Chapter 40: Looks like not only gobs and kobolds have to be exterminated, but old dudes as well.


Translator: “Pink Tea” Editor: ”Ryunakama”


Day 23 – Night, the Cave.

「Phaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.」

Crap. Did the high density of old men cause me to begin turning into one as well? Is it contagious? Maybe I should exterminate them? Yes, I should. It’s decided.

Even though I made a Jacuzzi, even though I made it possible to create jet streams of bubbles with wind magic, I was able to enter it only now. From its creation to enjoying it myself more than 10 days have passed. But I have no regrets. None at all. And also no guilt, remorse, or repentance. That’s because, during that period of time, 20 high school girls were using it! What I actually regret, lament, and feel very bitter about, is letting those idiots use it yesterday. If at the very least I entered it before them…

「No visitors today, huh?」

After enjoying the Jacuzzi, I drink berry juice.

「Pheeew.」

Yeah, I should annihilate old men, this infection should not be allowed to spread. It’s a biohazard. Without even noticing I was placing a hand on my hip, just like an old man. Crap, is it progressing?! I’m only 16! Am I really going to turn into an old man?…… I should search for a herb to stop this. Should it be something that prevents aging?

「Kyojitsu」can be used against kobolds’ speed as well. The technique is merely swinging the club in the shortest distance. The range is half a step away, one step at most. Simply put all of my strength, speed, weight, magic power and skills in one attack, combining them. The fastest and the shortest explosive attack. But unless I learn how to link such attacks together, it will remain just a one-shot attack.

Weaving a step and a slash into one motion.

Memorize that form.

I have to be able to slash as naturally as I walk.

Remember it with my body, enforce it with my mind, wrap myself in mana, and execute that motion.

Well now, I’ve been close to death plenty of times today and managed to get through the worst of it through the sheer luck. Thank you Epic Luck-san, normally, I’d be already dead.

Though I feel like midway I was possessed by hotbloodedness or just simple idiocy……

Thinking back on it, did I get infected with stupidity by those idiots?! The hell was that my arms are still with me, my legs are not broken, my eyes are intact, and I don’t have a hole in my gut?! That’s just a crazy talk! Even a mere scratch could’ve killed me!… What if I got Idiot on my status…… And I don’t want Old Man as well…

Status

NAME: Haruka
Race: Human
AGE 16
Lv 11
Job —

HP      164        (44Up)
MP      170        (48Up)
ViT     154        (36Up)
PoW     158        (41Up)
SpE     166        (48Up)
DeX     165        (49Up)
MiN     174        (44Up)
InT     181        (47Up)
LuK Max (Limit Break)

SP     311

Martial Arts:「Cane Arts Lv 9」(2Up)「Avoidance Lv 8」(2Up)「Premonition Lv 9」(3Up)「Mana Wrapping Lv 8」(2Up)「Kyojitsu Lv 2」(New 2Up)「Instantaneous Movement Lv 1」(New)

Magic:「Temperature Lv 4」「Movement Lv 7」(Up)「Weight Lv 7」(Up)「Packing Lv 7」(Up)「Magic of Four Elements Lv 6」(Up)「Wood Magic Lv 6」 (2Up)「Lightning Magic Lv 4」(Up)「Ice Magic Lv 4」(Up)

Skills:「Health Lv 5」(Up)「Sensitive Lv 5」(Up)「Gymnastics Lv 8」(3Up)「Walking Lv 7」(Up)「Command Lv 5」(Up)「Appraisal Lv 8」(2Up)「Farsight Lv 7」(Up)「God Eye Lv 1」(New)「Detect Presence Lv 8」(Up)「Search Lv 8」(Up)「Mana Control Lv 8」(Up)「Erase Presence Lv 6」「Stealth Lv 8」(2Up)「Concealment Lv 8」(2Up)「Map Lv 5」「Concentration Lv 8」(2Up) 「Physical Resistance Lv 6」「MP Recovery Lv 8」(2Up)「HP Recovery Lv 7」(Up) 「Parallel Thinking Lv 6」(2Up)「Serial Thinking Lv 6」(2Up) 「Quick Thinking Lv 7」(6Up)「Rush Lv 5」(3Up)「Air Walk Lv 5」(3Up)「Extreme Velocity Lv 5」(4Up)

