Mile Novel Chapter 260: Dwarf Village 1

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Mile Novel Chapter 260: Dwarf Village 1

 

 

『For the time being, it’s something like that…』(Lethesy)

 

In the evening of that day, 【Red Oath】 received the escort request, the guild branch informed them that the departure date has been set two days later.

 

 

And the next day, all members of 【Red Oath】 acted separately in preparation for the trip.

Even though they have plenty of food in Mile’s storage, preparations are still necessary.

Like luxury or favorite goods, reading materials for killing time, underwear for change, it’s trip of 7 to 8 days after all.

Normally, there’s no one who brings expensive books because it may be ruined on a journey.
And no one brings luxury goods that become extra baggage.

However, 【Red Oath】 has Mile and her storage magic.

Rena’s trio went shopping without paying attention to transportation and storage at all.

… It was useless.
Their previous pledge 【we will make efforts so that we will be okay without Mile』
… It’s already hopeless (T.N: Once you go average, you can’t go back, you will crave for it)

 

And Mile was thinking of learning on Pauline’s example by doing a little business.
That’s what she thought about that.

 

『Young Miss, you bought so much, is it really okay?
Aren’t they all the liquors with strong alcohol?
And that amount isn’t something you can carry alone…』(Liquor’s store owner)

 

Yes, speaking of dwarves, it’s Liquor!

Mile remembered from reading in her previous life and she went to buy strong liquor around the city.
Of course, from what Mile heard from the merchants, although the Dwarf themselves also make alcohol in their village, it isn’t as good as the liquors sold in this city.
It has been surveyed that many dwarves like strong liquor.

 

No, not limited to dwarfs, in the world with less entertainment, delicious foods, and drinks, it’s no wonder that there are many drinkers.

Indeed, even a normal human being in this world is much more of a drinker than modern Japan.
However, as it doesn’t change the fact that 【there are many Dwarf drinkers】
Well, Mile’s idea was not wrong.

 

『It’s okay… storage!』(Mile)

 

Then in a moment, all the liquor barrels disappeared.

 

『… storage possession!
How enviable…』(Liquor’s store owner)

 

After being surprised for a moment, the uncle showed his envy.

Liquor is heavy, bulky and there is also a possibility of cracking or leaking contents during transportation.
Be it a Merchant or a Store Owner, everyone will be envious of such safety transport and store method.

 

Especially with Mile’s purpose this time, it will work wonderfully.

The Route is a not-well-maintained mountain road.
Moreover, there are many monsters and bandits.
Would the average merchant like to carry such a large amount of liquor in the heavy, fragile containers to go through such a route?

It’s also not daily necessities.

Even though the quality is bad, the village itself can produce liquor locally.
And the selling price will be considerably higher if the merchants add the trouble of transportation, the number of days, the expenses of escort etc.

So, there were a few merchants who would think of carrying alcohol as a product.
Mile was judging so.

 

 

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And the day of departure.

 

【Red Oath】arrived quite early in the square before the commercial guild.
There are also other parties, who have received escort requests. And the girls can’t let the employer wait.
It was quite natural to arrive at the meeting place at the very beginning as a newbie Rank C Hunter party.

And after waiting for a while…

 

『Oh, you guys…』(Wolff)

『So, we got this request together with another party.
Hey …』(Vegas)

 

The hunters, who came, are 【Evil Spirit Utopia】 and 【Flame’s Friendship】

 

『Lethesy came directly to our home and said 【There aren’t enough escorts, the departure is delayed】
This matter will also trouble the guild if we don’t accept the request to help…』(Wolff)

『She came to our home, too …』(Vegas)

 

Both leaders, Wolff and Vegas complained so.

 

((((Ah ~ ……)))) (Red Oath)

 

The girls understood that receptionist did it with a good will.
They are somewhat thankful for her kindness.

However, for these two parties involved, it would be just a 【bother】 without any 【grateful】 feeling.

 

『『『『We are sorry……』』』』(Red Oath)

 

Although they were not responsible, the girls still lowered their head and apologized.

 

『…No,
Well, we know that it’s not your fault, so you don’t need to mind.
Actually, it’s rather normal, we get used to it…』(Wolff)

 

Although Wolff said so, 【Red Oath】 realized that those two parties are sincere.
They were honest with 【Red Oath】even before knowing the girls’ power.

 

『Well, once again, please take good care of us (Yoroshiku Onegai Shimasu) this time as well!』(Maevis)

 

The two parties nodded to Maevis.

 

 

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After that, everyone went to meet with the merchants and their coworkers (coach)

We only greeted each other for a bit and departed.

Well, talks should be in a break or at night.
It’s a waste of time to spend it on talking instead of traveling while we can.

The merchants had a slightly uncomfortable face when they saw 【Red Oath】’s members are only young girls.

