Chapter 6

 


Translator: Cryus


My Master should be a Summoner.
【Identify】denies my doubts.


Aurnier Lv.???
Summoner Working


I couldn’t【Identify】him earlier, but now I can see some of his information.
He does act like a Summoner though.
Is making potions your side job, Master?

He’s making a large quantity of potions in no time at all.
Each Healgrass is enough to make 2 potions, so we’re making 10 potions each time he uses the pot.
He used it 20 times, so there are 200 potions on the table.
We used 2 jute bags to store 100 potions each, which disappeared into the bags.
I take a longer time to pour the liquid into the bottles, so what?

Potions are sold at 30 Dyns each in town, so I’m looking at 6,000 Dyns worth of potions.
These really are potions, right?


【Recovery Item】Potion HP+8% Recovery Grade C Rarity 1 Weight 1
An ordinary potion. Restores a small amount of HP.
Leaves a bitter aftertaste when you drink it.
※Cannot be used repeatedly. Item cooldown is 10 minutes.


It’s not a mistake.
【Appraise】tells me they really are potions.

「This really is magic.」

「Hm? Not exactly.」

Master puts the remaining herbs into the pot and adds some kind of powder, water, and oil.
What is he doing?
He closes his eyes again in concentration.

「Quick Recreate!」

This time, a few green round objects come tumbling out of the pot.
I counted 20 of them.


【Recovery Item】Recovery Pill Regenerate [Slight] Grade C Rarity 3 Weight 0+
Pills that recover HP continually over time. Lasts for 10 minutes.
Has the same effect as the Regenerate spell.
※Cannot be used repeatedly. Item cooldown is 1 hour.


Oh, this is convenient.
I saw these things being sold in the town of Remut, but they were too expensive for me.

「You seem to be interested, hm?」

Of course.
I nod without thinking.

「My way of doing it is improper. However, the Adventurer’s Guild has deemed it necessary to seek help from me despite my methods.」

Hm? What is he talking about?

「I would put their pharmacists out of business.」

Oh, I see.
It certainly is a problem if it was so easy to make potions like this compared to pharmacists.
The prices would probably plummet.
Deflation is a scary thing.

「You possess the Alchemy skill as well, no? Quick Recreate is one of the Alchemy subskills.」

「That was what you were using, wasn’t it?」

「Yes. It is a Making technique that allows you to skip the labor and instantly yield the results.」

Making?
I look it up in the help section. It works just like a weapon arte or a magic spell for a production job.
I didn’t know it would be this convenient.
I’ll have to read through the help section for Alchemy later.

「However, there are conditions as well. You have to go produce it yourself once in order to use the ability.」

「I see.」

That makes sense.

「Now, let us see you create one from scratch.」

Eh?

「Who, me?」

「Of course. You are my apprentice now.」

Master seems to have a spartan teaching style.
I don’t think I’ll get much of a break.
But I’ve already decided.

「I’ll do it. Please allow me.」


The steps for making potions are actually really simple.
Grind some Healgrass with a mortar.
Mix it in water and extract it.
Filter out the solid from the mixture.
Boil the extracted liquid for 5 minutes.
Cool it to room temperature.
Fill the liquid in a bottle as per Guild specifications.

I heated the pot over a fire I built using some charcoal.
I wonder if it’s okay to just follow the designated ratio.
It failed the first time.
I think I didn’t use enough herbs.

I’m glad I didn’t use the big pot on my first try.

「That is not how you should grind it.」

Master said dramatically.
By the way, I’m using the water he produced from his water magic.
Apparently, the more pure the water is, the better the results.

This is my second try.
I’ve finally succeeded.
There are 2 bottles of potions right in front of me.


【Recovery Item】Potion HP+6% Recovery Grade D+ Rarity 1 Weight 1
An ordinary potion. Restores a small amount of HP.
Leaves a bitter aftertaste when you drink it.
※Cannot be used repeatedly. Item cooldown is 10 minutes.


The Grade is D+. It’s a start, but it’s not potent enough.

「Please let me try a few more times.」

「Very well.」

Meanwhile, he’s making his own potions.
I want to reach his level as soon as possible.

On my 6th try, I finally made a Grade C- potion.
At the same time, I hear a welcome info popup.

《You may now learn the following Production Skill(s):【Pharmacy】》

I need 2 bonus points to learn it.
I can’t argue with that. I immediately obtain the skill and activate it.
Alright.
I’ll try it again.


【Recovery Item】Potion HP+8% Recovery Grade C Rarity 1 Weight 1
An ordinary potion. Restores a small amount of HP.
Leaves a bitter aftertaste when you drink it.
※Cannot be used repeatedly. Item cooldown is 10 minutes.


I made 2 of them.

「How do these look?」

I showed Master my potions.

「Mm, they look good to me.」

My first 2 successful potions.

I should try using Alchemy next.
I wonder if I can use Quick Recreate?
I call up the Making technique, which opens in a new virtual window.
There are two tracks, one for Alchemy and one for Pharmacist.
The display looks different somehow.
I fix my gaze on the Alchemy track, which opens in yet another window.
There’s a long list displayed in the window.


