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You know, this may sound like an excuse, but I don't have any combat skills, so I had no choice. .......
 Oh, that's not what I meant. Let's see, at first there were three of us. We camped out in the woods for a few days, exploring. We were lucky, we didn't get attacked by anything, and thanks to [Appraisal] we found out what we could eat, so we didn't starve.

 So that's how I've been surviving for over half a month without even going to town.
 If you have the [Appraisal], you can tell if the food is edible or not, regardless of its taste.
 If you're in the forest, it's not a bad idea to set up a base and expand your search.

So, on the fourth day, I reached the road and found a carriage being attacked.
 The first thing Tanaka said was, 'Template, here it is! And then Takahashi said, "Hmm. I want you to be my test subject for magic.
 And as I said before, I didn't take any combat skills, and I didn't have any weapons to begin with, so I hid in the woods and watched. ......

 I'm not sure what to make of this, but I think it's a perfect example of what Tanaka meant.

So, Tanaka, did you have a weapon?
Just a branch I picked up in the woods.
...... He's even more stupid than I thought, isn't he?

 I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that," he said with a sigh.
 I'm not sure. It's a bit harsh to say, but honestly, I agree with you.

So, what happened?
"Tanaka broke in with his stick and knocked out one of the bandit-looking guys from behind.
 That was good, but soon after, he was surrounded by three bandits and stabbed. .......
 I'm not sure if Takahashi saw this and became impatient, but the magic he was about to use suddenly exploded, causing a lot of damage to himself, Tanaka, the bandits and the carriage. .......
 At that point, I got scared and ran away, so after that, ......

Yeah. You are undeniably an idiot.
I'm sorry!

 I'm sure you're not the only one.

"Oh, no, I'm not talking about you, Wakabayashi, I'm talking about you and Takahashi. What do you two think?
What do you two think?" "The situation is not a 'template', the outcome is not a 'template', it's realistic!
No, I don't mean that. I'm talking about you two.
Maybe Tanaka got the hero trait. You know, it's not every day that a tempest happens at the right time. I'm not sure what to make of this.

 This road is relatively safe and the risk of being attacked by bandits or demons is quite low.
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"Probably. In the first place, it's shallow to suddenly try to fight.

 That's right. No matter how skilled you are, there is no way you can fight out of the blue.
 I don't know if it was really luck that I wasn't attacked by goblins or beasts until then. .......
 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.

 I'm not sure if it's because he's a hero or not, but I think it's because he's a hero. Or did he think that he would be thanked by the people in the carriage?

What do you mean?

 I'm sure you're not the only one who can't understand what I'm talking about.
 Well, you don't think that without [help] you'd be in a pinch with a skill that should give you an advantage, do you?

"Wait a minute.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea. If you don't want to tell me, I won't ask you to.
No, I don't mind. It's nothing to hide from Azuma-san and the others.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 【Talent in Kurosmithing】 【Kurosmithing Lv.3】 【Stubbornness Lv.3】 【Strengthening Lv.2
 [Iron Wall Lv.2] [Appraisal Lv.2] [Heavy Drinking Water

 I'm not sure if this is a standard configuration for a production system.
 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.
 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.

I'm thinking of a dwarven blacksmith. I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. I'm sure you've heard of it, but I'm pretty sure it's not good for heavy drinking.
I'm sure you've heard of it.

 I'm sure this is an additional skill.
 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

What? What's wrong with it? And mines? ......

 I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
What? What? That's not how I imagined dwarves to be! Besides, it doesn't say anything about that, does it?

 Was it Wakabayashi who wanted this reaction, this skill?

"Yeah. That's mine . There was a skill called [Help], right? If you take it, you'll be able to read additional information, and it's written there.
Whoa! That's the evil god! It's a terrible scam!

 Wakabayashi clutched his head and accused the evil god.

"Yes, I understand. I understand how you feel, but most of the skills are fine except for the ones that were added later. I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I've seen it before. I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not.
I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not. I'm not going to drink it even if it's free.

 I'm not sure what to make of it. That's no good.
 Seeing this, Wakabayashi sighs and sags in disappointment.

I took it from an image. I took it as an image, but it's not necessarily a good drink. ......

