Chapter 33: Hot Springs Village and the Legendary Castle２
“This is the place.”
The structure from which the Adventurers’ Guild’s sign hangs.
It’s probably the same size as the town of Kiriya, where this old man comes from.
The Adventurer’s Guild, on the other hand, has chapters all over the world. Overall, it would be a much larger organization than any other country in the world.
The most important thing, however, is that there is little unity among the adventurers, and the only way to bring the group together is through requests and rewards.
It is precisely because of this loose organization that the nobles who rule the land are able to tolerate the existence of the Adventurers’ Guild.
Because status is meaningless to adventurers, they can also serve as a catch-all for those with lower social standing but exceptional abilities. It serves as a sort of relief function.
“Does my Adventurer card still work?”
Tina took out her gold card, the S-rank adventurer’s mark, and examined it.
It’s a little faded because it’s so old.
“Isn’t it safe to say Tina is a well-known figure in this country?”
After all, she is a former queen who only recently abdicated.”
“From the looks of it, they won’t recognize me. Besides, it’s been a long time. Few people remember how I used to be. Let’s go see what happens.”
When this old man and Tina enter the Adventurer’s Guild building, they will immediately attract everyone’s attention.
Be ready for that.
At the age of 15, one awakens their abilities.
To become an adventurer, you must be at least 15 years old.
As a result, a 10-year-old boy would be considered out of place here.
The voices of this old man and Tina are in unison, though not in a coordinated manner.
Together, we step into the guild building.
But no response was received, and no one paid attention to this old man or the others.
Any concerns I had were quickly addressed.
“Wahhh?! What are you up to…?! Please stop! I’m only here to talk! Kyaaah?! Let go of me! Where are you touching?!”
A seventeen or eighteen-year-old girl with a strange accent was being held down and thrashed around by a group of male adventurers.
Her hair was a light pinkish color, which I hadn’t seen before.
“You’ve been on a rampage all day!”
“You’re the reason we’re in this situation!”
Some of the men were cowering against the wall, possibly as a result of her.
She was in a rage, and the adventurers were trying to subdue her?
Or is she fighting back against the assailants?
It could be interpreted either way, but?
“The tone, the color of her hair, the earth-engraved diadem… She’s a dwarf..!”
“Huh, her…?… I’ve never seen one before.”
I’ve never seen a female dwarf before, but she’s just as beautiful as a human girl.
“What are you doing, big guys? It’s not the work of a principled man.”
Tina takes a step forward to address the men.
“Onee-chan, don’t interfere! This is not the place for a lady like you!”
“Hit somewhere else!”
“Please help me! I’ve done nothing wrong! Please, pretty Onee-chan..!.”
The men return the threat, and the dwarf girl begs for help.
“…Anyway, why don’t we talk about it? The girl says she wants to talk.”
“That’s not the case! Anyway, go away… Huh?! Ow! Ow! Ow!”
The man screamed as this old man grabbed and twisted his hand.
He was probably in a rage and was about to push Tina away, so I interrupted and stopped him.
For this old man, who had already fought two of the eight generals, Barvel and Dormina, this was no big deal.
Rather, it’s more of a measure of extreme caution to not break his arm in the heat of the moment.
“I’m sorry… Please don’t try to touch my companion.”
“I get it…! I get it… let me go…”
“All right, then.”
When I let go, the man rubbed his arm with tears in his eyes.
“What the hell with that kid?!”
“That’s not normal, Allen being so easy…?!”
“Or does he have some kind of super-skill? But he’s not even 15 years old yet!”
Tina’s eyes sparkle strangely as she calls out to the huddled adventurers.
“Fufufu…. How’s that?! In Ash’s eyes, you’re no better than a baby. So, if any of you want to get blown up, feel free to come forward!”
“T-Tina… you don’t have to stir things up so much―.”
“That’s fine in moderation. I needed a strong Ash to protect me! I used to beat the crap out of anyone who got in Ash’s way, so… It’s refreshing. This is what I’ve always wanted!
I’m speechless because she appears so happy, joyful, and ecstatic.
“Huh… You’re a funny-looking kid. Then I’ll let you beat me up.”
A voice calls out from the far wall to the right.
He was a man with a scar on his cheek and the appearance of a martial artist.