Transmute Changes a substance into a completely different material. Ignores the laws of physics.
Synthesize Changes a substance into a different material through a chemical reaction. Obeys the laws of physics.
Extract Allows the user to obtain a specific substance from a mixture.
Dilute Lowers the concentration of a liquid in a mixture.
Concentrate Raises the concentration of a liquid in a mixture.
Grind Breaks an object into smaller pieces.
Filter Filters a solid substance from a liquid mixture.
Analyze Determines the effectiveness and characteristics of a substance.
Oxidize Causes oxidation to occur.
Reduce Causes reduction to occur.
Maintain Temperature Maintains the temperature in an object.
Maintain Humidity Controls and maintains the humidity of gases.
Liquify Causes gases to condense into liquid.
Vaporize Causes liquids to evaporate into gas.
Solidify Causes liquids to freeze into solid.
Melt Causes solid objects to melt into liquid.
Sublimate Causes solid objects to turn straight into gas.
Repeat Repeats a set process.
Hasten Reaction Accelerates the speed of a reaction.
Remember Workflow Commits a series of steps into memory. Requires the user to have completed the steps at least once.
Quick Recreate Carries out the production process memorized using Remember Workflow.


This is one hell of a long list.
I’m glad the descriptions are simple enough.
I insert the keywords『Making technique』and『New』in the help section.
It looks like I can obtain all of these skills if I learn the Making technique which belongs to the Production track.
But the quality of the things I produce will depend completely on my skill level.
Also, it looks like the technique works automatically during production.
I’ll find out when I try it, right?

I’m using Remember Workflow.

《You may memorize the process for the last potion you made.》
《Yes》《No》

The obvious choice is《Yes》.
My next choice is Quick Recreate.
The only process on the list is Potion.
I have the ingredients – water and Healgrass – ready in my hand.
Then I proceed to carry out the task.

I whisper the command for Quick Recreate.
The herbs in my hand crumble and fall into the pot.
There should be some potion liquid in the pot now.

「Oh?」

Master has been observing me with interest. He sounds delighted.
I pour the liquid into 2 bottles.
How did they turn out?


【Recovery Item】Potion HP+7% Recovery Grade C- Rarity 1 Weight 1
An ordinary potion. Restores a small amount of HP.
Leaves a bitter aftertaste when you drink it.
※Cannot be used repeatedly. Item cooldown is 10 minutes.


Both potions are slightly degraded.
Also, my MP had recovered to about 70%, but decreased to about 40%.

「That was good for a novice.」

「*sigh*」

To be honest, I’m feeling a little discouraged.

「Well, they may be potions you made yourself, but you may deliver the potions that turned out well to the Guild.」

He points to the Grade C potions.
That means the potions that are Grade C- and below are unacceptable.

「I will deliver them. What about these?」

I shift my gaze to the potions that he rejected.

「You may use them if you like.」

Hm, I may be just a little lucky.

「Be sure to return the bottles, though.」

He completely read my thoughts.


I’m trying to make potions without using Alchemy.
But I’m also trying to increase the number of potions produced at once.
Master used 5 stacks of Healgrass to make 10 potions.
I had been using 1 Healgrass to make 2 potions until now.
I’m not confident that I’ll be able to accomplish it all at once.
So I’m trying to double my input and output.
The potions turned out to be Grade C.
Looks like there’s no problem at all.

I’m trying it again.
This time, there’s 1 Grade C- potion among the 4 I just made.

I repeat it yet again.
All 4 potions are Grade C.
Good, good.
I select Remember Workflow from the Making technique in Alchemy, and save the process I carried out just now.

Next is Recovery Pills.
I saw Master make some earlier. I can make 2 of them using Healgrass (Extract) worth 20 potions.

「Oh, there is no harm in making those too.」

Master taught me the basics in making them.


1. Mix some Healgrass (Extract) with the same amount of flour (weak) and a small amount of olive oil.
2. Fry the mixture while pouring water slowly.
3. Once the mixture has become soft, fry it over 3 minutes.
4. Boil the water until the mixture is only slightly sticky, but not enough to stick on your fingers, then stop the fire and allow the mixture to cool.
5. Mold it into a pill.


It’s just like a cooking recipe.
When I actually tried making it, there was the unique smell of the herbs, but it was bearable.
It seemed to be a little too strong for Volff, so he kept a certain distance from the workbench.
Sorry.
Sorry.
I’ll finish it soon.


【Recovery Item】Recovery Pill Regenerate [Slight] Grade C Rarity 3 Weight 0+
Pills that recover HP continually over time. Lasts for 10 minutes.
Has the same effect as the Regenerate spell.
※Cannot be used repeatedly. Item cooldown is 1 hour.


I managed to make Grade C pills on my first try.
Maybe it’s natural because the instructions are easy to follow.

「The side effects of the Healgrass will go away when you add heat to it.」

「Okay.」

「However, continuous heat will cause the recovery to be less effective, so moderation is key.」

I see. Now there’s something I want to ask.

「Couldn’t we separate the ingredients using Alchemy?」

「True, it would be good if we could extract them, but we would have to determine the exact component we need to extract.」

I see.
Alchemy isn’t really omnipotent.


