Shatei Kyokufuri Yumi-Ojisan - Chapter 5
Data. 5 – Old bowman, the hunt
The area outside of the town was rich with hunting grounds.
That being said, the places that a level 1 solo player could go were quite limited.
And so I searched the map for a low level hunting ground and eventually arrived in a forest.
The first thing that made an appearance was the wild rabbit monster that had tormented me earlier.
But I had enough neck biting for one day.
And so I calmly aimed with my bow and…
The arrow went right into its little head.
The rabbit turned into particles of light and then disappeared.
There was no blood.
In terms of gore, this game also allowed you to adjust the settings.
And so I put them on the lowest.
You could say I wasn’t a fan of it.
Looking at blood made me feel weak.
Still, that bunny had given me so much trouble, and now it was down in a single shot.
Yes, clearly the bow was a good fit for me.
I suppose getting a headshot made up for the lack of force.
“I just need to continue like this and level up.”
Level up to get upgrade points and increase my range all at once.
I could just raise it little by little, but I wanted to feel the difference clearly.
That seemed like it would be more fun.
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“Haa…haa…! Some of these monsters are dangerous…!”
Is this really a hunting ground for beginners!?
Why is this bear so big!
I couldn’t help but turn around and run away.
Bears were supposed to chase after people who ran, and so this would be a horrible tactic in real life.
However, there was nothing else I could do, as it already saw me as an enemy!
Not only that, but bears were apparently very fast!
It was catching up!
And while there was no penalty for dying yet, it would look bad for me to lose without having resisted at all.
So, I might as well try!
I didn’t aim for the body that was thickly covered in hair.
I unleashed three arrows. In the eyes, which were always a weakness, and in that gaping mouth that was trying to eat me.
And just like that, it lost a third of its HP bar with every shot, and the bear vanished with a burst of light.
Alright, I looked pretty amazing now, I have to admit.
If only I had been like this when in that first party.
—Beep! You have gained the skill, ‘In Flight Arrow.’
◆ Reason for acquiring.
Killed an enemy at point blank with a ranged weapon.
Oh, I got a new skill.
And it sounds pretty cool, too.
I also got to level 5, so it’s a good time to use my points.
However, this is a dangerous place to be.
While I had managed to save myself, things would not go so well if another bear took me by surprise.
Was there somewhere safe that I could go?
Besides, I still wasn’t convinced that this place was for beginners.
Let me check the map again.
“Gah! Alright, it was for beginners. But for beginner parties… Damn it.”
Even if you were a beginner, there was a huge difference if you weren’t doing it solo.
It was no wonder the enemies felt stronger here.
Still, it was thanks to being in such a dangerous place, that my level had gone up pretty quickly. And that had resulted in me getting a new skill.
Perhaps it would be good to stay here for a while and train.
Ultimately, a harsh environment was what made people stronger… That’s the kind of line that made younger people hate you.
Well, no. Even older people hated it.
Who needed difficulty outside of the game world?
“Oh, that’s right!”
This is a forest. So I should rest in a tree.
There could be enemies up in the trees as well, but I would deal with it when the time came.
And so I searched for an especially tall one and somehow managed to climb it.
There were many branches to put your feet on. So even someone like me didn’t have too much trouble.
While I wasn’t very athletic in real life, my in-game avatar was at least a little stronger.
And since I wasn’t in a rush, there was no problem.
“Phew! What a great view!”
When I was at the top, I could see the horizon and the setting sun in the distance.
I always felt nostalgic when looking at a sunset.
When I had logged into the game, it was supposed to be morning.
Had I been playing for that long?
I wanted to hunt a little more. But perhaps it was time to return to my ‘real’ home.
In any case, I should check the skill and distribute my points first.
So I opened the window and put them all into Range.
Magic Attack: 10
Magic Defense: 6
Skill: [In Flight Arrow]
25 points for 5 levels for extending my Range by 25 meters.
As the range of the ‘Beginner’s Bow’ was about 15 meters, that meant I could now shoot things that were 40 meters away.
That was already pretty incredible.
I could snipe at enemies from the top of trees, maybe.
It was as I was thinking this, that another bear-type monster appeared below me.
These were likely the strongest monsters in this forest. And so I didn’t know if I was lucky or unlucky.
In any case, I could try killing it from above.
But first things first. I had to check the skill.
[In Flight Arrow]
Unleash a high power, but short range arrow.
Oh, dear. This was exactly the opposite of what I was trying to accomplish here.
But then again, maybe my extended range would make up for it. And I could still deal a lot of damage from this distance.
If anything, perhaps it was perfect for me.
Let’s try it out.
“In Flight Arrow!”
The arrow was so powerful that it even sounded different. And I was able to pierce through the bear’s skin.
While it didn’t oneshot it, I could tell that it did a lot of damage.
And my range was also different.
I hadn’t thought about it too much while I was climbing, but this tree was very tall.
I felt a little dizzy when looking down. How was I going to…
Well, nevermind that…
I was currently more than 15 meters above the ground.
That meant that the bear would be barely within range with a normal shot.
And when things were that far away, the shot wouldn’t be as powerful.
And so you wouldn’t be able to pierce through the bear’s skin.
And yet it did it so easily. I could hear it dig into the flesh…
It was a clean hit.
The In Flight Arrow really was powerful!
And my increased range made up for its single defect!
It used very little MP and so could become a reliable main weapon!
What a great skill.
I didn’t get much in the way of gold or items, but this alone made my efforts worth it.
Now, time to return to town and logout for the day.
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