5thSon 04: A Doting Brother

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Chapter 4: A Doting Brother

Seconds before his outstretched fingertips touched the door, the body of a man flew through the door beside him, narrowly missing Clarke’s nose by mere inches.

“Gyaaa!”

Slam. Kathudthudthud.

From behind him, Clarke hears one of his comrades yell in surprise, followed by the sound of the body hitting the ground, tumbling over and over.

Before Clarke could even turn his head to confirm the situation, the door next to him was flung open once again, and from inside someone yelled, “Someone, stop him!”

As someone else came hurtling through the door, Clarke, with the reflexes he had honed long and hard, instantly flung his arms out to stop and hold the man back. (more…)

OriginStory 020: Decoding the Ancients

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Chapter 20: Decoding the Ancients

“Uotto-!”

Because of the uneven footing in this… grotto? dodging is not so easy.

Instead, I’m tumbling as the large scorpion’s tail shoots out and stabs at me.

What is with being attacked by the tail all the time…?

Maa, the tail does have better reach than the rest of it, though.

But it’s also softer than the rest of it, too!

Because there are so many joints in that area, I don’t even have to aim properly for a soft spot.

Soon enough,

Clang, Clonk, Zubbbaaaaa-! (more…)

VendM 44: Search and Destroy

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

Search and Destroy

“Hakkon, we need to talk. Right now, would you mind?”

Since there isn’t much time before evening after we converged, everyone is making preparations for camp near the main pathway; at that time the Bear President called out to me.

A, right, right. About the Big Eater Brigade; they’ve understood that the Bear President will specially provide a reward, so they ate their fill of kara’age and blissfully went to sleep.

“Welcome.”

On both sides of me is Ramis and Hyurumi; the two of them together bought products from me and finished eating, so they stared over here, watching.

“Aa, I don’t mind of those to hear it. This time our greatest objective is Hakkon, the search for your honorable self. This we have accomplished today.”

One way or another, I have received your help. After this, please help yourself to whatever product you would like.

“Leaving like this would be fine, however there was actually another objective for coming to the Maze Level. This is the duty of the Hunter Association’s President, and a commission for the Fools of Whimsy Brigade.”
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Wfb: Chapter 83

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Chapter 83: As We Move from 1 Arc to Another, Please Forgive the Transition Pains

… Somehow, it was hard for me to wake up in the morning, and even when I woke up I was still tired.

?

Hm? I wonder if I’ve ever felt tired from lack of sleep ever since I came into this world.

Even though it was a regular occurrence in Japan.

But, you know, I really pushed myself last night, and whatever you’d call that situation with the Aether, resonating or something … un, it might not be such a weird thing.

And by the way, after Hibiki-chan had fallen asleep and before I fell asleep I did check my status… but there was nothing.

“Hahaha, see, it was all in my head.”

But somehow, the cold sweat wouldn’t stop, so I used Analyze(4) on myself.


NAME: Jun
TYPE: Human – Female – 202 Moons (conversion: 16 Years)

ANALYSIS: An A Rank blade Craftsman and a C Rank Adventurer of mysterious origins.

ATTEMPTING TITLE ANALYSIS
The Avatar of Light Magic

It was very, very hard to suppress the groan that threatened to leap from my throat.

AAAAH, where is the [NO TITLE SPECIFIED] that I had previously?!

This … wait.

I checked it with this world’s regular Analyze. (more…)

OVRMMO 087: Together with Pikarsha.

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Together with Pikarsha.

Getting on the pikarsha that came over to the inn, right now I’m up in the sky.
The destination is Faust; because I’m going to stock up on ingredients, it’s not Nexia but Faust.

At first I thought it would only bear me to places within the Fairy Country, but when I tried to ask, ‘Just asking, but would you go to a city like the humans’ Faust?’ the pikarsha immediately lifted its head and nodded.
Whatever you say, I’m already this conspicuous so I make up my mind to just do it and seriously ask …

“You’re fast as always, na~”

So saying, I stroked the back of the flying pikarsha’s neck.

“Pyuiiiii~~♪”

Looks like the pikarsha’s also in a good mood; I’m getting accustomed to this cry.
With this kind of back and forth conversation, in the blink of an eye we’ve left the Fairy Country; if we keep going at this speed straight ahead, Faust is right before us.

