Sevens: Adventurers’ Guild

Adventurers’ Guild


Dalien was a town built close to the Imperial Capital.

In recent years, it had been overflowing with vitality, and its notable growth had become famous.

Compared to the cities in the Walt Territory I called home, it was small, but the feeling of energy felt from the well-ordered townscape was fresh to me.

“A two day journey to travel from the capital to the post town huh… It sure is nice that the roads are well maintained. We moved quite fast.” (ED: post-town)

Having arrived in Dalien, I stretched my body and surveyed my surroundings as Novem indicated a sign posted nearby.

“There’s a simple map here. The names of establishments are on it.”

How convenient, I thought as I read over it with her. On it, a building was indicated as the adventurers’ guild.

Based on the arrangement of the map…

“Lyle-sama, isn’t it that building over there?”

The building visible from the entrance to Dalien was higher than the two and three story buildings around it.

Perimeter-wise, it was likely the biggest building as well.

It looks like Dalien’s adventurers’ guild was raking in quite a bit.

“Back home… no, it’s larger than the branch on House Walt’s territory.”

Seeing me revise my words, Novem looked as if she wanted to say something. Because of that, I forced a smile on my face.

“Well then, we have some time. How about we go register at the guild?”

“Yes, Lyle-sama.”

I held the smiling girl’s travel bag as I walked ahead.

(Even so, both Zell and Novem said it, but… Money disappears before you know it.)

My wallet had gotten considerably lighter.

Naturally, we purchased quite a bit before we headed here. Our most expensive expenditure was likely the sword. I bought a Sabre, but perhaps because they rarely got requests for the type of blade; the few they stocked had a high price tag.

(I really have to consider our finances. And those ancestors have a fundamentally different set of values…)

Values vary by generation, and a sense for money is the same.

Due to the finances built up over the previous generations, my grandfather the Seventh, the Sixth, and the Fifth generally had a rich man’s mindset.

The first persisted that a man’s weapon had to be an axe or blunt weapon, and he complained that a sabre wouldn’t be of any use.

『Otherwise, you could just throw the timber and ricks scattered around, right? If there are none, your hands are more than enough.』

… He truly was the owner of a mindset overflowing with wilderness.

Walking towards the conspicuous building, we saw other adventurer-esque people heading in the same direction.

Their outfits were widely varied, but there were some I couldn’t see as anything other than thugs among them.

They hung knives at their waists, and walked in a way as if to intimidate the passers-by on the street.

Adventurers usually travel with weapons on hand. The guild manages it, but if you ask if that actually lowers the crime rate among them, that’s apparently not the case.

I mean, a majority of them are ruffians, or perhaps mercenaries.

Among them, some simply had yet to get wanted posters issued and were in hiding. The Guild tried to be careful about such things, but by the look of it, it wasn’t going too well.

In truth, having thirty to forty percent be decent adventurers was considered a good trend. There’s also a large portion of people just acting as adventurers in their spare time.

(Well… it’s just something I heard from the ancestors, though…)

It wasn’t knowledge of my own.

I only had a vague understanding of adventurers. But once I knew the true contents of them, I felt like the past me that admired them was a fool.

In reality, less than ten percent of adventurers were the ones children admire.

“We’ve arrived, Lyle-sama.”

“Hmm? Why is the Guild’s first floor a market?”

On the first floor of the building, which was clearly indicated on a large sign as the adventurers’ guild, was a shop-like area supported by pillars.

Carts and adventurers as well as merchants came and went.

And there, merchants and adventurers, and people who looked like civilians, were shopping around.

“Lyle-sama, that’s the venue used for trade. Using the first floor, adventurers can trade in whatever monster parts or other things they brought back with them.”

“Eh? Really? You don’t hand over whatever you got to the guild?”

Novem gave a troubled expression.

