Chapter 8,5 - The Shop That Suddenly Appeared

"Hey, did you know? Apparently a new shop appeared in the South part of the town."

"Seriously? Did it appear after maintenance?"

A certain pair of players were talking about a rumour of a building that suddenly appeared.

It was in the First Town's Southern part, a quiet part of the town that had mostly land for farming, so many players were surprised by that.

"What kind of shop is it?'

"Who knows, I for sure don't, so how about we go and take a look?"

The two men who had nothing to do have decided to check up on the rumoured store and headed from the Northern part of the town to the Southern through the main street. There, they saw a small shop that had a field right next to it. In the field there was an NPC wearing a wide straw hat, she had charming features and was watering lush plants.

"Is that a Florist NPC? But it doesn't seem like she's raising flowers."

"Hey look, there's garlic growing on that tree. Heck, doesn't garlic normally grow in the ground?"

The two were convinced that the store in front of them was operated by an NPC.

"The shop's named 【Atelier】, huh. Well, let's go in."

"Yeah, you're right."

When they peeked inside from the window, they saw a small but cleanly maintained store, well-lit by the light entering through the windows. Feeling a bright atmosphere the two men entered the store with relief.

The inside of the store was filled with a nice, herbal scent. Sucking in the refreshing herbal scent reminiscent of freshly-cut grass had a relaxing effect on the two men, filling them with happy mood.

"I wonder what is this shop."

"My sis is all crazy about herbs and stuff like that. I think this might be a shop selling herbal teas. There isn't that many stores selling food-type items."

Completely relaxed, they have looked around the shop.

When they did, a door behind the counter had opened and someone came out of it. And, the two's relaxed bodies completely stiffened.

"Ah, welcome."

"Eh, yeah, h-hello..."

"G-g-good morning!"

In there, was an incredibly pretty girl. She had long black hair and wore black-based clothes, but because her clothes had short sleeves and she wore short pants her white limbs were well-accented. Seeing this slender beauty they turned so nervous they spoke to her while stuttering. She was so pretty that any man who's into big boobs would say "this is a special case", in his heart.

"The merchandise is there, so feel free to look around."

"Merchandise?"

The pretty girl passed by the two's side, picked up a potion bottle placed on the table and raised it in front of them, showing it off.

"My shop mainly deals with consumables such as potions."

"U-uunh, t-this is bad..."

"T-this is no joke."

"Bad? No joke?"

The pretty girl in front of them tilted her head and without any hesitation moved closer to the two, standing in a distance where they could touch her. Seeing her raise a potion and smile, the two men were completely knocked-out.

"E-excuuuse ussss!!"

Since the two had absolutely no immunity to women, they ended up escaping from the shop at full speed. Left behind, the black haired shopkeeper stood there, agape.

"Yun-san, I finished watering the plants in the field. ...eh? What happened?"

As the men were running away, they heard the NPC that was in the field earlier call the pretty black-haired girl "Yun".

"Khh, we ended up escaping because we aren't good with real women. Still, she was so cute. Yun-chan, was it."

"Yeah, but thinking about it again, there was no need to escape from an NPC."

"L-let's do our best so that we can speak with NPCs without getting nervous!"

"You're right, partner! Let's do our best thinking it's for the sake of developing resistance to real women."

Making a little misunderstanding, the two men decided to calm down their raging emotions by fighting mobs in the nearby area.

On the other hand, in the Atelier——

"Uu-uuu, Kyouko-san. Customers escaped agaain〜."

"It's all right Yun-san, next time they'll buy something."

There, was a broadly smiling NPC and a player. For a while it was suspected that the incredibly pretty girl from the store was an NPC, and only some time after the misunderstanding was resolved.

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  1. Maho

    In the first chapter syun states that his sister set up the character profile so she might be in part the reason that the character became female.

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  2. AoriiAorii

    Oh teenagers...
    how your insanity amuses (or embarrasses) those of us who grow older xD

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      Science says that human brain is growing up until AT LEAST age of 25, some suggesting it grows up until you reach 30ty, which is supposed to be the reason for immaturity of teenagers and young adults.

