This is Yukkuri demasu!
Sorry for being late…
Chapter 3 is really long…… Decided to split in part 1 and 2, so I won’t neglect my other project.
Changing Void attribute to Null attribute, since I read too much about Null number theory.
Also, I usually don’t translate imouto. So bear with me.
DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee that my translation is 100% correct. Please correct me if I was wrong.
Fujima Miya ふじま 美耶
Chapter 3 Coltea
What’s called the 「Blue Knights Order」 is simply just another one of the regular knight orders of the Fantasma Kingdom.
The White Knights Order are the King’s Royal Guards and at his direct command. Beyond that, there are also the Blue Knights Order, the Black Knight Order, and the Red Knight Order.
The Blue Knights were mostly people who had pledged their swords to His Highness Leon. When His Highness Leon came to Coltea three years ago, these knights followed him. That’s why they are not part of the Coltean Castle’s knights order, but the Royal Capital’s knights order.
Of course, Coltea has a local demesne ruler, Lord Coltea, who governs it. The real knights order under the Lord is called the Coltean Knights.
Since Coltea was located near the border, they were unsure whether or not strength of the local soldiers was enough in case Güselbahn came invading. Because of this, three years ago it was decided that His Highness Leon and the Blue Knight Order were to be stationed in Coltea.
Since he married the King’s imouto, Lord Coltea could be considered as His Highness Leon’s uncle. Hence, there weren’t any problems that arose from the situation of the royal family’s soldiers being stationed in the demesne.
Legally speaking, it was rather out of the ordinary for the royal family’s knights to be stationed at a lord’s demesne whose autonomy was recognized. However, the current situation was a state of emergency. It seems that the Coltean side strongly pushed for this arrangement.
It’s not like the Coltean Knights are weak. But the Blue Knights under His Highness Leon’s command was famously strong. Since His Highness Leon’s title, the 『golden War God』, was renowned throughout the countries of Gaia, by showing that the “『golden War God』 and Blue Knights can came out anytime, ye know!”, this display could thoroughly intimidate the others.
Thanks to this, there were no large-scale invasions, and the ongoing conflicts were mostly limited to skirmishes or intrigue plots like assassination and spying.
Un. Somehow, I had came to a place that smell like gunpowder kegs, since it could become quite dangerous. Let’s say, 「There is something I want to check in the Capital’s library」 and escape from this place.
On the evening of the fourth day since we had departed from Camiazure, I noticed that the sounds of the carriage had become different. I peeked out from underneath the carriage canopy and saw that the dirt road that we had traveled on up until now had transitioned into a paved one. As expected, the roads near the city would be paved. Which meant that we would be arriving at Coltea soon. The first town. It’s the big city.
The inn where I will be staying at in Coltea had also been decided upon. There was a hotel where the people related to the Knights typically stayed in in Coltea, so they also recommended me to stay there.
Van-san and the other Knights resided in the castle’s lodgings, but the families who came to see them because of their long term post, the merchants that had business with the Knights, or the guests that came from the Capital, would all stay at that inn. Gangr-san from Azure Foresy also stayed there when he delivered the goods to Coltea.
Since the Blue Knight Order’s might was of great renown even in Coltea and since many of the guests at the inn were relatives of the Knights, most dangerous people wouldn’t dare to approach. Un, a place to rest safely is a must. If it’s that place, then there shouldn’t be any risk of being assaulted by a thief while I sleep. Of course, since self-defense is also a must, I will still continue to put up a barrier when sleeping at night.
Since it was an inn, of course, I needed to pay the fee. But it was much better than staying at the castle without paying any money. As they say, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
“We are nearing the city”, a Knight called out, so I quickly peeked outside. I could see a group of big buildings surrounded by tall walls.
The so-called city was mostly something like this, a city that is surrounded by tall walls, with a castle and a residential area in the center. At the highest point of the city, I could see the castle. A castle, indeed! A typical medieval European-looking one. It looks like an old German castle.
The castle was all the way on the top, at the place with the highest elevation, and surrounding it was the Upper District where the high ranked nobles resided. And surrounding that was the Middle District area where the low ranked nobles and the merchants resided. Lastly, the Lower District (a.k.a. slums) surrounded all of that. “The low districts ain’t got a good public order so don’t loiter around it too much”, was what Van had warned me of.
We smoothly passed through the city gate.
Outside the gate, there were queues of the people who wanted to enter the city, but for the Blue Knight Order’s return, there were another official from the queue which handled the entry procedure.
They were taking turns putting a card against a softball-sized crystal ball. Perhaps that was the identification card?
Since I didn’t have anything as proof of my status, I held my hand over the crystal ball and received an entry permit.
“For those without an identification card, this permit is needed when exiting the city, so don’t lose it”, they said. Just like when one entered the city, even when exiting the city there was a check too. It seems that if there is no proof of you ever entering the city, then you can’t get out.
Written on the entry permit were characters that I had never seen before. The letters were wormlike calligraphy, but somehow I can read it. The meaning of the words just came into my head. Thank goodness, I can also read the letters. With this, I can read the books.
Since everyone was heading to the castles after entering the city, they are going to drop me first.
Thereafter, Van-san will take me to the inn. Tomorrow, I will need to go to the castle to meet His Highness Leon and then receive my identity card and the letter of introduction that is needed for browsing the library.
Cyan-san will be the one who will come to pick me at the inn.
Van-san and I parted with the others on the main street and walked steadily while pulling the horse. After he finished guiding me to the inn, he quickly mounted the horse and chased after his companions.
There were many brick buildings inside the city. The light brown mud walls and the dark brown brick produced a good atmosphere.
Because of the darkish iron or copper-like fences and things like pipes, the entire town had this sepia tinge on it. Most of the people walking on the streets wore warm colored clothes too.
The people in this place were tall. Van-san and other Knights were close to 190 cm tall. I thought that it was because they were professional soldiers, but the normal people that I saw here were also tall. The women seem to have an average height of 170 cm, so the me who just a bit above 160 cm looks rather small in comparison.
The inn where I will be staying was the 「Red High Boot Inn」 in the east of the Middle District.
The inn was bigger than what I had thought. The stables were also big and it had enough space for several carriages too.
It might be considered as a fairly large inn in this city. There was a big signboard near the door. A bed and a large red high boot were drawn on it.
「Welcome back, Van! I’m glad you returned safely.」
As soon as we entered the inn, a cheerful voice greeted us.
It was a exquisitely beautiful lady. A dynamite body with bomber breasts! Whoaa, she was so tall! She might even be 175 cm!
She had tufty and loosely-waved shoulder length brown hair, distinctive sharp eyebrows and large blue eyes. Perhaps she was about 40 years old? She looked youthful, but I could feel the weight of the years from her. She wore a long skirt with apron. Perhaps she was the waiter of this inn?
— Agnes Callim —
Job ：Red High Boot Inn’s Waiter
Current Status ：□□□
Her looks matched her age. Since her MP was only two digits she was a person of second rank.
「Yup! Just came back now. As if a monster could kill me.」(Van)
When Van-san replied so, he kissed the exquisitely beautiful lady’s hair. This person might be his lover. Compared to Van-san, he looked younger than her, but since she was such a beautiful lady, it was a perfect match, so they made a splendid couple. While I was thinking about this, the exquisitely beautiful lady looked straight at me.
「Van! You came back taking this cute girl along? Finally, even Van has had his springtime too!」(Agnes)
「Eh? That’s wrong, completely wrong. Van-san is only introducing me to this inn.」(Reene)
「Yeah, this girl is Reene. She is a healer who we had become indebted to in the subjugation. She is a benefactor who had saved the lives of Hugh and others.」(Van)
「So it is like that. And I thought that Van had finally found a lover. So you are Reene-chan, right? Nice to meet you. I am Agnes. Thank you for saving everyone on the Knights.」(Agnes)
「Nice to meet you, I am Reene.」(Reene)
「Reene , this is Agnes. Currently she is helping on the inn. She’s my daughter.」(Van)
I was so surprised! Well, since he had already passed 80 years old, it was natural that he had already married. However, even though Van-san looked so young, his daughter Agnes was aging normally like this, so of course I was surprised. To all appearances, they only looked like a youthful mother and her son. But their actual relationship was the complete opposite of their outer appearances.
「Ah, His Highness had taught you about this before, right? This is because someone with a lot of mana has a longer lifespan. Agnes doesn’t really have lot of mana, so her appearance is a bit older than me, but she is genuinely, my daughter.」(Van)
Whoa, I see. Since the growth will be different depending on the mana, even a child could grow older than the parent first, right? Whoa, a parent-child reversal.
「What is this? Does it means that Reene-chan never see a person with low mana?」(Agnes)
「Reene has some special circumstances…… Agnes, can I bother you a bit?」(Van)
「Sure. Welcome to 『Red High Boot Inn』. The benefactor of the Knights is my benefactor too.」(Agnes)
So Agnes-san was the daughter? Ah, then his wife might be staying at this place, too.
「Van-san, does your wife also stay at this inn too?」(Reene)
「No, Julia was-, my wife passed away 20 years ago. I am currently just a single widower.」(Van)
「I am very sorry, I had asked a weird question.」(Reene)
「Don’t mind it. Well then, I will return to the castle…… I am indebted for the Camiazure. Thanks.」(Van)
Van-san patted my head roughly and then he said 「I’ll come again」 to Agnes before leaving the inn.
This feels bad. I asked something that I shouldn’t have. Van-san had lost his wife. It would be better if I hadn’t asked about this. While I was a bit embarrassed thinking about these matters, Agnes patted my back as if she was saying not to mind it too much.
「Reene-chan, how many days will you plan to stay?」(Agnes)
「How much in a night?」(Reene)
「If it’s one night, then 35 copper coins. Meals are not covered. With meals included, it’s 45 coppers. If you pay for one month in advance, then with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it will be 12 silver, but since Reene-chan was introduced by the Blue Knights, then it will be just 10 silver. What will it be?」(Agnes)
A night without meals is 35 coppers. It will be about 3500 yen. It feels cheap, but is it? Currently I only have 1 pieceling coin, so I can’t spend it extravagantly. Hmm, but rather than going to an unknown place, this place is safer.
45 coppers x 30 days is 1,350 coppers. So it will be 13 silver and 50 coppers, although I got a friendly price of 10 silver. Whoaa, as expected, it’s expensive. 10 silver is the same as 100,000 yen. One month rent is 100,000 yen. Hmm, it’s the same price as an apartment in Tokyo. Although, since 1 pieceling is 25 silver, it’s a price that I can afford.
Perhaps it will be better if I rented a room somewhere else for 2 or 3 days. But, I didn’t intend to stay here for that long in the first place. Then, it’s better to stay at the inn, since it’s much easier than constantly renting a room. I also don’t know the prices at the other inns. Fine. I need to earn a proper income as an adventurer and healer. Agnes-san is beautiful. I am weak against adult woman. Alright. Let’s stay here for one month.
