Shatei Kyokufuri Yumi-Ojisan - Chapter 8
Data.8 – Oldbowman, Triple
‘Immobile Sniping Stance.’ I needed to stay in one place for 30 seconds in order to activate it.
And so I stayed still, and when 30 seconds had passed, the words ‘Skill can now be activated’ appeared in my vision.
So it wasn’t automatic then. And it didn’t deplete your MP either.
Well, it would suck if a skill with such a demerit activated automatically.
“Immobile Sniping Stance!”
A blue aura then surrounded me quietly.
So, if I attacked like this, my range would be increased by three times.
As my status was 35 and my bow 15, my current maximum range was 50 meters.
And then Archery I added an additional 10 meters for a total of 60.
This meant that I should be able to hit 180 meters now…
I couldn’t even hear the sound of the arrow landing.
That’s how far away the tree trunk was.
Well, I was now stranded here for the next 30 seconds. However, it wasn’t like I couldn’t move at all.
For instance, it was like being trapped in a circle that was just slightly wider than your body.
You could not move out of this circle, but your arms could, and you could even move your legs.
However, I would not be able to lie down.
This would be dangerous if I missed my target and the enemy detected me.
30 seconds just seemed like a flash during everyday life, but it was an eternity during combat.
If I was trying to hit a monster that was moving, they could easily escape if I couldn’t move for 30 seconds.
On the other hand, I would die if I was in a situation where I had to run.
It was very powerful, but could lead to self-destruction if you aren’t careful!
While difficult to use, I was sure that there would be situations where it would be impossible to hit my target without it.
And though there were demerits depending on the situation, having options in terms of attacks meant that I was that much stronger.
“Still, I have a nice selection of skills now.”
Magic Attack: 10
Magic Defense: 6
Skill: [Archery I] [Infight Arrow] [Bound Arrow] [Immobile Sniping Stance]
I couldn’t help but feel brought as I looked at the four skills side by side.
“Hmm? There’s a ‘!’ on the item page.”
Aside from your stats, there were pages to show your items and money.
The ‘!’ mark was on the tab you used to change pages.
And so I touched it.
“Let’s see here… You have acquired a weapon that is compatible with your current job!?”
Indeed, there was an unfamiliar bow in the weapon section.
It was called a ‘Spider Shooter.’
Judging by the name, it was probably dropped by the spider monster I had killed.
Well, might as well take a look.
◆ Spider Shooter
Weapon Skill: ‘Web Arrow.’
Unleash an arrow that deploys an adhesive net.
Can be activated 8 times a day without depleting MP.
That sounded pretty good?
Obviously, it was superior to the ‘beginner bow.’
That one only had a 7 in Attack.
And this also had double the range.
A weapon skill that only activated when you were using it might take some getting used to.
However, this was less about force and more about hindering an enemy. It widened the possibilities in terms of strategy.
If there was one thing that I wasn’t keen on, it was the design.
It was kind of furry. Almost like the leg of a spider.
Sort of gross…
The string seemed to be made of spider’s web, and felt very strong.
I was happy about that.
The game didn’t show you the numbers, but the weapons did have durability.
Using them carelessly could result in them breaking, so I had to be careful.
And I also had to choose weapons with high durability.
“Well, when I keep getting stronger, it makes me feel very confident…”
I muttered to myself.
Basically, I wanted to challenge a boss.
I didn’t know if there were any bosses in this field, but I wanted to try and kill something that would usually be considered ridiculous at my current level.
As I’ve said before, there is still no penalty for dying.
So it was time to go deeper into the forest.
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And so I half-hearted walked deeper into the forest.
It was thick with trees and so the light was dim. And yet the sun shone down right in the spot that it stood.
Either there weren’t trees in that area, or they had been torn down.
A giant gorilla.
It was lying on its side as if it owned the forest.
Wait a minute. A normal size gorilla was strong enough to kill a human. And this guy was how many times larger than me?
I felt like I would be thrown into the air with a flick of its finger.
And its black fur looked even tougher than that of the bears.
Would my arrows even pierce it?
Should I run away?
Even though this was a game, I didn’t want to experience being mauled by that thing. I might be scarred for life.
In fact, there had been stories of such things happening once VR games became popular.
Supposedly, measures had been taken, but I wasn’t sure…
No, no. Why was I just thinking about losing?
My whole strategy involved preventing enemies from launching a counterattack.
And so it didn’t matter how much power an enemy had.
I climbed up a tree so I was in a position to see its back. Then I carefully scanned the area to make sure that there were no other monsters that could disturb me.
There had been quite a lot of monsters when I was on my way here, but they seemed to have gone.
Perhaps they were too scared to get close to the gorilla.
Well, it just so happened that this gorilla was going to die without ever being able to retaliate.
Yes, it will never even know what hit him…
…Please let this work. Please.
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