230-206 Appraisal Request Again

 After our early morning training, we visited the adventurer's guild to dispose of the items we got in the dungeon.

 The guild was already deserted because we had come after breakfast to dismantle a large number of demon corpses.

 I'm letting Mary and Mitya help me with the demon dismantling this time, just for practice.

 If you want to be an adventurer, you need to be able to do this.

 I thought it might be hard for children to do such a gruesome task, but it turned out to be a groundless fear, as both of them went about dismantling the demons with smiles on their faces and blood stains on their faces.

 Although their skills were not up to the mark, they were able to dismantle the meat to the point where it was good enough for their own consumption, so there was no waste of their catch.

"Mr. Diora, it's a lot this time.
Welcome back, everyone. Is this the ...... dungeon?
Yes. I guess the revenue is getting a little better.

 I called out to Mr. Diora, who always sits at the counter even though he is the assistant manager, and laid out the jewels, tin wands and lamps on the counter.

"These are for appraisal. You want three gold coins, right?
"Yes, sir. I'll take them. It'll take some time. ......
That's not an option. Please.
I understand.

 After receiving the money, Diora took the jewels to the back of the room.

Next, I need some magic stones and furs. Should I go to the back of ......?
If you have a lot of stuff, that would be great.
Yes, sir.

 As per Diora's request, I moved to the warehouse behind the guild and delivered the magic stones first.

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to afford it, but I'm sure I'm going to be able to afford it.

 I didn't have any expensive magic stones, but I did have a lot of them, so I ended up with about 300 gold coins.

 Next, we sold off materials such as furs, big ostrich feathers, and meat.

 There are still some demons left in my magic bag that I haven't dismantled yet, but I still have more than 100 gold coins.

It's not a bad dungeon if that's what you're looking for. ...... Well, it doesn't solve the problem of getting there and back, though.

I think we wouldn't bother going in if it wasn't for the benefit of being cool. Oh, but ......

......? What's wrong?

No, it's nothing.

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.

 All of us were intrigued by that place, and it was decided that we would explore it.

 Even if the weather becomes cooler, this will not change.

 We don't know what will happen to the dungeon in the future, but if there are a lot of interesting things to be found, there is a good chance that we will continue to explore it little by little.

 In the first place, there will be next summer, and the summer after that, and if the transition point works well, we will probably continue exploring for a long time.

By the way, Diora, we've been out of town a lot lately, how's Raffan doing?

 "Well, Diora, we've been out of town a lot lately, how's Raffan doing?" "Before we went to Kerg, the orphanage's kitchen had been hit by the rising price of food, but we've confirmed that it's gone away.

 The question is whether there are any other effects.

Well, during the Kergu uprising, the rising price of food was a bit of a problem, but it's already calmed down. In fact, thanks to the fertilizer that Nao and the others taught us, many fresh vegetables are now on the market, and adventurers have a new source of income. Thank you very much.

"No, it's nothing serious. No, it's not a big deal. It's something that someone could have come up with. ...... I wonder why people didn't know about it?

 I'm sure they would have known, since they normally eat demon meat. .......

In the event that you have any kind of questions regarding where and how to use the internet, you can call us at the web site. So, if you bring back the demons as normal and compost the excess after dismantling them, you wouldn't have been able to do that, I guess.

 For example, when the orcs flooded the area, we had to kill them.

 For example, when the Orcs flooded the area, we killed them beforehand, but usually the guild would organize the killing.

 In that case, a large number of orcs would have been brought to the town by wagon, and the excess would have been used as compost.

 Nevertheless, there seems to have been a reason why it was not known.

 You can't make that fertilizer unless you take the compost near the hunting grounds, as the town is doing now, or throw the dead animals into a magic bag like we do, and dismantle them by the compost.

 Moreover, the crushing function of ordinary composts is only capable of crushing small bones, not powerful enough to grind up the entire corpse of a demon, so no one would have thrown the corpse into the compost.

 We wouldn't have made compost if we didn't want to grow a vegetable garden, and we wouldn't have added such a powerful grinding function if we weren't sick of burying scarp-apes.

 With that in mind, it's no wonder that the fertilizer has been unknown until now. ......?

 If you think about it on a global scale, there may be people who know about it, but it's not a world where information spreads easily just by tweeting, and it's probably not common to publish papers in academic journals or share research results.

 If you don't try to spread it, information may be just like that.

Then, mass production seems to be difficult, doesn't it?
"Yes. It would be possible to just make it, but it would be unprofitable. ......

 For example, you could set up compost near the hunting grounds and transport the fertilizer to the place of consumption.

 It would not be impossible, but considering the cost involved, the number of places where it could be done would be limited.

 It would be useless if the increased yield and its selling price do not pay for the labor and the cost of fertilizer.

It's just a convenient fertilizer, isn't it? It's better that way, isn't it?

 Yuki nodded her head as if she understood and was a little relieved.

 In fact, I did provide the information and compost as requested, but if it turns out to be very useful or a tremendous agricultural reform, there will be a lot of troubles associated with it.

 Even if it is just a request to increase the production of compost, there is a possibility that it will make enemies of farmers and merchants, which we would like to avoid.

 If there is a return on our investment, we can't expect more profit than this.

Thank you very much. I'll be back.
Do you have a minute?

 Just as we were about to leave the guild, the man who always worked in the warehouse - I don't know his name because he was around 50 - called out to us.

Oh, yes. Can I help you, Andrew?

"That's, uh, that's your party, right? The item you asked me to appraise just now, it came out.


 I thought you said it would take some time.

It's only the lamp, though. The rest is going to headquarters.
Oh, so that's the lamp, is it?

 Diora nodded and said something like that, but we had no idea what it was.


Yes. That lamp is a famous piece of magical equipment, right, Andrew?

Yeah. It's called an insect repellent lamp. When you pour magic power into it, it lights up and keeps insects away from the area that the light reaches. It's a popular tool among adventurers.

"Insects can be annoying, you know. You won't get bitten if you're older than a certain level, but they are annoying and unpleasant to be around.

 In our case, we use Sanctuary to keep the bugs away from the camp, but of course, people who can use this magic are quite rare.

 It's no wonder that insect repellent lamps are so popular among adventurers.

Not many adventurers have them, though. Most of them are bought by rich people.

 For adventurers, who are only uncomfortable and don't get bitten often, insect bites are a real threat to rich people and children who haven't advanced to the so-called "level".

 Therefore, it is said to be a very popular magic tool for rich people who have babies or for baby gifts.

 They can also be made by alchemy, but the ones found in dungeons seem to be more effective and naturally more expensive.

So, I'm returning this one. The others will take time. See you later.

 Andrew said as much as he could, placed the lamp in front of us, and walked back to the back of the guild.

"Well, that's what it looks like, how would you like it? Would you like to sell it?

 It's not essential for us because we have Sanctuary, but it's useful.

 This magic is a bit over the top when it comes to repelling insects, so we might as well use this instead.

 But Natsuki and the others seemed to be thinking of something else.

"Shall we give this to Mary and the others?
Yes, it will come in handy when we work in the garden.
We don't get stung, you know. It's just a little annoying.

 Well, there you have it.

 I had forgotten about it because I never got bitten by mosquitoes when I came here and weeded the garden, but it bothered me a lot when I was in Japan.

 If you think about it, this is the perfect tool for Mary and the others who are left to work in the garden.
 There is no reason to oppose Natsuki's proposal.

That's very kind of you. I'll let you know about the other two when the appraisal is complete.

 We left the guild with Diora smiling at us.

    I'm not sure what to say.

So, Mary, I'm leaving this with you.
It's a very expensive item, isn't it? It's pretty expensive, isn't it?
It's expensive, but ......, it's nothing to worry about.

 The price of an insect repellent lamp from a dungeon starts at 100 gold coins.

 It's a bit expensive for us to buy just to keep the bugs away, but now that we have it, there's no reason not to use it.

 But now that we have it, there is no reason not to use it, and if we do, we should use it in the most effective way.

Well, I'm worried that I'll break it. ......

"That's the time. I'm not angry unless you broke it by mishandling it or something.

 When the lamp is offered to Mary, she backs away a little and looks uncomfortable receiving it, but Natsuki smiles.

 In fact, since it's a practical item, it's bound to break.
 It's just something you can't help but keep on display.

It looks like you've been working hard in the garden. Also, the heat is out of control, so make sure you stay hydrated.

 It's not as hot and humid here as in Japan, and the temperature is more like 30 degrees Celsius, but that doesn't mean you won't get heat stroke.

 The heat itself is bearable if you wear light clothes, but then you have to worry about insect bites.

 When we didn't retract the insect repellent lamp, Mary took it as if she had given up.

I understand. I'll use it. Thank you very much.

"Okay. Use it well. Don't use it because you're afraid of destroying it.

 Yuki reminded her, and Mary smiled and nodded.