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"Well, it's not a dream, is it ......?

 I couldn't quite believe what I had just experienced, so I checked the status: ......

 Name: Naofumi
 Race: Elf (18 years old)
 Status: Healthy
 Skills: [Help] [Spear Talent] [Magical Qualities, Space-Time System
     【Spear Art Lv.4】 【Dagger Art Lv.1】 【Stick Art Lv.1
     Evasion Lv.2] [Iron Wall Lv.2] [Strength Lv.2
     Magical Barrier Lv.1] [Vikadaten Lv.2] [Stubbornness Lv.2
     Eagle's Eye Lv.2 ] [Stealthy Footsteps Lv.2 ] [Trap Knowledge Lv.1
     (Spotting Lv.4) (Detecting Lv.2) (Space-Time Magic Lv.4)
     【Fire Magic Lv.4】 【Water Magic Lv.1】 【Earth Magic Lv.3
     Deconstruction Lv.2 ]
 Benefit: [Experience Slightly Increased

 The benefit column has been added!

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

 It doesn't say 10%, but "a little bit" is very honest.

 However, as usual, there is no indication of level or experience, so I guess I'll have to come to the temple to check, as the gods said.

Um, what's wrong?
Oh, no, it's nothing.

 I smiled and shook my head at the priestess, who called out to me from behind, as if my behavior was suspicious.

"I see. Oh, thank you for the gift.

It's not much, but ...... I'd like to ask, can we get some holy water here? I'm looking for a solution to the undead.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

Undead? ...... Holy water is difficult. There are only a few priests who can make it, and it's not ...... available here.
That's right,........ It's a shame.

And if you're going to use it in a fight, it's not really suitable.
Oh, really?

Yes. It is true that it is effective when applied to the undead or worn on weapons, but it requires a large amount of .......

 I asked him for details, and he told me that if you sprinkle it directly on the undead, you can repel them to a certain extent, but if you put it on your weapon and attack with it, you will have to reapply it every few attacks, and you will need a lot of holy water. I've heard that the price of holy water in general (although he didn't explicitly say how much, only for priests) would definitely be in the red.

Basically, adventurers who don't have magic weapons or can't use light magic seem to avoid undead, right?

So it's usually difficult to deal with the undead?

Yes. If a place is affected by the undead, a priest may be sent from the temple. ......

 That's not our problem.
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

It's not like we can't handle it. Thank you for talking to me.
"No, I can't help you. May God bless you.

 I couldn't say yes, I've been blessed, but I bowed to her as she prayed to me and left the temple.

    I'm not sure what to say.

"All right, let's get to the results, shall we? Who wants to go first?

 That evening, just before the sun went down, everyone came home, and we had a debriefing session before dinner.

I'll start with you. I went to look for a magic weapon that would be effective against the undead, but I couldn't find it at Gantz's place. --Or should I say, nothing that could be used properly. There was a dagger, but it was hard to use, right?

 Toya had been to Gantz's store, after all.
 He seemed to have found a way to use it, but it would be difficult to fight a full-scale battle with a dagger, so it was out of the question for now.

I've been to a few other stores that Gantz introduced me to, but ...... they seem to be hard to come by in this town.

Are you an adventurer?

Yeah. We don't have any high ranking adventurers, so we don't stock expensive weapons. Even if they do, they can't sell them, so they're sent to other towns. If you have an alchemist, they can make them for you. ......

 As he said this, Toya looked at Haruka.
 Haruka nodded in response to his gaze.

I've been trying to find out if I can make a magic weapon. As a result, as Toya said earlier, I found out that you can use alchemy to make them, but there are various materials you need for that.

 When I say alchemy, I don't mean that the alchemist alone makes the weapon, but that the materials pre-processed by alchemy are given to the blacksmith, who uses them to make the weapon. Then the alchemist post-processes the weapon, and the magic weapon is completed.

 The raw materials for the weapons we use now, such as blue iron and yellow iron, are also supplied by alchemists, so it must be something like that.

I tried to look for those materials in this town, but unfortunately, they don't seem to be available. I'm afraid there aren't any. It seems that the blue iron and other materials are imported from other cities.

There aren't many alchemists in Laffan?
There are not enough alchemists in Laffan?

 In the case of magical weapons that require post-processing, there's no point in importing just the raw materials.

