Idle Talk – Rumors
The town of Badgordo. A conversation was happening between a group of adventurers in the guild’s bar.
“Have you heard? About that rumor.”
“Huh? What rumor? ”
“Ahh! Sure, I’ve heard it. That’s some serious shit.”
A tall man asked another muscular one while taking a bite.
“If I remember correctly, that man is the ‘owner of the demon’, right? ”
“That’s not all. That group of four now holds the record for the fastest group to reach adventurer’s rank A in the Kingdom, they captured the Proline Dungeon with their group alone, and got even acknowledged by ‘that’ Chérie Lumberjack. It’s even rumored that the three guilds, the adventurers’, merchants’ and blacksmiths’, are scared shitless and won’t even mess with them.”
“What’s with that? That’s impossible.”
“By the way, do you know where did the ‘pro-kichi’ came from? They’re already monsters.”
“……Hmm, about the ‘Pro-kichi’, I actually don’t know much about them. All I know if they’ve captured the Proline Dungeon.”
“For real? Pro-kichi is for ‘that’. Proline ・Ki ○ gai.” (Proline Psychos)
“Why the heck is that?”
“It seems they do 5 full clear every day.”
“Whoaa, that’s crazy! There’s something wrong with their head……”
“How many adventurers would try to imitate them?”
“Only idiots would. As if it was that easy to make money.”
“Even if we go to a lower-class dungeon, my group can’t help but to feel anxious each and every time, to do that many clears in an intermediate class one…… it would surely wear you out.”
“That’s for sure.”
They laughed. These two were skilled B-ranked adventurers, who will soon reach A rank.
“I knew there were people like that somewhere. People on a totally different dimension.”
“Will they aim at the Title Championship? ”
“Yeah, that’s right. The four Pro-kichi will be on that stage in the near future.”
“What!? No way! I’ve been there three times to see it, but that’s not really an easy thing.”
“Ah, that reminds me, you……”
“You’re a fan of that cutie-chan! You know, the Elf-ojouchan of the bow, what was her name……?”
“Shut it! You’re wrong! I simply like to see the peak of archery.”
“Idiot, you’re very obvious! You horny bastard! ”
“Like I said, you’re wrong! ”
Going from drinking to arguing, the men’s night continued……
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“Welcome home, Ojou-sama.”
The mansion of Earl Lumberjack.
The family steward, Forest came to welcome Chérie who had just returned from Badgordo.
“I’ll be leaving again soon.”
She just told him “There was nothing wrong, so just leave me alone” to drive him off and began to prepare herself.
Preparation for what? you might ask―― That is, preparations for dungeon capture.
After being involved with Seram, she was determined to leave the town that same day, but actually, she ended up staying in Badgordo for several days after that.
Just what on earth would she do that? Needless to say, it was for ‘stalking’.
She was analyzing. Everything about Second.
And today, she got her answer.
“The things I’m missing are knowledge, practice and experience.”
What did Second have that she didn’t? From the shadows, she thought up what elements she could use to catch up to him.
“However～, it’s dangerous～.”
Terra called out to her master in worry, as she steadily prepared for the dungeon capture.
“Well, it’s common for it to be dangerous. I noticed it while watching him. But where the danger lies, so to speak, is in the ‘sin of ignorance’.”
“Ignorance, is it～? ”
“Yeah. I’ll cover all possible crises inside the dungeon, and hammer it into my head as knowledge. Create a solution for each one of them, and make my body learn it by doing it over and over again. With that, a thorough risk management is possible. That’s what I can so against that.”
“……Is such a thing possible～? ”
“It’s not about can and can’t, since that person is able to do it, I have to do it too! ”
After finishing her preparations, Chérie left the house.
Her destination was the Adventurers Guild in the commercial city of Leñador.
When Chérie entered, the adventurers abruptly got noisy in excitement. Chérie was well-known in Badgordo, but here in her home town of Leñador, she was a celebrity.
“Hmph, this doesn’t feel so bad.”
Chérie muttered. As she heard that, Terra smiled with joy as she felt the ‘change’ in her master.
Before she would say “Shut up, you’re noisy! “, at the hustle and bustle of the adventurers. Now, she didn’t care that much and just quietly spoke. Terra thought that now that she had been close to an overwhelming existence, her had gotten less stressed and calmer.
“Hey, you. I’d like detailed information about the Ngultrum Dungeon, could you get me a knowledgeable adventurer? ”
“Y-Yes! Could you just give me a bit of time!? ”
“It’s alright. Then, do you think by tomorrow morning is enough? ”
After speaking with the receptionist, Chérie took a room at a nearby inn.
It wasn’t a particularly luxurious room. Just an ordinary room with a single bed, a desk and a chair.
And on the desk was a map depicting the structure of the lower-class dungeon, 『Ngultrum』that she had gotten from somewhere. She stared at it while thinking and making a troubled face.
Terra got more and more pleased, catching a glimpse of the changes in her master.
“What, Terra? You’re creepy.”
“It’s nothing～. Master, you chose a lower-class dungeon～. Decided to gather information from adventurers～. Moreover, you even chose your own room～. I’m just too happy, I can’t help it～! ”
“S-shut up! And what’s wrong with that!? ”
“No, nothing～. Please keep at it～.”
Going to a dungeon by her own means, relying on adventurers, staying at an inn without returning to the mansion. It was a parade of things that would never have happened until now.
Yes, for example――”There’s no point in going to a lower-class dungeon! “, “It’s humiliating to rely on those small fries calling themselves adventurers! “, “Are you really going to make me wait? Call that person right now! “, “Why would I want to stay in such a cheap inn!? ” ―― those were her responses up until now.
She had changed so much in this short period of time.
She was that desperate. So desperate that she would throw away her much precious pride, in order to catch up with Second.
Then. Once she threw away her pride, she realized that it was actually pretty trivial.
She had a huge growth. And for Terra, who had been with her since she was young, watching her grow, and was now like a sister, there was no way she wouldn’t be happy.
“……Ahh, whatever, do as you like……”
Terra smiled seeing Chérie give up.
And thus, the curtain of the dungeon capture life of this pair had risen.
After that, what happened to them? That is a story for another time. However, there’s one thing that can be said, the two of them grew considerably.
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Commercial city Leñador A conversation was happening between a group of adventurers in the guild’s bar.
“Have you heard? About that rumor.”
“Which rumor? There’s a lot going on.”
“Ahh! Yes, yes. About Chérie-sama.”
“Yeah, about Chérie-sama. That’s amazing! ”
“I was told that from about two week ago she had been doing one clear every day, but I heard a rumor that today it became three clears in a day.”
“Yeah. She’s young, cute, a genius, a Spirit User and the daughter of the Earl, she’s truly the Ngultrum Angel! (Gurutamu Enjel = Guruen) She’s already unbeatable! ”
“……Ahh～, now that I remember, you…”
“No, you’re wrong. It’s not like I was following her. I was just evaluating her skills as a Spirit User……Eh? Or rather, isn’t your information too detailed? ”
“Ehh!? N-No, hey look, I’m just interested in using spirits. ”
“You’re lying! You’re a swordsman! ”
“You too, aren’t you an axe wielder!? ”
“Shut your trap! What’s wrong with following her!? ”
“Ahh, so you admit it? You followed her? You stalker bastard! ”
“Eh! Didn’t you do the same!? ”
“No, if I had to choose, I’m a fan of Terra! ”
“That’s equally bad! ”
……And the men’s night continued.
Thank you for reading.
Starting next will be 『Chapter 5: The Darkness Wolf Arc』.
- 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