The answer is, I made all these preparations in order to tame a certain monster…… no, a certain demon.
Its name is 「Darkness Wolf」.
Inside the upper-class dungeon 『Isoreus』 a mutant species of the dungeon boss 「Dark Flame Wolf」 has evolved after hundreds of years living in the solitude of darkness. The 「Darkness Wolf」 is a rare and terrifying demon ―― Or at least, that’s the setting it had.
……Let’s get straight to the point.
It’s no exaggeration to say that I was able to maintain my position and reign at the top of the world in Mobius all thanks to this Demon. It was overwhelmingly more powerful than any other monster that could be tamed, making it almost cheat-like.
In other words, in the ranking of ‘Demons that I really need to tame no matter what’, this one ranks first by far.
In the past, there was only one person who was able to tame the Darkness Wolf. That’s right, me. At least, during the time I played Mobius, no other player was able to tame it.
Why? Because its difficulty level made it nearly impossible to be tamed.
In the first place, normal players never even got the idea of “Let’s go and tame the Darkness Wolf”. The reason for that was “Bosses can’t be tamed”. It couldn’t be helped since that was common sense.
And on top of that, the Darkness Wolf was incredibly strong. It was so strong, people even had a hard time trying to defeat it. Therefore, nobody even thought of trying to tame it.
But the truth was, the Darkness Wolf was tamable. The reason was simple. Although in the lore, the Darkness Wolf was a mutated evolution of the dungeon’s boss, it was treated as a completely different entity compared to the boss.
I noticed that fact by the way the corpse disappeared. Originally, whenever you defeat a boss in an upper-class dungeon, a cut-scene will play and the corpse will disappear somewhere along the movie. However, there was no cut-scene when defeating the Darkness Wolf, and its corpse disappeared after a certain amount of time, just like a “normal monster”.
Yeah, that’s when I had my suspicions. Maybe there really is a chance to do it――Thinking so, I repeatedly tried to tame the Darkness Wolf after bringing it down to less than 2/10s HP.
The result was a crushing failure. After attempting 1,000 times I felt “As expected, it’s impossible to tame it”, since it would be an unheard rate below 0.1% at this point.
At first, I went at it deciding to try for at least 1000 times and see what happened. And obviously, those 1000 times were no good. However, I wondered why? I couldn’t shake off that feeling. No matter how you looked at it, the way its corpse disappeared was similar to a normal monster. Therefore, the Darkness Wolf should not be a boss.
Whyーーーーーー? I didn’t think my reasoning was wrong on this.
Gradually, I was just pissed off, or rather I was simply stubborn, so I continued to hunt the Darkness Wolf endlessly afterwards. 2,000 tries, 3,000 tries. Day after day, from morning until night. I wanted to settle this doubt as soon as possible, so I just pushed through. But there was a silver lining. Since the battle was short, I could keep my motivation.
And finally, the time came. After trying for over 4,600 times, I was finally able to tame it. Yeah, and my predictions were correct!
This is something I found out later, but it seems the taming chance was about 0.0001% and it ignored Tame skill’s probability correction. I remember a GM saying to me at an in-game event “It was prepared as a joke, but you did well taming it (lol)”, and I almost flipped out.
The Darkness Wolf can be tamed――all the game addicts that heard that information embarked into the taming journey. However, no player was ever successful in it.
The obvious result. Even if the no-life gamers tried, they struggled and gave up, moreover, with a probability of 0.0001%, it couldn’t be done without discipline. “It’s impossible”, complaints like that were posted a lot in the wiki.
…………And that impossibility, I’ll be challenging it again. I was getting ready for that.
And as for the method, I sorted that out in the past. My body remembers all of it. It can be called a complete strategy, in and out. A plan to easily shave off the Darkness Wolf’s HP. However, although the same, this world is definitely different from Mobius.
“It’s over when you die”, being the main difference.
However, if I can tame the Darkness Wolf, the world’s top spot is as good as mine. There’s no way I won’t try it.
Geez, it’s been a while since I last felt scared.
I might die. I tried reducing the risks as much as possible. I also have an insurance in case of an emergency. Still, I can’t get rid of this anxiety.
……And just in case, I should raise 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》to Grade 9 just to be safe. I’ll also raise 《Lightning Attribute・Third Form》 magic to Grade 9. Simply put, I have to raise my stats more. It’s okay to try and be safer, right?
That’s right, that’s the case! Or so, the weaker parts of me screamed loudly. But I forced myself to swallow those words. Once I start to think about more safety, there will be no end to it. I’ll simply continue to make excuses in order to run away from it, and I won’t be able to get back up for the rest of my life. Back in Mobius, I never ran away. If I were to run away once, the whole of my persona will collapse.
Currently, the Castall Kingdom and the Marubell Empire are fighting under the table. If I’m taking things too slowly, it’ll be too late once something happens. I really want to tame the Darkness Wolf before fire comes raining down on me.
And since I don’t know how long it will take for me to do it, in terms of timing, now is the only moment. I know it will be hard.
“Alright, now it’s only the finishing touches.”
Carefully pondering over my resolution, I went over to Yukari.
I told her to complete the equipment I asked her about first, over everything else.
A Mithril Longbow and a Mithril Sword, plus a variety of Mithril Alloy armor. The weapons were ordered at five out of six enhancement stages, and the armor at four out of five. Each weapon enhancement is specialized in attack speed first and attack power second. And all armor is specialized in defense. Additionally, I asked for a stage three enhancement for the 『Ring of Pursuit』.
Incidentally, I noticed it. It’s wrong to overwork Yukari this much.
However, I can no longer think of reaching the top without her. Hmm……That’s right. While I’m with the Darkness Wolf, I’ll let her spend her time relaxing.
Silvia and Eko on the other hand, are becoming hopeless.
These days, those guys are reluctant to leave their elegant life in the mansion. The times they work on their official role has also decreased. Some days, just seeing them pains my heart. If they get too full of themselves, it would only endanger their lives. Therefore, I thought of a special training menu for those two.
Aside from getting the equipment from Yukari, I’ll also hold a strategy meeting with everyone.
There’s a lot of things I need to tell everyone. Well, for example, I have to tell them what they should do if I were to die.
We–ll then, tonight will surely be a long night……
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