“I’m none too knowledgeable, but going outside, exterminating monsters, and bringing them back is… really dirtying, right? It’s quite difficult if they all go into the building like that. Look, there’s a bath house next door. If you really have an urgent matter for which you need a receptionist, you go there to remove the filth.”

Yes, when you think about it, turning over monster materials at the counter was definitely strange. They reek of blood and leave nasty stains.

The reception desks are probably for paperwork, so it’s normal for them to create another area for this.

“O-of course. Aha, ahahaha.”

I had resolved myself to work hard, but I was already showing off my ignorant ways. How many times has it been already?

(Will I really be fine here?)

With my arms full of anxiety, I headed to the reception desk on the second floor with Novem. We climbed the stairs and heeded the signs to press onwards.

The second floor of the Adventurer’s guild contained the receptions desk, and its counter was really wide.

A line of staff members dealt with adventurers from one side.

“There sure are a lot.”

“That’s right. I’ve never been registered before, so I’m a bit nervous.”

From the Jewel, I heard not the First, but the Second’s voice.

『That old man’s gotten sulky, so I’ll explain in his place. No wait, I doubt you have to worry about the guild’s registration. They’re quite used to dealing with newbies, I’ll bet.』

“Wouldn’t it be fine if I just got the Second Generation from the start?”

To indicate that I understood, I touched the jewel once. While keeping my ears ready for the Second’s voice, I began to consider which line to join.

Looking at it, there was a clear difference in the lines.

Are those young ones fresh adventurers? Those guys were lined up at the counter with the beautiful staff member managing it.

A woman with an amazing smile handled them with a happy expression.

There was also an aunty who seemed used to the job, and that’s where the adventurers who looked to be in a rush were lined up.

The number of female staff was relatively high. There were few males on call.

I was about to step into the older lady’s line, but there, the Second Generation stopped me.

『Lyle, why not just go to the shortest one?』

(Eh? If it’s the shortest one, then…)

As I looked for the line the Second was talking about, I saw a brown-skinned, muscular male staff member with red, buzz-cut hair.

With that appearance, he was quite scary.

As I hesitated, the Second spoke up.

『Don’t worry. Among these ones, he’s the most decent.』

(What part of that appearance is decent?)

He had removed the overcoat the others wore over their clothes, and I could clearly sense the steel-like muscles under that shirt. If I get him mad, are you sure his fists won’t fly?

His looks made me think that.

『On. With. It! Don’t keep Novem-chan waiting!』

(Why are the First to Fourth pushing Novem at me? No, I understand she’s the daughter of a family that took care of them all, but…)

Reluctantly, I headed for the line I was told. There, Novem gave a surprised voice.

“You chose that receptionist? Since it was Lyle-sama, I thought you would go for the one who was processing work quickly.”

“Yeah, that’s what I thought too, at first…”

I couldn’t say that I still thought that one was better. But Novem looked relieved.

“I was also going to recommend that receptionist, so it all works out fine.”

“Eh? Really?”

It seems Novem was of the same opinion as the Second.

“Yes. The way he’s working seems quite courteous, and for people who are aiming for registration like us, it’s best we obtain a polite impression.”

As she said that, the Second agreed.

『Nice. That’s exactly right. Rather than a beauty who did rough work while throwing around a smile, and one who did quick work, that you didn’t know whether she was used to the job or not, you should pick the one who’s, while scary-looking, doing the job with kindness and courtesy. And that beauty over there ain’t happening.』

It appeared that the Second was against her, so I looked at the beauty’s line.

“Eh~? Lunch is a bit troublesome~.”
“Isn’t it fine? Once your work’s over, let’s get something to eat.”
“But still~.”

She handled it with a smile, but the next person…

“Yes, here is your reward.”
“U-um…”
“Next in line please.”

The treatment she gave to the adventurer with a good face and good equipment, and to the one with good equipment, but a normal face, was clearly different.

Also, the normal-faced one looked troubled.

“Please wait! The promised reward sum was different, wasn’t it! The client’s evaluation was…”

“Even if you tell me something like that~.”

