Chapter 13 – The Adventurer Guild
I overslept! It looks like I was really tired yesterday. I want to sleep a little more, but that’s not going to happen. If Maou-sama tells me to return to the demon world because I was slacking off, I won’t be able to recover from the shock. I have to prove it to Maou-sama that I’m useful.
Now then, it seems Maou-sama is still sleeping. I should not disturb him. I will review our future’s plan while having breakfast downstairs.
I went downstairs after grooming myself a little. I met with Nia and Ron there.
“Good morning. Did you sleep well?” (Nia)
“Good morning. I was able to sleep better than usual. To be honest, I still want to sleep.” (Fell)
“Hahahaha. I see. But the youngsters should not waste their time by sleeping too much.” (Nia)
“I woke up because I also thought so. By the way, can you prepare my breakfast now?” (Fell)
“Sure thing!” (Nia)
I took a nearby seat, and I started formulating a plan for the future while waiting for my breakfast.
In order to establish a friendly relationship with the humans, first I have to gain their trust. The people of this village seem to have no problem with the demon race. I want to call the other demons to this village, and show the villagers our good sides.
I have been registered as an adventurer. If I completed the requests, wouldn’t it create a favorable impression of demon race?
Next is about money. You need money to live in the human world. The inn is free for now, and there will be a reward from subjugating the bandits too. For the time being, there’s no pressing problem with money at least.
I have to send food to the demon world. Come to think of it, I’ve brought a lot of things from the demon world. Let’s try to sell them at the general store to raise the fund.
I don’t know much about the World Tree. I have no choice but leaving this matter to Maou-sama.
Oh, I almost forgot. I also have to earn money to buy apples. First of all, let’s check the requests posted in the adventurer guild.
I started to sound like a veteran adventurer. I will boast to everyone in the demon world later.
When I was thinking about such things, Nia came back while carrying my breakfast.
“Thanks for waiting!” (Nia)
Bread, dried meat, milk, and salad. There are so many things in front of me. I feel like crying a little….
Milk is especially important. I still haven’t given up on growing taller. There’s surely a hope. I don’t care about breasts. Those are just decoration. The slender figure is ideal for fighting.
The food is not enough. I want to order more but I don’t have money.
I had a light talk with Nia and Ron after finishing my breakfast. I felt that the more often I talked to them, the more trust I gained, and the more materials I could get for my diary.
“What do you two normally do with your time?” (Fell)
“Cleaning up the inn, cutting down the weeds, plowing the fields, and taking care of the livestock.” (Ron)
“In the daytime, I do cleaning, preparing the ingredients, and cooking. In the evening, I do cooking and serving the customers.” (Nia)
I guess it’s normal since these two run an inn. I wonder what the other people are like.
“By the way, what are the people of this village doing to make a living?” (Fell)
“It’s mostly field works and hunting. Sometimes, we also cut down the trees to open land.” (Nia)
“Is that all?” (Fell)
“This village was originally just a resting place for the travelers who wanted to pass through the forest. There are adventurers sometimes, but it’s mostly merchants who come by. The merchant will buy monster materials from us and sell the daily necessities they brought. Well, we managed to get by so far. There’s no problem as long as you don’t ask for the luxury.” (Ron)
Is that so? I don’t see the benefits of living in this village though. I think it’s better to go to a more convenient place.
“Hahahaha. You seem confused. Everyone in this village has their own circumstances. Most of us can’t live in big cities.” (Nia)
I see. Does it mean they’re the outcasts? No wonder they accepted the demons so easily.
“That was useful information . Also, thanks for the food!” (Fell)
“Sure thing. By the way, what are you going to do today?” (Nia)
“I registered as an adventurer yesterday. I’m going to go to the adventurer guild again to get my guild card after this. I’m also thinking about accepting request.” (Fell)
“Yes. I just registered yesterday.” (Fell)
“I see. Do your best then. Oh, but……..” (Nia)
“Hmm? Yes, I will do my best.” (Fell)
What? Do you have something to say? Well, I will understand if I go there.
Upon leaving the inn, Maou-sama contacted me through the telepathy magic tool.
[I’m going to investigate the elven forest again today. I will leave the demon’s image-up strategy to you.] (Maou)
[Understood. I will do my best!] (Fell)
[Good. Don’t push yourself.] (Maou)
Now then, off to the adventurer guild!
I entered the guild building. The woman from yesterday was sitting behind the counter.
“Oh, welcome! Your guild card is ready.”
Is this my guild card? I have to take a good care of it. There’s a picture of cane and sword on the guild card, which seems to be the symbol of adventurer guild. My name, race, and age are written beside it. I heard that the age part will be updated automatically.
In addition, the guild card seems to be a magic tool that records the success or failure of the requests I accepted, and the information of subjugated monsters. This is quite amazing!
If I look closely, there’s also a cute-looking portrait….
“What is this?” (Fell)
“Oh, that’s Fell-chan’s portrait. I drew it myself.”
Okay, where should I start?
“I have many things to say, but first, about Fell-chan, is that me?” (Fell)
“Yup, we are the same age after all. That’s right, my name is Dia. You can call me Dia, Dia-sama, or Gorgeous Princess Dia.” (Dia)
“Dia is enough. More importantly, do I look like this?” (Fell)
“I just made it looks slightly cuter. Oh, by the way, making a card in the guild where I work is a big hit. If it’s another receptionist, there are times when your portrait turns out so bad that it’s unrecognizable.” (Dia)
She might be right. I can tell that this is me at least. However, there’s also a possibility that she is lying. Then again, I don’t know for sure because there’s nothing I can use as a comparison. I need to check it someday.
Setting that aside, why do I have snaggletooth in this portrait? It makes me look like a vampire, not a demon. I wish she put more attention to my horns instead.
“Okay, I will begin the explanation about adventurer guild now.” (Dia)
In summary, the adventurer’s work is divided into four categories; collection, subjugation, escort, and others. Each request has its own rank, and you’re only allowed to accept job request with the same rank as your adventurer rank, or lower. In the case of nomination request, it can be accepted regardless of the rank. But of course, it’s also fine to refuse it.
To rank up, you must complete requests with the same rank as your adventurer rank, a number of times. If you fail to complete the request repeatedly, your adventurer rank may go down as well. There is also expulsion when the achievement rate is too low.
The metal names are used as ranks. The higher rank will use the harder metal name. By the way, the rank of the blacksmith guild is also use the metal names. I should be careful not to confuse them.
In my case, since I have no connections, I start from the lowest rank — bronze. The highest adventurer rank seems to be adamantite rank.
There are other rules, but she said she would tell me when the needs arise. I don’t know why, but seeing her face makes me worried. I feel like some bad rules will come out later.
Oh, whatever. Let’s take my first request for now. I should be able to choose them from the bulletin board….
“Dia, can I ask you something?” (Fell)
“There are no requests on the bulletin board.” (Fell)
“Yup. From the time this adventurer guild was built in this village, there has never been any request posted there. Everyone can do everything on their own, and since there were no adventurers in the first place, no one submitted requests to the guild.” (Dia)
Muh? I wonder if it’s my fault for not asking before registering as an adventurer. However, even if it’s really my fault, I still want to hit her just once.
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