Mile Chapter 132: Musou Alchemy!

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Translator’s Note:

Sorry guys, my city got effected by a Damrey Storm and flooded.

We even got our electricy cut off by the flood. And Cleaning up after the water drained is a hardwork as well.

From tomorow, I will release like normal again.


Mile Chapter 132: Mosou Alchemy!

ED: Lowe

 

“This… this is『pure chili』, right!?” (Pauline)

 

Pauline is staring at the powder crystals of capsicum with eyes like a nuclear physicist staring at a pure hydrogen bomb.

 

“Yes, well, we extracted only the pungent ingredients of capsicum, so we can call it like that” (Mile)

 

Pauline heard Mile’s reply and had an ecstatic expression.

 

“This is a pure spice produced by my magic …
Expensive spices, and we can create as much as we want as long as we have magical power … It is equal to creating money, which only God is capable of doing!
This is alchemy, and it’s musou! Musou alchemy!!” (Pauline) (T.N: Musou mean unparalleled, exceptional, peerless, …)

 

It’s a spice, just like pepper, which is worth as much as gold of the same weight.

It can’t be helped that Pauline became obsessed about it.

 

(Ah, this is bad ……) (Mile)

 

Mile worried with Pauline’s condition.

 

(I have to stop Pauline before she falls into the dark side!) (Mile)

“Pauline-san, you can’t do that!
If you sell it as a main product, or planning to, the spice industries will get into serious trouble!
And it’s not only related to merchants, but also transactions between countries, and so on …

And we will soon be found out because there are no signs of purchase from anywhere, evidence of transportation, evidence of bringing in and evidence of paying taxes.
In that case, aristocrats, officials, merchants and criminals throughout the country will target us seeking informations, interests and tax revenues …”
(Mile)

“Uu…” (Pauline)

 

Pauline is also the daughter of a merchant. She can understand what Mile said.

If we don’t speak about magic creation, we may be caught, abducted, or punished for tax evasion.

If we talk, we may be killed to monopolize, or information will spread quickly, the price will collapse. It also gives a deadly blow to the production area of chili peppers, dealers, and they can’t make a profit.

And even more problematic was the spreading of the 『Ultra Hot』 series of magic.

The magic of 『Ultra Hot』 is currently limited to 『Red Oath』.

There are dozens of people saw it, but most of them have magicians in party, and magicians can’t understand the principle simply by just looking at magics used by Pauline.

Besides if they are good enough to become magician, they will not become bandits or criminal. Because magicians can earn more than bandits. Also, most of those who fought the 『Red Oath』 are captured and some already became criminal slaves.

It will be worse if criminal magicians can learn『Ultra Hot Magic』. Unlike normal attack magic, it was a good crowd control magic that is capable of disabling vanguards.
… The power balance between criminal magicians and hunters may be broken, and it will be the beginning of the criminal magician’s musou.

Those things crossed over her mind for a moment and Pauline becomes pale.

 

“Well, then, doesn’t it mean that you are doing a bad thing right now?” (Maevis)

“Uu~!” (Mile)

 

Being pointed out by Maevis, Mile became quiet

 

“… Uhm…, about this…, ah… we are doing that!” (Mile)

“”That?”” (Rena + Maevis)

 

Mile declared to Maevis and Rena.

 

“『This is this, that is that!』, 『keep everything in your heart!』” (Mile)

“””…………””” (Rena + Maevis + Pauline)

 

And eventually mass production of the artificial spices began.

Pauline uses 『Ultra Hot Magic』, Mile uses refinery magic, puts them in a container and they are placed into the item box. The girls repeat it endlessly.

Anyway, the girls will not go back to the city anytime soon. Because it is too unnatural.

Therefore, the girls decided to produce a lot for the future as well. If Mile puts it in the item box, it will not deteriorate and it can also be used as a weapon.

And almost everything was stored in Mile’s item box, Rena and Maevis put their portion in bamboo tubes, wrapped the bamboo tube in grass leaves, and make it like a hand-throwing grenade. The girls also made various other types of weapons.

These weapons deprive the opponent of fighting power without injuring. It was a really “humanitarian” weapon.

