220-Jade Feathers (4)

Oh, orc-eaters.

They are? Unbelievable. ...... They're tall enough to cut an orc in half, right?

I heard they cut off three orc heads at once.

I heard he burned up a giant orc with one magic shot.

 As soon as we entered the Adventurer's Guild, we heard such gossip whispering.


 I'm an Orc Eater.

 ...... Yeah. Reluctantly.

 I never wanted a nickname, but if I was going to have one, I wanted it to be cool!

 I went to the guild counter as usual, trying my best to keep such gossip out of my ears.

"Hello, Miss Saara.
"Hello, Orc Eater.

 When I called out to the familiar receptionist, she replied with a little laugh.

"Stop it, sirrah. Our party's name is 'Jade Feathers'. Please spread the word over there!

 This party name has no deep meaning.

 There is no deeper meaning to this party name. We were forced to name our party to counter the unwanted spread of the two names.

 We simply saw a jade-colored bird feather fall in front of us at the time, that's all.

"Yes. Catching such a pretty maiden and calling her an Orc Eater is just plain bad taste.

 I completely agree.

 I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot more information on this in the future.

    I'm not sure what to think.

 It's been a little over three months since we moved from Sahlstat to Kiura.

 Our life as adventurers has been going well, to say the least.

 We were able to rent a small house, Utaho's greatsword was upgraded to something a little better, my mace was reclassified to metal, and Sae's staff became something a wizard would have.

 I'm also wearing leather armor, though it's not that good, so I should be a proper adventurer in appearance.

 We're rookies in terms of experience, but it's different when you have skills.

 We haven't met any of our classmates, but I'm sure we'll meet them at some point in our lives.

 Maybe they've moved to another country or somewhere far away.

 At any rate, our lives are stable, so we don't dare to go looking for him.

 It's too dangerous to move across the country.

 By the way, the main reason why our lives have stabilized is because of the orcs.

 Yes. The demon that caused us to be given the unwanted nickname "Orc Eater".

 There are quite a few Orcs living around Kiura.

 Because of this, the most important job for adventurers based here is orc hunting.

 The town of Kiura's main industry is selling the orcs that adventurers hunt to the guilds and exporting them.

 The supply of Orcs is quite large, and the Baron Ornick who rules the town is sometimes called the Orc Baron, or maybe not?

 I've never met him, but I feel a bit sorry for him.

 Not only is he called that, but his real name itself is .......

 So of course we've been hunting Orcs since we came to this town, but why are we called Orc Eaters?

 There are probably two reasons.

 One is that we literally eat orcs in public places.

 We hunt orcs, right?

 And then you have to dismantle them outside the city, right?

 But I'm still not very good at dismantling them, so I can't dismantle them neatly.

 As a result, we end up with meat that cannot be made into a proper carcass.

 This meat can also be purchased, but it is treated as scrap meat and is sold for only a few dollars.

 So while we were practicing dismemberment, we were eating a lot of scraps on the grill.

 On the side of the road.

 It tasted even better than I had imagined, and I think I ate a little too much of it without caring about what others thought.

 Especially for someone like Utaho, who consumes a lot of meat for such a small body, it's not hard to understand why she got that nickname.

 I've often invited adventurers who passed by to eat with me.

 But lately I've gotten better at dismantling things, and it's gotten colder, so I don't barbecue on the side of the road.

 Another reason is that we are hunting so many orcs that we are devouring them.

 At first, we hunted one orc, dismantled it, brought it back to town and sold it, but this took a lot of time to go back and forth.

 So, when I had some money saved up, I asked a blacksmith in town to make me a rickshaw.

 Thanks to this, I was able to bring back all the Orcs even if there were more than one.

 Some adventurers seemed to be copying the idea, and the blacksmith thanked us, but unfortunately it did not lead to any income for us.

 If we had done it right, we might have been able to get some sort of patent income, so we failed.

 The other reason might be that we are three women hunting orcs easily.

 For us, orcs are pretty easy to deal with, but it seems that adventurers around here usually need about six people to deal with them.

