Until I Become a _____ in the Game World I Reincarnated Into - 27
- Until I Become a _____ in the Game World I Reincarnated Into
- 27 - Oh Yeah, I Was Hired As an Appraiser
Oh Yeah, I Was Hired As an Appraiser
translated by: chocolala
edited by: jaylex
proofread by: Silver B.
After the ‘Jump’ demonstration, the event was brought to a close.
The mages were all still excited while returning to their original posts. From among these people, I called out to the boy who assisted me just now.
“Bondon, may I have a moment with you?”
“No need for ‘-sama’…. When I shrouded you with wind magic just now, I noticed you actually have a low affinity with the wind-attribute. Have you ever checked your own stats to confirm which attribute you are compatible with?”
When I asked him that, the boy’s face looked sad.
“No, our country doesn’t have anyone with a high-level appraisal skill. At the academy, the teacher I studied under is an expert in wind magic, so I took him as an example.”
“Is that so? No wonder. Hmmm, then shall I ‘appraise’ you? You’re still young. Even if you switch to your compatible attribute now, I’m sure you’ll still be able to fully master it.”
The boy answered with an excited voice. I nodded and approached the chairs that were tidied up by the wall. I arranged the two chairs to face each other and gestured to him to sit down.
“Yes, please sit in front of me. I can appraise even without using items, but while we’re at it, let’s use an appraisal crystal ball.”
I sat on one of the chairs, and in my left hand, I became conscious of the ‘item box’. Among the stored items inside, I chose the ‘Appraisal Crystal Ball (rank A)’ and used my consciousness to take it out. Once I felt its weight, a baseball-sized crystal ball appeared in the palm of my hand.
Regardless, the ‘item box’ is utterly a cheat item.
When I played the game, it was already in the settings so I didn’t realize it but when it becomes real, there is nothing more convenient than this. On top of that, in the game, I had to use the cursor to select items, but after I reincarnated into this world, I only have to think about it.
Well, there is also nothing like a floating control panel. It’s kind of like a fuzzy feeling, something you’d know by touch. I also can’t visually confirm the numbers, and it’s a mystery how I can just utilize it fully without any confusion.
By the way, the contents of my items all disappeared following my reincarnation, but the capacity I had expanded using money remains the same as it was.
I was a working adult, so I spared no expense to maximise the capacity, and it really proved worthwhile. That time, despite having so much space, I also had a dream of stuffing it full with my handiworks… well, that’s another story.
I scooped the ball in my lap and had the Bondon boy touch it from above using both hands. Now four hands were enveloping the crystal ball.
“Just continue to consciously accept it without resisting… Otherwise, it cannot read properly.”
I closed my eyes and confirmed the ‘appraisal result’ that appeared in my mind.
“…Yup, your affinity towards wind-attribute… compatibility D. But your mastery is C. You really worked hard. As for the others, earth is the highest at B. Then, water is C. Light and fire is D, followed by darkness, E. The result for the six attributes is like this. From now, it’ll be better to make earth your main, with water and wind as the sub.”
“Thank you so much!”
“By the way, the short staff is C. It’ll become the catalyst for magic. It would be better if you put emphasis on learning this as well.”
I gave him extra info on his weapon suitability.
When I opened my closed eyes, I discovered unknowingly that behind the chair the Bondon boy was sitting on, there was already a line of mages.
Just like the boy, their eyes were twinkling.
I could tell what they wanted to say and found it funny, so I smiled while I called out to the chief lady-in-waiting who was looking here.
“Well, since they’ve already gathered here, how about I appraise everyone here for their respective compatibility? Not only the mages but also the soldiers and the ladies-in-waiting, if they’re okay with it?”
The people present didn’t leave the room and eyed us with a noticeably delighted face.
Liza-san asked me. “Is it okay?”, so I smiled and nodded.
“Her Highness is protected by the royal tiara so I can’t appraise her, but I can do it for everyone else. For the time being, let’s start with the mages and soldiers gathered here in this room. After that, how about we do another session for all the ladies-in-waiting elsewhere? I can also appraise the compatibility for cooking and sewing, you know?”
“––––I’ll leave it to you.”
After I received approval from the highest rank person1 in this Tachlyn Fortress, I got swamped in the appraisal job for a while.
…Finally even the appraisals for the ladies-in-waiting were over.
For some reason, the place provided by Liza-san was a corner of the study (office?) where Princess Katherine was present.
I watched the Princess out of the corner of my eyes; despite being a girl she was so hard-working…
I’m sorry, the way I said it sounded bad, but somehow I thought unmarried female members of the royal family would be doing some domestic training to get married instead. For example, learning embroidery or the arts of gracious etiquettes among others to polish their shine or something.
Far from it! She was a career woman through and through.
All the documents brought in by the soldiers, she meticulously checked and signed them. Those should be documents that required ruling by the royals. At times, she even rejected. She also listened to the opinions from her surrounding assistants, her ice-cold working figure was like a shrewd businesswoman.
