Pioneering the Apocalyptic World - Chapter 4
Chapter 4: The Oracle of the Creator God
“My SP has recovered, so now it’s time to build!”
While saying so, I pile up the wood that are in blocks form. It is not a log house created using wooden logs, but the wooden blocks.
Of course, it is possible to process it into a wooden board, but the material itself is not very strong and cannot be strengthened, so the block-shaped one has the highest defensive power.
As the construction skill level increases, the building will be strengthened, which is a big advantage, so I would like to raise that as well. Other than that it also unlocks recipes for buildings with special effects.
For the time being, the skill level is 1 and it’s my first base, so I’m going to make a square wall without considering the habitability. I will not accept to be called just a square block house*.
“Because i can expand as much as i want later, As a minimum, one room for the kitchen and dining room, a room for work and a room that doubles as a bedroom and storage room, that it’s the basics.”
I placed a board as a partition in the square box to divide it into rooms.
I also dig the ground to make it a little lower and fill it with wooden blocks to make it the floor.
Next, i create windows frames and close them with boards while i thought about how to obtaining the glass for it.
I Install a wooden door at the entrance and make a ceiling too.
Just to explain, although it is a ceiling, there is no need to pass a long object such as a pillar. In this game there is a convenient fuction that the blocks sticks just by bringing the block to the side to side. I’m glad that the old game function didn’t change here in the new one.
“I almost forgot about the toilet… let’s just make the dining room a little smaller.”
By the power of the creator god you can make fertilizer just by placing a jar there and using it.
I feel a bit hesitation to collect it, so I want to get magic stones quickly and automate it.
A magic stone is, as the name suggests, a stone imbued with mana. The main way to get them is by picking up them or killing monsters. With the former method, you can’t get much at the initial point, with the latter method, monsters doesn’t appear unless you step into an areas where the power of the God of Destruction is strong or the dungeons that are scattered in various places, or when becames night and the monsters start spawning.
The time when the sun rises is called the God of Creation’s time, and the time when the sun goes down is called the God of Destruction’s time.
When it’s the time of the God of destruction the monsters spawns at high speed, so there is a necessity of being extra careful.
Although there were times when I dared to stay awake at night and hunt monsters for materials after I got all the equipment.
Also, even if you use all the mana of the magic stone, you can replenish it by consuming MP. However, it broke occasionally, so it is basically treated as a consumable item.
“Phew… Let’s fix my personal room next?”
The kitchen that doubles as a dining room, until the things calm down i can cook outside and sit on the floor and eat, so let’s make it later.
For the time being, the work room has a workbench and a simple furnace. The others things will take time, so let’s add it later.
Workbenches are used to craft items that don’t require specific tools, such as blacksmithing blast furnaces and alchemy cauldrons and with the exception of very simple items, are needed for most item crafting processes. When the total skill level exceeds a certain value, the rank of the workbench will increase.
In the bedroom, I immediately put a wooden bed made using the workbench.
Sleeping in the bed restores LP and MP, so it’s very important. However, the bed mattress is made of grass straw picked up around here and just by looking at it i feel ticklish. So i urgently want cotton.
It is also important to create a storage box, which is an installation type item box.
Even though you can have up to 999 items in one frame of my own item box, I just have 10 frames in the QAbox and 100 frames in the item box, the number of items in this game is not so small enough that you can possess all items with just that.
Therefore, although you can’t take it out freely while you’re out, it’s important to prepare another item storage method. Since this storage has only a capacity of 10 frames, any player will install a large number of them.
“Oh no, it’s already this late. I should have made that thing first.”
When I put my head out of the window frame and looked up at the sky, the sun had moved about 45 degrees from its apex. Roughly calculing it, the time is around 3:00 pm.
It’s almost suicidal to spend the night without any countermeasures in the early stages of game without a proper equipment. That’s why I have to hurry up and prepare the most important facility now to survive the night.
“Wood… No, let’s make it of stone. I should be able to make it because my crafting skill level has risen.”
I make two stone blocks appear on top of the workbench.
What I’m about to make is… A statue of the Creator God.
Gods exists in this world. There are several pillars such as the god of fire and the god of water, but the most important is of course the god of creation.
