Chapter 60 – Town exploration

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We left the guardroom and head towards the adventurers’ guild.

Suga town’s adventurers’ guild building has an old fashion feel.

We tried to check out the F-rank requests posted on the request board.

The contents of the『【Medicinal herbs】gathering』and『【Goblin】subjugation』requests are the same as before in the Nippo town.
Only the last one was different.

┌─<Subjugation request>──
│【Slime】subjugation (Repeatable request)
│Content: Subjugate 1【Slime】monster.
│ Bring in the【Slime’s nucleus】as the subjugation proof.
│Reward: 50 Aurum
└─────────

So there are slimes around here, let’s look for it next time.

We won’t be selling the【Medicinal herbs】since we have a use for it ourselves, we’ll turn in the【Goblin】subjugation request however.

I went to the reception desk and turn in the『【Goblin】subjugation』requests while reporting about the matter of black and white orcs by also turning in the【Credential】.

We were rewarded with Aurum and Guild points,
the【Goblin】subjugation requests are 150 Aurum and 5 points per person,
and the black and white orc case is 600 Aurum and 20 points per person.

This time, the Guild points totaled to 35 points,
our guild ranks were promoted from【F-Rank】to【E-Rank】since we had more than 20 points.
Next is【D-Rank】which seems to be 100 points.

Because we aren’t particularly obsessed with raising our rank, we intend to keep going slowly.

I tried to check out the E-Rank requests on the request board.
Most of the requests are time consuming, it’s impossible for us who work only on weekends.

Perhaps, we can only do this one.

┌─<Subjugation request>──
│【Wolf】subjugation (repeatable request)
│Content: Subjugate 3【Wolf】monsters.
│ Bring in the【Wolf’s fang】as the subjugation proof.
│Reward: 100 Aurum
└─────────

So the【Wolves】I defeated before were E rank, I’ll segregate the 【Wolf】fangs I kept in the inventory later.

Though the sun is still high, it seems late to go outside again, we decided to explore the town after securing an inn.
The inn managed to accommodate us in two rooms.

I-, I’m not particularly lonely.~

We head towards the『Merchants’ guild』first.
At the reception desk was a reliable-looking oniisan.

「Right now, salt is overstocked so we aren’t buying it.
On the other hand,『Wheat』is in short supply so if you have we’d like to buy it at a high price.」
Is what he said.
It seems there’s not enough wheat under the influence of war.

I took out a 1 kg【Hard flour】and have them to take a look.

「T-, This is wheat flour!? Please wait a moment, I’ll just call an『Appraiser』.」

It’s somehow similar to the previous development……

Eventually, the【Hard flour】was appraised as an【S rank】and was sold at 100 Aurum.
Since it’s 100 Aurum per kg and you can make 10 bread per 100g, the production cost of a bread becomes over 10 Aurum. Such an expensive bread that only rich people can eat!

I should save up for the mana crystals’ admission fees, so next time, I’ll procure flour in large quantities.

We left the merchant guild after that, the sun is still high outside.

「By the way, Aya and Elena, is there somewhere you want to go?」
「Seiji-sama, I want a weapon.」
「Then, let’s go to the weapon shop, what do you think Aya?」
「Un, I’d like to look for weapons too.」

We went to the weapon shop.

「Hello.」
「Welcome!」
Inside the weapon shop was a delicate lady.
I think this person isn’t suited for the weapon shop, also it was a bit different from the weapon shop I had in mind.

「There’s no swords, huh.」
「This is a weapon shop specially for rearguards.」

Specially for rearguards, in other words, bow and arrows, throwing knives, rod, and similar weapons.

「Excuse me but we are looking for a weapon for this girl to use, can you give advice on what kind of things are good?」
「T-, Thank you in advance.」

Elena bowed to the store manager.

「It’s just a small matter~ so, what kind of weapon have you been using until now?」
「Uhm, I’m using【Rod of water】, it can only be used to attack with magic and not directly.」

「I see, a water magician.」
「In addition to water, I can also use ice and recovery magic.」
「That’s amazing. So, you want to be able to attack besides using magic, huh.」

The store manager prepared some bow and arrows, and throwing knives for Elena, but after trying them out, she wasn’t able to handle them properly.

「If long-ranged weapon is no good then it can only be a rod.」
「If it’s a rod, there’s already the【Water rod】.」
「No, wait a minute, I’ll bring out a good one.」

The store manager said so and brought out a slightly thicker rod from the back.

「If it’s this rod, you can also perform melee attacks.」

I appraised the rod.

┌─<Appraisal>────
│【Magic Rod】
│The instant the attack hits,
│the wielder can convert MP to attack power,
│the increase in power is proportional to the magical power.
│Rarity: ★★★
└─────────

It seems somewhat good, I want it not just for Elena but for myself as well.

「How much is this?」
「It’s 5000 Aurum.」

We have enough money but if we are to buy it, most of it will be spent.

「It’s a little expensive, let’s look for another one.」

Elena was going to give it up.

