Updated 10 Sep 2023
Chapter 5: Slight changes from Object X
Adventurer’s Guild | Healer staff
Task: Casts healing magic on adventurers for free
Hobbies: Training and mock battles.
Personality: Mild-mannered, hard worker, extreme masochist, taste disorder, hikikomori.
That was the adventurers’ impression of me after I had stayed in the Adventurer’s Guild for three months.
A healer staff whose job is to apply Heal and Cure (which I had just learned).
I thought of it as a trade-off for the training request I made so I had no problem with it.
Conversely, it had become a favorable workplace with three meals and a place to sleep provided, with even clothes received in the form of presents.
Furthermore, it can’t be helped that my hobbies were misunderstood to be training and mock battles.
Not only had the physical strength building and mock battles become a daily routine, but the training menu was also constructed by Instructor Broad so there’s no helping it.
As for being described as mild-mannered, I would like to see it if you can be overbearing towards somebody who has a better physique and is clearly stronger than you.
However, even when it became a quibble when I refused to do something I didn’t want to do, there were no adventurers who would attack me within the guild premises because I had been misunderstood as a guild staff.
Well, because I had healed many adventurers, people would stand up for me if others tried to pick a fight with me.
As for being called a hard worker, it was apparently because I trained every day but all the adventurers around me strutted around in full gear (delusion).
I merely stayed in the guild because outside was clearly dangerous.
“Though ‘extreme masochist’ and ‘taste disorder’ are due to the Object X that Grulga-san gives to me after each meal.”
“I bet. But don’t you finish it every time? To continue drinking that until now, do you even know the characteristics of that Object X?”
“Ugh, that’s right. What is that really?”
“I have no idea. But it has always been available in the Adventurer’s Guild since a long time ago.”
“I have been forced to drink such a thing?”
“Yup. Well, a person who couldn’t drink it would have stopped out on the spot, and without knowing the effects, normally they wouldn’t drink it.”
“By the way, how much of that is being stored in the guild?
“It’s limitless. I heard that a sage made a magic tool long ago. That Object X comes out when magical power is inserted into the magic tool.”
“Does it benefit the guild or Grulga-san in any way if I continue drinking that?”
“Yes, it does. But how it benefits us is a secret.”
Grulga-san grinned as he disappeared into the kitchen.
“That makes me super curious, Grulga-san.”
Official name Object X.
The seriously disgusting drink’s effect was actually abnormal.
If you could stomach it, and continually do so, it is quite a cheat item.
Because you wouldn’t know it if you didn’t possess the Proficiency Appraisal skill, nobody drank that Object X apart from me for the past three months.
In truth, at the end of the first day of training, except for Charm, every abnormal resistance proficiencies, status parameters, and skill proficiencies rose.
The next morning, I suspected that it had something to do with Object X, and when I drank Object X again, my proficiencies slightly increased across the board just like the previous day.
I felt that it was something that should be drunk, so I made sure to continue drinking it properly after every meal from then on.
“Even so, isn’t it terrible to call me an extreme masochist and say that I have taste disorder just because of that?”
I brought up the topic again with Grulga-san after he returned.
“Nope, you’re an extreme masochist from the moment you show that you can stomach that. Moreover, I have seen plenty of people who continue to train Taijutsu like you do and they are all people who have that kind of masochistic tendencies.”
“No no no, I’m telling you I am a normal person.”
“You are still young so it can’t be helped that you are embarrassed by it.”
For some reason, he patted my shoulder gently.
“Haa~. I’ll go train today as well.”
“Sure. Work hard. Before that, drink this.”
I did my best to finish the mug of object X and went towards the training field.
After three months, my Taijutsu skill level had finally reached Taijutsu II and my Holy magic level had reached Holy III and would become Holy IV soon.
I did not even think that there were skill levels for magic but this increase seemed to be the effect of casting Heal on others day and night.
It seemed that proficiency increased faster by actually casting the spell instead of relying on mental image training.
As for Taijutsu, even after going through three months of training, its level stopped at Taijutsu II probably because of my lack of talent.
However, I did not give up because I found that my proficiency was steadily rising little by little.
While borrowing the guild’s sleeping chambers, I continued polishing my Taijutsu and Holy magic. For some reason, my bed was swapped with a better one from the second month onwards but when I went to thank them for it, I was looked at with incredibly pitying eyes but I chose to ignore it.
For the past three months, there hadn’t been any major changes except for my adventurer’s rank which rose to F.
On the day I became F-rank, I received a proposal from Instructor Broad.
“On my off days, as long as you fulfill the training quota, you are free to do whatever you want. Well if you are free, you can help to dismantle the monsters in the Adventurer’s Guild.”
He told me.
“Eh? Monster corpses are carried into the guild? They are even dismantled?”
“Yes. Haven’t you been eating large amounts of monster meat? That was all dismantled within the guild.”
“Oh? That was from monsters?”
I was really surprised that such delicious meat came from monsters.
“You only found out now?”
“But I’ve not seen a monster corpse since coming to the Adventurer’s Guild? I didn’t see any adventurer’s carrying them as well?”
“Hey hey. There’s something called a magic bag. Really, what are you talking about.”
Instructor Broad was completely astounded with me.
“Magic bag as in a bag that can put items larger than the size of the bag inside it and not feel the weight at all? Also, does time stop within the bag so that anything inside is preserved?”
