Chapter 1 – Startup
The next day, I was taught by Mina about the life of an adventurer.
“So basically, I just have to do the quests that the guild asks me to do?”
The place was the tavern of the inn where I was staying.
It was lunchtime, so she lectures me while we ate.
“Yes, if you succeed in your quest, you will receive an appropriate reward. The guild gets 20 percent, and the rest goes to the adventuring party.”
Mina explains further.
“How do I accept a quest? Do I just ask those receptionists?”
The other day, the girl at the reception desk was a little plain, but she had a pretty face.
I think her name was Paula.
“The quests are always posted on the guild’s information board, so it’s up to each adventurer to decide which ones to accept, though some quests require a minimum rank of adventurer, such as ‘B’ Class or higher. That’s usually the case for the more difficult quests.”
“Does……that mean there are a lot of quests I can’t take?”
After all, I’ve just become an adventurer, and I’m ranked 50322 in E-Class.
Right now, I’m in the lowest-ranked of all the adventurers.
The higher the difficulty of the quest, the more points you get in the ranking evaluation.
It was a frustrating outcome for me, as I wanted to get to S-class as quickly as possible.
“So, my next question. What kind of quests are there?”
“The most common ones are slaying demons, exploring dungeons, and escorting important people. Recently, I heard that wars have started in the Lushbaron and Gimule territories, and requests for mercenaries are increasing over there.”
I lived in an already peaceful Japan in my previous life, so hearing such a word doesn’t ring a bell in my mind.
Still, I wasn’t that ignorant that there are still wars happening on the other sides of the world. This makes me wonder, how are battles fought in this fantasy world? Is the country I am currently in right now at war with the other countries next door?
“Is it possible that this country is also involved in a war? I’m sorry for asking so many questions on this……”
“No, no, no. You are an elf, so it is understandable that you do not know much about human society.”
Mina smiled at my innocence. Thank goodness I was reborn as an elf.
“Rather, I would be pleased to be of any help to you, Sir Lian. So don’t please hold back and feel free to ask me anything.”
I knew she was a kind girl.
“Thank you, Mina. It would truly help me by a lot.”
I couldn’t help but feel relieved.
“By the way……”
Mina turned at me. This chapter is translated by roch eneoreco rmon.
It was only for a moment, but a sharp glint flashed in her gentle and calming eyes.
“I saw Mary coming out of Sir Lian’s room last night.”
……she saw that?
I remembered last night’s dazzling activity with Mary.
The sex with Mina was good, but the sex with Mary felt nice too.
Within a week of being reborn, I was able to have sex with two beautiful girls in a row.
It was a great start to my reincarnation life.
Ahh, just remembering it makes me want to do it again.
And also, Mina, who was staring dangerously in front of me──wait, dangerously?
“What were the two of you doing together last night?”
My delusions were immediately cut off.
Mina’s eyelids narrowed even further.
Her tone……feels like I’m a husband being investigated for cheating.
“I, uh, Mary got drunk and picked the wrong room……”
Mina stares at me more and more intently.
I don’t know what it is I’m feeling, but it sends a chill down my spine, this pressure.
“……Is that so? She surely was drinking at a high pace last night, that Mary.”
“That’s right, hahaha.”
For now, let’s laugh and cover it up.
“Fufufufufufufufufufufufu……for the time being, let’s settle it as that. However……”
Mina, Mina? You’re eyes are getting pretty scary now, Minaaaaaa!?
Apart from that last exchange, I came to the Adventurer’s Guild after hearing the general explanation from Mina.
Just like the other day, I sat down in front of the receptionist, Paula, again.
She had her black hair in a bun and wore her usual glasses, but even though she had a plain appearance, I still couldn’t believe she was already in her mid-twenties.
“Hello, Miss Paula.”
“Eh? N-no way!? M-m-m-m-Mister Lian!?”
I smiled at her, trying to look fresh, and Paula’s face immediately turned red.
I wonder if the person in question isn’t used to men? No, if it were the case, she wouldn’t be a receptionist.
Maybe my charming boyish face is having more of an effect on her than I thought?
If so, I’m glad I was born again as a handsome man.
Yep, I’m glad I was born again as a handsome man.
I have to say it twice because it’s important.
“H-hellow. how can I be of sherviche with you today?”
Ah, she stuttered, but should I expect of a professional? She immediately recovered despite her mistake.
If only she doesn’t look like someone who has drunk a love potion, it would even be better.
……Oh no, my lips are raising upwards.
“I’m here for a bit of consultation about my work. As you can see, I’m new to this adventuring business, so there are still many things I don’t understand.”
Even though Mina has already given me a lecture, I still want to listen to Paula’s story.
In the first place, I am not only a novice adventurer but also a novice to the way of life in this world.
There are a lot of things I don’t know, and only a few things I do know.
“There are some quests that can be taken at any rank, and some that can only be taken at a certain rank or higher, right?”
“It’s like a work of art. …… Oh, so pretty……haauu.”
You’ve got drool on your mouth.
“Ha!? I’m sorry. I was too mesmerized by Mister Lian’s……what was it again? Ah, yes, quests, right.”
Paula returns to her receptionist mode while casually wiping her mouth. If you are seeing this text, you are reading an incomplete version in an unauthorized site. Read only at stabbing with a syringe dot home dot blog.
“Mister Lian is still an E-Class, so the quest you can only accept are limited. To put it simply, they are but menial tasks……chores, to be blunt.”
I suppose the average adventurer is supposed to do these quests steadily and raise their rank little by little.
I’m not going to lie. It’s still too dull for me.
I want to get to the S-class in the shortest possible time.
“But I want to do quests that will raise my rank as much as possible.”
“Impatience is a taboo, Mister Lian.”
Paula told in an admonishing tone, far from her intoxicated appearance earlier.
“There are plenty of adventurers who have taken on quests that are far above their capabilities in an attempt to raise their ranks all at once ──and then never returned. This is why these ranks are established in the first place.”
She seems she’s telling me out of concern.
“I’m sorry, Miss Paula. And thank you for the warning. But you don’t have to worry that much. The other day I was able to defeat an A-class dragon species, and I think I can probably handle a quest of at least the same level of difficulty.”
“True, if it’s Mister Lian, he can……”
Nodding, Paula stares at me again, her face enraptured at my being.
“But still, it doesn’t change the fact you are a novice when it comes to being an adventurer. So don’t be reckless, okay?”
She spoke to me in a homely vibe……it would be a lot better if it weren’t for her entranced face, though.
──So, I asked Paula to tell me the most difficult quest that an E-class could take.
Description: Defeat the Armored Ogre, a B-Class demon.
Reward: 3000 gold coins
There are four levels of difficulty: Supreme, High, Medium, and Low.
This was the second toughest quest from the top, but it shouldn’t be too difficult for me since I’d already beaten an A-Class last time.
By the way, it seems that even B-class demons are too strong for D- and E-class adventurers to defeat, even if they’re all bundled together.
As for C-class adventurers, like Mina and her group, a few to a dozen of them have to formulate a detailed strategy before they can even face one, and by facing them, they didn’t mean by direct combat, but ambushes and setting traps and the like.
Okay, I’ve decided. Let’s make this mission to be my battle debut as an adventurer!
“Not so fast, Mister Lian.”
And…..I was immediately rebuked. I suffered several lectures about the creature after that.