OVRMMO

Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki by Shiina HowaHowa
Translations Japanese-> English by k.linH

OVRMMO 091: And on the Day of the Transaction

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

And on the Day of the Transaction

“— Good grief, you’re certainly energetic.”

Since I had finished the bow for Ayame-san, when I conveyed that I’d like her to come to the designated spot, she really jumped on board. It seems like they’re really at their wits’ end with capturing this Under Dungeon; it’s a situation where’s it’s really a close game.
That said, on the Under Dungeon exclusive thread on the forums they’re saying, it’s all too hard, or you can’t see any way to clear it; no matter what weapon, it seems like they’re all having difficulties.
As you might expect, I have no intentions on sticking my hands in that kind for dungeon … for now.

“I, I’ve kept you waiting!”

She ran it seems; at our meeting spot in a not very popular house, Ayame-san arrived.

“You said it was ready, so … definitely please let me see the finished bow!”

Noah-san is also somewhat excited; in that case, I hurry and let them see it through Rental.

Compound Longbow, Light Metal Line
Atk+47
Quality 7

The instant they saw it, the 2 froze. Well, yeah, since its abilities have gone up by about 2 times.

“— F,forty-seven…!?”

When Ayame-san restarted from her frozen state, she let out an absentminded voice.
Right after, “Wh,what is this~!?” the two girls’ shriek echoed through the room … thanks to that my ears hurt.

“Noisy! You 2, calm down!”

I couldn’t help yelling.
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OVRMMO 090: If I’m going through the trouble to make it, it might as well be a good item

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

If I’m going through the trouble to make it, it might as well be a good item

Now that I’m going to be making a long bow, first I must practice making long bows.
That said, bows aren’t all that different, and yesterday I got to personally take and study the form of Ayame-san’s bow, which is huge. I should be able to progress faster than if I were making a staff.

Anyway, I took several of the worst quality wood from the forest area closest to Faust to use for practice. The wood from the trees that grow around the Nexia area that I’ll be using for the real deal is way too scarce for me to take, so since I have one shot with whatever amount I have on hand, it’s necessary to practice to draw up the blueprint. s

First I’ll do it roughly.
Of course the quality is 1 or 2, but right now my main priority is just to memorize how to make the size and shape of the longbow regardless.
I intended to spend all of today’s login time hammering out this learning part, but.
After around 30 minutes of continuous crafting, quality 4, once in a while 5, began making an appearance.
With the quality becoming good, I compared it to the screenshots of Ayame-san’s bow from yesterday and adjusted the shape and balance. (more…)

OVRMMO 089: The Stage of Adventure is …

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

The Stage of Adventure is …

Switching places from the Forge, I was escorted to Ayame-san’s Guild Area, and there I heard what they had to say. Previously there was that issue with Nethar, but recently Nethar and the others don’t log in.

“Under dungeon?”

That was what Ayame-san and the Vice Guildmaster of “Crystal Rain” who came to meet me, Noah-san, brought up.

“Yes, on the other side of the Challenge from the Dead, before anyone realized it, 1 other entrance opened up.”

Ayame-san informed me.
Fumu, it probably opens up after a number of Secret Boss defeats, I bet; even if the Information announcement was scarce, it did pop up 3 times.
If you include the possibility of subjugation achievements that circulated during the times I hadn’t been logged in, it’s probably been enough, but at the lowest, it’s definite that the Information announcement popped up at least 3 times.

Fumu, I’ve understood it; then, what are this dungeon’s special characteristics?”

Ayame-san answered that inquiry.

“The main thing is using the same type of weapon … it seems to be the thing with the highest Skill Lv; if it’s one-handed sword then only one-handed swords; if it’s spear then you can only be a 6 man party of just spears; the time limit is 2 hours, and the goal is down 6 floors; these are the rules.” (more…)

OVRMMO 088: Bow Maintenance and Consumable Replenishment

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Bow Maintenance and Consumable Replenishment

The next day after I’ve returned to a human city in a long time.
I immediately go to Nexia’s mine to mine ores; I’m wanting Light Metal and Exploding Ore, but …

I withdrew from the mine when I’ve excavated for 30 minutes.
Since the ore vein hasn’t recovered yet, if 1 person excavates a mountainous amount, the chance that you’ll trigger a fight from the people around is extremely high; I’m not the only one who wants ores, after all.
The result was that I got my hands on the bare minimum of Light Metal, quite a large amount of Exploding Ore, and some Steel and Silver, so let’s call that good. (more…)

OVRMMO 087: Together with Pikarsha.

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Together with Pikarsha.

Getting on the pikarsha that came over to the inn, right now I’m up in the sky.
The destination is Faust; because I’m going to stock up on ingredients, it’s not Nexia but Faust.

At first I thought it would only bear me to places within the Fairy Country, but when I tried to ask, ‘Just asking, but would you go to a city like the humans’ Faust?’ the pikarsha immediately lifted its head and nodded.
Whatever you say, I’m already this conspicuous so I make up my mind to just do it and seriously ask …

“You’re fast as always, na~”

So saying, I stroked the back of the flying pikarsha’s neck.

