~ Chapter 138: The horrors of Drakaros (Part 5) ~

The next thing I did was to go and buy a new set of clothes from the local tailor. After a warm bath, Ayu looked like a completely different draconian girl. Her hair was apparently blond, but the dirt and grime in it made it impossible for me to see it. The color of her scales was of a pale blue and not brown as I had initially thought. Ayu's fair beauty shined like a newly polished gem, and her smile was absolutely adorable. For a moment, she made me forget about the loss she went through today.

I left Ayu with a clear set of instruction on how to reach Illsyorea and then returned to the capital. From here on out, the little girl's luck would determine her fate. I entered Drakaros knowing full well that she could end up encountering vile bandits on the way or end up being cheated by merchants and adventurers. There were a lot of things that could happen to her on the way, but it wasn't my job or my duty to watch over her every step on the way.

I did my part, and for the peace of my soul I did end up helping someone in that accursed city today.

Before I returned to the Pleyades Palace, I decided to make a visit to the Guard's Room on the Second Wall. I walked down the main road until I saw the armored guards defending the line that separated the nobles from the commoners, at which point I entered a nearby alley and jumped on top of the roof. Taking the high road, I reached the wall and kept my ears perked for what the guards were talking about.

“Captain Borgis hasn't left the Guard's Room has he?” one of the guards said at one point.

“Nah, he was too busy gulping down the mead he got from that fat merchant. He's gonna give us a taste of his spare bottles later, and all we have to do is turn a blind eye when he brings in the 'goods' into the noble's area.” he replied.

“Oh! Is someone throwing a party again? I have to say, I wouldn't mind taking one of those women to my bed.” he smirked.

Their conversation degenerated into a painfully long description about their sexual fantasies. In my eyes, these men already dropped to a status lower than that of disposable garbage. In case I encountered them as enemies from now on, I wasn't going to feel any regret about taking their lives.

It took me another ten minutes or so until I got the opportunity to slip inside the Guard's Room unnoticed. After locking the door behind me, I went in to search for the draconian who dared to bring shame to my former maid, Soleya.

Soon enough, the wretched draconian made his presence known.

“Valus? Is that you? Did you bring me the meat as I ordered you to?”

He had dark-brown scales and was a bit on the chubby side. The armor he wore barely fit all of his lard inside, and it felt as though it was going to snap loose in some places. Even though he had a good face, the rest of him ruined it.

“Are you per chance, Captain Borgis?” I asked.

“Huh? Yeah, I'm Borgis. Who are you?” he furrowed his brow and gave me an ugly look.

“Me? I'm the former master of one Soleya, a former maid at the Pleyades Palace. Does the name ring a bell?” I asked him with a gentle smile on my lips.

“Huh? Why should I? Is she someone you knew?” he raised an eyebrow and then showed me a wicked smile “Was she good in bed?”

“She was the draconian woman you raped in her cell.” I told him without erasing the smile on my lips.

“Raped? Which one of them? I got my hands on every broad I could back then, besides, what's it to you? Are you here for seconds?” he laughed.

“You speak as though no one can touch you even if you confess to your crimes?”

I was a bit puzzled by his blunt honesty.

“Of course! I only touched those lowly commoners. I'm a noble by blood, so it was my right to do as I pleased with them! Kuhahaha!”

“I see...” I nodded and then cast a barrier spell around this room to keep unwanted guests from coming in.

“So, why are you asking me about...” his words were cut short when he saw me casting a small [Fireball].

“Let's see if you survive this.” I said and then tossed it in front of him.

The spell generated a powerful explosion of which I was protected by my Magic Armor. His, however, was cracked, but not shattered. It was also quite loud and destroyed his desk as well as a shattered a good number of the bottles he had laying around.

“You dare raise...” once more he tried to talk, but I moved in front of him a slapped him.

His Magic Armor shattered and his body crashed into the nearby crates. The flames that licked the wood were quickly caught by his clothes. When he felt the burn, he jumped up and screamed while thrashing around, trying to put them out.

“Oh, my. How noisy you are.” I said and then kicked him in his bowls.

With puke flying out of his mouth, his body hit the wall and then fell on the ground with a groan. A long time ago, I would have felt revolted by such a sight, but now it felt as though I wasn't doing enough.

Walking up to him, I said “You know, today I've seen quite a few nasty things, and I am quite stressed out.” I took out a short dagger from my Storage Crystal. “I've seen children cry in pain, mothers being abused, and poor people begging for their lives.” I stopped when I was next to him.

