Chapter 37: From 「Sufficient」 to 「Rich」

 


I was inside the Lord’s Mansion meeting with Maruta.

On the table between us was cake and black tea.

Seeing as I was meeting with the Lord of another town I spent 10,000 magic to make the tea and cake.

I made it but…

「You’re Maruta, I mean Malta?」
「…….」

The person in front of me was a small girl.

She seemed to be around the age of a middle schooler.

She was staring at the cake with intense concentration.

「Hey!」
「…….wha-?」

I waved my hand in front of her eyes and she finally came back to her senses.

「Wh-what is it?」
「Uhhh…nothing.」

I pulled myself together and asked.

「So you’re Malta huh?」
「That’s right, do you have a problem with that?」

I got that kind of childish and assertive answer back.

「I am Malta. Malta of the long and illustrious line who have lead Kazan (Volcano).」
「Mmmmhmmm」
「What the heck are you going ‘Mmhmm’ about!? Are you making light of the Kazan Clan?」

She asked angrily with a red face.

「Well…no I wasn’t really…」
「Then what the heck was with that 『Mmmhmmm』?」
「Well…….」

I don’t even know what it means to be a member of the Kazan family.

The silence stretched on for a bit and I had no idea what to say.

「So it’s like I thought! You’re really making a fool of us!? Listen up! The Kazan family is the family of one of the great warriors, Ruslan, who fought the Evil God with the hero.」
「Mmhmm」

「Another 『mmhmm』!?」

She got angrier.

「Well…that wasn’t my intention. Sorry.」

I apologized and gave Valeria a look.

Valeria looked back at me apologetically.

I somehow understood.

This kid was the lord and she had to take care of her.

「Well let’s get back to the main topic. Why’d you want to meet me?」
「That’s right. Because you said some weird stuff we got off track.」

I didn’t say anything!

At that moment, Malta’s face changed.
Her expression looked adult as she looked at me.
*Picture*

 

「Thank you for supplying us with food, thanks to you it ended without us starving. Thank you very much.」

Her way of speaking didn’t really change, but her expression and the look in her eyes did.

She let me feel her sincere gratitude.

「………」

I looked over at Valeria.

She was smiling.

I see, so that’s why she brought her.

I was wondering why such a capable looking woman would bring Malta here but it seems like she believed in her.

I looked back at Malta.

「I have received your gratitude.」

Malta smiled. She looked kinda cute.

「Well, the tea has cooled so have it with some cake.」
「Th-this is edible?」
「Hm?」
「I’ve never seen it before. Is this food?」

She’d never seen cake before huh…

「Yes it’s food. It’s tasty and delicious.」
「It’s tasty!?」

Malta’s eyes began to glitter.
She took a bite of the cake.

「Delicious!」
「Is that so?」
She devoured it in seconds.

「Do you want seconds?」
「Is that ok?」
「Yeah」

I took out my DORECA and chose cake, then made the magic circle.

Yuria who’d been standing stationary behind me this entire time, moved to get the ingredients.

She put the things in the circle and cake appeared from within the flash of light.

The moment I took out the DORECA she started to move. Risha and Mira’s teamwork was good, but she moved as soon as I took out my DORECA.

She was a quick thinker.

「Good job Yuria」
「………」

I thanked her. Yuria didn’t say anything and once again stood behind me.

I looked at Malta once more.

Malta was looking at me and the cake alternately.

She had an extremely surprised look on her face.

「Wh-what was that just now?」
「That was magic.」

I said and pushed the cake towards her.

「Mmmm………」

Malta ate it and showed another happy look on her face.

This young girl seemed much more suited to things like this than acted impertinent or grown up.

「H-hey. I’ve got something to ask.」
「What?」
「C-can you give me…..more cake?」
「More?」
「Yeah, I’d like everyone in Kazan to have some.」
「I see. Sorry, but that’s a bit impossible.」
「Why?」
「It’s simple.」

I took out my DORECA and put down two magic circles.

Yuria anticipated it as always and was off gathering the materials. What then appeared on the table were two things…the cake we had just eaten—and a pushinee.

「This is the…thing you gave us.」
「Yep, it’s pushinee. And this is what you ate before ‘cake’. I won’t go into too much detail, but for what I spend on this one piece of cake, I can make 3,000 pushinee.」
「Three-thous——」

Malta’s face turned white as a sheet.

「You ate two…so that’s about 6,000. It’s a luxury item so it’s troublesome to make. So that’s why I can’t give you so many…even if it’s me.」
「That’s fine!! I don’t need it! 6,000….in just that moment I ate enough food for everyone to eat for 4 days…..」

I guess that’s the calculation…but I refrained from nodding since I thought that’d make it worse.

I refrained, but Malta started crying.

She broke down as large teardrops streamed down her face.

「H-hey, don’t cry.」
「I-I’m not crying!」

Malta played tough. She pretended to be tough as she wiped her tears with the back of her hands.

「There’s no way I, the great leader of Kazan, will do that in front of others!」

She said as she shot me a glare.

「Well, that cake thing was delicious. Well I’m the leader after all right? It’s natural for me to eat more than the others.」

She was bluffing again.

It was so easily seen through that I unintentionally let out a *Pft* laugh.

「What’re you laughing at!?」
「No no… sorry…sorry.」

I coughed and cleared my throat, then looked at Malta.

The next moment some words came flying out of my mouth.

