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Chapter – 79
We arrived at the city of Lukkos. The place we arrived in was near the city. However, I needed to work outside the city as an adventurer, so I was planning to head that way once we arrived.
“Thank you so much for helping me this far!”
Ristina-san bows her head.
“Don’t worry about it. Good luck with the drama.”
“Yes! I’ll do my best! Klua-san, you’ll be working now too, won’t you? Good luck with your work.”
At any rate, I’m glad we were able to bring Ristina-san to town safely. All we need to do now is to hope that we don’t bother Klua-san.
“Relius-senpai, please don’t do anything rash, okay?”
“I know that.”
Ristina-san and Klua-san were looking at me with concern. However, I’m a good fighter. It won’t be that big of a problem. I left the two of them and headed out of the city.
We had come as far as the carriage into the city, but it was indeed a terrible situation. There were a number of tents outside. The refugees have gathered here.
No damage has been done in this city so far. But the air was heavy because they had all fled from their homes.
I walked on, looking at those people.
“Adventurers who have received an urgent request! Gather around as we take rollcall over here!”
It was probably a guild employee. That person had a fairy on his shoulder and was holding a piece of paper.
I got in line and handed my guild card to the guild employee who was with the fairy. The guild employee who I gave the guild card to checked it and then handed it to me. The request has now been officially received.
“Alright, everyone’s here. All of you here will be divided into ranks and act accordingly! I’ve already put you together in a party to team up with the adventurers who were in here before you, so ask them about the detailed work.”
Then, according to each rank, the party is organized. First, the higher-ranked ones seem to decide to conduct precautions as far away from the city as possible later on. It seems to be a more dangerous role than ours, but so far no one seems to have died. On the contrary, low-ranking people like me are supposed to be on alert for the surroundings in this vicinity.
First, the high-ranking people will fight the surrounding monsters, and then we will defeat the ones that have broken through. That seems to be the basic flow.
“…Ah, isn’t that Relius?”
I heard a familiar voice. I looked over and saw a beastman with the characteristic dog ears―Mear-san.
“Isn’t that Mear-san? Why are you here?”
“I have accepted the request, but I didn’t expect to find you here.”
“Yeah. Are you alone?”
“Yeah. My friends from the party I just got together had to take care of some business. We’re splitting up.”
“Is that so?”
“Looks like we’re having a party together.”
“All right. Let’s get going.”
I headed to the party I was assigned to with Mear-san. There’s a lot of things I wanted to talk to her about, but we’re at work right now. I’ll have to ask her later.
The group I joined has two ranks, D and E. It’s a party of four, including us. After introducing myself, I lightly asked them about the current situation.
“We’ve never seen a monster here before. It’s just like only having us here.”
“Yes, yes. There are more knights than just adventurers out there, and there’s not a lot of things we can do.”
“That’s why it’s an easy request. It’ll give me the right to challenge for rank C too.”
“Me too! What about Relius?”
Everyone seemed to be in a state of optimism regarding this request. They’ve been here for three days, and there has not been a single battle yet.
“That’s right. I’ll be able to accept the request for promotion to rank D when this is over.”
“Good for you! Well, as expected, be careful when dealing with the victims, okay?”
That seems to be the extent of her opinion as a senior member of the team. Indeed, we cannot talk so cheerfully to the victims.
“There’s more work to do than just slaying monsters, isn’t there? What else do you do?”
“Sometimes, I help the merchants with their stuff. Then I’ll help them distribute the food to the tents and so on.”
Then the merchants were going to have a harder time than us. I have plans to meet up with Klua-san later. Shall I ask about the situation there, then? Everything was the same until the night was over. As the seniors had said, we didn’t have to fight the monsters.
But―that was when the sun went down. While I was talking leisurely with the party, a violent sound rang out. It was the sound of a bell announcing an enemy attack.
“A monster! A monster has appeared!”
Here and there, the voices of adventurers echoed. I looked at the sky and saw several magic attacks being launched. It meant a monster attack.
With a grin, Gon, our party leader, laughed.
“It’s rare. Will it be our turn?”
“But, they will have been beaten to death by the time they get here, wouldn’t they?”
Gon’s friend Garberossa said.
“Indeed. The other adventurers have a lot of time on their hands.”
“Still, we’ll have to make a move. We get paid.”
Gon and Garberossa stood up, laughing. I mumbled as I checked my sword, too.
“I’m a little worried.”
“Hey, hey. What’s the matter, Relius?”
“The monsters have never been this far before, have they? That means―there must be a lot of them.”
“Well, that’s certainly true.”
As I said that, Gon and Garberossa’s expressions tightened up as well.
“Let’s just get on with it, shall we? Don’t get too nervous.”
With Gon in the lead, we set out to defeat the monsters.