62 Mini Social Gathering
“Ma-, Ma-Ma-Ma-, Mm, Ma-Mas……! ? “
Ahh, there she goes, a Ma-Ma broken record. This is a first.
“Ma-Master! ? Wh-why are you here! ? “
Windfield and I entered the servants’ mansion, and as soon as one of the maids walking across the garden noticed us, she opened her mouth and raised her voice in surprise. What am I? A rare animal or something?
“I have some business with Yve…… well, it doesn’t matter, where is a place where the servants gather? “
Since I wanted to give a light greeting to the servants, I thought to ask that question.
“Yes. Currently, it’s break time for the captain class maids in the kyafeteria! P-lease, let me gu-guide you! “
The maid, who was tensely standing upright, managed to complete the explanation while biting her tongue and showed us to the cafeteria awkwardly walking like a robot.
She was visibly nervous to the point of being overwhelmed. Thus, I started to make some small chat to try and ease her tension.
“What’s your name? “
“I’m called Ma-Marina. I’m serving as the Vic-Vice Captain of the Es Squad.”
What the heck is the Es Squad? The moment I was wondering that Windfield secretly explained it by whispering in my ears. It seems to be one of the squads in which one of the ten maids that Yukari brought initially are serving as captains. And each of them has at least ten members. Eh? Does that mean that right now there are over a hundred maids working here? For a moment I thought this might’ve been too much of an increase…… but considering my home is too wide, they may not be enough.
“Marina. Do you want me to show you how not to get nervous? “
“Th-That is……I’m ve-very s-sorry. I-I I a-am s-s-sor-sorry fo-f-for b-being n-n-n-ne-ner-n-nervous.”
“Whoa! Sorry, that’s not it, I’m not trying to blame you.”
Marina apologized, looking like she was about to burst into tears. Contrary to her strong, lady-like appearance, with long blonde hair and slanted eyes, she seemed to be more like a weak child.
“Most of the time people can’t bring out their full potential in different circumstances. That’s why you need to figure out some way around it.”
“……F-Figure out a way? “
“Yeah. Like a prayer, autosuggestion, or a routine. Well, it’s different for every person.”
This is nothing more than finding a way that suits the person.
“However, one day, I noticed. It’s really a trivial thing to find a way to have a peace of mind, or to try and make the most of it. You just need a normal state of mind, concentration, and be in good condition. To perfectly prepare your mind and body to surpass their limits you need to be immersed in it.”
“Yeah. In short, always be prepared. Be prepared to excel in your area of expertise. Have the determination to never stop, nor slow down. Immerse yourself to the point where you can’t go back to being your previous self. Pour your whole body and mind into it. Then, you won’t be nervous.”
Marina was listening to my words impressed, with her eyes wide open. And then, Windfield with a face of amazement, butted in.
“Second-san, you know she can’t do it right now, right? “
“Obviously. It is tiring to do that for daily life stuff.”
“It sure is.”
Huh? Marina had that kind of wondering face. And, gradually, she noticed. “Could you be speaking about me? “, I’m sure she wondered.
“It’s not like I’m just joking. Still, isn’t your tension somehow gone? “
Windfield followed up with a light smile. Marina then said “Thank you very much” with a taken aback expression and followed with a bow.
“This is the cafeteria.”
A delicious smell drifted from across the end of the hallway. And also, lively voices could be heard. It’s great the cafeteria has this kind of atmosphere. I just ate, but it makes me want to eat again.
“M-Master has come! “
Just before we arrived, Marina entered the cafeteria ahead of us, reporting our arrival.
Then, there was a moment of silence.
――Immediately afterward, the cafeteria became quite noisy.
Rustle and bustle! As the sound of moving chairs was heard, about ten servants in the cafeteria stood up at the same time, bowing towards me. No, no, I’m not the King or anything of the like, you know……?
“Sorry to interrupt your meal. Pay no mind to me and just keep eating.”
……Nobody moved a muscle. What’s going on?
“Hey, the food will cool down.”
At that point, a couple of people finally raised their faces, looking at each other. The first one to raise her head was a maid with red eyes and snow-white hair and skin. The next one was a middle-aged man dressed as a cook with shabby hair.
“Let’s eat. We shouldn’t cause too much trouble for Second-sama.”
Ohh, Cubero was in the back too. As expected of the butler, I wonder if he’s like everyone’s leader? With that serious atmosphere around him, he totally looks like the president of a company.
And following that leader’s voice, everyone sat down. However…… for some reason this feels like a vigil over a body. Nobody is even speaking.
“Ohh…… you, what’s your name? “
Ignoring the blatant efforts of the white maid to not look at me while stealing glances, I talked to the man in the cook attire.
“My name is Sovra. I work as the head chef.”
“You can speak casually.”
“P-Please, don’t joke.”
“I’m not kidding. Huh? Do you smoke? “
“Y-Yes. I tried to stop.”
“Not that, it gives you a nice impression. Care to join me after you’re done eating?”
“H-Haha! I appreciate it. It’s a welcomed invitation.”
As unusual as it was for the MMORPGs, in Mobius, tobacco existed as an item. Moreover, rather than being random, it was quite elaborate. There were more than 20 manufacturers prepared, and the characteristics of each leaf and their production area was quite detailed. Perhaps one of the developers was a heavy smoker.
After speaking for a while with Sovra, there were still some awkward honorifics but at least they were decreasing.
“Huh? Is a single plate enough for you? “
Then. I noticed a muscular macho man…… or more like an ‘onee’ with a lot of makeup.
“O-Oh my. My belly is already full.”
“Don’t spout nonsense, you always eat at least three times that amount.”
“Hey! Shush, Sovra-chan! “
I’m sure he was holding back since I’m here.
“Don’t hold back. What’s your name? “
“I am Lilly, Second-sama. I’m working as the lead gardener.”
“You can speak casually. Ahh, the same goes for everyone else. Except when it’s really necessary, I don’t mind if it’s a slightly rude tone.”
When I declared so again, the people were divided into two: those who had a bitter face, and those who were thankful. The former was the majority of the maids and Cubero, and the latter were Sovra, Lilly, a yankee-looking guy with his hair all to the back, and a red-haired maid with semi-long hair and sharp eyes. Ohh, looking closely, everyone is quite unique.
“In any case, those are some nice muscles you have there, Lilly. It almost looks like a piece of art.”
“Zukyuun! ! “
After praising his muscles, Lilly screamed a single word and hardened. Maybe it’s my imagination but I feel like I can almost see hearts in his eyes.
“I…… I……! Always had a complex for this body! But! I won’t let myself get down because of it! From now on, I will train in order to achieve the ultimate body! ! “
That was a bold determination expressed in a somewhat girly voice. Lilly turned around and opened his mouth while his cheeks were reddened.
“Please look over me, my dear Second-sama. I will become a butterfly……! “
And then he left while saying something I couldn’t quite understand.
- 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