374-372 King of Fruit

 And then it came out, representing all the tree spirits living in the dungeon orchard....

''This is the Tree Spirit of Dorian.''

 They came.
 Even among the tree spirits that depended on the fruit, it was the largest, with countless spike-like sharp protrusions sticking out of its rind.

 It's that bizarre appearance that makes it impossible to mistake it for anything else.


 This is a durian, a type of tropical fruit.
 It is also known as the "King of Fruits" because it has various powerful characteristics among fruits.

 ........is that why?
 Is that why you're the greatest of all tree spirits?

''Yes, Dorian is the king of the fruit world. And I, the spirit of the tree, am the king of Dorian. So.....

 I call myself Dorian Tree Spirit.

"My name is Dorian Chiou.

 After the introductions are over........

"The dungeon orchard is the ideal home for our tree spirits. The dungeon orchard is our spiritual paradise, but we can't just give it up to them, even if they are dragons. If you insist, I, Dorian Kaiou, will fight on behalf of the entire tree spirit!

 No, so this is Veerle's territory from the beginning........

''Gufufufu........! It's all right. The courage that the vegetative sentiment looked up to challenge this Grinzel Dragon's Veil without fear. I'll spare you that spirit...!

 Veerle's form has changed.
 It changes into a huge body that can look up to the dragon's true form.

I will fight you in your true form! I will burn all of you tree spirits and restore peace to my dungeon!

 What you're saying sounds like a villain, but the reasoning is overwhelmingly on the side of Veerle.
 What should we do about this?

 I just came back from the martial arts competition and I'm tired, so let's watch it for a while.

"Let's be the first to go! ''Bite me, Dorian head butt!

 First, Dorian's tree spirit Dorian Kaiou rushed forward.
 It used its body, which was much larger, harder and heavier than the other fruits, to hit its body.
 Moreover, the durian's rind is filled with spikes, so a direct hit at a reasonable speed would be extremely painful.


''Haha, it doesn't work!

 Veerle snickered as he was attacked.

'That's not enough to break a dragon's scales,' he said, 'I will remind you of the folly of standing up to me. I will remind you of the folly of standing up to me.

 Well, it was obvious........
 No matter how much of a king you are, a dragon doesn't stand a chance with the king of fruit, right?

 Dorian's side couldn't do any damage no matter what they did.
 On the other hand, the attacks from Veerle's side would be instantaneous and deadly even with a single scratch.

 Since this fight is such an impossible task, it would be appropriate for me to stop it at the appropriate place.
 And after the reconciliation, we can discuss the right of residence for each other.

 That's what I had in mind, but....

''That's a dragon. But just because your attacks are incomprehensible, doesn't mean you're running out of options. You must know that the strength of the spirit of the tree is its ability to use all the features of the possessed tree!

 What is Dorian Kaiou going to do on top of this, when it has already been proven that no attack will work?

 Neither slashing nor striking the dragon's scales could graze the scales.
 If there is any means left........

'Eat it! No, scent eeeeeeeeeeeee!''

 Dorian Caiou's fruit-like exterior, its total body cracked open.
 The pericarp-covered interior is exposed.
 The inner flesh is exposed.

 That's when.
 Before the eyesight can see the pulp.....

'Smell eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

 Not only Veerle, I also screamed in agony at the stench!
 What is that smell?
 It's like rotten meat? But it's so much worse than that! I don't want to breathe that stench in the air, I want to throw up!

"Stinky stinky stinky? Is it you? Is it you?
It's true, indeed.

 Dorian Kaiou is proud of his victory, exposing the pulp to the outside air.


 I pull up an overheard memory.
 The Dorian, the king of fruit, which I've never seen before in my previous world.
 I'm sure it's very expensive, and at the time, I couldn't afford it.

 More importantly, I couldn't even find them in the local supermarket.

 There was another reason why we didn't have them on hand.

 From what I've heard, durian smells like a mess!
 Too smelly to be treated in the store like any other fruit, though not very well!
 Customers will complain!
 Such a dangerous fruit is a durian!

'Geez! It stinks! Dieuuhhhhhh?

 The stench was having a perfect effect on Veerle.
 Even dragons that can't communicate with anything, whether it's cutting or striking, can't stand the stench.

'Stink! It stinks hundreds of times worse than the sticky beans made by the feather woman!''
"Hahahahaha! 'Not even a dragon is an enemy before my fragrance!
"Shut up! It just stinks! But the smell is too strong! But it stinks too much to approach!''

 To my surprise, the stench attack was indeed effective.
 I've been told that since they are the strongest creatures in the world, their sensory organs are also well-developed, so the stench emitted by Dorian is even harder.

 The fact that they are superior to other life forms is even more damaging.
 Come to think of it, if the beastman Silverwolf had been here, would he have died because of the stench?

Is this...?

 Is it really going to happen?
 Dragon Overthrow by Dorian!

"Don't lick it! I won't be defeated like this!

 Veerle, the dragon's wings are flapping their wings in the air.
 It's a great way to get the most out of the game. I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to make it work.

I'm not going to be able to get my hands on any of them. I'll annihilate you from here with a long-range attack!

 A dragon, after all. It's not an opponent that can be pushed through on the basis of smell alone.
 It's a good thing that you have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 There is no better way for Dorian to attack.

 It's time to stop this.

It's a good idea to have a good time. Doubledown?

 I myself was still within the range of Dorian's stench, so the stench made me very grumpy.
 I'm a little out of touch with the fresh air since last time.

"That's enough for now, Veerle! You've got a winner! There's no point in destroying any more of it!
"Don't be a fool, master! This stinking fruit is absolutely toxic! If we don't burn it down without leaving any ashes, the damage will spread!

 It's sad that what Veerle says is so righteous.

'No wait! No, it's not! You're right, though, Dorian is a stinker and a disaster. And that has more than compensating advantages!
What is that?
It's so good!

 Fruit is to be eaten.
 If it's good to eat, it's probably Taisho.

 That's why Dorian is called the "King of Fruits" and that's why it's so delicious.

 Veerle landed on earth and returned to human form.
 He took a bite of the durian flesh that Dorian Kaiou presented to him.


 It's that good?
 I didn't eat a durian when I was in my previous world, either.
 It's not something I could afford, and I never wanted to eat it.

 Why did I plant a durian in the dungeon orchard in the first place? No. Did I plant this?
 I have a vague recollection of this, but I took a bite of the rumored durian.

"Wow, it's so good!

 I can't believe it's a fruit.
 But it's delicious.

 It's almost enough to make me believe that there are people who would borrow money to eat it.

It stinks!

 Dorian Kaiou is suddenly named, and Dorian Kaiou is freaked out. He was quite scared after being pushed to the point of being burned out.

''I'll forgive your existence in spite of your deliciousness! From now on, I will come to you every day to offer you your fruit!
''Wow, I understand!

 Beside that, I gave a verbal warning to the other tree spirits as well.

The other two are the same, but they are not the same. Trouble is not allowed in this dungeon.

 Thus, the war without honor in the mountain dungeon came to a peaceful end.
 To sum up this incident........

 Dragon strong.
 Dorian stinky and delicious.

 There were two points.

''Master! Durian, that's good! We'll make Junior eat it too!
Stop it!

 Dorian is not ready for babies.