LDM 489 – Survey of orchards

Hmmm. The power of money is really amazing.

“Oh, this is the magic tool that protects against insects and birds. Can you cover an entire orchard with just one of these?”

“Yes. That’s how we’ve adjusted it. and since it’s a magic tool made by human hands, the quality is guaranteed to be excellent.”

Currently, me and Rokufa(Rokuko) were being led to the center of the orchard, to the magic tool control room.

…Seriously, I feel like you can do anything with money; when I gave 5 silver coins to someone who looks like the manager, he immediately gives the permission to sightsee easily.

I’m not sure if this is because the Holy Kingdom is too lenient or because of human greed …either way, it’s fine.

By the way, I checked the area with magic vision, but I cannot be sure if this a part of the dungeon or not, partly because of the bird and insect repellent magic tool’s wide area of effect.

“This is the magic tool that keeps the temperature constant.”


And there it is, a magic tool with the same effect as a greenhouse!

The greenhouse mechanism itself is quite simple, it is not impossible to imitate, but in this world, it is a luxury because it has to be made entirely of glass.

Could it be that this place is really just an ordinary orchard, and this whole thing was just a misunderstanding and a waste of money?

As if – they would love to make me think that way, though.

“So, what do you want to buy, sir?”

“Hmm… let’s see, honey, which one and how much?”

he asked. I am immediately telegraphing instructions to Rokuko using telepathy at a table in the reception room.

“Five hundred melons! I want to eat so many melons I’m going to throw up. Will you buy them for me?”

“Okay, I’ll order them later through the Commercial Guild, but can you get me 500 ready?”

“For sure, but… melons are not in season at the moment, so they will be expensive, and with that amount, the sum is quite…”

“How many gold coins? 20? Or perhaps more? just tell me if that’s not enough.”

“…!! Oh, yes, yes. Don’t worry, I’m sure we can prepare it, sir.”

— I purposely ordered a quantity that is impossible to meet if you compare their greenhouse production capabilities. But he said he could prepare it, hmph.

I’m not sure I can eat 20 million yen worth of melons, to be honest, and I feel like I’m wasting my money.

“yes, yes, though you will need to check with the commercial guild. About 15 gold coins should be enough.”

“is that’s right. Good for you, Rokufa.”

“Yes! Thank you, my dear!”

And then Rokufa kisses Narikin on the cheek. I didn’t tell you to do that!

” Oh, you’re so red, dear.”

“um, ah, ahahah, … I’m glad you love it -haha, right!”

“Yes, indeed. Well, you are indeed a second-class citizen. You know how to spend your money for your wife.”

It was blatant lip service, but I guess that’s what you get when you’re a customer with a big order.

“Then make the arrangements.”

“Umm, because of the volume of the product, we have to harvest it after receiving the order…”

“Then I’d like to order and pay here. Can you deliver the order for me? I want to get it as soon as possible for my wife.”

“Haha, no problem. I’ll make the arrangements as soon as possible!”

“…Just for the record, will you guarantee to preserve the quality properly? I don’t want you to sell me garbage product.”

“Don’t worry about that. You’ve seen the equipment in our orchard, right? We’ll deliver the best melons to meet your request.”

Of course, during this exchange, I gave him a silver coin as a tip, bold use of money that lived up to the name “Narikin”. I was riding the momentum as if to as “This is so cheap.”.

“That’s right. Well, if you can deliver it right away, I’ll give you a gold coin as a tip. How about it?”

I put 16 gold coins on the table. I can’t help but feel like I’m throwing money around. I had spent so much money that I felt as if I had eaten poison, along with the plate. but as an ordinary citizen, this makes me want to throw up. {proverb, tln for explanation}

Oh, God. I don’t know why I’m spending so much money on it. If this turns out to be a mistake, I won’t be able to face it.

“…Yes, there will be some back and forth, but considering your contract with the guild, it should be no problem at all! We will make immediate arrangements right now!”

…Wow, he just agreed to prepare 500 by today, the best Melon nonetheless.

When I looked earlier, there were only about five melons at most that were ready to be sold. Just.  Wow.

Rokufa secretly opened the map, and we could see that most of the farmers were gathered in one place, and it’s not; it’s not the same as the melon field from earlier, is it? There must be something in that place, something like… a dungeon where you can produce Melon as much as you like by spending DP.

If we sell the information to Haku-san, we can get our 16 gold coins back, right? Well, I don’t care if I can’t get the money back. I’m not in that much need of money.

“By the way, what are you going to do after buying 500 melons? I could make a lot of melon bread.”

At this point, Rokufa pretended to be flirting with me and asked.

“There’s no melon in …… melon bread.”

“What? What, there’s no melon juice in it?”

Well, some of them do. Should I use it to create melon soda? I could send it to Haku. I think I’d get my money back if I did that.

“It’s hard to eat that much. Maybe we should give it to everyone.”

“That’s right. You can use the [storage] to preserve it. I’m sure I can bring enough home with me.”

…I should not saying unnecessary things too much; I don’t know if the wall here has ears. Though visually, I cannot see anyone.

If this whole place is a dungeon, they can use the monitor function to keep an eye on us whenever they want, or at least that what I would do.

“If you can’t eat it, we can hire an adventurer who can use [storage] to send it home. The servants will eat it.”

“Servants, ah, yes. That’s good. That’s good. There are a lot of kids in my house who eat a lot. Like the neighbors.”

“Oh, right. We can give it to them as a souvenir.”

By servants, I don’t mean Ichika and the others. It seems like my words have been misunderstood by Rokuko.

I mean, I can use Soto’s dungeon as a means of transportation and storage area. If her space not enough, she can expand it by using her DP to add more room. Soto’s [Storage] dungeon has a serious cheating performance.

TL note:

毒を食らわば皿まで – Eat poison, along with its plate.

Simple meaning: make a deep mistake, and you go even further with your mistake.

Don’t worry, I google it. I’m not that smart.


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4 Responses

  1. Filip Dincă says:

    Smart move, he pretty much threw a lot of money at them to buy way more melons than what they should be able to produce, so it’s clear they use a cheat, most likely a dungeon there.
    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation! May God bless you!

  2. FC says:

    Thanks for the chap,

  3. Soviet elf says:

    Thanks you

  4. Bob Bobfry says:

    I heard the phrase if you eat the poison you might as well eat the plate as well

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