Senshi (センシ Senshi?) is a Dwarf warrior in Laios' party.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Senshi has a very traditional and obstinate personality. Since he has spent ten years learning how to eat monsters in the dungeon he can be very set in his ways, leading to clashes with other party members (especially Marcille and occasionally Chilchuck). However, since they showed interest in eating monsters, he is very happy to share his skills with them.

Senshi can be very careless. He has a savant-like interest in cooking monsters and little else. This leads him to neglect maintenance of his weapons[2] and walk into traps despite being warned of them.

He holds a strong belief in only taking what is needed[3] and giving back to the dungeon what he takes from it[4], and can get frustrated when others do not respect this.[5]

He despises all forms of magic, believing its overuse can lead to one's downfall.[4] He is initially quite stubborn about not using it at all, but eventually accepts essential spells to traverse the dungeon. He becomes unnerved at the presence of resurrection magic, as he says it is unnatural for people to come back from the dead. In other words, he treats magic with a great deal of gravity and caution.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Laios Thorden[edit | edit source]

Marcille[edit | edit source]

Senshi's dislike of magic often puts him at odds with Marcille, the party's mage. He believes Marcille's use of powerful spells to defeat monsters is destructive to the dungeon's ecosystem, whereas Marcille believes use of said spells is justified as the monsters are actively trying to kill them.[5]

Chilchuck[edit | edit source]

Namari[edit | edit source]

Senshi has little to no respect for his weapons or traditional smithing, much to Namari's chagrin as a fellow dwarf.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Senshi comes from a place called Izganda.[6]

At some point in his past, Senshi received an adamantine shield as a family heirloom. He found he had no use for such a thing however, and turned it into a pot.[2] He also at some point had a mythril cooking knife forged. He has since taken great care of both.

At the age of 35[7] Senshi was the youngest member of a small mining group who would trawl ancient ruins from before the war in search of artifacts that would make them rich. To their joy they came across the Golden Castle hidden on the Island.[6] Terrified of being left behind, Senshi went along with the group as they dived deeper into the ruin, growing increasingly uncomfortable with the greed in the others' eyes.[7] When one of the group was suddenly killed by a monster, the group realized the ruin was turning into a dungeon and tried desperately to find their way out,[8] eventually running out of food.[9] Senshi was told to stay behind in their base and make maps as the others went out to look for food, making him feel pathetic as he was not contributing to the group's survival.[10]

As time passed the group lost most of their members to a mysterious bird monster (thought to be a griffin) until the only three remaining were Senshi, the leader Gillin and Brigan.[11] Tensions slowly arose between Gillin and Brigan revolving around providing Senshi with food[12] which culminated in a fight first between the two{{ref|m|49|11} and then with a griffin that resulted in Brigan's death.[13] Gillin prepared a soup from the griffin's carcass for Senshi and left to pass water, never coming back.[14] However, Senshi was never certain that the meat he ate was griffin meat, which haunted him at every meal for many years.[15]

After spending some time poring over his maps and deciphering the runes of the dungeon, Senshi worked up enough courage to look outside the door, but found no trace of his group member's remains.[16] At some point as he made his way towards the surface, he was taken prisoner by the orcs, eventually befriending and exchanging knowledge with them.[17] He eventually did make it to the surface, but could not bring himself to return to his homeland after what had happened in the dungeon, instead making a life for himself on the top few floors of the dungeon.[18]

For many years, Senshi maintained the third floor by taking care of cleaning dungeon bathrooms (and removing the occasional zombie) and fixing the remaining golems. He used the dungeon bathroom waste as the starter for making fertilizer for vegetable fields he tilled on the golems.[4] In the past he sold the excess vegetables on an honor system, but stopped due to constant theft of the money. At some point, he began a regular bartering relationship with the orcs from the lower floors.[19]

Senshi had been researching how to cook monsters in the dungeon for roughly a decade. Before joining Laios' party, he used to travel with a different group of adventurers. It's unknown when or why they split up, but they used to be exasperated by Senshi's carelessness with his weapons.[citation needed]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When serving a dish, his catchphrase is "It's done!" ("完成じゃ!" "Kansei ja!"?).[20]
  • His name means "seeker" in the dwarven language.[21]
  • He is from somewhere called Izganda (イズガンダ Izuganda?).[6]
  • He appears to have the ability to tell the temperature of things by touch. He is also apparently resistant to heat up to at least 180°C.[22]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 13, p. 28
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 20
  3. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 8
  5. 5.0 5.1 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 16
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 48, p. 32
  7. 7.0 7.1 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 3
  8. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 4
  9. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 6
  10. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 7
  11. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 8
  12. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 9
  13. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 13
  14. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 14
  15. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 18
  16. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 15
  17. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 16
  18. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 49, p. 17
  19. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 9
  20. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 1, p. 29
  21. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 1, p. 33
  22. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 5
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