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
59: DEOLICIOUS 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
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Kedryn
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Looking forward to reading more of this story,

Scipio231
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Good to see this here - Love it!

I've been watching this story develop for months on Spacebattles, and it just keeps getting better. Varied and interesting characters, an intriguing and colorful world, and foreshadowing of potential plots to be. Honestly one of my favorite dungeon stories right now and a pure pleasure to read.

VoidWhereApplicable
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Style and humor very reminiscent of early Pratchett work, though still fairly rough around the edges.

Wonderful and lovable cast of chacters, even the main character, though she could maybe cut back a little on the puns (or at least be less on-the-nose about it, calling them out at every turn).

 

Very good, with potential to be brilliant. 10/10, would visit again.

Kappa-sama
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The title is an oxymoron

"There is no Epic Loot here, Only Puns" is obviously an oxymoron comparable to 'pretty ugly' or 'puns are dumb'.

 

Epic Loot acquired by reading this story:

1. Puns

2. General sense of fulfillment and enjoyment

3. Maps

4. Pots

Epic Loot lost by reading this novel:

1. Time

2. Weight, as you sit on your computer chair for 12 hours a day reading

 

also the grammar is good, the characters are fleshed out, it's funny, and puns are among the highest form of wordplay in the english language.

 

Tschallacka
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Captivating story, bad puns, I like it

It's interesting how overpowered characters still have mundane issues, worries, and expectations. There are so many OP characters in this story, but at the same time, none of that overpoweredness leads to simple skips of things. Problems still exist, mud still sticks, people get just as annoyed.

It makes interpersonal clashes much more interesting where basically nation destroying entities just slug one out over a simple argument, where a simple grapple turns into landscape destroying altercations where the normality somehow shines through.

The way the dungeon develops, the bad puns flow on and even expand and the intricate Microphillic tendencies of the dungeon give it such a great personality.  I can't wait what will happen when floor 42 is reached. I wonder if Fera will ever invent a gargle blaster to bash Ruli's head in with a lemon slice wrapped in a gold brick. The story keeps me wondering where it will dig, what it will unearth and how it will develop.

I recommend this as a solid read, but I do wish that the author would use something like Grammarly or just look at the red lines of the spell checker editor to fix the most glaring mistakes. It can pull one really out of a storey when the wrong word is used.

Klemnomaniac
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Ready for the Spotlight

Hellooooooooo everyone!

Klemnomaniac here to give you the skinny on one of the highest rated stories on Royal Road!

But before we a-continue, a note: the essence of this review, written by fabulous moi, is done in the spirit of one o' my favourite characters in this divine piece of calligraphic ecstasy.

So with no further ado, darlings, let the performance commence!

--Verse 1: STYLE--

And what would a performance be without style and flair, I ask you sugars? A bore, is the answer.

However, this story thankfully does not suffer from such an issue.

Written in such a way that engages the audience, it leaves you wanting for more, like any good star should.

Easy to read and with constant progression, Mother-dearest, or Delta for her close fans, will leave you wanting an encore of her humourous shenanigans time and time again. FIVE STARS, BABY!

--Verse 2: STORY--

Now, little chickadees, any good song will tell a story but only great songs will let you know what they are as soon as you hear their rhythm.

As soon as you hear about the girl whose a pacifist dungeon, you'll immediately know that it's this story. Driven by a unique and engaging premise set in  a fantastical world, it's no wonder Mother Delta's got her fans here screamin' for more!

--Verse 3: GRAMMAR--

Now, an interlude.

Grammar is good for any structured song; the difference between being a singer and a sinner, though my pipes and looks are all devilishly good, cherubs.

Overall, this story keeps a relatively high level of grammatical combobulation that brings out a masterfully written story. Mistakes are far and few between, probably due to some oversight or bug.

And after all, we know a thing or two about a glitch in the System. wink

--Verse 4: CHARACTER--

Me oh my, if it isn't the Chorus of this here enterprise! A song is only as good as the music, cher. And my, isn't the music good?

An eclectic, zany cast of characters if ever there was one; you could say it gives the story soul. Anywho, my little darlings, if there's one thing you'll find in spades reading through this mish-mash of pure joy-joy goodness, it's the heart imbued by the care and attention to each and everyone person introduced into the setting.

--Outro: CONCLUSION--

Sad to say, my mushroom maniacs, but I must depart but not before I give my final song.

You'll find no story more entertaining, driven by it's universe and endearing to the end than 'There is no Epic Loot here, Only Puns.' I highly recommend it to all who would want to read comedic fantasy. Hell, I'd recommend it even if you didn't. But it would certainly be a mistake to miss out on this wonderfully, absolutely fab-ul-ous piece of literature.

And if you ask who I'm emulatin' for this review?

Well, you'll just have to read the story, honey-dumplings.

A star's gotta have a little mystique, you know?

TheFisher
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This review is made with knowledge of chapters 1 to 27.

Style:
The style of this story while simple, is not bad. It is not difficult to understand, nor is it annoying on the eyes. Because of this it gets a solid 3 stars out of 5.