 It would be possible to make them by sending the weapons to another town for post-processing, but then it would be better to import magic weapons from the beginning or go out to buy them.

 If you want to do this, you should import the raw materials and let Haruka take care of the processing.

I tried to gather information from the guilds. First of all, there have been no reports of undead appearing in the past.

 As far as Natsuki has been able to find out, there have been no reports of undead in the southern forest or even in the old records of the northern forest.

 Diora also confirmed this, so at least as far as the guild was aware, there were no undead appearing in this area.

However, undead can occur naturally, so it's not impossible. As for countermeasures, except for purification with light magic, attacking with magic weapons, using holy water, and fire magic's 'Enchanted Fire' seem to be effective against physical undead.

I can use the Enchanted Fire since I'm level 4.

 I've been steadily improving my level of fire magic, and I'm up to level 4, but I haven't used it in actual combat yet because I haven't encountered any enemies that would use Enchanted Fire.

 The duration of the effect is only enough for one battle, and now we don't need to increase the attack power of the weapon unless we encounter an orc leader.

What about non-corporeal enemies like ghosts?

"Enchanted Fire doesn't seem to have much effect. With the exception of Holy Fire and Holy Water, neither does any other magic.

"So I have no way to attack?

No, I don't. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be able to do it. But neither Haruka nor I can use it yet.

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will help you out. If I had to guess, I'd say it's cool to have a weapon that glows slightly.

 Instead, it is said to be highly effective against undead.
 I said that Natsuki can't use it, but the Sacred Weapon is a level 5 spell, and Haruka is currently level 4, and Natsuki is level 3, so with practice, she should be able to handle it relatively quickly.

I didn't think I'd need it until now, but I guess I should practice.
"Yes. Yes, I'm planning to do that too.

 Incidentally, the "Disinfect" spell that Haruka learned to eat raw vegetables is also a level 5 spell.

 You can find a lot of different types of spells that can be used in a variety of situations.

 Both of these spells seemed to be beneficial, so Haruka seemed to prioritize them.

"I'm next. I've gathered some rumors from people. The first is that holy water is effective against the undead.

 Everyone else's faces lit up with questions as Yuki said the words in a pompous manner.
 And the one who said it on behalf of all of them was Haruka.

You knew that much, didn't you?

"Well, well, don't panic. The important thing is the next. I'm sure you've heard of a town called Kergu, just south of Laffan on the highway. There's a rumor going around that if you go there now, you can get holy water for cheap.

 The holy water that I was refused at the temple?

 I'm sure it's useful information, but how can such a pinpoint rumor be so convenient?

 Most people don't really need holy water, do they?

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

I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm not sure what to make of it.

"Well, it usually doesn't. It's not something that would be talked about. I also wondered about that, so I gathered some information, but it seems that the one that supplies holy water at a reasonable price is a newly established new religion.

 As soon as we heard Yuki's words, we all frowned in disbelief.

We all frowned when we heard Yuki's words. "...... new religion. I don't know, that word doesn't have a good image, does it?
"Yeah, I know. I'm sure you've heard of it.

 In Japan, at least, there are probably only a few people who immediately have a positive image of emerging religions.
 Of course, there are legitimate religions, but there are too many malignant ones. --But there are too many vicious ones.

But can you even create a new religion?
I'm not sure what to make of this. Maybe it's because the major religions are too strong to be a problem.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

Well, even if they are tolerant, there are still taboos, and I don't think we should get involved.

I don't get involved in new religions. --I'm not going to get involved in a new religion. According to the common sense of this world, God is real and there is divine punishment.

"Is that so?

 Natsuki questioned Haruka, who had made it clear.
 The same goes for me and Toya, but Natsuki doesn't have the common sense of the other world, and his knowledge of the parts that are not explicitly stated is a bit weak.

Yeah. At least, people in this world believe in it. There are oracles, and d*mnation actually happens, right?

Not by accident, not by fiction?

No. Priests who cheat in the temple are struck by lightning with pinpoint accuracy, or burn up in human ignition, or something like that.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 It's not the same as calling a natural phenomenon such as a disaster a "divine punishment," but if that's the case, there's little room for doubt. In fact, in my case, I've met God.

I'm sure you've heard of it. I'm not sure why this new religion is attracting so many followers, but the name of the cult is 'The Order of the Holy Satomi'.

