Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 317
“…Then, in that case…” (Mitsuha)
“I get it… Even so, Mitsuha, don’t be too hard on yourself. Are you resting properly?” (Bozes)
“Oh, yes, somehow…” (Mitsuha)
After the rank-up event in the royal capital, the next event was the celebration party in their territory and the lords around the territory, along with the influential people, would be invited. Also, the legal development and changes in the territory accompanying the promotion, and so on. After finishing the private discussion, Marquis Bozes-sama decided to call it a day and immediately return to his territory.
It was just the two of us. I felt that if other people heard us, they would make quite a ruckus.
The content of the conversation included that if anything should happen to me, I would return my Viscountship along with the Yamano Viscountcy to the royal family. In that case, I would ask the king to incorporate the former viscountcy into Marquis Bozes’ territory, if possible.
In this kingdom, it’s not allowed to sell a title or to adopt someone who was not related to you by blood to succeed it.
My territory and its people were only entrusted to me by the king and were not my own.
Only direct descendants (bloodline) of the founder and first generation of the noble family can succeed the title. There was no right of succession for the subsidiary line, spouses, in-laws, etc. of the first generation.
Only “Those who are descended from a great person who has achieved a feat worthy of nobility” have the right to succeed to the title.
A subsidiary line of the first generation was not allowed, but a subsidiary line of the current head of the family would be allowed as long as it has the blood of the first generation, so there are a lot of successors even if the main family was gone. That’s going to be the case a few generations after the first one…
But right now, I do not have a single successor.
Even if I get married, my spouse doesn’t have the right to inherit, so if I’m gone before I have a child, the Viscount Yamano family will end there.
Colette-chan and her descendants can continue to serve the Viscount Yamano family as vassals, but they cannot inherit the “Viscount Yamano” title even if I adopt her as my daughter.
That’s why I have to lay the groundwork so that if I die before I have a successor, no stranger will become the new lord of this place.
Marquis Bozes-sama’s heir, Theodore-sama, can be trusted with the people of the territory. While Iris-sama, Alexis-sama, and Beatrice-chan will properly protect Theodore-sama…
However, if I talk about “I might disappear without leaving any offspring” right now, I feel like Iris-sama and Beatrice-chan will overreact and make a fuss, so I will calmly judge that area apart from my emotions. That’s why I discussed it with Marquis Bozes-sama privately first.
…Well, Marquis-sama didn’t have a very good expression either.
With this, the most pressing matters of the day were now largely complete. The rest was just managing the territory, following up on the gallery café “Gold coin”, and solidifying my foothold in the new continent.
As for the New Continent, the Vanel Kingdom, which has the highest probability of sending out an expedition fleet, has been gobbled up, so there’s no way that I would not hear it if the rumors about it came out.
Therefore, it should be able to afford the time to conduct sabotage and lobbying activities using Refilia Trade and the “International Network of Women Business Owners” organized by Refilia, political maneuvering using “Society”, religious public opinion guidance, and so on.
The countries of the earth seem to have understood that it’s impossible to force me to do anything and that it would be a bad idea to really offend me, so they were putting up with only what I offer them…… for now.
Knowing that the countries that sent out reconnaissance planes for scouting the New World, searching for Eras, the fleet battles, and the mercenary corps that sent out helicopters to help Princess Gegege’s kingdom, were getting exorbitant rewards. I wonder if they thought it would be better to get involved in the form of selling favors or accepting requests.
I, for one, would appreciate that.
Come to think of it, after that, I received some sales e-mails from their government, or whatever they call it, saying that they were sending me information about the range of their aircraft, spec sheets for armored infantry fighting vehicles, etc., and that they could send out frigates anytime.
I wonder if the day will come when I will request it…
That’s why the territory’s……, ah!
I forgot about the rewards for Sabine-chan and Colette-chan…
I rejected her request for a car and aircraft, but I don’t know what she will ask for next.
If possible, I think it would be better if I show her the options first before she could make a crazy request. Like with the radio and the bicycle…….
Ah, the reason I rejected the car was partly because of maintenance and gasoline issues, but of course, the main reason was that I was afraid of accidents.
And no one can fly an aircraft here in the first place, mainly because of how expensive those are, the high maintenance costs, the lack of runways, hazards, and other obstacles!
Umumu, something that is not dangerous, not too expensive, will not cause me any damage and will keep Sabine-chan happy……
No good, I can’t think of anything!!
“Mitsuha, about the reward for that thing…” (Sabine)
However, I couldn’t come up with any ideas for what options I could offer.
What kind of request did Sabine-chan come up with…
Of course, I’m sure she understood that things that were impossible, things that were too difficult or too much of a burden on me, and things that were dangerous were unacceptable. Right, Sabine-chan?
I have already dismissed the transportation-related issues, mainly because of the dangers. I’ll have to put up with that mountain bike though.
