Chapter 1 – Update on Rankings
At a certain start of the week, I came to the guild branch.
My purpose was to check my new rank.
As what was said to me the last time, Adventurers are given ranks the moment they apply to the guild and could move up or down depending on their achievements in completing quests.
Today was the day of the weekly update.
The S and A-Class, which are few in number, are posted on the bulletin board on the second floor. In contrast, the B and lower classes, due to the large number of adventurers, are listed in publications that were given away at the conference room on the third floor.
I picked up one of the dozens of publications that were scattered about.
On each page, there is a list of old and new rankings for each adventurer.
Since they were listed in order of old rankings, I, as the lowest-ranked E level adventurer, was naturally on the last page.
I’ve done quests almost every day for the past week, so I guess my rank has risen to a certain degree.
With high hopes, I turned the page.
Name: Lian Tiarade
Old Rank: E Class 50322
New Rank: D Class 13117
“Hmm, D class?”
Not only did the number go up, but the class itself went up.
The total number of E-Class adventurers is 5,322, and the number of D-Class adventurers is about 3,300, so I have leaped above 7,000 people at once.
“……I can’t believe it.”
I was more surprised than happy because I didn’t expect my rank to go up this much in one week.
Well, I’ve been hunting demons every day that a normal E-Class adventurer wouldn’t stand a chance against, so maybe it’s not surprising that my rank has gone up by this far. If you are reading this message, you are reading from an unauthorized aggregate site. Read at my WordPress to support me and my translations.
“Congratulations, Sir Lian!”
Mina came to me. From her direction, it seems that she came back from the conference room.
“I was curious about you, so I came here first thing in the morning to check the updated rankings, and saw that you’ve risen to D-Class.”
“Ah, yeah. Thank you. But first thing in the morning?”
It’s almost before noon now.
Wait……has she been waiting for me all morning?
“Ehehe, I’m a little too early, aren’t I?”
“No, in fact, I’m really grateful. Mina has done so much to me after all.”
I smiled again, thanking her in the truest sense.
“……Ah, don’t mention it, Sir Lian. I’m just happy to be able to help you.”
And Mina was quickly enthralled by it.
“Hey, who is that……?”
“…A very beautiful boy.”
“Aaah, I want to eat him~.”
Around me, a number of female adventurers who were looking at me got swooned as well.
Each of the murmurs I hear from them is embarrassing yet comforting to the body.
“I also heard that your promotion to D-Class in a week is the fastest one in the record.”
Mina told me in joy.
Even if it’s low, it still feels good to be called the fastest.
“So you’ve been promoted. That’s great, boy.”
Suddenly, I heard a clanging of armored boots approaching our direction.
“Well, with your power, it’s not surprising.”
I turned around and saw a female knight standing in front of the door.
A long purple hair in a so-called princess-cut.
Light blue eyes that emit strong light.
Her height was tall for a woman, yet she was well proportioned, and fully equipped in knight armor except in her skirt area, which probably the only one signifying that she’s a woman instead of a beautiful man.
A perfect neutral beauty. A beautiful woman in a male clothing. A princess knight in novels and comics that I read in my past life.
This girl, who is about a year or two older than me, is Claudia Wellstein, the third-ranked S-Class adventurer, also known as the Seven Sword.
When I first came to the guild, I fought with her for some reason.
“Long time no see, boy.”
Claudia looked at me and gave me a carefree smile.
“I’m also glad to see you’ve been promoted so well. I hope you keep up the good work and move up to the S-class soon. It’s going to be a fun competition with you.”
“……You really like to compete, are you?”
“Anyway, based on our last exchange, it seemed that you are still not well-versed with the use of the sword. Teaching is not my style, but I can at least advise an amateur. What do you think?” This chapter translation is made possible by stabbing with a syringe translations. check up-to-date translations only at this site.
Claudia leans forward, causing a soft, clean smell to drift into the air.
I couldn’t help but feel my heart throb.
“It’s a nice offer, but I’m already taking lessons from my companions.”
I replied, stifling my nervousness on her.
But Claudia only looked more intrigued.
“What kind of sword style are you learning?”
“It’s called Crimson Emperor Slaying Style. Though the only technique I learned was one called the one called Rend Blade──”
I heard a strange voice behind me.
Who’s the one doing the funny chuckle?
──When I thought of that,
The one who ran up to me with a high-pitched voice was Mary.
Though I’m not sure if it’s her who’s chuckling.
“Uhm, you see, I was curious about Lian’s new rank, so──”
She looked at me and smiled, but when her gaze shifted to Mina, that smile suddenly went stiff.
“No way, Mina beat me into it!?”
“Ufufufufufufufufufufufufufufuufu, I won’t hand over Sir Lian that easily.”
“Mumumumumumumumu, you’re a tough one, aren’t ya?”
Bzzt, bzzt, the two beautiful girls exchanged sparks in their eyes.
“Oh, looks like you’re getting popular, boy. It’s wonderful to be young.”
Claudia says something that sounded like an old-fashioned grown-up, but her youthful figure just made it more strange.
“No, you’re about the same age as us, right?”
“Well, I may be still in my late teens, but I have already dedicated my youth to this sword.”
“Oh, no, for me to act like this in front of Miss Claudia, I’m so embarrassed.”
It was then when I heard Mary’s whispers, but upon realizing that Claudia was still watching, her face immediately changes color to that of a tomato.
Come to think of it, I remember that Mary became an adventurer because she admired her.
“……Hou, she looks like she could be of use as well.”
However, Claudia’s eyes only narrowed at her.
“You look like the type to enjoy having an opponent, girl. If you want, I can make arrangements with you at once──”
“No, no, no, no.”
I hurriedly stopped Claudia, who was about to take a stance.
Why is it when she sees someone who looks strong, she’ll try to fight them at once?
It’s like she belongs to some kind of fighting tribe.
“Oh, I can have a bout with Miss Claudia? Great! I’m so excited!”
As for Mary, it’s like she had completely changed into a different character.
“Claudia, Mary. Stop. it’s not good to lose yourselves here.”
“Ah, s-sorry, Lian.”
“…Me as well, as I lost myself there for a bit. Now that our greetings are over, I have some business deal with, and I need your help with that.”
Claudia turned to me.
“Actually, I need your help with a quest, boy.”