BTOG 106 – Various kind of Trials

“Hmmm…”

Everywhere she look, from up and down, left and right, and even back and forth, all she could see is a straight path full of traps. A woman in her initial equipment cautiously walks through the passages of such a dungeon.

(I didn’t know they even confiscated items in addition to equipment. I know that it is a trial, but this is quite annoying.)

She muttered with an expression so tense that it won’t be strange if she was sweating.

Her name is Drago, and she is one of the most addicted gamers playing WLO. She’s the type who spends everything but sleep and meals to play this game.

Drago is also one of the challengers who have obtained the “Golden Invitations” and currently challenging the trials after an encounter with Gold.

As she listened to the explanation of the trials, she vaguely thought to herself, “My name and Gold’s are quite similar…” she was a girl with a bold and unshakable mentality. {durago(Drago) & gorudo(Gold)}

“Tsk… I don’t have scouting skills…”

Her playstyle is that of a heavy warrior. In fact, she was the first player to upgrade a common profession called swordsman to unique profession called heavy swordsman.

She has one of the highest levels and skill proficiency among all players, and most importantly, she has high firepower, but she is a full attacker.

The only useful skill she has for dungeon exploration is [Detect] which she uses like Sukuna, a fellow full physical attacker, and that skill cannot be used to find traps.

It’s not that you can’t visually check for traps, but you can’t help but lose your mental energy if you continuously do that.

What lay before her was a straight path that stretched for about 200 meters.

The name of the trial was [Trap Panic]. As the name implies, it was a test with numerous traps.

You can’t just say, “But it’s just a trap, right?”, It may not seem like a big deal, but there are plenty of instant death traps along this single path.

If you take even one wrong step, you will die.

Although she was proceeding carefully with her eyes, it was hard for Drago to keep up with the tremendous drain on her concentration.

(Rinne’s trial was testing her magic prowess. And It was pure combat for Sukuna. I wonder why I was made to take this test.)

Sukuna’s ordeal is probably the most difficult in terms of difficulty, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to clear. The test was clear-able as long as you can “endure” it.

Especially when we count Sukuna’s excellent vision, she’ll be able to use evasion and parry to endure any kind of assault.

As for Rinne’s trial, we could to say that Gold completely misjudged Rinne.

To put it simply, she need to destroy a target practice with a certain level of firepower. But of course, she would pass those kind of test. That was too easy for her.

Drago knew that Rinne has one rare skill that she had acquired when they had defeated a named boss monster together. If certain conditions were met, the skill would be able to deliver a tremendous amount of damage, surpassing even the [Judgment].

And since her opponent is basically a scarecrow, she would have been able to meet the condition for certain.

(I envy you.)

Regardless of the difficulty level of Sukuna’s trial, there was no difference in the fact that Sukuna’s and Rinne’s trials were aligned with their aptitude.

(Compared to that, what about the trials I’m undergoing?)

She’s not saying that she’s not good at detecting traps, but Drago wanted to swear that this should be a test for the scout class.

(Still, I cannot give up on this. It’s unclear if we’ll have another chance to get the invitation, and we already have two confirmed participants. Participating in the <<Defeat the Apostle>> battle is definitely worth the money. There’s no way I’m going to miss it.)

Drago ponders as she carefully walked forward.

“It’s worth the money.” And she’s not talking about getting in-game money (iris). It’s about real money.

She’s both a professional gamer and a streamer.

It’s not uncommon nowadays for people like Rinne and Drago to make a career out of gaming, but unlike Rinne, who plays for the sheer fun of it, for Drago, gaming is her business.

It’s not that she doesn’t enjoy playing WLO; in fact, she takes pride in the fact that she enjoys it so much that she’s been called a cripple.

It’s just that she knows very well that a professional gamer can’t make a living just by playing games.

“Phew, … that’s a long way to go.”

The road has not even reached the halfway point yet.

“I’m not sure how long it’s going to take me to get through this…” she said while exhaling lightly.

GING! The sword is snapped from the middle with that sound.

“It’s a shame.”

A young man dressed in a very simple one-handed swordsman’s attire, with a one-handed sword and a round shield, said that line and slit the neck of the knight in armor, who was still shocked about his sword breaking.

Without giving a second glance to the knight who was disappearing due to a loss of HP, the young man – Shuya – shifted his gaze to the back.

(Now there are four of them. I see, this what they mean by the diamond party.)

He turned around and saw four knights in armor.

Seeing the three knights he had just defeated plus one additional enemy, Shuya showed a wry smile as he understood the situation.

<<Diamond Party>> was the name of this trial that Shuya had been assigned by Gold in the Golden Trials.

