Trigger warning: slumming.
Let's talk about how novels inevitably degenerate into political propaganda. Take that!
Some peasants inarticulately sense that something is wrong with this chapter:
"Eh, this is a pretty dang pointless chapter overall. Nothing to care about here, really."
"but Rain spent a lot of time trying to save someone who doesn't want to be saved, who verly clearly demonstrated intent to murder him. It is just kind of frustrating how he tries to force a naive viewpoint"
"All in all the cost of this chapter's adventure was... a health potion, a half an hour of time, and some mana."
"Actually I think it was a very important point that old lady was essentially a Doomsday prepper for this invasion there must be some useful items there