「Ah~… Kuuaa~… Ahn, I slept well.」
Looking outside, the sky was bright and clear. It seems that I’ve slept for a full day long. Ah, I forgot to prepare food for Arena!?
「What did you do yesterday? Did you go out without me?」
「Ah….? Shogi, was playing because I don’t know, what time is it now??」
Eh, have you been playing shogi all this time? Seriously? Did you even forget that more than 24 hours have past already? Do you want to be a professional player in the future?
「Ah, right, just a sec I’ll prepare it」
This child will probably become someone big in the future. I what it will be is something I won’t know.
Even though it’s still early in the morning, could it be someone from the Inn. Or maybe is it someone from the merchants?
「Yes, who is it?」
「I’m someone from the guild. Is it alright for me to enter?」
A person with a rugged looks, the face is that of a young man. It’s probably a staff member of the guild.
「Is it ok to confirm that you were the one who escorted all that merchants that arrived yesterday?」
「Yes, it’s fine.」
「Sorry about this, but is it possible for you to come with me to the guild today?」
Errr… I still haven’t eaten breakfast yet. But it seems that he is in a hurry. Wait a minute, I still haven’t verified why he came looking for me.
「I forgot to ask but what business is it that you have with me?」
「Oh, I’m sorry about that, it is about rank promotion.」
Since I came to Canaria in just a little amount of time, I haven’t really toured it yet, but the structure of the city is quite similar to Haval. Even their guilds are positioned in the same place, not to mention having the same looks. While moving towards the guild, scenery a little bit different to Haval can be seen.
「Oi, that Rank Request is here!!」
「Stupid! You don’t have enough party members to take on that!!」
「Hey Receptionist-san, can you suggest quest for a brginner like me-」
「Today, there’s no quest for medicinal herbs. I guess some other magical materials should do.」
The adventurers seem to be struggling to find a good quest in the guild is really noisy. The receptionist also good in their work, and can easily deal with a lot of adventurers.
「This sure is amazing」
「I think this is just normal around here though? By the way, let us enter here」
Normal is it… yup normal sounds good… normal…
A young man was sitting inside the Guild Master’s Room. The moment I turned towards him, he have shown me a smile, but then I got a bad feeling about that.
「Oooh, I have been waiting.」
Vannua(25) Lv. 57
Skill: Spear Arts (C+) Charm (C)
His level is quite high. Something else attracted my attention though? Is it because of that skill that he seems to have activated?
『Attract and Control the target from which the skill was used with certain probability. Success rate will depend on the attractiveness and level difference of the target.』
Uwaa… This one here is a Lady Killer. One’s that I really hate the most.
「Yosh, time to go home!」
「Ow, wait, wait. You still need to finish your promotion test in this city. 」
「Eh why? I was planning to just take a promotion test after returning to Haval though」
「Would it not be much better to take it here before returning」
「Also why are you promoting me directly to rank C? I am currently rank E you know, won’t the promotion be to rank D first? 」
「Ah, about that, sorry for not informing, you have already been promoted to rank D when you have completed that large escort request and what I’m suggesting now is for you to be promoted to Rank C. I would like for you to take the exam now if possible. 」
In other words, it is not skipping but advancing. Somehow it feels like formalities are being ignored at this moment. But well I still don’t know the reason why they want it so badly though, so I’ll ask first.
「After doing all of this, what is your main purpose, you are not just forcing me to be promoted just because of promotion rights only right? 」
「…Ah, that’s because you seem to be quite skilled that even my 『Charm』 could not affect you, I don’t really know as how attractive you are because my it didn’t work and I can’t even see your full face. 」
As expected, he was really using his skills on me. I want to beat him up but that would cause a lot of problems around here.
「I’ll be taking my leave, goodbye」
「Ah, sorry about that really, but please could you wait for a bit. I’ll be telling you the real reason now so please stay for a while.」
「Designated request for a certain Rank?」
「Yeah, at the moment, there are no Intermediate rank in this town. It would be either beginners or advanced ones.」
「Won’t it be fine if you just promoted some random Rank D adventurers or make them take the promotional exams?」
「That won’t do, even if I do something like that they will be sure to fail the request.」
I confirmed the request contents… hmmm, what does this mean?