「Then, I will have one month’s stay with meals, please.」(Reene)
I put my hand inside the pocked and then took out a pieceling from my Item Box.
「One pieceling, right? Alright, this is your change. Then you will be staying here for 30 nights, starting from tonight. Your room is the furthest room on the second floor. I will pass to you the key. Don’t be late to the meals in the dining room on the first floor. Have you eaten yet?」(Agnes)
「No. If you please.」(Reene)
Then, while we were going to the dining room, Agnes explained many things like where the toilet is located here, that if I wanted to wash my body, the bathing place is beside the well, that water could also come out from the magic tool so I could carry it to the washbasin in my room, and that if I missed the meal, there wouldn’t be any refunds, so I need to eat it properly.
Sadly, there were no bathtubs or bathrooms. The castle or the nobles’ inn in the Upper District had them, but it seems that it was normal for a commoner to wash themselves using water collected in a washbasin. I could always use 『Cleaning・Drying』, but I also wished to soak in a bathtub.
I then chatted again with Agnes who came with the meal.
Agnes-san, had been living in Coltea since long time ago after marrying. Then, two years ago, her husband, a Coltean Knight, had passed away, and ever since then she was a widow. Then, she heard that this inn needed extra workers, so she came to help.
「Then, do you feel lonely, being single?」(Reene)
「Well, yeah. But I’m glad that Van came to this city at the right time. Being alone might end up dangerous. At that time, the children also died, you see.」(Agnes)
「Yes, they were attacked when they were going out from the city. By the time that they were brought back into the city, both of them had already stopped breathing. I was completely heartbroken. If father didn’t come back to Coltea back then, I might have been dead as well.」(Agnes)
「It’s a common story you can find anywhere」, Agnes-san said this with a sad smile. A world with monsters is really a cruel place.
Then we talked about many things. The first time I met Van-san and Cyan-san in Azure Forest, the battle with the pseudo-stegosaurus, how scary the perfect harmony of His Higness Leon’s sparkliness was, or how Van-san looked like the onii-chan while Cyan-san was the okaa-san.
During our conversation, we could open our hearts out to each other. I also felt that having a conversation with this exquisitely beautiful lady was fun. This was the first time that I had laughed this hard ever since coming to this place.
「Hey Reene. Can we be friends? Stop talking so formally. You don’t need to put “–san” on my name. Van’s friend is my friend, too you know.」(Agnes)
Whoaa, what to do? I was extremely happy. It’s really amazing to have an older cool lady as my friend.
I had been longing for a friendship with an adult lady. I had made my first female friend since coming to this 『Gaia’s Garden』.
I was so happy that I slammed the table as I stood up.
「Okay, fine. Agnes. Let us be a pair of 15-years age separated best friends from now on!」(Reene)
Agnes also stood up happily and shook my hand strongly.
「Yes, Reene. Let’s get along together hereafter!」(Agnes)
That day, I earned a best friend in this world.
*Rung*Rung* In the morning, I jolted myself up at the sound of bells tolling.
From what Agnes said, in the city, there were three times a day when the bell is rung.
The first is the 「Morning Bell」 at three stound in the morning, the second is the 「Noon Bell」 at six stound in the noon, and the last is the 「Evening Bell」, at nine stound in the evening.
So it’s six in the morning, mid-day and six in the afternoon, right? I didn’t notice yesterday’s evening bell, though.
So, basically the working hour starts on the morning bell, the lunch break is at the noon bell, and when the evening bell is rung, the city’s gates will be closed. It will be not be opened until the next day’s morning bell, so one couldn’t enter or exit the city until then. That’s why the bells are an important signal. Agnes scolded me,
「It couldn’t be helped since you were probably still tired today, but you better wake up before the morning bell rings tomorrow to go to work.」(Agnes)
Eh? Working at six in the morning? or so I had thought, but this might be natural in a world where light is a precious thing.
The morning bell and the evening bell are based on the time of the sunrise and the sunset. When it gets dark, then people who couldn’t use Light magic will use magic tools as a lamp. If the mana from the mana stone furnished in a magic tool is depleted, then the tool couldn’t be used and the stones themselves are quite expensive.
Since at 4:30, the outside sky gradually became bright, everyone will wake up and eat their breakfast at around that time, and then go to their workplaces. Then, when the morning bell rings, they will start working until the evening bell, when they will stop to return to their own homes. People in the middle of journeys will also wake early – sleep early at the extreme. But this is considered normal for this world.
After I slowly ate my breakfast, I returned to my room and was once again idling on the bed, when there was a knocking sound from the door as someone called me, 「Reene-san, there is someone waiting for you.」 When I went downstairs, I found Cyan-san and Agnes-san chatting together. Ah, I see. Since she is Van’s daughter, she is also close with Cyan-san.
Cyan-san rarely smiled. Not only was it normal for his handsome face to rarely show any expression, he was always speaking politely and formally. With these facts, I could understand why he was called the 『Icy Prince』. But perhaps it was because I had become a bit familiar with him, I could tell that he was more relaxed even though he was still poker-faced while chatting with Agnes. Certainly, it was because that he seldom smiled that his smile had such impressiveness. A smile from the 『Icy Prince』 was a rare-grade treasure, that, without any doubt, would cause any female to go “Waaaa” and “Kyaaa”. Perhaps there are even groupies following him.
For me too, Cyan-san’s smile will pierce through my soul, so this kind of girl talk is welcome!
「Good morning, Cyan-san. Thank you very much for coming to get me.」(Reene)
「Good morning, Reene. I see that you are well today.」(Cyan)
After exchanging greetings with Cyan-san and waving farewell to Agnes, we went outside.
I thought that we were going to walk, but Cyan-san had brought a horse with him.
「It will take about half a stound to walk to the castle, so come.」(Cyan)
He presented his hand to me. Ah, so that’s it. Since my feet couldn’t reach the stirrups, hence his offer. Since I was always inside the carriage from the village to Coltea, I had forgotten about this. I tried to calm myself, since having my feet carried up by his hand like this is embarrassing. This is like being waited on by a Knight. Eh, but he is actually a real Knight. Isn’t saying something like 「I will become your Knight」, a really romantic situation? This was really embarrassing.
While I was worrying about what I should do, Cyan-san looked at me with his usual ice-like eyes, 「Should I carry you up?」, he said as he was about to put his hand on my back to carry me up, so I hurriedly moved my back away.
「I’m fine, no need for this. Please do it like the usual.」(Reene)
Rather than being carried up to the horse, I preferred for him to use his hand as a foothold and to me up. When demounting the horse, I will ask him to carry me, though.
「During our trip to Camiazure, since it could be dangerous, I had asked for you to ride astride. But, riding in that position must be hard in your attire. So you may sit side saddle.」(Cyan)
I see. Since we wouldn’t be sprinting like at that time, it’s fine for me to sit side saddle. Following his words, I turned and sat sidesaddle, and then Cyan-san mounted the horse.
Close! Too close! Isn’t sitting like this as if I am completely in the middle of Cyan-san’s arms?
On the previous trip, I was clinging to the horse’s mane so I wouldn’t be hindering Cyan from using his sword, and since the circumstances demanded it, I didn’t think much about it. But now that there’s nothing serious happening right now, I noticed, for the first time, that the distance between two people riding the same horse was be really short and intimate.
「Perhaps, I have to learn how to ride a horse.」(Reene)
「That’s true. If you at least learn how to not fall from the horse, then we can go with two horses.」(Cyan)
Seeing that I will need to live in this world for the time being, it might be important for me to learn how to ride a horse. Since I also want to register as an adventurer, riding a horse is a must, right? But I don’t know whether or not someone with poor reflexes like me be able to do it.
Since the Clinic was also located close to the castle, commuting to the clinic from the inn will be hard, so there will be a Knight who will shuttle me around. A VIP treatment.
We traveled through the city while I received Cyan-san’s lessond about Coltea City like 「That bakery is popular for being delicious」 or 「That alley there is dangerous, so don’t go there.」 Finally, a wall that was so huge that I had to look up to see all of it , entered my sight.
We didn’t go through the huge main gate of the castle, but we travelled alongside the wall until we encountered another gate. This gate was also big, but it didn’t have any gaudy decorations like the main gate. It seems that the merchants, the people working in the castle and the Knights entered through this gate. I entered the castle after showing the entry permit that I received when I first entered Coltea’s gate. The castle interior had surprisingly high ceiling. I was guided by Cyan-san through this maze-like castle.
Midway, there were several times when I felt that the place had something similar to an air curtain. When I asked about this to Cyan-san, he said that there were several barriers placed inside the castle. The entire City of Coltea was also covered by barriers to obstruct any monsters, bandits or invaders. Not only was the entire castle covered with more barriers, each building inside of it had barriers, too. Then, there were even more barriers around important places.
Finally, we arrived in front of a door that made me think about how tall the people that used it were. It opened when Cyan-san poured mana on the door. I entered the room. The inside was a remarkably splendorous room and had a door where two Blue Knights were standing guard. This place was His Highness Leon’s office.
His Highness Leon wasn’t wearing the simple clothes that he wore yesterday, but instead an outfit that was suitable for nobility. A tunic with delicate embroidery of gold and silver threads. His soft beautiful blond hair was tied with a ribbon at his nape, leaving some of the hair at the side free.
Kyaaa, it’s the Prince. Prince-sama is here……! Ah, I forget, he is a real Prince, right?
「Did thou have a good long sleep last night?」(Leon)
「Yes, I slept like a log.」(Reene)
「It will be fine if it’s that inn. However, this place is different from the safety of thine village. Please always put the lock on when thou close the door. While it might be hot, don’t leave the window open when thou go to sleep.」(Leon)
「I will be careful.」(Reene)
Van-san and Cyan-san had also done the same, but I think that His Highness Leon treating me like a child is a bit too much. Even on the way to the Castle, Cyan-san also warned me, 「There are bad people in this place, so don’t follow strangers, alright?」
「Then. Forgive me, but I do not have much time.」(Leon)
His Highness rung a bell that was placed atop the table and then a clerk-like person entered from the side door. His hand was carrying a box-like thing. Inside the box was something like a small multicolored crystal. The clerk said, 「Please give me your entry permit」, so I handed it over to him and then he put it atop the box.
「We will be making your identity document. Please hold your hand over the box and pour a small amount of mana. ……Yes like that, please hold it for a while. Please state your name, race, age and occupation. Please say Healer for the occupation.」(Clerk)
「Reene Kanzack, Human, 22 years old, Healer.」(Reene)
Then, the crystal inside the box suddenly glowed and when it was gone, there was a business-card sized slim metal plate.
