Chapter 196 – Part 3


Translation: Charlotte
Editor: Weasalopes


As always, there weren’t any other parties around.
Guren’s party went and logged out earlier too.
I could fight the Heroic Spirits here as much as I wanted.
I had a new goal now.
And that was Creep’s Class Change.
What kind of Summon Monster could I make with fusion?
Wouldn’t fusion mean another Summon Monster would be required?
It was pretty fun thinking about it.

 

But there was one thing I was worried about.
It was cold.
It was still a temperature at which I didn’t need to put on all my winter equipment…
But Creep was a reptile.
Even when idle, there was a marker on top of Creep’s green marker.

 

 

Creep Viper Lv6
DEX 12
AGI 17 (-2)
INT 12
STR 12
VIT 17
SPI 12

 

Skills:
Bite Wrap Scent Detection Heat Detection Conceal Poison

 

 

As expected…
But Creep was close to a Class Change, and I wanted to get Creep to earn some experience.
What if I usedResist Ice?
It worked.
The penalty went away.
It would be a bit of a burden, but there was enough room in my MP bar.
There was no problem.

 

 

 

 

Well then, let’s have some fights.
What if I swapped Loewe with Creep?
I would guess that the poison wouldn’t work on the Heroic Spirits.
That was a pity, but Creep’s weapons were not his bite and his poison.
I was hoping Creep could neutralise my enemies.
The strategy would be to get Creep to wrap around the legs and make the immobile.
If Creep could wrap around their arms, he could make them unable to attack too.
Of course, I wasn’t expecting Creep to be able to do it without taking damage at all, but overall, Creep could contribute in a great way.
There was a lot to look forward to.
And in the real fight, Creep performed very well, allowing Gokame to slowly bite apart the Einherjar Fighter’s leg while it was on the ground.
Nias stabbed her spear into it while it was immobile.
The Einherjar Fighter was easily taken down.
Creep’s support was amazing.



But the battle continued.
In general, the strength of the group of enemies could be determined by the level of the Bifrost Guard.
The level went from Level 1 to Level 5.
But there was a Level 6 Bifrost Guard in front of me.
It was certainly tough.
It was a battle that needed a lot of attack spells as well.
But was is it worth it?

 

 

Job Level Up!

《【Magic Effect AmplificationLevel Up!

《【Magic Range ExpansionLevel Up!

Summon MonsterNiasLevel Up!

Please add 1 point to a desired stat.

 

 

Well, Nias had a lot of opportunities to participate.
Favouritism?
Yep, it was definitely favouritism.

 

Oops.
The stat that went up with Nias’s level-up was INT.
I put another point into STR.

 

 

Nias Mermaid Lv5Lv6 (↑1)
DEX 15
AGI 15
INT 20 (↑1)
STR 7 (↑1)
VIT 7
SPI 17

 

Skills:
Two-handed Spear Aquatic Shapeshift Night Vision Cursed Song Water Attribute

 

 

And because she was my favourite, I would keep her active.
Wait, not that wasn’t the point.
I just wanted to keep levelling her up.
Yeah.

 

I kept going without changing my Summon Monster team.
It felt nice getting to fight a lot again, and so I wanted to enjoy that feeling for as long as possible.
The time was still 8:50 PM.
The MP bar was also still at about half.
Let’s keep going for a little more.

 

 

 

 

 

《【DaggerLevel Up!

《【StaffLevel Up!

Summon MonsterHeatherLevel Up!

Please add 1 point to a desired stat.

 

 

Heather had been supporting from the back quite a bit.
Her MP bar was at about 50% too.
It was a good opportunity to swap her out for another Summon Monster.

 

The stat that went up with the level-up was AGI.
I put another point into VIT.

 

 

Heather Silky Lv1Lv2 (↑1)
DEX 9
AGI 23 (↑1)
INT 23
STR 5
VIT 6 (↑1)
SPI 24

 

Skills:
Flight Levitation Magical Resistance [Medium] MP Regeneration [Small] Wind Attribute Earth Attribute Lightning Attribute

 

 

But that wasn’t the end.
The info screens kept going.

 

Summon MonsterCreepLevel Up!

Please add 1 point to a desired stat.

 

 

Not a lot of time had gone by since I summoned Creep, but Creep still levelled up anyway.
Well, slow and steady wins the race.

 

The stat that went up with the level-up was VIT.
I put another point into AGI.

 

 

Creep Viper Lv6Lv7 (↑1)
DEX 12
AGI 18 (↑1)
INT 12
STR 12
VIT 18 (↑1)
SPI 12

 

Skills:
Bite Wrap Scent Detection Heat Detection Conceal Poison

 

 

Yeah.
Creep’s status values were really beautiful.
And Heather’s too.
I felt sorry for her, but I had to switch her out.
Her MP bar was starting to really drain.
I lightly patted her head.
Seeing me, Nias did the same.
She gently stroked Heather’s head.
Heather actually looked quite happy about it.

