Chapter 51: It appears that some people walk their dogs in giant beast forest
“So this is the little bear you’re talking about?…”
Mikoto let the ‘little bear’ in front of her display its claws and fangs to its satisfaction, she clenched her fist as she set her tea colored eyes on Wu Yan with electricity dancing ominously on her forehead.
Hinagiku also grasped her Shirosakura on the side with a stupefied expression on her face.
“It really is a little bear!”
He grumbled like this is but common sense, compared to the other beast int he forest this 3 meter stature can only be referred to as small.
When he first arrived at Silvaria, he met a wind snake who at level 10 has a length of nearly 4 meters, there are other tier 1 monsters who were also this size, this level 20 grizzly bear is not that big a foe.
Swallowing the wrath that is her disappointment at this monster, she pointed her hand crackling with lightning and shot it with a lightning bolt.
Unleashing her anger upon the poor bear, Mikoto was like a demon had possessed her or something, the enemy is only a mere level 20 and she went all out on this monster, it’s safe to say the bear got wrecked.
Listening to the groans which leans more towards anguished howls than angry ones he can’t help having a tingle up his spine. It’s as though he’s about to walk into the gates of hell. Hinagiku also backpedaled two steps back while dryly laughing.
Roasted quite literally the bear fell onto the ground sending dust up. Hinagiku felt a light sensation in her body and a soothing feel out of nowhere, She joyously grasped her palm to feel her strength which grew somewhat stronger as she nodded in satisfaction.
He nodded as well before pulling open the status list, Hinagiku’s status is located below Mikoto’s and hers under his.
He has inquired the system about the minor differences between summons’ status but it’s basically an issue of attribute. Specifically it follows the same classification of equipments, the D grade is the lowest and S grade is the highest, anything lower than D grade would have a ‘none’.
Going by the systems’ definition if the display shows ‘none’ then does the person really have none of that attribute? If one’s power shows a ‘none’ then wouldn’t that person have no energy towalk.
This is not the first time he retorted inside, the system’s status screen is a mess, thinking back to his first status screen inside the space of unit, it only has ‘human’, this kind of great title inside it…
“So this is level up? Hmm… I do feel that I have become stronger somehow.”
She’s smiling after trying out her newfound strength with her arms.
“level up? That bear just now is a level 20 isn’t it? I can’t believe you leveled up!”
She expressed her disbelief while lightly kicking the bear under her feet.
He shrugged at her.
“It’s easy early game much like an rpg wait till later part of the game then it starts to get harder, don’t you recall killing them in the sealing barrier by the hundreds only to level up only once?”
It’s not limited to her, he feels as though it has been getting harder and harder to level up. The level 60 great snake monster from before which out leveled him by 15 only gave him 4 levels upon defeat. There’s also a factor he didn’t include, it’s levels before tier shift so it was easier.
Had it not been because of ‘ability get’ he used to obtain lv4 electro master that forcibly raised him to level 50, this 1 level from 49 to 50 would really have been a bitch to grind.
“That’s right, I don’t know when I might be able to reach level 70…”
She lowered her head while muttering so.
What she needs right now is power, once she has the sufficient amount only then can she defeat accelerator and save the sisters!
He said so already, if she went up against accelerator with her pre-summon self her chances are close to none!
The her who was just summoned is at level 68, but each level is an improvement in her chance of victory. Accelerator’s power… (Tl: is over 8’000!!!)
level 70! Absolutely so, at least level 70, tier 8!
This tier difference is very hard to bridge, early game already show signs of this what’s to say of late game like Mikoto’s. This one level is not enough! Only when she reaches level 70 does she stand a chance!
Not only that, to definitively save the sisters would require one to face Aleister the board chairman of Academy City. He should be stronger than Accelerator at tier 8 himself and there’s…the enigmatic angel — Aiwass!
These 2 must be confronted in order to systematically save the sisters!
Hence the present plan, getting stronger! (Tl: rising up back on the street…)
Her expression didn’t escape his eyes, he sighed before comforting her with a pat on the shoulder.
“As long as we don’t enter your world, your world would be in a frozen state, we have all the time in the world so don’t panic, take it slow and steady.”
With doubts in her eyes she continued.
“Can I, Can I really save the sisters?”
“It’s not ‘i’, it’s ‘we’!”
He corrected her.
“Our life are one and we are meant to be together forever, your affairs are my affairs, don’t forget about me!”
“Who.. who wants to be with you forever!”
Triggered by his words her low tone heightened into a frantic one, no matter how one looks at it, it’s damn cute.
Finally her tsundere side!
Grinning at the sight of her, he understands that a tsundere Mikoto is a normal Mikoto.
“Don’t worry, even if they’re boss, we are the main characters, they’re existences destined to get their buttocks handed to them by us!”
Listening to his confident speech, she nodded heavily and assured as well.
No matter what happens, the sisters must be rescued!
