I Said Make My Abilities Average! 18

Let’s burn myself out!

Here’s the next one, enjoy the start of our new totally normal, average Hunter.

 

18 Novice Hunter

 

The Hunter Guild was empty.

Right now was the least busy time since it was already afternoon.

Neither was it a mysterious building that fused a reception with a bar, nor was there an event where she got harassed by drunks.

The girl headed to one of the free counters, choosing arbitrarily.

 

「Excuse me, I would like to register as a Hunter…」

「Ah, yes!」

A 17~18 year old woman, who looked like she hadn’t done this job very long yet, hurriedly faced Adel.

 

「Um, can you write?」

「Yes, that is no problem.」

「Then, could I ask you to fill out this form?」

The girl was handed a sheet from the clerk and headed towards a desk a little removed from the counter with it.

She put down the sheet and picked up the provided pen before staring at the first item on the form, which of course was her name.

 

(My name….)

The girl was deep in thought.

 

(“Adel” gets sealed, no choice there. I probably won’t get to use it anyway besides when I meet some of my old classmates….

And I left “Misato” back in the previous world so I have to think up a new name)

 

But then she remembered a conversation she had had with her father when she had been a child.

If she remembered it correctly, it was when they got the assignment in elementary school to “ask your parents where your name comes from.”.

And her father’s response to that question was something like this.

 

『Misato, you know that your father works with planes, right? In this business we use a unit called mile to measure distances.

There are land miles, and nautical miles. There are several different types of land miles like the international mile, the survey mile, the statute mile, and many others.

But for the skies and oceans, and in turn all ships and planes, there is only the nautical mile. Since it would be a problem if different countries used different units for the seas and sky that is shared between everyone.

While the land miles are defined by several different things, there is only one way to define the nautical mile. 360° when you go around the earth from south to north. One such degree is 60 miles, so a sixtieth of a degree is one mile.

The Kanji of your name Misato can also be read as Kairi, the japanese name for the nautical mile.

Something that will always be understood no matter where you go in the world. That’s the kind of girl I wanted you to be when I gave you this name…』

 

The girl’s hands moved the pen vigorously to write down her name.

 

『Mile』

 

This was the birth of the Novice Hunter, Mile.

 

Mile then continued filling out the form one by one.

Gender: female. Age: 12. Profession: mage. Specialities: none. Wants to form a Party: no. Previous Hunter experience: none. Further notices: none.

When she returned to the counter, the clerk didn’t have any problem with the form and accepted it.

 

「Ah, Mile-san. Are you from around here?」

「No, I come from a far away mountain range. When my parents died there was no other job I could think of…」

「I-I’m sorry I touched on an unpleasant topic…

But now I’ll explain a bit about the Guild!」

 

The explanation that Laura the clerk gave her largely matched with what the boys in her class had told her.

There are eight Hunter Ranks ranging from G to S.

G-Rank is for the 6 to 9 year olds who are “Quasi-Guild-Members” and aren’t allowed to do anything but odd jobs around town or herb gathering with an escort.

From age 10 onwards you could be a real F-Rank Guild Member, but the available quest are only things like plant or mineral gathering. You can’t take on extermination quests for bigger monsters than Horn Rabbits and boar and deer are the limit when it comes to hunting wild animals.

On E-Rank you could fight against monsters up to Goblins or Orcs. From D-Rank onwards there were no restrictions.

But a D-Rank Hunter was still considered half-baked and while they could take on escort missions, the commissioner would usually request a C-Rank or higher.

C-Rank is what you would usually call a “proper” Hunter and it is the Rank with the most members. But since their actual strength could range from “barely above D-Rank” all the way up to “almost B-Rank”, this Hunter Rank is kind of vague.

B-Rank Hunters are first class and can command a sizable amount of respect in a rural town. A-Rank Hunters are celebrities known throughout the country whereas S-Rank Hunters are already in the realm of Heroes.

In return, there are only a handful of S-Rank Hunters even in the capital.

