OVRMMO 094.75: In front of the coliseum

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

The opinions saying that they wanted to read was many, so though I didn’t have plans to write it, screw it.
Even so, my usual writing style has…

Extra Edition; In Front of the Coliseum

At long last, the PvP tournament of the 20 Liberators has drawn near to the day after tomorrow.
In front of the coliseum made in Nexia, a large amount of people were enveloped in a frenzied atmosphere; as for why,

“The cutoff for purchasing admission tickets, as well as betting tickets, is close at hand, so those who want them should hurry up!”

The NPC vendor girl advertised with a loud, authoritative voice.
The admission tickets are self explanatory, but as for the betting tickets, you buy the ticket of whichever party you think will win as a bet; the entire sum of money used to buy betting tickets will be split amongst all the possessors of the winning betting ticket.

If it’s like this, then not even 1Glo will enter into the bookkeeper managers’ profits, but this time it’s pretty much a festival, so there’s no intentions of taking in profits, it seems.
But, even so, they’re selling so well; betting is a frightening thing.
By the way, the parties are only designated by the party leader’s name and the amount of people in the party.

2-man Party: Teen

3-man Party: Grad

4-man Party: Ayame

5-man Party: Silver

6-man Party: Randa

Is what they are.
As for the popularity, number 1 is Grad’s party, the runner up is Silver’s party, Ayame’s party is a rival to keep an eye on, and Teen and Randa’s parties are treated as the underdogs.

“Ain’t this Grad officially redeeming himself?”

“No, if it’s that, then Silver would be the one to redeem himself, right?”

“For me(ore), I want to support the Ayame-san who came putting in all that effort from the time of obscurity!”

“Teen and Randa aren’t weak either, but their other members are way too awful.”

The rough evaluations of onlookers is that kind of thing. And though it’s rough, it’s an accurate evaluation. It’s just, you won’t know how well they’ve strengthened themselves until after the fights begin, and you won’t know what the results of the fights will be until it’s begun1. Even so, here and there are people who buy the unknown Teen and Randa’s betting tickets.

“And, in the end, I wonder who was the chicken that ran away?”

In general, this sort of topic is also guaranteed to make its appearance.

“I bet he’s not being a chicken though, that dungeon’s solo-er; if there was information about him you could tell better.”

“That’s right, that’s right; the first guy to do it is the most impressive, right? The one who calls him a chicken is a chicken.”

“What’d you say you bastard!”

That’s right; it was written that the one who achieved the solo portion rejected his participation.
In the end, no one figured out who the solo achiever was; it remained a mystery.

Many players came up with theories, but none of the theories were proven.
As a bonus, with this time’s participation rejection, the only proof that the solo player had, the Liberator title, was erased. The decisive evidence has pretty much already disappeared.

“Setting aside whether he was a chicken or not, would you guys kick aside this only chance to get unique stuff?”

The people who got excited about the topic of the reject-ee shook their heads at this voice.

“It’s a magic sword, right? Revival potion, right? Special equipment, right? If it were me, I wouldn’t kick it out, ne.”

“It’s impossible for me; I want a revival potion, see.”

“I think it’s impossible; if you think about it another way, someone doesn’t want to stand out so much that he’d kick even this aside is a rare type of player.”

Typically, MMO players aim for strength.
Aiming for peerless play, winning in PvP, or even searching for rare items.
To do any of those, in the end you need power.
Because of the desire to play that way, people level up, search for items, and make equipment.

And, as you struggle towards your goal, what’s waiting for you is clashes with others who have chosen your same path. Even avoiding them is impossible unless you are stronger than your opponents.
You can especially expect opposition in an official PvP tournament where the winning prize is announced to be 30 million in cash.
If it comes to that, the heated competition that breaks out would be way past the kind you’d get in an inferior real-life; you wouldn’t be able to say it’s just a mere game.

Maa, to begin with, “mere” is ~ right?”
Even if stuff like people aren’t limited to games is said, it’s the words of people who aren’t able to take anything seriously. To master one thing, do you know how difficult that is?
It’s a statement that only those who can’t understand such a thing would say.

