63-053 Make Money

Now, that's why we need to find some money.

 After parting ways with Diora, who had guild work to do, we returned to the inn.
 The plan is to live here for a while and save up some money.

The only thing we can do is take a job at the guild. Unlike in the original world, we can't borrow money.

"To be precise, it's not safe. You can be cheated, and if you're not, you'll end up a slave. There's nothing convenient about bankruptcy.

 Yuki added to Haruka's words. I wonder if Yuki also has [common sense from another world].

I'm not sure. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

"What Yuki is talking about is the actual slaves. Like the bad kind of imprisonment. It's not as warm as it is in Japan, though they try not to kill you.

 I've heard that it's much harder to pay back a debt than it is to work a normal job, because you're constantly being monitored and forced to work, and of course a percentage of the debt is taken as management fees.

 In Japan, if you work as an imprisoned prisoner, you will receive your salary when you are released, but from that salary, not to mention food and other expenses, the cost of maintaining the prison and the wages of the guards will be deducted. The work must be hard, of course.

"Yes. No debt, no debt, no debt.

 I don't want to be a slave. Of course not.

I'm not gonna make you do it. The danger is when you're cheated, so everyone, not just Nao, report, communicate, consult. Don't forget that.

That's right. You need to stay calm and consult a third party. The usual method of scamming is to make the other party lose their nerve.

There may be scams specific to this world, so be careful. Everyone, be careful with each other.

 We all nodded in agreement with Yuki's words.

By the way, on a slightly different note, Diora, do you like dried dindol?
"Not just 'dry,' but he's crazy about dindles themselves.

 And the dindle we sold him, he got it by doing something subtly abusive to his authority. "No problem! He said.

It's expensive and seasonal, so it's useful for negotiations.
Is dried dindle good?
Come to think of it, Natsuki and Yuki had never tried it. Do you want to try it?
Are you sure?
I want some!
Sure. Wait a minute. ...... Here you go.

 Haruka took out the dried dildos stored in a box in the corner of the room and handed one to each of them.
 When they received them, they looked at the dried dildos a little quizzically.

"Are you going to eat this?
"Yes, gulp. You can cut it into pieces if you want.

 The difference between dried dindol and other dried fruits is that the dindol is dried whole, in a large size.

 Dried fruits that are dried whole are usually no larger than apricots, and if they are larger than that, they are usually sliced and then dried.

 Considering this, the size and thickness of the dried dindol may seem a little strange to you.

 But it's delicious.
 We looked at them and said, "Go ahead, eat it," and they bit into it.
 Then, they immediately rolled their eyes and shouted.

It's so good! It's very sweet, but it's also sour. ....... Even the skin is delicious!
"Yeah, I've never had dried fruit this good before.

 That's right.

 Yes, the drying process makes the fruit sweeter, and you can even eat the skin, which is discarded when the fruit is fresh, so it's a bit of a bargain.
 Unfortunately, the refreshing acidity is reduced, and I like that too, so eating them fresh is also a good idea.

I'm sure you can find it at ...... How much does it cost, by the way?
Well, I'd say the market price would be no less than a thousand rares.
More than a gold coin? That's a lot!
Come to think of it, we can pay for the land if we sell all the inventory.
I disagree! We must keep the precious sweetness!
It's hard to say since it's not our achievement, but if anything, I'm ...... with you.

 The one who immediately opposed Haruka's words was Yuki. And Natsuki is also negative, though reluctantly.

I'm more or less the same, but what about Nao and Toya?
I'm willing to sell half of ......
"Yeah, .......
No, I think you should keep it.
Oh, yeah, it's so good!

 I immediately changed my opinion when I saw Yuki and Natsuki's sad faces, and Toya agreed with me.
 We have to earn money to pay for the house anyway, so there's no need to rush into making the ladies sad.

I'll buy some other cheap dried fruits. I'll buy some other cheap dried fruits, though.

 If you look at the price to weight ratio, you can buy other dried fruits for a fraction of the price. It would be a luxury to eat only the dindol.

 No matter how many we had, if we all ate one or two every day, it wouldn't last until spring.

But can we make 400 gold coins in such a short time?
"Yes, it sounds expensive, but if you consider that it's only one and a half times the cost of chainmail for the two of us, it's a little easier, don't you think?

