Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 403
Bear-san, Goes For House Hunting.
After lunch, we head to the Commercial Guild.
When the Gate of Trials event ends, we will return. But before that, we need to find a place to set up the bear gate. I thought about going outside the city, however, it would be too much trouble to find a place to set it up, so I decided against it.
I don’t want to leave it there and have people find out about it without my knowledge and cause a scene. That’s why I’m planning to go to the Commercial Guild normally and buy a house. A bear house would make me stand out, so I’m going to buy a normal house.
[Fina, Ruimin. You could have waited for me back at the inn.] Yuna
When I told them I was going to the Commercial Guild, they said they would come with me.
[Ano. We’re going to look for a house to place that bear gate. I want to see what kind of house Yuna-san will buy, but Yuna-san, are you okay with your money? Buying a house is very expensive, isn’t it? It’s definitely not something I can afford with the money I have.] Ruimin
Ruimin asks worriedly. Well, her money to buy pots and pans can’t buy a house, that’s for sure.
Well, I’m not worried about money. After all, I have the money I saved from my former world and the money I’ve earned since I came to this world.
Also, Fina doesn’t know about this, but I am also receiving a cut from the tolls of the bear tunnel and such. If I want to buy a house as the one Noa lives in, it will cost a lot of money, but a small house won’t cost as much.
We went out to the main street and looked around. According to what we heard from the innkeeper, there should be a commercial guild around here.
[Yuna-oneesan, isn’t it over there?] Fina
To the direction where Fina pointed, there’s a sign for the commercial guild ahead. This seemed to be the right place. I took Fina and Ruimin and entered the building. There were fewer people inside than I expected. As far as I’m concerned, the fewer people, the better.
I looked at the receptionist and saw a normal woman sitting there. She doesn’t seem to be a dwarf.
When I went to the reception desk, the receptionist was surprised to see my outfit.
It’s the usual, so I went ahead and told them what I needed.
[Etto, I’m looking to buy a house.] Yuna
[For all of you girls?] Receptionist
She looked at me and then at Fina and Ruimin behind me You wouldn’t normally think that this group of people would buy a house, would you?
[Don’t worry, I have the money.] Yuna
When I said this, the receptionist looked at us suspiciously.
[Etto, just to confirm, your parents are here with you, right?] Receptionist
[They’re not with us. Do you need them for something? If it’s the money you’re asking, I’ll pay it properly.] Yuna
[No, that’s not the case…] Receptionist
The receptionist looked at me, then Fina, and Ruimin, and then looked back at me again. After thinking for a moment, she asked us for our citizen’s cards.
[Guild cards are fine, right?] Yuna
[Yes. As long as you can prove your identity, you’re good to go.] Receptionist
I hand her my guild card. When the receptionist received my guild card and checked it, her expression immediately changed.
[Name: Yuna, Adventurer Rank: C, Commercial Guild Rank: E…….] Receptionist
I don’t know what she’s being surprised with. I still think it’s the adventurer rank.
[Occupation: Bear? What’s that?] Receptionist
She was surprised by that, after all.
[As you can see.] Yuna
It’s a pain to explain, so I’ll answer with that.
[……Okay. So, do you have a specific location for the house you’re buying or a maximum purchase price?] Receptionist
[I don’t really have a limit on how much money I can spend. If possible, I’d like to live somewhere away from the city center. Somewhere I can come and go without being noticed by the people. Also, preferably a small house.] Yuna
When I mentioned the conditions for the house so I can install a bear gate, the receptionist looked at us even more suspiciously and said something outrageous.
[Out of sight and out of mind. You guys ran away, didn’t you?……] Receptionist
[No, we did not. As you can tell from my outfit. I just don’t want to make too much commotion.] Yuna
[Is that true?] Receptionist
When I came to Crimonia, at first I only had to rent a plot of land, afterwards, I bought a plot of land. In the Royal Capital, I had the support of Gran-san and Eleanora-san. In Mereera, I was able to build a bear house because I defeated the Krakken, so I got permission from Atora-san. In Lalooz town, I got a house from Letobert-san. In the Elven village, I was offered a place to stay as thanks for killing the monsters. In the desert city of Dezerto, I had a letter of introduction from Balima-san.
When I think about it, I’ve had a lot of help from a lot of people in the past when building or buying a house.
I guess they get suspicious when no one is there to back me up.
This time I have no referral and there’s no one I know. But I do have something similar.
As I was reminiscing about the past, Fina called out to me.
[Yuna-oneesan. You can show her the knife that Eleanora-sama gave you.] Fina
I thought so too. It’s definitely an effective item. But the question is whether the name of the Foshuroze family is known to this remote town.
But it’s a knife that’s been given to me. So I’m somewhat going to make use of it.
From the bear box, I presented the guild receptionist with a mithril knife with a crest on it, which was given to me by Eleanora-san.
[Is this a crest of the…… nobility?] Receptionist
[Can you now trust me with this?] Yuna
[One moment, please.] Receptionist
The receptionist hurriedly got up from her seat and left.
[What’s with the knife, Yuna-san?] Ruimin
[Simply put, it’s a knife given to me by a nobleman I know, a knife that proves I’m related to this nobleman.] Yuna
[Yuna-san, you know someone in the nobility?] Ruimin
[I just happen to know them a little. And I’m indebted to them somehow.] Yuna
While I was talking to Ruimin about the aforementioned knife, the receptionist came back along with a man of about 40 years old.
