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The wheels of the carriage must have hit a large stone, because I felt a loud vibration in my buttocks, causing me to groan unintentionally.
I can’t seem to get used to this shaking, no matter how many hours I ride. When I get to the inn, I’m going to have to use [Holy Light] on my butt or it’s going to split into four.
Right now, I was traveling west riding in a horse-drawn carriage.
I sat in the wooden seat that was built to face each other from both sides and endured the shaking as I faced other strong adventurers.
There were no windows in this wooden box of a carriage. There were only entrances and exits in the front and back of the carriage. So the only scenery I can enjoy is the disheveled adventurer sitting opposite me in the dimly lit carriage.
I almost sigh, but manage to swallow it.
I’m sure the adventurer in front of me is thinking the same thing.
After all, the people who are riding this horse-drawn carriage are a bunch of smelly men.
Now, why are we riding in the carriage? Well, the reason why I’m in the carriage is that I was initially planning to walk to the town to the west, but Dan stopped me with great effort.
I’d heard that I could reach the next town on foot by nightfall, so I figured I’d be okay. Moreover, it sure seemed like a bad idea to be attacked by a pack of monsters when I was alone. I might be able to handle a forest wolf, but I don’t know if it’s a higher-level monster.
Suddenly, I remembered what happened in Rankfurt.
Suddenly, I remembered what had happened in Rankfurt.
After telling everyone at the party how I felt, I started to prepare for the trip the next day.
I bought some small pots and pans and some preserved food. I greeted everyone I knew and also informed Gildan-san.
When I told Gildan-san I would leave the party, he said, “I expected it.” When I showed my surprise, he continued, “You see things differently. I know it will happen sooner or later.”
I couldn’t say anything for a while.
I thought it was a difficult conversation.
I realized that these were profound words.
I can’t say that I fully understood the meaning of his words now, but I made sure to keep them in my mind.
After saying my goodbyes to everyone, I officially left the party.
“We’re arriving at the town. Get ready to get off.” (Coachman)
I looked ahead as the old man sitting in the front seat told me, and I could see the buildings of the town through a gap in the entrance.
“Five pieces of silver for a night’s stay with dinner.”
I got off the carriage that had stopped at the gate of the town, and picked out an inn on the main street that looked good, and entered it.
I thought for a moment that it was expensive, but I paid five silver coins.
This town is just a stopover. I don’t intend to stay here long because I’ll be moving on to the next town tomorrow. So I chose to compromise rather than look around for something else.
I took the wooden board with the room number from the innkeeper and headed out of the inn.
I went outside and looked up at the sky.
Judging from the position of the sun, it was probably around mid-afternoon. It was about one or two o’clock in the afternoon in the global sense. We arrived earlier than I had expected.
The carriage was clearly faster than the merchant’s carriage that we had been escorting. That’s why the adventurers who were escorting us were also riding with us. Well, that’s why it was so uncomfortable…
The carriage of a merchant whose first priority is to carry as much luggage as possible. However, that primary purpose is different from that of a horse-drawn carriage whose purpose is to carry people.
I walked through the town, thinking about such things.
Even though this town is called a town, it is much smaller than Rankfurt. In fact, it could even be called a village. In terms of scale, it is not so different from the villages in the south. Even so, it must be a busy town like an inn town on the highway. I felt a big difference from the Southern Village in terms of people coming and going and the bustle.
I walked along the road, checking out the stores and stalls.
Some stalls were selling some kind of soup, while others were selling skewers of meat and sausages.
From the looks of it, what they were selling was not much different from Rankfurt’s.
I bought one from a stall selling skewers of sausages.
“One serving please.”
“Here! Three bronze coins!” (Stall Owner)
I handed over three copper coins and received the grilled sausages.
It was a little expensive, but I guess it was within my range in price.
By the way, I calculate the currency of this world based on my own assumption that copper coins = 10 yen, silver coins = 100 yen, and gold coins = 1,000 yen. It was easier for me to understand it that way. Of course, the difference in prices is so great that it’s impossible to apply it to everything.
I took a bite of one of the sausages I got.
“…Hmm… not bad.”
In the Forest Village, some kind of herb was used to remove the smell, but here it’s just intestines, salt, and meat… No, I guess that’s what basic sausages are made of… I don’t know what kind of meat it’s made from, but it still has a strong odor from the meat that makes it a bit peculiar. Once you get used to it, you may find this peculiarity to be a good thing, but I personally think herbs are essential to remove the odor.
I managed to finish eating everything and took a break.
Lodging and sausages. I had the impression that this town had a bad balance between price and quality.
“Well, I’ve only just arrived in this town, so I guess I shouldn’t judge it by this alone.”
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