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Chapter 5 Part 5
I hung out with Kaori yesterday after having experienced the trial day at “Ousei Gakuen.” However, I still can’t enter right away today since there’s still some necessary process for it. On the other hand, I got a day off because of the transfer procedure from my previous school has done.
Recently, I couldn’t go to the different world, so I decided to go there after a long time.
“It doesn’t look any different…”
Although it’s been a while, there was no particular change in the house or garden in the other world. By the way, to work in the different world, I wear a set of blood war demon armor over my shirt and trousers made of royal silk. My plan for today was to explore the hinterland of the forest, which I haven’t explored much of yet. So, I need to prepare recovery medicine for it as well.
“I have learned the skill [Map] now, so I don’t need to be afraid of getting lost.”
I went out to the fence of the house cautiously and began to explore the forest. I have been exploring the direction straight out of the fence until now. So today, I’m planning to explore the other side of this house. Come to think of it; it seems that the path I’ve been exploring until now was leading to the outside of this forest since I met that girl and those soldiers from that direction.
Yeah, it seems that way since the forest Is getting denser in the direction I am going now.
Not only with the [Presence Detection] skill, but I also proceeded while being wary with everything, and then I noticed the reaction of one living being. I activated my [Assimilation] skill, and when I approached the reaction while holding my breath, a huge bear killing its prey and eating it comes to my sight.
The bear has three atrocious horns growing on its forehead and deep crimson fur. In addition to jaws and fangs that easily crush the flesh and bones of the creatures it killed. In terms of size, it’s two times larger than me.
I activated the [Appraisal] skill to look at its status.
Finally, I met an enemy that has stats more than 10,000. I’m more balanced if comparing the stats between us, but despite that, its attack power that has over 10,000 is still troublesome.
…Can I kill it?
I can’t think of that in peaceful Japan, but since I came to this world, I’ve had that dangerous thought circuit in me. However, I didn’t think that that thought circuit was scary because I felt it was necessary in order to live in this world. When I spend time on earth, I don’t have that kind of thing anyway, so I reckon that that feeling is only limited in this different world.
In the end, I decided to attack the Devil Bear.
I’ll eventually fight with it anyway, and I don’t know how strong the monsters in this hinterland is, nor I know where this Devil Bear’s caste is, so I want to measure a standard of the strength of the monsters here.
I immediately took out [Formless Bow] from the [Item box]. This [Formless Bow] is a bow without a shape. In other words, it’s invisible to the eye. However, I could recognize it since I got a feeling I firmly held the bow. Furthermore, I could also generate an invisible arrow, depending on my will.
I attached an invisible arrow to the bow and aimed it quietly at the Devil Bear while holding my breath.
And then ──
It was a bull’s eye, the invisible arrow pierced in the Devil Bear’s left eye. The Devil Bear screamed in agony by the sudden attack. However, as one would expect from the monsters in the hinterland of the forest, it immediately noticed me, who was supposed to hiding from the direction where the arrow flew and stared daggers at me.
“It seems the bow is could only go this far… Well then, the next will be this!”
I took out the [Absolute Spear], which I had been using the most, I approached the Devil Bear straightaway to give it a sharp blow.
However, the Devil Bear uses its sharp claws to meet my [Absolute Spear] right from the front. As a result, I was blown away by its attack power.
I managed to regain my posture in the air, and as soon as I landed, I took distance. Sure enough, The Devil Bear seems to have planned to chase me but turned vigilant due to our range.
The two of us have remained vigilant to each other, but the Devil Bear seems to lose its patience and is the first one to move.
The Devil Bear is spouting a scorching flame from its mouth. I quickly rolled over from the spot, trying to avoid it.
…No matter how I think about it now, it was magic, wasn’t it?
The monsters that I’ve fought until now had never used magic, so I was more than surprised to see the Devil Bear’s flames.
You see, I also want to use magic like this Devil Bear and that soldier. I guess that’s that, huh? Do I have to wait until I’m thirty? I think I have the qualities to be a great wizard… Oh my? My eyes are sweating now…
Thinking about such nonsense, I thought again about how to deal with the Devil Bear’s magic. I feel I’d be just its magic’s prey if I just approach it carelessly. When I was thinking about my plan, the Devil Bear spouted another flame, but this time, it made it in a spherical shape and shot it.
