Log Horizon: Another Tale

Akihabara

a part of Log Horizon: Another Tale, by Josua.

Akihabara, usually shortened to Akiba, is the largest of the five main cities on the Japanese server of Elder Tale and is the hometown of half of the Japanese players. The others cities are Shibuya, Minami, Susukino, and Nakasu.

Josua holds sovereignty over Akihabara, giving them the ability to make limited changes.
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Setting

Overview
In Elder Tale, Akiba is located where Tokyo would be on the map according to Japan's Half GAIA Project. It is the also location where new players on the Japan server first appear after joining the game.

Akiba has the appearance of an old, overgrown city with streets lined with crumbling, derelict buildings and rough stretches of asphalt buried under carpets of moss and entwined with vines. Annexes and additions have been stacked organically onto the ruins, and the roots of trees spread out across the roads. Considered the holy land of the Ancients, it is an old ruined concrete city now smothered in verdant green.

Geography
As Akiba the starting location on the Japanese server, many guilds use the city as their home base. To cater to the resident and transient Adventurer population, the city is filled with inns and bars. It also possesses almost every other conceivable thing a beginner adventurer may need such as weapon and armor shops, potion shops, food and drink shops, along with many other related businesses. This made it a very important destination for adventurers.

The center of the city is a large intersection behind the train station plaza. A large monolith-shaped "intelligent building" made of complex materials stands at the corner of the intersection. The atmosphere is of a lively open-air market, and players often congregate here to kill time, recruit for quests, and sell or buy items and trade information. Many people of the land run shops alongside adventurers here.

Both Adventurers and People of the Land have taken up residence here and there among the abandoned buildings, and the streets are dotted with temporary stalls operated by Landers selling food and other goods.

Post-Catastrophe Situation
After the Catastrophe, security in Akiba deteriorated badly. Although outright fighting among players was not allowed within city limits, the number of PK incidents in the area around the city increased drastically, and some malicious players discovered ways of getting around the Royal Guard system to abuse and intimidate others even in the city. The general despair created situations where PKing was seen as something to occupy time with since nothing else was happening. Eventually, the situation settled somewhat as the city's large, influential guilds took hold. Although cases of PKing and assault dropped as a result of the guilds throwing their weight around, this also meant that those large guilds had priority in the market and were free to do whatever they wished in the city. Intentionally the people of the land were seen only as NPC's and were treated very badly as people assumed they had no emotions or feelings. Only later was this treatment changed in a meaningful way to the point where they were treated as normal people.

Significantly, after the Catastrophe, all zones in Elder Tale became available for purchase. In Akiba, this amounted to about 50 zones within the city and 300 hunting grounds outside of the city.

Akihabara

Akihabara, usually shortened to Akiba, is the largest of the five main cities on the Japanese server of Elder Tale and is the hometown of half of the Japanese players. The others cities are Shibuya, Minami, Susukino, and Nakasu.

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Akihabara is a part of Eastal League of Free Cities.

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Josua [55] A Foreign Player that happened to be in the Yamato Server when the new expansion went live.

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Pat, pat, pat - his behaviour was getting on her nerves. Though she won't say a thing, not yet. Not while he's talking at least:

"I suppose we're done for the day though. Feel free to go somewhere else if you want, or stay here if you wish."

She opened mouth to say something, but then... then he just left with Call of Home. Left... in mere seconds she opened the window, clicked "create message" and then she paused. This is dumb, she thought. I hate him far too much, guess I've been too composed these past few days... - she sighed, intent on letting off some steam... in a crazy way.
In next few days there would be a growing number of adventurers, that encountered a crazy sorcerer with strange spells... that blew up people. Yes, blowing up people... and some ocassional rocks, and trees, was all she did.

OOC - So... I'm out of ideas as you can see, though it does fit her a bit, since she's a bit of crazy one.

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A few days has passed since Josua did anything proper. He's mostly experimented with trying to improve his firearm, which has been going on a bumpy process. The lack of machinery that helps in forming the rifling for the barrel was certainly not helping at all. Despite that, however, he managed to refine the outwards of the firearm, making it closer to look like a modern rifle, probably like a typical bolt-action rifle that was commonly used during World War 2. The slight difference was that he knows how a magazine functions, and while he managed to make some, it was hard because of making the spring needed to help feed the rounds up were a pain in the arse for him, with his hands being a tad big and all, and the spring being thing and small. He then would make more modern tools to help him, like pliers and other stuff that would be functional for him.

He ate mostly ingredients (like fruits and vegetables) and drank normal water, just to keep himself from getting disappointed over the tasteless food and other drinks that were available. He'd often walk around the city to daze off and keep himself somewhat entertained.

At one time, he contacted Shiroe, who was, with his party, on the way to Susukino in place of his acquaintance for a certain task.

"Shiroe. How's that errand going?" Josua asked him shortly after beginning the voice chat.

"Ah, we've finished it a little while ago. We're on our way back now." Shiroe replied.

"Wait, what? That was fast..." Josua said, shocked at hearing the reply.

"Well, I met an old friend of mine. Thanks to him keeping the girl safe, we were able to leave faster than what I thought earlier." Shiroe explained.

"I'm sensing there's a complication during the process?" Josua asked.

"Yes. Brigandia's Guild Master, Demikas, had added the girl as a friend. He could track her from his friendlist. That's why my friend has been sheltering her since then." Shiroe answered.

"Wow. She's quite lucky, that's for sure." Josua said.

"She sure was. I'll be back in probably a week or less." Shiroe then said.

