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873307 No. 873307 ID: e77725

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No. 941025 ID: 977456

As near as I can tell, Mary only gained experience once over 9 chapters. If it is another 9 chapters before the next time then bonuses from levelling up seem sufficiently rarely-used that they should be ignored. The rest of Int is valuable, but the level-up aspects will be doing absolutely nothing until she next gains levels. Now, she could try to gain more levels, but thus far that has only been combat, and she isn't a combat build, and is reluctant to become a demon. She could try to get adventurer insurance(or something similar) but we don't know the mechanics of that.
More specifically. She will get more experience and skill points from buffing to the point that she can fight competently than by gaining more when she fights incompetently. Only once she has reached combat competence can experience buffs be worthwhile.
No. 941044 ID: c26b8d

Apologize to her THIS INSTANT Young Lady! And let her use your phone so she can get picked up by her sister, and you can continue on without being involved in their family drama.
No. 941061 ID: 44b1b5

Also, while you're allocating points: "Dungeon Keeper I swear, I WILL de-summon you if you don't refrain from doing whatever you're thinking of doing to our guest, I am NOT in the mood to be dealing with that after going through what I did."
No. 941064 ID: 344609


Also stop being rude to your guest. I know this is a big moment for you, becoming inexorably bound to the Dungeon Master job and all, finally, but that doesnt mean you need to deny people clothing.
No. 941135 ID: c26b8d

Hey Mary, why is it that when you got stuck here, you didn't have a penny to your name? Are you that bad at managing money that you have nothing left despite you being an auditor with 10 years at Drachma Bank? Do you not trust banks and thus keep all your money secured at home instead of using a debit card? Do you never carry any spending money?
No. 941136 ID: 10670f

I'm pretty sure it's just that her dungeon lacks an ATM to transfer money from, and she's smart enough not to go into Auditing with any loose cash on her person.

But that does remind me that Drachma Bank totally forgot to send Mary her 2 weeks pay for being let off. So that could be another point to add to the lawsuit against the bank. They also 'forgot' to send her notice of even being fired, which is another point that could be added as well.
No. 941150 ID: 151656

IIRC according to the bank she wasn't fired so much as she breached contract, so she was owed neither. It's all baloney in any case, of course, but their argument is internally consistent.
No. 941151 ID: 094652

HP, Int, Cha
No. 941155 ID: 10670f


Really with all the Conspiracy (trying to smoke and mirrors Mary into accepting the debt), Aiding and Abetting of Kidnapping (By denying Mary the use of their cursebreaker), OSHA violations out the ass (Denying Mary a cursebreaker for the curse she received in the field, probably more considering what happened to Alex), And other bullshit they've tried, I'm almost expecting Drachma Bank to spontaniously combust in a fit of legal fire should Mary ever manage to step into a courtroom.
No. 941161 ID: 8eaf98

I am thinking we may be able to run through our own dungeon to gain EXP. Also we can probably summon a lawyer to help us do paperwork to get adventure insurance remotely if that is at all possible.
No. 941169 ID: 151656

Pfff, as if corporations didn't get away with that kind of thing regularly.
No. 941247 ID: 867391

i second this person's decision to try to have stats that may or may not exist.
No. 941319 ID: 679a6d


...I wonder if Artificer is able to automate the loot drop system at all, given that their focus is on equipment and such?

More immediately, I suggest going with

2 Points into HP
1 Point into WIS

HP is very important for any kind of survivability, and the last thing you want is to get sick with something. Also that improved resistance to curses might help out a bit with the one placed on you. As for putting an extra point in WIS, it'd balance it out a bit with your INT and maybe get you to stop and reconsider a bad idea, like say going into a room with a likely hostile adventurer...
No. 941355 ID: e77725
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I get the feeling that those aren't real stats but I suppose I can look.

>Trying to mess with the mentioned stats causes an entirely new screen to appear. Mary examines it with a frown.

I'm not sure I like these. Also I can't mess with them in any way, it seems. Looks like these are influenced by abilities.

Or my life.
No. 941360 ID: 10670f


>I'm not sure I like these
Yeah, I'd be ashamed of the Chutzpa stat as well.

Also, might want to check up on your parents... just for kicks.
No. 941361 ID: e77725
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Oh, fuck, right... I forgot about Hemlock.

>She approaches the smaller Poison Sister and shoos Dungeoneer away.