“Sorry, but land here!” (more…)

Wfb: Chapter 82

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Chapter 82: Great Alibis are Meaningless if You’re Conspirator is a Useless Liar

I really want to know more about Pelma-san and LeeAnne’s relationship, but unfortunately they left, along with Ragnall, really really quickly.

It would be weird for LeeAnne, the leader of the North Wind Troupe who specialized in organizing information from all Adventurers, was missing for a long period of time.

More than weird, it would be suspicious.

And now we were talking about Asahina-san.

Or more specifically, Asahina-san’s transformation.

“It really isn’t an illusion. My hair really is this short now. Although it was a little longer than a bob in Japan, but it was definitely waist-length here … right?”

Asahina-san ran her hands through her shoulder-length hair.

It responded perfectly, glinting lightly in a natural, black sheen, and she said it felt like real hair and moved like real hair. (more…)

OVRMMO 086: Maximum Caution is Needed Because We’re Returning

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/N: An old trope.

Maximum Caution is Needed Because We’re Returning

Since we’re returning to the Southern Inner City, my party walked in that direction.
We hunted the random High Rabbits and War Deer along the way.
The 4 Fairies group are already in soaring spirits … until now, just fighting leaves them in tatters, and on top of that they were constantly fighting the fear of death; against those kind of opponents, after learning how to fight them, they’ve already hunted tens of them; in all sorts of meanings, there isn’t any reason for them not to be in high spirits.

— but because of that, they have to get it together.

In order to keep the 4 from figuring it out, I frown.
The reason is that, along this route, there is the reaction from 4 monsters lying in wait.
The actions are precise, and with several moving in a group … it’s about 100% the ones at the top of the list that we don’t want to meet right now, a group of War Goblins. Other than me, the other 4 are clearly opponents that are burdened with luggage … they’re basically casualties walking.

In order to avoid them, to some degree we could change the direction we’re going 2, 3 time, but no good, we’ve been completely made the targets; any changes to our direction would be read and they’d move to lie in wait again … I guess I should be thinking that combat is unavoidable.
And the 4 other than me are getting carried away talking about how to use the amount of money they’ve never gotten their hands on that they will be paid after returning to the inn, completely without any vigilance.
… Can’t be helped, I’ll have to give them their last lesson.

For the War Goblins, their sole card to play is that their own existences are not found out; I’ll have to use that way of thinking to my advantage…even though their hiding place is completely seen through with <Danger Perception>.
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OriginStory 019: The Bug-Infested Room

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Chapter 19: The Bug-Infested Room

The evening ended with Jo sing-song drunk and humming merrily and Chie red-faced drunk but not really feeling that tipsy.

Me?

I rode my bike, so I had one beer at the beginning and spent the rest of the evening sobering up.

I really hate dealing with paying parking tickets, see.

And if I’m REALLY unlucky and get it impounded, the troubles that comes with that are … ah, I mean, what are you talking about?

Of course I never got my motorbike impounded (that my parents know of).

“Oh, Nee-san, back from the offline meeting?”

“Un. It was just Jo and Chie, so we weren’t going to stay too long.”

It’s questionable if you can actually call it an offline meeting, na.

“Hm…”

I stare at Toru thoughtfully. (more…)

VendM 043: Convergence

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

Convergence

After the chaotic night passed, once again they destroyed a large amount of food and unusually, for them, they began making preparations. Even though usually they would become dull with full stomachs and laze around.
From the experience of that fight, each and every one of the Demons of Gluttony Brigade learned of it, and stuffed their backpacks with mineral water.

“Since we can defeat Honoo-Hi-Atama-Ma (flame-rook-head-demon) if we cover it in water, let’s have each person have one bottle.”

“And, let’s also carry some food. When we have to be apart from this box and our stomachs are empty.”
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OriginStory 18: The Sensation of Drowning

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Chapter 18: The Sensation of Drowning

A certain user posted the following on the OriginStory wiki:

Halloween Event Rewards

Title: Halloween Trickster
Adds ‘Halloween Trickster’ to the list of Titles you are allowed to set in the ‘Title’ field.
No additional bonus stats.

Teleport Orb
Opens the Teleportor interface, allowing you to teleport to any city you have already registered no matter where you are. (more…)