Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
Off to Fairy Country
Fairy Country. Situated southeast of Nexia, there is a fortress that serves as a check station for each of the directions north, south, east, and west.
In order to gain passage, you are checked whether or not you hold high hostility towards Fairies, and then afterwards you’re asked to contribute towards public safety by subjugating monsters, or to bring in food to contribute to food supplies, or by providing a fixed amount of money, and then you’re granted passage.
Moreover, your visa has ranks, beginning from C all the way up to SS.
Rank C does not permit you to leave the fortress towns that are attached to the north, south, east or west checking stations.
If it’s B, then you can leave the fortress towns, and you are even permitted to enter the towns further in.
A Rank finally lets you enter the city the Fairy Ruler’s castle is located in; S Rank permits you to enter the Fairy Ruler’s castle … thereabouts. Typically speaking S would be the highest rank you could get.
Then what the heck is SS, is what you might be thinking; it gives you the possibility of being granted an audience with the Ruler and Noble classes; of course only a few people will be allowed to have an audience, so it is forbidden to give that rank carelessly; that’s how it is.
And then, from the rough sketch of a map, the Royal Capital with the Royal Castle is dead center, and further north, south, east, and west there is another city, and then further north, south, east, and west is the checking stations; it’s a country in the shape of a cross.
There are also 2 dungeons entrances.
All of this was released in the prior announcement.
– – And today, the Fairy Country patch was finally implemented.
Of course a tremendous amount of players have their eyes on the Fairy Country, and among them, of course, is me.
Today I blessedly didn’t have over-time either, so I ate early and finished fast to login.
Of course there are monsters on the way over, but because there’s a mountain of players all over the place, the encountered monsters are turned into charcoal in a few seconds under the concentrated firepower, and disintegrate into pieces.
The standard way of getting around is by walking.
There still isn’t any traveling by horse or other similar methods; like people from olden days, the standard way of moving is steadily *step step* walking forwards.
Because of that, traveling takes some time, but with just this many people, even if it’s the first time you’ve met, everyone has the common interest of the Fairy Country to start a conversation, so of course here and there such conversations crop up.
If you join such a conversation while walking, even if it’s a little far, you won’t be in anguish.
I can finally see a fortress-looking thing, but … damn it’s huge.
I don’t really know what they’re equipped with, but it’s a fortress, and the walls to the left and right are so stupidly tall.
Judging by sight, the fortress is roughly 35 meters and the walls are also around 30 meters thereabouts … if you don’t enter this thing, there’s no way you can see the scenery inside at all.
Furthermore the line of people stretches out forever, but I guess these are players, lined up in order to obtain the permission; there’s a Fairy holding up a placard that has, “End of the Line Here” written on it.
Everyone is heading over there to line up, and it was then, when I also went to the end of the line to line up,
“Um, pardon me, I would like to be allowed to check the ring on your left hand, but would that be alright?”
To that voice that came, I turned around and there were several Fairy soldiers, as well as a human-shaped Fairy wearing a uniform-like outfit. Come to think of it, this ring should have some permission attached; so that’s relevant here?
While thinking that, I say to Fairy-san, “Is this fine?” and turned the ring to make it easier to see.
“- – There’s no mistake, ne, it’s the Fairy Queen’s ring; in other words, you are Earth ne, I am humbled to meet you; I am the one responsible for this fortress. From Her Majesty the Queen, we have been instructed that once you’ve arrived, we should immediately send you to her side, and so therefore we will make the arrangements. Oi! Bring the readied pikarsha!”
All the players around us were, ‘What’s going on?’ ‘Is there some event?’ turning their faces this way … No wait, even the Fairies turned to look here all at once … Th,the looks are painful!
Like that, the stares are piercing into me, there’s a single, huge bird?
It’s like a jumbo-sized ostrich with wings so big they fill your vision?
It’s kind of hard to explain, but the closest thing is like a cho○bo that’s one size bigger, with the wings being a vivid sky blue color, that kind of a big bird? Anyway, the Fairy soldiers came over while leading it.
“This little one is, even among us Fairies, only a small portion are allowed to ride this bird; it is called a pikarsha. This little one is a relative of the Fairies; and if you are able to ride one, it is possible to fly through the skies at high speed. Earth-sama, please, do take this pikarsha and head to the Royal Capital.”
The pikarsha fairy bird said “Pyu~i♪” in a cute chirp, and when I tentatively stroked it lightly, it turned its face here to nuzzle against me, so I also didn’t hold back and rubbed my cheek against its.
Around me, “How envious-“ and “His cuddling opportunities increased!?” and other troubling things like that could be heard, but if I let it bother me, I’ll lose. Un.
“Then, I’m going to get on. Pikarsha, I’m in your care.”
The pikarsha, like it’s intending to say, “Likewise,” gave a short, “Pyui♪” cry and stooped its body down to make it easier for me to clamber on. And so I cheerfully got on.
“Oou!? It’s so soft my body sank in!? Is this ok!?”
Once I put all my weight onto the pikarsha, it’s like half of my body in its entirety sank into the pikarsha; as I was panicking, “It’s fine! The pikarsha’s body is just like that!” is what the Fairy-san who’s in charge of the fortress said.
Once it was sure that my body was balanced, the pikarsha stood up.
Oo, it’s like the scenery around me has suddenly changed. Just the height change gave such a huge change in feeling, naa. O, I have an unbroken view of the huge line of players.
The pikarsha *flutter flutter* flapped its wings 2, 3 times, and a few sky blue feathers fluttered all around; I see, we’re about to …
Right when I was thinking it was its loudest cry yet, my body felt like it was pushed down for a bit at the beginning, and then we were floating.
My point of view rose higher and higher, and the fortress got lower and lower. 10 seconds have passed and our altitude has increased by a lot; all the players don’t look any different from grains of sand. I now have a full view of the city that’s attached to the fortress.
I can only just hear all the players making a huge fuss; but I know what they’re saying. While I’m thinking such things, the pikarsha now begins to fly forwards.
Along with that cute cry, the pikarsha raced through the sky. The scenery rushed by me at high speeds. This spectacle is an excitement that, other than me, no one has seen before.
This is definitely fantasy; in reality I’ve experienced getting on a plane and flying through the skies many times, but it’s not even worth comparing that to this.
Getting in a box versus flying through the air while feeling the wind like this is completely different.
On top of that, I think the pikarsha put up a wind barrier, but other than to the degree that you think the wind’s a little strong, the wind isn’t coming at all. Even so, it’s not so strong that you don’t have the leisure to take in the scenery.
Riding and flying on the pikarsha like that, in front of us I see a city.
That’s probably the city between the previous fortress city and the Royal Capital; this city is quite larger than the fortress city, and it seems there are places for adventure.
– – Although, right now I’m riding the pikarsha, so in the blink of an eye we’ve already gone past it ….
We flew on like that for a few more minutes.
At last I can see the huge city that has the Royal Castle in the center, in other words, the Royal Capital … the pikarsha also begins to slow its speed down.
“PYUIIIIiiii~~~!!” When the pikarsha let out that loud cry, the Royal Capital’s gates began to slowly open.
In front of the gates that became fully opened was a huge crowd of Fairies, and at the very front was the Fairy Queen and her 6 subordinates waiting. So this means it’s the “official” welcome after so long, huh…
[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)
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
A/n: In some ways, the pikarsha might be cuter than the Queen, ne.
Queen: “What did you say!?”
<t/n: Thank you JG for your donation!
Going back to no-internet zone for the weekend, but will not be traipsing through near 100F degree weather for 6 hours, so there probably won’t be too much delay after that like last time…>