And when we players, who are miko, start praying to statues that imitate the image the god of creation or the other gods, we can sometimes get various benefits like blessings, Well, more than often nothing happens.
There are three important benefits that can be obtained by praying to the image of the Creator God. With the other gods they will change, but that’s a story for another time.
The first is to be shown the next course of action in the form of a oracle. Because it is a game with a high degree of freedom, you don’t necessarily have to obey it, but basically it’s better to obey because you’ll get oracle skill experience points. As the skill level increases, sometimes even without having to pray, oracles are given.
The second is to acquire new skills. Grant holy attribute and enchantments are quite important in this game.
And the third, this is a function that is indispensable not just the in beginning but all the way to the end, the creation of the Sanctuary Deployment Item.
As I mentioned earlier, night is the time of the God of Destruction and monsters will attack you if you do not have countermeasures, so you can’t sleep peacefully in that situation.
Therefore, the sanctuary expansion item is used to make the base a sanctuary that prevent monsters from entering. You will also be able to take a break in a dungeon if you use it, so you should always have it.
By the way, the easiest sanctuary expansion item recipe is holy water with take only water to be made. That’s why I searched for the river first.
Well, all of this is knowledge is from the previous game, but… there have been almost no changes so far, I have no choice but to think that these functions are the same and try to make it. I don’t want to end up unprepared because of my short-sightedness in time management.
“…Creation, [Creation God’s Stone Statue]”
The statue of the creator god also has a rank. The lowest is wood and the one above is stone. As the material upgrades, the benefits also upgrade with it. It’s a matter of life or death, so we have to make the best thing that can be made now. ……Well, for now I can only made just the second one up from the bottom.
When the skill is activated, the stone block is enveloped in light and changes its shape like a piece of clay.
After about 10 seconds, the light subsided and there was a beautiful woman with a gentle expression… the stone statue of the Creator God.
The height is about 80 centimeters, so the scale is about 1:2? No, it’s a god so the scale could be more huge.
With gentle looking eyes, a loosely wavy hair that reaches down to her waist, wearing a toga in her body that give a impression of elegance, and some parts that are being very assertive… In many ways, the God of Creation have many fans. Well i like her too.
“I have to make an altar to enshrine it. It’s so busy…”
As the time when the sun rises is called the time of the creator god, there is a rule that the statue of the creator god must be placed outdoors and exposed to the sun. By the way the conditions are satisfied even if it is cloudy or rainy.
Building an altar has a subtle effect up, but for that you have to raise both the construction skill and the oracle skill.
Digging up the ground and filling it with stone blocks to make it look like bricks. I create stone pillars at regular intervals around it and plant flower seeds i collected, and finally, at the center that was raised in comparison with the floor, I gently place the stone statue of the creator god.
“Well, this is fine for now… Before I forget, i have to make holy water.”
After finishing making the holy water, I wondered if there were any other essential tasks?… and checked the tasks. Yeah, the work that should have been done on the first day is over.
“Then let’s say hello to God of Creation.”
……Although it might have been the first thing I should have done since I came to this world.
There is no particular way to pray, so i clapped my hands twice like in a shrine and then closed my eyes.
“God of Creation, thank you for your blessings, please watch over me.”
When spoke it with my mouth, a light that was strong enough to be seen even with my eyelids closed was emitted covered this space.
When I opened my eyes in surprise, the stone statue of the creator god was emitting light, extending a pillar of light into the sky.
“Is it an affect that pops up as a when a oracle reaches?”
In the previous work, it was just a small light effect and it ended with just a short dialogue, or it was delivered as a system message, so when I looked up while making a stupid face at the phenomenon that i see for the first time, a ball of light started to descend slowly.
Just when it stopped at a in a slightly higher position than the stone statue, this time it gradually changed its shape, to a gentle-looking woman who I remember seeing many times, or rather just was seeing right now.
“… The Creation God ?”
I compared the woman who appeared and the stone statue I was praying to a little while ago and quietly whispered that.
*Translator note : in here was used a term called tofu house (豆腐ハウス) a term used by japan gamers to describe houses made in minecraft and other voxel games, that describle a simple square house that is easy to build in the start of the games, it’s often a derogatory term.
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