Until I Become a _____ in the Game World I Reincarnated Into - 28
Items Mass Production
translated by: chocolala
edited by: jaylex
proofread by: Silver B.
“Additional empty bottles have arrived.”
“Kalya-sama, please make an MP recovery potion.”
“The luminescent bead casings also need to be resupplied––”
I nodded at the consecutively in-coming voices, and I put in the materials for the MP recovery potion into a big pot first. As for the rest, my body would arbitrarily move by itself. Mixing with a ladle, then putting in additional materials at correct timings, the contents in the pot would finally lighten up and it was complete.
I had always thought that in this game-based world, items were made by some mysterious logic, but for the NPCs gathered around me, all these was nothing strange to them, just an everyday thing.
When I first saw another crafter at work from a close distance, I realized that the reason why I felt things were weird was because of me, myself.
Following my reincarnation, I inherited all the skills and ranks from the game in my past life, so I made things with all the low-order operations reduced during the process. As a result, the speed shot up. This was undoubtedly the reason why I could make items so fast like magic.
For low-rank items, I could make them almost instantly. It has become a usual thing by now.
On the other hand, these NPCs followed the procedure without reducing the operations. If I try to recall, when I was still at a low level, I also started by crushing materials with a mortar and pestle… It was a thing from my past life, I have almost forgotten.
The day after I finished the Jump demonstration, I became glued to a corner in the Princess’ office.
As a bodyguard (or more precisely a ‘Jump’ personnel), I need to always be around her to prepare in case of emergencies. During the day, I would always be on standby with the princess within my sight, and at nights I would Jump immediately to her sleeping chamber if anything happened.
A noble existence, that is, the Princess, had never stepped out of the building of Tachlyn Fortress.
Or perhaps I should say, she was always working in the office on the 4th floor. Her range of activity was from the 4th floor to the 5th where her sleeping chamber was. Occasionally, she would go to the underground to the transfer portals.
The upper floors of the fortress had impeccable security, so there were also no cases of bandits suddenly appearing too.
In short, a Jump personnel who had no duties outside of emergencies had too much free time.
Considering that the worst-case scenario could happen at any time, I couldn’t go too far from where she was. Thus, I borrowed some space at a corner of the office and started to make MP recovery potions.
Making potions itself was easy as I have the advantage of reduced operations, but once the content was completed, they had to be filled inside the small bottles, and such trivial actions took a lot of time. Then, the princess lent me some of her ladies-in-waiting to assist me.
Different from the palace, there was less work inside the fortress leaving the ladies-in-waiting with almost nothing to do, so they came to help. And with their help, our work efficiency increased.
I had more time to spare, so I taught the ladies-in-waiting who had the crafting-skill on how to make potions. They improved at quite a fast pace. With a suitable master, it is easier to acquire and improve skills. When players and NPCs team up, the effect is remarkable.
In the world of ‘Golden Dawn’, when a player wanted to learn a skill, they had to be a disciple to an NPC called Master. It was easier to acquire a skill by accepting a quest to learn the basics from an NPC rather than having another player teach you or self-study.
It seems to also work the other way around.
When I, who had a far higher level than these ladies, instructed them, they continuously acquired new skills and became better and better.
Thanks to that, for some reasons, after dinner I also taught the mages as well. Although my magic skills only peaked at rank B due to me being a craftsman, the mages found my teaching to be enticing. Bondon who just discovered himself to be compatible with earth magic already raised its level up to B-rank.
Fast. Way too fast.
He did have a talent for it, but the effect brought by a reincarnator might also be significant. Well, even if the rank goes up, you can’t master it without gaining experience. Do your best in that.
In the princess’ office, the ladies-in-waiting were at work while sitting around a long table. Those who had low MP reserves and lack of skills were responsible for simple tasks such as filling the bottles with the potion, replenishing the lacking materials, and tidying up the completed products. There were also cases where they developed an aptitude just by observing others at work, so they got encouraged to help out even more.
For people with a lot of MP, I had them charge their MP into luminescent beads.
To easily explain luminescent beads, they are like batteries. It enables the user to recover MP without getting the side-effect of sickness like with the potions. It can be recharged to be used multiple times making it expensive, so only high-ranked players used them.
Luminescent beads are luxury items––––yes, items.
For me, who is an S-rank item craftsman, I can make them, provided that there are the materials. Incidentally, those high-cost materials were generously provided by the Tisia royal family.
I made casings of luminescent beads and passed them to a lady-in-waiting who sat on standby. The other ladies were each clasping a bead that was the size of a thumbnail inside their hands and recharging it with their MP.
The stone beads originally had a dull hue, but later they started to dimly glow. The injected MP would dissipate as time passed, and for a bead of this size, the stored MP would be gone in two weeks, but they would soon be used in the battlefield after all.
Nonetheless, luminescent beads specially crafted for a top player are artistic works that require time and effort; but the ones for low-rank NPCs were simply easy to make. I employed divisions of labour so each person would carry less burden to make way for mass production.
“It is okay to rest when you get tired.”
I encouraged them, and they returned it with their charming smiles.
“We’re still doing fine. Thank you, Kalya-sama.”
“Although we’re at the rear, we’re still on the battlefield. We’ll be so happy if we could be useful for those in the frontlines.”
“When we use MP this way, our capacity also increases. We barely have any chance to use our MP in our daily life. This really serves as good training.”
The ladies, who were answering joyfully, all of a sudden clammed up.
I followed the direction of their gaze. There, Princess Katherine was looking with full interest on the table.
… Princess, just when did she come?
Unquestionably, she had been curious about the ladies-in-waiting when they were at work. In between doing her paperwork, I noticed she kept peeking in this direction.
When I looked around the room, there was no figure of the chief lady-in-waiting, Liza, who had always been by her side. Was it because the person monitoring her was absent, so she came here?
“…… Kalya. I want to help too.”
“No, I mean I only want to train. Since coming to Tachlyn, I was not even allowed to go to the inner garden. Swinging swords seem to be out of the question, so I’d like to train my magic power to increase it. Making luminescent beads, I can also do that in between my paperwork.”
“Yes, you are right. I think recharging MP will not be a burden to you. We’re really in need of people, even one more is helpful. I look forward to your cooperation.”
As I answered so, the princess delightfully smiled. Her smile was like a large flower in full bloom.
Witnessing their master’s beauty once again, the ladies-in-waiting softly cheered.
Oblivious to her attendants’ gazes, the princess happily piled the luminescent beads into a small case and returned to her seat. She was surprisingly cute…
But, the females in the royal family actually also excel in swords. Impressive.
Later, the chief lady-in-waiting returned and noticed the luminescent beads in the princess’s grasp; she glared at me but there was no reproach. I was so glad.
Kalya feeling relieved she’s not making the person with the most authority mad again. And the ‘princess’ being a tsundere…
It’s great to see Kalya avoiding death— I mean, seeing the other characters interacting with our protagonists. Usually, ladies-in-waiting will just stand off to the side and just wait until their princess wants something. It’s good to see them doing something besides holding umbrellas, though I do wish for this to have happened when there wasn’t a war going on.
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