While talking to me, Master lined up a large quantity of potions on the desk.
All of the potions disappeared into his《Item Box》.
Is the storage capacity really unlimited?
The recovery pills disappeared as well.

「I plan to deliver these to the Adventurer’s Guild tomorrow. What will you do?」

「I’ll deliver them too.」

「Then, we shall go tomorrow morning.」

That’s about it for today’s potion making.
We cleaned up the workshop and left the basement.

This is my overall results today.

Potion Grade C Quantity: 15(acceptable for delivery)
Potion Grade C- Quantity: 4
Potion Grade D+ Quantity: 9
Recovery Pill Grade C Quantity: 2

There’s space even after putting everything into my rucksack.
But the added weight is putting stress on my shoulders.
It’s not that bad though.
Even though the other potions are of lower grade, I feel safe knowing that I have them at my disposal.
Also I can make more potions any time I want, as long as I have the tools.
No.
I can’t always depend on Master. I shouldn’t say I can make them any time.
It’s better if I obtain my own tools such as pots, filter paper, bottles, and even water.
I use 2 bonus points to learn water magic and activate it.
I call up my spells list.


Summon Monster(Summon Magic)
Recall Monster(Summon Magic)
Force Bullet(Universal Offensive Magic)
Sense Magic(Universal Perception Magic)
Flashlight(Light Magic)
Mental Enchant: Light(Light Magic)
Control Air Current(Wind Magic)
Physical Enchant: Wind(Wind Magic)
Dowsing(Earth Magic)
Physical Enchant: Earth(Earth Magic)
Liquid: Water(Water Magic)
Physical Enchant: Aqua(Water Magic)


Liquid: Water is on the list.
Just as I expected.
I’ll buy a pot in town.
I’ll have to look for filter paper, or tea filters if they don’t have any.
I can reuse the bottles when I finish them.
It will be a big help for my adventure if I can make my own potions.

「I’ll come by early tomorrow.」

「Hm? Do you already have a place to stay?」

「I plan on staying in an inn.」

「You fool.」

Huh? Is he angry?

「Stay in my house. You have already become my apprentice.」


《Old Summoner’s House has been set to your home portal!》


Eh?
The info popup suddenly appears. It didn’t even give me a choice.
Well, I guess it works out anyway.

「You may use the upper portion of the house as much as you like. You are also free to enter the basement up to the 3rd floor.」

He gave me his stamp of approval.

「Thank you for your hospitality.」

「Mm. I shall remain in the underground tower. You are free to roam about until dinner.」

「Okay.」

Underground tower?
Now that I think about it, the basement looked like the inside of a tower that was built underground.
I think I get it.

First, I should look around the house that’s now my temporary base.
The upper portion has the bare necessities for a house.
There’s a toilet too. I can probably flush it with the water bucket.
There’s also a kitchen. It’s nothing special.
I touch the table top and【Appraise】it. It resembles granite.
I wouldn’t want to damage it.
It’s likely that there are no kitchen knives, so I’ll refrain from doing anything careless.

The bed is above the ceiling.
I thought it was going to be a soft bed, but it’s just dried grass covered in a jute bag and a blanket.
I try laying on it.
This is useable. In fact, it’s soft and comfortable.
Volff gets on the bed easily.
He’s sleeping next to me.
He’s a fluffy pillow.

Oops, I lost myself for a moment.

For now, I’m rearranging the item drops and potions in my rucksack and in the《Item Box》I’m borrowing.
It’s still early for dinner.
I should go hunting in the forest nearby.
My MP is far from fully recovered, but there’s about half remaining.
I have potions to help manage my HP, so that’s reassuring.


I greet the Magi Owl, which is acting as the gatekeeper, as I leave the house.
The door automatically closes, just like it did when I came.
It’s still a mystery.

「Alright, let’s go.」

Volff seems happy to be outside.


Protagonist Keith
Race Human Male Racial Lv3
Job Summoner Lv2
Bonus Points Remaining 7

Skill Sets
Staff Lv2 Punch Lv1 Kick Lv1 Summon Magic Lv2 
Light Magic Lv1 Wind Magic Lv2 Earth Magic Lv1 Water Magic Lv1(New!)
Alchemy Lv1 Pharmacy Lv1(New!)
Cooperate Lv2 Appraise Lv3 Identify Lv2 Resist Cold Lv1 GrabLv1

Equipment  Beginner’s Rod Simple Clothes Cloth Shoes Rucksack Item Box

Items Survival Knife

Monster Summons
Volff Wolf Lv2


 


9 Comments

  1. Thanks for the treat.

  2. Thanks for the chapter.

  3. Thanks for this~

  4. Thanks for the chapter.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for the new chapter!

  6. This novel is really enjoyable. Thank you for translating it!

  7. “a few greed round objects”; shouldn’t that be “green”, not “greed”?

    A bit late in the game, but he’s starting to research things in advance now.

  8. Man just looking at all the skills alchemy gives you, I can tell it’d definitely turn into a “cheat” as long as you were diligent in studying it. Though it’d probably take quite a bit of resources to get to that level, after that you’d be set.

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