Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with accompanying Yen Press began publishing the novels in English in North America and the United Kingdom with the first volume on April 22, The novels. IF YOU LIKED IT, PLEASE download THE OFFICIAL ENGLISH RELEASE BY YEN PRESS well, i couldnt find SAO TLed volume 1 - 6.(if you find. Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad (light novel) by Reki Kawahara, Publication City/ Country New York, United States; Language English; Illustrations note w. ill.
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Read the novel that ignited the phenomenon!In the year , gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online - a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online. Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad [Reki Kawahara] on usaascvb.info Book 1 of 12 in the Sword Art Online Light Novels Series . Language: English; ISBN ; ISBN ; Product Dimensions: x x inches. Type. Light Novel English Publisher In the year , gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role.
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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sell on site Start a Selling Account. siteGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Thinking that I might be able to get along with him, I opened my mouth. Sowhat do you want to do? Do you want to keep hunting till you get used to it? He must have been checking the time. I ordered some pizza for I said at a loss for words, Cline spread his chest.
Of course! I promised to meet some mates at the Starting City in a bit. I could introduce you to some of them and you could register them as friends. That way you would always send messages. How about it?
Errr Hmmm, I mumbled subconsciously. I got along with Cline pretty well, but there was no guarantee that itd be the same for his friends. I felt like that there would be a higher chance of not getting along with them and as a result, fall out with Cline as well.
Should I? Seemingly understanding the reason for my not-so-confident answer, Cline shook his head. Ah, I dont mean to force you. Therell be a chance to introduce them sometime anyway. Sorry, and thanks. As soon as I thanked him, Cline shook his head vigorously.
Hey, hey! I should be the one thanking you. I received a lot of help from you. Ill pay you back sometime soon. Cline smiled and took another look at the clock.
Thanks a lot, Kirito. Be seeing ya. With that, he put his hand forward. At that moment, I thought this person would have been a great leader in another game and shook his hand. Yeah, see you around. We let go of each others hand.
That was the point where Aincrad, or Sword Art Online, stopped being just some fun game for me. Cline stepped back a bit and put his right index finger and thumb together and pulled downwards. This was the action that was done to call the main menu window. Straight afterwards, there was a ringing sound and a shining purple rectangle appeared. I moved a bit and sat on a rock and opened my menu too. I started to move my fingers to organize the items that Id gotten after fighting with the boar.
Cline said in a strange tone. Whats this? At that, I stopped moving my fingers and raised my head. No button? No way, look a bit closer. I said a bit confused. The swordsman opened his eyes wide beneath the bandana and pushed his head closer to the menu.
The rectangle, which was longer sideways than high, had a bunch of buttons on the left and a silhouette showing what equipment you had on on the right. As I was turning my head to the item list that listed the items that I had gained over hours of fighting, Cline started speaking in an unusually high voice.
Its really not there. You take a look Kirito. I told you that theres no way that its not there I muttered with a sigh as I clicked on the button on the top left to go back to the menu screen.
The inventory window on the right closed and it went back to the main screen. At the left of the silhouette, which still had quite a lot of empty spaces, there was a long row of buttons.
I moved my hand down in a movement that had almost become a habit and My body froze. It wasnt here. As Cline had said, the button that had been there during the beta testno, even right after Id logged onhad disappeared. I stared at the empty space for a couple of seconds, then looked through the menu, making sure that it hadnt just changed its position. Cline looked up with Right? Yeah, its not there. I nodded, although it felt slightly annoying to agree so easily. Cline smiled and started rubbing his thick chin.
Well, its the first day so these sort of bugs could occur. Around about now, the GMs should be crying by now from the amount of messages flooding in, Cline said calmly. Is it alright for you to stand around like that? You said that you ordered some pizza, didnt you? I asked teasingly. I smiled as I watched him jump around, his eyes wide. I threw away a couple of items I didnt need from the inventory, which had turned red due to having too many items inside, and then walked over to Cline.
My anchovy pizza and ginger ale-! Why dont you call a GM? They might cut you off from their side. I tried, but theres no response. Its already ! Hey, Kirito! Isnt there some other way to log out? After listening to what Cline said while waving both of his arms My face became rigid. I felt a groundless fear send a chill down my back. Lets seeto log out I said while thinking. To get out of this virtual reality and back to my room, I have to open the main menu, press the log out button and press yes on the window that popped up on the right.
It was pretty simple.
Butat the same time, apart from the procedure above I wasnt aware of any other way of logging off. I looked up at Clines face, which was situated quite a bit higher than my own, and shook my head. Notheres none.
If you want to log out yourself you have to use the menu, apart from that, theres no other way. Thats impossibletheres got to be something! Cline suddenly starting shouting as if he was denying my statement. Log out! But of course, nothing happened. There were no voice commands on SAO of that description. After shouting this and that and even jumping, I spoke to Cline.
