Let’s Go Goblin Hunting
There were several reasons that I chose the goblin hunting quest.
The first was that it was a poor village who put out the request. And so the reward was very small.
The second was that goblins were monsters who were about as weak human children.
However, they could be troublesome as a group. A new Adventurer might easily die if they underestimated them.
That is how much of a threat their large numbers could be.
Indeed, it was not unusual for new Adventurers to die by goblins.
The third and most important reason was that I could not ignore the damage to the village.
Goblins stole their livestock and ruined their fields. And in the end, they would even start to abduct people.
They were a big threat to a farming village.
And so with all of this in mind, I decided to accept the goblin hunting quest.
When I told the lady at the counter about my intention, she replied with a worried voice.
“Will you be going solo?”
“Yes. That’s the plan.”
“Don’t you know that it is incredibly dangerous for a newcomer to go hunting solo?”
“I do know that. But I will be fine.”
“That’s what they all say. And many of them die.”
She tried to stop me.
My real rank was S. I could easily win against goblins even without using magic.
However, on the surface, I was a newcomer Warrior who was going goblin hunting alone.
It looked like suicide to her.
And so she was only trying to stop me out of pure kindness.
It was important to have people at the front desk who could explain the risks to you. Goran had taught them well.
As I was talking to her, someone called me from behind me.
“Why don’t you come with us?”
“Who are you?”
“We’re F Rank Adventurers too. A Sorcerer and Archer Scout. But we need someone for the vanguard.”
You’re a Warrior, aren’t you? Let’s go together.”
It was a pair of young male Adventurers who called to me.
Hearing this, the girl at the desk chimed in.
“That is a great idea! You should join them!”
She said strongly.
Survival rates were much higher if you weren’t alone.
To be honest, I wanted to go alone. However, I wasn’t confident that I would be able to convince her.
Besides, they were F Rank Adventurers, which meant that they were new.
It was my job to teach them. I didn’t think it would be right to reject them.
“Alright, let’s go together then.”
“I’m Ario. I can use fireballs.”
“I’m Josh. Leave the archery to me.”
“I am Locke. I use the sword.”
It wasn’t a lie, as I was actually going to be using it.
Even my Adventurer’s card only had Warrior, which was my second job, displayed on it.
And so I left the royal capital with Ario and Josh.
I thanked the guards when we reached the gate.
They had given me clothes when I was half naked.
“Thank you for helping me back then.”
“No, no. We don’t mind. And it seems that you’ve made some friends.”
The guards looked at my clothes and smiled.
“Yes. Thanks to you.”
“And so you’re going out on an adventure?”
“Yes, to hunt goblins.”
“I see. Be careful out there.”
I thanked them again before leaving through the gate.
And then we set out for the village that was being attacked.
On the way, I asked the other two.
“You two seem quite young?”
“Really? I’m already 18. You’re not much older, are you Locke?”