47 The Difference Is The Beauty.
There are seven types of dragons that appear in Metio, including the boss.
These are: White Dragons, Azure Dragons, Amber Dragons, Emerald Dragons, Crimson Dragon, Golden Dragons, and the boss, a seven colored dragon called Rainbow Dragon.
Assuming the strength of a White Dragon is 10, Azure Dragons are 12, Amber Dragons are 14, Emerald Dragons are 16, and Crimson Dragons are 20. The Golden Dragons jump to about 80, and the Rainbow Dragon is at about 456. As you’d expect from a boss, its strength is on another level.
When it comes to fighting, we’ll have a leeway up until the Crimson Dragons. However, it might be a little difficult to deal with the Golden Dragon, being eight times as strong as a White Dragon. I alone should be alright, but there’s also Silvia and Eko.
And obviously the boss, the Rainbow Dragon, is out of the question. If you were to ask if I could defeat it now, it might be possible if I went ‘solo’, but it would take a long time. But to challenge it with three people, it would be impossible to fight it while having to worry about them. Therefore, I don’t think we can defeat the Rainbow Dragon currently, and if possible, I don’t want to fight a Golden Dragon.
Our goal this time isn’t to capture the Metio Dungeon. It is to learn Dragon Horse and Dragon King.
The learning condition for Dragon Horse is 「Defeat five dragon varieties using the seven skills, from Soldier to Bishop, at least once and deliver the last blow using Rook」. And the condition to learn Dragon King is 「Using nothing but Rook, kill 10 dragons」.
If we apply this trying to be the most efficient in Metio, then it becomes something like this ――「Kill 10 White Dragons using nothing but Rook, and meet the requirements for Dragon Horse against a White Dragon, an Azure Dragon, an Amber Dragon, an Emerald Dragon, and a Crimson Dragon」.
Right. We don’t have to bother touching the other two dragons, the Golden Dragon and the Rainbow Dragon.
Therefore, the strongest enemy will be the Crimson Dragon. That’s a dragon twice as strong as the White Dragon.
In other words, what I’m trying to say is.
“This will be an easy victory.”
At dinner time. At the tavern in Badgordo, I declared so while raising my mug.
Our progress is about half. Today, Silvia was able to learn 《Dragon King Archery》, Eko learned 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》, and I got 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 and 《Dragon King Archery》. The White Dragon-kun that were sacrificed amount easily to over 30.
“I’m dead tired (hetoheto) after being on my toes the whole day……”
Silvia and Eko lied down on the table. Silvia seems to be tired mentally, while Eko was tired physically.
The most troublesome part of today was Eko’s condition for Dragon King Shieldmanship, the ‘100 continuous parries’. Getting the right timing to parry is quite difficult, so as I expected, that took her a long time. By the way, Eko described the attacks of the White Dragon like a ‘tackle’. As expected, even for Eko it was a little painful.
“There’s only four more for tomorrow. Hang in there a little more.”
I tried to encourage the two girls. The conditions for Silvia and Eko’s Dragon Horse had only been met with the White Dragon. Tomorrow, we’ll meet the conditions with the other four enemies, the Azure Dragon, Amber Dragon, Emerald Dragon and Crimson Dragon.
“But those four will be stronger than the White Dragons! Didn’t you say the Crimson Dragon was twice as strong as the White Dragon?”
“Ahh, that’s right. There’s only one thing you need to be careful of. And I just remembered a ‘silly’ saying about it. Just keep this in mind.”
“Gosh, what is it? “
“It’s all good if you don’t get hit.”
“……I don’t know who said it, but it is indeed ‘stupid’. As if ‘wherever the head goes, the tail will follow’ worked here.”
“In other words, even if you can do it, Second-dono, that doesn’t mean I will. “
” ‘Huh?’ me one more time. I dare you.”
“First of all, what you should be teaching us is how to avoid it, you idiot! “
She got angry. I might have been a bit too silly.
However, rather than being depressed and lying limp on the table, this feels more normal.
Looking at Silvia in front of me, I spoke while making the most serious expression I could.
“……Silvia. On a serious note, you can’t let your guard down tomorrow. If you feel hesitant even for a split second, just evade. Okay? “
It seems Silvia was taken aback by my sudden change in mood, but she nodded in agreement to my words.
“Eko. If you hesitate, just use Bishop, and if you’ll not make it in time, just evade.”
Eko was as obedient as ever.
And after making sure the two girls were attentively listening to me, I continued.
“Engrave this in your mind, there are three ways to evade. Number 1, when you hear the characteristic sound that precedes the breath, run in a circle with the dragon at the center. Number 2, if it jumps up, run perpendicularly to the direction the dragon is moving. And number 3, the moment the dragon turns its face downwards, immediately drop down and move away.”
In their order, those are breath evasion, crush evasion and tail evasion methods. That way, the breath is wasted, the crush is displaced, and the tail is avoided by lying down.
Originally, one would be killed by the dragon again and again before arriving at the ‘optimal solution’. However, in this world, one can’t simply just let themselves be killed. Therefore, people who know these measures might be considerably few in number.
“Okay, roger that.”
Silvia nodded. I’m sure she swallowed what she wanted to say. After all, “How do you know this? “, she had this question in the past. But I already decided not to reveal the reason. And probably because she’s aware of that, she just nodded without adding anything.
The behavior of monsters and their counter measures. Just how much advantage does knowing only that bring in this world? Although it’s still vague, I no longer feel uncertain about becoming the top in the world―― or at least that’s how I felt.
“Alright. If you’re aware of those three things I just said, then your life should be fine for now. All that’s left is for you to practice it with the White Dragons. Any questions? “
“Are you going to capture the Metio Dungeon? “
“I will not.”
Silvia had an unexpected look on her face. Eko too was staring at me, puzzled. Can it be that they think I can’t capture it? If that’s the case, then I’ll have to correct them. I can’t let them look down on the World’s top.
“If I were to prepare carefully, even in our current situation, there’s no way I can’t capture it. However, even if I capture it, it’ll be a tasteless victory.”
“I k-knew it, you can capture it all by yourself.”
The two of them looked at me with surprise and amazement.
Yeah, that’s the look. The shock after killing over 40 White Dragons and knowing I’m able to defeat the stronger Rainbow Dragon, but they trust and believe in me. In other words, amazement at my degree of strength. That’s how the World’s top must be seen.
“However, Second-dono, you are quite strange. While showing a strong commitment to an honor as vague as the definition of ‘top of the world’, why can’t you see the actual honor of capturing a dungeon? I thought the same when you said you wanted a mansion. A mansion that is the best in the world…… It makes me wonder whether that is greed or not. “
Silvia suddenly threw a question at me. She seems to want to say I’m a strange person. However, that question is quite welcomed. The world’s top can’t be considered to be a normal person.
“I just don’t want to do something useless. After all, being the world’s top is a long process.”
“I’m saying that abnormal composure and unshakable self-confidence are strange……”
“But that’s good, isn’t it? “
“Well, umu. You’re right.”
For some reason we both laughed. This kind of weird, open-minded conversation happened as we got drunk and spoke to each other unreservedly.
A while after that, Eko’s face falling flat onto her bowl marked the closure of our meeting.
Finally, tomorrow we’ll learn Dragon Horse. But the lack of tension on everyone was a nice feeling.
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- 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