“Are you ready guys? Its starting in 5, 4,3,2,1. Go!” after Genki finishes his countdown, all of the players instantly aiming for Kuro. But it is a royal rumble after all, there are battle scattered at every corner of the village too. The Blue Rose guild member different then the other player, decide to hide in a building first.
“Why are you dragging me here Roberto, I want to shoot his head.” Akane who’s dragged by Roberto complains.
“Cool your head first, if you go out there right now, you may be killed by others.” Roberto said. And the other member too agrees by nodding their head.
“Our enemy isn’t just him. I see Dimitry and Calvin among the crowd.” Shibo said that which surprises Akane. “Dimitry and Calvin?” Akane ask once again to confirm.
“Who are Dimitry and Calvin?” Hikaru who doesn’t know about them seemed to be confused.
“They are one of our friends a long time ago. They also already reach advanced class like us. But after a few investigations, Kenta found out that they are the mastermind of the incident at the third monthly quest.” Roberto explained with some anger in his tone.
“Impossible. Aren’t they your friends?” Kongou asked them in disbelieves.
“They are our friends, once. Now, I don’t even want to remember their names.” Said Akane who’s starting to calm down but we can see his anger.
“Let’s just hide for now, we can go out and examine the condition later.” Leona said that calmly.
Meanwhile, most of the crowds are aiming at Kuro. He then jumps from the roof and lands in the middle of the crowds. Looks like that he attacks a player and makes him vanished into dust. Seeing that he killed one of the players, the rest of them are enraged. But after that, Kuro just dodge the whole time. Most of the player who tries to attack him ended up attacking another player. Not long after that it becomes a free for all battle. They don’t even care about Kuro anymore who’s now hiding in one of the building.
As time passed by, from thousands of player who gathered, only dozens of people remains. Indeed this is what we called strong players that have been enduring the battle field. But seeing that, Kuro then comes out from his hiding place then quickly eliminates all of the remaining player one by one. He’s moving very quickly and the numbers of surviving people keep reducing. Seeing Kuro in action Akane the tries to go out from the building but is held back by Roberto. “What are you doing Roberto?”
“See the situation. Can’t you tell that he is stronger than us? He is killing those players swiftly in one attack. I can’t even see his weapon.” Roberto asks her to calm down while explaining his reason.
Shibo who’s been watching Kuro in action finally speaks:”it’s impossible; he’s even killing a crusader just now in one attack. I know that crusader, Billy the iron wall. His defense is strong, but he easily defeated him.”
“Really?” Kongou surprised to hear that.
Hikaru never let his eyes go from Kuro. He follows his every movement. He’s looking at him in admiration. Leona who’s been silent for the whole time is watching Kuro too, but with a different look in her eyes. It seems like she has fallen for him. Seeing the expression in his sister eyes, Roberto then exploded and charging outside at Kuro alone. Roberto pulls out a Yanagiba from his bag and tries to attack Kuro. Yanagiba is a long chef knife used for cutting sashimi. Seeing that, Shibo and Akane also comes out to help him.
Kuro, easily dodged Roberto’s attack and when he goes past him, Roberto is scattered into glowing dust. Akane and Shibo are shocked seeing that, but it’s already too late to go back. Shibo then decided to use a crusader skill, taunt.
Taunt is a skill that provokes the enemy within 1000 AOE to target the user. Within the time duration the enemy who is affected by this skill has to attack the user. The user defense also increased during the duration.
Shibo thinks that by forcing Kuro to attack him will give time for Akane to make a shot. But his calculation is wrong. While Akane tries to take out her arrow, Shibo already defeated. Kuro then move towards Akane direction and then land a blow. She is also been defeated in a flash.
Hikaru, Kongou, and Leona can’t move after seeing what just happened before their eyes. It’s too dangerous to come out now. But the numbers of player that survived already reduces to ten. It can be seen from the quest window which is now 10/8,830.
Seeing that, Dimitry and his party suddenly comes out form their hiding place. “we meet again, Kuro. I think we still have some unfinished business.”
