Cursed 06: School Goddess and School Idol

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Chapter 6: School Goddess and School Idol

“Eh, so Manabe-san studied psychology.”

“Although I wasn’t particularly good at it, that is to say I barely passed.”

Daiki Manabe-san laughed a bit.

Currently, he was supporting his team member as she, Eriko Nabeshima, was writing up a report.

“Eeeeh? But you were praised as a brilliant investigator even when you were in training, from what I heard!”

“Most of my success is because of my abilities in a physical … altercation, not my investigative skills. Unfortunately, I’m not that smart of a person as you may have been led to believe, haha.” (more…)

OriginStory 24: Mysterious Letter-Black

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Chapter 24: Mysterious Letter-Black

“A’ight, Goya, first give me the news.”

I squat down next to the player swathed in black cloth, with two hamster ears poking out of the top of his headwrap.

Ah, I see. That’s why he’s wearing those baggy pants, to give him a more hamster-like look.

Goya, the hamster (for some reason), ‘black market’ player is my contact for buying, selling, and information about the current player trends.

I’ve been going to him for about 3 different games now. (more…)

VendM 48: The Maze Level’s Community

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

The Maze Level’s Community

For the me that was lost, the sensation of being carried on Ramis’ back is, honestly, if you ask me, this spot really does calm me down.
We’re within the transfer circle placed in the Maze Level to return to the direction of the community, but there is quite the large family here, na.

Ramis with Hyurumi. President Bear. The gatekeepers. The Fools of Whimsy Brigade with Leader Keryoil, Vice-Leader Filmina, the archer Shui, the red-white twins Red and White. Formerly the Demons of Gluttony Brigade, the Big Eaters Brigade’s Mikene, Pel, Suko, Shote.
All members said, it’s 14 persons and 1 box.

From now on, we’re going to stay in the Maze Level’s community for a little while, and then return to Seiryu Lake Level, it seems. They’re going to trace the map of the Maze Level that I displayed with detail, and work on recording the places like where traps are deployed, so I’m going to help out some.

You will be able to avoid the Maze Level’s convoluted paths and the vicious traps, so for the Hunters Association, even if it’s just a little bit, in order to raise the survivability, they won’t spare any effort, it seems.
Until that settles down, the Maze Level’s community will become my temporary residence. (more…)

Cursed 05: New Students on the First Day

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Chapter 5: New Students on the First Day

“And? Why exactly are you in my office?”

“Fufufun… is there a rea~son I shouldn’t be here, Miryoku-chan?”

“Reason? No, no reason. I’m just annoyed that you’re here. HOW are you in my office? What is our security doing?”

“You’re expecting thaaat old man to be of use against ME?”

In the office there was a seductive, strict-looking glasses beauty in a suit with mid-length, layered black hair, a busty woman with long, colorless hair that reached to her waist, and an extremely handsome, black-haired man in a suit standing in a posture as if he were an attendant.

Frankly, with a cast like this, in an upscale office setting like this, one wouldn’t be entirely surprised if there was something being filmed. As to what rating the shot would be … well.

To be honest, other than the busty, colorless woman, the other two are standing almost perfectly motionless. So … drama with a lot of exposition?

This is the Tsunato High School Principal’s office, and the principal of Tsunato High is Miryoku Saitou. Her sharp eyes glared over the frames of her glasses at the woman who was lounging on her desk without a care in the world.

The man bowed his head. (more…)

wfb: Chapter 91

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Chapter 91: Demons often Leave the Confines of Religion in Fantasy

“So, well, that’s all going on, but what do you want us to do, Orvowel?”

We’re currently at the inn, Woodrest. Well, it’s the only inn at Warden’s Post, but it’s pretty big.

The hall and cafeteria area is within a huge, hollow tree. There’s a spiral staircase dead center, going up all the way to the second and third floors. To the back extends another part of the building, assumedly where the bath house is.

Although we’re split into Orvowel/Leimon and Ragnall/Hibiki-chan/me, we’re currently in Orvowel and Leimon’s room.

Why?

For consultation and discussion.

“Even if you ask me, this type of situation is more your line of work than mine, and we’ve already agreed that you’d only provide the bare minimal assurance of my security in towns. Warden’s Post is basically a town.”

Orvowel stroked his beard nervously as he spoke. (more…)

OVRMMO 093: Entering the Fairy Country…?