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I'm not sure.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.
I'm not sure what to do. So.
Well, it costs over a million Japanese yen.

 You can buy Toya's chainmail or a car for that matter.

But when I think about it, the old armor cost about 20 to 30 million yen, so it's not so strange, right?

Oh, really?

"Yeah. It seems that samurai in the old days had a hard time. They had to spend as much as it would cost to build a mansion, and they had to tailor their armor.

"Wow, ......, that must have been a lot of manual labor. Chainmail also seems to be troublesome.

 Just the thought of making fine chains by hand makes me sick.

I'm sure it's a lot of work, but apparently the white iron used to make it is expensive.

 It was Toya who said that.
 He had heard about it when he made the shovel at Mr. Ganz's place.

Is that so?
"Yeah. It's rustproof and light, right?
I don't know if it's rustproof or not, but it sure seems light for a piece of steel.

It's so light that you can easily compare it to a normal piece of iron of the same size. You'd think it was aluminum for a moment. I think it's about half the weight of steel. That's my feeling. But it's two or three times stronger.

That's great. It must be expensive, yeah.
Oh, you didn't know that? All this expensive armor?

 As she said this, Yuki lifted up the chainmail I had left lying around. You can see how light it is when she lifts it with one hand.

I left that part to Gantz-san, the father of the weapon shop. It's better than having an amateur who doesn't know what he's talking about.
"Sure, that's one way to go. If you can trust them.

By the way, I heard that the price of the material is ten times higher than steel. The workability is also far worse. I'm thinking of stainless steel.

Yeah, if you do it by hand in Japan, it's probably not even a million dollars.

 Stainless steel is very hard. Even cutting a not-so-thick stainless steel wire can be quite a challenge with cheap nippers.
 If you think of making it from wire without using a machine, how much would it cost? .......

But 400 gold coins sounds like a lot, but if you hunted a boar every day, you could save it in less than two months.
"Great ......, isn't that great? It's hard to understand the criteria.

 Yuki nodded her head.
 It's hard to convert because you have to consider the hassle and danger of hunting boars, and the value of the currency depends on what you use as a standard.

 I usually use about 10 yen per rare, but that's just based on the staple food, bread.

If we simply convert it into Japanese yen, it would be 400,000 Reais, which is 4 million Japanese yen. Divided by five people, that's 400,000 per month. That's a lot of money, isn't it?

 Toya simply calculated and said so.
 A high school graduate - no, a dropout - doesn't earn 400,000 a month. I know that prices vary widely, and that simple comparisons are meaningless, but I'm kind of glad.

4.8 million a year including bonuses? That's not so high if you consider that you pay all your own taxes, social insurance premiums, and expenses. If you take that into account, it's actually half of that, maybe 2.4 million.

There's no insurance or hazard pay when your life is in danger!

 That's what Natsuki and Yuki said.
 Suddenly my dream is gone. Somehow I feel sad.

"No, no, you can earn money by hunting more than just boars. If you're good, you can hunt more than two boars.

 Toya argues, but Haruka partly agrees, but questions another part.

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. The problem is how long we can keep catching boars. Now is a good time of year for them to come out in large numbers, and they are getting fatter, but in the winter they will be fewer and thinner.

If that happens, our income will drop drastically.
Are there any deer? If there are too many of them like in Japan, we can hunt them without hesitation, right?

 I heard that the number of deer in Japan is at a dangerous level and if it continues to increase, it will become a serious problem.

 It is said that extermination of deer is being carried out, but there are few people with hunting rifles and there is no profit to be made from shooting them. This is a problem. If the deer migrate to this area, I will hunt them.

The deer in Japan are caused by the disappearance of wolves. In this world, there are also demons, so I don't think there will be too many normal animals.
It is possible that the number of demons will increase and flood the world.

 The more animals there are, the stronger the demons will hunt them, and as a result, the more demons there will be.

 When the number of animals increases, stronger demons will hunt them, resulting in an increase in the number of demons. The increased number of demons will continue to hunt the animals, but if the number of demons exceeds a certain number, the territory they occupied until then will not be able to provide enough food.

 When this happens, it overflows out of its territory, and if there is a human settlement nearby, it attacks it. This is inundation.

