205-187 Kerg Mayhem (End)

 It was when we were walking from the thrift store to the inn, complaining a bit.

"Mr. Shidou!

 A voice suddenly called out to us, making us tense.

 When we turned our gaze to the owner of the voice, there was a person with a dirty robe covering his entire body and a hood covering his face.

 No matter how you look at it, it's a suspicious person.

 No, from the content of his call, I know that he is almost certainly a former classmate, but there is a high possibility that he has a landmine, so there is no problem calling him suspicious.

 I don't think there are any really bad classmates left by now, but the situation in Kerg is what it is.

 The person in question pulled up his or her hood a little bit, but as soon as Toya saw his or her face, he or she moved.

The moment he saw the face, he moved.

 In the blink of an eye, he stepped in front of the person and slammed his fist into her stomach.

 With a dull "thud," her body bent into a curve, and she floated in the air for a moment.

 And then, without even uttering a sound, she weakens and collapses to the ground.

"Quick ......
I'm sure you're aware of that.

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 I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.

 It's possible that you know her - well, she called Yuki's name, so it should almost certainly be Satomi Takamatsu, but even when you see her face, you can't connect it to the Takamatsu you vaguely remember.

 I've been here for more than half a year now, and I've had some pretty intense experiences, so it's hard to remember anything that doesn't matter. ...... You don't look like this, do you?

I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.

I knew what to expect when I saw the wanted list. ...... Is it the 'attractive appearance' skill?

 At least she's a beautiful girl.

But Toya, you hit him pretty hard, didn't you?

 You can't blame her for being a little dismayed.

 I hit him like I was scooping him up from underneath, so hard that his body floated in the air.

"But I don't have the skill to knock you out with a blow to the neck.

"Of course you don't. Is that a concussion?

If you think about it normally, yes. But if you hit him with that kind of force, you'll get whiplash if you're not good. The best thing to do would probably be to choke him off like in judo. It is less likely to cause damage. But if you use the wrong amount of force, you could die.

 Natsuki says something very realistic.

 People are not stunned by chloroform as in the story, nor can they be tongued in the neck.

 If you want to deprive them of consciousness in an instant, it would probably be more effective to make them inhale carbon dioxide.

 If you want to take away life as well as consciousness, that would be different.

Right? So it's not my fault that I punched him in the stomach.

No, punching someone in the stomach and knocking them out is not so bad, is it?

It's not my fault I punched him in the stomach. I was just thinking about the devastation in this town and what happened to Mary and the others.

"Oh, .......

 I couldn't help but agree with him.
 Yuki and the others nodded in agreement and looked down at the fallen Takamatsu.

You can say that this child is the cause of the problem. ......

 Putting aside the pros and cons of starting a religion, what happened afterwards was not good.

 I've seen something about how to make money in a new religion, and the trick was to keep the amount of money you take in below a certain percentage of your income.

 The trick is to keep the amount of money taken in below a certain percentage of one's income. If one takes in too much, the lives of the believers will be ruined, and this will become a social problem. Even if one makes money in the short term, the source of income will cease to exist in the long term.

 Takamatsu misjudged the situation and failed to take appropriate action.

 He was not without blame for the death of Mary's father and the severe burns on the girls.

But even if we catch them alive, they'll probably kill us. Even if you use the wrong amount of force, ......

 Toya mutters something quite scary, but it is undeniable.

 Even though they are acquaintances, they are not close enough to take the risk of helping each other, and unfortunately, what they did was too problematic.

 If we harbor him, we will become criminals.

 If we wanted to be merciful, we could cut off his head right now in his unconscious state, but we don't have the right to get our hands dirty.

 It would be better to just hand him over and forget about him.

...... Shall we capture him for now?
It's a little depressing, but it can't be helped.

 Yuki and the others gagged and blindfolded the unconscious Takamatsu, and tied his hands and feet with rope.
 The ropes were then tied around his hands and feet.
 Toya then carried him up.