Borgis looked up at me, and his eyes were filled with fear.

“Oh, the things I saw and heard made my heart scream in pain...” I let out a sigh and then stabbed the dagger in his leg.

“GYAAA!” he lout a terrible shout.

“I've seen so many terrible things, and just as I was about to return to the Palace, I remembered about poor Soleya. I wanted to keep my promise with her, so I came to visit you. Besides, there are so many other poor souls out there you wronged that I feel as though the gods would curse me if I didn't properly punish you.” I showed him a smile.

“W-Who are you?” he asked in fear as he tried to fight back against me, but his strength was nothing compared to mine.

“Me? Didn't I tell you?” I showed him a kind smile as I pulled the dagger out of his thigh. “I'm Soleya's former master, that silly weak little Princess you all talked about behind her back. The one all of you greedy and corrupt nobles wanted to have a go with at the Ball.” I said with a smile and then stabbed him in his side.

“GAH! Y-You... you are Princess A-Ayuseya? P-Please... m-mercy!” he begged.

Two minutes later, the draconian died in pain, and the guards were knocking on the barrier, trying to get inside. Their Captain's screams had alerted them.

“I guess I should be on my way.” I said and then looked back at this poor excuse of a draconian man. “I wonder if I should have left you intact. Hm, maybe not.” I shook my head and then jumped up, smashing through the ceiling just as I canceled the barrier.

While the guards were busy to rush inside, I slipped through their defenses and walked away. Fortunately, I was still close enough to hear their reactions upon discovering Borgis' remains. Three of them vomited on the spot.

As I slipped back into the Pleyades Palace, I noticed that the commotion I caused at the Second Wall caught the attention of all the guards in the area. This made my return a bit more difficult, but nothing I couldn't handle with my speed and agility.

What I witnessed today was something that the former me couldn't have handled. It was beyond horrible, it was sickening. The amount of abuse, destruction, and torture the poor innocent draconians of this city suffered through was too much. But in a way, it was good because I saw what I should never allow Illsyorea to become. No matter what, when I returned home, I had to make sure nothing of sort was going to happen there even in the absence of the Deus family.

Just as I entered one of the empty corridors, I noticed a strange wooden door which seemed a bit out of place. There were two draconians standing guard right in front of it, and they appeared to be far more powerful than the regular ones. No matter how much I combed through my memories, I couldn't remember seeing something like this before. While it was true that I didn't took this path to leave the Palace earlier, what were the chances of me discovering something like this here?

I need to see what's behind that door. I thought and then looked around for something to cause a distraction. That vase should do it. I thought and then picked it up with one hand and then smashed it into the wall.

The sound was loud enough to have been heard by the two guards, so I quickly hid nearby.

“Go check it out.” one of the guards told the other.

I waited there until the draconian walked around the corner to investigate the noise. Once I was sure he was far enough, I rushed behind him and grabbed him in a choke-hold. His Magic Armor shattered and no matter how much he struggled, he wasn't able to free himself.

After he fainted, I released him and then dragged him to the corner. I pushed him up the wall and waved his arm so the other guard could see it. I then tossed this draconian to the side and hid myself once again.

The other guard walked up over here just as I had hoped. When he saw his friend, he rushed over to him, and I used this moment to grab him in a choke-hold as well.

Once I took care of this guard, I pulled them back to the wooden door and leaned them against the wall in a way that made it look as though they just decided to take a comfy nap. As for the shattered vase, I decided to clean it up.

Now, let's see what's behind this door. I thought.

I first checked the door for any extra Magic Traps. There were none, so I opened the door.

What was hidden on the other side was a staircase leading down to some underground level.

That's strange, I don't remember anything like this being here. Was this built recently? I wondered.

All the basement entrances were usually outside not inside the Palace.

While being careful of where I stepped, I moved down the staircase until I reached the bottom. I was more than fifty meters underground now. In front of me was a big and long corridor with metal doors to my left and right leading somewhere. Rather than giving off the impression that it was built recently, it felt more as though it was quite ancient.

There was definitely something strange happening here, and it made my skin crawl.

Up ahead, I saw two guards patrolling the corridor. They were walking away from me, so I walked over to the first door on the right. It was made out of a metal and showed signs of aged rust.

With a gulp, I pushed the handle down and then opened the door. I stepped inside and closed the door behind me. What I saw here could only be described as something monstrous.

