304-276 Class at orphanage (2)

 I walked back out of the warehouse, wondering what I was going to do for the next hour, and found Toya and the others teaching the kids how to use weapons.

 Toya teaching the boys (and some of the girls) how to use swords is a regular occurrence, but it was unusual to see Yuki, Natsuki, and the others there as well.

 But it was unusual for Yuki and Natsuki to join them. After all, it seems that Mary and Mitya's adventuring inspired the orphans to become adventurers.

...... Excuse me, Mr. Ishka. I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one.

 To be frank, being an adventurer is a risky business.
 It's not a job I'd recommend.
 If you can get a normal job, that's much better.
 At my words, Ishka smiled and shook her head.

No, Nao and the others are helping me out. It's not something you can take even if you want to, you know, be taught by an active adventurer.

 Of course, it would be possible if they paid for it, but the orphanage couldn't afford it, and even if they did, whether or not the adventurer could teach them properly was another matter.

 In this respect, thanks to our skills, we have the right basics in place.

 Whether we are good at teaching or not, we have the advantage that we do not end up teaching our own style of sword fighting.

 Of course, there is a danger that by teaching you, you will develop a strange confidence. .......

Don't worry. I won't let you do anything on your own.

 I'm not sure if you're aware of what I'm going through, but I'm sure you're aware of what I'm going through.

 ...... I see. I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

Hmm, should we teach them something too?

 We have to ride this big wave! Like that?

But what? But what? Natsuki has already taught Nao what spear she is good at.
Well... You could join him there. ......

 I don't know.

I'd use a bow, but that's not easy to teach.
It costs a lot of money.

 In contrast to swords and spears, which can be taught with mere sticks, teaching archery requires not only a bow but also arrows.

 Arrows are a consumable item, especially in an orphanage, and the risk of accidents from practice is probably higher than with swords.

 There is also an unused bow in the magic bag, but considering the danger of orphans practicing on their own, even when we are around, we can't just hand it over.

There aren't that many spears, and it looks like Natsuki is enough to get the job done.
"How do you say that?

 I'm not a fan.
 ...... Well, the truth is, I'm not sure I can teach better than Natsuki.
 I'm not sure if I can do better than that.

"Well, well, there are some things that only I can teach. Don't worry.

...... What's wrong?

Don't twist my neck. No, I'm not the only one, but I'm good at what I do. Mine and Haruka's.

 It's more of a frequency of use thing, I'm...

I'm good at ...... magic, by any chance? It's true, I'm good at it. ......

Magic, huh? Is that okay? Usually, you have to be a student to learn magic. ......

 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.

I'm not sure what to make of that.

 In human society, the typical career path for a wizard is to find a wizard who is looking for an apprentice or who will take you on as an apprentice, and then spend many years as an apprentice.

 If you are able to cast spells during that time, you succeed, if not, goodbye.
 That's how it goes.

 Moreover, it seems that most wizards have a policy of "learn by watching" and do not give proper instruction.

 This is probably because the "magical qualities" are not recognized.

 If you don't have it, no matter how hard you try, you won't be able to use it, and your master won't even know if he's teaching you correctly.

 As a result, the way of teaching has become a way of saying, "It's your fault if you can't remember.

 If you don't teach, you don't have to worry about being told that your teaching method is bad.

Well, you won't be able to use it just by teaching it a little, so it's probably just a 'start' at best.

But if you can become a wizard, then you've succeeded! I'd love to!

"Okay, I get it.

 Even though my words were quite vague, Ishka grabbed my hand and shook it as if she was leaning forward.

 That's how high the status of wizards is among the humans.
 No, it's not that high, it's that they're easy to use? Can't be bothered to work?
 "I can actually use magic."

 As long as you have that fact, you don't have to be told you're related or anything, so it's definitely a very lucrative career for orphans.

 That's why I asked orphans to apply for the job. .......

"Not as many as I thought, huh?
"Yes. There's hardly been any increase since the beginning.

 The kids who used to follow us to the warehouse.

 So to speak, the kids who are always following us stayed behind, and only two came from Toya's side.

 Isn't magic really that popular?
 If it were me, and there was even a hint of a chance that I could use magic, I'd definitely ask you to teach me.
 Or maybe I'm not that popular?
 If that's the case, I'd be super bummed.

No, Nao, I think you're just giving up.
Have you?
Yeah. Everyone thinks it's normal not to be able to use magic.

 Gordon, the oldest of the orphans, was the one who followed me.
 He was one of the orphans who came here from Toya's combat training.

"Hmm, something like that. By the way, does Gordon want to be an adventurer too?

If you're good enough, yes. From what I've seen of my predecessors, it's hard to make enough money from a regular job to donate to an orphanage.

 He implied that we, as adventurers, were able to donate a good amount of money, but .......

I don't think we'd be much help, would we?

 First of all, there's a simple difference: a party of four wizards doesn't exist, at least not in Raffan.

 Furthermore, the starting point is also different.

 We had only been adventurers for about a year, but by the time we became adventurers, we were veterans in terms of skills.

 All we had to do was get used to it, and if we thought we could make the same kind of money, we would be in trouble.

"Of course I understand. I'm not going to push myself.
You know what? If anything happens to us, Mr. Ishka will hate us.

 It was surprisingly Ishka who raised an objection to my reminder.

You don't need to worry about it, Nao. As an adult, you are responsible for all of your own choices. We will advise you, but we will not force you.

Is that how it is?

Yes. That's the way it is. Once they reach adulthood, there is no way for us to protect them.

 Gordon laughed and shrugged at Ishka's harsh words.

And that's it. But the chief priest is quite strict. If you're a senior who simply says, 'I'm going to be an adventurer! I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.


"Oh? Oh-ho-ho.

 What did you mean when you said "advice"?
 You're using force.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing.

No, the seniors who endured it are doing just fine. ......

 It's a kind of gateway to success.
 If you're good enough to be beaten by Ishka, don't become an adventurer.

 If the survival rate of the orphanage is increasing, then it is not a mistake, but it is a very violent orphanage.