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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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VendM 043: Convergence

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

Convergence

After the chaotic night passed, once again they destroyed a large amount of food and unusually, for them, they began making preparations. Even though usually they would become dull with full stomachs and laze around.
From the experience of that fight, each and every one of the Demons of Gluttony Brigade learned of it, and stuffed their backpacks with mineral water.

“Since we can defeat Flaming Rook Head Demon if we cover it in water, let’s have each person have one bottle.”

“And, let’s also carry some food. When we have to be apart from this box and our stomachs are empty.”
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VendM 42: Honoo-Kyou-Hone-Ma

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

Honoo-Kyou-Hone-Ma
(Flaming Big Bone Demon)

There’s not even the time I had when the Gluttonous Pig Demons were attacking the Demons of Gluttony Brigade; there’s only enough time to flee. The Demons of Gluttony Brigade are already dashing away with lightning speed.

The flame-clad skeleton’s full body as been revealed, but this is a hugeness on the level of shocking. It only needs a little bit more to reach the tops of the walls. It’s in the area of ten meters, about.

The excessive heat is making my vision go wavy, na. At each step it takes, there’s a melted footprint in the ground. And as a bonus, there’s a terrible tremor up and down. With just that build and only being bones but having that heavy weight gives it the impression that it’s not a small-fry. For it to be an oscillation that will make the vending machine float, it’s quite the thing, dazo.

If it’s this overwhelming, then I guess I won’t be able to utilize the Cola Splash that I used against the King Frog Person Demon. If I sprayed water from inside a bottle, it really would be ‘like pouring water on a hot stone’, na.1
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VendM 041: Four Animals and a Machine

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

Four Animals and a Machine

Although adding wheels made it so I could be moved, there’s quite some weight so it requires quite the physical strength; after pressing on for about an hour, they took a break.
Like that, they came to want drinks, so each of them chose a bottle.

Since it would be a problem for me if they run out of strength and willingness to continue, I offered the drinks cheaply, but it appears they don’t need liquid to that extent. If you compare it to the amount of meat they eat, they don’t drink any more than a normal amount.

With a number of breaks inserted, we progressed for the entire day, but it honestly doesn’t feel like it. Looking up the path, the surrounding scenery pretty much doesn’t change, so it’s to the degree that I’m uneasy about whether we’ve actually made any progress or not.

Occasionally a divergent path will appear, but I’ve known how complicated it is since before. Since I have completely recorded the panoramic of the maze by photographing it with the security camera, after all.

As it became evening, these guys began to make camp preparations quite early. I’ve heard from the gatekeeper Karios that monsters become more vicious at night, so they’re probably being cautious against that.

It was like this at noon, but at night I sold a massive amount of products as well. I’ve since gone past horror and reached admiration for their appetite. If they had an eating contest against the Fools of Whimsy Brigade’s big eater, the archer Shui, it promises to be interesting. (more…)

VendM 040: Demons of Gluttony

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

Demons of Gluttony

Their vigilance hasn’t waned, but it looks like they’re interested in the kara’age. If I offered everything for free, if they try to get at my contents for products they desire without purchasing, that would also be troublesome.

“Mou, let’s try and eat it. We don’t food anymore; my stomach’s all empty.”

Alright; the bear-cat called Pel has given into the temptation. Just as he appears, he’s the gluttonous character.

“You idiot, Pel. Even if we’re called Demonic Big Eaters, you can’t forget your pride as a Pouch Bear Cat Demons.

Said Mikene. It’s fine that he’s sticking his chest out like all leader-like, but what the heck is a Demonic Big Eater? And that Pouch Bear Cat Demons is a long name.
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VendM 039: A New Meeting

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

A New Meeting

Haaa, the weather’s great today.
While basking in the sunlight flooding from the sky, I’m living the laidback life.

Three days have passed since then, but not a single person has dropped by. But I don’t have a single bit of impatience. Because just basking in the sun is happiness enough.

If it was the time before now, since my Points would be slowly but steadily reducing, I don’t doubt that I’d be living in mild dread. But now my Points are increasing.

The reason for this is that on top of my head. A new Function and addition of a slightly slanted roof with a solar panel attached. With this, on sunny days I’ll store up Points without doing anything.

See, choosing to rank up was the correct choice! –tte, there’s nobody around, so why am I trying to justify it?

It seems this solar panel was originally intended to conserve energy and for times of emergencies. For me it’s quite efficient; if the weather is good, I can gather 10 Points every hour. If I can earn Points from the sky, then I have more than enough to survive.
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VendM 038: A New Power

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

A New Power

From the Divine Gifts that required me to get 1 million points, the necessary abilities are, oh, right, first let’s organize them.
The sword related and hand-to-hand combat ones, and all the ones I can’t use because I don’t have hands or feet to use them are out of the question.
For fire magic, water magic, and all those magic related abilities, I don’t have mana, so they’re excluded.
For the ones that are left, let’s analyze them carefully on whether they’re useful abilities for a vending machine. First of all is this one.

《Telekinesis》, or PK1, you could say; it’s the psychic power to be able to move something without touching it, na. Let’s look at the description.

《It is possible to manipulate any body within a one meter radius around yourself. However, it is restricted by weight and is limited to products only.》
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VendM 037: Falling

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

Falling

The ground split and crumbled.

Together with the earth, I’m in the middle of a nosedive. Looking upwards I see a ceiling of earth; up there, holes are opening up everywhere. Those holes aren’t that big, so even though I fell, the eight-legged alligator’s bones cover up the holes from above, and so it seems they were spared from free-falling.

And then, turning my eyes below, there are clouds. Because I have Barrier affixed to me, there’s no feeling of air pressure, but … I can understand that I’m falling at a tremendous speed!
Eeeeee-, once you fall out of the ground there’s a sky, it’s fantasy alright!
Uooooo-, we’re so high you can’t see the ground, eeee-, aaa-, c,c,calm down!
First I should figure out the present circumstance. You need to understand your own situation!

The place is, in the middle of the clouds!
The situation is, in the middle of falling!
The result is, destruction by crashing!
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VendM 036: The Fighting Vending Machine

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

The Fighting Vending Machine

For buying time, with <Barrier> repelling its attacks like this, if it’s just enduring, I might be able to hold out some how, but if this goes on and it heads towards the community, I don’t know whether the Hunter Association’s fortress walls can hold up to this.
At the very least, whether each and every person would be saved like the previous time is doubtful.

The always helpful inn’s Okami-san and Munami. My most regular customers, the gatekeepers Karios and Gols. The three morning regulars, no, with the granddaughter who’s joined them recently, it’s four. The contraceptive buying Shirley. The blonde ojou-sama and her black-clothed shadow, the two money-changers, and so many other customers are all in that community.
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