Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 1 Chapter 3

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Chapter 3 – Rabbit Hunting and Future Prospects

 

It’s morning, huh…? I look around and see no one… I guess I slept too well. I slept soundly, even though it was in a large room with a bunch of people sleeping together, an environment in which it was usually difficult to sleep.

Suddenly lost in another world, I managed to get through the first day. I need to make a proper plan for what I’m going to do now. Oh no, I’m so hungry I can’t think straight. I haven’t eaten for a whole day. Let’s go out to eat.

“Good morning.”

I greeted the landlady, who replied, “It’s already noon.” I must have slept too much. I washed my face and rinsed my mouth out in the well.

“Landlady-san, can I use the toilet…?”

“Oh, there’s one right there.”

“Thank you.”

Japanese style potty, I’m not good at it. The thing to wipe is this leaf; not good at it. Let’s get back on track and do my best.

I bought two grilled rabbit skewers and a loaf of bread at a stall I saw along the main street for three copper coins. I guessed it was about 100 yen per copper coin.

The grilled rabbit skewers, my first meal in another world, were hearty and tasty, but I was a little disappointed that they were only salted. Spices may be expensive. Also, the bread is hard.

My plan for today is to buy the minimum necessary tools and earn enough money to stay for the night. After earning money, I will leave early and spend the night making plans for the future.

When I was in Japan, I never thought that just having a definite place to stay would make me feel so much better. It is important to have a place to go back to, even if it is just to sleep in a small bed.

Walking down the main street, I found a tool shop and approached the shopkeeper, thinking about what I needed.

“Excuse me, I need a bag to hold my catch, a knife to dismantle it, a water bottle, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a towel, and a bag to hold them in, but since I don’t have enough money, can I buy them all for the lowest possible price of 22 copper coins?”

“Twenty-two coppers? That’s a little tight, you know. I’ll just list the cheapest ones, and you can choose what you want to buy.”

“Okay, let’s see, a bag, 5 coppers; a dismantling knife, 7 coppers; a water bottle, 5 coppers; a toothbrush, 2 coppers; toothpaste (salt), 1 coppers; and a towel, 5 coppers.”

“Hmm, 25 coppers in all… I’ll give up the towels. Please give me the rest for 20 coppers.”

“Okay.”

“Also, do you have a bag to put all this stuff in for two coppers?”

“Hmm? This bag is fine for two coppers.”

“I’ll take that too.”

Balance 0… I need 15 copper coins for tonight’s lodging and dinner. I need to hunt at least three horned rabbits for a minimum of five coppers each.

The most common place to find horned rabbits is outside the south gate of this Western city, in the southwestern direction, just before the forest. Shall I go there right away? Oh, let’s fill the water bottles at the inn first.

When I left the south gate, I only needed to show my guild card to get through, so I walked to the southwest.

After walking for about 30 minutes, I saw a forest… Is this the right place to go?

As soon as I arrived, the bushes swayed, and a horned rabbit appeared. I immediately summoned a boat, a rowboat… it’s too much trouble. Let’s just use the boat. I take up position on the boat and slam the oar into the horned rabbit, which is body slamming into the barrier.

It’s easy; I feel like cheating, but there is no time to spare, so let’s just keep on hunting. Oh, I bought a cheap dismantling knife, too, and I have to make sure I drain the blood out of it.

It’s a simple job:

  • Walk around; the bushes shake.
  • Summon a boat.
  • Hit the horned rabbit with an oar.
  • Repeat the draining of the blood process.

Two hours later… I got, ahem, nine horned rabbits. Thanks to the breeding grounds alone, I hunted more in a short time than yesterday; they attacked me once but in multiples, but thanks to the boarding rejection, I was able to take them out one by one with no problem. It’s looking good, and as planned, I’ll return early today to make plans for the future.

I returned to the guild and headed for the purchasing counter.

“I want to sell nine horned rabbits, please.”

“Aiyo, they have been drained of their blood properly. Each rabbit is clean and has only a few scratches, so I’ll take them for eight coppers, or 72 coppers in all.”

Oh, the purchase price goes up by one copper coin per rabbit. Nice job, dismantling knife.