As she gave a bothered face, the adventurers lined up behind acted out.

“Oy! We’re just as busy here. Don’t make such a fuss over a few copper!”

As I looked over that, I resolved myself to never, ever, get into that person’s line.

『That ain’t happening, right? And wait, she should really be taken off the receptionist line. Though I get the feeling that with that attitude, she wouldn’t work well in the back, either.』

The Second’s evaluation was quite strict.

Apparently, the beautiful receptionist was popular among newbies and flirtatious adventurers. But, her work ethic was the worst.

(I’m glad I didn’t choose there.)

As I thought something like that, Novem’s voice reached me.

“Lyle-sama, you’re up next.”

“Ah.”

My turn came around.

Unlike seeing him from afar, seeing the man up close amplified the destructive power. While it’s true that his body was big, he also had a certain atmosphere.

It was as if he was a warrior.

『This person may have been an adventurer himself. If he started working as a clerk after retiring from that, you should expect some excellent conduct from him. Lyle, start coming to this person from here on.』

As the second was arbitrarily deciding things on his own, I requested an adventurer’s registration from the man.

“I’d like a registration form. Ah, two please.”

He understood and prepared some blank sheets.

“Registration, is it? Well, nice to meet you, I’m known as【Hawkins】. If there’s anything you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask me. Also, if you’re both registering, how about registering as a party? ”

Party registration? As I tilted my head, Novem responded faster than the Second.

“We’ll be in your care.”

As opposed to his appearance, Hawkins-san had quite a polite tone. The paperwork began proceeding forwards.

“After registering here, your home guild branch will be set as this one, here in Dalien. When you want to change the center of your activity, please submit a transfer request to the guild. After that, submit an arrival form at your final destination and fill out the paperwork to make that guild your home. Otherwise, even if you can sell monster materials to the guild, you won’t be able to take up requests, so please commit it to mind.”

I filled out the blank page, and Hawkins checked to see if I had missed anything. Both me and Novem were quite used to this sort of desk work.

I’d been trained for it back home, and more than anything, there were many things that required my signature back there.

“Splendid. Then could you please apply some of your blood to these two sheets? Please make use of this needle. Ah, don’t worry, it’s been properly disinfected. You as well, miss.”

“Yes.”

“Thank you.”

I used the needle to prick my fingertip. The blood welled up and formed a small ball, before I smeared it on the silver sheet.

“Wonderful. This here works as medicine, so feel free to use it after wiping off the blood. Well then, please write your name on them as well. One of them will be kept by the guild.”

The silver sheet was something like a guild-issued identification card. Otherwise known as a Guild Card.

If its owner were ever to die, it was a mysterious item where the name on the card would disappear.  It also carried some records of its holder’s actions that the guild could read at their own discretion.

Hearing that explanation, the Second…

『… So when so many years go by, you get something this convenient. My time never had a tool like that, you know? And wait, isn’t it an item that would usually have a pricetag on it?』

It was just as the Second said.

“With your first registration, the cost comes to five silver coins. But if payment seems impossible, then a small commission from your future rewards… ten to twenty percent of your compensation will be put towards paying the fee. Will that be fine?”

Novem took out a gold coin.

“No, we’ll pay.”

“Understood. Then your Guild Card is being prepared, so please wait on the sofa over there.”

Hawkins-san took the sheets over to the door behind the counter. After a short while, he returned, and returned to his reception desk work.

Novem and I headed for the sofa, and as we sat in it side by side, we began to draw some glances from the surroundings.

Tongue clicking and envious eyes were directed at me. The reason was clear.

It was because of the looks of the girl sitting beside me.

“Just as I thought, he was a polite and kind one, Lyle-sama.”

“T-that’s right.”

Novem didn’t seem bothered in the slightest. There, the First, who had been quiet up ‘til now, spoke up.

