84 Alright, that’s the end.
So, what’s with this situation?
It was good that I tried to use 《Darkness Transfer》 with Silvia’s shadow as a test.
Silvia was lying down showing the white of her eyes, Eko is on her knees, her gear in tatters. Windfield looked at me with eyes rounded in surprise……and then, she started crying. For her to cry this much.
“Did you do this? ”
I spoke to the old man with a large sword who was facing Windfield. The old man glared at me while opening his mouth to speak.
“Who are you? ”
Ohh, his stance leaves no openings. He’s pretty decent.
I see, so Silvia and Eko were struck down by this old man. Indeed, it seems he has experience in PVP; it might’ve been rushing things when I asked these two who have only experienced dungeon clearing.
Mobius was a game where decent status differences could be overturned by player skill alone. Even if it was a two vs one. It’s a huge difference that can only be understood once you experience it. No, I think it would be more appropriate to call it a “wall”. A wall that everyone has to overcome one day. Whether or not they can breakthrough depends on how serious they work from then on.()
This might’ve been a good experience for these two. When I qualified for the Title matches, I believe I became an end-game player, I gained this strange confidence and sense of superiority that allowed me to intimidate opponents who were weaker than me, so I naturally grew. Even if you have to be trashed at least once, I think it’s a good experience for the future.
“Good job, Anko. I’ll send you back so you can rest. Or, do you want to stay and look? ”
“Lord, please don’t say something so painful. Please, let me burn your brave figure unto my eyes.”
“Is that so? Then, stay there and look.”
Let’s see, this guy is just【Swordsmanship】? Alright, let’s go with that too.
“Ohh, there’s the Prime Minister too! You too, look.”
It’s a good chance to let him know who he picked a fight with.
I then took the Mithril sword from my inventory and faced the old man.
“When the coin falls, that’s the signal to start. Okay? ”
“Wait. Who are you? And who the hell is that black woman? ”
“It doesn’t matter. It has been some time for me……Ahh, I just can’t stand it.”
I flung the coin.
At that point, the old man braced himself. He switched fast. As expected, my eyes weren’t lying.
――The coin landed.
“Alright, that’s the end.”
I take that back. Right at the start of the match, the old man’s right arm was cut off, deciding the victor in an instant. Damn small fry.
His first move was too slow. He didn’t even notice nor reacted to the fake 《Bishop Swordsmanship》. He only looked at my feet. Failed to maintain a proper distance.
“W-Wh-Who the hell are you!? What did you do!? ”
“What? You ask, it was Soldier Swordsmanship.”
“What’s with that sword!? How did it extend!? ”
“Well, it can extend this much. That’s if you grip it from the tip of the handle.”
Ahh, he didn’t know that so that’s why he’s so accusatory.
“Study the basics again. Not just the feet, look at the whole picture. Also, shouldn’t you stop with the big sword? It’s not suitable for interpersonal battles at all.”
As I gave him some advice, the old man hung his head and got down on his knees. He was so overconfident, serves him right.
“Eko, EKO. Ah, are you fainting? Wake up.”
I had Eko, who was crouching on the ground and about to lose consciousness, drink an abnormal status recovery potion and then a high-grade recovery potion. Then, she slowly regained her energy. “Second! “, with a faint smile she hugged me.
Next, Silvia’s unconsciousness was solved with another abnormal status recovery potion. Silvia started “WHA-!? ” as she jumped up, then turned and let out a “Huh? ” When her eyes landed on me. Her figure as she looked like she was sleeping was a little cute.
“Windfield, please explain…………Huh? Windfield? ”
Just as I was asking about the current situation, I looked back at Windfield and she was still crying. Are you serious? How much of a shock this was?
“Th-Thank god, thank god, th ……WAAAAHH.”
She’s seriously crying……
It can be helped, so I hugged her and waited for her to stop crying while thinking ‘Spirits sure make the same face as humans when they cry’.
