120-110 What about deer?

The wood was interesting, but in the end it looks like all we can do is cut the thickest wood we can deep in the forest.

 We all nodded to Natsuki as she left the workshop.

 After all, it is impossible for a layman to judge whether or not a tree can be sold at a high price, except for the type and thickness of the tree.

 I'm sure you can make more money by cutting down as many trees as possible than by searching around.

I've been told that walnuts are popular, but I guess I don't need to worry too much about that.

 I was told that walnuts are popular, but I guess I don't need to worry too much.

 He also said that even twisted and twisted trees have their own taste and can be sold at a high price in some cases.

"Hey, Natsuki. As for me, I don't really understand the value of that famous wood. Wouldn't it be better to have a beautiful board with a uniform grain instead of that dark and fuzzy one?

"Yes, I agree with you.

 We nodded in agreement with Haruka's words.
 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'm not the only one.

I'm not going to say all of them, but there are some that find value in the rarity of fine wood. You see, even a dirty toy can be expensive if there are only a few of them, right? The material and functionality of it are different from the price, right?

"Yeah, there are some trash items that fetch amazing prices. If I were you, I would definitely sell it right away.

It's worthless if you don't know about it, isn't it?

 I don't mean to say that they are trash, but in the end, many antiques are worthless without a background.

 Even for paintings, there is no such thing as universal value, and there are artists like Van Gogh whose paintings did not sell properly during his lifetime. In fact, many famous paintings are more valuable after the artist's death, which is a difficult thing.

 The scarcity value - that is, the value is secured by the indescribable fact that the number of paintings will not increase if the artist is dead.

But the wood here is a little different, because it seems to have a different function.
It's hard, isn't it? Will it be hard to cut?

 We had prepared saws and axes, but the truth was, none of us had ever chopped down a standing tree before.

 We've sawed boards and chopped firewood with an axe, but that's about it. I'm not sure if it will work.

Can't you use your magic to cut things in a jiffy, Haruka?
Toya, you're being absurd. It's hard enough for you to cut down a tree with your sword.

 Haruka sighs in response to Toya's recklessness.

Well, I guess that's impossible.

 Needless to say, Toya's sword is almost a blunt instrument.

 It is not suitable for cutting at all, and even if it is a cutting type of sword, it is impossible to cut down a tree that is thick enough to be used as wood.

There is a spell called "Air Cutter", but it's a level 5 spell and I can't even imagine how many times you can use it to cut down a tree.

 Haruka's current wind magic is level 3.

 In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find a lot more information on the web.

 If you use it a lot, you might be able to cut down a tree eventually, but there is no advantage to using magic to that extent, and if you run out of magic power, you will lose your strength, which is a completely bad move in a dangerous forest.

It's a bad idea in a dangerous forest.
"If the enemy wasn't so strong, Tommy would be the best choice. He's got a battle hammer.
No, we can't take someone who might die if he gets hit.

 We've rarely been hit, but we've still been hit a lot.
 But we're still safe, thanks in part to our expensive armor.

 On the other hand, I don't know much about Tommy's armor, but I'm sure he doesn't have as much money as we do.

 If you're a dwarf, you're not going to be able to evade quickly, and you're going to need to be able to survive an ogre attack at the very least.

 ...... No, we haven't encountered an ogre yet, but...

Maybe it's the ogre that's the problem.

 Bind Vipers don't swarm, so if you find them first, you'll be fine.

 I haven't fought a sculpted ape yet, but I've heard that they're not too strong, even though they're annoying to swarm, so I don't think they'll hurt me too badly.

I'm curious to see how strong they are. Also, Simon said that there will be deer, though briefly.

A deer. I've never seen one before. Do you think they sell them? Antlers, meat, and skin?

 I know that there are deer in the northern forest, but their habitat seems to be near the mountains, so I haven't encountered any so far.

 Now that it's winter, I don't see any boars anymore, so if I could hunt deer, it would help a bit. .......

Oh, that's right. Wait a minute.

 Toya stopped, took out a book from his magic bag and started to look something up.
 When he looked at the cover, he saw that it was titled "The Beast and Demon Demolition Book".

"What's wrong with that book?
"What's wrong with that book? I bought it the other day. See, unlike you guys, I can only fight, right?

