Chapter 146 – Part 2


Translation: DarkHeartedAlchemist
Editor: Weasalopes


「Now, if you’ll excuse me, Juna-sama.」

 

「Thank you for your hard work.」

 

「Good I’m glad there won’t be any more needless trouble.」

 

And the guild leader disappeared after saying so.

Ah, could it be that he sent a phantom here instead of coming in person?

So that’s why there was no food prepared for him.

I have to say, I’ve never seen a phantom of a player before, but it looks indistinguishable from the real thing.

 

After we finished our meals made by Metal Skin, we prepared for today’s work.

Since I’ll be continuing from where I left off, it’ll be best to keep Bunraku around.

Next, let’s summon the monsters that won’t be getting in the way of my work.

That said, I summoned Volff, Obsidian, Rig and Creep.

 

「Oh, so you had a snake as well!」

 

Creep remained indifferent even when Juna-san reached her hand out to him.

He just crawls up my body and wraps himself around it…

 

「Did you know why snakes are always moving their tongues in and out of their mouths like that? It’s because this is their way of obtaining information about their surroundings.」

 

On second thought, maybe I should keep all of them outside. I don’t want them to be molested by Juna-san after all.

Once that was settled, I resumed my work from where I finished yesterday.

 

The work itself is not that difficult.

I stir and filter the two liquid solutions after allowing them to stand for a while.

Then I had to mix the two solutions together, by pouring the Healgrass extract into the Magic Mushroom one, little by little.

And then came the stirring and blowing the toxic fumes away with Wind Magic.

Damn how I wish this workshop had a drafting shaft installed.

Now that I think about it, this workshop doesn’t have quite a lot of useful alchemical tools that would make Master’s work a lot easier. Or maybe I am the only one who thinks like that? After all, the work is proceeding as planned even without it, it’s just that it takes more time to complete.

 

Cutting my musings short, I poured the finished liquid into an empty bottle.

And the result?

 

【Recovery Item】Mana Potion MP + 9% Recovery Grade C+ Rarity 4 Weight 1

General purpose Mana Potion. Slightly recovers MP.

A little sweet to the taste. Symptoms similar to sickness may appear if the product is of bad quality.

* Continuous use is not possible. Cooldown between uses: approximately 9 minutes.

 

Oh!

Isn’t Grade C+ a really good result?

 

「It looks good. Great job.」

 

「You might be a natural at this, Keith-chan!」

 

Like I said, cut the 「-chan」 out.

Unfortunately, no amount of tsukkomis is going to work against Juna-san so I’m not going to say anything.

 

「But I think you can still do better than that, so we’re not going to include that in the delivery.」

 

Why is that?

Was Grade C not good enough?

Well now I’m just feeling stupid for being so proud of myself like that.

 

「Don’t make such a face now, you’re making me feel bad. It’s not that your creation is not good enough. It’s very good. But since this is a kind of training in alchemy for you, now I want you to try achieving the same result while using Quick Recreate.」

 

「Master?」

 

「I also think this is going to be a good experience for you.」

 

Is that so?

But Master himself said that with potions, the quality tends to be decreasing when using【Quick Recreate】.

 

Feeling somewhat conflicted about this, I recorded the current processes and steeled myself.

 

<<Would you like to use Quick Recreate?>>

 

I look at all of the ingredients in front of me: Magic Mushrooms, Paingrass and water.

So far, all the processes I’ve gone through have been connected to the already recorded ones.

So, what is going to happen if I do decide to use Quick Recreate?

 

【Recovery Item】Mana Potion MP + 6% Recovery Grade C- Rarity 4 Weight 1

General purpose Mana Potion. Slightly recovers MP.

A little sweet to the taste. Symptoms similar to sickness may appear if the product is of bad quality.

* Continuous use is not possible. Cooldown between uses: approximately 12 minutes.

 

Oh dear, the quality has been reduced.

 

「We cannot include a product of such quality in the delivery. The have to be of at least Grade C or higher, remember?」

 

「That’s fine. When l fail all I have to do is to try again, right?」

 

「Something particular on your mind?」

 

「Perhaps, but we’ll see how it turns out.」

 

 Hmm…

I recall everything I did during the production process so far.