“I don’t remember you. Maybe you have the wrong person.” Kuro said calmly.
“Yoouu...” Calvin tries to attack him but stopped by Dimitry. “Don’t get provoked by him. We’ve trained for this remember?” hearing from their words, it seemed like they already prepare a special plan to defeat Kuro. Dimitry then give signal to his men and their pulling out their weapon.
His party consisted of Calvin, a lancer. Carla, a druid. Hawke, a hunter. Mike, a monk. Baron, a rogue. And Dimitry himself is a knight. The party seemed to be experienced in combat and has prepared for this battle. “Carla, start casting your ensnare. Calvin, prepare to thrust your spear. Hawke, try to attack his leg to reduce his movement speed. Mike, you’re going to hold him while Carla is casting her skill. Baron, try to use disarm on him when you see the chance.” Dimitry is giving command fluently while the party starts to make a formation. Dimitry stands in the front as a guard followed by mike and baron behind. On the back we have Calvin in the left, Carla in the middle, and Hawke in the right. “Don’t you get too cocky for having high level? We’re going to kill you.” Shouts Calvin.
Seeing their formation and how well prepared they are, Kuro isn’t afraid. He even provokes them to come by waving his index finger. Seeing that, Dimitry then let out a shout. “Kill him.” Kuro isn’t moving from his place, he’s waiting for Carla to finish her cast. When he sees that Carla is going to finish her chant, then Kuro suddenly leap forward towards Dimitry.
Being a caster class require a lot of concentration. You have to focuses when you cast your spell and measure the distance from the target. If you miscalculate, your spell won’t hit. By moving forward towards Dimitry, Kuro managed to hide from Carla view behind Dimitry. Make her panicked because her target is gone. She then releases her spell and it hits Dimitry instead.
The spell that hits Dimitry was ensnare. Ensnare is a skill form druid class which holds every target using roots that grow from the ground within 500AOE and rendering them to move.
Seeing that Kuro is moving towards him and he’s been hit by his teammate skill, Dimitry then unleash a skill, earth stomp.
Earth stomp is an advanced skill of a knight class, that allows them to creates a shockwave by hitting their broadsword into the ground. It has 800 AOE and will flinches enemy for 2 seconds within the area.
But seeing that Dimitry about to bury his broadsword to the ground Kuro immediately jump back, evading the skill that was unleashed. Seeing that chance, Mike tries to attack Kuro using his claws. But he easily dodged it. Mike then unleash chain of skills to keep Kuro busy. After that, Baron comes forward and helps Mike attacking Kuro. But Kuro has been doing nothing the whole time, he is just dodging their attack. Seeing that, Calvin suddenly says to his teammate. “Check your health bar.”
Calvin is afraid that Kuro is just waiting for his poison to take place. After all in his first battle against him, Kuro is just dodging the whole time until Calvin is run out of HP. Baron and Mike then stops for a while to check out their health.
“Hahaha... it seems like you learned something.” Kuro let out an evil laugh and then give Calvin a mocking gaze.
“You...” finally Calvin is provoked and then moves forward to attack Kuro. “No.” Dimitry tries to stop him but he is still trapped in ensnare.
Calvin thrust his spear forward backed up by Mike and Baron to follow up after his attack. This three player chain attack is moving fluidly. They’re giving no time to rest for Kuro.
“Ugh... I’m surprised to see the difference of our skill and them.” Kongou said to Hikaru with a depressed looks.
“Yeah, I don’t believe that their battle is on a whole different level from us. But, who do you think will win?” Hikaru replied to Kongou.
“Kuro is cornered because he is alone, and Dimitry party still has full health and their number is an advantage I think.” Kongou telling Hikaru about his thought.
“Humph... you both are really stupid. Of course Kuro is going to win. He hasn’t pulled out his weapon yet isn’t he?” Leona who’s didn’t even blink while seeing Kuro says her opinion.
Dimitry who’s finally released from ensnare comes forward to helps surround Kuro. Hawke also try to find a chance to release his arrow. While Carla is prepare to heal her teammates. Dimitry and his party keep pressuring Kuro.
