Chapter 46: Post Kratos Battle
After the match with Kratos…
Yuto, still disappointed by the outcome, headed to the Guild within the Temple.
If he wants to continue getting stronger, then he cannot ignore completing Quests.
But equally important, he will need to also purchase new armor soon.
Yuto: “I need to make money fast…”
Eliz: “Mr. Yuto. IーIf you need money, I can lend it to you, yes.”
Yuto: “No, really, Eliz. You really don’t have to do that. Please use the money you earned for yourself, okay?”
Yuto quickly turns down Eliz’ offer.
No matter how much Eliz wants to do this for him, he would have a 12 year old girl pay for his equipment. He couldn’t possibly go through with that no matter what.
Then there’s no other choice but to make the money himself.
Yuto searches through the Requests posted on the Guild board.
Eliz: “Mr. Yuto, if you need to make money, then it’s better to do Insta-Dungeons or collect Monster Stones than performing Requests, yes.”
Yuto: “Yes, I think so too, but I was hoping that maybe there’s a Request I can take care of while I collect Monster Stones.”
Even Yuto doesn’t know what exactly he’s looking for.
But if there is such a Request that he can complete by just collecting Monster Stones, then for Yuto, that would actually be more efficient.
Looking through all the Requests, one particular one caught his eyes.
Yuto: ”ーーHey, look at this!!”
Eliz: “Hm? Did you find something, yes?”
Eliz stands on her toes to take a closer look at the board.
Yuto was looking at the [Water Source Investigation] Request.
Kronos has a number of water sources that it pulls its drinking water from.
The Request is to investigate one of these water sources.
But what caught Yuto’s eyes was not the investigation itself.
It was the person who requested the investigation.
Eliz: “Mr. Yuto. What about this Request?”
Yuto: “Yeah, this one. This Request was made from the owner of my favorite bread shop.”
Eliz: “Oh…..ohhhhh….that bread, yes.”
Eliz makes a slightly soured, bitter face as the memory causes her to chew on a unsavory flavor in her mouth at the mention of it.
Yuto has also gifted her the 50 gard bread in the Dungeon.
Yuto’s plan was to have another fan of the 50 gard bread.
But Eliz’ response was less than favorable.
ーーit's too bad.
But putting that aside, let’s get back to the Request.
Yuto felt that it was destiny that he came across this Request and took hold of the Request form.
Eliz: “MーMr. Yuto...please, hold on, yes.”
Yuto: “Hm? What is it?”
Eliz: “Did you look at the reward, yes?”
Yuto: “No I haven’t.”
Yuto was perplexed by her question and tried to head to the counter before Eliz grabbed a hold of him again.
Eliz: “Wait! WAIT, yes! Mr. Yuto, you were trying to find a Request to make money, yes?! Then choosing this Request should not be your first choice, yes?!”
The reward for the Water Source Investigation totaled 1000 gards.
Compared to other Requests, this one is particularly cheap.
But for Yuto, money wasn’t an issue.
Yuto: “This is a request from one of my most favorite bread shops in all of Kronos!”
If Yuto didn’t take on this Request and the bread shop closes….
Yuto: (I may die from starvation……..)
Just knowing that, Yuto could not help but to take on this Request immediately.
Yuto: “Besides, there’s a reward aside from the 1,000 gard reward, so don’t worry.”
At Yuto’s words, light faded from Eliz’ eyes.
This Request indeed had a reward aside from the gards.
On a very rare occasion, Requests like this pop up.
For instance, a Request posted by a fisherman would receive fresh fish as a reward aside from the gards.
If you help a farmer, you’ll get fresh vegetables.
On this particular Request, you will receive 100, yes ONE HUNDRED of those 50 gard bread as a bonus.
Yuto: “That’s 5,000 gards worth! 5,000 gards!! That’s 100 pieces of bread which is 100 meals worth! You can’t pass up opportunities like this!”
Eliz: “Iーis that so…….”
As Yuto passionately makes his speech, Eliz loses all hope to stop him.
Yuto accepted the Request and headed to the Water Source with Eliz.
Fortunately, it was one of the closer Water Sources and was located within Kronos.
Yuto: “The Guild receptionist said something about, ‘The water taste changed and the quality of the bread dropped.’ Right?”
Eliz: “Ohhhhhh, that’s why it taste so baーー”
Eliz: “Nーno, it’s nothing. The bread is delicious, y-E-s.”
Eliz’ shoulders spasmed for a brief moment.
Yuto smiles as he agrees full-heartedly with Eliz’ compliment.
Yuto: (It sure is, Eliz. And today’s lunch is going to be the 50 gard bread!)
The Request asked for an investigation of the Water Source and if possible, eliminate the cause.
Yuto couldn’t imagine what the source of the problem could be, but he was going to do everything he can to make his mission a success.
In the corner of Kronos, there is a pond that is encircled by walls.
This is the Water Source referred by the Request.
It is protected by iron bars with heavy locks, so no one can approach it.
Yuto takes the key he received from the Guild worker and releases the lock on the bars.
Yuto: “This Water Source was actually used since the creation of the Kronos city itself.”
Eliz: “Oh, that’s amazing.”
Because the walls were constructed such a long time ago, the brick walls are now covered in moss.
At the center was the Water Source itself.
Gently, water flows out from the ground.
And the water from the Water Source gently pours down the waterways and goes out to Kronos.
But it does not go out to all of Kronos.
Depending on the region and district, each waterway goes to different parts of the city.
The water here dominantly delivers water to the district where the bread store resides.
Yuto: “Hmmmmm…..from the looks of it, it doesn’t look polluted or cloudy from here.”
Eliz: “Yes, you’re right, yes.”
Yuto: “Is there another cause?”
Yuto looks up from the water and looks around.
The pond itself may have a very high humidity because the green moss is not only growing close to the Water Source, but it is growing all over the brick walls.
Within the moss, Yuto saw something strange within it.
Yuto: “........hey, that's…?”
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A Revived Adventurer’s Quest Completion Guide - With Skill Points Only I Receive, I Become Stronger Than Everyone Else
Written by: By Hagiu Aki
Translated by: ChonkyTranslator
作者: 萩鵜アキ (ハギウ・アキ)
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