I'm not too happy about the fact that demons exist as natural enemies of animals. ......

 If there are more of them, it is better that they are eaten by boars and deer than by goblins.
 There are some demons that can be eaten, but at least I don't want to eat goblins.

If the number of boars decreases, I'll have to take the goblin's magic stone. Even if you exclude psychological resistance, it's not very efficient.

 It's only 250 rares to crack their heads open. And considering that...

"Dindol was a bonus item for elves, right?

 Reaching out and plucking a fruit is one goblin.
 It's very efficient.

If it's that good, I'm sure non-Elves will go for it.
"No, no, Toya's not up there. If I were a human, I probably wouldn't.
That's true. Besides, it seems like there have been a lot of accidents involving mimic adventurers.

 Aella was more casual about climbing than I was, but it was a huge tree, fifty meters high.
 The wind blowing at the top of the tree was quite strong.

 So we stood on the branch and picked the fruit. Then I descended with a bag full of berries.
 To tell the truth, it is more dangerous to descend than to climb.

 If I didn't have a lifeline at the beginning, I would have probably fallen.

 Also, the path to the dindle tree is not safe.
 If you are an adventurer or a person who can avoid them to a certain extent by using [Searching for enemies], it is not that dangerous, but for ordinary people, task boars and goblins are still risky to some extent.

There's a reason they're so expensive, right?
That's right. That's the economic principle.

Just now, Haruka mentioned 'medicinal herbs'. How profitable are those?
Normally it wouldn't be that profitable, but in our case, with the help and appraisals, it's pretty lucrative.

 Diora-san was surprised when we first delivered the goods to the guild.

Is that so?

Normally, you have to learn exactly what kind of herb it is and how to identify it before you can find it among the many herbs, but with your skills, you can easily identify it.

"In a way, it's pretty useful for a skill that has so many mines. It's not a cheat, but it's a bonus skill, right?

I'm sure there are a lot of people who take [Appraise], so maybe it's the mercy of the evil gods?

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
 I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. Will we ever know?

But Toya is the only one among us who has [Appraisal], right? I have [help]. ......

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that," he said, glancing at Yuki.

You're right! I'm the only one who doesn't have [Appraisal] or [Help]. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it. That has a level, right?
"No, it does, but how do I teach it?

 It's a skill that has a level, so you should be able to copy it, but in a way, it's probably the most difficult skill to teach.

You'll just have to try ......!
But if I don't teach it well, I won't get it, will I?
Yes, but it's okay. It doesn't seem like a skill that can be acquired in the first place!

 That's true.
 I don't think it's a skill that can be acquired later.

"Well, why don't you try ......? I can't be responsible for that, can I?
"Yeah, I won't complain if it fails.
I'll do it. Appraisal level two.
Okay. ...... Yeah, I got a copy.
Let's see, that's ......, right?

 Toya brings out a dried dindle and offers it to Yuki.

"Look at it and think, 'I want to know what this is. Then a window will appear and it will say, 'Dried dindol, a dried fruit made from dried dindol.
I can't see ............, can you?

 It's not so easy after all.

"Yuki, your previous skills took more than an hour. It's not going to work the first time.
What, you want me to stare at this for over an hour and think, 'I want to know what this is?
Well, it needs to be taught, so maybe Toya needs to go along with it?
"Oh, really?

 "Really? "Yeah!" Yuki and Toya looked at each other like that.
 Yeah, go for it.

You can do it anytime, so why don't you try a little at a time in your free time? You can do it anytime, so why don't you try it a little at a time in your free time, and if it works, you'll be happy.

"Ugh ......, I guess I'll just have to do that. I was hoping to get some before I went to the herb garden.
Don't worry, Yuki. I'm not going to work until tomorrow.

"......, you want me to have it by tomorrow?

"Well, I guess it's time to go check out Aella-san's store.

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.


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

"Right. I hope there are some customers at lunch time.
We'll be fine. At least with that sign, I don't think we'll have zero customers, right?
What, ignore it? Ignore you?
I'm hungry, too. Let's go.
Oh, you're hungry too? Wait, wait, wait! I'm coming too!

 I'm coming with you!" Yuki hurried after us, and we headed for Aella's store.