 If we didn't know any better, we'd probably be satisfied with that ale, but we do know how to drink in the original world.
 I've never tasted it, of course, because I'm underage and I've only licked it, but I know it's bad.

Then, Tanaka-kun and Takahashi-kun's too?
"Yes. In a nutshell, the heroic qualities will give you trouble, while the magic power will increase but be uncontrollable.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
 How can someone who takes such a skill in that situation be expected to be so careful?
 Well, the answer is probably no.

So, you asked me about my skills too?
Yes. Because if you have mine skills, I'll have to think twice about going out with you.
...... What would have been wrong with that?

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to get involved because I'm going to die soon anyway.
I don't want to get involved.
I'm not sure. If you use it, your lifespan will be reduced. If you use it on us, you'll almost certainly die right then. There's already been a few deaths in the city that look like that.

 I can't confirm this, but I'm pretty sure that's the cause of all the deaths that occurred before and after we arrived.

"And then there's the charm. I don't know if it works on us, but I don't want to get close to it because it only brings trouble anyway. I don't know if it works on us, but it's only going to bring us trouble, so I don't want to get close to it. The same goes for the hero/heroine qualities.

 I don't know if it works on us, but it's only going to bring us trouble, so we don't want to get close to it.

I see. It's true that I don't want to get close to them for my own safety. If I had followed those two, I would have died for sure. But are you okay with the rest? There were other cheat-like skills like [Copy Skill] and [Double Experience], right?

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what to do with it. I don't want to be in a party with them, though.
Yeah. As long as they don't suddenly become hostile, I'm fine with them.

 Oh, who was that ...... guy again?
 I'm not really interested.
 I'm not really interested in him, so I seriously forgot about him.

I'm not really interested. I think it's normal for them to grow faster.
"Of course you think so. That's why I'm sure many of you have taken it, but instead of doubling the experience, it increases the experience required for growth by ten times.

 I'm not sure if I understood what was being said, but Wakabayashi raised his voice and nodded his head.
 I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've seen it before. ...... I'm sure you've seen it before, but I'm sure you've seen it before.
 I'd like to see it improved as soon as possible.

I mean, if you use points to get it, it grows at one-fifth the rate.
It's too bad. ......

I guess it depends on how you use [Skill Copy]. The level of the copied skill will be reduced to 1, and it will be sealed, and you will not be able to use it unless the person you copied it from unravels it for you.
 It can be useful if you get to know the person and get their permission to use it, but it has a terrible drawback that if you copy a skill from someone you don't know, you won't be able to use it anymore.

Is that any different from being taught in a normal way?
Maybe it's easier to learn because you have the skill at level one? I don't know if it's worth the 100 points, though. I don't know if it's worth the 100 points, but that evil god assured me that there are no cheats.

"Hmmm, he's like a sparrow. People who ignore God's advice.

So the person who chooses the big basket is going to have a bad time. Well, even if you get zero points, you still have your body and your language skills, so I think a few mines can be deducted from zero. And the fact that you came back to life in the first place is a big plus, right?

 If the average point is 100, then 10 times the experience is 100. That's a zero deduction.
 If it's double or quadruple, there's an advantage because you can get other skills. You may grow slower, but if you are a high level player at the beginning, you will have a big advantage over those without skills.

 Skill copying is also an advantage if you don't use it unnecessarily.
 --If you have a lot of friends you can trust, you can get a lot of skills, which is quite useful. If you're alone, it's pretty tough.
 I see. So it's not so terrible, is it?
 We're certainly enjoying the benefits.

On a different note, Wakabayashi, you're still alive. You've been alone in this forest for over a week, right?

Well, since I was a [appraiser], I managed to survive my hunger by chomping on something I could eat ......, which was something like grass. But I couldn't find a place to drink water, so I collected night and morning dew and sipped it. ...... The time is vague, but I've probably been in a dazed state since yesterday. ...... Ugh.

 I was with two other people.
 It seems that when he was with the other two, he was lucky enough to get a lot of edible food.

"Hmm, could it be that [Heroic Qualities] just brings trouble?
It's possible that it's an effect of other skills, but ...... we don't need it anyway. It's more important to survive, even if it's a little boring. Right?

