Chapter 05 – Lord Selim turns on the heater for the maid
Mari, who was summoned to my room, did not leave immediately and stood by the wall.
When I met her eyes, she looked awkward.
“Please excuse me. I will leave immediately. This room feels warm, so I could not help but keep staying.”
The room is warmed by a heating magic device.
Magic devices are activated by absorbing the user’s mana.
The heating in my room uses my abundant mana, so the room was at a comfortable temperature.
“It’s warm…? Oh, I see.”
The magic runes for the heating magic device can be written with a special ink dedicated to it. It’s not difficult to make such a device. Such magic devices are installed everywhere in the Duke’s castle.
However, the mana that powers it has to be replenished by humans. Could it be that it would not be so warm with just a maid’s mana?
The amount of mana is strongly influenced by genetics. It is said that the mana possessed by great nobles is hundreds of times greater than that of ordinary people. The magic devices that the master wants to use are directly activated by the master and not left to the servants because doing so is more effective.
Everyone possesses mana, even for a small amount, and the servants also use their own mana to work with magic devices.
In particular, chefs use a lot of magic devices, so the amount of mana is a requirement for employment, and their salary is good.
“Mari’s mana volume shouldn’t be that small. After all, you reached the requirement to become our maid.”
“Yes. However, I also use my mana for work, so I don’t have enough for the heating.”
There aren’t many masters who can even heat their servants’ rooms, so the area where only the servants enter may be cold.
“The heating used in the servants’ living quarters is a fireplace that uses firewood. There must be no smoke and soot in the main building, so only magic devices are used.”
“Is that so? Is Mari going to sleep in the waiting room nearby today?”
The building where the servants live is separate from the main building. However, a small number remain in the main building in order to respond to the call of their master in the middle of the night.
“In that case, let’s take a look at the waiting room’s heating.”
I went to the servant’s waiting room with Mari.
In addition to Mari, there were two other maids in the room who were surprised to see me.
The heating magic device was being used, but the mana poured into it was too few, and it was only better than nothing.
“Here. This temperature should be comfortable enough.”
I added mana to the magic device.
“Incidentally, I should also heat the corridors around here.”
《You performed a compassionate deed Your experience points increased +100 experience points》
《Current level: -51 Current experience points: 660/1000》
《You completed the daily quest <One good deed a day>》
《You completed <Praying> and <One good deed a day> Your experience points increased as a quest reward》
《Your experience points increased by 500》
《Current level: -50 Current experience points: 160/1000》
It’s the last minute, but I completed today’s <Daily Quest>.
It would be easy if I could complete it by activating the heating everyday just like now. But I don’t think it could be so simple.
But even if I don’t receive experience points, maybe I should pour mana into the heating every night?
From my point of view, it’s not a big hassle, and it’s a great thing for others.
《Your desire to not ask for anything in return helps you grow Your experience points increased +300》
《Current level: -50 Current experience points: 460/1000》
O-Oh…? Can I also gain experience points just by thinking?
But maybe it would also decrease if I thought of bad things.