“Good day, Maelyn-san.” [Ryouma]
After leaving the meeting room, I went to the designated location and dropped off the treant lumber from my Dimension Home, then I went to see the receptionist.
“Oh, Ryouma-kun. You’re here to receive your compensation, I take it?” [Maelyn]
“That and I’ll also be applying for the training next week. I would also like to purchase some information.” [Ryouma]
I presented my guild card and my application form.
“Information… Alright. How about this booklet?” [Maelyn]
The receptionist took out a booklet from under the reception desk. It seemed to have the information regarding the ‘Field of Poisonous Insects’.
“I thought this might fit the bill since you just wanted to purchase information on the ‘Field of Poisonous Insects’ to prepare for the training camp. What do you think?” [Maelyn]
“Yeah, this could work. But how much information does this booklet actually have?” [Ryouma]
“It has information on the poisonous insects presently living in the area. Information on the medicinal herbs that could be gathered from the area. And finally, it also provides geographic information through the inclusion of a simple map. It was made just for the training camp, so it actually has all the necessary information.” [Maelyn]
That’s what she says. I guess I’ll take her word for it.
“I’ll take it then. Take the payment from the payment for the treant lumber.” [Ryouma]
“Thank you for using our services. How about taking another job while you’re at it?” [Maelyn]
This time she handed me a list of jobs.
“This is?” [Ryouma]
“The training camp isn’t just about going there and camping. Doing work while you’re there is also a part of it. In fact, one of the obligations of a trainee is to perform a job during training. Although you don’t have to do any since you’re an instructor, but if you do take a job with you, you’ll be able to make a little extra.” [Maelyn]
When I looked through the list, I noticed there were a lot of collection jobs for poisonous insects and medicinal herbs. Every one of these things can be used to concoct medicine, so it’s not that strange, but…
“Excuse me. About the job to collect the roots of the Giamana Herb, would it be alright if I brought the goods to a branch in another town?” [Ryouma]
It’s not difficult to find Giamana Herb and gather them, but you have to bring them back quickly, as you only have about half a day after digging one out – or at most, within the day – to bring them back before the herbs can’t be used anymore. I don’t know where the Field of Poisonous Insects is, but considering the schedule of the training camp, it’s likely that the herb and its roots will go bad if I have to bring it all the way back here. They might still pay for it, but I doubt they would considering it would be an inferior product then.
There were also other herbs on the list that either require special handling or are difficult to gather.
Especially, this ‘Bark of Tormak’. Isn’t it out of season to be looking for something like this?
When I think of Tormak Bark that’s meant to be used as an ingredient for medicine, the only thing that comes to mind is that naturally peeling bark that can be found at the end of winter at the onset of spring. Even if you scrape the surface of trees right now, the material you’ll get won’t have the potency expected of a medicinal ingredient.
“Oh, right. I forgot to tell you. Hey, lend me your ear.” [Maelyn]
Maelyn-san leaned over the counter and brought her beautiful face near mine.
“I can’t talk too loudly, but the thing is this list actually also includes ‘traps’ as part of the training curriculum. All these jobs can be done – either via completing them or giving up on them – as long as one gathers information beforehand properly, but without that, there are also jobs here that’s sure to fail. Of course, these won’t leave a mark on their record.” [Maelyn]
“Ahh, I thought it might be like that.” [Ryouma]
I wonder if this is how things are usually done.
“That’s a bit hard to answer. All guilds train their members, but the circumstances change according to the environment, so the methods are usually left to the discretion of each branch… I’m sure there are other places that do things like we do here, but I’m sure there are also those who would prefer to study intensely for a month in a classroom instead. So, in other words, it’s completely dependent on what the people in charge want.
Oh, as for the methods we’re applying at this branch, they’re all the guild master’s ideas.” [Maelyn]
Well, he did pull a surprise attack on me during my registration exam. Figures, I guess.
“You can tell other instructors about this if you want, but please keep it a secret from the trainees. Please.” [Maelyn]
“Alright. Also, I won’t be taking any other jobs this time. This way I can pay better attention to the students.” [Ryouma]
“Sure. Now, here’s your payment for the last job you took. Your party members’ share has already been split and the cost for the information has also already been deducted. You can have your guild card back too.” [Maelyn]
“Thank you very much.” [Ryouma]
I stored the payment in my bag, then I left the guild.