There is no Epic Loot here, Only Puns.

by stewart92

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic

She became a dungeon core.

Everything pointed Delta to murdering her way to success. People were just mana farms, right?

No, that was wrong. Delta refused. Then everything became odd.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1: Smashing Start ago
2: Take off! ago
3: Mushroom Farming ago
4: The Piggy in the Middle ago
5: The Human Touch ago
6: The Capped Limit ago
7: innocence and Gobs ago
8: What Wicked Web We Weave ago
9: Quissing the Dungeon ago
10: Hole in the Ground ago
11: Fishing for Compliments ago
12: The Nature of Give and Take ago
13: Hook, Line, Sinker ago
14: Conviction ago
15: Delta Ducks ago
16: Duck for Traps ago
17: Along Came A Spider ago
18: I am DEO! ago
19: DEO! and friends! ago
20: A Boary End ago
21: Flaws and Thorns ago
22: The Greenhouse Effect ago
23: Nature vs Nurture ago
24: Unruli ago
25: Slimers ago
26: Special ago
27: Levelling Down ago
28: Guilty Roots ago
29: The Jungle Room ago
30: A Gentleman ago
31: Japing about ago
32: Catch and Mist ago
33: The Curious Container ago
34: The Flower in a Pot ago
35: Rulis and Termis ago
36: Challenge Accepted ago
37: The Nuance of Dungeon Building ago
38: Big Showdown in little Dungeon ago
39: Lost in Translation ago
40: Seeing the Mushroom for the Forest ago
41: Busy Little Bee ago
42: The Little Things ago
43: Raleish the thought ago
44: Mime the Gap ago
Interlude: Cheesecake ago
45: Nu point of view ago
46: Ballad of the Great ago
47: Delta Does Danger ago
48: Equal-system ago
49: Witching Hour ago
50: Evolution of the First Floor ago
51: Happy Accidents ago
52: Griminology ago
Interlude: Crumbling Hearth ago
Artwork! ago
53: Devine Bobbing ago
54: Pic-Nic ago
Maestro ago
55: Heart of the Jungle ago
56: Birds, Mushrooms, and Taxes ago
57: The Musical Trap ago
58: Thorn in The Side ago
60: The Star of the Show ago
Map updates. ago
61: This Dungeon Belongs to Noland ago
Update ago
Interlude: Popping the Question ago
62: Holly Water ago
63: Wyin or lose ago
64: The Tree of 'Wisdom' ago
65: The Key to her Heart! ago
66: Tending the Moon ago
Side Story: The Village of Woodedly ago
67: Keys and Doors ago
68: World Wide Web ago
69: New Blood ago
70: Gather your Party ago
Floor maps udated! ago
Interlude: The King's Fortune ago
71: Truth Seeker ago
72: Inferno at the Grove ago
73: Lord of Mushrooms ago
Interlude: Spoiled for Choice ago
74: Blind Truth ago
75: Heart to Heart ago
76: Jungle Fever ago
77: Flower Power ago
78: Maze of Life ago
79: Delta's Dungeon Defence ago
80: Mother vs Mother ago
81: Long may she rain ago
82: Jack and Delta go down a tunnel ago
Interlude: The Imp of no Importance ago
83: The Fortress of Silence ago
84: For Whom the Dungeon Trolls ago
Edit upon a new day. ago
85: Silent Knight ago
86: Oh Holy Knight ago
87: Grotesque Puns ago
Floor 2 update! ago
88: Xanatos Gambit? No, this is a Delta Gamble! ago
89: Split Opinions on Banned Books ago
90: The Dungeon and her Village ago
91: Nina a Hand? ago
92: Fresh Breath of Seth ago
93: A King's Grudge ago
Interlude: Dungeon Education ago
94:Guard Goyles ago
95: All Action, No Talk ago
96: Door to Door ago
97:Bubbling to the Surface ago
Interlude: Death Pips In ago
98: The Madness of Sanity ago
99: Beta to the Punch ago
100: Delta ago
101: How to be a Dungeon ago
102: The Dance of the Dead and Fabulous ago
103: Pop goes the Slime ago
104: Spring of the Soul ago
105: Delta's Day Off ago
106: Delta the Darkest Dungeon ago
107: Love ago
108: Al Far will he go? ago
109: Quickies and Squidies ago
110: Hungry Python ago
111: Jack be nimble... jack be... oh no. ago
112: Low-hanging fruit ago
113: Miserable Pile of Mushrooms! ago
114: Sootable Upgrades ago
115: Vastly Giant Bridge ago
116: Wyinning ago
117: The Buzz about Shrooms ago
118: Hero ago
119: The Royal Wee ago
120: The great DEO...Hero? ago
121: Rooted in Her Ways ago

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once upon a time, the world decided to hide its greatest monsters, its greatest heroes and its greatest enemy all in one location, and hoped they would fade away with enough time... they shouldn't have hoped. 

