In front of me was a soldier in charge of inspecting the ID card of anyone who was going to enter the town. Over there, I just noticed it for the first time,
“Huh? Where’s mine?” (Wazu)
I normally kept my wallet and other stuffs inside the pocket. However, while I was staying in the elven village, I sometimes left them in my room.
(That’s right. It’s because I just ran away….. Damn it, I feel like crying right now.)
“Then, the next person please!”
When soldier called me, I steeled my heart and approached him cautiously. In the worst case, I was ready to camp outside the town.
“Please show me your ID card.”
“Well, actually….. The thing is….. I lost it…..” (Wazu)
“I see. If you want to make temporary ID card, we need to ask you some question first. How about it?”
“Yes, please.” (Wazu)
(Oh? Interview? Is that all?)
I didn’t know there was such a procedure since I’ve never left the imperial capital.
I obediently followed the soldier to enter a small room. There was a desk and two chairs in the center of room. On one of the chair, there was a slender young man equipped with a leather armor.
“Yo! So, are you the person who lost the ID card? It must be quite troublesome. I will begin the interview soon. But first, why don’t you take a seat?”
He pointed the vacant chair in front of him. I accepted his offer and sat on that chair. After that, it was just a simple interview. He asked me my name, my birthplace, my reason of coming to this town, have I committed any crime before, etc. There was a special magic tool to confirm whether I’ve committed crime or not, and he used it on me.
While waiting my ID card, he told me the story about himself. His name is Orlando. He doesn’t have last name because he isn’t from a noble family. He’s 19 years old, 2 years older than me. Though his age only two years apart from me, he is a chief of garrison soldier in charge of town gate. He’s also a friendly person.
“Okay, you can use it to register to adventurer guild. Since it’s just a temporary, please go to adventurer guild within a week and return the ID card. Otherwise, it will be invalid.” (Orlando)
“No problem. Since I will go there immediately after this. By the way, could you recommend me an inn? I don’t have much money, so I’d like a place as cheap as possible.” (Wazu)
“Then, on the opposite side of the adventurer guild, at the intersection of boulevard, there is an inn called ‘Wind of Light Pavilion’ which is managed by a former adventurer couple. How about it? They’re always help rookie adventures with various things.” (Orlando)
“Yeah, I will go to that place.” (Wazu)
I received my temporary ID card afterwards. I walked down the passage for entering the town while talking with Orlando. At the end of the passage, Orlando stopped his feet and turned around.
“Come to think of it, I forgot to say one important thing.” (Orlando)
“ ? “ (Wazu)
“Welcome to the fort city Linnic” (Orlando)
Fort City Linnic. It’s a city that bordering the south side of Mabondo kingdom, the world’s largest nation in the east continent. Linnic is a busy city with the most dominant development compared to other cities and towns in the mainland.
I was looking at written information on a bulletin board.
(Thank goodness, my hometown is in the center of the south continent. I will avoid going to the south for now.)
I began to walk along the main street, toward the adventurer guild.
There was quite the difference between this fort city and my hometown. I advanced while looking around the vicinity restlessly.
I arrived to the place Orlando informed me. I saw a three-stories large building with “Adventurer Guild Branch of Linnic City” was written on a big signboard at the entrance of the building. I took a deep breath before entering the building.
Once inside, I saw a line of receptionist desks and stairs at the center back. On my right side, there was bulletin board with the requests listed on it. On my left side, there was a simple dinning place. I prepared myself and went to the reception desk while looking around restlessly
“Hello, welcome to the adventurer guild branch of Linnic city, may I help you?”
“Y-Yeah, adventurer registration please.” (Wazu)
“Registration is it? Then, please fill this form.”
I received a quill pen and paper that has been proffered. Name, age, hometown, I continued filling them one after another.
Just as I heard, there was a lot of beautiful woman working as receptionist in adventurer guild. Receptionist-san in front of me has a shoulder-length fluffy pink hair, lovely figure, and gentle eyes. I was slightly stunned.
“Are you done? Let me see first………. Yes, it is okay. Then, how about I give you an explanation about adventurer until your guild card is finished”
“Yes please.” (Wazu)
“Well then….. I will begin a simple explanation. Adventurer guild is functioned as intermediary between adventurers and the clients who put requests. The clients will pay the rewards for the request you have completed. You can find available request on the bulletin board. Hand over the paper containing the request you want to take to the receptionist, when the receptionist gives you permission, you can do that request. Report to receptionist again when you have completed the request. In addition, there is a rank system for the request and adventurer. From the highest to lowest are “S A B C D E F”. Everybody will start from F-rank. First issued guild card is free. If you lose it, you can re-issued it after paid 5 gold coin, so please be careful. You can accept a request one rank above your adventurer rank. In this case, you will need our examination. Do you have any question?”
“How about the proof of completed request?” (Wazu)
“It depends on the contents of request, like a specific monster’s part for subjugation proof, or completion signatures from a person who put a request. Please use those and give it to the receptionist. We will confirm it, and after that, the process will be finished.”
“How does a rank rise?” (Wazu)
“If you have achieved a defined number of request for each rank, we will tell about the rank-up process. It’s ahead of story. However, please work hard because there is a test to rank up from D to C, and so on.”
“I see. I roughly understand it. If there is something I don’t understand, I will let you know.” (Wazu)
“Please do so. Oh, right! There’s a lot of violent adventurers, so please avoid them as much as possible.”
“Yes, I understand. I will be careful not to make Receptionist-san worry.” (Wazu)
“Please do that! Your guild card is done. Please drop a little blood here to activate the crime prevention function. The other people wouldn’t be able to misuse it with this. Your status will be indicated on the card. The procedure will end with that.”
I received the card from Receptionist-san. I tried to draw a drop of my blood with knife to the card with a big F letter drawn on it. However, the knife couldn’t hurt my fingertips for some reason. On contrary, the sharp part of knife was gradually dulled…..
(It’s going to take forever at this rate, but why is it?)
I wondered for a while. But in the end, I bit my fingertips to make it bleeding and dropped my blood on the card.
I was dumbfounded upon seeing my status that emerged from the guild card.