 It seems that he bought the book with his own money after receiving a share of the funds from Haruka.

 It's hard to deny that Toya can't do much, but she's standing in front of the enemy, and that's enough for me. He's the reason why I haven't been injured in the past.

 Well, I don't mean to deny that ambition is a good thing.

There was a deer ....... As Yuki said, antlers, skin and meat. I'm not going to deny that ambition is good.

I'm sure you've heard of chamois leather. It's a soft leather used for cleaning watches and glasses.

"Oh, chamois leather, .......

 I hammered at Natsuki as if I remembered, but I had never heard of chamois leather before.

 I've never heard of chamois leather.

 Yeah, it's a different level.

"The caveat is that 'if you don't cool it down immediately, the meat tends to smell, so I suggest you soak it in the river.
"I can't soak it in the river, but I can cool it. I can cool it down.

 Haruka nodded and looked at the book Toya was holding.
 We have the advantage of being able to do things that are impossible for ordinary hunters.

We can't get as much meat from a deer as we can from a boar, but how does it taste?
"Well, it says here that if you treat it properly, it tastes good.

 Haruka, who was looking at the book, answered Yuki's question, but it means that if the dismantling is not good, it will taste bad, right?
 What happens to the price when you buy it?
 Can a professional judge that?

But it's good to know that there are other things to sell. It's not that easy to go deep into the forest.

That's true. As an afterthought, we'll have more variety in our meals.

 I said that I was looking forward to it because I had never eaten venison before, but Natsuki smiled a little annoyed.

I've never cooked venison before. ...... Haruka, do you have any?
There is no way. What do you expect from me growing up in a very normal family?

Yuki doesn't have any ......, does she?
Yes. Because Natsuki, who has the most potential, doesn't have one. You'll have to rely on your [cooking] skills, right?

 You can't find venison in the average supermarket. It's rather strange to hear that you have cooked it before.

 I guess it's the same with wild boar and oak, but if you cook them the same way you cook pork, they're fine.

I'm not sure what to do. She's a pro.
That's a good idea! Let's take some venison with us and go ask her.

 Haruka nodded at Toya's suggestion, her face glowing.

 After buying the house, the number of times I go to eat at Aella's restaurant has decreased, but she continues to deliver meat, so it's not difficult to ask her when the opportunity arises.


But that's only after we get the venison.
"...... Well. That's a long way off. Well, let's go to the woods.

 In the event that you're looking for the best way to get the most out of your business, you'll be able to get the most out of it.

I'm sure you'll understand. I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've.

 With that, Natsuki gave Toya five half-empty bottles of the nutritional drink, and the rest of us three bottles each.

 The liquid looks a little greenish, but I wonder if it's a potion.

Did you get it right?
Yes. It works, at least. You can pour it over the wound or drink it, but it's quite bitter. About as bitter as Chinese medicine is said to be.
I see.

 I twisted my head at Natsuki's understandable and unfathomable analogy.
 I don't remember taking any herbal medicine.
 The only one who nodded was ...... Toya. He looked so uncomfortable.

"Toya, do you understand?

Yeah. --Do you know? You know, Chinese medicine is prescribed as granules, but you officially dissolve it in hot water and drink it. The one I drank was so ...... bitter that the pharmacist said it was bitter.

 Toya, perhaps remembering the taste of that time, looked a little distant and curved his mouth into a crooked shape.

 It is said that herbal medicines are supposed to be taken for a long time, but Toya finished the prescribed amount and stopped taking it after that.

 I'm not good at powdered medicine either, so I might not be able to take herbal medicine.
 I don't have the opportunity to take herbal medicines in this world, but potions do exist.
 If possible, I don't want to drink it.

At any rate, I understand that this potion is bitter. So, what's the point of drinking it?

 If it works just by pouring it on, there's no need to drink it, even though it's bitter.

When you drink it, the effect lasts for a while. If you want to heal a wound quickly, it is better to take it. You can choose according to the situation. Basically, I or Haruka will heal you with magic, but if it's dangerous, don't hesitate to use it.

"...... Oh, thank you.

 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.

 You should avoid battles where you can't afford to use your magic.