379-347 Achievement (7)

All that's left are Thunder Eggs. That's going to take a while. What should we do? Break it? Or cut?

What difference does it make?

Well, the short answer is that it doesn't make much difference whether you take out the gem or cut it. The only difference is that breaking is slightly better. However, if all you have inside are small gems, cutting them will be more valuable. It can be appreciated in its original state.

 The one that was cut was probably an amethyst ornament like the one Natsuki was talking about.
 It's true that it's only if it's cut cleanly.
 If it were broken, its value would be reduced by half.

But on the other hand, it will take some time to cut them, so if there are so many, you may have to wait quite a while. ......

"Oh, that might be manageable. Nao, why don't you just cut it with magic?

"...... Hey.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.
 I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who can't help you.

 I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it.

I'm sure you're not the only one. Hold on a second.

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

"Try to cut along this line. If you fail, I won't know, will I?

 Well, I'm the one doing it, so that's a given.
 But ...... should I do it?

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 Mary doesn't seem to be dissatisfied, and Toya's eyes are clearly saying, "Let's just get this over with and go home. And then there's Mitya, who's completely bored.

"Okay, I'll try.

 He takes the stone from the craftsman's hand, places it on his right hand, and adjusts it so that the drawn lines are horizontal.

 Stare at its position.

"(Plane Shift)".

 You don't have to say it out loud, so just do it in your mind.

 This magic is not flashy at all, so at first glance there is no change, but .......

I'm not sure what to say. What!

 I hold the top of the stone in my hand and lift it up, and it snaps in half.
 The cut surface is smooth and shiny.
 It's really scary magic.

 There is a restriction that the difficulty increases when dealing with magical creatures, but if it's just a hard object, it's easy to cut like this.

 The craftsman who took the stone from my hand, traced the cut surface with his finger, stared at it and sighed.

"That's a hell of a spell, man. It's no wonder you're an elf. Manager, why don't you hire this guy?

"They're good adventurers. There's no way they can do that. But ...... this magic is amazing. I could use your help in a time of need. ......?

 I nodded to the shopkeeper - or manager - who glanced at me.

In the event that you have any questions regarding where and the best way to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 The lack of completed requests is one of our bottlenecks, and for me, it's a quick and easy job.

 It's not a bad thing for both of us.

"I see, you're an adventurer. I get it. I'll keep that in mind.

 The manager nodded smiling at my suggestion.

 After that, the craftsman hurried me to cut all the Thunder Eggs, and I found that they were filled with various gems.

 Crystals, agates, onyx, amethysts, citrines, opals, and so on.

 Even though I'm not that interested in jewels, I found them to be genuinely beautiful, and even Mitya, who seemed to be bored, picked them up one by one and looked at them, letting out an exclamation of admiration.

 But only Natsuki said, "Most of them are silicon dioxide. I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that there was a large crystal ball. Is it related to the fact that there was a large crystal ball?

 These gems are, let's say, all variants of quartz, which is close to glass. ...... Well, they're beautiful, so it doesn't matter.

 Diamonds are, in the extreme, just like charcoal, so it is pointless to think about them.

 In addition to the garnet that Toya found, rubies and sapphires were also found in the rough, so it seems that silicon dioxide is not necessarily a binding material.

 The question was what to do with those gems, but each of us took one of the Thunder Eggs that we liked, and sold the rest.

 As for the gems from the rough, we decided to keep the large ones in the rough state.

    I'm not sure how much money I'll make.

"That's more money than I expected!
"Considering the fact that they only sell Thunder Eggs, it's not so bad, huh?

 The amount of money received was quite a lot of money, as you would expect from jewelry.

 In addition to this, considering the fact that the smaller gems would be sold after they were roughly processed, he would be able to make a good profit.

 What to do with the larger ones was yet to be decided, but at least one jewel per person would be distributed, and Yuki was smiling and light-footed, perhaps thinking about the jewel.

What should I do? What should we do with them? Should we make accessories? What are you thinking about?

I want to make something that can be used as-is, since I can get a big one, but I don't really have a need for it at the moment.

Yes. I'm too careless to use it when I go on adventures or even when I go out in town.

 Even though the security in Raffan is relatively good, it is still too dangerous and too disturbing to wear something too luxurious on a regular basis, let alone a simple ring that can be hidden under gloves like the one I gave to Haruka.

