Updated 10 Sep 2023
We finally get to see Luciel’s OP status and skill growth! 🙂 Enjoy!
Chapter 006: Growth and leaving the nest
Day by day I desperately worked hard to secure my survival.
Around the time I had been under the care of the Adventurer’s Guild for close to half a year, I finally succeeded in leaving the Adventurer’s Guild to buy brand-new underwear and clothes for myself.
“I wonder why. Even though it’s something normal, this makes me feel very happy.”
“Thank you for your patronage.”
For some reason, the store clerk looked at me with pitying eyes but I had a large grin when I returned to the Adventurer’s Guild and went straight to the sleeping chambers which I had taken as my own.
On the way to my room, for some reason, the adventurers looked at me with eyes full of pity while the guild staff watched me with warm eyes which concerned me, but it had been a long time since I went shopping so my tension was rising and I ignored them.
In front of the sleeping chambers, familiar faces that I had treated approached me.
“Can I help you? Do you need healing?”
“If anything comes up you can consult me.”
Warrior-san said to me.
“If you need anything just let me know okay.”
The female adventurer looked at me with friendly eyes like seeing a little brother.
… Was this? I didn’t go out to buy items for half a year so … they deemed that I was a pitiful child who couldn’t even do his shopping?
I entered the sleeping chambers while thinking about that.
“Could it be that they gave this sleeping chamber to me because they think that I have no common knowledge apart from fighting and Heal and that I can’t survive on my own?”
Day by day my proficiency was increasing little by little and in this world, proficiency does not decrease.
Well, to be fair, I only think that because my proficiency had never decreased until now.
I had thought plenty of times what if I had Proficiency Appraisal when I was still on Earth.
“Well even if I could use Proficiency Appraisal on Earth, my previous life most likely wouldn’t have changed dramatically.”
While muttering to myself, I drank Object X and moved toward the training field.
“Alright. My Taijutsu skill has become Taijutsu III.”
Yes. My Taijutsu skill had finally become Taijutsu III. That was the standard for an F-rank adventurer and was said to signify technical capabilities capable of fighting against multiple goblins and winning. In this world, you could obtain that skill even if you had not selected a profession if you seriously trained for a year in the training hall. It would not be surprising if a person obtained that skill by the time they come of age. However, you can think of it as on par with the technical capabilities of a common fledgling adventurer. But, there’s a large difference in status between vanguard positions and a rearguard position healer. Because statuses are hard to raise, there’s a considerable probability of me losing if we fight. That cannot be helped. I told myself so.
“This is all thanks to Instructor Broad.”
“No need to flatter me. Kid, no, Luciel. It was because you worked hard towards your goal.”
“Umu. However, from now on it will be harder and harder to increase the skill level.”
“Luciel you came to the Adventurer’s Guild to learn to survive right.”
“Umu. From today onwards I will add Footwork training.”
“What is that?”
“It is the art of erasing the sound of your footsteps, sliding your feet while walking, and allows you to not feel tired when keeping a low profile while walking.”
“When you succeed in moving as above, even if you don’t obtain the skill, you can forge the lower half of your body.”
Thus Footwork training started.
“I can hear your footsteps, that’s just sliding your feet, and your posture is too high. If it’s like that you’d get ambushed by a wild boar.”
By that mini car? I absolutely won’t be able to handle that. I devoted myself to training.
Wake up → Magic training → Breakfast and Object X → Throwing training → Taijutsu mock battle → Lunch and Object X → Throwing training → Taijutsu training → Dinner and Object X → Magic training.
To be exact, I cast Heal on adventurers at least 10 times a day, or if there were severe injuries or a large number of injured people, it could reach above 50 times in a day.
I had to think about where to fit Footwork training in and decided to do independent training during the morning and at night for an hour each.
And for some reason, Instructor Broad began to increase the training time for Footwork at the expense of combat training.
“Lately, hasn’t there been a lot more Footwork training?”
I raised my question.
