Chapter 4: The Adventurer’s Guild
“The registration fee? How much does it cost?”
As a penniless person, He was almost at a loss, but he still asked her.
The lady at the reception desk said apologetically.
“It’s only ten silver coins…”
Tauro was crying in his heart.
Ten silver coins is equal to 10,000 yen in his previous life.
If Tauro had ten silver coins, he would have been beaten up and robbed by adult vagrants in the back alley.
Ten silver coins is an unreasonable amount of money when you don’t even have enough to eat in a day.
In the two years he has been in this town, he’s never gotten anything but copper coins.
He’d like to register even if he had to borrow money, but Tauro’s position right now is even more precarious.
Since he fled from the village, he has no guarantee of his identity.
So he has no credibility.
“Okay, I’ll help him out.”
Suddenly, a voice came from behind Tauro. It was Mauve, the veteran adventurer.
“Hey, hey, Mauve. If you get him that adventurer’s tag, he’ll just run away without paying you.”
The other adventurers around him chided him.
The adventurers around him were puzzled.
“All right, let’s start the betting! Let’s see if this kid can work hard enough to pay back the ten silver coins I lend him!”
“Hahaha! So that’s what you’re saying! But that’s not a bet!”
“That’s right! Who would bet on a kid?”
“Besides, he’s about to die!”
The adventurers’ merciless words flew back and forth.
“I’ll bet on the kid!”
Mauve smiled fearlessly.
“Oh! This is a chance for Mauve to get rid of all that money he’s been saving up!”
“Yes! I’ll take that bet! Fifteen pieces of silver that he’ll run away!
“I’ll bet twenty pieces that he dies before paying you back!”
“I’ll bet five silvers he runs the hell out of here!”
While the adventurers were betting that Tauro would lose one after another, the receptionist whispered to Tauro.
“You know, Mauve was originally an orphan who struggled to make it as an adventurer. Maybe he saw you and remembered himself.”
He’s a very good man, despite his mob-like name, Mr. Mauve!
Tauro was moved and cried inwardly.
“I’m going to go through the registration process now. My name is Nei, nice to meet you. What’s your name?”
Nei, the receptionist, took out a box of magic tools from the shelf behind her. The box had a crystal ball embedded in it.
“Please touch this.”
Tauro obediently did as he was told.
It looked similar to the one used in the baptismal ceremony.
The crystal ball glowed and a piece of paper came out of the bottom of the box.
“Tauro Satou, you are eight years old. Your skills are…”
Nei, the receptionist looked surprised.
“It’s a garbled skill, isn’t it? And from the looks of it, it’s only one. Usually a skill has a name, and people use that name as a hint for their efforts.”
Nei’s explanation continued.
“For example, if you are a ‘spearman’ and a ‘seamstress’, you can continue to work on your spear-related martial arts and sewing skills to improve your status and acquire abilities in the process. The ‘voice of the world’ will tell you how to acquire abilities.”
“The Voice of the World?”
“Yes. The Voice of the World is said to be the voice of the gods in the heavens and it will tell you when you acquire an ability.”
“I see. (Is that what I heard when I was dying and the memories of my previous life came back?)”
“Tauro, since you have garbled skills, you may not know what area you should work on, but if you do a lot of work, you should be able to figure something out. Let’s work hard!”
“Yes! Thank you very much!”
“Then, wait a minute.”
Nei, the receptionist, took the paper from the magic tool to another large box of magic tools.
At first glance, it seems to resemble a photocopier…
When the paper was placed between the box and the board, it glowed for a moment.
It really looks like a copier…
Something came out from underneath.
Nei brought it to him.
This is the tag that will prove your identity as a member of the Adventurer’s Guild.
A small wooden board was presented to Tauro.
“Thank you very much.”
“Yes. You can put it on a string and wear it around your neck.”
Nei answered with a smile.
“I’ll explain about the Adventurer’s Guild. The Adventurer’s Guild has a rank system. Beginners start with the rank of G-.”
“Yes, G-, G, G+, and then F-.”
The more he heard about this system, the more it seemed like it would take a long time for him to get promoted.