When we returned to the Adventurer’s Guild, Leela, who had spotted them, stood at the reception desk.
“How did the request go?”
“Yes, it went well.”
At the sight of their smiling faces, Leela fell out of phase and relaxed her shoulders.
“Can you please submit the request form as proof of accomplishment?
This should be done by submitting a request from the Adventurer’s Guild in the system.
If the request has been completed, it will be converted to green, and if it has not been completed, it will be converted to the same red color as at the beginning.”
“I understand.” “Yes.”
The two of them operated the system as instructed, and the request form was converted. Then, a green board appeared, just like that of the coin.
Tatsuro and Ai presented it to Leela together. Leela took the green board and stacked Tatsuro’s and Ai’s things on top of each other to make a single piece, then turned it into a particle and put it inside herself, then made a motion to play with the system before turning to face us.
“I have confirmed that the request has been fulfilled. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Congratulations on the successful completion of your first request.”
“Thank very much you.” “Thank you!”
After the two of them expressed their gratitude for the congratulatory words, Leela smiled and spoke to Tatsuro and Ai again.
“By the way, do you have time for us after this?”
“Yes, it’s all right, right?”
“Yes, there’s no rush to do anything.”
“If so, could you give us some more time?”
“Right this way, then.”
They agreed with two replies and were led to the same room where they had first been shown. Prompted by the same sofa again, Leela, who had prepared tea for the three people in the room, sat down on the opposite sofa.
“So, what’s the story?”
“Yes. The first is that in ten days time, a number of adventuring parties are scheduled to survey the area from the forest near the town to the entrance of the Amneri Forest and defeat demons.
I was wondering if you two would be interested in participating in that.”
Erlen’s corpse flashed through their minds at her words. The two of them felt a bit of a stink about this, although it seemed that there were few requests for adventurers that were completely risk-free.
“It sounds dangerous, right?”
“Yes, we can’t guarantee safety. However, if the disturbed biodistribution starts to return to normal in ten days, I don’t think there is much danger.
However, if it hasn’t returned to normal yet, there is a risk of encountering strong demons.
So, if possible, I would like you to go to the people who can at least defeat the Green Crystal Deflstal.”
Tatsuro tried to remember the strength of the green crystal as he thought about the strength ranking of the Deflstal series by color.
“I think it was …… green, which is the third strongest from the bottom, below blue.”
“That’s right. Some of the dangerous demons that have arrived due to the disturbance of the biodistribution are probably not where they are supposed to be, so they may not be able to show their full potential.
In addition, there is a high probability that the individuals that would form a pack are acting in small numbers or in unison.
So our guild decided that people of that level could handle it if they were careful not to be taken by surprise and if an emergency arose, they could just run away.”
“Hmm, what do you think, Ai?”
“I don’t know.”
There was no need for the two of them to go out of their way to risk it. But still, a strong demon should have plenty of skills. If they do, they will be able to return home sooner. ……
As they pondered this, Leela gave them a not unreasonable look and decided to offer them some time to decide whether or not they would take the job, as she had thought from the beginning.
” It would be fine if you decide the day before, nine days from now.
If you are willing to do it, please let us know at our guild.”
“Okay, I understand. I don’t know if we’ll accept it yet, but I’d like to discuss it with her and decide.”
“Yes, thank you.”
“Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what’s the second thing you want to talk about?”
After a beat, Ai, who had remembered that she had said the first one, quickly asked Leela about it.
Her eyes lit up and she responded with a spirited voice.
“The second is a request for the sale of materials. Since the two of you seem to be in possession of an item box, you must still be holding the materials for the demons of the Amneri Great Forest, right?”
“Yes. I mean, there are meat, fur, and other decaying things, so I was wondering what to do with them.
“Ah, I hate it when they decay.”
“Does that mean there is also the meat of the Golden Crystal Deflstal?”
The two of them, who had slightly arched their backs to the suddenly excited Leela, answered that they did not.
Then, as if disheartened, Leela’s momentum dropped.
“Eh, you didn’t bring the precious material?
The meat of the highest species is said to extend the life of all living things, and is also very tasty, so the price is quite high. ……”
“Oh, that bear was such a big deal, huh? Well, we would have taken it if we could have, but…”
“Yeah, we couldn’t do anything about it at the time, so we had to eliminate everything except the crystal and the skin.”
” ────Ha? D-Did you just say something about eliminate?”
After opening her mouth as if her jaw would come off the floor, Leela asked again, her cheeks tugging.
“Yeah, it wasn’t the kind of thing you could take down with care, so we pushed with the maximum firepower we had, and that’s what happened.”