This is the story of Delta, a sentient and sapient dungeon who grew strong way before she was supposed to in a location that the rest of the world would like to forget existed. Trouble is, she doesn't like to kill like a dungeon should. she doesn't like others killing in her new body either. An idealist who has the strength to back up her ideology in the face of unspeakable evil.

This is the story of all the monsters who call the dungeon core their mother, who have shown more emotion and character than any side characters i've seen in any professional work. They are just too easy to love, and I love every single one. This pun-loving family of goblins, trolls, skeletons, a mime, a duck and legion of mushrooms has made me smile no matter how sad i've been. 

This is the story of the residents of a town who the world wanted to forget- ancient powers who have awoken thanks to delta's presence, who are ready to fight against evil once more. A stroy about every single one of them, and how this world has hurt them, and every dungeon that lives in this world out of greed. 

this is the story of the children, the new heroes of this world, who would do anything to protect delta, the kids who are set to inherit the greatest darkness the world has ever known, just before it's about to strike.

Now ask me tell you, have you ever had a villain make you cry from something you've seen them do? i'm not talking tears at their own death. i'm not talking about some misguided tears of joy from their demise or watching them kill someone important. I mean genuine, heart-felt tears of fury and hopelessness over something a villain has done that just made you curl up and die inside for a while. This story gave me that. it's good. 

just... just read it. enjoy my punny children. i love them all. 

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I have just finished catching up to where the book is currently at chapter 27. I really enjoyed this book because it has a steady and realistic progression of the main characters abilities and dungeon. Also as was mentioned in another review it has an understandable map and not long list of stats and stuff. But the part I like most about this story is that is one of the few books on the site that makes me laugh out loud as opposed to just finding something funny. the characters are lovable and there are a lot of things I want to hear more about like the town and her goblins  lives . It is definitely worth a read so why don't you try it!

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It's a bit more involved than the title seems to imply, but not so much as to stop being a primarily light-hearted read so far. It's actually a fair bit of fun without being mindlessly frivolous.

It is less than perfect, though. In the very begining, she immediately refused the trade, calling it out as a trap. Yet here she is, as a dungeon anyway. And shouldn't she be mentioning this to the proven friends that she has? Just a little "Hey I used to be a person and some creepy dude trapped me here"? She excitedly mentions early on that she's determined to "break the system", but she spends 0 time actually studying the mechanics in an attempt to do so. She's just bumbling around like a helpless child. She's cute and endearing, but she seems to be getting more and more childish as the story goes on.

Edit as of 66:
The supporting cast has grown and oh my has it grown well. I swear one can't go two paragraphs through this story without bumping in to someone interesting. Still fairly light on the plot, but the supporting characters are 100% strong enough to carry well past the point the story would have gotten stale if it only followed Deltas antics and her lack of real growth. Not that she's been stagnant, but that I think she was regressing earlier in the story, and that her "growth" as a person so far has just got her back up to the level she started at.

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A breath of fresh air

I love how much fun this story is. The town full of retired S+ adventurers causing minor trouble, the amazingly well fleshed out characters, and the sheer whimsy of this story had me laughing nearly every chapter. I will eagerly await each new chapter!

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Will make you Laugh, Cry, Cringe, and Love the color Orange!

Reviewed at: 120: The great DEO...Hero?

(Currently I just finished Chapter 120)

Quite literally no character or detail is unimportant, and there is no filler. This is a series that couldn't be more wholesome or more entertaining. This is also a refreshingly new take on the genre/dungeon trope.

I've cried from laughing too hard, having my heart broken, and just in pure joy throughout this series. It has made my bar for light novels (or any fiction) set abnormally high...I feel bad for any books I will read next, because they simply won't measure up. 

Without spoilers this is about:

-a girl doing her best, with most frequently hilarious results

-learning that "broken" doesn't have to equal bad

-puns can be funny, even if you hate them

-(anything else might be a spoiler, so just read it!)

The author is truly talented and I'm in awe at this work. The pacing is fast, the action scenes actually read well and up the tension, and every character gets development. The writing overall is clever and clean, emotions are easily conveyed, and each character matters. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed being surprised and satisfied with where this is going. 

stewart92, THANK YOU! I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE! You are amazing. 

Flying F-Salmon Extraordinaire
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I love the story, for what it did in the earlier chapters. It tells the story of Δ and all the others in a very endearing way. 

