Huh. ....... So, Simon, what kind of digging do you want me to do? If you just dig, it's easy. ......
It's not so simple that you can easily build a basement.
You'll need to deal with the walls, the pillars to support the first floor, and the foundations and foundations.
"Hmm. Let's see how much you can do with your magic. ...... Can you make the walls solid?
I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what you need to do.
No problem~. It's not a problem, Nao.
I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what you need to do.
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.
Thinking about the earthen walls in front of the dungeon, it's a much easier job.
Well, that also depends on the depth. ...... Simon, how deep do you want to make it?
"Well. At first I was thinking of the first basement, but it would be great if we could make it to the second or even the third basement.
That's quite absurd.
"No, the third floor, Simon, that's insanely deep. How many meters are we talking about?
How many meters do you need? - Well, if you dig 12 meters, that should be enough.
Twelve meters is .......
Isn't the ceiling too high on the third floor?
Considering the thickness of the floor and ceiling, it would be more than three and a half meters, which is quite high.
It may be because it is a brewery and not a normal room, but if you dig that deep, our magic power will be too strong.
"In the first place, Simon. If we dig that deep, we'll never be able to get out.
Of course we'll have to set up scaffolding. How do you think we're going to do that?
I'm sure you're not the only one who has a problem with this.
We looked at each other and nodded, "Oh, that's right. It's not the end of the world if we dig a hole and fortify the wall, is it?
"Can you do that? What about ...... and groundwater?
It's not a problem around here. Fortunately, it's around where the old village used to be. We know how deep the water goes. Look, that well behind your house, it's deep too, right?
"Oh, sure, ......?
We don't have much chance to look into the well because we can get water out of it by magic, but it seems to be quite deep.
We can leave that to the professionals. All you have to do is dig the hole.
Okay. The others should be here any minute with tools and wood. We'll wait for them at the gate.
Simon urged me to wait in front of the gate for a while.
A group of people with a cart arrived.
We thought we were just going to build a little hut, but the number of people was much larger than we expected.
When I asked them about it, they said they were planning to build a two-story structure on the ground as well, and the construction was going to be quite large. ...... What would they do if the sake brewing failed?
What if the sake brewing fails? It will definitely be a huge loss, right?
It's not like we asked for it, so it's okay, right?
"Master! I've got them all!
I stopped the cart in front of the gate and came out to see the young man from Simon's workshop.
Many of the others were also young, is this because the first thing they do is a lot of hard work?
Oh. Bring it in! --Is that okay?
"Yeah, I'm good. But don't bump into the walls or anything, okay? We're equipped with a security system, so it might be a little dangerous.
"Oh, yeah. You hear that, boys?
Yes, yes! We'll be careful!
I'll be careful!" Yuki replied, pointing at the wall outside the house, while Simon and the youngsters nodded, a little snidely.
But in fact, any attempt to climb over or destroy the wall would trigger the security system, so it's more than a little dangerous.
However, it seems that the security around here is not as bad as I thought, and I have never had to use that device before.
You're not going to die, so don't worry. ...... maybe.
Yuki smiled at him to reassure him, but it had the opposite effect.
In fact, they walked through the gate with some trepidation, trying to stay as close to the wall as possible while pulling the cart.
So, come on.
"Okay, ......, but how do you want me to do it? All over?
If you can keep your magic up, do it. But you can't do that, can you?
Oh, you can't, can you? Nao.
At least not in a day.
Maybe. Well, you'll have to scrape the wall. We'll dig up the inside and haul the dirt away. That's what we were going to do in the first place.
Digging a hole like this with human power seems a bit unreasonable, but I guess it's normal in this world where there is no heavy machinery.
In the first place, people here have more physical strength than people in our world, so maybe it's still better than I imagined.
Let's get on with it.
The first step is to dig a one-meter wide, three-meter long trench down to 12 meters.
Then, I asked him to set up a scaffold there, and gradually widen the length of the trench from side to side at that depth.
After digging on the right side, they proceeded to dig on the left side, and so on, efficiently alternating between scaffolding and digging, taking occasional breaks.