Cline, its useless. Even the manual doesnt have anything on emergency access terminations. Butthis is just stupid! Even if its a bug, I cant even go back to my room and my body when I want to!
Cline shouted with a bewildered expression on his face. I totally agreed with him.
This was impossible. It was complete nonsense. But it was indisputably the truth. Its really just weird. Right now, we cant get out of this game! Cline gave out a desperate laugh then quickly started talking again. Wait, we can just turn the power off. Or just pull the Gear off. As I watched Cline move his hands, as if he was trying to take off some invisible hat, I felt the anxiety returning. Thats impossible, both of them.
Right now, we cant move our bodiesour real bodies. The Nerve Gear receives all the signals that our brain is sending here I tapped the back of my head. Cline slowly closed his mouth and put his hands down. We both stood speechless for a while, each lost in thought. To attain the FullDive state, the Nerve Gear blocks the signals that our brain sends down our spines and changes them so that we can control our avatars in this world.
So however wildly we swing our arm about here, the arm of my real body, which was lying on my bed right now, wouldnt move an inch, ensuring that I wouldnt hit my head against the corner of my table or anything. But because of this function, we cant cancel the FullDive of our own free will right now. Cline mumbled, still a little dazed.
I silently signaled my agreement. But I live by myself. I hesitated slightly but told him the truth. I live with my mom and my younger sister, a family of three. I think that Ill be forced out of Dive if I dont come down for dinner What? H-How old is your sister? Cline suddenly looked at me, his eyes sparkling. I pushed his head away.
Youre pretty calm right now, arent you? Shes part of the sports club and hates games, so shes got nothing in common with people like usbut more than that, I spread my right arm in an attempt to change the subject. Dont you think its weird? Well sure. Since its a bug. Like your pizza in the real world is getting colder every second, its an actual economical loss, isnt it? I ignored these meaningless comments and kept talking. If its like this, the operators should put the server down and log everyone out whatever the case.
Butits already been 15 minutes since weve noticed this, but there hasnt even been a system message, let alone putting the server down; its just too weird. Hmm, now that I think of it, youre right. Now Cline started rubbing his chin with a serious expression on his face.
In the area beneath the bandana, which covered a little bit of his sharp nose, intelligence sparkled in his eyes. I started listening to Cline, feeling a little strange about talking with someone whom Id never meet if I erased my account. Thats why everyone was fighting to get their hands on a copy even though its the first online game.
Its sorta meaningless if they screw up like this on their first day. If something goes wrong now they might put down regulations for the genre itself. Cline and I looked at each others virtual faces and sighed. Aincrads seasons were based on reality, so it was early fall here as well. I looked up, sucking in the virtual air, taking a deep, cold breath. As I followed the uneven surface, I saw the huge towerthe labyrinth that was the path to the upper floorand saw that it was connected to the outer entrance.
It was just past and the small strip of sky that could be seen was red with the light of the sunset. Despite the situation I was in, seeing the endless plains painted gold with the light of the evening sun, I found myself speechless in front of the beauty of this virtual world.
Right after that. The world changed forever. Both Cline and I were immersed in a clear blue pillar of light. Past the blue veil, the plains in my vision blurred steadily. I've experienced this a few times during beta testing. It was a Teleport initiated by an item. I didn't have the prerequisite item nor did I shout the proper command. Did the operators initiate a forced teleport?
If so, why didn't they even inform us? As my thoughts raced, the light around me pulsed stronger and darkness overtook me. As the blue light faded, my surroundings became clear again. However, this wasn't the plains lit with the sunset anymore. A large road paved with stone. Medieval streets surrounded by street-lamps and the huge palace radiating a dark light a fair distance away up ahead. This was the starting point, the central plaza of the Starting City.
I looked at Cline who had his mouth wide open next to me.
Then at the bustling layers of people that surrounded the two of us. Looking at the bunch of stunningly beautiful people with a variety of equipment and different hair colors, they were no doubt other players like me.
There were about a few thousandten thousand people here. It was likely that everyone who was logged on right now had been forcefully transported to the central plaza.
For a few seconds, everyone just looked around without a word. Then a few mumbles and mutters could be heard here and there; it started to get louder. Then suddenly. Somebody raised his voice above all these comments and shouted. There, a strange sight greeted us. The bottom surface of the second floor, one hundred meters up in the air, was checkered in red. When I looked closely, I could make out that they were made up of two phrases crisscrossing each other.
The word that was written in red was [Warning] and the other [System Announcement]. I was surprised for a moment but then thought Oh, the operator's going to begin informing us now and loosened my shoulders a little bit. The chatter died down in the plaza and you could feel everyone waiting to hear what was going to be said.