 If you want to make jewelry into accessories, brooches and earrings would be the obvious choices, but the reality is that we don't have the opportunity to use them.

 If you are a member of the upper class, you may need it when you attend a party or a ceremony.
 When you think about it, expensive accessories are not very practical.
 I wonder if they are nourished by looking at them in the house, as Haruka said, "nourishing the soul.

I wonder what I'll do.

"Why don't you just keep it? Why don't you keep it? You might need it sooner or later. When you find the right guy.

 I secretly advise Toya to sell it for money.

 If it's a gemstone, at least it has the advantage of being harder to spend than cash, and it's not bad for savings.

"What? Well! It might even increase your success rate!

 Toya nodded his head in agreement.

 The idea of a partner who is attracted by money is somewhat subtle, but as a practical matter, a person without money cannot be considered as a marriage partner.

 In other words, you need to have enough money to support your partner in order to stand in the doorway.

 In this respect, giving expensive accessories is not a bad way to show your ability and wealth as an adventurer.

 There is a saying that "white hides seven evils," but in the case of a man, it is probably "having money hides seven evils.

 Incidentally, I intend to keep the gemstone that will be distributed to me.
 In preparation for my marriage to Haruka.

"Oh, this is boring. What about Mary and the others?
Well, ......, I'm going to keep it.
I'm saving it for dinner! You can't eat accessories.

 I'm going to save my money to eat!" "I can't eat the accessories." Yuki, a little ticked off at the uninteresting responses from Haruka and Toya, asked Mary and the others, but the answers they gave her were also very realistic.

 Mary's answer was probably because she had gone through a lot of hardship, but Mitya's was more subtle, as if she had the same reason as Mary, or if she just wasn't interested in accessories.

 She seemed happy when she received the Thunder Egg, so I guess she likes beautiful things, but doesn't want to wear them herself.

Am I the only one who's excited about this? Isn't everyone excited about jewelry?

Of course I'm happy, but I can't simply rejoice when I think about the proceeds from this and the next ....... This time, it was more than a month from the time we left to the time we came back. I'm not sure how much money I'll get from the magic stones and materials, and the chests aren't coming back that often, are they?

 It's not a lot of money, but it's enough to get you to and from the second tier, and on the way to the dungeon in the forest, so it's still a lot of money.

 Of course, that's not enough to pay for seven working adults who risked their lives to work for over a month.

Hmm, that's true. "Well, that's true, but considering that there will be no treasure chests next time, the second layer might be a bit tricky.

The Iron Golem's earnings were quite large, you know? --The price of the Iron Golem was quite high, though it might be much lower next time.

The fish are flying too!

If we go that way, we'll find Trent. --I have no place to sell them.

 The torrents are selling for a little bit, but at the moment there are no buyers even if we continue to harvest them.

 This time, the guild also got an unexpectedly large amount of iron, and the man at the warehouse said to me, "Cut back a bit! The man at the warehouse said to me, "Cut back a bit!

 If we were to dive into the dungeon again and secure the same amount of iron, we might not be refused the purchase, but as Natsuki said, the purchase price might be drastically reduced.

 Since the transportation cost seems to be the bottleneck, we should think about selling it ourselves to another town.

 Alternatively, we could ask Viscount Nenus to connect us with a buyer. .......

 In this regard, Mitya's fish will not be difficult to sell, and the price will not drop, but the unit price is low.

 I'm sure you'll be able to get a lot more for your money.

That's the downside of the small size of this town. The traffic is not so good. But it's hard to go far to sell it. ......

If it was a city like Crevilly, it would probably sell better. ...... In that case, there would be a lot of competition.

The fact that Raffan is in the countryside and there are no high-ranked adventurers makes it possible for us to do whatever we want.

There are both advantages and disadvantages, no matter what.

 It is because there are no high-ranked adventurers in the countryside that we have been able to find dungeons and get enough materials from them to sell.

 On the other hand, if this place were a city where there was no shortage of places to sell, there would be a lot of competition and we wouldn't be able to get as much material as we do now.

If I had to choose one or the other, it would be here. Even if it doesn't sell, it will remain an asset.

That's right. It's strong to be able to sell it when you need it. And we can use it to save for our retirement.

We don't have to pay for storage.

 In that case, we'd have to produce more magic bags, so we'd have to be careful not to sell them out.

 However, we still need to secure something that can be turned into cash.
 I think we should have a discussion about how to proceed.