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However, Rena who silently makes hand-throwing grenade, has a wicked smile for some reason.

Maybe, she plans on doing that.

She can not accept that she is the only victim. She wants to involve others.

While refining, Mile is looking at Rena’s smile at the side,
She is desperately thinking about how to counteract when Rena throws that suddenly.

 

*** Evening ***

 

『Red Oath』 returned to the city and stayed at the inn.

Actually the girls were planning to camp in the forest for about three days and kill some times with hunting and taking medicinal herbs, etc. But then that store will not be able to open in the meantime.

Besides, since the girls will give out something outside the standard (above average), there is no big difference whether they take one day or three days. And people didn’t care that much anyway.

Besides, it won’t be good if the girls breath in too much of the spice particles. They may become addicted because they breathed in too much, just like curry spice or black curry. (T.N: I don’t know if it true, just translate literal meaning)

However, in order to make it looked like they took some time to do this quest, Mile told everyone to take a break today, the girls didn’t go to the cafeteria 『Kalamity』but went back to the inn and rested.

We will be there tomorrow. How do I say it in Spanish, hasta mañana. But read in Japanese will be “Ashita-ma-niau nya” (I will make it in time tomorow)

… Which is how a cat girl would say!

 

*** Tomorow – 『Kalamity』cafeteria ***

 

“And we had gathered it” (Mile)

“… I don’t know what do you find, but can you show it to me anyway?” (Shopkeeper)

 

Because the return of the 『Red Oath』is too early, the shopkeeper thought the girls can only gather a small amount of spices, enough for the actual achievement of request success. And in fact, The girls didn’t bring anything. That means the amount is small enough to fit in their pocket.

 

“Here you are” (Mile)

Don* (SFX)

 

It suddenly appeared, a wooden basin placed on the table. And it was filled with red powder.

 

“No, no, no, no ……” (Mile)

 

Mile hurriedly grabbed the shopkeeper’s right wrist who picked up the powder reflexively.

 

“… Tch!” (Rena)

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Rena who failed to make comrades in pain glanced at Mile.

 

“Rena-san, you face is scary …” (Mile)

 

Mile persuades the shopkeeper that trying to sample directly, and puts a little of it in the soup in a small pan for him…

 

“Bu~fy~a!” (Shopkeeper)

 

He blew up.

 

“Wa…ter…plz…” (Shopkeeper)

“Here you are!” (Mile)

 

Mile already prepared a cup of cold water in the item box beforehand. Unlike Rena, it is diluted many times, even so it would still be very spicy.

They already dealt with merchant once in the past, that’s why the remainder of spices was stored in the item box, and only brought out 1 basin for the client.

After a while, the owner finally recovered, of course, asked for the source of it.

 

“Where did you get it? No, actually, what is this?” (Shopkeeper)

“Oh, yes, this is a condensed of the hot ingredients of capsicumes, which the provider allowed us to sell with the promise that we will keep his name absolutely secret …” (Mile)

“…………” (Shopkeeper)

 

The shopkeeper stared at the contents of the wooden bucket with a scary serious eye.

 

“So, how much can you buy it?” (Pauline)

 

Pauline asked him the most important question.

The price of pepper when high is 5 silver coins per gram. It is almost the same as the price of gold. Even when the Pepper’s price drops, it’s still about 1 silver coins per gram.

Certainly it’s expensive, but we only need to use 1 gram per dish, it’s equivalent to 1 silver coin or 1000 Japanese yen. Even if the chef buys it at 1.5 times price, the chef only has to increase the price of cooking meals by an additional 5 small silver coins, so there is no problem.

This Basin is about 5 kilograms … In the market, it can be sold about 50 gold coins or about 5 million Japanese Yen. And when sold at 1.5 times of that price, we can get 75 gold coins. And not to mention this spices is about 5000 times that of capsicum.

Well, we can’t demand 5000 times of that money, but how much will the shopkeeper pay for it?

As everyone stared at the store owner, he was thinking about licking his fingertips a little on the soup earlier.

And finally, he made the conclusion.

