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By the way I’m using Ms. instead of -sama this time around but should I switch or stay the same? Trying to cut down on weeb talk as it’s starting to bother me slightly.
As I wondered if Rione was moved, tears began to gather in her eyes. And soon those tears fell from her eyes.
「Thank you! This is the happiest day of my life! To be able to see G.o.d! 」
「Is that so. To tell you the truth, I didn’t think I could materialize myself. I don’t think the current faith is quite as abundant as two thousand years ago…..」
People seriously believed in G.o.d back then. Because of that, it wasn’t uncommon for G.o.d to talk with people directly.
As it weakened, I could only give oracles or revelations to the clergymen and shrine maidens who were serious in their faith. Furthermore, as I weakened, my powers did so as well and I was only able to provide makeshift solutions to small scale famine and floods.
The cycle continued and the people who diligently believed in G.o.d disappeared. Now days there isn’t enough faith going around and G.o.ds are steadily disappearing.
Nevertheless, due to Rione’s clean heart and sincerity, I was able to clearly show my form for the first time in a thousand five hundred years.
「When I say clean, I mean your heart shines brighter than any jewel in this country. Please refrain from muddying your heart. If people’s faith weakens, G.o.ds could no longer exert their power anymore. 」
「Yes! I understand G.o.ddess Faltear! 」
Rione energetically smiled. However, her face suddenly became gloomy.
「Umm……I’m truly sorry however there is neither a splendid shrine nor a temple for the (esteemed) G.o.ddess…… Please excuse this idiot ……」*
「What? So it’s like that? If that’s the case there’s no problem. G.o.d only wants faith. Of course, if you made a fine temple out of faith it would matter, but if the only purpose was to show off wealth or raise influence it truly makes no difference」
I am simply thankful that you picked up this abandoned body and washed it.
「You are still growing. Go to sleep; it's already night. I shall lend you my power tomorrow」
「Thank you very much G.o.ddess!」
「Oh, While we’re at it you can call me Faltear. By spreading my name, you may have an effect on the surroundings as well」
「I understand, Ms. Faltear!」
As such Rion entered the bed and slept.
As Rion slept, I decided to go out and investigate the village. It’s times like these where being an diety is useful. In addition to be invisible to anyone besides Rione, I could also read the memories of any suitable person by standing by their bed.
There are beastmen living about 150 eltana away from here. By the way 150 eltanas are about 4 minutes in walking distance. Over there, the small independent states of beastmen were crushed one after another by the Garm empire; a human run major power. Looking for a place to stay, they escaped to this barren frontier.
As there were few people living here originally, this was the only feasible land for a settlement.
However, the nearby mountain’s blessings were discovered and with the soil’s sand like quality, normal crops were unable to grow. Neither did they have to technology to produce fabrics or metalwork to sell. As a result, the description deserted village fit perfectly and their poor livelihood continued.
As nutrition is already scarce, as soon as an epidemic strikes a majority of the inhabitants will die.
I won’t let such a thing happen. At the very least I must protect believers like Rione.
This time I’ll move mountains if I have to. Even without walking I can fly in the air at high speeds. However, the range of movement is determined by the faith.
Thinking about the water that Rione used before, it seems that water is scarce. While there may be a water source deep underground, they did not seem to possess technology to dig such a well.
After waking for 30 minutes, I reached a terrace which looked like a rugged stone wall. For now, this I is my range of movement.
Alright, I’ll get started from here somehow.
Rione who woke up around 4:30 in the morning immediately faced my statue and clasped her hands in a prayer.
「Please, protect us……」
「Yeah, that’s my plan」
I instantly appeared in front of her yet again.
「Waaa! Ms. Faltear! 」
「Anyhow, you wake up early don't you. The sky is still dark」
「I must draw the water around this time…… There isn’t any good water around this area you see……」
「I got it. I’ll fix that」
「Huh? Are you going to create a miracle!?」
Rione’s ears shot up. It seemed that the cat people had quite long ears among the beast men.
「It’s not enough to be called a miracle. If anything, it would probably be considered G.o.d’s wisdom? Grab a plow and a hoe. 」
I brought Rione to the terrace’s rocky surface.
「And what will be here……?」
「Remove the rocks and try digging around here」
I could lend a hand, but as faith will rapidly decrease if I helped too much, it’s important to lend help in moderation. For instance, people born in aristocracy and given a life of luxury won’t think themselves as extremely lucky. It’s because humans will never be content.
「Ei! Ei! 」
Rione tried her best removing dirt and rocks with her thin arms.
「While difficult, it will probably be done before the sun is too high. Give it your all」
It will probably take about one and a half hours. And then—
Clear, clean spring water would vigorously come out.
「Amazing! There was such clean water right here!」
Rione raised her voice in a cheer. And so, I drank the water with my hands.
「It’s delicious! There’s no trace of dirt! 」
「The spring water gathered under the terrace. Once you found the water vein, it’s relatively easy to obtain water. Furthermore, I dare say naturally filtered water is delicious. 」
With this, the water problem is solved.
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