BTOG 184 – Golden Team

Rou is one of the few people with a Named weapon who goes by the nickname [Murder Princess], and she’s the only Player Killer I’ve ever played against.
I haven’t seen her since we both lost to Apocalypse, the True Dragon of Truth in the swamps of Lawres. {tln1}
Her ability to slaughter all the players who accidentally encountered her seemed to have not diminished since that day.

“Did you come to trouble us?”
“What if I told you I am?”
“I’ll just push my way through.”
“Appealing answer.”

Rou smiles elegantly while exchanging light words with A-chan.
That said, I could feel no pressure between them. I guess that means Rou never had any intention to start a fight with us from the beginning.

“Oh, I see. You guys didn’t know her? She’s Rou, a Player Killer. We once tried to kill each other while off-stream.”
“fufu, I didn’t think you would explain me so simply. Anyway, Nice to meet you guys…. Is this good enough?”
“That will do.”

< Don’t kill each other on impulse, please.>

<↑ Victim spotted. lol>
<↑ Being targeted three times by her can be said as proof of strength.>

Thanks to the viewers’ comments, the atmosphere became completely relaxed.
Rou seemed to be poking at the jewels used for filming; I guess she rarely can enjoy this kind of thing.
Each time I did a close-up of Rou, the comment section became excited. Well, she does look like a cute doll, doesn’t she?

“So, what are you doing here?”
“I hope we could do some deathmatch again, but… today I can’t. This was a personal request from Haruru. Today I came to help you.”

Rou said with a hint of regret as she sheathed her rapier gracefully.
It seems she didn’t come here to fight. Yeah, I kind of expected this when I saw her.

“So, the surprise Haruru was talking about is Rou?”
“I don’t know what Haruru said to you, but you’re probably right.”

Sure enough, if we are talking about a mutual acquaintance between me and Haruru who could take on Moon Wolf, only Rou comes to mind.
This is because Rou’s [Rapier of Temptation – Mellow Rapier], is a named weapon created by Haruru.
We talked to each other as if it was meant to be, but it seemed that A-chan was not satisfied.

“I don’t trust her… I don’t want to be in the same party with someone who could anytime stab my back.”
“Ooh, I’m scare~d. and I don’t remember doing something to warrant such accusation.”
“Hah, are you kidding me? How many of my Clan members do you think you’ve killed? So that you know, I’m the leader of the Round Table Clan.”
“Fufufu, I see… by the way, I like the Round Table members. They’re all so energetic. It’s worth my time to kill them.”

I see. I’ve heard that Rou has been attacking and killing rather high-level players, so the clan members of the round table who keep pushing into the frontlines are her perfect prey.
If a significant number of clan members were being killed, there was no doubt that she’s become an opponent A-chan could not ignore.
However, in this game, the only thing you lose when you get PK-ed is about six hours of game time while being affected by the death penalty. {TlN: that’s harsh enough, you know}

I don’t know how A-chan feels.
But to be honest, I was grateful that Rou was offering her help. So, I will send a rescue boat to help her.

“Umm, A-chan. If you are wary about backstabbing, why don’t we just use a system that prevents friendly fire?”
“Uh, that’s… certainly logical…”

A setting to prevent friendly fire in parties and raids was something implemented before the event.
The purpose of this system is to prevent a big AOE(area of effect) spell from damaging your party or raid members.
By the way, this is what saved me when Rin-chan was using her [Judgement], a wide-area annihilation spell.

That function is basically always on when forming a party and can be turned off if all party members approve.
To put it simply, we only need to invite Rou to our party. She won’t be able to attack us unless we agree to.
That’s why technically, it’s possible to party with PK players, as long as you don’t mind what people think.

“I’m a little surprised Sukuna would cover for you.”
“I have no complaints about Rou fighting prowess. And I believe I could prevent her surprise attack in the first place.”
“Hou… Sukuna? is that a challenge? You think I’m scared of this sow surprise attack?”
“e-eeh, I don’t mean that.”

< You’re out.>
< That’s just how she is.>

“You all! Which side are you on!”

Rou and A-chan laughed at me when I was dumbfounded at being accused from all directions.

“Kufu, they are ruthless.”
“She really doesn’t have any tension… sigh… That said, I do recognize Rou’s strength. She’s one of the best helpers we could ever have, and I won’t deny that.”

For some reason, the sparks have completely gone, and their hand resting on the weapon is already lowered.
Well, considering A-chan’s free-spirited personality, maybe she just wanted to throw a few complaints at Rou, and Rou only responded to A-chan’s banter.

“Are you sure about this Sukuna? You’re streaming right now, aren’t you?”
“Are you being considerate? For me, PK-ing is just another way to play. Honestly, I’m glad you’re here.”

That’s right. In my personal opinion, if PK-ing is allowed, then I don’t blame people for doing it.
I don’t understand Rou’s love for PK in this game, which only serves to harass people, but her playstyle itself is not something to be resented.
As long as there are skills and professions related to killing, that’s just one of the options presented by the game management in the first place.

