10 Years After – 20


“Which one should I choose…”


Serulis looked at the notices on the board with a serious expression.

I looked at them casually.

It was a lot more peaceful here than it was 10 years ago. That’s what I thought.


“Hmm. This is so hard.”

“Are there no goblin hunting quests?”

“Not today.”


Well, that was too bad.


“Then, why don’t you just pick one that is close by?”

“You don’t seem to care all of a sudden…”

“No, not really. But the other quests are all popular quests that someone will do even if we don’t.”

“You think we should pick unpopular quests?”

“I’m an old man, so I try to actively do quests that people don’t like.”

“Is that so.”


Serulis stared at the board for some time before saying,


“Mister Locke. What about this?”

“That looks good.”

“Look at it properly. Monster hunting. Unknown species and no details. It’s also close by. E Rank. And it’s the oldest notice on the board.”


If it was the oldest notice, that meant it went the longest without being accepted.

So you could say it was the least popular quest.

And E Rank was the highest quest difficulty that two F Rank Adventurers would be allowed to accept.


“I see. I think it is good.”


There was too much that was unknown. But there were quests like this sometimes.

Especially when the person who put up the request was so scared and confused upon encountering the monster.

The information that was given was too vague to be able to identify the monster.

That’s why other Adventurers would avoid it.


It must be very hard for the guild workers to have to add a difficulty rank to these.


“Alright, I will accept this one then.”


Serulis smiled and took the notice over to the desk.

The guild worker inspected the noticed and asked her,


“Miss Serulis. Are you going solo today?”


Apparently, she knew Serulis.


“No, I’m not. I’m going with Mister Locke today.”

“So you are partying up as two F Rankers?”


She remembered me.

And I was a mere F Ranker. What an honor.


“That’s right.”

“I see. But if it becomes dangerous, you must run away immediately.”


She advised. She was still worried because we were an F Rank party.


“Let’s go then. Oh, I’m sorry. But could I leave a message for my father?”

“Serulis. That’s mixing public and private affairs.”

“O-oh…right. I’m sorry.”

“No, I do not mind. It will not be that much trouble either way. And the other workers here sometimes receive messages from family.”

“Is that right.”


I didn’t mind, as long as it wasn’t an exclusive right for the Grand Master.

It wasn’t good to be too strict all the time either.


“I want to tell him that I’m going on a monster hunting quest with Mister Locke.”



The guild worker smiled as we departed.

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19 Comments Leave a comment

  1. i dont get him…he keeps who he is a secret, he agreed to look after gorans daughter, then tries to palm her off cause he promised some randoms he met a day ago over protecting his friends daughter, then he acts like its a bother like a typical jpn mc

    • Err first thing first, if you have promise to do something with someone but your friend’s daughter asked you to do the same thing. You do the promised thing first and not your friend’s daughter one. Aftel all its your promise. Also, don’t forget Serulis already make Locke uncomfortable by saying he is her secret little brother.
      Imagine if your friend’s daughter do that to you irl.

      • It’s fine to keep a promise but he didn’t exactly promise them that he would keep his schedule 100% open so that he can instantly run to their help whenever they need it. Besides it rather seems that he just tries to use them as an excuse not to party with her and even if he is kind of annoyed by her earlier misunderstanding, he should be able to easily overlook that for the sake of his friend.

    • He made it a condition right up front that he had prior commitments with Ario and Josh. Since they don’t need help today he is free to go with Seleris as a duo.

      He’s sticking to the letter of his agreement with her and the other adventurers.

      Part of training the newbies to honor any agreements they make

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