Kuro then got tired of dodging and finally decided to pull out his weapon. He took out a Katar. Katar is a weapon with triangle shaped blade and its unique h-shaped horizontal hand grip resulting in the blade to sits above the user knuckles. It is indeed similar to a claw that Mike use. But by drawing out his weapon it means that finally Kuro decided to launch an attack.
He blocks mike claw using his right hand and stab him using his left hand. Causing mike to fall into the ground and vanished into thin air. He quickly pulls his left hand and blocks baron dagger. His right hand that is now free after blocking mike claw, he use it to parry Calvin spear which nearly grazed his neck. Seeing that both his hand are full, Dimitry come forward and try to slash him, but Kuro shakes off baron dagger and Calvin spear and then leap forward toward Dimitry. Dimitry then slashes his broadsword vertically to split Kuro body into two.
Seeing Dimitry attacks, Kuro tries to dodge by spinning his body while jumping forward. Seeing that he managed to dodge from Dimitry attacks, he moves towards Carla and Hawke. Kuro then slashes Hawke legs using his right hand and stabbed Carla in the stomach using his left. Carla who’s stabbed by Kuro immediately scattered into dust. After that, he turn his body and finished Hawke who’s stumbled earlier because his attack.
Dimitry who saw three of his teammates killed instantly is shocked. He just stands there, seeing Baron and Calvin rushed towards Kuro. Kuro then dodged Calvin spear by turning his body towards Calvin right side while moving forward and then stabbed his neck using his right hand. He then blocks Baron’s dagger and then stabbed his stomach.
Dimitry’s then snapped seeing his party destroyed in a matter of seconds. “It’s just because you have high level, that you are this strong. Don’t think that I’m surrendering to you.” He then charges forward, using all of his strength to swing his broadsword. But then Kuro didn’t move from his place, he’s waiting Dimitry to attack.
Dimitry slashes vertically using all his strength and focusing his weight onto the tip of his broadsword. But Kuro stop his attacks completely by crossing the katar above his head.
“It’s not because of my high level that I’m strong. Because I’m strong I have this high level.” Kuro saying that to Dimitry with a killer gaze. Dimitry is like a frog in front of a snake. Kuro then moves forward towards Dimitry while still blocking his broadsword. He’s then using an assassin advanced skills, the cross slash. He slashes Dimitry in his torso leaving an X mark behind as Dimitry body starts turning to dust.
Cross slash is an assassin advanced skills. This skill is activated by crossing the katar in an x shape and then unleashes a two slash. This skill doubles the power of the attack.
Hikaru, Kongou, and Leona who saw that battle are speechless. They can’t say any word. They can’t even move. That terrific move from Kuro makes them too scared to go out. But then a death sentence comes out from Kuro mouth: “I know you’re there. Come out from that building.”
The boys are trembling in fear, but Leona seemed fine. She takes a deep breath and then come out from the building. Seeing that, Hikaru and Kongou followed behind. “I’m sorry, we didn’t mean to wait until you’re tired and then try to attack you.” Leona said with a little fear in her tone.
“Yeah, our level is just too low for this kind of thing.” Kongou tried to think up of some excuse.
But hearing that, Kuro seems to be annoyed. “If there is something to be blamed it’s not your level. It’s your will to move forward.”
Kongou who hear that then starts to shiver. Hikaru then ask for forgiveness. “We’re truly sorry Mr. Kuro. Can you let us go?”
“Yes, I will kill you all in a blink of an eye. It won’t hurt, I promise.” Kuro said. Just when he’s about to attack Kongou and Hikaru, Leona shout something that the boys won’t believe. “Ku-Kuro-sama. P-Please b-be my bo-boyfriend.” She said that with her eyes sparkling and then bowing down.
She must be crazy. That’s what Hikaru and Kongou is thinking. A few moments latter surprisingly Kuro laughed and says: “hahahahaha... I’ll kill you if you ever said that again.”
After that, Hikaru, Kongou, and Leona didn’t know what happened to them. When they opened their eyes, they are at the Blue Rose re-spawn point. Roberto, Akane, and Shibo is waiting for them to explain of what just happened.
