3 days later.
Today is the day the training camp begins. Just as I’ve been told, I went to the guild an hour before the assembly. When I got to the designated place, some young and hasty adventurers were already present. They were probably the attending students. I passed them and went up to the second floor.
“Excuse me.” [Ryouma]
The moment I entered the designated meeting room, eight people turned to me. They were all strangers and I did not know a single person among them. Because of that they all looked at me with a gaze that seemed to be saying ‘What’s this kid doing here?’
Is he going to pick a fight with me!?
As soon as I thought that…
“Are you Ryouma!?” [???]
“Huh? Umm, yeah, but…” [Ryouma]
The middle-aged man that called out to me approached with a carefree smile. He appeared friendly and even called me by name.
Well, he’s probably the person-in-charge for the training camp. He’s probably not a thug, but…
“I’m sorry, did we meet somewhere before?” [Ryouma]
“Ha ha, I guess it can’t be helped. My name is Roche. You seem to have forgotten, but you saved me once before. Hey! You guys come too!” [Roche]
Beside the man called Roche were two middle-aged men and two middle-aged women.
…I do feel like I’ve met them before, as they all seem familiar, but I just can’t quite remember where I saw them.
“You can’t remember, huh?” [Roche]
“That’s only normal. There were a lot of people there too, after all.” [Woman 1]
“There’s no way you could remember all of us, right? Our meeting only lasted for a moment too.” [Woman 2]
“…? I’m sorry. I really can’t remember.” [Ryouma]
“There was a job to hunt the goblin outbreak at the north during spring, right? Do you remember now?” [Roche]
Ah, I remember. Roche-san and his four friends were definitely there.
“Are you the people I healed back then?” [Ryouma]
“Ah, you remembered! You really saved us back then. If not for you and your heal slimes, we might be dead already.” [Roche]
“You healed me and this guy too. Although we were only lightly wounded.” [Man 1]
“I’m Howard. This one here is Lucas.” [Howard]
The two men pointed at each other. After taking a closer look at the two women, I can tell that they were one of those that thanked me while crying back then. It seems I did something really rude.
“It’s fine. Anyway, since you’re here, are you an instructor too?” [Roche]
“Yes. The guild master suggested for me to go.” [Ryouma]
“I see! In that case, let’s introduce ourselves again. I’m Roche. I’m going to be the leader for the job this time. I’ll give a short explanation of how things are going to go, but if you have any questions, just go ahead and ask.” [Roche]
“Thank you very much. I’m used to camping, but I’ve never taught anyone before. Please take care of me.” [Ryouma]
In any case, it looks like we’ll be able to start this job without anything bad happening. Still, this sure is a strange coincidence.
By the way, the two women are Lucy-san and Mimil-san. They’re both mages.
After confirming that all the instructors have gathered, we had a brief meeting, and then we moved out.
As soon as we showed our face at the corner of the guild, Roche-san called out to the gathered students. His tone changed a bit, but this is probably his teacher-mode.
From what they’ve told me, he and his friends have mostly retired as adventurers and are mostly focusing their attention to raising young adventurers. Although they’re all veteran adventurers, just as Wogan-san said, they also have a lot of experience teaching.
After explaining what the students needed to pay attention to, each instructor gave a short introduction.
Roche-san’s party introduced themselves in turn. I was the last person to introduce himself, being the 15th person.
“Good morning, everyone. My name is Ryouma Takebayashi. Before coming to this town I lived out in the wilds at a forest called Gana for 3 years. I mainly sustained myself through hunting. Because of that despite only being an E Ranker, I have sufficient knowledge at making camp, securing food, and distinguishing between poisonous herbs and medicinal herbs. The guild master can vouch for my skills. I might appear younger than you, but please don’t worry about my age.
When it comes to weapons, I specialize at using the bow and the katana. I’m also learned in the basics of magic and can even use High Heal. Should you get hurt along the way, please feel free to call out to me.
Let’s get along during these 5 days of training.” [Ryouma]
“Please take care of us.” [Students]
…Hmm… Although they haven’t openly expressed their disapproval, their reaction isn’t that good either… Well, it can’t be helped.
“And with that, the introductions are over. We have 5 carriages outside, so we’ll divide you into groups of 6! Each carriage will have 3 instructors! We’re departing in 10 minutes! So you have that much time to decide your seats and do whatever else you need to do! Understood? Good! See you in 10 minutes! Dismissed!” [Roche]
At that, all the people in the area began moving.
There are 15 instructors and 30 students all in all. That’s 45 people all in all, so as one might expect from having that many people move out all at once, the entrance is really crowded. That being the case, I think I’ll go to the toilet first.