Chapter 4: I’ll be sneaky tomorrow as well!


Translator: “Daoist Black” Editor: ”Ryunakama”


Day 4 Cave

Day 4 Cave

Wake up, eat, explore. With that being said, let’s explore the upstream area of the forest. It’s not like I’m getting more excited, on the contrary, it’s going down. I want to eat something other than mushrooms, I’m not talking about something luxurious like rice or ramen, just food other than mushrooms.

It’s an exploration, it’s scary to go too far away from the get go, so I proceed from the riverside with a good view. Mushrooms are still found everywhere, and as usual anything other than mushrooms are nowhere to be found.

I found two Goblins with Detect Presence, their levels were 12 and 11. I used [Movement Lv 1] and [Wrapping Magic], then I ambushed Goblin A and defeated it with one blow, but “Movement Lv 1” was too fast!! I blindly rushed into it and it was practically a car crash.

Goblin B seems surprised at how quickly Goblin A was defeated and so was I. I used Wrapping Magic to strengthen the wooden stick. Goblin B was defeated in two swings.

Perhaps the Wrapping Magic is working or maybe it’s just the Placebo effect. The tradition of hanging sardine heads was also effective because of belief. There’s only mushrooms around me so will I eventually turn to the mushroom cult?
[1. TN Note: During the Edo period, it was custom to hang sardine heads to ward demons away]

I begin to explore deeper into the forest, I’ve gathered enough food, I’ve had enough mushrooms…

More goblins approach, this time there are 3 of them. Lv 14, Lv 11, and Lv 10. I used [Movement] and [Wrapping Magic] then ambush again. I defeated Goblin A with a single blow but it was a bit sloppy as I almost moved in the wrong direction. It’s okay though, the distance from Goblin B widened so I need to launch a quick attack. Shit…Ugh, as I receive a counter. When I use [Movement], I’m unable to avoid launching into them.

In the meantime, it’s a combination of evasion, movement, and more evasion in my fight with Goblin C. If I decide my course of action first, it will be advantageous towards me in an instant, but if I move slowly, it will be disadvantageous for me at once. It’s a double-edged sword, well a wooden stick actually.

After that, I practice with [Movement] in mind, if I find it then I practice it. I can now also surround my entire body with Wrapping Magic without much hassle.

It’s [Movement] that is dangerous, and it’s a secret that I fell two times. I won’t cry.
I took more damage than I had expected, so I returned to the cave immediately. The damage I received was from the club that I hit myself with and the damage I received crashing into the goblins. Well suicide, not a suicide attack, but true suicide. A blitzer whose special move is being a Klutz. The last goblin was the hardest to kill although I’m not sure what level it was.

It wore a bracelet, so I took it, and it was a complete act of looting.. I wonder if I’m a thief, a robber, or an unemployed person …
[2. TN Note: Perhaps all three?…]

Late lunch in the cave, don’t ask me anything. Let’s open my status.

NAME: Haruka  Race: Human

AGE 16
Lv 03
Job —

HP  8/35 (12UP)
MP 10/32 (11 UP)
ViT 37 (15UP)
PoW 35 (14UP)
SpE 38 (13UP)
DeX 38 (13UP)
MiN 36 (15UP)
InT 40(15UP)
LuK Max(Limit Break)
SP 13

Martial Arts:「Cane Arts Lv 2」 「Avoidance Lv 2」(Up)「Premonition Lv 2」(Up)「Wrapping Magic Lv 1」

Magic:「Tempature Lv 2」「Movement Lv 1」「Weight Lv 1」「Packing Lv 1」「Fire Magic  Lv 1」

Skill:「Health Lv 2」(Up)「Sensitive Body Lv 2」 「Gymnastics
Lv 2」「Walking Lv 2」「Command Lv 1」「Appraisal Lv 2」「Clarivoyance Lv 1」「Detect Prescense Lv 2」「Search Lv 2」「Magic Control Lv 1」

Title:「Hikikomori Lv 1」「NEET Lv 1」「Loner Lv 1」

Unknown:「Communication Lv 1」「Jack of all trades Lv 1」「Muppet Lv 1」

Equipment:「Wooden Stick?」「Basic Clothes?」「Leather Gloves?」「Leather Boots?」「Mantle?」「Contacts?」「Soul Ring」「Item Bag」

Yosha, my level went up. The InT has finally risen to 40, and the other stats have risen to around 30. Judging just by status, I’m a lot stronger than a goblin? However, I am not convinced since I struggled in the big one-on-one battle at the end.

Speaking of which, I was wearing a bracelet, I took out the bracelet and used Appraisal on it.

「Bracelet PoW+1% Monster Bracelet」
Yeah, it raises my power although only by 1%. It’s still better than nothing. I decided to use the bracelet although I’m not a monster.

It was evening and my stamina had all recovered, so I decided to take a walk upstream around the river. There aren’t many goblins on this course, and there should be only small fry.

I feel a presence upstream but it’s not a goblin. I head into the forest while hiding and moving slowly with a steady yet quick movement to not make noise. I use [Clairvoyance], I can see three human men. When I closely examined them, they were my classmates, but it’s a troublesome one, a delinquent at school, and the evil of the class, although that’s just how I viewed it. They’re people that flock together and make noise to bully the nerds but that’s about it.

I use Appraisal while hidden, I can only see Lv and Job. Their jobs are Great Swordsman, Dual Swordsman, Flame Engineer, Lv 11, 3, and 2, there is quite a huge difference.

