Success is not something you run after, but rather something you attract by the person you become.
Howdy, folks. Kenji here! I'm an experienced wikian whose time has mostly been spent on the Bleach Fan Fiction Wiki, though I sidelined for a bit on Naruto, Star Wars and Gears of War for a while as well. I've been a fan of SAO for years but it was the Progressive series of light novels that really hooked me.
Kenji meets again with Ino and she agrees to join Kenji's planned guild.
Kenji, Kusaka, Airi, Sojiro, Yoshiro and Ino acquire the «Guild seal».
Upon returning to Zumfut Kenji watches Momoko and Akiye charm a crowd and make a boatload of money.
Shortly after 16:00 «Brightscale» joins the official guilds of Aincrad.
Dividing into two teams Kenji's Team A initiates the «Jade Key» quest of the Elf War, siding with the Dark Elves. 30 minutes later Kusaka's Team B initiates the same quest, this time siding with the Forest Elves.
By 23:48 Kenji and company have cleared «Vanquishing the Spiders», «The Flower Offering», «Emergency Orders» and «The Missing Soldier». Kusaka's team cleared up through the same number of relevant chapter on the Forest Elf side.
Kenji seeks out the Dark Elven blacksmith on the 3rd Floor and upgrades his «Pale Edge» to +4.
Kenji travels to the 2nd Floor and farms Windwasps in order to experiment with dual-blades. The result was a highly situational Outside System Skill taking advantage of several system exploits, equipment states, and system assist. The success rate was logged at 22%.
Kenji, Airi and Yoshiro complete the final chapter of 3rd Floor's «Elf War» campaign on the side of the Dark Elves.
At the same time Kusaka, Ino and Sojiro complete the final chapter of 3rd Floor's «Elf War» campaign on the side of the Forest Elves.
Momoko and Akiye complete several crafter-only quests in the Dark Elf camp.
The «Brightscale» members teleport to Rovia and participate in a party held by the players to celebrate Christmas Eve.
The «Brightscale» members see their respective keys to the Spirit Trees, thus completing the first chapter of the «Elf War».
As discussed the day before they all relax on Christmas Day.
Kenji offers the «Stalker Boots» to Ino but she declines, having already got loot of her own. He subsequently gifts them to Airi.
The Shipwright of Yore quest is completed. Kenji, listening to Ryne's financial advice, gathered the needed materials for two Gondolas to be constructed.
The first was equipped -- according to Arashi -- "with all the extras" and was a seven-seat Gondola with room for an additional person as a driver. The second was a ten-seat Gondola designed specifically to carry tourists.
The «Brightscale» members complete the «Elf War» quests on the 4th Floor.
Ryne began organising tours of the more dangerous areas on the 4th Floor waterways.