 

“In all, it is 10 gold coins” (Shopkeeper)

((((Ah, I knew it…)))) (Red Oath)

 

The four girls somehow have a feeling it will turn out that way.

Mile
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      • It’s not like i wanted to sell my soul or anything.
        I was passing by a certain school and they offered me cupcakes with these moonrune like inscriptions and then… and then… just cupcakes, it was supposed to be cupcakes but

        dangos are pink,
        earth dangos are brown,
        yet my eyes are red
        and my skin is blue
        give a soul to her
        and she reads a poem to you.

        Well you know, not having a soul doesn’t make that much difference yeah?
        It’s that… uh like having your appendix removed?

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      • No matter how uni was tricked into the darkside with dubious cupcakes with moonrunes in it or warm,delicious and homely cookies we can only try our best to not be tricked to the dark side….

        And turn into an abomination who can pull out some children rhyming songs out of nowhere

        *hears an aproaching rough breathing sound that is strangely muffled*
        Oh no gtg…

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        Hello There~

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    • Depend on how he give his reason.

      Last merchant said the rock lizard is bad quality. So business failed then they can report it to guild as mission failed, the guild can conclude that the merchant is bad and blacklist him from the guild

      If it is the same, how can the guild judge? By taste the “pure hydrogen bomb” ? No, THANK YOU

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    • It’s… questionable, to blacklist him. For one, he’s only a medium level enterprise at best and for another, the ‘x,y,z times power of spice’ is a very nebulous classification. Just because something is ‘x times something else’ does not mean the price scales up the same way as well. To others, it is just ‘a stronger pepper’ not a ‘more expensive pepper’. He already doubled the price from a normal for the quality.

      For example, if your dish was 2 times as spicy as another one, are you willing to pay double the price? It’s a rather questionable method of pricing then. I would order mine half the spiciness and request for a half price discount. lol.

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      • Well I am thinking about value here.
        This might be similar and stronger then chili, but it is not chili.
        Impurities in the chili used before provide taste etc.

        This might be very useful as a spice however, it is an unknown spice that he has not used for cooking before. 10 gold might be reasonable judging he probably need to test it out with a fair amount of dishes to get the measurements right to serve customers.
        That will take time and work on his end.

        No matter how good of a spice it is, in the end he needs to actually use it in his work or it’s useless. I am more surprised he could actually toss out a price at all for an unknown spice without knowing what it is (Who knows what side effects random substances can have) and if he can even use it.

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    • Well as Lennigan said, while it sure is spice and the shopkeeper can use less of it to make the food, the main point of a spice isn’t just its spiciness but also the taste it gives.
      Each type of spice has its own flavor, so when she removed everything and let just the spice substance to continue on it, the product probably lost that characteristic taste.

      I won’t say its useless, but it’s not as good as the real spice which still conserves its the original flavor of that kind of spice, which justify the lower price.

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  1. “It is equal to creating money, which only God is capable of doing!”

    Wait, really? “God” made all of the currency in this world? I mean its obviously possible for the owner of the world, but it’s weird, right?

    Anyway~ Bad merchant is bad. should’ve let him eat a handful of that spice >_>

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    • It doesn’t mean like creating money but more like create something from nothing art of creator

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  2. [These weapon deprive the opponent of fighting power without injuring. It was a really humanitarian weapon.]

    No. no, no. Just because people won’t die because it doesn’t kill doesn’t make it humanitarian.

    [However, Rena who silently makes hand-throwing bullet, has a wicked smile for some reason.]

    Her Smile P r o t e c c but she also A t t a c c

    [Pauline staring at powder crystals of capsaicin with an eye like a nuclear physic scientist staring at pure hydrogen bomb.]

    Pauline has found her calling in life.
    Be a chili alchemist and synthesize these dubious looking tiny friendly crystals worth their weight in gold.

    Rena uses friend shitai !
    >A Wild bowl of dubious looking tiny crystals appeared !!
    Mile uses GrabWrist with a helping hand.
    >Friend Shitai fails !! and it was supposed to be very effective !!!
    Mile uses indirect sampling
    >A soup with some dubious crystals is served.
    Shopkeeper uses Riajuu Bakuhatsu-shiro!!
    >Shopkeeper explodonated !!
    >10 GOLD get

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  3. Year XXXX Month XX Day XX

    A famous traveling adventurer stumbled into a strange mansion that was strangely ‘average’ in apearance. Here he will find a whole cache full of red colored powder that will be later known as [Dust of Bloody Hell] in the later generations.