 "I prefer 'peace and quiet' to 'checkered'," muttered Haruka.

"Well, it's impossible for ordinary people to survive today. But how did you recover from that condition?

 Wakabayashi's current condition is a bit painful, but he has no trouble speaking.
 If you think he was dehydrated, is this what happens when you take water?

I don't know, but it's not like I'm sick, so maybe I just need to drink some water, get some nutrition, and use some recovery magic to get better?

 I'm not sure, but it's not like I'm sick.
 This time, it seems that the decline in physical strength was due to hunger and lack of water, so by taking in water and food and recovering your physical strength, you may feel better.

Wakabayashi, can you walk?
Yes, somehow.
Well then, let's get going. We're almost to the street.

 We stood up and started walking, and Wakabayashi followed with a normal, if not strong, gait.
 Since we were already at the border of the forest, it would take us less than a few minutes to reach the road.
 When he reached there, Haruka turned to Wakabayashi and said.

"Well then, Wakabayashi, I'll leave you here.

 Haruka continued without regard to the surprised expression on Wakabayashi's face.

"If you go straight down this road, you will reach the city of Laffan. You can get in by handing over your tax money to the gatekeeper, and I suggest you sign up for the Adventurer's Guild. With your skill set, I'd recommend manual labor as a safe way to earn money. As long as you stay on the right side of the road, you won't be in much danger, but be careful.
"Excuse me!

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

What's wrong?
What's going on?" "Can you not ...... join us?

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
 I'm not sure what to make of this.
 I'm not sure what to make of it.

What does that have to do with us? No combat skills, no weapons, no armor, no money. We're totally slowed down, right?
"Well, we're ...... classmates. ......

 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm going to say it.

I'm sure you're right, we're just classmates. I've never really known you, and to be frank, I only know your name, Wakabayashi. Do I have a right to take care of you?

 It's harsh, but it's the right thing to do.
 Wakabayashi looked at us as if asking for help, but we just shrugged our shoulders.

"If we get a job and find our former classmate homeless in front of the station, we won't take care of him, will we? If he's dying, we'll at least call an ambulance.

That's about it. But not if it's Nao or Toya. I'll protect them, I'll kick their asses, I'll make them work, I'll try to get them back on the right track.

"No, no, no, I'm not going to be homeless.

"No, no, no, I'm not going to be homeless. Don't get me started. --That's because there's trust and affection between us, and we've worked hard to maintain it. That's why we're willing to help each other in troubled situations.
 You know that if we don't have a normal relationship with each other, but we are asked to help each other only when we are in trouble, we won't be able to help each other, right? So if you want to ask us for help, you need to be reasonable, not emotional.

What's the advantage of us helping him? Is it worth investing the money we've risked our lives for you?
Well, that ......! I can do blacksmithing!

 It's a good idea to take a look at the web site and see if you can find any useful information.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to make a living at it. But I don't think it's going to be easy, so you're going to have to work your way up to a part-time job, make contacts, gain trust, apprentice yourself to a blacksmith, and ...... do it little by little.

Well... There are no forges you can rent like in the games, and you can't pick up iron ore on the street. It's hard to buy iron, and there's no place to sell it. If you don't have trust, you can't get an apprenticeship. It's tough.

While you're saying that, you also took the blacksmithing skill, didn't you?
Yeah. And now you've seen the reality!
It's not something you can do on your own. It's like being a blacksmith while working as an office worker.
No, it's even tougher than that. In our world, you have to work really hard to make a living.

 It is true that in the original world, if you work normally, you can save a certain amount of money and have weekends off, but in this world where you can't save money even if you work every day, it's tough.
 There is no social security system.

Well, that's the thing. You have a high skill level and you've taken some talents, so if you become a blacksmith and the town accepts you, you'll have a stable life.
You can't help me .......

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

I don't think so. It doesn't make sense to us. Wakabayashi's life will be more stable if he can establish himself in the city. We need to raise our level as adventurers to stabilize our lives. We're going in opposite directions.
I'm sure that's ...... true, but ......

If you're in a situation like that, where you're going to die if you don't take care of yourself, I can help you a little. But if you go to the city and work, you can survive. It's a bit naive to rely on us in that situation, isn't it?
"......Haruka-san is ...... quite ...... serious. I used to think you were a gentle person,.......

