Chapter 160 – Part 1


Translation: Charlotte
Editor: Weasalopes


「I was really had there…」

 

Hannes said that, but…

I felt sorry for the other team.

A full blow to the chest from a two-handed axe.

A blow to the belly from a heavy hammer.

What would that feel like?

I could only imagine.

 

「Looks like we’re both in the main tournament, Keith.」

 

「Yes.」

 

「I wonder if we’ll end up having to fight at some point.」

 

「Well if we keep up our pace, eventually.」

 

「I’d love for that to be the case.」

 

There were no ulterior motives in that conversation.

But I still couldn’t keep my mind off of that fact.

What should I do…?

How do I fight this team?

Wait, no…

Unlike one-on-one matches, team fights were full of too many factors to think about what to do.

 

I left thinking about it for later.

I focused on watching the matches.

 

The qualifier matches proceeded ahead of schedule.

It was the fourth match after Yosaku’s match.

Of course, every match has something interesting about it.

 

「The forums are blowing up right now…」

 

「The prediction thread is running wild…」

 

「Looks like the other arenas are about to finish too.」

 

The girls were checking the forums while they watched the matches.

It looked like they were participating in the discussion too.

I didn’t feel like joining them.

 

 

The last match of the day ended.

Naturally, the place was bathed in one last round of applause

 

「Well then.」

 

「Today is the last Summoner meetup!」

 

Oh, that’s right.

There was that too.

 

「Well then… We’ll get going.」

 

「I’m looking forward to tomorrow!」

 

I split up with Yosaku and went my own way.

Wait, what?

What about Margrid?

 

「I’ll go with you.」

 

Looks like Margrid noticed me looking at her.

 

「But you’re not a summoner? Is that alright?」

 

「It’ll be a good opportunity to see some Summon Monsters.」

 

I see…

Certainly, there had to be people who aren’t Summoners who like to pet Summon Monsters too.

 

「The last day will be more informal!」

 

「Do you really think we’ve been doing things formally so far, Adele?」

 

Great.

That’s fine, isn’t it?

At that point, I wasn’t even surprised that there were a lot of new players coming in.

 

「Let’s stop by at Rick’s place. I’ll sell off some of my stuff.」

 

「「OK!」」

 

Oh.

Looked like Adele and Irina were coming with me.

I headed towards the line of stalls lining the street.

 

 

 

「Here, Keith. I’ll hand this to you, alright?」

 

I immediately spotted Rick and moved to take care of some business at the back of the stall.

When I sat down, Margrid handed me a collar.

They looked like processed Devil’s Nose Rings.

 

「I’ll hand you yours too, Adele, Irina.」

 

「Thanks!」

 

「Is this it?」

 

「Don’t expect too much from it, it’s just for looks.」

 

Great.

Although those looks had a practical use too.

They were honestly pretty scary.

 

 

 

【Equipment: Necklace】Collar of Guilt Grade C+ Rarity 3

AP+1 Weight 0+ Durability 180

Enchanted No Attribute

A devil’s collar. It is made out of some kind of metal. It seems to be either copper or silver.

It is said that the head of the wearer will have the power to strength to condemn the dead.

 

 

Hmm…

It looked like a normal item.

As a test, I removed the gem in my bracelet and tried fitting in into the collar

 

 

【Equipment: Necklace】Collar of Guilt+ Grade C+ Rarity 3

AP+5 Weight 0+ Durability 180

Enchanted No Attribute

A devil’s collar. It is made out of some kind of metal. It seems to be either copper or silver.

It is said that the head of the wearer will have the power to strength to condemn the dead.

[Custom]

An Iolite gemstone is inserted, boosting the item’s effects.

 

 

As expected…

The gems worked to increase the Attack Power here too.

 

「Well then, I’ll do the calculations…」

 

While waiting for Rick to calculate the overall costs, I put the new collar on Volff.

 

 

【Equipment: Necklace】Silver Necklace+ Grade C+ Rarity 3

M·AP+5 Weight 0+ Durability 90

A necklace made of linked silver chains. Lightweight and strong.

It has a strengthening effect on magic casting.

[Custom]

A Blue Spinel gemstone is inserted, boosting the item’s effects.

※ Slight increase to Status Effect Resistance.

 

 

Hmm…

It felt a bit like a waste, but Volff didn’t have any magic-related Special Skills.

I removed the Blue Spinel from the Silver Necklace and fitted it into Volff’s new collar.

