I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 97
Chapter 3-12. Irza Magic Tool Store
When I opened the door, there was a clanging sound, alerting them a customer had arrived.
The owner of the mage shop- I mean magic tool store……, came out immediately.
The person was short, wearing a robe that clearly claimed he was a mage, and a triangular hat.
A pendant hung from his neck with a distorted star symbol on it.
He has a smiling face with a slightly childish appearance.
“Welcome! What are you looking for?”
He- she looked like a boy, but when I heard her voice, I knew that this person was a woman.
I wonder how I should answer her.
I can’t say that I only came in because I was curious.
I think it would be better to choose words that are not too blunt.
“Ah … What kind of stuff do you sell here??”
Then the owner’s eyes lit up.
I immediately realized that I had stepped on a land mine.
What I’ve done.
“Here! Irza’s Magic Tool Store has every kind of magic tool you want! We have combat relate tools, defense, pets, slaves, and even monsters! And what’s more, we have something for all adventurers! This bag of magical tools is very popular! It may look like a small bag, but its contents are huge! It is used by everyone from A rank to S rank! But it is a bit pricey! Two gold coins for one bag! But this is the first time you’ve been here. …… If we sell it at the regular price, some customers may stop coming back, so for this one time only, we are offering one of these magic bags, a special wallet that can hold everything from gold coins to copper coins, and an additional water magic spellbook [beginner level] for the price of one gold coin and five silver coins! It’s a first-time-only discount service! How about it?”
“I’ll buy it”
“Immediate decision! Thank you very much!”
I bought all the products that she showed me.
Although it’s quite expensive, a magic tool with a large amount of contents sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
And this woman is young, but she is a good businesswoman.
After initially offering me two gold coins and then saying that it was only for the first time, she offered me two additional items as a service.
It’s a true bargain for me, as I don’t yet have a complete understanding of the market.
That’s what I thought.
I mean, Japanese people are weak against the word [bargain or discount]. …… It seems that I was the same way. ……
Maybe she’s lying, but she provided me with something interesting.
I should obediently take her offer here
And I can afford it.
“Then, here is the magic bag, a magic wallet, and a beginner water magic book.”
“Can I check them out now?”
It may be fake, so it’s a good idea to check them before giving her the money.
The magic tool bag looks like a slightly larger waist bag.
When I thrust my hand into it, I could easily reach my shoulder.
I wondered what happened.
I put it all the way to my shoulder, but I still can’t touch the bottom.
Apparently this magic bag is real.
The wallet is also a little big.
When I looked inside, there was a place to put money for six kinds of coins.
The mouth is made of a zipper-like material and can be opened and closed.
It has the shape of a wallet I often see on Earth.
The spellbook describes how to use magical power.
It’s an introductory edition.
Maybe if I learn this, I may be able to use the magic that humans use.
“I’ve confirmed it. Then, here’s two gold coins.”
“Yes, sure. Then, that means five silver coins as change …”
“Oh, you can keep the change.”
“I can’t do that!No matter if it’s silver coins or bronze coins, money is money …”
“You see, I’ve never had anyone be so kind to me in a place I’ve never been before. I’m just returning the favor. It is natural to pay for the good service you gave me.”
I know it’s a totally foreign mindset, but a good service deserves good rewards!
I feel like I got what I wanted.
After hesitation a little, the shopkeeper grabbed the two gold coins and put them in her pocket.
For the time being, she seems to be convinced.
After that, she straightened her posture and bowed lightly.
“You are an interesting person. May I ask your name?””
“It’s a Ouren”
“Ouren-san then? I’m Irza Matisse, the owner of Irza Magic Tool Store. Thank you for the patronage.”
Irza reached out her hands for a handshake whale fixing her titled hat.
I answer and squeeze her hand back..
The hat worn by Irza was often slipped off or tilted, as if it was not the right size.
“No – it’s been a long time since someone bought for the amount I specified without bargaining or complaining that it was too expensive!”
“Oh, I guess I should have done that too?”
“If that had been the case I wouldn’t have sold it. But I’d like to offer you something for the five silver coins you gave me. …… Is there anything you want to ask or something.? The only thing I can give you right away is information. … ”
“Ahh, can you tell me about this spellbook first?”
This spellbook … I’m glad I got it, but I can’t find any use for it.
I have water magic as a skill, and I also have a lot of magic skills.
It may be necessary for humans, but it didn’t seem to be necessary for me.
But Irza is tilting her head.
It seems she doubts about something.
“Apparently, Oren-san is good at water-based skills. Also soil-based skills. But that’s all skills, isn’t it?”
“? Is it different?”
“Aren’t your water-based skills not trained well?”
“Hmm? Why are you asking about my water magic?”
Somehow, our topic isn’t synchronized.