 Yes, what the adventurers said about being cut in half or charred is true, I regret to say.

 The incident where Utaho got excited about the new big sword and Sae failed to adjust the power of the magic.

 The case was a complete failure because it was no longer sold as meat.

 Of course, it's not like that now, but ...... had a strong impact.

 If you don't sell your name in something else, it might be difficult to make "Jade Feather" famous instead of "Oak Eater".

    I've been working on this for a while now.

 Today, after selling three Orcs to the Adventurer's Guild, we were returning to our rented home with about 100 gold coins in our hands.

Thank you for your hard work.
"Good night. We've made a lot of money this time, haven't we?
We're getting better and better at this.

 One at worst, three at best. That's the result of our hunting.

 If we go to work one day, we take one day off, so even if we exclude expenses, each of us earns about 200 gold coins in a month.

 With this amount of money, it is possible to save enough even if you spend a little on luxuries.

 We are able to work at a leisurely pace and live a life with less dissatisfaction than we expected.

 However, to other adventurers, I seem to work too much, which is partly the reason for my nickname "Orc Eater.

 However, I think that taking more than half the month off is too lazy, so I plan to maintain this pace.

I guess you were right to make a specialized character!
Yes, it was. Even I can die easily.
Well, yeah. ...... has a slight disadvantage.

 The disadvantage is, simply put, the same thing as the first Sae.

 I didn't notice it when I was using simple healing magic or when I was hunting boars, but I lacked stamina anyway!

 No, I don't use advanced light magic, so it doesn't matter much, but Utaho did some acrobatic moves against an orc and got chopped in the neck, and then she was useless for a while.

 It's as if her body can't keep up with her skill level.

 I'm not sure if this is what you'd get if you put a Formula 1 engine in a mini car.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
I don't have much motivation, though.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

 You can get by with refraining from any flashy moves, even if you lack stamina.

 I'm not fat, but I feel like I'm being put on a diet.

 It's a simple training that's needed.

 If you're going to be dealing with strong enemies that require high level movement or a large number of enemies that require the ability to take over, you can't avoid it.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

 I'm not sure, but the Fire Arrow is looking good.

But I haven't had much to do lately, have I?

 To tell you the truth, since I came to the town of Kiura, I've had very little to do.

 My mace isn't powerful enough because I'm basically only dealing with Orcs, and if I'm dealing with Orcs, both Utaho and Sae die easily, so I don't get hurt.

 I was thinking of earning money from the clinic, but of course it's obvious that you can't just open a clinic in the city, you need permission from the lord.

 And of course, there's no way you can get permission from someone you don't even know.

 In other words, my dream of making some money with healing magic was easily cut short.

In battle, yes, but outside of that, it's useful enough, isn't it?

That's right. I can't live without her.

Well, we've lost our daily skills, haven't we?

 In the case of food, clothing, and shelter, the first thing you need to know about food is that renting a house has given you a decent kitchen.

 It's not that I've forgotten what I knew when I was in Japan, but the only thing I can get my hands on is salt, and it's hard to get the heat just right, so...

 The other four.

 Sugar, while expensive, is available. However, it has a very different flavor from white sugar, so it cannot be used in the same way.

 As for vinegar, wine vinegar is available. At a good price.

 But none of us had ever used such vinegar before.

 The vinegar we had was rice vinegar or grain vinegar.

 Not to mention the other two, soy sauce and miso, right?

 If you can't get the ingredients, it's really useless to have some knowledge.

 I'm planning to buy a magical stove in the near future so that I can at least control the heat.

 For clothing, I'm having new clothes custom-made for me.

 Ordinary people seem to sew their own clothes to some extent, but ...... we never sewed outside of class, so that part is destroyed.

 No, I can do wave stitching, though, right? Yeah, that's about it.

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do that, but I'm going to be able to do that.

 It's good to save up and build a house of our own choice,' the three of us said, discussing our imaginary floor plans.

 It's free to imagine, and there's no entertainment in this world.