From the very beginning I noticed that the main stat responsible for determining the quality of the finished product was DEX.

Now, knowing that, would it be possible for me to increase the productivity even further by strengthening myself with Physical Enchant: Water?

 

「Guess I’ll at least give it a try.」

 

「Umu.」

 

This time I strengthened myself with Physical Enchant: Water and then performed the whole Quick Recreate process from beginning to the end..

So, let’s see how it turned out.

 

Recovery Item】 Mana Potion MP +8% Recovery Grade C Rarity 4 Weight 1

General purpose Mana Potion. Slightly recovers MP.

A little sweet to the taste. Symptoms similar to sickness may appear if the product is of bad quality.

* Continuous use is not possible. Cooldown between uses: approximately 10 minutes.

 

Oh!

I managed to reach Grade C.

Will the effects of physical enchantment aqua also affect the Quick Recreate?

Have I just made a new, amazing discovery?

 

 

「Master.」

 

「What is it?」

 

「Can I make something from scratch?」

 

「Sure, go right ahead.」

 

Let’s save some processes to use for shortening reproduction.

Especially in the direction of increasing the quality.

Both Master and Juna make 5 mana potions in one set.

All of them are of Grade C or higher.

Right now, they are on a level where I can’t even begin to dream of catching up to them.

 

For the time being, I will proceed with work on the premise that 2 or 3 potions will be made in one set.

I crush the materials.

And then I repeat all of the potion making processes until more of them are ready.

We all continued our work for a few hours.

 

「Let’s make a short break, everyone.」

 

「Ah, I waaant too plaaay!」

 

「And I want you to continue making Mana Potions. With our current pace it shouldn’t take much longer.」

 

Right.

Even with so many potions already created, my skills have not improved as much as I thought.

A strong sense of dissatisfaction was washing over me.

 

「I’ve been asked to make an ordinary potion but I need to collect more Paingrass for it.」

 

「Then I will go with you, Aurnier! How about leaving all the work here to Keith-chan?」

 

Master looked at me.

I’d like to give priority to Potion and Mana Potion creation work, so I don’t really mind.

 

「It can’t be helped then. I’ll try to finish it up as soon as I can, so I’ll be leaving the workshop to you until then.」

 

「Take care of yourself!」

 

Juna-san made a victory pose with one hand raised up high into the air.

She’s just doing this to avoid helping us, right?

I could see in Master’s eyes that this was indeed the case.

 

「Keith, you can use this empty bottles as you like. Please make something that you can deliver.」

 

「I understand.」

 

「We should be back around noon.」

 

「Okay.」

 

Master and Juna leave the workshop.

Now then.

What should I do next?

A Potion?

Or perhaps another Mana Potion?

Before that, let’s check the empty bottles.

 

There are more than 400 empty bottles for potions in the entire workshop.

It’s definitely quite a lot.

100 of them will be spent for Mana Potions for mana potions?

This is such a painfully large number.

Thankfully there are enough Magic Mushrooms and the other materials in here.

 

However, there seems to be little Healgrass.

The number of Paingrass is also clearly less than the amount of empty bottles.

Oh well.

For now, let’s make a Potion through Quick Recreate.

 

I tried making a Potion.

The first 5 attempts failed miserably, even though the Grade was C+ and Physical Enchant: Water was still in effect.

This is absurd.

Next I made a Grade C Potion.

It seems that the Physical Enchant: Water has expired during that time.

 

All right, now that’s better.

I continue to make Potions.

I make Potion liquid by shortening reproduction.

Bunraku poured the liquid into an empty bottle.

This way, tens of potions are completed in a matter of seconds.

Of course, all of were Grade C.

Spectacular.

It feels good.

《【Alchemy】Level Up! 》

《【Pharmacy】Level Up! 》

《【Appraise】Level Up! 》

《【Precise Manipulation】 Level Up! 》

 

 

400 Potion were completed by noon.

Next, 80 Recovery Pills have been created.

 

They were also Grade C.

I am satisfied with the result.

Only 2 potions were not able to match the quality of the others.

The Recovery Pills on the other hand, were perfect.

I feel pretty good about my work so far.

 

My MP bar has dropped almost by half, but for such a result it was a price I was willing to pay.

