I will parry everything to become the greatest adventurer! - Chapter 20
- I will parry everything to become the greatest adventurer!
- Chapter 20 - Subjugation Information
Chapter 20: Subjugation Information
Shortly after Rin and I bested the goblin, dozens of guards flooded towards the scene and had begun interviewing Rin.
They were shocked after they saw the gem I had taken from the goblin’s forehead, so I handed it over to them to investigate it.
They thanked me and left the area, at which point I had noticed that the sky had already begun to darken.
Rin and I were so focused on fighting that goblin that we had forgotten all about the time.
As soon as the sun goes down, more monsters will start appearing in the woods, so it was dangerous for us to stay here.
Hurriedly, Rin and I left the Monster’s Forest and headed back towards the Adventurer’s Guild to report the success of our quest.
“Hello! We’re back!” I told the guild master as Rin and I entered the establishment.
“Welcome back, Noru! Wow, someone’s in a good mood,” the old man said, smiling at me.
Since the uncle had gotten used to seeing me almost every day, he quickly noticed my sudden change in attitude.
I was over the moon right now.
However, that was only natural. After all, I had just killed my first goblin.
It may be a small thing to most adventurers, but to me it marked my first steps towards accomplishing my lifelong dream.
“We managed to defeat a goblin!” I told the guild master.
“Is that so? No wonder you’re so worked up.”
“Yup. It was a lot harder than I expected, but thanks to Rin, we pulled through.”
Looking back, that was a rather dangerous battle.
I don’t think I would’ve been able to take that thing down myself.
The only reason I was able to beat it was because of Rin’s help.
If she hadn’t been there…
“Honestly, Rin did most of the work. She was amazing! The number of skills she knows is amazing! I probably would’ve died without her.”
“Well, I was just doing what I was told…” Rin said shyly.
I noticed Rin’s face was starting to turn bright red.
Maybe she didn’t want to be put in the spotlight.
That would be unfair, though, since she really was amazing.
Despite having such wondrous abilities, she still remained so calm and humble.
“Looks like you’ve got no injuries. That’s great! Must’ve been quite the experience, huh?” the guild master said.
“Yup! I never imagined that a goblin would look like that until I saw it in person. Oh, and I discovered its weak point too! It’s this stone thing buried in its forehead.”
The guild master was slightly shocked after hearing what I had just said.
“Huh? A stone on its forehead? What’s that?”
“This beautiful magenta gem thing…”
“Ah, a magical gem. But the gems that the goblin’s body produces are usually buried near the center of the body…”
The guild master stroked his beard for a while, staring at me as though I had just embarrassed myself.
“Hey, that thing you guys killed, was it really a goblin?” he asked.
“Yup! Right, Rin?”
“If sensei says it’s a goblin, then it must be a goblin, right?” she said, unsure of herself.
I felt quite uneasy seeing how she responded, but I honestly didn’t see any reason to worry.
Upon hearing Rin’s confirmation, the guild master was convinced, and he stopped having suspicions.
“I see. Sorry for being so pushy. There are many types of goblins out there, I just wanted to know which one it was.”
“Is there usually a gem on a goblin’s forehead?” I asked.
“I’m honestly not sure that’s the case. I’ve never really seen one like that. Maybe the one you got was a rare goblin?”
“Ah, I see. That’s quite interesting. Rin and I got quite lucky with this one, since it was alone. If there were more, we’d probably be dead by now.”
“Yes. All adventurers have to be aware of their surroundings, even when dealing with low-level monsters like goblins. Many people have already died from being outnumbered by those things.”
“I suppose I won’t go hunting goblins again anytime soon. I know I’m not strong enough yet. Better to not be overconfident.”
Before I hunt goblins again, I need to make sure I’m much stronger than I am now.
I still need to practice how to handle the Blackened Sword.
When that goblin had attacked us with multiple trees, I wasn’t able to deal with it at all.
“Exactly,” the guild master said. “It’s good to know your limits and to avoid foolishness.”
Maybe I wasn’t fit for killing goblins anyway.
The pain I made that goblin go through before it died…
It made me feel evil.
“Alright, just give me the proof, and I’ll cash it in for you,” the guild master said.
Proof? What proof?
“Don’t you remember? I told you to take the goblin’s right ear to prove you killed it,” he clarified.
“Oh, but it was already burnt.”
Rin had already burned the goblin’s body completely with her skills.
We were so desperate to stay alive that we had forgotten to take anything back as proof.
“Well, I’m sorry, but I can’t give you the bounty unless there’s proof,” the old man said, tossing a silver coin at me.
“What’s this?” I asked.
“My treat since you didn’t earn anything today. It’ll be enough for the bath fee.”
“Oh, thank you!”
The guild master was right. The construction site was closed today, so I hadn’t earned anything.
I felt a little sorry for Rin, though, since I dragged her into this mess. As such, I decided I’d probably give it to her later on.
I still had enough savings to afford a bath, so there weren’t any problems.
“I guess we should head back now,” I said, exiting the guild with the others.
As my feet touched the bare concrete of the sidewalk, I finally noticed how tired I really was.
Today had been a rough day.
I didn’t know that hunting down monsters would be such a difficult task.
I had gotten quite dirty during the battle, so I decided to head to the bathhouse next.
“I’ll be going home now, sensei. Thank you for today,” Rin told me as we stood under the moonlight.
Finally, I could get some time to relax.
Wait, I shouldn’t be thinking that. She just saved my life today. I need to thank her.
“No problem. You were really helpful today. I want to thank you for that. If I get the chance to do something like this again, is it fine if I bring you along?”
“No problem! I’d be happy to!” she replied enthusiastically. “Oh, and goodbye!” she said to the guild master.
The old man and I stood in front of the Adventurer’s Guild, waving to Rin as she walked away from us.
As soon as she was out of hearing range, the guild master whispered to me.
“Noru, how long will you keep this up?”
“Keep what up?”
“You know how much I’ve told you this before, at this point I’m beginning to sound like a broken record. My stubborn father over at the construction site keeps pestering me about this. He told me to use any means necessary to convince you to work for him. You seem to like that job anyway, right? The salary’s quite good, and more importantly, it’s extremely stable, unlike this adventuring stuff. What do you think?”
“No matter how many times you tell me this, my feelings won’t change. I still want to become an adventurer.”
“Well… I see…”
The old man was beginning another sermon, so I decided I would just try to leave.
“Rin! Is Noru there?” a voice boomed in the distance.
I turned to search for the voice. It seemed to be coming from where Rin had gone.
“Her brother??” I said out loud.
Her brother had come to meet her as she was leaving the guild.
Rin pointed me out, and he began walking towards both me and the guild master.
“What’s going on today? Both Princess Rinneburg and Prince Rain seem to want something from you.”
We stood there, confused.
Rin’s brother came straight towards us.
“Noru, please excuse me. Could you escort Rin to a meeting in the Mountain Village tomorrow morning? You’ll go by carriage. I can’t tell you any more details right now, but please, we need you to cooperate.”