Shatei Kyokufuri Yumi-Ojisan - Chapter 13
Data.12 – Old Bowman, Up in the Tower
‘5 Kills! 6 Kills!’
Man, the encounter rate was crazy.
Was everyone avoiding the flatlands and running to the mountains, where there were more buildings and obstacles?
We were all thinking the same thing then.
However, a lot of players seemed to move away once they found me.
But this seemed less to do with any perception of Archers, and more about a natural instinct to avoid combat in general.
While normal battle royale games were all about players fighting each other, when it came to VR games, it really felt like you were there in person.
And so there was more of a resistance against going out and attacking others.
Well, as for me… I was shooting such players in the back one after another, and racking up kills…
“Phew. There is no mercy in war… I always wanted to say that.”
And like that, I managed to survive and reach the top of the mountain.
Here, there was a stone tower.
The entrance was closed.
And there were also chips scattered around it.
That meant I was the first one to arrive.
“I guess I’ll use this as my sniping spot…”
And so I opened the door and went inside. But this time, I closed it behind me.
The interior of the tower was also scattered with chips.
I gathered them while making my way up the spiral staircase.
The top of the tower offered you a beautiful view of the entire mountain.
And it also offered you an amazing spot to snipe at people.
“But first, I should check these chips.”
I had gathered 47 chips in all.
30 of them were status boosters, 13 were for recovery, and 4 were special.
Among the status boosters, there were some rare +20 and +30 ones, aside from the usual +10.
And when all added together…
Magic Attack +40
Magic Defense +10
Apparently, I had a lot of luck when it came to Range.
After adding the status chips to my base stats, and then activating ‘Immobile Sniping Stance,’ my Range would exceed 1,000 meters.
In other words, I could shoot someone who was a kilometer away.
Well, it would be very difficult to actually hit my target at that distance, but I would do my best.
Unfortunately, I didn’t pick up any chips for status effect recovery.
But there were a lot for MP recovery, which was nice.
Because most of my skills depleted my MP.
As for the special action chips, there were 2 ‘High Speed Dash,’ and 1 ‘Short Warp,’ which allowed you to warp a short distance, and then there was ‘Magic Mine,’ which let you place invisible mines on the ground.
I actually had two ‘Magic Mines,’ but one exploded when I tested it.
What I learned was that while it was rather weak, it made a terribly loud sound.
In order to make use of that, I set it down by the entrance.
It wouldn’t kill anyone, but it would act as an alarm, letting me know if someone came in.
The last thing I needed was for someone to sneak inside while I was shooting.
“Now, I’m all prepared. It’s the start of my killing show…I hope.”
I looked down at the mountain from the top of the tower.
I saw a player who was foolishly moving in an area with few trees.
I couldn’t hear the sound of the arrow hitting my target.
However, the player soundlessly fell to the ground and burst into light before vanishing.
Only the ‘Kill!’ notification rang in my head as I looked for my next target.
Kiririri…shu! Shu! Shu!
I would often miss, because of the distance. But the players just became frantic, not knowing who was attacking them, and so it wasn’t hard to take them down with the next shot.
The problem was players with high defense and players who could remain calm.
There were some who were quite sharp, and immediately determined where the arrow was coming from and were able to hide.
Such players were likely to see me as a threat, and would come to the tower to take me out.
Giririri…byuuu! Byuu! Byu!
However, getting closer only meant it would be easier for me to hit them. And my arrows also did more damage.
Unless they were in striking distance, I had the upper hand.
Besides, there was nowhere to hide once you got close to the tower.
And even if they managed it, I would still be able to hit them as they climbed the spiral staircase.
Kiririri….shuu! Shu! Shu! Shu! Shu!
‘50 Kills! You are the kill leader!’
–Beep! You have acquired the skill, ‘Sniping Insight.’
◆ Reason for acquiring
[Who Sees Far Away]
Repeatedly hitting a far away enemy with the use of range enhancing skills.
Boosts eyesight to match your current maximum range.
I would be able to see enemies that are far away!
So that’s what the new skill does.
Now that I thought of it, the rules had said something about how you could use any skill that you have acquired.
In other words, there was no problem if you used skills you got during the event.
I would be able to raise my accuracy with this now.
This was fun…!
This was really fun!
Okay, it was fun, but it’s starting to seem like a lot of players are gathering around me!?
This wasn’t a battle royale. It was tower defense.
What the hell was happening?
“Ah, could it be that the area…!”
In battle royale games, the area started to shrink as time passed. If you didn’t move, you would automatically take damage, and you would not survive for long even if you have recovery items.
Thanks to these rules, you could not win if you just hid in the same place the whole time.
But I had been lucky.
The areas were chosen at random, and I had just happened to be near the center.
On the other hand, this meant I was able to focus on killing and the alarm never went off…and so hadn’t noticed.
The tower was in the center of a shrinking circle.
So they weren’t being reckless by moving towards the tower.
They were coming to take down an annoying player who had monopolized an advantageous position.
“This… I’ve attracted way too much attention.”
Of course, I couldn’t stop attacking now.
That would be giving up.
I just had to accept that I was a bad old man!
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