Chapter 23: Becoming an Adventurer
Chapter 23: Becoming an Adventurer
At the end of their training, Leo collapsed on the floor with pain in almost every part of his body.
‘Miss Camille is even more ruthless than Khrome when it comes to training…’ Leo sighed inwardly.
“How does it feel to fight a magician?” Khrome poked his body on the floor with a wooden sword.
“It feels like shit— like I am fighting someone with guns using nothing but a stick. And how are you able to use magic nonstop, Miss Camille? Do you have unlimited mana or something?”
“There’s no such thing as unlimited mana. I only have about half of my mana left now.”
“Half?! Even though you’ve been spamming magic spells for the last few hours?!” Leo was in disbelief.
“I’ve only used low tier magic spells, after all.”
Sometime later, Leo chugged a stamina and energy potion, allowing him to move again.
“Since you’ll be training with the Saintess for the next seven days, I guess you won’t need to come back to the Adventurers’ Guild. I have also stayed here longer than planned, so I will be leaving as well.” Khrome suddenly said.
“Huh? You’re leaving already? I still have a lot to learn from you, though.” Leo said.
“Don’t worry, it’s not like we’ll never see each other again. I will come back in a month, and when I do, I want to see your improvements.”
Khrome suddenly handed Leo a manual.
“The entire Formless Sword Dance technique is written in here, so you can learn the rest of it even without me. If you need some visual demonstration, you can go watch them on the internet. There are plenty of people showing off the technique out there.”
“Seriously? I thought this was some kind of secret technique that only a select few can learn!” Leo sighed.
“Hahaha! You wish! If you want to learn some secret sword technique, go join a noble family or something! I’m just an Adventurer. There’s no way I would know something like that. With that being said, the Formless Sword Dance is still one of the most powerful sword techniques out there, so you shouldn’t underestimate it just because it’s not a secret technique.”
Khrome left the Adventurers’ Guild shortly after.
“Shouldn’t we return to the academy too?” Leo asked.
“No, there’s still something I want you to do here.” Miss Camille shook her head.
“What?” He raised an eyebrow.
“You’re going to register as an Adventurer so that you can leave the city and fight monsters.”
“Are you seriously telling me to fight monsters already?”
“Not yet, but you will be in a week. If you’re going to live in this world, you’ll need to earn money, and as a student of the academy, you’re only allowed to work as an Adventurer.”
“Furthermore, this is the fastest way for you to grow stronger.”
Leo sighed before asking, “You’ll be out there with me when I fight monsters, right?”
“Naturally… At least until I am confident that you’re strong enough to protect yourself.”
Sometime later, they went upstairs to the lobby of the Adventurers’ Guild.
“He’s here to register as an Adventurer.” Miss Camille said to the worker behind the desk.
“I understand. Please fill out this form.” The worker handed Leo a piece of paper.
[Blood Type: O+]
“What should I write for my address? Same with my emergency contact.” Leo asked Miss Camille.
She didn’t respond. Instead, she grabbed his pen and wrote it by herself.
‘This is a few blocks away from where Miss Camille from my world lives…’ Leo thought to himself after seeing the address.
Miss Camille also added herself as his emergency contact.
After filling in some basic information, Leo signed it and handed it back to the worker.
“Everything looks great. Do you have a sponsor?” The worker suddenly asked him.
“A what?” Leo raised his eyebrow.
“A sponsor is someone who supports your career as an Adventurer by offering you artifacts, equipment, money, and other resources. In return for sponsoring you, they will also receive recognition when you accomplish something, and they can even request for a percentage of your earnings as an Adventurer.” The worker explained.
“I see…” Leo mumbled to himself.
He then looked at Miss Camille and opened his mouth, “Do you want—”
“No.” Miss Camille refused before he could even finish his sentence.
And she continued, “A sponsor is not something you can take lightly. They must be trustworthy and have the capability to help you grow as an Adventurer.”
“That sounds exactly like you.” Leo calmly said.
“I trust you, and you’ve been a great help to me.”
However, she still shook her head, “I have never sponsored anyone before, and I don’t plan on becoming one. You should find someone else. You’ll probably have a lot of offers in the future, too.”
“But you’re the only reason I am becoming an Adventurer… I won’t ask for anything from you, and you can even have all of my achievements. Please? I want to repay you for all of your help.” Leo stared at her with puppy eyes.
Miss Camille’s eyebrows twitched after seeing his expression.
The old Leo would also resort to these eyes when he really wanted her help.
Miss Camille rubbed her eyes and sighed, “Fine. I’ll be your sponsor for now. You better not do anything that will ruin my reputation.”
“T-Then I will put the Saintess as Leon’s sponsor…” The worker said.
Once all of the paperwork was done, the worker continued, “Do you wish to take the practical exam now?”
“I need to take an exam to become an Adventurer?” Leo raised his eyebrows.
“Of course. We need to make sure that you’re qualified to fight monsters before we allow you outside the city, or we’re just sending you to your death.”
“He will take the examination next week.” Miss Camille said.
“I understand. Then I will just put him into the database for now.”
Leo followed Miss Camille back to the academy shortly after.
“The old Leo was also an Adventurer, right? What rank was he?” Leo asked in the car.
“He was a C-Rank Adventurer.”
“Huh? Only C-Rank? I thought he would be an S-Rank Adventurer like you, considering how strong you make him sound.”
“You’ll need more than strength to increase your Adventurer Rank. You need to do Guild Missions and other stuff that increase your reputation. And in terms of strength, Leo could probably defeat most newly promoted A-Rank Adventurers, but there are many A-Rank Adventurers that are stronger than him, like Khrome, so he’s between B-Rank and A-Rank.”
“However, you have to remember that Leo was only 18 years old. To have such strength at his age is very rare and an impressive feat.”
Once they returned to the academy, Miss Camille said to him, “I will see you tomorrow at the Training Center tomorrow after school.”
After returning to his room, Lilith immediately started speaking to him.
“What did you do outside today? More training? Even so, I still want to hear it!”
“Yeah, but instead of fighting Khrome, I had to fight Miss Camille today. They said that I needed experience fighting magicians.”
“That makes sense, especially since your opponent, Kayn, is a magician,”
“I also found out that I will be hunting monsters outside the city next week.” He sighed.
“Oh? So you’re going to become an Adventurer?”
“Yes. Is the examination hard?”
“I don’t know since I never took the examination. However, it shouldn’t be that hard. Most students in this academy would qualify as an Adventurer, so you should be fine as well.”
“You should have more confidence in yourself. Although I don’t know how strong you’ve become, I can tell that you’re a lot stronger than before. You’ll realize your true strength when you fight another student… probably.”
“There’s only two weeks left before my fight with Kayn, huh? Time sure passes quickly when you’re focused on something.”
Leo fell asleep shortly after.
The following day, Leo met up with Miss Camille at the Training Center for another day of training, and they would continue this for the rest of the week.
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