38 That Thing is Evil, No Matter Where You Look at It.
A day had passed since then.
A total of 200 visitors were gathered on a square at the outskirts of Badgordo.
Belonging to the Merchants Guild were about 15 staff members, including the guildmaster, Shin-san. The rest were blacksmiths belonging to the Blacksmiths Guild and other merchants from the Merchants Guild.
We have to prove to them our ability. That way, according to Yukari, ‘the system to earn much money while whole selling Mithril Alloy’ will be set. All the fine details were left to Yukari. Ahh, so these are the pains of being a seriously addicted online game junky. I feel sad for my lack of knowledge. But, it’s great to have Yukari with us.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have gathered here today――”
Shin-san then took the lead. He started with a greeting, then an explanation of the outline, and an announcement of the performance that will happen in a moment. When that was over, the crowd of 200 people greeted us with a thundering applause.
The first ones to perform were Silvia and Eko.
“Here I go.”
Silvia stood at the right edge of the square, and aimed at the previously prepared target located at the left, while holding her 『Bow of the Blazing Wolf』, she used a combination of 《Rook Archery》 and 《Fire Attribute・Third Form》.
In the next moment―― a burning mass of magical power was shot, and it flew straight towards the target at a very high speed while leaving behind a trail of flames.
Then it landed. It became a huge explosion. The target was blown away not by the force of the hit, but by the sheer explosive power, devastating all the surroundings.
“…………T-this is……! “
The 200 people stared in admiration.
They might be thinking that with this much, capturing the Proline Dungeon may be possible.
“Next target, here I go.”
Silvia prepared a combination of 《Soldier Archery》 and 《Fire Attribute・Third Form》 and was ready to fire it in quick succession.
What appeared at the left side of the square was Eko, who replied energetically while preparing her 『Shellrock Shield』 with 《Bishop Shieldmanship》.
The multitude became noisy.
At the sudden turn of events, the audience was filled with unrest. What would happen if such a young demihuman was hit with a shot like the previous one? Before they could think of an answer, Silvia fired her bow.
At the moment the shot landed, all the spectators must have thought “the child died”.
Immediately afterwards, a ‘paaan’ resounded! In other words, the sound of the explosion scattered after hitting something.
All 200 people were amazed.
Eko was unharmed, and she was just showing a big smile.
How did that happen? That question was solved soon. They saw it was thanks to the big shield.
The audience roared. They exclaimed that those two were amazing.
The degree of confidence that we can capture the Proline Dungeon surely climbed.
“That is indeed incredible strength…… but, I honestly don’t think they can go and clear it many times a day.”
However, a calm opinion was heard among the crowd.
That’s right. Considering doing constant clears, this alone is ‘weak’.
But this was already expected to happen when we were doing the strategy meeting with Shin-san yesterday. For that very reason is my 《Spirit Summoning》 spell.
“Next will be the last announcement.”
As Shin-san continued with the moderation, I stepped into the center of the square.
The eyes of the 200 people were focused on me. However, I wasn’t tense at all. Title matches had over 100 times the audience, and 10,000 times more people watched in on the internet. It’s impossible not getting used to it.
“Here I go.”
I then took the Premium Spirit Ticket from my inventory and used it. A golden aura covered my body. With this, an initial spirit strength of 25,000 or more is confirmed.
After one deep breath, and clearing my mind as much as possible, I activated 《Spirit Summoning》.
A large summoning array with a radius of about 5 meters was deployed around me. The audience was quietly holding their breath.
Please, be at least one with a spirit strength of 30,000 or more! I sincerely prayed. But it was already useless to pray. The result has already been determined the moment the previous skill activated, and the spirit to be summoned has already been selected, so it was useless to pray. Still, I wonder why I decided to pray?
Among the silence, the voice of someone leaked.
That person’s line of sight was directed towards the sky.
Noticing something was odd, I also looked up at the sky.
The sky which had been clear just a few seconds ago, was now covered with thick, black clouds, and a large whirlpool in the center.
