Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 637
Bear-san, Hands over the Monsters
Yesterday I missed the timing to hand over the cockatrice due to an urgent request, etc., so I visited the Adventurers’ Guild again.
“Yuna-chan, welcome!” (Sanya)
When I arrived at the Adventurers’ Guild, the receptionist immediately called for Sanya-san.
She acted quickly, whether to avoid trouble or because Sanya-san told her to. I hope it was the latter and not the former.
“Yuna-chan, I’m sorry for the trouble I’ve put you through.” (Sanya)
It couldn’t be helped that I was late yesterday because of all the things that happened.
“Well then, Yuna-chan, come here.” (Sanya)
Sanya-san started walking, and I followed behind her. The Adventurers’ Guild in the Royal Capital was big. We walked down a corridor, away from the adventurers’ gathering place.
Sanya-san was the guild master of the Adventurers’ Guild in the Royal Capital, which was amazing. But she didn’t look like such a great person.
“Speaking of which, is Deborane back?” (Yuna)
“I told the receptionist to call me when Deborane comes to the guild, but I haven’t heard from the receptionist yet.” (Sanya)
Well, that was yesterday. Maybe he stayed behind in the village to process and discuss things.
“Also, I’ve decided to send a guild official to the village, so I’m sure I’ll hear from them soon. Do you want me to let you know when they come back?” (Sanya)
“No, not really. If Deborane doesn’t spend the money for the village, let me know.” (Yuna)
Then a bear punch would be waiting.
Proceeding down the aisle while conversing, Sanya-san stops in front of a large door. She then touched a fist-sized crystal fitted into the wall near the door and the door.
“This way.” (Sanya)
The door led us to a staircase that led to the basement.
Sanya-san descends to the basement, and I follow behind her.
“Where are we going?” (Yuna)
“There’s a storage room in the basement. The cockatrice should go there.” (Sanya)
Down the stairs, the room was about the size of a gymnasium.
“There’s a place like this in the basement of the Adventurers’ Guild.” (Yuna)
“Fufu, this is a place that normal adventurers rarely enter. When valuable monsters are killed, they are brought to this place for safekeeping.” (Sanya)
“How can they carry them here?” (Yuna)
“Don’t you store stuff in your item bag, as well?” (Sanya)
“Yes, I do.” (Yuna)
My item bag was given to me by God. So I could understand that it was possible with that method.
“We do it the same way. We use magic circles, magic tools, and other to keep them in storage. We have different reasons for storing them, but we sometimes keep them here to use them for events like this one, and sometimes to study monsters with the castle’s research institute.” (Sanya)
“Research, you are doing that as well?” (Yuna)
“If we can examine the monsters and find out their weaknesses, etc., it will make it easier the next time we fight them. Like which part of the body is more easily damaged, or how this part of the body is being attacked but does not take any damage, etc.” (Sanya)
That was in the game, as well. That part of the body only takes 20% of the attack, or this part of the body takes 80% of the damage because it was a weak point.
There were also things like magic resistance. Fire, water, wind, earth, lightning, which resistance was stronger or weaker? Are blades weak, do they have to be stabbed deep by a spear, or are blunt weapons such as hammers effective? Sometimes it was hard to tell just by looking at it. If the monster looks like a fire or water-type monster, it would be easy to understand, but for other monsters, it would often be difficult to tell their weak points.
I understand the importance of this, as I used to look at video game strategy sites.
“That’s because, as an adventurer’s guild and for the country, the weaknesses of monsters are valuable information. Well, the kind of monsters that are studied will not be encountered many times in a lifetime, but you never know what the future holds. Maybe what is studied today will be useful in a few decades, or maybe it will never be useful. But it may be useful tomorrow. You never know. But when they do show up, the odds of defeating them with or without knowledge will be different, and most importantly, the odds of survival will be different.” (Sanya)
That was how important knowledge was.
Even in a game, knowing information about your enemy and not knowing it will change your odds of winning, and even if you do win, the time it takes to fight will be different.
“So, do you want me to put the cockatrice out here?” (Yuna)
“Yes, please.” (Sanya)
I took the cockatrice out of the bear item box.
The carcass was exactly as it was when I beat it.
“Thank you. I forgot to check yesterday. Do you have any other monsters that are quite rare?” (Sanya)
Sanya-san asked, smiling.
I slowly turned away from Sanya-san.
“Fufu, I knew you had some. What do you have in your hand? Come on, Yuna-chan, give it to me.” (Sanya)
Sanya-san comes up to me with a creepy look on her face.
“Even if you handed it to us, you may still take all the materials, after, you know.” (Sanya)
Now I have no need for money, but my gamer mind was telling me that I didn’t want to give her just the materials. (Spiders excluded.)
Even I reluctantly agreed to give it the Cockatrice.
“I’ll do what Yuna-chan wants with the materials. But I’d like to ask you to give some of it for us as well.” (Sanya)
Sanya-san held her hands together as she made her request.
Should those monsters on the same level as the cockatrice?
