𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟓: 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠
Creating weapons with magic is inefficient.
Using brute force with modern knowledge is too much for the body to handle.
I tried making three steel swords at home, but they were shaky. (However, the quality is quite good)
I’d rather make my own potions than recover with brute force. (I recovered all of them when I had time, but it was quite a hassle.)
There are no alchemy books in my house.
I want magic weapons and enchantment abilities.
I came to the tavern.
If I ask here, I can understand most of the things in the town.
The source of information is, of course, Tappo.
It’s to get a magic book.
Marca and Vesta stand out, so I left them at the mansion.
I’m dressed as a hermit in a gray robe and secret boots.
I put five small copper coins on the counter and order a thin bourbon.
It’s the cheapest liquor, it doesn’t get me drunk.
The unfriendly Old man clicks his tongue and brings out an iron cup.
“Hey, is there a shop here that deals with potions and magic books?”
I drink it in one gulp.
“Hey, are you a magician?”
The unfriendly Old man asks.
“What are you going to do by asking that?”
“A man named Monte of Red Copper is looking for you. He says he has a favor to ask. He said he was a tall, stout magician in a gray hermit’s outfit, just like you.”
“That’s a hassle, I should stop staying long.”
I ask for the location of the pharmacy and bookstore and leave the shop.
There’s no one following me.
I came to the pharmacy.
It’s in a place that’s easy to understand on the main street.
A plump old woman is running the shop.
She doesn’t look like she’s stirring a pot.
No, maybe she’s stirring it when everyone is asleep at night.
“Give me the expired potions.”
As soon as I ordered from the friendly old woman, her attitude turned bad.
“What are you going to use that for?!”
“It’s an experiment!!”
“I can’t sell it just for that.”
“There should be leftovers. The ones with low effects due to magic exhaustion.”
“Oh, you know? There are some.”
“I’ll buy as many as there are.”
The old woman goes into the back of the shop.
Oh dear, I’ve made a big deal out of it, do I have enough money?
She brought out a wooden box covered in dust.
Inside, it’s packed with potions.
𝐓𝐨𝐨𝐥: Wooden box (medium)
𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭: An ordinary old wooden box Potion (degraded) 144 pieces
No, that’s not it.
I pick one up and search.
𝐓𝐨𝐨𝐥: Potion (degraded)
𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭: Restores HP and MP by 500.
(The effect is 9% due to 9% magic power)
I pick up a few and search, but most of them are single digits or close to it.
The old woman seems surprised that I can understand just by picking it up.
“These are terrible degraded potions.”
“Do you want something like this?”
“Yeah, I’ll take them all. How much?”
“Gold coins. . . no, let’s not, it’s not for a good use, is it?”
“Are you selling or not?”
“Oh, fine. Take them all!! They’re just going to be thrown away anyway. But promise me. Don’t tell anyone you got them here, and don’t use them in this town.”
“Okay, I understand. I promise.”
I store the wooden box on the counter with a wicked smile.
Yay, “Wooden box (medium) x1” and “Potion (degraded) x144” have been added to the GUI.
I speak to the old woman who is greatly surprised.
“I can’t leave the store empty-handed. I’ll buy that High Potion over there.”
I take out a gold coin and leave the shop.
Congratulations, Shota! You got a free Potion (degraded)!!
There was a bookstore as the Old man at the tavern said.
When I enter, a thin, friendly Old man with a good complexion is running the shop.
He might be making a good profit.
I bring up the main topic right away because it’s a hassle.
“Do you have any books related to alchemy?”
“Yes, we do~. They are introductory books. There are three in total.”
“The set of three volumes of Alchemy Magic Book, upper, middle, and lower, is 100 gold coins.”
Yes, I can’t afford it.
“That’s expensive. . .”
I look at the shopkeeper resentfully.
“If you borrow it, it’s 15 gold coins per book, and if you return it safely, we’ll refund 10 gold coins.”
That’s what he said. Is this a rental bookstore?
I don’t have 15 gold coins on hand.
Is there anyone who buys it?
I ask various questions.
The Old man at the rental bookstore is a graduate of the Magic Academy and runs a rental bookstore & bookstore with copied books that he copied in the library.
He also runs a magic class for local children.
Sofurin would faint if they heard that.
𝐓𝐋-𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚: ソフ倫(𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧) 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧(?)