Mac had to leave before curfew, so she returned to the castle.
It was getting late, so Nell and I decided to go to bed.
“Oh, I forgot to buy snacks for Neko-san.”
Nell says in stilted tones.
Right, she got pocket money.
“I promise I’ll buy you some tomorrow, and I hope you’ll stay for the rest of the day.”
She was using this as an excuse to keep me around longer.
Nell has the talent to be a naughty child.
[I’ll leave right after breakfast tomorrow.]
Although disappointed, she said, “Come back in three days!”
And we went to bed.
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The next morning.
After eating breakfast, we parted ways with Nell and headed out of town and into the forest.
Didn’t I set a trap in the river?
I walked down the river and pulled the trap from where it was set.
There were three blackfish in it.
Lv: 4 (0 years old)
Race: Lesser Devil Fish
HP 10/10 MP 3/3
ATK 4 DEF 2 MAT 0 MDF 0 SPD 5 INT 1 LUK 1
……I thought the translation for devilfish was octopus.
Are these fish edible?
Lesser Devil Fish Edibility Check
Result: Possible. There is no biological concentration of poison, and humans and magical beasts consume it.
The appraisal is useful.
I would return home after storing the trap in my four-dimensional space.
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Along the way, I stopped by Flamberge’s tomb.
A stone statue was resting there.
The statue started to move when I took out the trap, pulled out a fish, and tried to make an offering.
“Grrrr… (Ah, the wonder cat?
The humans see me as an enemy.
Please wait a moment before I can express my gratitude).”
[Don’t worry about it.]
A fresh fish!
After eating the fish, Flamberge said he felt better and went to clear the dungeon.
What’s a dungeon?
Back to the woodhouse.
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Aurene was nowhere to be found, probably walking in the forest as usual.
I opened the book that Mac had given me earlier.
There were some alchemy spells written down in the back.
It was probably Mac’s note.
Maybe if I cast a spell, I can use alchemy, too?
Alright, let’s give it a try.
I took out the wild boar’s skin.
Then I put it inside a big jar, shove some plants around it, and fill it with water.
This is a method for tanning called tannin tanning.
Nowadays, tanning using chromium is the most common method. But in earlier times, this method was used.
Tannin, a water-soluble substance in plants, prevents the skin from deteriorating.
“Nyaa— (Kronos’ Blessings. Accelerated Alchemy.)”
Huh, I succeeded.
The hide has changed color.
The downside of tannin tanning is that you have to change the tanning liquid many times, and the process takes a long time.
It takes about a month.
Once I changed the tanning liquid and repeated the process several times, I was able to get a good tanning result.
I will put some stone weights on the hide and hang them out to dry.
Name: Tomita Minamoto
LV: 28 (20 years old)
Skill: [Appraisal Lv 100] [Appraisal Obstruction Lv 3] [Four-dimensional Space Lv 100]
[Light Lv 11] [Lightning Lv 3] [Heal Lv 5]
[Blacksmith Lv 4] [Accelerated Alchemy Lv 4] (NEW!)
[EXP Value 100x] [Skill Acquisition Lv 100]
HP 1,920/1,920 MP 1,328/1,340
ATK 337 DEF 287 MAT 397 MDF 265 SPD 473 INT 310 LUK 104
Title: [The One Who Defeated the Champion] [The Savior] [Super Miner] [Fake God] [Fake Grand Mage] [Alchemist Apprentice] (NEW!)
An orange tabby cat that has been transferred into another world. He used to be a human.
He has the strength and resistance of a dragon.
[Accelerated Alchemy Lv 4]
Description: Alchemy skill. Accelerates time for objects.
Description: This title is for those who have begun to use alchemy skills.
The MP consumed for alchemy skills is reduced.