Both to my left and right were naked draconian women trapped in pillories like some common criminals. They were of different ages from teenagers to adults, but all of them had golden scales and displayed signs of pregnancy. A strange purple crystal was hanging in front of their heads, shining a purple light on their foreheads. All of these women were looking out into the empty space as though they didn't or rather couldn't think of anything.

What in the name of the gods is this? I thought as I moved closer to one of these poor souls.

With one glance, I could tell that she was a beautiful draconian woman, who would have attracted the gazes of many men, but I couldn't think of any reason why she was trapped like this.

She was six months pregnant and there was a name tag on her pillory.

Given Name: 2224... Family Name: Pleyades... Breeder: The King... After I read this, I stepped back and nearly stumbled on my own feet. This can't be possible... I thought and then looked at the other women.

All of them had as a given name a number and their family name was stated as Pleyades. All of them had been impregnated by the same draconian... The King.

Braydan did this? How? Why? When?! I thought as I tried to get my head around what was going on.

This... this is so strange... It almost looks as thought this a... farm. I looked at all the other women.

All of them resembled each other quite a lot. It was almost ridiculous how much they resembled one another, almost as if they were all related.

A Pleyades child farm? But... but why? I thought and then I remembered mother's letter.

I could still remember those words of hers. They hurt like poisoned daggers and made me realize the cold brutal truth about my own mother. They made me realized that all this time I was only considered to be a tool by the entire Pleyades family and the nobility who supported them.

My dear daughter, I’m sorry… You were born into a cursed family, one believed to be without future or hope. I left this letter knowing that you will read it after you got married to a Supreme and hopefully didn’t attend a ball. By now, you probably noticed that your name is a bit different than that of the first prince. The name Drekar passes by unnoticed to many ears, but it is not I who gave it to you, but your father. It is his name, and he was a True Dragon.

When the time comes, my daughter, know that after your first child is born, you will be sacrificed to our gods and with your life, the curse on the family shall be cut in half.

I write these words to warn you, but I pray and wish you won’t do the foolish thing of running away from this great responsibility! Your child and his or her child will bear the blood of a True Dragon and like you, they too shall be sacrificed when the time is right. This way, your great grandchildren will be able to free us of this terrible curse, and they shall ascend to the throne as the rightful rulers they should be! Ayuseya Drekar Pleyades, you have been granted a great honor, my child! So fear not your death and embrace it! Bear a child or more and know that through their deaths, they shall greatly honor our royal bloodline!

My daughter, with great sadness I write the next words for you, and I pray this shall never be the case!

If you fled from this responsibility… may the gods damn you with their eternal wrath! For ruining this chance for us, for destroying the only hope this family had! I pray that you shall suffer the pain of a thousand deaths!

Up until now, however, I thought that the part about sacrificing was just some crazy talk, but now that I looked at this 'farm', I realized that my own mother and family might be crazier than I had initially thought.

They let me reach adulthood and looked for a Supreme willing to impregnate me so that my blood, which was stronger than theirs, could help them get rid of this curse faster. This farm, however, was certainly not the product of just a couple of years of work, it was ancient.

“How many innocent lives have they... Urk!” my stomach turned, and I spilled the contents of my stomach there.

Those madmen... How could they? HOW COULD THEY! I thought as anger and fury gathered in my heart.

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Andrei
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Andrei

Why didn’t they make a revolution? That what usually happens in this conditions.

oscatec
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oscatec

I think you are exaggerating a lot in judging Ayuseya, since you are observing the situation from a current ideology, which differs a lot from the characteristic of the middle age. To begin the notion that has that that is wrong and that should be changed is very conditioned by their controlled childhood and their years with illsy. And even then she is still a person of that time, who has only seen that form of government and must walk very carefully to take the world to the state in which ills and lobquiere. For her it is a terribly… Read more »

oscatec
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oscatec

Lobquiere is “Illsy wants it”

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This is Bluebeard

Green8751
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Green8751

Well, at least Ayuseya is finally getting her priorities in the right order. I kinda get the direction she is coming from politically, let’s not make any problems, but if a nation is going to be respected, it has to be willing to show it’s strength when needed, And she was in pushover territory, aka you’re much stronger than us and we don’t want you to notice us

egads
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egads

For a less savvy reader, this might be a shock but I’ve read enough to know this would be the obvious conclusion. The story is poorer I think, when you stack atrocity upon atrocity like so, that they become rather rote and bland. It made the impact of her helping this single girl to be unmemorable, it made her disdain unremarkable, it made her hate lack the conviction it should. I think you’re trying to build up the confrontation between Ayuseya and the Pleiades, but it feels like there’s too much or just not enough. I’m not sure what. All… Read more »

