Chapter 157 – Part 2


Translation: Charlotte
Editor: Weasalopes


The tiger Mii-chan bit down on the Hunter’s leg and pulled, causing him to fall over.

Adele took no chances, and kept using weapon artes to finish him off.

 

『Snipe Shot!』

 

『Snipe Shot!』

 

Irina did the same.

Calico was trying to pull the same trick Mii-chan did.

 

The two fighters in the front were lost as to which target to deal with.

The sorcerers weren’t much better.

Attack the snake and the wolf in the front?

Save their teammates?

 

The sorcerers decided to focus on defence first.

 

『Stone Wall!』

 

A wall of mud appeared in front of Toggle.

Toggle crawled up and over the wall like it was nothing.

What about U-chan?

U-chan wrapped around the wall in the other direction to Toggle.

Both U-chan and Toggle ran right into a fighter.

U-chan moved away from the Fighter’s attack range.

Toggle ignored the other Fighter and ran straight for the sorcerers in the back.

 

What ensued was utter chaos.

Toggle’s aim from the very beginning was to attack the sorcerers.

But soon, Toggle had to retreat.

The two fighters noticed what was going on and turned back to deal with Toggle.

 

Toggle stood high and glared at the two fighters before running to Irina.

U-chan moved back to support Adele.

 

Irina and Adele joined forces and the two tigers were left to deal with the Hunter and the Treasure Hunter.

Woah.

With half the enemy team distracted and the Hunter and the Treasure Hunter pinned down, it was a good opportunity for an assault.

 

I see…

Toggle’s attack was probably the key to their strategy.

Surely there were a few parts that didn’t go according to plan, but the match was still in Adele’s and Irina’s favour.

 

『Physical Enchant: Fire!』

 

『Physical Enchant: Earth!』

 

Adele and Irina used some strengthening spells.

They were used to boost U-chan’s STR stat, and Toggle’s VIT stat.

Nice.

It looked like they were intending to make those two Monster Summons the core of their offensive.

 

The other team chose to help our their friends.

They all started moving towards Irina.

Irina started backing up.

But Toggle stayed behind and continued to intimidate the enemy team.

 

『Bone Smash!』

 

『Beast Sword!』

 

『Gravel Blast!』

 

『Wind Cutter!』

 

A barrage of attack spells hit Toggle and Irina.

 

『Snipe Shot!』

 

『Snipe Shot!』

 

Of course, Irina and Adele counterattacked.

All the arrows were concentrated on only one of the two summoners.

Huh.

I wonder what they were planning.

 

Toggle took a good amount of damage, but still held strong.

Both Adele and Irina fired off arrows while they retreated.

Calico was about to take out the Treasure Hunter, but retreated in the last moment.

Why?

Mii-chan managed to take out the Hunter though.

Irina, Toggle, and Calico took some damage, but in exchange, they managed to get rid of the Hunter, huh.

 

 

Suddenly, U-chan jumped on the two sorcerers from behind them.

A perfect ambush.

The two sorcerers were too occupied to realize that one Monster Summons was missing.

The earth walls they created ended up being their downfall.

U-chan brought the weakened Sorcerer closer to being taken out.

 

『Snipe Shot!』

 

Adele’s next arrow was sucked into the Sorcerer’s body.

And with that, it was clearly Adele and Irina who had the advantage.

 

『Earth Heal!』

 

The other team tried to heal the Treasure Hunter and get back on their feet.

But it looked like the result was just about set in stone.

I had a good grasp of what Adele’s and Irina’s plan was.

 

They wanted to leave the front players for later, and destroy the weaker support players first.

The fighters were slow.

It was a strategy that made use of their bows and their superior mobility.

It was also a strategy that I felt was especially suited to summoners.

 

 

After that, Adele and Irina just had to finish the enemy off.

They continued using『Snipe Shot』to slowly whittle down the remaining sorcerer’s HP bar.

U-chan and Toggle focussed their attacks on the remaining Sorcerer too.

All while avoiding a direct confrontation with the two heavy fighters.

After the other sorcerer fell, the next target was the Treasure Hunter.

They were very thorough.

 

I thought they would give up when it was only the two fighters left, but they stuck out to the bitter end.

It was kind of sad.

Any chance of reclaiming the fight was long gone.

 

With all four Monster Summons attacking, and with arrows raining down on them, the other team was finally defeated.

 

 

 

「Good work.」

 

「We won!」

 

「I was surprised we made it.」

 

「Yeah, I’m sure they’re just as surprised too.」

 

「Totally!」

 

「Just lucky?」

 

Well, maybe.

