Chapter 8: Potion Making is an Alchemist’s Work Too? Part 1
At Bobon-san’s place, after having had difficulty leveling up Blacksmith and making the short sword, I replaced the head of the spear I always use to magic steel.
「Vanga-san, since you are a hunter, you have potions in case of an emergency, correct? Pardon me, but would it be alright to show it to me?」
「Yep, there’s nothing but basic grade potions at my house though.」
「That is more than enough.」
I decided to try my hands on potion production, and somehow use the large quantities of medicinal plants in my item box. And there it hit me, “If I use Appraisal on a genuine article, I could figure out the recipe, right?”. And so, since Vanga-san might have some, I intruded at his house.
Basic Heal Potion
Quality: Normal Grade
Hirukuku Grass + Water ( 2 : 8 )
Heal Potion produced by Pharmacist
Un, it looks like I’ll manage somehow.
「Thank you very much.」
「Sure. If you make potions, sell me some.」
「Yes, please wait without expectations.」
Upon returning home, I sat in front of the work bench and just when I was about to make potions, I realized I forgot something important.
「………… I don’t have bottles to pour the potions into.」
Eventually, I ended up going to the river near the village to collect sand.
The river is approximately a 30 minute walk from the village; I went to collect sand there, alone; In order to guarantee a large amount of glass bottles for the future, I steadily shovelled sand into the Item Box.
「I wonder if it would be better to make this without a furnace.」
As an experiment, I tried extracting, heating, and shaping the silica sand.
My magic power whittled away, but it doesn’t seem impossible.
Eventually returning to my house, I relied on my magic power to make all the glass bottles. In doing so, I know my magic power would increase, therefore I chose to make it with magic as training.
I continued to make glass bottles even as I ate lunch from Martha-san, and able to make 500 potion bottles.
The day after, I heard from Vanga-san that there was a cork-like wood that could serve as a bottle cap, so I took the opportunity of joining him for his hunt.
In the forest, walking behind Vanga-san who erased his presence, I too endeavored to erased my presence while simultaneously searching for enemies.
〈Stealth Skill Obtained〉
〈Presence Detection Skill has leveled up〉
〈Enemy Search Skill has leveled up〉
「Shh, it’s a Blade Deer. Takumi, after I shoot an arrow, you strike.」
What Vanga-san spotted was a large deer monster with sharp edged tool-like horn. Since it was just eating the bait, it hasn’t noticed us yet.
I leaped out with spear in hand before checking where the arrow Vanga-san shot went. Not deviating from where he aimed, the arrow Vanga-san fired pierced the Blade Deer’s neck, the creature then flinched, and I charged, pushing out my spear.
The spear I thrust with all my might pierced the throat of the Blade Deer, and the large body of the Blade Deer fell to the ground.
「Ooh, it’s been a while since the last big game, Takumi. This being the case, the meat will be shared throughout the village. Takumi, sorry but could you store this?」
Draining the blood will be done after we return to the village, so I stored the Blade Dear into the Item Box.
「Look, there’s a Kork Tree just over there.」
Vanga-san pointed at a tree said to be cork-like, a Kork Tree.
I was able to peel enough Kork Tree Bark to ensure the portions for potion bottle caps.
「We caught big game today so I plan on going back already, Takumi what about you?」
「My errand is finished, so let’s go back.」
Luckily it didn’t take much time from when we entered the forest to hunting the big game, so I decided to go back to the village early today.
「Well then Takumi, I’ll deliver the meat to you afterwards.」
「Alright, thank you very much for today.」
We brought the Blade Deer to Vanga-san’s house, and parted ways.
I immediately matched the size of the potion bottle’s opening, and made the caps from the cork-like Kork Bark peeled from a Kork Tree. I’ll shape it partly by hand, then I’ll continue it with magic afterwards to make 500 caps for potion bottles.
「Haa, I don’t want to do this. Fuu, …… three, two, OUCH! 『Heal』」
I stabbed my own finger with a knife, and after that, I repeatedly cast the Light attribute magic, Heal, on it.
I am not particularly an M. This is necessity for improving the Light attribute magic skills.
There is a purifying magic among the Light attribute magic called 「Purification」. Though it was originally to purify undead type monsters, there are actually other uses for this magic. The purifying magic 「Purification」 is even able to clean impurities. For instance, if I use purification on my body, it would be cleaner than taking a bath; Even if I am covered in the blood of a monster I fought, Purification is able to remove the impurities.
Given that the people suited to Light attribute magic are few and valuable, there’s no one that would use it to clean such impurities.
And I need a purification spell to purify the potion bottles and caps before the heal potion is poured into them.
〈Light Attribute Magic Skill has leveled up〉
〈Light Attribute Magic Skill has leveled up〉
The Light Attribute Magic skill became level 3. The groundwork for making the Heal potions has finally been completed.