Chapter 5: First to prepare my living space
The exterior of the house is complete, and as there was no bed, I fell asleep on a plank while covered in a mantle.
「Uugh, …… o-ouch.」
Telling myself that today is the last time I’ll sleep on a hard plank, I loosened my body as I got up.
After I washed my face and brushed my teeth at the only water well in the village, and did some light stretching, I ate the sausage and bread that Vanga-san’s wife, Martha-san, brought over last night.
「Now then, gotta chop down some trees first.」
Sometime yesterday, Vanga-san marked some trees that needed periodic thinning. I will be logging those trees today, then I plan on making an assortment of furniture and tableware afterwards.
「Hmm, its cutting edge seems to be dull.」
Looking at the edge of the axe that I borrowed yesterday, I think that chopping down trees with this would be difficult.
「Come to think of it, wouldn’t Smithing magic work somehow?」
Among the Smithing magic, there is one that can freely manipulate the form, Craft, and another for honing, Sharp. I held the axe and invoked Smithing Magic. Since the level of my Smithing skill is low, it was sharpened roughly, but because it is an axe, it isn’t a problem.
So with the axe on one hand, I exited the village gate and trudged my way into the mountain to fell some trees.
I swung the axe into the marked trees.
Kan! Kan! Kan!
Cutting down a tree 30 cm in diameter is harder than I thought.
But while sweating buckets, I was able to cut down the tree.
〈Logging Skill obtained〉
〈Axe technique obtained〉
Right after I finished cutting down that one tree, I got some skills. But in reality, getting skills can’t be this simple, right? is what I thought as I chopped down the marked trees one after another with the skill I received that increased my tree cutting speed.
The benefits of the skills were tremendous, from second to third, and from third to fourth, the tree cutting speed increased several fold each time the skill level goes up.
The cut timber only needs to be stored in the item box so I reached the quota of cut timber much faster than planned.
I placed the timber stored in the item box into the timber storage space, took some timber for the furniture, and headed back to the house.
With the tools I borrowed from Vanga-san, I will be making a bed.
But first, checking my status.
Next is to see if I could change the job.
Carpenter | Blacksmith | Alchemist | Thief | Priest
I saw I could select from 5 kinds of Jobs.
Therefore, I changed Warrior to Carpenter and Mage to Blacksmith so I could get a correction for furniture making, even if just a little bit.
Like I thought, Smithing magic is effective even if the material applied to, is wood. I poured magic power into the timber, using Craft to mold it. I used the nails given by Vanga-san for the construction of the house, but thanks to my Woodworking skill, I was able to work on the furniture without having to use nails so the amount of support from nails was kept down.
〈Woodworking Skill has leveled up〉
〈Carpentry Skill has leveled up〉
〈Smithing Skill has leveled up〉
〈Carpenter has leveled up〉
〈Blacksmith has leveled up〉
〈Magic Power Manipulation Skill has leveled up〉
Once the bed was finished, several Skills and Jobs leveled up. Instead of a bed mattress, I was sold the fur of the village’s sole livestock, a goat-like animal called a 『Yaak』, for 10 silver coins. In addition to that, I received a fabric as a substitute for a bedsheet from Martha-san.
Since I discovered that production jobs levels up even without fighting, I am leaning more and more towards production jobs.
I continued making a workbench, a stool, a dining table, and a chair until the sun came down.
Dinner at Vanga-san’s house became a feast since I presented the two horned rabbits that I forgot about in my item box to Martha-san.
While I was learning how to dismantle it from Vanga-san, I challenged myself to dismantle one too. It would have been revolting or something in my life in Japan but I was totally fine. Is this a specification of another world too?
The skills of the production type jobs are improving steadily.