Chapter 43: True Friends

The quests that I created for her were rather simple, designed to let her finish all of them at once. For Create Water, I made her bring me a large pot of water from the spring that she mentioned. For Clean, she had to clean the dishes after we ate. Finally, for Purify, she needed to wash some of the …

Chapter 42: Catching Up

As I made my way through Brothersteel, I had to ask myself how it was that Diane was able to get so much information so quickly. From what Nuoda had told me, there wasn’t much to be known about the dragon that had once been my player. Was it a simple difference of circumstances in the world of players? Was …

Chapter 41: Brother’s Steel

After killing the dragonewt and receiving its loot, I could hear the other players that I had seen before making their way over, so I quickly made sure that my Ghost-X was activated to avoid being seen. The dragonewt’s body had disappeared when it was looted, so I wasn’t worried that they would see the dead body to know that …

Chapter 40: Planning Ahead, and the Suns Return

As I walked along the dirt road between Athua and Farro, I began to think about my long term plan. This plan has been changing whenever anything major happened, such as my training with Kelly or the revelation from Nuoda. However, it was still important to keep in mind what my objectives were. Currently, I wanted to make my way …

Chapter 39: Farro Way

After Nuoda left, I began to walk around town, making sure to take note of my surroundings. I hadn’t really noticed it before, perhaps because I had been too occupied with my training and the constant dying that came with it, but there were quite a lot of people watching me. I mean… even more than normally watching a half-orc. …

Chapter 38: One Drake Too Many

At Nuoda’s insistence of privacy, I led her back to the inn where I had been staying. This was the last day that I planned to stay in the city before leaving, so I might as well use the room while I have it, right? Besides, she looked like there was something serious that she wanted to talk about. “What …

Chapter 37: Graduation

Kelly and I charged at one another, both of us fighting with our bare hands. For the purpose of the training, Kelly intentionally slowed down her movements, and only used skills that were variations of what I knew. For the most part, the two of us clashed directly with unarmed combat. My skills had surged over the last week, as …

Chapter 36: Blood Letting

Hammerhead cleared his throat as Diane calmly collected her daggers. “Right then. Best not keep the two of you waiting.” He said with a nod, reaching into his inventory to pull out the prepared equipment. “Did my best to match your requirements, though I might have done a tad better than I planned.” “How’s that?” I glanced from him to …

Chapter 35: Mood Killer

Kelly didn’t immediately charge in towards me at the start of our battle, rather she put her arms behind her back, seeming to take a defenseless stance. Anyone that truly thought that she was defenseless, however, didn’t know anything about her. I took a deep breath, activating my Stealth and Empty Body. She still appeared confident, and I began moving …

Chapter 34: Return

Of the skills that I was required to train in the forest, the first to reach the goal was none other than Light Step, as I was constantly using it both in and out of combat. Next was Reduced Earth, for very similar reasons. The ability to briefly amplify my movement speed didn’t sound too impressive at first, until I …