Avoid Yandere Constellation - Chapter 12
[The goddess of destiny asks why you’re suddenly looking for your mother…]
Constellation responds nonchalantly.
I guess because she doesn’t have a mother figure who actually gave birth to her, my words didn’t get through.
Yeah… without a mother, you might cross the line a bit. (TL: Referring to prolog chapter.)
Feeling somewhat of a pang of sympathy, I looked at the sky for a while.
‘I wonder why a goddess of destiny would look upon me like this.
When I gazed at the sky for a while. Kersey looks at me as if I’m crazy.
“Master, what’s wrong? Have you suddenly lost your mind?”
“That’s not it. Hey. you can hide your ears and tail, can’t you?”
“Yes, I can.”
“Okay, now let’s get to work.”
I gave Kersey a rough outline of what needed to be done now.
She covered her ears and tail at my words.
“Let’s go to the adventurers’ market then. You follow me as far away as possible.”
With a nod at what I said, Kersey sneaked up behind me and followed me.
The Adventurers’ Market is a place where adventurers sell various items such as weapons, armor, potions, and other things they need. But simply put, it’s a shop.
I looked around to see if I could find a place there.
-Potion for sale: !!!! I’m selling them cheaper than the normal market price!
-I’m selling a transition scroll! Only 1 gold!
-We sell weapons made of mithril!!!
I didn’t know this at the time I played the game, but when it came to reality, I saw people committing fraud.
If it were easy to get the Transference Scroll here, I would buy it right now.
When I heard that a mage wearing a tricorn hat was selling the Transition Scrolls, which even the nobles couldn’t get their hands on, for just one gold, I naturally laughed.
Of course, one gold is not a little money.
In terms of Korean won on Earth, it costs 100,000 won. But compared to the value of the Transition Scroll, it’s cheap.
In fact, at least a few hundred Platinum Coins that cost a million Korean Won are required, anyone can see it’s a scam.
Well, there are always one or two fools in the world, and they get scammed.
I ignored the scammers and strode over to an empty place.
Then spread out my mat. I took out all the bottles I had prepared so far.
[The goddess of destiny glares at the Holy Water you have made…]
What’s the point of you glaring at me.
Of course, if she wanted to, it wouldn’t be just holy water in front of me breaking but me as well, but it would never happen.
If the constellation could descend to earth on her own accord, the protagonist here is meaningless.
Anyway, while he was preparing and ignoring the constellation’s message. A man who looked like he was about to do business next to me turned his head in my direction.
“Hmm. …… Are you selling potions?”
“Yes, I am.”
I nodded, and he muttered, ‘Hmm, you have a hateful look on your face that pisses people off.’
If I wasn’t in a position where I had to hide who I am, I would have stabbed him once with a bamboo stick.
“Looking at it, it doesn’t look like it’s a potion or anything proper, does it? Can you do business with that?”
… What? Who is this old fart?
Suddenly it’s not enough to mock me and ignore the potions I’ve made so sincerely?
Right now, after revealing that I am Kane, I want to make him kneel down and eat dirt, but I hold back my anger at the thought that it still won’t do any good.
The merchant next to me started doing his thing again, as if he was not amused that I did not respond to him.
Having finished all preparations, I let the sound dissipate as best I could.
“Here!!! I sell Sacred Potions that enhance your abilities!!!”
My voice was buried by the too-loud shouts of the professional merchants. Seeing this, the merchant next to me snorted.
“You look like a newbie to the trade.”
He shouted so loudly that my ears hurt from being next to him.
“Beginner and intermediate potions for sale: !!!! Beginner potions on a first-come, first-served basis now! It’s free !!!! I will share with you”.
When he emphasized the word free, in particular, the nearby adventurers rushed in front of him.
“Yes, customer. We give you one of each right now.”
The first-come, first-served customers were covered in wounds. They drank half of the potions the merchant handed out. The other half was applied to their wounds. Then their wounds gradually healed.
Those nearby who saw this thought that the potions sold by this merchant were of good quality.
Wow… is this a coincidence? Does someone else think like me?
Indeed, the customer who was the first to be injured. The probability is high that these people, I see, are either acquaintances of the merchant or hired hands.
That is probably so. That thing he gave away for free was not a potion. It is a fake, plausible only in appearance.
The reason why I can only think so is that the wounds did not appear to regenerate, but rather dissolved like a painting.
Originally, potions were supposed to treat wounds in such a way that they felt like they regenerated, rather than dissolve like that.
That’s certainly how the game described the potion, wasn’t it?
Of course, unlike me, the people in the game would know very little about it, as they are not potion experts.
[The goddess of destiny says give that con man and his colleagues a quick and true education with the holy water you’ve created!!!]
I think it’s true, even if it isn’t.
I turned my gaze to the side for a moment. Still, unlike the ones who just received free goods, the others are being decently treated.
Still, it looks like all of them are real, except those two.