 

Promotions are awarded by the Guild conference according to the number of successfully completed tasks or other contributions to the Guild. But unless there are special circumstances, there is a minimal age for certain Ranks.

Any manipulation in regards to promotions is absolutely unforgivable. If they are found to be guilty, even if they are a branch chief, they will get banned from the Guild for good or, in the worst case, even get executed. This is to ensure that there is no way to easily buy your Rank.

 

As long as it’s just small fights between Guild members, it’s their problem. If it turns into a crime though, they will get punished by both the city guards as well as the Guild. They might be part of the Guild, but they are also still citizens and will get punished accordingly for their crimes.

 

While the clerk was explaining these things, a Hunter plate had been made according to her form. It was a small iron plate with a chain to wear it like a necklace. The letter F(its equivalent of the local writing system) as well as Mile’s name, this branch’s name, and her identification number were etched into it.

Obviously, it didn’t come with mysterious functions like automatically recording the number of slain monsters or informing the Hunter of emergency quests. It was necessary to always collect the designated part of a slain monster and carry it back to the Guild to update the plate. If you want to change your base of operations, your branch office needs to send your record as well as a letter of introduction to your destination.

Since they highly value their integrity, there was no fear that the content of that letter or its destination would be traceable if a Hunter wants to vanish.

 

「If you happen to find the remains of a Hunter somewhere please collect their plate. Their families or friends will then be notified and receive their Hunter plate after all records have been erased. There will be a small reward for retrieving these form the Guild. Sometimes from the families too.

Furthermore, all other belongings of a fallen Hunter belong to the one who finds them, including their armor and weapons.」

The clerk told Mile this as she handed over her plate.

After she had finished all of her explanations, the clerk straightened her posture and addressed Adel once more.

 

「Welcome to the Hunter Guild!」

 

That night, Mile made plans for the coming day while laying on her bed.

The most request for F-Rank Hunters were continuous commissions rather than specific quests.

Continuous commissions were quests that didn’t need to be reissued every time and simply left open. Hunters could then just skip the formalities and only needed to harvest or hunt the requested target and the Guild would buy it off of them. An example for this would be gathering herbs or Horn Rabbit meat.

This kind of quest was convenient since it let you avoid the busy mornings in the Guild.

 

Also, it was a loophole Mile could use to hunt higher ranked monsters than Horn Rabbits and turn them into money despite being only F-Rank.

One such loophole was forming a party, but this option was obviously discarded.

The one she aimed for this time were continuous commissions for higher ranked monsters.

The restriction placed on lower Rank Hunters was to keep them from getting killed meaninglessly and to ensure a low failure rate. But since there was no success rate for the continuous commissions and it sometimes happened that one was attacked by a stronger monster during hunting. And the value of the prey wouldn’t sink just because she was an F-Rank.

They don’t really recommend it, but if you did it in full knowledge of the dangers, the Guild respects that and won’t make a fuss about it.

 

Only, Mile had no intention to go out of her way to hunt higher ranked monsters. She was an absolutely normal, average F-Rank Hunter.

 

There were several reasons why Mile had decided on becoming a Hunter.

It’s a profession that doesn’t care about your background or age.

With a Hunter plate you could easily cross domain or even country borders.

If anything bad happened she could simple migrate to the next country.

And even if her name should become known in the surrounding countries, she could just take on a new name and start over as a F-Rank Hunter again in a far away country.

If her opponents were only monsters and animals, it wouldn’t be too tragic if she made a mistake in controlling her power.

If she went solo, there would be no need to restrict her magic or sword skills.

She wouldn’t bother anybody if she suddenly vanished.

And finally, once a week might have been fine, but tending to a shop all week would be boring, and she wanted to make a little bit of money in preparation for her future married life.

When she thought about the future, she couldn’t think of any other profession for her to take up.

 

And most of all, Hunter was a job all those took who had problems finding work and didn’t have any special abilities. In other words, a very normal, average occupation.

 

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Mesmerised
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Thanks for the chapter!
“a very normal, average occupation.” XD

Wooly Marmot
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Love the foreshadowing. Is she forgetting that S-ranks, who are national treasures, are also hunters?