Meanwhile, in the middle, the other workers are digging out the soil with shovels and carrying it out with a fern. ...... Yeah, it looks like a lot of work.
Incidentally, it's a lot of hard work, so I've invited Toya to join in.
Mr. Simon, how long will this take?
Simply, if we take 5 x 10 x 12 meters, we get 600 cubic meters.
Even with a specific gravity of 1, that's 600,000 kg.
Even if we assume a single implement weighs 30 kilos, we'd have to go back and forth through the hole 20,000 times.
And the more you dig, the more distance you have to travel. .......
That's right. ...... At this rate, it'll take a few days. Maybe we should hire a few more people.
I'm not sure what to make of it.
No, I was wondering how hard you're going to work on ...... for a few days.
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to finish it even if we double the number of people.
I'm sure you'll be fine. I'm sure you'll be happy with the results.
In fact, I would like to say, "Won't the employees run away with such black? I would like to say that, but in this world where running away from your workplace can end half your life, I'm not going to say anything.
There's no need to worry about it. I've made a lot of money thanks to you guys. I'm giving back.
Since last year, the wood we brought in has been going through Simon to other workshops in this town.
It seems that Mr. Simon has not made a killing, but the wood is high quality and there is a lot of it, so he has made a lot of profit.
According to him, many of the young people working there now are young people from other workshops, and it seems that the profits that Mr. Simon has collected are meant to be returned to those workshops.
The wages he pays them are higher than the market rate, and their hard work seems to be partly due to that.
Hmmm. But we could be a little more efficient.
As Simon and I were talking, Toya came in, carrying a shovel. That outfit suits him very well.
He's working harder than anyone else. He's a beastman.
That shovel has made us much more efficient, you know. You made it, didn't you?
"Well, yeah. But ...... yeah, that fern, that's not good. Do you want to make a ...... catwheel?
"Hmm? What's that?
It's a tool for efficiently transporting earth and sand. ......
A catwheel is a single-wheeled wheelbarrow, the kind you see at construction sites.
Basically, one person can carry a lot more earth and sand than with a two-person fern, and since there's no need to lift, it's less tiring.
As a means of transporting earth and sand, it's a pretty effective tool.
The only drawback is that you have to build a ramp to use it.
"Okay! I'll have Tommy make one! He said he needed some business ideas!
Quick as a flash, Toya thrust the shovel into the ground and drove away.
I'm sure he went to Tommy's place, but I don't think he'll be able to get the order in time for this construction.
Huh? Toya, what's wrong?
Yuki, who had just come up from under the hole, tilted her head as she saw Toya's back running away.
He said he was going to ask Tommy to make a catwheel.
Oh, that might come in handy, that's for sure. But even if we go there now, it's still .......
"Yeah, right? Excuse me, Mr. Simon.
I don't know about the catwheel, but I don't care. I don't know about the catwheel, but I don't care, because we said we'd build it. I don't have a problem with him leaving.
...... So, what about us?
You're irreplaceable! Magic is useful, isn't it? ...... If you guys have any trouble finding work, we'll hire you.
What? We're adventurers, aren't we? Simon.
"It's not a job you can keep forever, is it? Especially you, Yuki, you have to get married and have children.
"Ah, ha ha ......
It's a good idea to take a look at the website and see if you can find anything you like.
I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. .......
In modern Japan, this would immediately be called "s*xual harassment! But in this world, it's a perfectly legitimate statement.
Adventurers are just a little bit special, but in general, people of Yuki's age usually get married and have a family.
If you get married, you are expected to have children in order to keep your family.
It is said that in old Japan, if a woman could not bear children, she was called a "stone woman" and was disowned.
Well, as a practical matter, without children, a farmer would not be able to maintain his farmland, a craftsman would not be able to maintain his workshop, and it would be inevitable if he thought about his old age.
By the way, Yasue is married now, isn't she?
I wonder if she has any children.
I wonder if any of my classmates have children, which makes me feel strange.
Hmm? What? Is Yuki on good terms with Nao? I thought that Nao was sticking with Haruka.
"Yeah. I'm with Haruka.
You're going to take care of me and Natsuki together, right?