10-009 First job (1)

 The next morning, we woke up at sunrise and had breakfast.
 We didn't have a clock, so we couldn't tell the exact time, but in the original world, we would probably still be sleeping.
 However, I went to bed early last night, so I just woke up earlier.
 I went to bed early after dinner, because I was tired from my first day in this world, and I couldn't stay up late without a light, even though I can see better at night now.
 Of course, we had to pay for candles to keep the lights on. It was a luxury item for us.
 There was a discussion about using magic, but we thought it might be dangerous to try it indoors, so we didn't actually use it.
 By the way, I thought I woke up early, but when I woke up, Haruka had already washed her face and cleaned herself up.
 Toya, on the other hand, was sleeping soundly even after I returned from the well. I immediately woke him up by ruffling his ears.
 In a way, it was a good thing.
 Toya's ears weren't bad to the touch. Yeah.

 What my father, who was consistently unsociable even in the morning, served me for breakfast was stewed meat with soup, and bread.
 Shiro bread with a lot of rye, the kind sold in Japan.
 The bread was not very puffy and a little hard, but it was freshly baked and tasted good enough.
 If it is a little hard, it can be eaten by soaking it in soup, so I am very grateful that it does not have a strange sour taste.
 Toya also muttered, "I can live in this world with this ......," so he may have been quite overwhelmed by that bread.
 I agree with him, though, because it was indeed difficult for me to keep eating it for a long time.
 Moreover, the bread was free for refills. It's a rather heavy bread, though, so a few pieces would be enough.
 Toya ate only three or four pieces, so he probably felt the same way.

"Oh, you two. We may not have lunch today. We have no money.

 I take it back.
 Toya and I looked at each other and stuffed more bread into our stomachs, following Haruka's example of silently eating bread.

    I'm sure you'll agree with me.

 Now that we had eaten our fill, whether it was a satisfying breakfast ...... or not, we came to the east gate that we used when we first came to this city.
 It was early in the morning, so there were not many people there. The soldier from yesterday - I've already forgotten his name, but he doesn't seem to be there either.
 There didn't seem to be any special checks when leaving the city, so I walked past the soldier standing there in a daze, and proceeded along the street stretching eastward.
 After walking for a while, I looked to the south and saw a forest ahead of me.
 Perhaps that's the forest to the south that the guild sister was talking about yesterday.
 Compared to the forest to the east, where you might have to walk for several hours, it looks closer.

Nao, we're going to the east forest today, right?
"Yeah, I know. Safety first.

 Haruka, who may have seen where I was looking, reminded me of that, but of course I knew that. I'm not reckless enough to run into a dangerous forest with just a club that Toya has.

"Should we continue on the road to the eastern forest?
Yes. It's along the road. It's a bit far, about two hours on foot, but it's along the road so it's relatively safe.

 We walked for about an hour yesterday, so we're about an hour further along the road from where we were dropped into this world.
 That must be the forest we saw out of the corner of our eye.
 I wonder if the evil gods were warm-hearted enough to drop us on the east side, which seems to be relatively safe.

"Four hours round trip plus gathering time ......, that's almost a full day's work. How much money can we make?
If all goes well, we'll be home by mid-afternoon. ...... That's about a day's pay for a normal person, so-called commoner, plus hazard pay. If you're good at finding them, or if you're in a dangerous place, you can make a lot of money, but you're not going to make a lot of money collecting ordinary herbs.
"Well, that's true. If that were possible, everyone would be an adventurer.
That's what I meant. Of course, there's no such thing as an easy job.

 Haruka chuckles as she shrugs her shoulders.
 In a way, since anyone can collect it, it is natural that the purchase price will be around that level.
 If it's too cheap, no one will go out and collect it, and if it's too expensive, more people will collect it and the price will go down.
 Inevitably, the price will settle at the level of an ordinary person's hourly wage plus a technical fee, which seems to be the same even in other worlds.
 That is the economic principle.

