Sunday, December 27, 2015

In that Moment of Suffering Chapter 23 - Impending Crisis

Hi~ Chapter 23 is out. I will be taking next week off to rest and enjoy the time I have left before going back to work. I plan to do a bit of writing, but I doubt it will be enough to have a full chapter completed.

Friday, December 25, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Glossary


Suffering Glossary

(Will update Regularly. If there's anything missing or you want more details, please tell me. I covered a general amount, so I can mainly focus on writing the story.)

Currently Updated to Chapter 26. Spoilers for anyone that has not caught up with recent chapters.

In That Moment of Suffering Character List


Suffering Character List
(If you have suggestions on formatting or something I missed, please tell me. I did a bare minimum so I could focus on writing the story. Random factoids and other details can occasionally be found here.)

List covers up to Chapter 26. Spoilers for those that haven't caught up.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 22 - Dealing with Innar

Merry Christmas!

It's a bit early, but I figured I would go ahead and post this ahead of time. The bare bones of the Glossary is done and I'll get it posted tomorrow. I still have to get the page jump aspect worked out. I'm hoping it's not too hard. I'll be working on getting another chapter out on the weekend, but I don't have any special mass release prepared for everyone. My stockpile always disappears after a double release week.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 20 – Engaging the Undead

Here's Chapter 20. FYI, if it's late Sunday (PST) and still no posted chapter, then you should check the comments in the most recent chapter. I should have posted a comment about delays if it will only be a day late or so. Just something I thought I should mention since I felt ill Friday from cold party food. Other significant info in the Author's note.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 18 Extra – A Past Memory of the Two

As I mentioned, this chapter is pretty cruel to Senna. I've provided what I could if you wish to skip the worse part.

Edit: Sorry for the false trigger. I wanted to fix the hyperlink. Also, sorry to whoever saw the chapter early on. I don't know how to test Spoiler box text without posting it for real. The preview button doesn't have functional spoiler boxes.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 18 – Traveling to the 'Dungeon' Second Part

Chapter 18! Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate it! Author note below, make sure to read the chapter first, so you don't spoil the contents.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 17 – Traveling to the 'Dungeon' First Part



 Chapter 17! I've created Previous, ToC, and Next chapter buttons at the end of the Suffering chapters. That should help a bit with navigation. I haven't gotten motivation to do them for my older works though.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 16 - Leaving the Restaurant


 Here's Chapter 16! I forced myself to edit last night before bed, so I got ahead a bit. Not counting the time spent gaming. Phone game, the game I mentioned last week I'm regularly playing in short spurts, but my phone gaming is really more on the obsessive level. Especially with a puzzle game I enjoy like Picture cross.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 14 – Three Months Later



Sorry for the delay! Here's Chapter 14! Sadly I didn't make it in time to release this on Halloween. Random blurb in the Author's Note.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 12 - Pressure

Chapter 12. I made the chapter too long, so I had to split it. Next chapter should be up in the next 24 hours.

Edit: Added a Nobility Ranking at the end.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 11 - Waking Up and Her Report



 Here's Chapter 11. Author Note at the end.

Edit: Just signed up for Tree of Savior 2nd Open Beta. Anime MMO~  Currently, I'm not much of a gamer since my time is spent at work, reading WN/LN, and writing. I will try to keep my gameplay to an hour or two so I don't interfere with my writing.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 10 - Rescuing Senna

I'm back! Here's chapter 10! A rare first person PoV chapter.

If you haven't noticed, I turned off the Blogspot 18+ warning when you first enter the site, since some people are turned away by what they might find. Plus, I'm only writing the rare sex scene, so I figured making spoiler buttons to hide the sex content will be sufficient.

Enjoy! I'm off to bed.




Chapter 10 – Rescuing Senna

<Anahid POV>

“Shit. Shit. Shit!” I curse under my breath running alongside the others. Our clan, the <Pact of Ambition>, had just returned from a week long expedition to subjugate a large group of bandits functioning at a major highway. When we returned to the Adventurer’s guild, we found everyone in an uproar. A Goblin Village has been discovered and there were sightings of Ogres moving around the <Glade Forest>.

I found my parents and Arnost arguing with the Guild Master. They wanted a group to immediately leave to the forest, but the Guild Master refused because they needed to arrange the adventurers in town. My heart stopped when I heard Senna happened to go to the forest for harvesting herbs. They were equally worried about Senna and had already formed a group to scout ahead. I didn’t even need to think about it and joined the group. Davor also joined to help find Senna. I felt a pang in my heart, but this isn’t the time to worry about stupid things.

We talked to the Clan leader, who decided to tag along. He’s a blunt man, but extremely reliable. Rache, the best mage in the group, offered to tag along. Honestly, I’m thankful for their help, with the four of us, we could easily handle the Goblin village, even if Ogres appeared. But our focus isn’t the destruction of the village, we’re going to rescue Senna and relay as much information as we can back to the guild. Arnost chose to stay behind and prepare to treat Senna when we found her. Please let her be safe.

“Anahid stop!” Bernard, our Clan leader, calls out to me. Without noticing, I had pulled away from the group and was moving on my own. “Rest now.” Rest? I don’t care about rest, my precious little sister is in danger. Bernard motions to Rache and mother. The two of them are breathing heavily because of the fast pace. It’s obvious their pace is slower since they specialize in magic and less in physical strength. I was too caught up with Senna to notice their condition. Reluctantly, I sit down and wait.