Smercholeg
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Smercholeg

I don’t see, why everyone is angry at Ayuseya? She already put a end to her relationship with the kingdom? Why should she bother saving it? It is not her responsibility anymore! I would do the same, provocation, and later elimination! And that’s it!

saszeta
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saszeta

Man, you made her not into a dragon but a mere lizard.

Myst
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Myst

Wow, this is… really bad. I don’t mean the situation in the kingdom, I mean the chapters and characters themselves. Like, it has gotten to a point where I just want to see Ayuseya tortured and murdered. It’s absolutely unimaginable to me how you, author, could create such an…. insane, delusional character and have her be one of your main cast. I just can’t wrap my head around it. All those redundant, whiny monologues; the fact that she does not help even though she has power – probably – equivalent to some kind of demigod; that she decides to abandon… Read more »

Dragons33
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Dragons33

Thanks for the chapter. To be honest, this feels tedious. You’re overdoing it a bit; rewording the same point over and over again across chapters has got you going in circles. Maybe try focusing more on moving the story forward rather than getting stuck in a pit. There are other ways to get a point across, and in truth, horrific tragedy doesn’t require multiple chapters of repeated comparison to get a point across; figurative language goes a long way too, and in shorter sentences. To put it another way, this is like desensitization, you’ve repeated the same point the same… Read more »

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Vlobil

Did you know about “Webnovel” from Qidian? They implement new system for writers. You can post your nowels there too for more readers))

Codorniu
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Codorniu

well there are rumors that quidian is using threats to get more authors to post their work there and about how they have bad working conditions (not sure about how much truth is in there but i wouldnt risk it). also i think he posted on royalroadlegends for a while so i guess he’d just go back there if anything.

Smercholeg
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Smercholeg

My thoughts after reading these chapters : Ayuseya, please burn the castle and everything nearby to ashes. You will only show them mercy!

Riger
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Riger

Dark, I guess. But it sounded pretty contrived. Like you went down a check list of ‘horrible things from medieval times’.
I’m glad you started writing again, but the post return chapters of both MA and 100 luck seem to be a bit boring so far.

meh
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meh

i agree, 4 chapters of the same crap, we got the point in the first part, move on already, its dragging on and on and on, i don’t even care about any of it anymore might aswell pretend the story ended with the island/academy creation and be done with it.

RandomNameGoesHere
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RandomNameGoesHere

I thank you for the chapter~
Quite something, that method…Why per they cursed again? I’d say they’re intelligent but it’s likely something stupid was the cause so… And please. Don’t bombard me with ethics and morality, alright? intelligent does not = saint/hero/good person

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first of thx author for the chapters.
Secondly, i find the situation in the kingdom to be rather odd. i wounder if the author is going to make the city unbearable to the point where it gets deleted of the face of the world or there is a major political revolution. either way i am curious as to what her response will be to fixing this problem. we have seen her remorse about being power less and abandoning them, now will she act to save the kingdom or enact revenge is my question.

Nicholas Knapp
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Nicholas Knapp

Thanks for the chapter.

mukkaar
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mukkaar

Whow, what an chapter! And been waiting 😀 Thanks for extra long chapter!! MA is the best!

Albirew
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Albirew

is the last part a plot taken from some 3rd rated hentai?
Alternatively, I feel like a nuke would be more than welcome to erase the top brass

CapCaverna
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CapCaverna

Kind of disgusted with her right now… I mean sure she wasn’t saintly enought to sacrifice her entire life for the people but couldn’t she just find a half decent noble and scare the hell out of him so he would behave then wipe out any noble above him in line to the throne? Sure it would be hard to hide her involvment but for crying out loud she is basically unbeatable in that continent she could do it, the fact that she is ever considering just leaving things as they are and not trying to think of a way… Read more »

Zergsen
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Zergsen

You are being quiet naive, not everything can be solved with power or simply killing or threatening someone.