Titles:「Hikikomori Lv 5」(Up)「NEET Lv 5」(2Up)「Loner Lv 5」(Up)「Mage Lv 8」(3Up)

Unknown:「Communication Lv 4」(Up)「Jack of All Trades Lv 5」(Up)「Muppet Lv 5」(Up)

Items:「Staff?」「Plain Clothes?」「Leather Gloves?」「Leather Boots?」「Cloak?」「Contacts?」「Soul Ring」「Item Bag」「Bracelet PoW+31% SpE +19%」「Black Hat」

I finally leveled up, but it’s only 2 levels? What was that? Quality over quantity, huh? Can someone write a guide or something? I don’t get this at all. And what I don’t get the most are my skills.

As I thought, my stat growth became bigger. I had suspicions about the cause, and after going to the town they turned to conviction, which I was able to confirm today. The cause is Potential Mushroom. That’s the culprit. That’s the reason for the extremely high status. Probably not only I but gob kings and the gob emperor ate them as well. Though I’m the only one who ate them with soy sauce, so I was able to enjoy a more luxurious taste than the emperor. It was delicious.

HP and MP mushrooms are super high-grade items, and potential mushrooms do not exist. There is none. At least in human society. No one knows about them, no one saw them, and even if a rare one grows somewhere, it gets eaten by a goblin, which then will become a king or an emperor, creating his own horde, making the area inaccessible for humans. That’s why neither the lady from the general store nor guild employees knew anything about it. Without a very special, great luck, one wouldn’t even know about them, much less eat them. And I’m the only one who knows how well they go with soy sauce. And I’m the only one who tried that. Fufufu, isn’t that nice.

The gobs dropped monster bracelets, +1% from leaders, +3% kings, and +6% the emperor. The same goes for kobolds. And the bracelets seem to combine? Like, if they are put together, they become one? Something of that sort? But it doesn’t seem to increase the weight.

Experience-wise it would be better to kill a lot of weak monsters. Numbers make a difference. The depths of the forest have stronger monsters, but in turn, there aren’t as many of them. Well, if there were many, I would’ve been dead. But the bracelets are nice. Even if one gave only +1%, 100 of them would already mean +100%. In a way, it’s even better than a level up.

「Kyojitsu Lv2」(New 2Up), which I just obtained already gained 2 levels, which is nice, but on the other hand, after going that far, it got only 2 levels. Is there something more to it? Can it develop even further?

I probably got「Instantaneous Movement Lv 1」from the repeated movement at high speed. After all「Extreme Velocity Lv 5」went up by 4 levels, so I probably pushed it quite hard.

And「Gymnastics Lv 8」went up 3 levels. It seems that I misunderstood it, doing radio gymnastics every morning like a fool when it seems that it actually meant coordination or agility…… Then just say so. Unnatural movements from Kyojitsu probably caused it to level up, improving my coordination. So it’s not like I got better at gymnastics.

Well, it makes sense, forcibly moving my body through skills removes useless movements and strength, but it still doesn’t change that it is a forced movement.

But what I don’t get is 『God Eye Lv 1』. Is it an eye of a god? Or can I see gods? If I can see gods then I’ll put that old geezer through a sermon as soon as I spot him!

My abilities are limited. Some things are not possible for me.

There is a limit to what I can try, and to what I can do.

Well, now……

Day 23 – Over.



7 Comments

  1. Ty for chap. Weapon reveal when?

    Bracelet is like boss gear 0/100 collect more it get stronger.

  2. The chapter is very much appreciated, thanks!!!

  3. The chapter is very much appreciated, thanks as always!!!

  4. It always bugs me when people have an appraisal ability and don’t use it. Especially since this novel has been so good about occasionally reminding us that he’s constantly using his appraisal to search for food/enemies/anything of interest when he’s walking around the forest. Now he is actively wondering what his new skill does, and he already used appraisal on stuff in his status before, so he knows that it’s possible to get a description, and his appraisal is a higher level now which means a possibility for better descriptions, but no let’s just coincidentally forget about this super useful aspect of appraisal and not know anything about this brand new seemingly top tier skill. Because, why not?

    • For now, no one ever used appraisal in this fashion in this novel, and he can’t even properly identify his items with the current level. While Appraisal is super OP at higher levels, at low levels it’s simply “oh, the floor is made of floor”.

  5. God Eye, eh
    … Sounds generic but badass at the same time.

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