BTOG 158 – Yabusame Reward

“Wow… I was surprised. I don’t know how you can hit it so easily. ……”

“Meg-chan, that’s like the seventh time you’ve said that.”

“Ahaha…”

I quickly got 1.000 points and was spoiled for a while at the yabusame archery range.

After the yabusame time was over, the three of us went to the receptionist’s house.

At first, I thought I would go alone, but both of them wanted to go together, and the uncle said he don’t mind, so the three of us decided to pay him a visit.

“How can you get that skill?”

“Hmmm… I didn’t really practice that much.”

“Is that so?”

“Really.. this girl is…”

<Taste the thing called talent!>

<Boasting Genius Oni-Girl.>

<You were more innocent at the beginning>

<That’s why talented guys are so…>

“Everyone is so harsh!”

I can’t help it, you know!

“Ha ha ha! Talent! Some people in the world are born like monsters. I’m sure Sukuna’s is one of them.”

In contrast to Meguru and Himiko, who gave me a harsh stare, the uncle laughed cheerfully.

“Well, I guess it’s time for me to show you what you’re going to get, little girl.”

Oh, I’ve been waiting for this.

The uncle took out an antique wooden box without let me waiting any longer.

As I stared at it, he gently opened the lid.

What was inside was a jet-black kimono with a mystical glow.

There was no doubt that it was made by some kind of unique material. Is this some kind of armor?

“This one is called the [Kikoku no Tsumugi – Wailing Oni Cloth]. It is made from the material of a certain monster and spun using a secret technique passed down in this village.”

“Kikoku no Tsumugi….”

This is a cloth made with the secret techniques of the hidden village. It’s an item with an exquisite atmosphere.

“The armor made from this material is far superior to ordinary metal armor, even though it is made of cloth. And yet, it is light and flexible. But if that’s all it is, it’s just a sturdy cloth. In fact, the fabrics made from monster materials have some kind of effect. Just like your red robe.”

“Indeed, I suppose it is true.”

In the real world, metal would be sturdier no matter how you did it, but such laws don’t exist in a fantasy world.

The strength of the monster is the strength of the material. That’s why cloth armor can surpass metal armor.

Of course, it depends on the skill of the blacksmith and the type of material, but the strongest equipment is almost always made from monster materials.

That’s if it is simply a sturdy cloth, then [Kikoku no Tsumugi] has no new value.

This [Kikoku no Tsumugi] is a reward for 1,000 Yabusame points.

If it has no special ability, I don’t think it’s any more valuable than the high rarity [Sparkling Moonflower] that I got for 500 points.

“[Kikoku no Tsumugi] will only show it strengthening effect when it’s worn by an oni tribe.”

“You mean… this is the exclusive equipment for the oni tribe?

Well, that’s quite an interesting setting.

It is not a piece of equipment that can be worn by only the oni tribe, but the equipment that shows its true power only when an oni wears it.

It was like a holy sword that only showed its true strength when wielded by a legendary hero. Other than him, it would only be an ordinary holy sword.

The target is not an individual, but a race, well, of Couse… you can’t give out rare items that are limited to just one person in an online game, can you? {tln2}

The “soul” of the Named is only a definite drop the first time, and anyone can get it if they keep killing them.

Now, the question is how effective and flexible this [Kikoku no Tsumugi] is.

The claim is that it will increase the power of the oni race. It could be a status boost, a constant buff, or a damage reduction effect.

I’d like to know if it only increases strength, attack power or affects other stats.

The other thing is the flexibility of the material. It’s important to know if it’s necessary to make equipment using only [Kikoku no Tsumugi] as material or if the buff effect will persist after it’s used as a material to strengthen other equipment.

To be more specific, if you use it to strengthen my red wolf armor, will its effect on the oni race remain?

That’s my plan for now, but if it can’t coexist with that, I’ll probably use it as a sub-equipment.

The uncle’s next word is shocking enough to blow away my excited yet anxious feelings.

“The effect of this equipment will raise the base stats of all physical skills of the demon tribe by 40% just by wearing it.”

“What?”

“Forty percent?”

That statement was so shocking that Meguru and I leaned forward and shouted.

If that’s true, it’s a hell of an effect. If that’s true, it’s an incredible effect. It’s so outrageous that it’s as if the balance has been thrown away.

While Meguru and I were speechless, Himiko tilted her head.

“Hmm? What are you so surprised about?”

“No, no, no, no, Himiko-san, it’s 40 percent. Forty percent? Forty percent?”

“Mm-hmm. I know that. I heard you the first time?”

“You don’t understand!?”

“Fuee…?”

I couldn’t help but confront Himiko, who was a bit indifferent, and she shrank back a bit with tears in her eyes, probably pressured by our intense atmosphere.

“Well… basically, our reaction is the normal ones for this shocking development.”

“…still, isn’t this effect absurd?”

Meguru said that before I could.

That was what I wanted to hear too, so I don’t particularly blame him for asking that. At least I’m confident that I’m not calm right now, so I should be grateful to Meguru for being relatively calm.

“Right. This [Kikoku no Tsumugi], however, requires the user to be competent. To be more specific, this is an armor created with certain restrictions.”

“Restrictions?”

“Yes, you can’t equip it unless you have 500 strengths. This is not because of the weight of the equipment, but because of the equipment restriction required by the material itself.”

