Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 390
Bear-san Enters the City of Ludnik
Jade-san and Toya are sitting on the coachman’s seat, driving the carriage. The other members are inside the carriage.
[But are you really going to buy pots and pans?] Mel
Mel-san asks Fina and Ruimin instead of me. You simply can’t believe my words, can’t you?
[Yes. My mom asked me for some pots.] Fina
[I was also asked by my mom and everyone in the village.] Ruimin
Fina and Ruimin validated my words. Mel-san sighed after hearing the words of the two.
[Really? I thought it was a job to subdue a vicious monster because it was Yuna-chan.] Mel
[If I’m going to such a place, I won’t take Fina and the others with me. Moreover, what do you mean by vicious monster?] Yuna
[Because there are ridiculous monsters anywhere Yuna-chan goes? You went to goblin subjugation and encountered a rare goblin king. Then, subjugated a black viper.] Mel
Mel-san answers while raising two fingers.
[The black viper is different.] Yuna
[But you still did it by yourself.] Mel
[That’s, uh……] Yuna
[Additionally, there was a golem that Babord’s party couldn’t beat.] Mel
Another finger was lifted.
For a moment, I wondered who was Babord? I thought hard, but I remembered because of the word golem. It was the baka rangers.
[And then, there’s Karina-chan.] Mel
Mel-san seems to be talking about a giant scorpion.
Besides, there are 10,000 monsters, Kraken, and Wyvern that Mel-san doesn’t know. With that in mind, monsters do appear everywhere I go apparently.
That doesn’t mean I’m calling them for my amusement. It was mostly from helping people.
[Also, Yuna-chan. Thank you. I got a very nice armor.] Mel
Mel-san seems to have remembered it from talking about Karina. She then raised her arm, rolls up her sleeve, and showed her wrists. There was some sort of a silver gauntlet on it.
[Is that a part of the shell of Scorpion?] Yuna
It seems that it was colored silver, so it’s nearly impossible to miss it.
[Yes, I had it processed and made to a gauntlet. It’s strong but light, so it doesn’t get in the way even if I use magic. Well, I don’t fight in close-quarter combat, so I don’t need it that much. But thinking about it, it’s better to have it on in case of an unexpected situation.] Mel
[I had it made for my wrists and feet.] Senia
Senia-san shows her wrists and legs. Senia-san’s armor is black.
[It’s convenient for kicking Toya.] Senia
[That is not for kicking Toya!] Toya
Toya, who was sitting beside the coachman, shouted. Apparently, he can hear our conversation.
[But it’s lighter than the armor I’ve been wearing before, so it’s easier to move.] Jade
Jade-san shows his arm from the coachman’s seat. Apparently, Jade-san has the same equipment.
[Also, I wanted an adventurer I knew to wear it, so I sold a part of the shell. But was that okay?] Mel
[Mel-san, I’ve already given that to you and your friends, so you can do whatever you want with it.] Yuna
The big scorpion that I have was still untouched except for what I gave to Jade-san and his party. I glanced at Fina. She can now dismantle the small scorpions, so can she do the big scorpion next?
Imagine this. Fina is dismantling a scorpion that is way taller than herself.
Yeah, it’s impossible. One wrong move and she will be crushed by the crustacean.
[Well, that gave us enough money for Toya’s Mithril weapons.] Mel
That’s more than enough.
[Now Toya has to thank Yuna-chan.] Mel
[Hey, say thank you to Yuna-chan.] Senia
Even though his back is facing us, I can clearly tell that he is distressed.
[O-okay then. I made a promise, so I’ll just have to keep that promise.] Toya
Yet, Toya opened his mouth regardless.
[Mi-Miss. Tha-thank you.] Toya
If you’re so embarrassed by it, you don’t have to say it.
Moreover, that’s part of the hush money. Besides, I also got a lot of magic stones in return, so I got a great bargain. That’s why I don’t need to be thanked.
Though perhaps they sold it at a much higher price than I expected? Oh well…
And so, the carriage arrives at the city of Ludnik.
Ludnik is a mining town with two mountains, so the atmosphere here feels like a city at the foot of the two mountains.
At the entrance of the city, we held our guild cards over the crystal plate and entered the city. At that time, the gatekeeper dwarf who saw me, looked suspicious of me while touching his long beard, but we were able to enter the city safely.
Is this also thanks to Jade-san and his friends?
The carriage goes on as it enters the city center.
When I look through the small window of the carriage, though I’m not borrowing Ruimin’s words, there are indeed a lot of dwarves out there. Because they are short, they are mistaken for lively children when viewed from a distance.
It feels like I’m in a different world for the first time. I thought there were many stone houses because it is a city where dwarves live, but that is not the case, and there are many common wooden buildings.