The land dimmed as if it were night, and thunderous lightning jolted across the clouds, illuminating the people in place of the sun.
Strange, eerie, intimidating… It was a scene filled with a mysterious fear.
“Just w-what……!? “
The audience was shivering.
Can this man manipulate the climate? ――They wondered.
Overlapping in layers, the black clouds slowly approached the ground.
Some of the audience even said “We get it, so please stop it! ” while begging me to halt.
However, the summoning performance doesn’t stop.
“……There’s no way.”
I then started to think of something from the past.
That was, after the first major update, a player was able to summon a spirit with a spirit strength of over 35,001 for the first time.
One of those spirits was summoned per each of the 29 large updates performed in Mobius online, the most powerful and rarest of them being one with an initial spirit strength of 41,000.
Screams rose from among the audience.
The swirl of clouds began to fall, and the sky began to come down like a funnel.
From the center of it, a huge arm made an appearance.
An arm dozens of times bigger than a building, with an ominous dark red crest. Just as it turned into a fist, it rushed towards the surface of the ground while making roaring sounds.
“……W…….Whoaa, ahhh! “
Someone then shouted.
――We’re going to die.
If such a huge fist landed, everyone here would die.
The audience was enveloped in panic.
Zuuun―― The moment the fist landed, the ground shook. However, the arm suddenly disappeared almost as if everything had been a dream.
Forgetting their surprise, amazement, willingness to escape, and even their panic, the two hundred people were just staring at the sight before them.
Dust clouded the air. About five meters ahead of me, a dark red lightning flashed in the air.
Bang! Suddenly, the expanded air blew away all the dust. The spectators screamed and crawled on the ground, so as to not be blown away.
Yet, I wonder why I didn’t feel that wind.
Then, what appeared in front of my eyes was―― as expected, ‘that spirit’.
“My name is Angolmois. Great King of all spirits governing over the four major elements.”
Angolmois then loudly introduced itself. Even though it was not raising its voice, it was a neutral voice clearly heard even through this raging wind.
A spirit with a beautiful face that could be taken as a man or a woman, about 160 centimeters tall. Its hair was cut short and shone in red, black and gold in the wind, and its eyes emitted an intense orange and green light, similar to a supernova. Its clothes were silver colored with several strips, decorations of mounted gems lapis lazuli and ambers were scattered here and there, the shoes were of a scorched tea and greenish color with an irregular mottled pattern giving off a grotesque and repulsive feeling.
And then, those hands. They had the same crest as the huge arm that manifested from the sky before, and the crests flickered as if they were hungry for blood. Every time the light reflected from it, a dark red lightning leaked from that emblem.
Angolmois walked out.
One, two, three steps, then it stopped.
A really elegant gait. The epitome of ‘endlessly deep fear’.
“My Second. I was looking forward to the day when I could meet you.”
Angolmois said while kneeling in front of me.
The storm still hadn’t stopped.
……Ahh, I see. The reason why the wind still hasn’t calmed down, and was making the spectators crawl on the ground, might be because the spirit was thinking ‘I will not lower my head any lower than those 200 people’, probably. I’ve heard rumors, but to think you are ‘that kind of guy’.
“Can you stop the wind?”
“Fufu, as you wish.”
Angolmois smiled and obeyed.
The wind soon calmed down.
The audience was stirred. Not because the wind had finally stopped. They were stirred because of ‘fear’.
……Well, that was to be expected.
This guy is evil, no matter where you look at it.
And this evil being was kneeling before me, so it became like this.
Alas, if this guy is the ‘Great King of Spirits’, then I will be seen as the ‘Great King of Fear’.
Please spare me that……! Why did he come with this timing!? Isn’t the change of getting a spirit with a strength of over 35,001 only about 0.1%!? If it was going to turn out like this, one with 35,000 of strength was enough!
I turned my sigh towards Yukari, implicitly asking what to do.
Ahh…… She just shrugged. Seems like I can’t count on her on this.
- 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