At first, Shuya was a little excited to see how glamorous the venue would be, but when he arrived, he found himself alone in the arena with a knight in shining armor.

The answer to the question, “What is going on,” finally dawned on him.

First one, then two, then three, and every time he defeats them, The same knight in shining armor comes back with even more knights.

“Was the diamonds they were talking about was a Trump card’s diamonds?”

The number of monsters increases like the width of a reverse pyramid, which expands as you go up. Also, the diamond mark on the knight’s body looks like two pyramids stacked on top of each other.

Shuya made a prediction. At some point, the increase would stop, and the number of monsters would slowly decreased.

The knights in armor that had appeared so far were not that strong individualy.

They are a little stronger than the monsters that appear in this dungeon, about as strong as the monster at Griffiths, but that’s about it.

Even if they were to come at Shuya in a big group, it was still manageable as long as he kept his distance.

” Shi!”

The first knight slashes his torso as he passes by.

When the second one slashes at him, Shuya uses parry to block the attack and then rolls away, while the third one’s attack is simply avoided.

The fourth attack was met with a shield that stopped him in his tracks, and he sidestepped the sword of the first who was slashing at him from behind.

Then, with a crunching sound, the knight’s sword pierced the fourth knight. This attack triggered a friendly fire.

Taking advantage of the opportunity, Shuya used the art “Double Bite” to cut off the head of the first knight. [Double Bite] is an art that slices through the target from both sides at high speed, like the bite of that fierce beast.

It is a technique that gives a large compensation to the destruction value of thin parts such as the neck and arms when the attack is connected.

In this case, he sliced through the neck with such precision and combined with the attack on a vital point. It was as if he had unleashed an instant kill attack.

Shuya kicked the fourth knight, who was afraid of being attacked by his allies, and evaded the attack of the third knight who was coming from behind, then jumped into its side with his shield.

This is what they called a shield bash. It is not a skill but a pure technique, and because it is done with a shield, it is easy to prevent the enemy from attacking, and when it does hit, it has a strong knockback effect.

He pushed the knight, who was wobbling from being pushed with all his might, further with the shield bash and then stabbed the visor of the knight’s helmet with his sword as he was about to fall.

He thrust his sword into the ground and along with a grinding sound, Shuya swung it to the side. It pierced through the skull and sliced through the head of said knight.

He slashed the next knight with a Kesagiri, which generate a huge amount of damage and cut off his HP completely. {kesagiri: slash from up to bottom}

The remaining knights were the second knight, whom he had knocked down once, and the fourth knight, whom he had kicked away earlier.

Both of them seemed to have already regained their stance, and he saw the fourth knight take the initiative to charge at him.

They were already damaged in the earlier fight. Therefore, Shuya went in to cut down their HP once for all.

Shuya uses [Heat Triangle], a three-strike art with flame attribute.

It starts with a diagonal Kesagiri, followed by a sideways cleave, and then an upward slash to form an equilateral triangle.

The sound of flame-laden swordplay rang out in rhythm.

“It’s over.”

The fourth knight’s HP was cut down by a clean hit, and Shuya relaxed his posture against the remaining second knight.

He used his shield to fend off the attack, and without using any particular art, he was able to cut it down. If it wasn’t for the multiple knights, there was nothing to be afraid of.

“So, this concludes round four.”

After getting through all four of them with no damage, Shuya waited for the next battle to pop up.

Diamond Party. The number of monsters in this ordeal genuinely increases until the fifth round, and from the sixth round, the number decreases but the strength increases.

(I wonder how many more battles are left. ……)

The next battle was the fifth round, and although there was still room for a leeway, Shuya’s battle had only just reached the turning point.

Drago’s battle can be cleared if you proceed carefully. However, should you make a mistake, you will die instantly.

As for Shuya, he’s taking a risk in order to make the fight quicker, but in reality, it’s not that difficult since you can just run around and deal with them one by one. Except for the final one.

By the way, if you get a support type test, it will be a test where you have to accurately cast support magic on the colored scarecrows that come at you. Red would require you to cast enhanced strength; blue would need you to cast enhanced stamina, and so on.

Healers are similarly forced to undergo trials that have nothing to do with combat.

Wizards are basically given trials to measure their firepower to annihilate targets.

Basically, the trials are designed to check the player’s strengths.

However, only Drago has tripped a special flag for some reason, so she is forced to undergo trials that she is not good at.

TL note:

SNS chapter is giving me a headache, dammit, to think I spent two days googling for the unfamiliar word on that chapter, well I think I will delay it for one more day, since I wasn’t satisfied with the chapter.

Share

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *