312-283 First anniversary (1)

The results were not ...... good, but they weren't bad either, were they?

 After returning from the dungeon, I took a break to finish processing some things.
 Haruka said this as she counted the ten coins piled up on the table.
 And just as Haruka had said, the number of coins on the table was not small.
 First, the nuts and fruits collected from the tenth to the twentieth layer.

 We kept these for ourselves and sold them for a reasonable price, as there were no fruit-producing areas in the vicinity.

 The tent we received as a reward for our first kill was immediately appraised and found to be quite useful, keeping the temperature and humidity inside at a comfortable level.

 I tried to spread it out in the garden, but it could only sleep three people at most.

 If we tried hard enough, we could get up to five people including the small Mitya, but it was not enough for our number.

 However, it was a good size for us because we would never sleep in a tent without a guard outside.

 Of course, we didn't sell it, we kept it.
 It didn't make me any money, but it was good enough for me.
 And the corpse of Red Tyrant Strike Ox.
 This was very lucrative.

 The meat of the strike ox itself is more expensive than the meat of an orc, but it's size makes it more expensive.

 Normally, I would just dismember it and sell it to the guild, but it's such a huge body.

 I thought it would be better to leave it to the professionals, so I relied on the guild's contacts and asked the old man of the butcher shop to come.

 No, "old man" is not the right word. He was only about 30 years old.
 But to call a 30-year-old brother... well, that's okay.
 Greedo. We'll call him by his first name.
 Now, this Mr. Greedo, he's a butcher.

 The head we were trying to get rid of, he said, "You can't throw that away! He showed us where we could get the meat.

 He also told us about the rare parts that can only be obtained from one cow. He also told us about a number of other rare parts that can only be found in a small amount of cattle. ...... When those rare parts are about the size of a Mietia, they become less valuable.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.
 "Bigger is better! That's right.
 I gave Mr. Greed some meat as a gift, and thanked him for his generosity.

 I could have sold the meat directly to him, but lately I have been selling it through the Adventurer's Guild, except for Aella's store, so if you need it, please buy it from there.

 However, there is a downside to being large.
 That is, some of the motsu.

 Many of the parts were too big to eat.

 For example, liver can be sliced, but there are some parts that are not suitable for eating if sliced.

 For example, the small intestine. If you've ever eaten it, you'll know that you don't want to cut off a huge piece of it and eat it. ...... At least I don't. The same goes for the stomach.

 The same goes for stomachs, which I threw straight into the compost.
 Even if they are large, it is no problem to use them for compost.
 However, I had trouble with the bones.
 The bones that repel Toya's blows.

 Even Haruka and the others' special compost, which can turn even orcs into scrap, would be hard pressed to crush these bones.

 Tohya said, "Let's put it in! but he was immediately stopped by Haruka and Yuki.

 Very roughly.
 That's right. They knew that it would almost certainly break.

I couldn't go any further, but my pocketbook is much better now.

Yeah. Well, at least I don't feel so anxious anymore. --Okay, guys, here's your share.

 Haruka, who was counting the coins, made a little pile in front of each of us.
 When I transferred them to my wallet, my once light wallet became much heavier.
 The ring had sucked up a lot of my savings.
 I didn't regret it, but I felt a little nervous about it.

"Now that that's all taken care of, ......
How to deal with the bones, right?
Yeah. If there was a museum, I would donate them.

 The bones of the Red Tyrant Strike Ox, in need of disposal.

 It's a bit of a hassle to keep it in my magic bag, so I have it piled up in a corner of the yard for now. ...... What should I do with it?

 Although the purified water does not attract any insects, the huge bones are still quite suspicious to the neighbors.

 Thankfully, thanks to the fence, they are almost invisible.

 As Yuki said, if you assemble it, you can make a very nice skeletal specimen, so in a sense, it's a museum-grade treasure, but it's useless if there are no buyers.

It looks like it could be used as a weapon, with its hardness. Shall we take it to Mr. Gantz?

"No, no matter what, it's impossible. Bones are bones. ......

 Haruka shook her head in disgust at Toya's words, and I nodded again.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to get the best out of it. ...... Oh, but they also sell spears made from demon fangs.

 There was such a spear that Gantz recommended to me almost a year ago.
 I'm not sure what to make of it.

I can't just leave it there.
You can't just leave it there. ......

 There are few people who visit this site, but it looks bad, doesn't it?

I'll ask Mr. Gantz, and if he doesn't like it, we can dispose of it in the woods. I don't like the idea of dumping garbage in the woods.

I think we'll have to ask Toya to do his best to crush it.

That may be the role, but ...... it's so hard, those bones. I think we should get Tommy. He's a hammer man.

"If you burn it, won't it become brittle? If you burn it, it becomes brittle. ...... If you turn it into bone ash, it might have a use. Bone china, fertilizer.

 Bone china is so-called porcelain. It is made by mixing clay with bone ash.
 As a fertilizer. I heard it can be used as a phosphate fertilizer.

....... I'll call around for now. Maybe we can find a way to dispose of it. If that's not possible, we'll take Natsuki's advice. Let's try to burn them with the ...... wizard group.

"I hope you find ....... Sincerely.

 In addition to Toya, the wizard group also nodded deeply at Haruka's slightly disgusted words.

 Surprisingly and fortunately, the bones of the Red Tyrant Strike Ox had a buyer.

 Mr. Diora, who has been a great help to me every time I've asked for help, traced the message to find a buyer, and to my surprise, Joseph Fader, the deputy of the town of Laffan, came up with the idea.

 I wondered what he was going to do with it, but he said he was going to display it in a visible place for a while to show that there were adventurers in this town who could kill such monsters, and then he was going to process it into fertilizer and sell it.

 A kind of demonstration?
 I guess it's like a horse show in the old days, or a military parade in recent times.
 Not all the adventurers who can defeat the demons will cooperate with the deputies. .......
 This is the first time I've ever seen such a thing.

    I'm not sure what to think.

Hmm, that's an unexpected income.

 I was having trouble finding a way to dispose of it.

It's all thanks to me. Can I have a compliment?
It's more like a compliment to you, Diora.
Of course. You can praise me.

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

 In fact, they had only met once before, and had no relations after that, and would not have been able to get through without Diora's message, so if anything, Yuki and the others were right.

 I'm not sure if Haruka understands this, but she didn't say anything more and changed the subject.

"Well, that's all right. I've got a little extra cash in my pocket, so maybe we should have a party to celebrate the party's first anniversary.

"Oh, Haruka-san, you've only been here a year?

 The one who sounded surprised at Haruka's suggestion was Mary.
 I'm sure you've heard of it.

You became an adventurer, right? We've known each other for a long time.

Yes. It's been exactly one year since we joined.

The party, you mean? The one we had for Mary's welcome party, where we invited everyone we knew and had a feast.

"Party! It's so nice!

 At Toya's metaphor, Mitya seemed to remember that time, and happily did a "Banzai".

 I'm sure she's expecting that, since she ate so much meat that time, but as for me...

I'd prefer a different kind of food anyway. Like ...... stew?
"So, like beef stew?

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.

No, that's fine, but maybe a stewed hamburger. I've got some beef on hand.

I want roast beef.

Yeah, well, if there's anything you want, just let me know and I'll see what I can do. Okay?

Yes. I've got some rice this time, so I'd like to use that too.

The size of the grains was a bit surprising, though. The size of the grains was a little surprising, but it's a lot of work to do it by hand, so I guess it depends on Tommy's effort.

 It's hard work, Tommy.

 Well, it looks like I'll have to ask him for some rock climbing equipment for the second layer.

 Good luck. I'll pay you well.

So, when are you going to do it? Right away?

I'd like to invite all the people who've helped me, so I'd like to give myself some leeway, say within a few weeks?

I'd like to invite Diora at least. I'd also like to invite Aella and .......

Agreed. And Tommy.

 I think we should invite Diora, who has always been a great help to us, as well as Aella, who has provided us with the Inspire sauce that has supported our rich diet.

 In that case, we should leave some room for them. I'm sure the restaurant has its own schedule.

 I'll also invite Luce if she can come.
 It's not like I'm inviting Aella but not Luce.

I'm not going to invite Aella but not Luce. They've been very helpful to me.

 Not to mention Gantz-san, who is in charge of all the weapons and armor, and Simon-san, the carpenter who has been taking care of us from time to time even after the house was built.

 I'm not sure if he'll be there, but I'd like to ask him.

Who else can you find at ......?

 If he's in the same town, we can call Yasue, but it's a bit far from Kerg.

 If you want to be safe, you'll need a ride.

You can't go to ......, can you, Ishka?
The temple doesn't seem to have many people. ......
Do you want to talk about it?

 It's a give-and-take with the temple - well, more of a give-and-take, I guess, but we're close.

 I'm very grateful to Mr. Adversus, but there's no way I can call him.

"Um, can't the kids at the orphanage go to ......?

 I'm not sure if we should call out to Ishka, but Mary suggested it in a reserved manner.

"Hmm, orphans, .......

 "I'm not sure if I'd classify them as 'taken care of', but there are some that I do miss.
 Specifically, Remy, Allen, and also ......... Remy.
 I'm not going to discriminate against you, even if you don't like me very much.

I don't think it's a problem. It's not like you're going to be drinking, so it won't be too much of a burden.


I think it's fine.  The only problem is the location: ....... Is the garden okay?

But hey, Haruka and the others, are you sure you can cook? Isn't it hard? With that many people?

 If you want to invite orphans, there will be more than 20 people at once.

 Considering that the amount of consumption will more than double, the effort will be .......
 I'm sorry that Haruka and the others are too busy to celebrate with us.

 I looked at her as if I were looking at her, and she thought for a moment and nodded.

It's good, isn't it? Fortunately, I can make some leftovers.
That's right. It's a lot easier when you don't have to take into account when the food is ready.
It's great to be able to eat freshly baked or fried food at any time. Super high-tech!

 Well, there you have it.
 I don't think it's technology, but it's definitely a very convenient storage.

Let's split up and go around like that. I think we need to coordinate our schedules. If there's anyone else you'd like to invite, you can ask them, but you'll have to tell us cooks in advance. We have to prepare.

Okay. Please don't jump in.

 Perhaps because they hadn't heard about Tommy's arrival at the last welcome party, Haruka and Natsuki looked at Toya and said something like that.

 In response, Toya nodded curiously and said, "I understand.