I heard that the mercenary guild in Karas Village was almost small enough to have barely reached the minimum members, but I don’t know how small it is when I didn’t even got inside.
The first thing that stood out was the many tables and chairs reminiscent of pubs.
Apparently, they sell simple food and alcohol, but even in broad daylight, many mercenaries sat drinking and making noise.
Next, my eyes turned to the bulletin board where mercenaries were looking at the contents of the request.
Even if the village of Karas was in the countryside, the faces of mercenaries looking at the bulletin board were more serious because there were common quests given by the guild itself, the country and the lord.
I headed to today’s destination, two women in neat uniforms smiled brightly with the looks of from the bank.
Even though I didn’t introduce myself yet, they already knew my name.
Being a disciple of Gordon and as an outsider, I became quite a celebrity in the village of Karas.
So without thinking weirdly, they smiled and accepted my greeting.
“Hello, I’d like to register as a mercenary and get a party member to join me on a free hunt.”
“Okay. Then please show me your ID card for registering mercenaries first.”
At the request of the staff, I opened my magic ID card.
[Kaelon Kingdom ID]
Date of birth: 25 May 1076.
Criminal history: None
The villagers did not respond, but the mercenaries who were drinking in the back gave a small exclamation and whistled.
This is because the magic ID card itself is an artifact that is transplanted into the body, so the value was considerably high and precious.
The female employee, who has checked my abilities, looked slightly surprised, but soon recovered her expression and completed the paperwork.
“Then let’s move out for a meeting with the branch manager.”
And coming to my side, she led me to the second floor.
“Manager, I’m with a new guild member.”
“Come on in.”
Entering the branch manager’s office located at the end of the second floor, a bald middle-aged man with obvious signs of annoyance was smoking a pipe.
The receptionist was very friendly, but the Branch manager was the opposite.
It’s been a long time since I came in, but he didn’t even look at me.
He didn’t look at me until he finished the whole pipe.
“Huh? Who do we have here? You’re Gordon’s disciple.”
“I thought you’re another young man from afar village that had come in vain.”
He grinned loudly at my hazy greeting and offered me a seat.
“I didn’t expect Gordon’s student to register… as a mercenary?”
He questioned how I came here to register as a mercenary.
“I’m a hunter.”
“I’ve heard you go into the woods alone once a week and hunt monsters. I heard you’ve been hunting orcs lately.”
“Yes, it’s been pretty easy since I learned magic.”
“Oh, yeah. You completed 1st circle in just three days, right?”
As expected, rumors spread quickly because it is a small town.
Maybe it’s because Gordon’s been bragging all over the place.
“Now I have also the 2nd circle.”
In my reply, he blinked silently and responded with bewilderment and asked again.
“Did you learn magic and become a 2nd circle mage in just a month?”
“It’s been six weeks as of today. I haven’t mastered the 2nd class magic yet. Though I already learned the main magic.”
“Was magic that easy to learn? Can you show me the evidence?”
I accepted because it wasn’t a difficult request, I cast a 2nd class spell.
Shield, Fire Arrow, Bind, etc.
I showed five magic tricks in a row.
“Arrow magic is fully attributable and binds with curse magic are also available.”
1st or 2nd circle wizards are called probationary wizards, but they aren’t in the same league, so they should not be treated the same way.
Obviously, 1st Circle magic alone brings a significant increase in combat power, but 2nd Circle magic is given destructive power and defense magic can be used in earnest.
Thanks to this, I heard that even a 2nd Circle wizard receives considerable treatment in the mercenary guild.
“As expected, Gordon didn’t accept outsiders as his disciple for nothing.”
“I was lucky.”
“I can’t throw out a man like you. I’ll give you an intermediate-level mercenary.”
Unlike entry-level mercenaries who can only carry swords, they need proven skills to become the intermediate level.
My current skills are ambiguous to become a senior (Sword Expert, Three Circle Mage) and fairly high level of ability to be intermediate.
I nodded my head without disagreement.
“Come to think of it, you have Slaughter, didn’t you?”
Afterward, an unnourished chatter came and went, and it was not until about 30 minutes later that I could be released from him.
“Come to the branch manager’s office at any time, Gordon’s disciple is welcome anytime.”
I didn’t do anything, but I already feel tired already.
I came back to the pub inside the mercenary branch.
“Then I’ll help you arrange the party. Is there anything unusual?”
“There’s an Orc village inside the Forest of Peace, and I want to fight it down.”
