Chapter 188 – Part 3


Translation: Charlotte
Editor: Weasalopes


I quickly ate the meal Bunraku made and then recalled Bunraku.

I summoned Rig.

Now…

My MP bar was still at over 60%.

I could go for a flashier style of hunting for the rest of the day?

I was aiming for needlefish.

From the very beginning, I used【Practiced Spirit】along with my spear.

I got Rig to stick onto me as a defence.

I used as many strengthening spells as I could on Nias, and got her to take out the Needlefish that were stuck to my wall spells.

Jean did his best to take out the Needlefish in the air.

That was all Jean could really do.

Heather’s attacks on the underwater Needlefish weren’t very effective either.

The lightning strikes seemed moderately effective though.

But then, she would be aiming for the Needlefish once they were in the air.

Yep.

Everyone was doing their best in their own way.

Soon, it was around 8:30 pm.

I took a break once I got myself 10 more Needlefish Jaws.

It was then that a big event occurred.

《【Summon Magic】Level Up!》

《Racial Level Up! Please add 1 point to two desired stats.》

Nice!

I could get myself another aquatic Summon Monster.

I would’ve loved to get the level-up a little sooner though.

Oh! Almost forgot.

I focused my gaze on the virtual window displaying my stats.

Base Stats

DEX 18

AGI 18

INT 15(↑1)

STR 18

VIT 18

SPI 21(↑ 1)

《You have received 2 Bonus Points. You currently have a total of 39 Bonus Points.》

Well, more importantly…

I headed back to the beach.

I used【Instant Portal】and got ready to summon my new Summon Monster.

My 20th friend!

As soon as I set up the Instant Portal, I was ready to summon it.

I recalled Jean.

And then used the summon spell!

「Summon Monster!」

Just taking the new candidates from the list, my options were these:

Giant Bee

Big Spider

Big Crab

Sea Snake

So, which Summon Monster did I go for?

I went for this one:

Taylor Big Crab Lv1 (New!)

DEX 10

AGI 5

INT 6

STR 25

VIT 20

SPI 6

Skills:

Pincer Strike Aquatic Earth Resistance Water Resistance

Looked like it was going to be a good pair for Gokame.

Their sizes were about the same too…

The skills list was looking a bit lonely, but I was grateful for a Summon Monster that could act as an underwater tank.

Unlike Gokame, it didn’t have any Special Skills, but that would maybe let it serve better as a balanced tank.

【Aquatic】was a skill that Nias had too.

Would it be okay for me to have high expectations?

There was only one way to find out.

Before taking on a Needlefish, I wanted to let Taylor try fighting a Sand Roach.

Without any support spells.

And…?

The fight was a huge success.

Gokame and Taylor worked together very well to take out the Sand Roach.

They got hit by the Sand Roach’s attacks a few times, but it was no big concern.

Their HP bars didn’t go down at all.

They had their hard shells, after all.

What about an Assault Needlefish?

As expected, repeated attacks could do damage to Taylor’s HP bar.

But any needlefish that were unfortunate enough to land on Taylor were swiftly taken out.

Taylor’s pincers were amazing.

They could split a needlefish in two.

Well then.

What about with support spells?

At some point, I noticed the time was already past 9:30 pm.

I got a lot more Needlefish Jaws than I expected.

Definitely a good enough number.

I returned to the beach and used【Instant Portal】once again.

I wanted to check Taylor’s compatibility with my other Summon Monsters in Battle Mode.

After changing up my Summon Monster team, I got them to fight in two teams.

Gokame and Taylor in the front, with Nias in the back on one side.

Their opponents would be Tigris and Loewe.

It would depend on the situation, but as much as possible, I wanted to have Nias fight behind Gokame and Taylor.

Especially on the ground, cooperation between the attackers and the tanks would be of utmost importance.

It would be good training for Tigris and Loewe too.

But just in case, I removed their Collars of Torture as a handicap.

Try not to hurt them!

I paid special attention to the fight.

The pincer strikes were strong.

While Tigris and Loewe were able to get away, those pincers could do a lot of damage.

It was quite amazing, considering the level difference.

But as the battle continued, Loewe and Tigris learnt to avoid the attacks.

As expected.

Tigris and Loewe worked together splendidly.

They didn’t look like they got along very well though.

「Gaaah!」

They were especially good at intimidation.

It was good for keeping Nias from singing.

While they used intimidation tactics to keep Gokame and Taylor at bay, they looked for gaps in the lines to attack Nias.

Nias was looking for those gaps too, and used her spear to attack them.

But they were patient, and kept waiting for the opportunity to strike back.

