383-351 Policy-making meeting (4)

"It was all good!

 It was.
 Of course, that was Mitya.

 At first, I followed Mary's example and drank a little at a time, but halfway through, I guess I didn't know what was going on anymore, so I just drank it all smiling.

But Mitya was right, wasn't he? There are different flavors, but they're all good, right?

 I understand of course that there are different flavors, such as white miso-like or red miso-like, but if you ask me which one is the best, I can't ...... help you.

 I'm sure you've heard of it. That's all I can say.

I agree with you. I don't know about soy sauce, to be honest!
"I agree. I think it's a little different. ....... If you lick the soy sauce, you might be able to tell a little bit.

 Compared to miso, soy sauce is almost the same color, and the difference in taste is subtle.
 If they switched the order, I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

I agree with you about the miso. The one that came closest to my family's taste was No. 4, but if you're not particular about it, you can just change it every day. As for the clear soup, I think No. 2 was the best for this soup stock.

I wonder if it's the same for me. It's just a difference in the manufacturer, isn't it? It's tasty enough, so I think it's up to the cook to use it as he or she likes.

I'm not sure. How about ...... Mary?

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

It's delicious. ...... I'm sorry. I'm sorry, but everything I eat here is so much better than before.

Are you bothered by the smell of fermentation?

The smell of fermentation? No, not at all. Is it the miso here? This one smells a little, but not as bad as the others. There are a lot of pickled vegetables and other things that have a much stronger smell.

"Oh, that's for sure .......

 We frowned at Mary's words.

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 They are sour pickles that have been pickled for several months and have undergone a thorough lactic acid fermentation.
 They also have a strong smell, but they are still easy to eat.
 Some of them are more like putrefaction than fermentation. Some of them are more like putrefaction than fermentation.
 Especially in the winter, when there are no vegetables, such food can be found in ordinary restaurants.

 Fortunately, we have almost nothing to do with them, but according to Mary, it's still good to be able to eat vegetables even with such pickles.

 Dried meat also has a bad smell if it is of poor quality.

 Dried meat is supposed to be dried so that it does not go bad, but there are some rotten and moldy ones mixed in. It's hard to tell because it's so dry.

 Don't imagine that the dried meat tastes like beef jerky.

So, do you think this seasoning will sell?

I think it depends on the price, but I think it tastes good enough.

"I see. That's a very realistic answer.

"If we want to commercialize it, we need to research the prices of other seasonings and see if it's profitable.

 Haruka and Natsuki nodded their heads at Mary's honest words.

 Of course, it's unlikely that everyone would be raving about soy sauce and miso, or that they would sell for a ridiculously high price.

 My classmates would be happy, but it's no use trying to sell to them.

"But, Natsuki. There are few other seasonings on the market. We can't compete with salt in price.

That's the point. It's difficult to know how much the people of this town can afford to spend on food. ......

There are some people who just want to eat.

 Even a bad food stall can still exist without going out of business.

 In the event that you're looking for the best way to get the most out of your home, you're going to want to make sure that you're getting the most out of your home.

You need to consider the percentage of people who cook meals at home.

Yes. In some cases, it may be better to limit the target to restaurants or ...... ask other people's opinions.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea to ask for help from Aera to sample the product. ......

 The question is whether the taste will be accepted, whether there will be demand, and how much the average person will be able to afford.
 If it is alcohol, it can be consumed in large quantities even if it tastes bad, but that is not the case with seasonings.
 If you don't study this carefully, you may end up in trouble later.
 If the product remains unsold and is discarded in large quantities, it will hurt you a lot, not only financially, but also emotionally.

It will be a while before the rice for the raw material becomes readily available. Until then, let's listen to the opinions of various people and consider the matter.

Understood. For now, let's just be happy that we can eat good food now.

Yes! Nao and Toya, if there's anything you want me to make, let me know. For now, today's lunch will be grilled rice balls with miso soup and soy sauce!

"Oh, grilled rice balls!

 A grilled rice ball with real soy sauce on it.

 If we can eat this, it's worth making miso and soy sauce for ourselves, even if it costs a little more.

 I swallowed the spit that came out of my mouth just thinking about it.

    This is the first time I've seen such a thing.

 We were free to go until the rough processing of the gemstone was finished, but Yuki and I used that time to investigate the crystal ball we found in the boss room where the gargoyle was.

 When we first came here, it would have been impossible for us to investigate, as we were left to our own devices and lacked the knowledge to do so.

 However, over the past year or so, our knowledge and understanding of magic has greatly improved, as we have read many books and actually used magic to verify our findings.

 We may not be as good as experts, but we can do some research.
 As a result, I found out that...

Disrupting transference magic?

Yeah, probably. That's what I was expecting when I couldn't get into the magic bag. ......

That's what I was thinking. That's what I thought, too, when you were lined up in the boss's office like you meant something.

That's right.

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

 If it was in a treasure chest, but it was set up like that, some kind of magic tool of space-time magic, and the elements that make it difficult to transfer long distances in two layers come together, it is only natural to come to that conclusion.

 It is because of this hypothesis that Yuki and I were able to determine the approximate effect of this crystal ball.

A single crystal ball seems to be of little use, though. It's like a magic tool that works only if you place six of them in the right place in the right way.

If we could have gotten six of them intact, we could have sold them for a pretty penny, but ...... our magic destroyed them.

 I don't regret using the magic because I thought it was necessary for my safety, but it's a shame that I missed out on a huge income.

"Can it be sold? This kind of magic?

"Yes, it should sell. "Yes, I'm sure it will. I read about it in a book. Like for security.

 For example, an important facility like a royal castle.
 It'd be a shame if someone could easily break into a place like that with transference magic.

 Even though the number of people who can use transfer magic is limited, such facilities are said to be equipped with such devices in case of emergency.

 However, the magic tools in the book can only protect you for a few dozen meters at most.
 It's much less effective than the grimoire that blocked the transfer on a kilometer scale.
 That's why it's so expensive.
 --If only we had enough crystal balls.

You mean it's just a big crystal ball?

Yes. It has no value as a magic tool, but it does have value as a crystal ball, so it's still a luxury item. ...... What do you do with it?

 I'm not sure what to do with it.

This size is a bit delicate for interior decoration, isn't it?
"Yes. If you put it in the wrong place, there's a risk of convergence fire.
Oh, you know, you can't put a round transparent object near a window.

 In addition to crystal balls, there have been occasional accidents involving goldfish bowls, bottles, and other objects that act as convex lenses that have caught fire or burned.

You don't have to be near a window to be in danger, you know. You don't need to be near a window to be in danger, because the sun can penetrate deep into the room at dusk in the winter, let alone in the summer.

In this house, ......, most places are out.

 All the rooms in this house have windows facing south, so it's very bright.

 It's bright, but in other words, it's dangerous to put a crystal ball anywhere in the room.

 You can block out the sun by putting up a partition, but if you want to put it in a room, it's ...... too delicate.

 To put it bluntly, it is a distraction no matter where it is displayed.
 A crystal ball of this size.

I have no use for it.
I think you should sell it.
That's the safest thing to do.

 Some people thought that if I didn't sell it, I could keep it and use it for something, but the problem was that it wouldn't fit in my magic bag.

 It's fragile, it's heavy, it's spherical, it rolls, and it's a pain in the ass.

 Although it was an unusual magic tool, the crystal ball was eventually exchanged for money and distributed to each of us.