『You blockheads! Don’t be throwing such vile glances at Novem-chan, ya’ bastards!!』

The Second chimed in.

『If you do anything to Novem-chan, Lyle’s going to beat the living daylights out of you!』

Finally, even the Fourth spoke up.

『Well, it’s true that we can’t do anything to them directly from here, but… doesn’t it just sound pitiful when you say it, you two? And wait, don’t act up so much, please. Lyle’s going to collapse.』

While letting out the aura of a worldly-wise man, the Fourth shut the other two up. The height of their emotions, and the act of making it so I could hear them, depleted my Mana.

(To get so tired from doing absolutely nothing… it’s as if I’ve become diseased.)

I had never thought of my magic as small before. But from what I hear from the ancestors, I’m quite low on the scale.

“Well then, these are your Guild Cards. You’ve already been registered as a party, so you’ve had each other’s’ names carved into your cards.”

The card Hawkins-san handed over had my name carved in large letters onto it. And in small letters, Novem’s was there as well.

“Here is the pamphlet of the guild’s terms and conditions. We’re not offering any training today, but tomorrow morning, in the third floor’s meeting room, there’s a short course geared towards novice adventurers, so if you have the time, please drop by.”

He highly recommended us to take it.

“Thank you for the thorough explanation.”

As Novem offered her thanks, Hawkins-san stared at us, slightly lost in thought.

“Is something wrong?”

I tried asking, but he returned a bitter smile.

“No, it’s just that it’s rare to find new adventurers who aren’t scared of me, so I unintentionally… Also, this is just my personal opinion, but… you two, if you have the economic leisure, how about you hire an advisor?”

“An advisor?”

On Novem’s response, Hawkins-san began explaining.

“Yes. A guild-certified excellent adventurer, for a few months… the usual period being three. For that time, you hire the advising adventurer as a client. There are numerous types of contracts, but you could pay with a percentage of your rewards, or pay a lump sum upfront.”

Based on the payment method, the quality of hired adventurer is subject to change, it seems.

Paying with a cut of your own wages gave you a lower-middle class one at best. But by paying it upfront, an intermediate leve adventurer… or perhaps even an upper level one would take on the job.

In exchange, the cost was a whopping ten gold.

(No, we don’t have that sort of money.)

Thinking that, I was about to ask Novem if she wanted to hire one on commission, however…

“Then we’ll pay upfront, please.”

“… Eh? Upfront, is it?”

Novem produced ten golden coins from her purse. As Hawkins-san accepted it, he had quite a nervous expression on his face.

Having said that, he probably expected us to choose the percent based option.

“Wait, Novem!?”

As I tried to stop her, she began explaining with a serious expression.

“Lyle-sama, we’ll be able to receive guidance from one the adventurers’ guild recognizes as a skilled adventurer. We should treasure this opportunity. Especially since it seems that we don’t have a great enough understanding of what it is an adventurer is.”

I do think Novem’s opinion is correct, but I’m more shocked that she paid out ten gold coins at the drop of a hat.

She’s much too different from me, who was thrown out penniless, and who only had money borrowed from a servant.

Hawkins-san asks for confirmation once more.

“Then you will be paying a lump sum of ten gold coins. Is that correct?”

“Yes, I’ll leave it to you. Please get us an excellent advisor.”

“Of course. If they turn out not to your liking, we’re willing to refund the money you paid.”

He seemed to have some confidence, but still, the conversation seemed to be proceeding without my input for quite a while.
And

『Hey man… looking from the side-lines, you look quite useless right now, Lyle.』

The Second Generation’s words were quite heavy on my heart.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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54 Responses to Sevens: Adventurers’ Guild

  1. rynersama says:

    Thanks for the Great work

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  2. RKain says:

    Poor Lyle. (Also poor Novem, but Lyle seems like he’s going to learn to take some of the burden off of her sooner or later, so I’ll stick to saying poor Lyle). (Also, Lyle seems to be literally poor, at least in comparison to Novem).