    The production method is still unkown but it was later used to overturn multiple large-scale wars,succesful assasinations of central figures, and also put in many doctrines and myths by the later generations.

    The famous adventurer also lost his sense of taste and ability of speech in the day he found the mansion and is being strung by strange nightmares of a red-haired shadow that is laughing…

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  4. We even got electric cut from flood. And Cleanse up after water drain is {hardword} as well.

    Yes it is a {hardwork} to clean mud from the flood, glad that you are back

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  5. Suggestion:
    Title: {Mosou}->{Musou} Alchemy!

    Pauline {}->{is} staring at powder crystals of capsaicin with an eye like a nuclear physic scientist staring at pure hydrogen bomb.

    {It’s}->{It} can’t be help that Pauline become {drunk}->{obsessed about it}.

    Mile {was impatient}->{worried} with Pauline’s condition.

    If you sell it as a main product, or planning {it}->{to}, the spice {industry}->{industries} will get serious trouble!

    And we will soon be {revealed that}->{found out because} there are no signs of purchase from anywhere, evidence of transportation, evidence of bringing in{,}->{and} evidence of paying taxes.
    In that case, aristocrats, officials, merchants and criminals throughout the country will target us for seeking {information}->{informations}, interests and {tax revenue}->{tax revenues} …” (Mile)

    we may be caught, {abduction}->{abducted}, or {torture}->{punished} for tax evasion.

    {I}->{It} will be worse if criminal magician can learn『Ultra Hot Magic』

    … The power balance {with}->{} between criminal magicians and hunters may be broken, and it will be {start of the}->{the beginning of} criminal magician’s musou.

    “Well, then, {isn’t this also bad this time?”}->{does it not mean that you are doing bad thing right now}(Maevis)

    it will not deteriorate and it {will also be}->{can also be use as} a weapon.

    Rena and Maevis put their portion {it}->{} in a bamboo tube, wrapped {}->{it/the bamboo tube} in grass leaves, {shake or as a hand-throwing bullet.}->{and make it like a hand-throwing grenade}. The girls {}->{also} made various {}->{other} types of weapons.

    However, Rena who silently makes hand-throwing {bullet}->{grenade} , has a wicked smile for some reason.

    While refining{}->{,} Mile is looking at Rena’s smile at the side,
    She is desperately thinking about how to {cope}->{counteract} when Rena throws that suddenly.

    Besides, it won’t be good if the girls {suck}->{breath} in too much of the spice particles. They may become addicted because they {sucked}->{breathed in} too much, just like curry spice or black curry.

    in order to make {}->{it looked} like they took some time to do this quest

    {To}->{Because} the return of the 『Red Oath』is too early, the shopkeeper thought the girls can only gather a small amount {}->{of spices,} enough for the actual achievement of request success.

    Lena who failed to make {friend}->{comrades in pain} glanced at Mile.

    The four {girl}->{girls} somehow have a feeling it will turn out that way.

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  6. Two days ago facebook feed randomly showed me a video about thioacetone.
    Considering Mile’s ground zero, potential for terrorism and this chapter’s alchemy I hope she doesn’t synthesize that.

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  7.  “It was a really humanitarian weapon.”
    *Kurumi smile*

    I Laughed xD
    tsk tsk…shopkeeper…

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  8. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    A bullet to the head is more humane than that. At least the victim doesn’t suffer much.

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  9. thanks for the update 🙂
    yeah… so far it’s kind of a laid back story :3
    hopefully it’ll get better 🙂

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  10. Well I edited most of Arge, A few chapters have links like this https://puu.sh/yit51/b9f65afb4e.png , Should I change this to the standard [Previous] [ToC] [Next] or ignore it? I also added newer chapters to the ToC and I’m still fixing a few chapters completely without links like ch 33

    Some of Kaoru (example ch. 20) doesn’t have links in the top of the page, but I don’t know if I should change that. Otherwise complete.