 

Wait.
Was she a little bigger too?
It was probably just my imagination…
It was good that my Summon Monsters were getting along.
As long as they weren’t colluding against me.

 

 

I recalled Heather.
I summoned Zuiun.
Oh, right.
I had to try usingFuse Monster.

 

 

The target is not an eligible Summon Monster for fusion.  A Class Change is required.

 

 

Hey!
You too!?

 

 

 

Calm down…
It wasn’t time for Zuiun to go through a Class Change yet.
And since I swapped Heather for Zuiun, I would have to change up my fighting style too.
I put the Tonfa of Torture on my back.
I put my Beltfish Dagger in my left hand.
In my right hand was a Tokkosho.
It was set to Steam Magic.
It was a more proper dual wield fighting style.
The dual wield style was more effective for defence…
But in this case, I was up against a Bifrost Guard, heavily equipped with armour too.
I had strengthening spells and, and could probably get the upper hand in terms of speed too.
Honestly, I was just trying to test out a lot of random weapon combinations.

 

 

 

 

It was almost 11 PM.
My MP bar was at about 30%.
It was about time to call it a day…
But I wanted to keep going for a little bit more.

 

I wanted to fight an opponent worthy of being called the last fight of the day.
In other words, I wanted to fight a more formidable enemy.
But if my MP bar made that impossible, then I wouldn’t mind either.
What was interesting was how the level of the Bifrost Guards I was up against just kept rising.

 

 

 

Bifrost Guard Lv.7
Heroic Spirit Enemy Target Active
Battle Position: Ground Light Attribute

 

 

Einherjar Soldier Lv.3
Heroic Spirit Enemy Target Active
Battle Position: Ground Fire Resistance

 

 

A worthy group of enemies to call my last fight of the day.
The Bifrost Guard was a stout defender to begin with.
I had to do my best to find the chinks in its armour.
I had to be creative.

 

 

But as expected…
This Bifrost Guard was not easily caught off guard.
It was obviously swinging its sword to counter my attacks and even swung its shield at me a couple times.
It wasn’t just about defending.
It defended in order to create opportunities to attack.
It was that kind of opponent.
It wasn’t particularly strong.
But I couldn’t find any gaps to attack.
That was what made it a tough opponent.

 

I returned my Tokkosho to my belt.
I held the dagger in two hands.
That’s right.
Pierce through yourself.
Pierce through your core.
Pierce through your soul.
If you do that, you can cut through.
Whose words were those?
I think my grandfather quoted them from someone.

 

 

I was starting to get desperate, but the Bifrost Guard made a big mistake.
I just sharply delivered a downward slash, and it slipped through the Bifrost Guard’s defences.
I forgot how many more slashes I followed up with, but the Bifrost Guard’s HP bar disappeared in no time.
It was a victory a far cry from elegance.
But the fast and accurate slashes were a good thing.
A win’s a win.

 

 

And it looked like the fight was a win on multiple fronts too.
I got some info screens.

 

 

《【SwordLevel Up!

Summon MonsterZuiunLevel Up.

Please add 1 point to a desired stat.

 

 

I made it by the skin of my teeth.
It really was a close fight!
I had no time to enjoy Battle Mode with my Summon Monsters afterwards…

 

The stat that went up with the level-up was AGI.
Oh!
That felt unusual…
I put another point into DEX.

 

 

Zuiun Mist Lv6Lv7 (↑1)
DEX 4 (↑1)
AGI 4 (↑1)
INT 20
STR 1
VIT 6
SPI 19

 

Skills:
Flight Shapeshift Physical Attack Permeability MP Absorption (Slight) Dark Attribute
Fire Attribute

 

 

But it wasn’t over yet.
The info screens kept coming.

 

 

Summon MonsterGokameLevel Up!

Please add 1 point to a desired stat.

 

 

Along with Jericho, Gokame was taking on the role of a tank.
There were many opportunities for Gokame to absorb attacks.
In fact, that was all Gokame had been doing for a long time.
Sometimes Gokame pulled his head and his limbs into his shell and survived the storm of attacks that way.
Gokame was growing unusually quickly…
Was it because he could fulfil that role of a tank so well?
There were only a few situations in which Gokame himself actually took out any enemies.

 

Oops, almost forgot.
The stat that went up with the level-up was VIT.
I put another point into DEX.

 

 

Gokame Giant Tortoise Lv5Lv6 (↑1)
DEX 3
AGI 8 (↑1)
INT 18
STR 15
VIT 25 (↑1)
SPI 21

 

Skills:
Bite Defend Magic Resistance [Slight] MP Regeneration [Slight] Earth Attribute Water Attribute

 

 

Was that all the info screens?
Good.
I decided to useInstant Portal.
The time was already about 11:40 PM.
It was time to log out.

