OVRMMO 097: The Work I found at the Inn…

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

The Work I found at the Inn…

There was something of an incident before I entered, but at any rate I’ll need to secure an inn and move my base of operations there, na. Because the Fairy Country’s economy is a cycle of ‘filled with ways to earn and filled with ways to use it’, I need to take requests to earn money despite having some on hand right now.

Hearing the way to it from several guards, somehow or other I was able to find this inn, Himawari Pavilion. Let’s make this inn my base of operations to take requests in the Eastern Fortress-Town. With that thought I am soon in front of the help-board-like thing plastered with requests, but…

“This is rather… few, na. Is there not much demand for Adventurers here?”

Compared to the South, the request events are clearly fewer; roughly speaking it’s probably around 8 to 1?  The requests left include Woe Goblin squad extermination and Woe Deer herd expulsions, all the ones that would be painful to do solo.

“Aa, this is the first time you’ve come here, ne. At the beginning there were a lot more requests, but a lot of Human Adventurer-sans visited, so the requests were being finished in full force, nee. The amount of requests is like this no matter which inn you go to.”

Saying that, the Himawari Pavilion’s Innkeeper-san laughed. Uumu, fewer requests means that it’s peaceful, which is a good thing, but for Adventurers this is a little tough since it means there’s no income. The other requests are clearly requests for parties 3 people and up. If the solo me put his hands on them it would become a harsh thing.

Seeing me who was groaning un, un in front of the help-board, Innkeeper-san said this to me.

“Well then, until a convenient request comes in, do you want to work as an assistant here?”

Adventurer’s work? Although I might have some doubts towards that end, when it comes to doing miscellaneous work within the city, even among the humans that’s a standard occurrence, so that should be fine too, huh? …so thinking, I nodded at Innkeeper-san.

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“Okay, take this to the customer at Table 7!”

“Got it!”

And now we’re looking at nighttime in this world. At this moment, it is the busiest time period for Himawari Pavilion’s bar, de gozaimasu. It’s best to consider this situation like a part-time job as a server. I never thought that the day I’d once again be doing this kind of thing would come again.

“Next is Table 12! If you don’t hurry it up, the customers are going to start yelling!”

Innkeeper-san’s loud voice echoes. Me too, in order not to fall behind I swiftly carry the food over. Compared to combat it’s far more relaxed so I don’t have any fatigue, though. Maa, it might be because I’m a man. The other female server-sans are getting entangled with drunks and lightly groped. It’s just, when they want to decisively counterattack against that sort of thing, additional orders (by the drunkards) are placed so they can’t be discourteous. This world’s woman are particularly used to hardships, ne.

“Right, excuse me, ne; yes, I’m behind you-!”

While calling out, I move through the openings between the drunk ossans. –tte, I’m an ossan too… when I’m drinking, I give off this kind of feeling to the servers who are watching, huh; I’ve reconfirmed it from a strange vantage point. No matter how weak to alcohol I am, it’s not like I haven’t drank at all since there are things like socializations. I’m sure that looking from the outside, at those times I most give off a feeling like this.

“Right, a new guest; this one will be at Table 4!”

“Heard and understood!”

It’s not wearing me out, but orders come one right after another; and I have to handle them and take them back, so the business isn’t different from real-life at all. Is this really a game? – that retort comes to mind, but… This busy-ness continues right up until the bar closes.

“Right, good work!”

Finally the customers began to quietly thin out by 1s and 2s, and the lodging customers also return to the inn part on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor; with the bar cleaning also finished, I can finally take a breath.

“Quite a few customers entered, but is it like this every day?”

I try asking this question to the Himawari Pavilion’s Innkeeper-san

“No no; the congestion you saw today only happens about 1 time every 7 days! Normally it’s about half this. If anything, to have a helper on a busy day like this really helped us!”

Innkeeper-san laughed; I see, if it’s once every 7 days then, maa, it’s fine. Tomorrow’s a holiday, so it’s probably fine to think of it as cutting loose a little. For the food industry, this day is the time to earn.

“Here, your payment. Maa, for an Adventurer it’s probably not a lot though; the food expense and lodging expense hasn’t been taken out from it, so please set it aside!”

So saying she handed over 400Glo. Certainly as income it’s not much, but there’s some leftover from the inn fees so it’s probably enough. In any case I’ll be staying a while in the Eastern Fortress-Town; during that time, in the worst case scenario, even helping out at this Himawari Pavilion is fine; thinking about it like that, it’s not a bad situation at all.

“No, Innkeeper-san, it’s more than enough. Then, this is it for me, I’ll turn in.”

Informing Innkeeper-san like so, let’s go up. I can hear Innkeeper-san’s voice from behind saying, “Sweet dreams!” Is this also one of the play styles designed for One More? Right now no one has one yet, but a player himself can own a house  and that house can be used as a store; in the future a play style where you work hard as an employee might exist, na. Thinking about that kind of thing, I log out.

A/n: Having this so-called 1-off chapter isn’t so bad either.

SKILLS
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv17
[Assaulting Kick]Lv22
[Farsight]Lv53
[Craftsmanship]Lv57 ↑1UP
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Stealth]Lv41
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv32
[Chivalrous Thief]Lv26
[Whip]Lv37
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)

Reserved Skills
[Woodworking]Lv39
[Blacksmithing]Lv40
[Alchemy]Lv43
[Advanced Cooking]Lv11
ExP 4

Titles Possessed:  The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, The One Involved with Eastern and Western Dragons
Second Names: “Fairy King Candidate”(jealous), “Chef of the Battlefield-san”


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