Chapter 693 – Joro Merchant Group II

My name is….maa, it is inappropriate to say my name.

Then, let’s just say I’m Dan.

Yeah, Dan.

Don’t you think it sounds good?

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Now, we are currently infiltrating the demon king’s kingdom.

The purpose is to investigate the demon king’s kingdom.

Failure in this dangerous mission will certainly lead to death.

With that in mind, tension never runs out so I have to cooperate with my companions.

I have to….

In front of me are my companions who are full of tension about their favorite kind of curry.

Beef curry has beef as its main ingredient.

Pork curry has pork as its main ingredient.

Chicken curry has chicken as its main ingredient.

Seafood curry has seafood as its main ingredient.

Katsu curry has fried food called katsu.

There’s also the nan bread which is a bread specially developed for curry.

Though I think butter chicken curry is the best partner of nan.

Each of them doesn’t give up on saying their favorite curry was the best.

It’s unsightly.

It’s an unsightly fight.

It’s just food….

Can’t you just be thankful that you can eat?

I’m not saying they all taste the same.

It can’t be helped since from eating tasteless food, we all now can eat something enjoyable.

In addition, this store even receives orders per individual.

Just ask for whatever food you like.

Isn’t that right, leader?

「Mou….curry udon. This is something new. Simply amazing.」

….

Leader.

I’m doing what I can to bring everyone together, please don’t increase the faction.

Eh?

My faction?

No, I’m not….

D-don’t force me to talk….

I’m on more toppings faction.

I think the spinach and tomato toppings are the best.

Yeah, as long as you put them, I don’t mind any curry.

In other words, if all factions gather, there will be more and more toppings and this unsightly conflict will also subside!

Right, leader?

「Curry fried rice….this is also something new. Delicious.」

……..

The investigation team is experiencing its biggest crisis.

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From a long time ago, we’ve been told about the new dishes in Shashaato City so everyone, including me, is already prepared for it but we still went out of control.

Reflect.

However, maa, I think it can’t be helped.

First of all, curry is delicious.

And rice is partnered with curry.

It’s a kind of food produced in our country.

Rice is the food of our soul even if other countries ridicule it as horse food.

We’ve been away from our country for a year and never ate rice, the food of our soul.

It can’t be helped that we lose control.

Moreover, the rice we eat here is more delicious than the rice we eat in our country.

It’s been ten days since we arrived in Shashaato City and we have done nothing aside from eating curry.

There’s also rice but rice is something you eat with something.

And that something being curry is perfect.

By the way, the nan faction doesn’t want to admit that the rice here is better than the rice in our country.

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Fuh.

How can they make such delicious rice?

Until I came to this city, I’ve never seen a place producing rice.

Is the demon king’s kingdom hiding their rice farm?

No, if that was the case, they wouldn’t sell it out in a store.

The price of curry is also not high.

In other words, rice should be common in the demon king’s kingdom.

No, at least it should be common in this place.

That means….

I’ll find out how they make that rice if I look around Shashaato City.

That reminds me, there were rumors about Village Five.

I heard that you can go there in about a day.

Since I heard about it from several people, that should be correct.

Is there a possibility that Village Five was the base of rice production?

That sounds possible.

……I want to find out.

However, I can’t do that without permission.

We’re here to investigate the demon king’s kingdom.

I should throw away my selfishness.

……..

Isn’t rice an important source of income for Shashaato City?

I mean, isn’t that what we should be looking into?

I think so.

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I proposed to my companions the investigation of the rice production area.

My companions did not object.

Fuh.

As expected.

However, we can’t afford to all go to Village Five.

The targets of our investigation are the royal capital and this Shashaato City.

We can only send a few selected individuals to Village Five.

How many should we send?

Five?

Alright, five.

Then, I’ll recruit those who want.

If the number of applicants is high, let’s settle it with draw lots.

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「I hate draw lots!」

I shouted that in the square of Shashaato City.

That time, there was a strong-looking demon who seemed to fully understand how I felt.

I’m glad you understand.

By the way, who are you?

Ah, you’re a baseball coach?

I’ve heard of baseball.

It’s a competition that uses sticks and balls.

You’re going to play?

Then, let me watch….I can participate?

But I’m…..

I see. It seems like demons are not the only participants. Humans play it too.

In other words, it can be enjoyed by both demons and humans.

I see.

I’ll do my best.

Though I don’t know the rules that much.

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I was disappointed that I could not go to Village Five to investigate but I was able to feel baseball so I feel fine.

Now, I’ll aim for a home run.

Maa, don’t look at me like that.

I did not forget about work.

This is some sort of survey of this city.

But I’m only at the early stages.

I can’t do something dangerous and am always picking up rumors around the city.

……..

It seems like there’s a strange golem north of this city.

