Chapter 50: Cultivation Conditions
“But this wheat doesn’t have that kind of effect . ” Corinna-san said in amazement as she stared at the spelt that was placed on top of the desk .
I went to the distillation room the day after I made the pasta and was surrounded by everyone .
They heard about spelt from Corinna-san .
The people in the distillation room were interested in medicinal herbs by nature .
I had expected this to happen .
However, I hadn’t heard what the knights from the 3rd Knight Order had said at this time, so everyone quickly left me alone .
Of course, that wasn’t the end of it .
They surrounded me again after I’d returned from my potion delivery .
I decided to tell everyone the results of the investigation .
“There are many types of wheat, and I noticed that this particular wheat contained a lot of nutrients . ”
“Is it like medicine?”
“It’s similar but a bit different . ”
A certain saint drew attention to spelt in medieval Europe .
I found out about this Nun-san when I went to the bookstore to find a book for my hobby, aromatherapy .
Nun-san thought that healthy meals were important for maintaining good health .
Because of that, it seemed like a person well versed in medicine and herbalism and she made great achievements in food culture as well .
And the book I picked up that time was about spelt .
“I see . That’s really interesting . Are there any other notable ingredients?”
“There’s too many things . I can’t explain it all at once . ”
“Then tell me little by little, starting from this wheat . ”
There were many notable ingredients known as superfood, but honestly I couldn’t remember them all .
Cold sweat ran down my back and I tried to cover it up . Her attention has been diverted for now .
Corinna-san picked up the spelt and began to think of something while muttering .
She’s probably thinking of a new potion recipe like she said she would .
But a potion made from wheat……
What kind of potion would be made from wheat?
Wheat…… Drink…… Beer?
Was that made with barley?
“Can you make something more effective than an Advanced HP Potion?”
“Oh my, do you want to make a more effective HP Potion?”
“Yes . I looked up various things, but I couldn’t find a recipe that was more effective than Advanced HP Potions . ”
From the effects wheat added to food, I thought that I could make a potion more effective than Advanced Potions if I could make a potion from spelt .
Like secrets recipes, I had an easy idea of adding wheat to the current Advanced HP Potion recipe .
I’ve browsed through a lot of books but I couldn’t find anything that could improve potions and I hoped that Corinna-san might know something .
I asked Corinna-san about it casually and her reply was unexpected, “There was something more effective than Advanced HP Potions a long time ago” .
“What?! There was?
“Yeah . But it doesn’t exist anymore . ”
It doesn’t exist anymore?!
I widened my eyes in shock at this new fact .
I looked around but no one else was surprised because they already knew this .
I looked at Corinna-san again and she beckoned me to the back of the room .
I followed her and Corinna-san took a book from a locked bookshelf and opened it .
The book had various potion recipes written in it .
“Look, this is the recipe for the Master HP Potion . ”
“It’s highly effective, but it’s also expensive . The medicinal herbs used in this recipe aren’t easy to get . They’re probably really expensive . Besides, very few here could make it . ”
As expected from the sacred place for pharmacists, the level of the pharmacists in Klaussner was high .
In fact, compared to the pharmacists at the Royal Capital, the ones in Klaussner had a higher pharmacy level on average and more experience .
I might have been a bit biased on their praise because Corinna-san had told me that they were the best pharmacists .
I don’t know much about the King’s pharmacists but the level of the pharmacists in the distillation room was higher than those at the Research Institute .
I was the only person at the Research Institute who could make Advanced HP Potions, but there were a lot of people here who could make it too because of their high pharmacy skill .
Still, there wasn’t anyone who could make a higher potion than that .
This was a gathering of talented pharmacists, but there was a reason why it was impossible for them to make the Master HP Potion even though people have made it in the past .
They didn’t harvest the medicinal herb needed to make that potion, so they couldn’t raise their pharmacy skill .
The medicinal herb used in that potion could only be harvested from a region north of Klaussner .
In addition, it only grew in a limited number of places and it couldn’t be found unless one went deep into the forest .
It was a rare medicinal herb, but after some time they cultivated it at Klaussner .
“Eh? You can cultivate it?”
“Yeah, we did . ”
“Did?” I was confused and Corinna-san explained it to me .
There used to be an extremely talented pharmacist in Klaussner .
That person was the one who built the foundation of pharmacy used today . She was also known as the mother of medicine .
The【Pharmacist】was respected by all other pharmacists in Klaussner .
Should I say that this was as expected or something along those lines?
She was someone who straddled the line between genius and madness and it seemed that she was also famous as an eccentric .
People who loved gossip called the 【Pharmacist】a herb fanatic .
She was also the person who made it possible to cultivate all sorts of herbs in Klaussner .
She wanted to make potions freely with the herbs growing in the wild, so she established a method to cultivate them .
She might have said something like, “If I can’t harvest the herbs then I’ll just make it so I can” .
One of the ingredients found in potions of the Master Potion was cultivated by the【Pharmacist】 .
Of course, it wasn’t a simple thing to do even with all the different cultivation methods she’d developed .
According to Corinna-san, a lot of conditions were needed for it to grow .
“The cultivation conditions were often kept secret . I can’t be sure of it, but some of the conditions probably weren’t met and we couldn’t grow the medicinal herbs needed for the Master Potion anymore . ”
“The conditions are kept secret?”
“Yeah . Only a few people know all of the conditions to grow herbs . ” Corinna-san said .
She picked out another book from the bookshelf and handed it to me .
I looked at Corinna-san and the book cover without opening it .
She was signalling me to open the book with her chin, so I flipped it open……
Of course, my eyebrows scrunched up because the methods that were being ‘kept a secret’ was written in this book .
“Um…… Is it alright for me to see this?”
“I’m the person in charge here and I say that it’s fine, so it’s fine . ”
Was it like that?
I pondered while flipping through the pages to search for a particular herb .
I soon found the page and read it . Corinna-san stood next to me grumbling, “This is confidential . Don’t say a word about it to anyone . Well, it’s not like you can do anything about it even if you know what the conditions are . ”
I understood Corinna-san’s words after reading a bit more .