Hummm… In a graveyard far from civilization…
Kuma otou : shiro whatcha doin?
Shiro : ain’t much, just drawing these ancient magic ritual in wordpress
Kuma otou : really?? Sounds fun! What’s it for? World domination magic? Summoning of bahamut? Keeping a certain skeleton from returning to the real world?
Shiro : it’s much more grandeur than that! I’m evolving myself through apoptheosis!!
Kuma otou : are you a spider!!!!
Shiro : [ancient ritual completed] transforming [shiro] to [yuychan]
Kuma otou : ….. You only changed in name you know…
Yuychan : hummm…. I never said my stats will increase though….
Thus our shiro has a new wordpress ID named yuychan… And she will help to post some of the translation here…
o well it turns out to be 3.3k words in the end…. how did it became such a long chapter????
[anyway, we were thinking of joining the [Adventurer’s Guild]]
Hearing Rishe’s word Kitsune replied that.
Though after she listed to those words, Rishe’s face looks worried. Then after a few second, she said “yes”.
[isn’t it great? Since aside from fighting, there’s also peaceful request like helping people-na, it’s reasonable level for getting living expenses]
Hearing that, she agreed to Kitsune’s plan.
[Adventurer’s Guild] is located in several nation, and have several branch. So it can be said that it’s a free organization, not fixed within 1 country. Same as merchants that moves around all countries to have business dealings, if an adventurer receives a job, he can go to other countries in this world. It means that he is not fixed to his home country. From the beginning, adventurer Guild, aside as working place, also have other merit’s like if there’s a Guild branch in some cities, then by showing the Guild card, an adventurer can issue citizen ID in that Guild branch.
But these advantages again, is varied and different based on the every country where the Guild is located. The reason is due to the give and take relationship. For example, Guild in country A, will make agreements based on the benefit of the country a. The most common ones would be that as long as the adventurer is registered to that country Guild, he/she must become the military asset of the country. And can be summoned for emergencies like Magic Beast subjugation/ bandit subjugation. This is because in country a there is the king who thinks about his kingdom subjects dearly.
Thus, the Guild requirement will also vary according to their location. And usually since there’s many danger on every country, they would also like to put as much fighting strength as they can muster. Thus usually in these Guild there is a strong person who can take care of even powerful Magic Beast.
In short, the country recognize the Guild branch, and in exchange, the Guild cannot refuse if the country they are located in, gave a request when they’re in crisis.
The [Adventurer’s Guild] is such a place, though aside from mandatory assignment, they’re also independent most of the time.
And also, adventurer’s have another name, and that is [free man]. Dead or alive, live for good, live for bad, to battle or to flee, it’s their own risk and decision to make. That’s why the romance, the drama.
For Kitsune though, right now, it’s a job to just get by in life. Though there’s not few mans or womans who became an adventurer.
[I see, then let’s begin, joining the Guild]
For Kitsune, he stood after getting an affirmation from Rishe. Finia that felt the conversation is over also starts to flap her wings. “Strike while the iron is hot”, so within today, he needs to prepare some money and get a place to live in. He can’t afford to waste any more time.
[ah, wait a moment]
Rishe stops him.
Kitsune only looks back, and Rishe gave 3 silver coins to Kitsune. Unconsciously, Kitsune tilts his head and shows confusion.
[to register with the Guild you need 1 silver coin, I think you look poor, so i’ll lent it to you]
[… Then let me borrow this with thanks, when I can gather enough money, i’ll return it]
Rishe! See you again!]
A thought of Japanese modesty flashes in his mind, and to register to the Guild, there should be some undertakings. So with a bitter smile, Kitsune puts the 3 silver coins into his pouch. Then he promised, that he will definitely return it. Finia also has the same feeling and with her little hand she waved while smiling.
While giving her gentle smile to Kitsune and Finia, Rishe returns back.
[aa, i’m basically staying in this inn, I’ll wait for them patiently.]
[leaving those words, Kitsune left the door of the inn. He won’t forget that his first encounter with a human being in this world is a very kind and generous girl.
◇ ◇ ◇
After seeing Kitsune goodbye from the inn, Rishe let out her breath, “fiuhh” and remembered her discussion with Kitsune and Finia.
Rishe finding a person lying in front of miniera entrance is purely coincidence. As known, Rishe is an apprentice knight, and right now as much as possible she trained everyday.
