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This is an English-text novel in the light-novel format inspired by Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World, written by Whatsawhizzer and hosted online by Scribble Hub, Royal Road and his own blog, with hard-copies available for purchase through online stores. The first volume was written and placed online around April 6, 2019, with the most recent chapter, 275, released to the public on September 28, 2020. Additional chapters are usually released to the public, for free perusal, about three chapters a day for six days a week. Patreon supporters can access image galleries and chapters in advance.

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An overweight teenage boy, later named Deek Williams, is cruelly dumped by a girl who was stringing him along until he aced her final project, with the rest of her Girl Posse laughing at him, all of them calling him a "stinky fatass" and dubbing him an idiot for even thinking he had a chance. As if that wasn't bad enough, the entire sporting club beat him mercilessly for the "crime" of asking her out in the first place, because the team captain of the baseball team had his eye on her without Deek's knowledge.
When he gets home, there's no one to greet him because his father had abandoned the family long ago, and his poor Struggling Single Mother works multiple jobs to try and make ends meet.
Looking to drown his sorrows by immersing himself in one or more of the bargain basement Nintendo cartridge games he bought at a bargain bin grab-bag sale, he stumbles on a package with no label, no graphics, and no instructions. He plugs it in and no sooner does he finish setting up his character than he's unconscious and finds himself in the village of Chalm, in the kingdom of Alberis, having to learn how the new world works without any tutorial, explanation, or guide.

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  • All Women Are Lustful: The girls in Deek's harem push him down, not the other way around, especially his first, Lydia, who is all but completely insatiable.
  • Battle Harem: Reconstructed. Deek manages to put together a powerful team of female warriors to help him fight enemies, hold down the fort at home, and keep his bed warm at night, and yes, there's all sorts of insecurities, quarrels, rivalries, and so on to deal with, but he makes it work with a merit-based four tier system.
    • Tier A: The ones that are both most intimate with him and have the best synergy with him take to the field with him and share his bedroom.
    • Tier B: The home-makers he needs to keep the home base running smoothly don't go into battle with him, under normal circumstances, but do get some hugs and kisses when he can squeeze them into his schedule.
    • Tier C: Those ladies that aren't directly under his control but are still in his close sphere of influence.
    • Tier D: The bottom tier. These ladies are those who Deek isn't close to nor have good synergy with him, but whom he can't get rid of. The women in this tier can elevate themselves out of it by effort, accomplishments, and working to correct their personality flaws.
  • Deadly Euphemism: If someone from The Cloud Meadow Empire is talking about "spring cleaning", it means they are talking about groups of knights from that country going to villages near the border and razing them to the ground, killing every last man, woman, and child within.
  • Death Is Cheap: Under the vast majority of circumstances, in this new world, resurrection magic can bring back someone from death at the cost of 5 gold coins when performed by a priest. The only permanent deaths are the result of old age, particularly nasty curses, a corpse that remains unattended for a month, and dying in a dungeon.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Destroying a dungeon can be done by just killing the final boss. Completing the lore is a lot harder (it requires understanding the murals that tell the story of what Unfinished Business caused the dungeon to spring up and then finding a way to help said final boss to move on from it), but it gives whoever does it a blessing and the ability to buy special skills such as doubled experience or getting mental maps of everything around him.
  • Fantastic Racism: It doesn't come up in the narrative much, since All Crimes Are Equal and it doesn't matter what race a slave is, in terms of treatment, but the country of Aberis where Deek finds himself is primarily human supremacist, though there are whole cities, like the border town of Chalm, where this is slowly, but surely being put to rest. The Cloud Meadow Empire, on the other hand, is genocidal to non-humans, in addition to all their other sins.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: With the possible exception of Cloud Meadow empire, every faction in the story has good and bad elements, even bandits.
  • Guide Dang It!: Deek has to struggle in this new world and try to understand how his special class and jobs work with absolutely no reference, tutorial, or guide, so he makes quite a few mistakes.
  • Happiness in Slavery: At least for Deek's slave harem, the girls are all quite content to be enslaved by him, for quite a few very practical and legal reasons, and the fact that they know Deek will go to war to protect his slaves if they're slighted.
  • Harem Seeker: Deek is always looking to expand his slave harem with beautiful and powerful women, not just for the sex, but for their combat and mundane utility. He tries to claim he's got an Unwanted Harem, but he's not fooling anybody.
  • Living Structure Monster: Dungeons are mana-eating curses that can spawn monsters, traps, and puzzles and will defend themselves if attacked.
  • Property of Love: Once the girls in Deek's harem get to know him, realize how good they've got it as members of his harem, and see that he's quite literally willing to go to war for them, they actively ask to join his slave harem, and refuse to be freed.
  • Rape as Drama: Rape is an ever-present threat targeting Deek's harem, and in the Cloud Meadow Empire, gladiatorial coliseums make it a public spectacle for a male gladiator to rape a female gladiator, or simply a female slave that's served up as the "virgin sacrifice" for the crowd's pleasure.
  • RPG-Mechanics Verse: Reconstructed. While there are game elements, like gaining job levels, it's not absolute. The drawbacks are discussed and justified to make the system work. For example, a slit throat will deliver a bunch of stacking debuffs that result in the same out come as doing the same thing on Earth, ie, death without immediate aid, or how simply having a very high "Blacksmith" job level doesn't guarantee that the product will be superior to someone who doesn't use the inherent "corrections" to blacksmith an item if the former simply relies on the corrections while the latter actually focuses on his work.
  • Skill Scores and Perks: The biggest benefit the girls in Deek's harem get are huge bonuses from his slaver and support jobs and classes, especially the XP multipliers.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: Discussed and then played straight. Before Deek has sex for the first time, he asks Lydia, the first slave of his harem, about contraceptives and the timing of her ovulation cycle. Lydia, being raised as a courtesan, should logically have that information. She doesn't, but insists on sex with him anyway. Deek, having to roleplay being a rapist gladiator to rescue Raissa has public sex with her in a gladiatorial coliseum, or she might be executed by the local corrupt aristocrat. When he manages to rescue her and bring her home, he finds her pregnant, most likely with his child.
  • Unfinished Business: How the dungeons come to life. When someone dies because of something terrible they were unable to atone for or before they could finish doing something important, the spirit does not pass on, remaining on the mortal world unable to escape their broken mental state until it ends up cursing the ground, causing the dungeon to appear, and the longer before the conflict is resolved the bigger and more dangerous the dungeon is. The best way to close the dungeon requires discovering the story behind what caused the dungeon to appear and help the spirit (incarnated into the dungeon's final boss) move on.
  • Wretched Hive: We hear a great deal about the Cloud Meadow Empire, and none of it is good. They run "spring cleaning" raids to villages near the borders to kill or enslave everyone within. They kidnap travelers off the road and enslave them. They treat slaves even worse than the most horrific history of slavery, even in reality, they run gladiatorial tournaments, promising freedom to the winner, but never delivering it, and the knights are pointedly trained to think raping women is the height of entertainment, as many of their victims happily testify.
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