Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
Jostled in the Stagecoach
Earth boarded the newly debuted stagecoaches and carefreely had fun watching the scenery.
To try riding the stagecoaches that came out in the patch some time after the Fairy Country expansion was implemented, there was that motive as well.
The destination of this stagecoach is the East Fortresstown; the fare is high at 4,000Glo, but moving at high speeds and avoiding conflicts with monsters are huge merits.
“Hey, you, got a minute?”
The stagecoaches are public transportation, so of course riding it with someone else comes up more than often enough; aside from Earth, there are two other people riding with him.
It’s the man from the guy-girl couple that’s riding together that spoke up.
“You that Earth-san with all the nicknames?”
At this questioning, Earth smiled bitterly. Yeah, I did a lot of things in the initial stages after all, he remembered. Thanks to that, the forums gave him all sorts of disconnected names; most likely, in places he didn’t know about himself conversations about his infamy were probably be held; precisely because of that, he didn’t want the unnecessary infamy from going to the PvP tournament inflating it any more than this. It’s already fine not to put any more nicknames on display, after all.
“Maa, I’m that Earth. Begging your pardon, but didn’t you learn that you’re supposed to name yourself first when you ask for others’ names?”
To this objection from Earth, the man stuttered with an “U-“. With that, the other person, the woman, opened her mouth.
“For crying out loud, this idiot. I’m sorry, Earth-san. I’m Rira, and this idiot is Great. Ma, his name is the only thing that’s Great; the man inside is just a little idiot, ne. By the way, the size of something else is also tiny…”
“I,idiot, stop it; there was no way going that far was necessary, right!?”
Great covered Rira’s mouth that was saying something dangerous in a panic.
With her mouth covered, Rira mumble mumble and stopped her statement.
“I see; you two know each other in real life?”
And it’s kind of a close relationship, it is.
“Ee, maa, it’s fine just to think of me as someone who has to chaperone this idiot. Most likely Great want’s to ask you whether you’re the player who refused to participate in this time’s PvP tournament, I bet, ne.”
Good grief; this question gets asked too many times; and just half-truths are also troublesome.
“Ma, about that, let me say that it’s not me. I did challenge that Challenge of the Dead solo, that’s true.”
Hearing this, Great’s eyes glistened.
“And that I reached the 10th floor down is also certainly true. But, with just myself I won’t be able to defeat that boss, you know the reason behind that, right?”
And with that he pointed to their shoulders. Right there are those guys’ contracted fairies.
Great’s is a water squirrel; Rira’s is an earth penguin-like little one there.
“I completely lost; after that, when I watched the scene of beating that boss on a video, I seriously wanted to cut it in half. Don’t screw with me-! – like that.”
So saying, he smiled a bitter smile.
“See Great, that’s what I told you. The fact that Earth-san doesn’t have a fairy is famous. That boss is designed to get super weak after getting hit with a fairy’s attack, you know? Defeating it with no fairy is impossible.”
Rira skillfully told Great that side’s opinions, the so-called normal thought process. Even so, if it’s that guy he could do it; that rumor doesn’t die out since the influence from that one battle against the Fairy Queen won’t fade.
“It’s just like Rira said. I thought this when I watched the video; even though I lost after persevering with trial and error until I was beaten all over, having it weaken from one hit from a fairy is practically a scam! – I yelled in real life.”
So saying, he lifted both his hand lightly as if surrendering.
“I see… it wouldn’t be weird if it was Earth-san who did it though, na. By the way, could you tell me how much you got it down by?”
Great’s question is understandable, na; even though you’re a consumer there will be those battles you’re designed to lose.1 Like the ones when you lose the story continues.
But there are also those where, due to the staff’s whimsy, if you win the losing-battle you change the story.
It’s there if you seriously strengthen the character, liberally use items, and advance your equipment to the limit.
“A-, having interest in that is understandable. E-to… I’m pretty sure it was reduced by 60% when I last checked, but after that I was frantically fighting… and then I lost so from there I don’t know; my bad.”
At that statement Rira stiffened up; what’s wrong?
“Actually, I also tried to see how far I could get without the fairy’s help. But without even reducing it by 10% I got all beat up… I hurried and had this one attack and weaken it, and somehow I won, but … in that situation to reduce it by 60% or more…”
Great seems to be concerned about Rira like that, and so he questioned Rira.
“Was it that bad? I didn’t do the challenges so I don’t know?”
Rira glared at Great.
“It’s a boss that, for Great, who can’t win against me even once in PvP, to challenge it, it would kill you without even taking 30 seconds.”
It’s not just Great who’s subjected to Rira’s bloodlust-like coercion; I’m also feeling the pressure from the atmosphere a little.
“M,maa maa, calm down. Even if you glare here it won’t help much.”
Calling out to Rira, I remind her of my presence.
“A… s,sorry. Even though this idiot didn’t even do it, he was taking someone else’s challenge lightly, so I just. It will be fine if I just turn him into mincemeat with a PvP when we reach the eastern city, ne.”
At Rira’s statement Great turned blue; I pulled back a little.
Aa, this girl is the type who gets pretty bad when angry; it’s best to leave sleeping dogs lie…2
“H,hang on! I wasn’t taking you lightly, it was just a question right!?”
Great hurriedly begins making excuses… but.
“Asking questions with that dopey, laughing face … please prepare yourself when we reach the town, ne.”
Aa, Rira is smiling … but that’s the smile of the demoness noh mask, that is; in my heart I put my hands together and pray that Great will be able to rest in peace.
“Oh, I can see the city now.”
With this back-and-forth going on, it seems we’ve advanced quite a bit.
The Eastern Fortresstown is beginning to enter our view.
And to the Great who screamed “GYAAAAA”, Rira said “Shut up!” and hit him with a fist; with those kinds of people riding it, the stagecoach entered the Eastern Fortresstown.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv17
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv32
[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, The One Involved with Eastern and Western Dragons
Second Names: “Fairy King Candidate”(jealous), “Chef of the Battlefield-san”
A/n: One part along the journey, ne.
- messed around with this a lot. “though a consumer there is that as well I’m sure, losing-battles that is.” Bleh.
- it’s best to leave without touching the kami if I want to avoid getting cursed.
<T/n: Oookay, switching 1st pov/3rd pov all over… I have done my best to reduce it to 1 switch.>