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

OVRMMO 093: Entering the Fairy Country…?

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Entering the Fairy Country…?

Before heading to the Fairy Country, I dropped by the mine and wood harvesting area for just a bit.
Since I was happily able to strike upon a vein of Light Metal at the mine, I spent just 10 minutes mining before I withdrew.
As for wood, there aren’t any highest grade trees, but a somewhat good tree has sprung up, so I harvest just one tree.

It’s just a little bit, but I’ve got my hands on some, so this time I’m going to steadily walk carefreely on the path to the Fairy Country. When I think back to the first time I reached the Fairy Country, unsatisfactorily, I was unable to see much of the scenery, after all.
I walked steadily along that path that was surrounded by trees to its right and left.
Although the trees grow thick together, the players investigated the trees here, and determined that there are no suitable trees for crafting, and so there was no opportunity to cut them down.

Tree therapy1 inside the game … it’s not like that, but even so, with this I can be refreshed. Of course I have <Danger Perception> activated; if a monster’s shadow drops in I will immediately prepare my weapon.
This time my objective is not fighting, so if they’re not definitely targeting this direction, then I’ve decided to ignore them.

This is good … or like, every single time, events occur until I can’t stand it, but the Fairy Country’s north gate is in site. Last time I came from the south, so this time let’s see how it goes with the west or east … just when I thought that.

OVRMMO 092: Even the Tough Spot will One Day be Captured

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Even the Tough Spot will One Day be Captured

I’ve done my bow enhancement and finished replenishing my supplies; why don’t I head to the Fairy Country for the second time now; but when I finished making my preparations, an Information popped up.

— Urgent Information
At this time, we are truly grateful that everyone is enjoying One More・Free Life・Online. Currently, a Secret Bosses of the Challenge of the Dead has been destroyed, and we have confirmed that the event has been completed.
As the result, right now a new category, 『Tonfa』has been added; tonfa is a hand-to-hand combat derivative; you are unable to make grappling attacks, but in exchange blocking effectiveness and power is increased. For more information, please wait for official homepage’s update. Once again … (more…)

OVRMMO 091.75: Extra Edition; Why the Bow Guild Bought the Bow at a High Price

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Stuff relating to the system is more than expected.

Extra; Why the Bow Guild Bought the Bow at a High Price

Here is the Apollo’s Bow Guild’s Guild Area.
They are conducting a meeting in conjunction with Crystal Rain’s representative for clear the Under Dungeon; Bow Area.

“Then, what you’re saying is that, right now there has been no progress on the crafting front at this time, ne?”

Ayame said with a stern expression; even now the crafters in-house were unable to make a bow stronger than the aforementioned Atk29.

“My bad, but to get it any further, we’re going to need a lot more good wood, that’s the conclusion we’ve reached…”

“And about that, the resources are also already unreliable. We’re going to have to take a break from research and enter a time of gathering resources, or else…”

These words aren’t only from the woodworking crafters; the blacksmiths are also in agreement. (more…)

OVRMMO 91.5: Extra Edition; Underneath the Sakura Tree

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

A/n: This is the 100th tale, ne.
It’s continued for quite a while.
<t/n: due to me numbering the Extra Editions as x.5s, this actually is the 100th chapter>

Extra Edition; Underneath the Sakura Tree

“It’s about time you fulfilled your promise.”

To the Queen, who suddenly appeared without any rhyme or reason, I raised a stupid, “Ha?”.

“The date promise! I won’t let you say you forgot! If you do say it, I’ll tie you up!”

— Aa, THAT, huh? I completely forgot. Of course I don’t let that out of my mouth.

“That’s fine, but … can I ask you something?”

The Queen’s ear tilted a bit and above her head a “?” mark floated up.

“Do you know of any place with these flowers blooming? If there is one, I’d definitely like to have the date there, see.”

So saying, I showed her a screenshot of a real-life sakura tree in bloom.
It doesn’t really make me upset, but somehow I don’t really like the noisy type flower-viewing with lots of drinking.
While slowly gazing at the sakura in full bloom, peacefully nibbling at the food, drinking just a little sake; I personally prefer to bask in this elegant feeling … but you can’t hope for that in real-life. (more…)

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
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.

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.


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>.