I’ve never heard the term “equipment restriction” before. This is the first time I’ve heard the term “equipment restriction” used in this game.

It’s often misunderstood, but you can still equip an item even if you don’t have the required strength value. However, if you equip more than the required strength value, you will not move from the spot.

So the uncle went to the trouble of clearly stating that it was an equipment restriction probably means that if you don’t have strength over 500, you can’t even equip it.

“The [Kikoku no Tsumugi] is a special uniform used for the oni tribe’s battle garb. There are only a few demons in this village aside from Kokuyo-sama who can handle it. It’s a piece of equipment that can only be worn by those who have been chosen.”

“Decisive Battle Garb… that’s sounds so cool.”

“Ha ha, is that what you think? Well, yeah, it’s not something you see often, for example, Kokuyo-sama in Battle Garb is very noble and beautiful, you know?”

I immediately imagine Kokuyo switching from her usual simple kimono to this luxurious jet-black kimono.

Indeed, she will be so cool.

“By the way, doesn’t this effect disappear if you use it to strengthen other armor or something?”

“There’s no problem. This one is easy to use as a material. It will bestow strength restriction to the equipment, but the effect of raising the status of the oni race should not disappear.”

“Oh, I’m glad to hear that.”

Uncle’s words give me some relief.

I finally found out if it can be used to strengthen the red wolf attire, I know that it can be used as material by putting it in my inventory, but I don’t know if the effect will persist. My doubt is cleared out now.

However, the possibility of not using it as upgrade material was never actually crossed my mind. I had the feeling that the [Kikoku no Tsumugi] was attracted to the red wolf costume.

“You want to use it to strengthen that equipment?”

“Yes, because we’ve been fighting together for a long time.”

“Well. I hope it works.”

“I’m sure it will be fine.”

Perhaps he knew what I was thinking. The uncle nodded his head without any shred of doubt.

“Oh right, what’s about your strength values? It’s not going to do you any good if you can’t equip it even if you do make it.”

“Oh, right, Sukuna, did you have such a strength specialized status?”

“oh—about that, don’t worry.”

If I put all the bonus status points I have now into it, my strength value would actually be well over 500.

So, I wasn’t worried about that part at all.

“Hmm, well, I don’t know what your status is, but I think you already decided.”

“Himiko. What’s wrong?”

“I didn’t know when I could cut in, so I just stayed silent.”

“How honest.”

She had been looking for a chance to get into the conversation.

The happy expression on her face made it hard to believe that she had been so tormented just now.

“This is the only reward for yabusame. The chief of the village has instructed that this Tsumugi will be given to those who can get a perfect score, so both Meguru and Himiko should work hard.”

“Do you think anyone can get it?”

“Yeah, as long as you get a perfect score, anyone can have it.”

“I see. I’m motivated. Sukuna, would you be willing to teach me?”

“I’d love to, but I’m not sure it would be much help.”

“I’d like to get at least a hundred points.”

“Since you can only get 12 points.”

“Ueeee Sukuna, your cruel words are killing me.”

Leaving Himiko pretend-crying with her hands over her face, I put the [Kikoku no Tsumugi] away in my inventory.

The words “Epic” shone brilliantly on the menu card. This is the first time I got the Epic Rarity item, which might be the fastest among the players.

I also confirmed that I could use it to strengthen my Red Wolf Attire, and there’s also the “soul” that I got from the giant dragon.

I’m sure I’ll be troubling him if I contact him at night, so I’ll talk to Konekomaru tomorrow.

“Please feel free to come to visit me again.”

“I’ll take good care of it!”

“Thank you for showing me this valuable item.”

“The sweets were delicious.”

As it was getting late, we left his house, and since there was nothing special to do, we decided to break up.

With high hopes in my heart, I finished the long day.

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A note:

To put it simply, the [Kikoku no Tsumugi] is not supposed to be acquired at this time. There are several ways to acquire it other than getting a perfect score in Yabusame, which can be called the regular route.

However, that route can only be taken once you reach the triple-digit level, so horseback archery is the only way to get it now. That’s why Sukuna is definitely the first one

to get them.

In addition, each race has its own special enhanced equipment. If you’re an elf, you’ll get magic-specific equipment, and if you’re an elf, you’ll get balanced equipment.

In addition, the status of the Sukuna, when I calculated it properly, the muscle strength value was over 450 without bonuses. So, if you add the bonus, it will be over 500. I’m sure it’ll be something like “I need to train because I don’t have enough stats.

TL note:

Ok, we are going to discuss Tsumugi because I made my translation deliberately incorrect this time. Tsumugi is a cloth that people will use to make Kimono and not a Kimono as a whole. However… I had difficulty putting it into the sentence, so I left it as ‘cloth.’

Here’s the link for proper explanation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsumugi_(cloth)

tln2: Momoga (Ainz Ooal Gown) actually have a world item dedicated to himself. But that’s another story.

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2 Responses

  1. Kensei Seraph says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

  2. pokeperson1000 says:

    “In addition, each race has its own special enhanced equipment. If you’re an elf, you’ll get magic-specific equipment, and if you’re an elf, you’ll get balanced equipment.”

    Was the second use of “elf” in the author’s note supposed to say “human”?

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