Kujonin 003: Story 3

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 3

I finished my lunch at the food stalls, and once again I headed to the sewers.
I repeated what I had done in the morning, gathering 100 masmascal corpses and cutting off the tails, dividing the bodies into 10 equal parts, putting them in bags, then going outside and throwing them into the forest.
The placed rat poison dumplings have been reduced, so within the sewers I made them.
It was easy to make since I had the materials; I didn’t want to stink up my new home.
When I finished setting them out, I returned to my new home.

Up until the last day, continuing on like this, my level rose to 38.
It seems like there aren’t any adventurers who raise their level from 2 to 30 in just 9 days; the Guild receptionist advised me to keep the method hidden.
Hide it or whatever, if they go to the town hall it will be found out, though.
In the end, the subjugated masmascal exceeded 1000; because the town hall wept that they hadn’t budgeted for this much, we settled on 3000 Notts.
For the time being, it seems like I won’t be troubled for money.
My Status is
Endurance: 170
Magic Power: 102
Speed: 91
Strength: 138
Sturdiness: 89
Wisdom: Unknown
Like that it’s gone up drastically.
If the max level is 99, then I wonder if I can be considered as a middle-class adventurer.
Although I haven’t fought monsters or magical beasts even once, though.
By the way, other than Fire Magic level 1, I haven’t allocated any other Skill Points.
In this world, I don’t know which Skills would be useful for cleaning and extermination.
And on that note, when I went to the main building to ask Camilla, a pretty elf girl-san was there compounding medicine.
“Whwhwwhwhwhat is it, so suddenly! If you’re going to come in, at least knock on the door!”
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry; by the way, may I ask who you are? Camilla’s granddaughter, is it?”
“E? Aa! Yes, I am Camilla’s granddaughter, Ca,Chamomile!”
Somehow, it feels like her responding voice was all flustered.
Or like, it’s Camilla’s exact same voice, so it’s probably Camilla developing a medicine that restores youth, or normally she’s pretending to be old, one or the other.
If she was developing rejuvenating medicine, then you would be proud of your amazingness.
In that case, she’s pretending to be old and going out to the store like that.
For what reason? Does medicine sell better that way?
I see, I can kind of understand it.
Rather than buying the medicine of an elf that looks about 20 years old by appearance, the medicine of an old elf seems like it would be more effective.
“And so, Camilla. I have a question, you see.”
“I, I’m Chamomile. What is your question?”
“I’d like you to teach me what Skills are necessary for cleaning and exterminating harmful insects and harmful animals.”
“F,for that it would be fine to go ask at the Guild, right?”
“Recently, the people at the Guild have been desperately trying to get me to change my weapons and equipment and enter the forest; they don’t want to listen to me at all.”
It’s probably because my level rose.
Fu~n, well, it’s fine. For cleaning, there’s Life Magic like Clean Up, so I think allocating points to Life Magic would be good. It’s just, it’s said that you have to raise it to level 5 or it’s worthless. You don’t see people who have it much other than nobles’ butlers or maids.”
“I see.”
As soon as I heard it, I raised the level to 5.
For only butlers and maids in noble houses and no one else to have them, that means that the idea of ‘cleaning’ commoners’ homes probably hasn’t yet occurred.
Looks like I can do business.
“I don’t really know for exterminating harmful insects and harmful pests. I guess it would be compounding poisonous plants, ne. Maa, if you raise the Compounding Skill then you will naturally learn that, right? A, it might be better to also have the Search Skill. Looking for harmful insects can be difficult, I think.”
“So that’s it! I see, thanks. You’ve saved me, Camilla!”
“No, if anything happens, just ask this landlady! … A!”
When Camilla had dug her own grave, I softly closed the door and returned to my own room.

For now, I try raising the Compounding Skill to level 5.
It seems like recipes won’t just install inside my head with this.
However, if you combine that and that on the shelves of the pharmacy, it seems like it will restore stamina; that’s the kind of thing I understand.
My knowledge isn’t enough, so let’s borrow a book about this subject from Camilla.
Thinking that the Search Skill is something that won’t be troubling to have, I try raising it to level 10 in one go.
For Skills, 10 is the highest it will go, so I’ve raised it to the max.
When I search, the map of the entirety of the town appeared in me head; I understand the green lights are the locations where people I know are, and other people I don’t know are the blue lights.
The range also extends to the vicinity of the forest; within that are things that are red lights; those are probably monsters, I suppose.
Incidentally, it’s possible to see underground and high levels in the map like it’s 3D.
In the sewers I saw the escaped masmascal wandering about.
If they increase, it might be a good idea to let the government officials to put it in their budget.
Surprisingly, it seems like monsters are hiding inside the town.
I can see that there are some red lights on the map of the town.
Maa, for now I’ll leave them be.