Bernard is discussing the strategy when we arrive. Honestly, everything he said went in one ear and out the other. I couldn’t stop worrying about Senna. She caught my interest when I first saw her in the guild. I have never seen pure, snow white hair on such a young girl. Her appearance was like a beautiful doll that made many men swoon over her, not to mention me. Yet such a dainty girl was about to calmly subjugate Goblins unarmed? The idea boggled my mind. She carried herself with poise and was kind to everyone. However, when angered, her strength and skill could easily surpass me. When admirers were especially persistent, she used some unknown fighting technique to easily throw men several times her size.

Who would have expected a girl like her to have such a dark past? I caught a glimpse of her scars when she showed it off to the guard captain. My breath caught when I saw the large red scar on her upper arm. Her skin was discolored to the point it turned purple. But she talked so calmly about the suffering she experienced. I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. I didn’t realize that was only the tip of the iceberg when I saw her upper body. I felt disgust and anger seeing the degree of damage on her body. Who would subject such a beautiful girl to such horrible treatment? What kind of monster was he?

Later, I was unable to stop myself from prying into her past. ‘How can you still smile like that?’ It was a stupid question that I should have known the answer to. I wouldn’t be able to act so cheerfully in such a condition. Senna gave a response, but her eyes said otherwise. It was just a front. She obviously had not gotten over it. The nights she spent screaming confirmed it.

For three nights at the end of each month, she would scream in pain at the top of her lungs. She never asked for help though. Once she realized it was a regular thing, she started to gag and tie herself to the bed to stop disturbing us. We knew what she was doing, and we tried to help. But she always refused our help. Even when Mom and Dad persisted, Senna was adamant about dealing with it by herself. I tried stepping in when they backed down, but the look of fear in her eyes forced me to step back and watch.

It was the same for training. Senna would constantly refuse our help. She would train by herself and refuse to ask for help. I stood back and watched her from afar. It was obvious that was a genius. Once she picked something up, she learned it in minutes. The three of us were very proud of her and her abilities. But it was the abnormal persistence to go past her limits that amazed me the most.

…But now, I’m kicking myself for not stepping in to help her train. She refused to go out and hunt monsters. I knew the reason. I was scared too at first. Every adventurer is, but they are forced to get over it. We were… I was trying to respect her wishes.

Now... It might be too late… I’m holding back my tears hoping that she’s still alive. It’s easy to tell that Mom and Dad are the same. If she’s alive, I’m going to force her to train with me. It doesn’t matter what she says, I want to make sure she stays safe. She hasn’t been with us long, but she’s my precious sister. Please Goddess Remilia. Please keep Senna safe.

“Let’s go.” Bernard ends the break and we immediately move. After another 20 minutes of running, we arrive at the <Glade Forest>. We split into two groups and start combing the area. Davor, Mom and I are in one group, while Bernard, Rache, and Dad are in the other group. We don’t have to travel far until we discover a set of Ogre footprints. Bernard’s group finds a different set of Ogre footprints that have a much deeper depression. The mood becomes somber seeing the strength of these two Ogres.

“Mud.” Rache points to a pool of mud nearby. She’s a kind person, but never talks for long. In a sense, she really does fit well with Bernard.

“It’s true.” I take a closer look at the pool of mud. The size of the footprints points to Goblins and there are several of them from the looks of it. The prints were strange though. It looked like they laid down and rolled in the mud? It’s not really normal Goblin behavior. I don’t know what to think of it.

“Goblin Archers.” Davor presents a few arrows he found. “We need to be careful. I have a bad feeling.”

“Senna was here. You can see where she was harvesting herbs.” Mother adds looking at the ground. Her voice is melancholic, fearing the worse for Senna.

“Let’s go then.” Dad holds Mom when she stands. Both of them are holding back their tears, though I’m the same. Please be safe.

We head deeper into the forest. Bernard leads the way. Davor and I follow behind him. Rache and Mom stay in the center and Dad brings up the rear.

Arrows litter the way. It’s TOO weird. Goblins shouldn’t be this organized. 5 arrows are stuck in a straight line, and then another 5 arrows are stuck further along the opposite side of the path. The pattern continues the farther we go. Expert archers can easily fire multiple arrows at once, but this is a bit different. There’s too much distance between each set of arrows. An archer would eventually fall behind making their arrows stray. That means there has to be multiple Goblin archers working together. If it was really Senna they were chasing, she should be able to outrun them. That means there are a lot of Goblin archers working in coordination with each other. I refuse to think they could fire multiple arrows with such precision at such a distance AND on the run. With how somber the mood is, everyone else is probably thinking of the same thing.

“Rache.” Bernard pauses and looks at Rache. She makes use of her <Wind Magic> to detect any nearby presences.

Rache shakes her head. “Nothing.” Nothing, really? How can there be no Goblins wandering around. Unless…… Oh God. Did they capture Senna? Mom’s face goes pale and starts crying in Dad’s arms. I want to cry too, but I have to stay strong and rescue Senna. We can help her recover afterwards. I’ll take care of her in the future if I have to.

“Let’s go. The faster we find her, the better.” Davor solemnly urges. The group starts walking carefully. The tension is high in the air. Davor likes Senna because of her looks, but if she’s really been raped by the Goblins, what will he do? Will he continue to pursue her? A trace of joy wells up in my heart. I shake my head of those thoughts. That’s not what’s important right now.

