Tl Note: Only Ryouma went to the guild master’s room.
Volume 1 Chapter 16: Exam Conclusion
“As I’ve told you earlier, I won’t be limiting the jobs you can take, so you’ll be able to take jobs of the same rank as yours. Just make sure to be careful.” [Wogan]
“Yes, I’ll do my best.” [Ryouma]
“Technically, you’re strong enough to start at E Rank, but you’ll stand out too much with your age and might end up being hated by others, so I’ve decided to have you start at G Rank. You’ll have towkr your way up.” [Wogan]
“Thank you.” [Ryouma]
I bowed to Wogan-san, but he waved his hands and stopped me.
“Ah, stop, stop. You don’t have to use polite speech with me. It’s just a hassle, so don’t. By the way, who taught you how to handle a bow? An elf?” [Wogan]
“My grandpa did, but he’s a dwarf.” [Ryouma]
“A dwarf, huh… Archer dwarves are rare, but they have do flexible fingers, so I guess they have their share of experts too, although they’re not as renowned as the elves. Anyway, with this your registration is complete. All that’s left is for you to take this.” [Wogan]
The guild master handed me an envelope.
“What’s this?” [Ryouma]
“A letter of introduction to a black smith I know. Judging from the way you acted after deflecting my knife, you can also use a spear, right? That smith has a couple of spears, so why don’t you pick yourself a nice weapon. He also has some armors too, though it’s not his expertise. Anyway, buying from him is better than some cheap store.” [Wogan]
I should just gratefully accept his kindness here.
“Thank you. I’ll go when I need a new weapon.” [Ryouma]
After thanking the guild master, I left the room.
It was already dark out, so after rendezvousing with my companions, we went back to our lodging. It was then that I remembered something.
“Sebasu-san, does this inn also sell stones to sculpt idols?” [Ryouma]
“Yes, are you planning to make another one?” [Sebasu]
“Actually, I received the blessing of a god I’ve never prayed to before during the baptism this morning. I want to sculpt his idol.” [Ryouma]
“I see… If it’s no trouble, could you share what blessing you received?” [Sebasu]
“Sure, it was the blessing of the God of Liquor, Tekun, that appeared on my status board.” [Ryouma]
“The God of Liquor, huh? It’s rare for a human to receive his blessing, but Tekun-sama is not only the God of Liquor but also the God of Art and craftsmen. He’s usually worshiped by the dwarves. Do you have any idea why he would give you his blessing?” [Sebasu]
“My grandpa, who picked me up, was a dwarf. I’ve also helped a little in his smithing.” [Ryouma]
I gave Sebasu the excuse I prepared with Gayn and Co.
“I see, so that’s why. You must have done something that pleased Tekun-sama in the past. It’s curious why he didn’t give the blessing of the God of Crafts instead, though…” [Sebasu]
“The Blessing of the God of Crafts?” [Ryouma]
“Tekun-sama is known to bestow two blessings. One is the Blessing of the God of Crafts and the other is that of the God of Liquor. From what I’ve heard, the former allows one to advance quicker as a blacksmith, while the latter prevents one from getting drunk or getting hangovers. Oh, and it also increases the odds of coming across good liquor. The latter blessing is still enviable, but it’s not the kind of blessing that would gain animosity from others.” [Sebasu]
“I see.” [Ryouma]
“In any case, if you intend to sculpt Tekun-sama’s idol, then I’m sure this stone should be more than adequate.” [Sebasu]
As Sebasu-san said that, he took a stone out of his Item Box. It was one of the stones I made from the landslide.
“It’s the stone you created, Ryouma-sama. Money is needed in the city; and this stone is of standard size, so I brought it since I figured it could help cover your living expenses. After all, it seems you don’t intend to rely overly on me or the masters I serve.” [Sebasu]
“Thank you. You actually went out of your way to bring something like that.” [Ryouma]
“Please don’t mind it. Now, about Tekun-sama’s idol, word has it that he dislikes gaudy ones and prefers those exquisitely sculpted from the heart. Offering wine to the idol is also a good idea. Tekun-sama’s picture and the liquor can also be purchased along with the stones.” [Sebasu]
“I’ll buy it then.” [Ryouma]
I went Sebasu-san to the employee lodging, and after telling them what we came for, they informed us that a rare expensive liquor, the Tears of Keromi, had just arrived.
I didn’t know it’s value, so I only bought 3 bottles, but Sebasu-san’s eyes changed and he immediately bought two barrels. As it turns out, it was Reinbach’s favorite brand, but because its production was limited, it was extremely hard to come by.
He told me it was thanks to my blessing that he was able to come across it.
Hmm… Doesn’t it seem like he’s also personally interested in it?
After that I went back to my room, sculpted the idol, offered wine to it, finished my meal, bathed with the cleaner slimes, and then retired for the day. Like this my first day in Gimuru concluded.
Tl Note: This part is short, so there’s another one.