Because I’d been looking at them for so long, I made eye contact with the merchant beside me for a while. That guy raised one corner of his mouth as he eyed me. That guy’s expression seemed to be saying, ‘This is how business is done, Kid.’
Well, he’s pretty good, that I’ve got to admit.
I shifted my gaze to Kersey, who was now watching the situation from afar as I told her, too.
I nodded at her. She approached me like a pure child.
“‘Do you want to try a drinking once?”
“Uh… but my mother said not to eat anything from a stranger?”
Wow… If I hadn’t known anything about her, I would have been fooled into thinking she was a pure child.
I was truly impressed by Kersey’s performance and handed her the potion I had made.
“Don’t worry. Drink it once. I’ll give you a specially free one.”
“Ah! Thank you very much.”
Kersey bowed like an innocent child. Then, gulping down the potion I gave her.
At the same time I.
Game setting capabilities: volume adjustment, effects quality adjustment, color settings, map display, inventory, cash shop….
Effects quality adjustment opens up.
[500 points have been consumed].
After putting away the message window that appeared in front of me to the side, I activated my ability without hesitation.
After gulping down my high-grade potion, a slight divinity appeared from the body of the Kersey. Then it grew so large that it covered the surrounding area.
[The goddess of destiny is amazed at what just happened…]
[The goddess of destiny says to you to explain to you what happened].
I knew it was to be expected.
Effects – quality adjustment
At first I naturally thought it would only apply to me.
But it didn’t. Come to think of it, when dealing with that setting in the game, it didn’t just affect me. It also affected other characters.
If you look at this now, it’s not a complete scam.
To be honest, the ability may not be very useful for the really strong guys, but for a weakling like me, there’s nothing better.
In fact, with this, I can survive bluffing.
Kersey looked at me with a ‘What does this mean?’.
If you want to deceive your enemies, deceive your allies first. That’s not a phrase for no reason.
I just told her to drink the potion I gave her. I didn’t explain the rest for the sake of a more realistic performance.
The people who were walking around were surprised to see the great holiness of the Kersey.
As I had predicted. All the people around me turned their faces towards me.
OK. Now’s the time!!!
“Here!!! Divinity that will greatly enhance your abilities!!!! I’m selling the potion for only Silver: !!!!”
People flocked to the sound of my voice.
Silver costs 10,000 won. Normally, ordinary potions are priced at ³ 10,000 won.
But the potion I just presented is not the price of two silvers worth of potions in sight. It’s at a level where there’s nothing to say.
It’s just made of a small amount of holiness to make it seem credible. Nothing more, nothing less.
Of course, it could be considered a scam.
But I was just doing legitimate business with the placebo effect!
Yup. I am not committing fraud.
While I was justifying myself like that, in my mind, the old merchant next to me was quite frustrated and biting his lower lip to the point that it bled.
Look at that expression. You see how my stomach feels.
[The Goddess of Destiny says it’s a refreshing sight to see…]
Even the constellations that don’t normally shoulder me say things like that.
When I’m dancing inwardly.. I wonder if he’s trying to deny reality, because the old man next to me shouts out, pointing at me with a look of frustration in his eyes.
“This is nonsense!! It’s a scam!”
His words drew the attention of the people around him to him. The merchant continues, spitting as if he still has something to say.
“Think about it, everyone. Does it make sense to sell a potion that will greatly increase your physical abilities with such great holiness of a child, for a mere silver?”
Hearing the merchant’s words, the adventurers nod their heads with an agreeable look on their faces. He smiles a fishy smile as the current situation returns to his favor.
“So maybe that girl and the merchant are working together. How can a single potion possibly be that sacred in the first place?”
That’s a cute uncle, who’s fuming and evil.
Well, from his point of view, he has no choice but to speak up. He has lost all his customers due to my legitimate business.
In point, it’s as if I’ve ruined his business.
By the way, what can I do? The world is like this to begin with.
“Well then, you try it yourself once.”
He was slightly baffled, as if he didn’t expect me to come out so openly.
The adventurers and customers now shifted their gaze to the merchant, curious to see the outcome.
The guy took the potion and drank it in gulps, thinking that if he stayed still, he would embarrass himself in return.
Effect quality adjustment activated!
In a moment, his body was greatly imbued with a golden holiness. The merchant is astonished, opening both eyes wide with a face of disbelief at the sight of himself with holiness dwelling in him.
“No way? it’s real?”
No, it’s a fake?
The merchant scans his body here and there.
“My body… I feel like I’m getting hotter and warm.”
Hm? Really? You’re a very weak drinker, aren’t you?
The guy who realized that my potions were real was stunned that I didn’t have anything more to say.
People who saw the scene as such now rush to buy the potions before they are all sold, trying to somehow get ahead of the crowd.
Nearby, that guy looks at me with envious eyes .
I gave him a look of ‘This is how business is done’.