But as the merchants saw Wolff and Vegas’ parties, who were kind of famous as veteran hunters in this city, they became relieved.

After calming down, they reconsidered it, they appreciated having an offensive magician and a healer magician.
With this, their chance of survival will increase significantly.

Most important, those magicians can create water with magic.
Normally, there’s no merchant who doesn’t prepare a large amount of spare water beside their selling products.
Supplying water in mountainous areas is difficult, and horses need a lot of water.

This merchant group has 7 carriages and 15 escorts in total.
Normally, this kind of merchant group only makes a round trip between the local cities and the villages. But they still planned to go trading at the mountain area.

 

In the leading carriage, 【Evil Spirit Utopia】party.
On the last carriage, 【Flame’s Friendship】party.
And to the central carriage, 【Red Oath】party.
The role of the Guarding is solidified in front and back.

The light mobility warrior and the magician is in the center, preparing for the attack from the side. They also prepare to head for support promptly to both front and back.

This is the arrangement hunters normally use. And of course, it’s a logical arrangement that everyone can accept.

Half of each party will ride on the carriage, the other half will walk on foot.
There are two reasons for it:

First: to show the existence of escorts which might make the bandits and intelligent monsters hesitate to attack.

Second: to reduce the space on the carriage to load more products.

 

The speed of the wagon full of goods is considerably slower than a normal carriage,
To prevent collapsing from its weight and damage of goods.

So, if the hunters are walking at normal speed, they can easily keep up with the carriage.

Besides, at some point, the walking hunters will change shift with the boarding hunters periodically.

 

 

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『Everyone, we will have a big break soon and we will have lunch!』(Merchant Leader)

 

The merchant, who seems to be the leader of this merchant group, shouted so to the front and back carriages with a rather low voice not to surprise the horses.

This merchant group has three merchants in total and the head merchant is in the central carriage holding the reins.
This merchant said:
【If we were already here, why would we bother to hire the coworkers? It’s a waste of expense!
Well, some merchants are like that. But, we will do what we can do for ourselves!
Besides, no matter how much we wish for a safe trip, we still need to prepare for the worst.
What to do, when there are only one merchant and one wagon left?
If we can’t move the wagon by ourselves, we will only be able to walk with a little luggage to trade! 】 Or so he said.

 

The other two merchants also hold the reins by themselves.
So, only 4 coaches were hired.

By the way, normally, the movement of this merchant group is decided by the employer, the merchant leader.
But in battle with bandits and monsters, it’s the escort leader Wolff’s judgment to surrender or escape.

For example, the escort leader may suggest throwing the luggage away to escape,
but if the merchant leader refuses it, the 【escape】 choice will disappear from the possible options
and the only choice is【surrender】

In 【surrender】 case, the hunters may be robbed of the money and weapons on hand, the merchant may be required for ransom as a prisoner of war.
There is seldom case that surrender will be killed.

If the bandits really did such a thing, no person would ever surrender to the bandits in this area again.
In the end, the bandits will get extra damage instead.
Then, a large-scale bandit hunting team will be formed to destroy them, there’s no merit to the bandits at all.

 

As we haven’t gone that far from the city yet, the highway isn’t so rough.

The merchants moved their carriages slightly from the road, prepare for a simple lunch in the vacant lot.

With this request, the employer will provide meals and drinking water while traveling.
It’s hard for the hunters to prepare food, water, etc. and carry it on their backs.
And it is also hard to prepare meals by themselves.

It’s normal unless the hunters are hired by a contract with a bad condition or a  small merchant.

However, it’s the familiar staple food,
A hard bread, a piece of dried meat, dried chips vegetable containing soup ingredients in hot water,
【The three kinds of sacred treasure】

If you add dried fruit in the meal, it’s the heaven.

Normally…

 

As the merchant and the co-workers assembled a simple oven to boil water,
【Evil Spirit Utopia】 and 【Flame’s Friendship】 stared at Mile with eyes full of expectation.

 

『Ah, first of all, we must inform the merchants first. They went through many trouble to prepare it.
I will get something for dinner』(Mile)

 

Mile shrugged her shoulder saying so…


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40 thoughts on “Mile Novel Chapter 260: Dwarf Village 1

    1. Well, at least she did it with a good will. It had been said in previous chapter that this quest quit special even though it just rank C, and not every C rank party are self proclaim average party. If you read Rena’s past arc, you would know how easy adventurers die, and the receptionist did to prevent that.

      What kind that annoy me more is the type of guild that share protagonist’s personal info to every town, call him/her to guild master room every time they come to guild and find the way to force them to do “a bit special” quest that they don’t want to do.

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      1. But if she did that how can other C rank party like them improve and when other look at them they will alway say that that C rank group finish the quest because they always tag along other stronger group.
        Bbut i agree on your second sentence it super annoying

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        1. Well, if she didn’t force the other two hunter parties, Red Oath would not be able to do this request in the first place.
          The Merchant Group will not travel with 4 rank C hunters.

