A Certain Middle-Aged Man's VRMMO Activity Log Chapter 112
Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
After seeing off the dragons heading to the Fairy Castle, I head out walking.
"M,my body is really weak…"
With the influence of the triple bad statuses I acquired I can't run, and walking is kind of tough. The cause is the after effects that come from firing off <Sacrifice Bow>, but it's quite tough. The sensation of when I had to rehabilitate because of a bone fracture has been revived.
"You can technicslly say that this is better than that previously, but…"
If the fire power of the Fairies in the past was like this, then it looks like it's true that you will become like ash and be lost. It feels like an unbelievable power should have some hidden effects to keep you from re-using it. Just like the warning, <Sacrifice Bow> isn't a nice Skill to re-fire.
Honestly, I'm prepared to use my last resort and shoot so that I return to town with a death penalty. In reality, right now just moving is hard, so it's not a situation where I can take withdrawal measures. It truly was a sacrifice. I parted with a precious partner for ever.
"I didn't want to rely on it but … pikarsha! Won't you come over-?"
It will stand out and all, but honestly, I don't know how many hours it will take for me to walk to the inn at this plodding rate. I'm going to need help to reach the inn I stayed at last night; I feel like a hospital patient.
The pikarsha came when I called it; I am truly thankful right now. Using my special privileges has already put me in a bad mood, but let's set that aside for now. Unable to bear watching me move sluggishly over to it, the pikarsha seized me with its beak and put me on its back.
"Sorry, but my bodies a little ragged… first, could you take me towards the clothing store?"
Making a single cry of 'pyui', the pikarsha broke out running. From now on, I'm seriously going to want an existence that will let me ride it or carry things. Pikarsha is one that belongs to the Fairy Country so it's not something you should originally be able to rely on; it's not an existence to depend on. I've heard that suitably large animal-type fairies will let their owners ride on their backs but … unfortunately that is not something I can hope for. I'm certain that Zwei's fairy is a large wolf; if it's that then it looks like you could ride on its back; I'm jealous.
And with that, while I was thinking about such things it seems we've reached the clothing store. The people at the clothing store saw the pikarsha and were startled, wondering whatever was happining; within that situation, I, who sluggishly descended, had a pretty bad appearance, I guess. I somehow got off the pikarsha and questioned the clothing store's owner.
"Pardon me, but I'd like some sort of outerwear that will completely hide my body but is there any in stock?"
I have only one goal; to hide this full-body Dragonscale Light Armor set. This splendid blue armor stands out quite a bit, so in other words I'd like some outerwear in place of a cloak to wear to hide it.
"Is that so; is this sort of thing to your liking?"
The shopkeeper gathered together a lot of different color cloaks to show me with a flustered look. Incidentally, there were mantles with a different style from all the others caught my eye.
"Shopkeeper, what's this mantle?"
If I think something's weird, I should ask an expert if one's available.
"Aa, about that one? There are slits in that one to make it easier for a bow user to wield his bow, so you don't have to take it off to be able to have both hands out in front, since you, dear customer, also use a bow?"
At that question, certainly I also use a bow and when I answered such, "Then I will recommend this mantle," the clothing store shopkeeper replied. The price of cheap goods begins at 3,000Glo, while expensive items exceed 100,000Glo.
"What is with the difference in prices?"
It's most likely magic enhancement, or durability difference… I tentatively think about that kind of thing, but an amateur's opinion isn't good. I haven't been able to break into equipment manufacturing at all, so it's a sore point that I don't really know much about this type of thing.
"The durability, some have permanent protection magic, and the most expensive one has even been enhanced with a self-repair ability that's hard to mass-produce."
Hou, self-repair!? Now that I've fallen into a situation where I don't want to lose my mantle, a self-repair enhancement is truly very welcome. If that's the case, I point my finger at the most expensive, emerald coloured mantle displayed within the shop designated at the high price of 180,000Glo…
"If that's so, then I would like this."
When I said so, the clothing store's shopkeeper had a blank face, then…
"D,dear customer, certainly that is the most prized good displayed within this entire store, but that's something we displayed for fun thinking that no one would pay that much for a mantle. If you have 180,000Glo, it's possible to put together a full set of suitable armor; are you really okay with this!?"
That's to be expected, naa. No matter how splendid a mantle is said to be, gathering together a full set of leather or light armor is far stronger. But me right now is the exception of all exceptions.
"I don't care; right now the armor I have is exceedingly superior, so I'm in the position of needing to get a proper mantle."
I said that kind of half-truth. Certainly my armor is superior because it's Dragonscale, but as long as the mantle will cover the Dragonscale Armor, I don't care what it is. And it just so happens that there's a good item, that's all that happened.
"If that's the case, then…"
With that, the clothing store's shopkeeper took down the displayed mantle and handed it to me. On my side I handed over 180,000Glo to conclude the deal and immediately equipped the mantle. Looking at myself in the mirror, I was satisfied to confirm that it completely covered the Dragonscale Armor.
"N, it gives a good feeling; I've had a great shopping experience."
I said to the clothing store shopkeeper and bowed my head.
"No, I as well had a great business transaction made; if it's possible in the future, please come to us again."
The clothing store shopkeeper also bowed his head.
"At that time, please take care of me."
It's a pity, but I don't think I'll have a chance to come back a second time, though… this is just polite socialization. Once again I got on the pikarsha's back with a 'pu-→poi-♪ ' and headed to the inn. With my body in this condition, all sorts of things are tough, and right now it's highly likely that the Dragon-samas are talking with her, so I intend to go over to the Queen's place tomorrow.
Afterwards, the innkeeper was somewhat reluctant, but I will only stay one night since I intend to appear at the Fairy Castle tomorrow, so please; somehow I was able to rent a room. Now I'm resting, so even if it's just a little, my bad statuses will reduce.
A/n:Tomorrow it's the conversation with the Queen. Pikarsha's a good child.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv23
[Small Shield]Lv 9
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv41
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, The One Involved with Eastern and Western Dragons, Wanted (Fairy Country)
NickNames: "Fairy King Candidate"(jealous), "Chef of the Battlefield-san"
Bad Statuses: <Weakened> <Movement Speed Down 90%> <Passive Skills Invalidated>
Right, I'm back in business. Updates will come out more frequently now. I guess I should have just officially taken the holidays off.>