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VendM 053: Pursuer

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Pursuer

With Mishael as the vanguard, a little distance behind him is me being carried by Ramis, the two of us. And there’s also Mikene with us. The rest of the Big Eaters Brigade and Hyurumi are left to keep watch over the boar-wagon.

I can’t tell you what will be waiting for us in the end, but when I see the faces that have become grim, even an idiot can tell that it’s not some trifling opponent that’s waiting.

“Hakkon, when it comes to that, I’m counting on you.”

“Welcome” (more…)

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VendM 052: Mishael

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Mishael

“Sorry, ne, everyone; I’ve caused you trouble.” (Ramis)

When it became morning the first things Ramis, whose color looks quite a lot better, said were words of thanks and apologies, bowing her head.
Everyone was preparing breakfast, but they rushed over to the lightly-dressed Ramis descending from the cart.

“O-, your body’s feeling better? Don’t ya push yourself.” (Hyurumi)

“E,ee, please do not push yourself. We can have Hakkon-san put out fresh Haerowasay.” (more…)

VendM 051: Reality and Fantasy

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Reality and Fantasy

“What’s a period? Is that food?”(Pel)

“I wonder; I haven’t heard of it either, na.”(Shote)

“Looks like it’s something related to women, but Suko, do you know?”(Mikene)

“Um, let’s see; it happens a lot for females of humans, or like the primate races, but it’s a characteristic symptom of females when blood flows from their lower regions.”

The Big Eaters Brigade gathered together and secretively whispered through a conversation like boys in the upper years of elementary school would have.

Oh yeah, other than humans and a small portion of animals, no others menstruate, and even if they do, I heard that it’s pretty light. (more…)

VendM 050: The Perimeter

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

The Perimeter

Hyurumi and the Big Eaters Brigade are riding on a cart-boar wagon prepared by the Bear President; to the side is Ramis, carrying me, and one young man walking.

“Haha-, that’s true.”

“But, we’re actually planning on investigating the interior of the maze, ne.”

“Ee, maa.”

“Ain’t it fine? We got a strong Hunter as our companion. If a one in a million chance situation happens, he can deal with it. We can rely on him.”

“Haha-, that’s true.”

“To think that we’d have this man, the singular Black Flash Mishael-san; it’s an honor, na-“

“Ee, haha-“

If you didn’t know about that previously mentioned event last night, you’d just see a young man interacting with a refreshing, easy-going smile, but … if you look carefully, his cheeks are faintly twitching; the words to your replies are pretty much identical, Mishael-kun. (more…)

VendM 049: Not Quite the Ideal Hero

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Not Quite the Ideal Hero

After coming to the Maze Level, the new regulars have increased. The couple that runs the weapon-armor shop and the parent and child that run the inn, the Hunter Association receptionists; these are the residents from here that come pretty much every day to buy, it seems.

Or like, the number of this level’s residents is way too few. Even if you say it’s not a popular level, with 10 people in total then their commerce should be doomed. This is just an outsider’s unneeded worry, but when Ramis, who harbored the same question as me, questioned the receptionists, the mystery was solved.
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VendM 48: The Maze Level’s Community

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

The Maze Level’s Community

For the me that was lost, the sensation of being carried on Ramis’ back is, honestly, if you ask me, this spot really does calm me down.
We’re within the transfer circle placed in the Maze Level to return to the direction of the community, but there is quite the large family here, na.

Ramis with Hyurumi. President Bear. The gatekeepers. The Fools of Whimsy Brigade with Leader Keryoil, Vice-Leader Filmina, the archer Shui, the red-white twins Red and White. Formerly the Demons of Gluttony Brigade, the Big Eaters Brigade’s Mikene, Pel, Suko, Shote.
All members said, it’s 14 persons and 1 box.

From now on, we’re going to stay in the Maze Level’s community for a little while, and then return to Seiryu Lake Level, it seems. They’re going to trace the map of the Maze Level that I displayed with detail, and work on recording the places like where traps are deployed, so I’m going to help out some.

