「All right! Now we can all play!」
「Juna-san, maybe you should act with a little bit more self-restraint, huh?」
Ugh, these two are hopeless.
I have to do something about them.
The time is now 6:00 PM.
Man, how fast does the time fly when you’re working hard.
I call Zangetsu back and summon Bunraku.
Master and Juna-san will do the dishes while Bunraku will take care of dinner.
Today we’ll be using dried meat and vegetables from Master’s house using his kitchen utensils.
Then we’ve spent quite a while eating dinner and chatting about various things.
「Keith, do you go hunting at night?」
「Of course I do.」
That reminds me, I didn’t hunt any monsters today.
Ehh, another thing added to the list of things I want to do.
Grind some levels for Zuiun.
Learn how to use the Black Rope.
If I were to use Return Home now I would have been taken all the way to the Earth Spirit’s Shrine in the N1W1 map.
It’s better if I stay at Master’s house today.
That way I’ll be able to farm some Evil Ants that can be found in the area.
「What’s wrong, Juna? You look like you’re about to zone off.」
「Ara ara, I was just wandering if I should tell Keith that old story about you. You know, the one when you…」
Juna-san wanted to continue, but then she saw the expression on Master’s face.
It was the expression of pure despair.
Just what was that story about if he’s reacting like that?
「N-Now, now, Juna-san, if Master doesn’t want to talk about it then we shouldn’t…」
「Oh come on, it’s going to be fun! For you see, it all began this one evening…」
Juna-san began her story, and Master didn’t even try to stop her, because he lost consciousness when he fainted out of shock and hit his head on a workbench.
Completely curb-stomped and absolutely destroyed.
Now that the night has fallen, let us go hunt some monsters.
I called back everyone except for Obsidian.
The rest of the party consists of Zuiun, Mumyo, Tigris and Creep.
Okay, let’s go hunt ourselves some Evil Ants!
The MVP here was definitely Zuiun.
Of course, since he’s a mist he’s invincible to Evil Ants.
It’s natural, since all of their attacks are purely physical.
He just spammed his flame attack against them over and over thanks to his MP replenishment skill.
It’s all too one-sided and boring.
It’s even worse than fighting against the Kobolds.
After all, Evil Ants don’t have their equivalent of Kobold Shaman.
The other issue is the Black Rope of the Prison Guard.
How should I use it?
No, think seriously now, me.
I tried various things with it, like squeezing the Ants heads and joints.
Whenever I did do, the flame would burst out from the rope and burn the ants to a crisp.
I finished the encounter with them in no time.
Man I did it again!.
I should have used this with Wendigo and Sasquatch!
How careless of you, me!
I also tested in on Wild Pheasant (Female), and it resulted in instant kill.
What about the Bloody Wood?
Pretty much the same, caught fire and got instakilled like it was no one’s business.
Also, there seems to be no item left.
【Disassembly】 is set properly.
I wonder if it’s the same when one of my monsters defeats an enemy?
No, when Zuiun killed some of the monsters their items still remained on the field.
But none of the drops were particularly worth the trouble.
Our hunt was proceeding at the speed of light, that’s how efficient we were with it.
It had nothing to do with hard work. We are simply too OP.
《Summon Monster Zuiun Level Up! 》
《Please allocate 1 Bonus Point to increase the value of the statistic of your choosing.》
I guess it all worked out in the end.
After all, earning exp points is already tedious enough as it is, so I’ll take any easy exp I can get.
Well, what’s done is done I guess.
Zuiun’s INT has already increased, so I will put that Bonus one into DEX since he won’t benefit much from increasing STR.
Zuiun Mist Lv1 → Lv2 (↑ 1)
DEX 3 (↑ 1)
INT 18 (↑ 1)
Flight Shapeshift Physical Attack Penetration MP absorption 「Slight」 Dark Attribute Fire Attribute
《Additional skill【Ropework】acquired! 》
There was a continuation in the info window.
What is this… 【Ropework】?
What are you saying to me, game?
The explanation only said that it was an additional skill used to increase the proficiency with roped weapons.