    My thanks to you, Yoraikun

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  3. Jabberwock says:

    Where are Lyle’s Balls ?? Where are they ?? thx Yora

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    • Anon Y Mous says:

      he had none that’s why he got kicked!!

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    • Vivec says:

      It’s not his fault that he wasn’t prepared for this kind of situation. I’m kind of annoyed at his ancestors constantly badgering him and calling him weak without giving him any ways to really get strong. He also has a serious lack of practical life experiences, so that’ll just have to be fixed over time. He has guts as his fight against his sister showed, but he’s just in an environment completely new to him.

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      • Pun says:

        True, It’s not like he has no balls, but rather he has no experience and knowledge on this kind of stuff.

        Considering he was raised to succeed a high position. His training, knowledge, and experience were all focused in being a high class. not an adventurer.

        Also, Yoraikun made me agree that novem is suspicious.

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  4. Gamer says:

    thanks yoraifrothechapter

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  5. leilaila says:

    Thank you for these last chapters❤ You translate really fast!

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  6. thexanathar says:

    Thank you for translating.

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  7. Orange Light Saber says:

    Wow is that girl doing this on purpose in order to make him feel bad?

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  8. kirindas says:

    Novem wears the pants in their relationship for sure. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  9. Ravime says:

    i gotta say i like the plot and everything but wow this is a pathetic main character don’t know how much longer i’ll bother with reading if he doesn’t get cooler but i gotta say nice translations man🙂 thanks

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  10. darryl lance says:

    Seriously??? Lyle…. you….
    I kinda want a chapter of Novem’s point of view now, as she just keeps on supporting Lyle even though he’s 100% useless during their time together.

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  11. Lyle is so useless you have to Make Novem your HBIC in the future

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  12. zekkendo says:

    At this point, I can’t really imagine why he keeps trying to push himself away

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  13. Ninza says:

    I think after spending time together for a while, they should separate for a bit of time so Lyfe can live alone for sometimes so he can mature up a bit and learn to be more thankful to Novern. Anyway Novern is a good girl/wife but she needs to let Lyfe do things by himself so he can grow up and face his life seriously . Some failures and hardships are a good medicines for the him right now not candy and pamper welp…..otherwise he just become someone useless with her pamper him.

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  14. Mario says:

    …To soon, the next chapter then.
    Thanks for the chapter.

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    • Mario says:

      Well, maybe i can do this little by little its not like people are going to understand…white beard was a king or a prince, but he was betrayed…for the father of black beard (white beard is not the father of him) is prety much possible for Flamingo being the son, but if not then they are family somehow, but after someone betrayed the real father of black beard white beard took him like a son…but that make black beard to be king somehow.
      Nami is a princess…luffy and the rest are going to return to arabasta…the weapon is there.
      That is good for now. A long text is not good.

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      • That guy says:

        Why in God’s name are you commenting to yourself about very poor One Piece speculation in a comment section for a web novel translation that has NOTHING to do with One Piece?

        While your Sevens ‘predictions’ were hilariously bad (and even moreso if you were serious about them), I don’t even know what you’re doing anymore.

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      • Leguron says:

        You can read my theory on One Piece in the comment section of Sevens: Dalien

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        • Mario says:

          Hehe, Leguron, to be honest i am really surprised your theorie is really solid i already thought of that theory, but i went for another rute different at yours…i do not know if you watched One Piece Movie: Z,,,thanks to that movie i thought the story was going to be like that but the opposite.
          Of course the mother of Robin wanted to do good, but she could not.
          What else…well maybe you already know, but Kuina (Zoro’s love) is alive she is a man now (or she can be both) and she is with the revolutionary army.
          I have more things but i need to be short for persons like “That guy” they for some reason cant just skip comments. See you in the next chapter.

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  15. hokoga says:

    Thanks Yoraikun for the chapter

    I really feel like it would have been better if she wasn’t there, sure he probably would have went through some hard experiences but her constantly pampering him isn’t helping a damn thing.

