Weekly Argo Newspaper from Episode 3.
Clearing group breaks through the 28th floor! -No casualties this time either-
We're one step closer to the clearing of the game. The clearing of 28th floor was carried out over approximately 1 week. It was likely a floor that could be cleared without a hitch, but it seemed to have been greatly influenced the unavoidable mental wariness of our players, no thanks to how the might of the Force has been substantially reduced on the 25th floor.
There was much difficulty involved in clearing the game at the beginning, but we've managed to steadily advance through the floors until the advent of the 25th floor. It should still remain fresh in your memories as well, but that two-headed giant-type monster had annihilated close to all of the elites within the Force. Due to that case, the might of the Force ended up sharply declined.
Affecting not only the essential (can't read this part), (can't read this part) due to the pressure caused by that, it ended up imposing a mental burden upon those who participate in the battles, along with those who aid them. However, at the present moment, all casualties have been avoided since the 26th floor. One could claim it to be the result of our cautious clearing, but in actual fact, it seems to be due to the boss monster of the 25th floor being of a significantly higher degree of difficulty when compared to those from other floors.
We do not know when will another such floor, with that difficulty in clearing, appear among those yet to come. However, if the clearing group, that had the Force leading it, were to stop, the game will never be cleared, regardless of how much time passes. I wish to continue looking forward to their activities from now on as well.
We have not gotten our hands on information of the new floor, the 29th, but for the sake of running some sort of information or spectacular images tomorrow, the data collecting party will begin their operations.
A monster in the 22th floor's lake?
Perhaps due to the tragedy that occurred on the 25th floor as well, concerning the mostly overlooked 22th floor, we have received some intriguing news.
It's a story about how a (can't be read) monster might be living there. If we were to discuss about the 22th floor, it happens to be one of the floors with the lowest population in Aincrad. Although the area is spacious, a large part of that comprises of evergreen forests and countless lakes dotting the landscape, with a main town that could be said to be nothing more than a very tiny village.
Monsters do not appear in the fields and the labyrinth was easy; it was a floor taken down in a mere three days.
One of those lakes was what was called "Lord" among the inhabitants. It appears that a fish that struggles with a strength practically comparable to that of monsters lives there. With its shadow being gigantic as well, there were rumours of it actually being a monster.
There haven't been anyone who reeled it in yet, neither has the method to do so been found out. However, it's been said that it had no influence in fishing in that lake normally, day to day.
It is an important established fact that we must always advance towards to the upper floors to clear this game, faster by even a single day, but how about taking a load off your shoulders with a life somewhere like the 22th floor every now and then, a hint towards clearing the game might just be hiding in such a floor, surprisingly enough.
|Master ID||Farm Location||Notes for Applying|
|(this part is mostly unreadable and pointless, anyway)|
|Applicant ID||Exchange Location||Item Details|
|(Won't be doing Applicant ID)|
|5th Floor Central||Food Bag -> Hod Candy|
|Butterfly Inn||Unrefined Water Materials -> Unrefined Fire Materials|
|Further Notice||Clothing (Detailed list included)|
|Further Notice||Recovery Candy -> Dragon's Fang|
|Blue Shop||Charm -> Aircon|
|Further Notice||Boots -> Sandals|
|15th Floor||Hod Candy -> Unrefined Fire Materials|
Don't you want to live in a log-house on the 22th floor?
Spend a pleasant SAO life safe with no monsters around, surrounded by the woods and lakes.