OriginStory

OriginStory 021: GI-ANT CO-BRA

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Chapter 21: GI-ANT CO-BRA

After giving the room a quick glance over, I contact Fen through Party Chat.

“Hey, you finished?”

[“… No, it might take awhile…”]

Fen has a distinctly frustrated tone, probably because he’s going to finish after me.

“Maa, it can’t be helped. Trap Master sounds like a troublesome Talant, na?”

[“…hmph.”]

Fen cut the Party Chat quickly.

… Oh well.

I head over, back to the passageway I had taken to enter this room.

The stone walls rolled aside again, and I stepped through them.

As I re-enter the room connected to all the Talent quest passageways, the door opposite me, the one that we opened by using those Mysterious Crystals, the one that connected the rest of the ruins to this hidden room … slammed shut.

Oh.

Yay.

That’s a good sign.

I approach the door and push on it, just in case, but of course it doesn’t open. (more…)

OriginStory 020: Decoding the Ancients

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Chapter 20: Decoding the Ancients

“Uotto-!”

Because of the uneven footing in this… grotto? dodging is not so easy.

Instead, I’m tumbling as the large scorpion’s tail shoots out and stabs at me.

What is with being attacked by the tail all the time…?

Maa, the tail does have better reach than the rest of it, though.

But it’s also softer than the rest of it, too!

Because there are so many joints in that area, I don’t even have to aim properly for a soft spot.

Soon enough,

Clang, Clonk, Zubbbaaaaa-! (more…)

OriginStory 019: The Bug-Infested Room

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Chapter 19: The Bug-Infested Room

The evening ended with Jo sing-song drunk and humming merrily and Chie red-faced drunk but not really feeling that tipsy.

Me?

I rode my bike, so I had one beer at the beginning and spent the rest of the evening sobering up.

I really hate dealing with paying parking tickets, see.

And if I’m REALLY unlucky and get it impounded, the troubles that comes with that are … ah, I mean, what are you talking about?

Of course I never got my motorbike impounded (that my parents know of).

“Oh, Nee-san, back from the offline meeting?”

“Un. It was just Jo and Chie, so we weren’t going to stay too long.”

It’s questionable if you can actually call it an offline meeting, na.

“Hm…”

I stare at Toru thoughtfully. (more…)

OriginStory 18: The Sensation of Drowning

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Chapter 18: The Sensation of Drowning

A certain user posted the following on the OriginStory wiki:

Halloween Event Rewards

Title: Halloween Trickster
Adds ‘Halloween Trickster’ to the list of Titles you are allowed to set in the ‘Title’ field.
No additional bonus stats.

Teleport Orb
Opens the Teleporter interface, allowing you to teleport to any city you have already registered no matter where you are. (more…)

OriginStory 017: The Red Rock Valley

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Chapter 17: The Red Rock Valley

If I strain my ears, I can hear it.

Tn. Tn. Tn.

Just barely, I can hear his footfalls as he leaps from rock to rock.

Ninja.

Although he’s not sneaking in the shadows, his movements are totally like a sneak thief.

As for his Talents …

[Enhanced Movement]!

No doubt about it, he has to have [Enhanced Movement].

If he has almost no STR, then there would be no other way for him to leap from rock to rock like that, all the up to the very top of this cluster of rocks.

Perched at the top, a shimmering green fairy-like sprite came flitting down, and it seemed to whisper in his ear.

So the catkin ninja’s name is Fenrys. (more…)

OriginStory 016: Can’t Move for Bad Statuses

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Chapter 16: Can’t Move for Bad Statuses

While still in Nortius, even before the chibi and his friends went back west to the beginner villages and Karolstrem, I was attacked by researchers.

Maa, I say ‘attacked’, but …

“Oh? You’re headed to the ruins? Hey, if you see…”

“I heard you’re looking for things in the ruins, could I ask you too…”

“The ruins!? Professor, Professor! Come here, quick!”

All I did was ask the obaa-san at the Warehouse if she knew of any rumors about ruins, and suddenly I was completely flooded by researchers struggling to talk to me.

Nandeyone?!

In the end, I couldn’t stand it and asked,

“Why is everyone so worked up about this?”

And was told many things. (more…)

OriginStory 015: Taking New Skills

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Chapter 15: Taking New Skills

The blackness receded from our vision, and the chibi, Sylvestre, and I found ourselves standing absentmindedly in a space not unlike the character creation space.

A woman dressed in a sexy, short black dress with red and black striped tights, a high-collared cloak, a witch’s hat, and vampire fangs was standing in front of us.

“Congratulations! You’ve survived through Hobble’s Haunted House! I’m Nancy, and I’m here to help you through the Bonus!”

Bonus?

At that word, I could almost see dog ears prick up on Toru’s head.

Even though he isn’t in werewolf form.

“By the way~, I’m not an NPC, so if you ask me to show my boobs or anything worse than that, I’ll get you banned for 3 weeks~.”

I cackled at the thought and asked,

“How many unfortunate fellows?”

“4 so far. I’m sure you understand.” (more…)

OriginStory 014: Switching it Up

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Chapter 14: Switching it Up

“So, some victi – visitors have come… Hahaha, I wonder, how will our hospitality hold up?”

That raspy voice echoing about …

After hearing it, the darkness in front of our eyes recedes and we’re looking at the inside of a foyer filled with cobwebs.

There’s no dust, but there are cobwebs…

The candles give off a warm light, but the light doesn’t seem to go very far.

“Okay, so I think we should not care about being the first ones to make it through. It sounds like there might be a lot of hidden gimmicks in here, and I’d rather find all those than rush in. What does everyone have now?”

Toru breaks into my careful observation.

Maa, even though he’s the chibi, he can be a good leader when he wants to be.

Continuing on, Toru opens his Item Bag and says, (more…)

OriginStory 013: Here Comes Halloween

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Chapter 13: Here Comes Halloween

“We made it~!”

Juri stood in the middle of the road into Nortius and yelled like a kid on a school excursion.

“Heheh, Juri, you really do some cute things, ne?”

She puffed out her cheeks and pouted.

“Don’t tease your elders!”

“I wasn’t really teasing, though? It’s okay for a girl to be called cute, right?”

Although that doesn’t suit me.

Even though I really wanted to stand there like her and yell,

“The escort quest is OVEEEEEEER!”

But somehow, I don’t think it will have the same cute feeling that Juri made.

“Well, we went through some rough spots, but you girls really came through. I’ll have to make a report to the Wayfarer’s Society … should I take Aurey’s pass to them?”

Jemino said, stepping away from the wagons, where the 3 blockheads were tending to the goat-horses and securing the luggage. (more…)

OriginStory 012: Fun Looting Time

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Chapter 12: Fun Looting Time

Even though the “Defeated!” notification came up properly, Aurey’s body is still there.

She didn’t shatter and disintegrate into nothing like people and monsters usually do when you defeat them.

Will there be a quest or something, I wonder…

Although right now I don’t have the leisure to be thinking about such things… uotto-!

A spearhead narrowly misses me as I dodge out of the way, and the wielder spits out a,

“Damn you-!”

A furious Minas to deal with, huh?! Good, good, let’s keep this going-!

Hahaha- ah, oops. If I don’t check myself, the chibi’s gonna call me a mass-murdering yokai again.

Minas draws back, his face black with anger, and readies himself for another attack.

Very well. Let me take your spear-!

As he stabs out, I parry with my left axe and swing downwards with my right.

Clang! (more…)