Wfb: Chapter 63

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Chapter 63: Sometimes, People just Need to Walk Away from Things and Punch Something

Kong kong kong

It’s been one day since we started dungeon diving.

Seimei-san’s guards were really against him staying overnight in the Labyrinth, but when Ragnall suggested they come with us if they were so worried, the Captain said,

“Hmph! What do you think we are? We’re only guards of Sir Baronet’s property!”

… What exactly do you want, oi.

Kong kong kong (more…)

OVRMMO 069: And One Week Passed.

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/n: I think I’m only going to write just a little more on Earth’s opinions on how the world is moving.

And One Week Passed.

With over a week passing, the confusion in the hunting grounds gradually lessened.
Humans are creatures that “get used to things”, as well as creatures that “learn”.
The people who specialized as well, they gradually were able to fit their heads around the role they should play in parties and got familiar with it; the necessary role needed from each person was conveyed through the forums as well as the people you sometimes party up with.

With specialization, you can say that it’s become simplified; the result is probably an awareness on what you can do yourself and what you can’t do.
In that case, it also simplifies requests when it comes time to request to participate in a party, making it easy to understand what you can bring to the party. (more…)

Wfb: Chapter 62

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Chapter 62: You Know those Puzzles where You have to Balance both Sides to Get them to Equal Each Other? What are They Called … Oh Right, Algebra.

“The two of you seem really interested in glass.”

Ragnall said after taking a swig from his mug.

It’s just steeped borlas root and honey, since he’s on the job. He’s surprisingly conscientious of not drinking on the job, though I only notice because that’s what Niera told me.

The 3 of us are at The Cave Bear for lunch. It’s not as busy during the day, since most of the Adventurers are busy on the job, either in the Labyrinth or out of it, and bring lunch or buy it from the food stalls.

“Hm… it’s something that succeeded very well in our hometown. With it, we’ve made great breakthroughs, from seeing things so small the eye can’t see them, to seeing the true forms of the stars.”

Seimei-san says this casually.

I choke on my food. Hang on a sec, Seimei-san!

“Heeeh, that’s amazing! So what are those stars in the sky?” (more…)

OVRMMO 068: “Strength”, as one would call it, is …

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

“Strength”, as one would call it, is …

Several days passed since the devs officially put out the announcement on Skill growth. First of all, the people who had crafting and combat as dual jobs greatly diminished; this is just based off my intuition, but it’s probably not wrong.
And similarly, the weapons and magic hybrid types were also largely reduced, and on either side the amount of people who were squeezed out is great, it looks like  … this is all according to talk on the forums, so I don’t know whether it’s true or not.
(more…)

OriginStory 06: Information and Expectations

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Chapter 6: Information and Expectations

Today’s a day off, so I’m currently wrestling with the most difficult decision of the day.

Do I smoke now, or break away in the middle of the game and smoke later?

See, I just had a cigarette 4 hours ago, but I was then asleep for 4 hours… And I’ll probably be gaming all day, but who knows when I’ll reach a good stopping point … Ah, but this might be a good opportunity to try to quit …

I’ve taken this cigarette out of the carton about 10 times now.

“… Nee-chan. What are you doing?”

Oya? It’s only 7:30 in the morning. Me aside, I’m amazed even the shortie woke up so early. Gamer power is amazing, na.

“Toru, you’re awake already. Impressive.” (more…)

VendM 031: Canned Oden

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Canned Oden

The winter at Seiryu’s lakeside is quite harsh; it’s not quite to the degree of Japan’s snowy areas, but there’s regularly about 5 cms of snow piling up. Any more than this and it’s possible the accumulated snow will crush the tents, so it’s seldom that more than 1 meter of snow accumulates … I hope.

It appears that the monsters on this level hibernate deep underground for the winter and the commissions for the Hunters to subjugate them or collect materials from them are rare, so it’s standard to just hole-up in the community, is what the gatekeeper Karios revealed while eating oden. (more…)

OVRMMO 067: The Day Hobbies became just Hobbies

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/n: A change in methods requires a large change in Skills; that sort of thing happens, ne.

The Day Hobbies became just Hobbies

The day after I exchanged words with the dragon(?) girl, I called upon the forge to make arrowheads in order to replenish my arrows. And there, as always, is the Boss… this is about the same time I usually log in, but …?

“Boss, good evening~.”

After giving my greeting, I tried to enter as usual to make arrowheads, but.

“Earth, have you read the official notice? If you haven’t, you’d better go check it immediately, zo.”
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Wfb: Chapter 61

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Chapter 61: Even if there’s a Sense of Foreboding that Something Bad is Coming, Sometimes there’s Nothing You can do but Go on with Your Day

I’m sitting there rigidly in front of two silent ladies. The mother, Lady Henrietta, is deep in thought, scowling, and the daughter, the loli-hi – I mean, Lady Filessa, is sitting there quietly, head hanging.

This … this probably isn’t what they called me over by myself to talk about … Although it’s an uncomfortable atmosphere, and although I probably let my interest in magic weapons go a little out of control, I don’t regret it at all. What kind of person would allow a weapon like that to exist?

Hmph. I’m seriously getting kind of angry. (more…)

Wfb: Chapter 60

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Chapter 60: Some Peoples’ Personalities just Change when They Pick Up the Tools of Their Trade

So Masaki and 2 of the other gamers are going to be coming to Nyl City within the next week.

Is that really going to be ok?

It’s wyvern migration season, isn’t it?

… Or like, they let you come here in the middle of all that, Seimei-san?

So I was thinking, but it appears that the gamers had already cleared the path through sourthern Carnus, so Seimei-san was able to travel without fear of wyvern attacks.

… The Japanese gamers are way too powerful. (more…)

OVRMMO 066: Ordinary Gameplay has Already Become a Thing of the Past

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/n: As the story rolls on, the result is that it’s become impossible to call him just another, regular player… I wonder what he will be in the end.

Ordinary Gameplay has Already Become a Thing of the Past

“Art thou Earth?”

That’s right, I turned towards the direction of the slightly old-styled girl’s voice, and there was a single person wearing Japanese-styled clothes, a girl with horns growing out of her head. The horns were growing 2 by 2 in a pair, and they were an exquisite, transparent, jet-black color. Are they Chinese dragon horns? It doesn’t feel like they’re just replicate accessories.
Furthermore, it’s not the Western “dragon” but the oriental “dragon”1 that is the character image, so that might be why the clothes she’s wearing have a Japanese traditional-styled image to them.

“Certainly, I’m Earth, but … what could be your business with me?” (more…)