I Said Make My Abilities Average! 21

I have returned!

for half a day, at least!

Couldn’t really get much done between hiking and eating, but hey, I’m not complaining πŸ™‚

21 School again?

 

γ€Œγ€Œγ€ŒAs if that could be!!!」」」

 

Mile was surprised by the sudden shouts from behind her.

γ€ŒBut it’s true….」

γ€ŒAs if someone like you would be allowed to stay F-Rank! That’s what the skip evaluation at the registration is for!」

γ€ŒHuh, skip evaluation? What’s that?」

 

Seeing Mile’s ignorant expression, the Hunters’ and Guild clerks’ expressions changed greatly. The clerks in particular had gone chalk white.

 

γ€ŒCall the Guildmaster!」

A veteran looking Hunter shouted, inciting a clerk to hurriedly climb the stairs.

γ€ŒGirl, who was your receptionist?」

γ€ŒUmm, a blonde woman, about 17~18 years old, her name was something like Liara, Lora….」

γ€ŒLaura! Damn, she really screwed up on this one….」

 

Mile was intimidated by the flow of events turning this affair into something serious.

γ€ŒU-Um, is there a problem?」

γ€ŒYes, but you’re the victim so you don’t need to worry about anything. We’ll discuss the details with the Guildmaster.」

 

A few minutes later, the clerk who had ascended the stairs came down again, followed by the Guildmaster.

It probably took this much time for the clerk to quickly brief him. Meeting someone for the first time without any prior knowledge on them would be unthinkable. Especially in a situation like this.

The Guildmaster wasn’t a scarred and buff looking high Rank Hunter, but rather like the accountant at a local bank. He probably was chosen for his talent in organizing and not his combat prowess.

 

γ€ŒThis is the girl in question? Where is Laura?」

γ€ŒShe has today off, but somebody already went to go and bring her here.」

After listening to the explanation of a nearby clerk, the Guildmaster turned to Mile.

 

γ€ŒI’m very sorry for the error of my subordinate. There are some things that need to be discussed, so would you mind following me for a bit?」

γ€ŒAh, yes.」

γ€ŒWe’ll take the freedom to attend as well. After all it wouldn’t even be funny if you pulled wool over the eyes of this naive girl. This was the Guild’s fault, so we’ll make sure a Hunter doesn’t get the short end of the stick.」

 

The Guildmaster nodded in positive to both Mile’s reply as well as the Hunter’s demand. Along with two senior Hunters anointed by the veteran Hunter, the trio entered the meeting room.

While they were sipping tea inside the meeting room, the receptionist Laura appeared, totally out of breath, and the talks could begin. Laura was pale as a ghost.

 

γ€ŒLet’s first confirm it with Laura.

Did you serve as the receptionist who yesterday processed Mile-san’s Hunter registration?」

γ€ŒY-Yes…」

Laura nodded.

 

γ€ŒThen, did you explain about the skip examination at that time?」

γ€ŒN-No…」

γ€ŒWhy didn’t you?」

γ€ŒS-Since she wrote down 12 years as her age and since she seemed like a novice…」

γ€ŒWhat do the regulations say?」

γ€ŒT-To explain it to everyone…」

The Guildmaster let his head hang in return to the confirmation of his subordinate’s mistake.

 

γ€ŒHer profession is magician, why didn’t you ask her on what level she is!」

γ€ŒUmm, because she had a sword equipped I thought, even though she called herself a magician her magic was probably weak, so she would mainly rely on the sword to fight…」

γ€Œyou imbecile! She can sever steel mesh and can use Storage Magic. It wouldn’t be strange for her to be a B-Rank Hunter. And because of you we’re going to have a talent like that wasted on collecting weeds for the next few years. How are you going to take responsibility for that?」

γ€ŒI-I….」

 

Under the severe pressure bearing down on her, Laura broke down in tears.

But it was understandable for the Guildmaster to get mad. The difference between C- and F-Rank was enormous, both in income and treatment. Due to her mindless assumptions she hadn’t kept to the rules and because of that she would waste precious years of a promising young Hunter. Such a thing was unforgivable.