Mashiro
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Wow the 4th chapter, have you ascended godhood or something ?!

Ricky
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Calm before storm

Jeg
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Then, a silver haired girl slap the storm silly until it vanished into thin air.

Adobo
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I hope this interesting web novel got releases everyday….just hoping…

OverlyFriendly
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Thanks for the New Chapter~
Mile huh…
I haven’t heard of anyone using a name similar to that ever in a novel
naisu!

Anonymous
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There is Smile, from Occult Academy

Irina_Akashira
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I’ve listened “Mire” before, both sound alike

Anon
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I’m not sure being a Monster Hunter counts as a normal, average occupation.

superdbgtfan
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i would have gone with Kairi instead of Mile cause mile sounds weird for a name but Kairi probably would sound weird in Japanese

Anonymous
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Dun worry, the author totally doesn’t stoop to using the katakana of Ma-I-Ru to make a pointless plot point that goes nowhere with another character that has almost the same configuration save for one word. *cough* Be-i-ru *cough*

Aztech Gold
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Thanks for d chapter.
Hunter Guild eh…. you could called it hunter license…
Hm… Adel might by pass Gon and Killua on her journey…

Expertus
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Wow, such a normal average occupation Ade- *cough* I mean Mile. Yup nothing is suspicious with it nor it’s eye catching.

Anyways thanks for the new chapter manshiro.
P.S. I’ve joined discord with a different name but man the averageabilities channel is quite quiet. And I think they mostly talked other series…

GonZ555
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Meatbun delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

Mile.. another measurement ? Then i guess the shipping of Kelvin x Mile is confirmed..

Past One/Hikari to Kage
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Past One/Hikari to Kage

Thanks

KuRuuRuu
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Thanks for the chapters!!!
You’re really on fire today! 😆
Wow, Adel..I mean Mile… That’s a really good reason in choosing your life occupation 😂
(And she’s already thinking about marriage??? Lol)

Anonymous
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AVERAGE life. AVERAGE. of course marriage is included.

Diggydawg
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Thank you for the very average chapter!

Raufgar
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Thanks for the chapter~!

Dann
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“she wanted to make a little bit of money in preparation for her future married life.”

What happens if she gets married and then has to disappear. Clearly she has not thought this through, again.

Anonymous
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That is entirely part of why this story is amusing. If she thought things through and were a bit more perceptive to social cues, the story would lose its charm.

Jeg
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Or, she could earn lots of money for several years as a hunter and when the time comes disappeare to another country using another name and take on a job thats fitting for a woman in search of a husband.

Sherrynity
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Yea, rite. Very normal job. I don’t know, maybe killing dragon, or gryphon, or other mythological creatures count as an average for her…?

Peanut gallery
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Myth is between common mobs and demon god lv
Soo its toootttaaaallllyyy Average~

K
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Thanks for the update

So what next after Mile? Is it Knot? Klick? AU? Come on, for your case you must think of this right now

SUNOFA
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S-ranks are heroes, huh? Yes, a very normal and average occupation…

Irina_Akashira
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Thanks for the update

Just one thing please?

This “Burgle” in the previous chapter is a name or a title or job?

Anonymous
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Its how Mansie decided to translate バーグル, which i personally think may have been intended to be something like Bergl. I mean, its actually how Bergl is written in Katakana. It could also be Birgle i guess. Same katakana is used. Or maybe the author did actually call it Burgle, just like how there is a Climb in Overlord. It could also be Bergal. (That would also be written with that Katakana config i guess)

Salvator
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I won`t suprised if she suddenly become an average S-Rank Hunter.

Anonymous
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Oh, well not to burst your hopes and also kind of just to brace those hoping for the continuing adventures of the totally-not-a-Wunderkind, there is a chapter called “16 years later”. Granted, its far far off from where Mansie has translated so far, but yeah, don’t count on sudden jump to S from F…

Disclaimer: Note I only said there won’t be a sudden jump to S rank

Owl
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So it timeskips from her being 12 to 28?

