78-068 Toya's Pale Dream?

 The first time I visited the Adventurer's Guild's Archive, I found it to be a very poor place.
 The room was less than four and a half tatami mats, with four small desks and chairs. There were only four booklets on the desk. That was all there was.
 The titles of the booklets are "Creatures and Demons in the Surrounding Area", "Eastern Forest", "Southern Forest", and "Medicinal Plants and Others". It's not even that thick.

This is more ...... than I expected.
You know? Natsuki read the whole thing in one day, right?
I bet.

 I think even I can manage to read it if I try hard enough. Whether I can acquire it as information is another matter.

I'm sure I'll finish reading it by the end of the day. I don't know how much I'll be able to remember, but I'm hoping my [appraisal] skills will take care of that.
"Memorandum ......, no, it's kind of like a memory skill.

 If the information displayed in the appraisal reflects the information you have read, it will be quite useful. The disadvantage is that you have to see the object and appraise it to understand it.

 If you have the knowledge, you will be able to remember the herb that cures the disease, but if you rely on 【Appraisal】, you will have to see the herb, appraise it, and read the description. Of course, it's useful enough on its own, and the fact that it's displayed in a window so there's no chance of misremembering is a big advantage.

However, I'm not sure about the body enhancement, but I'm starting to feel hopeful! I'll eventually be able to say, "What a slash! I wonder if I'll ever be able to say, "What a slash!" and cut down my enemies?

"You're shouting? You're shouting? On purpose?
"Is ...... too embarrassing?

If Toya wants to do it, I won't stop him. I don't mind if you use it in your adventures. But if you do it in front of ...... people, you might pretend to be someone else.

Awesome! I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

"And then you get a wife with beast ears! What kind of situation is that? What kind of situation is it to use it in front of someone who might be Toya's target?

If it's a ...... template, it could be a beautiful girl being attacked by thugs on the street, a carriage with a beautiful girl being attacked by bandits on the street, me winning a tournament at an athletic event, and a beautiful girl coming to watch.

"You're dreaming too much. You've just heard that it's dangerous to draw your weapon in the street. You just heard that it's dangerous to pull out a weapon on the street. If you do any damage, you'll be caught.

 It's probably impossible to deal with an enemy that requires such a special technique without causing damage to those around you. On the other hand, if you have grown to a level where you can handle things smartly without causing any damage, you won't need to use "What the heck Slash! What about the carriage?

As for the carriage, I don't know. What about the carriage? Who was that guy ...... that came with Tommy?

Hey, hey, hey, hey. Let's see. ...... Tanaka and Takahashi.

Toya's just like them, isn't he? --It's unlikely he'll end up like them, if not worse.

 In the first place, what kind of situation is it when a carriage is attacked by bandits?
 A merchant or traveler on a dangerous road, or a nobleman with a reason to be attacked. That's about it.
 Bandits are not stupid, but they usually don't attack unless they can win.

 What would happen if we entered such a situation? If the difference in numbers is small, we might be able to fight to the death and defeat them. But how can we be sure that we won't be killed?

 Even if it is a beautiful girl or a child who is being attacked, if there is a possibility that my friends will be sacrificed to save a stranger, I will avoid fighting. I'm an egoist who cares more about his acquaintances than heroism such as "saving women and children".

 If you're a nobleman, it goes without saying.

 If we were to confront an assailant who could kill his target with the death of a trained bodyguard, the odds of casualties would be high. In the first place, it's doubtful that the nobles would even recognize us as allies if we suddenly showed up to join them.

 After all, in order to perform a simple rescue, you need a simple cheat ability.

If you want to stand out, you need to be in the top 16 or something, right? We can't have a whole country at that level, can we? We don't even know if there's a tournament in the first place.

It's hard to hear you say that! Not in the long run, but when you're young. ......

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
 If you're a veteran who has been training for decades, you're going to lose.
 If we continue to train, we might be able to win, but if it's decades later, it doesn't meet Toya's goal of being pampered by a beautiful girl and hopefully .......

No, wait a minute. This world has a different population than our world, right? It's a good idea to take a look at the website and see if there is anything you can do to help. If you think about it that way, it's possible. ......

I'm sure you can do it if you ask me. ......

 There are cities with populations of over a million, and prefectures with populations in the millions. I don't know the population of this country, but it's likely to be less than these. It's high, but...

No, you can't.
Why not?
First of all, the competition... The population ratio is different. We're in a world where demons are common. There must be a large percentage of people who can fight.
Well, sure.
And secondly, it doesn't matter if the number of players decreases, as long as the overall level doesn't drop.

 It doesn't matter if there are 100 or 1,000 people at the level of the competition, if you don't have the ability to compete at that level, it doesn't matter at all. If you are competing for the top level, first or second place, the population will also have an effect.

Hmm... Well, it's true that there's always a possibility that there's a national champion in the prefectural tournament. It doesn't mean that the tournament level is necessarily low.

 If it's a team game, the larger the population, the easier it is to gather strong players.
 In the end, if you don't work hard and become strong, it's impossible to stand out in a tournament.
 And it's not something that can be done overnight.

But! But what I'm dreaming about the most is the fact that they're all beautiful girls! How can that be so convenient?