 

 

【Equipment: Necklace】Collar of Guilt+ Grade C+ Rarity 3

AP+5 Weight 0+ Durability 180

Enchanted No Attribute

A devil’s collar. It is made out of some kind of metal.It seems to be either copper or silver.

It is said that the head of the wearer will have the power to condemn the dead.

[Custom]

A Blue Spinel gemstone is inserted, boosting the item’s effects.

 

 

The Blue Spinel had the same effect as the Iolite.

Well, that was alright too.

As long as Volff’s bites did more damage, that was all I cared about.

I kept the Silver Necklace as a spare.

 

I had to pay Rick a good amount of money, but it was nothing outrageous.

I could afford it.

 

I recalled Volff, and summoned Tigris.

I put on the new equipment in

 

 

【Equipment: Necklace】Collar of Guilt+ Grade C+ Rarity 3

AP+5 Weight 0+ Durability 180

Enchanted No Attribute

A devil’s collar. It is made out of some kind of metal. It seems to be either copper or silver.

It is said that the head of the wearer will have the power to condemn the dead.

[Custom]

A Prehnite gemstone is inserted, boosting the item’s effects.

 

 

It had a nice strengthening effect too.

It was sad to see the Status Effect Resistance effect go though.

 

「Margrid, do you have any more gems?」

 

「Huh? I do have some…」

 

「Could I get one please?」

 

「I only have one with a pedestal right now…」

 

「Well, then that one.」

 

Yep.

I didn’t have a gem for Loewe.

I might as well finish the set.

 

「I think it’s this one… Could you check for me?」

 

「OK.」

 

 

【Material】Morganite Grade C+ Rarity 2 Weight 0+

A pink beryl stone. Another name is Pink Beryl.

Its high transparency and large grain size make it popular for their effect on magic casting.

[Custom]

A ripple pattern is engraved on the pedestal.

 

 

Ooh.

Morganite!

I immediately inserted it into Loewe’s collar.

 

 

【Equipment: Necklace】Collar of Guilt+ Grade C+ Rarity 3

AP+5 Weight 0+ Durability 180

Enchanted No Attribute

A devil’s collar. It is made out of some kind of metal. It seems to be either copper or silver.

It is said that the head of the wearer will have the power to condemn the dead.

[Custom]

A Morganite gemstone is inserted, boosting the item’s effects.

 

 

Hmm…

It didn’t look like the gemstones had different effects, but I didn’t mind.

I replaced Tigris with Loewe.

All my beast Summon Monsters now had collars.

They all started to remind me of devils.

 

I paid Rick for the collars and left the place.

Now for the last summoner party.

 

 

 

I switched up my team a little ways outside of Remut.

Volff, Zangetsu, Helix, Obsidian, and Ninetails.

Although Ninetails was immediately captured by Margrid.

Well, whatever.

She was riding together on Adele’s horse, Ma-chan.

 

「We’re going to have to help out at Gelta’s place tomorrow, huh…」

 

「Well, there’s nothing we can do about that.」

 

「It’s been a while since we last said hi, I suppose. Well, it’s been fun!」

 

「Yep, yep.」

 

Adele lamented their situation.

Irina moved to comfort her.

They looked like they were both having fun.

Wait a minute…

If I lost the tournament, I could go help out together with Adele and Irina.

But after thinking about it further, I realised it wasn’t going to be so easy.

I knew Juna was with Gelta at the moment.

Hmm…

Better to not get myself involved…

 

 

 

The river bank was already a familiar sight to me.

There were already a few Summon Monsters here and there.

Birds flew about in the sky.

There were a few beast monsters running about.

All the Summon Monsters moved together.

I doubt any normal monster would be brave enough to attack.

 

「I’m here~!」

 

「Thanks so much for your hard work~!」

 

Some players were already starting on meal preparation.

Among them were Haruna and Konohana.

I heard the two of them were under Gelta too.

How unfortunate…

They had to deal with Juna on a daily basis.

 

 

「Well then, should I use【Instant Portal】?」

 

「Ah, yes please.」

 

「We’ll formally begin over here!」

 

Everyone was already used to what was going on.

It was something to be afraid of.

Players entered one after the other into the portal.

I wonder why…

It felt like there were more players than the day before.

 

 

「It’s the end of the qualifiers!」

 

「Good work out there, to all who participated!」

 

Small conversations broke out here and there.

No, most of them were just petting the surrounding Summon Monsters.

But really…

Nobody was getting bored?

That was a good thing too, though.

 

Of course, many players took the opportunity to log out too.

But the number of people coming in was still in equilibrium with the people logging out.


2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chapter.

  2. Thanks for the treat.

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