Now that my personnel issue is sorted, I can work on the material issue.
I’ve got the territory and servants sorted, I can improve my lifestyle.
Firstly, I need a personal carriage. Previously, I would rent one from the
army. I sent out for one to be constructed, but I will also need horses and
horses need stables. My money is flying out the door.
My residence was formally a Viscount’s so it does have stables, but since
the Viscount was habitually in debt, the stables were neglected on top of their
original cheap construction. They got torn down and
a nice stable building was constructed.
Next, I started improving my mansion. There were no major issues with it,
but I do have one complaint.
I want to soak in a large bathtub…
My past-world memories are encouraging me to be selfish here. In this world,
there isn’t a thing like a bathhouse. Commoners will wipe their bodies with
a wet towel while aristocrats and the army use
Showers in this world use a magic tool to turn water into hot water
that can be controlled by temperature and water amount, but I’m still
I call a magic tool craftsman to the mansion, a dwarf. They’re well known
as skilled tool makers.
“So, I’d like something like this. A big tub made of stone, about this
long and deep. Over here, I’d like a shower area, and here I’d like an
area to sit and wash the body.” Pat
After my description, the dwarf thought a bit
“So, you want to soak in hot water? That’s a new idea.” Dwarf
That’s when his next comment surprised me.
“Is it patented?” Dwarf
“Patented? There is such a thing?” Pat
In this world, a certain god exists. I’ve not met him.
He’s a god of knowledge and granted the commercial guild a certain power. It
seems the commercial guild also handles the sale of the alcohol of my
territory, in exchange for a margin on the sale. Well, that can’t be helped.
However, at least in this world the alcohol creator is allowed to sell the
If you go to the temple, pray to the god of knowledge, pay the appropriate
gold coins, and have a unique product, you will receive a patent. It’s similar
to the patent system on Earth. Upon hearing the system, I immediately went to
visit the temple.
I applied for a patent on sake, distillery equipment and whiskey, a bathtub, and even
chess. I was charged 20 gold coins for it, but I have a new product to sell.
Chess ended up becoming extremely popular in the Royal Capital.
Previously, reversi, cards, and well pumps were already part of this world,
but there weren’t any board games around simulated battles. I hired woodworkers
to make standard quality sets and stonecutters to make fine sets for the
nobility. Of course, one of the first sets went to the King.
As my celebration gift, I sent a set to Marquis Dixon. Obviously, each set has
instructions on how to play.