[Sorry to keep you waiting.] Receptionist
[She really is dressed as a bear.] Guildmaster
[Oh, I’m sorry. We were talking about a knife, weren’t we?] Guildmaster
The man seemed to be the guild master of this branch.
[I can’t confirm it, so if you please.] Receptionist
[Let me check the knife for a moment.] Guildmaster
The receptionist asked Guildmaster to pick up the knife and check the crest.
[It’s definitely the crest of the Foshuroze family from the Kingdom of Erfanica. Missy, are you related to the Foshuroze family?] Guildmaster
[I’m acquainted and quite close to them. You can check it if you have to, but hopefully, I can purchase a house by the end of the day.] Yuna
[I’m sorry, but I’ll need to check your guild card.] Guildmaster
Guildmaster then placed my guild card on the crystal plate, then he started controlling the crystal plate. And then, his face changed color.
[Pham, there is no problem with her identity, just do as this Bear Missy wishes. And don’t be rude.] Guildmaster
[Yes, I understand.] Pham
The Guildmaster returned the knife and the guild card to me, bowed his head, and left.
What was that? Did he saw something that only the Guildmaster can see? What on earth is on the guild card that I don’t know about?
For now, it looks like I can buy a house without any strange suspicions like (running away from home).
[Please wait a moment so we can find you a house that meets your needs.] Pham
The receptionist searched for the documents.
[Oh, by the way, Yuna-san. What is Occupation: Bear?] Ruimin
[It’s the profession when you register with the Adventurer’s Guild. If you use a sword, then you’re a swordsman, and if you use magic, then you’re a magician. But I didn’t have a sword at the time and I didn’t know if I could call myself a magician either, so…] Yuna
So I jokingly wrote <Bear> as my occupation, and Helen-san registered it as <Bear> on my guild card. And so, my occupation has remained <Bear> to this day.
[But I don’t think anyone would normally write <Bear>.] Ruimin
I want you to tell me that when I first came to the other world.
[Thank you for your patience. There were a few houses that fit your needs. Please confirm the details.] Pham
The receptionist handed over a document and unfolded in front of me was a map that I assume of this city.
[Etto, first of all, I will specify candidates on the map of the city, so please confirm if it’s to your liking.] Pham
The receptionist then goes through the materials and explains them in detail, showing the size of the house, the price, and the location.
Hmmm, the city has four entrances, east, west, north, and south, just like a normal city. Two of them have mountains and fields on either side. One of the last two entrances is where we came in from, and the other one has a road that seems to go to another city. The road connecting these two gates has the most buildings and the most people. The road connecting the mountains and the fields are also crowded with people. This inevitably means that the places farther away from the main roads are less crowded.
[Not many people live in this area and it’s far from the public, but it’s a good place for you girls to live in.] Pham
[Is it unsafe?] Yuna
[That’s not the case, but no city is perfect.] Pham
[I’m not going to live in this city, so it’s not a problem.] Yuna
[Is that so?] Pham
[I’ll only come here once in a while.] Yuna
[But you’re buying a house?] Pham
The moment she looked at me suspiciously, I heard a voice calling her name <Pham!> From behind.
I looked behind the receptionist and saw the Guildmaster looking at us.
[Nothing, sir. Would you like this one then?] Pham
[Can you describe the rest of the candidates?] Yuna
[I understand.] Pham
Pham explained all the house candidates.
I narrowed down my choices and decided to go see both of them.
The first is away from the city center, where there are many people, and buildings, but not many surrounding houses. But when I use my detecting skills, the response of people is surprisingly sparse.
Then she leads us to the next house.
The second one is built near the wall, like the orphanage in Crimonia. There are a few houses around it, but from the looks of it, there’s not much traffic. Even when I used my detection skills, there were fewer people than the previous one.
And it’s newer than the house I just saw. It has a garden. It looks nice.
[Now then, let’s go and check the inside of the house.] Pham
Pham opened the door and entered the house.
[It’s beautiful in here.] Yuna
[Yes, the house was built and then residents immediately moved for family reasons. It hasn’t been used for that long, so it hasn’t been cleaned. But still, it’s a long way from the stores and stalls in the city center.] Pham
All you have to do is walk
But even though it wasn’t clean, the house was just new and hadn’t been used for a few months, so it was covered in dust. But it just needs to be cleaned.
[Yeah, I’ll take this one.] Yuna
[Thank you very much. We’ll take care of the formalities once we get to the Commercial Guild.] Pham
I started to walk, but Fina stopped me.
[Yuna-oneesan. Can I clean it for you?] Fina
[Hai hai, I will do it too!] Ruimin
At Fina’s words, Ruimin also raised her hand and offered to clean it up.
I was going to clean it the next time I’m free. But if they want to help, then I’ll accept.
[Can you do that for me then?] Yuna
[We’ll take care of it.] Fina
I took out the cleaning tools from the bear box and asked them to clean the house.
Kuma-san bought a house.
She used Eleanora-san’s knife, but I really wanted to use the name of the merchant Letobert-san, too.
※In the activity report, we are looking for SS requests for the store bonus of book 8. Yoroshikuonegaishimasu.
※As I wrote in the last postscript, I will be on summer vacation for about a week. Thank you for your understanding.