I twisted my body and kept avoiding them, but if it stays like this, I’ll just keep on slowly losing out. Whether it will be the Devil Bear’s magic, or will it be my stamina which will be exhausted first. To be honest, this guy is a superior opponent, so I feel that it will be the later.
So when it comes to this, I had no choice but to be careful to feint it and defeat it in an instant after all, right? I’m not good with tactics yet, so I can only think of such a simple thing.
…Eeii, it’s no use to think about it! Let’s try it anyway!
I decided to do so and then ran toward the Devil Bear.
Hereupon, the Devil Bear was spreading the flame like a flamethrower as if it was saying that it wouldn’t let me approach. Hey, what if there is a fire, huh? Fortunately, the Devil Bear’s flame doesn’t seem to burn down the trees so it might be a unique flame. It’s not worth worrying about, and I also understood that I couldn’t get close to the fire, so I took a back-step just barely at the scope of the flame’s range.
The Devil Bear made a startling voice at my sudden movement. Ignoring it, I stepped backward and threw [Absolute Spear] at the same time toward the Devil Bear.
At first, it seemed that this fellow was going to shoot the [Absolute Spear] down with its flames but then decided that it was impossible because of the characteristics of the spear, and instead tried to counter it with its heinous claws.
Since that fellow decided to oppose it with its claws, that meant that it wouldn’t use its flames, right? I didn’t miss that opportunity and closed the distance.
The Devil Bear raised its voice in surprise as I approached it at a tremendous speed but quickly tried to cut me with its sharp claws.
I thought I wouldn’t be able to get close anymore if I take a distance here, so I throw a kick with all my might aimed at the Devil Bear’s arm.
I stepped on the ground with all my strength and used my whole body to kick it while remembering the contents of the book I had bought at the secondhand bookstore.
As a result, the Devil Bear’s arm was knocked away by my kick and destroyed its posture. I quickly slipped into the bosom of the Devil Bear, who became defenseless as it loses its stance. And then I equipped the [Infinity Gauntlet] on my arm.
While using the kick’s momentum, I throw an attack loaded with my full power at the Devil Bear’s abdomen.
It’s just one blow. However, it’s combined with the effect of [Infinity Gauntlet]. The effect is when you hit something, the same powerful attack will repeatedly occur in the same place.
The only way to prevent it is to defend against that attack or repel it. And the devil bear had no way to prevent my attack.
The overwhelming series of attacks were repeated indefinitely on the Devil Bear’s abdomen. Finally, the Devil Bear was blown off vomiting blood from its mouth, fell, and died behind me. I somehow won in a posture like a boxing champion with my fist pumped up to the sky.
“Now, let’s look at the item drops…”
These are the sort of materials dropped by the Devil Bear;
[Red Hair of The Evil Bear] :: The Devil Bear’s fur. Resistant to fire and very warm, but also has a soft texture.
[Meat of The Evil Bear] :: The Devil Bear’s meat. The meat will be hard when baked, but very soft when cooked.
[Blood of The Evil Bear] :: The Devil Bear’s blood. Sometimes it is used as an item for magic tools, but you can also drink it accordingly. It has a refreshing taste, and it doesn’t smell like iron. This blood also can be used for dashi soup. You can acquire resistance to flames by drinking it.
“Hey, this blood…”
The drop items I got were a large solid red fur, a large amount of meat wrapped in mysterious grasses, and a large amount of blood stuffed in a large bottle.
“I’m not sure about this resistance to the flames, but… If I can eat it, I’ll use it for cooking next time.”
Normally, I may be reluctant to use blood for cooking, but I would gladly eat it if I knew it was edible. There’s nothing wrong with being frugal anyway.
After checking the effect and throwing it into the item box, I turned my eyes to the rest.
[Magic Stone: Rank A] :: A special ore that can be obtained from magical beasts.
[Flame Guitar] Rare drop items that can be obtained from Devil Bear. Playing with this guitar will make you feel uplifted and passionate. If you can master it, you’ll be able to manipulate the flames.