Fighting Contract – Designated Request
Reward for completion – 130 gold coins
Request Content – A contract for a duel that will happen in the City
The opponent is the Leader of the Knights of Canaria
Completion Requirements – Defeating the Knight Leader
Designated Taker – A person who have been promoted to Rank C Solo
Designated Number – 1 Person
「Isn’t the content a little too specific?」
「Yes, that is exactly why. In general, the rank of an adventurer would be indexed towards their strength or their party, in this one is different. A normal Rank C from a party would have no chance of winning not unless it was someone who is a solo Rank C or higher. 」
Adventurers working solo are quite rare. Even if they can challenge strong monsters, the efficiency is bad not to mention the amount they can carry would also be limited, and also would really to take a lot of effort when escaping at times they are surrounded. That is why they mostly join parties.
People like me are not really good with socializing or there are those with some personality problems, not to mention that such troublesome people won’t be able to rank up that easily.
「During this time, I have been hearing news from the streets yesterday. The contents are of an adventurer girl who escorted 80 or more merchants and even defeated a rock lizard alone. What I thought at that time was that, the heavens have brought me blessings. 」
「Is that so, then that’s how you were able to know my whereabouts because of the rumors yesterday and let that person call out to me.」
「Oh, so you got the gist of it?… Sorry about that Calmira, you may go now and take a rest.」
Calmira who was the one who guided me here took left the room in a hurry. Oi you didn’t have to rush
「You see, If you don’t take the request, there will no one who will be capable of taking it, and because of that I will be taken down by the Earl who is the feudal lord of this town, which to me is still acceptable. But the next person he plans to replace me is that knight leader which I really would like to avoid at all cost.」
「Why do you hate that?」
「Why you say… It is quite obvious you know? What do you think would happen if the Adventurers Guild which is the symbol of freedom be under the control of the feudal lord? What awaits the adventurers would be nothing but exploitation.」
I see, because in this world, such thing is easily allowed, I could understand his standing a little. So this person was also thinking about the welfare of the city. My first impression of this person was definitely that of a no good person.
「If there are such circumstances, is it fine for me to receive it, what about my previous request that I still haven’t finished? If I alright if I can’t return my completion to Haval, and for me to delay it for a day or two? 」
「Regarding that situation, let’s solve it using this here」
When I followed to where he was pointing, there was a full length mirror. By the way, something like that was also placed in Drew-sans office.
「This here is call a 『Communication Mirror』 that only guild leaders can use, so if it’s about reporting your request completion we can confirm it using this to report to Haval’s Guild Leader. Well using it this way is usually not permitted, but with Drew-san it will probably be fine. 」
I don’t know if it will be alright though, but I guess it’s worth trying? When Vannua-san operated the mirror, on the supposed reflection I can see Drew-san on the other side.
「Hello, this here is the Guild Leader of Canaria’s Adventurer Guild, is Drew-san in?」
「Ahn?… What is with the annoying communication using the mirror even though I am busy at the moment, Vannua is it? What do you want? 」
「I have something to discuss with you, can I have your time for a bit 」
After talking about me and my request completion certificate, Drew-san voices out a deep sigh and then vertically nodded.
「It cannot be helped I guess, Letting an aristocrat take control of that place is bad, can I have a word with Jou-chan for a bit, is she around?」
「Sorry bout that, I’ll be late for a bit return」
「Jou-chan isn’t in the wrong here so its fine. Please do lend a hand to the Guild Leader. Things will be easier for the him if you do so.」
Then after a bit of time, the view from the other side disappeared.
「There is a time limit on the usage of that, if used once it won’t be usable for a whole day. Anyway, do you want to have your promotional exam soon?」
「I’m fine, but what about the ones whom I need to fight?」
「Of course that would be me. Even if other people would do it, they won’t probably be a match against you. 」
Underground Training Area
At the moment the signal to begin have been raised, I went straight in front of him and give him a smack and that finished it. People in charge of recovery hurriedly cast recovery magic to Vannua-san. Good work… After a while, he revived and was holding his slightly swollen cheeks.
「I can’t believe it, I didn’t expect that even I won’t be enough of a partner. Are you possibly stronger even against Drew-san?」
I show to him my status board, and he clearly went pale.
「The difference is really bad… I can’t win at all.」
「If you were able to successfully use 『Charm』 then would have probably been bad for me.」
「I guess, well then, it hands down result… Let us renew your rank to C at once so hand over your card, the faster its process the sooner you go.」
Guild Rank Up in just a few days. It’s nice and it gives me a sense of accomplishment. Well everything went up because of unforeseen circumstances though. Ah, I feel like I would be involved in more and more…
「Yup, but if you give me a kiss I will feel much better.」
That takes away everything, Thanks Arena
「Vannua-san, you’re a stud that makes women cry right?」
「No, don’t misunderstand me, I have a wife and kids and have never cheated!!」
Ahhhh… My kids, daddy will be home soon after daddy finishes all his work for the day.