We continue to head deeper into the forest, but have yet to see a single Goblin. The situation is really strange. Goblins are really stupid and wander around without a set path. We should have come across at least one of them considering how deep we’ve progressed. We’re increasingly more vigilant with each passing moment.

We spot the Goblin village and immediately hide behind some trees. It’s too quiet… No matter how strange the Goblins are. There should be some activity and yelling, especially if they caught Senna. Did she escape and they chased after her?

Bernard motions to Rache. She nods and chants her spell. She fires a weak <Wind Shot> and destroys the pile of sticks that a Goblin considers home. The ‘house’ falls apart and we wait… An entire minute goes by and nothing. Are they really not here?

Bernard motions to me. I return the nod. It's my job as a thief to scout the area. Mom looks at me with concern, but I give her a reassuring smile. I have to stay strong.

I scale the tree I’m standing next to for a better view. As I look over the village, my breath stops. The sheer destruction seen in the village is tremendous. Only a few huts at the nearby edge are unscathed, but everything else is crushed beyond recognition. Blood is splattered over most of the clearing. Yet, there isn’t a single dead Goblin around. I scan the clearing looking for any signs when something white catches my eyes. I focus my vision and unconsciously let go of the branch. I fall off the branch, but my arm catches the branch before I crash to the ground.

“You okay?” Dad calls out to me.

I nod and climb back down. “Found her. She’s further in the clearing. Just past the center.” The group tenses up. We found her, but is she alive?

“How many?” Bernard asks me.

I shake my head. “Zero. Only Senna.” Everyone frowns. They’re all thinking the same thing. Is it a trap? “Lots of blood everywhere. Enough that I think the village was slaughtered. But I’m not sure.”

Bernard gives a weird look at my report. He probably thinks it’s a joke. “That strong?” My parents and I bitterly laugh. ‘I don’t know’ is the only answer we can give. “Check traps.”

I reluctantly nod at his order. We’re all worried, but it would be a dishonor to her if we were killed in the process. Not that it makes it any easier knowing that she might be bleeding to death. Dad volunteers to head around the opposite direction. If both of us go around checking for ambushes, we can finish that much faster.

I quickly, but quietly explore the edge of the clearing. I force myself to remain hidden to avoid doing something stupid in haste. I don’t find a single sign of an ambush. Goblins shouldn’t be able to organize such an elaborate scheme, but I know nothing about this situation is normal. In one area, many of the trees are destroyed. The battle must have carried over here. Trees were cut down, the ground is heavily damaged. Just how intense was this battle? Finding no indication of a trap, I move on.

I eventually finish circling around my side and see my father waiting for me. We should head back to regroup, but we can’t wait any longer. The two of us head towards Senna. We move carefully, the blood staining our boots, searching for any traps. I can’t use any magic, but with my experience, I can definitely detect it. The chances of encountering a Goblin Mage are extremely low, but with this weird village, we might just run into some.

We notice the others approaching from the other side. Dad and I look at each other with a bitter smile. Mom must have gotten tired of waiting and forced them to come. We reach Senna without discovering a single trap. Did Senna really wipe the village out? It’s a little hard to believe considering the Ogres in the area. Her experience in battle is too low for that. I check for any traps under Senna, but find none. Gently lifting her, I check her condition. She still feels warm and her heart is beating. Other than being covered in blood, I can’t find any wounds.

Mom reaches us and immediately starts healing Senna. I tell her she has no injuries, but she does it anyways. It’s probably for the best. I might have missed something underneath all the caked blood on her. Casting the advanced <Light Magic> spell <High Heal> is a bit overkill though.

“Goblins?” Bernard asks us. Dad and I shake our heads. “Why?” He looks around at all the blood.

“I don’t get it. This is supposed to be a Goblin village, but there isn’t a single one around. The blood is still fresh, but there are no bodies. It’s not like the bodies can just disappear.” Davor complains trying to figure things out.

Ah. It can disappear. “Senna killed and stored the bodies.” I answer. Thinking about it, it’s obvious that she did. Her [Storage] is special. She doesn’t seem to have a limit, and isn’t affected by the weight of the items she stores.

“I agree.” Dad adds.

“That’s true. She has [Storage], so she’s probably holding onto them.” Mom decides to tell them about [Storage]. With anyone else, knowing about [Storage] would cause a commotion, but we can trust Davor and the others to keep quiet. The people in our Clan are all trustworthy people, we can tell them sensitive information like this.

“She wiped out the entire village?” Davor looks at us in shock. Bernard and Rache are the same. “Is she crazy? If she messed up even a little, she would have been wiped out.”

“I don’t think she did it for fun, you know.” I reply in annoyance. He really gets too fixated on how pretty a girl is and doesn’t think about their abilities.

“True?” Rache questions us.

“Chances are high. I’m surprised as much as you are. She’s only E rank and inexperienced in monster subjugation.” I answer. The more I talk, the more the idea solidifies that this really is Senna’s work.

Bernard strokes his chin. “Make her join. Strong is welcomed.” He looks at Senna appraising her. (A.N. Appraised based on her stature, not by a skill.)

“I plan to.” I answer.

Bernard nods. “Target acquired. Withdraw.” Mom stops healing Senna and the group retreats from the village leaving things as is. I keep on guard for any ambushes, but nothing comes our way. The group returns at a relaxed pace with Dad carrying Senna on his back. We take a short break along the way. Senna remains unconscious the entire trip back.

