“……Hmm, sorry. We’ll talk later. For the time being, I’ll send you back. Next time you come out, do it normally.”
“You didn’t like it? My apologies, my Second. I became a little enthusiastic since it was the first summoning――”
“Ahh, wai–!? “
I decided to use 《Unsummon》 as soon as possible, then while taking a deep breath I wiped my forehead.
And quickly, the square became open again.
The venue was in a state of dead silence.
They could not believe what had just happened.
Everyone was equally stunned.
A merchant who matched his eyes with mine screamed his lungs out, and after quickly avoiding my gaze, he ran away as fast as he could.
One person became two, and then three, then more and more people started to run away.
The moment they looked at me, fear clouded their eyes.
They completely believe I’m the master of that demon.
And thus, the presentation ended.
Naturally, the trade discussions were cleanly and neatly abandoned. Both the Merchants Guild and the Blacksmiths Guild said “Never get involved with that guy”, and quickly took their distance. Well, that is obvious.
……I blew it.
Everything that Yukari took the time to go here and there to prepare and plan, went up in smoke in just a moment.
I feel stupid to fail like this after everything I said about not wanting to be hostile towards the Adventurers Guild. Let alone the Adventurers Guild, now we’ve earned the mistrust of two of the biggest organizations in the Castall Kingdom, the Merchants Guild and the Blacksmiths Guild. This is no longer about being enemies or allies.
But even then, what was I supposed to do?
The spirit was ruling over the four major attributes, Fire, Water, Wind and Earth. Depending on the attribute, the Spirit Summoning manifested in different ways. If it was a fire attribute spirits, it will appear from a fire column; a wind attribute spirits will simply descend from the sky. Something like that.
However, Angolmois is different. He is set to be the Spirit King, standing atop all other spirits, dominating the four major elements. That is why his summoning presentation is extremely special. It leans more towards the “ruler” direction.
Even in my previous life, as I was the top of the world, I did not have Angolmois. It was just that rare. After all, even since the start of the Mobius Online launch, there were only 29 chances to get it. It required for you to use a Premium Spirit Ticket during the 《Spirit Summoning》 with a chance of just 0.1%, and at the same time, be lucky enough to win against all the other players who were aiming for a rare spirit like Angolmois at each major patch.
That is virtually impossible―― Everyone thought so. Even I thought so.
But I got it!
Since I’m aiming to be the top of the world, this should be a very welcoming addition, but considering the current situation, it’s not that easy to rejoice.
And what’s with that setting? A neutral good-looking body, respectable, arrogant and a King. That spirit is such a big deal. And because it’s so great, I’m not sure I can deal with it.
Do I really have to call him again to have a proper chat? ……Whoa, I’m really not in the mood.
On the way back to the inn.
I told Silvia and Eko, “Sorry to have been a nuisance”, and to Yukari, “Sorry to have wasted your efforts.”
Silvia just smiled at me and replied with a “That was just you being you”. Eko said “It’s fine! “, while nodding to cheer me up. Yukari said “It doesn’t really matter, but……” and tried to say something else, but at least she wasn’t worried about her wasted efforts.
I felt a little relieved with everyone’s unchanged attitude.
A lot of things happened today, but at least it seems our everyday life will continue the same.
“I am terribly sorry.”
That same day’s night.
Yukari came to my room to apologize.
“Why are you apologizing? If anything, I’m the one who wants to apologize to you.”
Since the plans and arrangements that Yukari made blew up because of me, I’m the one who should be apologizing.
“I was just terribly mistaken. The opinions of a common person like me are meaningless. And for Master, someone like me will be just a pair of shackles slowing you down.”
Eh? I don’t really understand.
“Yes. Master is someone who’ll become transcendental. You didn’t worry about turning a guild into an enemy or gaining recognition, I now understand this very well, and that there was no need to worry about that small work I was doing.”
That’s wrong, I just can’t think of a way, so I just wanted to proceed as unnoticed as possible. I made a huge blunder this time though.
But, why would Yukari say something like this so suddenly?
“Why do you think that? “
“Because of Master’s composure. You don’t think of this as a failure.”
“No, I think this was a failure. And if anything, this was a huge failure.”
“No, you don’t think that. A person who has really failed won’t be able to eat dinner normally, won’t enjoy a drink after a bath, and most of all, won’t be able to smile like there’s a tomorrow.”