……Maybe I pushed too much responsibility unto her. Thinking about it, I left pretty much everything to her. I never stopped to think that ever since Yukari summoned her, she has been doing nothing but work, despite it being her first time in the human world. I never had a reason to think about it just because I deemed her smart and thought “She should be fine”, but in the end, she’s also a team member. I should’ve paid more attention.
“I, Second-san, even if you didn’t come, I, steeled myself, I was, thinking, it was for the, best, but, but, I really, didn’t want to disappear! There, might’ve been, another way, but, yesterday, I was convinced, this was fine! But now, I couldn’t, accept it! It was, a difficult, decision! I’m sorry, for being useless, forgive me! ”
Wait a second, what are you saying?
Still, the meaning was conveyed somehow. “I’m sorry for being useless”, she desperately apologized. She’s probably misunderstanding something. Or rather, her runny nose is all over my clothes…… Well, not like it matters, after all, it’s this girl’s master the one doing the laundry.
“Everybody makes mistakes. Even I only realized the versatility of Anko’s transfer in the middle of last night.”
“No, you’re wrong! I knew the opponent would be strong, but I was conceited! I placed everyone, in a dangerous spot! If only, I’ve made, my decision faster, this, wouldn’t have happened.”
“Calm down. After all, you’re not to blame for Silvia’s deadheadedness.”
At the side, I heard a “How awful. ” from Silvia, but I ignored her and continued.
“Say, who was the one who cornered the Prime Minister in less than half a month? Who brought down the castle in just half a day? And thanks to who we could keep the damage to a minimum? ”
“Wrong! YOU, it was YOU! ”
Seems she undervalues herself.
“All this time you’ve been like a perfect superhuman, right? Always trying to pick the best hand. That’s why one or two mistakes hurt you so much. After all, a stain is more noticeable on a beautiful, pure, white shirt. But I don’t know how that feels.”
“But, if I didn’t, pick the best move, everyone’s lives.”
“Don’t carry it all by yourself. You can use the next best move, or a move that simply doesn’t lose. Isn’t this a ‘game’? If so, then play with more leeway.”
“You tried to solve everything neatly by yourself. Doing it like that is boring. Don’t risk your life just because this is a game. Bet your life on it exactly because it’s a game. It’s times like these. If so, I’m sure it will be fun. You can enjoy it more. How’s it? Do you understand where I’m coming from? If you get it, then stop sobbing.”
Windfield was still crying, but she nodded her head on my chest.
I see I see, she gets it. Then……
“……It’s punishment time.”
Her shoulders suddenly quivered.
“W-Why, Second-dono? Leaving me aside, I believe Windfield did a great job, right? ”
“I know that. But hey, Silvia-san, weren’t you knocked down only because you lost your calm and went all by yourself? That I know veeeeery well.”
“……U-Umu. I’m very sorry from the bottom of my heart.”
“Still, I’m worried about why was Eko done in so bad. That would be Windfield’s responsibility…… Ah, ahh? Wait a minute. Maybe it wasn’t Windfield’s fault and rather it was because Silvia got knocked down on her own that――”
At the moment when I was about to unveil the real culprit, the Prime Minister, not reading the mood, threw something at me. Come to think of it, he was still there.
“Ahh, to dare throw a knife to my Lord……! Moreover, poison-coated……! ”
Anko caught the flying knife and then spoke while trembling with increasing anger. Can she tell it’s coated with poison just by sniffing the knife? As expected of a wolf, her nose is amazing.
Or rather, just how much are you going to uselessly struggle, Prime Minister? You need to know when to give up. I don’t even know what’s he trying to accomplish now. Is he even aware of the position he is at right now? What’s with this old man? ……The more he does the more pitiable he looks.
“P-Prime Minister! Le-le-le-let’s run away, Prime Minister! ”
The other old man who someone managed to bring the Prime Minister’s sanity back was also pitiful. Who was this guy? The Third Knight Order Captain, right?
