NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 9 (2/2): I Am Impatient In Making A Smooth Village
I spend my next few days as usual.
The current days were calmer compared to when I first started playing Village of Fate. However, change was about to come to the village, even though I wanted to believe that these calm days would continue.
“The fence around the cave is finally finished.”
Gamz who has attached the last piece of log to the ground breathes with a sigh of relief.
As it was no longer necessary to build a house, the villagers could use all the logs, in order to build a fence around the cave.
Since there are monsters in this world, their top priority was boosting the defenses, and it seems that it was now finally done.
The thin logs are evenly placed and are connected with planks in-between them. The black dog monster, which had appeared earlier, might be able to jump over it, but it would need to pause in order to do so.
And if its movement stops, the pharmacist Murus will be able to shoot it down, while the villagers will have time to escape to the cave. This has now reduced my concerns about their defenses.
As for food, there are many various mountain fruits, while the river is full of fish.
So far, the food stocks are increasing and there is no hunger. There don’t appear to be any concerns with food shortage during autumn in this world. …… If they might not have enough food, then I will ask them to stop sending me food tribute.
However, since winter is coming there is a need to smoke food such as meat and fish in order to preserve them.
Layla has earlier complained about the lack of seasoning for the food, but it seems there are rock salts in the cave.
I thought that there was no seasoning other than salt in the game world but spices exist, however they’re expensive and therefore herbs are commonly used instead.
At first the atmosphere looks calm and smooth. It’s like I don’t have to worry about anything at all, but … Recently, behavior of the villagers has become strange.
Although they are pretending to be calm, they are terrible at it. Gamz is always on the lookout and has become oversensitive to small noises.
Even though the villagers are living more abundantly than before, their expressions are becoming more severe day by day.
“I feel that everyday conversations have become tense.”
The villagers have a good relationship, but the atmosphere seems heavy.
They all often look at the wooden calendar, count some numbers on their fingers and sigh heavily.
“Is there something like a special day? I don’t know about the customs of this game world.”
Actually, I want to use a little bit of fate point, but I won’t, because I think it’s better to be prepared for emergency after inspecting the villagers’ behavior.
I have listened to all the villagers’ conversations, but I still haven’t figured out the reason for their concerns.
But today was different. One of the villagers who felt uncomfortable about this atmosphere, just like me, spoke out.
“Daddy, mom. Why are you so scared?”
Carol interrupted and asked the question when everybody was about to sleep after dinner.
Well done Carol.
It seems that the girl was the only one who was uninformed like me.
I operated the mouse wheel to enlarge the image and started peeking at them.
“Daddy and mom are not scared.”
“Yup. Everything is fine.”
The couple crossed their shoulders with a smile on their faces and tried to deceive the girl. Carol stared at them with doubtful eyes.
“Am I wrong? Everyone keeps looking at the calendar with terrified expressions.”
If you’re doing that kind of explicit behavior, you can’t even deceive a kid.
Lodis and Lyra are bothered by her statement. They look towards Gamz for help, and then whisper something to each other.
Lodis puts his hand gently on his daughter’s head and decides to explain it to her.
“Uh … We didn’t want make you worried. Remember… when you were in the village, you used to sleep early on the last day of the month and wasn’t allowed to go out.”
“Yup! It was definitely not good to go outside the village. The adults were always so scared on that day, and they looked really angry and uncomfortable when questioned.”
“That was to protect the kids. Carol, you know about the months of the calendar?”
“Yup. Seven gods are in charge of the world every month. God of Light, God of Moon, God of Fire, God of Water, God of Plants, God of Lightning and the God of Earth”
Well, so that’s the view of this world. I took down a note of it since it was important.
……Wait? But I’m the God of Fate. I don’t seem to be included in this.
“Carol is smart. You properly remember it.”
“But daddy, there are more gods. Why are there only seven gods? Even though there are twelve full moons a year. What about the rest of the five Gods?”
Good, Carol. You see my thoughts. [ As well as of the readers 😀 ]
“Oh, Let me tell you. The seven gods were originally in charge of only one week. “
“Ah, Light(Sunday), Moon(Monday), Fire(Tuesday), Water(Wednesday), Plant(Thursday), Thunder(Friday) and Earth(Saturday)”
I see so such is the settings in the game world. Since the time lapse in the game is the same as in real time, it seems that the calendar is also adjusted accordingly.
“Yes. The gods who were in charge of each day in turn were the Great Gods, called the Main Gods of this world. Under those gods, there are even more gods, who are called Cousins. And one of them is the God of Fate who watches over us.”
I guess I am one of the Gods who follow someone of the Seven Main Gods. I could understand my role a little.
“At first, Seven days were repeated over and over again, but then there was a big fight between the Gods. In the first month, cold winds blew and in the fourth, the nature god camp became dominant, in the sixth month the god of water and god of thunder fought violently, and in the eighth month, god of fire was the fiercest and it took 12 months for Gods to stop fighting.”
It feels like a year long quarrel, but the myths are truly magnificent.
It might have actually been a hundred, or even a thousand years.
The explanation of Lodis was for Carol, but now everyone present was listening. [Including us :D]
“That’s why the God’s camp that won the fight took control of the world. The gods who were in charge of the days of the week, played an active part and became the Seven Lords. ”
“Hey, what happened to the defeated Gods?”
Carol, you really come up with good points. I wanted to ask the same question.
“That’s right. The losing gods came to be called the Evil Gods and were sealed to the bottom of the earth, but they still have power and lend it to the monsters once a month to show back in this world. That’s the day called 《The Temptation of the Evil Gods》, which occurs at the end of the month.”
“So it’s dangerous to go outside on the last day of the month, because on that day the power of the monsters increases and becomes extremely violent.”
Finally, the story was finished.
The villagers became ready to sleep as soon as the story ended.
The threat level at the end of the month is unknown but I should remain wary.
So, the reason everyone was acting strange, was the Temptation of the Evil Gods, which is at the end of the month.
I clicked on the calendar in the cave and it showed the same date as the real calendar.
It was November 20th.
So there are still 10 more days to go.
If you think of it, it is like a game event, or rather, it actually is.
The scale of the monster attack is unclear but it seems that I will also need to lend a hand to the villagers.
Translator Notes and Comments:
We finally have a game event and a little bit of background for the game world. Well lets see what happens with this so called Temptation of Evil God. Comment your views.
Q) Why are there only 7 Gods if there are twelve months?
A) The Seven Gods were in the victorious faction of the battle of the gods. After the war, they were named Seven Main Gods, each in charge of a specific period of time (more than a month). For example:- God of Water and God of Thunder might be in charge of Monsoon seasons while God of Fire for Summer and so on.
Q) How many Evil Gods are there?
Well the answer to this question is currently unknown but most probably more than one. All the Gods on the losing side were branded as Evil including Cousins and lesser Gods. So the fight was not in the ratio of 7:1
ED2: I have reworded some sentences and fixed some mistakes. -SunderMind
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