“Eh, aside from the magic stone, what the heck is this guitar…”
No, I was a little surprised that the rank of the magic stone was A. The Devil Bear’s level was high, and it can use magic as well, so I thought it would be an S-rank monster. However, it’s just an A-rank monster. It has the same rank as Goblin General.
Thinking it again, I can’t even imagine what kind of monsters the S-rank one is.
“I guess that’d be okay. Now I don’t know whether this guitar is better than the magic stone…”
And this guitar also seemed to be a rare drop item, but why a guitar? It would be better to get accessories like the [Black Moon Necklace], the rare drop item that I got from the Hell Slime, however…
Besides, I… I’ve only used recorders and keyboard harmonica as musical instruments. I couldn’t afford to touch other instruments for entertainment or hobbies, after all. A-and it’s also written that I would be able to manipulate flames if I can master it… It seems that it’s something different from using magic, what is it actually?
“…Well, now I have a little extra room… I wonder if I should buy a guitar textbook for beginners at a bookstore and practice it?”
I’ve never had a hobby before, but it might be a good idea to start something with this opportunity. When I thought so, a familiar message suddenly appeared in front of me.
“Oh, my level went up.”
Yep, the level will be easy to rise if you defeat enemies who have a status above you. And then I immediately checked my status;
Skills: [Appraisal] [Endurance] [Item Box] [Language Comprehension] [True Martial Art: 7] [Presence Detection] [Fast Reading] [Cooking: 5] [Map] [Dodge] [Weakness Detection] [Assimilation]
Title: [Master of The Door] [Master of The House] [Otherworlder] [Person Who Visited A Different World For The First Time]
“I went up two levels.”
Not only my own level, but the level of [True Martial Arts] also went up. This is a good sign then. For now, there’s not much BP that I got, so I just swung it all to my luck stats, and it’s become 8600 now.
“Yosh, then, should I go a little further?”
After checking various things, I stepped back into the forest again.
At the time when Yuuya was exploring the forest, there’s been a significant occurrence in the entertainment world on earth.
“Hey, did you see that photo?”
“I saw it! That one who’s in the photo with Miwa-chan, right?”
“Who’s that boy? From which agency is he?”
“I really have no idea about that.”
The time when Miwa did a photoshoot together with Yuuya in the shopping mall became a hot topic in the agency where she belongs. The information network of the entertainment world cannot be underestimated anyway, and the man who did a photoshoot with Miwa hasn’t only become a topic in the agency where Miwa belongs to, but also in the others agencies… In other words, there was a lot of talk about Yuuya right now, in spite of only a short amount of time passing since the photoshoot.
And on that matter, not only did the model on the photo, Miwa, become even more popular but also the photographer, Hikari, who took the photo, has become a super famous person in the entertainment world.
“Hey, investigate the things about that boy!”
“What is the boy’s name!?”
“What the hell are the scouts doing now!?”
“We’ll definitely find him!”
The various fashion-related agencies were starting to make a move to scout Yuuya. And yet even the agency where Miwa belongs to has also asked her about Yuuya’s name. Still, since it was Yuuya’s personal information, Miwa decided not to tell them about it. The photographer’s Hikari is also one of the rare people who wasn’t interested in the agency idea, and he also didn’t tell Yuuya’s name for the same reason as Miwa.
Therefore, Yuuya’s name was never known by the agency.
Miwa and Hikari, or even Yuuya himself, did not know whether this decision was good or bad. But, both Miwa and Hikari have conducted it for Yuuya’s sake, and it wasn’t so relevant because Yuuya himself hadn’t even dreamed the topic about him had become a hot issue now.
Besides, the current Yuuya is a hikikomori. He only goes out when he’s run out of his daily necessities or when he goes to the school, and his daily needs have just been replenished the other day, so it would be even more difficult to meet him. It’s more fun to spend time in a different world for the current Yuuya, and unless there’s something happening, he won’t stop exploring in a different world.
── However, it was only a matter of time before Yuuya was known to society.
- One of Japanese internet slang which stating that a person can be endowed with magical powers and become a “wizard” if they reach the age of 30 without engaging in sexual intercourse.
- A retarded way to say you are crying.