Chapter 1: —And the Girl Is Abandoned│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“She’s no longer useful to the clan. She has been expelled from the clan as of today.
This was said by Garga, the clan master, at the bottom of the dungeon.
“At long last, we can say goodbye to the incompetent one.”
“It’s very refreshing. I’ve had enough of breathing the same air as that orphan.”
“She was a creepy b*tch until the very end.”
The rest of the clan was cursing as well.
Nobody attempted to help.
The clan members had come to an agreement and were leaving the girl at the bottom of the dungeon.
A girl alone in such a place.
Eventually, she would be “devoured” by demons lurking beneath.
Nobody in the clan feels sorry for her.
(My head is throbbing…)
Ninya, the girl who had been left behind, feeling in pain.
The girl has been suffering from headaches for a long time.
The headaches worsened with each passing day.
Because of the headache, she frequently has difficulty thinking.
(I’ve been abandoned…)
Because of the headaches, it took her a long time to realize this.
What caused this to happen?
Members of the clan took her to a dungeon, as she recalls.
She assumed the goal was to conquer the dungeon as usual.
But the real reason was quite different.
That was the true goal. If they leave Ninya deep in the dungeon, she will be declared missing as no evidence would surface.
It would be detrimental to the clan’s reputation if they simply expelled her and she was discovered dead in the dungeon.
“Are you certain? We don’t have to directly do anything?”
“Why bother with that? Or do you think she’ll be able to survive in the dungeon?”
Garga responds to the clan member’s query.
“Haha, there’s no way she’ll survive, right?”
Nia’s status in the clan was low.
Because she only has one skill.
And that skill is 【buff】, which is a support skill that raises the status of others.
However, she is unable to increase her own stats, rendering her completely useless in battle.
During the battle, she just stood there like a doll, and the other members went out of their way to protect Ninya.
That is why she was despised by all members.
Nobody expected such an incompetent Ninya to survive the dungeon.
(How did this happen?)
Ninya, who was suffering from a terrible headache, was thinking about this.
The clan members had already vanished before her eyes.
Yes, it began eight years ago.
Ninya was an orphaned child.
She did not know who her parents were.
She ended up in an orphanage, and the director of the orphanage gave her the name Ninya.
And then there was the day she turned seven.
All of the orphanage children’s skills were evaluated at a special event.
Skills are developed. For example, training in sword will improve your sword skills; studying magic will improve your magic skills; and so on.
Still, talent is needed, and some people can’t learn sword skills no matter how much they train.
So, the fastest way to learn the skill is to first figure out how good you are at it and then train based on that.
However, some people are born with rare skills.
Such skills are known as “unique skills” because they stand out from the crowd.
And Ninya’s 【buff】 skill was a unique skill.
“What is this skill?”
The appraiser who examined Ninya was taken aback.
“She possesses a unique skill.”
When the appraiser said this, the orphanage children who were watching them exclaimed, “Wooow!”.
Ninya had never considered herself unique, so she was perplexed rather than delighted.
“However, it’s a skill called 【buff】. It’s a skill that raises one’s status. Besides, it’s probably a growth type of skill.”
The appraiser said something odd, but it was overshadowed by the joy of the other children at the orphanage.
Then came the event that changed Ninya’s life forever: the discovery of this unique skill.
“I heard there’s a child here with a unique skill.”
Garga, the 【Gray-Brigade-Clan】’s master, appeared.
The 【Gray-Brigade-Clan】 was a newly formed clan with fewer than 20 members at the time.
“Yes, I’ll bring her to you right away.”
The director then introduces Ninya.
“This is the one with the unique skill. “
“H-Hello, my name is Ninya.”
Ninya greets him with the slurred speech of a seven-year-old.
“Would you like to join our clan, Ninya-chan?”
From then on, the orphanage was in a festive state.
Being an adventurer was a dream come true for the orphanage children.
Everyone wished to be an adventurer, wielding swords and wielding magic. However, only a few of them were able to develop the necessary skills to become adventurers.
Despite this, a seven-year-old girl was recruited into the clan.
A well-known adventurer must be accepted into such a clan.
Ninya was proud.
Many children congratulated her, but some were sarcastic.
But, Ninya didn’t particularly want to be an adventurer, but she knew that everyone else did.
So she was so happy that she imagined herself as the hero of a story.
“Yes, I’m in!”
As a result, Ninya decided to join the 【Gray-Brigade-Clan】.
But Ninya had no idea that this was the beginning of hell.
A child with no relatives was useful to every clan.
That is why adventurers seek skilled children from orphanages.
They cared so much that they went to the trouble of funding orphanages.
Orphanages were always in financial trouble, and the adventurers who donated money to orphanages were extremely valuable to them.
As a result, the orphanage was eager to work with them.
For example, they would instill in the orphanage children that being an adventurer is a desirable profession.
Therefore, what awaited Nina from now on were the days of hell.
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