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Royce Agley: 232 years old – Single – No Girlfriend
Occupation: Human Resources Department, Tester Education Section, Lecturer; and Affiliated with the Research and Development Department
Magical Aptitude: Six (Lieutenant Class)
The Research and Development Department is one of the busiest departments in the company.
Since we have to create new monsters according to the needs of the dungeon, work comes in without interruption.
We need to create new demons to meet the needs of the dungeon, so we are constantly bombarded with work.
Naturally, this means that there is no time for rest.
There is no such thing as a reward that combines the high risk of working too much and the high risk of losing reputation if you slack off.
In such a department, I was up all night for the fourth day.
“…Why should I make a monster like this?” (Royce)
It may be difficult to tell because of my Dark Elf background, but there are definitely dark circles under my eyes.
My eyes, which are usually sharp, have been raccoon-like due to sleep deprivation.
This is because the Machine King is going to introduce a new monster into her dungeon, and she has ordered a monster with specifications that differ greatly from the ones she had originally planned.
“Fuhahahahahahahahaha! But I’ve done it! Because I’m a genius!” (Royce)
I was aware that I was in a strange state of tension, but now I had completed work in front of me.
The euphoric feeling of accomplishment, I might even be able to propose to Suela-san now.
My colleagues, who had all died in the process of developing this monster, were all lying on desks, floors, and sofas, snoring in their sleep as soon as it was completed.
After all, this is a major work that was completed in just one month.
I’m sure Suela-san will love me for this.
“Well, I guess I’m at my limit, still, I was in time for the deadline. They won’t complain even if I take a rest.” (Royce)
As expected, Body Enhancement does not eliminate sleepiness.
Even a body that has been strengthened for four days of all-nighters needs to rest.
My magical power was near depletion along with my stamina, and my body leaned sideways, but as a Dark Elf who is good at manipulating magical power, I would not fall down unnecessarily.
“But I don’t have any interest in what Japan considers as entertainment. There are only very few countries where these could be considered popular. Hmm, it doesn’t matter to me.” (Royce)
The two-meter-tall giant golem, housed in a cylindrical vessel. It’s a golem that I created under the direction of the Machine King, but it is based on a different idea than the ones before.
First of all, it is a golem that can neither be said to have existed in Ithar nor the Demon King’s army.
But I’m sure I can make such a thing.
“Hmm, there is time to hand it over to the Machine King, but considering efficiency, should I time it while I do a test run?”
Pouring magical power into the base, I complete the preparations for the assembly line. After the final check, I confirmed that there is no problem, and my preparation is complete.
“I should go and sleep.” (Royce)
As expected, I hadn’t even had time to take a shower since I had been pushing myself since the day before yesterday.
I wanted to wash my sticky hair.
Such a desire drove me to leave the lab quickly.
Another Side END
“Are your personal belongings getting bigger and bigger, Minami?”
“Is that so? But Leader, this is normal, truly.” (Minami)
“No, because there was no game console before, right? This DVD also wasn’t here before, right “
“If you say that, what about Masaru who brought in detergent and cooking utensils, that they do? It’s not fair that I’m the only one who has to pay attention to what I bring, that I am.” (Minami)
“You idiot, there is no one who would trouble the person in charge of food!” (Masaru)
“I despair at the utter discrimination and misogyny of this place, that I do!” (Minami)
In the beginning, the party conference room was very plain, but now it has started to show have some character.
In the living room, the desk is mainly occupied by computers for work, and near the sofa, games, and DVDs are stacked in the TV rack.
At the end of the living room, there is a bookshelf where I keep my work materials as well as manga and magazines.
In the kitchen, there are pots, pans, ladles, knives, dishes, seasonings, and whatever else they want to buy with their part-time pay, but as someone who frequently asks for them to make lunch, I can’t say that it’s necessary.
I decided to at least pay for the food for lunches, so I increased the joint party budget.
Masaru, who is always in charge of food expenses, is now in charge of supporting (feeding) our party.
“Uuugh… I’m not even allowed to practice my magic, and I’m working part-time running endless marathons, I’m about to explode with frustration. That I am.” (Minami)
“No, Minami-chan, it’s a lot better than us? Didn’t you see that yesterday I was almost impaled on the ceiling.” (Kaido)
“I have been embedded on the wall.”
To prepare for the dungeon, I planned a training program and submitted it to the HR department as an alternative to the time spent in the dungeon.
“No, I’m really surprised. I was absolutely surprised to see two grown men slashing at a beautiful dark elf, that I was blown away.” (Minami)
Since I couldn’t just suddenly try to train my party members in a real dungeon, I challenged Suela-san in coordination with Kaido, but the result was a disastrous defeat.
Our movements didn’t match up and we were taken to task and dealt with in turn.
I thought I was much better than I was at the beginning, but when you lose after being clubbed once by a staff that didn’t even use magic, I guess the difference in ability is obvious.
“Lunch is ready.” (Masaru)
“Sorry for always relying on you for lunch Masaru.”
“No, you’ve paid for the ingredients, so this is the least I can do.” (Masaru)
As I was reaffirming the reality of the situation, a smell that stimulated my hungry stomach drifted into the air.
“Masaru~I’m hungry. Truly.” (Minami)
Minami was the first to react.
Her eyes shone like a dog waiting to be fed, but her eyes were not on Masaru, but on the plate.
“I’ll set the table first, so wait a minute.” (Masaru)
He is so used to dealing with Minami that he just lets her slide.
A tray is on top of one hand, and three servings of freshly made fried rice are placed on top of it.
Normally, he might drop it if he even slightly loses his balance, but I can’t see any wobbling since he is used to it and his status is improved by his Magic Crest.
He quickly cleared away the items on the desk with his free hand and wiped it with a cloth.
“I will carry the rest!” (Kaido)
“Thank you.” (Masaru)
“It’s okay! It’s no good being a senior if you only let juniors work!” (Kaido)
Kaido has been like this ever since he got a male junior named Masaru.
In the beginning, he used to expose the unique ugliness of single men, telling Masaru to explode when he and Minami touch or interact, but as soon as he realized that Masaru was an honest, good guy, this attitude faded away.
By the time Kaido returned with a smile on his face, he had fried rice, dumplings, and a bowl of what looked like miso soup in both hands.
Once they had enough lunch for everybody, they started eating together.
It wasn’t forced, but it was a natural way of having lunch together.
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