After returning from the dungeon, we hurriedly made preparations to leave the city.
Mr. Marks had given us half a year to get away, but in this world where it's impossible to fly high, the more time you have, the better.
First of all, we need a house. We don't want to leave our new house unattended.
"Yes. Houses deteriorate quickly when they are no longer inhabited.
It's been about a year now, but our house is still brand new, and we all agree that we can't leave it unattended.
To be honest, it was a shame to leave such a house, but we had no choice but to leave it to avoid any trouble.
Let's ask Tommy to do it. Just tell him he can use the bathroom and he'll take care of it. It won't be much trouble.
That's right. He seems to be a frequent visitor to the brewery in the garden, so we only need to change the air.
For those of us who have Purify, a little dust is not a problem.
If you're asking us to regularly ventilate the room or deal with some unexpected situation, such as damage caused by a natural disaster, it won't be a problem if you're paid to use the bathroom.
Of course, you will need to deposit the necessary funds.
Then there's the garden. This one is sure to fall into disrepair if left unattended. ......
It's not as bad as it was in the summer, but even on this expedition, I came home to a garden full of weeds.
The only part of the garden that was in decent condition was the area around the brewery, which Jay and his team were probably tending to.
With a garden this big, you'd normally hire a gardener, but ......
Then you can ask the kids at the orphanage to do it!
An orphanage. ...... I can't supervise, is that okay?
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When Mary saw me worrying, she raised her hand and said.
I'm sure Saara and the others will be fine. They're always so polite.
"Well, you're the oldest girl, right? I think.
Haruka put her fingers on her temples as if searching her memory, and Mary nodded her head.
I didn't remember much, but it seems that she is the oldest of the orphan girls, and it's time for her to think about what to do.
Then perhaps we could hire you to manage the house.
I think that's a good idea. The inside of the house can be taken care of by magic, but the garden is a lot of work.
"It's a lot more work than I expected, isn't it ......?
We all nodded at my words.
At first, I thought, "I'm so happy to have a big garden! But it was nearly impossible to manage this garden in between adventurer work and training.
Even Yuki, who had been talking about gardening, has recently given up on the idea.
There are many things I want to do, but I don't have the time to do them.
It would be possible if we cut back on work, but considering the amount of money we make, it would definitely be more cost effective to hire someone.
Initially, I was expecting Mary and her friends to do that, but now they are important party members. It would be a pity to leave them just to maintain the house and garden, and it would be a waste of their abilities.
It would be a good idea to hire an orphan who is not interested in being an adventurer.
Let's talk about it later with Mr. Ishka. If we can suspend the fertilizer sales, the only problem left is Aella.
As for the meat in Aella's store, we are responsible for the supply.
We told her at the beginning that we might not be able to supply her at some point, so we are not obligated to supply her, but she is not just a business associate of ours, she is our second closest friend after Diora.
If possible, I would like to do something about it.
Can't we lend Aella our magic bag? We can collect a lot of meat, can't we?
"Magic bags. ......
The amount of meat consumed in Aella's store is actually not that much.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
It seems that the high profit margin comes from the high unit price sweets that are sold during the tea time from late afternoon to evening.
Due to the spread of backpacking, the supply of meat has increased more than before, even without our presence.
We can buy a certain amount of meat from the butcher shops in town, and even if the supply of meat runs out, we should not go out of business because we have stopped selling at a low profit and our customer base is more female. .......
It's a shame that the meat poste is going away. Even if I don't eat it.
I agree. I'd rent it out if I could, what do you think?
I don't want them to get away with it, but I have faith that Aera-san won't do anything like that.
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Is that so?
Yeah. I've got the backing of Viscount Nenus now, and he says I'll be fine as long as I don't start a full-time magic bag shop or something like that.
I'm not sure what to make of this. If you want to use your power to push, it depends on your backers.
If the supply is high enough to cause a price collapse, it's a problem, but if it's not, there's no problem selling it.
If you think about it, even a few magic bags a year seems to have a big impact, but the truth is that magic tools, including magic bags, are a kind of durable consumer goods, like home appliances.
Even though they use magical alchemy, tools are still tools. Sometimes they break, and sometimes they deteriorate over time.
In the case of magic bags, the first thing to consider is the durability of the bag.
If you handle it roughly, it will tear, and if a sharp object sticks in it, it will make a hole.
If this happens, the bag will naturally lose its effectiveness as a magic tool.
Of course, the owner must handle it carefully to prevent this from happening, but accidents will inevitably occur as things are taken in and out of the bag, and the leather used will wear out.
Another thing is the expiration date of the magic bag.
The function of a magic bag is at its highest point when it is first made, and then it gradually declines and finally becomes an ordinary bag.
The length of time it lasts depends on the skill of the person who made it, but if it is of poor quality, it can last for several years, and if it is particularly good, it can last for several decades.
In other words, the more magic bags you make, the more magic bags there will be in the world.
If you sell it to the public, it will be a pain in the ass. I get a lot of requests to sell them.
By the way, the least troublesome way is to auction a limited number of bags.
However, in that case, since there is no intermediary from the Adventurer's Guild, it seems that you have to go through the troublesome procedures that Marks mentioned, either by yourself or with a proxy.
I'll lend it to you. We've got a lot of meat stored up, and we don't want to get rid of it, do we?
I'm leaving this town. ......
In the beginning, we had a hard time, and we were poor, so we saved up a lot of delicious meat, but in reality, once we went on an adventure, our meat stock would grow.
In the first place, our consumption would not be enough to eat even one orc in a year.
Now that we can get many times as much meat just by passing through the meat area of a dungeon, it's time to get rid of our overgrown inventory.
Of course, I regularly bring meat to the adventurer's guild, but if I give them too much meat at once, I'll cause trouble for them.
I'm sure the guild will take it, as that is their role, but I'd like to avoid causing trouble as much as possible.
There is also the option of selling it at the guild of the place I'm going to, but without the flexible Diora, I feel that it might become a source of trouble.
Considering this, leaving it at Aella's place is not a bad idea.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. Let's split up and deal with it. I'll go to the orphanage and talk to Ishka about it.
I'll talk to Ishka at the orphanage," said Haruka, and Mary and Mitya immediately raised their hands.
Oh, I'll go with you.
I'll go with you.
I'll go ask Tommy. --There's someone else I'd like to say hello to.
So I'll go to Aella's?
I'll go with you. You'll have to explain.
Me, too. I have to keep an eye on Nao!
I didn't do anything to deserve being watched.
--You're not, are you?
It's Toya who's doing it, isn't it?
...... Are you trying to get Toya to go by herself?
I'm sure you're not the only one.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
Okay, let's not beat around the bush.
I'm a prince.
We spent the next three days getting everything ready as planned.
The loan of the magic bag and the request to Tommy went off without a hitch, and we hired Mary's recommendation, Saara, to tend the garden.
As for her, I have made a contract with Mr. Ishka and have deposited several years' salary with a view to employing her as a gardener on a continuous basis, depending on the situation after our return.
It's not a lot of money, since labor costs are low in this world and she's underage, but she was very happy to hear that Saara, who was having trouble finding a job after adulthood, was unlikely to be an adventurer, so I guess this was a good idea.
On the morning of the fourth day, after greeting Gantz, Diora, and other acquaintances, we set out from the town of Raffan.