"It's like that in the original world, too, if you don't have any qualifications or skills, so I guess it's the same in different worlds.
"Fortunately, we have been given those skills, so let's train hard and enjoy earning money later on.
"Oh, I agree. I don't want to be too extravagant, but I'd like to be able to eat good food every day!
"Yes. Well, at least enough to maintain the current inn. ...... I'd rather not eat at that stall.
Agreed. I want to live a life where I don't have to eat black bread. I'd also like to live a life where I don't have to hesitate to use hot water.

 Yesterday I just wiped myself with well water instead of using hot water to save money.
 It's not hard in the current climate, but in the cold season, I want hot water at least.
 I don't have the luxury of a bath or shower.
 ...... No, I still want it in the long run. I'm Japanese.
 I guess I need to earn enough money to buy a house.

By the way, are we going to the forest?
No. ...... Well, now that the city gates are out of sight, we might as well. Let's take a look at your abilities for a moment.

 Haruka looked back once to make sure he was okay, then moved away from the street and toward the meadow.

"Whoa! You're going to show me your magic? I've been wanting to get one too, really. I gave up for lack of points, but ......
"Is that so? I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.
 In the event that you're not sure what you're looking for, there are a number of things you can do.
 Buying a forge is also out of the question, of course. If you're a successful adventurer and have a lot of money saved up, that is.

"No, no, it's pretty hard for a beastman to get magic. I've tried it, but I couldn't raise the level of magic without getting the magic trait, and learning magic after getting the trait required dozens of points. The [blacksmithing] skill is ...... romantic!
I'm supposed to respect Toya for choosing romance in a ...... life and death situation?
No, you're just an idiot!

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

I'm not going to eat romance! You can't eat romance!
You can't eat romance! I'm not sure what to make of it.
...... Is that so? If that's the case, I was a little out of line. Sorry.

 You've thought about it.
 If you listen carefully, it seems that for a beastman, you need at least 30 points to make one magic level 1. Considering that elves only need 10 points, that's pretty heavy.
 With the remaining 10 points, Toya chose [Kurosmithing] as a skill that she thought would be useful.
 It's true that in the game, durability is reduced and the item breaks, so it's not a bad choice.

But isn't it pointless in real life? You can't repair something without a furnace, right? At best, we can re-sharpen it.

 I thought about it, but Haruka dismissed it out of hand.

You're right. We don't have any weapons to sharpen, and we don't have any grinding stones! You'll have to wait and see!
The only weapon we have is the club.
I know. --No, no. A wooden sword. A wooden sword. It has the shape of a sword.

 It has to be a sword, apparently. It has to be a sword.

Well, I'm sure the knife will come in handy in the dismantling, so I'll leave the sharpening to you.

 I'm not sure if it's because I'm a bit of a jerk or because I'm a bit of a jerk.
 I'm not sure what to make of that.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to do it.
Okay. You won't know exactly what you're doing, but you'll get a feel for it.

 At Haruka's suggestion, the three of us tried the short dash, vertical jump, repetitive jump, long jump, and stone throw.
 As a result, it became clear that Toya was clearly more capable. .......

"What do you think?
"Oh! This body is awesome! It's exactly what I thought a beast would be!

 He's jumping up and down with glee.
 His lightness is clearly at a level that would have been impossible in Japan, since he is above my chest height just by jumping lightly.
 Although it is inferior to that, Haruka and I can also jump up to our waists, so it is certain that our physical performance is higher than that of the original world.

We are also much more powerful than our original bodies, aren't we? I think we're thinner in physique.
"Yes, we are. I'm obviously a better student too. I'm an elf, so my race traits are probably a little different, and I don't have any skills related to physical abilities, so does that mean the evil god enhanced my abilities?
"Maybe so. I'm not sure what to make of it, but it's a good idea.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.
 In the event that you're looking for the best way to get the most out of your business, you're going to want to make sure that you're getting the most out of your business.

It is possible that the average human in this world is much higher than in the original world, but ......
"Well, that's good, isn't it? It's not like we've become frail!
Yeah, well, you know... There's nothing I can do about it. Now let's try some magic.
Whoa! I've been waiting for you!
Hey, you go over there and pretend you're not there. You can watch, but make sure you stay far enough away.

 I don't know, but I think it's really dangerous.

