This week was a fluffy episode with Filo and Raphtalia butting heads, competing against each other for Naofumi’s attention and sneaking off on their own little adventure in hopes to find some goods to please him. Of course things didn’t quite go according to plan, but it ended up turning out better for the two of them since with their combined efforts of having defeated the Silver Razorback, they were able to sell it for a high price, and use that money to get Naofumi a thoughtful gift, a tool for crafting.
But before that, as suspected, the missing seed from last week’s episode was responsible for overriding the village. The residents’ were foolish enough to have accepted the seed that was picked up by the Spear Hero, despite having known about the lore of it’s wrath of overtaking the town for some time. Naofumi was able to defeat it with the medicine he had been able to brew, and was able to obtain a useful skill to help switch up its properties so that he could be used safely to grow food for the village as initially intended. However Naofumi was smart enough to not carelessly give it away for free. Sure it could have been a charitable move, but he knew that he if he were to do that, the village will never stop asking him for favours and end up depending on him entirely. He knew that from the moment he stepped in to deliver the medicine, and for that reason, he wanted to get out of there as quickly as he could, but the elder was a step faster in begging him to help deal with the vines monsters that have taken over their village. So since the villagers really didn’t have anything to offer, they ended up doing a trade of taking the new fruits that have been harvested in exchange for the formerly cursed seeds.
And I have to say, I am loving Naofumi’s side job as a traveling merchant. He has met some helpful people, such as the one who has mentored him and given him pointers and jobs to various places that require his assistance. Better yet, it makes me happy to see Naofumi had found something in this world that he actually enjoys doing. Crafting and gathering is something is has become a lot of fun with ever since he had gotten the opportunity to learn it, and his shield’s abilities enables him a lot of skills to work off of that.
Not much to talk about this time round, but it looks like their next quest will be a troublesome one. They will be traveling east to look to craft and sell medicine that can potentially be used to addressed an epidemic. We have seen fallen adventurers, and a corpse of an enormous dragon. It’s hard to say right now whether or not that dragon is responsible for the epidemic itself, or is just another victim of it. Either way, I’m looking forward to seeing how things are going to play out as it is bound to be a dangerous job.