This is just a little guide for those new to the story. I will make it possible so that you can skip entire arcs and still enjoy the story (hopefully).
Arc Guide for Virtual Legend (contains spoilers)
Arc I: Online Legends
Sub-Arcs: The Rogue Swordsman & The Blue Eyed Swordsman
Synopsis: Read the story summary.
Arc II: Ghost Blade
Sub-Arcs: Another Game of Death, Gamemaster Tournaments, Online Legends Side Stories
Synopsis: Six months after escaping the death game, Karuno is struggling to adjust to the world he had left behind nearly two years ago. One day, he is contacted by the company VIRTUE, who has created a game known as "The Phantom's Blade." Karuno, struck by curiosity, meets with its CEO, who just happens to be Derek himself. The reunion is then cut short when Derek shows Karuno a picture from inside the game.