Chapter 521 – Killing Time in Winter

Winter.

Basically, we are all confined to our houses and rarely go out.

The only ones who are going out on a regular basis are the angel scouts, the kuros, and the centaurs.

After them are the high elf hunters.

However, if there’s a blizzard, no one will go outside.

Even monsters and demon beasts don’t dare run around when there’s a blizzard.

And even if there were monsters and demon beasts that can freely move even if there’s a blizzard, they won’t dare approach a place where there is a pack of inferno wolves.

Even if one comes, it will be killed by either Hakuren, Rasuti, or Guronde before they get close to the village.

They’re reliable.

As for Dors, he’s sleeping in the kotatsu.

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In any case, I don’t go out much in winter and spend my time doing something indoor.

I’m not dissatisfied with just being indoors though everyone seemed to be stressed by only being able to converse a little less with others.

Because of that, they gather in the hall of my mansion even if there’s a blizzard. There are many villagers there that talk to me too.

The hall is large but it is warm because of proper heating.

We do this every day.

Since it would be boring if there’s a lot of people doing nothing but talking with each other, we ran an event every day.

Mahjong tournament, reversi tournament, chess tournament, bowling tournament.

Since we are indoor, we don’t have any sword or bow tournaments but there are physical events such as sumo tournaments and arm wrestling tournaments.

In addition, there are also new dish presentations, alcohol tasting events, and even sweets eating events as requested by the oni maids, dwarves, and the fairy queen.

Since they are sudden, it is only small scale but recently, the villagers gather one hour earlier first to decide on what event to hold.

They have established a good communication method.

Their enthusiasm is amazing.

By the way, I will not let them do a gluttonous event or even hold a spicy food event.

Well, even if I don’t stop them, the villagers have experienced food shortages before so they hate something that can be categorized as wasting food.

Therefore, the sweets eating event is not an eat all the sweets you want event but a simple sweets tasting event.

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As for today, it’s not a sweets-eating event but a chess tournament.

All participants will have to play chess at least once.

Then, the losers will move to the bowling alley or play mahjong in the next venue.

Of course, if they want to stay and watch the matches, they are free to do so.

The bowling alley and the mahjong venues are casted with soundproofing magic so they won’t disturb the chess players.

It is not the magic that makes sound muffled but the one that isolates the sound in the venue.

When you pass through a partition where that soundproofing magic is casted, you will feel that you suddenly went to a different world.

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In the bowling venue, those who have lost first in the chess tournament are already throwing the bowling ball.

Once a certain number of people gather there, they plan on holding a tournament too.

There are various matching methods that can be done but the most common in Big Tree Village is battles of teams of three.

There are many lizardmen, high elves, mountain elves, and beastkins who participate there.

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In the mahjong venue, those who lost at the chess tournament are having fun too.

Mahjong will start once four participants gather so there are those who have already started.

There are many dwarves here.

They said that this is the best thing they can enjoy while drinking.

There are also tables and tiles designed for minotaurs and titans here but there are fewer of them so they basically play with the same opponents.

But that’s not a problem since they can still enjoy it.

The demon king, Beezel, and Doraim are there too.

I think the three of them participated in the chess tournament but did they lose already?

And playing with them is a team of spiderlings.

There are twenty of them on the chair.

They are moving tiles using web and the scene basically looks like a factory back in my world.

But who’s in charge?

Do what you want as long as you follow the rules….

And apologies for disturbing you.

Immediately after that, the spiderlings tap the board.

I see, they are tapping the board instead of shouting.

They have already tapped pon twice and taken other’s tiles.

Smart.

Beezel was the one they took the tile from and he looks like he can’t believe what just happened.

And it did not end with that.

They made a chinroutou and a yakuman at the same time.

 And since the spiderlings are the dealers, they got 48000 points.

Yeah, the highest score.

TN: Like before, I have no idea what’s happening in this mahjong battle and it is not relevant to the story so don’t mind if it doesn’t make sense.

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In Big Tree Village, the person who made a pattern and got the highest score can leave his name on an exclusive board.

I’m currently stuck with what name I should write.