Anonymous
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It will be a long way off yet, but yeah it won’t always be a loli protagonist story

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

If she had started with G rank I would have said that G stands for God/dess. Unfortunately G rank is for kiddies.

Anonymous
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Well you could say that F stands for Female, and it would still fit.

Seblak
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Nah, that sounds even sexist in a way…
Tho i can’t think of anything else but ”Friggin’ Overpowered” as Rank F

Tsakta
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F is for how Fucked they are.

Anonymous
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That’s probably more perceptual bias on your part I guess, since F for Female and M for Male are quite commonly used, It’s hardly a tentacle grape situation here.

dorkfall
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“She was an absolutely normal, average F-Rank Hunter”
~they should edit this and use BOLD+ITALIC+UNDRLINE+RED TEXT and FONT 72 so we can stress it enough ^^

thank you for the update 🙂
.i’m kinda feeling luke warm about the fact that she left the academy just like that

SubZole
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I was expecting a lot more common sense breaking from her in the academy. Too bad it was over so soon :/
I guess the author doesn’t appreciates the “school arcs” that much 🙂

Anonymous
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Nope. Mile also gets to go to school. Wait for it.

Mofumofu
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I love you!!!!

Goodx4
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Thanks for the Chapter!!!

Jeg
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Years later, news of a silver haired, female hunter that specializes in dragon hunting came about. Yup, very average.

Shadi
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Glad we also have translator-sama with absolutely normal, average translation pace \o/

libraryrocker
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Dooooooon’t burn out!!!! Take care of your health!!!!

I laughed several times…. XDXDXD Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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Thank you~!

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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Thank you~!

LoliStalker
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and thus SSS class Hunter was born

aw I cant wait until she fight a dragon

Tereus
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If she went solo, there would be no need to restrict her magic or sword skills.
And how she will obtain the Goblin Ear for Quest when it’s body is mutilated, evaporated or turned into dust by her magic?
I bet she will attain rank E by earning points with “Find lost cat” quests. 😀

Anonymous
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Though you jest, you might actually be interested to know that it actually is a valid plot point for a later quest, once Mile gets her new gang of 4.

Owl
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You might want to go easy on the spoilers. Not everyone appreciates them.

Anonymous
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It’s not really spoiling much to know that collecting ingredients pays better if they are (relatively) undamaged, compared to charred to a crisp. Though monster roast is also quite common in the hunter diet. Orc is Pork.

Owl
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But that as a plot point IS spoilering. Go easy on it will you? If we wanted spoilers we’d use a MT on the raws already.

It’s on the border of bad manners, like talking about what is going to happen sitting behind someone in the movies. It can sometimes spoil the experience, which is why they are called “spoilers”.

Anonymous
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The question is how is it relevant to the plot? Nothing about how it is used to impact the story is given away. Did they fail a mission because they turned in a too damaged corpse? Or maybe it was because they crushed the part that was used for an ingredient in potion? Or did someone get wounded in the party because they had to hold back in order not to damage the monster too much? Or…. well the possibilities are endless. If on the other hand i had said, the quality of the monster corpse for a bounty will… Read more »
Just a potato
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Thnkx

Slayazar
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Thanks for the chapter explosion!

IchsanWin32
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Finally i understand why in the synopsis wited that the MC has 3 names

Owl
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I was half expecting her to put “avatar of the Goddess”, “chantless magic” and “weather control” to her resume lol.

Anonymous
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Average remember?

Anonymous
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Though the fact she isn’t entirely up front with her abilities during registration is also what contributes to the bureaucratic snafu later, though mostly its just the receptionist didn’t do her job properly.

Someone dun goofed and didn’t ask 1 important question.

Owl
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Hey quit it.

haazhell
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thanks for the chapter

T.Y.
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Thanks for the chapter!
well yeah, Adel.. don’t you know, everytime you mention ‘average’, ‘normal’, it’s actually a flag? Lol,,,

Seinvolf
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Thank u always for ur great work…
^^…

dangerdude
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thank you for the chaptah!

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