"Let's just deliver it to the Adventurer's Guild in this town. We don't want to get in trouble, do we?

"Yeah. Let's just get it there.

Right. We'll become criminals if we're forced to help them escape.

 We don't know what Takamatsu's skills are, but we know it's best not to get involved.

 We hurried to the adventurer's guild to finish what we didn't want to do.

    I hadn't been to Kergu in a while.

 The adventurer's guild in Kerg, which we hadn't visited in a long time, seemed to be as busy as ever.

 The town was not so lively, but there were many jobs for adventurers in this situation.

 In particular, there were many day jobs available due to the demand for reconstruction.

 When we walked into the guild with a suspicious-looking cloth, we drew a lot of attention, but to be honest, it was a good thing that no one was bothering us.

 Most of the adventurers whose livelihood is in the hands of the guild are basically well-behaved.

 --At least not in the presence of guild officials.

 It's only natural, because if you're watched, you won't be able to move up in rank or get good paying jobs.

 We ignored the stares and headed for the counter.

"Well, hello?

 We laughed at the receptionist who greeted us with a bit of annoyance, her gaze wandering between our faces and what Toya was carrying, and then pointed to the handbill on the wall.

I've brought you that.
"That ......? Huh! Did you get it?

 The receptionist was stunned for a moment, as if she didn't understand what I was talking about, and then immediately raised her voice in surprise.

"Yeah, well...

I'm sure you're not the only one. I'm sure it was Nao-san and Toya-san, wasn't it? I'm sure you've heard of them.

 The receptionist had a look of disbelief on her face, but when she saw our faces again, she said our names as if she had just realized them.

"Oh, you remember me?

 This is the girl who used to hang out in the archives when I came to Kerg, and we became friends.

 I remembered her because she was one of the few people I knew, but she was one of the many adventurers who came to the city, and it was months ago, so I thought she had forgotten about me. .......

It is the role of the receptionist to remember those who seem to have a promising future at a high rank! I'm glad to hear that you were able to defeat them safely. I've received your report. Besides, Nao-san is an elf.

 I'm not very good at remembering faces, but I think it's quite impressive.

 The fact that I'm an elf, which is rare in this area, may have an effect on me, as my sister says. .......

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

I'm not sure what to do. So, can I have this one?
"Oh, I'm sorry. Let's go to the back.

 Pointing to something Toya was holding, I urged her on, and she led us away from the counter and into the back room.

 The stares of the other adventurers hurt a little, but it's probably not jealousy, like, "You're making friends with our receptionist! It's probably not because they're jealous of us, but because of the rewards we're getting.

 If you're an adventurer based in this town, there's no way that you haven't seen that handbill, and you'll probably remember the amount of the reward.

 I don't want to think that there are adventurers who would just attack me out of the blue, but it might be a good idea to be careful.

"Please wait in this room for a moment.

 I was led to a small room that at first glance looked like an interrogation room.

 There was no furniture and it was quite dim.

 When the lady operated the wall, a light came on and illuminated the room, but the impression was still the same.

 Even with just the five of us and the receptionist in the room, it felt a bit cramped, with Takamatsu - or rather, Saint Satomi - wrapped around us.

 As we lowered the mattress into the corner of the room, she left the room and came back with two men.

 I don't remember seeing her the last time I was here. ...... Maybe not. I don't think so.

 One was a strong man, and the other was an old man.
 There were nine of us, and one of us was a macho man, so it was pretty cramped when we were all in the same room.

I'm sorry. It's just a precaution.

 I'm sorry, but I'm just being cautious.

What do you mean, "beware"?
"Well, he's a wanted man, isn't he? This room is pretty solid, you know.
"I see.

 Haruka replies and looks around the room.

 The room looks like a prison. There is no furniture in the room.
 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to use it.

"This is William, the head of this guild. The one behind him is Silas, my bodyguard, but you don't need to remember him.

You don't have to remember." "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. It's Ketra.