Dju, uhmm, Dju…… Djugem? No, Djuru……Huh? Was it Djada? DjaDjaDja, Dja……
……In just a moment. It was the moment I took my eyes off from the Prime Minister.
What I saw from the corner of my eye was a scene in which the Prime Minister rushed at Anko with a large sword on his hand, and slashed at her back.
――Or, at least he tried.
House? Stay? Don’t kill him? I wouldn’t be able to say it in time. There’s no time even for 《Unsummon》.
Anko twisted her body and turned around, then slashed with her left hand from bottom to top.
Claw attack. It was the full-fledged skill from Anko.
……Then, I guess. Yeah, the end of the Prime Minister was a terrible one.
“Whoa, for real……?”
In short, blood and meat chunks were plastered over the wall. And a large lump of meat, which once was the Prime Minister, was embedded in the wall with circular dents like a crater.
The force was quite extraordinary, and here and there you could see some white bone-like objects sticking out.
An unrecognizable piece of meat then fell on the floor. Looking closely, the ceiling was also stained with a large amount of scattered blood and flesh. This will be hard to clean……
The Third Knight Order’s Captain gave a short squeal and then fell back on his butt. A few seconds later, a yellow puddle could be seen on the marble floor. Haaa, another Chérie.
“I-I’m very sorry, my Lord! Once again, I moved on my own! My hand, my hand just slipped! Ahh, this damn hand! ”
“It couldn’t be helped right now.”
If such a sweaty old man suddenly approached me from behind, I might’ve done the same thing.
“Ohh, how generous of you. Allow me to bow my head to you……”
While patting Anko’s head and her fluffy ears, I forgave her for killing the Prime Minister.
Ahh……But still, it was too quick. He wouldn’t have escaped the death penalty after being captured, but he might’ve had some useful information so it was a waste to kill him here.
Well, it doesn’t matter. There’s another old man who seems to have some information.
When I turned my gaze towards him, the Third Knight Order’s captain dragged his butt moving back. Oh please, give me a break, you’re spreading that pool.
“……Eh, huh? Klaus? ”
When I tried to look away from that filth, I first noticed Prince Klaus.
Klaus was standing in a daze next to the big sword old man, which still had a face of despair. There’s no sign of resistance. Looks like they didn’t get ‘stained’ by the Prime Minister. That’s good.
“Alright, the case has closed! ”
It feels nice to say it clearly and in one go.
The Kamel Sacred Country has been driven away. The regulations on the Caramelia have started. The Prime Minister, the Third Knight Order’s Captain and the First Prince have been captured. The First Queen has probably also been caught. The Castle will soon fall. Like this, there isn’t much to worry about left. Next is……
“Well, let’s pack what’s left of the Prime Minister in a box and send it to the Empire.”
“A-Are you serious? Second-dono.”
“Yeah. Let’s send it in a cool package so it doesn’t rot.”
“……Are you serious?”
It’s only natural.
“I’m angry, you know? He stands there high and might in his safe place. It was the emperor the one who ordered the assassination of the king anyways. And it was the same emperor who did not send reinforcements. He decided on his self-protection at the last minute. That’s irritating. Right? I too have made my mind. From now on, I won’t let the emperor have a peaceful night of sleep. I’ll harass that bastard as much as I can. I’ll keep him in his toes, not knowing when am I going to attack. And I hope this keeps that shit stressed.”
“G-Good. I thought you were going to start a full out war against the Empire.”
“I don’t have time to fool around.”
“Fool around……? ”
“Yeah. After all――”
Knowing Maine, he will keep his promise with me. In that case, then it’s almost time.
“It’s almost time for the winter Title Matches.”
Thank you for reading.
Only one more chapter left in part 6 + an idle talk.
In addition, there are plans to add a list of characters and simple skill charts leading to Part 7.
Thank you very much.
- 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