7-006 Arrived in the city (3)

 The Adventurer's Guild was located near the gate in the other direction from the one we came in.
 From the point of view of the sun - according to Yu, there is one sun in this world, rising in the east and setting in the west - we came from the east, and this gate was in the south.
 The guild building itself is an ordinary one, about twice the size of the inn where we are staying. In front of it is a sign with words written on it instead of pictures.
 Haruka led the way without any sign of getting lost, so I followed her without hesitation, but when I asked her about it, she said she had confirmed the location at the general store.
 As expected, she's very dependable.
 When I told him that he had common sense, he scolded me saying that it was a problem before that.
 Yeah, we're relying on Haruka a little too much, aren't we?
 When I looked next to him, I saw that Toya was also looking at me.
 They exchanged glances and nodded at each other.

"Okay, now leave it to us! Haruka.
That's right! We can do this. We can do this. We're women, we'll be licked!
Wait, wait, wait!

 We were about to step in front of Haruka, but she pulled our hands and stopped us.

I'll take care of the negotiations for a while. I'll take care of the negotiations for a while. I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.

 I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not.
 I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've seen it before. ...... That means you specialize in manual labor, right, Haruka?

I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm not sure what to make of this. Maybe ...... I haven't seen my own face yet.
Yeah, I know. You look like you'd be easy to kidnap--on the outside.
A good-looking elf with a weak appearance, if not substance.
"...... What?

 In the event that you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to always ask for help.

No, Haruka is not weak. You're not weak. You were in Japan, and now you've got the skills.
"I don't think she's masculine, but isn't that a little bit different from weak?

 He learned aiki as a self-defense technique.
 He's also strong-minded, and I've heard a few stories about him helping out a younger colleague who was being picked on in the original world.

You can't deny it! ...... No, no, no, no, no, no. It's the appearance that matters, right? It's a good idea.
I'm sorry. If it helps, I'll do my best. I'm just standing here.

 That's how I ended up in the guild, with Haruka in the lead, but what I found inside was a little disconcerting.
 About two-thirds of the large hall immediately inside the guild was occupied by counters and other office work, making it look like a government office.
 The rest of the hall was lined with tables that resembled a cafeteria, where people who looked like adventurers were chatting and enjoying meals and drinks in a normal way.
 Unexpectedly, no adventurers were drinking, and the place did not look chaotic at all.
 Haruka told me later that if you do something stupid, your rank as an adventurer will be lowered without mercy, and if you are too bad, you will be expelled and blacklisted, so there are few people who would cause trouble in a guild where there are many eyes on them.
 It's like drinking heavily in front of your boss and making a fool of yourself.
 Well, if you want to drink heavily, you should go to a regular bar instead of a guild.

Hello. I'd like to sign up for a new account, if that's okay.

 Haruka went to one of the counters.
 It's not a pretty place, but it's staffed by a smiling, likable woman.

Yes, of course. And the two behind you? We need 900 Rea for the three of us, is that okay?
"Yes, here we go.

 Haruka presented nine large silver coins and was given three pieces of paper in exchange.

Please fill them out and submit them. Do I need to explain?
No, I'm fine.

 There was only one pen, so I waited for Haruka to finish writing and then I started to fill out the forms.
 However, all I had to write was my name, race, and personal PR.
 Haruka had written "some magic and a bow", so I followed her example and wrote "some magic and a spear". Toya seems to have chosen 'swordsmanship'.
 Hmmm, it's a strange feeling to be able to write other characters as you write Japanese. That's the power of God.
 It seems that only a minority of people can write, let alone converse, so the fact that they made it possible for us to write normally may indeed be a great service, as the evil gods say.

Yes, indeed. Wait a minute. ...... By the way, are you guys in good health?

 The lady took out three cards and asked me while she was working.
 I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one.

"What? Yes, I don't think there's any problem, why?
I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

 I'm not sure what to think.
 I know something about this. .......

I don't know, I'm scared. Do you have any idea what caused it?

 I'm not sure.
 This is a great way to get the most out of your time and money.

"That's not what happened at all. One of them was lying dead on a table before I knew it, and one of them came into the guild and collapsed when I thought he was looking around. Neither of them had any external injuries, and there was a lot of fuss about poisoning or plague, but there's no sign of that either.

 Sighing, I handed her the card I had made.
 It's a metal plate about the thickness of a cash card, with our names engraved on it.
 The rest of the card is just some decoration and the words "Issued by the Raffan Adventurer's Guild" written on it, but it looks like an ordinary metal plate.
 From the way it's written, is Rafan the name of this city?

Yes, your registration is now complete. It seems that similar incidents are happening all over the city, so please be careful, okay?
Thank you very much. But what should I be careful of?
That's for sure. ...... Well, your health?
Yes, thank you.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'm not the only one.