「What is this crystal?」(Reene)
「A magic tool to print a card to register the statement that Kanzack-sama just made. It’s called Gaia’s Note. With this magic tool, we have registered Kanzack-sama’s personal information. Every person has a different mana quality, so we have registered Kanzack-sama’s personal mana information. In case the identification card is lost, if you go to a place that has this magic tool, then we can reissue it. Here it is, this is Kanzack-sama’s identity card.」(Clerk)
Name ：Reene Kanzack
Affiliation ：Fantasma Kingdom
「With this, Kanzack-sama’s Entry Permit is revoked. Since the information of Kanzack-sama’s entry to Coltea is already registered in this information card, please present this card when exiting Coltea.」(Clerk)
I got an identity card. With this, I can also go to other cities and visit the library too.
Then, His Highness handed me his introduction letter.
「With this, thou can read the restricted magic books. It will be great if there is a clue for thine village. However, please note that thou can’t read prohibited magic books with this letter of introduction.」(Leon)
Prohibited? Is it something like black magic? Like demon summoning or a curse spell? Ah, isn’t there is a possibility that another world summoning would also be considered as prohibited magic? Then that means that I can’t read it. What should I do?
「If after reading every book, that there are no clues that I could find, it would be nice if I can search for them in the prohibited books, too……」(Reene)
「There is another letter of introduction for the prohibited books. Also, thou needs to be accompanied by a Court Magician when reading the prohibited books. Try to search in the books that can be read with that introduction letter first. If thou still couldn’t find any clues, then I will be consider it.」(Leon)
「I understand. Thank you very much.」(Reene)
I want to see the prohibited books, but I can’t ask too much right? I must keep the balance of power to the status quo. If something happens, then I would be forced to accepting anything that they ask of me. So for now, I will leave the scale tipping over to His Highness Leon’s side, since I haven’t done anything yet, you see. Let’s ask again after I gather a bit more merit as a two days per week Healer and monster subjugation participant. I received the introduction letter and after saying my thanks once again, I left the room.
When we returned outside, we didn’t go to the road where we came from before, but turned to the side instead. There, I could see a building that lacked any decorations unlike the castle. It was the office building that the Knights used, inside it, there was a training ground. Perhaps, because of how close it was to the stables, I could hear the whines of the horses.
「This is where we are usually stationed. If Reene wants to learn how to ride a horse, the off-duty Blue Knight at this place can teach you.」(Cyan)
「Can I really do that?」(Reene)
「It won’t be a problem. If you can ride a horse, then it will be convenient one way or another. Since Reene’s identity has been guaranteed by His Highness Leon, in Coltea you are recognized as someone related to the Blue Knights. If you present your identity card to the Castle’s Gate, then you can come to this office without any problems. If you ask for it, then a Knight could take you here after your Healer work is over.」(Cyan)
Since some of the patients at the Clinic are nobles, they wouldn’t let in someone without a clear background identity, even if he/she is a Healer, hence why His Highness Leon became the guarantor of my identity.
This was as far as we went before we turned back, but while riding the horse slowly as we left the castle, I asked Cyan-san to inform me about the Healer duties that I will have next week.
「You will work for two days on Darkday and Fireday, from the morning bell until the noon bell. Since the Darkday will be your first day at work, the two Healers at the Clinic and Jin will also be present. Please listen to the details of the work from the Clinic’s Healer.」(Cyan)
Umm, I still couldn’t remember the name of the days of the week. For now, let’s ask how many days Darkday will be from today.
Today is Spaceday, tomorrow is Lightday, the day after tomorrow is Darkday and Fireday is after that.
It seems Lightday is a rest day for most of the government workers. So perhaps it’s the same as Sunday. Then, Darkday is Monday. Hmm, somehow the word Darkday itself has a similar feel to Monday, so it’s easy to remember. Sunday is Light and Monday is Dark, it’s too fitting. Then Fireday is Tuesday, since it’s fire, so it’s easy to remember. This means I will be working as a Healer on two consecutive days, Monday and Tuesday. I then asked Cyan-san to teach me the name of the days of the week once again.
Lightday, Darkday, Fireday, Waterday, Earthday, Windday, and Spaceday.
Since Lightday is Sunday, Darkday = Monday, Fireday = Tuesday, Waterday = Wednesday, Earthday = Thursday, Windday = Friday, Spaceday = Saturday. Since the normal names of the days have the same fire and water characters, I already remembered up to the sun-moon-fire-water.
「So, the names of the days are similar to the magic attributes?」(rRe)
「Yes, they are. They are the Spirits that constitute Gaia. Magic spells are prayers for the attributes’ spirits to do something.」(Cyan)
The attributes that I had in my status are 【Light】, 【Fire】, 【Water】, 【Earth】, 【Wind】, and 【Null】.
The order is almost exactly the same as the order of the days of the week. I still haven’t used any magic with Dark or Space attributes.
Since up until now, the attribute increased automatically when I used the corresonding magic, surely if I used a magic with a Dark or Space attribute, then it will be listed in my status. Let’s try to test this later.
Cyan-san took me to the Middle District and we dismounted from the horse before we arrived at the inn. I want to eat lunch, so let’s do some town exploring. Also, perhaps some shopping too. That’s why this was an early farewell.
「Then, good luck for your job next week. About half a stound before the morning bell, someone from the Blue Knights will be picking you up. It will be a Blue Knight, don’t follow an unidentified stranger. If I can go, then I will be the one who will pick you up.」(Cyan)
While saying these words, Cyan-san gently brushed my hair and smiled. Then he mounted the horse and left.
As I saw his back moving away, I flinched in agony. What-what was that just now. It’s the first time Cyan-san has patted me. Van-san did pat me before, but since Cyan-san is a beautiful person, his smile had a staggering impact.
Whoa, I had seen something great. Today is my lucky day.
Now then, let’s start exploring the town. First is lunch!
I went to a plaza so wide that a carriage could turn around in it, where a lot of food stalls were lined up. I took a peek around and every stall had a nice inviting smell that tempted me. I will eat a lot!
…… Eh. Wait-wait-wait. Calm down Reene.
The money that I have right now is only 15 silver. I still haven’t hear anything about how much my salary as a healer will be. Will the money last until the end of the month? How much money will I receive as an adventurer? For now, let’s make this money last until the end of the month. Even though I still could eat a meal at the 「Red High Boot Inn」 so I could escape from the worst fate of dying from hunger, I still need to refrain from using money as much as I can. I also need to pay the 10 silver to stay for the next month.
What are the indispensable goods for right now?
The first thing is absolutely, clothing. I want to store everything that I wore from Japan as long as possible. These are the mementos that connected me to Japan. Also, they are a bit different from the clothing of this world. I don’t want to stand out. I also want underwear, towels and a bag.
Then, what are the important goods for an adventurer? Weapons, armors and outdoor sundries, right? There is no problem for weapons since I can use magic, but I need a knife to cut things, right? In addition, I need camping supplies and rope, or something like convenient magic tools. Also, things necessary for daily life like pajamas, a comb, or a mirror.
The money won’t be enough. Absolutely won’t be enough. I don’t know the price in this place, but it absolutely won’t be enough.
What to do?
Let’s postpone the goods that can be postponed. First, let’s peek at the store and confirm the price.
For the time being, I tried to walk around the premises. Midway I couldn’t endure and ended up buying a hotdog-like food. It’s called Kukru, a bread that is cut and filled with Gora meat and vegetables. The strong taste of the meat, the crispiness of the vegetables and the hard bread are deliciously complementing each other. It was two copper.
Also, I found the Kecha drink that His Highness had mentioned before. The fruits were simmered and then squeezed, seasoned and cooled. The taste was like a mixed juice. This might become my new habit. The price of 1 copper was also a steal. I can buy this every day.
With this, I had used 3 copper. The remaining money is 14 silver and 97 copper. Ah, I also need to buy a pouch to use as a purse. I could always put them in m Item Box, but as expected, it’s better to have some in my purse.
Ah, how blissful it is this time. I can eat delicious food and I have nothing to do for the whole day.
Ever since I came to 『Gaia’s Garden』, I had never had a restful day like this. It finally came. My slow life in another world.
Well, there are still various unanswered questions, but while I’m at it, I might as well have some fun.
Well, I had predicted that this would happen. The things that I should buy first are the goods that are needed for an adventurer. Yup. I know this really well.
But you know, the only clothes I have are what I am wearing on my body. Even though they won’t get dirty with magic, I have always worn the same clothes. Even at the night. Even for the next day, and the next day after that. Unacceptable. As a college girl who is fashion-conscious, this is unacceptable…… I couldn’t postpone this anymore.
Please don’t condemn me for this.
Well, in other words, it’s that thing. You see, I bought clothes first. Then I bought some necessities like a bag and a knife, so all the money I had quickly decreased in front of my eyes.
I had toured around many stores and as a result, the remaining money was 4 silver and 57 copper. This is everything that I have.
Thank goodness that the cost for the one month room and board already had been paid for earlier. As long as I return to the inn, then I can still eat something.
I must use the money on the important things……
But, I might have use a bit too much. My bad.
When I returned to the 「Red High Boots Inn」, bringing the goods that I had purchased with me, the sun had already begun to set. I placed the goods in my room and then went to eat the dinner. After borrowing a washbasin, I returned to my room.
As always, I put 『Barrier』 inside the room. I could hear sounds from the outside, but the sights and sounds on the inside couldn’t be sensed from the outside. I have many things to test and to ponder after all.
First, is a hot bath. Other people will bring hot water in a washbasin to their room, but I only borrowed the washbasin. Since I can use Fire and Water magic, then I don’t need to ask for hot water, after all. If I create a water and then warm it with fire, then it will be fine.
While chanting 『Warm Water 40 Degrees』 I put the hot water in the wash basin. After 10 days, I can finally enjoy a hot bath. It…… feels…… so gooooood. Ah, Viva Bath. Viva Warm Water.
I wanted to soak up to my shoulder, but this wash basin was a bit too small. I decided that when I find a larger basin, I will buy it.
After bath time was over, I ventilated the hot water, as steam, out of the room with my magic and then went to return the basin. When I arrived back to my room, I put the Barrier back up once again. Now for the next task.
First, I want to store the clothes that I had worn until now, since I want to keep the things I brought from Japan as long as possible.
Since the dust was terrible when waiting in the queue for exiting the city, the coat still had its uses. Since my money was not enough, I couldn’t buy a mantle. Ah, let’s also put the coat’s hood on when I go to the Adventurer Guild. I don’t want my face to be seen too much after all…… Ah, that’s wrong. Hiding it will attract the attention of others. Is there any way to disguise myself without concealing myself? It might work if I had a wig.
There was no one who pointed out my black eyes and black hair, but so far I hadn’t seen anyone with black hair.
It was easy to recognize the 『Black Healer』 as someone with long straight black hair, so if I changed my black hair, then it would be difficult for people to recognize me. There is no need to inform unknown people that I am the 『Black Healer』. Let’s try changing my hair color using magic when I carry out my work as an adventurer. A reddish brown hair shouldn’t be that weird for my look. Alright! Let’s try it out.
