The little dragon holding a red jewel in its mouth was quite cute, but no, that jewel cost so much……

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Blackie, who noticed my hesitation, spoke again.

[If I eat jewels, I can gain new abilities.]

“New ability? Like what?”

[Make a cup of water…]

“A cup of water…….”

[I can freeze water in an instant…]

“You only have to leave it outside for an hour.”

Spring was coming, but it was still freezing.

What’s this? I thought it was a golden pet, but it turned out to be a prickly one.

Give me back my expectations.

“Do you have any other abilities?”

Blackie became restless with the jewel in his mouth.

“What do you mean when you said you can know the weather?”

Blackie raised his head.

[I’m a divine beast who is sensitive to water and ice.]


[As master said just now.
I can tell how rainy or cold it will be.
That’s my speciality.
But this ability is really useless.
I can’t control the water yet or even create a blizzard…]

Blackie became depressed and lowered his head.

“What do you mean useless! This is the skill I need the most!”

I cheered as I lifted Blackie.

I don’t have to think too hard anymore!

I won’t need to worry about the crops failing this year!

Because I have a weather station!

“Eat, Blackie! Eat!”

As soon as my permission was granted, Blackie chewed and ate the red jewel as if it was candy.

“But were every divine beast originally raised with jewels?”

I’m unique.
Originally, I could use all of my powers the moment I signed the contract, but I woke up and realised it was sealed.
Jewels are a way to lift the seal.]

“So if you eat a lot of jewels, you will be able to lift all the seals?”

[Not quite.
I can only eat jewels that contain certain energy, just like this one.
A gem that contains lots of human filth and desire, or a gem with rare powers.]

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“…That would be extremely expensive, wouldn’t it?”

[I guess? Ordinary diamonds are useless, but diamonds that have seen a lot of blood due to human greed helps me grow.]

“Ah, capitalism.”

Sigh, do I have to raise a pet when I barely have a territory anymore?

I picked up a luxurious pet that felt like winning a lottery, but the pet needs to be raised from level 1.

Using cash, too.

I patted Blackie’s head and spoke.

“Go ahead, eat it and write down on a piece of paper what you can specifically do.”

I’ll just have to deduct the price of the jewel.

Suddenly, I wondered how much the jewel Blackie is eating right now cost.

Maybe I should’ve asked Naol first before feeding him. 

……Can I even earn enough to feed him?

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Nevertheless, I succeeded in obtaining something similar to a weather station.

Weather is important for farming.

If the crop succeeds, it can bear the expense of the jewel Blackie ate.

I vaguely asked Naol about it, and when I heard that the gem Blackie ate was worth 30 million marks, I regretted it a little bit, no, I regretted it a lot.

Well, I can’t undo what he’s already swallowed.

When Black heard the 30 million marks, he looked at my expression.

Then, he grabbed a pen and a paper with his paws and scribbled something intensely on the corner.

I hope your powers can give me a big prize.

I immediately called for the Agriculture Department officials, Ron and George.

At my call, the two of them rushed up.

“Madam! Did you call me?”

When I called for them, the two of them were in the middle of a fight, so the button near their collar was all torn.

I cleared my throat and spoke.

Have you both discussed it?”

“I have nothing more to say to this man!”

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“What? That’s what I was about to say! It’s a waste of time talking to a jerk like you!”

“What do you think, madam?”

I figured.

In fact, it was easier to convince someone who didn’t have an answer.

“Actually, I know how to observe the weather.”

“What? How?”

I know it’s hard to believe.

But I continued confidently.

“There’s a way to figure it out by looking at the sky.
I don’t know what the weather will be every day, but I can roughly figure out the weather this year.
It’s a method that’s been used in continents across the sea and has started to become popular, but I guess it hasn’t reached here.”

“Oh, I see.”

The two nodded in agreement.

For now, I’m glad that the Valruga is late to most news since the dukedom is ruined.

If it were like before, I would have been kicked out for talking nonsense.

“So, if the two of you agree, you must go along with it……”

I looked at the two people with dishevelled appearances and asked.

“Both of you will yield to the other, won’t you?”


“Of course!”

Then, it’s decided.
It will be quite cold this year.
And there will be a lot of snow and rain.”

I glanced at Ron, who kept insisting on the Badam tree and spoke.

“So it shouldn’t be the Badam tree that needs warmth.”