At the town gates, adventurers are gathered and prepared to set off. Many of the men cheer when they see Senna safe and sound. I click my tongue in irritation. Stupid perverts. The Guild Leader, Vermer, greets us as we pass through the gate. Despite being over 50, his strength hasn’t declined at all emanating the strength of an S rank adventurer.

“Looks like you got her. Good work.” Vermer smiles at Bernard. Bernard gives him a simple nod. Vermer’s smile drops. “How does it look? Found any traces of Ogres?”

“Wiped out. Maybe a few strays. Found nothing else.” Bernard answers.

“I see. Wiped out. That’s a lot better than expected… Wait! Wiped out!!” Vermer yells out drawing the attention of everyone’s attention.

“Two-thirds explored. Nothing alive.” Bernard continues.

“Oi, oi. I know you went to rescue that girl, but you didn’t need to risk injury with a small group like that.” Vermer points to the other adventurers.

“Not us.” Bernard points to the unconscious Senna.

Vermer and the other adventurers stare wide-eyed. “Her?”

“Maybe. Family says so. Sleeping. Can’t ask.” Bernard adds on. The gathered adventurers start murmuring with disbelief.

“We will relay the report to the guild when she wakes up.” I declare as my parents and I pass through the crowd. We immediately head home. Mom and I clean all the blood off of Senna dressing her in her sleepwear. Placing her on the bed, we wait anxiously at her side waiting for her to wake up. Dad and I start pacing around the room. Mom eventually kicks us out of the room because we’re making too much noise forcing us to wait downstairs.

Davor and Arnost drops by later and informs us that Vermer has received the report from us, but will directly visit to get Senna’s report. Apparently, to be safe, three small groups have been sent to investigate the Goblin village and check for any wandering Goblins.

Arnost had been waiting anxiously at the guild the entire time. He didn’t find out we returned until the other adventurers returned and debated whether Senna really took out the Goblins. With everything that happened, I completely forgot he was waiting for us. We reassure him that she’s okay. He waits around for a while, but leaves after a couple of hours.

Honestly, I want to leave the house too. The waiting is torturous. Is she really okay? Is there a major injury that we missed? On the other hand, I want to be around when she wakes up. Despite my restlessness, I continue to wait. My exhaustion starts to take a hold of me. I built up a lot of exhaustion from the expedition and was going to crash into my bed after the day was done. Going out to rescue Senna, I couldn’t unwind at all. All of my tension remained bottled up and increased my exhaustion.

I need to rest my head a bit. I lay my head down on the table and slip into a deep sleep.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 9 - Goblin Village

Chapter 9 is complete! Apologies for the delay. It was very long. Barely made it through the general edit. Chances are high that I can't get another chapter out by this weekend. This chapter is long enough to count as two chapters.

More stuff in the Author's Note.



Sunday, September 20, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 8 - Training

A hellish work week for me.My body has been like this all week, even Saturday and Sunday.


My mind was a mess a good portion of the time. My mood was in a particularly self depreciating, so mentally I was like this.


Anyways, here's chapter 8. Not my best piece of work since it's so excessively busy, but it covered details I wanted.

I'm hoping to not suffer too much this week, so I can get extra time to write and clean up the next chapter.

*Thanks to my friend Shanks for finding these great Gifs.

Edit: Added a temporary map for now. I will work on improving it when I have more time.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

[Random]: Mars Insight Mission Name Entry

Something random I was told about. http://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/insight/

The basic gist is
  • Enter your name. 
  • Nasa engraves your info onto a Microchip.
  • They put it onto the Insight spacecraft sending it to Mars to do its mission.
  • (No idea past that though)
Try it if you're interested. "Last Day to Register: September 8, 2015 (11:59 p.m. ET)" It ends in about 3 hours, 40 mins from this post, so it's quite last second. 

I hope everyone that is interested makes it in time.



Sunday, September 6, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 6 – Shopping for Supplies Second Part

Hello all. Chapter 6! This chapter finishes the shopping excursion. I have a bit more before we reach the first major event during Senna's stay in <Timberharbor>. :) I know it's Labor Day Weekend, but sadly I have IRL obligations, so I can't promise any extra releases to celebrate.

There's an Author's note at the end of the chapter asking for help. Please drop suggestions if you have the chance. Thank you!



Sunday, August 30, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 5 - Shopping for Supplies First Part

I somehow got Chapter 5 up after the Bluescreen fiasco. Thankfully my computer seems to be up and normal again now. Enjoy!

Edit: Sorry my table making skills are off today. Remade the 3rd table for the 4th time. That should be the last one I hope. :X Apologies to the 3 readers that saw the chapter already.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 4 - Family

Here's chapter 4. I'm hoping to get another chapter out before the weekend if possible. I just need to buckle down and work on it once my supply shopping is done.

Edit: (╥﹏╥) My computer took a dump on me, looping BSOD and couldn't even log in. Had to use the refresh feature and wipe out all my installed programs. Damn it all... So much for a relaxing weekend working on the story.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 3 - Introductions

Chapter 3 is done and ready for you. This chapter shows that I try to do world building and honestly suck at descriptions. I'm still trying to work out a good balance since this story will involve more traveling and isn't as static as any of my other works.