『Dyeing – Reddish Brown – Loose Wavy Finish』
I turned my hair color to reddish brown and put a light wave to it. How’s that? From what I could see, the hair do look like reddish brown and loosely wavy . Aww, how I wish for a mirror…… Ah, that’s right!
I created some ice with a reflective surface like a mirror.
I saw my reflection in the mirror. Yup, I looked natural. Furthermore, the impression I gave off was really different from a straight black haired hair girl. Yup, looks nice.
From now on, let’s go with this appearance as Reene the adventurer. In addition, I don’t need the coat until I leave the town.
I took out all the items inside my Item Box.
While we’re at it, let me do some explanation. Item Box didn’t mean that I only had one box, it’s more like many lockers. Each thing was put in a different place. For example, (although I absolutely won’t do this) even if I stored a blood dripping corpse of monster inside, it won’t stain the clothes already stored inside.
Since it stopped the passage of time, the Agamena Herbs that I picked before were still fresh, and the apple look-a-like fruits were still delicious. If I store my lunch inside it, then it might be still be puffing hot and edible.
Now then, the contents of my Item Box was only this much.
Smartphone, portable music player, 10 Agamena Herbs, 3 Apple look-a-like fruits I picked from Azure Forest, and money: 4 silver and 57 copper. The coat’s feather, scarf, sweater, and tights.
Which reminds me, I had stored these clothes without washing them. It’s a good thing that time didn’t pass inside the item box. While I still remember it, let’s also wash the clothes that I had purchased. After all, it was simply lined up inside the store, so it was dirty from dust and finger marks. I took a look at the clothes that I had bought today. Yup. If I had to say, I had bought a lot.
Even so, it wasn’t like I had bought so many pieces.
First, the underwear. There weren’t any small types like what I wore in Japan, only long pumpkin pants, the one called drawers. For the top, there wasn’t any similar to a bra, only camisoles.
Then, several outer clothes.
It seems that for this world, the fashion doesn’t expose too much skin, and even in the summer, everyone wore long sleeved clothes. There weren’t any shirts with open neckline and the skirt’s hem was also long. I was glad that it was winter in Japan. If I came to this world in the summer while wearing a cami, miniskirt and mules then I might be preposterously standing out.
When I asked for a recommendation for long clothing that wouldn’t hinder movement, they showed me long cullote skirt. If I wore this, then it would be easier for me to ride a horse. Then, a matching open collar shirt. Furthermore, a one piece dress and a long T-shirt looking cloth as a substitute for pajamas. Then short boots, a knife, a bag, a comb and a pouch that I will use as my purse.
The clothes that I bought today and the ones that I put into Item Box were cleaned with 『Cleaning』, 『Drying』, and then were enchanted with 『Condition Stasis』 , 『Antimicrobial Deodorization and Dirt Removal』 and 『Physical Defense and Magic Defense UP』. I changed into the camisole and drawers and then put on the T-shirt pajamas before storing the rest of the clothes into Item Box. I also put 『Condition Stasis』 and 『Improve Offense』 on the Knife before it went into the Item Box. Yup, with this, everything has been put into order.
Let’s move to the next agenda. The next thing that I will do is this. Let’s try it a bit.
I took out only one Agamena Herb. In the carriage I had heard about what they called as an apothecary, it seems that they are people who use a skill to make medicine. I looked at the Agamena Herb’s status once more.
― Agamena Herb ―
Drinking it as a decoction could restore a small amount of HP
『Compounding』will create Potion
『Compounding』 with Moses Herb and Blue Dewherb will create Ether
What is this 『Compounding』 skill? If I use this skill, then I can create potion
In what way should I try this? Since it was written that 「Drinking it as a decoction」 then ordinary people usually boiled it, while apothecaries used their skill, right? If I boiled this normally, then I might obtain the skill. After all, this skill is really convenient.
For now, let’s get some water.
A ball of water was formed in the air before me. Let’s boil it.
The ball of water began to bubble as it was boiled. Then I put the Agamena herb into it. The color began to slowly change.
Since there was nothing to lose, I chanted the skill name. I imagined the potion inside a game. A glass bottle with red liquid. Then, just like my imagination, a glass bottle with a liquid inside it appeared.
― Potion ―
Medium HP Recovery
Drinking it will recover 350 HP.
Applying it to a wound will cause small recovery.
It finished! Was this glass bottle created from magic? If the inside are consumed, then will it disappear? My, how eco-friendly.
And then, there was a ping sound ringing inside my head. Alright. It’s here. Skill get!
― Skill 『Compounding』 has been acquired ―
I opened the status and in the Skill column there was 『Compounding』 written on it. Alright. I immediately took out one more Agamena Herb and tried using the 『Compounding』 skill. Without boiling any water like before, I created a Potion. It also had the same effect. It was surely identical with the previous Potion.
I looked at my remaining MP and saw that it had decreased by 25 from the 『Compounding』 just now. Well, since I had also created the bottle, then it might be using that much amount of MP. Then, wouldn’t the apothecary work be fairly difficult? Even creating 10 Potion will consume 250 MP. That’s remind me, Jin-san had said that the medicine produced by apothecaries had a high price. Since the number that can be produced in one day is small, the price of it will be expensive. I can understand this.
Yup, with this I can use 『Compounding』. To have such a user-friendly skill is extremely fortunate.
Then, the next one.
Which is, testing Dark and Space magic.
There were seven attributes, but with the addition of the Null attribute, it was actually eight attributes. The attributes that I didn’t have were Dark and Space. It didn’t really mean anything, but for a game maniac like me, not getting a ‘full completion’ left me with a bad taste.
What kind of Dark Magic that I should use? Was it like a black magic or something? Dark, dark, dark…… Ah, then what about darkness?
The room suddenly became pitch black. A true darkness without a single point of light. I quickly recited 『Cancel』 and when the room became bright again, I was relieved. Yeah. Darkness is a bit frightening.
I saw my status and 【Dark】 was added to the Attributes column. Alright! Dark Attribute get!
The next one would be Space. Space is warping space or creating space, something like that?
So that means, space-transfer magic.
The whole room was covered with barrier that I put awhile ago. For the test, I stood at the edge of the barrier near the door, stared intently at the bed while imagining myself transported to it.
……Huh? I am not moving at all.
『Teleport』『Space Transfer』『Teleportation』『Instant Movement』『I want to go to the bed』『From here, poof, to there』…… I had chanted as many as I could. But, it didn’t happen.
Why? Until now, didn’t every spell that I had chanted always work? Aren’t I currently using my vehement imagination? So even with the 「Imagination Empress Misuzu」’s imagination, there are spells that I couldn’t cast……
The status didn’t have any changes at all.
Let’s check this out at the library. There is a possibility that the magic referred to as Space Attribute Magic might be different from the transfer magic that I had thought of……By any chance, did this world not have transfer magic?
Hmm, it’s strange that I can’t do transfer magic. After all, isn’t otherworld summoning is something that belongs to the transfer magic family?
When I woke up on the next morning, I thought about immediately going to the library to investigate the Space Attribute.
But you see, today is Lightday so it seems to be a rest day for the library. I thought, shouldn’t they open, especially since it’s a rest day, but apparently this is how this world’s bureaucracy work.
Books are precious. Hence, even to enter you must show your identity card, to read you need a letter of introduction, and to read prohibited books, you need a letter of introduction and must be accompanied by a Court Magician. The library is also guarded by numerous guards, and even when you leave it, there will be a strict check performed on you. It’s open from the morning bell until the evening bell.
With this, I plan on going to the library tomorrow afternoon, since the Healer work is only in the morning.
This means, my schedule today is fully open for the whole day.
Then, should I visit the Adventurer Guild?
I thought that the Adventurer Guild was also closed on Lightday, but when I asked Agnes, she said that it was open every day. I could only work as an adventurer when I don’t have my Healer work, so it will be from Waterday (Wednesday). However, it’s better to receive a job early, so I can leave the city first thing in the morning. Isn’t this efficient? Yup. Let’s do this.
I dyed my hair with 『Dyeing – Reddish Brown – Loose Wavy Finish』. I didn’t want to be seen when I left the inn, so I coiled the cloth, that I bought as a towel, around my head like a scarf. The outside of the city had dry ground so the cloud of dust was thick, but the city was paved so it was easy to walk and the road was cleaner. The buildings constructed out of mud walls and bricks were really different from Japan. It’s as if I was travelling in an old German town, walking leisurely like this was really fun. I believed that this girl, who wore the clothing of this world with this world’s scarf atope her reddish brown hair, was blending relatively well with the city.
The Adventurer Guild had the appearance of a village administration office. There were several tables at the Counter Area, where the Guild’s staff was working. There were counters for each task where the responsible staff members sat behind the table facing the counter. Since I could see stairs and doors behind the counter, there might be more offices further inside.
Opposite from the counter was the space for the adventurers where a wall was covered with many papers. Everyone was looking at that wall, so I am sure that those were the quest papers.
There were several tables for the quest application counter located further inside, and behind that counter I could see a kitchen. So it seems that the adventurers could have a light meal while meeting with fellow adventurers.
Yup, it really was like a government office. Although, compared to a village administration office, the people inside the building felt more grim. There were many people with scary looks, perhaps because the adventurer job is a dangerous occupation.
Some of the adventurers, who noticed me looking around while standing still, were throwing probing gazes at me. It’s scary, so please stop looking. Since there was no people who deliberately approached me, I moved to the reception counter while putting on an undisturbed face, although my heart was thumping hard.
「I want to register as an adventurer.」(Reene)
「Do you have an identity card?」(Receptionist)
「Yes, here it is.」(Reene)
「Thank you, I will be taking this…… So, Kanzack-sama, do you want to register as a Healer?」(Receptionist)
「No. A Magician.」 (Reene)
Registration as a Healer would make it easier for me to be found out, so I can’t use it. That’s why I used Magician.
「Fire and Water.」(Reene)
Yes, I asserted. After all, most Humans only have one or two attributes. The only Human that had three attributes in his status was Jin-san. Well, since the occupation in the information card is Healer, then it will easy to see that I can use either Light, Water and Earth magic, though. Practically, Fire and Water magic are convenient for attacking and also camping. It would trouble me if I couldn’t use 『Fireball』 or 『Freeze』 in front of others. So it would be impossible for me to refrain from using Fire in public. The same case with Water.
The receptionist onee-san seemed to want to say something, but she continued with the application without saying anything. Across the counter, there was a box with numerous small crystal balls. It’s the same magic tool that was used by the clerk at His Highness Leon’s office. 「Gaia’s Note」, if I’m not wrong. Then, the onee-san placed my identity card atop of it.
「Please place your hand over it and pour a little mana on it.」(Receptionist)
Just like what she said, I placed my hand and poured out a little mana.
