Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
Preparations and …
Before Heading Out to the Fairies’ Country
“A- … it’s a pity, but this has reached the end of its lifespan, ne.”
That is what the armor craftsman that I asked to repair my armor said.
“Is that so … it’s served me well for so long, but now it’s finally …”
Even though it’s reached the end of its life, the full set of Werewolf Leather Armor has reached the end after protecting for a long time; it’s the result of completely over-using it, though.
Especially taking all those death penalties in the Challenge of the Dead; taking those unnecessary grievances, the process was expedited. The penalty for having fun while overdoing it has finally appeared.
“I remember selling this to you quite a long time ago, but … you really used it until it reached its limits, ne~ … though as a craftsman, it makes me happy.”
It was a really good product, and on top of that, there aren’t that man people who wear leather armor that has a low-popularity in itself, so that’s probably why she remembered.
“It was really an excellent item, so I really was in its care until now, but if it’s like that, then I guess I’ll have to have a new one.”
If it’s at its end, there’s no helping it; with that decision, I’ll have to have a new leather armor made.
“So will you request something? Although, the prices of many things have gone up lately, so …”
Her words trail off; I already know that the armor crafters have all sorts of issues they have to deal with.
“Could you use Wild Bear fur and pelts to make it with? They’re by products of when I went out for meat …”
So saying, I show her the loot from the Wild Bears. If she makes it out of these then the price should fall by quite a bit.
“A-, if you’re bringing your own materials, then I can make it for cheap … by the way, can you bring out some metals?”
Metal? We were talking about making leather armor; should I get her to explain?
“If you’re asking whether I have any, I do have some silver ingots, but …”
I’ve been making all sorts of weapons en masse so my Steel and Light Metal are pretty much gone, but I do have Silver, which I didn’t have any ideas of how to use, so I just made them into ingots, and now they’re just leftovers.
“Then, Wild Bear’s leather armor reinforced with silver is what I’ll aim to make, ne; compared to Werewolf one, it will be quite the item with much better defense; and since you brought all the materials yourself, for just my time and work it will 12000Glo. How’s that, Chef-san?”
If it will raise the ability, then I have no complaints; if it’s at the range of 12000Glo, then I can manage that fine.
“Got it, then let’s go with that. I have the materials right now with me; is it OK to pay at the end, when exchanging the finished product?”
With this we reached an agreement, and a new leather armor is going to be made; it will be finished after about three days, so I made an appointment to come after 3 days and then left the place.
A short time after I placed my order with the armor crafter and left, an announcement ran.
To all player, at this time, thank you for enjoying One More* Free Life * Online.
At this moment, we have confirmed that the crushing of one of the Secret Bosses fromt he Challenge of the Dead event has been completed.
As a result, at this moment, a weapon category, [Oodachi1] has been added; Oodachi is Two-Handed Sword’s advancement; it is a heavy, large sword that obliterates, and the slashing with the heavy Oodachi will require moderate changes in fighting style. Furthermore, the Arts are also similar to the Japanese katana; for the full details, please wait for our official homepage to be updated.
A-, so a [katana] type style has finally shown up; in some ways, it’s expected, naa … but, Oodachi, huh … I haven’t heard of rumors of tamahagane2 being found yet, but … don’t tell me that you have to make tamahagane from steel sand … it would be a challenge among crafting that has never been seen before, though? Is this going to be ok?
After that, I gave my undivided attention to mass-producing food and potions.
There’s a lot of demand, and anyway, the Queen will probably show up in front of me again, going “Make me some~.”
It’s probably not just the Queen that’s eating them; the possibility that she’s handing them out to other Fairies is also high, so I have no choice but to get used to making the corresponding amount.
And like that, several days of steadfast crafting of food, potion, and Enhanced Oil passed, and the day before the implementation of the Fairies’ Country patch came; and also, it’s been three days, and a mail from the armor crafter saying, “Armor’s done~” came, so I headed off to receive it. The armor that I received had part of it with the Wild Bear fur left, and the silver thinly sewn in, reinforcing each part, a full set of leather armor. The Stats are;
Werewolf Leather Set
Head Def+5, Body Def+15,
Arms Def+8, Legs Def+6
Fullset Equipped, Atk increased by a little
And the current equipment
Wild Bear Leather Set (Silver Reinforced_
Head Def+8, Body Def+22,
Arms Def+11, Legs Def+10
Fullset Equipped, Vit moderately increased, Mind increased by a little
On top of greatly increasing my defenses, it’s only a little, but for the Vit and Mind that I was worried about to be reinforced, it’s equipment that I’m extremely grateful for; Vit is probably from the Wild Bear fur, while Mind is the effect of the Silver, I bet.
Silver vanquishing evil, in other words being effective against Undead, isn’t an effect that this game has, but instead it has this effect of supporting Mind. This was good to find out.
I paid the armor crafter her fee and immediately equipped the armor, and then disposed of the Werewolf Leather Armor that I’ve used all the way up until now; so it’s finally time to bid this one farewell; I feel a bit forlorn; I’ve never felt like this before in MMOs, is it because it’s a VRMMO that I directly feel this emotional state?
While thinking these things, I’ve come to a place where people don’t usually go; it’s time to make today’s portion of food.
“I beg your pardon, but would you have some time right now?”
And the Fairy Queen, acting completely differently from usual, appeared with a stern look on her face.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv12
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv31
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
[Advanced Cooking]Lv7 ↑1UP
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, Liberator, ???
His second name from other players is “The Fairy Queen’s Husband-san”, Chef of the Battlefield-san
- oodachi – big-ass Japanese sword.
- tamahagane – the traditional steel for Japanese swords. Yes there are better steels out there now, but the “soul-steel” is still highly valued for artisanal purposes. And yes, it’s smelted by hand still, and is the hard work of many men who practically don’t sleep for many months to smelt it, hence Earth’s slight worry.
<T/n: No I don’t know how long the Chef of the Battlefield-san has been up there. I always double check the stat numbers carefully, but the author sometimes remembers he’s been leaving stuff out and updates the titles at no warning (and no punctuation), so sometimes it’s hard for me to catch.
I know “Chef” wasn’t there several chapters ago, but when it first started appearing… I don’t know.>