You don't want to get burnt to a crisp, do you? You don't know if you can control it. Nao, let's get far enough away from each other that we can practice heading in different directions.
You're right. It's a completely new technology. We have to be careful. Toya, you're going to get bored of watching this, so just be patient.
All right. I don't want to die, either.
Well, I'm going to go over there.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing.
 The spells I've taken are space-time magic and fire magic.
 In the event that you have any questions regarding where by and how to use it, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 You can check the status of these spells, so you don't have to worry about not knowing what kind of magic you have.
 There are two spells per level? That doesn't sound like much, but .......
 Oh, but it's not like the game where "Fire Arrow" costs a certain amount of MP and does a certain amount of damage, so does it have any applicability?
 Let's try it out for now.

I'm not sure. I'm not sure what to make of it.

 I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to do it.


 With that sound, my fingertips twitched.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I think it's a good idea. I couldn't see any flames.

You can't see the flames. "Too little magic? Gather a little more - Ignite!

 I can't believe it!

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! I'm not sure what to do.

 This time, more flames than expected appeared for a moment, and he turned his face away in panic and fell back.
 It's harder than you think. It's not as easy as you might think. ...... Make it clearer. ...... It's like running a thin stream of water through your fingertips.


 Bob-bo-bo ......

"Oh, that's good! Isn't this the kind of magic that lives up to the name Ignite?

 It's like having a candle at your fingertips. The flame is flickering and wavering.

Hmm, I'd like to do something a little more creative. Couldn't it be more like a turbo type lighter or a gas burner?

 The flame seems to be enough to light dead leaves, but it seems to be a little weak to light charcoal or wood.
 Once the fire is extinguished, you can use your fingertips to create a jet of magic power. ......



"Oh! Exactly!

 It's like a gas burner, with a blue flame shooting out of your fingertip about 10 centimeters.

You can even use charcoal with this ......... stop!

 I felt as if something was diminishing inside of me, and hurriedly put out the fire.

It's dangerous. That's magic power, right? In other words, it is consumed in proportion to the power of ....... It's natural, of course.

 Although I can't grasp it numerically, the way it diminished was a bit dangerous.
 If I had used it for a minute, I would have lost all my magic power.

"No? I might be able to use it when I grow up, but for the time being, I'll have to earnestly start a fire from a small spark.

 Of course, there's no such thing as an igniter in this world.
 It would be better to collect some dry leaves, twigs and bark and keep them with you. It's not always convenient to have a fire when you need one.

"Well, next, next. Let's try the Fire Arrow. The target should be the ground around there.

 I draw a circle on the ground about ten paces away, and return to my original position.
 What will it look like this time? ...... It's an arrow, so it's like you're accumulating it and spitting it out all at once. .......

Fire Arrow!

 Stick your palm out in front of you and chant it as if you were sending magic power out of it.


 At that moment, a flaming arrow shot out from my palm and landed right next to the target circle.

Oh! I've succeeded in one shot this time! The target position is generally correct, and with a few practice shots, I think I can use it. ......

 I'll try a few more shots, this time with more or less magic power.
 As a result, if the distance is about ten paces, it will be able to focus on a range of about 20 centimeters, and the power can also be changed slightly.

Hmm. And then there's space-time magic, but the magic power is more subtle.

 I only have a sense of it, but considering the amount I've used so far and how tired I am, I'm going to run out of magic power if I keep practicing spacetime magic.
 You can't use up all of your magic when you're on your way to collect it.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to use all of it. I think the effects are slightly confusing. ......

 As the name implies, it is a spell that makes the target of the spell heavier or lighter.
 First of all, pick up a stone under your feet and cast "Heavy Weight" with less magic power.

...... Does it get a little heavier?

 You can see the change because you're holding it.
 It's not going to last very long, and it's not going to be very useful. ......?
 I'm not sure what to make of it. If you drop a stone from above and apply "Heavy Weight" right before it, it might be effective.
 Next, I'll try "Light Weight", but it's also a bit subtle.
 It might be useful for removing rocks from the way, but it will require a lot of magic power.

That's it for now.