"Ok, sure. I have something that I need to tell you, but I suppose I'll wait until you're back." Josua said.

"Yeah, same here. I managed to learn something new as well. I guess this is a goodbye for now?" Shiroe said as his finger hovered above the end call button.

"Yeah. See you later." Josua said as he ended the call.

About several days later
Josua met Shiroe at a tavern in the city. The two had planned to meet after Shiroe returned for a discussion on some matter. Josua also asked Grim to come with him, since he need her unique spell, for the sake of discretion. The three then sat on the upper level of the tavern, which was less crowded and only a few people were there.

"Okay, let's get this underway." Josua said as he gestured towards Grim to activate her spell.

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She winced, still bit sceptical about this whole charade - that Josua seemed to like to call a meeting. Nonetheless she snapped the fingers, and there they were... in a mirror world. Where no one could hear their screams, kinda like in space - she thought.
She only hoped it would be interesting, far more interesting than blowing stuff up. Cause she got bored of the latter not so long ago.

— You two can talk now. — She said, while her head rested on the left palm — Just please... don't bore me to death.

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Josua noticed that the space felt different, telling him that they're now in the "Mirror World". He then gestured Shiroe to sit down on the sit that was on the opposite side of him. He also nodded to Grim, which was also gesturing her to sit down at a seat of a nearby table.

"Let's get this started then." Josua said as he pulled the Musket from his magic bag.

Shiroe was baffled to see something like a Musket. He was a veteran of Elder Tale, so it was pretty much easy for him to guess that this item wasn't made using the system. To be precise, this item isn't something that originally existed in Elder Tale. Josua was about to explain when Shiroe gestured him to halt.

"It seems that it wasn't just me that found out about this possibility." Shiroe said as he retracted his palm.

"Wait... Does that mean..." Josua said before Shiroe answered.

"Yes. Since this is our new reality, it's possible to do something like what we'd do in the Real World." Shiroe said.
"My acquaintance that joined me from Susukino, Nyanta, also found out about this. He managed to make food and drinks that actually tasted like they're supposed to." He continued.
"Granted, my party and I, tried to do the same thing on our way to Susukino. But it resulted in something like a weird paste that tasted nasty, so we initially thought that it was the rule of the world. Apparently, there were conditions that we didn't meet. For starters, it required the Chef sub-class. I was certainly surprised to know that Nyanta had this subclass. The second condition is that the subclass must be sufficiently leveled. If not, they would fail and the food/drink will become that weird paste. And the last one is that the results differ, even though the makers are of the same level." he further explained.

Josua was burrowing his eyebrows, thinking about the information dump that he got just now. It basically confirmed what he had hypothesized, but with more pre-requisites than he had imagined. However, it also opened a door to an unimaginable area, previously unthinkable to him.

"I see... I guess this confirms my initial suspicions." He said to Shiroe.

"But with this, the impact would be more than what people could imagine. I can, but it's so much that it's making my head hurt." he continued, while massaging his temple on the side of his head.

"I don't blame you. I have some other things in mind, but I suppose this really applies to a lot of things." Shiroe said.

"I suppose..." Josua replied.

"Well, I should get going. There's something that I need to do." Shiroe said as he went up from his chair.

"Yeah. Thanks for coming." Josua replied as he shook Shiroe's hand.

"Grim, we're done. Sorry for troubling you." he said to her, as he puts back the Musket into his magic bag.

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OOC - Yay! You're back! Also you forgot, that in previous post you wrote: "The three then sat on the upper level of the tavern, which was less crowded and only a few people were there." ^^

Grim sighed, for with mirror world came a long, in her opinion, exchange between the two. Between Josua, and Shiroe guy.
She listened to them of course, pretending to be somewhat asleep, with closed eyes. There were things she had to do, and thing to be shown. So once she heard their chat had come to an end. She couldn't help, but smile.

"Grim, we're done. Sorry for troubling you."jj said, all while hiding away the musket. The other guy, Shiroe... she let out of the mirror world.

"Great jj, also I got a lil surprise. Though you may feel like vomiting at the first try." Without any warning she grabbed Josua, and moved to another place, naturally the mirror world would become no more, once left behind, while they...
They landed in a familar place - their little meeting spot, near the tree.

"I figured it out." Grim grinned, and waited for him to deal with nausea.

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OOC- The Players in the New World are immune to any forms of disease.

"Vomit? Why would I-" Josua said before he suddenly changed places in a blink of an eye.

He felt a slight tang in his supposed brain, but it immediately subsided. And from her earlier words, he immediately figured the meanings of it. She had successfully created a Teleportation magic. He then went back to sit near the campfire that was yet to be lit once more. He was certainly caught by surprise when she suddenly grabbed him and they changed location in an instant, but this gave him more stuff to think about.

"This..." he then began typing furiously into Message.

"How much MP did you use?"
"How far can this spell go to from point A to point B?"
"How many people that can be transported at once?"
"Who else knows of this spell aside from me and you?"
"Can it also be used to transport NPCs with us?"

- Those were the list of the questions in the Message as he sent it to her.

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OOC - Well, alright, but she actually had a nausea the first time ^^

She stared, listened to his questions after the teleportation, and finally sighed, when she got the message.

"I'm surprised you didn't vomit. I did the first time..." She winced at the memory flashing before her eyes.

"Anyway, the questions. - She took a deep breath - Just a little bit. Second would be anywhere, three depends on how many magic users are involved in teleportation. And who else knows it? Just me, and you."

When it comes to NPCs, that one is yet to be tested. So there's nothing to be said.

"Now, do I really need to send you the message with answers?"