「Cake…I’ll find some way to make a lot of cake.」
「Huh?」
「That’s right, I’ll find some way to make it mass-produced like the pushinee so that everyone can have some.」
「Th-there’s no way you can do that. There’s 500 people and you can’t—–」
「It’s possible.」
Yuria spoke up from behind me.
She had remained silent the entire time, but now she was speaking out.

「If it’s Master, then it’s possible.」

Malta was surprised at the complete and utter faith that her words implied.

「That’s right, if it’s Akito-sama then it should be possible.」

Malta was even more surprised when her own subordinate Valeria said so.

「There are many rumors surrounding Akito-sama. He has also fixed the towns and furthermore he showed us his magic. If it’s Akito-sama then I believe that he is able to.」

Valeria strongly asserted.

Malta was stunned until finally she looked at me with glittering eyes.

「Can you really?」
「Yeah.」

I followed Yuria and Valeria’s example and confirmed.

It seems like I have another goal to work towards.

The mass production of luxury goods.


 

34 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chapter!
    For the cakes!!!

    • THE HERO NEED TO KILL SEIYA THE NEXT DEVIL

      IT WOULD BE COOL IF HIS CARD HAD THE POWER TO FUSE ANIMALS AND HUMAN DNa TO CREATED NEW MISTY CALL CREATUERS
      MERMAID AND WEREWOLF ANIMAL GIRLS

      or golems with stone

      • You are assuming they don’t exist here already, just because we haven’t seen them yet, and disspite the existence of monsters and eternal slaves.

  2. Thanks for the new chapter!

  3. Time for the rise of grain fields to start.

  4. Thanks for the chapter.
    I wonder if now that Akito’s got a more stable operation now if he’ll start building a solid foundation? So far it kinda feels like he’s all over the place, not that I can blame him since the state of the world and its people are in quite dire straights.

    • His 3 slaves have cards so it’s now possible to delegate work, before that he had to personally go everywhere and do everything himself so now he can plan somewhat big construction works.

  5. Thx for the chapter o/

  6. Hmmm. . . Don’t know how to feel. Not too keen on this new character as of yet.

  7. I was a little excited because I thought it said “Leader of the Naga”. I was expecting a little cute Naga till I saw the picture.

    Ah well, still cute.

  8. Thanks for the chapter.

  9. ty for the chap
    yay cake for everyeone
    if they cant have bread? let them have cake!!!

  10. I can’t help but think of the very misunderstood quote, “Let them eat cake”.

  11. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Once luxury goods become easily mass produced, they are no longer luxury goods. At least tax wise. I remembered when I was younger that TVs were considered luxury goods and you were taxed for each one you own. Once they became common, the government stop taxing them.

  12. Thanks!

    Wouldn’t it be easier if he made the cakes manually instead of using the DORECA? Just trade for the ingredients and have the people make iit. It should become a lot cheaper.

    • That whole process will take time and lots of organization. And there are alot of things that goes into a cake that right now the people are unable to produce on their own. So for now he should focus on the foundations first before introducing anything that is “luxury”.

      • I think NaoSou had a point. The thing is, it is something like the idiom: Give a man a fish and he eats for one day but teach a man to fish and he will never go hungry ever again.

        Currently, all Akito did was giving his people “fishes”, which is good and all for short perior of time, but as seen by the last several chapters, the people becomes dependent on him to solve practically everything. When it goes for too long, they will become society of lazy people.

        The right thing to do is to teach them, provide the raw material and have them do the rest of the work. That way, the people will prosper, allowing the lord (Akito) to concern himself with other more important issues

      • Ummm… no, he actually gave them ways to feed themselves and be self sufficient…

        He gave them weapons and tools and now they got to get their own food….

        It was only luxury or things they need quickly that he really helps them out like that….

  13. 「C-can you give me…..more cake?」
    「More?」
    「Yeah, I’d like everyone in Kazan to have some.」
    「I see. Sorry, but that’s a bit impossible.」
    「Why?」
    「It’s simple….The cake is a LIE.」

    She broke down as large teardrops streamed down her face.

    「H-hey, don’t cry.」
    「I-I’m not crying!」

  14. Thanks for the chapter ~!!!

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      [(っ⌒/⌒o Nepu!!!
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  16. Thank you very much

  17. Let Them Eat Cake!

  18. ty for the chapter

  19. Middle-school age girl leader lacks knowledge of nutritional deficiencies of cake based diet. ?
    Building self sufficient farms would be a much better goall. Magic dependence is already a becoming rampant.
    Thx 4 the chapter

  20. Well if something is expensive to make with magic… (but the ingredients are available) then wouldn’t the natural course of action be to try and make parts of it (or all of it) without magic since by having that as a base it will probably be cheaper in magic cost

  21. Thanks for doing this chapter! ? XD

  22. Thanks for the chapter (:

  23. Thanks for the chap!

    Curious about the territory of Malta, what were they doing until now to survive?

  24. Still wishing he’d kill the douche bag already and take his slave…

    Thanks for the chapter XD

  25. that sudden laugh she cried is awkward.. and rude too. What’s so funny I wonder? :/

  26. Well, either he’d have to plant all the stuff needed and get some cows and chickens or whatever to make proper cake. Or he could possibly find a way to buy those things cheaper in bulk from that magic so that they can make the cake themselves but with a vastly reduced price.

  27. Their clan and the hero that unable to stop the Evil God from destroying the world before being defeated. What a wimp!

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