Even so, I don’t even know if I’m going to use it frequently.
But maybe I could use it for fishing?
5 Bonus Points for it is quite expensive, but I still have 30 of them left.
Meh, I’ll just activate it now.
I then take the rope and test it further against the hordes of Evil Ants.
After the 「Rope Work」 was set, I wonder if Black Rope of the Prison Guard is going to change in any noticeable way?
It might be only my imagination, but I felt like using it now was a lot smoother than before
Next, I tried to tighten it around the Ant’s necks.
It felt good.
This might actually be a really convenient weapon to use.
But how do you use it in a battle with something that actually has more than two brain cells??
How about approaching a target without a sound from behind and squeezing with a rope around its neck?
You know, like an assassin?
Or maybe it will become useful during the exploration?
The range of my possible actions may greatly expand with it.
After that I hunted monsters for a little while longer, but nothing interesting really happened.
Well, no helping it.
I returned to the master’s house and called all of my monsters back and went to the bedroom on the 2nd floor.
A Grade X Evil Ant Shell and Needle remain on the bedside table.
【Material】Evil Ant Shell Grade X Rarity X Weight 0+
An Evil Ant’s Shell.
Even with 【Identify】at level 10, that was the only visible info.
If you continue to improve it, will I be able to see something else?
To be honest, it worries me a little.
I think that should be all for now.
Tomorrow I will continue the creation of Mana Potions from the early morning.
After a long day the feeling of a warm bed was pretty comfortable.
I think I can Log Out just like that.
Race Human Male Racial Lv16
Job Grand Summoner Lv2
Bonus Points Remaining 25
Staff Lv13 Punch Lv10 Kick Lv10 Joint Lock Lv10 Throw Lv10 Evade Lv10 Block Lv10 Summon Magic Lv16 Spacetime Magic Lv8 Light Magic Lv Lv9 Wind Magic Lv9 Earth Magic Lv9 Water Magic Lv9 Fire Magic Lv9 Dark Magic Lv9 Ice Magic Lv7 Lightning Magic Lv7 Tree Magic Lv7 Dust Magic Lv7 Lava Magic Lv7 Steam Magic Lv7 Alchemy Lv6 Pharmacy Lv5 Glassmaking Lv3 Woodworking Lv6 Synergy Lv12 Appraise Lv11 Identify Lv12 Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv6 Grab Lv9 Horsemanship Lv9 Precise Manipulation Lv11 Jump Lv5 Acrobatics Lv5 Heat Resistant Lv6 Climb 5 Dual Wield Lv9 Disassembly Lv7 Physical Reinforcement Lv7 Mental Reinforcement Lv8 Speedcasting Lv10 Magic Effect Expansion Lv7 Magic Range Expansion Lv7 Ropeworks Lv1 (New!)
Staff of Torture x2 Tonfa of Torture x2 Capture Rod of Torture x1 Enraged Pickaxe x2 Silver Necklace+ x1 Snow Leopard Bagh Nakh x1 Plains Lion Bagh Nakh x1 Fighting Bull Leather Armor+ Set Bracelet of Torture x 1 Rabid Horse Belt+ Rucksack x1 Item Box x2
Survival Knife, Woodworking Tools
Old Summoner’s Best Pupil
Guardian of the Forest
Man of the Middle Path
Martial Arts Fighter
Volff Greywolf Lv4
Zangetsu White Horse Lv2
Helix Fighting Falcon Lv3
Obsidian Mystic Eye Lv3
Jean Black Bat Lv2
Jericho Mud Golem Lv1
Goki Rakshasa Lv1
Senki Lesser Ogre Lv2
Rig Yellow Pudding Lv1
Bunraku Wood Puppet Lv5
Mumyo Skeleton Lv6
Ninetails Red Fox Lv6
Heather Fairy Lv6
Tigris Tiger Lv5
Creep Viper Lv4
Zuiun Mist Lv1 → Lv2 (↑ 1)
DEX 3 (↑ 1)
INT 18 (↑ 1)
Flying Shape Shift Physical Attack Penetration MP absorption 「Slight」 Dark Attribute Fire Attribute