「Please state your name, race, age, and occupation.」(Receptionist)
「Reene Kanzack, Human, 22, Magician.」(Reene)
I answered with a break in between replies and then the crystal began to shine.
「Yes, this is enough…… This is Kanzack-sama’s Guild Card.」(Receptionist)
It was a slim metal card the size of a name card, just like my identity card.
Name ：Reene Kanzack
Attributes ：Fire, Magic
Registration Area ：Fantasma Kingdom, Coltea
Guild Rank ：F
「Since this is Kanzack-sama’s first registration, you must begin from the lowest guild rank, F. By receiving quests and accumulating accomplishments, the rank will increase. This guild card can also be used as an identity document, so you can use either this card or the identity card when needed.」
So you mean I could use the different identity documents? At times, I am a Healer, at other times, an Adventurer? I had said that I was a Magician when registering, but it seems that this onee-san was a quite plucky woman.
「Won’t it be a problem to have several identity documents?」(Reene)
「No, it won’t. Since the owner of these two cards is registered on the Gaia’s Note, using either of them won’t pose any official problems.」(Receptionist)
The people who had access to Gaia’s Note would know my activity as a Healer when confirming my identity documents, but normal people could be said to have no means of knowing about it.
「However, the magic tools used for checking identity documents at a city entrance doesn’t possess such detailed feature. So when entering and exiting the city, you must use the same card.」(Receptionist)
I see, if I use my identity card to enter the city and then use my adventurer card when exiting the city there will be an error.
「The first registration is free of charge. However, reissuing the card will cost one silver, so please keep this in mind.」(Receptionist)
I received the returned identity card and the guild card and put them inside my Item Box. The onee-san then began her explanation about adventurer activities. Well, it was the generally identical with the clichéd fantasy novels, webnovels and games.
Start from rank F, receive points as the result of completing the quest, when the amount of points is enough, then the rank will be increased, F → E → D → C → B → A → S → SS.
Rank will decide the type of quest that can be received. The escort or transporting valuable items quest could only be received by people with experience and a rank above D.
To do a quest, you need to take the quest card that you want to do from the quest board, and then inform the staff that you want to take the quest, who will give you the quest permit. How the quest could be completed differed depending on its contents. For a subjugation quest, you need to bring back severed parts as proof, for a bodyguard or transport quest, then you need to bring back the completion sign from the requester. After that, you will receive the quest rewards.
Hmm, well, it wasn’t that I wanted to become an adventurer to earn a lot of money. I only need just enough money, so that I could travel to many places. Let’s do this steadily without rushing. But since I am also happy to earn money while travelling to another city, it might be already nice if I can take an escort quest for D Rank. Okay, let’s make this an objective for the current adventurer work: become a D Rank!
I said my thanks to the onee-san, then headed towards the quest board. Since I had came to the Guild, at the very least I must go see what kind of quests are available. If there is anything good, let’s take it.
I approached the quest board. The people who looked at the request board inside and the people in at the dining area was scrutinizing me. They must have thought me I was just a mere young girl. Whoaa, this looks bad. I timidly approached the F Rank Board and the onii-san there moved aside to open a space for me while giving me a broad grin.
I lightly nodded at him and approached the board. Don’t be bothered by them, Reene. They are bugs, just bugs. While stealthily casting 『Search』 and 『Protective Membrane』, I looked at the board.
The work at the Adventurer Guild could be generally divided into Subjugation, Escort, Delivery, Monster Core/Material Collection, Herb Collection, and Inner City Commission.
The Inner City Commission Quest was something like fixing roofs, painting fences, or buying groceries.
The quests that an F Rank could take were not important ones. It was mostly Inner City Commission, Herb Collection and Low Rank Monster Core/Material Collection.
So, now for the main point. I had experienced many things as a Healer, so I believed that my spirit had become relatively stronger.
But, as expected, the things that I was hopeless at are still hopeless. What do I mean? It’s collecting monster’s parts.
Yeah, I could kill a monster that was attacking me. I believe this was unavoidable. However, I couldn’t make myself deliberately kill them just to collect their materials. Of course, since the monster might attack people if we leave them be, killing them might be a good thing to do.
But you know, just for illustrating my case, these were F Rank Quests:
《F Rank Quest》
Target ：Killer Bee’s Stinger
Zone ：Coltea’s Surroundings
Time Limit ：No Limit
Reward ：1 silver
《F Rank Quest》
Target ：Cockatrice’s Beak
Zone ：Coltea’s Surroundings
Time Limit ：No Limit
Reward ：1 silver
I could make myself kill monsters. I did not enjoy it, but I had done it in the forests. I was reluctant to deliberately kill them not because they were attacking me, but I could do it one way or another.
But you know, I must cut the corpses after I kill them.
The Killer Bee is still a bee. A stinger won’t be just sticking just on the tips of their butts, it’s actually rooted further inside. In other words, I need to rip through the bee’s plump abdomen to get the stinger. No way, can’t do it! I can’t possibly do it!
The Cockatrice is a large chicken like monster and if you get pecked by its beak, then you will turn to stone. Can I cut a chicken’s beak? Impossible. It will not going to happen.
…… What should I do? There were no quests that I could take. There were no Subjugation Quest for F Rank, but Subjugation Quests are also impossible for me to do for the same reason. After all, you need to cut the monster’s parts as the proof. This is something that I can’t possibly do. What should I do? This is harder than the clichéd another world script that 「Adventurers can obtain a lot of money.」
Stop it, Reene! The money you have right now is just 4 silver. If you can’t work as an Adventurer, there won’t be enough money!
While agonizing in front of the quest board, I forgot about the surrounding eyes,.
I had thought about it a lot, but there was nothing left to do but Herbs Collection, Monster Core Collection, and helping inside the city quests.
When doing Herb Collection quests, perhaps I would be attacked by monsters mid-quest. Even so, I could defeat them. Since it was F Rank and near Coltea, so not that many monsters will appear, I am sure that it will be fine.
And like that, I took two quest cards.
《F Rank Quest》
Target ：Macacari Leaves
Zone ：No Restriction
Time Limit ：No Limit
Reward ：1 silver
《F Rank Quest》
Target ：Cat’s Flower Stalk Grass
Zone ：No Restriction
Time Limit ：No Limit
Reward ：1 silver
Also, I will take the Monster’s Core Quest. I had defeated monsters in the forest, but since I didn’t look back at them, I didn’t notice the core’s presence at all. From what the Knights had said, even if you kill the monster with magic by burning them to cinders or freezing them to pieces, the core would still be left behind.
However, you can’t collect a core from very weak monsters. Since the monster that needs to be defeated has a slightly higher rank, the price of the core was more expensive than Materials Collection. I took two Core Collections quests.
《F Rank Quest》
Target ：Wild Dog’s Core
Zone ：Coltea’s Surroundings
Time Limit ：No Limit
Reward ：6 silver
《F Rank Quest》
Target ：Poison Cat ’s Core
Zone ：Coltea’s Surroundings
Time Limit ：No Limit
Reward ：5 silver
I asked the onee-san, who received the quest cards, if it would be a problem to take several quests at the same time, she said no. However, if the quest failed or wasn’t completed in the stated time limit, then the rank will be decreased. In addition, if you fail too much quests, then you will need to pay a fine, or in the worst case have your guild card revoked.
Since the no time limit quests had no penalty for failure, it wouldn’t be a problem to take it, was what she said. Then, she confirmed the two Herb Collection quests and the two Core Collection quests, so that means that I received 4 quests in total.
Also, she was selling 『Low Rank Monster and Herbs Illustrated Reference – for Beginners』. It described which parts were needed for proof, important notes on monsters, pictures of herbs, and many other things. Although I could see status, if I only know the name, it will surely be hard for me to search for the herbs. The points where they grow, or points to note when gathering them, those were also written in detail in that book. The price was 1 silver. So what should I do?
After this book, a map of Coltea’s surroundings is also important. I have Mapping but it only shows the place that I have traveled before. Since I will go to places that I have never visit before, it will troublesome if I don’t have any maps. The map was 40 copper.
Guggggggh……… Not only yesterday, but today, too I was afflicted with a great distress.
The money that I currently possessed was only 4 silver and 57 copper. But these two items were absolutely needed. If I don’t buy them, then I wouldn’t be able to complete the quests. With a do or die resolution, I purchased them both. The remaining money was 3 silver and 17 copper.
After receiving the quests, I left the Adventurer Guild. I wanted to eat the Kukru and Kecha again like yesterday, but when I thought about the amount of money that I had right now, I restrained myself. Let’s return to the 「Red High Boot Inn」 and have a meal.
If I completed the adventurer’s quest, then I will receive money before long. That’s why, I need to be patient until then.
Until then, I absolutely won’t purchase anything!
Darkday, it’s the day for my first job as a Healer and Van-san had came to pick me up.
Van-san might have said that 「Since I have spare time」, but isn’t Van-san a big shot in the Knights Order? I believe he should be quite busy, right? Thank you, Van-san. While I was thinking and not paying any attention, Van-san put his hand on my waist. He lifted me up and placed me straddling atop the horse. Then he jumped up the horse and took a position behind me. He ruffled my head before saying, 「Here we go.」
E-eeehh? I am not a little child you know? I am already a splendid lady, you know? You can’t just touch me without saying anything to me, Van-san. Although the way Cyan-san helped me to mount the house made me feel embarrassed, Van-san’s way of mounting the horse left me no time to feel embarrassed.
「Cyan said that he want to pick you up today, but he couldn’t free himself from work.」(Van)
「Both of you are busy, right? But both of you deliberately came to pick me up.」(Reene)
「Well, don’t mind it. There are many nit-picking nobles. So originally, either me or Cyan will come to get you.」(Van)
「Is the Clinic really that dangerous of a place?」(Reene)
「No need to worry. Today is just for caution’s sake.」(Van)
I don’t understand it really well, but since I will dealing with nobles, perhaps Van-san and Cyan-san wanted accompanied me so that I will be seen as an important person? Van-san didn’t intend to explain about it any further and we ended talking about the meal of the Clinic which seems to be quite tasty.
The Clinic where I will work as a Healer from now on, was located near the castle’s side gate. Even though it was called as the City’s Clinic, it was established by the Lord of Coltea for the citizens and directly managed by the castle. There were also two Coltean Knights standing on the entrance. So it was for the citizen’s sake, this was very different from the 「City’s Doctor」 that I had in mind.
Passing through the gate there was a large garden-like park and a brick building. It was a large building with spires. Rather than a hospital, it was more of a mansion. It was much bigger and gorgeous than what I had thought.
There were two entrances, it seems that it was divided into one entrance for the nobles and another for the commoners.
Similarly, there were two waiting rooms and examination rooms inside the building. There also rooms for people who need to be hospitalized for several days, but these rooms too were divided into nobles and commoners.