On an unrelated topic, I've gone through a week without caffeine per doctor's orders and still have a week to go. I honestly feel lifeless and sleepy during the second half of the day and really hate it. I can't wait to get some coffee or even tea to drink. I miss it!!!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 2 - Adventurer's Guild

Here's Chapter 2. I did what I could to keep the info dump low, but still there on some level since it's necessary.

Edit: Changed guild membership termination from 6 months to 3 years. Matches the feel for a  fantasy setting since 6 months is a bit short. I was thinking too much a of modern time frame since half a year is a bit long for me. >_>

Friday, August 14, 2015

Game Talk: Tobari and the Night of the Curious Moon

Just some random game talk.

I bought Tobari and the Night of the Curious Moon on Steam the other day because of a sale $7.49 instead of the usual $9.99 USD. It's a mix of a Mario platforming game with various abilities like in Kirby. So far, for just playing through the game without collecting stuff, it's pretty easy. Around what you would see in a Mario game. If even that since World 1 is mostly short stages that are quick.

But!! That changes the second you try and collect the 'moon chip' collectible item in each stage. Then the difficulty triples or so depending on the stage. It's like a bundle of @$%*!!! I haven't touched the classic Megaman games from the NES/SNES generation in a long time, but it reminds me of that. Well I can't say I hate it since it's quite interesting. I just need to quell my perfectionist streak since the stages are so bloody hard trying to get the collectibles.

Random talk over. I'm working on editing chapter 2, so that will be out when the weekend is up. Unless I'm successfully pulled into the company event tomorrow, then idk.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In That Moment of Suffering Chapter 1 - New Beginning



First chapter after the prologue~ A bit shorter than normal. Though all the tables and status screens make it longer.

In this story, I wanted to implement some Japanese quotation marks, like this 『』, into my writing. I'm using them for random stuff in the list below, so it's not really the proper use. XD It's fairly intuitive, so I doubt you would need to worry about memorizing it. I'll make a note on the sidebar or something if it becomes a problem.

"word" - Speaking
[word] - Skills
*word* - Sound effect
{word} - Thoughts
<word> - Names of spells and objects
word』- Thoughts
【word】- Names of spells and objects

Anyways, enjoy~

Edit: Tweaked the goblin talk since not understanding them contradicts the [Language Comprehension] max skill.
Edit: It started to be a burden to copy and paste the Japanese quotation marks, so I'm just going to resort to normal brackets on my keyboard.
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Chapter 1 – New Beginning

Senna opens her eyes and sees a clear blue sky. She sits up and looks around finding herself in a flowing field of grass extending as far as the eye can see. She looks at herself noticing her clothes have changed. Her thin dress has been changed with a beige blouse and a brown leather tunic on top. A long brown skirt and shoes when all combined make her look like a simple commoner. “I guess this is how they dress here.” Senna comments to herself. “Well time to get moving.” Before she can stand up a large window appears before her.

You have acquired +200 HP, +200 MP, +20 to Strength, Endurance, Agility, Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, Luck!
You have acquired [Katana] Lv. 1! You can use Katana weapons!
You have acquired [Martial Arts] Lv. 1! You can perform different Martial arts abilities now!
You have acquired [All Elemental Proficiency] Lv. 1! You can perform magic of the same level for Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, Lightning, Light, Darkness, and Null elements!
You have acquired [Magic Spell Proficiency] Lv. 1! You can cast spells with a higher level of potency!
You have acquired [Magic Manipulation] Lv. 1! You can control spells with a higher level of control!
You have acquired [Detection Skills] Lv. 1! You can detect any presence, magic, enemy, or danger within a two meter radius.
You have acquired [Tactics] Lv. 2! You can plan out fair strategies in battle!
You have acquired [3 Dimensional Movement] Lv. 1! You can move in any directional plane for three seconds!
You have acquired [Parry] Lv. 1! You can parry attacks now!
You have leveled up [Identification] to Lv. 4! You can accurately identify most objects!
You have acquired [Self Recovery] Lv. 3! You can automatically heal normal wounds over time!
You have acquired [Disguise] Lv. 1! You can make yourself unnoticed in the crowd with a disguise!
You have acquired [Keen Sight] Lv. 2! You can accurately see moving objects!
You have acquired [Hawk Eyes] Lv. 2! You can accurately see distant objects 15 meters away!
You have acquired [Disease Resistance] Lv. 1! You have a chance to resist minor diseases!
You have acquired [Paralysis Resistance] Lv. 3! You can resist minor paralysis and have a chance at resisting intermediate class paralysis!
You have acquired [Petrification Resistance] Lv. 4! You can’t be petrified by Lv. 4 class abilities.
You have acquired [Reading] Lv. 5! You love to read and now you can quickly read books faster than a normal person.
You have acquired [Improved Memory] Lv. 4! You can memorize almost everything you focus on!
You have acquired [Persuasion] Lv. 1! You can persuade people about simple topics!
You have acquired [Bartering] Lv. 1! You can do simple bartering when making purchases!
You have acquired [Appraisal] Lv. Max! Everything on the planet has value! You can determine the price of any object just by looking!
You have acquired [Language Comprehension] Lv. Max! No matter the language, you can understand and speak the language within the first few seconds!
You have acquired [Poker Face] Lv. 3! You can lie and keep a straight face in normal situations.
You have acquired [Survival] Lv. 3! You can survive in the wilderness without any problems! Don’t expect comfort though!
You have acquired [Cooking] Lv. 1! You can cook a dish that’s barely edible!
You have acquired [Specialized Growth] Lv. 3! Your abilities develop faster than a normal person!
You have acquired [Concealed Status] Lv. 4! You can hide your status from common guards!
You have acquired [Skill Development] Lv. 3! You can develop and learn new skills at twice the normal pace!