When you say that, there will be people who respond saying that they seriously go to work, but that’s a different topic.
Do you aim to be number 1 in the industry in that job? Do you put that much effort in?
That’s the kind of direction I’m talking about.
Whether it’s play or work, to stand at the very top can’t be reached with any half-hearted effort.

Maa, there’s that kind of hidden circumstance too; it’s the opinion of all the players that this time’s PvP also serves as a pre-game for that official tournament.
The official tournament has over 1000 people who have entered; this time’s tournament, even though it’s just a little, it’s expected that you can come to watch and try to steal the movements of the upper players.

The discussion got a bit off track, but the players who want to talk about that kind of thing have also gathered; the front of the coliseum has become engulfed in a heated fervor. Although it’s VR, the ones that are gathered there are, without a doubt, humans.
The tournament still has two days before it begins. But for Earth, this is all something completely unrelated.

A/n: I’m sorry that it’s short; frankly, I’m in another slump.
Real-life’s irritations have been quite horrible, so in desperation I have begun writing another new work.
I wonder just what I am doing.

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  1. until the lid has been opened. Initially went with the idiom “can of worms is opened”, but that might be a primarily American idiom…

<T/n: Thanks Raghalin for your donation!
Uuuun… it was a bit short, but I don’t think you’ll mind if I hurry just to get this one out instead of working on the next chapter. I’m sorry. Normally I’d double up on short chapters like this… but it’s been a long two weeks here…>



  1. It’s almost to the point that I would start wagers with my brothers on what crazy thing will happen in your life.

    Thanks for the chapter.


  2. “; as for why” forgot some interpunction or a colon?

    “, is close at had” hand

    “This times participation rejection” time’s

    “Typically, MMO player aim for strength.” players

    “Whether its play or work,” it’s

    “An half-hearted effort” a half-hearted effort, since the H isn’t silent here.

    “Hidden circumstance too;” circumstances?

    “Although it’s VR, the ones that are there are gathered there are” repeating

    Thanks for the hard work (at the wedding prep).


  3. Thanks for the translations. If you need to, take a break for a day or two and get some exercise and fresh air. Like take a walk down a nature trail, then come home and have a hot bath with bath salts intended for stress relief like Eucalyptus Spearmint, to relax. Really enjoy reading the series but please place your physical and mental health first, okay?


  4. thanks for the translation! mind telling which wn chapter is the currently translated manga at? they did merge and add/change/ommit quite a few details from the wn chapters into a single manga chapter afterall 😦 when i first read the wn i thought by this chapter it would at least get to the part where earth were put on the wanted list….. >.>


    1. Since I have quite a few readers who don’t read the manga, please no spoilers (although this is minor, so whatevs. I wish I knew how to black out the spoilers in wp comments, but you can’t use fancy code in comments so it’s useless.)
      I have no idea what chapter the manga is corresponding to the wn. Please keep in mind, 1 chapter of manga is 3-5 chapters of wn, and guess accordingly?
      Also keep in mind anything with “番外編” at the beginning is an extra, and about 80% of the time is not included in the manga.
      Aaaand… I think that’s all the help I can give you if you’re hunting for the chap in the raws. (although OVRMMO is pretty horrible when crunched through an auto-translator. I can never cheat…)


      1. i know, that’s why i only say out loud that part lol, think of it as speculation fuel and forgive me, k? _(:3
        so i guess it’s still around 20-30’ish more ch until it catch up with the manga huh…. gotta be patient then.
        yeah, i notice at most the extra chapter were only shown in a few panels of the manga, well they are extra afterall.
        btw, the wn link u linked on the ovrmmo main page is giving me an error, seems like it has changed. (just saying, not like i’d be able to read them undeciphered)


      2. use that url and use the wayback machine.
        because the author took it down from syosetsu, I feel uncomfortable linking directly to wayback machine, but I can’t stop you from using it~…
        a bit hypocritical, but…


    2. Well,chapter 26 in the manga is chapter 94 in this novel 🙂
      The extras…not counted. :O
      Ah…well,I actually wanted The novel to be further than the manga,but since I read the manga first I loved it more than the novel.Maybe I’d read it once it moves past manga XD
      Don’t worry,the part where he’s on the wanted list is coming soon I bet ^_^


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