431-399 The moon (4)

 On the other hand, Haruka and the others, who had left Nao and the others and started to move on, had rushed to Diora's place earlier that day.

What's going on, everyone?

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

I thought you were out of town. I've already sent you a report. ......

I'm having some problems. I'll be out of here soon. I'm sorry, but I've come back to borrow Diora's knowledge. I was wondering if you knew of a place near here where I could pick up some Ovnia.

If I can be of any help, that would be no problem at all. ...... When you say obbenia, do you mean gresco fever? I'm sure you're not the only one.

 In the event that you've got a lot more than one, you'll be able to take a look at a few of the best ways to make the most of your time.

I'm sorry about that. In the vicinity, there is a spring in the mountains between Sahlstat and the town of Kiura to the east. However, I don't know the details, so it might be quicker for you to go to Kiura and ask about it.

 As Yuki and the others had experienced, the adventurer's guild in Sarstat was quite poor and almost useless.

 In addition, the area east of Sarstat is the domain of another noble family, and adventurers operating in that area are not based in Sarstat or Rafan, but in Kiura, making it difficult to obtain information.

 This is the reason why it's so important to have a good idea of the location of the spring.

"Does that mean it's hard to find the spring?

"If anything, it's too easy to find. There are a lot of springs in that area because of the abundance of water. I don't know if Ovnia is aware of the springs we can collect, but I'm sure we can get some information.

"Well, thank you. I'll be right there.

Also, as you may know, it's probably best not to put the Ovnia in your magic bag after you've collected it.

"Oh, really? Natsuki didn't say anything about that, did she?

No. Only that it grows in clean water and the color of the flowers, right?

I don't know if it's true, but if you keep it in a magic bag, it loses its effect. Other things to keep in mind when collecting...

 Seeing the surprised look on Haruka and the others' faces, Diora gave them all the information she knew about Ovnia, just in case.

"Thank you for your help. Well, then--

 Haruka and the others, who had been listening intently to Diora's story, hurried to leave the guild as soon as she finished speaking, but...


 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.

In the event that you've got a lot more than one of these, you'll be able to get a lot more than one of these. Please be aware of that.

Yes, I understand.

You have a job to do, Diora. Thanks.

No. Take care of yourself.

 Haruka and the others nodded and thanked Diora, who implicitly told them it was better not to show their faces.
 Diora smiled at them again and sent them on their way.

 Haruka and her friends spent the night at Rafan's house and left town early in the morning, but the rain that had started to fall by then was really pouring down by the time they reached Sahlstat.

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 In particular, the absence of Toya and Nao, who were good at spotting enemies, had no small effect, and by the time Haruka and the others had rushed to the gates of Sahlstat, they were more mentally exhausted than physically.

 This lack of composure was even a little suspicious, but the gatekeeper of Sahlstat called out to them as if he knew what he was doing.

"Are you girls planning to take a ride? Then you'd better hurry up and try a little harder. With this rain, it should stop soon.

 Yes, rain.
 Sarstad is a town of people waiting for weather to cross the river.
 The ferry is closed quite often due to rain and wind.

Oh, thank you very much. Here's your guild card.

 The gatekeeper nodded and pointed toward the harbor as he looked over the guild card hurriedly presented by Haruka and the others.

"Oh, I see. Come on, hurry up.
"Yes, sir.

Thank you!

 After thanking the gatekeeper, Haruka and the others started running again, and ran through the main street of Sahlstat.

 As the town is not very big, the harbor soon comes into view, where the sound of a bell announcing the departure of a ship and a voice saying, "This is the last flight of the day.

 Hearing the voice, Mitya, who was the lightest of the group because she didn't have any luggage, made a dash for it.

I need you to wait for me!

 The young man who had been waving the bell stopped waving when he saw Mitya approaching with a wave of his hand, and re-hung the gangplank that he had been trying to remove.

"Are you getting on, little girl?
"Yes. Four of us, please.

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So, ...... here we go.
"Sure. It's wet and slippery. Be careful not to fall.

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I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. ....... It would be nice if you could just ride quietly. It's a bumpy ride.
I'm sorry.

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 Haruka and Yuki enter the boat without using the ferry, and the man immediately removes the ferry, unhooks it, and rings the bell.

 The ship started moving immediately.

You made it in time, didn't you?
"Yes, sir. We were just in time.

 As well as the time of the ship's departure, the surface of the river was beginning to get rough, and even from the eyes of Haruka and the others, who were not very familiar with the river, it was very close.

 The boat used at the ferry landing was only about the size of a slightly larger fishing boat.
 They have a shallow draft and are not very stable, so they are easily affected by the current of the river.

The water is turning brown.
"Mitya, don't lean over, it's dangerous.

 Therefore, it was only natural that Haruka pulled Mitya's head back to the inside of the boat as she looked curiously into the river from the edge of the boat.

I'm sorry, .......
"Hahaha, don't worry, it doesn't often tip over.

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'Seldom ......? Does it turn over once in a while?
It really is only once or twice a ...... month. Don't worry about it.
Me, stay calm!

 The accident rate was higher than expected, and Mitya, who could not swim, froze in the middle of the boat.
 The first time on a boat is interesting, but falling into the water is scary, I guess.

Don't worry, if someone falls in, or the boat capsizes, help will be here soon. Well, in weather like this, it's rare that someone unlucky--oh, we're almost halfway there. We're almost there.

"No, what happens to bad luck?

 What happens if we're unlucky?" Yuki complains about the unnatural change of topic, but the boatman, drenched by the rain, laughs cheerfully and says nothing.

 He doesn't say anything, but I guess you could say that this is already the answer.

 In this world where there are no motorboats, even if you were to go for rescue from the shore in the event of an accident, you would need a certain amount of time.

 If a non-swimmer falls into a river swollen by rain, even if it is not a raging torrent, without wearing a life vest, there is no need to think about whether he will be able to hold on until rescue arrives.

 This is especially true if you are an adventurer wearing metal weapons and armor.

...... Me, I knew you'd be quiet.
"Well, I'm being quiet too.

 I'm also quiet." Mitya and Mary crouched down, their faces pale.

 In the end, the boat made it to the other side of the river without incident.