Ossan Boukensha – 34
Town Walk and Quest Processing
I was rocking back and forth in the carriage. I rather enjoyed the vibrations and rhythm of it. While sitting for long hours made my buttocks sore, these passenger carriages at least had some blankets over the seats, as well as a cushion made of some monster material, which you wrapped around your waist, so it was nothing I couldn’t handle. There were also breaks to let the horses rest, and so I could stretch my limbs.
In my previous world, when I was still young, there had been a time when I was obsessed with cars. And so I thought that I could probably recreate the leaf spring and structure around the wheels.
Well, there were much bigger dangers to worry about in this world, than a sore buttocks.
I returned my attention to magic energy manipulation, and allowed my body to sway as we continued on the road to Kijifei. The magic energy was a lot softer now. Was it almost as soft as bread dough? And now, the area where I could move it had spread from just my stomach to my chest.
We stayed at a village along the road that night, and then arrived at Kijifei the following day.
While the walls of Kijifei were not as tall as they were in Suimel, it was still a big town. You could not see the edges from outside.
“This place is huge…”
I muttered while sticking my head out of the carriage.
“It’s an important point in Razsita’s road system, and also a region that produces grain.”
Explained the driver. I see. So that’s why it was thriving.
I finished the procedure of getting through the gates, and headed to the Adventurers Guild after asking for directions. I had no time to go and search for an inn, and so would want help from the guild.
Once I arrived, I saw that this guild was also big. It wasn’t elaborately decorated, but it was still the size of a noble’s house. Adventurers were moving busily in and out of the entrance, and there was a lively atmosphere.
I stood at the back of one of the three rows at the reception desks, and waited. The line gradually moved until…
It was my turn. I showed my Adventurer’s plate, reported my arrival and asked for a town guide.
Then I took a look at the quest board. Even though it was evening, there were a lot of requests on it.
So this was Kijifei. There wasn’t a single fixed quest for undead. Most of the F-Rank requests were from villages. Oh, there was one for antidote herbs.
First, I would secure a room at an inn, and then plan my course of action.
I left the guild and headed towards an inn that was as far from the guild as possible.
I unpacked in the room, ate a meal, wiped my body, did some maintenance on my equipment, and then thought.
What should I do tomorrow?
I wanted to look around the town. Especially magic tools, weapons and armor. Because there were many stores in Kijifei.
And it was almost time for me to restock on supplies and repair my weapons.
I was nearing E-Rank, and would also need to accept quests.
Something like that.
First, I wanted to restock and get my E-Rank promotion in this town. I had to finish that before going to the royal capital. Then I would wait for the recast time of Reverse Age.
The next day, I could not help but get up early. Like an overexcited child. I thought with a chuckle.
I slowly got prepared and then headed out into the town. First, it was the magic tool store.
The guide I got from the guild showed me the area where the stores were located. But as the town was very large, I would have to walk quite a distance to reach it.
I passed many street stalls on the way, and though I had just eaten, my stomach began to rumble. But I shook off the temptation and eventually arrived at the district. Most of the stores here were already open.
But as I could not see anything from outside, I entered a random one.
The first was very small and had all kinds of things. It was very interesting to browse, but were they all really magic tools?
Said the store keeper. A middle-aged woman.
“Do you have any magic tools for Adventurers?”
“Try the shelf to the right in the back.”
Indeed, that shelf had a lot of items that looked like they were for Adventurers. There were knives for sharpness, durability, and rust prevention. A rope that rolled up when activated with magic, a saddle that boosted your riding ability, magic lanterns of various sizes, waterproof capes, a bell that rang at equal intervals, a cushion that was both water and fireproof, a loud horn, a darkness lamp, an automatically warming cup…
“Damn it, I want them all.”
I couldn’t just pick one. And the prices were even cheaper than they were in other towns. This was a dangerous place to be. An alarm was going off in my head.
“Excuse me, but I think I’ll have a look at the others as well.”
I said, leaving the store and entering another. This one had their items lined up neatly on the shelves, and each was accompanied by a description. How nice. This place was also an enemy of my wallet.
And so I made a strategic retreat and headed to a magic weapon and armor shop. Unlike a normal weapons shop, there were no craftsmen. Most weapons with magical effects had enchantments that raised sharpness and durability.
But there were also special enchantments, which were much more expensive. For instance…
‘Bronze Shield of Light.’ Glows when activated by magic. Costs 32 gold.
‘Whirlwind Spear.’ Creates a wind when swung. Costs 27 gold.
‘Heat Blade.’ Adds fire effect. Costs 42 gold.
I had them take a look at my own sword, and they said it was a long sword with a small ‘sharpness boost’ and would be worth 8 gold.
As of now, I was in no position to buy magic weapons and armor.
After making a round of the shops, I was exhausted both mentally and physically.
I ate lunch, pulled myself together, and headed for the Adventurers Guild. As it was midday, it wasn’t as busy as the last time I was here.
“Is there a library room?”
I asked the receptionist.
“In general, information is not free. As for pricing, you can see them here.”
I was handed a booklet.
And so I sat in the guild waiting room and leafed through it.
What interested me was:
Map of surrounding area.
Information on monsters.
Herb destribution information.
Each would cost me 50 bronze.
I told the receptionist which information I wanted, and she brought me some thin books. There was a special room to read them in.
This town was rather expensive. That’s what I thought as I headed to the reading room. Still, the information was just what I wanted.
After reading through them, I went to the quest board and accepted a quest for hunting goblins around a village that was a day away on foot.
Hunt goblins that appear around the village.
3 bronze for every 5 goblins.
Adventurers can keep magic stones.
Quest is complete after hunting 10. Limit is 20.
Butsugi Village. Chief Fimon.
I just needed to complete five more in order to be promoted to F-Rank. So there would be four more after this.
Even if I completed this quest by hunting twenty goblins, it was still just one quest. I would make more money, but right now, I want to increase the completion number.
However, the fact that this one came with lodging was very appealing. According to guild information, the area around Butsugi village was rich with antidote and other herbs. So I wanted to gather them along the way. There were also forest wolves, which was promising.
And so I took a day to travel there, and then went to the forest to gather herbs and kill any goblins I encountered. And then…
A fang boar appeared. An E-Rank monster of all things. This was not my lucky day.
I unsheathed my sword and sighed. While I had no enthusiasm, I could not let my guard down against such an enemy. And so I tried to focus.
You seem awfully angry, but I didn’t come here to fight you.
Of course, such thoughts would not reach it, and so I fought against the fang boar.
At first, I dodged its charges and learned to predict its movements. And then when there was an opening while it changed direction, I slashed at its legs.
The fang boar grew slower, and it was soon riddled in small wounds and blood. And then I won. However, its skin was a mess, and I wouldn’t be able to sell it…
But in the end, the fang boar was very useful in another way. The chief was so happy to hear that it was dead, that in exchange for giving them the meat, I could stay at the lodging for as long as I wanted.
Thanks to this, while it took quite a few days, I was able to complete five quests, that included goblins, forest wolves, herbs and antidote herbs.
Ossan Boukensha no Jimichi na Isekai Tabi
I’m glad you didn’t drop this novel. Thanks for the new chapter!
If the prices are like this here, then I sudder at the thought of them in the capital.
Thanks for the chapter!
thanks for the chapter, glad it wasn’t dropped but i wish it’ll have more regular update.
Thank you for the chapter!
I would want to see the darkness lamp in action *o*