CapCaverna
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CapCaverna

Man I don’t mean just kill everyone evil and all problems will be solved its clear that to get a working society in that hellhole would take decades, if not centuries of hard work but, quite frankly, when you are an unbeatable one man army any problem with less than oversupreme power CAN be solved. Not personally mind you but then a king doesn’t rule alone, I refuse to believe that in a place so huge she couldn’t find a single person good enought to make king. What was really disapointing and makes me really dislike her is the fact… Read more »

forgotten_fate
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forgotten_fate

While I get your frustrations it’s a drop in the ocean compared to Ayuseya’s at her helplessness she feels right now. Some of your suggestions could work though it’s not her power level that’s holding her back, of course she could do whatever she wants and no one could stop her, that’s not the point. The point is how the rest of the world views Illsyore and her taking such actions would negatively impact their nation, they’re trying to become a role model to the world/prove their worth and ideals as a new independent nation and if they act like… Read more »

faruel
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actually at their level of power you could. a modified slave curse forcing them to obey laws and rules that spreads through descendants cast on the entire populous while not ethical or moral would solve the problem in almost an instant. this is the problem with god-level magic, power can solve problems.

mukkaar
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mukkaar

Well, it seems most of the people in power are scum so it wouldn’t be easy. You would pretty much have to wipe out or enslave everyone. You wouldn’t get any functioning system by having few people oppress some evil bastards, who no doubt would use every opportunity to sabotage or revolt.
No matter what outcome government would have to be build up from ground up. At least it seems like important people are pretty much too far gone.

And from what I gathered story is still ongoing 😀 This was just one chapter.

Brad
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Brad

seems like its time to just burn that whole city to the ground

WaveHolder
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WaveHolder

What the actual fuck ?! 😀
Can’t wait for the next chapter and the negotiations, and the arguments she will use 😀

ZaTrox
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Did she found her little sister? is that why she had such a reaction in that cell.

Zergsen
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Zergsen

Did you not read the chapter?

ZaTrox
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What you on about? I’m asking why she had that reaction in the cell at the very end of the chapter (last two paragraphs), it simply doesn’t say. So I thought that maybe she found her little sister in one of those cells. Where is your question coming from tho?

ModoTheGreat
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ModoTheGreat

Not her little sister. Just her large extended family that she’s been mentioning “never meeting as a child”, reduced to braindead breeding stock in a royal initiative to outlive a bloodline curse.

Melfix
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Melfix

Her reaction stems from the fact that her family has been capturing women to breed children in hopes of hastening the lifting of their curse, and that it has been going on for a VERY long time. It’s been stated on Chapter 17 that the curse that their family is inflicted with is named ‘Curse of a Thousand Generations’, meaning it would be about 1000 sets of family being born before their curse would be lifted. Ayuseya was currently the 298th generation, and going by speculation here, if the average lifespan of their cursed state is 30 years, we are… Read more »

Melfix
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Melfix

Well, considering that she renounced her family name and became a Deus, her former family is pretty much dead, literally.

I wouldn’t be surprised if she nukes the whole place right there and then.

And I don’t think her mother’s curse is gonna work anyways, since her husband is proficient in dealing with curses and has the backing of 2 or more gods.

She could spare the innocents there, but then she needs more time to do that, and I don’t think those elders or that brother of hers is gonna give her time to do so.

korsbaek
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korsbaek

gonna give her time?
does she not hold enough power to just remove them first and be done with it and clean the castle after?

Melfix
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Melfix

I know she holds enough power, that ‘gonna give her time’ thing was if she decided to just nuke the whole place, then decided that she should first get every innocent one out of there. But if those elders and that brother of hers hear what she’s been up to, they might put a stop to that.

And then she’ll go on a murder spree on their asses.

Riger
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Riger

I’d like her to open a dungeon zone right in the middle of the noble and royal areas. Then tell the monsters to kill slowly everything that isn’t a peasant.

Melfix
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Melfix

Not really gonna work, seeing as she’s not part dungeon.

She could call Illsy there, but that would just mean she had to rely on her husband, and that wouldn’t be a good thing, seeing as she went there in the first place to take care of it herself.

Riger
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Riger

Ilsy gave them tons of items and powers. Why couldn’t he have given them a partially inert dungeon core? Or even just gave them a core for themselves? It wouldn’t be the first ‘out of nowhere’ ability they’ve gotten. Like Ayu having an actual radiation bomb.

NekoSama
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NekoSama

Coz having a dungeon core doesn’t make you a dungeon.
There is no reason for issyore to be born otherwise. He is created coz they need a dungeon Lord for their school.