“Hikaru, Kongou, what happened to Leona? She’s been spacing out with her eyes sparkling the whole time.” Roberto asks them in panic. When he is seeing her sister reaction.
“She just confessed to Mr. Kuro to be his boyfriend.” Hikaru explain to Roberto of what just happened.
“Uaah... impossible...” hears that, Roberto is shocked and depressed. “how can my beloved sister take a liking to guy like him?”
After that their quest window gets updated. Say that the monthly event quest has been completed. By none other than Kuro.
‘Welcome back Kuro-sama.” Sakuya seems like have been waiting for her the whole time. “How the event quest this month goes?”
“It’s a good thing that I ask you to stay. It’s a free for all battle.” Kuro explained to her of what just happened. “Oh, I forget about something. Here, take this.” He said that while tossing the circlet that he just won.
“Is it okay for me to receive this? After all you’re the one that’s been working hard Kuro-sama.” Sakuya ask to him.
“It’s useless for me anyway. Do you cook something while I’m away?” Kuro said that with no expression and start walking towards the kitchen.
“Yes, Kuro-sama. I’ll re-heat it for you.” Sakuya then followed him behind.
In the basement of FFAID Corporation building, Dr. Hans is watching a monitor. It seemed like a recording of a scene.
“...and starting from now, you’ll be in my party.” We can see a boy, looks like he took a thief basic class. He seemed so cheerfully greeting a girl that will be his teammates.
“Pleased to meet you, my name is...” the girl replied with no expression in her tone.
Dr. Hans seemed to be examining it seriously while taking some notes.
“So, is this how they first met?” suddenly a man in a suit show up. His age is around forty but his posture is still straight up. His hair is neatly styled and wears fashionable glasses.
“Yes it is. But I didn’t expect to see the result in only three months. It’s faster than what we predicted. I’m now collecting some data from the records.”Dr. Hans said all of that while still looking at the monitor carefully.
“Then, I’m looking forward to see some results within a week then? Is it possible?” the man asking in curiosity.
“If that is what you want, I’m going to initiate the first phase then. Do i have your permission sir?” Dr. Hans is asking politely.
“Do as you wish.” The man in suit then turns his body and shows an evil grin on his face.
Hello everybody. I can’t believe that I finally finished my first book. I’m doing this as a hobby at start. My English also isn’t that good and maybe you guys sometimes found that my words are confusing. I’m sorry for that.
I really love MMORPG. Starting from .hack, Sword art online, Log horizon, Yureka, ½ prince, and many more. If you can see that my novel is influenced from all those title. So if you can see some parts that are similar with those titles, I’m so sorry. I’m not trying to copy their works. I’m just writing and putting up my idea of how do I want my game to be. But it’s hard thinking up some plot to make it interesting. No over powered characters, no special power that defies the system, no in game death or trapped in the game world.
I tried to make it realistic, yet i put up some of my fantasy. What do you guys think? A game that is too good to be true. Because all of the game that I played right now is a little bit boring. At some points you have to spent money to be better than other player. Or you have to spend a huge amount of time to level up. Come on game maker, we just want to play for fun, making communities and have some adventure.
I remembered playing Ragnarok Online as my first MMORPG. I lost my mind there. I spent a lot of time just chatting with my friends. Hunting some MVP and collecting rare item. I wish I found one game that looks like that in this era.
The next part is the extra chapter. I’m trying to explain to you guys how this system works. It may be boring for some of you, but good games always have a strong basic right? In the next book extra chapter maybe I will tell you about each class specific skills and ability. Maybe monster list too.
The next arc is going to be great and big. Some background story of the character and an unimaginable development is going to take place. Just wait for my upcoming novel. Hahaha... That is possible if I can finish it and have the time to write though.
As you can see this novel doesn’t have any illustration, picture, or whatsoever. So, I’m looking for someone to be my illustrator, editor, or even my publisher. I really appreciate if you can do that. Maybe get my novel some anime or a figurine? Hahaha.... but I won’t put my hope too high.
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