Now that she says that, I might give off that feeling. Even though such a thing happened, I spend this evening without any change from my usual self.
“Master should be considering this to be not a major failure. On the contrary, Master probably thought “it’s okay if this fails” from the beginning, right? “
At least the former is correct. That’s because the purpose to save money was to buy a house, therefore, the goal of being the “top in the world” is not affected even if that failed. In the first place, there are other ways to earn tons of money. My initial priorities for coming to Badgordo were 「Earning Experience＞Making Equipment＞Earning Money」 after all. Then, why did ‘earning money’ suddenly take priority?
……Ohh, I see. Certainly, I do not think of this as a failure. Rather, I even thought it was fine if this plan failed. And since I wasn’t serious about trying to succeed in this, that means the damage is minimal in the case of failure. Yukari is right.
“You’re incredible, Yukari. You know me better than I do.”
“That’s not true! “
Yukari strongly denied it. It surprised me a little because she usually doesn’t express much emotion.
“……I’m sorry. However, I do think I have a good understanding of you, Master.”
“Isn’t that what I said? “
“No. Also, this time, if I had a deeper understanding of you, Master, I might’ve been able to devise a better plan.”
I see. So, that’s why Yukari came to apologize. She’s quite dutiful.
“In that case, don’t worry about it too much. Because I was a little ignorant in that aspect, I left everything to you. I just ended up placing a burden on you, Yukari.”
“Still, I didn’t get to live to your expectations.”
“Like I said, it was my fault. There’s no way you could’ve predicted such a thing, right? You don’t have to be so hard on yourself. In addition, it was me who agreed with Yukari’s plan and made the final call. Therefore, this is all my fault.”
Yukari became silent, albeit a little unwillingly. Her expression didn’t seem convinced yet.
“……Would it be better if I focus on Blacksmithing?”
She then said that while looking down. How did she come to that conclusion?
“Well, that would be troublesome. Like, really troublesome. After all, you are the brains of ‘Firstest’, Yukari. It was just by chance that things didn’t go as planned this time. But I’m sure it’ll be fine from now on. Will you help me follow the right road? “
“—-! Yes, of course! “
“Then, I’ll be relying on you.”
Yukari replied somewhat happy. “Starting today I’ll change my mindset, and show you how useful I can be as a secretary”, she then added.
Secretary, huh? ……That’s the first time I’m hearing this. Well, it’s not like I can tell her no. She will certainly have too much spare time during our dungeon clears, so that might be good for her mental state. It might be natural for her to want to do things other than working just as a blacksmith, since she’ll have too much free time in her hands.
“Ah, that’s why, hmm…… I want to know more and more about master from now on. If I don’t know anything about you, Master, and something happens again……”
“Huh? Okay……Eh? “
The distance between me and Yukari shrank. Then, she came so close, being face to face. Ahh, she smells like flowers.
“That’s why, that’s why, right? Tonight, together with me――”
――Knock, knock, knock.
At that moment, just when Yukari was about to ask for something, a knocking sounded in the room.
Yukari’s expression then became frozen cold. Hey, that’s scary!
Feeling a bit shaken, I called out to the person standing outside the door.
“Excuse me for coming this late in the night.”
The person who entered was a slender old gentleman with a white beard. I didn’t recognize his face, but he seemed to be a gentle person.
“Second-sama, I assume.”
“My name is Forest; I am the steward of the house Lumberjack. I have come in place of my master. He would like to talk to you face to face in person.”
Ranba jakku (Lumberjack)? Curry (Steward)?
Seeing me with question marks above my head, Yukari then whispered “It’s an Earl household whose territories are located in the commercial city Leñador”. She then added, “Having the house steward come in person is a very polite expression”. I see, so curry (Karee) as in Steward (Karei)? And what about ‘Hausu'(House), such complicated names.
But, why come at such a time? The moment I wondered that, Yukari whispered to me “I think he probably came here in secret”. As expected, he knows how ‘famous’ I am……
“Forest-san, is it? Sure, I don’t mind. May I ask what the talk will be about? “
When I said so, the steward, Forest-san bowed splendidly.
Then, he opened his mouth as his sharp eyes looked at me behind those round glasses.
“We have a proposal for the trading of Mithril Alloy.”
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