Volume 9 - Epilogue
Epilogue - Quest Chips and Quest Completion Rate
After curing Obaba the Pharmacist's illness, in order to replenish my energy I spent the next day lazing around inside 【Atelier】.
Right now, I sat on the stone floor that had a cold-resistance carpet laid on it and gave Ryui a lap pillow.
Ryui couldn't enter 【Atelier】's store with his large adult body so I used the newly acquired EX Skill 【Young Beast Form】 to return him to his previous appearance, when I did he came to me to get spoiled.
It seemed like Zakuro liked the warm carpet too as instead of holding a Heat Gel he lied beside me while waving his two tails in a good mood.
"Ryui turned adult, huh. Which means I have to prepare equipment and stuff to match that, I guess I need to talk with Magi-san and others about this."
I muttered while brushing Ryui whose head was on my lap.
The quest to learn new Mixing recipes from Pharmacist Obaba was still remaining.
But for now, I want to laze around——
"Onee-chan! Is it true that Ryui has turned adult?!"
——But it didn't seem like I could do that.
Opening 【Atelier】's door with all her strength, ignoring the fact cold air was entering the store, Myu entered inside while leaving the door open.
"Myu. It's cold so close the door."
Also, come in more quietly. I wanted to complain further, but another figure has appeared from behind Myu.
"You're hurrying too much, Myu-chan. Haa, haa, Onee-san got tired out."
"So you were with Magi-san, that's an unusual combination."
After Myu rushed inside 【Atelier】, the one who closed the door was Magi-san.
"AAAH! Yun-oneechan changed into winter clothes too! There's less exposure than before, but this is cute in its own right!"
Seeing me in winter clothes for the first time Myu raised her voice with surprise, still, being called "cute" by my little sister shocked me quite a bit.
"Oh right, Yun-oneechan was so cute that I forgot about Ryui! Ryui! Show me your adult form!"
While saying so Myu moved around me to look into Ryui's eyes, but he immediately turned his head away in refusal. The sight made Magi-san and me smile wryly.
"Well, you can't force him if he doesn't want to."
"Uuu, but I wanted to see it."
Rebuked by Magi-san like that, Myu quietly moved away from Ryui. When I looked towards her with thanks, she returned me a bitter smile.
"Rather, where did you get that info? Ryui turned adult just yesterday you know?"
"There were witnesses! Yesterday people saw a big white horse suddenly disappear in the middle of gallop in the plains, and then it reappeared in the town! All we need is to add Yun-oneechan beside the horse, and it all comes together!"
Ah, so that how Ryui's illusion looked like to others. Suddenly we disappearing and then appearing again sure would stand out. While I thought so, Ryui got up from my knees and hid himself with illusion.
"Well, since you two have come all this way I might as well treat you to some cake."
"Yayy! Cake! Caaake!"
"I guess. Then let's exchange information while we're at it."
I took out the strawberry cake and fruit roll cake Myu has previously given up on in bakery, and split them up.
"Wow, there are two types! And these are...!"
"The Christmas cake you gave up on. Well, they aren't as good as those made by professionals though."
"I'm so happy! Then I'll eat both!"
When I poured tea, Myu immediately started to eat and compare both cakes.
"Here you go, Magi-san."
"I'll eat just the str
awberry cake. In exchange, I'd like some cake for Rickle as well."
The young wolf Rickle got down from Magi-san's shoulder and lined up next to Zakuro, the two expecting to get cake.
"Understood. I'll prepare some."
I prepared dishes for Zakuro and Rickle, and then poured some tea for myself and exhaled.
"Now, for information exchange, what do we talk about?"
Magi-san said so. What should I start with? I wondered, meanwhile Myu drank some tea after eating the cake and cheerfully answered.
"How about we all say how many Quest Chips have we gotten and how did we get them? By th way, I have 41 of them."
Currently, a week has passed ever since the three weeks-long winter event has started. But she still collected so much, when I thought that with surprise, Myu looked at our reactions and made a triumphant expression.
"You got a lot, Myu. I got 25 chips."
"Ohh?! You work unexpectedly hard, Yun-kun. I took on requests from acquaintances to do cold resistance processing with their armour and did delivery-type quests, so I have 20 in total."
"Then you have finished 【Smithing】 quests already?"
"Yes, and what about you, Yun-kun?"
"I'm still in the middle of 【Mixing】 quests. Just earlier I had to clear a really troublesome quest involving gathering materials."
"Then you better proceed with them. I received various crafting recipes as a reward for my quests."
When I explained to Magi-san that when I finished a 【Mixing】 quest I received another quest at Obaba's pharmacy, she smiled merrily.
"Hee, so if you have a specific Sense you can get a quest corresponding to it. I finished all single quests on the quest board, but I didn't do any of the cumbersome chain and hidden quests."
"Then do you want the information I gathered? I've got hints for hidden quests, but I can't take them on alone."
"Really?! Thank you!"
"Just for Magi-san?! No fair! Tell me too!"
"Good grief, it can't helped. Though they're crafting quests, unrelated to you, Myu."
When Myu finished swallowing a piece of cake, I told her about hints to hidden quest as well.
Since the quests I received were mainly delivery-type quests, I thought of leaving the hidden hints for subjugation quests to Myu and Magi-san.
"Speaking of which, I went to check on the quest board earlier and the current event quest completion rate was posted. Looks like roughly half of them were completed."
"That means we have two more weeks to raise the completion rate, huh."
"But won't that be quite difficult? As time progresses people will prioritize themselves and chip collection, won't they? Rather than take on quests they lack information on, they will be focusing on efficiently completing quests."
Magi-san spoke her concern regarding the event, but I wasn't that worried.
Among players there are verification maniacs and broken gamers such as Myu and Taku. Although it would go on sluggishly for the most part, the completion rate will slowly but surely increase.
Also, although they're inefficient, simple errand hidden quests are probably remaining.
I will take those while I do 【Mixing】 quests.
For the time being I'd like to set 50 Quest Chips as my goal, I thought. The winter quest event still continues.
Name : Yun
Weapon : Black Maiden's Longbow
Secondary Weapons : Magi-san's Kitchen Knife, Meat Cleaver – Heavy Black, Dismantling Kitchen Knife – Blue Dancer
Armour : CS No.6 Ochre Creator (summer and winter versions)
Accessory Equipment Limit 2/10
● Faerie Ring (1)
● Substitute Gem's Ring (1)
【Magic Bow Lv6】 【Sky Eyes Lv14】 【See-Through Lv24】 【Swiftness Lv20】 【Sorcery Lv18】 【Enchant Arts Lv41】 【Taming Lv21】 【Earth Element Talent Lv29】 【Dosing Master Lv3】 【Crafter's Knowledge Lv3】
【Bow Lv50】 【Longbow Lv30】 【Alchemy Lv44】 【Synthesis Lv44】 【Engraving Lv25】 【Cook Lv15】 【Swimming Lv15】 【Linguistics Lv24】 【Climbing Lv21】 【Bodily Resistance Lv5】 【Spiritual Resistance Lv4】 【Physical Attack Increase Lv7】 【Pre-Emptive Knowledge Lv8】 【Vital Points Knowledge Lv8】
Current Questing Results:
● The winter quest event's completion rate——52%.
● The number of Quest Chips owned by Yun——25.
● Yun's current questing situation——in the middle of doing 【Mixing】-type quests.