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Entering the Fairy Country…?

Before heading to the Fairy Country, I dropped by the mine and wood harvesting area for just a bit.
Since I was happily able to strike upon a vein of Light Metal at the mine, I spent just 10 minutes mining before I withdrew.
As for wood, there aren’t any highest grade trees, but a somewhat good tree has sprung up, so I harvest just one tree.

It’s just a little bit, but I’ve got my hands on some, so this time I’m going to steadily walk carefreely on the path to the Fairy Country. When I think back to the first time I reached the Fairy Country, unsatisfactorily, I was unable to see much of the scenery, after all.
I walked steadily along that path that was surrounded by trees to its right and left.
Although the trees grow thick together, the players investigated the trees here, and determined that there are no suitable trees for crafting, and so there was no opportunity to cut them down.

Tree therapy1 inside the game … it’s not like that, but even so, with this I can be refreshed. Of course I have <Danger Perception> activated; if a monster’s shadow drops in I will immediately prepare my weapon.
This time my objective is not fighting, so if they’re not definitely targeting this direction, then I’ve decided to ignore them.

This is good … or like, every single time, events occur until I can’t stand it, but the Fairy Country’s north gate is in site. Last time I came from the south, so this time let’s see how it goes with the west or east … just when I thought that.
(more…)

Cursed 04: They are Already Family

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Chapter 4: They are Already Family

The next morning glistened in the sun.

If it weren’t for the leaves and branches everywhere, it would seem like that violent storm last night was a lie.

“I’m Kousei Ishikawa from next door. My uncle, Daiki Manabe, is working today, so please let me be the one to greet you. We will be in your care. It isn’t much, but I’ve baked some cookies…”

Kousei cringed a little inside.

Although he thought it would be better for them to buy baked goods from a moderately trendy store back in Tokyo, Daiki-san insisted that Kousei’s were better, and in the chaos of the move, Kousei hadn’t had time to protest, and now they were already here. (more…)

wfb: Chapter 90

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Chapter 90: That Feeling When People Think You’re an Authority on Chinese Stuff, and You’re Like, I’m from St. Louis.

Although I thought being constantly traveling would be difficult, it’s actually not so bad.

The only times that made me rethink the decision were when we got caught in sudden downpours, but Ragnall assured me it wouldn’t be like that the further we moved from the base of the mountains.

It’s been 3 weeks of traveling, and we’re a little less than half way to Ploids City.

Although it looks like much less on the map. The treacherous mountain paths take longer to travel, after all.

I must have come from the south, when I first entered this world, because I don’t remember seeing this much foliage when I was headed towards Nyl City.

Or like, we’re beginning to come to heavily wooded areas. (more…)

OVRMMO 092: Even the Tough Spot will One Day be Captured

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Even the Tough Spot will One Day be Captured

I’ve done my bow enhancement and finished replenishing my supplies; why don’t I head to the Fairy Country for the second time now; but when I finished making my preparations, an Information popped up.

— Urgent Information
At this time, we are truly grateful that everyone is enjoying One More・Free Life・Online. Currently, a Secret Bosses of the Challenge of the Dead has been destroyed, and we have confirmed that the event has been completed.
As the result, right now a new category, 『Tonfa』has been added; tonfa is a hand-to-hand combat derivative; you are unable to make grappling attacks, but in exchange blocking effectiveness and power is increased. For more information, please wait for official homepage’s update. Once again … (more…)

OriginStory 23: Business in Karolstrem

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Chapter 23: Business in Karolstrem

“Aaah! Thank you so much! If everyone took the time to clear the path to the ruins in the red rocks of ten Duststorm Coyotes, our research would be much further along.”

“Thank you so much for five of those herbs! Ah, if only we could set up camp in the ruins themselves.”

“Ah, so you have six rock samples from various parts of the ruins! Thank you very much!”

As soon as I stepped out of the Lodgings, I got swarmed with NPCs again.

But this time I was prepared, since I had been going over my Quest Log on the way home!

Although, for some reason, I’m thinking that some of these quests weren’t ones I had initially taken…

Or should I say, I’m insta-completing quests, huh?

That’s the benefits to having a large carry capacity, hahaha!

I should investigate about increasing it even further. Fen said there was a way beyond equipping bag upgrades… maa, when I head back to the main city, I’ll probably find out more information. (more…)