“Yes, I’ll take it.”

Let’s buy the towels I couldn’t afford during the day and head back to the inn.

“Welcome back. Would you like to stay over again today?”

“Yes, I would like to stay again today, please. Also, I would like to order dinner today.”

“That’s a total of 15 coppers. Dinner can be served anytime between the sixth and eighth bells.”

“Bells?”

“Oya, in the Western city, they ring bells every two hours from 8:00 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening. Didn’t you notice?”

“I didn’t notice. I was sound asleep last night. Here are 15 coppers.”

“Give this board to the dining hall whenever you come in, and you will be served a meal.”

When I returned to the big room, there were only two people in the room, probably because it was still early. Corner get! I was slightly excited to have gotten one of the only four corner parts in this large room.

Now let’s get worked up and make plans for the future. …What shall I do? Let’s list the things I need to do and the things I’m concerned about.

 

Pay off one silver coin of debt.

Read the Adventurer’s Guild booklet.

Ask many questions at the guild.

Check the purchase screen for skill ship summoning.

Summon skill ships, and try out different things outside.

I need new underwear and clothes.

If there is a library, research this country and surrounding countries.

Find out about races.

Find out the value of money.

Bathe in a well.

Find out if I can stay in a private inn.

 

Hmmm… I guess that’s about it. Let’s get on with what I can do now. The first thing I can do is the booklet. It’s thin and quick to read.

Well, to summarize…

 

The Adventurers Guild does not belong to a country.

They do not participate in wars.

They are divided into F, E, D, C, B, A, S, SS, and SSS ranks.

You can receive requests up to one rank higher than your own rank.

If you complete the requests, you can get up to rank C, but there is a test to get up to rank B or higher.

There is a mandatory request for C rank and above in case of emergency.

There is an appointment request for high ranks.

If you don’t accept requests for a certain period, your guild card will expire.

The guild card will expire if you don’t receive requests for a certain period. F: 1 month, E: 3 months, D: 6 months, C: 1 year

 

It’s almost the same organization as the templates. But what should I do? I’m not good at fighting and don’t want to force myself to raise my rank. It would be enough if I could raise my rank to about D rank, where there are no mandatory requests.

Next is the purchasing screen for the ship summoning… I’m kind of looking forward to it. I open up my status, and whoops, my level is up again! I’m now level 3. I’m up 20 in physical strength and 2 in everything else except luck. Will it continue like this? Never mind, let’s check the purchase screen.

 

Rubber Boat: 50 copper coins~

Swan Boat: 30 silver coins~

Motorboat: 40 silver coins~

Fishing Boat: 4 gold coins~

Cruisers: 20 gold coins~

Ferry / Cargo Ship: 100 platinum coins~

Luxury Cruise Ship: 500 platinum coins~

 

Is this what I can buy? I see crazy prices along the way… platinum coins? How many are those? Copper coin = 100 yen, silver coin = I’m pretty sure up to 10,000 yen. If the fishing boat is 4 gold coins, then perhaps gold coins = 1,000,000 yen, then platinum coins = 100,000,000 yen?

 

Copper coin = 100 yen

Silver coin = 10,000 yen

Gold coin = 1,000,000 yen

Platinum coin = 100,000,000 yen

 

So, there is no doubt about it. Then…

 

Rubber boat: 50 copper coins = 5,000 yen

Swan boat: 30 silver coins = 300,000 yen

Motorboats: 40 silver coins = 400,000 yen

Fishing boat: 4 gold coins = 4 million yen

Cruisers: 20 gold coins = 20 million yen

Ferry/Cargo Ship: 100 platinum coins = 10 billion yen

Luxury Cruise Ship: 5oo platinum coins = 50 billion yen

 

If I earn 50 billion yen, I can buy a luxury cruise ship… that doesn’t sound very realistic at all. Currently, my goal is to pay off my debt of 10,000 yen or silver coin. A luxury cruise ship, huh…? How can I reach it?

Rubber boat: 50 copper coins. I should buy this one as soon as possible. The flat bottom is great. It’s hard for a rowboat on the ground because it’s slanted.