Senna opens her [Status] in shock.

Status
Name
Senna
Level
1
Race
Human
Age
14 years old
HP
400
MP
250
Strength
50
Endurance
50
Agility
50
Dexterity
50
Intelligence
50
Wisdom
50
Luck
50


Skills
Katana Lv. 1
Dagger Lv. 1
Martial Arts Lv. 1
All Elemental Proficiency Lv. 1
- Fire Lv. 1
- Water Lv. 1
- Wind Lv. 1
- Earth Lv. 1
- Lightning Lv. 1
- Light Lv. 1
- Dark Lv. 1
- Null Lv. 1
Magic Spell Proficiency Lv. 1
Magic Power Lv. 1
Magic Manipulation Lv. 1
Detection Skills Lv. 1
-Presence Lv. 1
-Magic Lv. 1
-Enemy Lv. 1
-Danger Lv. 1
Tactics Lv. 2
3 Dimensional Movement Lv. 1
Parry Lv. 1
Identification Lv. 4
Self Recovery Lv. 3
Disguise Lv. 1
Keen Sight Lv. 2
Hawk Eyes Lv. 2
Poison Resistance Lv. 7
Mind Resistance Lv. 7
Disease Resistance Lv. 1
Paralysis Resistance Lv. 3
Petrification Resistance Lv. 4
Storage Lv. Max
Reading Lv. 5
Improved Memory Lv. 4
Persuasion Lv. 1
Bartering Lv. 1
Appraisal Lv. Max
Arithmetic Lv. Max
Experimentation Lv. Max
Language Comprehension Lv. Max
Poker Face Lv. 3
Etiquette Lv. Max
Survival Lv. 3
Cooking Lv. 1
Enhanced Growth Lv. 3
Blood Manipulation Lv. Max
Last Stand Lv. Max
Soul Engraving Lv. Max
Concealed Status Lv. 4
Skill Development Lv. 3

“Uuuu…She tricked me…” Senna’s energy hits rock bottom as she falls forward on her hands and knees. After working out her depression, she forces herself to her feet. “…No choice, but to accept it. Time to look for civilization.”

Senna heads to a nearby hill and climbs to the peak. At the top, she sees a large expansive sea of trees in front of her. The trees are closely knit providing little light from breaking through the crown of trees. Senna turns around and sees the open sea. “A forest on one side and an ocean at the other.” Her eyes scan along the coast and spot a large port city. “There!” Senna smiles as she decides her destination.

She casually walks in the direction of the city. “At this pace, I’ll get there in two hours? Hopefully, I won’t get into too much trouble.”

“Gii-Gaaaaaa!”



You’ve learned <Goblin Language>. Due to [Language Comprehension], you can perfectly understand Goblin talk now.

 An odd cry reaches her ears. Her sight shifts to a side where she spots a green pimply humanoid pointing at her with a wooden club and waving the other at someone behind the hill. A sense of danger fills her as she detects the hostility of the green creature.

“What’s that? Not good? What now? Oh right! [Identify]” Senna looks at the thing in confusion before remembering about her skill.

Status
Name
N/A
Level
2
Race
Goblin
Age
5 days old
HP
20
MP
0
Strength
9
Endurance
3
Agility
5
Dexterity
2
Intelligence
2
Wisdom
0
Luck
1


Skills
N/A
Description
A green humanoid monster. Thrives in killing small animals. Likes to capture human women to use as a breeding pool. Fast growth from infancy.

“A monster and a disturbing one.” Senna grimaces at the description. She touches her cheek when she realizes her expression. “Wow~ When was the last time I felt disgust? I can even show it on my face.” Senna talks to herself with an out of place calmness. She notices two other goblins appear armed with rusty knives and start to close in on her. “No time to play around I guess. What to do?”

Senna looks around for a tool or weapon without any luck. “Guess I have to rely on my hands.” She clenches her hands preparing herself for the fight.

You have acquired +50 HP, +5 Strength, Endurance, Wisdom!
You have leveled up [Martial Arts] to Lv. 2! Your martial arts can deal with small enemies!
You have leveled up [Presence Detection] to Lv. 2! You can detect presences within 5 meters.
You have leveled up [Enemy Detection] to Lv. 2! You can detect enemies within 5 meters.
You have leveled up [Danger Detection] to Lv. 2! You can detect danger within 5 meters.

“Wah!! Um, um… Hide skill notices!!” Senna panics seeing the sudden influx of skills and tries to command it. The window disappears before it can finish displaying the messages.

"Woman! Capture!" The goblin closes in on Senna. The closest one swings its club at her. Senna jumps back quickly expanding the gap to over ten meters between them.

“That scared me!” Senna looks at the goblins continuing to charge at her. “Looks like there’s no choice, but to fight.” She takes a deep breath. “Let’s go!” She hardens her gaze as she dashes towards the club wielding goblin. Before it can react, Senna throws her fist forward swiftly meeting the goblin’s face.