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      1. AoriiAorii

        Unfortunately, by the time your brain reaches full maturity, you also start losing your lateral thinking skills -- which is why old people have trouble thinking outside the box or adapting to new environments.
        But alas, those two players running away is a classic scenario of reacting with their hormones than thinking with their brain cells =3

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        1. krytykkrytyk Post author

          Yeah, the thing is that apparently "The frontal lobes of the brain which are responsible for high level reasoning and decision making aren’t fully mature until the early 20s" and "Students today are consuming information they aren’t completely ready to handle. The adult part of their brain is still forming and isn’t ready to apply all that our society throws at it. Their mind takes it in and files it, but their will and emotions are not prepared to act on it in a healthy way."

          Well, just some quotes taken out of context, but pretty much sums up why teenagers are so hard to handle.

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  3. Seinvolf

    Thank u always for ur great work...
    ^^...

    Ahahahaha, just cause the store pop up out of nowhere and have a field in there they think all of it manage by NPC...
    XD...

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  4. Caudyr

    Ahahahahahaha, so finally we find out the reason why Yun's store started out with such rocky sales! XD

    Dejected Yun was awesome, as well...especially seeing Kyouko respond as you'd expect an actual PERSON to. =D

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  5. ReiVoid

    NPC ftw. Hahaha Yun became a NPC. Playing the side of a non-player is fun in its own field.

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  6. emptyness

    kuhhh this chapter was great too, but i seriously wish i can make AI in real that will make people their an actual person

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  7. Trainee35

    Well... I didn't expect that Yun's femininity and casualness to be the reason for Atelier's slow start...

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  8. k

    thank for the update.

    "You're right, partner! Let's do our best thinking it's for the sake of developing resistance to real women."

    Uh... good luck? Though if you already fall for half a girl, you probably have no chance.

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  9. Latreria Falsafaria

    lol, I love how the author describes Yun's beauty.
    "She was so pretty that any man who's into big boobs would say "this is a special case", in his heart."

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  10. GM_Rusaku

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    Lol at the player's misunderstanding.

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  11. Owl

    "For a while it was suspected that the incredibly pretty girl's from the store was an NPC"

    An extra ['s] after [pretty girl].

    "and only some time after the misunderstanding was resolved."

    Awkward structure...
    maybe [and it was only after some time that the misunderstanding was resolved]?

    And as an aside, I want to see more of Mr Black Market. :) He seems to be the best way to get rid of some of Yun's more OPed creations.

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      Nothing I know of. These ones were added to manga I think, anon dropped them here and I picked them up.

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      1. Galen Musbach

        Volume 3 of the manga comes out the same week as volume 9 of the novel, so we'll know if there is another story then.

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    1. Cyclloid

      Well, based solely off of yun's interaction with Kyouko-san this is a given.

      1. yun repeatedly asks her to do market research. Both pricing ingredients as well as pricing new products. The ability to fuzzy match a new item with something similar and extrapolate price based on different features and value of those features is not easy to do.
      2. She can hold a regular conversation, imply things, predict actions of players(ex "It's all right Yun-san, next time they'll buy something.")
      3. She can form her own opinions (

      basically you got an advance chat bot with
      - speech recognition
      - market analysis
      - fuzzy logic
      - social interaction model(w/ future prediction)
      - abstract concept model
      - personality
      ....

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  12. Bareus

    Nice one! Still rolling on the floor laughing xD
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    Inside the store was filled with a nice, herbal scent.
    The insides of the store was filled with a nice, herbal scent.

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    1. Bareus

      The inside the store was filled with a nice, herbal scent.
      The insides of the store was filled with a nice, herbal scent.
      -> still think it should be like that...

      There was the smiling broadly NPC and a player.
      There was the broadly smiling NPC and a player.

      For a while it was suspected that the incredibly pretty girl from the store was an NPC, and only some time after the misunderstanding was resolved.
      For a while it was suspected that the incredibly pretty girl from the store was an NPC, and only some time after that [incident] the misunderstanding was resolved.
      For a while it was suspected that the incredibly pretty girl from the store was an NPC, and only after some time the misunderstanding was resolved.

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    2. Klackerer

      Inside the store was filled with a nice, herbal scent
      This is actually correct with the addition of a comma after inside, or you can delete inside altogether, as filled implies a closed space. Also I might be wrong about needing the comma

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    1. kzed

      She was so pretty that any man who's NOT into TRAPs would say "this is a special case", in his heart.

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