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at the web site.
 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's a little pissed off at you.

Aren't I nice? I saved you from dying, didn't I? I don't deny that you're serious.
Just so you know, Haruka has no mercy for her enemies. I'll tell you what, Haruka has no mercy on her enemies. She'll beat a dog that falls in the water and kick one that's about to fall.
What's the point of showing mercy to an enemy? I don't live in the world of shonen manga, so I don't believe in 'the enemy becomes your friend in the second half'.

 Yeah, it's a classic.
 I don't live in the world of shonen manga, so I don't believe in 'enemies becoming allies in the second half'.
 I don't mind that kind of thing.

Crush them when you can. That's my Justice!

 Wakabayashi is a little taken aback by Haruka's strong words, but Toya and I know better and can only laugh.
 In fact, in a harsh world, half-hearted mercy is a bad thing.
 It is common sense in this world that bandits should be killed as much as possible.

I'll take care of my allies. ...... enemies and traitors, though, right?

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that," he said, laughing as he made a gesture of scratching his neck with his thumb.

You'll be fine, right, Wakabayashi?
Of course I am, sir!

 He smiled at Haruka and shook his head like a baby.
 It's rather scary that he has a good face.

I'll try my best alone. I'll try my best on my own. Do you have any advice for me?

 Wakabayashi nodded his head with a determined expression, as if he had accepted that our intentions were unchanged.

As I said before, with your strength, you can earn enough money if you work hard. The Adventurer's Guild can help you find a job.
 Also, if you find a classmate, it's probably best not to contact them too easily. Of course, it depends on Wakabayashi, but he has some troublesome skills like the ones I just mentioned. What about Nao and the others?

"Hmm, what are their names? We didn't use last names to be less conspicuous, and I changed mine to Toya.
Well, if you don't want to stand out, I suggest you change it.
Oh, that's why you should also go to .......

 He said that, and pondered in silence for a while.

"...... Well, how about Tommy? I've been called that because my name is Yutaka.
"Yeah, I think that's a good idea.
Well, I'll register with that.

 I think about it for a while as I watch Wakabayashi nod.
 Did you have any advice for me ......?
 We relied on Haruka for a lot of the work. ...... Well, he doesn't have Haruka, does he?
 I'm sure you'll be able to understand what I'm talking about.

I'll say, "Don't get carried away. Be humble. Be cautious at all times. When you decide on a policy, you should think about it not as Tommy, but as Yutaka Wakabayashi from the original world.

"...... as Yutaka Wakabayashi?

 You're twisting my neck. Is that too hard to understand?

For example, let's say Wakabayashi works in the city, saves up some money, and acquires a steel sword.
If he hears that hunting boars is profitable, will he go and kill them?
...... No, I would not.

 Tommy thought for a moment and shook his head.

Yes. Yutaka Wakabayashi is not a fierce warrior (old farmer). If you simply go hunting, you will die. The other world (reality) is not easy mode. It's better to think of it as Hell mode or Nightmare mode.
"More than super hard?

 Tommy says this with a wry smile, but it's probably safer that way.
 The more skills you can see, the more you tend to think easily.

There are no continues. We have skills and talents with spears and swords, but we still train for hours every day. Tommy's going to have to work a lot harder than that.
"I understand. I'll be careful.

I suggest you get to know the world a little better and think about what you want to do with your life. If you can become a good blacksmith, you will be able to eat even when you are old. Adventurers, on the other hand, are almost impossible. Take that into consideration, you know.

 Haruka then took out 30 large silver coins and handed them to Wakabayashi.

I'll lend you those. The first day will be tough with only 10 large silver coins. If you don't splurge, the second day and onward will be easier.
Are you sure?
Yeah. It's good to have a little bit of extra cash, right?
Thank you very much.
Well, be careful, then!
Take it easy, all right?

 Tommy bowed, and we were about to walk away when...


 Tommy looked up and spoke seriously.

If I can grow up to be of use to you in the future, will you join us then?
I'm sure you won't need to rely on us by then, but ...... if you do, of course I'll think about it.

 I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that.
 We followed, and Tommy and I walked off in different directions.