Chapter 22: Remodel・Repair
The day after I rented out a mansion with a storehouse, I promptly came to renovate the mansion.
「Kaede, you can play in the garden.」
Alright, let’s fix the perimeter wall first. It seems that it was cleaned properly, but there was no maintenance on the outer wall and house.
I repaired the walls with Earth magic as I did a lap on the grounds. Once my lap around the grounds was finished, the exterior of the perimeter wall was redecorated to a hardened white clay.
「Un, it’s cleaner than before.」
Just when the repair of the outer wall finished, the wood and clay from Papeck Company arrived and was brought to the storehouse.
The current state of the storehouse isn’t too bad, so with a bit of repairing, it was done.
There is a lighting magic device installed in the storehouse, so I inserted a magic stone I had on hand into it and the interior of the storehouse-turned-workshop brightened.
I set up the workbench and stool I brought along from my house in Bohd Village, something I thought would be an obstruction if left behind.
I took out the soil and stones from when I had mined ores from the Item Box.
Using pulverized quartz and clay that arrived from Papeck Company, I mixed them together with magic while moistening the mixture with Water magic.
「It’s safer to shape it into a familiar form.」
The first thing I made from the clay is a daily necessity made of porcelain.
Its name is Western Toilet.
In this case, should it be Otherworld-Style Toilet?
The toilet in this world is close to the Japanese style; It’s just a hole.
It’s easier to duplicate something once one has been completed.
2 will be enough for the mansion but I’ll make around 5 more. Also because I mixed too much clay at one time.
I heat it up with magic, making it into a bisque. Next, using wood ash as the main component, feldspar and silica are combined with it to make the glaze.
The glaze was put on the surfaces of the 7 completed toilet bowls.
Lastly, once the bisque is baked in high temperature, I checked to see if its surface has turned glassy.
〈The 「Alchemist」 Job has leveled up〉
Up until now I’ve been thinking that this world is amazing since everything could be done with magic, but when Papeck-san came for an inspection, his mouth was agape after seeing me work. It seems I’m the strange one.
This toilet bowl isn’t just your run-of-the-mill western style toilet. That’s because I will add a purifying magic device into it.
After using the toilet, the switch of the magic device is pressed, and the contents of the toilet are purified by water and broken down. Correct, this magic device is a magic device engraved with the magic formulas of 【Purification】 and 【Decomposition】.
I stored the completed toilets in the Item box, then installed them in the restrooms on the first and second floor. While I was there, I replaced the water magic device of the bathtub with a hot and cold water magic device
After that, I checked the condition of the mansion itself, confirming that there are damaged places. I’ll fix those.
Deciding that the large room on the second floor will be my room, I returned to the workshop to make a bed, closet, chest, chairs, and table that I’d put in there.
〈The 「Carpentry」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Woodworking」 Skill has leveled up〉
「I should make a bed, closet, chairs, and a small table for each room.」
I worked until evening, and since I finished placing the furniture for each room, I decided to go back to the Golden Wheat Pavilion.
「Kaedeeee, we’re going baaack!」
I stopped by the furniture store on the way back.
I ended up buying a sofa for the living room. I also ended up buying mattresses for the beds and a futon. I couldn’t help it; I had no fur in stock. Searching for which furs are good, hunting those monsters, and then making it takes too much time so I abandoned the idea.
I’ll be sure to try making my own sofa at some point.
After that, I bought a bunch of daily necessities at a general store, then returned to the Golden Wheat Pavilion.
The next day, with Kaede’s help, I installed the loom I brought from Bohd Village into the workshop. Having Kaede spin its thread into the loom, I weaved the Spider Silk into bed sheets.
「Do I need covers for the futon too?」
Though nobles would faint at hearing those words, for me who doesn’t know the value of Spider Silk, I’ve been associating cloth with Spider Silk lately.
〈The 「Sewing」 Skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Tailor」 Job has leveled up〉
〈The 「Tailor」 Job has leveled up〉
Just when I finished the sheets, there was a visitor.
「How is it……………」
The one visiting the workshop was Papeck-san.
Seeing Kaede in front of a loom, nimbly spinning its thread, he froze.
「Papeck-san, are you alright? Papeck-san!?」
「Ha! Eh! ………Takumi-sama, that monster is?」
Ah, it seems he was surprised at seeing Kaede.
「It is my familiar, its name is Kaede.」
「No, that’s a Killer Spider, isn’t it?」
Ooh, as expected of Papeck-san. He knows the names of monsters well.
「Yes, it is. The Killer Spider, Kaede. Kaede, this is Papeck-san.」
When I introduced Papeck-san to Kaede, Kaede waved one leg at Papeck-san.
「Ha, haha, it seems to understand Takumi-sama’s words. Ha, haha, am I dreaming?」
Huh? Wouldn’t you normally have mutual understanding with a familiar?
「O-oh right, should I show you the inside of the house? There isn’t much there but I’ve tampered with a few things.」
「Th-that’s right. Please show me. Yes.」
The color of Papeck-san’s eyes changed as soon as we went in the mansion. When Papeck-san asked to use the restroom and went in the restroom on the first floor, this happened.
「Takumi-sama! What is that toilet!?」
「Wai-, Papeck-san, you’re too close.」
Papeck-san who had exited the toilet, approached me with a frightening expression.
「A, aah, my apologies. I lost my self-control. And so, what is that toilet?」
「Aah, that’s a toilet bowl with a purifying magic device. It’s a toilet with a magic device that purifies your bottom and the discharged things, and disintegrates the cleaning water and imperceptible inorganic waste.」
「Takumi-sama, you have an aptitude for Light Attribute Magic?」
For a while, Papeck-san looked serious as he thought over something.
And then he suddenly talked.
「Could you please make 50, no, 100 of that toilet magic device? Apart from that, I would also like a purifying magic device that would invoke after a set amount of time.」
「For the toilet bowl, if you can prepare a number of magic stones, clay, and stones from a volcanic area then you can make it. But as for a magic device that would routinely invoke purifying magic, some testing will be necessary.」
「I understand. Those will be prepared immediately, so please make the toilet with a magic device. 」
In the end, Papeck-san went back in a hurry after that. Just as he was leaving, he forbade me from speaking about this magic device to anyone.
- Probably the author’s mistake, so I altered it. The raw said a mansion with a workshop, but it’s actually only a storehouse right now.[↩]
- Bisque or Bisquit is a pottery that has been fired and not yet glazed – Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscuit_(pottery)[↩]
- Glaze (Ceramic glaze) is an impervious layer or coating of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a ceramic body through firing. Glaze can serve to color, decorate or waterproof an item. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceramic_glaze[↩]
- Papeck’s reaction to Kaede, while Takumi was travelling with Papeck to Volton, it said there that Papeck saw Kaede, but now he’s surprised. I don’t get it, honestly.
- The author actually kept changing the terms he uses when it comes to the toilet. It could sometimes be toilet, toilet bowl, toilet seat even when he means the same thing based on the context. I’ll just try to keep it uniform.