"Hey uh... Sorry about that. I just defeated my first adventurer, leveled up, got stat points to spend. I've never really done anything like this before so uh... It's a bit much."

>The woman smiles and nods.

"It's okay," She says, "I understand how you feel. I was the exact same way during my first win. I figured you must have been busy."

"Yeah... It's been intense."

"Did you have fun?"


"Did you enjoy yourself?"

"Uh..." Mary pauses and thinks about this for a moment. "Yeah... I think I did."

"Hehe... We all want to try and test ourselves sometimes... And it's fun knowing that no one is really getting hurt. I'll wait in the spa for you while you get everything ready."

"Right, okay. Thanks."

>She nods and walks off.


Back to stats.

>Mary decides to drop one in INT, WIS, and HP. She doesn't feel any different but... Maybe such a small allotment doesn't change much.
No. 941362 ID: e77725
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"Soooooo" Dungeoneer approaches Mary, looking very smug. "Not bad, not bad. You know what would make you even better?"

"What?" Mary asks, knowing the answer.

"A rune or two! They'll buff your stats like crazy! And I'm just the lady to give 'em to ya."


If I'm going to be a real Dungeon Master I should be a fitting boss, no?

But... This will stick with me forever.

Is that really so bad, though?

I don't know...
No. 941364 ID: 2a2f85

Eh, you’re good the way you are. No need to change yourself to fit in with the other DMs.

No. 941365 ID: afdebc

Wow your lust defense is pretty low, you need to buff that before you get seduced!

"I wanna be a badass normal, thanks."
No. 941367 ID: e0c395

You almost got the crap beaten out of you just now because people expect a Dungeon Master to be able to fight. Infuse them runes!
No. 941368 ID: 7fce9f

Of course you should! You're just... Waiting for some really powerful ones to come along.
So first, test the process on Alex! Never do anything to yourself you wouldn't be willing to do to a disposable minion first.
No. 941370 ID: 06095b


Mary, you're fine as you are. Maybe get back to your self-defense training if you're going to go adventurer stomping for kicks, but you don't need to be a demon for that.

Hell, if you wouldn't have spent those 10 rune, we could have given you some kickass armor to fight all day long in, but... Eh, we'll get by.

Make sure to ask Hemlock about the whole "nobody gets hurt" thing and see if that applies to you. Also, make sure to threaten Dungeoneer by telling her if she doesn't stop, you'll have Curi find out her "rune capacity" in the most embarrassing way possible for her. Lastly, spend some time with your heir-apparent and your unloved minions. That might actually help you build up that charisma stat.
No. 941371 ID: 10670f

Don't dump on yourself with this "If I'm Going to Be a Real Dungeon Master" baloney! You've been a real dungeon master the second you started making orders, when you first got shafted the job. So don't go thinking that you have to be a Demon to be a real dungeon master.

Nah, Don't take any rune because it's what's expected of you. Take some runes because that's what you want to be.

Honestly, I believe the superpowers are worth it, but that is me. I'm sure everyone will still love you just the same, Demon Mary or Human Mary... Execpt maybe Dungeoneer. Demon Mary might be her fetish.
No. 941372 ID: 1774cd

This is your life now, Mary. Adapt or suffer. Law runes would be best.
No. 941373 ID: f17674

On a personal level, I think I am okay with you runing yourself if you are comfortable.

However, I think the question then is, if you do infuse and become a demon, you may not be able to continue life as a basic auditor. If you are comfortable with that possibility, go for it.

But only because you want to, not because you need to.
No. 941374 ID: e3e99e

"I'm not going to use any runes, since then the bank could get me on comingling of assets.
But just so you know? If you're DTF just say so~"
No. 941375 ID: 7247ec

That's actually a good idea, for once. Yes, do it. You can keep the benefits forever.

You'll make much more money than at your old job and should be able to invite people you liked over!
No. 941377 ID: 10670f

BTW how long did Mary have long hair? I've always thought she had a professional looking bob cut.
No. 941378 ID: b1b4f3

Wasn't there some issue with becoming a demon? Like, you won't be able to go to town even if you broke the curse?
Forget about raw stats for a moment. The major benefit here is if you die, the dungeon will resurrect you. You need to know if you have an alternative-- can your minions just use a phoenix down on you instead?
No. 941379 ID: d856aa

Mary, you've been telling us you want to stay human. If you rune there's no going back, you're a dungeon master forever.
Don't rune, you're unique being a human, non-demon dungeon master. That makes you cool.
No. 941382 ID: d856aa

More concerning Mary, that "Immediate family dead = 3, immediate family dead you were aware about = 0" is kind of worrying. If you get a chance you might want to call someone.
No. 941384 ID: 1ecec9

Thinking about it more. If you don't inherently feel different even with the minor boost. You may want to rune yourself for self preservation alone.