    I’m sick of his ancestors constantly bitching at him, it’s like he never left the Walt House, always having somebody around that’s better than him and everybody else scorning him for it.

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  16. sliding touch says:

    his grand fathers tease him way too much, i wouldve already exploded.

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  17. Chronos5884 says:

    Thanks for the chapter Yoraikun!

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  18. Guilherme says:

    thanks for the hard work yorai-san, if you need to take a rest. we can wait a couple days for a chapter

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  19. sdeligar says:

    Thank you

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  20. Korihato says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  21. k says:

    Thank for the update

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  22. p0tat0fry says:

    what if his sister’s skill is to steal knowledge of others and she stole it from her brother thats y he is the way he is now

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    • Anon says:

      I think the same but not knowledge only talent or skill (something like: physical ability enhancement, magic capacity up, increase reflex, etc) and it seems that it’s more like she can only “borrow” them or else Lyle would have been killed already.

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  23. goblinrou says:

    2nd gen with the finisher.

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  24. AlbinoBlackSheep says:

    Lyle’s not to good at this whole “life” thing right now but I think he should be able figure it out. And with the help of the voices in his head he could someday take over the world……someday

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  25. Anononon says:

    humm i know the mc either show up as a patetic creature or a mega op, but the way lyle is acting… well at least he now know about money and considered it when asked for the advisor, but he is being to optimisc to think he can take a sword, go to forest kill some monsters easy pie and come back to receive the check.
    Novem look like the really protective gf who let the dude run blind so he cannot find troubles uh? and she look really well trained, maybe shes a very good mage, that alone would shock lyle in hes powerless state and maybe make him do some real efforts…

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  26. Well, Lyle is useless? But I’ll continue reading and hoping for him to develop further… Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

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  27. sliding touch says:

    he’s not as bad as shinji hikari.

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  28. BakaGrappler says:

    Novum has to be another “Monster” like the little sister, she’s just too far advanced in everything… Is there a rule saying all the “Monstrous” people are female…? And are all those “monstrous” women going to form the harem we were notified about by the author at the story start?

    This is just audible speculation. I don’t actually want a solid answer.

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  29. anonofthesea says:

    please no ntr Q.Q mc’s like these tend to get it.

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  30. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapters!

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  31. cbslue says:

    oh crap….what if novem leaves the mc for the expert adventurer they just payed for cuz he’s so unreliable !

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  32. Nanja says:

    I think I am gonna to put hold up to read this story until the mc lyle got more wise and have more understanding more of the whole world work.
    Yeah for 15 yo noble thrown out from the house but have not suitable knowledge for obvious think until he got tell from previous head is irritating and make me who read it irk so much.
    because he only thought and learn about how decent noble ruling but no knowledge like novem his fiancee have make the mc lyle is weirdo and neet in my head.
    Even neet person have a good head more than this weird MC lyle, huh

    Sorry for not knowing the greatest charm yet of this story,
    For me I want know more this story on Novem POV better than MC Lyle, lol

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  33. mukkaar says:

    Man, I’m becoming depressed because of mc….

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  34. Seinvolf says:

    Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

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  35. yamiwhisper says:

    Haha poor Lyle just seems to pitiful at the moment😄 he’s like a naive 5 year old who knows nothing of the world, lucky for him he has Novem-chan or I have the feeling he would’ve been repeatedly abused by now. Quite interested to see how he will turn himself around though.

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  36. ilalas says:

    I am glad I got hooked on this novel series. Thanks for the hard work Yoraikun. Also just a personal opinion but should suffixes like -sama and -san really be there (Lord or Mr. would make more sense) considering that this is a genuine story set in a complete new world rather than a reincarnated japanese MC? Again this is just my opinion usually it doesn’t bother me since it’s mostly reincarnated MCs but this is different from those settings so I just thought it doesn’t really fit the setting/environment(?)

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