No helping it since I was doing so much in such a short time.

Although I managed to create some Mana Potions, only one was made with using short reproduction.

Efficiency is not that good.

But there are still over 100 empty bottles.

At best, I should be done by the end of the afternoon.

 

I tried to apply for a martial arts tournament while Bunraku was making me lunch.

What do you mean that temporary registration is over?

The registration has progressed to the stage of waiting for the designated members.

What a pain in the ass.

So what do these members do?

Of course I cannot register when I wanted to. Just my luck.

You can also add summon monsters.

 

Hmm?

This is surprisingly annoying.

 

I currently have 16 Summoned Monsters registered.

I feel like I should choose from old ones, but I have various concerns about doing so.

For example, Zangetsu.

Isn’t the game venue too small for a horse-riding battle?

 

If you search tournament regulations, the size of the venue is the same as the previous time.

Yup.

Too narrow.

The risk of falling outside of the designated battle space would be too big.

 

So what about the Summoned Monsters that fly in the air?

Helix and Obsidian are not good.

After all it is narrow.

Jean and Zuiun are also out of the question.

They are not good at fighting during daytime.

The same can be said about Mumyo.

 

I need to sort it out.

Narrowing down the candidates:

Volff

Jericho

Senki

Goki

Rig

Bunraku

Ninetails

Heather

Tigris

Creep

 

Should I take the top five of my monsters that underwent Class Change?

If I want to prioritize AGI, maybe I can swap Jericho for Tigris.

Or maybe take Ninetails and Heather for some wider support options?

Annoying.

I’m getting too worried about it.

 

Let’s just keep to the five old ones.

Support?

I can do it just fine.

 

After completing the registration, the meal was ready.

I’ll think about it some more while I eat.

 

What kind of battle will they choose and how will it unfold?

Well, no point worrying about it for now. We’ll just wait and see what happens when the time comes.


Protagonist Keith

Race Human Male Racial Lv16

Job Grand Summoner Lv2

Bonus Points Remaining 25

 

Skills

Staff Lv13 Punch Lv10 Kick Lv10 Joint Lock Lv10 Throw Lv10 Evade Lv10 Block Lv10 Summon Magic Lv16 Spacetime Magic Lv8  Light Magic Lv9 Wind Magic Lv9 Earth Magic Lv9 Water Magic Lv9 Fire Magic Lv9 Dark Magic Lv9 Ice Magic Lv7 Lightning Magic Lv7 Tree Magic Lv7  Dust Magic Lv7 Lava Magic Lv7 Steam Magic Lv7 Alchemy Lv7 (↑1)  Pharmacy Lv6 (↑1)  Glassmaking Lv3 Woodworking Lv6 Synergy Lv12 Appraise Lv12 (↑1)  Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv6 Grab Lv9 Horsemanship Lv9 Precise Manipulation Lv12 (↑1)  Jump Lv5      Acrobatics Lv5  Heat Resistant Lv6 Climb 5 Dual Wield Lv9 Disassembly Lv7 Physical Reinforcement Lv7 Mental Reinforcement Lv8  Speedcasting Lv10 Magic Effect Expansion Lv7  Magic Range Expansion Lv7 Ropework Lv1

 

Equipment:

Staff of Torture ×2 Tonfa of Torture ×2 Capture Rod of Torture ×1  Enraged Pickaxe  ×2  Silver Necklace+ ×1  Snow Leopard’s Bagh Nakh ×1 Plains Lion’s Bagh Nakh ×1 Battle Bull’s Leather Armor+ Bracelet of Torture ×1 Rabid Horse Belt+  Backpack ×1  Item Box ×2

 

Items:

Survival Knife, Woodworking Tools

 

Titles:

Old Summoner’s Pupil

Guardian of the Forest

Man of the Middle Path

Spell Archive

Martial Arts Fighter


6 Comments

  1. Recovery circle? Do you mean the pill?

  2. Thanks for the chapter.

  3. I don’t know if I missed anything, but I’ve never heard of ‘Wounded Grass before’. Do you mean ‘Pain grass’ or something?

    Also, I’m pretty sure that they used ‘Heal Grass’ to make potions, not
    Bitter Grass’.

    Correct me if I’m wrong

  4. Thanks for the treat.

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