But there is a problem I have with the story. And that's the pacing. You know. Things gling slowly in an emotion filled environment is cool and all. But if I come back to it every few weeks, to find out there's 2 chapters to read, I'll just wait, until I have some actual material in my hands. And then I forget about it. And when I come back, all the magic is gone. Sad. Because i truly feel , that this is something magical, that more people should read. And I will return in due time. Only that it doesn't feel as rewarding, when do, to when I started the series.

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A different kind of story with a warm twist

Heartwarming will be the best word to describe this story, but that does not mean the story does not possess epic or action moments and amazing characters. If you add the writing, plot, character development (Oh, Nu...), world building, dungeon building...

But returning to the review stuff.

The story is centered around Delta and the characters around her, since it starts as a classic dungeon core story (dungeon building and resource management), it keeps that going non-stop but with a VERY different and unique approach and I will even be able to say that this is a story which can be read by both 13 and 18+ year old people with a double reading with characters as endearing as DEO (screaming intended) and the rest of the cast, both from the dungeon and Durence that try to be happy go lucky even if the world is a bit grey for them.

If you can spot the puns (good and bad), it's because the grammar is solid and constant, the writting flows and even if it skips to a different POV from time to time, it sounds more like extra chapters than part of the main story while helping developing the world around the dungeon.

The main character has spun, even if Delta tries to be a loving and caring "mother" to the dungeon, and at the same time, Nu is the strict father figure that acts more like a protective and caring brother for Delta.

The cast keeps increasing and in ways nobody expected due to Delta deltaing her life inside the dungeon, and the dungeon affects at the same time Durence, making eccentric people appear from there from time to time.

At this point in the story, there have been some antagonist figures in which my favorite was the tax collector (biggest evil in the world!!), but even if everybody survives Delta, that doesn't mean that they weren't deltaed in the process.

Release dates are constant and abundant, which helps a lot with serialized works; author answers properly to critizism and at the same time addresses queries made by fans. The author even draws maps for people to understand better the description and the layout of the dungeon.

If you liked the Wandering Inn, this series is similar in some tones but keeping both a warm theme and a clear direction to the story that does not let it stagnate.

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Aim for the stars! Rush the bodyguards!

Overall: My feelings towards this story can be summarized by a random thought that I had just as I was starting the latest chapter, and was looking at the title of the story in my bookmarks. "There is epic loot here, it's the whole story." It has an abundance of heartwarming elements including an emphasis on that large family vibe that is one of the strengths that dungeon novels have. Comedy suffuses the entire thing until I cannot think of any elements of dungeon building that haven't been given their own hilarious personality. 

Spoiler: do not read unless you have read chapter 100. I know spoilers in a review make no sense, but I need to just let out the enthusiasm while I'm on this topic.

Style: The entire story has a very lighthearted feel, where any of the "rules" that normally encompass a system world exist as a framework that makes a melodic snapping sound. A great deal of the focus is on character interactions between a caste of oddities that makes a very comedic sort of slice of life, and even during chapters that often come across as dull (info dumps, construction queues, lore) there is typically both a twist that makes it entertaining and another scene in the same chapter. 

Grammar: For most people, grammar is a set of rules like gravity that are inescapably there, and resented like when the yogurt falls out from the fridge like a dungeon door trap out for your morale. However, mastering gravity is, paradoxically, the key to flight. stewart92 has that kind of mastery of grammar where little things like the use of all caps, or carefully placed apostrophes are the crux of a joke or characterization. I haven't noticed any problems so they are fixed with a great deal of promptness. 

Story/Character: I think this story needs the slice of life tag.  There are conflicts on a larger scale, beyond the scope of the dungeon, that have satisfying setups and climaxes and conclusions, but the bulk of the story is moments in the lives of the characters (to such an extent that I combined both categories rather than rave about the same things twice.) The story even avoids the pitfall of tedium common to slice of life stories by taking the collective common sense and leaving it in a corner to gradually collect assorted fungi. 

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Overall, this story is amongst my favorites on the site, and I would recommend it to anyone, bar none.

Paul Boyle
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Not sure why this is so highly rated

Reviewed at: 7: innocence and Gobs

Starts off fairly well, though pedestrian and uninspiring.  After a few chapters, the authors grammar just falls apart though.  Did he start relying on Google translate at some point?  The material isn't funny OR punny either, so I feel let down from the title.  It also isn't that clever.  

Maybe it gets better at some point, can't be bothered to read more than 8 chapters of this drek though.  What a waste of time

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This novel is fun without being totally inane, funny without forcing itself, and just a little bit poigant to cleanse the palate and give the plot a bit of weight.