357-325 Toward restart (1)

"Well. I've been through a lot, but now I have a source of income for after I retire. Let's take it easy and explore the dungeon.

I'm not sure the brewing will work yet, though.

Brewing with eelgrass isn't going too well, is it?

No. I don't know why, but for some reason the saccharification is not progressing. ......

 In the beginning, it was thought that it was possible to make sake using eelgrass.
 However, it was not so easy when they actually tried it.
 The principle of saccharification is the breakdown of starch by amylase.

 So I thought I could make saccharification by grinding up ego potatoes, mixing them with koji, and keeping the temperature around 40 degrees Celsius, but this didn't work.

 I tried using malt instead of koji, but that didn't work either.

 Natsuki is currently researching to find out if there are any inhibiting factors, but our main job is to be adventurers. We're just working on it in our spare time, so there's nothing to report at the moment.

 However, considering how easy it is to make egoimos, I'm sure some research has been done, and it's no wonder it's not that easy to make.

Well, that's for the long term. As long as we can make rice wine, there's no problem.

 Yuki said casually, and Haruka nodded.

As long as it's made, there's no problem with sales or licensing. It would be nice if we could do it ourselves, a business backed by the authorities.

It would be worse if they were our business enemies.

 It sounds bad to say that they are in collusion with the powers that be, but when you are in the country, you are in the country.
 It's no use complaining about the social system.
 We're not trying to start a revolution.

We're not going to start a revolution, but Jay and the others are going to be in trouble mentally.
The people involved are like that: ......

 It seems that the governor does not have high expectations for this project, but for Jay and the others who have been entrusted with the sake brewing, even a small part of it is a kind of fear.

 Of course, above the deputy is Viscount Nenus, the supreme authority of this territory.

 The current Viscount Nenus is a decent man, but the tyranny of the previous lord still lingers in the memories of the townspeople.

But thanks to the Viscount, the rice is going to be okay, right?
Yes. ...... I was surprised that it was grown closer than I thought, though.

 After Diora's research, we found out that one of the rice varieties we got was grown in a town closer than we thought.

 It's a town called Kiura, east of Sarstat.

 It's actually a village near the town, but the simple distance from Rafan is closer than going to Pining. However, the roads are not so good, so Pining is by far the better place for transportation.

 The village does not seem to have a large amount of rice, but if you succeed in brewing sake, they will arrange for you to buy it from there.

 On the contrary, Mr. Diora has successfully negotiated with Viscount Nenus and promised to consider growing rice in the vicinity, depending on the quality of the sake.

 Since they have experience in growing rice in the vicinity, I don't think there will be any problem in terms of climate, but they are very good negotiators.

"Well, let's leave the alcohol out of this.

 Haruka clapped his hands and changed the subject.

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's had a bad experience.

"Well... We've been working together in some areas, but we've been working separately in others.

 It's not that we've only been working on our side jobs lately.

 Rather, it would not be an exaggeration to say that we spent about 20% of our time on the sidelines, and the other 80% on training and preparation for our main work.

Oh. I don't have a lot of information to share. I've got the reinforced door plate shields made. Mr. Gantz and Tommy laughed at me, but after a few flying gars, they changed their tune. The rope ladders have been repaired and added.

 Oh, that.
 I didn't eat them until I got home, but they were pretty good.

 We dried a lot of them and made a soup stock with them, which was also very good.

 That is an ingredient that we should definitely keep on hand.
 Although it is a very vicious ingredient that could kill us if we are not careful.

We were able to secure quite a bit of rope as well.
You've been to all the stores!
Yeah, we checked. Thank you, both of you.

 Haruka nodded and thanked them, and Mary and the others smiled, their ears twitching happily.

"I guess my parachute is not so good. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.

"Yeah, that was a lot of work. ...... The experiment was more ...... than the alchemy.

 I'm not sure if it reminds you of the experiment, but Haruka's shoulders slumped and she let out a deep breath.
 And it wasn't just Haruka who helped me with this experiment.
 The cliff we used to practice rock climbing.

 We used that cliff for the experiment, but it was not very high, and the rocky bottom made it very scary to jump off.

 However, the only ones who could help were me and Haruka, who could use the "walk on air" method, so we had no choice but to do it.

 Of course, we had tested with weights before we jumped, so we were somewhat safe, but I was scared.

 Bungee jumping is definitely better.
 I've never done it.

I've never done it before, but... "My magic is a little delicate, isn't it? I've been practicing Explosions, but my Fire Magic level is only 4, so I'm not sure if it will work against ...... gargoyles. If it's a goblin, it's no problem at all.

 I'm not sure if it's a problem or not.

It's not a problem, it's overkill. ...... No, it was a disaster, right?
Yes, it was indeed a disaster.

 Fortunately, I wasn't there at the time, but the goblin's body was blown apart by Yuki's explosive flame.

 It's a good thing that you're not the only one who has a problem with this.

 Natsuki's Purify was the most gratifying thing ever," Toya said.

 Incidentally, Yuki, who was one step away from the two vanguards, was able to escape the disaster, and was unusually tormented by Natsuki.

 Perhaps remembering this, Yuki put her hands on the table with a bang, rubbed her forehead against the table and bowed deeply.

I'm very sorry about that. I'd like to apologize again!
...... I didn't do it on purpose, so that's enough.
Well, that happens in combat, right? I don't want a second .......
Yes! I'm not sure what to make of it.

 I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but it's a good idea.
 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but I'm going to try.
 I'll have to be careful too.

I'm not Yuki, but my "Walk on Air" is incomplete. It's better than Nao's. I can only manage to walk gently, and even when I use it when I start to fall, I haven't managed to stay in the air.

 Haruka's [wind magic] skill is level 6.
 He's better than me, but "Walking in the Air" is essentially a level 8 spell.

 It's not perfect, but it's still effective enough to slow down a fall from a cliff and land on the ground, so if you combine it with a parachute, you should be safe enough.

 That is, if Haruka can catch the fallen person.

 It may be more dangerous to fall from a low place halfway, because there is no time to catch the person.

 Incidentally, we have not conducted any experiments or training in this direction, because it is too dangerous.

 The person who parachutes down has to jump down without slowing down, but the person who catches him has to jump down without slowing down. .......

 I was able to do it on the spur of the moment, but if I were asked to do it again in a calm situation, I would be reluctant.