 The macho man who was introduced as Silas protested the introduction of the receptionist, who was apparently named Ketola, but Ketola shook her head nonchalantly.

There's no chance of me getting involved with you. In fact, please don't get involved. I don't want you to have a strange influence on promising young people.

 That's a pretty harsh thing to say, Ketola.
 I'm sure Silas is right to be angry.

 But perhaps he's in a weaker position than Ketola, Silas doesn't say anything back and just smiles.

"Well, well, well. I'm sure you'll be fine. Cyrus.

 At William's urging, Cyrus approached the screen in the corner of the room and pulled off his hood. He then removes the blindfold, nods, and puts the blindfold and hood back on.

There's no doubt about it. This is Saint Satomi.

 At these words, the branch chief breathed out a sigh of relief.

 There must have been some problems in the situation where the central figure of this disturbance had not been caught.

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But how did you find it?

It's a good thing I found you by accident. It's not that I was looking for it, it's just that I stopped by this town on my way to make a request.

 Haruka replies honestly to his words of admiration.

 In fact, Satomi just blew herself up, and if she hadn't called out to us, we wouldn't have noticed.

 The reason for her defeat was that she either misjudged Toya's boldness or overestimated her skills.

 Maybe she thought she could just talk her way out of it.

Luck is one of the qualities of an adventurer. Silas, you stay here and keep watch. You're going up.

 Leaving Silas in the small room, we went to the branch chief's office, apparently.

 We walked upstairs and found the room a bit cluttered with various documents.

 The branch manager sat down on a chair at the back of the room, letting out a voice suitable for his age, "Come on.

Now that we've identified ourselves, let's pay out our winnings. Ketra.
"Yes, sir. Here is your prize, one thousand gold coins.
Thank you.

 He took a leather bag from a shelf in his room and presented it to us.

 It's a lot of money, but it's also a familiar amount now.

 It was a leather bag that could fit in the palm of your hand, but it was all metal and as heavy as if you were holding a dumbbell.

 I, who was close to Ketola, picked it up and put it in the bag.

 My bag, which obviously didn't look like it had any weight in it, made the branch chief look a little curious, but he didn't say anything about it.

"Didn't you guys take care of the bandits before?
Yes. Rafan has informed me that you have successfully completed the task.

 It's hard to believe that the branch chief would be aware of a single adventurer's request, but he may have heard about it from Ketra beforehand.

These and other achievements are worthy of raising your rank, but your current rank is .......
"Well, you were rank 4 then, right?
Yes. Now it's rank 5.

 Ketola-san's memory is incredible.
 Haruka nods and tells him his current rank.

It's too early to be rank 6. What is the name of your party?

"I've named it 'The Clear Mirror'.

...... I'll keep that in mind. You can count on me if you need anything. I'll help you in any way I can.

 That's one way to get paid, I guess.

 Well, the power of the organization is not foolproof, and it's not bad to have a connection.

"Thank you.
"Good, good. Good adventurers are the guild's treasure. Keep up the good work.

 Whether it was because his concerns had been addressed, or because he thought we were "quality adventurers," as he said, he was in a good mood as he left the room.

 Then we went downstairs and out of the guild.

"As expected of a high-ranked (・・・・) adventurer! Thank you for your hard work!

 For some reason, Ketra-san saw me off with an emphasis on "high rank".
 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.

 ...... Oh, I see. I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 To attack such a person, you must be a fool, or a fool who is confident in his skill.

 It's unlikely that a normal high-ranked adventurer would attack you.

 A thousand gold coins is a lot of money, but it is enough for a high rank adventurer to earn, and the risk is not worth the return.

 If the adventurer is an idiot, he can simply turn on the adventurer, and it is the idiots who are confident in their skills who will have problems.

 If they are just overconfident, there is no problem, but if they have a high level of skill but have a behavioral problem that keeps them from rising in rank, that is a problem.

 I'd like to get out of this town before I get into trouble.