I'm sure you're right. Do you accept herbs in this town?
"Yes, of course. Here, the eastern and southern forests are the places to collect them. It's a bit far, but I recommend the eastern forest for beginners. There aren't many demons here, so if you have two elves, you might not have to worry.

 When she said the eastern forest, she was pointing in the direction of the gate we had come in through.
 It is true that there was a forest, but it was very far away, right?

No, thank you for the advice. No, thank you for the advice. I'm going to be cautious at first, so this information is very helpful.
"Is that so? I'm glad to hear it. Good luck to you.
"Thank you very much.

 Toya and I both bowed our heads to the smiling sister and thanked her, and we left the guild.
 She was not particularly beautiful, but she was the first woman I had talked to since I came to this world.
 --No, it's not like you can meet beautiful girls all the time in another world.
 It's not a harem novel, you know.

Now, before we go back to the inn, I'll explain a little about the guild. I'll explain a little about the guild before we go back to the inn, but it's not so different from what you think, so I'll keep it simple.

 Haruka stopped at the end of the road, a short distance from the guild, and took out the card she had just been given and showed it to us.

"This is the guild card. It's some kind of alloy, strong, but it doesn't have any special functions. It's just an identification card. It has your name and the name of the guild in the city that issued it.
 There's nothing on the back at the moment, but when you get a request from the guild and your trust level rises, you can get a stamp ....... The more stamps you have, the more privileges you get and the more requests you can accept.

 Hmm. Just as I see it. I didn't know what the back side was for until you told me.

Isn't there any high-tech features, like not being able to use it on others, or knowing your status?
No. No. You can't put something like that on a 3,000 yen card. Anyone can register.

 Haruka simply denies Toya's question.
 Isn't there a standard function for a novel?
 Well, even if such a function were possible, it would be very costly, wouldn't it?

"The maximum number of imprints is 10, and that number is your rank. That means we're rank zero. That means we're rank zero.
 The Mark can't be erased, so if we get in trouble, we'll get a "B" and lose our rank. You can move up again, but you'll always have the mark, so you'll still have the same rank, but your credibility will suffer.
I guess that means I have a criminal record. Convictions that can't be erased are scary. I have to be careful.

 In a way, it's well thought out.
 Just because you don't need a referral doesn't mean you can register, but troublemakers are excluded.

It's not easy to lose your rank, though, since you'll be warned several times beforehand if you're not too bad. Also, ......, do you have any questions?

 It's a relatively conventional adventurer, right?
 Not much in the way of game conveniences.

You asked about herbs, what are they? Is that a standard request for herb collection?
Yes. You can buy herbs in most towns if you take them. You don't need to be an adventurer to collect them, but they are not readily available in the city. No one would pay for that, would they?

 Yeah, of course not. If it's something that even a child can do, the money you'll get will probably only be a child's pocket money.

"What about the average? Can you live on it?
Well, let's hope that ...... Toya's [Appraisal] and Nao's [Eagle's Eye] can help. I think we can save some money with my dismantling and finding prey.

 Haruka says this with a bit of worry. I'm sure you'll have to work very hard to make ends meet.

 There is not much income to be made from a job that anyone can do, even in this world. It's just a matter of how many hours you work.
 We want to make enough money so that Haruka won't hesitate to buy a change of clothes.
 We don't want to be a worn-out sparrow either.

I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who's had a bad experience.
"Toya may be able to make money, but it's not for me and Nao. It's all about physical strength.

 It's a physical job.
 It's not a job for elves by any stretch of the imagination.

There's a way for us to collect herbs and have Toya do that, but you don't want to do that, do you? And I think it's better for us to be together, level-wise.
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will help you. Is that just a skill?

 In the data that can be seen in the status, the level is listed for some skills, but there was no so-called character level.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea. There's no way to check.

 In other words, it is thanks to the evil gods that we are able to acquire skills and check our status.
 Hmmm? I'm not sure what to make of this, but I think it's a good idea.

But there is a common understanding that you can get stronger by training and killing demons.

 Yeah, that's a given.
 In the original world, you could get stronger by training.
 The only way to find out is to verify if the upward curve is steeper than we think.

By the way, the woman who just mentioned demons also said they were demons, what are the demons in this world like?
"First of all, a demon is a creature with a magic stone in its body. Basically, they live only by instinct and have no intelligence, so it is recommended to get rid of them. You can get a reward for defeating them, but you need to bring proof of defeat.
 Also, it doesn't disappear when you kill it, so you'll have to dismantle it to get the magic stones and materials.
"Ugh. I have no tolerance for gore.
Me too. ......
I've only ever handled fish. But you have to do it, right? I'll do it for a while, so you two can get used to it!

 I guess you're right.
 Since we are childhood friends and grew up in almost the same environment, I would be more surprised if you told me that you have hunting experience and are good at dismantling prey.
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