 

γ€ŒExcuse me~…」

Not really grasping the importance of the situation, Mile carelessly interjected:

γ€ŒI don’t really mind the current situation though…」

γ€Œγ€Œγ€ŒAs if we’d let that happen!!」」」

The attending Hunters shouted in unison.

 

γ€ŒAs if we’d let there be a precedent where the Guild wronged a Hunter and got away by crying! Think about all the other Hunters! And even more than that, a F-Rank Hunter that can use Storage Magic is something that shouldn’t be allowed to exist!」

 

One of the Hunters explained it in detail to the perplexed Mile.

Storage Magic is a high ranking magic only a few can use. Additionally, the surplus of weaponry, armor, water, and food, as well as storing the hunted prey greatly increased a party’s efficiency. This meant that, even if the user’s combat ability was weak, they could join C~S-Rank parties where they would be protected by their party members.

In short, regardless of any other abilities, being able to use Storage Magic instantly earned you C-Rank.

If you could somewhat use other magic as well as a sword, B-Rank and above parties would greet you with open arms.

 

γ€Œ…why don’t I just re-register then?」

γ€ŒIf we could do that, we wouldn’t have a problem….」

 

This time it was the Guildmaster’s turn to provide an explanation.

Apparently a long time ago there were quite a lot of nobles that used their money to raise their Ranks and those of their dependants. To abolish this practice, the rules for raising your Rank turned extremely strict, and you can’t re-register someone at a higher rank. Getting re-registered after your records have been cleared at your old Rank or lower was apparently allowed since some Hunters returned from retirement.

 

Even if you tried to rapidly raise your Rank, there is a minimum age you need to be. The only exceptions to this rule would be someone like a hero who saved an entire Kingdom.

 

If you quietly do it nonetheless and it gets out, the punishment for all involved is severe, so nobody wants to try this option. If even just one clerk or Hunter let something slip or someone reported them, that would be it.

 

Normally, the applicant would be asked about his abilities, and if they were applicable for a skip examination the Guildmaster was to be informed. Then several Guild clerks and high Rank Hunters would perform an examination to judge the applicant’s Rank upon entering the Guild.

Since many Hunters start as retired knights and soldiers or court magicians that lost out in a power struggle and had to flee, they of course didn’t need to start at F-Rank.

Normally, Mile too would have started out as at least C-Rank.

Even if she herself didn’t wish for that.

 

γ€ŒWhat should we do…」

γ€ŒI’m fine though…」

γ€Œγ€Œγ€ŒYou can just stay silent!!」」」

 

Her attempt at reaching out a helping hand to the Guildmaster got shut down by the veteran Hunters again, and loud enough to make Mile cower.

Even though she would be fine with 10 gold coins per month, the Hunters didn’t think that she would be able to constantly get that much just with continuous commissions and selling of materials. Neither did they have the intention to let a strong fighter play around while they were forced to fight big monsters, guard important persons or heed emergency summons, something that wouldn’t apply to her as an F-Rank Hunter.

Especially since her Storage Magic would play a big role in the logistics for a frontier town like this where capable personnel was rare. Her being F-Rank wasn’t something that hindered the Guild’s operation, but for the Hunters it could turn into a matter of life or death.

 

γ€ŒUmm~, What about the Training School in the capital…」

γ€Œγ€ŒThat’s it!!」」

 

The veteran Hunter and Guildmaster instantly took to the idea Laura had muttered.

The other two Hunters didn’t seem to know what they were talking about.

Of course, Mile didn’t know either.

 

γ€ŽHunter Training School』

It is an institution founded by the country six years ago.

To spare those with outstanding talent from wasting several years of their careers due to the age restrictions, a noble with Hunter background founded this school on a trial basis. In half a year the students would get all the essentials hammered into their heads, and upon graduation they would be D- or C-Rank Hunters, regardless of any other restrictions.

 

γ€ŒThat place takes nobles, commoners, sometimes even slaves, and lets them attend for free. Normally there’d be fierce competition, but since each Guildmaster is tasked to “find promising new talents”, only those recommended by a Guildmaster with his honor on the line get accepted. It’s only…」

γ€ŒOnly what?」

γ€ŒIf the applicant is judged to be unable to graduate, he is immediately expelled, and the Guildmaster who recommended him will lose the trust of the upper echelons of the Guild, making any promotion a non-issue for the foreseeable future…」

 

After having asked one of the Hunters for this explanation, Mile turned to the Guildmaster who was peacefully looking at her.

