“I guess this might be too much for you to calculate by sight?”
“…No. I can do it quite easily. Just wait a minute.”
Mister Udoka said as he started to measure the height and width of the pile.
Then he did some calculations and replied.
“So that’s 18,500 kg. And since the quality is so great, I would have liked to say there was more…but I can’t lie on a guild contract, unfortunately. Though, you may be able to negotiate for a higher price…what do you think?”
“No, I’d rather go cut more wood then waste time negotiating. …Besides, I’m sure I’ll get a decent amount for 18,500 kg.”
“I see. …It seems like a waste. After all, this would be twice as effective as damp wood. Damp wood does little to raise the temperature when it is burning.”
That different, huh?
I had never used it myself, so I didn’t know about the difference.
Well, it was true that a lot of energy would have to be used to evaporate the moisture in the wood. So it would take longer for the temperature to rise.
As for the weight, he was just making a rough calculation, so it was probably not accurate. But this wasn’t like earth, where they had precise scales, so it was fine.
Thinking about such details was a waste of time.
As I thought about this, Mister Udoka filled in the form and signed it before passing it on to me.
In the rewards section, he had written: 555,000 cicols.
“Take this to collect your reward.”
“…I’m getting 555,000 cicols just for cutting wood for a few hours? I almost feel bad…”
“There isn’t even a tiny reason as to why you should feel bad. If anything, you’re not accepting enough. …You are the savior of Rikardo. You should be proud.”
Mister Udoka said as he returned to the guild.
…I should hurry up and report it so I can go back and gather more firewood.
“I’ve had it all calculated. …So, can I collect my reward now?”
I said as passed her the form.
The receptionist looked at it with wide eyes.
“Yeah. Thanks to the slimes. They could carry all of it.”
I said as I petted it.
The slimes had been very useful to me up until now, but on this occasion, it was pretty much all them and Ultra Combat Art.
I just swung the axe and let the skill do the rest. There was no easier job.