, is it?
It’s dragon jerky.
“It’s good to eat as is? Then, let’s give it try?”
I subconsciously look at Roxanne.
Even though they’re wolfkin, it doesn’t mean they particularly like beef jerky.
Do they? Or do they not?
Even though the catkin Miria likes to eat fish very much.
Roxanne cannot be seen jumping at it or anything of the sort.
They really don’t, after all, huh?
I cut a piece and offer it to Roxanne.
The dragon meat did get sliced with ease just like a jerky.
It really is a dragon jerky.
When I put it in my mouth, it does taste like a jerky.
It has the rich flavor of meat. It’s tasty.
Initially, it was firm; however, when I chew it 1-2 times, it crumbles and melts.
“This way of killing a monster and eating right after is good, too.”
Roxanne seems to like it as well.
After everyone’s turn, Rutina receives her share in the last. I cut another bite-size and offer it to Roxanne for a second time.
It’s good to have a knack for taste.
Neither does she stop nor do I tell her to.
Speaking of which, it’s good to have a snack every now and then.
I’m feeling homesick.
How about having potato chips or prawn crackers like at work or during study? Nah, there’s no need to take the trouble of making it.
If it doesn’t exist, there’s no need to make it.
Basically, I don’t think there’s any Japanese food I’d want to eat much.
Let alone wanting to eat, I don’t even remember eating any expensive delicacy. As for cheap food, I’ve already eaten it plenty.
To say nothing of Caviar or Foie Gras, I haven’t ever eaten sushi or eel. I don’t know where to start from as I don’t even know how these things taste.
I once wanted to eat Matsutake and Mentaiko.
How do those things taste? Are they delicious?
I ate peach a few times. I liked it so much that I wanted to try it more. However, since I didn’t get to eat it that much, you cannot take my word for it.
To me, melon was an ultra luxury food item.
Once every day, at dinner, I used to have cup-men. I got tired of eating it. (TN: Cup ramen a.k.a. Instant noodles)
I don’t want to eat it ever again in my life.
I sometimes want to eat rice; however, it doesn’t tend to have an excessively rich flavor.
By ‘I sometimes want to eat rice’, I didn’t mean I want to eat plain rice.
They say that you long for rice and Miso when you’re abroad. I don’t believe them.
Generally, the Japanese of today don’t like to eat Miso much.
Then comes curry.
The day, when I eat something I want to, may really come.
If it’s to that extent.
If I think about it, I’m more suited to living in this world.
“Since I cannot keep such a small quantity in the Item Box, can you please carry it, Roxanne? Aah, nevermind……”
“There’s hardly any.”
Since I was munching on the dragon meat while I was lost in thought, it had already vanished.
So, it wouldn’t last if six people were to eat it.
It wasn’t that big, so.
“Oh well. We seem to have eaten it all.”
“I think it disappeared immediately because it was small.”
“It may be a good idea to have it during the Lords’ Assembly.”
In the end, Miria halves her piece and passes it to Vesta which she further halves and passes to Rutina.
“Even if it has been used up, how about hunting the Drive Dragons? We can have as much dragon meat as we like. It has been decided; let’s repeat the Drive Dragon battle today.”
“I guess. Very well.”
Albeit confused, Roxanne consents.
For today, the 33rd floor boss battle should be repeated.
That one doesn’t deal much damage.
However, if we failed to cancel the magic or dodge the attack, the damage dealt by the boss would be great.
“If we hunt a lot of Drive Dragons, it may drop leather. However, the current me cannot make any equipment out of it.”
According to Sherry, a Drive Dragon drops leather.
Is leather a rare drop?
As yet, only a part of my armor is made of dragon leather, not the whole equipment.
If we have our own supply of raw materials, we can complete the equipment, too.
If a Drive Dragon drops dragon leather, even ‘collecting the raw materials’ excuse cannot help me in not repeating the boss battle.
I wanted to say, ‘tell me before,’ but Sherry would be too ashamed to say, ‘I cannot process it,’ herself.
