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                            Sword Art Online Volume 8 - Early and Late
	Front Cover
	008 Sword Art Online Early and Late
	"......What's this food? Ramen?"
	"Alright! All weapons full recovered!"
	"ーLet's go. While I hold the 《one with the seed》, Kirito..."
	Anti-Criminal Code Effective Area
	A Murder Case in the Area
		Part 1
		Part 2
		Part 3
		Part 4
		Part 5
		Part 6
		Part 7
		Part 8
		Part 9
		Part 10
		Part 11
		Part 12
	Caliber
		Part 1
		Part 2
		Part 3
		Part 4
		Part 5
		Part 6
	First Day
	Afterword
	References
	Back Cover
Dialouge References
	"…What's this? Ramen?"
	"Then, I'll give you an answer of value equivalent to this bowl of fake ramen."
	"…Then, leader-dono. Any inspiration?"
	"Great! All weapons, full recovery!"
	"Everyone, thank you for coming today in
	"—Let's go. I'll draw the ≪one with the seed≫'s attention, please finish off the ≪one with the flower≫ quick."
	".........Got it."
	«Anti-Criminal Code Effective Area»
	willpower's saving roll
	«emergence»
	re-pop monsters
	PvP
	resolution
	Tsukkomi
	shamoji
	manjū
	hate control
	mobs
	Urðr
	«Þrym»
	Völundr
	iai
	«Tsujikaze»
	"Nee-san" usage
	middle
	Óðinn
	Ásgarðr
	«Þjazi»
	shindo
	sour grapes theory
	«Verðandi»
	"I got it!!!!!"
	nics
	«calibur» and «caliber»
	«original β tester»
	«MPK»
                        
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Yoruko answers with a very soft voice. I held my breath to watch this petite female

player, and she slowly shook her head violently.

"No, that's not it. I have proof…the killer who killed the leader felt that the items that

were dropped were worthless and left them at the scene. Luckily, a player who knew the

leader's name found these items and sent the leftover items over to the guild home.

That's why we used this place…used this tombstone as the grave. At that time, we put

her sword at this tombstone, and let it disappear as the durability wore out. Bu…but

that's not all. I even buried something…something she left behind that I never

mentioned before."

After saying that, Yoruko turn around and knelt down beside the small tombstone and

started digging with her hand. As everyone watched silently, Yoruko finally stood up

and handed that thing over for everyone to see. It was a glossy silver box that shone

under the moonlight.

"Ah…«Eternal Storage Trinket»…!"

It was just like what Asuna said. What Yoruko took out was a storage box that only a

master-class craftsman could make to preserve the durability of an item. It was a cuboid

that was 10cm in size, so it couldn't store large items. However, it can store a few things

that were the size of accessories. Even when placed in the wilderness, the durability will

never drop, and the items wouldn't disappear on their own.

Yoruko reached out her left hand and opened the lid of the silver box.

What lay on the white silk were two glowing rings.

Yoruko first took out one of them—a larger silver ring. At the flat surface of the ring,

there was a mark of an apple on it.

"This is the thing the leader always equipped on the middle finger of her right hand, the

seal of the «Golden Apple». I kept the same thing too, so you can tell once you compare

them."

After putting it back, she took out another one —— a long and thin ring that glowed

golden.

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"And this —— is the wedding ring she would always wear on the left ring finger, you

know, Grimlock! Your name is clearly engraved on it too!...These two rings were at the

same place —— THAT'S THE UNSHAKEABLE PROOF THAT THE LEADER WAS

WEARING THEM EVEN AS SHE WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE AREA AND

KILLED! ISN'T IT!? IF NOT, TRY ARGUING BACK!!"

At the end, she was screaming hysterically in tears.

A large number of tears flowed down Yoruko's cheeks, and she reaches her hand with

the golden ring out for Grimlock to see.

At this moment, nobody spoke up. Caynz, Schmitt, Asuna and me could only watch

both of them in their confrontation with our eyes widened.

The tall and thin craftsman's lips still remain curled as he remained there for more than

10 seconds. Finally, the lips trembled slightly before opening up.

"That ring…I think it was during the funeral when you asked me, Yoruko, whether I

wanted to take Griselda's wedding ring. I answered that we should let it disappear

naturally with the sword. If at that moment…I said I wanted to take it away…"

Grimlock lowered his head deeply and buried his face inside the hat, collapsing onto the

ground as if the strings controlling his tall body snapped.

Yoruko put the golden ring back into the box, closed the lid and held the box tightly

before looking up at the sky with her twisted teary face, saying with a voice that had

lost its sharpness.

"…Why…just why, Grimlock. Why, did you really want to snatch the ring to exchange

it for money, and kill the leader…your own wife, for the sake of that?"

"…Money? Did you say money?"

As he continued to kneel, Grimlock said with a hoarse voice, and then started laughing.

He raised his left hand, summoned the menu window, and after a short time of operating,

what appeared as an object was a leather bag that's just slightly big. Grimlock grabbed it

and threw it onto the ground. Amidst the heavy sound, there are some clear metallic

sounds in them. From this, I could deduce that the bag had a large amount of money.

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20. ↑ Þjazi (anglicized as Thiazi, Thjazi, Tjasse or Thiassi) was a son of the giant
Olvaldi, brother of giants Idi and Gangr, and the father of Skaði. His most
notable misdeed was the kidnapping of the goddess Iðunn.

21. ↑ A seismic scale used in Japan and Taiwan to measure the intensity of
earthquakes, measures in units of shindo from 0 weakest to 7 strongest.

22. ↑ Refers to pretending not to care for something one does not or cannot have,
from Aesop's fable 'The Fox and the Grapes'.

23. ↑ Verdandi or Verthandi, meaning "happening" or "present" in old Norse.
24. ↑ It was '来たぁぁぁぁッ!' (Kita!) lit. 'It comes!!' which is very widely used

among Japanese net users when something they were expecting happened.
25. ↑ Suguha has no idea what the word is and randomly picks a part of the name.
26. ↑ The latter was written キャリバー (kyaribaa) which was used throughout the

entire SAO series as the strongest sword in ALO as well as this arc's title, the
first one was written カリバー (karibaa) just like in King Arthur's sword
Excalibur, even native Japanese could be confused with the two thus what they
are discussing in this chapter.

27. ↑ β stands for Beta. Beta Testers are those who test a program or game for bugs.
Beta Testers are always people who up till that point were not involved with the
development of the program or game. This is because there are some bugs that
people who are familiar with the program might have overlooked. Beta Testers
can find those bugs because of their fresh experience with the program or game.

28. ↑ Monster Player Kill. As the name suggests, using neutral monsters to kill
players.

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