    Mile should be completely edited up until this point. Including ToC.

    A few extra things:
    1. Can anyone tell me how to pm? Or can I just e-mail you for future updates, because I don’t want to clutter the comments/pages I edit with what I do.
    Otherwise I’ll simply make comments you can only see in the HTML of the page.

    2. I might read through and fix minor grammatical errors at some point.

    3. I was thinking of adding a skip character status button for the chapters that have .5’s in Arge, This would mostly be for convenience of re-readers.. Tell me what you think.

    Well that’s all for now!

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  11. Thanks for the update

    It was that sentence in “spanish” in the original chapter?

    Because “hasta mañana”, I think that the japanese equivalent would be “matta ashita” or in english something like “we see again tomorrow”

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    • It’s not translate to Japanese but read in Japanese.

      “Hasta” in katakana is read as “A-shi-ta”
      “mañana” in katakana is read as “ma-niau nya”

      Author wants to make a pun in Spanish with have the same meaning with Japanese word.

      Just like English and French use and read “six” = “6”

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      • I don’t understand completely the joke

        Anyway, your translation, your decision

        Pd: I’ve just seen that the LN version has been licensed in english for Seven seas
        http://www.sevenseasentertainment.com/series/didnt-i-say-to-make-my-abilities-average-in-the-next-life-light-novel/

        Will you continue the translation?
        Technically the WN isn’t “legally” affected for the offical LN edition, and if the original publisher was concerned for the copyright, the WN site would has been suspended. No need to worry for this

        The main matter would be if you consider worth to continue

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        • Well, the joke was like this.

          In Japanese, all Foreign word is PRONOUN-ed as katakana.

          “KISS” pronoun / read as キ”KI” and ス”SU” => “KiSu” (don’t mean kiss in japanese word but japanese know it was English word “kiss”)
          “I LOVE YOU” pronoun / read as アイ”Ai” ラブ”RABU” ユ”Yu” = “Ai Rabu Yu” (don’t mean “I love you” in japanese but japanese know it was English word “I love you”)

          “Hasta” pronouns as アシタ “Ashita”
          “mañana” pronouns as マニアウニャ “Maniau Nya”

          => “Hasta mañana” pronouns as アシタ マニアウニャ”Ashita Maniau Nya” and it’s concidence in japanese also mean “We will be there tomorow”

          ———————–

          I will never stop translate WN

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      • So good luck

        I’ve just thought that it was my duty warn you, for you decide

        And I don’t know if exist many differents between the 2 versions

        If we compare with previous examples, Smartphone is almost identichal, but Death March is completely different

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  12. TL;DR: The spice is worth much, much, MUCH more.

    I’ve done the math on the value of the spice (not accounting for other aromas than the pure hotness).

    Premises:
    There was a study (admittedly a relatively small one, but since this isn’t a serious business interaction but just some research for smartassing about a web novel, I found it sufficient) comparing piperine (from black pepper and similar), capsaicin, and cinnamic aldehyde, where piperine and capsaicine reached a similar level of hotness, albeit with a difference in concentration at a factor of about 300 (cinnamic aldehyde had an even higher concentration, and wasn’t even mentioned here to begin with, so I’ll leave it out of the rest).

    According to a wikipedia page, the concentration of piperine in black pepper is about 5 to 8%, so I’ve used that and 1 to 5 silver coins per gram of pepper as a reference (not accounting for lacking cultivation in that fantasy world, but considering there was a higher civilisation beforehand, there might have been a cultivated pepper plant anyway).

    Results:
    12.5-100 silver coins for 1 gram of piperine
    37.5-300 gold coins (100 silver coins) for 1 gram of capsaicin
    187,500-1,500,000 gold coins for 5 kg of capsaicin (the amount they’re selling), equivalent of modern currency in the magnitude of around $187,500,000 – $1,500,000,000 or ¥18,750,000,000 – ¥150,000,000,000.

    They’d be filthy rich, if they managed to sell it at market price, and the people using it would virtually never run out.

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