Since a Drive Dragon is the 33rd floor boss, after the 33rd floor, it can be found in abundance on the 66th floor as a small fry. (TN: Drive Dragon in raw. Should be Land Dragon)
Therefore, someone who collects dragon leather and makes equipment out of it is supposed to be strong enough to fight on the 66th floor.
“The material can be saved. You’ll be able to use it soon.”
“For now, let’s have a look at the 34th floor. Speaking of which, Sherry, what’s a Kobold Kämpfer weak against?”
When I fought the Kobold Kämpfer last time, Sherry wasn’t there. Also, since I basically took it out with Durandal, I don’t know as to which attributes it’s weak against and resistant to.
Earlier, I thought I would depend less on Sherry from the 34th floor onward; however, it doesn’t seem to be happening for now.
“A Kobold Kämpfer is weak against all four attributes.”
In simple words, it’s weak against magic.
With that thought, I move on to the 34th floor without any retort.
“Well then, Roxanne, please.”
“Yes, this way.”
When we advance through the 34th floor, we find it.
A Kobold Kämpfer.
It does show up.
There’s no reason not to believe it.
Post 33rd floor, the 1st floor boss does become a 34th floor monster, huh?
Since it’s a monster I have fought before, it’ll be easy to fight.
Moreover, it’ll continue to be so in the future.
However, it’s a Lv34.
But it’s natural for it’s the 34th floor.
I fire a barrage of two spells: Burnstorm and Thunderstorm.
Because the Drive Dragons appear here, too, I haven’t changed the Jobless skill.
In this group as well, there are two each of Drive Dragons and Kobold Kämpfers.
Ah, I see.
Although a Kobold Kämpfer is weak against all four attributes, it’s not weak against Thunder magic, right?
Just because it’s weak against all four attributes doesn’t mean it’s weak against magic.
There are attribute sword skills, too. When used, the weak attributes can be worked out.
A Kobold Kämpfer doesn’t seem to especially be weak against magic.
With all that said, both the 1st-floor-boss-turned-monsters get paralyzed to the very first Thunder shot.
Next, I launch a barrage of Thunderstorms on the remaining Drive Dragons. Now, only one of the monsters remains unparalyzed.
As for the Kobold Kämpfers, both of them collapse before the effect of paralysis could wear off.
They turn into smoke before even the petrified Drive Dragon.
Well, they may really be weak against magic.
“We seem to be able to fight even on the 34th floor.”
“That’s right. With Master, we can move to an even higher floor.”
Why is Roxanne’s head filled with the thought of moving even higher?
At any rate, I don’t think I’m fit for it.
Because the monster groups on the 34th floor differ from those on the 33rd floor, I only planned on fighting once on the 34th floor as a trial.
The Kobold Kämpfer doesn’t seem to be a formidable opponent.
“So, that’s why people say that the Drive Dragons are more difficult.”
I see. So, is that what Sherry meant?
The Kobold is the weakest monster that appears from the 1st to the 11th floor.
The boss, Kobold Kämpfer, would naturally be weak, too.
This guy is the weakest amongst the bosses.
So, the monster group of the strongest monster from 23rd to 33rd floor – Drive Dragon – trumps the monster group of the weakest monster from 34th floor to 44th.
How disgraceful is it for a boss to lose to a lower floor monster.
“Do it, desu.”
“I think it’s alright.”
“I don’t want to be associated to such a place when I attend the Lords’ Assembly.”
There doesn’t seem to be any difference between Quratar’s 33rd and 34th floors.
Is the wall even further up?
I know it’s wrong to expect it so much.
However, if it came unexpectedly, I wouldn’t be able to deal with it.
“Let’s return to the 33rd floor.”
Anyways, there’s no problem up to this point.
We’d fight on the 33rd floor.
I’m more worried as to what clothes I’d wear tomorrow.
Tomorrow will take care of itself.
‘Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World Vol. 5’ is now on sale. (TN: Yes, the author didn’t use the word ‘Slave’)
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Thank you in anticipation.