Its still your choice because you originally had some vague ideas before of what to do beyond this. But now you are a guild member, a successful businesswoman, you are kind of a mother too with your employees, not to mention Isabelle. You do have a bit of responsibility over them...
No. 941385 ID: 1774cd

oh and uh
call your parents
No. 941387 ID: 094652

Runes have long-term side effects. Don't use them.

Aww, next time try to increase your luck stat. Ask the dungeoneer if she has equipment for those extra stats.
No. 941394 ID: 151656

To be honest, I'd personally prefer you to have runes, but I know you don't and I'm not going to push that onto you in a moment of vulnerability. Which is what Dungeoneer is doing right now, by the way; even if you decide to go through with this, you can't let her keep pressuring people like this unless you want her to try and exploit any moments of weakness of any of your other employees (including young, impressionable Isabella). I recommend forbidding her from any further suggestion or even mention of runing non-demons, maybe with a side of disciplinary action.
Getting back to the matter at hand, if you just want to have combat power you can use items and equipment for that. If you're worried about whether or not you can come back to life, get someone to answer that for you, or maybe get hero insurance via mail or something. Just don't feel you have to do something life-altering because you're pressured into it, do it only if you really want to. And never take these decisions in the heat of the moment, either, see how you feel about it tomorrow morning.

It's part of her new Dungeon Master costume.
No. 941400 ID: 5abaf9

It’s your choice and all but it doesn’t really fit with trying to leave the dungeon and get back to your normal life, does it? Plus, if you are going to pick runes to use you should probably wait until you’ve discovered all the tunes you can so you know you’re picking the right ones, and know what happens to non-demons when they gain runes.

Overall, it’s not something I’d do, and certainly not rashly. The Maybe focus for the moment on using your new auditor power of buying things to get items to discover new runes from.
No. 941402 ID: 5abaf9

But yeah I dislike how she keeps trying to get you to do this after you’ve been clear you don’t.
No. 941403 ID: 1a6fd4

Mary, you know what Dungeoneer wants, so you know she's biased. And we're biased too, since you're the best Dungeon Master we've ever had and a rune would prevent you from leaving us, so I don't think you should leave this to us either. Just do what feels right.

I agree. You should do something about her.
No. 941404 ID: 977456

No! You may or may not want runes, but you have just been through a traumatic and stimulating experience. That is an objectively terrible time to make permanent life-altering decisions. Get more information, calm down, and recheck the numbers on your "days alive" count because something about that seems off about you current age and probably indicates something existential-dread-worthy...

And by all the demons train your lust-resistance. There is a never-ending stream of adventurers coming through and "seduce the evil overlord just to betray gain-a-totally-for-reals-honest-and-virtuous-tactical-advantage" is a trope. Additionally: Dungeoneer.

But.. if you did want to become a demon, think about what sort? Go full-law and be a puzzle-boss slinging around inviolate rules and restrictions with a series of complex work-arounds required to face you remotely evenly? Go full-LAW and just load up on explosive homing-projectiles because nothing says stress-relief like reducing your own boss-room into molten rubble? Go full-awe with a minor in summoning and major in leadership and demoralisation auras because nothing says boss like boss? Go fuller by hitting the protein-shakes and bulking up then throwing in some full-heal slime-snacks because the final boss having more health than every other encounter combined is a classic?
No. 941405 ID: b1b4f3

10854/365=29.737 seems fine. She's just under 30.
No. 941406 ID: 7fce9f

Basic shape is a stat you should totally mess with. You could save tons of mana by just setting your basic shape to a monster instead of having to maintain a transformation or power buff! Or even learn to change it for others!
No. 941415 ID: 679a6d

Honestly Mary, you aren't in any mindset to make a decision like this. If you really want to see about giving yourself Runes to empower yourself with, get the Artificer and see what they can provide you in rune-based equipment first before infusing yourself.
No. 941417 ID: 91ee5f