Rather than those, the most important thing right now is bedding.
There’s no mattress.
In this world there’s no sheep’s wool, so it’s the fur of the sheeplike monster, goatsheep, that’s circulating, but recently, there’s a downward trend (in production) so the prices are high.
I thought that covering it in a layer of straw would be fine, but the mattress used on the bed in the inn was not comfortable.
Now then, what should I do?
Rather, why not allocate points to the Sewing Skill and make it myself?
But if I do that, it feels like I’ll regret it, naa.
Un, un, while groaning, I came down the stairs from the second floor, and old-lady form Camilla called out to me.
“What’s wrong, having such a stern face? Does your stomach hurt?”
“No, it’s not that, I want a mattress for the bed, but… it’s expensive, ne.”
“You received a lot of remuneration from the town hall, right? You won’t receive a punishment even if you indulge yourself a little.”
“N~maa, there’s that too, but no matter what I live frugally, ne. I was thinking that if there wasn’t anything good around, I’d make it myself. And so, I was thinking I could take the Sewing Skill, but as expected my frugality came out and I don’t want to use my Skill Points.”
“You’re a shocking man, aren’t you? Then, wouldn’t it be fine to find someone with the Sewing Skill? If you are so inclined, you can also try making a request in the Guild.”
“I see; by the way, would Camilla happen to know anyone?”
“N~, maa, if it’s the wife on the ranch and people who work in workshops then they might have it, ne. Because their clothing would tear often.”
“I see, thanks. I’m going to go out for a bit and try.”

The ranch was on top of a hill a little ways away from the town.
If you go by the path where wagons have left furrows, you pretty much won’t meet monsters or magical beasts.
Lazily climbing the hill, I saw a herd of goatsheep eating grass behind the fence.
Everyone at the ranch seems to be sheep beastmen, with ears that wrap around the head at an angle.
“Hallo-!”
“Hello.”
The girl sheep beastman who happened to pass close by called out to me.
“Is there anyone here at this ranch that has the Sewing Skill?”
“Heh? Sewing? If it’s that, then pretty much everyone here does, I think.”
“A, is that so! Then, could I get a bed mattress made?”
“We could do make it, but usually you would go ask a Tailor-san.”
“Is that so? Then, there’s no one here…”
“Are you looking for a mattress?”
“Yes.”
“Excuse me, but what is your occupation?”
“Tentatively I’m an adventurer, but originally I’m a specialist in cleaning and pest extermination.”
“Is that so? Um. About the clothes you’re wearing…”
What I’m wearing is my usual coveralls.
“What is it about these?”
“Exactly what are those clothes?”
“Even if you ask me ‘what’ they are…they’re laborers’ clothes. It makes things easier. And if the top is separate from the trousers, if filth and splinters get in the trousers it’s a pain.”
“That, how do you wear it?”
“E? Like this.”
So saying I pull down the zipper from my neck and show her the inner.
“Amazing! What is this!? Wai, wait a second, please! I’m going to bring everyone over.”
So saying, the girl sheep beastman ran off, entered the house, and, talking excitedly, brought the sheep beastmen over.
Everyone all together looked at the coveralls like they were some rare thing.
It can’t be helped so I stripped to my cargo shorts and T-shirt, and when I gave them my coveralls to look at, immediately, they had to make a paper pattern so they took off back to the house, returning with tools in hand.
I was asked about the zipper, but they were shocked when I told them it was made by a machine.
When they asked if I was someone from the capital, I replied with, “Well, something like that.”
Actually, I don’t know how far the development of this world’s cities are, but I guess if it’s a zipper there would be some, with that underestimation, at a future date it became something dreadful.
That is for another occasion.

When every one of the sheep beastmen had tried on the coverall, ascertaining its comfortableness, it was returned to me.
When I tried asking for a mattress, saying that it would be thanks for showing them a really great item, as expected, I was told right now was the season where there wasn’t much goatsheep fur.
When it got a little colder the fur would get longer, so at that time I should come back.
It seems like they’ll make one for no charge.
As lucky as that is, as I was thinking about what I was going to do before it got cold, the sheep beastmen told me that the rabbit monsters in the forest have good fur.
The rabbit monsters are monsters called forabbits, and it’s said they’re weaker than goblins.
If it’s like that then I think it would be fine for me to enter the forest and capture them, but when I think about the labor involved in skinning and tanning, it seems like it would be better to buy it at a store, or put out a request at the Guild.
I thanked the sheep beastmen, and then left the ranch.


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<T/n: Camilla was so cute I almost couldn’t stand it.
This is chapter 2/3 of this 3-chap update.>

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6 comments

  1. Main Character-san, it’s bad to assume technological or cultural levels in an alternate world… Please be considerate.

    …Well at least it’s not a cooking manga posing as isekai.

    Like

  2. When I search, “the” a map of the entirety of the town appeared in “me” head; I understand the green lights are the locations where people I know are, and other people I don’t know are the blue lights.
    When I search, a map of the entirety of the town appeared in “my” head; I understand the green lights are the locations where people I know are, and other people I don’t know are the blue lights.
    If it’s like that then I think it would be fine for to enter the forest and capture them, but when I think about the labor involved in skinning and tanning, it seems like it would be better to buy it at a store, or put out a request at the Guild.
    If it’s like that then I think it would be fine for “me” to enter the forest and capture them, but when I think about the labor involved in skinning and tanning, it seems like it would be better to buy it at a store, or put out a request at the Guild.

    Good job and thank you

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