George, who claimed that the weather would be cold and insisted on the Lelong flower, smiled triumphantly.

I expected Ron, who was firm on the Badam tree, to protest, but surprisingly he nodded obediently.

“…I see.
If that’s what madam thinks, then I will go with it.”

Rather than completely believing that I knew how to observe the weather, they looked more tired of fighting among themselves.

“Well, it’s rather good.
I can’t hold on to it forever.
If we miss the time to farm now, that’s an even bigger issue.
Since you said you can observe the weather, I’ll trust you for now.”

“Hahaha! Right, the final farming competition all depends on hope and prayers.
No matter how hard a person tries, the crops determine their worth.” 

George, who insisted on the Lelong flowers, patted Ron on the shoulder in hopes of making him feel better.

Regardless of everything, the relationship between the two did not seem to be really bad.

“So what should be planted?”

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The answer was quick.

“I would also recommend planting Lelong flowers.”

“Lelong flowers? What’s that?”

“It’s one of the native plants that grow in this territory.
The roots are used for medicine and the flowers are great for potions, so there’s nothing that will be wasted but the flowers must remain buried in the snow.
Hence, they can only be grown in cold, snowy weather.
No matter the territory, if the weather is not right, they cannot grow.
Therefore, they are worth a high price.”

“Then we can plant it! Alright, let’s focus this year’s crop on that plant.
But it is still risky to just plant one type, so if there’s any room left, I’d like you to plant other crops that are resistant to cold.”

“Don’t worry.”

“No one in this castle knows crops better than we do.”

It was only then that I was able to confess the original purpose of finding them.

Since you know a lot about crops, there is one plant I would like you to find……”

As I eagerly tried to describe the plant that was popular in the original story, the two of them asked with a confused expression.

“What are you going to use the weeds for?”

“So it does exist.
Can you get it for me?”

“Don’t worry.”

“We’ll find it.”

Because that item is what will make the castle prosper.

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After exiting the office, Ron and George glanced at each other.

George asked Ron.

“I know madam had decided on what I had insisted, but do you really agree with madam’s decision?”

“Does it matter?”

Ron said with a shrug.

“And I want to trust madam this once.
I thought it was pure luck when she discovered Frug’s embezzlement, but the successful deal with the Marquis Reholas couldn’t be considered a coincidence.”

“She looks so lovely and is very disciplined with her work.”

“Since she came from an orphanage, I never expected her to be like this.”

That’s true.”

“It’s a problem if we can’t get an answer even after discussing it for a few days, so wouldn’t it be better to leave it to Heaven’s will, no, to our lucky lady?”

“Are you finally being cooperative?”

Ron nodded bluntly.

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“Well, what can I do? It’s all thanks to madam that this hallway is warm right now.”

“Yeah, that’s right.”

George, who was grinning, ceased his laugh and turned his eyes over the castle before speaking.

“This is a bit embarrassing, but…I’ve been thinking about it lately.”

“About what?”

“Wouldn’t it be possible for madam to end this damn poverty of the family……Imagine returning to the brilliant duchy as it was before.”


Their eyes moistened.

It was never a great feeling to be poor in the estate they were born and raised in.

“Alright, now that we have the answer, let’s get to work! Do you know how much time we’ve wasted because of our fight?”

“Yeah! We should at least make history for growing Lelong flowers and reviving the estate!”

“I’ll also go get what madam had requested!”


The two went back to their work at a competitive pace.

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After the Agriculture Department officials were sent out, I received a paper written by Blackie.

The handwriting was crooked, but not unrecognisable.

“Let’s see, what can our Blackie do now……Make a cup of water, instantly freeze water.
Yeah, I don’t need this right now, so let’s move on…”

Our Blackie……Needs to be raised well……

As my eyes dimmed, Blackie immediately protested.

[But I can block any attack.]

“How many seals do you need to unlock to do that?”

[……About 10?]

I smiled wryly without replying.

“What does this mean? You know everything about water?”

[Just as it says.
I know everything about water.]

I tilted my head, not understanding Blackie’s words.

Blackie stammered to answer.

[It’s very natural to me, so I don’t know how to explain it.
I’m a water divine beast.
The reason why I can make rain or know what the weather will be as master wishes is because I’m a water divine beast.
Master, did you know that the rain varies from day to day?]

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