The mother in law gifts me a mountain for a new beginning - Chapter 22
Chapter 22 Lynn’s Amazing Talent! The First Magic Test!
The magical power of a flame mushroom was powerful. Lynn digested one in the middle of the night and then washed his body. He then went to bed. Still, Lynn’s magic power greatly increased just from eating the mushrooms. When he woke up early in the morning, there was no fatigue and he felt energetic.
The sound of the System chimed on time and gave Lynn three hundred and twenty points. They were all used to expand the Orcs Legion, and once finished the army amounted to seventy six soldiers. It was not that distant from Lynn’s goal.
However, the newly evolved warriors were all in their second evolution. Lynn’s points were not enough, but he planned on raising their numbers before improving the quality. This would result in more food consumption, but in turn would increase the workforce.
At this time, Buno came over and asked Lynn to go over to see the situation of the grapevine. The yield of mountain grapes was very high, but the quality was all over the place. Only half of the good grapes were selected, which filled seven tanks. The total weight was 2,100 kg. The amount of wine that would come from this batch would be roughly 11,600 kg.
The grapes had grown ripe with a large amount of natural sugar. In return, less sugar would be used during the wine production, but the wine would taste stronger. Of the remaining seven tanks, six were used to make ordinary wine. For the last tank, Lynn asked for the grape skins to be removed and to use the pulp for brewing. This would make a fruity white wine.
This process would be an experiment as he wanted to see how well it would sell. Winter was coming. The estimated price of ordinary red wine could rise about thirty copper coins per silver coin. Lynn was not in a hurry to sell the high quality wines because if he waited, the wine might sell for more than two silver per catty.
Just this batch of wine could create more than forty gold coins in profit. Once Lynn selected the grapes, he let his entourage begin the brewing work. The number of grapes were increasing, making it impossible for Lynn to do the work by himself.
As the followers were very loyal to him, Lynn gradually let them take part in the wine making process. However, he would never let them know the effects of sugar. It was good to have trust in his subordinates, but he would always consider the worst possible outcome. This way, it would not strongly affect him if he was betrayed.
It took more than an hour for Lynn to deal with the alcohol, but when it was almost done he went to get a fire potion and ate it in the study. The abundance of flame magic warmed his body. Once he had mastered the magic power, Lucy liked to hold onto him to sleep because of his warmth.
Even if she controlled herself, once she fell asleep she would lean over to get close to him. Fortunately, Lynn only slept for a short time. If not, he might not be able to bear being hugged so tightly. Feeling the increase in his magic, Lynn went downstairs with a satisfied face and continued to supervise the territory.
After autumn, the fruits in the Maple Mountain Range would also mature. All of the monsters at the base of the mountain near the village were basically killed. The women and children were now allowed to pick fruits and eat there. After Lynn came to the village the villagers worked more, but their bodies had also become much stronger. There even seemed to be a rise in pregnancy rates. If the nutrition managed to keep up, the population would be able to grow more quickly.
That night, the person who Lucy sent out to buy a magic test tone returned. The stone was like a ruby and could be held in one hand. SiInce they were very light, they could be picked up and transported relatively fast. This time, Lucy bought ten Philosopher Stones for one gold coin.
For a civilian, this expense was impossible. For Lynn, however, this price was nothing. Lucy took the ten magic stones and found Lynn in the study. She put a stone in front of Lynn and gathered his attention.
”Quick! Test it!”
Lynn curiously picked up the stone and gently poured his magic into it. The Philosopher’s stone then lit up with a burst of light colored similar to Mars. The stone fluttered in the air for a moment before producing a number. 106. This was Lynn’s current magical value. Lucy was stunned.
”You are growing this fast?!”
When Lynn first became a magician, at most he had fifty mana points. In the last two days, he had grown by fifty six points. His rate of growth was amazing.
”I have been eating potions and monster meat. Of course I will improve quickly,” Lynn said.
”No,” Lucy shook her head. “You have talent. When I was in the academy, I had heard about Linze. He had been nourishing for nearly ten years, and by the time he took the test he was only at 130 points. You are already catching up with him!”
”He has never been my target. He is not qualified to be,” Lynn smiled.
Lucy walked over to Lynn and hugged him. Since he was sitting, she put his head on her stomach.
”I do not want you to compare yourself with others. No one should be your goal. You are working hard, and I will always be with you. Do not take on too much pressure, okay?” she firmly asked.
After testing his mana value, Lynn became more confident. According to his progress, Lynn could at least have a thousand mana points before the assessment. Compared to the minimum required 10,000 points of a second ranked magician, he would be a little weak. However, this number would basically demolish the nobles who have participated in the assessment in the past.
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