But, for her, the spent 2 years yield no results, it’s making her impatient. Though she practice day and night, she thought that she lacks practice and it takes more effort for her than people around her.
That’s why, early in the morning, where nobody is awake yet, she wore her uniform neatly and left the city. In this city, the nearest forest has a habitat of magical beast, and after getting out of that forest, there’s a lot of small fish that can be made training opponent. Though Rishe is alone, she won’t lose to such low fries. She though to train with those today early morning.
That is when she met Kitsune. His clothes were worn out, and when she saw Kitsune’s hollowed left eye that looks like it was taken, it made Rishe felt fainting.
She is not a knight yet, therefore she has absolutely no experience in real battle. Someone who are dying, or near death, she has never encountered such situation/person. If she remembers it now, she felt uneasy, the wound on his left eyes is too severe.
It was supposed to be too much for her. But for Rishe who is aiming to become a knight for helping people, seeing the small fairy beside Kitsune, who kept on trying to help Kitsune with her healing magic even though she herself almost passed out, Rishe started to talk to the fairy… who introduced herself as Finia, and she kept on saying this to Rishe.
[please!, Kitsune san… please help Kitsune!]
Seeing her eyes at that moment, she felt something moved inside of her to help Kitsune.
Even in her logic, she have the intention to abandon them. For Rishe, without thinking at that time, she admired Finia’s pupil, there’s a strong will residing inside of her, and she felt that it’s priceless compared to anything.
As the result, her intention to abandon them caved, and she helped them instead. She brought them to her inn, and treated his left eye, and somehow managed to bandage the wounds.
[he…Is… that Kitsune… a very strange person isn’t he… but, I don’t feel uncomfortable with him]
Rishe remembered the silver coins that were lent to Kitsune. In this world, something like borrowing money is usually requested first by the borrower. Because if you just lend it, then it might be lost. These kinds of things are common sense.
But Rishe, believed that Kitsune will properly return the money. Even if there’s no reason to feel like such, she feels it anyway.
[until then, I will wait for the enjoyment to meet you again]
Muttering that, Rishe returns to her room.
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Kitsune is going from the inn towards the Guild guided by Finia. Even if it’s already afternoon, the path he took is still noisy from people’s conversation. A lot of shops are entertaining their waiting customers, sounds of metal knocking from shops that are working on something, somebody chatted with friends, it’s a lively sound that gave off a pleasant atmosphere.
Finia doesn’t feel that way when she looked at it the first time, but for Kitsune, he felt amazed by all of this. Perhaps, this kind of town shops is rarely seen in his own world.
[it’s extremely noisy, right!?]
[yes, I’m also very surprised! Uwaaaa! That yakitori looks delicious!]
[well it’s useless if we don’t have the money to buy it right?]
[dessu yo nee] (t/n: he felt that way too)
Kitsune saw various conditions of people while he walks. Midway, he saw a group of males and a female adventurer that carry a sword like Rishe, Kitsune doesn’t mind too much since it’s a world with fantasy like setting where people commonly carry weapons. On the opposite walking here and there restlessly will only be considered suspicious behavior and only makes him stands out.
After he walks from that place for a moment, there’s a big conspicuous building. it’s similar looking building that Finia pointed at earlier, so maybe that building is the [Adventurer’s Guild] isn’t it?. A horizontal thin metal signboard is written with flabby alphabets, so he can’t read it. He realized that the 『world language translator』skill is only usable in conversation and not in writings.
With mixed feelings, he finds out new things, he opened the 2 adjoined doors from the middle.
With those lines, he enters the building, and beyond his imagination, the upholstery is well featured. At the inner part, the receptionists setups, signboard for inquiry notices, etc, if this were a fantasy world then there is no such lacking in imagination in here, all is orderly with beautiful layouts. What he thought was an uncivilized adventurer, but he have a little bit better impression of the Guild.
[what are you… such thin and weak looking body… wanna be an adventurer?]
Kitsune does look like what the adventurer said. Kitsune’s good impression of the place immediately fell.
[ah yes I would like to]
[hahahahaha!!! This guy is interesting! Well good luck! Boy!]
[e..? Ah, I know! You have a fairy with you… hee…]
The large build man who grew unshaven stubble and was obviously barbarous said so. Maybe, for them, they thought that Kitsune would give up upon taking jobs as adventurer. There were those adventurers who yearns for something, and fails.