What should I do?

The spiderlings are looking at me with eyes of expectations.

In this case, let’s put a team name.

….

How about team chinroutou?

No?

Ah, okay.

Team Yakuman.

From now on, strive for doing various patterns.

Good luck.

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As for the chess tournament, it went on smoothly.

They are currently at the best sixteen.

And as expected, Kuroyon and Malbit are there.

The others are six kuros, Tier, Kierbit, Ruincia, and Ria.

And four more?

Loo is….she lost to Kuroyon.

What about Flora?

She’s still playing but losing.

Flora is playing against Suarurou.

Ah….the battle ended.

Suarurou won.

Hahaha, I’ll comfort Flora.

Yes, of course, Loo too.

Uoo.

Kuro too.

Hahaha.

Who did you lose to?

Eh?

Eagle?

Ah, the eagle, who’s being cheered by Aegis, remained in the best 16.

Surprising.

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When the chess tournament was burning hot, the children, whose class just ended, came.

Oohhh, they’re not running.

It looks like their class finally has an effect.

However, stop marching in line.

It feels interesting?

I know.

Since the fairy queen is already sitting there, I guess it was time to start.

Ann and the others are preparing for you so sit back….ah, you want to help carrying it?

Alright, let’s carry it together.

Ah, this is an event that I thought the children could participate in….

Of course, it’s not related to swords and bows.

Even if the veteran Gulf and Daga are here, it’s not okay.

The walls and the floors might get damaged.

And if that happens, it will be difficult to look at Ann.

Well, I know that they are better than me in that aspect.

I can’t win against them.

Ursa and Alfred are strong.

I’m serious.

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Aside from the children and the fairy queen, we asked if there’s anyone else who wants to participate. Then, I cooperated with the high elves and mountain elves to make an event venue for the children.

I call it an event venue though it is only a partition.

There are four billiard tables and the one in the center is a children-size billiard table.

You know the rules, don’t you?

I made the billiard tables before but they are all adult sizes.

They are too big for the children to use.

So this time, I made one for the children.

From the cue to the balls, everything’s child-size.

Oh, wait wait.

The mountain elves are measuring the level.

They are making sure that the billiard is not inclined anywhere.

The height of the tables is adjusted after checking.

As a final check, they tried putting a ball in the middle.

Okay, it didn’t roll.

Play in turns.

Don’t monopolize it.

Several civil servant girls are here so I’ll leave this place to them.

Ah, if there’s something wrong, don’t hesitate to call me.

It was not only the children who couldn’t play billiards because of the size of the table.

The minotaurs and titans too.

High elves and mountain elves, can you make big cues and a big table?

I’ll make the balls.

A perfect sphere can’t be made unless the AFT is used.

I think making a perfect sphere is a good research topic.

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Night.

It’s time to relax.

In the chess tournament, it was Kuroyon and Malbit who clashed in the final.

When it was time for dinner, they already drew three times so their match will continue the next day.

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Lizardmen won the bowling game.

It was amazing since all three got perfect scores.

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As for mahjong…..they are still enjoying it even after dinner.

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The children seem to have fun playing billiards.

However, Ursa doesn’t seem to enjoy it that much.

She has no problem with taking turns but it seems like she’s frustrated in waiting.

That’s the same reason why Ursa is not playing bowling.

Maybe she’ll have more fun playing alone.

On the contrary, Alfred seems to like billiards.

He even took several positions to hit the ball with the cue properly.

Maa, a little more practice and he’ll manage to hit the ball the way he wants.

Hahaha.

It’s their first time today so it can’t be helped.

Let’s make a dedicated room for the children’s billiard table.

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Shino

    Alfred in suit while playing billiards, which woman can reject his charm

  2. Always Correct

    I can see it now. Alfred in a billiards sports anime.
    Alfred: “Omae wa mou shindeiru!” (Pulls a winning shot in the first turn)
    Opponent: “Nani!?