But the fact that they managed to take hold of any small advantage and thoroughly hold on to it to the end was very nicely done of them.

I didn’t say that out loud though.

 

 

「I guess it’s my turn now.」

 

「The B field, right?」

 

「We’ll be supporting you from the spectator seats!」

 

Oh, well in that case…

I didn’t want to say I would win for sure.

But I still had to fight in a way that would be worthy of their attention.

 

My turn was soon coming up.

I guess I could just fight as usual.

Depending on the other team, I could use some of the fun strategies I had come up with.

But that all depended on the other team.

 

 

I guess I just had to go with the flow.

 

 

 

Anyway.

I went to the waiting room and waited for a staff member to call me.

I didn’t know how to describe it, but…

The stares of the other players were a bit painful.

 

「Keith, yes? Your match is starting. This way.」

 

I was guided by a staff member into the field.

There was already another team in the other corner.

 

 

? ? ?  Lv10

Fighter On Standby

 

 

? ? ?  Lv12

Fighter On Standby

 

 

? ? ?  Lv10

Fighter On Standby

 

 

? ? ?  Lv11

Treasure Hunter On Standby

 

 

? ? ?  Lv11

Sorcerer On Standby

 

 

? ? ?  Lv10

Sorcerer On Standby

 

 

Great.

I used 【Identify】 on everyone, and they didn’t seem too difficult.

I was really worried about the equipment the fighters had.

One of them had a sword.

He didn’t have a shield.

Another one had two swords.

He didn’t have a shield.

The one with the highest level didn’t have any weapons on him.

Of course, he didn’t have a shield.

What a strange strategy…

 

 

Ooh.

Maybe they were just trying to specialize in offence?

Of the three fighters in the front, I could easily tell that two of them were ready to go for the attack.

I would’ve loved to see a fight like this as a spectator!

 

 

What about the other players?

Both sorcerers had staffs.

I couldn’t immediately figure out what the Treasure Hunter’s role would be.

But I had a hunch that he would be dual-wielding swords.

I saw two short-swords at his belt.

More throwing knives were on a shoulder strap.

 

This guy…

I couldn’t read what the Treasure Hunter would do.

There were a number of different things he could do.

Run out front?

Use his throwing knives to support from the back?

Or maybe run to try and flank me?

Or maybe stay a static guard for the sorcerers?

 

Well, I just had to find out the hard way.

I was actually more interested in the Fighter who didn’t have any weapons… A grappler?

 

I really wish I could’ve seen the fight as a spectator.


Protagonist Keith

Race Human Male Racial Lv17

Job Grand Summoner Lv3

Bonus Points Remaining: 24

 

Skill Sets:

Staff Lv13 Punch Lv10 Kick Lv10 Joint Lock Lv10 Throw Lv10 Evade Lv11 (↑1) Block Lv11 (↑1) Summon Magic Lv17 Spacetime Magic Lv9 Light Magic Lv9 Wind Magic Lv10 Earth Magic Lv9 Water Magic Lv9 Fire Magic Lv10  Dark Magic Lv9 Ice Magic Lv7 Lightning Magic Lv7 Tree Magic Lv8 (↑1) Dust Magic Lv7 Lava Magic Lv7 Steam Magic Lv7 Alchemy Lv8 Pharmacy Lv7 Glassmaking Lv6 Woodworking Lv6 Synergy Lv12 Appraise Lv12 Identify Lv12 Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv6 Grab Lv10 Horsemanship Lv10 Precise Manipulation Lv12 Jump Lv5 Acrobatics Lv2 Heat Resistance Lv7 Climb Lv6 Balance Lv2 (↑1)

Dual Wield Lv9 Disassembly Lv7

Physical Reinforcement Lv8 Mental Reinforcement Lv9 Speedcasting Lv11 Spell Effect Amplification Lv8 Spell Range Amplification Lv8

 

Equipment:

Staff of Torture ×1 Tonfas of Torture ×2 Capture Rod of Torture ×1 Enraged Pickaxe+ ×2 Silver Necklace+  Snow Leopard Push Dagger ×1 Sturmtiger Push Dagger ×2 Snow Leopard Bagh Nakh ×1 Plains Lion Bagh Nakh ×1 Fighting Bull Leather Armour+ Set Bracelet of Torture ×2 Anklet of Torture+ ×2 Rabid Horse Belt+ Rucksack Item Box ×2

 

Items:

Survival Knife Woodworking Set

 

Titles:

Old Summoner’s Best Pupil

Guardian of the Forest

Knower of the Middle Path

Spell Glossary

Martial Arts Fighter


2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chapter. A grappling match is coming.

  2. Thanks for the treat.🖖🏻

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