The Dungeon Seeker – Volume 5 Prologue

Prologue – Peak Battle ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼






In a rocky wilderness at dusk.

There is a crater of several hundreds of meters radius.

With that crater as the center, there is no vegetation growing within a radius of approximately forty kilometers, and only the color of the ground could be seen.



ーーthis land is the place, where the Flame and Earth dragons have fought.



The Flame Dragon twisted the physical laws at the atomic level, and released nuclear attacks in a focal manner.

Against that, the Earth Dragon used ultimate barrier magic to protect itself, and intercepted the Flame Dragon while making the damage to the land at the minimum.

As a result of the battle between the ultimate physical laws and ultimate magic, the scenery of a wilderness where no living things can exist was created.


And right nowーー


In the center of that crater, a bare-skinned red-haired girl and a black-haired girl wearing a sailor uniform are facing off.

The red-haired girl looks like that in her early teens, and the black-haired girl wearing a sailor uniform is that of the late teens.

The red-haired girl has an appearance of an otherworldly artistic beauty.

Compared to that, the black-haired girl has a beautiful appearance without a doubt, but it is something that would be found in thousands of the same age, but is not out of common sense.


「Flame Dragon Empress……you should hurry up and become one. You can’t win against me by yourself」


The girl wearing a sailor uniform said that while pointing the golden dragon behind the red-haired girl.


「Can’t win? Indeed, that might be true……however, you must have a different aim」

「What do you mean by “aim”?」

「More specifically, each of us, as an individual, is not enough to become your experience point, is it?」


The girl wearing a sailor uniform narrowed her eyes and nodded.


「It’s good that you’re understanding. I’ll give you ten seconds, hurry up and become one」

「We shall do that even if you do not speak of it. Although it is frustrating, individually, we do not even have ten percent compared to our peak strength. With someone who could reach the deepest part of the labyrinth with some spare strength as an opponent……it would be quite difficult」


The red-haired girl turned to the golden dragon.

The two of them nodded at the same beat, andーーthe surroundings are enveloped by light.

Their bodies turned into blinding light particles, and finally, both of them combined in mid-air as if to melt into each other.

After the light has dissipated, the red-haired golden-eyes girl opened her mouth without hiding its color of displeasure.


「With this, we are now the Earthfire Dragon Empress. And so, really……what a rude person huh? The first thing you say after suddenly appearing is『Flame and Earth dragons……I shall receive those heads?』you say?」

「There’s nothing to be rude or anything to the one you’d kill right?」


The girl wearing a sailor uniform laughed while rolling her eyes.

Towards that, the Earthfire Dragon Empress showed irritation by popping veins from her temples, and released anger as if she would attack the girl wearing a sailor uniform any time.


「Seeker from that land, the labyrinth. Beings such as you are plagues for the world, walking freely outside! You must return immediately!!」

「Is that an order? Or is it a request?」

「I am a Dragon Empress, of course it’s an order」


“Haa〜……”, the girl wearing a sailor uniform let out a deep sigh.


「The Flame Dragon was easier to talk to. Well, the Earth Dragon could appeal stronger in that form so it can’t be helped I guess」

「What are you talking about?」

「Orders doesn’t activate with effectiveness if it isn’t enforceable you know?」

「Am I not speaking as the Dragon Empress?」

「I’m saying, I’m stronger than you. That’s why, in this case, you should’ve said it as a request, not an order」


“Kufufu”, the Earthfire Dragon Empress laughed.

However, in her temples were more veins popping out.


「Just a while ago, someone who came from the labyrinth bared its fangs against me, but……it seems like there are many from those place does not know where their places are? You do not know how much strength I possess」

「I know」


「I know very accurately how you guys have an unimaginable strength」

「Fumu? You claim you are not ignorant? You know me as I am, but even so, you are challenging me?」

「Yeah, well, I know about it accurately as painful as it can get」

「Enough bluffing」


And there, the Earthfire Dragon Empress shrugged her shoulder with disdain.



「In the first place……someone who knows our powers accurately does not exist. After all, nothing has survived after challenging us. Only vague information from those who have seen our battle from far away remains」


「That is why, even if ignorant fools face us, it can be said that it cannot be helped. Well, it is very annoying however」

「That’s why I’m saying that I know. I know about your strengths. What you can do and cannot do, and your ace in your sleeves. I know everything about your moves」


“Kufufu”, the Earthfire Dragon Empress scoffed.