  3. lycopene322

    > “And since the spiderlings are the dealers, they got 48000 points.”
    We know dragons are competitive ones in nature right?
    So, imagining what happen to them now, they were having a cramp and bluish face when they realize they were f*cked up…

    > “Hahaha, I’ll comfort Flora.”
    Theres a new update in Manga. Flora says over there to VC “Praise me”, instead VC hug her in his all might.
    Now, comforting the looser Flora, is it a hug or head pat? I bet its both.

    > I think Kuroyon losing to Malbit once when Malbit was new to the Village breaks his heart.
    An unknown someone, for all over the years, Kuroyon remains the perfect champion of the Village.
    Until someone who was lazily a freeloader at start came on the village, and started pounding Kuroyons pride as the Champion.
    In this tournament, i bet Kuroyon will find to the bitter end. And if he loose, he will go to Kuro and Yuki crying again, and Malbit will just raise her chest with big bewbs prided enough as a champion

    > “On the contrary, Alfred seems to like billiards.”
    Well, was this a premonition that Alfred will become a womanizer?
    We know that in the real world, someone who was good at billiards are chick magnets right?

  4. lycopene322

    > “And since the spiderlings are the dealers, they got 48000 points.”
    We know dragons are competitice ones in nature right?
    So, imagining what happen to them now, they were having a cramp and bluish face when they realize they were f*cked up…

    > “Hahaha, I’ll comfort Flora.”
    Theres a new update in Manga. Flora says over there to VC “Praise me”, instead VC hug her in his all might.
    Now, comforting the looser Flora, is it a hug or head pat? I bet its both.

    > I think Kuroyon losing to Malbit once when Malbit was new to the Village breaks his heart.
    An unknown someone, for all over the years, Kuroyon remains the perfect champion of the Village.
    Until someone who was lazily a freeloader at start came on the village, and started pounding Kuroyons pride as the Champion.
    In this tournamen, i bet Kuroyon will find to the bitter end. And if he loose, he will go to Kuro and Yuki crying again, and Malbit will just raise her chest with big bewbs prided enough as a champion

    > “On the contrary, Alfred seems to like billiards.”
    Well, was this a premonition that Alfred will become a womanizer?
    We know that in the real world, someone who was good at billiards are chick magnets right?

  5. jorgelotr

    “In Big Tree Village, the person who made a pattern and got the highest score can leave his name on an exclusive board.”
    “From now on, strive for doing various patterns.”
    ^-it’s not “doing a pattern”, but “obtaining a yakuman” (where “yakuman” is a win worth 32000 points, unless you are a dealer, in which case it should be 48000, both being the maximum win). The team name is made English-sounding by adding the English plural suffix “s” (Team Yakumans), which japanese people seem to have a soft spot for. In the last sentence, given the context, the “various” should be “many” or “lots of” instead.

  6. Zax

    Thanks for the chapter

  7. Zed

    “Team Yakuman”
    As expected of VC, terrible naming sense as usual. XD

  8. Esker

    “They made a chinroutou and a yakuman at the same time.”

    A chinroutou (all terminals) *is* a yakuman (maximum point hand) so this doesn’t really make sense.

    “the person who made a pattern and got the highest score”

    Could probably be replaced with “a person who gets a yakuman” since a yakuman is by definition the highest score.

    There is the possible exception in some rulesets of a double yakuman, however the details we have make it clear
    that this isn’t what’s happening; chinroutou is only compatible with suuankou and suukantsu (plus tenhou and chihou) and calling pon rules out all of those. I guess super stricly suukantsu could happen with pons turning into kans later but that’s notable enough to be worth its own paragraph so probably isn’t the case..

    1. jorgelotr

      I already mentioned the “pattern” thing (I went to check the raws). I didn’t mention the first because, while I understood that the sentence could be translated as “got a yakuman with a chinroutou”, my knowledge of the game rules is so flakey it could be used as breakfast cereals and the particle in question can actually have both meanings of “with” and “and”.

      What they do is that anyone who gets a perfect score in a hand gets their name engraved in the yakuman plate; these spiderlings became “The Yakumans”.

  9. Wei Chen

    weird reading about kiddie billiard here. i’ve seen fake billiard toy sets, but billiard was always considered an adult’s game around here.

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