 

γ€ŒI believe in you, Mile-san….」

 

(Ah, those eyes look like he’s planning something in the long run…οΌ‰

 

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Sadly a quite dry chapter whithout much glorious failure…

That’s not what we came for, Mile!

Slaving away in the cave of tritium wonder, healing myself by translating stuff.
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FH
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39 4 chap

lygarx
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back to school again.

Ishira
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Lmao, she just like, dropped out from high school just to get recommended again to another high school…. Damn Average!

blackhawkrider
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Fits her just fine lol.

Neil
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She’s an average high schooler I guess…

giggity
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What are you talking about no failure? She just herself sent back to a school developed by the Country while she is trying to hide from the countries government…I would call that a fail.

Moridain
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To be fair it is the last place they would think to look. πŸ˜€

Zai
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Ehh but think of this country having an [OverPowered Silver-haired petite girl, with a mysterious past] Joining thier Hunter school. She might become a vessle for war 😨😨 lol no?

Jeg
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As she said before, she could just simply disappear if things get ugly. Who on earth could even catch up to her average running speed.

LoliStalker
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and if she use magic to manipulate gravity she could just FLY! like your everyday average girl
also she might be able to teleport? should ask nanomachine

Zai
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… Yeah I gusse lol. Soon she will be know as a ledgend “The Oblivious Siver-Haired Goddess”

Finz Raizer
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She’ll be safe … for a while that’s it

Jeg
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She has always been safe.

dandy
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school again??….ffs was looking forward to her doing quests, oh well least its only for half a year

RoflCat
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Don’t worry, this school is actually important for her, in various meanings.

Anonymous
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New Gang of Four incoming – Assembling Team “Crimson Blood is Awesome”…

I actually think they should have kept this as their official name rather than their cover story, either that or call themselves Team Convenient Campers since that’s the standard reaction at every campsite.

SpiralBaka
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and now, Mile’s hunter career would have to be suspended for half a year.
thank you for the chapter.

k
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Nah, I would said a week, 1 month max. No way she wouldn’t cause anything extraordinary within that time and bail out of the country again πŸ™‚

Marmot
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I don’t know. She managed to keep at least part of her talent undiscovered for a year and a half before bailing out at the last academy. After some initial epic failures, that is.

Although this time she’ll be pretending to have considerable talent (worthy of the guildmaster’s recommendation) without being OP. She has no experience with that.. Yeah, I give her a week or so.

blackhawkrider
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Don’t you mean “No way she wouldn’t cause anything AVERAGE within that time” XD

Anonymous
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No she makes it to graduation, and then there were action figures…

Owl
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Can we lock this guy out of the comments? He keeps dropping spoilers and can’t stop himself even when requested to.

And before you go “don’t read comments then”, it’s better to leave one guy out of comments than to cause comments to be unusable for >1 person. The majority does not have to cater for just one person simply because he is unable to keep information to himself.

Anonymous
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Hmm… normally I would say you need to take cool down and not be such a drama queen, but seeing you fly off the handle at that other Anonymous guy about his boar comment while probably mistaking him for me was too hilarious for words, especially given that he was one of those making wild speculations about the plot. I feel kind of sorry for him (that other Anonymous dude), but seriously? That craziness put a smile on my face for the rest of the day, still makes me grin when i remember it. πŸ˜€

Arc
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I love how you explaining things! Man, thumbs up for ya lmao
I was laughing by the time I read this

Yuncchi
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Mesmerised
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Thanks for the chapter!

midnight2630
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another school arc maybe?
thanks for the chapter~
I got tired just from reading you say hiking but then i read the chapter and now iΒ΄m ok!
…and now back to waiting…

Anonymous
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Enter School Arc. Exit School Arc… Enter School Arc.