「Enough of your bluffs, youngster! The only ones who know about our moves……is ourselves, the Flame Dragon Empress and Earth Dragon Empress!」

「Really, what a troublesome person……well then, I should just show some proof」

「Proof, you say?」

「First, about your current state. By two becoming one, you support each other’s lacking dragon powers. As a result……you would have 120% of each of your peak strength, I guess? Well, I should say that you created your flesh as such individual, I think?」


「The Flame Dragon’s abilities are attack-specialized. Your favorite skill is generally atomic attacks using physical law intervention. And within those, you are good at the technology far ahead of nuclear fusion. Well, it’s a technology usually called called【Flames of Purgatory】in the area of the deepest floors, so it isn’t that rare of an ability」


The Earthfire Dragon Empress showed a dumbstruck expression with her mouth dumbly opened.



「And, the Earth Dragon mostly uses defenses using magic barrier and physical law intervention. It isn’t as simple as just using magic because you’d intervene with physics calculation law, so……ordinary air would become an impregnable defense that far exceeds that of orihalcon. In short, the strongest shield. This is also, an ability which is not especially rare in the deepest floors of the labyrinth」

「……what……did you say?」

「Two people who possess the strongest blade and the strongest shield becomes one, on top of that, the strength of your skills are increased compared to what you have as an individual. Because of that, you can’t be blamed that you would misunderstand」

「Misunderstand……you say?」

「I’m saying, it can’t be helped that you would misunderstand that you would remain a strong existence at any time and any place」


The girl wearing a sailor uniform walked towards the Earthfire Dragon Empress with eyes filled with killing intent.

And there, the Earthfire Dragon Empress reached out its right hand and stopped the girl.


「Wait for a while……Balfnaught said that she wants to speak with you. I shall try to make her consciousness strongly appear on the surface」

「Ahh, it would be great if you’d let the Flame Dragon out. She should understand the situation very well after all」

「Yes I got it」


The red-haired girl closed her eyes.

And, her golden eyes opened with a strong light.


「While you and Charlings were talking……I have continuously observed. And, there is something that I’ve noticed」


「You are someone who goes to the deepest part of the labyrinth. And most probably, you are stronger than us. Adding to that, your soul is distorted. So, that means, you are carrying a karmic fate.」


“However……”, the Earthfire Dragon Empress continued with a sigh.


「Even you, cannot go against that “thing” existing in the deepest area?」

「That’s the reason why I’m here」

「You are saying, you have already hunted every monster inside the labyrinth?」

「Exactly, more specifically, I have hunted everything that could become mine. Including those executives of the group that aims to clear the labyrinth. However, those monsters that are only troublesome ignores me as I do with them. In conclusion, no matter how many small fries I hunt in the top and middle part of the labyrinth, the experience point is zero. The situation is like that」


The Earthfire Dragon Empress who heard that laughed as if she had heard something ridiculous.


「Searching for experience points, you’d even went out of the labyrinth……to come and kill some prey?」

「That is right」


The girl wearing a sailor uniform smiled with composure.


「A human “shura”ーーno one might fit that nickname better than you」

「I won’t deny that. Together with the taboo of interrupting the concept called time, I have received the punishment towards insanity as well」

「Hey, what can you see beyond the end of killing? What can you see beyond thousands, millions of corpses? The cycle of killing would not end? In the first place, whyーーhave you relied on such heresy?」

「Cycle……huh. That really fits it I guess」

「Massacres to gain experience points, and the emptiness to conflict itself. Let us say that you have become that strong and was able to reach the deepest area. They say that any wish would be granted, but, I wonder what reward you would wish for」


And there, the girl wearing a sailor uniform made a huge nod.


「That’s already decided」


「I won’t wish for anything. No, by reaching the deepest area, the thread of karmaーーthe cycle will all end」


The Earthfire Dragon Empress shrugged her shoulders with an inexplicable expression.


「You have a skill that can intervene with the world’s laws. On top of that, it is really a strange skill. I wonder, comparing you and that boy, who’s in the better situation」

「”That boy”?」

「I met him just a while ago. There is a boy with a soul that is completely distorted. I looked at him thinking of what it is, and……I thought it’s【Returning from Death】, but I was wrong」


*Pikuri*, the temples of the girl wearing a sailor uniform moved.

However, she immediately shook her head.


「Any more words are unneeded」

「I got it. I’ll also let Charlings’s consciousness surface. She’s better in instantaneous decisions during battle after all」


And then, the strong light from the Earthfire Dragon Empress’s eyes gradually disappeared.

The Earthfire Dragon Empress exchanged had laughter breaking out from her mouth.


