Chapter 6: Driven to the edge of a cliff and about to be forced to make all sort of confessions


Translator: “Pink Tea” Editor: ”Ryunakama”


Day 6 – Cave

For now, clean the house. It’s a cave though.

For now, I’ll do weapon maintenance, it’s just a stick though, so I can only polish it.

For now, I’ll also do armor maintenance, or rather laundry, it’s just clothing after all.

Then, chew on a late breakfast.

Aah, I can’t get motivated for this.

Every day it’s sauteed mushrooms.

Every day it’s goblin clubbing.

Even my dreams are filled with mushrooms and goblins. Is that what’s called love? Like hell it is.

My level doesn’t rise from 3. It’s surely because of Jack of all Trades and Muppet, their effects make it harder to raise level. It’s what is written there, so there is no doubt.

Having no understanding or mastery of your own skills is a waste and can even become a detriment. Is what I was told, so there should be some merit to them.

Jack of All Trades, being able to do pretty much everything well, but on the other hand, lacking in focus. As a result, a person ends up not achieving mastery in anything. That’s the meaning of it. Well, since it’s about doing everything well, so it might be good for picking up new skills, but they still would be hard to level up.

The problem is Muppet.
1 a slow-witted or stupid person 2 a person considered incapable of learning. Also, used as a derogatory term for people labeled as stupid or having done or said something moronic.

No good, no matter how much I think about this, it’s a bad status. I guess the only thing I can do is raise the level and check it with Appraisal, the level won’t raise though.

Although having it is not a problem, I don’t really need Communication 「You get better at Reporting, informing, and consulting」[1. TL Note: The skill is a reference to this] I’m Loner after all.

Well, thinking about stuff I don’t understand won’t lead to anything, for now let’s focus on useful looking Health and Gymnastics. Today as well I’ll go for a hunt after doing radio gymnastics.[2. TL Note: Warm-up exercises performed to music and guidance from radio broadcasts.]

The riverside doesn’t have any gobs after all? Don’t they drink water? Map, the skill that I gained without noticing, records previously visited areas, I just have to wander around.

First of all, to ensure safety I will expand it from the vicinity of the cave to the up and downstream of the river.

Even though I live near a river, I have neither a fishing rod or a net. Looking at tasty looking fish I nibble on a mushroom.

Venturing too far upstream I might end up encountering the wannabe delinquents once again. I don’t think there is anything good about meeting them. And plenty of possible bad things.

Since they are only wannabes, they can’t even fight properly, just annoying. But now, they have skills, that is the most dangerous combination. Just like small characters from cheap criminal drama, that would act high and mighty with a gun and would end up shooting after things develop beyond their control.

Speaking of Lv 3, my status increased, compared to when I was in the previous world, there is a remarkable difference in my movements, probably in part due to the influence of Movement. Beating gobs that I encounter from time to time in the forest to death, I continue my exploration.

But, death by blunt trauma in a world of sword and magic…… What is this, a detective drama? Let’s be careful not to get driven to the edge of a cliff[3. TL Note: Very persistent cliché in old Japanese detective dramas – climax often happening at an edge of a cliff.]. Driven to the very edge of a cliff and forced to tell all kinds of things, no, wait, if I don’t confess to anything, that would amount only to circumstantial evidence, right? Yeah, cliffs are dangerous after all.

Hmmm, there are only mushrooms. Appraising them reveals that there is a whole variety to them, but they are still mushrooms. HP recovery, MP recovery, there are all kinds of effects, but it looks like none of them would make me bigger.[4. TL Note: Reference to a retro game about Italian plumber.] Well, I can shoot fireballs on my own anyway, so it’s fine.

But for the most poisonous-looking mushroom to have an antidote effect… Is this some kind of otherworldly trap? Normally, being unable to appraise this, no one would think about eating this poisonous-looking mushroom to get rid of the poison.

It’s a bit early, but let’s go back, I just can’t get any motivation today. And level doesn’t raise. Or rather, I guess I should be glad it doesn’t go down. Let’s go back.

Aaah, isn’t there at least something exciting, like Lightning Magic or Dark Magic or Magic Swords or beautiful girls as comrades. At the very least, I’ve never heard of such an unexciting transfer to another world.

To begin with, first, there should’ve been a beautiful Goddess! And then, Princess, who is doing the summoning! Separated not only from cute girls from the class but from everyone in the class and on top of that given no cheat skills or anything, isn’t hurdle just way too high?

And with this and that I returned home near evening.

My MP is full, so using it as a chance to practice I remodel my home and cook mushrooms. What a homely otherworldly life. Isn’t it about time for a genre of ordinary life in another world to emerge?

Aah, no, no, no, lately I’m talking to myself way too much, I even began playing comedy duo all by myself. At this rate I’ll soon even start doing nori-tsukkomi all by myself.[5. TL Note: A technique of a straight man in comedy duo, going along with a funny man’s joke at first, and only then making a rebuttal.]

「If only there was something, I’m not even asking for a cheat……」

Grumbling, I look at my status.

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」

Magic: 「Temperature Lv 2」「Movement Lv 2」「Weight Lv 1」「Packing Lv 2」「Fire Magic Lv 2」「Earth Magic Lv2」(Up)

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

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%」

Earth Magic leveled up due to my housework.

As always, rather than saying that the game would end if I give up, it’s more like the game of giving up has begun, or that the game has given up on me before we even began. It’s over.

Were I to make those skills known to the public I’d surely receive a lot of OOFs from everyone.

I don’t see myself escaping from the life of daily gob clubbing.

Wooden clubs are the only thing that keeps piling up. Can’t I exchange my deposit of clubs for fish?

Aaah, I want to eat fish. Please?

6th day – Over.



2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chapter.

  2. Man this is boring. I hope something happens soon.

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