I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 161
Chapter 4-7. Let’s go with efficiency
The bar that Rose told me about, Haneyume, was a very good place.
Although I did not drink, the food was good, the service was courteous, and the rowdy customers were quickly thrown out.
It was surprising to see them thrown out of the restaurant at first, but seeing the staff who could pull it off naturally, and the customers laughing hysterically at them, I was convinced that this was the norm in this world.
However, the price was a little expensive. About five silver coins per person, perhaps.
We ordered a lot, so it was probably about that much. ……I wonder how much it would have been if we had ordered alcohol as well.
We still had plenty of money to spare, though, so we shouldn’t worry too much about it.
Well, we went back to the inn and slept, and then it was morning again, and I realized …… that three or four people taking requests is very inefficient, considering what happened yesterday.
So now we are in the middle of a discussion in my assigned room.
“Now, as I said before, it is obvious that we can only make enough money to get through the day as it is. So, I would like you to come up with some ideas, and since Uchikage seems to know how to solve that problem, his turn will be the last one.”
“So, first, Reizen. What can we do to break out of this situation?”
“Yes! We need to quickly raise our ranks and get a higher rank!”
I hit Reizen’s head with water in the shape of a fist.
Although what Reizen was saying was not exactly wrong, it was not the answer because he skipped over the process.
In this case, we are having a meeting about the procedure.
“All right, next is Alena.”
“Hmmm …… pick the most profitable request?”
“There’s no doubt about it. But you need to say one more thing after that.”
“I understand! The most expensive request is the S rank, so we’ll take it.”
Don’t skip over the process.
“Ah. Getting lots of requests ……?”
” Yep. Well, let’s just say the correct answer. To summarize Alena’s answer earlier, we can break out of this situation by taking on a lot of high-paying requests. There are four of us, so there should be nothing we can’t do.”
It is too inefficient for four people to complete a single request as it is now.
Perhaps the requests in the lower ranks are all intended to be completed by a single person.
“So, I think we should all start working separately today and complete our requests individually until we can move up to rank D. What do you think?”
“I have no objection, but I’m worried about …… Alena.”
“I’ll be fine!”
“Did you forget when you fought the orcs? As for Alena, let’s decide whether or not to accompany after seeing the requests she receives.”
Aside from the other two, I would never let a child go alone.
No matter how strong her skills are, there are very few things that can be solved by that alone.
The truth is that …… Alena is a bit feisty and I would say that I am worried about her not having someone to be her guardian.
Anyway, that’s the end of the discussion, and I’ll implement it as soon as I can.
But I have something I want to make sure of, so I’m taking the day off today.
I’ll leave the requests to the three of them, and I’ll let Alena and Uchikage decide whether or not they want to go with me on the requests they receive.
Though I’m taking a day off, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to do anything.
I will be selling the hipos, pralises, and redogpops that we collected yesterday to the stores that deal in medicines.
I would have sold the Hitro fruits too, but the order form said that freshness was important.
So, I left those as they are, because there was a possibility that the quality would deteriorate over time after they were picked.
Still, the Hitro fruits were very tasty.
If I may use an analogy, they were sweet like mangoes. …… I never thought I would come to this world and enjoy the taste of mangoes again.
It did look like an apple, though…….
So I decided to visit the place where Uchikage was gathering information yesterday to sell herbs as a first stop.
Right now I have 50 hipos, 200 pralises, and 20 redogpops on hand.
If I sold five hipos, twenty pralises, and two redogpops at each location, I would be able to visit exactly ten places.
“I’m coming in!”
“Welcome. Oh, it’s you. Are you alone today?”
“Something like that. I got some herbs I want you to buy.”
“Oh, sure, sure. We’re running a little low on hipos right now, so if you could sell them to me, that would be a big help. ……”
“There you go.”
With that, I put the number I had just prepared on the counter.
The old man first picked up the hipo grass and observed it seriously, then the pralis grass, and then the redogpop, nodding his head vigorously, but tilting his head slightly, as if he had some doubts.
“It’s all good …… stuff, you know. You’d have to go pretty deep into the woods to obtain this, but …… was that okay?”