"...... Wow!

I don't want anything to do with it!

 I don't want to get involved!" Everyone frowned, and Toya spat.
 The name itself smells like a minefield.

 It's also possible that there is nothing to do with it,......, but it's almost impossible.

I'm not sure if there's any one named Satomi ...... Satomi?
I don't know. I don't have a first name except for my close ones. ......

 I think it's a girl's name. I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot more information on this in the future.
 The one who opened her mouth was Yuki, who was the best communicator among us.

I think Takamatsu-san's first name was 'Satomi', right? I don't remember the kanji, but...

 I don't know if this lack of intelligence is the source of my communicative power. I can't even picture the face of the person I'm talking to when he tells me his last name.

 I can't even picture the guy's face when he says his last name. I don't know. On the other hand, as expected, Natsuki and Haruka seemed to remember the name.

"Takamatsu-san is a rather plain-looking girl, isn't he?
"Yes. I think she was reading a magazine in her seat during breaks. I didn't know her well because I wasn't involved with her.

 When he said that much, I was finally able to dig it up from my memory.
 I don't remember talking to her properly, but she seemed to be a quiet girl with long black hair.

 I'm not sure if that Takamatsu is a religion ...... or a debut in another world.

 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 that.
We don't know yet, but it's very possible.

 It just so happens that a new religion was founded at the same time we arrived, next to our town, and its name just so happens to be Satomi. --I think we can call it inevitable.

I'm not sure if Takamatsu-san is really involved with this cult, but does the holy water they produce have any effect?

"I don't know, but it seems to be selling well. Why?

I don't know why, but I think they're doing something shady with the skills they gave me.

...... Maybe it was Takamatsu who cheated on Aella-san?

That's a possibility. It seems that Aera-san has accepted the consultant for some reason.

 I don't know what kind of skills he has, but he seems to be quite troublesome.

 I really don't want to get involved. .......
 But it's a neighboring town.

 There is a capital city at the end of the town where the lord who rules this area is located, and it is the biggest city in the vicinity. Perhaps it is difficult to stay away from it at all.

Also, additional information. There's some corn in the southern town.
Corn. ......? Ah! Oh, by the way, we have a vegetable garden.

 Yuki said smugly, and for a moment I thought, "So what? But then I remembered that we had talked about it a few months ago.

 We had a vegetable garden area and flower bed when we got the house, but it was still empty.
 Partly because it was not a good season for planting, but also because the general store in Laffan did not sell seeds for flowers or crops.

 If you look hard enough, you might be able to find them, but I didn't look that hard, because I thought, "Normally, you don't plant seeds in winter.

 However, according to what I heard at the grocery store, farmers keep their own seeds for the next year, and not buy them at the store. Except for crops that are sold as seeds, I was told that the best way to get seeds is to negotiate directly with farmers.

 Furthermore, when it came to ornamental flowers and ornamentals, there were almost no common people who grew them.
 They had to buy them from aristocratic stores or go to the grasslands or forests to collect them themselves.

 That's why Yuki's enthusiasm for "gardening! Despite Yuki's enthusiasm for gardening, our flower bed is still a wilderness.

Hmm, I wonder if it's okay if I don't get involved in a new religion? I want to get some materials for alchemy, not to mention corn, so I might as well go to Kerg.

It's good, right? I think it would be interesting to visit another town.

Yes. You might be able to get some new weapons. And maybe even a spell caster.

By the way, I couldn't find any magic activator.

 An activator that helps you use magic. I've been looking for one after it came up in a previous conversation with Gantz, but unfortunately we couldn't find one that suited our tastes.

 There were some that had subtle effects, and some that were expensive and wand-shaped, but the former were not worth spending a lot of money on, and the latter were difficult to use since we all used weapons as well.

 Fortunately, we were not in dire straits, and as a result, we decided to hold off until we could find a ring, necklace, or bracelet that would not get in the way.

Well, I guess I'll be going to Kerg soon. Last report, Nao. Do you have any new information?

"Yes. I've got something for you.

 I give a smug look to Haruka, who gives me a not-so-excited look.

 I'm probably the most surprised and the most useful.

 I waited until Haruka and the others, who were giving me quizzical looks, were ready to listen to my confident look, and then I opened my mouth in a pompous manner.

I've met God.