「I want to ask something」


「You near the limits where you can maintain your sanity right? Right now, you only have the strength that is about equal to ours……why do you think that you can reach the abyss in that pace?」

「I don’t plan on giving any answers anymore. Especially towards people like you」


The katana that hangs on her left waist.

The girl wearing a sailor uniform gripped its hilt.

Receiving that as battle intention, the Earthfire Dragon Empress answered by raising her right palm towards the sky.


「Give me ten seconds」

「I do not plan on answering any question」

「No. This might be our last battle, being naked is too bad right」


The Earthfire Dragon Empress’s surface was enveloped by a white light.


「If it’s because of that, I don’t mind waiting. I think you should just do what you want」


After several seconds, “Hou”, the girl wearing a sailor uniform opened her mouth in admiration.


「You……that white one-piece dress」

「Yeah, they are burial clothes」


The Earthfire Dragon Empress sharply glared at the girl wearing a sailor uniform.


「However, we shall not be defeated easily. We shall take one of your arms with us……」

「You’ve completed your resolution……huh. In this case, your latent strength is really troublesome. Although I’m acting composed……I’m expecting quite a hard fight. How easy would’ve it been, if you were to run or give up……」


The girl wearing a sailor uniform annoyingly spat out.

Towards that, the Earthfire Dragon Empress released a voice of fury



「Bratーーdon’t look down on dragons!!」








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39 comments on “The Dungeon Seeker – Volume 5 Prologue

  1. Katsurandom says:

    and here i though it was hard to get outside the dungeon…………god dammed monster every one of them……

  2. macktheknife123 says:

    Thanks for the chapter and more trouble ahead for the MC.

  3. It’s noriko i think no ? Jumpei i want to kill her

  4. wwlnl123 says:

    Returning from Death, seriously? No Subaru here

    • Close but not the same , In rezero , witch Satella uses soul magic to pull the original Subaru’s soul to another timeline and combine it with that new Subaru.
      Meanwhile in here since interference to physical law is possible what MC did is something like calculating the records of damage on his body then rebooting it to restore himself anew.

    • wshall1902 says:

      The dragon was going to kill Junpei originally.
      It thought he used a forbidden skill.
      Turned out he didn’t have that skill.

      His soul and karma were messed up for a different reason.
      He has a limit to how much (call it ‘data’) his mortal form can contain.
      When that limit is reached, all non-essential data is deleted.
      Necessary data is reorganized and optimized.
      He then ‘reboots’ with new settings.

      This is one of his ‘Hidden/ Sealed/ Unnamed’ skills.
      It is the only thing keeping him from going completely insane.

      This is basically how the story explained it.
      Reread the encounter of Junpei and the Dragons.

      • wshall1902 says:

        The chapter above merely listed the name of the forbidden skill that the dragons thought Junpei used:

        【Returning from Death】

        He doesn’t have it…


      • wshall1902 says:

        Don’t forget – Junpei is ‘technically’ Undead now and not human anymore.
        Death and such may have unpredictable results.

  5. denius says:

    Thanks for confusing us with the riddle of fate. I mean, thanks for the chapter >,<

  6. ohmariowv says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Too bad I was at work when you posted.

    Wow… now I REALLY can’t wait for the chapter. I hope Charring’s the death you’re talking about.

  7. Marlah says:

    TiTimand parallel worlds are really messed up in that dungeon isnt it how she did kil all monsters in the dungeons anyway now if result of this karma crap is junpei was shotagami, I wont be suprised

    • Marlah says:

      Time and …. Sorry for shit

      • wshall1902 says:

        One hour in the dungeon could be 20,000 years outside the dungeon.

        One hour in the dungeon could be less than a second outside the dungeon.

        One hour in the dungeon in one place could be 20,000 years in another part of the same dungeon or less than a second in yet another part of the same dungeon.

        It’s a flux in the flow of time.

        It is different from level to level, from location to location on the same level, and from inside the dungeon and outside the dungeon.

        But it is all flowing forwards.

        No time travel.

        Think Rip Van Winkle, who was with the fey for a night and lost 20 years.
        Or the girl who followed a unicorn to faerie land and returned two centuries later.
        Or the boy who met a dwarf to learn to be a blacksmith and aged a century overnight.

        same thing.

    • wshall1902 says:

      nothing is messed up with the timeLINE. It’s the FLOW of time which is different – moving either faster or slower than that outside the dungeon.

