LDM – Omake 7

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Seventh Omake

Rabbit Skewer Merchant

 

“Haah~, drain the blood and the bloody smell goes away with it.”
“Yeah, here, chop the head off in one go, it’s fine just leaving it upside down.”

On a certain day in spring, I went to the rabbit skewer stand Oji-san and taught him the [Secret to Delicious Rabbit Meat].
The inn’s on track, so I don’t need to hide it anymore. Rather, if it’s just to the extent of knowing about bleeding animals, shouldn’t past heroes have brought that?

“Here you go, the twenty silver I promised. Thanks. Well, doubtful if I can actually use the method.”
“Hmm? That so?”
“The people that hunt for rabbit meat are mostly rookies after all. Scattering about so much blood would lure a lot of unnecessary enemies. Do you think that everyone is as strong as you, An-chan?”
“Oh.”

Now that he puts it like that, I agree. If a rookie did something like that they’d probably get surrounded by beasts that got attracted by the scent of blood. They’d die if they aren’t skilled. Even I’d die without the golem assist.

“But well, there are traders that go hunting for them too. Ah, I’ll ask them, they should be skilled enough… That alright?”
“Well, I’ve already sold you the information, so do what you want with it. Ah, incidentally, here’s some rabbit meat. It’s already drained. I got it since I saw one on my way here. You can have it as the cost for some skewers.”

I handed over the rabbit I found on the way to Sia. I hunted it using Meat as an example.

“Alright, business talks concluded.”

The old man handed me skewers. Five of them. Considering how a single rabbit is worth ten copper and that each skewer is five copper, that’s a lot.

“Isn’t this too much?”
“Give them to that big boobed beauty as presents. Salt’s gotten cheap recently, so its seasoning’s gotten a lot better yeah?”

The old man laughed with a grin. Yep, Ichika’s going to eat well.
… Since they’ll be souvenirs, let’s buy a few more. Enough for Rokuko and the three girls.
I handed one of the silver coins from the information money I got a moment ago back to him.

“I’ll buy some more with this.”
“Haha, thanks for your patronage.”

As expected, I wasn’t able to hold thirty skewers in my hand, so I put them into a wood box with paper laid out in it. That old man was able to easily handle such a big order, he’s a model skewer stall owner.
Moreover, he threw in the box as a freebie. Thanks.

 


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14 Responses to LDM – Omake 7

  1. Kvetha says:

    Thank you very much for the chapter!

  2. Doc11 says:

    Thanks for the translation

  3. SaMu says:

    Big eater = big boobs because science. Tnx for the chapter

  4. Oak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  5. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Thank you kindly for the double update!

  6. sodemas says:

    Thx for the chapter o/
    i was wondering about that skear oji-san~~

  7. Tinchen says:

    ty for the chap

  8. Lurk says:

    This whole thing about medieval society not knowing about hanging their game really grinds my gears.

    It’s like claiming that people reading this story on internet have never encountered electricity.

    • Ziru says:

      I know, I sort of agree with your feeling on this. People aren’t stupid.

      • Kain says:

        Well, to be fair, their world also has very much so revolved and evolved around labyrinths, and with monsters in the world, it’s a lot more dangerous for people to live, and they have literal magic in their world, so science definitely isn’t going to be as high a concept as it is in the modern day real world. I mean, until relatively recently, illness was thought to be the work of evil spirits and miasma, or “bad air”. The doctor who discovered washing your hands after doing autopsies before moving over to the delivery ward to assist in childbirth, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, didn’t figure it out until 1846-1847, and that was only because a colleague of his died of the same illness one of their patients did after pricking themselves with a needle. Even then he was ridiculed and the process was thrown away in the end, even though it was proven to work, because he impugned the reputation of the doctors, as by showing this discovery, he was basically saying that the doctors were killing their own patients (which they were).

        Furthermore, blood being drained from meat actually is a practice with its roots in Judaism (kosher meat), which was also rolled into Christianity in Genesis 9:4, and it was all just for a ritualistic reason, believing that the blood of an animal is impure, and to consume it is to bring those impurities into yourself; even the Muslim variant (halal) is basically the same as kosher butchering practices (including ritualistic reasoning), which is why they’re fairly interchangable. The spread of Christianity especially, though, is why that practice is known world-wide.

        • Ugluks Flea says:

          I’m a little late to this convo obviously, but I think it’s a bit of a stretch to say that bleeding out animals before slaughter for religious reasons was promulgated by Christianity. While it did indeed start as a jewish sect, that limitation was dropped pretty early on once early adopters figured out most jews weren’t generally interested in buying what they were selling but the lower classes and slaves as well as some middle class types across the Roman Empire were more receptive. One of the big selling points, in fact, was the relatively easy to acquire “salvation” without all the trappings and hassle of actually following jewish law. Humans have been killing and eating animals for FAR longer than there have been any religious laws proscribing bleeding out the carcass – Occam’s Razor suggests that seeking to improve the flavor and increase the storage time of the meat predates any other consideration by a long stretch.

  9. ricecal says:

    Thank you very much

  10. k says:

    thank for the update

  11. A random passerby says:

    thanks for the chapter. the rabbit skewer merchant is a nice guy

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