Much thanks.

k
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thank for the update

Carmeops
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poor Adel/Mile can’t even tell them that she want to be a normal girl and even would rather NOT rankup, even if she was told about the rank skipping

Anonymous
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They have good reasons for it though.

dorkfall
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ohhh… so that was the reason why the luke-warm feelings of leaving the school… so she could get into another school….

re-read the whole chapter twice because of the explanation of skipping levels… i felt that something was amiss

Anonymous
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I may have misremembered, but I think Mansie left out a bit about how each guild branch is kind of separate and they are more of a coalition of separate branches than a unified body, which is why they can’t just re-register and send the paperwork and explanation upstairs, since other branches would not easily accept it… and it would be hard to convince each guild branch separately.

I might have misremembered it though, since it was ages ago since i last read the beginning of this webnovel. I’m here more to practice my conversational english than anything.

G
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Thanks for the chapter and the previous ones.

” But it was understandable for the Guildmaster to get mad. The difference between C- and F-Rank was enormous, both in income and XXXXX. ”

Not sure what’s funnier replacing XXXXX with something lewd or maybe hamsters ? (tho I think prestige (?) would fit the narrative quite well).

Marmot
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Me, I’m just plain wondering what the XXXXX is replacing. Sorry, I don’t get it.

Jeg
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That makes two of us.

Marmot
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Gaah! How did that double post happen? I could swear I only typed it in once. Please ignore that extra message.

Marmot
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Me, I’m just plain wondering what the XXXXX is replacing. Sorry, I don’t get it.

alu
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Just promise him you will reach a “normal” result.

You are got at that, aren’t you? (said with ironic tone, if it was no clear enough)

Adobo
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She having a hard time to be an average….

Jeg
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It’s like playing an mmorpg with a max level/stat character and your doing a low level quest requiring you to NOT kill but capture at 10% hp.

Irina_Akashira
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Thanks for the update

Just to be clear

In this moment is the MC in other country? or just in the country-side or not explained?

Jeg
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Another country.

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

… guild master just got an ticket to instant promotion..

k
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I would said a ticket to hell, considering her… patterm

Anonymous
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Ticket to regretville mate.

Jeg
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Well, you know how the people on that world are.

Anonymous
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Nope, Laura screwed up again by not telling him info. He has to eat a regret sandwich…. filled with regrets. Hint: It has to do with the ending of the chapter where he seems to have some kind of long term plan cooking up. You know, like an INVESTMENT strategy? Pity Laura didn’t tell him her cover story about not having family there though. πŸ˜€

Tashady
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Not so much dry as Adel finally failing because of someone else. Lol! Now it’s back to school once again (and I bet it’ll end with her being friends with the princess, finally!)

Marmot
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So… off to school again? As far as possible consequences for her… indiscretions… that’s only moderately serious, but it could have a delayed effect. It depends on her indiscretions there. I’m looking forward to it!

Thanks for the chapter!

KuRuuRuu
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Thank you for the chapter~
Well..she failed to protect her F rank? Lol

FH
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It seems a whole chapter is displayed on the home page for some reason…

haazhell
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thanks for the chapter

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

The one with no common sense should be quiet!

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

They retort her 2-4 times together till she cower…
XD…

Goodx4
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Thanks for the Chapter!!!

blackhawkrider
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man….what a below average reaction to an average girl who should have gotten an average SSS (made it up :P) rank.

libraryrocker
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Hope you had a great time hiking!!!

Also, I thought the school arc was over…. but this author enjoys betraying my expectations… Thanks so much for all your hard work!!! I laughed a lot~~

Dark Jackel
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Thanks for the chapter, with average humor! πŸ˜†πŸ‘

LoliStalker
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D or C? meh I bet if she manage to last for half a year and the ending test would be real hunting quest,then rare monster appear and she kill it,she would be rank A or S,or SSS
but if its her I bet she would run away again right after and start another average adventure in another country

Anonymous
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Exactly how many times do you want the author to make her change schools????

Pan
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Thank you for the laugh. Made my Monday bearable.

I like how the older Hunter able to seen through her and deduce that Mile is a naive, airy head girl lol

IchsanWin32
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Its a dry chapter you said. But i love the tsukkomi-s ≧﹏≦
GJ hunter Ossan-s

Anonymous
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Interesting how the official stance is that the hunter can do whatever they like if qualified as freelancers but the reality implied is the guild has them as a resource so they aren’t allowed to do as they wish.

