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GC V1C30

Time for some beating! xD

This chapter is thanks to Shaye too :)

(030) Peerless on stage

Translator: Tseirp

As usual, the interior of the Adventurers Guild was crowded with adventurers. There were adventurers there to exchange information but there was some drinking alcohol as well. It seems like they bought liquor from the liquor store in front to drink here. Apparently, taverns only open in the evening and it’s lonely to drink alone so the adventurers gathered to drink here.

For the time being, I’ll sell the magic stones I obtained in the Beginner’s Labyrinth.

Jofre and Elise said that they would make their purchase after us.


“Good afternoon, Katyusha-san, I’d like to sell the magic stones and materials that I didn’t get to sell the previous time.”

“Welcome Ichinojo-sama, Haurvatat-sama. Please show me your adventurer’s certificate.”


I passed Haru’s adventurer’s certificate to Katyusha.

Then, I extracted the magic stones, goblin sticks, bat wings, slime jelly etc. I acquired from the Beginner Labyrinth.

The only things I acquired from the Beginner Labyrinth that I did not sell were the Rare Medal and Goblin Sword.


When Katyusha left her seat for a moment to verify the items, a voice came from behind the line.


“Beginner Labyrinth as usual huh, that’s tough, you practically can’t earn a living from the Beginner Labyrinth. She’s such a poor thing, to have such a poor man as a master.”


The Pugilist man from the previous day made a pass at us. Looks like he remained at the same place for the entire time since yesterday. He’s quite a leisurely person.


“Is that all you want to say?”


“Since you’re second-rate as an adventurer, even your provocation is second-rate. As expected of noble-sama’s errand boy.”

“You bastard, are you trying to pick a fight?”

“The person picking a fight is instead asking if I’m picking a fight? Like this, you’ll be third-rate as a Merchant.” (TL: The merchant part is easier to understand in Japanese, to pick a fight in Japanese is translated literally as selling a fight/quarrel.)


I mocked,


“If you want to go then we can go at it on that stage.”


I used my thumb to point over my shoulder directly behind me.

Implying that I’ll fight him on that stage.


“Hey, rookie … no, rookie, the stage is here?”

“That’s the Disciplinary Room?”

“It’s our second home.”


… For god’s sake, please close your mouths. Since I’ll not ask in detail why the Disciplinary Room is your second home.

The Pugilist man laughed heartily at my suggestion.


“I never imagined that you would be the one who suggests it after you managed to see through my job. Looks like I’ll be able to earn a lot of reward money from young master Oregeru.”


… So the noble that wanted to buy Haru is called Oregeru. What a loose-lipped man.


“Ichinojo-sama, thank you for waiting. The total would be 32 sense. Please verify it.”


32 sense … 3200 yen huh. I can’t judge if it’s low or high, but it doesn’t matter now.

I collected the 3 bundles of 10 copper coins and 2 loose copper coins and placed them into the item bag.


“Katyusha-san, please prepare the stage! This boy wants to fight with me!”

“Eh? Please wait a moment, Ichinojo-sama is not an adventurer?”

“It’s alright, I won’t kill him! To the extent that I won’t cause an incident. Moreover, if I apply for it then there’s no problem rule-wise right?”


The Pugilist man said with a vulgar smile.

Since he brought up rules, Katyusha could not longer cut in.

The stage was prepared and the usage fee was paid by the man who applied for it. 30 sense, it was 30 copper coins.


That’s expensive.


Not only the Pugilist man and I were there, many of the customers within the guild came along. The drunk people came with their alcohol.


The stage was a circular stage with grassland around it.

There weren’t any audience seats and it was covered by 4 walls so it could not be seen from outside.


“If it is not concluded within 10 minutes, the match will be over Kakke-san.”


Said Katyusha-san. The Pugilist … who seems to be called Kakke … dropped his sword onto the grass, climbed onto the stage and said “I don’t need 10 minutes.”.

Then, I left my sword with Haru and hopped onto the stage.


Then, when I stepped forward, 3 men came onto the stage from behind.


“What do you intend to do? Isn’t this a 1-vs-1?”

“These guys are lookouts so that you don’t run away.”

“I see … that’s right. I’d hate to owe you 30 sense so here, I’m returning it to you.”


I said and threw the 30 copper coins I just received. At the same time, I kicked the ground.




That was the last word the man said while standing on 2 feet. I kicked the ground and moved to his front and slammed my palm into his abdomen.

With that single hit, the man collapsed onto his knees and the copper coins fell onto his back.


“You … you are a Pugilist also?”


I held back so it seems like he was still conscious.


“Heh, I was right to prepare insurance. Pugilists are certainly strong, but … magic is their weakness. Remember that … if you survive!”