 It is only in games and novels of convenience that all characters are beautiful.
 To put it bluntly, the only beautiful girl I've met since coming to this world is Aella.

 Most of the people I've met have been old men and women, and I've never met a beautiful girl. If I had to pick one, I would say that there was a waitress at the inn in Sarstat, but to be honest, she was not very pretty.

 The only other store I have visited with a young waitress is a little high-class coffee shop in this town.

 Diora, who I've known for the longest time, can be included in the category of older sister, but she's not particularly beautiful, and she has a very ordinary appearance.

You have to dream about it! I'm not sure if I'd be able to do that. But the ratio of beautiful girls is not that high.

"But the ratio of beautiful girls is not that high. Look at the reality. Even if you encounter a standard event, the chance of it being a beautiful girl is probably less than one percent.

 In fact, even 0.1% might be a lot.
 In fact, even 0.1 percent is probably too much. The chances of a girl, especially a girl of your age, riding a merchant outside of a dangerous city is probably very small. And even more beautiful girls? Not at all.

There are pretty girls walking around in this town. We just don't have any experience with them. --I think Nao's standards for beautiful girls are too high.

 I don't really mean that. .......

Well, ......, Nao, what do you think of the dozens of idol groups that appear on TV? Are they beautiful girls?
"What? Hmmm, I don't remember seeing them very often because I'm not really interested in them. ...... I don't think so.

 It's not that they are ugly, but I don't think they are beautiful. It's not that they're ugly, but I don't think it's enough to make a big deal about them being beautiful. I'm not sure if they are old enough to be called "girls" in the first place. I'm not interested in them, so I don't know their ages well.

I don't even know their ages. In general, they are in the category of beautiful girls. It's just a matter of taste.
That's how it is. ......

 I don't really look at idols on TV that way.
 To be honest, I'm not really interested in them.

 Even for singers, I don't care much about their looks as long as their singing is good. In fact, I only look at the lyrics in the booklet, so I don't even recognize the face of the singer.
 It's okay, right? I just want to listen to the song.

Nao is a thing. "Nao is that way. It's bad that Haruka is nearby. And Yuki and Natsuki too. They're being judged by their own standards.
"I'm not saying that's not true ....... I'm not saying that's not true, but it's the same for Toya.

 I've known her for a long time and she's like family to me, but I think she's a beautiful girl. The same goes for Yuki and Natsuki.

 I can't deny that I'm unconsciously comparing them. But if you say that, then the same should apply to Toya, who is almost always with us.

I'm ......, and that's that. Haruka and the others are cute. But let's put that aside, the other girls are cute too. Separate.

What's that? ....... Well, what does it matter? I'll just read the material. I didn't come here to talk about such nonsense.

You're right, too. How did we get into this ...... conversation? - Oh, you mean the one about body enhancement?
Yeah, because Toya started saying that he wanted to get stronger and more attractive to women.
Slightly different .......

 Toya looks a little frustrated, but the main idea is correct.
 I'm sure you'll agree. It's not a problem at all for you to make an effort to learn how to use "What a Slash!

 But if it's possible to use magic to strengthen the body, would it be easier for me or Haruka to learn it?
 I can't imagine that Toya, who can't use magic, would be able to defeat us in magic power manipulation.

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to get the best out of it. What's that?

I'm not sure what to make of this.

"...... Sure! It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for. I'm sure you're not the only one.

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

Whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down. Tommy's at work. You've got a job, and you're trying to stop me?
Oh, right. You're not a free agent like us, are you?
Free enterprise ...... has a subtle ring to it. ......

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're going to do with your time.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
"Oh, is that so?

 I had never heard of it. I hadn't seen him since we first parted ways in the first place.
 I've never seen him since we first broke up, but I've heard that he's seen Toya a few times since he got the job and made the shovel.

Oh. The place I'm at is pretty bad. He said he wants to move when he can afford it. The food seems to be tough.

"It's hard for Japanese to eat in this world. Yeah, there are places like Aella's and our inn that serve good food.

But Tommy said he could drink ale reasonably well.
"Oh, really? That? Not "I could drink it if I had to"?

 For me, I could drink it if I was told to, but I couldn't bring myself to pay for it.
 If I had to pay the same money, I would still rather pay for water. And since water is free at the Bear Pavilion, there is no reason to buy ale.

I've heard that the food at the current inn is disgusting and the food they fed you at the Bear Pavilion was delicious, so I figured it was a matter of taste or because you're a dwarf.
Dwarf ...... seems likely.

 My image of a dwarf is one that says, "I can drink methyl alcohol! I'm not sure what to make of that.

It's not a bad thing for him because he's going to be able to act like his character makeup. 'I don't drink ale. I'm not sure what to make of that.
I'm not going to drink ale. I'm not sure what to do. I'm not going to drink it.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea. It'll be easier for me to learn than Tommy.
I'll do my best if I can. But for now, let's just get this over with.
"Yeah, sure.

 And with that, Toya picked up a copy of The Southern Forest.
 Hmm. You've already read The Eastern Forest? Well, I guess I'll read "Creatures and Demons of the Periphery".