This series has been taken down from the machine translated subpage since I won’t be doing it.. Apparently this series has a translation group working on it. Check them out at nationalneet
Next Life (ネクストライフ)
Author: Aino Hitoshi (相野 仁)
Yamada Takashi once thinks that he has lost his live when he gets an accident in a snowy mountain. When he woke up it seems that he is in another world. A world of 『Fantasy Adventure Online』. He was puzzled; however he realized that he gained a great ability. High ranking Wizard called Marius the 「Wise Man」.
Chapter 1 – reincarnation
In the snowy mountains, it is the place being used the most for thriller movie and even romance. At least Yamada Takashi once thought about the same thing. He visited this place with two girls. He can already imagine the scene where the three of them enjoy skiin together.
“I want you to teach me how to ski.”
The girls are begging him with a spoiled voice. Whether the girl could actually ski is not the problem. The atmosphere is the most important thing. At such situation, it is normal for men to take the lead and teach the girls. Takashi also act the same. He decided to teach her under three different courses.
The voice of Kazuhiko and Misaki can be heard together calling for him.
(Why their voice sounded so worried? Are they looking for me? Ugh, I can’t breathe. This is so cold, am I freezing to death?)
While thinking so, Takashi let out his last breath and left this world.
At least that is what supposed to happen.
(I wonder where I am now.)
Takashi is puzzled. He is not in the hospital and nor at the snowy mountains where he passed out. Right now he is standing beside a lake. Although it was big enough till you can’t see the other end, there is no waves and the smell of the sea so it must be a lake.
In the sky, many clouds can be seen and strong breeze occasionally touched his cheek. At his back, deep forest have spread out to cover the scene. There are two sun in the sky, a normal yellow sun and a blazing red sun.
(That red sun, I think it was the same one with the sun at 『Fantasy Adventure Online』.)
Thus he concluded one thing. He is transported into the MMO game world. The twin sun couldn’t be mistaken. Inside the game, he plays as a 【Wizard】 called Marius Touban. He played this game with his friend, clearing quest and even goes to participate in an event.
The other one thing that confirmed Takashi conclusion is his appearance is exactly like the game character Marius Touban. Crimson robes named 「robes of hell」, unique golden staff called 「Dragon God Wand」 and a ring on his left index finger named 「Ring of God」.
It is exactly the same items his character wear when he last logged out.
(Am I reincarnated into the game world?)
Fortunately he has read many novels where such things happened. He calmly accepted his situation while keep on looking left and right.
(If this happened for real, I can’t do anything about it. Well, what to do from now is the most important.)
He thinks, if the equipment is the same, what about his ability? Now he is going to try it. It is important for him to know his details and status right now.
Examining equipment is easy. After all his character have a lvl 10 magic called 《appraisal》. He then used it on the equipment he wears.
「Robes of hell」- Event item
「Dragon God Wand」- Unique item
「Ring of God」- Event item.
「Angel necklace」- unique item.
He also did the same thing to check his status.
Name: Marius Touban
It was strange. 『Fantasy Adventure Online』 level cap is at 200. Even if a player participates in all events and gained bonus level, there is no way to reach that level. However the possibilities of exceeding the level cap itself break the games balance.
The company said: “we don’t take responsibility even if the game balance is collapsing.”
It can be said as the reason lots of player decided to leave the game once they failed the event.
He is anxious seeing his item bag is empty. There is a thing to prevent him from being appraised by others. It was very useful when he played the game to hides his status from other. There is no point of the item right now but just in case another player gets dragged into the game world like him, he might need it.
The next thing he will do is checking whether he can actually use magic. Magic is divided into thirteen types and each type has twelve different skills under them. Marius however is able to use all of the magic. That is the reason he is called Marius the 「Wise Man」, he is the highest level 【Wizard】in the game.
(First, let’s try attack magic.)
While thinking so, Marius raised his right hand which is holding the unique staff.
“The fire that burns my enemy, 《Fireball》.”
It was the lowest skill under the【Fire magic】 category. He casted it nonchalantly however the fire in coming out from his staff is colored white. He throws it towards a tree and immediately the size grows into the size of an adult male head.
His eyes couldn’t believe the scene in front of him. The white 《Fireball》 burned the trees instantly.
He forgot that he is equipped with powerful items and his character is high leveled. The tree that is burned quickly spread it into the surrounding tree. Soon, more than dozens of trees in the forest is burning.
(If I let it go on, it could take out the whole forest. I need to do something ASAP.)
The attributes that is able to put out fire is water attributes magic. It won’t be too late if I start throwing them now. Even though I’m not sure I can put it out entirely, better try than do nothing.
“The power to sweep away my enemy, 《Water ball》.”
I didn’t expect for this much of water to come out. It can be considered as a flood. Soon there is not even a trace of fire can be seen.
I was taking this normally however my heart is beating fast. I take some deep breath; apparently, my spell caused the area in front of me to turn into a vacant lot. Well, there might be a spell to increase the growth of the tree. But right now I have to check on something else, food.
There is nothing in my item bag that could be eaten since it was empty. Nor there is any seed so I can plant my own.
(Maybe I can hunt some wild animals.)
To do so I need to use a magic to track down the target.
“Search for signs of life, 《Detection》!”
This magic belongs to the eleventh class. However it bore no fruit. Even after extending to several hundred meters, it couldn’t detect anything.
(Well, maybe I can try to find fruits)
Marius then walked towards the remaining forest. If he find a fruit, he will be able to identify if there is a poison in it. At the last resort, he might need to do 《detoxification》.
There is also another problem. 『Fantasy Adventure Online』 fictional continent 「Barunamu」, didn’t have any lake.
(Is this the 「Tarianto」 continent?)
He can only guess so. After all he never really traveled to another continent and it wasn’t surprising for it to have a lake.
(Just to be sure, I need to proceed into the forest with precaution.)
Although he realized that he has died once, he don’t want to guess what will happen if he die again. Also he didn’t know the level of monsters in this area.
Once again he use 《Detection》 but couldn’t find anything. There isn’t any sound made except the wind. After some time, he finds a tree that has fruits that is similar to grape. Only the color was black. Since he is only wearing a robe and didn’t sure if there is underwear beneath it, it wasn’t a good idea to climb the trees. He raised his right hand and casted a spell. It wasn’t a complete chant since the power could devastate the land. He first unequipped his cheat like equipment and cast the weakest 《wind magic》.
It was like a breeze that stretched out from his hand and went to the branches. Soon, the fruits is going to fall. He then continues to chant another spell.
It is a magic to decelerate the subject speed. If the object is falling, the falling speed can be reduced up to the point it is seemed to be slow motioned.
After that, he wanted to try to put it inside his item bag. Inside 『Fantasy Adventure Online』, there is something called the weight limit. In order to limit the loophole in inventory menu, there is a limit to the weight of things you could carry.
(The item bag works differently from 『Fantasy Adventure Online』.)
It might work the same but right now he can feel the actual weight of the item. He wanted to find out more but there is something more important.
(Securing food comes first.)
When he needs water, there is the lake. Since he is used to be homeless, as long there is no insects, he can sleep anywhere. Sleeping in front of someone else house is better than sleeping in a bed full of flea. So sleeping in the grass is acceptable as long as there are no other insects.
Now, he is going to check on the fruit. He used 《appraisal》, to make sure there is no poison in it. Then he nibbled it. In fact, the taste is similar to grapes, with lots of juices that spreads inside his mouth. There is also a small seed in the center that he throw out to the ground. The taste actually exceeded Marius expectation so he is happy. That is because he might be able to survive in this world.