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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full marks, but I wanna see Quiss' parents too.

Exactly the kind of sunny-skies hyper-happy story it's fun to read once in a while to remember we have these things called ideals from time to time.

Story includes one (1) instance of permanent bereavement.

One (1) instance of estranged offspring that nonetheless still lives with mum.

At time of writing, around three (~3) straightforward instances of the triumph of empathy and good over callousness and evil, nuance optional.

Innumerable happy accidents and gestalten, creative depictions of self-determination, and a decent number of good puns.

 Full marks, but I expect more parents.


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Funny and light Dungeon Core story

There is very little conflict in the story, it's just a fun adventure with a dungeon core and the quirky monsters and adventurers that surround it.

The LitRPG elements are quite light and don't take up pages upon pages of space. And the author included some maps and fanart periodically, which I think is a nice touch.

If you're looking for a fun, easy dungeon core story to read I heartily recommend this one.


There are a lot of small grammar mistakes, but nothing that makes the story impossible to follow.

Due to the title of the story I would've expected more puns though.

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I'm new to royal road. I entered "dungeon" into the search bar and found this story two days ago. And it has consumed my life! Thank you so much for a wonderfully funny, happy story. Please keep doing what you do!

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A story filled from core to entrance with puns.


Style: Tells just enough to gt a real sense of the world without being overly long.

Grammer: Mild spelling errors that get fixed quickly. Grasp on the english language is damned good.

Story: The concept is good and original.

Characters: They feel real and the author is able to make the reader feel emotions for the characters.


Good story, would read again. \[T]/

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Puns and character building

This is the best dungeon story I've ever read. The author manages to make a smooth transition from the initial dungeon building into a larger storyline, and is genuinely funny while doing so.

The biggest strengths of this story are the characters and their interactions. 


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Not another Dungeon story.

I generally don't read stories with Female lead much as I cannot immerse myself in the generic plot lines and cliche characters. But this one was an exception with a very enjoyable main charcters. So, here is a brief review:

Great character building.

solid world building with gradual revealing of more details with a mysterious feeling.

slow pace (barely fast enough not to be a slice of life). But you will never get bored, so not that bad.

Lot of interaction with dungeon monsters, each with their individual personalities.

Overall story gives girlish vibes (My personal opinion.)

Slow Update rate.

For Author:

Continue writing in your current style, I enjoy it so much.

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This story is funny, cute, wholesome. Sometimes sad. A lot of dungeon building, fair amount of world building. Not all Chars are nice but currently there are only two I can't conntect with on some basis. Delta is the best :)

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Excellent characters and world-building

The development of the village surrounding the dungeon was a pleasant surprise. This isn't like other stories where the only character is the reincarnated dungeon core and a few very close companions. Instead, this author goes above and beyond with interesting world-building that only makes me more and more excited at who is going to walk into Delta's dungeon next.

S Selcouth
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Dungeon Core Waifu Seeks Friends

This is the story of Delta, the dungeon core with the heart of gold.  Fans of murder dungeons looks elsewhere.  There is a strong supporting case, although as this series continues on I feel like Delta as a character is surprisingly stagnant.  Kind of adorable, but stagnant.  Also it seems, 60-odd chapters in, the author is pretty comfortable with the size of the dungeon in relation with the town that most interacts with it, which is starting to feel lackluster.  

And yet I'm still reading it so who am I to truly complain?  This story is plot light but character heavy, and thank the heavens because some of the characters are outright adorable.

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One of the best story’s on Royal Road

As always I will keep this brief. Story is amazing. Massive amounts of character growth, puns and jokes out of the wazoo, drama that doesn’t get old, memorable characters, good worldbuilding, and has unlimited potential. Give it a read, you will not regret it.