Next up was the guild master and Maelyn-san. I told them the same thing and invited them. Apparently, they would be free three days later. I called out to Jeff-san’s group and the others who participated in the disease prevention mission, and it seems they’ll be able to make it. I’ll drop by the guild again tomorrow.
I went to the merchants guild next. When I requested to send a message to the guild master, I was brought to the guest room.
“You came. It’s been a week, hasn’t it? How are things?” [Grisiera]
“Thanks to your help, the store has finally taken shape.” [Ryouma]
“You’ve built it already? Although I’ve yet to check the quality of the construction, wouldn’t this mean you’re capable of carpentry too?” [Grisiera]
“I can only build simple stuff, though.” [Ryouma]
“That’s more than enough since only nobles would go out of their way to design elaborate houses.” [Grisiera]
“Did you come here to report your store’s completion?” [Grisiera]
“I’m planning to gather my acquaintances to give my store a test run, and then hold a party to celebrate the completion of the store afterwards. Guildmaster, I’ve already been in your care, so if it’s not too much trouble…” [Ryouma]
“You’re inviting me?” [Grisiera]
“It’ll just be a small party, though there will be some people you know attending. If you’re alright with that, then by all means, please come.” [Ryouma]
“Hee hee hee, a lighthearted party is good. In fact, it’s best for parties to be that way. I rarely get asked to such gatherings because of my standings, and even when they pretend to be lighthearted, they’re all stiff, it’s boring. Since your adventurer friends will be coming too, it should be a really lighthearted party, right?” [Grisiera]
“Yes. I’m not good with formal stuff. Even my polite language is shallow.” [Ryouma]
“Alright. So, when is the party?” [Grisiera]
“I’m currently planning on holding it 3 days later, but it might still change depending on others’ schedule, so I need to confirm with everyone first. I’ll pass a message tomorrow.
By the way, could you tell me Pioro-san’s contact information. I’d like to invite him too if possible.” [Ryouma]
“That guy already left 3 days ago. His store’s main branch is in another city, but he should be dropping by here tomorrow under the pretense of attending the meeting, though his real purpose is actually to play hooky. I’ll invite him for you.” [Grisiera]
I tanked the guild master and left the merchant guild.
After that I dropped by the tamer guild, and then went home. I told the ojousama and the others about the preopening of my store and invited them. When I did, they were elated, and it was decided that the four members of the duke’s family, Sebasu-san, Arone-san, Lilian-san, and the four guards, Jill-san and the others, would be coming.
With this we have 11 people from the ojousama’s side + 11 from the adventurers guild + 5 from the merchants guild, totaling to 27 people all in all. If you include me, that’s 28.
I don’t have any achievements to speak of, so I couldn’t meet with the head of Gimuru’s tamer guild, Taylor. I left a message, but I’ve yet to receive his reply. If e comes, that’ll bring our numbers up to 29.
…I’ll hold the party at the servants’ break room. That way we’ll have enough room.
I should also drop by the adventurers guild tomorrow to confirm the schedule of the adventurers and contact some other people.
The adventurers all agreed to come. I also got a response from the tamer guild through the receptionist, saying that the tamer guild branch head would be making an appearance.
With that, I left a message at Serge-san’s store and at the guild that the test run of the store will be on the morning the day after tomorrow, while the party will be held in the afternoon of the same day.
After that I went back to the abandoned mine that I hadn’t visited in a week and did some rounds, then I went back home. After informing the ojousama and the others of the plans the day after tomorrow, the day ended.