Yurina-san and I bid goodbye to the blue wolf’s grave before we set our way to Tairant City, which was located straight north from Resta. The only materials we recovered from the cockatrice was its eyes and poison gland only. I gave up on the idea of reporting it to the guild since if I didn’t report it correctly, the report might get traced back to me. It seemed a little wasteful since with guild points, I could get skill and magic but I didn’t have any other choice.
Now that I knew basic magic was good enough to use, I definitely wanted to acquire the basic magic of other attributes. Once everything settled down, I should save up more skill points so I could learn a new skill. I was also interested in ‘shield bash’, which I had seen on the list before.
Apparently Tairant City was an art city where traveling entertainers would come and go. Yurina-san never went there before but she had heard stories about the city from the traveler. It was just as well since recently, we had been entirely sleeping outdoors and it seemed Yurina-san was getting tired.
I should stock up on necessities and let Yurina-san rest.
Finally, we could see the lights coming from Tairant City.
When we arrived at the south gate of Tairant City, I showed my adventurers’ guild card to the gatekeeper and Yurina-san showed her clothing guild card before we entered the town.
After leaving the wagon at an inn near the gate, I gave silver coins to a young boy working in the inn to guard the wagon and help us with our purchases. I was a little relieved since I had been wanting to let Yurina-san rest on a proper bed.
The next morning, I decided to go out to procure a new wagon since I had been wanting a covered wagon ever since we were sleeping outdoors to keep us warm and protect us from the wind and the snow. Yurina-san looked tired so I told her she could rest and stay in the room together with Ash.
I paid another silver coin to the boy from the inn and asked him to guide me to a shop where I could buy a wagon.
At the shop, there was a big, big signboard that said (Bruno’s Shop, offering goods from potions to carriage to help you with your adventure!!) and on top of that big sign, there was another phrase that said (we’ve started selling skills too!).
When I entered the shop, a young girl that appeared to be the sales promotion girl came to greet me. I conveyed my wish to get a covered wagon and then I asked her about the (skill selling) part. Then, Bruno-san, the owner, came out and explained to me about the wagon and the skill selling.
For the skill selling, Bruno-san was a former adventurer and he would teach us skill in exchange for money. Bruno-san was the classic warrior type that used one handed sword and shield so he could teach me skills related to sword and shield. Bruno-san and his beloved wife had a daughter and so, Bruno-san started diving into trade business like this so he could spend time with his child as long as possible.
I decided to put the (skill selling) part on hold and focused on discussing buying a wagon. I told him that I wanted a covered wagon with as much living space as possible so I preferred to have a big wagon.
Bruno-san then led me to the warehouse where a big two-horse covered wagon was on sale. This wagon was much bigger than the wagon I currently had and Bruno-san was also selling horses.
I already liked the wagon Bruno-san showed to me just at first glance so after bargaining for a little bit, I purchased the wagon. As for the horse, since I already had Rocinante with me, I only bought one additional horse. My purchase cost me 198 gold coins in total.
Getting the wagon ready would take some time so Bruno-san then said.
“In the meantime, would you like me to teach you some skills?”
Of course I took on his offer since this was a chance I had been wanting for. I paid him 5 gold coins and asked him to teach me some skills while I waited for the wagon to be prepared.
We moved to the yard and spent about an hour practicing with a wooden sword and one-handed shield. After being thoroughly beaten up, finally…
『Individual Name: Keigo Okuda has acquired Shield Bash level 1』
『Individual Name: Keigo Okuda has acquired Round Slash level 1』
I managed to acquire the skills, one way or another. It turned out I could pay adventurers money for them to teach me skill or magic so if I found another opportunity like this, I needed to use it proactively. Because in my current state of economy, if I could pay several gold coins in exchange for skills then of course the cost-performance was highly in my favor.
T/N: Wah! Turns out MC can use his strongest power, money, to get skills! I hope MC can meet a magician so MC can learn another magic skill… Or maybe MC can pay for Yurina-san to learn combat skills? So Yurina-san won’t become a damsel in distress. It’s not like MC can stick 24/7 to Yurina-san after all.