“Well, not many people want to go to the Forest of Peace. Because there’s a risk of surprise…….
Most mercenaries prefer the canyon on the east as a hunting ground.
This is because the number of monsters was high and there was little space to hide up, which can prevent many unexpected raids.
“You don’t have to worry about the ambush. Within 200 meters, I can check the monster’s location at any time. I don’t know which monster it is, but I am never going to be attacked first ”
She tilted her head for the first time but nodded obediently to see if she thought there was no reason for me to say nonsense.
“Then I think we can solve the problem of party members without any difficulty. You said there was an Orc village, do you happen to know the scale?”
“There are approximately 100 of them, and there are Orc warriors and Orc sorcerers in the village.”
It’s quite a good composition for a small Orc village.
Afterward, she went through the list, saying she understood.
And she looked at the pub and pointed out with one hand as if she had found decent members.
“I think they can help. It’s a party of one tank and two close combatants, and I’m sure of their skills.”
Where she pointed, somehow, there were three dark-faced men sitting.
When I asked what’s wrong with the atmosphere, it seemed that one of their fixed members, who they recently went together with, just moved to a large clan.
That member was a good Ranger, and because of that, they were now in a state of low hunting.
The composition and their situation were not bad for me.
“That’s great. Can I ask you to do me a favor?”
The female employee took me to them.
“Bart, can I talk to you for a moment?”
“Of course! Is it about the new Ranger?”
He sprang to his feet with a bright face, though he hadn’t said anything yet.
I think he mistook me for an archer when he saw my outfit.
Quality-looking leather armor and a well-balanced body. I didn’t look like a wizard to anyone.
The female employee smiled awkwardly and shook her head.
“No, I don’t think so, but I think he’ll go well with you.”
Bartran’s men gave me a visibly disinterested look.
But the words that followed opened their eyes one by one.
“He is a Wizard of 2nd Circle with slaughter skills.”
“He also has exploration skills, so he can locate monsters within 200 meters of him from time to time. He’s also capable of being a Ranger.”
Bartran responded with an unbelievable look on his face as to why a mage can possess such skills.
“I’m a student of Gordon, the wizard of this town. I’d like to hunt at a party. Is that possible?”
When I asked them, they rose from their seats.
“I look forward to your kind cooperation!”
And I laughed at their polite greeting.
The Tank tough shield pushed the Orc back, while the close attacker, who ran in between the gap, attacked the Orc’s Adam’s apple.
Three arrows flew from the village.
I opened the shield and blocked the Orc Archer from shooting.
Bartran shouted like a madman even though he was in the enemy position and ran toward the direction where the arrow flew.
I followed him quietly with the other two, but when I saw the raucous Bartran, I sighed.
Although badly crushed here and there, Bartran was still armed with expensive plate armor, so he is better than any tank.
The arrow didn’t work for him for someone rushing with a shield.
I don’t know who the monster was when I saw the three orcs running away freaked out by Bartran’s appearance.
I heard that his toughness is famous within Astil, a major activity place, but I don’t know if I should wrap it up with just the word toughness.
I made a rope of light and hung it on the bridge so that the orcs could not escape, and Bartran shouted Nice.
Because they were trapped, we blew away the groaning orcs one after another.
Then, two close fighters finish neatly without me having to step up.
The battle ended.
Bart’s way of fighting feels a little excessive, but still, I didn’t know it was so convenient to have a colleague when fighting together.
Thanks to this, the outskirt of the Orc Village to be Exterminated was collapsing in just two days.
Maybe I can complete the Orc Village Extermination quest by the end of today.
When I slaughtered the Orc carcass, they put the by-product in the cart they brought together with.
“Ok, that’s awesome.”
“A wizard with slaughter skills. What a blessing.”
After the battle, the three always gave me a thumbs up.
The leader of the party was Bartran, but everyone tried to impress me.
I didn’t hate the sight of Bartran’s company, maybe because I haven’t been around for a while.
“Now I just have to clean up the inside of the village?”
I approached Orc Village, nodding at the question of a Damage dealer using Halberd as a weapon.
As the distance from Orc Village narrowed to less than 200 meters, the situation inside was marked on the map, and when I realized something was wrong, I narrowed my forehead.
“What’s wrong with you?”
“There’s a man inside.”
The only white spots caught my eye in a clearly red-dot Orc village.
Note: Damage Dealer/ Close Combatants/ close attacker has the same meaning. Is just they are used throughout the chapter.