*Crack*

Senna’s eyes open wide as her hand smashes through the goblin’s head. Before her hand punctures deeper into the head, the goblin’s neck is strained to its limit and cracks. The goblin’s head flies off smashing into the base of the hill. Blood sprays out from the decapitated body drenching Senna. She stares blankly at her hands.


Senna has leveled up! You have reached level 2!



Before Senna can process the damage she did or the status window, the cries of the two goblins before her snap her out of her reverie. She quickly waves the message away making it disappear. “Have to keep moving.” She grabs the feet of the fallen goblin and quickly twirls throwing the body at the closest goblin. The body slams into the goblin. Its knife gets stuck in the body as the goblin is knocked off its feet. As the goblin flies, it crashes into its comrade knocking both of them to the ground. The last goblin drops its rusty knife to the ground as it flies.

"Wow." Senna stares in surprise at the fallen goblins. "I guess that's the benefits of a strong status? I was too naïve I guess…" She sighs thinking of the help that Remilia's stubbornness has given her.

"I better finish things before they get up." Senna jogs to the fallen rusty knife. She walks over to the fallen goblins.

One of the goblins has already extracted itself from underneath the decapitated body and points at her angrily grunting. "Woman!!"

Before it can approach, Senna throws the knife strongly. It shoots out from her hand stabbing directly into the goblin's head. Blood lightly squirts from the goblin's head as it crumples to the ground. The body falls directly on top of the decapitated body trapping the final goblin under the combined weight.

"Heavy! Escape!!" The goblin squirms under the weight. It attempts to push the bodies off of it, but lacks the strength or leverage to move them. The goblin stops when a shadow looms over it. It sees Senna staring down calmly at it. “Escape!! Escape!!!” It panics and tries pushing the bodies again to escape from Senna.

“Sorry. But you attacked me first.” She raises her foot over the goblin’s head. The goblin cries out again, but Senna stops down without mercy. The goblin’s head bursts open like a watermelon splashing more blood onto her clothes. Luckily, she covered her face preventing more blood from getting on her. She sighs with the end of her first battle.


Senna has leveled up! You have reached level 3!


Another window pops up in front of her. “Not now.” She flicks the window away turning her gaze to the goblin corpses. She claps her hands together giving a quiet prayer. “Leaving the corpses here gives a bad taste in my mouth considering I went and killed them like this. …What to do? I guess I should take it with me. There might be something I can sell.” Senna stores the bodies in her [Storage], but keeps one of the rusty knives in hand.

“It looks like it will break any second, but it’s better than nothing.” Senna comments examining the knife.

Rusted Copper Knife
Type: Dagger
Durability: 2/5
+0 Attack
A metal knife thoroughly covered in rust. The blade has completely worn down making it impossible to cut anything.

She takes a quick glance as her [Storage]. “Good, at least they didn’t slip anything else with me. I should be happy the status helped me survive that battle, but I still feel weird about such convenient gifts. [Status]”

Status
Name
Senna
Level
3
Race
Human
Age
14 years old
HP
510
MP
300
Strength
65
Endurance
65
Agility
60
Dexterity
65
Intelligence
60
Wisdom
65
Luck
70


Skills
Katana Lv. 1
Dagger Lv. 1
Martial Arts Lv. 3
All Elemental Proficiency Lv. 1
- Fire Lv. 1
- Water Lv. 1
- Wind Lv. 1
- Earth Lv. 1
- Lightning Lv. 1
- Light Lv. 1
- Dark Lv. 1
- Null Lv. 1
Magic Spell Proficiency Lv. 1
Magic Power Lv. 1
Magic Manipulation Lv. 1
Detection Skills Lv. 1
-Presence Lv. 3
-Magic Lv. 1
-Enemy Lv. 2
-Danger Lv. 2
Tactics Lv. 3
3 Dimensional Movement Lv. 1
Parry Lv. 1
Identification Lv. 4
Self-Recovery Lv. 3
Disguise Lv. 1
Keen Sight Lv. 3
Hawk Eyes Lv. 3
Poison Resistance Lv. 7
Mind Resistance Lv. 7
Disease Resistance Lv. 2
Paralysis Resistance Lv. 3
Petrification Resistance Lv. 4
Storage Lv. Max
Reading Lv. 5
Improved Memory Lv. 4
Persuasion Lv. 1
Bartering Lv. 1
Appraisal Lv. Max
Arithmetic Lv. Max
Experimentation Lv. Max
Language Comprehension Lv. Max
Poker Face Lv. 4
Etiquette Lv. Max
Survival Lv. 4
Cooking Lv. 1
Specialized Growth Lv. 4
Blood Manipulation Lv. Max
Last Stand Lv. Max
Soul Engraving Lv. Max
Concealed Status Lv. 4
Skill Development Lv. 4

She takes a look at her status, which only makes her sigh more heavily. “So strong… They really overdid it. Hah. No point complaining. I need to get to town. I wish I had some water to wipe off all this blood though.”

Senna walks towards the town replaying the battle in her head. “I’m really calm even though I killed something for the first time. Is it always like this? But there’s no choice other than to take them done since they’re hostile…”

Along the way, Senna meets another two groups of goblins along the way. She swiftly dispatches them by throwing rocks at their heads resulting in ten goblin corpses collected in her [Storage]. As the town comes into sight, she stops and looks at herself drenched in blood.