You can rune yourself whenever you want. Just don’t do it because Dungeoneer pushed you into it. You’ll do it whenever you’re good and ready to do it!
No. 941423 ID: 235ba5

just get hella broken items and fight like the weasel you are

runes are for sissies
No. 941425 ID: 8eaf98

dungeon master is taking advantage of you right now do not rune yourself now.
No. 941428 ID: 4534a6

You don't need runes, you need to exercise and learn some new magic.
You should definitely bonk Dungeoneer on the head, gently with your weak nerd noodle arms.
No. 941433 ID: 9caba2

Convert your author into a rune and infuse yourself with a human and plain rune.

Though we should probably wait for more fitting runes, I'd suggest we use Archivist and Demonololigist to obtain opposites of every rune we possess and currently don't have an opposite of, if we haven't already done that. And probably keep doing that moving forward.

Oh and collect some of the sister's bath water to sell to shady people.
No. 941434 ID: 10670f

Continuing on from the "You don't have to Rune yourself if you don't want to."

If you do choose to Rune yourself, might I make some suggestions?

If you do choose to rune yourself, I suggest runes that resonate with your personality. For one, whatever you choose your stuck with, so it's best to choose something you can gel with.

There's the obvious suggestion of Law Rune and Money Rune, since being an auditor is a huge chunk of your identity. Not all of it, but enough to warrent a pair of runes by itself.

A slightly more controversial suggestion is a Dark Rune. Going back over your stat page, I saw that your aura color is Black. Taking a look at the other examples from the other DMs, you aura color seems to match your personality, at least a bit. So I would say you have a natural affinity for Dark... Which makes sense from what I've seen from you, Focused, Solitary, Mildly Depressed. So I think a Dark Rune would match you well. Plus, as an aside when Curi took her party out adventuring, Dark Slime put in some serious work with her powers so as far as picking random superpowers go, Dark seems like a solid pick.

Alcohol Rune is my sketchiest suggestion. You seem to be a heavy drinker at times, and you do have like 3 skills dedicated purely to Alcohol already. So if "Summon Beer" sounds like a skill you want to have in your back pocket at all times, well an Alcohol Rune is the rune for you.

Finally, I'd suggest a Fancy Rune. Mostly because it would synergize with Money and Law to make you the Lord or King class, which is pretty sweet. Also, you pretty much wear a crown like 24/7 now. I think you've earned at least 1 Fancy Rune.
No. 941435 ID: 5b33bb

Honestly its up to you Mary. If you do this you cant really leave unless you find a successor, but honestly what are you really returning to back out in the world? Are the bonds you forged out there stronger than the ones youve made here? Or perhaps theres a place youve always wanted to see or go? Its ultimately a defining moment.

Also, I'm not sure if demons age at different rates or at all but you have a chance of not having to face your 30th b-day if you get some kind of locked in youth/appearance. Just sayin.
No. 941446 ID: a4eb35

I don't think Dungeoneer is taking advantage of your victory to sell you on runing, I think /quest/ is taking advantage of your malleable mind to keep you from getting too powerful to control.
Remember, that's not a crown on your head, it's a brain worm.
No. 941449 ID: 10c408

Do not take the runes just yet. There may be some nefarious law or ruling against demons that could be used against us by the bank when we eventually take them to court that allows the judge to throw the whole case out.
No. 941451 ID: 151656

Nah, I think you're focusing on the wrong thing. An auditor shouldn't choose her runes based on themes, but on ROI; she should audit every rune and watch carefully how much she stands to benefit from each one and choose based on that. Choosing based on wishy-washy stuff like how much they mesh with her personality and all that stuff is for non-auditing plebs.
No. 941453 ID: 10670f

That would be Fancy, Alochol, Fancy, Alochol, I'd believe.