“Hey, there’s no way that time can be stopped. Well, it’s still a great item that can store items larger than its size.”
The only fantasy-like element I’ve encountered in this world until now was magic so my heart was dancing.
“Is it expensive?”
“Yeah. At least 3 gold coins. That’s because the returns you get from having it are huge.”
I see. I guess mid-level adventurers would have it. Newcomers who grew up in wealthy families would most likely have it too.
“Please recommend me a shop someday.”
“No problem. While I’m at it, I’ll arrange to let you join in dismantling the monsters.”
“Okay. Let’s end the chat here. Today your opponent is this large wooden sword I custom-made.”
“ … Erm, please hold back more than usual. No, please hold back as much as possible.”
“That’s so weak-spirited.”
“I think my bones will easily fracture if I get hit by such a large wooden sword.”
“Well, I will go easy on you but I won’t stay my hand. Work hard so you won’t get fractures. Let’s start!”
And so the days I got beaten up continued even though I didn’t break any bones.
Three days later.
“Is it fine if I call you Luciel-kun? Thanks for coming. I’m Garba.”
What awaited me at the dismantling work room was a wolf beastman with a good physique and a handsome face.
I thought that if I sharpened a certain someone’s looks, they would closely resemble Garba-san.
“Nice to meet you, I’m Luciel. Thank you for having me today.”
“Nice to meet you. Also, you can speak to me like how you speak to my younger brother.”
“Oh, as I thought?”
“Yup. Grulga is my younger brother.”
“You resemble each other a lot.” I said while smiling.
“Glad to hear that.”
It looked like the two brothers were on good terms with each other.
“Let us begin then. We’ll begin dismantling the monsters now, but depending on the monsters, some remain rigid even after death while others have poison so just watch for now.”
A wild boar came out after he stuck his hand into a bag.
“A-are monsters usually this large?”
“Eh? Ah. I guess this is around the usual size?”
I stared as Garba-san used a single hand to place the mini car-sized boar onto the table with a bang.
“Then I will begin now.”
I recognized him as also a superman? a superbeastman?
Thus the skin was stripped off, the viscera were scrapped out and the meat was cut into blocks and then placed into a different magic bag.
“After dismantling the monster, these are taken to the guild kitchen or butcher shop in the city for wholesale, and the money is used to pay for the guild’s operation costs.”
“I see. But I feel like I am in the way by being here.”
“It’s okay. Naturally you would gain experience in dismantling monsters here, but Broad-san mainly gave you to me to train your eye to find monster’s weak points and areas where attacks can easily pass through.”
“What do you mean?”
“It is to increase your survival rate even if just by a little when you eventually go on an adventure. Recently there have been too few hard-working newcomers who diligently prepare in advance just like you.”
“For my case, it is because I don’t want to die though.”
“That’s usually the case for all adventurers. There aren’t too many people with strong heroic intentions nowadays.”
Garba-san shook his head regretfully. I dismantled a few small horn rabbits while talking with Garba-san.
“If you don’t have any plans, do come by next week as well.”
Thus dismantling work was added to my schedule.
For dinner that day, dishes were made from the horn rabbit I dismantled.
I once again realized that I should be a little more grateful for the meals. I prayed and conveyed my thanks for the meal before starting.
It seemed like Instructor Broad was quite busy recently as he went somewhere every three days.
If that’s the case, I’ll go to Garba-san’s place then. Just as I had that in mind, Nanaera-san, Mirina-san, and Melneru-san, the three receptionists that I hadn’t had much interactions with, called out to me.
“Luciel-kun, because your knowledge is quite skewed, Broad-san asked us to look into it. So we are going to be teaching you.”
The three of them blocked off my path and let off strange auras.
Since it would be scary if I rejected them, I accepted their offer to study today.
However, I had one concern.
These three girls were considerably beautiful and had good personalities so I might get on the wrong side of adventurers by having them teach me.
I was so worried that I only had that in my mind. But my unwarranted worry was quickly dispelled.
I later learned that I had already been recognized as a training fanatic and was deemed as an existence that’s harmless to both women and beastwomen.
In addition, because I’ve healed the wounds of countless adventurers at no charge for the past three months, I was held in reasonably high regard among the adventurers.
Due to that, I wasn’t as anxious as I was taught by the three of them.
“You don’t have to look so stiff, Luciel-kun.”
Nanaera-san smiled from the front.
“That’s right. It’ll be easy because you are literate.”
Mirina-san smiled to my right.
“Then let’s start.”
Said Melneru sitting on my left with a mischievous smile.
That was how the three of them arranged themselves. It was the first time I saw a hard-cover book instead of a booklet since coming to this world. But that didn’t mean that I didn’t mind the situation.
“Erm everyone, this is a bit too close. And also how about your work? And what is with that pile of study materials?”
“I have a list of monster subjugation volumes with illustrations and a list of recommended weapons and armors made from monster parts.”
“I have the completed volumes on wild grass, mushrooms, and fruits as well as a book on beginner-level pharmaceutical knowledge.”
“I have the local area’s specialty. It is the guidebook that people buy as a souvenir when visiting this land.”
Nanaera-san, Mirina-san, and Melneru-san gave me explanations on the study materials they brought respectively.
“Do I really need all of these?”
“O-okay. So who should I start learning from?”
“It’s my turn today.”
Nanaera-san raised her hand while the other two went back to the reception counter while smiling.
Thus, I obtained a good opportunity to learn the current common sense in this world.