Well, that was just the way things were done. In this world, where there was different social positions, it was impossible for the nobles and the commoners to be treated the same way. For a commoner and a noble to be treated in the same room would be something that is extremely groundbreaking.
Naturally, there were differences in the interior design. The sofa for the nobles was soft and comfortable. The room was decorated with paintings or statues. What was called the waiting room wasn’t just one room, but several private rooms where the patient and their entourage waited for their examination turn in their assigned room.
Yes, the patient and their entourage. The patient would take their guards, maids and servants along with them.
The nobles’ waiting rooms and examination rooms were separated depending on the treatment, and were connected to the commoners examination room and our break room like the letter “L”.
Our break room and office were located in the center, there was space for a kitchen and laundry room for the clinic’s staff. It was surrounded on both side by facilities for the nobles and for the commoners. Each of the nobles’ facilities was wide, so more than half of the building space was occupied by them, the remaining half was for our space and the commoners’ facilities.
Just like the entrance, inside the building, there were Coltean Knights standing guard at all the important zones. Since the patients also brought their own guards, the security was extremely heavy.
The Clinic’s Healers were Anith-san and Karim-san. Anith-san was a woman with green hair. Her soft green hair was waist-long, and if I was told that it could photosynthesize, I would have believed it. Her hair was a really beautiful green color like leaves. There were many cases where hair and eye color reflected the owner’s magic attribute. Van-san is Fire attribute and has red hair. Cyan-san is Water attribute and so his is light blue. His Highness Leon is Light attribute and so he is blond. Also, Dark is black, Earth is brown, Wind is pale blue and Space is white. Most Magic Races and people with three attributes were black, too. So where does green belong? When I asked, it seems that green, pink, and orange were the color for complicated mixtures of attributes. Anise-san’s eyes were also green, so from her looks, I nicknamed her 「Princess Green」. Princess Green looked at me and greeted me,
「The black hair is even more beautiful than what I had imagined. Surely, it will make someone think, ‘ah, it’s the『Black Healer』!’」(Princess Green)
I noticed that she also had the same thoughts and we laughed together. Thank goodness, it seems that we could get along.
「Nice to meet you. Anithrié Rohé, call me Anith. I had heard about Camiazure. It is a good fortune for a Gaia’s Daughter to come to Coltea.」(Princess Green)
「I am Reene Kanzack. I hope that we will get along.」(Reene)
Karim was a guy that made me want to say, “you have 『Heal』, right?” A lanky, tall and slender man. He was tall, but shorter than Van-san and Cyan-san, so perhaps 180 cm? His hair was blond and about chest long, tied into a pony-tail.
「Welcome to our place, 『Black Healer』-dono. I am Karim Rohé.」(Karim)
I thought that his voice would be frail and tender, but it was an awfully charming tone. Like a seiyuu. If this was in Japan, then there is no doubt that his alluring voice could make a huge breakout otome game. The unbalance between his physical appearance and his voice is fascinating. Whoaaa, he has the same surname with Princess Green.
「I am Reene. I am still inexperienced, so I look forward to your guidance. Umm, are both of you husband and wife?」(Reene)
「Yes, that’s right. We met each other here in Coltea’s Clinic. It can described as a workplace marriage.」(Karim)
He looked at Princess Green with a smile and his voice was clearly filled with love. Please don’t say those lovely words with your alluring seiyuu voice. It might ignite my moe switch again. From today, let’s make an observation diary for this lovely couple.
Then there was Jin-san. Jin-san was a member of the Blue Knights Order, but when he had free time, he would come here to help out.
Anith-san or Karim-san would come to this place every day, but if their mana was exhausted, then they had no choice but to stop the examinations, so Jin-san and my arrival could be said as a boon to them.
A Healer needs to stop before they reach the Limit Line. On a day when there was a difficult to treat patient, the next patients might not be able to receive treatment.
Since from now on, I would come on Darkday and Fireday, Jin-san would pick any other day when he could come to help the Clinic. Certainly, to have only two Healers in this Clinic, it casted a heavy burden on the both of them, right?
Although one could say that since only patients who could pay the high treatment bill would come to the Clinic, it wasn’t like every day was that busy. Most of the Clinic’s visitors came by appointment, sometimes there would be emergency cases from the castle’s Knights or adventurers, and a few cases of inpatients. Generally it was like this.
After that, finally I heard about the money. They said that it’s 12 silver for one day’s work from the morning bell until the noon bell. It will be paid every half month. According to Princess Green, this was the standard payment for a Healer. Even though I am a Healer with an powerful healing skill, since I was still inexperienced, I only received this much, but if I had experience, then the remuneration would immediately increase, so I was told.
120 thousand yen. One day is 120 thousand yen. Just working for one day and I can pay for the full month stay at the 「Red High Boot Inn」. Can I really receive that much? Even if the number of Healers was small, that didn’t mean that they couldn’t go to other places, right?
Are? But for the subjugation, I only received 1 Pieceling. 250 thousand yen. 2 days working in the clinic. Perhaps that compensation was too cheap? Or was this place just too expensive? I didn’t know this world’s money value, so I couldn’t tell.
For the time being, let’s do my best to earn income. Healer is for money-making, adventurer is for gaining experience as a foundation for going outside, and finally, going to library is for to investigating summoning magic.
From the stories that I heard, the high ranked nobles would go to the Gaia Temple and gave alms to consult with the Temple’s Healer. The Temple’s Healers were also the attending physicians for the Royalty or Lords. Even a simple treatment would cost more than 1 gold, a serious disease might cost 10 gold, and there were even people who paid 20 gold.
Since they would be cured by the Goddess’ Healer in the Temple, that much amount of money was considered as a matter of course.
So the Temple? I heard that there was a Gaia’s Son in the capital’s Temple. Coltea’s Temple also had healers. Although they weren’t Gaia’s Children, they still had really high magic power.
The nobles that came to this clinic were mostly mid-rank or low-rank nobles who couldn’t afford the high alms needed at the Temple. Even so, the medical bill in this clinic was quite expensive. No less than 15 silver and several gold for serious cases.
Even if they were referred to as commoners, the ones who could afford the Clinic’s medical fee were the affluent people who lived in the Middle District. In other words, wealthy people and adventurers. High ranking adventurers would also be able to get high rewards, so they could easily afford the clinic’s medical fee.
The people who couldn’t afford fees, would get medicine from an apothecary. Even so, medicine from an apothecary was expensive, too. The common price for Potion was 1 silver, while Ether was 5 silver.
Then, what about the sick people from the Lower District who couldn’t even afford such medicines? The best thing that they could do was to take boiled herbs, so just like the villagers, there were many people who died from a mere common cold.
Their environment was also bad. Since the food prices in the city were more expensive, the city’s lower class had poorer nutrition compared to villagers outside the city. There were even people that died from malnutrition.
There were no places that could aid those people. I wanted to help them, but it wasn’t something that I could do. If I said, 「I am a Healer and I will treat you」 in the Lower District, then surely it will end up with long line of patients that never decreased. I shouldn’t spread myself too thinly. After all, I will return to Japan in the end.
Thus, my job as a Healer in Coltea began. Nobles were really people who were troublesome to deal with. Every time the patients entered the room, the servants always instructed me before I could do any examinations, 「Please refer to this gentlemen as Count-sama」, 「Please refer this young lady as Young Mistress」, or 「Please conduct the conversation through the attending servant.」
If I didn’t receive permission to do it, I couldn’t even call them by their name. Even if I complained about it, there was nothing I could do, so I just did as they said. But it had become a laughable situation.
Since you know, rather than talking directly to the so called Young Mistress, I had to ask the maid, 「Does her chest feel any pain?」, then the maid will ask the Young Mistress, 「Young Mistress, does your chest feel any pain?」, 「Yes, a bit. It’s agonizing」, 「Young Mistress told me that her chest is painful.」 The flow of conversation was like this. What is this? Some kind of comedy sketch?
Even though I had normal conversations with His Highness Leon, I need to converse in such method with only a mere noble’s daughter. That made me think a little bit. Well, even back on Earth, compared to the actual Big Shots, people with slightly higher positions than others would act more haughty.
What I did wasn’t any different from the treatment methods I had done in Camiazure. Use 『Scan』, then 『Heal』. For the people with low physical conditions, then I will cast 『Stamina Restoration』 or 『Increase Immunity』. Something like that.
Because there were diseases in this world that I didn’t know about, when I encountered them, I would ask Princess Green or Karim-san.
Since this was a world where monsters existed, the wounds on the injured patients were awful. There were unfortunate people who had scar contractures from claws or had their limbs bitten off by monsters.
Recovery magic was not omnipotent. Even with 『Body Tissues Restoration Recovery』 the lost limbs won’t grow again.
The people with partial tissue loss injuries, like Hugh-san, could be immediately healed, but in this case, it was impossible.
This is just a conjecture, but in the case that the arm was severed, if the timing was just after it was severed and the arm had still remained, then I might be able to attach it back on with my magic. However, if the wound had already settled permanently, then there was nothing that I could do.
When the wounds had already became a permanent condition, then it would become a normal condition for the body and 『Body Tissues Restoration Recovery』 won’t mend him more than that.
That’s why I couldn’t treat the claw scar contractures or grow a limb back.
Even though I could completely heal the claw marks if it was immediately after it was inflicted.
One of the people that I had examined today was such a person. He was a former adventurer with one of his legs missing from below the knee after he was bitten by a monster. He felt excruciating pain on his knee and when I looked at it with 『Scan』, the tip of the broken bone was jagged and pierced into his muscle.
The only thing that I could do was casting 『Bone Cast』 to dull the tip of the bone so it won’t stimulate the nerve or the muscle again. Even so, since the intolerable pain that always troubling his foot was now gone, he felt really grateful to me.
Also, there was a disease that I never heard about before called 「Mana Stagnation」.
Mana is similar to 『Chi』 in yoga, circulating inside the body. That’s why if someone had mana and couldn’t set it in motion and let it outside the body, it could harm the body. This disease afflicted many children with high mana levels, causing continuous fevers or pain, making it a very severe disease for them.
So how could it be treated? It seems that it was treated by sucking out a bit of the mana stagnating inside the body. By sucking it out little by little, gradually they could let the mana out with their own power.
Sucking the mana out was something that any magician could do, but this was a Healer’s work. Well, it was because if the mana was sucked without knowing the Limit Line, then it could cause fainting or even drying up which is really dangerous.
That child was just a nine year old boy, a child of a count’s family, named Charles. He was just nine years old, but I couldn’t refer to him as 「Charles-kun」. If I did that, then it could become a big problem. The servant told me, 「Please refer to him as the Next Patriarch-sama」, which I obediently did.
