The day after our safe return to Raffan, as usual, we all visited the Adventurer's Guild, taking advantage of Diora's free time.
It was the first time in a long time that we had enjoyed a good night's sleep in bed, and we had enjoyed a late breakfast, dessert, and tea time after dinner.
When we entered the guild, we found Diora at the counter, looking bored as expected.
But when he saw our faces, he stood up with his hands on the counter and leaned forward.
I'm so glad you're all back! Your drinks are looking good. This is going to be a very lucrative business, yes! The decision to build a new brewery is already made. We're just trying to find a plot of land.
As soon as he saw our faces, Diora-san became excited and started to talk.
Haruka hurriedly raised her hands to stop Diora.
"Wait a minute, Mr. Diora. We just got back yesterday. We just got back yesterday. We'll take our time.
"Oh, yes, of course. I'm sorry, I was in too much of a hurry.
I'm sorry, I was in too much of a hurry." Diora coughed lightly, smiled, indicated a small room in the back with one hand, and continued.
I'll tell you more about it over there.
Are you sure you don't want to go to ......? I don't work at the counter. Besides, the Guild has nothing to do with alcohol...
A guild employee sat next to Diora with a slightly dumbfounded expression on her face.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
No, no, no! I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you have. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one. It is a natural task to consult with them about it. What?
I'm slightly curious. ......
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I understand. There is no doubt that there are many things you want to discuss with me, so let's go.
Yes. You can ask me anything! I'm still the vice president! I don't know if I can answer!
I don't know if I can answer that!" "Isn't that something you should say forcefully, ......?
I'm not sure if I'll be able to answer that question, but I'm sure I'll be able to.
We sat down together on the sofa. "Well, can I start by giving you my report?
Yes, let's hear it. It's about the alcohol, isn't it?
Yes, that's it. Well, first of all, the drinks are going well. We've had some failures, but we've had some successes.
Yes. Tommy has been actively involved. We've saved the good ones as instructed.
I set up a storage unit in the brewery when we left.
I also instructed Jay and the others to separate the unrefined sake and keep it in the storage room if it turned out to be good.
This is, of course, to extract the yeast from the unrefined sake.
Since the taste of sake differs depending on the yeast, I told him to repeat the brewing process for the amount of rice I gave him in order to increase the variation in taste.
When I sent a bottle of the rice that Tommy had assured me would be fine to my aunt for her to drink, Viscount Nenus said, "We will make every effort to grow rice in this area. Viscount Nenus replied, 'We will try to grow rice here, and at the very least, we will try to import it.
Already? He's moving fast. ...... I'm impressed.
...... Come to think of it, you moved fast at the time of the ale brewery, too. Is Viscount Nenus actually a drinker?
Even during that incident, he took immediate action in the few days it took us to investigate and report on the water source and leave Pining.
Perhaps it was because ale is such an important product, but I was a little surprised at how fast they moved.
If anything, your aunt is more of a drinker. Of course, the Viscount himself likes it, but I think he sees it more as an asset to his estate.
It's the right thing for a politician to do, isn't it? As for us, we're happy if it makes it easier for us to get rice. ......
Yeah, that's okay. No matter what, we'll be able to secure enough rice for Haruka and the others to eat.
"I see. I'm glad to hear that. We've been experimenting with seasonings with that.
Diora's one eyebrow twitched at what Natsuki had said.
It seems that he liked the food that he ate when he came to our house, so Diora can't let this go unheard.
I'm interested in the seasoning. I'm interested in that. ...... Please let me try it some other time, okay?
Yes, when you come to my house.
Thank you, I'll look forward to it. --By the way, the name of that sake, was it "Nihonshu"? What's the origin of that name?
The name that came up in our conversation and with Tommy had already been heard by Diora.
We had discussed this with Tommy when we first started talking about brewing, and we decided not to give it another name, but to go with it.
No, not really. No, not really. We talked about it and decided on it together.
"Really, ......? It's a new drink, and it's not like it's going to be confused with any other drink, so that's fine. ...... You can give it some kind of appropriate origin, you know? I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to use it. As a sales pitch.
I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
I'm sure you'll be able to find out about the secret of the elves.
I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that there are even elven nobles in this country.
I'll leave that to you, Diora. As long as it's not a problem. As long as it's not a problem.
Haruka says it twice because it's important.
I understand. I'll think of something awesome.
But I'm not sure if it got through to Mr. Diora.
Are you sure about that?
--I'm sure it's good, because Diora said so.
And she's got the backing of the nobility.
There's no mechanism in this world to review proper advertising.
We could have named the sake whatever we wanted, but there was a reason why we kept the name "Nihonshu".
It was a countermeasure against our classmates, following our decision to name our party "Meikagakusui".
No, it's more of a "message" than a "countermeasure.
We're making a good amount of money now, and we've acquired achievements and skills as adventurers.
In addition, we've made some connections with the nobility and other influential people in the area.
Now, if a classmate who is having a hard time comes to me for help, it won't hurt much if I give him a hundred gold coins instead of ten large silver coins, and if he works diligently, I can hire him at the tavern and let him live a normal life.
Moreover, if they are classmates, they can read, write, and calculate without any problem, so there is no harm in hiring them.
Also, I have a suspicion that if the mine is really bad, it will have already self-destructed.
At this point, the fact that you are surviving without causing any particular problems means that you can be expected to be a reasonably decent classmate ......, right?
Or maybe you are in a situation where you can't even cause problems for some reason.
Some of the skills could lead to such a situation. .......
Well, all we can do is to help as much as we can, if we can afford to when we are asked for help.
Whether or not you are willing to risk your life to help depends on ...... the person and the degree of danger.
There are already people here who are willing to risk their lives to help you, but there are others who are willing to risk a little injury to help you.
So, that's all I have to report. What about you, Haruka? I heard it was a bit difficult.
We managed to get out of there, I guess. I have a lot of things to do, but ...... I think I'll start with this.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.