I’m surprised that Irza was able to guess my skill set in one shot, but I can’t help but wonder what she’s saying that I don’t understand.
Isn’t my water-based skill….. Is water magic?
“Perhaps Ouren-san doesn’t know that …… skills and magic are different things?”
“… I see … No wonder there are few vortexes of magical power.”
She’s nodding her head and agreeing with herself.
Everytime she nodded, her triangle hat’s movement didn’t match with her head movement. At least, please let me know the difference.
“Umm, what did you mean by magic and skills are different?”
“This information is far from five silver coins, but … let me explain. First, skill. Skills can be used by various people, and if you say the skill name verbally, you can activate it without chanting anything. However, skills can only be reproduced and not really applied. However it’s possible with magic. “
“… I’m sorry, I don’t really understand.”
“Well … Let’s compare skill and magic. If you are good at water skills, you probably know the skill called 【Water Bullet】 .”
【Water Bullet】: A skill that shoots small water projectiles, which makes the water pressure stronger or harder depending on the amount of MP.
In addition, I believe it was a skill that increased the power depending on the input.
I don’t remember actually using it, but I think it was …… acquired and immediately put into synthesis. ……?
I know this skill, more or less.
Nodding so, Irza continues to explain.
“【Water Bullet】 is a skill to reproduce a ball of water and send it flying. Most of the skills do not create them, but rather reproduce 【predefined skills】. The more magic power you put into it, the more powerful it becomes, but it is not lethal. However, with magic, it is possible to 【 modify 】 the water bullet and turn it into a sharp bullet.”
“Yes. I use my magical power to tune up my skills a little. Just like a spherical water ball becomes sharp like an arrowhead. This is Magic Skill”
In other words … Skills are the basics, and magic is the application.
When I asked Irza about it and confirmed it, she said that it was almost the same.
Certainly, the word “reproduce” was sometimes used in the explanation of skills.
What Irza explained is not a mistake.
When it comes to that, it seems that the skill created by modifying the skill becomes a different skill, but that is not the case.
It seems that this principle is not well understood, and it seems that the skill created by modifying it with magic is going to be recorded as an original ability in the true sense.
The skill is not recorded.
But it is said that it takes a long time of training to be able to use magic.
Feel the magic flowing through your body and using those senses when you fiddle with your skill.
This is ridiculously difficult.
It seems that some people can’t do it for the rest of their lives.
However, there are some who’s good at swordsmanship and martial arts, so they are not inferior to those who can use magic.
If they train their bodies, their magic will diminish, and if they master magic, their bodies will diminish. ……
Among those who use magic. Some sculpt on their wands to shorten the chanting, while others deploys a magic circle and shoots magic bullets. It is said that there are various types of people who borrow knowledge from books and unleash powerful magic.
Swordsmen are no slouches either, they say they are able to crush rocks with one body, handle martial arts constructed based on the school, and master various weapons.
But these are only in the higher ranks, she said.
However, the flip side of the coin is that the high-ranked people are the only ones who can do so.
It’s the knowledge you need to get used to in the future.
I would have to thank Irza.
“Hee….. I learned a lot.”
“No, this is general knowledge, isn’t it?”
If this is widespread general knowledge, it’s information that never got around to me, who knows nothing about it.
It seems good to try to create a skill using magic soon.
But … I can’t think of any vision at all.
Well, can it be done later, right?
“Hmm … Is there anything else you’d like to ask?”
“Oh, then tell me where the slave traders are. Possiblly the most tight-lipped one.”
“Slave trader …? Is there something there??”
“Then I’ll take it as hush money.”
Irza Ilsa really wants to get off those five silver coins for some reason.
If that’s the case, you should have refused a little harder.
Well, it’s alright if she can convince herself.
Irza took off her hat to cover her mouth and gave me information about the slave trader.
Her hair was indigo, not black.
“This is the West Ward. There is a small slave dealer just outside this store in the East Ward. You will see a large church and a domed tent near it, so you can easily recognize it when you are there! “
“Thanks, that helps me.”
“No no no! This is also for our good customers, so….”
With that said, she puts her hat back on.
As soon as she put it on, it shifted again, but she quickly put one hand on it to stabilize it.
I don’t know why she keeps wearing such an ill-fitting hat, but I’ll stop complaining about other people’s fashion.
Come to think of it, Irza quickly figured out that my best skill was water-based. ……
I wonder how she figured that?
“Can I ask you one last question??”
“Not just one, but ten or one hundred is fine!”
“How did you find out that my specialty is water?”
“Oh, that’s my skill. I can tell what skills they are good at by their atmosphere. That’s all, though.”
That said, she had a bitter smile.
There may be something, but it would be rude for me to ask her that.
I briefly said goodbye and left the store.
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