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
(Flame-Big-Bone-Demon)

There’s not even the time I had when the Yuta-Buta-ma(surplus-pig-demon) 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 the overwhelming, then I guess I won’t be able to utilize the Cola Splash that I used against the King Kaeru-jin-ma (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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Wfb: Chapter 81

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Chapter 81: Sometimes Your Most Powerful Allies can be the Most Unlikely People

In ArchLeg, Asahina-san was a high-ranking elven Assassin named Echo.

It’s a complete mismatch with her quiet personality.

I assumed she would be an archer or magic user at first.

I even thought, ‘Hm, Midori-chan and Asahina-san will have overlapping characters,’ but apparently that isn’t going to be the case.

By the way, it’s the critical/back-stab type Assassin class, not the stealth/sneak attack Assassin class.

“So when you first woke up, you were already fitted with a slave collar and those shackles…”

Seimei-san made a troubled look.

That is worrisome indeed. (more…)

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…)

Wfb: Chapter 80

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Chapter 80: After Finishing a Big Project, the Answer to your Future Steps Should Always Be Ice Cream. But Don’t Actually Say That in your Presentation

While the elf girl, that is, Asahina-san, was taking a bath, Seimei-san and I were downstairs in the middle of a discussion.

We still don’t know everything about Asahina-san, where she was summoned, how she became a slave, etc, etc, but unfortunately, right now we don’t really have the opportunity to do anything about it.

See, there was this thing that was happening just a little while earlier where people were attacking the city…

Yeah, so Seimei-san and I are exchanging information.

Even though it was still my complete miss, I felt a little bit better that the device that made those fake spirit trees had been basically locked away in another dimension.

Although it might be bad form to think that way… un. I shouldn’t use this as an excuse for not being vigilant enough.

However!

I am upset that the Guild and Sir Ilyos apparently knew about those devices and never told anyone.

There might be no guarantee that I could have done anything about them, but there is also no guarantee that I couldn’t do anything about them.

Even if they were trying to keep things a secret for well-intentioned reasons, in the end I can only call their intentions short-sighted.

After discovering that the devices had been sealed by Dark Magic, Seimei-san quickly ran to try to unseal them and destroy them…

But before he could even get to a single one, they had activated. (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…)

OriginStory 017: The Red Rock Valley

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Chapter 17: The Red Rock Valley

If I strain my ears, I can hear it.

Tn. Tn. Tn.

Just barely, I can hear his footfalls as he leaps from rock to rock.

Ninja.

Although he’s not sneaking in the shadows, his movements are totally like a sneak thief.

As for his Talents …

[Enhanced Movement]!

No doubt about it, he has to have [Enhanced Movement].

If he has almost no STR, then there would be no other way for him to leap from rock to rock like that, all the up to the very top of this cluster of rocks.

Perched at the top, a shimmering green fairy-like sprite came flitting down, and it seemed to whisper in his ear.

So the catkin ninja’s name is Fenrys. (more…)

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…)

Wfb: Chapter 79

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Chapter 79: Even if they Lived on the Other Side of the Country, Meeting Someone Who Came from the Same Country in a Foreign Land Always Feels Like a Miracle

“I’ve sent away the guards at my house by guilt-tripping them into aiding Sir Ilyos. So is that the girl?”

Seimei-san came hurrying back down the mountain.

I had contacted both Masaki and Seimei-san in a group chat and told them that Ragnall and I were going to be at Seimei-san’s house, but instead we’re hidden in the shadows outside Lydia Nee-san’s – that is, the receptionist at the bathhouse – house.

I had told them that I needed help hiding a girl that “the enemy” was after, but other than that I hadn’t told them much about the situation.

Just that, “It’s kind of important, and definitely should be kept a secret.”

Masaki looks anxiously at me, but the communication crystal he’s been clutching has been glittering for a while, so the time we all have together is short. (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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Wfb: Chapter 78

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Chapter 78:  Sometimes Unconventional Methods can Pull Through. Other Times…

“Whoa-! Hey now-!”

Urol narrowly dodged my out-stretched hand, pulling his hammer away, out of my reach.

Tch. He has annoying instincts.

“What’s wrong-!”

I ask.

At the same time, I stomp my foot against the ground and perform a sh○uken-like upper cut, although instead of a fist it was spear-hand.

Urol swings his hammer down on me, but his hesitation causes small openings that he didn’t have before.

Kirring

A subtle clink sounds, and the front link that helps secures the armor guard on Urol’s left shoulder falls to the ground. (more…)