However, what happened next wasn't what I had expected. From the middle of the pattern, a liquid similar to blood started oozing down slowly. It came down at a rate that almost emphasized how viscid it was; but it didn't fall down; instead, it started morphing into another shape. What appeared was a twenty meter tall man with a hooded robe draped around him.
No, that wasn't exactly right. From where we were looking, we could easily see into the hoodthere was no face. It was absolutely empty. We could clearly see the inner cloth and the green embroidery inside of the hood. It was the same inside the robe; all we could see inside the rim were shadows. It was the clothes that the Agas employees who had been working as GMs during the beta test had always worn.
But then the male GMs had had a face like an old sorcerer with a long beard and the females had had an avatar of a bespectacled girl.
They might have used the robe due to lack of time to prepare a proper avatar, but the empty space beneath the hood gave me an unexplainable feeling of anxiety. The countless players around me must have felt the same.
Then the right hand of the huge robe moved as if to silence them. A pure white glove appeared from the folds of the long sleeve. But this sleeve, like the rest of the robe, wasn't connected to any sort of body. Then the left arm slowly lifted upwards, too. Then with its two empty gloves spread out in front of ten thousand players, the faceless person opened his mouthno, it felt like it did. Then a low and calm voice of a male resonated from high up in the air.
My world? If that red robe was a GM, it certainly had godlike powers in this world, enabling him to change the world at will, but why was he pointing that out now? Cline and I looked at each other dumbfounded. The anonymous red robe lowered its two arms and continued talking. Right now, I am the only person who can control this world.
I knew that name. There was no way I didn't. As a hardcore gamer, I respected Kayaba deeply. I bought all the mags that featured him and had read his few interviews until I almost knew them all by heart. I could almost see him in the white overalls he always wore by just hearing his voice. But he had always stood behind the scenes, refusing to be exposed to the media; he had never even been a GMso why was he doing something like this?
I forced my mind to start moving again in order to make sense of the situation.
But the words that came out of the empty hood almost seemed to mock my efforts to understand. This is not a bug; it is all part of Sword Art Online's system. The announcement continued in its low voice as if to cover the sound. I couldn't understand this phrase at first. There's no castle in the Starting City. Then the next thing that Kayaba said blew my confusion away. If these things are attempted The silence of ten thousand people was overwhelming. The next words came slowly.
It was as if my mind was refusing to believe what had just been said. But Kayaba's short statement pierced through my body with a ferocity that was both hard and dense. Destroy our brains. In other words, kill us. That is what Kayaba had just stated. People in the crowd started muttering, but there was no one shouting or panicking. It was either that everyone, like me, couldn't understand it yet, or refused to.
Cline raised his right hand slowly and tried to grasp the headgear that would be situated there in the real world. As he did this, he let out a dry laugh and started talking. That man, has he gone nuts?
He's not making any sense. The Nerve Gear It's just a game. Destroy our brain It was impossible to even guess how much data it consisted of. Inside, there were a couple of large cities along with countless small scale towns and villages, forests and plains, and even lakes.
Only one stairway linked each floor to another, and the stairways existed in dungeons where large numbers of monsters roamed; so discovering and getting through was no easy matter. With these conditions, the huge castle had been steadily conquered for two years.
The current front line is the 74th Floor. Otherwise known as After defeating the monster with his four-hit Sword Skill , Horizontal Square , he recollected what occurred two years ago. Failing to find the logout button, Kirito and Klein discussed the implications of the "unable to logout bug". Klein then asked Kirito whether they could take his friends along.
Kirito, unable to bear the heavy burden of Klein and his friends' lives, wordlessly disagreed. They parted ways after Klein decided to help his real life friends. Chapter 4 Almost a month into the game, 2, players had died. Only a mere fraction of those were solo players.
He agreed with her cooking the ingredient in her house in exchange of giving her half the meat. Asuna then ordered her subordinates that she will be leaving for the day, displeasing her bodyguard, Kuradeel.
Asuna, disgusted with Kuradeel's actions, ordered him to leave once more. She ended the conflict by leaving with Kirito through the crowd. Upon arriving, Asuna prepared the meal with her maxed out cooking skill. Chapter 7 An unhappy Kirito was waiting for the late arriving Asuna at their specified meeting place. Asuna, running away from her bodyguard Kuradeel, bumped into him while using a Teleportation Crystal.
Kuradeel, who strongly disagreed of her recent actions, attempted to take her back to their guild headquarters. Kuradeel, enraged by his defeat, threatened to kill Kirito. After the battalion moved past them, the two headed into the Floor's Labyrinth. As they mapped the dungeon, they soon came across the eerie-looking door of the boss room.