12-Episode 11: It's too old to use the item slot.

Try "System Operation".

'It's just like the game: ......'

The familiar user interface of SMO appears.

Status (details)
Item slots
Skill tree.

The map, preferences, and logout button have disappeared without a trace.
Since I can control the game with my fingers, I try opening the item slots.

Not surprisingly, the item slot is empty.
I don't know how to store items in the item slot.
I threw a single copper coin into the AR image.

And then...

Copper Coin x 1

and the item was added.
It's good that the item has been added, but you don't want to be able to take it out.
While touching the image, pull the item out of the image as if you were taking it out.

'I see, that's how you can materialize it.

The operation was easy.
It is not so different from the mouse operation.

I hadn't paid much attention to this item slot in the game, but it was quite convenient to use it in real life.
For example, you can put away a heavy sword when you don't need it, and you can carry a lot of stuff with you when you travel.

Just to be sure, let's see if it can hold the magic sword Berserk.
--It works fine.

Next, let's try the status (details).
What's the difference from the status you can see in Status Open?

Name:Yuki Matsuzaki Lv.1
Class: Sage
Skills: "System Manipulation Lv.1", "Divine Blessing Lv.1", "Climate Manipulation Lv.1", "Common Continental Language Lv.1", "Warding Magic Lv.1
HP: 97795/97795
MP: 216950/216987
SP: 120

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SP--There's no noticeable change except for the addition of skill points.
I believe you can increase the level of your skills.
Is it possible to raise the level from the skill tree? ......?

Go to the skill tree before you go to .......

'Isn't this just one page?'

It says [Next >], so press it.

Attack: SS
Defense: S
Attack Speed: S
Movement Speed: SS
Magic Attack Power: SS
Magic Resistance: SS
Mental Strength: S
Life Force: S
Magic power: SSS

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The only difference on this page was whether there was one S or two S's, but I believe this was the character's rating.
I'm sure it was from E to S rank -- oh, only the wise man had broken through the limit, right?

When I was running the character, it was rated this way at level 99, but something's screwed up.

Well, there's no point in looking at ability ratings, so I'll just open the skill tree...
And then...

'Yuki, your meal is ready!

Aleria had prepared a home-cooked meal for us.
This inn has a kitchen in every room. Instead, no food is served.
Adventurers eat out or cook for themselves. This is one of the reasons why the accommodation fee is so low.

'Oh! This is amazing. Aleria must be a good cook.

I've never seen this dish before, but it looks very tasty with all the red, yellow and green colors.

'It's nice to be praised by Yuki!

Now, let's talk about the skill tree later.
There is such a delicious looking dish in front of me.

I'd be remiss if I didn't eat it while it's still fresh.

'Just as I thought! It's delicious!

The food was seasoned perfectly, making the most of the taste of the ingredients.
Come to think of it, I haven't had a home-cooked meal in years, since I've always eaten at convenience stores or eaten out.

It's been about ten years since I moved to Tokyo when I entered university.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. ......! I'll do my best again tomorrow.

'I'm glad you made it, but if it's too much work, you don't have to do it, okay?

'No, I'm finding it very rewarding! It's probably more fun than adventure.

'I see. If it's good enough for Aleria, it's good enough for me. If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know. I can do my bit.'

When I first started living on my own, I learned to cook a little.
When I started living on my own, I learned to cook a little, but I stopped because it was ridiculous that I could save so much money even if I took the trouble to cook for one person.

'Thank you very much! I might ask you to peel and grate it.'

'Well, leave it to me. That's ...... my specialty.'

'Hmph, I know you're not good at that!

Somehow Aleria knew.
It's not that I don't like it, but I'm not good at that kind of detailed work. .......

Thus, he and Aleria lived happily together, and soon the day of the final exam arrived.