Translator: “Pink Tea” Editor: ”Ryunakama”
Day 5 – Cave
One day, I met gob-san in the forest, in the forest full of nothing but mushrooms, I met gob-san.
Clubbed it to death.
No, really, walking through the forest in search of food.
Mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, gob, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, gob, gob, mushroom, mushroom, gob, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, gob, mushroom, mushroom, gob, gob, gob, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, gob, gob, mushroom, gob, mushroom, gob, mushroom, mushroom, gob, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, mushroom, gob, gob, gob, gob, gob.
Bam! Wandering around while appraising, the only edible thing I find are mushrooms, and also some herbs, and then gob, gob, gob. Well, gobs are not edible.
Rare rabbits are a treat, but I have no ranged weapon and no magic. Erasing my presence and activating stealth I quietly approach and swoop down on them.
All hail Erase Presence and Stealth. They are super usable, a lot more so than the stuff from the white room. With all skills I’ve got from the God upon transference to another world being more useless than Erase Presence or Stealth, wouldn’t it have been fine even without going to the white room? What was even the point of the God showing up? The next time we meet I’m going to make him sit in seiza[1. TL Note: Japanese term for the standard formal traditional way of sitting in Japan. To sit seiza-style, one must first be kneeling on the floor, folding one’s legs underneath one’s thighs, while resting the buttocks on the heels. ] and will question him for about an hour.
「Mushroom, mushroom, ah, a gob.」「Bam.」
Somehow, I’ve gotten used to goblins before I even noticed. What do I do if I get affection towards them? Beating to death it is.
They are dull, with Erase Presence and Stealth I’m almost completely unnoticeable to them.
And with a swift attack they can’t respond immediately.
And they always raise a club overhead.
In short, an ambush, and with momentum from that, bludgeon them to death. And a repetition of that.
Stopping to have an exchange of blows with them is dangerous. Their strength and defense are high, but they have no speed and even less intelligence.
Repetition of assaults, repetition of mushroom gathering, at times herbs, rarely rabbits. While making sure to avoid the wannabe delinquents.
There aren’t many goblins near the cave, but their level is around 10-15, and when it comes to level 15, unless I attack them with my all they won’t go down in one hit.
As for the forest, though there are many of them, they are only about lv 10, weaklings. A bonus to mushrooms, though I won’t eat them.
At times, I hear cries of birds above my head, Roasted bird, come on.
Having no ranged attacks I looked up hungrily, and as it turned out, fruits on the trees were also edible.
Those contact lenses are a win. Not only do they improve eyesight, with them I can see in the dark, in the distance, and even very small objects. Having good eyes is important.
If those were sold in my original I would’ve used them as well. I wonder if they can fix my glare?
I promptly climbed up the tree and picked fruit from the tree and put it in my mouth, then, sweetness, slightly sour, but it’s the first sweet thing in a long while.
It’s not like I was particularly fond of sweet stuff, but being able to taste it in a world where I couldn’t get any of that, it feels strangely delicious.
I pick all the fruits I can, each of them is small, so the total volume isn’t that big, not enough to fill the stomach.
After that, mushrooms, gobs, mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, gobs, gobs, mushrooms, mushrooms, gobs……Just leave me alone already! Some children are crying already, it’s just me though.
Lvl doesn’t raise, though I went on goblins pretty hard.
There is a massive quantity of clubs stored in the item bag. I wonder if I can sell them in a town or something. Though I don’t want to go to the town that might need such a large volume of clubs.
Ah, this is bad, I can’t concentrate anymore. In such a state I’m bound to make a blunder eventually, and taking a hit to the head with a club would be the end of me.
Lately I became a bit accustomed to using Movement, but being unable to concentrate I surely will trip, fall down, and get hit with a club. I’ll die.
「Let’s go back.」
Taking a roundabout path I go back, mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, gobs, mushrooms, fine, I’ll master mushroom cuisine! Though I don’t have anything aside from salt.
Getting back home I feel at peace, is it the effect of Hikikomori? Is it going to gradually become harder and harder for me to leave outside? I guess it would depend on the delivery service, staying completely without books I would be too bored.
Most light novels have a staple that it’s better to completely use up magic. It also would work as a magic practice.
Focusing my magic power I raise the temperature of mushrooms.
「I have a lot of dried mushrooms now, let’s try to also use earth magic next and go for a hot stone roast.」
Making improvements to my dwelling I use up my magic and go to sleep.
Perhaps because I was going to sleep after running out of magic, but after coming to this world I find it easy to fall asleep.
In the bed, I think to myself about the reason I was called to this world.
I was summoned to the forest that has nothing but mushrooms and gobs.
Was I called from another world to protect this one from mushrooms and gobs?
Could it be that my life in another world would end at mushrooms and gobs?
Aah, I think I’m going to see mushrooms and gobs even in my dreams, let’s sleep already.
LuK Max(Limit Break)
Martial Arts「Cane Arts Lv 2」「Avoidance Lv 2」「Premonition Lv 2」「Wrapping Magic Lv 2」
Magic 「Temperature Lv 2」「Movement Lv 2」「Weight Lv 1」「Packing Lv 2」「Fire Magic Lv 2」「Earth Magic Lv1」
Skills「Health Lv 2」「Sensitive Body Lv 2」「Gymnastics Lv 2」「Walking Lv 2」「Command Lv 1」「Appraisal Lv 3」「Detect Presence Lv 2」「Farsight Lv 1」「Search Lv 2」「Magic Control Lv 2」(Up)「Stealth Lv 1」「Erase Presence Lv 1」
Titles 「Hikikomori Lv 2」「NEET Lv 1」「Loner Lv 2」
Unknown 「Communication Lv 1」「Jack of All Trades Lv 1」「Muppet Lv 1」
Items 「Wooden stick?」「Plain Clothes?」「Leather Gloves?」「Leather Boots?」「Cloak?」「Contacts?」「Soul Ring」「Item Bag」「Bracelet PoW＋１％」
Isn’t forest a treasure-trove of foodstuff? Why are all of the treasures limited to mushrooms? Is there something wrong with vegetation? Is it that kind of a forest?
Where do I have to go to find other food? Or rather, what kind of food can I even find in a forest?
Trees had fruits on them, but what about the ground? Underground? There might be potatoes, but I won’t find any unless I keep digging all over the place.
Maybe I should move my dwelling, but by now I grew attached to it.
But staying here means mushrooms all the time.
This is a difficult question, I already have enough mushrooms to live for a while without picking any more.
And even if I go to pick something, the only thing I’ll find would be more mushrooms.
I’m diving headlong into being a hikikomori. Soon my NEETification will begin as well. And I’ve always been a loner.