You will be able to avoid the Maze Level’s convoluted paths and the vicious traps, so for the Hunters Association, even if it’s just a little bit, in order to raise the survivability, they won’t spare any effort, it seems.
Until that settles down, the Maze Level’s community will become my temporary residence. (more…)

VendM 047: The Final Blow

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

The Final Blow

“Mikene, how’s the situation?”

Leader Keryoil asked Mikene, who was peering into the hole.

“To some degree, it looks like we’ve given it some serious wounds, but it feels like one more attempt won’t be enough.”

So it’s at the degree where rocks won’t be able to decide it, huh? If only we had some heavier, hard object, then we might be able to … n? Why is everyone staring at mineself, I wonder.

“If it’s Hakkon it’d do it, right?”(Leader)

“No, but, if we screw this up, Hakkon will be broken.”(V-Leader)

“He’s still alive after falling from the Level Break, so it’ll be fine, right?”(Leader)

Leader-san and Vice-Leader-san. Please stop having such a dangerous conversation right in front of the person himself, ne. But, honestly speaking, if I change into the giant vending machine and fall on it, that does seem to be the most effective-ish way, na.

“NO! Don’t make Hakkon do dangerous things!”

“It ain’t even a sure thing it’ll work. I’m also gonna be against.” (more…)

VendM 046: Extinguishing Fire

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Extinguishing Fire

From then on, every day, when it became late in the night, I changed forms and dropped large amounts by myself. My speed was increased, so it flowed down in forceful waves.

Because the inside of the hole is quite cold, it hasn’t melted at all; that’s what Mikene, who dangled in the hole in order to check, said.

At my drop opening, Hyurumi has installed a wooden slide like thing, so it falls into the hole without clogging up.

Doing it late at night is because there’s the two hours per one day limit, so if I do it on the last two hours of the day, the day will pass and the Form Change time limit immediately resets.

Even so, late-night work is fundamentally work done alone. Ramis and the others said they would get up to be with me, but I politely refused. If you’re going to do that, then doing it in the usual night-watch way is enough, see.

If Flaming Big Bone Demon has the same traits as Flaming Rook Head Demon, then if the fire part is extinguished, attacks will go through. But, if it’s just to the degree of water and ice, then it doesn’t feel like it (water and ice) will do anything other than evaporate in an instant.

“Hakkon, are you thinking about something?”

I’ve changed back to the original vending machine as the day changed, and from behind Ramis popped her head out.

But man, I wonder how she can tell I’m mulling something over? Even though I should be the usual, unchanging vending machine. (more…)

VendM 045: Secret Plans

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Secret Plans

“Well then, it’s about how to defeat the Level Ruler Flaming Big Bone Demon, but there’s only one idea.”

While being jostled on the comfortable back of Ramis, I turned an ear towards the Bear President’s explanation.

“There’s a large-scale trap in this main road ahead; there are many Hunters who are unaware of the existence of this trap, though; it’s a trap that only activates under specific conditions.”

“I’m pretty sure it was, weight, na.”

Leader Keryoil, who was at the front, purposefully dropped his walking speed and cut into the discussion. He was probably bored.
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VendM 44: Search and Destroy

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Jidou Hanbaiki ni Umarekawatta ore wa Meikyuu o Samayou
Author: Hiru Kuma

Search and Destroy

“Hakkon, we need to talk. Right now, would you mind?”

Since there isn’t much time before evening after we converged, everyone is making preparations for camp near the main pathway; at that time the Bear President called out to me.

A, right, right. About the Big Eater Brigade; they’ve understood that the Bear President will specially provide a reward, so they ate their fill of kara’age and blissfully went to sleep.

“Welcome.”

On both sides of me is Ramis and Hyurumi; the two of them together bought products from me and finished eating, so they stared over here, watching.

“Aa, I don’t mind if those two hear it. This time our greatest objective is Hakkon, the search for your honorable self. This we have accomplished today.”

One way or another, I have received your help. After this, please help yourself to whatever product you would like.

“Leaving like this would be fine, however there was actually another objective for coming to the Maze Level. This is the duty of the Hunter Association’s President, and a commission for the Fools of Whimsy Brigade.”
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