The Tachlyn Fortress where the transfer portals are was also the main supply base for the battlefield—the Chloe Plains. As the base for people and logistics, there would be an abundance of things and paperwork to be processed.
In the room of such a hard-working princess, the last lady-in-waiting who just got herself appraised bowed her head in joy and exited the room. The other people also tidied up the documents and then left.
The ones remaining were the Princess and the chief lady-in-waiting. And also, a man who looked like a prominent elder. An elderly gentleman with the grey handlebar moustache2 that suited him, in a military uniform.
“Kalya. This person is in-charge of Tachlyn Fortress, General Orlyn.”
“Kalya from Gerius. A reincarnator.”
The chief lady-in-waiting introduced me to him. I don’t have a surname, so I said where I came from.
Hm, the elderly man nodded.
“I already heard from Nadal Courtray that you have an A-rank appraisal skill.
We anticipate a lot from that ability.”
“Yes, I also was informed by him. My job is to evacuate the Princess during an emergency, and to check whether there are spies from the enemy country in Tachlyn Fortress, did I get that right?”
General Orlyn and Liza, the chief lady-in-waiting looked at each other’s face inexplicably. Princess Katherine who sat in between them spoke.
“––So how do you intend to cooperate in this, Kalya?
“Yes, I took the advantage from the ability appraisal done just now on the gathered mages, soldiers and the ladies-in-waiting; the check was done on those people. There was no one who came from other countries and also no traitors.”
“…To do all that simultaneously…”
“For the others, it would take too much time for me to do it alone, so I will hand over several ‘Appraisal Crystal Balls (Rank A)’. Can you check them with this? If you say you can appraise for their attributes, everyone would come forward to cooperate.”
“O-oh I see!”
“But if there are people who say they are okay without the appraisals?”
To the chief lady-in-waiting’s worry, I simply answered.
“Ah, then surely they are spies from Kraciel. Or possibly criminals. So far, they could only receive a B-rank or lower appraisal, and now they could get a free A-rank appraisal. On top of that,if the people-in-charge puts a blindfold on, they won’t know who they’re appraising, so that could lessen the worry one has about other people discovering their skill composition. Won’t everyone come then?”
“… Certainly. There’s a big gap between B-and-lower and A. If there are no demerits and you could actually know your compatibility…”
“It is also okay even if they wear any item that intercepts appraisals. The appraisal crystal ball is A-rank, while the NPCs––you guys—are at most B-rank. Towards a high-ranked appraisal item, people of lower ranks can’t possibly resist. If they take countermeasures and wear A-rank items to block appraisals, the items’ equal ranks will notify the appraiser that there was a resistance. You just tell them to remove it, and if they refuse, that’s the spy.”
“Kalya. ––These A-rank appraisal crystal balls, there is no one in this fortress who could operate them. Unfortunately, the highest appraisal skill available is at most C here.”
The princess pointed out, so I just said it was okay and chuckled.
“I also made some equippable power-up items by myself, so I’ll also hand those in too. By ranking up one level to nominally be B-rank, it becomes possible to operate the one rank higher, A-rank items. If it is a C-rank appraisal skill, there are some among the mages I appraised just now who have it.”
“No way, you are saying you can also produce rank-enhancement items?! So then, then—!!”
“Orlyn! He was only saying he’s giving those items out of his own goodwill. I know you are bothered by the insufficient supplies, but any intention of making use of reincarnators, as a member of Tisia’s royal family, I won’t forgive it.”
I was startled by the sudden outburst of General Orlyn, and the princess promptly stopped him.
The chief lady-in-waiting gave a reminder towards the princess who sounded a bit harsh with her low-pitch voice. Liza-san’s noblewoman education was indeed really strict… The princess harrumphed and restated her words.
“… I understand, Liza. I said it too harshly just now, Orlyn. But I hope you take the royal family’s intention into consideration. And Kalya, please rest reassured that we won’t make you do things you don’t want to. Let me graciously accept your goodwill.”
From the reactions of these three people, it was like I… a reincarnator, was like a bear they shouldn’t poke3. I wonder why. They really treated me politely, but as if they feared me? Did this country have reincarnators that turned really terrifying when they got angry or what?4
I was still in wonder while passing the appraisal crystal balls and the base-up items to the general.
Obviously I couldn’t appraise every single person in Tachlyn all by myself. As for the rest, I would just leave it to them.
And next, we have Orlyn, the military general and the oldest man so far. Should I make a list of characters?
I think making a list of characters is pretty good. Probably update it every time we upload a chapter though. Don’t want the love interest spoiled lol.
My search history now contains mustaches and bicycles for some reason. Oh well.
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- Kalya, did you forget about the Princess?
- in japanese, it’s called Kaiser mustache
- I used the metaphor ‘don’t poke the bear’ instead to make it easier to relate. The original word is腫物 ’haremono’ which means a swelling/lump/boil on the skin, which you have to treat carefully not to make it worse
- Hulk 😝