I Was Being Watched
“…Ah, everyday quests.”
Normally, there were quests outside of hunting monsters. Such as searching for lost cats or manual labor. They were for lower-ranking Adventurers.
However, there was not a single quest like that here.
On further inspection, there weren’t many hunting quests either.
And all of them were from the landlord.
Normally, farmers who were troubled by monsters that ravaged their fields would come to the guild and make requests.
But…there were no quests like that here.
…Could it mean that the lord was quick enough to have the monsters hunted before the residents were disturbed by them?
The town looked quite normal on the outside, but there were things that were very unique about it.
‘We’ll enter the guild now!’
As I was looking at the quest board, the infiltration team arrived.
The slimes began to sneak in from the back. They were well accustomed to doing this now.
Of course, I had protected them with concealment magic.
‘Right. Be careful so you don’t get caught.’
And then the slimes started scattering around the guild.
I doubted if there were any monsters more fitted for gathering information than slimes.
They had small bodies and were transparent, making them difficult to see. On top of that, they could slip through any cracks.
I wouldn’t want them as enemies.
…Now, I just had to wait for their information.
I tried to avoid using Shared Senses while the slimes were infiltrating a building.
This was because I didn’t want to have to see so much top-secret material…
Of course, they did interest me, but it wasn’t good to see everything just because you could.
I only needed to see the information concerning myself and the parts of the guild that seemed suspicious.
So, while the slimes were off doing that, I might as well do some work.
…Or so I thought, but there were no easy quests here.
On top of that…one of the guild workers had not stopped staring at me.
‘He’s really staring…’
‘It’s kind of creepy!’
I was turning my back towards him and pretending not to notice…but it was clear that we were being monitored.
He never even blinked while he watched us.
It was the kind of look you gave your enemy while you were fighting.
I felt like I was going to be attacked at any minute.
‘Maybe not today then.’
The atmosphere of this town did not sit well with me at all.
For now, I would just have the slimes find the Rainmaking Device and check for signs of use. Then I could move on to the next town.
But as it bothered me that I had been stared at, I decided to keep tabs on the men at reception with Shared Senses, just in case.
And with that, I left the guild.