I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 167
Chapter 4-13. Assisting Request
Around noon, the guild seemed to be full of young adventurers, who were busy reporting the completion of requests and taking requests from noon onward.
I was a little concerned that I might have to slip into the middle of all this, but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what Jigul will do.
Hmmm….. it’s crowded most of the time when I accept the request.
I know it’s crowded in the morning,….. but it’s also crowded in the afternoon.
The high rank area reception is almost never crowded, but we are still in the low rank area, so we have to wait in a crowded line.
However, if we don’t accept requests in the morning, the overall efficiency of completing requests will decrease, so we always want to take them in the morning.
You might think that it would be better to go to the guild reception before it gets crowded, but this guild opens late.
If I were to say in terms of hours, it would be around 8 o’clock.
That’s the time when small children and even the elderly are fully awake and active.
So most adventurers are awake, and if anything, all the stores are open.
That’s why. There’s no point in getting up early to go accept a request.
“Nii-san, I got them.”
“Oh. What did you take?”
I think I finally heard the name of the creature I’ve heard so much about.
I heard that you could get a request to take down a monster from E rank, but I didn’t expect to be able to take down something like that.
It seems that goblins are always requested to be taken down, and two other creatures are always attached to the request form as targets for regular elimination.
It seems that they are highly fertile creatures.
One of them are Acid Dogs.
I know this well because I fought them once, and their numbers are outrageous.
We fought only half of them, but if we had fought all the Acid Dogs, we would have lost MP for sure at that place.
The other one seems to be a bird-shaped monster called Raska.
I have never seen one before, so I have no idea what to say about it, but I heard that it can fly, since it is a bird. (Duh)
There are many of them and they fly very fast, so it seems that they are very difficult to defeat.
I heard that they sometimes appear even when you are defeating goblins, so it may be possible to meet them if you have good luck.
Anyway, I’m sure I can kill all of them …….
“Okay, please show me the way.”
“Huh? You don’t know where it is, Nii-san?”
“We’ve only been here recently, after all. How could I know anything about it?”
“All right. Let’s go to the magic circle.”
What did he say?
“Wait, Jigul. What’s the magic circle?”
“Eh? It’s a warp magic circle set up by the church. The forest is far from this country, isn’t it? That’s why you can go there and get to the forest in one go. You can return by activating the magic stone that will be distributed to you. The fee is quite expensive, but it was not a problem for one person.”
I guess this is what they mean by [If you don’t want to ask the direction, you’ll lost your way].
I didn’t think there was such a thing exist. …… If I had known there was such a thing, I would have used it already.
The warp magic circle is not that uncommon in this world.
But it takes a lot of time to set up, so it has no practical use in battle.
I think it would be good to have them always available for emergency requests or something, but …… magic stones themselves are very expensive, so it seems impossible to distribute them around.
The fee for one time use is five small silver coins.
The cost for one person is certainly high, but the amount of time you can spend there is more than enough to make up for the cost if you are collecting the right materials and medicinal herbs.
“That’s very convenient…….”
“Though there are only three placements of the magic circle, so there’s really not much we can do there.”
“But still, it’s a lot better than going by horse-drawn carriage.”
Jigul led me to a church where there was a warp magic circle.
When I arrived at the church, I was overwhelmed by its size.
It was about three times the size of the Adventurers’ Guild.
I was a little worried that the church might be in collusion with the royal family,……. If that were the case, it would be a major factor in the political power of the church.
If so, it would have a lot to do with the government, but since it was none of my business, I decided to ignore it.
When I entered, I could already see a few adventurers walking toward the magic circle.
It seemed that they had paid for the use of the magic circle, received the magic stone for their return, and then proceeded on their way.
“Yeah. You pay money there and get the magic stone.”
I guess the church is raking in the bucks on this one.
Well, I’ll just take advantage of it anyway.
I paid the money and received a magic stone.
This magic stone seems to record the coordinates of the magic circle here, and it seems to contain a spell to warp to these coordinates.
Holding the stone, I walk to the magic circle and stand in the center of it with Jigul.
It seems that if you put magic power into the magic circle, it will activate on its own. …… but how do you channel the magic power?
“Jigul, how do I activate this thing?”
“Well, you just picture the magic flowing down to your feet and you can do it right away.”
“…… like this?”
For now, I try to concentrate, and try to visualize the image just as Jigul said.
This was surprisingly difficult.
I have never even seen or felt magic flow before.
I groaned for a while, and then Jigul poked me, and I opened my eyes and saw that I was standing in a place that I had never seen before.
There were several tents set up around me and various adventurers around me in the area.
“Nii-san? We’re arrived you know?”
“I didn’t even realize it……”
“You felt the magic drain out of you, didn’t you?”
If magic power is being sucked, then the status should be changed, so let’s take a look at it.
It’s only gone down by 1……..
No wonder I don’t feel like my MP have been absorbed.
I wonder if that magic circle can be activated with such a very small amount of magic power.
The low cost is a good thing.
However, it is convenient because you don’t have to wait for the recovery of magic power when you are going to do something thanks to the low cost MP.
“Jigul, where are we?”
This place is south of the capital. And this place is an adventurer’s camp. If you want to stay in the forest for a few days, or if you have a long-term request, this is the place to go.
“It’s like a rest stop, huh? Well, we don’t have to waste our time here. Shall we go?”
He made a strange voice and I looked at Jigul and he looked kind of uncomfortable.
I wondered if something happened to him ……?
“Mm? What’s wrong, Jigul?”
“Uh, no, I need to take a break……”
“You need a break?”
“Eh, aren’t you tired, Nii-san? Especially after using the magic circle?”
“No, not at all.”
“I, just used half of my magic. I need to take a break…….”
Did that one take half of it?
And I didn’t consume much magic at all. …… Is this something that varies depending on your physique and age?
Well, if he is tired, it would be a poor choice to force him to go.
Since this is a goblin subjugation request, you need to be in perfect condition to take on the task or you will probably get injured.
But it would be a shame to waste time with a break.
Let’s see, ……, I’m sure it’s here …….
“Jigul, take this.”
“… What is that?”
“Eh, no, I don’t want it.”
A small scream echoed through the adventurers’ camp, but this kind of thing is rather common, and the matter was over without any particular attention.
On the contrary, Jigul went a little bit limp.
Maybe it can’t be helped if you drink something that tastes so awful…….
Perhaps, I should try to improve this.
I wonder if it is possible to sweeten it a little by adding some recovery water or something?
No, first of all, we need to get rid of the smell.
Maybe use some ginger ……? Maybe some green parts of spring onions? Maybe there is any other way…..
I’ll ask old man Tatom at the pharmacy next time.
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