I decide to hide nearby for now. They sat down near the river and started talking so I approached them to hear the conversation. Most of the conversation was useless information, erotic talk about girls.

20 out of 42 classmates are girls, and there is an otaku who seems to be particularly active, sort of an unpleasant situation, well, he’s probably the most familiar with skills and other information related to transferring to another world. Other than that, it seems that the girls’ selfish Bitch group and five other girls are in a conflict.

These three are the bully groups, they don’t do any work at all, and they’re still acting selfish, what about those girls? I wonder if they’re going to assault the girls, I guess it’s impossible, girls have the class representative, and I think she’ll easily see through their plans and crush them.

It is the class representative who from elementary school year 1, to high school year 2, made students obedient whether they were problematic students or delinquents

Hmm? What the hell, while these three delinquents are talking to each other, I didn’t seem to notice them…but is there someone nearby? It’d be a hassle if they noticed me.

I sneak away from the place but I continue to monitor from a distance, but there is no sign of anyone other than those three, not even a trace?

I don’t know what’s going on, but I don’t need to force myself to get invo Lv ed, I’m going home.

I found out that all of my classmates were upstream but there was no real reason for me to go and meet them, it seemed like there was some sort of troublesome situation and the human relationships seemed muddy. I hope they don’t let that mud flow downstream to me. That’s environmental pollution, will my Hikikomori environment be polluted? ? Or is it perhaps a Loner environment or a Botchi environment? It looks like it’s already polluted, by the person known as me.

Let’s return to the cave before it gets dark, I hunt two goblins on the way. I don’t know the effect of + 1% on the bracelet at all yet, I could easily get rid of the goblins because I’d gotten better at hiding my presence. I can use this skill, time for practice.

After that, I found out there were rabbits who excelled at concealing their presence, I couldn’t find it then without removing my presence. It was the first time after coming to this world to see animals. The first thing that came to mind was meat then rabbit hunting. I grab something that seems like a mushroom and I eat the first decent meal I’ve had in awhile.

It was a feast, it was delicious. How many days has it been since I’ve eaten meat? The meat was accompanied by mushrooms, but that wasn’t a problem. Mushrooms are great as side dishes, but the mushrooms play a leading role too frequently. It is a solo performance!

What should I do with the tiny rabbit fur? Sell it? It’s impossible unless I hunt a 100 or so? That’s too many.

I practice my magic leisurely, an everyday occupation kind of feeling. I conduct trial and error to see whether the residence can be improved a little more, casting Packing on the ground and seeing what happens? Pulling and seeing what happens? Stretching it and seeing what happens? Harden it, make a hole in the ground, make a mound, or shape it? Huh, for some reason this is kind of fun. ……I forgot the time. Oh yeah, it was midnight.

NAME: Haruka  Race: Human

AGE 16
Lv 03
Job —

HP 35
MP  32
ViT 37
PoW 35
SpE 38
DeX 38
MiN 36
InT 40
LuK Max(Limit Break)
SP 16

Martial Arts:「Cane Arts Lv 2」 「Avoidance Lv 2」「Premonition Lv 2」「Wrapping Magic Lv 2」(Up)

Magic:「Temperature Lv 2」「Movement Lv 2」「Weight Lv 1」「Packing Lv 2」「Fire Magic  Lv 2」「Earth Magic  Lv 1」(New)

Skill:「Health Lv 2」「Sensitive Body Lv 2」 「Gymnastics Lv 2 」「Walking Lv 2」「Command Lv 1」「Appraisal Lv 3」(Up)「Farsight Lv 1」「Detect Presence Lv 2」「Search Lv 2」「Magic Control Lv 1」「Erase Presence Lv 1」(New)「Stealth Lv 1」(New)

Titles:「Hikikomori Lv 2」(Up)「NEET Lv 1」「Loner Lv 2」(Up)

Unknown:「Communication Lv 1」「Jack of all trades Lv 1」「Muppet Lv 1」

Equipment:「Wooden Stick?」「Basic Clothes?」「Leather Gloves?」「Leather Boots?」「Mantle?」「Contacts?」「Soul Ring」「Item Bag」「Bracelet PoW+1%」(New)

Hikikomori and Loner went up. Is it because I didn’t even try to make contact with my classmates? Was it because I was having fun playing alone in the room? I would’ve cried if NEET went up after working this much. These titles hurt me emotionally.

Earth Magic? Ah~messing around with the cave was seen as Earth Magic. Is it okay to gain Fire Magic from grilling mushrooms and Earth Magic from tunneling a cave? Is this how it’s supposed to be in another world? Isn’t it too livelihood focused?

It seems like it was a good idea to sneak around and hide myself. Erase presence and Stealth are good skills, they’ll help me in assassinating goblins. Let’s be sneaky tomorrow and raise my level. What’s with this lifestyle in another world, it’s not nearly as gorgeous like in light novels. At the very least, the protagonist wouldn’t say, ‘I’m going to be sneaky tomorrow as well.’

Well, I’m going to be sneaky either way. I mean of course I am.



5 Comments

  1. Small change, Clairvoyance => Farsight, to better reflect the nature of the skill.

  2. Thanks for the chapter.

  3. “I found two Goblins with Detect Presence, they’re levels were 12 and 1.”

    Is this a typo? Shouldn’t that last one be a number in the teens as well?

    And while I’m commenting on that sentence, let’s throw in that it should be “their”, not “they’re”.

  4. Mc watch pewds playing last of us and become sneak gang

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