Make fancy Booze with magic and sell it online. Use the runes generated from slimes to make Mana and just sell the stuff by the crate-load. The rest is just advertising, get a bunch of reviews on how 'great' your booze is and get a good rep so you can overcharge people for booze you can make for free. From what I've seen the Underworld doesn't really have a FDA to get in your way.
No. 941454 ID: 151656

But we're not talking about making items here, we're talking about runes for Mary to infuse herself with. Since that can be done with just creating items with runes, infusing herself would be an unnecessary risk. Also, not all benefit is directly monetary; ROI on power, survivability and whatnot should be also taken into account.
No. 941469 ID: d856aa

Mary, can you pull up a trait sheet like that for us? I'm curious as to what our traits are.
No. 941494 ID: 0f41e2

Hmmm, our Runecapacity is 17. Is that much? Next to nothing? Average? Ask Mary.
No. 941497 ID: 0f41e2

Oh, nearly forgot.
Yes, i think we should at least Rune ourselves.
I mean, imagine you could walk you of here, just now.
Would you du it? I think this Job is the most freedom you can have in this world.
But not right here right now.
No. 941499 ID: 8eaf98

still going to stress this is not the time to be making such a important decision. This is currently manipulation. (honestly just like tack a week onto mandatory refusal to rune self every time dungeoneer asks)
No. 941500 ID: b1b4f3

Hey didn't we have a human underling that wanted runes? But refused to decide? Let's make her decide now. It'll get Dungeoneer off our backs and give a good indication of how it would affect Mary.
No. 941501 ID: 10f5f8

Nice to see Rune Capacity is directly tied to # of Spiders Killed
No. 941526 ID: 867391

the real question is how did mary manage to go through life without killing far more spiders than 17.
No. 941528 ID: 151656

It's probably a reference to Larro's game, like Lust Defense.
No. 941538 ID: 05fc40

As someone above me said, taking runes into yourself could fuck up your looming court case. You really cannot afford that. So if you want to take runes into yourself? Wait until all that is handled.

As an alternative, buy an enchanter and have him make you mad artifacts to boost your scrawny self with in the interim. Maybe a Letter opener since those can double as daggers.
No. 941540 ID: 05fc40

Also order up a phone and contact a law firm to get your case in order. Any major law firm would be SALIVATING for this case. Like you will probably have lawyers fighting death battles in your dungeon just for the chance to get to be on this case and the counter suit.

Probably should also call your family.
No. 941565 ID: c26b8d

WOW you have -6 luck, no wonder everything has been going so shitty for you.
No. 941571 ID: c26b8d

I think you should call your family, or the family lawyer at least, you might have some inheritance to collect.
No. 941573 ID: 1ed92d

Take some time off to think about your life choices and possible careers. And also if being a demon is a significant departure from being an Auditor.
No. 941625 ID: 679a6d

Let's see...

365*29 is 10585

10854-10585 is 269

365-269 is 96

So Mary's birthday is in about 3 months. We need to alert Curi and the rest of the dungeon of this.

I think that might be Charm Defense rather than Lust Defense, and the former is ridiculously high at 243.
No. 941626 ID: 151656

If she's lucky, "Number of Dead Immediate Relatives That Are Personally Known About: 0" means "you don't know your dead relatives" rather than "you don't know your relatives are dead". But just to make sure, call your family.
No. 941633 ID: a9af05

Don't rune yourself until you're good and ready to do so. Don't let yourself be pushed into it.

Also check to see if those reviews have come in while you were looking at your stats.
No. 941655 ID: 977456

Someone else already pointed out the problem with your initial statement.
No. 941663 ID: 151656

Well, shit.
No. 941685 ID: 679a6d

I just had an idea of how to do that.
Chaos Slime, go tell Mama Curi that Mary's birthday is in 96 days!
No. 941689 ID: e3e99e

I have an idea.
Ask Alex or Hemlock to get a new phone. You have some calls to make.

First, obviously, you need to call your parents.

Second? Call a cursebreaker.

Third? Call a lawfirm, because you have a big old case that's unassailable.
*The loan the Demon King took out was a personal loan. Thread 1 established that there was no collateral backing it up, meaning there were no liens on the dungeon. It's his debt as a person, not a debt on the dungeon or its DM. We can ask for a declaratory judgement to that effect, and an order for Drachma bank to stop attempting to collect a debt from people who do not on it.
*We can sue for wrongful termination, breach of contract, and back pay. They have a cursebreaker on staff for these events, which implies a contractual obligation to break curses on employees. However, they chose to instead terminate our employment due to on-the-job injury. Because we were trapped on a work site, when they terminated our employment without notifying us they actually owe us our salary to the point where they chose to notify us. That's quite a bit of pay.
*We can demand a declaratory judgement that even if Drachma bank had any rights or claims to the dungeon, they have explicitly and implicitly given up those rights. First when they refused to accept it from Mary when she was in their employ, and again following the termination of her employment when they affirmatively stated that it is Mary's property rather than their own.