          Online game is the same, you maybe max level can solo any dungeon but you must wait until enough members to start the newbie first dungeon that you can eat pop-corn as you clear the dungeon.

          Even if she knows Red Oath’s true power, what she did, is still helping Red Oath not to wait for days, weeks to start the quest.

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  1. Wait… who is the beauty in the upper left of the picture at the end of the chapter? That could not possibly be Mile’s previous incarnation, right? Never mind the *boing boing*, personality and appearance do not match! (Although IIRC Mile in her past life was burdened by expectations and lonely, right, what happened to the “self-capable child”?!)

    Ah, I just spotted the small hiragana below the Kanji. Oh my average goddess, until now I indeed forgot your backstory. Shame on m… Mile!

    on a side note, I can’t help but anticipate the receptionist’s common sense to be utterly broken! Not that I dislike her for meddling, on the contrary~

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  2. i wonder if the travel is rough is because of the rough mountainous place or because of the monster.

    if it’s because of the mountain, then no one would live there in the first place. plus, since the village is already well established, they must have already done something to improve the roads making traveling easier.

    so in wonder if the monster is actually the cause of it. since there’s plenty if hunters shouldn’t the monster already be dealt with? unless the monster never stop spawning or the monster is stronger than average.

    but then again, if the monster is strong, shouldn’t there be special subjugation request?

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    1. People live there because of mines, but only miners race dwarves live there. Maybe, road isn’t developed because dwarves don’t like to interact with humans more than nesessary. Maybe mountains are too difficult for army to work there and too costly to clean it up by hunter requests. Maybe it’s too dangerous for local hunters and has too low priority to form fullscale expedition for cleaning area from monsters.

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    2. In the past before cars, people live and die within one day’s journey of their village, there simply is no one to pave roads that far out unless the government forces them to. Literally, like “grab you from your village to make a road” kind of forced labor.

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      1. One of the reasons Rome got as big as it did was due to making roads for moving armies. Roads that were still in use but not being maintained centuries after the empire fell. But what roads did was increase the rate and distance of travel not how long someone could travel for.

        In Medieval Europe the vast majority were either slaves or serfs and did not have the right to travel, and among free men most probably did not have the resources for longer travel, Horses being kind of expensive.

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        1. Welcome to Manorialism 101 lol.
          I’ve no idea why you need to point out that duration of travel remained unchanged, isn’t that a given? You could travel faster and further on a road but people still returned home after a day.

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  3. suggestion:
    『For the time being, it’s something like that…』({Unclear who said}->{Lethesy}) (this should be someone who tell the situation of the quest so it should be Lethesy)

    However, as it doesn’t change the fact that 【there are many {Drarf}->{Dwarf} drinkers】

    , it would be just a 【bother】 without any 【{thankful}->{grateful}】 feeling.

    The role of the {wall}->{Guarding} is solidified in front and back.

    Besides, at some point, the walking hunters will {replace}->{change shift} with the boarding hunters {appropriately}->{periodically}.

    For example, the escort leader may suggest {dumping}->{throw} the luggage {}->{away} to escape,

    If the bandits really did such a thing {is done}->{}, no person would ever surrender to the bandits in this area again.

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  4. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    ESU & FF : “””Food Food Food”””
    *chants while preparing their money*
    Red oath: “..thank you for your patronage”

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  5. Edits
    has been set-tled- two days later.
    plenty of food-s- in Mile’s storage
    Note: Food is never spelled with plural
    may be ruin+ed+ on a journey
    However, -the- 【Red Oath】 has
    Proper nouns have not article, if It has a capital no a/the
    liquors with strong alcohol-ism-

    Localization

    appreciated having +an+ offensive magician, +and a+ healer magician
    Note: generic nouns are not proper nouns and should not be capitalized.

    There is the seldom case that

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  6. Some corrections (not many, I’m tired from gaming too much):
    “Aren’t they all the liquors with strong alcoholism?” {Aren’t they all quite strong liquors?}/{high alcohol content}
    “has totally 7 carriages and 15 escorts” {has 7 carriages and 15 escorts in total}
    “which made the bandits” {which might/will make the bandits}

    More commonm-sense-chan going to get wrecked. The merchants are going to be surprised, but the question is how will they take it?
    Thanks for the chapter! God bless you, take care and good luck!

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  7. Edits
    has been set-tled- two days later.
    plenty of food-s- in Mile’s storage
    Note: Food is never spelled with plural
    may be ruin+ed+ on a journey
    However, -the- 【Red Oath】 has
    Proper nouns have not article, if It has a capital no a/the
    liquors with strong alcohol-ism-

    Localization

    appreciated having +an+ offensive magician, +and a+ healer magician
    Note: generic nouns are not proper nouns and should not be capitalized.

    There is the seldom case that

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