With Kakke’s words as a cue, “””「Petite Fire」””” I heard the sound of magic and 3 shots of magic aimed at the center of my back and flew at me. It’s not a violation to use magic on the stage but it’s supposed to be a taboo.


Then … those 3 shots hit me.


Kakke must be confident that he won. However …


It’s somewhat painful but something like this was fine.

Switching to magic-specialized jobs, my magic defence was easily 20 times that of a single Pugilist.


Because I knew since they entered the stage that those 3 were Apprentice Magicians.


“Listen here, magic is used like this! 「Petite Water」! 「Petite Stone」!

「Petite Wind」!”


The water ball and mass of stone and air hit the 3 Apprentice Magicians and they all fainted.

Then, I raised my hand up to the sky and released the flame magic 「Fire」.


A huge fireball rose up the sky.


【Ichinojo Level up】


I used magic so either Apprentice Magician or Magician had leveled up.

Then, I looked at Kakke.


Kakke looked at the magic rising up to the sky and “You, what are you …” questioned fearfully.


“It’s not a job that you can name!”


Because it’s truly not. (TL: He’s referring to the Jobless job.)

Then, I grabbed Kakke’s hair and looked at his expression distorted with fear.


“Rather than that, convey this to the noble, I’m a coward so I’ll flee and hide. However, Haru … I will not forgive anybody who hurt people important to me. Even if the opponent is a noble. That’s why I’ll let you live as a messenger.”


I left such a message and,




Released a knife hand.




Kakke’s leg was cut off from below the left knee.

… The right knee was trembling. The man’s scream shook my eardrums.


Katyusha-san came up to the stage carrying the first aid kit originally prepared for my treatment.

The drunks came up the stage first and applied alcohol to the wound.

That disinfection further caused Kakke more pain.


I descended the stage and stood next to Haru.


“Haru … I’m back.”

“Master, please don’t push yourself too hard.”

“I don’t intend to.”


” … Thank you.”


Hah, I wanted to end it more refreshingly.

It’s pretty tiring to actually be peerless.

But, if this rumour spreads a bit, the number of adventurers who provoke us should decrease.

I don’t intend to apologize to Kakke who I made an example of by injuring him more than necessary but I still somewhat felt sorry.



Author’s Note:

The next chapter will be the last for the 1st volume. 

TL: Wow Ichinojo got dark there for a moment :O

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  1. ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
    …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Nepu!!……..
    …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
    ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..

    • thedefend

      So fast, i cant get 1st place ;(

    • BielT

      ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
      …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Nepu!!……..
      …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
      ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..

  2. Thx 4 da chappy!
    Best chapter ever!

  3. manewt

    The real bad ass, ichinojo

    • Waht

      Remember, he was practically a normal citizen like 3-4 days ago.
      And now, he dismembered someone’s leg.
      Shit be real.

      • Kuraudia

        I do not understand that movement is not with sword slash?

        • Multi

          Slash is a skill that does not require a sword. He’s used it with his hand a number of times, once with both hands, and used it while delivering a kick to the bandit leader all before now. Honestly I don’t know how you didn’t catch this that far in, lol. The name does give the impression that it isn’t a bare handed technique, though.

  4. Mirorudo

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Finally a japanese MC with the right amount of Xianxia attitude. Though I wouldn’t mind if he burned those 3 magicians with that giant fireball, also is no one from the guild gonna comment on the fact that Errand boy (forgot his name) cheated by bringing in 3 other people and directly saying he tried to murder Ichinojo?!

    • Yeap it’s a welcome change. xD He’s both slightly an open pervert and have assertive personality unlike usual Japanese MCs. Well they know now not to screw with him.

    • Halosty

      Yeah sounds like grounds for direct expulsion from the guild (for all involved).

    • Kortodo

      Maybe the rules don’t say anything about it being 1v1 or even being fair. It could be the rules just say that anyone who enters the stage is considered part of the fight, so it was on our MC for not stopping/protesting those three joining them.

      But given the results, it’s for the better anyway. He showed that he can take a pugilist and 3 apprentice magicians at the same time without breaking a sweat.

  5. CryoCyberSlayer

    He only sliced off part of the henchmen’s leg? If it were me I’d: slice of his dominant arm, chop his foot off on one side, make the other leg a nub, and lastly slice off his fingers on his remaining arm… I feel liked that would properly convey the message.

  6. thanks for the chapter

  7. Very necessary. Rather than simply killing someone. Cutting off a single limb or two will serve as a reminder for a lifetime of what will happen if you are opposed. Killing is as easy fix. Crippling someone is a lifetime monument that would prevent someone from ever trying it again.

  8. Mesmerised

    Thanks for the chapter !
    How refreshing ! Not a wimp MC !