Well, I was thinking of dismantling it someday and using it as material. No matter how much I could preserve it, I couldn’t just leave it in the bear item box.
I also couldn’t ask Fina to dismantle a large Scorpion in my dismantling place.
“Okay, I understand. Of course, I’ll let you handle the materials, but can I ask you for one more favor?” (Yuna)
“What? Of course, I’ll do everything I can to accommodate your request.” (Sanya)
“Let Fina take a closer look at the disassembly.” (Yuna)
I didn’t know if Fina would ever dismantle it, but it would be a good learning experience for her to watch. Of course, I would not force her to do this; I would respect Fina’s feelings.
“Are you sure that’s only what you would like to ask?” (Sanya)
Sanya-san agreed to my terms, so I told him about the monsters I had.
Excluding the monsters at 10,000 monsters and the cockatrice, I have wyverns, Iron golems (which are impossible to dismantle), Volcrows, Scorpions, the Giant Scorpion, Sandworms, and Kamaitachi.
Upon listening to the monsters I told her about, Sanya-san sighed and had given me a look of disbelief.
“Where can you find an adventurer who has encountered, fought, and defeated that many monsters?” (Sanya)
In front of you, Sanya-san.
“The same goes for the number of Wolves. Even Wyverns aren’t something you encounter over and over again.” (Sanya)
“And that big Scorpion, you don’t normally find them twice or three times as big.” (Sanya)
It was crazy big, after all.
It was about the size of a three-story building, I’d say.
“Yuna-chan has killed a Black Viper, a Black Tiger, a Goblin King, and a King Spider, right?” (Sanya)
In addition, I have defeated a Kraken and an Orochi. I wouldn’t mention those, though.
I didn’t have the materials, and if people knew I had defeated them, it would be even more troublesome.
“How could you have met that many monsters and still be alive?” (Sanya)
I agree. It was weird.
Well, the reason I survived and was able to defeat them was because of the bear equipment that God gave me. That’s why I was having trouble taking it off.
It had everything from temperature control to offensive and defensive power, had an Item Bag, and could summon Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, making it all-purpose.
As long as you didn’t mind how it looked, it was a great piece of equipment.
… That’s right, as long as you don’t mind how you look.
“Speaking of which, what’s Yuna-chan’s adventurer rank?” (Sanya)
“Eh, why? Why?” (Sanya)
“I didn’t report the 10,000 monsters, or the Scorpion, Sandworm, or Cockatrice.” (Yuna)
I didn’t report about the big monsters, and kept everyone involved silent about it. There was no way my rank would increase because of that.
“You’re right, sorry. The cockatrice was also because of me. I can’t believe His Majesty the King also kept quiet about the Scorpion. Well then, let’s move you up to a B rank later.” (Sanya)
“No, I’m fine if I stay in C.” (Yuna)
“Why won’t you?” (Sanya)
“Because even at C rank, people look at me with disbelief, think about what would happen if I switch to B rank.” (Yuna)
“Well, I don’t blame you, but I’m certain that Yuna-chan is very talented, you know?” (Sanya)
“Besides, didn’t I get into trouble with some adventurers when I first came here because of my rank?” (Yuna)
An adventurer got involved with me because I was ranked C, saying that if he beat me, he would be ranked C. That adventurer flew through the air. I had that adventurer fly in the sky. It was just a hassle to be challenged to a fight.
There was no merit in raising my rank.
I would never use my rank as a bargaining chip, and I didn’t want to be asked to do unreasonable things just because I have a high rank. My motto was freedom.
“I understand. I won’t force you to raise your rank. But it would be nice to be able to raise your rank at any time, wouldn’t it?” (Sanya)
“Well, I’m good with this rank for now.” (Yuna)
“Then, let’s negotiate with the monsters next.” (Sanya)
She looked like a businessman even though she was the guild master of an adventurer’s guild.
I guess she wasn’t sitting around idly as a guild master of the adventurer’s guild.
“I won’t give up the magic stone.” (Yuna)
Then I refuse to give up the big Scorpion, as well as the valuable parts that Jade-san taught me about. And so on like that, me and Sanya-san negotiate with the monsters, and when we have reached a mutually acceptable agreement, we wrote down a contract.
In the bear Item Box, there remained Wolves, Iron Golems, and some monsters for Fina’s dismantling. Iron Golems couldn’t be dismantled, because they were too hard to dismantle.
“Thank you, Yuna-chan. The money will have to wait until after the event.” (Sanya)
Some of the materials would be returned to me, and I would get money for parts to be sold.
“I’m not in a hurry, so it’s okay.” (Yuna)
And before leaving, Sanya-san did something to my guild card.
Just looking at the card, I couldn’t tell that anything had changed. It would appear that without the crystal plate in the guild, I would not be able to see it.
“If the time comes when you want to raise your rank in another place, just show your guild card to the Guild Master in that place, and they’ll do it for you.” (Sanya)
I didn’t know if that time would ever come, but I thanked her and returned to my bear house.
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