After Sarasa and Juno had left, I decided to check out the things I had collected today.
First, I planned to appraise the newly acquired plants I had gathered today. This plant had long and narrow leaves, there were spiny thorns on the stem and the flower was red. As of now, there was only the word ‘flower’ as the description of this plant when I appraised it.
I munched on the leaves but I couldn’t feel any change. It only tasted bitter. Then I appraised the plant again.
【Gerber Flower: An ordinary flower that blooms in the mud area. Has no special medicinal properties and no poisonous properties either. 】
According to the appraisal, this was just an ordinary flower but for some reason, I liked this flower. I decided to put this flower in a plastic bottle filled with water and use it as a decoration in the shed.
Not only flowers, I also got some useful stuff like these nuts I had found. Apparently these nuts were also delune fruit. Then this thing that only had the simple ‘stone’ as its description, it could be a useful ore and the result of appraisal might change.
In the case of plants, I could change the result of the appraisal and understand its effect better by ingesting it first. Maybe the same principle also worked on this ore.
I decided to analyze the ‘ore’ I had picked.
First, the red stone. As I expected, biting the stone directly with my teeth was simply impossible so I used a steel file to grind some of it into fine powder and licked the powder. Immediately, my tongue felt so hot.
And then, I appraised the ore again.
【Flame Stone: A stone with fire attribute.】
It was not just a mere stone. I had a lot of things in mind about it but I decided to put this stone aside for now. Next, I grinded the stone with white purple line and licked the powder too but I couldn’t taste anything specific. It tasted bland.
【Femto Stone: An abrasive material.】
It turned out I had brought home two types of stones. For experiment sake, I broke the stone into pieces using a hammer and appraised it again.
【Abrasive: Used to polish a gemstone or a metal to improve its efficiency.】
As for the flame stone, after I tried breaking it into pieces with a hammer, I received 【Flame Stone Powder】as a result. I mixed this flame stone powder with the abrasive and used appraisal once again.
【Flame Abrasive Material】
Once again, I expressed the question in my head with my whole body. My head was inclined and my body was slanting to the side.
What is the meaning of this? Just what does ‘flame abrasive’ mean? It’s a familiar word I often see in RPG games but can I just take the meaning as it is? I think I should be able to take the word ‘polish’ as it is too then?
If I wasn’t wrong, I also had a whetstone that I used to sharpen my farm tools like the sickle. I went to the shelf and took out my whetstone.
Just to test it out, I sprinkled the flame abrasive on top of the dagger I used for dismantling and then, I polished it with a whetstone. After a while, the blade of the sword began to glow in pale red.
I appraised the dagger.
【Fire Dagger: Made from inferior iron. A dagger with fire attribute. 】
『Individual Name: Keigo Okuda has acquired Blacksmith lv 1.』
Apparently the act of ‘sharpening’ was considered as blacksmithing. To test the dagger out, I stabbed the firewood with the fire dagger and then I could hear the ‘pssssh’ sound accompanied with a small cloud of smoke coming from the firewood. A short time later, the firewood started burning.
That meant, I could apply fire attributes to the shortsword by using flame abrasive material while polishing it. Though I’d need more flame abrasive material compared to the one I used to polish the dagger.
In addition, I tried appraising the flame abrasive I used to polish the dagger and it became just an ordinary ‘powder’.
SHA SHA SHA SHA
I tried to polish the shortsword using the remaining flame abrasive material but no matter how long I did it, the shortsword showed no sign of changing. Even after appraising it just to be sure, the shortsword still retained the same description.
【Shortsword：Made from pig iron. A sword made from a normal grade material.】
The powder still had the same description too.
【Flame Abrasive Material】
In the end, I couldn’t give the fire attribute to the shortsword.
T/N: I guess MC’s blacksmith lv is still too low (´-ω-`)