“Pyuiiiii~~♪”

Looks like the pikarsha’s also in a good mood; I’m getting accustomed to this cry.
With this kind of back and forth conversation, in the blink of an eye we’ve left the Fairy Country; if we keep going at this speed straight ahead, Faust is right before us.

“Sorry, but land here!” (more…)

OVRMMO 086: Maximum Caution is Needed Because We’re Returning

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/N: An old trope.

Maximum Caution is Needed Because We’re Returning

Since we’re returning to the Southern Inner City, my party walked in that direction.
We hunted the random High Rabbits and War Deer along the way.
The 4 Fairies group are already in soaring spirits … until now, just fighting leaves them in tatters, and on top of that they were constantly fighting the fear of death; against those kind of opponents, after learning how to fight them, they’ve already hunted tens of them; in all sorts of meanings, there isn’t any reason for them not to be in high spirits.

— but because of that, they have to get it together.

In order to keep the 4 from figuring it out, I frown.
The reason is that, along this route, there is the reaction from 4 monsters lying in wait.
The actions are precise, and with several moving in a group … it’s about 100% the ones at the top of the list that we don’t want to meet right now, a group of War Goblins. Other than me, the other 4 are clearly opponents that are burdened with luggage … they’re basically casualties walking.

In order to avoid them, to some degree we could change the direction we’re going 2, 3 time, but no good, we’ve been completely made the targets; any changes to our direction would be read and they’d move to lie in wait again … I guess I should be thinking that combat is unavoidable.
And the 4 other than me are getting carried away talking about how to use the amount of money they’ve never gotten their hands on that they will be paid after returning to the inn, completely without any vigilance.
… Can’t be helped, I’ll have to give them their last lesson.

For the War Goblins, their sole card to play is that their own existences are not found out; I’ll have to use that way of thinking to my advantage…even though their hiding place is completely seen through with <Danger Perception>.
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OVRMMO 085: After a Long Time …

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

After a Long Time…

The 5 member party, while soundly defeating monsters, continued onward in order to head west. Of course on the occasion there were War Goblins we would avoid them, but happily, we never met any. If it’s High Rabbits and Woe Deer though, those were our main opponents.

“I’ve pinned down the monster; Roa, if you’d please!”

“Ou, leave it to me! Lility, let loose!”

“Okaa~y! <Fire Lance>! Burn up!”

“Mia, I’m healing!” (more…)

OVRMMO 084: It’s almost like a Party of Beginners

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/N:
Players don’t group with anyone other than players.
Let’s destroy that delusion! Is one of the things that the developers are aiming for.
Therefore the AI’s aren’t the regular, unchanging NPCs, but people who properly have their own emotions, so it’s better to think of it as another world.

And, if the AI characters die, that’s it for them.
Unlike player characters, they don’t revive with a death penalty; instead, they will end their lives there, and reincarnate as a completely different character after losing their memories.
To reincarnate and lose their memories, the AI’s express that as ‘returning to the goddess’ side’.
Of course, being defeated in a duel is an exception.

Therefore, to just use them as a conveniently good shield would be …
All of this information is not passed on from the devs to the players.

It’s almost like a Party of Beginners

— Thud-! (more…)

OVRMMO 083: As Night Gives Way to Dawn

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

As Night Gives Way to Dawn

After logging in, as I descended from the inn’s second floor to the first floor, the inn’s proprietor was waiting for me.

“I have received a message from Zetan-sama for you. [I am currently at the Fenrir Estate in the Royal Capital’s West District; at the time when you come, definitely drop by] is how it seems.”

Somehow or other, it seems to have gone well; since he carries a famous nickname, then it’s probably enough to be able to match with a lady of the Fenrir family. While thinking like that, I took the light meal the inn’s proprietor prepared.
By the way, it seems that the food here has the effect of raising all attributes.
I thought there had been a lot of fairies that came in off the streets just for the meals; even if it’s somewhat more expensive, it’s a meal that has the effect to make you more powerful; the price reflects this, of course.

I leisurely finished my meal, and as I was going to look for a job, I saw a large notice of some sort.

[Official Notice: By the Fairy Queen’s directive, to all wandering fairies in the vicinities of the South and West Inward Cities; cooperative with the knight fairies.]
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OVRMMO 082: Extermination

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/n: I feel like I gave too many hints, but this isn’t a mystery story, so this way is probably better.

Extermination1

The thrown Enhanced Oil fell to the ground, and an explosion occurred. And, from inside those flames …

“GYAAAA!”

Like that, a man’s scream was raised.
Good grief, because he was hidden he thought he wouldn’t be found, so he probably wanted to believe that me talking was just a bluff, na…

“Y,you bastard; what are you doing!?”

The man that became a fire ball rolled on the ground to extinguish the flames and then glared at me; his entire body was completely burnt black. If I ate a grilled-chicken skewer to show that I could afford to do so while dealing with him, then I would look pretty cool, but I, who easily tenses up, couldn’t possibly manage that.

“So the culprit really was a human, huh. A fighting method that’s used primarily for Raid Bosses, poison to weaken her, party-like cooperation, hypnotism … They’re all ways that humans use.”

I’m not sure whether he was manipulating the goblins, or otherwise give them instructions, but the answer may never be found. And anyway, this guy, he’s not a player it seems like.
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