30 Convenient Delusions
“――――! ? “
A severe pain woke me up!
It was like something hit my chest…!
“Hahaha! Finally, something good! “
“Hey, don’t kill the woman! “
Yukari was screaming.
Around us were about five men.
I was careless.
I endured the severe pain while trying to not make a noise, and checked my HP as I lay on the ground.
Not even one fifth was lost. My heart was clearly pierced by a sword. But despite that, this is the only damage I received. Are the statuses of the thieves so ridiculously low? Or are mine just stupidly high? Probably it’s the latter.
Since they think I’m dead, the thieves are completely ignoring me.
Well, it’s only obvious. It would be strange to think that someone stabbed in the heart wouldn’t be dead. I think so too after all. They managed to pick some unsuspecting idiot who had exhausted himself and fell asleep. It would be weird if he didn’t die. But, I’m actually alive.
…No, let’s leave the reflection for later. In any case, I was lucky. That should suffice for now.
“Have you tied everything up? “
“Yeah. Let’s hurry back.”
“How much do you think we can make for all this? “
“In the black market, maybe 40 million CL if we push it.”
“Ahahaha! I can’t stop laughing.”
Carrying the tied-up Yukari, the five thieves entered the forest in the opposite direction of the sea.
Lucky me! Those guys, they were blinded by the 40 million loot and didn’t even bother to search my inventory. Certainly, you might not be able to take items out of a dead adventurer’s inventory, but to think that they would pass me off as dead without checking that.
“…………I can’t forgive them.”
This is an opportunity.
A good opportunity to get rid of “that”.
After I recovered my HP with a Medium Recovery Potion, I followed them into the woods.
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How many years has it been since the last time I cried a womanly scream?
At first, I thought that man had forced himself on me.
But it was different.
I was surrounded by several men. I was tied by experienced hands. Unable to resist. Powerless to even attack――I had that terrible restriction.
“Let’s hurry back.”
The men went into the woods while carrying me. It was then that I understood for the first time, these men were thieves.
By the side of the bonfire remained the figure of that man, felled with a sword stabbed in his chest.
Disappointing…… How disappointing. The man who boasted about aiming at being the top in the world, the other party with whom I’ve been quarreling until yesterday, to die so easily.
And, me too.
After being used as an amusement, after my value as a sex slave wears out, they’ll just throw me in a garbage dump to end my life.
My life that began in the garbage, will also end in the garbage. How poetic, this might be fate.
I don’t want that.
I really, truly don’t want that!
Even being with that man is better!
Why is it that only I have to experience something as terrible as this!?
I don’t want this!
I don’t want this!!
I don’t want thi–s!!
“Hey, what’s wrong!? “
One of the thieves rose his voice.
At that time, my forehead felt hot, almost as if I had a fever―― Then.
I remembered everything.
“From today onwards, you are a ‘shadow’. I’m going to call you with that word.”
“Yes, you are a good girl.”
When I was young.
Lucia patted my head, and sometimes her rings would get caught up in my hair and it hurt, but only a little.
I liked her warm hands very much.
She was my Master, but she also was like my mother.
“Listen, you need to work. Be useful to me. This is the only way to survive in the Icene house.”
I was educated by the gifted assassination unit under Lucia-sama, and I grew to become Lucia-sama’s right hand in the shadows.
Assassination was my only job. I was such a woman.
And then, the last day.
Her last words.
Why? How did I forget them? I now remembered them. Clearly……
“Ahh, you came. Lend me your forehead a little.”
“Lucia-sama, what in the world……”
“This is a good luck charm. A charm that will bring happiness to you.”
A crumpled smile. The hand with a lot of rings gently touched my forehead.
And the next moment, I lost consciousness――
――And when I regained it, everything was over.
Lucia-sama was executed under the crime of rebellion.
Everyone in the shadow unit was also killed.
Only I was spared and taken over to the Maurice Company as a slave.
No, I was helped. By Lucia-sama.
By my respected Master.
By my gentle mother.
That was Lucia-sama…
- HP Hit Points
- MP Magic Points
- SP Stamina Points
- STR Short range attack skill power, strength, physical power.
- DEX Long range attack skill power, dexterity, hit rate.
- AGI Quickness, avoidance rate.
- INT Attack Magic skill power.
- LUK Good luck, critical rate.
- VIT Simple defense.
- MGR Magic defense.
Types of combat skills
Named after shogi pieces (The word in bold is the one being used in this translation). From easier to acquire to harder.
- Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
- Knight (Keima)
- Silver General (Ginshou)
- Gold General (Kinshou)
- Bishop (Kakugyou)
- Rook (Hisha)
- Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
- Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills
- 《Soldier Swordsmanship》 Normal attack.
- 《Lance Swordsmanship》 Piercing attack.
- 《Knight Swordsmanship》 Precision attack.
- 《Silver Swordsmanship》 Strong single-target attack.
- 《Gold Swordsmanship》 Small-range attack to all directions.
- 《Bishop Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Rook Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 ???
List of Shieldmanship skills
- 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 Normal defense.
- 《Lance Shieldmanship》 Piercing deflection.
- 《Knight Shieldmanship》 Defense + knockback.
- 《Silver Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Gold Shieldmanship》 Ranged guided defense + knockback.
- 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 Reinforced defense (Temporarily boosts VIT and MGR)
- 《Rook Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》 ???
List of Archery skills
- 《Soldier Archery》 Normal range attack.
- 《Lance Archery》 Piercing range attack.
- 《Knight Archery》 Precise sniping range attack.
- 《Silver Archery》 Strong single-target range attack.
- 《Gold Archery》 Weaker range attack with added knockback.
- 《Bishop Archery》 Strong piercing range attack.
- 《Rook Archery》 Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
- 《Dragon Horse Archery》 Powerful piercing range attack.
- 《Dragon King Archery》 Powerful on-impact range attack.
Types of Magic skills
They use the “Form” or “step” system of martial arts. From lower to higher.
- First Form Regular attack
- Second Form Extended range attack
- Third Form Strong single target attack
- Fourth Form Strong extended range attack
- Fifth Form Extremely powerful extended range attack
- Their cast time becomes longer in this order First→Third→Second→Fourth→Fifth.
Ranking of the skills
From lower to higher, then it changes to the “Dan” system of martial arts, which means Grade.
- 16th class
- 15th class
- 14th class
- 13th class
- 12h class
- 11th class
- 10th class
- 9th class
- 8th class
- 7th class
- 6th class
- 5th class
- 4th class
- 3rd class
- 2nd class
- 1st class
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9