「No, we’ll take this!」
「Seiji-sama?」
「We have enough money, this is something good.
We must buy it by all means!」

「Hoo, this lad has good eyes~
But, this weapon is difficult to wield if your magical power isn’t high.」

「Because all of us have high magical power, we can appreciate such weapon.」
「Hou, is that right?~ Then, would you like to try it?」

We were guided to the backyard of the weapon shop.
There were several wooden dolls installed.

「Try it on this doll.」

The【Magic rod】was handed to Elena, she was a little confused.

「Elena, do your best!」
「Y-, yes.」

Elena hit the doll around the shoulder with amateurish movements.

Bakooon!!

When the【Magic rod】hit the doll’s shoulder, it produced a loud sound, *guran guran* the doll shook.

「Oh, Ojou-chan is amazing! It seems it was not just boastful talk, you really hit it.」

「I’d also like to try!」
Aya borrowed the【Magic rod】from Elena and struck a pose.

「Hou, this jou-chan knows a little about how to wield the weapon.」

Aya dashed using【Rapid slash】and hit the doll’s trunk with all her might.

Zupaaaan!!

The doll’s top from the torso flew out of the town, drawing a parabola.

「Wow! It’s amazing!
The magical power was almost the same as the first jou-chan but the difference in power came from the difference in weapon handling.」

Aya was pleased and high-fived Elena.

「I’m sorry for the broken doll.」
「Now now, that’s alright, that thing was cheap anyway.
Would you also like to try, lad?」

「No no, I’m good.」
I would feel sorry to break another doll.

「What, a man needs to be bold, try it.」
「No no, I’m good, really.」
「Mou!  You’re a man! I won’t sell this to a cowardly man, okay?」

Ah, mou, I don’t care about what happens anymore!

「I understand, I’ll do it!
Don’t blame for what happens, okay?」

I took the【Magic rod】and went towards the doll.

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On that day, a large【Earthquake】has occurred around the Suga town’s vicinity, it caused a commotion and the residents took refuge.
Fortunately, it didn’t cause any damage to buildings and people……

For some reason, a crater which was about 10 m in diameter was found in the weapon shop’s backyard.


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46 thoughts on “Chapter 60 – Town exploration

  1. hehaaw January 27, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    lol, why that that person has to force Seiji to try it

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    • xias1 January 28, 2016 / 12:41 am

      You mean “RIP backyard” or “This is how you evolve a >backyardgraveyard<.
      XDD

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      • xias1 January 28, 2016 / 12:42 am

        …”This is how you evolve a [backyard] into a [graveyard].

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  2. Raven January 27, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    OP indeed!!

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  3. GM_Rusaku January 27, 2016 / 7:57 pm

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    |  Thanks!!!! Nepu!!!! |
    \_____ ___/
           ∨
        (´・ω・)
    ぶお~ん( ⊃┳⊃
        ε´ヽJ⌒ノ
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    ≡≡≡◎-◎^^⊃^⊃

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  4. ftxnexus January 27, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    He sucks as a buisnessman. Tbh, i bet your average kid would be able to trick him easily. Yes, kids nowadays are sly as fuck. Why do i know it? I have personal experience and caught some few in action

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    • moonlightsways January 28, 2016 / 12:18 am

      Don’t forget this is influenced by the author who unless you are Japanese has grown up ina different environment and culture than you.

      What makes you see as normal the author might not. Remember this is a different world story where the Mc can go back home and is insanely op. He is just a classical businessman and works 5 days a week before going out on adventures,he is not fighting for his life and money is not really a problem for him. The main thing that’s different is of this Mc goes home he has to live with what he has done to real people.

      But I think it mainly cones down to the fact that they can’t go to another crystal today so they don’t need money and he can literally go home Sunday and buy 1000kg of flour and have 100000 thousand gold when he comes back on Friday. If he wanted money he could easily get it from selling even simple spices I very.

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      • ftxnexus January 28, 2016 / 12:59 am

        1. Sure this influenced by the author, captain obvious. BUT! Japan and the country i live in can be counted as those who are more wealthy and have a higher educational lvl. What does this tell you? Yes, this tells you that people are sly, devious, scheming and such. I doubt any proper adult with a proper work wouldnt be able to see such things. Oh, im sorry. What am i saying? We got these so called “feminists”, “political Correctness” taken to the extreme, people who doesnt get vaccinated in fear of autism. Y, if the real world has these problems, then sure.

        2. Even if this is another world. The author is “nerfing” MCs brain power way too much. At one time he is sharp as fuck, at another he is dumb as fuck. Y, “fuck” is nice way to put things, isnt it? As a classical real life buisnessman or story buisnessman? Because your typical buisnessman in a reincarnated world\world traveler is depicted as an idiot and flawed in more than one way. He noticed the problem with the salt, he thought it was wierd how candy could restore mana and noticed how the merchants reacted towards his products. Yet, he isnt able to connect the obvious dots. [Products from Eearth are enchanted\upgraded when used in “that” world]. He is pretty the very cause for all their problems.

        3. If he thought it through. He could travel back and forth and purchase diamonds, gold, jewels and such from taht world cheap and sell it in his own, but doing that would cause suspicion.