「Then, Next Patriarch-sama, I will began the treatment.」(Reene)
「Hmm…. I permit it.」(Charles-kun)
Yeah. It was a grandiose word that couldn’t be imagined as coming from a nine year old. But even though he might have grandiose speech, in contrast, his voice was really frail and his face was a bit red. Even breathing seemed painful for him. When I used 『Scan』 at him, he was entirely red. As though his Chi was stagnated. These stagnated parts might be mana.
「Then Next Patriarch-sama, please take my hand.」(Reene)
Let’s try not sucking the mana out first, but circulating it instead. I explained to him, while presenting both of my hands, that if he couldn’t circulate the mana on his own then I will be the one who would move it. After both of our hands were joined, I sucked out just a trifling amount of mana from his right hand to my left hand, while sending him some mana on the other hand. My aim was that he would get accustomed to the sense of the mana circulating inside of him.
Since it would harm the body if the amount of mana that entered was too much, while looking at his status, I maintained that it was about 50 below his Max MP and made it circulate slowly. When the mana was circulated, it seems that this eased him and his complexion became a bit better.
「Can you feel the mana comes out from your right palm?」(Reene)
「Yes, the right palm feels hot.」(Charles-kun)
「This is the flow of mana.」(Reene)
The 「Next Patriarch-sama」 seemed to understand it one way or another, and after he left the words, 「I am indebted to you」, he exited the room.
Since this wasn’t a disease that could be healed with just one treatment session, he might come to this place again.
I tried to ask the 「Next Patriarch-sama」 and it seems that he still didn’t know what magic attributes he had. It was because he couldn’t let mana out. In the attribute column in his status, it was written with 【Light】 and 【Wind】. However, there was no way that I could inform him, so I only replied, 「Ah, it is so.」
Then, I asked Jin-san about the method to know one’s own attributes.
Who could have expected that it was by going to a Temple to give alms and pray to Goddess? By praying to the Goddess Gaia inside the Temple, and asking the Seven Spirits in turns, if there was an answer from a Spirit, then that means it was their attribute. Since people with Mana Stagnation couldn’t let any mana out, even if they prayed to the Goddess, they wouldn’t hear any replies from the Spirits.
Afterward, they would study under a Master of that attribute’s magic.
Everyone went to the Temple to check their magic, so the Temple held a high power. Their influence was also high.
No matter where the place it is, religion is scary.
With my first day’s work over, I was treated to a lunch in the Clinic.
Since this Clinic also provided meals for the hospitalized patients, it had a kitchen. It provided lunch for the Healers too. At first, I thought that it would be similar to a patient’s meal, but it was a legitimate proper meal.
It’s noon! It felt very long! What with this job? I can’t think it as ‘my work was only throughout the morning then it would be easy’. Morning bell is at 6 in the morning, noon is 12, evening bell is 6 in the evening. Hence, throughout the morning means from morning bell to noon bell, ergo 6 hours of working. Examining and treating people for 6 hours in the clinic, as one would expect, even I would be exhausted.
When I looked at my remaining MP, it had become 398. I had used about 350. No wonder the staff members were asking me, 「Are you alright?」「How is your condition?」.
They might have been worried that I had used my mana too much. It is a secret that my mana is above 700. From now on, I would take a look at my status at times and stop when it reached 400.
Since there was still MP left, I was completely alright, but mentally, I was really tired. Healing other people was a really hard occupation. I had felt that since Camiazure, but this place cemented that thought. An occupation where you are in close contact with people tethering on the brink of life and death is scary. The people who worked as doctors back in Japan were really amazing. It was impossible for me to do.
While having lunch, I asked my Healer senpai to teach me many things. The people in this world also had a proper level up. Until their growth stopped, their magic power (MP) and physical power (HP) would be growing easily, but when their growth stopped, then the increase in MP and HP slowed down. From that point on, it was rare for adults to have their Rank increase.
During childhood, there would be a yearly measurement. Naturally, it was because their measurement would influence the job choices that were open for them. The people who were working in occupations where the difference between magic power and strength mattered, like Knights or Magicians, would take regular measurements using the 『Trial Stone』. If their Rank increased, then promotion was possible.
There were cases where if a mere menial servant of Second Rank increased their Rank into Third Rank, and if they had the correct aptitude, they could become Castle’s maids. Everyone in this world began to work when they reached 15 or 16 years old at the lowest of the job tiers. Then, generally they will get promotion as time goes on.
On the opposite side, the people who reached their lifespan limit would have their Rank decreased. The people who had passed their lifespan or people who had used their magic beyond the Limit Line and damaged their minds, if either case happened, there was no way to treat it anymore. Before their Rank decreased, they would have plans for their retirement.
For the employers, they would perform periodic measurement using 『Trial Stone』 as a crisis management. In occupations like Knights, Magicians and Adventurers, it was important that they were careful not to push their body beyond the Limit Line. Of course, that also applies to Healers.
「That’s why,」(Princess Green)
Anith-san spoke to me.
「We have been truly expecting you.」(Princess Green)
「That’s true, it has been 230 years since the last Gaia’s Daughter’s appearance.」(Karim)
Karim-san also looked at me.
Since I didn’t understand how the conversation arrived at this topic, I couldn’t comprehend what they meant, so I just looked at both of them with a dumbfounded expression. Then, the Princess Green spoke while combing her beautiful green hair.
「You see, we have been working as Healers for decades. That’s why, we have confidence in our Healer’s skills, and we also have pride in our own ways. That’s why it was utterly vexing if there was someone who was even more skilled than ourselves. So, we would do our best to win against them.」(Princess Green)
「Yes. Naturally, we are jealous and also bitter. But Gaia’s Children are special. They are on a completely different level from us. Their mana amount is phenomenally huge. Everyone on this continent knows this. In this case, we can willingly admit our loss. It’s unthinkable to compete with Gaia’s Children. Even if we lose, it doesn’t shake our value as Healers in the slightest.」(Karim)
They have pride in their own skills and their current occupation, so they were giving their all in their work.
But, magic power is not something that can just be increased with hard work. It’s not something that could be accomplished just by working to the max. They need to continue using magic beyond their Limit Line which would exhaust their willpower. This implied dying. However, it was human nature to work excessively hard, and to not want to lose against the opponent.
Since the people of this world also had MP level up, that means that by using magic, they could accumulate experience points. Furthermore, there is something similar to proficiency level, so if they used the same magic continuously, then the magic effect would increase. If they practiced continuously, then their proficiency level would increase, furthermore they would accumulate experience points to level up, so their magic effectiveness would improve.
However, there was a limit on the proficiency level, sooner or later it would reach MAX. On the other hand, although it was much slower, there was no limit on experience points, if it had accumulated enough, then they could level up. That’s why people were doing their best.
With great efforts and bordering the impossible. Just like a sport drama, everyday they were working to the limit until they collapsed and reaching the limit before long. Leveling up in this world is many times harder than in a game.
In other words, since I will be helping out in this clinic and am a newcomer who has skills above them, they don’t need to work so hard so frequently. After all, I am a Gaia’s Daughter.
―――――Actually, the truth was far more different, but this was what they had thought. Hence, they could willingly rely on me and willingly accept their loss to me.
The current topic was simply about magic power. There were other point where I couldn’t compare to even with hard work.
A Healer’s medical arts, judging a patient’s disease, the quickest and most effective methods to treat them, these were all things that were hard for me to do. For example, a patient was assaulted by poisonous monster. The wound, the impact on the body and the poison. Each of these had different treatment measures. If I applied a physical healing regeneration spell to close the wound before applying anti-poison, then the poison would mix in the blood and end up circulating to the entire body. Something like that.
There were no medical books in this world and they also had no knowledge about the anatomy. However, the Healers could still be thought of as performing proper treatments. The Healer’s Arts couldn’t be said to be properly handed down. Everyone read magic arts books, gained experience as a Healer, repeatedly investigated when and what magic to use, or saw various cases, and their Arts increased as a result.
As a Healer, my experience was too shallow, so there was many things that they could teach me. I needed to properly learn about the work from the Professionals.
On my side, just like in Camizure, I talked a bit about the importance of hygiene, the custom of washing hands, diseases that could transferred orally, so you shouldn’t eat something that a sick person had touched, and the like.
At that time, Jin-san was enthusiastically questioning me, but this time, Princess Green and Karim-san was attentively listening to me. The Healers seemed to be astonished by my explanation.
They taught me the knowledge as a Healer and I talked about the knowledge from Japan. “In the future, let’s do this again so we can improve each other. There are still many things that we could learn”, Princess Green thanked me.
Cyan-san might have said that he would 「pick me up」, but in reality, Van-san had always been at the clinic. Even in the examination room, he would stand behind my seat.
The patients also came with guards, servants or maids, while on my side, I was also attached with a servant and a Knight as my guard.
When I needed to see the female patient’s skin, the guards wouldn’t avert their gaze or leave their position, but this was considered as the norm. I might be wondering whether or not there was any patient privacy, but servant and maid were 「just the way it is」, treated as if they didn’t exist. In other words, 「not a person」.
Since the nobles always had a risk of being assassinated, if they were attacked here, the Healer might get involved in the incident. Furthermore, the nobles had high pride, so if they were angry they might attack the Healer.
The guards of this clinic were the Coltean Knights, so naturally they would treat the Coltean Nobles as important people. If there was trouble, then there wouldn’t be anyone who would protect me as their priority. In the case the patient attacked me out of anger, I wouldn’t even be able to use attack magic on them. If I did, then it would became a huge problem.
Hence to reduce such a risk, there was a Blue Knight standing behind me.
Anith-san and Karim-san were considered members of the Coltean Knights. Meanwhile, Jin-san and me were in the away team. That’s why when Jin-san or I were conducting treatment, the Blue Knights was always beside us.
Hence why a Division Commander like Van-san came to this place with me today, to be a restraint for the patients.
In the afternoon, I intended to go to the library.
When Van-san said, 「I will escort you back to the inn」, I asked Van-san to take me not to the 「Red High Boot Inn」, but to the library.
「Ah, the library. To search for a clue about your village, right? I don’t have any problems taking you there, but what about the return? It will take around half a stound to walk, you know.」(Van)
The library was located in the Upper District. When I inquired about the means of transportation that was available, it seems that there was a stagecoach passing through the Upper District every half a stound.
It was running through the Main Road and if you wanted to board it, then you needed to raise your hand when it passed, and to get down you just needed to say, 「I want to get down」, and it will stop. The fare was one copper. Since this world didn’t have a clock, it wasn’t like it had a fixed schedule. If I had waited too long for it, then I could just walked down at the Main Road while waiting until it appeared.
To raise your hand when you wanted to board and to say that you want to get down when you reached your stop, it was like a cross between a bus and a taxi, right? When I mentioned that it seemed fun so I will ride on it, Van-san warned me that 「You must return back when the evening bell rings」 as he took me to the Library. Then, he departed after leaving the words, 「Don’t make a side trip, understand?」 The Library was a really impressive building. While the other buildings were constructed out of bricks, the library was constructed out of stones. Passing through the entrance, what greeted me was cold air. Inside, there was a reception counter separated by a latticed window and a door.