Short version? Mary doesn't owe them shit, but they actually owe Mary money.

The specific amount that the King of Demons owed doesn't appear to have ever been stated, and since Mary isn't going to abandon the dungeon at this point since she's personally invested it's best to cut these dangling plot threads.
No. 941690 ID: 679a6d

It's 159,000 Gold, listed when Alex arrived at the Dungeon.

Not sure if that's before or after interest though.
No. 941723 ID: 977456

>wrongful termination
There is an argument that they had no choice, due to conflicting interests. I would like to think that there is an alternative, especially considering the ease with which employment can be imposed, that would be a sort-of deferred employment where your status is suppressed pending legal evaluation.
Or they could be sued for unsafe working conditions on the grounds that they have a curse-breaker who they can't use because what they need is a curse-preventer. That could even be a class-action by all of their employees...
Then there is the matter that they fired her to avoid a conflict of interests in the explicit way that resulted in them maintaining the debts. They could have dropped the contract instead for the same outcome, and such would seem to be the appropriate response given that Mary was employed against her will. So they are on record as having acted wrongfully due to conflict of interest...
No. 941754 ID: c8a789

I would say go for it, if only because this job is better then your last and you have certainly made a few friends here. Its not logical to get rid of such a invesment, go for a law rune, to enhance your abilitys.
No. 941801 ID: 98db10

It's either 103 or 104 days, actually. Leap years are a thing. (Possibly only 102, but that's kind of improbable)

>lawyer talk
I think this calls for a repost from Chapter 4:
>Mary already said that debt transference isn't a thing that the Demon King could have done. However, it is possible that the property we are presently bound to by his magic would go under something called "fraudulent conveyance".

>In short, the Demon King gave us this property and then fled to avoid paying his taxes, putting his property out of the hands of his creditors. Depending on the legal statute of the realms, such an intentional way to defraud the system may be considered insufficient to protect the property from foreclosure, liquidation, or anything of that sort to help the initial investor recoup their losses.

>Basically, the Demon King's debt isn't on us, but it may be on the dungeon. However, two problems arise from this. First is that in effect of his means of conveyance of the property, the demon king deprived us of our personal liberties and put us in a hostile situation with no means of escape, meaning that he can be sued in a court of law for reckless endangerment (a felonious infraction), deprivation of personal liberties (a felonious infraction), and personal damages.

>In such cases, criminal procedure overtakes civil procedure (such as debt collection), putting a halt to all other liens against his property until the case has been resolved. Reparations can then be easily named in the millions of gold, and should he not arrive to defend himself in a court of law within a certain number of days once we've put up a trial for the appeal, we can easily have him forfeit his former, reclaimable properties for immediate, grievous damages before the banks can foreclose on anything. This would effectively discharge the debt while netting us the property.

>The second is that the dungeon itself was a derelict structure beforehand possessed of a dangerous, extremely pernicious entity which would have made its original pricing negative. In short, the property without the added value that Mary has added, which she, by all rights could send back to start before leaving to return the property in initial condition, would not be worth reclaiming.

>In short, the bank lost this one from the second the Demon King stuck us here. They can go chasing his bony ass across the abyss for whatever gold they can wring out of him. The dungeon is ours, the debt is his, and if they try to take our home, they'll have ashes instead.

>Do. Not. Fuck. With. Mary.
No. 941802 ID: 151656

>[...] it may be on the dungeon. [...] criminal procedure overtakes civil procedure (such as debt collection), putting a halt to all other liens against his property until the case has been resolved. [...] have him forfeit his former, reclaimable properties for immediate, grievous damages before the banks can foreclose on anything. This would effectively discharge the debt while netting us the property.
There's something I don't follow there. If the debt was on the dungeon, and then Mary claims the dungeon as reparations for damages, doesn't she end up with the debt, since it was on the dungeon and not the King? Even if the case isn't considered resolved, it'll just be halted, but it wouldn't disappear. As far as I understand, claiming property attached to a debt also claims the debt, unless specifically insured against it.
Other than that, the logic is solid, and it does a good job of explaining why the bank was trying to get Mary to talk terms (in essence, she would be voluntarily overriding the halt to civil procedure).
No. 941808 ID: e3e99e

Not quite.
In thread 1 Mary establishes that there is no actual collateral securing this debt. That means it's the Demon King's debt, rather than a lien on the property.
They can sue him to attempt to convert that debt into a lien, and they can attempt to recoup the value of 'gifts' he distributed to avoid payment.
However, the value of the existing dungeon was approximately equal to the cost of an empty dungeon, less any maluses that would apply. The horrible thing in the basement, for example, is basically a malicious squatter who cannot be removed.
I want Mary to lawyer up and end that plot thread so we can focus on important things, like seducing Dungeoneer and researching new runes.

