10 Years After – 20
Let’s Accept a Quest
Goran had asked me to help Serulis.
If I refused, she would probably register as an Adventurer and work solo, just like he feared.
That should be avoided. Then maybe it would be better to form a party.
“Why do you want to form a party with me?”
“It looks like I could learn a lot from you.”
Perhaps she really wanted to form a party with Goran.
But Goran was too busy as the guild’s Grand Master.
So she wants to form a party with me instead.
“Well, I see where you are coming from.”
“So, are you agreeing to it?”
“No, but I have my reasons.”
And I explained it to her.
I told her that I had told Ario and Josh that I would help them if they ever needed it.
“I already made a promise to Ario and Josh.”
“But you won’t be constantly in their party, will you?”
“Fine, then you can form a party with me when Ario and Josh don’t require help.”
“…Well, I don’t mind if that were the case.”
Serulis made two fists and smiled.
After that, we headed out for the guild.
On the way, I reminded Serulis.
“As you know, my identity is supposed to be a secret.”
“Of course, I know that.”
“And I’m prioritizing Ario and Josh.”
“I could also join their party with you.”
“I don’t know about that. The reward will go down.”
In a way, 4 people for an F Rank party was ideal.
However, Serulis was a B Rank in terms of fighting. It was hard to judge whether or not she would be good for Ario and Josh.
I told Serulis this.
“I understand, but…”
“I’m glad you understand.”
We arrived at the guild as we talked.
When we entered, Ario and Josh noticed us and walked up to me.
“Good morning, Mister Locke.”
“Morning. What quest are you doing today?”
“We’re hunting demon rats.”
Demon rats were the enemy of both cities and farming villages.
They attacked the food storages of farming villages and ravaged their fields. Their effect on the economy was huge.
Just 10 of them had the potential to ruin a village.
They were also hated in the city.
They ate through food supplies and spread diseases. There was nothing more troublesome.
There have been times when diseases spread by the demon rats ended up killing half of a cities population.
“The demon rats are hindering the cleaning of the sewers.”
“I see. Do you need any help?”
Demon rats were troublesome monsters, but they were not particularly strong.
They were a lot weaker than goblins.
And they did not move in packs, so it was easy to fight them individually.
“I see. Be careful out there.”
“You be careful too, Mister Locke.”
Ario and Josh left to kill some demon rats.
Serulis muttered from behind.
“So does that mean you will form a party with me?”
“…I don’t mind.”
Serulis seemed very happy.
“What quest should I do?”
“You need to register as an Adventurer first.”
“I already registered! But I haven’t gone on any quests yet…”
So saying, Serulis showed me her Adventurer’s card.
She was registered as an F Rank Warrior.
Goran had been right after all.
She had registered without telling him and was about to start working on her own.
It was incredibly lucky that I was here to help her on her first adventure.
Koko wa Ore ni Makasete Saki ni Ike to Itte kara 10 Nen ga Tattara Densetsu ni Natteita
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