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        • inconnue97 May 9, 2016 / 7:42 am

          In addition the prediction skill coupled with his high mana? A lot of doors just opened up. Also, with his teleportation skill he could be the perfect arbitrager (travel around them villages find out which is over supplied or over demanded).

          But really, i think the author should not have as you have said varied the MC’s acuity. He could just easily subverted his exploitation by the example in this chapter salt being oversupplied so he can’t sell at high price (Which he could buy now can keep in his inventory with no risk of spoilage or theft by the way so he can sell it high when it’s in low demand).

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      • falinmer January 28, 2016 / 3:03 am

        If he wanted to avoid suspicion, he could travel around the nation and identify several stores he could sell them at and just sell one or two here saying his family is on hard times and needs to sell some of their jewelry, and by selling it all over the nation, no one will be able to connect him since it’s impossible for anyone but him to sell them on opposite ends of the nation so fast.

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      • Amuris January 28, 2016 / 4:02 am

        The problem with that logic is that, in the real world, the “value” of precious gems is entirely artifical. Diamonds and such are NOT rare, it’s a CULTURAL MYTH. There is only one group that is legally allowed to sell diamonds and they set the price so high due to their monopoly. Other gems, though not as ridiculous, are also bad.

        A normal person would barely get any money selling them as there is already a surplus of “precious gems”.

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  5. GTX January 27, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    I think this is weird,they is not afraid of gore? Grimgar is about what we would react when we see gore,they kill like they have killed in theyre own world….

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    • Amuris January 28, 2016 / 4:17 am

      It’s one of those differences between transfer stories with explained status systems vs unexplained status systems vs no status systems.

      Unexplained Status systems in transfer stories exist mostly to artificially empower the characters, explaining a victory or growth through a set of numbers in a menu rather than the distinct differences in a characters choices of action. Bare in mind, when I say “unexplained” I don’t mean if we know how it works. An “explained” status system is one where they explain WHY it exists in that world and how it came into being.

      Grimgar is an example of a good one with no status system. All of their growth and skill has to be shown through “experience” and not “experience points”. That is, in order to show that characters have improved in grimgar, they have to show them making changes in their tactics and decisions, like a real person would have to. That’s why Grimgar has to start them off realistically weak, to show them actually growing.

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      • GTX January 29, 2016 / 8:45 pm

        Yup,still not logical this novel,i agree with you…..

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  6. deadlybell January 27, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    well…..he did warn him pffffahahahahahaha

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  7. shuranomichi January 27, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    i feel bad for the doll T.T doll-san you shall be remebered!

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  8. Hungry January 27, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Thought he would have broken the rod, it was only a 2 star rating weapon after all and his OP magic power.

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    • wisecrack23 January 28, 2016 / 4:32 am

      It was a 3 star weapon.

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  9. kirindas January 27, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    RIP dolls. Too bad you are under an ignorant shopkeeper.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  10. Zero January 27, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Thanks for the chapter!😀

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  11. Reaper Phoenix January 27, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    In Seiji’s hand that rod became an AOE weapon.

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  12. hayate90 January 27, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    100aurum for 1kg of S-grade flour?
    which is the same as subjugating 3 wolves, which is E-rank quest?
    i think thats a bit cheap?

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    • Jei January 27, 2016 / 10:14 pm

      Yeah, I think this author always forgot to annotate if it’s gold/silver/copper coins. >.>

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    • lygarx February 6, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      1 aurum is like 100yen or a dollar. That is 100 dollars for about 2.2 pounds of flour. Flour at a walmart is about 1 dollar per Kg. The standard value of regular flour in the Kingdom should likely be 1 to 5 aurum per Kg. Everyone needs to eat bread so it can’t be too expensive.

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  13. memerou January 27, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    they really need to know their limits….
    them NPCs, that is . . .
    when dealing with this bunch…especially the MC

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  14. synthous January 27, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    So now he can destroy things pretty easily with a rod, no need to waste time if he’s in trouble😀
    Also, are Japanese people really so… Passive, even being passive when they’re actively active?

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  15. RezaStillAlive January 27, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    A mysterious crater~ really mysterious

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  16. Krozam January 27, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Lol, that chapter ending…

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  17. cdalgorta January 27, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Well, they didn’t mention it but I’m sure that inside the crater there were pulverized remains of a doll and a broken rod🙂

    Thank you for the chapter xD

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  18. spoilerproof January 28, 2016 / 12:37 am

    thanks for the chapter~
    shop keeper got it coming~ahahahahaha
    and I quote “Don’t blame for what happens, okay?”-Maruyama Seiji

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  19. Darkanlan January 28, 2016 / 1:31 am

    I wonder if he should start making pools and ponds for the rich now that he has a nice one shot large hole in the ground weapon?

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  20. All Night January 28, 2016 / 1:53 am

    So he picked on a instant kill wand. He probably wouldn’t use it though.

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  21. nosiop January 30, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Thanks for the chapter

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  22. Seinvolf February 6, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    They insist and push me to do it, so I only try a little…
    :3…

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  23. predatorvmt June 28, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Ok.
    Stop.
    I get it.

    He is dumb. You guys can stop now.

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