I was glad I took of their Collars of Torture to give them a handicap.

The fight would be very good training for them.

Gokame, Taylor, and Nias fought well too.

They slowly began to change up their positions to adjust to fighting Loewe and Tigris.

Gokame and Taylor moved like the rope of a well bucket.

As one moved backwards to take an attack, the other moved forward.

Any gaps were taken care of by Nias.

Nias slowly got used to the intimidation tactics, and started using spells too.

Yep.

It was a nice fight.

It was especially nice seeing their fighting styles evolve throughout the fight.

The match continued until it was almost midnight.

Their abilities were about evenly matched, and maybe because of all the intimidation tactics, even Gokame’s and Nias’s MP bars were still doing alright.

And what were the fruits of their struggles?

They were pretty good.

《Summon Monster『Gokame』Level Up!》

《Please put one point into a desired stat.》

Gokame’s team won because of a higher percentage HP remaining, and Gokame got a level-up too.

The stat that went up with the level-up was STR.

I put another point into AGI.

Gokame Giant Tortoise Lv3→Lv4(↑1)

DEX 3

AGI 6(↑1)

INT 18

STR 15(↑1)

VIT 23

SPI 21

Skills:

Bite Defend Magic Resistance [Slight] MP Regeneration [Slight] Earth Attribute

I couldn’t get Taylor to level up.

That was unfortunate.

But the time was already about 11:50 pm.

It was time to call it a day.

Protagonist Keith

Race Human Male Racial Lv20(↑1)

Job Grand Summoner Lv5

Bonus Points Remaining: 11

Skill Sets:

Sword Lv5 Two-handed Spear Lv3(↑1) Lancing Lv4 Staff Lv15 Punch Lv12 Kick Lv12 Joint Lock Lv12 Throw Lv12 Evade Lv12 Block Lv12

Summon Magic Lv20(↑1) Spacetime Magic Lv11(↑1)

Light Magic Lv11 Wind Magic Lv11 Earth Magic Lv11 Water Magic Lv11

Fire Magic Lv11 Dark Magic Lv11 Ice Magic Lv9 Lightning Magic Lv9

Tree Magic Lv9 Dust Magic Lv9 Lava Magic Lv8 Steam Magic Lv9

Alchemy Lv8 Pharmacy Lv7 Glassmaking Lv6 Woodworking Lv8

Synergy Lv14 Appraisal Lv14 Identify Lv14 Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv7

Grab Lv11 Horsemanship Lv10 Precise Manipulation Lv13 Ropework Lv5

Jump Lv7 Acrobatics Lv5 Heat Resistance Lv8 Climb Lv7 Balance Lv4

Dual Wield Lv12 Disassembly Lv9 Swim Lv4 (↑ 1) Dive Lv3 (↑ 1)

Physical Reinforcement Lv10 Mental Reinforcement Lv11 Speedcasting Lv12

Spell Effect Amplification Lv10 Spell Range Amplification Lv10

Equipment:

Vajra Sword ×2 Staff of Torture ×2 Tonfas of Torture ×2

Capture Rod of Torture ×1 Needlefish Spear ×1

Enraged Pickaxe+ ×2 Silver Necklace+ ×1

Snow Leopard Push Dagger ×1 Sturmtiger Push Dagger ×2

Plains Lion Bagh Nakh ×1 Fighting Bull Leather Armour+ Set

Bracelet of Torture ×2 Anklet of Torture+ ×2 Prison Guard’s Black Rope ×1

Rabid Horse Belt+ 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

Sea Monster Vanquisher (New!) Guardian of Lapis Lazuli Light Spell Glossary Martial Arts Fighter

Base Stats

DEX 18

AGI 18

INT 26(↑1)

STR 18

VIT 18

SPI 26(↑ 1)

Summon Monsters:

Gokame Giant Tortoise Lv3→Lv4(↑1)

DEX 3

AGI 6(↑1)

INT 18

STR 15(↑1)

VIT 23

SPI 21

Skills:

Bite Defend Magic Resistance [Slight] MP Regeneration [Slight] Earth Attribute

Taylor Big Crab Lv1 (New!)

DEX 10

AGI 5

INT 6

STR 25

VIT 20

SPI 6

Skills:

Pincer Strike Aquatic Earth Resistance Water Resistance


2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the treat.

  2. Thanks for the update! Great job in general. I found a mis – line 35 after his summon and racial level-up is says he has 39 bonus points and at the end summary it says 11 bonus points remaining. I realize that the end summary is a pain to translate each time and that for the most part no one really looks at that part, but…

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