From the point that Wu Yan and Mikoto started talking, Hinagiku slipped into silence as she observed their interactions. She somewhat understand the circumstances Mikoto’s pondering inside her heart that’s why she didn’t butt in. But her eyes, they were filled with a mysterious malice in them when she looked at him, this made him utter a few awry laughter.
Giving him some more leer she silently threatened him before pulling Mikoto by the hand.
“Alright, let’s continue the leveling trip, I still want to become stronger!”
Not giving her the chance to say anything and surely no chance for him as well the duo went into a bush making him stiff in various ways.
Crystal palace… so hard to build…
“Where are we going, Hinagiku?”
She slanted her head in Hinagiku’s direction, without Wu Yan to guide them and no map to tell the direction the chance of getting lost is 99/100.
“Strolling around to find demonic beast.”
“Can we really find a demonic beast by walking around like this?”
“DaijoubuDaijoubu, Yan said it there’s nothing much here but tons of demonic beast, I think we should find some if we look around.”
Like hell I did (你妹哦), I never said that, one does not simply find demonic beasts in bushes, you think they’re insects or something?
“Ah, it’s a demonic beast!”
“Hehe, I told you so, look just by walking around we actually found some isn’t it?”
“Yeah but hmm, the demonic beast looks like…”
Receiving the aural stimulation coming from the bush he turned 囧. Fine, there’re demonic beasts who likes bushes…
He’s not that worried about the two getting in danger or anything, not with Mikoto around since this palce is the outskirts of demonic beast forest, the strongest he has seena round this part are level 30s.
“Beep! Detected special event, issuing urgent mission!”
Urgent mission: Rescue operation!
Mission 1: Kill all the sharp fang hounds, current progress 0/20;
Rewards: Equipment points, Item points, Ability points, Summoning points 3’000;
Mission 2: Kill all the Iron hound mercenary in the vicinity, current progress 0/20;
Rewards: Equipment points, Item points, Ability points, Summoning points 7’000;
Mission 3: Rescue Lirin, kill Iron Hound mercenary vice captain;
Rewards: Equipment points, Item points, Ability points, Summoning points 10’000;
He’s startled by the system. Sudden mission? Rescue op? The 3 mission seemed more focused on killing than rescuing though…
Detect special events? Is it referring to the kidnapping?
System when did you start wearing green hat and turned into an envoy of peace?…
“Don’t come over here!”
Mikoto and Hinagiku!
Putting strength into his steps, he shot out like an arrow making his way to the 2 ladies.
“Is something wrong?!
Seeing that they’re alarmed but fine he phewed.
“Disgusting hounds, are they keeping dogs in forests as well?”
Hinagiku pointed at a figure some distance away with a repulsed look.
He turned to look when she said that, what he saw was a dog with long and overbiting teeth snarling at them. The dog is completely bald and at a size just a bit shorter than the two girls. The most distinguishing feature is that saliva’s going drip drop drip drop from their mouth, it’s appaling to say the least.
Sharp fang hound: (level 20)
Rather than calling them sharp fang hound, why not call them bald dogs, that’s more apt but still doesn’t change the fact that they’re fugly…
Looking at the vulgar appearance and the excessively drooling sharp fang hound he outstretched his hand and Nietono no Shana appeared within his palm. He didn’t even draw the blade and just appeared in front of the hound in a flash and swung his blade upwards smashing against the dog’s face.
The dog flew high into the sky before crashing down on the ground and with a demolished face it thrashed about.
Sickened by its apperance he rubbed the scabbard against the ground, lucky the dog didn’t get any saliva on it otherwise he might consider getting another sword.
The two girls were a bit astonished at what happened, they didn’t understand why he sent the dog flying without saying anything. When they recovered their senses he had already ended the hound by stomping it.
He walked to them before frowning as he continued.
“There’s a sudden mission issued just now!”
“The system did?”
Hinagiku and Mikoto looked at each other before continuing.
“Why don’t you girls check it out yourselves.”
He sent the information over to the girls, this function is only applicable to summons.
“Oh so that’s the hound you killed just now? To think there’s 19 more where this came from!”
She twisted her neck a the thought of dealing with more of that thing.
“Sharp fang hound, Iron Hound mercenary group…”
Mikoto muttered under her breath.
“It looks like the mercenary group is the one who reared these foul creatures!”
“Nn, should be.”
He nodded in agreement.
“And, they seemed to have captured a person called ‘Lirin’ (莉琳).”
“Kidnapping is it? So low!”
She’s upset as she said this, living in the brighter side of the Academy City and having a female underclassmen working as part of the disciplinary committee, this kind of assholes she has seen many times before, and her hate for them has not lessened, a case of the proverbial making mischief due to sense of justice. (Tl: 正义感作祟, open for possible translation alternatives, I wanted to put vigilante justice but that’s not quite it, it means something along the line of beating/harming/scolding/teasing someone out of sense of justice regardless of prevalent law or the none existence thereof.)