 

 

Protagonist Keith
Race Human Male Racial Lv20
Job Grand Summoner Lv6 (↑1)
Bonus Points Remaining: 3

 

Skill Sets:
Sword Lv7 (↑1) Two-handed Spear Lv5 Club Lv2 (↑1) Dagger Lv3 (↑2) Rope Artes Lv5
Staff Lv16 (↑1) Punch Lv13 Kick Lv13 Joint Lock Lv13 Throw Lv13
Evade Lv13 Block Lv13
Summon Magic Lv20 Spacetime Magic Lv11
Light Magic Lv12 Wind Magic Lv12 Earth Magic Lv12 Water Magic Lv12
Fire Magic Lv12 Dark Magic Lv12 Ice Magic Lv9 Lightning Magic Lv9
Tree Magic Lv9 Dust Magic Lv9 Lava Magic Lv10 Steam Magic Lv9
Alchemy Lv10 (↑1) Pharmacy Lv8 (↑1) Glassmaking Lv6 Woodworking Lv8
Synergy Lv14 Appraisal Lv14 Identify Lv14 Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv8
Grab Lv12 Horsemanship Lv10 Precise Manipulation Lv14 (↑1) Ropework Lv6
Jump Lv7 Acrobatics Lv6 Heat Resistance Lv8 Climb Lv8 Balance Lv6
Dual Wield Lv13 (↑1) Disassembly Lv11 (↑1) Swim Lv5 Dive Lv5
Physical Reinforcement Lv11 (↑1) Mental Reinforcement Lv11 Speedcasting Lv13
Magic Effect Amplification Lv11 (↑1) Magic Range Expansion Lv11 (↑1)

 

Equipment:
Tokkosho ×2 Staff of Torture ×2 Tonfas of Torture ×2
Capture Rod of Torture ×1 Needlefish Spear ×1
Beltfish Dagger ×1 Snow Beast Mace ×1
Enraged Pickaxe+ ×2 Silver Necklace+ ×1
Spotted Snow Leopard Push Dagger ×1 Gale Tiger Push Dagger ×1 Snow Leopard Bagh Nakh ×2
Plains Lion Bagh Nakh ×1 Fighting Bull Leather Armour+ Set
Bracelet of Torture ×2 Anklet of Torture+ ×2 Prison Guards Black Rope ×1
Rampage Horse Belt+ Rucksack Item Box ×2

 

Items:
Survival Knife Woodworking Set

 

Titles:
Old Summoners Younger Brother Guardian of the Forest Knower of the Middle Path
Sea Monster Vanquisher Guardian of Lapis Lazuli Light Spell Glossary Martial Arts Fighter

 

Summon Monsters:

Jericho Mud Golem Lv3Lv4 (↑1)
DEX 6
AGI 6
INT 6 (↑1)
STR 37 (↑1)
VIT 36
SPI 6

Skills:
Punch Kick Magical Resistance [Small] Self-Repair [Slight] Block Liquefaction

 

Heather Silky Lv1Lv2 (↑1)
DEX 9
AGI 23 (↑1)
INT 23
STR 5
VIT 6 (↑1)
SPI 24

Skills:
Flight Levitation Magical Resistance [Medium] MP Regeneration [Small] Wind Attribute
Earth Attribute Lightning Attribute

 

Creep Viper Lv6Lv7 (↑1)
DEX 12
AGI 18 (↑1)
INT 12
STR 12
VIT 18 (↑1)
SPI 12

Skills:
Bite Wrap Scent Detection Heat Detection Conceal Poison

 

Zuiun Mist Lv6Lv7 (↑1)
DEX 4 (↑1)
AGI 4 (↑1)
INT 20
STR 1
VIT 6
SPI 19

Skills:
Flight Shapeshift Physical Attack Permeability MP Absorption (Slight) Dark Attribute Fire Attribute

 

Loewe Lion Lv6Lv7 (↑1)
DEX 11
AGI 16 (↑1)
INT 11
STR 21 (↑1)
VIT 22
SPI 13

Skills:
Bite Threaten Sense Danger Night Vision Hide

 

Nias Mermaid Lv5Lv6 (↑1)
DEX 15
AGI 15
INT 20 (↑1)
STR 7 (↑1)
VIT 7
SPI 17

Skills:
Two-handed Spear Aquatic Shapeshift Night Vision Cursed Song Water Attribute

 

Gokame Giant Tortoise Lv5Lv6 (↑1)
DEX 3
AGI 8 (↑1)
INT 18
STR 15
VIT 25 (↑1)
SPI 21

Skills:
Bite Defend Magic Resistance [Slight] MP Regeneration [Slight] Earth Attribute Water Attribute


One Comment

  1. Thanks for the treat.

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