“H-heh, Izz det zo?” (Is that so?)
After saying that, Leela stared blankly into the void for a while, as if her soul had been drained, like a certain boxer who had turned white.
“I’m sorry, excuse me.”
“No, it’s okay.”
“No, Don’t worry about it.”
” Uhm, let’s get back to the point. What kind of material can you offer for sale?”
” Umh, let’s see…” “Uun.”
Then Tatsuro and Ai decided what they wanted to sell now and what they decided to sell a little bit for now.
“Is it okay to do it here?”
“Ah, that’s right. It looks like you have some living things, I’ll get you something to put down.”
Then Leela quickly left the room and brought in a cart with enough trays to hold a whole person. She took some of the trays down and laid them out on the floor, then pointed to them with her hand and said, “This way, please.”
“All right, let’s start —–“
Then, before they knew it, they had placed the materials for the deflated crystal on the tray.
The first thing they did was to place five of Tatsuro’s favorite small golden crystals, followed by ten blue crystals and thirty white crystals.
Next, the undamaged portions of the blue crystal and white crystal deflustals were filled with flesh, fur, bones and fangs.
He then placed a piece of fur full of holes from the area where the golden crystal had grown, which he had spliced together using the bonds in the item box.
“There’s even some blue crystal material in there…”
“‘Yes. There were two of them attached to the golden crystal, so I took them down quickly.”
“──── Ah, so you took on three of them at once. It’s a little hard to imagine, but I get it.
Uhm, well, let me give you a quick assessment.”
Then, for a while, as Leela stared at the materials laid out, she repeatedly wrote something on the document at hand.
As soon as she had finished looking at all of them, she spoke to Tatsuro and Ai who were sitting close together behind her, chatting.
“The assessment is finished…but”
“This fur will not go rotten if it is properly processed by a nearby blacksmith, and if you make armor with it, it will be quite good. Doyou really want to sell it?”
In particular, this golden crystal Deflstal pelt is something that even a seasoned adventurer would love to have, you know?”
“”Oh that’s right””
The two of them looked impressed and amazed at the value of the fur.
At this, Leela muttered in a voice so quiet that no one could hear her, “I knew they didn’t know…”
“Can this blue crystal fur be used for armor too?”
“Yes, it’s also very sturdy and light, and one of the most popular materials.”
“What do we do now, Taturo?”
“I’ll keep all the furs for now. If there is a excess, I will come back to sell them.
Also, can you tell me where that blacksmith shop is?”
“Yes, I don’t mind.”
Tatsuro thought about their current situation and came to this conclusion.
After all, they would have to face demons in order to earn SP in the future. And yet, their current combat attire is a set of potato jerseys designated by the school. It’s not just bears, but even a medium-sized dog-sized demon charging at them will damage them, and paper armor is no better.
While Tatsuro was thinking about this, Leela finished drawing a simple map to the blacksmith’s shop on a spare piece of paper at hand and handed it to Tatsuro, who then handed over another piece of paper.
“I think things will go more smoothly if you show this to the people at the forge along with it.”
“It’s just a letter of introduction. The material is rare and the two of you are young, so they might get the wrong idea.”
“Oh, That’s what this is about?”
“What do you mean?
“Well that’s —-“
If a child brought a valuable fur, he might be suspected of stealing it from somewhere else, but with the guild firmly behind him, things would go more efficiently. The guild will be able to do things efficiently by having a solid backing.
Ai agreed and thanked Leela, while Tatsuro put the letter of introduction and the map in the “item box” for now.
“So, are you sure you want to sell the rest of your things?”
“Here is the estimated amount”
The two of them accepted the paper that was presented to them and looked at it face to face to confirm the contents.
The paper contained a detailed breakdown of each item, and if the item was the same but cheaper, there was a note explaining why, making it very easy to understand.
It was very easy to understand, and if the price was lower for the same item, there was a note explaining why.
“Uhm, are any of these prices in the wrong digits……”
We have done our due diligence and it is the Guild’s responsibility to make sure that the valuation list you received is correct. We will pay the price exactly as it is.
On the contrary, it is a document that carries that much responsibility, so our staff is assessing it with the utmost care. So don’t worry.”
Leela, who spoke with the expression of a woman who could do her job, made me realize that this was not wrong.
Also, Leela is Leela, and she has been surprised a lot so far, so their reaction to this is quite pleasant.
“Fourhundred fifty million sixhundred ninety seven fifty two huh……”
They read out the number with a wry smile: 450,697,052 sis.
Since the monetary values of the Sis and the Yen are roughly the same, a wealthy person who can call himself a wealthy bear was now born here.