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The Lisbeth Edition (リズベット・エディション, Rizubetto edishon?) is a Lisbeth-themed doujin written by Kawahara Reki, under the pen-name "Kunori Fumio", and drawn by Kurusu Tatsuya (ponz.info). The doujin was sold in Comitia 100, in May 2012.
This publication consists of two side stories:
- Sound of Water, Sound of Hammer (水音、槌音, Mizuoto, tsuchioto?) is a side story that shows events three months after Lisbeth had created the «Dark Repulser» for Kirito.
- Extraordinary Ordinary Days (非日常という日常, Hi nichijō to iu nichijō?) is a short manga-format side-story, from Lisbeth's point of view.
Sound of Water, Sound of HammerEdit
After three months of Kirito using the «Dark Repulser», Lisbeth realized that the sword would eventually become less useful. As Kirito got to higher dungeons, he would be able to find a better sword from a rare drop. Plus, «Dark Repulser» had already used forty-two of its fifty reinforcements, and was currently +39. That meant that there were only eight more chances for reinforcement, and Kirito had asked her to get the blade to +40 that day.
Lisbeth understood that Kirito had spent countless of hours hunting for the required materials so that he could continue to upgrade the sword. Kirito also mentioned at this time that he got his «Blackwyrm Coat» from a famous tailor in Sword Art Online, named Ashley. Lisbeth understood that when Kirito's sword was out of reinforcement attempts, he might not come back to see her again. Seeing the worry on Lisbeth's face, Kirito told her that he had a hunch that he would defeat the final boss with «Dark Repulser». It seemed only right given the name of the sword. Filled with confidence, Lisbeth finished reinforcing the sword to +40. After saying that she did not think she could handle another stressful reinforcement like that, Kirito materialised «Elucidator» and asked for it to be reinforced to +40 as well, resulting in Lisbeth making a long sigh.
Extraordinary Ordinary DaysEdit
|Non Canon: Some or all events and details given in this article, may be considered non-canon to the main story.|
The story starts at Lisbeth's Smith Shop in Lindarth on the 48th Floor. Lisbeth was in the middle of creating a sword when Asuna walked in to greet her. Lisbeth casually greeted her, and Asuna said that she should try to act cuter, and enthusiastically greet her customers. Lisbeth decided to try this out, and cheerfully greeted the next person who happened to enter her shop after Asuna. This happened to be Kirito, and Lisbeth quickly became embarrassed. Asuna, Kirito, Nishida, and Klein all came to Lisbeth's shop in order to purchase fishing rods, so they could go fishing.
Kirito realized that a fishing rod was considered a weapon by the system, as demonstrated when Nishida used a «Sword Skill» with a fishing rod. Lisbeth pointed out to the group that she would only be able to make a metal fishing rod, and asked what kind of fish would they be going after with such strong fishing rods. Nishida quickly looked up lakes with large fishes, and suggested a large sea-serpent from the 32nd Floor.
Lisbeth then smithed the four fishing rods for the group, and handed them to Asuna, who remarked that they were heavy. Nishida paid Lisbeth for her service with 1000 «Cor», along with a Jade dropped by a "Lord of a River" from a lower floor. He then suggested that she should take it to an artisan in order to craft it into an accessory. She happily accepted his gift, wishing Kirito and Klein were as courteous.
Asuna invited Lisbeth to a party they would be having later that day with the fish they capture, while Klein and Kirito competitively bicker about fishing, Kirito saying that he had trained his Fishing Skill a lot. The group of four eventually left to go fish, leaving Lisbeth to return to her work.
- Extraordinary Ordinary Days is likely non-canon, as after Nishida learned of who Kirito and Asuna were, the two were called back to the front-lines, before beating the game, so these events could not have occurred within the given time-line.