39 Increase the number of employees. Episode 3

 It was a morning at the beginning of the month, two weeks after I had gotten my message on the information network at the Guild. I woke up to a noisier-than-usual bustle.
 Hmm? I thought you might be up later than usual? That's probably true, because starting today, the inn is on holiday and we have exams and training to do. The exams are scheduled to start at 10 a.m., and it's been a while (about three years, maybe?) since I've had one. I thought I could get a good night's sleep in....
 It was absolutely noisy. What in the world is he making so much noise in this place off the main road? I'll shut him up for a minute....

 I'm going out after I've dressed up. In case you're wondering, it's now 7am.


(What's this?)

 There was a sea of people, people, people, people there. I wonder if there are more people there than there were at the school I took the entrance exam for. Where's the edge?
 Is there a festival? There are many people we see in the royal capital, but there are even beastmen. Ah, I found Lirika-san.


'Phew! I thought I was going to die. Thanks, Kara.

 Lyrica thanks me while half crying. I'll have to ask her what all the fuss is about.

Lyrica-san! What is this all about?
'They're all people who came to take the test at Kara's inn~'
'What? It's too much! And the exam is scheduled to start at 10:00!
''Oh, I didn't put the start time of the exam in the information network, you know. People probably thought it was better to come early, right?
'What? .........!

(Come to think of it, I don't think I set a time...)

 It was a startling realization that I've only just realized.

'What do we do? It's a little early, but do you want to start the test? I mean, can't you just get the exams over with and fix this mess? This whole mess has gotten me kicked out of the guild, too.
''That's right. I don't care what your reasons are, Lirica-san, but if we don't do this, the neighbors will be in trouble. It's early, but let's get started.

 Now, Lyrica-san, please hand out these number tags at random.

 Saying that, I hand Lyrica a number tag. At first I was going to use this as a turnstile, but I can't say that when there are so many people here. Since we don't even know who came first, we'll have to choose our order by lottery....

'Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your patience. I'd like to start the interview test. The number on the number plate handed out by the guild staff will be your exam number. Please take a look at this magic ball. The number you see here will be the first to enter the inn. We will conduct the examination.

 As I explained, the noise that had been so noisy gradually quieted down. By the way, I didn't shout when I explained. We don't want to disturb the neighbors
 Then you may be wondering how I conveyed my voice, but that can be done with magic. It's a magic that only I can use, so I don't think anyone else can do it.
 Also, I only made the number tags up to 100, so I made them up in a hurry. I didn't expect so many people to come.

 What kind of person will be the first examinee?