Sabine-chan, being a sensible person, shouldn’t be too reckless…
“I demand a large refrigerator, a freezer, an electric range, a garbage disposal, and a dishwasher. Also, a regular replenishment of frozen foods, fresh ingredients, and snacks!” (Sabine)
“What the hell is that~~~!!” (Mitsuha)
That’s too much of a burden on me!
No, those things themselves were fine. It’s not really expensive for me right now.
However, in addition to the flush toilet and septic tank installation work, it’s also necessary to perform cleaning and inspection regularly.
At least once a year, a professional cleaning company must be contacted to carry them out, and there are parts that must be replaced every few years.
Yes, it’s difficult to maintain. As expected, I can’t bring a contractor to this world every year to have it serviced…
If I want to install it in my territorial mansion or the general store Mitsuha, I can do the maintenance myself, or I can transfer the entire system to the Japanese mansion only during the maintenance.
But it would be difficult to do so if they were installed in the royal palace.
It would be a bad image for Viscount Yamano, the [Great Hero of Salvation, Hime Miko of Thunder], to maintain the toilets at the royal palace every year.
Compared to that, it’s easy to provide home appliances, but it’s absolutely impossible with the current solar power generation system installed in Sabine-chan’s room to cover this much power. At least a system comparable to General Store Mitsuha, in other words, a household fuel cell… a power generation system using LP gas, a larger capacity storage battery, a control panel, and so on.
…And, of course, regular replacement of gas cylinders…
If the load in the equipment becomes too large, accidents would likely occur. Electric shocks, electric fires, gas leaks, and so on…
After all, this is the level of the culture here. They would not mind touching the part where electricity is running with sweaty hands or putting a candle near the source of a gas smell at night to investigate the cause……
Besides, if we go that far, it will go beyond the realm of a secret magic item just for Sabine-chan, and it will become a rumor in the royal palace, then the other royalty and nobles may come saying “I want it at my home too!”.
Oh, when I say royalty, I don’t just mean the king’s family, who are sensible people who know what they are talking about, but there may be many relatives who have the right to inherit the throne. Some of them may be selfish or may mistakenly believe that everything they say will go through.
Anyway, it’s just too much trouble for me.
……No, I know the feeling!
Now that she has become accustomed to the convenient tools of the earth and knows the comfortable toilet life, living in the royal palace seems painful……
And I know that right now, Sabine-chan just wanted Japanese food, drink, and most of all, the toilet!
I guess for Sabine-chan, who is used to the delicious food and drink, and too comfortable toilets. Using the toilets in the royal palace, which is a chair with a hollowed-out center and a pot placed under it must be unbearable. Even though it’s something she used to use without a care in the world…
After all, even Colette-chan seems to have found her parents’ toilet unbearable…
But as expected of Sabine-chan, who cares for the commoners, she refrained from using the electric kettle and bath-related items because they would have taken away the maids’ jobs.
……Well, might be too much for a commoner, but for Sabine-chan, the princess, those two things are enough in this world.
She also firmly purchased Shampoo (with rinse ingredients) and body shampoo at the General Trade Mitsuha……
“The flush toilets are rejected because they are physically unfeasible since there is no sewerage system here, so a septic tank and subsequent drainage area would be required, and would be very difficult to maintain!
Electrical appliances aren’t any better either because of the lack of the divine power of electricity.
You already have a small refrigerator. Besides, regular food replenishment, no matter how much you pay for it, is too troublesome. At the very least, make it 2-3 months in between…” (Mitsuha)
Yes, we have already given Sabine-chan a small refrigerator, LED light stand, and small fan… And two-way radios.
Presumably, the load of the solar power generation system and storage batteries she has are currently full to the brim.
Especially since small refrigerators would be eating up so much electricity.
Are? Sabine-chan’s reaction is a little strange.
Normally she would laugh it off and negotiate, but this is something else, she’s in serious mode… Moreover, her expression seems a bit dark.
……Ah! I see. Certainly, she really wants sweets and foodstuffs, but maybe the real purpose was my regular visits to Sabine-chan’s room…… and to “bind me with promises” to make sure I didn’t go away!…
Oh no, did I handle it wrong?
But no, it wasn’t a request that I could readily accept, so there was no choice but to reject it, right?
There’s nothing I can do about it……
Alright, so here’s the thing, a couple of weeks ago a freakin level 5 tropical storm hit my hometown. Most of my neighbors’ houses lost their roofs, the trees crushed a lot of the electric poles, floods, and so on. Because of that, we don’t have electricity for almost a month. While Kuma wasn’t affected since the sched chaps were up to February, I’m doing Mitsuha on the fly so she got delayed.
Moving on, I will make a Mitsuha week. A bulk update for a week to keep the flow going.
Thanks for sticking up with Mitsuha.
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