Speaking of which: Mary, seduce Dungeoneer!
No. 941815 ID: 977456

>Mary, seduce Dungeoneer!
That sounds impossible. Like, Mary can get right onto that after she moistens water and dries ice. Pretty sure if you somehow succeeded Dungeoneer would just start frothing-at-the-mouth while literally falling into a coma.
No. 941824 ID: 151656

But a Dungeon is not merely a property, but also a business in itself, you can inquire a debt on a business without collateral. Hmm, but then if Mary claims she only claimed the real estate, constructs and monsters, and used it to start a new business... which checks out with her changing the name of the dungeon as soon as she was able to... then the debt would be associated with the Dungeon of Pain, which is unrelated to Mary. Yes, this is workable, we have a solid case now. Carry on.
No. 941825 ID: 94b78e

Hey, wait a minute. You can buy things now, with your new auditor levels. Buy a phone and call for help!
No. 941845 ID: 1a6fd4

That's nice and all, but that case is based on the legal system of a different world. For all we know, the legal system in Mary's world works in a Phoenix Wright-esque way where she's still considered guilty until her lawyer gets someone else behind bars, or something else entirely.

We've had phones back for a while now. I think we had Demo buy one along with some other necessities one time. We also have Alex's phone and Moon Elf's communicator.
No. 941925 ID: ce39da

Don’t forget to actually call the nice poison demon’s sister before you commit to anything major.
No. 941927 ID: e3e99e

Oh, yes. We should do that after seducing Dungeoneer.
No. 946361 ID: e77725
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"No." Mary says.

"... No?"

"No, I think I'll stay the way I am for now."

"But... So many Dungeon Masters become demons... It's great."

"I will do it as an absolute last resort, but as you can see I won a whole fight without needing it."

"She was at death's door."

"I am the best at this while being a normal person."

Also, stop discussing my age...
No. 946362 ID: e77725
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"Now, if you'll excuse me I have -several- phone calls to make. I need you to make sure the reviews are archived, I want to check them out later."

"Yeah, gotcha." Dungeoneer says. She watches Mary walk off and strokes her chin. "Last resort, huh..?"
No. 946363 ID: 151656

Dungeoneer, no. Bad Dungeoneer.
No. 946364 ID: 094652

Dungeoneer, you have our permission to push her limits, but if you intentionally cause a costly failure, you're fired.
No. 946365 ID: 1a6fd4

Speak for yourself, she definitely doesn't have mine.
No. 946367 ID: 977456

But... becoming a demon alters ones appearance. You need to make a bucket list of things to do with Mary's humanity before she goes demon. And make sure to get pictures of everything! They'll become limited editions once the source is gone!
No. 946368 ID: d856aa

Mary, remember we still have Belladonna.
No. 946369 ID: 10f5f8

Dungeoneer, what are you doing? Dungeoneer stahp!

P.s. Do it you wont
No. 946371 ID: 0fae41

She clearly meant resorts of the tropical variety, Dungeoneer. Start workin' on that beach bod.
No. 946376 ID: e3e99e

Dungeoneer, you don't need to turn her into a demon in order to seduce her.
We'd be happy to help you get your sempai to notice you.
No. 946377 ID: ad51b8

oh that does not bode well.
No. 946378 ID: 06095b


Yo, other hat. Control your accessory's murder boner.
No. 946384 ID: 10670f

"Only as a Last Resort"

Umm, Mary? I don't think getting Rune'd works like that. Like, just now, you kinda needed those Runes before you found yourself locked in a room with an Abberation. I'm pretty sure they don't work like a potion to be chugged, there's probably this whole "process" that Dungeoneer has to go through to get it to work.
No. 946388 ID: 58b4f3

At least wait until you get a Dragon Rune! Then you can turn Mary into a dragon!
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