The question is whether to buy a reasonably priced rubber boat that can hold two people or a large 4 passenger, which is worth about 9 silver coins.

Affordable rubber boats are readily available and have flat bottoms. But they are only as big as a rowboat and are narrow…

It will be a while before I can afford to buy a four-seater rubber boat, but it will give me more room to expand my length and width. I feel that it is just a waste of time to buy a four-seater when I don’t even have anyone to share the boat with at the moment.

In conclusion, after paying off my 1 silver coin debt, I’m going to buy a nice rubber boat.

Next, a swan boat… I don’t need one.

I do want a motor boat… with a motor at some point, though. I haven’t even floated a boat on the water yet, so I’m putting that on hold.

I looked at the purchase screen and thought, they don’t sell military boats or anything like that. Can’t they be loaded with weapons or something?

Luxury cruise ships, what kind of ships are they? At any rate, the most expensive one here… has 2700 rooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, casino, ice skating rink, movie theater, lots of restaurants, etc… There is a lot of information that I don’t know where I should look at.

If I could buy this luxury cruise ship, what would the stores be like? Would the shopkeepers, products, and… movie theaters be able to show movies properly? I wonder a lot of things.

I lie down and think about a lot of things. But, come to think of it, who was the person who gave me the message? He wrote that he had developed skills, so maybe he is a god. Since there are other worlds, it wouldn’t be surprising if there was a god, would it?

 

Ding-dong, ding-dong.

 

Hmm? That sounded like a bell. It’s a pretty loud sound, and since it’s the sixth bell, it means I can have a meal. I’m hungry, so let’s go to the diner right away.

“Is this the right place to hand in this board?”

“Oh, is this your first time? Since there is only one menu, you can pick up your meal there after you hand over the board. When you’re done eating, take it over there.”

“Yes.”

I took my meal and sat down. Two large loaves of bread and a big stew with lots of vegetables. The bread is hard, but it is manageable if it is dipped in the… stew. The stew is full of vegetables and is very filling, and the meat is probably horned rabbit’s meat?

It is tasty but monotonous and somewhat unsatisfying. But it is an inn for beginner adventurers, and the food is plentiful, so it seems like they are doing a pretty good job.

“Thank you for the food.”

I returned the dishes, and now… I want to take a bath.

I found the landlady and asked her about it.

“Landlady-san, do you have a place where I can take a bath?”

“Hahaha, only nobles and rich people can take such a bath. Are you from a good family?”

“No, no, I’m from the countryside. I thought people in the city took baths.”

“Oh, really? Well, wiping yourself with water is the best you can do at this inn. If you are in a private inn, you can ask for warm water, and they will bring it to you.”

“A private inn? How much does it cost?”

“It varies a lot, but I’d say about 30 coppers per night. Some of the nicer ones charge 40 to 50 coppers.”

“I see. Thank you very much. I’ll aim for the 30-copper inn first.”

“Ahaha, good luck. But don’t push yourself too hard. This is an inn for newcomers, but there are also a lot of newcomers who can’t make it back. Don’t be hasty and do your best.”

“Yes, I’ll do my best.”

I guess being an adventurer is a life-threatening job, after all. …I’m not suited for it for sure, but I have to be an adventurer, for now, so I’m going to be cautious.

I wipe myself with a towel wet from the well, brush my teeth and return to my room. It’s only about 7:00 p.m., right? Let’s summarize what I learned today and make a plan for tomorrow.

 

Pay off one silver coin of debt.

Read the Adventurer’s Guild booklet.✔

Ask many questions at the guild.

Check the purchase screen for skill ship summoning.✔

Summon skill ships, and try out different things outside.

I need new underwear and clothes.

If there is a library, research this country and surrounding countries.

Find out about races.

Find out the value of money.✔

Bathe in a well.✔

Find out if I can stay in a private inn.✔

 

Tomorrow I’ll go out in the morning and then try to summon a boat and hunt for more horned rabbits. I want to pay off my debt tomorrow, or at least get a change of underwear. I fall asleep as I think about the grueling task… Good night.

 

Debt: 1 silver coin.

Balance: 52 copper coins.

 

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