But, as soon as Finia is seen, the expression like consent is shown to my face. Whether a sprite is unusual or not it’s not known, but without worrying about the guy’s word too much, Kitsune begins to walk to the receptionist desk.
[muuu… what is that person! Makes me wants to say things…!!!]
[don’t get too angry Finia chan.. And .. At any rate, is fairy a strange being?]
[dunno, but Rishe didn’t seem to mind, right?]
[.. Hmmm …]
While chatting with Finia, Kitsune arrived at the reception. There’s a slightly older looking lady at the counter wearing her business smile looking at Kitsune while he took a seat. it’s a woman with a soft impression and blonde hair. But it can be seen that she wore the same uniform as other receptionist
[yeay big oppai!]
[welcome, the exit is that way]
Yes, she had big breast, moreover a real beauty, with blond hair.. And big breasts, very mote (cute/popular disposition). For whatever she just said, she had a fashionable appearance.
Kitsune saw the beauty in his eyes and unconsciously muttered those words, but it seems the lady is offended instead.
[excuse me, I would like to register with the Guild]
[i’m ignored… in any case, please fill in this form. On behalf of someone else is ok, is it fine for you?]
[ yes please do so]
[understood, your name is registered as ______ hentai]
Somehow for this missy receptionist, Kitsune’s words really touched a nerve in her, her earlier business smile is already gone somewhere.
Kitsune who can’t read saw the registration form full of articles. Kitsune grabs the pen on her hand and stop her.
[could you please let go of my hand, hentai-sama…!]
[same here, big oppai sister…!]
(talking to each other politely)
While smiling face gigigigi, one hand used for writing, and the other one for grabbing. But the blond receptionist lady drew her breath to gather her strength. Kitsune realizes that and let his hand go.
[then… what is your name?]
[it is Kitsune sama…. Gender— man, right?]
[why are you asking me for that? Do I look like a woman?]
[there is some possibility, so just in case]
[i am a man]
While the missy receptionist is writing on the blank columns of Kitsune’s registration form. He got a feeling that somehow they don’t need to write the form is something he doesn’t want to know.
In the middle of it, while watching the receptionist and Kitsune restraining each other, Finia smiled and laughed happily.
And then, the receptionist lady put her pen down after all the form is finished, and look at Kitsune with a smirk and pained business smile.
[well then, now we will make the Guild Card, until it finished I will explain about the Guild]
Hearing the receptionist lady, Kitsune nodded a bit.
[please, big oppai-san]
[could you please be careful with those way of calling, hentai-sama]
[it’s because I don’t know your name]
The receptionist lady looks sincerely annoyed with Kitsune that says oppai-oppai. Maybe to her the impression of Kitsune is the worst.
But she thought that it’s work, and for her work to go smoothly, the receptionist lady sighed while saying her name.
[…Mia Tigris. You can call me Tigris]
[nice to meet you big oppai-san]
[do you want me to slap you to an end?]
[I am sorry!!]
Mia, with a very angry look prepares her open hand while smiling, makes Kitsune bow his head deeply. He felt if he got even one slap, he could die.
Maybe due to Kitsune’s apology, Mia felt a bit better and she started explaining about the Guild. Some documents were taken by her, then she started speaking while opening the sheets with a fast and orderly manner.
[first I will tell you about Guilds and adventurer. You may already know that Guild accept requests from ordinary peoples, and introduces the job to adventurers. Afterward, the adventurers will accept the order, complete it, and will be given compensation]
[it’s in short; we Guild side will introduce you the order, and be in charge for it, and you adventurer side will accept the order, and complete it. But of course, there is a dangerous one as well]
[like magical beast subjugation or something like that, isn’t it?]
[indeed, for magical beast subjugation order, we can’t dispatch adventurer with weak jitsuryoku, because if the adventurer fails the quest, it would be the Guilds mistake. So, as a standard for order differentiation at the Guild, we are using class system for each adventurer]
Kutunse is nodding at Mia’s explanation, and words that he never heard before [class system] appeared. With his question mark, the explanation continues.
[the meaning of class system is basically standardization of each adventurers. Whether they have enough jitsuryoku to get the order. The class system has 9 rank, A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H and as far as F rank below adventurer that are recognized by the Guild, no matter how weak the magical beast, they can’t get the job.]