“It is because what you need the most right now is Footwork. Understood? Then let’s start.”
There wasn’t any reason or explanation.
Perhaps because my Taijutsu level went up, he thought that it was about time I wanted to go out and test my ability.
Normally, that would be understandable. However, I am neither a dreaming child nor a reckless youth. Well, I did want to promote my guild rank at all costs but as I wasn’t even convinced of my strength, I would not do so.
Just like that, I lived a life without romance in an extremely narrow activity area to the point of almost forgetting the city’s name. A year had quickly gone by since I came to the city of Meratoni.[Status open]
Job: Healer III
Magic Aptitude: Holy
「Proficiency Appraisal－」「Extravagant Luck－」「Taijutsu IV」 「Magic Power Control IV 」 「Magic Power Manipulation IV」「Holy Magic V」 「Meditation IV」「Concentration IV」「HP Recovery II」「MP Recovery IV」「Stamina Recovery IV」「Throwing III」「Dismantling II」「Danger Perception II」「Footwork II」
「HP Increased Rate of Growth II」「MP Increased Rate of Growth II」「ST Increased Rate of Growth II」「STR Increased Rate of Growth II」「VIT Increased Rate of Growth II」「DEX Increased Rate of Growth II 」「AGI Increased Rate of Growth II」「INT Increased Rate of Growth II 」「MGI Increased Rate of Growth II」「RMG Increased Rate of Growth II」
「Poison Resistance II」「Paralysis Resistance II」「Petrification Resistance II」「Sleep Resistance II」「Charm Resistance I」「Curse Resistance II」「Weakness Resistance II」「Seal Resistance II」「Disease Resistance II」
「Altered Destiny」 (All status +10)
「God of Destiny’s blessing」(Increased SP acquisition)
“After one whole year, the result of virtually investing all my effort is this … Because there’s nothing to compare against, I have no idea if it is amazing or not.”
“Why are you mumbling to yourself?”
“Oh, good morning Instructor Broad. Well, today marks one year since I came to this town but I can’t really tell if I have grown.”
“Rest assured. You are growing strong properly.”
“Is that so? Until now there are times I still can’t see Instructor Broad’s attack, my attacks can’t land decently and as for magic I can only cast Heal and Cure.”
“Well, there is a difference in combat experience and status between you and me. The difference is like how a decent hit from Luciel is about similar to receiving a jolt in my sleep.”
“I guess that’s how it is.”
Even in a game when a level 1 fights a mid-ranked monster, I would die shortly after I damage it.
“Man, show some motivation.”
I was hit on the back with a 『Ba~n』.
“That hurts. Well, although it has only been a year, I think that I can face myself properly with all the training achieved. It is all thanks to Instructor Broad. Even if I encounter a monster now, I would be able to escape.”
“Hey, that is where you should say you would be able to defeat it. But you did well for not running away this one whole year.”
“I thought of running away many times. But because this was something I determined that I needed to survive.”
And because there wasn’t any way to escape.
“Hey Luciel, why don’t you just join the Adventurer’s Guild for work?”
“No ~ This is quite a materialistic world so I would like to make some money, just a bit, and also memorize some new magic.”
“Well, I guess that is normal.”
“Last year my donation for the Healer’s Guild was paid by the Adventurer’s Guild, but it was thanks to Instructor Broad. If I don’t start saving money, it will gradually come back to haunt me.”
“I see. However, do consider becoming a guild staff.”
“Okay. Well, I am based in this city so I will visit to ask for training again. Oh, if you ever need a healer please ask for me. I’ll accept it for a cheap price.”
I exchanged a firm handshake with Instructor Broad, thanked everyone who helped me, and left with a smile.
Thus life in the Adventurer’s Guild had come to an end.
I looked up at the sky. “Okay. Today’s a sunny day too.” I said as I started walking towards the Healer’s Guild.
The me at this time had no way of knowing that I would be returning to the Adventurer’s Guild very soon.