      They stated this in the story…

  8. Jo Ha says:

    Already prepared for the death of any characters close to Junpei just like when I watch Guilty Crown after known how it end

  9. bbreaa says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  10. ghalaghor says:

    Soooo…is it possible to enter each floor again and redo it after you got to the deepest level?

    • wshall1902 says:


      Once you enter the dungeon, you belong to the dungeon.

      You can’t leave the dungeon without special exemptions.

      It never mentions whether any doors, once entered, are still there or not.

      It only says something about a border at the entrance, which Junpei was pushed across.

      • wshall1902 says:

        Some things respawn on a set level, others don’t

      • ghalaghor says:

        That’s not what I asked. Of course you belong to the dungeon fter crossing the border or when you enter it some other way. But it was mentioned in this chapter that the girl who is fighting the dragon was able to visit each floor that she already beat during her hunt for xp so Junpei should be able to do the same and get more items, levels and skills this way to become stronger.

  11. Devilee says:

    Shouldn’t this girl be dead from our MC’s poison? His saliva and jizz should be fatal.

    • wshall1902 says:

      Wrong girl. You’re thinking of Ami.

      Katana girl is her little sister.

      She was in the dungeon with Junpei.

      She cut off his hand and stole one of the Devil Hands from him.

  12. Reman Scimitar says:

    And Ami’s sister is already annoying by claiming she is the strongest -_- (usually ends up as the weakest in the end)

    • Bleeeeh says:

      He didn’t claim as the strongest at all
      She’s literally trying to get exp to fight the monsters in deeper floors -_-

      You even reading right?

    • wshall1902 says:

      “Usually ends up as the weakest?”

      Just what novel have you been reading?

      The web novel was mostly removed and only part of that remains.
      The light novel that the author is currently putting through Alphapolis has only gone up to Vol. 6.
      And the manga is only on Chapter 17.

      Only a little confused by your statement.

      Do you, perhaps, have the girls mixed up?

      There are three different ones.

    • wshall1902 says:

      By the way, Junpei has already lost to Ami’s sister once in the story already that we’ve seen, and an unknown number of times mentioned by the story.

      Apparently, she sometimes wins their fights and sometimes he wins their fights and other times they traveled in the dungeon together.

      Sometimes he has that Devil Hand and sometimes she does.

      The story is pretty blunt about this when it mentioned it in the earlier chapters.

      It’s also what leads to the belief in more ‘hidden/ sealed’ Devil Skills, etc.

      The story also said that she’s a lot stronger than Junpei.

  13. Mateus says:

    Thx for the chapter

  14. Dingus says:

    pretty bullshit to buildup the dragon empresses to be the strongest existence there is except god and then just have her get wrecked by a school girl from the labyrinth…

  15. wshall1902 says:

    Looks like Junpei may be getting his ‘Devil Hand’ (from the Devil series skills mentioned sometime ago in this story) back if the dragons take her arm… I wonder. Maybe he’ll get the dragons’ skills as well. Or maybe he won’t. Just feels like they may tie this battle together with Junpei somehow, since he still doesn’t have magic barrier and physical law intervention skills yet. It would be ‘Karmic’ for that to happen.

    Nice to know they pulled the younger sister out of the dungeon (Katana girl), but we still don’t know why she was there in the first place.

    Anyway, was reading the official manga version (part of which has been translated online) and the entire story line is different after a set point. Has different characters and a lot is cut out from both versions of the novels. But… it does bring up the issue with Junpei having a serious neurotoxin in his flesh and works with it – which this version of the novels seems to clearly ignore when it wants.

  16. Rhondeau says:

    So… I just bunged all of this within the past 2-36 days. And I have to say a few things:
    1: In the illustrations page, you mentioned someone dies.

    2: Ami is, so far, the only character to be introduced for more than two chapters whom the main character can actually rely on and trust to some degree, not to mention being the cute girl she is. Readers need this, seriously lonesome betrayed MC gets betrayed gets real old after a few volumes.

    3: I’m hoping the ‘someone dies’ is dragons here, because if it’s Ami, I have already decided to abandon this series as ‘too dark and repetitive’, but looks like TLs will be slow or nonexistent anyway.. good luck on that.


  17. Ummm says:

    Hey, there seems to be someone else who is translating this novel right now. They just released v5c1 part1 today. Did you allow them to translate the novel, or are they doing this without your permission?

  18. Aleksander Naumenok says:

    Dragon getting done in by a girl wearing sailor uniform? Somebody has some creepy ass fantasies.

  19. Overlord-Ainz-oool-Gown says:

    Thank you for the chapter

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