“It’s settled then; let me take care of both of you, okay?”
“I don’t need that.”
“Huh, sorry-NOT then.” {gomen-janai}
“You’re both being childish now…”

Rou smiled happily because she got our permission but was disappointed when she heard A-chan reply.
When I fought with her before, I had the impression that she was creepy and distant, but now that I’ve properly talked to her, I think she has a personality that is perfectly tailored to her appearance.

I was peacefully thought about such a thing, then Rou suddenly turned her gaze towards the helper.
She had been nodding and shaking her head to respond to our exchange since a while ago, but she was agitated this time.
Rou was now curiously eyeing the helper.

“Why are you dressed like that?”
“Hmm? Does Rou know who this person is?
“Yeah, Haruru told me. On the other hand, why doesn’t Sukuna know? If she was at your party, shouldn’t you have seen her name?”
“A-chan didn’t say anything about it, so I thought it would be wrong to ask. And no, we haven’t formed a party yet.”

I don’t think I’d bother to ask what people are hiding.
I don’t hesitate to ask what I don’t know, but my basic stance is to wait until they tell me themselves.
That’s also why I didn’t try to find out about Haruru’s surprise.

Anyway, why does Haruru know the identity of the helper that Ah-chan brought as a matter of course?
The Obvious explanation is that the information network that she has is not comparable to mine still…

“I was going to reveal myself just before the battle, but haah… ‘Rou the surprise’ has ruined mine just by showing up.”
“eh, sorry… it’s my fault?”
“Come on; there’s no point in hiding now. Take it off.”
“…My my. You’re the one who told me to cover my face, Miss Arthur.”

A familiar, slightly husky female voice.
The most striking thing about her is the way she speaks.
With a sigh, she took off her hood, and a famous player I knew showed herself.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you… Nice to see you again, Miss Sukuna.”

Leader of the largest clan in the WLO, the [Dragon Fang], with a rank equal to the [Knights of the Round Table], which A-chan lead.
Drago, the famous frontier player, boasting herself as the best Maniac(cripple) of this game, also my comrades in arms in the previous raid battle, is now smiling at me.

“Why Drago here?”
“I owe you for carrying all the burden in the last raid battle. And I always wanted to pay you back at some point; that’s when Miss Arthur contacted me. She asked me if I would like to take on Named with her and you….”
“She’s crying and complaining to me every night since the battle, wondering what she should have done differently back then. I told her, Sukuna won’t care about that, but I was getting annoyed with her constant whining. So I told her to pay her debt quickly and brought her here.”
“Miss Arthur!!??”

I see.
The fact that there is a connection between Drago and A-chan, as the leaders of the two largest clans, is not strange. In fact, it would be strange if they didn’t interact.
But I didn’t realize that they were so close that they kept in touch with each other every night.

Touka-chan and A-chan are close friends in real life, and Rin-chan and Drago-san are also fellow gamers.
I wonder if A-chan and Drago are also close because of a reason like that?
I’ve heard that there are offline events where you can play with your gaming friends in real life, so maybe that’s how they are connected.

“Arthur, Drago, Sukuna, and I. Haruru had told me this, and she’s right, this is going to be a fun fight.”
“Honestly, I’m worried about the full attacker member we had….”
“It’s more fun this way, isn’t it? even if you’ve got a proper party, it’s going to fall apart if you select it using random people anyway; in my opinion, it’s better to have a lot of usable players in this case.”

A regret surfaced in my heart as I watched the three of them talking from their different point of view. If only Rin-chan is here, this would be a beautiful lineup.
All of them have high quality as individual players. Even if they weren’t at full strength, I’ve seen how they all fight, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s probably the most powerful lineup I’ve ever seen.

“Um… Sukuna, who are these people ……?”
“Oh, sorry, Hisui. You don’t know them, do you?”

Perhaps because we were absorbed in a playful atmosphere, Hisui had difficulty calling us out.
After apologizing because we let her feel out of place, I once again introduced Rou and Drago to my viewers.

Gathering the strongest forces imaginable, let’s go to battle against the Moon Wolves…..!

By the way, Arthur and Drago are rather close friends, Drago has experience fighting against Rou, and Arthur managed to drive Rou away after killing four of Arthur’s clan members in their first encounter. She doesn’t care too much about it because it was a refreshing experience, but she remembers that moment so fondly, so she will do it if she gets her chance for revenge.

Tln1: the swamp name is either Lawres, Lawless, Laures, it’s not clear, but I’m sticking with 9 translation version.


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6 Responses

  1. SeventhTale says:

    Strongest all-girls party

  2. Well seems like the wolf is going to have to seriously consider what it’s doing with it’s like at this point. I can’t see anyway this doesn’t end up with it receiving insane dps.

    Thanks for the chapter~♥

  3. Kensei Seraph says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

  4. unknown says:

    haaaaaa my condolence 😔

  5. Salad says:

    So with this line up, Hisui is probably gonna be a meat shield because of her high VIT… Poor girl..

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