“What kind of building would you like?”
The man, smiling, asked.
What kind of building?
I don’t know what will he say if I told him to build a school.
“Can you build a six rooms house with each room able to accommodate 30 children at the same time?”
“That’s quite hard… So what you’re gonna do there?”
After murmuring to himself, the man asked.
Rather than to say it’s for the lesson, I think it would be faster if I explained him the content itself.
“It will be a place for learning calculation and reading.”
The man furrowed his eyebrows.
“Calculation and reading? Why? I don’t think there’s a particular need for that here…”
Why, did you say?
“Can you read and write?”
He shook his head.
As I thought.
I realize it when I was walking in the town earlier. There’s picture all over the place but no character seen anywhere at all.
Even the store uses the picture to indicates the type of item they are selling there.
Except for the contract, the catalogue only has the picture and the price of the item.
“It’s because I want to develop this country.”
“So, we’re developing if we learned to read?”
Didn’t I just say it before?
Oh well. Guess I have to show it to him.
“Can you build it?”
“I can, but it takes times, you know?”
Knowing that I nodded.
It’s not like I’m in hurry anyway.
“I forgot to mention that the location of the building will be outside.”
“Is it possible to build there?”
“You can say so.”
Understanding it quickly saves a lot of time.
After thinking about something, the man went to the back of the store and return with papers.
“Is it good if it’s something like this?”
After the man spread the paper, he drew a big square, a smooth dice-like square.
“That’s right… Can you piece the top and bottom together? Also, create a doorway in the middle of it.”
Taking out the second piece of paper, he drew it just like what I said.
“So please make this.”
“Got it… As for the price, how about 400 thousand?”
When I ordered Eins, she handed a leather bag to the man.
As the man receives it, he checks the content of it.
“This is certainly 400 thousand. Okay then, I’ll start immediately.”
He then ran outside with his tools.
With that over with, I guess I’ll go home for now.
A few days later, I handed Eins the watermarked ticket made for the residents.
According to Eins, at first, they are a bit reluctant to accept it. But after they were told this is a good opportunity for them to see how strong the guard is, they began to take an interest in it. Things pretty much went well in the end.
The opening of the arena is scheduled to be the day after tomorrow. Although the time of the opening doesn’t go as planned, it doesn’t bother me anyway since I haven’t told anyone yet. So, there’s nothing to worry about.
Also, during the last few days, the war prize money, that I seem to have forgotten about, has been handed to me by the guild.
A country was given a total of 150 million G.
This will greatly improve the management of the country.
“Master, do we need to fight in the arena?”
On the next day, Eins asked me a question.
“I fully understand that the arena was built to gather people and collect DP from them but should we let the human do that…?”
For Eins to be speaking crisply.
Well, I can understand her feelings.
“So, you want to fight with each other?”
That may be so.
But, who likes to fight against their own friend?
However, it seems I have been misunderstood a bit.
“I don’t mean to say that you have to kill each other. Just consider this as the extension of your special training.”
“Are you okay with that?”
“It depends on your fight.”
Well, whatever the outcome is, I will still agree with her.
Besides, I’m pretty sure it will not be a bad fight.
“Could you please tell me again what you’ve said when you handed out the ticket?”
“Did you mean how much fighting power we have?”
“Really? Did you know saying that was a mistake, right?”
Yes, there’s nothing wrong with telling it to the people.
Rather should I say, it’s one of the components revealed, under the control of the arena, when the monster fights with each other.
“I did it so they can figure out how much they are protected and to what extent they can fight against their opponent when they decide to revolt.”
“I see. So you’re trying to lower their guard, right?”
Well, I don’t know how much effect it will have.
“Please note that our main objective is to make them feel more secure in here. In other words, it’s safety appeal.”
Eins tilted her head.
It seems she’s still not clear with it.
“You see this place is originally a dungeon. Only for that reason, most of them think that this place is dangerous.”
“Is it so? Master involvement during the war and establishment of the military care, isn’t that enough to make them feel less wary?”
It sounds as if I’m exploiting the war.
Well, that doesn’t matter.
“That alone is weak. It’s the merchant we’re aiming this time.”
Yes. We’re looking for the merchant for the arena.
“Those guys will jump towards the gold when there’s a chance to do so. But they will leave immediately if they found this place is too dangerous.”
“You’re saying it will have the reverse effect if we show our power?”
“I cannot suddenly say that I don’t have the power at the moment when I’ve shown it in the war. But, what if I could do so while making money at the same time?”