“Would they even let me in like this? I don’t want to be confused with a murderer.  The blood’s starting to dry though…Oh Blood!” Senna remembers her status and her [Blood Manipulation skill]. “Will it work if it’s not my own blood? …Well I have to try. Um… [Blood Manipulation]!”

Senna stretches out one hand turning her palm towards her body. As she calls out the skill, the loose and dried blood separate from her clothes and body collected in the palm of her outstretched hand. “It worked!” She tries dropping it in her [Storage] and successfully fills a slot with an ‘Orb of Goblin’s Blood’.

She approaches the town and sees the large stone walls surrounding the town.

You have found the town of <Timberharbor>.


A long line of carriages stretch out from the gate. While thinking if she should wait in the line, she catches sight of a smaller line with people carrying weapons and armor. “Guess I’ll try going in that line first.”

When she reaches the gate, the smaller line has already cleared. Two guards dressed in steel armor stop Senna from approaching any further.

“●●●●! ●●●●●● ●●●● ID.” (Guard A)



You’ve learned the<Lalfiya Language>. You can now understand the most prominent language of humans in the kingdom of Lalfiya.

“ID? I apologize I don’t have one.” Senna bows to them. “Can anyone enter this way or do I have to wait in that line?”

“No ID? You’re not an adventurer?” (Guard A)

“No?” Senna shakes her head.

“If you don’t have ID, you have to pay 30 Triton as a tax to enter <Timberharbor>.” (Guard B)

“Uuu…I’m sorry! I’m lost and have no money. All I have are some goblin corpses and some items I can sell to get some money. I’d have to go inside to do that though.” Senna groans at the predicament she got into because of her stubborn rejection of Remilia’s help.

“Goblin corpses? You said you weren’t an adventurer? Why would you goblin corpses?” One of the guards question Senna staring intently as he evaluates her.

“They attacked me, so I got lucky and killed them when I stole their weapon?” Senna meekly answers as she senses the sudden hostility. The two guards talk to themselves as they look at her.

“Show us proof that you killed a goblin. You’re not carrying anything.” (Guard A)

“Okay.” Senna pulls out a stabbed goblin from her inventory. The guards stare in shock at the sudden appearance. Guard A steps away rushing to the guardhouse.

“P-Please wait for my partner to return, Miss!” Guard B stutters as he speaks.

“Okay. May I put the goblin away?” Senna ask while looking at the nervous guard.{Miss?? why did he suddenly change his tone and get so nervous?}

“P-Please go ahead.” Guard B still stutters slightly as he speaks. Senna nods and puts the goblin away. After a few minutes, Guard A returns and relays a message to Guard B. Guard B takes out a white crystal as  “T-Then please put your hand on this crystal and answer my questions.”

“Okay.” Senna obediently complies.

“What is your name?”

“Senna.”

“Age?”

“Ei…Fourteen.”

“Race?”

“…Human?”

“Have you ever committed a crime?”

“No.”

“Have you killed a person recently?”

“Mmm…If the goblins don’t count, then no.”

Guard B takes back the crystal after the last question. Senna also retracts her hand. Guard A hands Senna a piece of parchment with the basic information she provided.

“You’ll want to go to the Adventurer’s guild in the center of town to trade the goblin corpses. If you go straight ahead, you’ll see it immediately. If you wish to become an adventurer, you should register with them to obtain access to their services. You will also get identification as proof of joining them.”

“Okay. That sounds good. Thank you for the information. Is it fine that I’m not paying the tax though?” (Senna)

“A-a-about that, we would be very grateful if you can return to pay the tax by tomorrow afternoon would be greatly appreciated.” Guard B nervously salutes her.

“Understood. Thank you very much.” Senna bows to the two guards and heads inside the town.

When Senna is completely out of sight, the guards finally relax. “Thank god, she took that well.” Guard B comments.

“Yeah. Hopefully she doesn’t report us later.” (Guard A)

“Why did she have to be so misleading dressing as a commoner? Even if she can’t carry her ID, she could at least have some money on her.” (Guard B)

“Why do you think she was so polite? She could have easily executed us?” (Guard A)

“How should I know?! She must be some personal spy for the Lord carrying top secret information. There’s probably some reason that common people like us wouldn’t know.” (Guard B)

“What are you talking about?” A man approaches the two guards.

“Captain!” The two guards salute their captain.

“And what were you discussing?” (Captain)

“A young girl that passed through. She wasn’t carrying any ID nor had any money on her.” (Guard A)

“What did she look like?” (Captain)

“No older than 15. A very innocent looking commoner with long, sleek white hair. We let her through asking her to pay the tax by tomorrow.” (Guard B)

The captain frowns, “Why did you do that? You could have turned her away?”

“She was a top class magician. We think she’s probably connected to the Lord.” (Guard A)

“Oh? Did she say that?” (Captain)

“No, she didn’t. But that would be the best explanation for the lack of ID.” (Guard B)

“Then there’s no proof. She should have shown a mark of the Lord if she really worked for him. No need to skip carrying identification at all.” The captain explains. “Next time she comes call me immediately.”

“But Captain?! Even if she doesn’t work for the Lord, she must be some sort of official with her level of skill!” (Guard A)

“You don’t know that. Besides if she isn’t anyone important, I can have some fun with her.” The captain licks his lips thinking about her appearance. The two guards panic seeing their captain’s lascivious attitude, but refrain from rebuking their superior any further.