 If I had to pick one thing that is more convenient than the original world, it would be cleaning and laundry.

 Both are done in an instant with my "cleansing".

 Also, bathing, ......, we all honestly want to take a hot bath if possible.

 If there was no "purification", it would have been more difficult, so I think it's a luxury to complain.

 In fact, it's not an exaggeration to say that "purification" is my raison d'etre these days -- no, it's an exaggeration.

 That's an exaggeration, right? I hope I'm exaggerating.

 ...... Well, I'm proud to say that I'm the most active person in my daily life, aside from the cooking that we all do. I'm proud to say that I'm the most active person in my daily life, even though I'm not useful in battle.

By the way, both Kaho and Sae haven't been sick lately, have they?

 In the beginning, they had frequent thunderstorms in their stomachs (metaphorical expression), but lately, I don't have to use the "treatment" anymore.

 It's definitely a good thing, though, because it protects my dignity as a maiden. .......

I'm not the same as I used to be, you know. The other day, I finally got [Robust Lv.1]!

"It's more than 'finally', it's 'finally'. I hope you'll get used to it after you've been sick to your stomach so many times.

 I'd like you to get used to it." The smug look on Utaho's face was followed by a slightly tired expression on Sae's.

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

That's what's called 'building up a tolerance', isn't it?

"Ugh. It's a little bit like that. ....... But that's what it is, isn't it?

It's hard to live without it when you're living here. I regretted that I should have taken at least [Robust] when I first started.

In normal games, characters don't get stomachaches.

 Maybe there's no such thing as a "I drank raw water and got a stomach ache" computer game? I don't know much about it.

 Also, some foods don't go well with others.

 For example, freshly squeezed olive oil is not good for me.

 It was good when I was eating it, but after a while, I had to put it all back. ...... That was painful.

 Since then, I've been more careful with olive oil.

 Oh, but maybe this body will be okay?

 I don't see any olives.

Oh, by the way... When I went to the guild the other day, I overheard that you can buy some unusual bags.

 It was Sae who said this as if she suddenly remembered.

"What kind of bag?

Simply put, it's a backpack.

...... Oh, I've never seen a backpack before. We're using a backpack so it's not too much of a problem, but it's more convenient than a backpack, right?

"Perhaps one of your classmates made it?

I don't know about that. I asked him, but he wouldn't tell me.

Well, I suppose he did. I'm sure you're right, but it could get you into trouble.

 Utaho nodded, a little disappointed but satisfied.

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

If it looks good, you can buy it at ....... How much was it?

"It was 24 gold pieces.

It's not even ...... expensive? Considering that it is sewn by hand, ......?

 I thought for a moment that it was expensive considering the price of bags sold in Japan, but if you consider the fact that it is all hand sewn, it actually doesn't seem so expensive.

 Especially for a backpack, there are many places to sew.

 Even in Japan, brand-name bags are more expensive.

I agree. It's not necessary if you're going to keep your job here, but if you're thinking of going away or getting another job, it's better to have one.

I'd like to buy one too. If you keep doing the same thing, you'll never grow.

Well, you're right. My fighting skills won't improve if I'm always fighting Orcs. ...... I'll just order it then. You don't have any in stock, do you?

I don't know, but it's probably on order.

 After a few months of living here, you get used to the world.

 Furniture, clothes, and other things that require a lot of work are usually made to order.

 Some of the items that sell in large quantities are kept in stock, but 24 gold coins are quite expensive.

 I think they are made to order.

 I guess you can find out by asking at the guild.

 Sure enough, when I went to the adventurer's guild the next day, they told me that the backpack was made to order, and that it would take some time before it was delivered to me.

 It's true that it would be difficult to use the same backpack for the elementary school sized Kaho and the adult sized Sae.

 Thank goodness.

 Since we were not in a hurry and had some money to spare, we ordered backpacks for the three of us on the spot.

 We didn't actually receive them until about a month later.

 From then on, Jade Feather began to take on requests other than orc hunting.