  9. BarbaricBob

    :) welp, shouldn’t have been a little second rate red shirt. His leg might have survived.

  10. Random Internet User (tm)

    Well, that was pleasantly satisfying.

    Thank you kindly for the chapter.

  11. shade0180

    about time a Protag did it properly, seriously without setting an example early most of the time you’d be plague full of this problem

  12. Felini

    Thank you for the chapter! Dark ichinojo <3

  13. Vrinshael

    (∩◉ᴥ◉)⊃━☆゚.* Thanks~

  14. Drunken Devil

    TOO SHORT!!!!!

  15. Past One/Hikari to Kage


  16. Thanks for the chapter!

  17. RageOfZen

    OMG That fucking name is hilarious!
    FYI Kakke is extremely similar to the german word Kacke, meaning shit in english.
    Damn, luckily I wasn’t drinking something xD

  18. Kanezuki

    You know whats funny? There is a german word written Kacke and Kacke in english is poop.

  19. NaoSou


  20. Moonspike

    Finally! A protaganist with his priorities straight. I will be following this from now on. Thanks for the translation.

  21. Unbreak

    First Thanks for the chapter.

    I know I`m 3 months late to comment, but what is up with his payment ?

    He killed quite a lot of monsters on the beginners dungeon, and only got 32 sense ? While right at the beginning he killed 2 normal bunnies and one black one and got 100 sense.

  22. Lucky

    Thanks for the chapter .

  23. Glaudius

    He didn’t have to do that. OP characters should learn from Satou-sama of death march….

  24. Craig

    the charcter change in the dude is strange.
    day 1 super polite guy hasnt killed anyone then killed 3 bunnys
    day 2 killed 3 bandits in cold blood and a score of monsters
    day 3 bought slave
    day 4 fucked slave and killed a boss
    day 5 maiming peeps for shits and grins

    • Hahhaaha thanks what makes it stand out. A lot more human IMO compared to other MCs.

    • Weasalopes

      It’s possible that the rapid leveling due to the two Goddess’ Blessings is also reflected in his emotional growth.

      Also… he didn’t really appear all that immature to begin with.

      Yes, he was super polite; if you have had as many job interviews as he has had, odds are real good that you would learn to be that way; to an extent, he’s still that way, as he doesn’t feel the need to gratuitously antagonize people, he’d really rather not be involved in needless conflicts.

      Note that I say needless; if he feels that it is needed, he’ll get involved big time, as he did when Norn vanished, and as he did in regard to Haru.

      As to how rapidly he adjusted to killing, and his having no previous experience at that. If you are a civilian living in a metropolis, not involved with gangs, who isn’t someone who goes on hunting trips as a recreational activity, then you will have no experience at killing, as it just isn’t a part of your environment.

      So, that says nothing at all concerning whether he can accept killing when needful.

      I grew up in the city, yet had no problems with catching and eating fish on vacations; it was something you did.

      Conversely, my father talked about a relative of his when he was growing up, who raised chickens, who couldn’t be involved with killing them or eating them as he got sentimentally attached to them; his wife and daughters killed them, and lied to him concerning where the chickens they ate came from, saying they sold the ones he raised and purchased their eating chickens from others. This was during the Great Depression; money was very tight, such foolishness could not be allowed.

      All the way through he’s been very pragmatic. He accepted the reality of what had occurred to him, and got on with his life. He’s not a cold person, as demonstrated by his interactions with Norn and Haru, but he recognizes the realities of this world he finds himself in.

      He’s not a wimp; he just didn’t demonstrate passion for the jobs he interviewed for, so no one hired him. He _was_ trying to find work; he wasn’t a neet. So, that he’s capable of healthy interactions with the prefered sex does not surprise me.

      And he didn’t maim the guy for the lols.
      He did it very pragmatically; this guy had deliberately targeted him on the orders of a noble, and he wanted to send the message to that noble, and to anyone else who thought he was an easy target, that he would make anyone who deliberately set out to harm him suffer.
      If you are a sword for hire, death is always a possibility, so you don’t have an excessive fear of it.
      What you _do_ have a fear of, is being injured in a manner that you are made dependent upon others to survive, to be made weak.
      By maiming the provocateur in the manner that he did, he’s serving them all notice that they won’t get a clean death, but instead will suffer for the rest of their lives.
      But he also made it clear that he wouldn’t start things himself, and that he would provide an opportunity for someone who had targeted him to rethink things; someone who thought of themselves as a badass would have gone after the noble as the next step, and he’s not doing that.

  25. CCaprice

    Thanks for the chapter.

  26. Cut a leg, uh. I expected him to burn his head until the moron turns permanently bald, but that works too.

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