[ I understand…. By the way, how about me?]
[for new registration, no matter your strength is, you have to start from H rank]
Kitsune feels bit relieved hearing that. Because for H rank boundary, it is ok for them to not get order related to magical beast subjugation. It is just to earn money for life-adventurer be, so that, he doesn’t need to thinking about rank.
Mia’s expression perplexed at seeing Kitsune’s manner, and she continue her explanation.
[this is applicable after you are at F rank, magical beast also same, they are divided by rank. For example, you are given goblin subjugation job to defeat. Goblins are settled as F rank. About that, it means that F rank group adventurers could beat them easily]
[in other words, if E rank, this E rank group adventurers can defeat them ?]
[yes, like that. Principally, magical beast with same rank adventurers, they could beat them]
[but, magical beast subjugation until d rank only. C rank above adventurers works not only for magical beast subjugation but also Mazoku (devil tribe) who had [intellectual]. Those Mazoku group are the opponent of their same level adventurers, right?]
Mazoku, again another word I never heard I appeared.. Kitsune that heard there are scarier beings than Magical Beast, hides his worry. Stronger than Magical Beast, means stronger than the big spider and the big wolf that assaulted him.
Then Kitsune only has one thing in his mind. That Miasma monster, it purposely let go of it’s prey and went after him like it was normal. It had fun. There was no sign of it wanting to kill or even fight. It just wanted to have fun. It seemed interested in me because I wouldn’t go down. I managed to nick it with a broken knife. It’s blood is red.. Is that something called Mazoku?
“…how are those kinds of requests dealt with then?”
“Basically, for a C-rank subjugation request, at least one adventurer who is B-rank or above would be assigned and required to handle it. With an A-rank adventurer, we can be at ease even if they go alone, but then our C-rank adventurers would never have the chance to grow.”
“Makes sense… Then what about those so-called A-rank Mazoku? It’s not like there’s a swarm of S-rank adventurers to take care of it, right?” (Note: he’s saying this because she was saying it should always be one rank higher)
“Indeed, A-rank Mazoku are at the same threat level as a natural disaster. Trying to go against them would be a mistake.” (T/N: huge thanks to Epithetic!!!)
Kitsune nodded. And, he decided to ask about the Miasma monster that he thought about.
[nee, Mia san]
[please call me Tigris]
[do you know of a Mazoku wrapped in very black Miasma?]
[as soon as Kitsune asked, the Guild become silent. Kitsune realized that and observes the atmosphere, everyone is looking at Kitsune. Coming back to Mia that also gazed upon Kitsune, she gave off a shocked face.
[Akai Yoru (Red Night)]
[perhaps, what you are describing is … (Red Night)… a rank A Mazoku… hidden inside Miasma, never shown the real body to another person, but you can see their red eyes in the Miasma, so it’s called Red Night]
Kitsune thought to hide his severe left eye injury when heard that.
[why do you want to know about Red Night?]
[nothing really, I just want to know because I heard about it before]
After Kitsune said that, the atmosphere inside the Guild flowed again. Perhaps they thought that it’s not about (Red Night) showing up. In fact, they felt relieved they didn’t saw it themselves.
But, human always felt alive when they feel safe… that’s what they thought.
And also, opposites of what the people around Kitsune thought, in fact he just experience it just now, besides the forest, no one can imagine that.
After Kitsune told that, the explanation is only a little bit more.
[ok then…. In any case, rank division can be informed as such]
[and another, about the magical beast subjugation and the materials, it can also be sold to the Guild, please utilize it]
[very well, here is your Guild card, Kitsune san]
Very nice timing, since the official Guild card is done, it was given to Kitsune. There it has his name and rank.
[with this the registration fee becomes 1 silver coin]
[I confirmed the money acceptance. I wish you good luck]
Mia bows her head deeply as a sign that the conversation is over. While squinting his eyes Kitsune saw a certain parts of the lady.
[it really is, a big breast huh…..!]
Right, it’s the big oppai that is on the table while Mia bows.
[the exit is that way hentai!]
[while standing at the blue line, Mia again showed the exit’s.
Name : Mia Tigris
Age : 22 years old female
Future note : beautiful blonde hair, big breast, receptionist girl.
Brief comment from Kitsune [big oppai].