After deciding on a place that seemed okay, I moved Eko towards the wall and prepared 《Wind Attribute・Third Form》 while aiming at her feet.
“Let’s begin. Jump! “
After making sure Silvia was ready, I gave the command.
Right after Eko jumped, I shot 《Wind Attribute・Third Form》 below her, then using 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 she defended and was blown up about three meters. Immediately after that, Silvia used a combination of 《Fire Attribute・Third Form》 and 《Knight Archery》and shot it from her bow, then Eko defended with 《Knight Shieldmanship》. The knockback effect became a vertical propulsion, and she went up twice as high as before. And finally, I finished with a combination of 《Fire Attribute・Third Form》 and 《Knight Archery》. Using 《Gold Shieldmanship》, Eko then gained even more altitude in an instant. About 15 meters from the ground. This much should be enough.
Eko then started to fall while laughing.
“H-hey, is that fine!? “
“……Crap, I forgot!! “
Looking at the worried Yukari and the panicking Silvia, I finally became aware.
I never thought about the landing! In Mobius there was no problem losing some HP, but here is the real world. I can’t let Eko get hurt!
“Eko! Bishop! “
I shouted so, making a moment’s decision.
Immediately after, Eko tightly held her shield. I then made a water pool at the point where she would drop using 《Water Attribute・Third Form》.
Dobbaaan! The moment the shield collided with the water, it splashed everywhere similar to a geyser.
After she landed, Eko was just sitting on the ground looking shocked and surprised.
Then, as she began to stand up, my face stiffened.
“Haa haa haa haa.”
Eko slowly stood up, water dripping from her clothes, and looked towards me. My breathing was rough. Since I was anxious about her being injured, I rushed towards her.
“Second! One more time! Let’s do it one more time! “
Eko then said so with a face showing she really enjoyed that. Jumping around me, she began to beg to do it again.
I’m glad she didn’t get hurt…… I feel like I would’ve lost my mind if so. Silvia and Yukari were still a bit worried, but also quite relieved.
“Okay, next is the real deal.”
After saying so, I went towards the correct location.
“I got them all! “
“Nice, now come down.”
There are about three main Magic Crystal production spots in the Proline Dungeon. All of them are hidden rooms obviously, locations you can’t reach without the Hisan Jump. It might be possible to climb using ropes, but if you spend too much time on it the golems will respawn. And even then, most of the people don’t know the existence of the hidden rooms in the first place.
Maybe because of that reason, Eko collected around 100 Magic Crystals from just three locations. The sources of these crystals were untouched. There was a huge amount of Magic Crystals that had never been taken by anyone. If it goes on like this, we’ll be able to reach Rank A in six days with ease.
“Alright, let’s go turn them in.”
We went back to town while feeling excited.
“Th-these are……!? “
The guild receptionist had her eyes rounded in surprise.
“R…… Real……! Magic Crystals, and this amount……! “
She alternately looked at me and the Magic Crystals with a surprised expression and her mouth agape.
Wow, this really feels nice.
“With this, our team should now be Rank C, right? “
Back in the Adventurers Guild, one of the rules was that increasing your Guild Contribution Points will also increase your Rank. Therefore, it was possible to explosively increase your rank by bulk contributions without any issue, and achieve Rank A in a heartbeat…… but how about the real guild? If possible, I’d like that system to remain the same.
“……Ye-yeah, yes! That is correct! “
Nice, nice, this is good. Ranked up from F to C in a moment. To think it would really be this easy. I just hope they won’t tell me something like “You can’t get to Rank A by turning in Magic Crystals” later. (Did I just raise a flag?)
“We’ll turn them all over to the guild. Deposit all the money. And please raise our individual and team rank.”
“Thanks, Camelia-san. We’ll bring more tomorrow.”
Looking at her name tag over her chest, I called her by her name and gave her a wink.
……It was a weird act, if I say so myself, and it really gave me goosebumps all over my body, but it seems like the effect this body had was outstanding, since Camelia saw me off while her cheeks were dyed in red. Although the Adventurers Guild has a notoriously bad reputation, it seems like I can establish a good relationship with the receptionists.
But, judging by the cold gazes from my companions, it seems there is a price to pay for that.
Or rather, aren’t Yukari’s eyes just too scary? Was she that uncomfortable with my actions? Well, I guess so.
Eko, as usual, had a foolish look on her face. When I look at her, she gives off this kind and tender feeling with her mouth slightly opened, Eko is so cute I want to pinch her cheeks.
“……Well then. For the next five days, we will collect the crystals and defeat the golems to earn experience. After we become Rank A, we’ll capture and clear the Proline Dungeon several times a day, and make Mithril Alloy. With that money, then we’ll buy a house at the capitol. Let’s go with this in mind.”
I tried to move the talk in a different direction.
But judging by their eyes, they still didn’t give it up, yet Silvia and Yukari gave their opinion.
“Umu. I’m in favor of earning experience. Do you still want to prioritize Yukari’s Blacksmithing skills? “
“No, Blacksmithing doesn’t have to be a priority anymore. The experience distribution will be set evenly for all members.”
“So that means we’ll all raise our skills again.”
Silvia nodded while she had her arms still crossed. Judging by her face she had calmed down a little. Probably she’s glad she can raise her skills and get stronger. I know that feeling, I was like that at the beginning. I feel like those were the times when I enjoyed the game the most.
“By the way, Silvia has her Magic Archery, Eko her Shieldmanship…… But what are you going to raise, Master? “
Yukari suddenly asked what was on her mind.
……Hmm, me, huh?
That’s right, I already raised Archery, Swordsmanship and Magic to a decent level―― it might be time to start with ‘that’.
Turning my eyes to Yukari, I opened my mouth to answer.
“Starting tomorrow, I’ll begin raising Summoning Magic.”
Thank you for reading.
- 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