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Chapter 7: I was checking on my achievements but in reality I was doing new job
The other people momentarily moved to the embankment of the second kingdom which has been going through the flood control. It was Suzuna, the king, the minister, and the aide that spread rumors about me from the country which summoned her. Although the king was surprised at first, as soon as I explained that it was Suzuna magic of teleportation, he calmed down.
So firstly I explained how the flood control work. Although the king seemed to have been overwhelmed by the scale of the work, as soon as they accepted the fact; they go around to the neighboring fields and listening the story from the farmers who worked there.
“Well, look at how much of a great man you are Demon-san. You changed the flow of the river and make a huge embankment. The real purpose is to prevent flood. Actually if heavy rain season come usually there will be flood but this year it was all okay and it’s actually a big help. I talked to some other people but all of their answers are similar. It was a good thing that there is no inconvenience in this neighborhood.”
I don’t dislike the compliments from the King and also people are feeling comfortable when they get a praise. Even though I was supposed to be from a samurai class that ended up as a nobleman for the first time, in reality I am still the third son of the poor knight. My common sense is still normal like other people.
(Tl note: referring from nobody to somebody)
Next, I take Suzuna along with the King’s group to the tunnel that I made.
“Wow, it’s a splendid tunnel with four lanes! There’s also lights!”
Suzuna was clearly impressed. However, tunnels are still tunnels but I can boast a little so I will explain it.
“The size of the path is arranged so four horse drawn carriage can pass through, two horse drawn carriage for one path. The light was emitted from a mechanism that absorbs surrounding magic and it shines automatically and it can be kept for around 100 years without any need of maintenance. There are holes for ventilation in some places and it is automatically regulating air inside the tunnel. The drainage is designed so it will not be flooded even with heavy rain. If there is an earthquake, the inner wall is layered with resin that will hold it up and it won’t collapse although we need to reapply the resin every 10 years.”
All the people who heard the explanation are impressed. Well, I think this is enough.
More than that, there is something to worry about here. As I looked at it, there is a brand new tea shop established near the entrance of the tunnel. I asked the middle aged woman who seemed to be the shopkeeper who was entering the shop.
“Excuse me, I would like to ask you, when this shop is open?”
“Ah, it’s just a while ago. As this fine hole was made, I moved from the top of the mountain along the way.”
Oh, so the tea shop was opened by someone who relocate from the vicinity of the tunnel?
“Uum, isn’t it inconvenient to have this tunnel?”
However, the woman smiled as she answered to the questions.
“Nno, it wasn’t inconvenient. On the contrary, it was a great help for us to bring some supplies to the top of the mountain. Thanks to this tunnel, it is now convenient for going back and forth between the mountains. As we passed through, it was quite a long way before coming out from the other end so there are people taking a break when exiting or before entering more than when we are still at the mountain. The number of costumers per day is also increasing and multiplying. It’s all thanks to this tunnel.”
When I heard that, I was relieved. In the meantime, I ask for some tea and cake and pay using the second kingdom’s coin. This gold coin is something I earn when I sold diamonds in the city, this not come from the treasury.
Oh, this bread with jam is pretty good, it’s pretty tasty. The black tea however, contain no sugar… is sugar a rare commodity… oh, I think we can have milk since I saw a cow in the back.
I bought some for Suzuna and the king. Suzuna seemed to like it a lot so she talks gently to the woman who looks like the shopkeeper. On the contrary, the King and the others are used to eat all kind of food of the common people.
As I finished eating, I tried to go to the next place but I was stopped by the king. “I’ve heard enough, the opinion of common people, next I want to listen to the opinion of the king.”
I see, it was pointless to hear the opinion of people with the same view. No wonder. So when asked which one, the first or the second kingdom, we decided to visit the second kingdom which have some diplomatic relations with them.
“Welcome, Demon-san, what kind of business do you have today? You also seemed to bring some guests.”
As we teleported to the hall of the second kingdom, the servant asked me. They already get used to my sudden intrusion since I have come dozens way in the same manner. After telling the purpose of my visit and explain what I think, Suzuna told me.
“Well, no one will tell the truth if you’re here! Especially since you are a great existence. You have to go somewhere for a bit. I will call you when you’re done. Also, don’t magically eavesdrop on us!”
“Mm… I see, you’re right. I’m going to some place for the time being, nothing wrong with that. I’m just going to do some clean up.”
Since the wooden bridge at the northern border is aging, I wonder if I could create a new one from stone. Until now, because the kingdom was in a preparation for a war with another country, the bridge was made from wood so it can be burned off anytime if disaster come. Since the war is no longer going on, the traffic volume that uses it increased. That’s why I wanted to make a strong stone bridge in place.
The people agreed with it and after making sure of the place where the bridge is going to be replaced, I moved to that place instantaneously. When I arrived there, a long wooden bridge was bridging a fairly wide river but it certainly become obsolete. So I decided to make a stone bridge immediately next to it, a bit upstream.
At the same time, while making it, I build an embankment in the river to temporarily stop half of the river’s flow. First I need to build some foundation from it starting from the south.
When cutting out stones to become the material from nearby rocky mountain, I will firmly embed the foundation in the bottom of the river so it will be okay even if the water level rises due to the heavy storm and will build thick piers on it.
When the south half is over, I changed the embankment position and this time I will build half of the north side. I also tried to look at the foundation and pier in the south which I built earlier using detection magic and there seems to be no problem in particular.
When the foundations are built and the piers construction are completed, I released the embankment which stopped the river. Alright, the north part seems to be okay.
Next, I will make the upper part which connect it. I will build it assuming that two carriages can pass each other side by side on top of the bridge. I tilt the bridge slightly so the center of the bridge is higher by a bit and the rain water will be guided to the left and right drainage sewer. I also make a gutter so the sewer flows back to the river through the piers. I also make a balustrade that is somewhat high to prevent people from falling and the bridge is completed for the time being.
In order the reinforce it and prevent it from decaying, the surface of the bridge and the flooring is solidified with resin, the same way I reinforced the tunnel. Since the wind and water will decay it faster than the inside of the tunnel I think the resin should be reapplied every five years.
I think that it is perfect, but since it was a bridge, we still need to test whether people could pass it properly. So I picked up a carriage which I store previously from a pocket dimension and ask it to cross the bridge. This is an innovative carriage that could move by itself without the need of a horse. After I confirmed that the bridge seemed to have no particular problem, Suzuna arrived by teleporting here.