SkyDragon
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They’re a bit like independent contractors. Most of their workload is entirely up to their discretion, but some of it is specified in the overall agreement. There are some things that HAVE to get done, like repelling a monster attack on the town, or escorting a VIP.

Anonymous
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While that is true, the general emphasis upon anonymity for adventurers that seems to have not a small amount of importance makes the actions of the guild counter-intuitive to their own rules/culture. Sure things HAVE to get done, but that does not mean you have to force fame upon an adventurer when it’s implicitly agreed that many adventurers starting out that are strong do so because they are in HIDING. They are (without realizing it as they are too wrapped up in their own selfish concerns?) breaking one of the fundamental concerns/policies of the guild/adventurer relationship.

Artemis1990
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γ€ŒI’m fine though…」

γ€Œγ€Œγ€ŒYou can just stay silent!!」」」

*Pass out from laughing too much*

Kikitondo
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For some reason… i wish she at least meet with her former classmate… at least Kelvin or the commoner girl.

Anyway… I, who just found this story and Binge Reading. become devastated again…

Atleast now i have to delish read like the kawai Kumo-chan and Adel/Mile

Anonymous
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Well, just wait… for quite a bit.

Artemis1990
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To Whoever keep throwing future chapter spoilers… STOP IT! You read ahead, we get it, good for you. No need to rub it in to those who are patiently going with the pace of this translation.

Even more annoying when you’re using it to shot down others just to “brag” that you know what will happen, its just sad.

Anonymous
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I don’t actually think having read something is worth bragging about. I mean, if I wrote a story that people like, that MIGHT be something to be proud of, but actually being able to read isn’t exactly rocket science. For me, this is just a normal conversation. Some guy: [insert Wild speculation here]. Me: Nope, that doesn’t happen. Maybe you need to differentiate between plot critical spoilers and harmless ones? For instance, telling a Game of Thrones fan: “watch out for the pie” while giggling madly versus outright telling them “Arya Stark feeds old man Frey his kin in a… Read more »
Owl
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Even non “plot” spoilers hurt the reading experience, so quit it you self centered bastard.

SkyDragon
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I would encourage you to at least be less specific where you can. Something like how the world works is very welcome and useful information, but the future actions of the MC should be as vague as possible, or just not spoken about. I’ve read the first 100 or so chapters myself and seeing people’s genuine first reactions to the story amuses me to no end.

Anonymous
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I do keep the references vague and decontextualised, except for when someone specifically says: “explain it to me”. That only happened once i think.

Kathleen
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“Even if you tried to rapidly raise your Rank, there is a minimum age you need to be. The only exceptions to this rule would be someone like a hero who saved an entire Kingdom.”

… Chekhov called, he wants his gun back.

Thanks for the translation! I’m loving the story!

(Looking at some of the other comments, I just want to be clear- that’s a guess, not a spoiler.)

Anonymous
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Don’t worry, random Owl attacks are pretty much avoidable when you aren’t posting under Anonymous. πŸ˜€

Anonymous
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γ€ŒI’m very sorry for the error of subordinate. There are some things that need to be discussed, so would you mind following me for a bit?」

Should it be something of “I’m very sorry for the error of ‘my’ subordinate”, or ‘our’?

spoilerproof
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thanks for the chapter~
she has no choice but to indirectly get the guildmaster a grand promotion….

“Hello everyone! I’m Mile, just your average hunter.~”
everyone:’WTF is she talking about? She’s freaking recommended by a guildmaster’**bang heads on a table, maybe?**

spoilerproof
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ah, time to spread the “Goddess” religion again….

Melisaartemis
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Coming from the most OP MC in any novel (Death March 15-5):

Satou’s here. When someone is insisting that they’re extremely normal, it makes me doubt that they’re hiding something abnormal. Even though I know that I’m only jumping at shadows, I still end up looking for it. β—‡

Excuse me while I laugh my ass off…. irony doesn’t get any more delicious than this

mikan
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thanks, translator/editor/proofreader-san

smile
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The tsuki komi in this chapter was awesome.

pls, more

Kasinki
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For some reason i dont get updates of this series anymore… T_T
Have to manually check

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

Thanks

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