Even for a golem, it’s strange. It moves very fast and comes to sell things.

It’s really weird.

First of all, a golem is a synonym of slow.

How can it move so fast?

 …..I want to see it.

Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be a dangerous existence.

Can I look into it alone?

No, the more you go north from this city, the more dangerous monsters and demon beasts appear.

In addition, the mountain range in the north is where dragons live.

This is a famous piece of information that even people of my country know.

As long as you don’t go there, the dragons won’t do anything….

I think I’ll just go north until it’s okay to go.

I told my companions that I wanted to check the golem out.

They cheered and supported me.

……

Aren’t you going to accompany me?

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. kenn

    Thanks for the chapter !
    Pretty sure the strong looking demon who also hates draw lots is the demon king right lol

  2. lycopene322

    Thanks for the chapter!

  3. Chronoa

    Is this the PoV of another spy from a 100 chapter ago? Is that spy baseball team still active? Look like thay will get a new member now.

  4. lycopene322

    Im sure these guy will take all their will to the report they produce going to their kingdom saying “we want to stay here forever”

  5. Spongebob

    Thanks for the chapter
    well at least he manage to get information about baseball and that baseball coach

  6. Leave a Reply

    Dan just met the prime target for his investigation. Hahahaha, demon lord even recruited him to play baseball.

  7. jorgelotr

    Thanks for the chapter.

    ——
    Though I think butter chicken curry is the best partner of nan.

    Each of them doesn’t give up on saying their favorite curry was the best.

    It’s unsightly.

    It’s an unsightly conflict.

    It’s just food….

    Can’t you just be thankful that you can eat?

    I’m not saying they all taste the same.

    It can’t be helped since from eating tasteless food, we all now can eat something enjoyable.

    In addition, this store even receives orders per individual.

    Just ask for whatever food you like.

    Isn’t that right, leader?
    ——
    ^- this section appears twice in a row; is that intentional?

    Also, who says or said that rice is horse food? Pretty sure it has been highly reagarded everywhere since antiquity…

    1. Elite4Harmon

      No, I guessed I pressed V twice. lol
      Updated.

    2. Chris Sizemore

      Rice being animal feed is something multiple Japanese writers have used as a setting. Probably because they want rice to be available but not popular, until the MC introduces dishes that go well with rice.

      As for the real world, people discriminate on grains all the time. Long grain vs pearl rice. White vs brown rice. Wheat is considered ‘superior’ to rye, barley and oats mainly because after being processed wheat has the mildest flavor. For a long time the English would mock the Scottish for eating oats, and called oats horse feed. In China wheat noodles are considered superior to barley noodles and slightly more expensive. Honestly, just enjoy the different grains. There are delicious ways to prepare all of them.

      1. jorgelotr

        I know about grain discrimination; I was just commenting on the specific case of rice.

        Usually, what’s regarded as animal feed are cheap and easy to farm vegetables that are regarded as inferior-tasting compared to other alternatives (either because of the breed or due to not knowing the proper processing).

        A quite graphic example happens in Spain, where the northwestern part regards turnip roots as animal feed (because they taste worse and are less versatile than potatoes) while commonly eating the leaves (which need an easy pre-treatment to rid them from astringency), while in the south of the same country it’s the leaves what are regarded as animal fodder (because they don’t have the know-how), while the roots are highly regarded (or at least, regarded as common food).

        Rice cultivation, on the other hand, is quite taxing: dry cultivation is relatively easy, but has a very low yield, whilewet cultivation has a high yield but it’s very laborious. Only a wasteful person would use it to feed the animals instead of eating it (unless they become quite picky and set the best grain apart from the malformed/broken, but it waould still be common human food).

        My comment was just highlighting the irrational strange beliefs japanese people have about western countries, particularly european ones.

      2. KomisomethingXTR

        i remembered my mom and grandma had superiority complex about rice? they thought that western breakfast cereal looked like pig food and are not fit for humans.
        even though most of those multigrain cereals are more expensive than good quality thai jasmine rice.

  8. Bamboocha

    Thanks for the chapter. Only 24 more chapters and we will be up to date with the author. Are you planning on picking another series or you will focus on the other novels you are translating?

    1. Elite4Harmon

      “Dropped into another world….” is already being released daily. Chapters are short so I’ll add a short series.
      Dropped into another world’s chapters will twice and even thrice as longer as it’s current chapters now when it reach chapter 150+.

  9. Ortho Maleq

    He just met the main target for 8nvestigation. This agent is really lucky

  10. Zax

    Demon King was secretly waiting for him there for sure. Thanks for the chapter

  11. Reganss 18

    Why your website is so slow

    1. CounterMAN

      is your ISP fault, not this site

      even with 3G internet i can fully loaded this page in less than 1 sec

  12. Shino

    Thankyou for the chapter!

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