[Many blacksmith shops are made of stone because accidents may happen.] Jade
I guess a fire or something? Blacksmithing is a job that uses fire. If the fire goes to the surrounding houses, it will cause a huge mess.
We left the city center to park the carriage.
There are places where you can park carriages and horses in the city. It costs money, but if you leave it to them, they will take care of the horse. Some inns have stables, but due to limited space, not all inns have this kind of service.
Therefore, businesses regarding carriage parking areas and public stables were established.
Carriages were moving in and out of a large hut. There was a person at the entrance having a conversation with Jade-san. Then, Jade-san told everyone to get off the carriage, and when we got off, Jade-san took the carriage into the hut. After a while, Jade-san came out of the hut.
[Now then, shall we head to the inn?] Jade
We left the carriage parking area and walked towards the inn.
We were supposed to stay in the same inn as Mel-san and her friends. With this, I don’t have to look for an inn, so I won’t refuse.
[Is the inn far away?] Yuna
I don’t want to walk too far. After all, the dwarves who passed by us whispered [A bear?] [There’s a bear?] [It’s a bear?]
Even from the dwemer point of view, bear costumes seem to be rare.
[There’s an inn nearby, but if it’s not available, we’ll have to walk a bit further.] Jade
It can’t be helped then.
The closer the inn is to the place where you leave the carriage, the quicker it fills up. And the nearest inn has only one room available. So we decided to go to the next inn.
We are supposed to take three rooms. The first one is for Jade-san and Toya. The second is for Mel-san and Senia-san. And the third room is for Me, Fina, and Ruimin.
Mel-san tried to join in the same room as us, but I politely declined.
And so, we safely found the rooms at the next inn.
[U~u, I wish I had the same room as Yuna-chan.] Mel
[I want Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to come with me.] Senia
Mel-san and Senia-san look pitiful. But it was good that there were three rooms vacant by chance. I don’t want them to be in the same room as us and I don’t want to look for another inn.
After we rented the three rooms, we then proceed to check the rooms.
[Yuna-oneesan, did you really have to pay for my accommodation?] Fina
[If it’s money you need, then I’ll keep it a secret from my mother.] Ruimin
These two were troubled that I paid for their accommodation.
[Don’t worry about it. I brought Fina with me in the first place, and Ruimin gave the directions.] Yuna
[Thank you, Yuna-oneesan.] Fina
[Thank you very much, Yuna-san.] Ruimin
In the first place, I’m not going to let them pay for accommodation or meals. It is my role as an adult to pay after all.
After checking the room, we decided to have an early dinner.
Of course, the dwarves are the ones who’re running the inn. Obviously, not all residents of this city are craftsmen. Some are farmers, while others are innkeepers.
[Oh, I’m hungry. Let’s order quick.] Toya
Everyone agrees with Toya’s words, so we order some meals.
[Yuna-chan, are you going to buy the pots and pans tomorrow?] Mel
[I will. But I’m looking for a certain blacksmith.] Yuna
[A certain blacksmith?] Mel
[I have a letter for Ghazal-san’s master. I’m planning to go and deliver it.] Yuna
When Ghazal-san’s name came out of my mouth, Toya had a face that looked like he remembered something nasty.
[Who is Ghazal-san’s master?] Mel
[Etto, I’m sure he said something like Rojina?] Yuna (TN: ロージナ)
I answer while trying to remember it.
[Rojina? You mean that Rojina?] Jade
[Do you know that person, Jade-san?] Yuna
I don’t know anything about the person named Rojina.
[Quite a famous person actually. One of the best three blacksmiths in the city. If Ghazal-san was the disciple of Rojina-san, then I can finally understand how he got that technique.] Jade
Apparently, Ghazal-san’s teacher is very famous in this city.
[Well then, Toya, do you want Rojina-san to make your sword?] Senia
[No, I’m going to the blacksmith who made your mithril weapons. If we go suddenly, Rojina-san might not be able to make it. Probably not without a reservation. Or maybe something like crafting a single weapon per month.] Toya
[Is that so?] Senia
[Well, there are rumors like if the crafter is not satisfied with the final product, they will discard it.] Toya
Where did you hear that? From the potters? In my head, a potter is the one who smashes the final product whenever they are unsatisfied with it. So on and so forth.
Since we’re talking about a blacksmith, will they melt it?
[That one was such a famous blacksmith after all.] Jade
[Maybe they will make an exception to Yuna-chan since she’s acquainted with Ghazal-san?] Mel
Well, if it’s a weapon, then I don’t need it because Ghazal-san already made me knives. But lately, I’m starting to wonder about having an ordinary sword. However, if I really want one, then I’ll just ask Ghazal-san to make it for me.
And I don’t think that such a famous craftsman would easily make a weapon for a girl like me dressed as a bear.
We arrived safely.
Next time, I will post in 3 days, if not then after 4 days.