Grammar:
This is where it gets a little bit rough around the edges. While there are quite a few spelling mistakes, the overall thing is acceptable. Stewart doesn't repeat words in paragraphs so they are not monotonous. He has a good amount of variety in his word choice, and sentences. Also, I like the little table thing for Nu (I don't know if I should've put this here or not). Grammar gets a shivering 2.5 stars out of 5.

Story:
The story isn't really that unique; a human has been reincarnated as a dungeon core by a 'divine' being in a new world. But the way it's executed is very nice. The MC isn't murder happy right of the bat, but might turn that way latter on depending on circumstances. However, I doubt that would be the case as there would be no more puns. In the end while it's not an original plot, it is a refreshing way it's being written. The story gets a solid 3 stars out of 5.

Character:
Now it gets to the best part of this novel; its wacky, fun characters. When people say that good characters can make a story better they aren't wrong, and this story has plenty of them. Whenever I read about their interactions, I just start smiling. Everyone in this story is just great so far. Because of this they get a fortified 4 stars out of 5.

Extra Comments:
Now let's get to the map that I so dearly love. Maps aren't something many do for their stories, be they about dungeons or not. So to see that this story has one, even if it just about the dungeon is nice.

Now it's the overall rating of this story, that even though it is a bit rough around the edges (mainly in the grammar department) the story gets 4 fortified stars out of 5.

Good job, Stewart.

AShyLeecher
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The title should be changed to There is no Epic Loot here, Or Puns. Seriously though, either up your pun game or revise your title. On another note, characters are likable if not all that complex. There doesn’t seem to be any overarching goals or problems and retains a lighthearted tone (aside from maybe that whatever that respawned her at the start but as of now it plays no part). There is no useless and crippling foreshadowing such as “the shadowy emporer of despair and cheese chuckled gleefully, watching as his insert evil plot here came to fruition” so that’s good. I don’t really understand the setting all that much and it could use some more development. There are a few problems with grammar and all of them really stick out but luckily they’re not that common and can still be understood. The style is a resounding success and makes this an enjoyable read. All in all I’m gonna have to give it a not-bad/10

Cestarian
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The story is ok, that's the word I'd use to describe it. Ok. Not great, not even particularly good, just ok. I'm 50 chapters in when I write this.

It starts more or less like most dungeon core stories (and most dungeon core stories suck don't they?) but manages to avoid the murderhobo dungeon trope. And not being a murderhobo dungeon sort of becomes everything the story is really about. There's some worldbuilding in the background; hidden by cliffhangers, the author seems like he's teasing "Hey, there's a world and story outside the dungeon, guess who is never going to get to hear anything about it! That's right, you will never get to hear anything about it! Not beyond these cliffhangers I'm leaving all over anyways."

I don't know what to make of that, it's like he's mocking his readers, but it's not that big of a deal, I never cared that much about it anyways, it just became a annoying when he keeps repeatedly teasing it and dropping cliffhangers and loose ends about it all over the place without ever actually diving deeper into any of it.

But this isn't even what bothers me the most about the story, this is just a minor annoyance. What bothers me the most is that the pacing of the story is down the drain, I've read about 50/88 published chapters; with the full 88 being 1000 pages of content; that's about 600 pages of content I've read, two full books.


And nothing has happened, it's like the world bends over backwards and just waits for the dungeon to be ready for whatever it promised to throw at it from the first few chapters. The town next to the dungeon had to send a letter to the king to tell him about the dungeon and this would draw in a bunch of undesirables that like to enslave dungeons, or just milk them like cows of whatever they can get. It's been 2 books worth of content, and they're not even there yet? Just a whole bunch of foreshadowing turned into a whole lot of nothing.

Worse still however is that she's developing so slowly, she has 2 floors and 15 monsters, 600 pages, for 2 floors, and she's not even done with the 2nd floor. When we get teased about there being dungeons with 70+ floors out there. It's all just a happy little wonderland, everything always goes perfect, there's no adversity, not really, oh and despite the doors being open for adventurers to come in and chekc things out, she's had only 1 serious team check her out, a few people have dropped by the dungeon once, and never returned (including Quiss, who is made out to be some kind of major character but he never really goes into the dungeon after his first 2 times early on in the book)

The pace is snailing, there's suppposed to be some plot, probably but at the current rate the story is going it'll be 4000 pages, or chapter 350 or something before we will finally get to the plot actually moving. You know, when she's developed into a whole 3 floor dungeon and is ready for whatever the world can throw at her (Because I swear she will not be able to get to floor 4 any faster than that, the pace has only been slowing down over time. She'll probably be stuck on floor 3 until the author drops the story)

It's an ok story, a light hearted read, filled with bad puns. But it's nothing more than that.

RedSlim3
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This is definitely not your average 'Dungeon Core' story. If you are like well-fleshed characters, spider killing puns, pot-making-mushroom, and DUCKS; head over to SpaceBattles and catch up to the newest 37th chapter.