「Please present your identity papers.」(Library Receptionist)
I then showed my identity card and the letter of introduction from His Highness Leon, which conferred that I not only wanted to read the normal books, but also the restricted magic books to the receptionist onii-san. The onii-san confirmed the letter of introduction and placed my identity card on a softball sized crystal.
「I have confirmed the papers. Please bring your left hand forward.」(Library Receptionist)
I received the letter of introduction and the identity card back, before presenting my hand like he instructed. He then placed a magic tool on the back of my hand. It felt warm for a moment but that feeling soon disappeared.
「This is a seal so you can enter the barrier to the restricted section. When you leave the premises, it will be lifted off. At that time, please present the letter of introduction once again. Now, please enter through this door.」(Library Receptionist)
The room beyond the door was a wide space. The ceiling was high so the room felt really wide. Moving away from the door, it was like inside a huge atrium, the interior of the library was filling my entire sight.
There were three floors, on each floor there were tables in the reading space. Inside were endless rows of bookcases. The whole wall was covered with books and there were ladders to reach the books placed in the top shelves.
So I needed to search amongst these books? What a long way lies before me.
Since there was a counter, let’s ask the onee-san sitting there.
「I want to read magic books. May I ask where they are located?」(Reene)
「The magic books are located on thethird floor. After you enter, the right side is the restricted section.」(Library Clerk)
Hmm, since I had come to this place, I might as well read the books in the restricted section. I said my thanks and moved my feet to the third floor. I turned right and then felt the air curtain like the ones in the castle.
Certainly, this was the restricted section. I immediately picked a book and flipped through the pages to see the spells recorded inside. Since it was the restricted section, it only had strong advanced magics. Let’s read it more slowly later. There might be a convenient magic that I still don’t knowabout. For now, I put the book back on the shelf.
For the time being, let’s examine Space Attribute.
I passed through the bookshelves that were arranged by attributes. It was in the order similar to the days in a week. Space was on the last bookshelves. However, compared to the other attributes, the number of the books was few. I took them off one by one and read them in turns.
To start with, I took several books from the very last rows, placed them on the table and read from them.
……The conclusion is:
「Space Attribute Magic is a magic that only could be used by some of the High Rank Magic Races that Gaia permitted.」
「Space Attribute Magic is a technique to create a subspace or transferring position.」
I didn’t really read them in detail, but looking through the pages, most of the books only had this kind of content written in them. There were no magic spells written on them. Well, it was unlikely for a spell that could only be used by High Ranked Magic Races to be documented in a Human’s library.
It was clear that transfer magic existed. But, this might only be used by some of the High Rank Magic Races in this 『Gaia’s Garden』. So, did that mean that I was summoned by a person from a High Rank Magic Race?
The 『Arm』 inside the black mist. The dried shriveled 『Arms』. Were those the arms of a being from a High Rank Magic Race? After all, even Gangr-san the Dwarf had 4 digits of MP.
What kind of magic could exhaust someone with 4 digits? Not only that, but back then there were even several『Arms』 that came out from the black fog. Was perhaps another world summoning, a magic that was so grand that even several people of High Rank Magic Races dried up after using it? Since in my investigation, I suddenly crashed into a wall, I couldn’t put my thoughts in order.
It was no good. I believed that this was because I had already been exhausted from all the work I did as a Healer throughout the morning. My head couldn’t think properly.
Come to think of it, when circulating the mana to treat the mana stagnation, perhaps some MP is actually consumed?
Jin-san had said that 「It’s dangerous to use magic beyond the tolerance level while recovering mana.」 I didn’t notice it before, but sucking out the patient’s mana might be similar to recovering mana using Ether.
Even if I actually didn’t suck the mana little by little, the amount recovered was perhaps less than 200. I will be alright nonetheless, but thank goodness that the 「Next Patriach-sama」 Charles didn’t passed the Limit Line. I will be careful when examining patients with mana stagnation in the future.
Before I realized it, quite a lot of time had passed. Let’s called it a day and get back to the inn.
I returned the books to the bookshelves and exited the library.
I tried to wait for the stagecoach, but it seemed that it wouldn’t arrived on time. Since I had many things to think about, rather than sitting continuously, I had the mood to take a little walk instead, so this might be the right time.
I shuffled my feet in the Main Road, heading to the Middle District.
After walking about 15 minutes, there was a clattering sound that came from behind me, so I turned around and saw a small bus-like carriage approaching in my direction. Ah, so it is the stagecoach.
It was like a slightly bigger version of a carriage that circled around in amusement parks. There were two rows of sideway benches for two people and enough space for someone to stand in the middle. The entrance in back of the carriage was door-less, but had something like a standing pole. It might be used to board the carriage by grasping it.
It was somewhat fun. Rather than being in another world, it felt a bit like being in an amusement park. My spirits were lifted up.
I raised my hand and paid the coachmen one copper before boarding it.
The evening bell rang before I returned to the 「Red High Boots Inn」.
Agnes was worried for me and asked, 「Aren’t you late?」. So we talked about my trip to the library at the dinner hall table.
My conversation with Agnes was very different from what I had with the putting on airs nobles today, so it was refreshing.
……Are? Van-san is a noble, right? If I am not wrong, the Knights in this world were mostly the second sons or the third sons of a Noble House, or so what the Blue Knights told me. Furthermore, Agnes’ husband is a Knight too. But, Agnes didn’t have even the slightest appearance of a noble. Or rather, wasn’t it strange for a noble to be working in an inn like this?
「What’s the matter?」(Agnes)
Perhaps because I made a puzzled expression, Agnes asked me while placing the meal on my table.
「Umm, I just thought that even though Agnes is a noble, you are easy to talk with.」(Reene)
「It’s a given. My mother was a commoner after all.」(Agnes)
「Is that true?」(Reene)
「Yeah, when my father passed 40, he met and fell in love with my 17 year old mother, a commoner. Since they are a noble and a commoner, it seems that they were not approved even after marriage. it’s not strange, since even though they were married, my mother had low mana, just like me. Although Van is the fifth son, he was still a noble, so she couldn’t live with him as his wife. It’s hard for people with low mana to live in the district where the nobles reside. Mother was not a woman who liked to depend on the maids. Hence, why we always resided in the Middle District. That’s why, I’m not like a typical noble.」(Agnes)
I see. A person with low mana wouldn’t be able to live in a mansion filled with magic tools.
At any rate, a noble in his 40’s and a 17 year old commoner. Yup, in Japan the age difference is close to a crime. But in this world, it was normal for 16 year olds to be married. An age of 17 year is already a marriageable age.
I ate my dinner while watching Agnes work busily serving the dinners.
Nobles and commoners. To not be approved of, even after marriage, is that right: Love between different social statuses. It’s like an amazing love story. Let’s ask Agnes to share more about this next time.
Next half: Reene first adventurer job. And the introduction of new member of Reene’s pseudo-family. And no, unlike some female MC, Reene got no reverse harem…… she only got an Onii-chan figure, an Okaa-san figure and an Otouto-kun figure (not appeared yet).
 Writing King’s younger sister is too tiring for me, yet I make this pointless footnote.
 I play too much CK2… Sorry.
 都会. Well, can also means the shortform for 都議会 or Special Metropolitan Area (Tokyo). In other words, Reene is acting like a country hick.
 Average women height in Japan is 158 cm.
 アグネス・カリーム Agunesu Kariimu
 ユリア Yuria
 LoL at Reene’s line of thought.
 洗浄・乾燥 (Senjou Kansou)
 氷の貴公子. 貴公子means a young man of nobility, but a reader notes that my old translation for it seems too long. So after much deliberation of finding the good word for it, I first opted to use the old English word of “Atheling” that means “son of a King/Noble”. But since I think no reader knew what atheling means, I gave up and settled it on ‘Prince’ instead. Well.. Icy Prince is a nice nickname too.
 Reene wore a one piece dress if I’m not mistaken.
 Cyan-san said this in a tone like an adult giving a warning to a child. Well, for an 80 year old, a 22 year old might seem like a child.
 Sun is bright, hence light, moon is in the night, hence dark. Aw, the last does not rhyme.
 In Japanese Tuesday is火曜日 (Fireday) or Mars Day.
 The Japanese day order is: 日曜日 (Sun-day), 月曜日 (Moon-day), 火曜日 (Fire-day), 水曜日 (Water-day), 木曜日 (Wood-day), 金曜日 (Metal-day), 土曜日 (Earth-day). Hence the 日月火水木金土 mnemonics. The classical planets are named by the Five Chinese Elements.
 ククルmight be is a pun for 括るwhich mean “tying/putting things together”.
 Like most of the world, it’s in Celcius. If Reene is bathing in 40 degrees Fahrenheit water, then I will need to give her five imaginary thumbs up.
 In the RAW it’s: Ki…… Ki…… Kimochii.
 Japanese sure love their Ofuro, but soaking in a warm bath is really nice.
 Originally yurufuwa. Why Japanese love yurufuwa? I found yurufuwa on every novel I translate…
 Fun fact: In Japan, Drawers are called Pumpkin Pants: Kabocha Pantsu.
 マカカリの葉 Makakari no Ha. Macaca is an old world monkey, the macaque. Rhesus monkey belonged to this group.
 ねこの尾花 Neko no Obana. Obana or Susuki is Miscanthus sinensis, common names include Chinese silver grass, Eulalia grass, maiden grass, zebra grass, Susuki grass, and porcupine grass. Miscanthus in Greek means Stalk and Flower, since the flowers is on the stalk. Hence the translation: Cat’s Flower Stalk Grass. Funfact: It looks like a cat toy.
 アニスAnisu and カリム Karimu
 緑姫Midori-hime. Midori means green while Hime means princess. Princess Green or Green Princess. Which sounds better?
 アニスリエ・ローエAnisurie Rooe. Please spell her name like a French will do
 カリム・ローエKarimu Rooe.
 Seiyuu: voice actor.
 Otome game: A genre of game where the female MC could romance and conquer many handsome boys or men. The gender-flip of galgame / harem genre.
 Moe means burn. Igniting moe switch. Get the pun? Observation diary is a common summer homework for elementary schools in Japan where student make a daily record of their observation of an object, usually watching a plant grow.
 Scar contractures happens when the extensive healing process results in a scar that ‘pulls’ healthy skin tissues around them. Imagine the scars on Gerald of Rivia (for westerners) or Guts and Vash (for easterners). To put it simply: a big old wound that seems to pull the skin around it.
 Actually the Japanese term is 次期当主様 which mean the next master/head of the family. Don’t know the English equivalent. (E/N: Maybe, “the future/next Patriarch” then? Or “Matriarch” for women.) Patriach it will be.
 You tell me Reene. Working in Hospital is bad for my mental health, but the wage is rather good……