OriginStory

OriginStory 027: New Equipment and Dungeon Diving

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Chapter 27: New Equipment and Dungeon Diving

“… Calling me over like this… we’re not forming a party, right?”

“Although we ARE in a party right now~.”

Achya.

Fen’s glares are sharp as usual.

I know what he means, though. To be fair, I’m a solo-er too… no, well, more like I’m a ronin who hops around from party to party.

But basically, Fen doesn’t want this partying up to become a habit.

And so, to pacify him, I say,

“Nah, I was going down my friends list. Technically I wanted to take some crafters along before I took you along, but…”

“Haa… I see. There are too many unknowns to take people who aren’t combat-spec-ed.”

“Yup. It’s like that.”

“Which is why you asked me.” (more…)

OriginStory 26: Chie the Tailor

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Chapter 26: Chie the Tailor

“Alright, transaction made.”

“Yay~!”

Chie looked over her VERY full inventory.

Technically, the trade of materials and the 2 gold was made.

Since I actually know Chie well enough, I don’t have to worry about her ripping me off for the armor.

No way would this be okay with anyone else.

By the way, Chie was only able to buy all of my materials because she pulled out all the equipment she needed to make a crafting facility and entered Workshop Mode.

The bonuses of Workshop Mode, aside from being able to actually craft, is that you can horde material items in a Material Chest. Up to 200 item stacks, with 999 stack limit.

The downside is that Workshop Mode is stationary, and it takes a lot to actually be able to make a portable crafting facility. Also, the Material Chest disappears when you exit Workshop Mode, ejecting all the items into your inventory. If your inventory is full, you can’t leave Workshop Mode unless you eject the overflow as random drops that anyone can pick up. (more…)

OriginStory 025: Unknown Market Prices

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Chapter 25: Unknown Market Prices

“Right, right, so what’d ya want to know, Naru-han?”

After showing his overwhelming delight over his ticket into the Dark Guild, Goya finally calmed down enough to get back to business.

I cough.

“Ahem. Well, it’s not much, actually. Three things. One, I want to improve my Item Bag. I think I’ve already maxed it out at level for a normie, but I want to know how to optimize it, or if there is a way to optimize it. Two, I want to know what you know about [Scribe] and the other found Talents so far.”

“Mumumu… Understood. Then, when ya say that ya maxed out your Item Bag at a normie level, ya mean ya bought all the biggest additions ya can get right now from the NPC vendors? What’s that put ya at?” (more…)

OriginStory 24: Mysterious Letter-Black

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Chapter 24: Mysterious Letter-Black

“A’ight, Goya, first give me the news.”

I squat down next to the player swathed in black cloth, with two hamster ears poking out of the top of his headwrap.

Ah, I see. That’s why he’s wearing those baggy pants, to give him a more hamster-like look.

Goya, the hamster (for some reason), ‘black market’ player is my contact for buying, selling, and information about the current player trends.

I’ve been going to him for about 3 different games now. (more…)

OriginStory 23: Business in Karolstrem

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Chapter 23: Business in Karolstrem

“Aaah! Thank you so much! If everyone took the time to clear the path to the ruins in the red rocks of ten Duststorm Coyotes, our research would be much further along.”

“Thank you so much for five of those herbs! Ah, if only we could set up camp in the ruins themselves.”

“Ah, so you have six rock samples from various parts of the ruins! Thank you very much!”

As soon as I stepped out of the Lodgings, I got swarmed with NPCs again.

But this time I was prepared, since I had been going over my Quest Log on the way home!

Although, for some reason, I’m thinking that some of these quests weren’t ones I had initially taken…

Or should I say, I’m insta-completing quests, huh?

That’s the benefits to having a large carry capacity, hahaha!

I should investigate about increasing it even further. Fen said there was a way beyond equipping bag upgrades… maa, when I head back to the main city, I’ll probably find out more information. (more…)

OriginStory 022: Dodging Responsibility

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Chapter 22: Dodging Responsibility

“Haa. If I had these, the return trip would have been so much easier.”

I glower at the Teleportation Orbs that I detached from the mail sent by the admins. The ones that are apparently rewards from the Event.

Fen and I had to travel a considerable amount of time from the fire-dragon-valley place back to Nortius.

Even though it’s already hitting 3 AM, I can’t just leave someone so squishy by himself without getting him back to town.

And so, finally, at about half past 4, we finally reach Nortius, and Fen headed straight to the Teleporter, while I went over to the mailbox right next to the Teleporter.

Since I had an indicator that said I had mail. (more…)

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 Talent, 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…)