Evil God Average - Volume 1 - Chapter 6

Published at 25th of January 2016 01:49:05 PM

Chapter 6
Chapter 6 – Promise

The door opened with a creak, and I passed through it into the Adventurers Guild .
Looking from the entrance there was a bulletin board on my left, and there were a number of papers that seemed to be requests pinned to them .
On the right side were a number of round tables, and chatting adventurers who seemed to be in parties .
And in front of me was the counter, with a young receptionist staff member who was speaking with an adventurer .
At the counter, besides the person speaking to the reception, there were also about two people lined up behind them, and I decided to line up behind them too .

My turn finally came, so I walked forwards to the counter .

“Welcome to the Adventurers Guild . How can I help you today?”

“I’d like to register . ”

“Understood . To register you will have to pay 1 silver coin . Will that be all right?”

I nodded and drew a silver from my robe pocket, and handed it over to the receptionist .

“Well then, please place your hand atop this card . ”

After saying that, the receptionist brought out 1 unmarked card and placed it on the couner .
I did as I was told and placed the palm of my right hand above the card .
After leaving it there for about a minute, the card shone .

“Thank you, that will be enough . ”

Being told that I removed my hand from the card and found that the card that should have been plain up until just now was now marked with letters .
It seems that part of my status has been written here .

Name:  Anri
Race:    Human

Sex:       Female
Age:     17
Job:       Mage
Level:   1

I-, I’m glad it was only a part .
If my title or skills were written here, it might have caused a huge fuss .

“I’ll be transcribing what’s written on the car──”

“Oi, oi, this little girl wants to become an adventurer? It’s the end of the bloody world . ”

Cutting off the receptionist oneesan’s words was a voice from the side .
When I reflexively looked that way, I found that one of the adventurers talking by the tables earlier was now standing there, and walking our way .
He’s a large man at around 2 metres, and has a fierce and filthy, thickly bearded face .
Could this be… a ‘picking a fight with an OP protagonist’ event?

“Oi, oi, Gartz . You’re seriously picking a fight with another newbie?”

“Doing this everyyy singleee time . You sure don’t get bored, huh . ”

Wai-, this happens all the time?
It seems that I was just being overly self-conscious . I’m so embarassed that my face is burning up with shame .

“Oi, how ’bout saying something . Don’t just stand there wordlessly forever with your face hidden . ”

Saying that, the bear of a man that picked a fight with me────Gartz, pulled away my hood with his hands .


Gartz who was looking right at my eyes stiffened up, with shock and horror frozen on his face .
Fortunately, his large build was hiding me so it seems that the other people weren’t affected by my mystic eyes .
The next moment, something flew up from below and settled into my hand .


When I had a look, I found there the ominous jet black tantou that I got used to yesterday .
It seems that the time limit for leaving it out of my hand has passed .
Seeing me who looked like I was preparing a weapon, Gartz let out a shriek and fell on his backside .
Like that, he backed away to get away from me .
While watching that, I managed to get the hood on and hid my eyes just in time .

“Oi, what’s wrong!?”

Perhaps noticing Gartz’ strange behaviour, one of his comrades who was sitting at a table behind us rushed over to Gartz and placed a hand on his shoulder .


“Ga-!? What the fuck are you doing!?”

Gartz had turned around when a hand was placed on his shoulder, and letting out a roar of terror, he stood up and bolted .
Some adventurers besides Gartz’ companion tried to stop the rampaging Gartz, but Gartz shook them off and jumped out the door .
I can hear shrieks and angry yells from outside but, ummm, this isn’t my fault, right?

Decided that it didn’t happen, I turned around and found that the receptionist ojousan was frozen with the card in her hand .

“Not going to copy it?”

“Heh? Ah-, please excuse me . I’ll immediately copy it over!”

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She transcribed the details from my card into what seemed to be a register of names .

“And it’s finished . Umm, what did you do to Gartz-san earlier?”

“Nothing really . ”

Taking the card back, I gave a curt reply .
It’s the truth that I actually didn’t do anything, and it was all an act of fate, but it seems that the receptionist isn’t really buying it .
Even if he’s carried off my cursed tantou in the chaos and is affected by the status effects, it’s not as if I’ve attacked him after all .

“Umm, do you require an explanation on the requests?”

“Yes please . ”

Even if she hadn’t accepted it, perhaps sensing that it wasn’t a good idea to poke her nose into it, the oneesan changed the topic to pretend it didn’t happen .
I was grateful for that too, so I accepted .

“The things posted on the bulletin board to the left are request papers . Please rip off the requests that you’d like, and bring them to the reception along with your Adventurers Card . Once the request is complete, please present the proof and your Adventurers Card, and we will hand over the reward . There are also some requests with time limits, so please take care . Once the time limit has passed, you will have failed the request, and will need to pay a penalty fee . ”

Hmm, so far it’s all normal .
Only, nothing is written on the request paper except the contents of the request, the reward, and the time limit, huh .
Speaking of which, there doesn’t seem to be ranks written on the Adventurer Card either, does there .

“Are acceptable requests divided by rank?”

“They are not; you can fundamentally accept any request . We do warn you if you pick a request that’s too impossible, but we will not force you to comply . ”

In other words you’re responsible for yourself, huh .

“Requests are mainly divided into three types; subjugation, collecting, and guarding . Do you requite an explanation of each?”

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“Those are fine . ”

As you’d expect, at least that much can be understood just by the names .

“That concludes the explanation . Will you be immediately accepting a request?”

After giving a nod, I peeled from the bulletin board a request that I had my eye on, and placed it on the counter together with my Adventurers Card .

“Umm, let’s see, the medicinal plants collection request . The minimum number is five leaves, and are 30 copper altogether, but even if you collect more it isn’t a problem . This is a permanent request by the guild, so there’s no time limit . ”

One leaf is 6 coppers, huh?
It’s probably in-between the buying and selling price of the stores .
Eh? Aren’t you going to accept a subjugation request, you ask?
It’s scary, so don’t wanna .

“It doesn’t matter where you collect them, but they grow in large numbers in the eastern forest, so that would be the most reliable place . ”

“Got it . ”

I collected my Adventurers Card and turned around .
All of the adventurers who were peeking at me averted their eyes together .
What’s with this? Bullying?
It didn’t seem that it’d be a good thing for me to say here like this, so I left the Adventurers Guild .

I bought a sandwich from a stall to eat for lunch, and headed town from the eastern gate .
I returned the temporary ID that I got when I entered town yesterday, and had them return my deposit .
After walking for an hour I reached the forest, and around the time I collected 10 leaves, the sun had set so I returned to town .

Unusually I didn’t meet any trouble, and passed the day without being attacked by monsters, but I only realised that this was something abnormal much later .