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The death of an old dwarf, the reincarnation of an old soul into a dungeon. He was expecting a peacefull, lonely death, and now he is a dungeon. Well, it could be worse, after all, dwarves are at home underground. Now he has to re-discover how to survive in this new life. He and his creations must carve out their place in the world with their own hands. 

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: The death of the Forge Emperor ago
Chapter 2 ago
Chapter 3: Experimenting ago
Chapter 4 ago
Chapter 5: Rush! ago
Chapter 6: The First Hunt ago
Chapter 7 ago
Chapter 8: The first expedition ago
Chapter 9 ago
Chapter 10: Sounds of Creation ago
Chapter 11 ago
Chapter 12: Setting up ago
Chapter 13! ago
Chapter 14 ago
Chapter 15: Sound the alarm! ago
Chapter 16 ago
Chapter 17: Rematch! ago
Chapter 18 ago
Chapter 19: Realization ago
Chapter 20 ago
Chapter 21: The Maze ago
Chapter 22 ago
Chapter 23: Adjustments ago
Chapter 24 ago
Chapter 25: Unexpected Help ago
Chapter 26 ago
Chapter 27: The First Song ago
Chapter 28 ago
Chapter 29: The Messenger ago
Chapter 30 ago
Chapter 31: Avatar ago
Chapter 32 ago
Chapter 33: Competition Start! ago
Chapter 34 ago
Chapter 35: In the Maze ago
Chapter 36 ago
Chapter 37: Rolling Dice ago
Chapter 38 ago
Chapter 39: Conclusion to the Contest ago
Chapter 40 ago
Chapter 41: A dwarf must have beer! ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 1: So Comes the King ago
Vol. 2 Chapter 2 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 3: The Tenth Floor ago
Vol.2 Chapter 4 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 5: Kings, Mages, and Monks ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 6 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 7: The Horde ago
Chapter 8 ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 9: Dungeon Coalition ago
Vol. 2, Chapter 10 ago
Vol.2, Chapter 11: The King and the Dungeon ago

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Great first volume...

So far so good. The dungeon story with unique own twist, while still in line with the genre. 

The main character background - as a legendary dwarf blacksmith - before becoming the dungeon, gives the story a chance to stand out.

He is a proud dwarven crafter who now has somewhat cheated death and became dungeon. He does carry over his personality and knowledge which should make things interesting in the future.

Also the way he expands and evolves his dungeon is something you would expect from a master craftsman. Without rush but with a solid plan. 

I'm still quite curious how the other character - the former dungeon now known as Echo will turn out. In a way in the beginning it was "dungeon fairy" replacement sort of thing - as a former dungeon who can share the knowledge and experience with MC. But later evolves into something more original.

Up untill the end of vol 1 the story was updated regularly, and the average chapter size was rather larger than most other works on this site. Grammar and style is fine. The plot so far is promising, and it seems author has planed ahead and has a clear direction in which it will be going. 


As for vol2, let's wait till there is more of it...

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This could be very, very good...

In short : an artist builds a dungeon on cheat mode.

He is OP, of course, but the author has a real talent for describing atmosphere. You can FEEL the eeriness and majesty of the dungeon under construction.

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Wonderful and professionally written. Love it. It can be somwhat poetic in the most amazing ways, and I find myself wanting others to marvel at Smit's craftmanship.         

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is it weird that when i read about him humming i imagined songs from LotR?

it would be cool if that becomes a habit of his, singing/humming ancient songs in forgotten languages that whisper on the wind for miles.

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This story is an interesting addition to the dungeon genre. Although it is a bit slow at times, that is just because of the detail that is put into the worldbuilding, and despite that it seems to be plodding along at a slow but steady pace. My main critique is that the main characters aren't expanded upon very much. We get some core characteristics,(Smit=prideful in his work and a perfectionist, Echo=insecure/worship Smit, Pala=driven/worship Smit, etc.) but beyond that there isn't much development. Still, I highly enjoy this story and the characters are more than good enough to keep the story engaging. Thanks for the story!

P.S. The steady release schedule adds to the respect I have for this author.

P.P.S. Never mind. That's untrue. Still a good read though.

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Familiar but unique and interesting

I love how the MC is taking so much pride and work into making his dungeon and making it this beautiful place instead of just focusing on how to kill people to gain power. Really looking forward to how this will work out.

Also I really want to see how people react if they are inside the dungeon when  he starts singing one of his songs. As another reviewer said I would like to see that become a regular thing.

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At only 15 chapters this story quite beautifully written. The reader can feel the work that went into each chapter and it leaves you with a deep sense of satisfaction. The story is not too rushed and is set at a moderate pace with no information dumps along the way. Each POV is masterfully done to give the reader information about the new world. One of the greatest works I have seen on this site and a must read I would recommend to anyone.

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Excellent dwarf story

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Luke Scheffe
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One of the best dungeon building fictions out there, with an incomparable level of detail. This is probably the second story I read on Royal Road, back before I had an account. It is largely focused on the dungeon trying to make himself look as good as possible, rather than just being dangerous.

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 I imagine him with the voice of the singer from the song from lotr misty mountains cold!

Misty Mountains Cold

i love the story so far keep it on im realy hyped about it!