Wandering the Streets of Neist
The next morning, I woke up to the sound of the bell ringing from my pocket watch.
This watch even has an alarm function.
Goddess, how many functions have you put into it?
Talat also woke up as if he had been waiting for me to wake up first.
So, we took a morning shower together and freshened up.
Yes, this inn is a good inn where you can take a shower not only at night but also in the morning.
The price is a bit high, but I have about 50,000 rubies from the Goddess, so I won’t be in trouble for a while.
But since I seem to be losing about 1,000 rubies a day, I have to earn money properly.
After drying my hair thoroughly, I went to the dining hall for breakfast.
And what came out for breakfast was rice!
When I talked to the landlady, she said that both bread and rice are commonly eaten in this country.
It seems that there are various countries where only bread or only rice is eaten, but as a Japanese person, I am very happy.
However, it is a pity that the soup that came with it was not miso soup.
It seems that soy sauce and miso did not reach this town.
Although it is produced in this country, it is not produced in this region.
It’s apparently sold in bigger cities, so I’ll think about it when I reach them.
Well, there is still time until noon when I have to go to the Adventurers’ Guild, so I decided to take a walk around the town.
In the town of Neist, the east and north sides of the town where I am now were areas where commercial facilities were gathered.
The south side of the town was a residential area where the residents live, and on the west side there were nobles who govern this town.
It seems that the nobles of this town are not tyrants, but depending on the town, there are apparently places where tyrannical nobles govern.
The landlady also told me that a black-haired elf like me is rare, so I need to be careful.
There are such people in any world.
Well, if I’m going to wander around, it should be the commercial district, but there’s no place in particular I want to visit.
I have plenty of preserved food in my backpack and have no need to replace my equipment.
In that case, buying food becomes the main thing, but I’m not very hungry.
I’m basically a small eater.
Also, maybe because Talat stands out, I feel a lot of gazes.
Are tamers rare in this town?
I don’t need weapons or armor yet, so I decided to go into a clothing store first.
When I opened the door at the entrance, the sound of the doorbell rang out.
Then a saleswoman came from the back of the store.
“Welcome. What are you looking for today?”
“Umm, I was curious about what kind of clothes are sold in this town. Is it okay if I look at the merchandise?”
“Oh my goodness. Are you a merchant? It’s okay. Take your time.”
That’s right. Looking at clothes while walking is something merchants do.
But if I can really produce Spider Silk, I’ll have to sell it somewhere eventually, so maybe pretending to be a merchant is necessary too.
By the way, do merchants have a guild, too?
I put aside business talk for now and looked around at the merchandise in the store.
However, basically what they sell is mostly second-hand clothes.
When I talked to the saleswoman, she said that cloth is expensive.
I was curious why cloth was expensive even though sewage systems were developed, but apparently it’s difficult to create an environment where hemp or cotton can be grown.
There are many monsters that ravage such plants and the amount that can be cultivated is limited, so new clothes seem to be considered a luxury.
Woolen fabrics made from sheep-like animals are easy targets for monsters, and although there are also monsters with fluffy wool-like fur, these are strong in their own right.
In conclusion, cloth is generally a luxury item.
As a result, new clothes become quite expensive purchases and many people wear second-hand clothes while they are growing up fast as children and make their own clothes when they become adults by taking measurements according to their body shape.
Since the clothes are made according to the body shape at the time they are made, they may not be able to wear them if they gain weight, though.
The clothing situation in another world seems more severe than imagined.
I have 10 changes of clothes and all of them are sturdy enough not to get scratched by ordinary knives, so I guess I don’t have to worry too much.
I would like to wear different designs of clothes though…