“I don’t think it was that far into the forest. …… Well, it seemed like a bit of a handful for a novice to move around in.”
“I mean, …… Redogpop is only one mountain away. I’ve never heard of anyone bringing it back in a day.”
“Nahh. Don’t mind it. The worst case is only when we were attacked by the orc and the big heal slime.”
I was surprised to hear such a loud voice coming from the old man.
Even though it was a quiet store, I would have been surprised to hear such a loud voice.
“That’s startling me…… geeez….”
“You encounter an orc you say !?”
“Ah, yes. It was quite big, though. It was as big as this shop more or less? We beat it, but ……”
“And the Big Heal Slime too !?”
“That one was big too. Neither of them were reported to the guild, though, because we were able to defeat them both.”
Hearing this, the old man sat down in his chair with a whimper and let out a big sigh.
It bothered me slightly that it was a sigh of relief …… or rather dismay, but I wondered …… whether it was that important.
At any rate, those two creatures seemed very weak.
The orcs looked dim-witted, and the fact that they could fight reasonably well even against Alena is evidence of that.
As for the big heal slime, …… nothing special about it .
“Erm…… what was your name again?”
“Ouren, huh. My name is Tatom. Please inform the guild about the big heal slime and the orcs. The big heel slime is a real nuisance because it has a high vitality and if it splits up, it will eat up all the Hipo grass. There was only one orc, right? That means it could be a scout. We have to hit the nest before it does any damage, or we’ll be in big trouble.”
“Mm… I forgot at that time. I understand. I’ll report it to the guild later.”
I reflect on the fact that I was more than a little selfish.
Come to think of it, there is not a single big heal slime anywhere.
It could have already split up, and if it did, the hipo grass around it would really be eradicated.
As for the orcs, I had not considered the possibility of it being a scout at all.
It certainly seems a bit odd that an orc of that size would come to the area alone, wearing such fine equipment.
The fact that it was wearing equipment meant that it had a facility for producing equipment, and there was a good chance that it had a companion somewhere.
Maybe it was a little bit bad that we killed it.
If the scouts didn’t come back, the other party might be in a stir.
To be frank, it was like I was declaring war on them. …… Good grief.
I might as well report this before I do any other business.
“Can you do me a favor?”
“Sure. So, what’s the deal?
“Oh, wait a minute… ……”
As a result, the hipo grass sold for fifteen silver coins, the pralis grass for nine copper coins, and the redogpop for two gold coins.
Although the amount of money for each individual piece varied due to quality and size, it was still more than enough money.
Most importantly …….
“Redogpop is so expensive! For such a joke of a mushroom!”
“The price is high because of the remoteness of the place where they are collected. And if you make it into a medicine or a potion, the price is not that high.”
“Don’t say that in front of the person who sold it to you. ……”
In case you’re wondering, the redogpop I sold this time was an assertive one with [It’s me, me, me] written on it …… I never thought it would be that expensive.
I’m going to reflect a little on the fact that I made a mistake.
I asked about the current market price of potions, and found that heal potions cost five silver coins each, and mana potions were slightly cheaper at three silver coins each, which is a very unaffordable price for a newcomer to the game.
This was also the case in this store, so it is said that the price fluctuates from cheaper to more expensive in other places.
Well, we don’t need heal potions anyway, and I don’t want to drink mana potions, so I won’t be buying any.
Besides, I already have four digits of MP.
I won’t be needing mana potions anymore, and I don’t want some.
At any rate, I put the money I got this time into one small bag and put it in my magic bag.
If I can make this much money just from collecting quest, there really aren’t going to be any more people doing requests in the lower ranks.
But wait a minute.
The request I received yesterday was something ridiculous like one silver coin for five hipo grass. ……
Damn, what a loss I’m making! If I had sold everything here, I would have gotten some gold coins for sure!
“…… next time …… I’m not going to take a request for a collection type thing, I’m going to bring it here. ……”
“I’m glad to hear that. I’d like you to bring some customers with you if you can.”
“That’s your job as a dealer,……. Alright, I’ll be going now.”
“Yes, yes, thank you for your continued patronage.”
Feeling like the guild was ripping me off, I decided to head over to the guild once I was there to report back to them.
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