I Said Make My Abilities Average! 23

Hello Fellow netizens, here is a new chapter tellig the tale of our glorious, normal, absolutely average, overpowered ball of cuteness, Mile!

 

This time: I have a new gang!

23 Hunter Training School

 

In the six days since her arrival, Mile had made the inn her base of operations and put her efforts into taking note of all the shops and streets. She even entered the small, shady streets and back alleys, but since her “cheap and plain” clothing was seen as “poor” in the capital nobody bothered her even there.

…apparently the slum’s inhabitants had recognized her as one of their own.

 

When she had finally noticed this, Mile hurriedly changed her clothing.

To something that would be believed to be the clothing of a “normal, plain city girl”.

 

When she had shown her new outfit to the innkeeper’s daughter, Reni-chan, she was met with a subtly troubled expression.

「Even though you’re so pretty…」

 

And now, six days after her arrival in the capital, Mile stepped through the gates of the Hunter Training School.

 

…small.

What appeared to be the main building was only one story tall.

Similarly, what she assumed to be the dormitory also had only one floor. Seems like it was mixed.

The only things left were an indoor training field and the sports ground.

 

Well, with only ona class at a time with less than 40 students, this much would probably be enough.

Mile didn’t want to stand out too much, but neither did she want to ruin the Guildmaster’s reputation. So she decided to aim for staying fifth from the top.

 

After going through the formalities, Mile was led to a 4 person room with two high sleepers.

Since the country paid for their expenses, it would be too much to ask for single rooms.

Since apparently none of her roommates had appeared yet, Mile was the first. When it came to securing her bed, her habit of being reserved from her former life as a japanese reared its head.

 

(I am probably the youngest and smallest, so I will take the upper bed…)

The lower bed of a high sleeper was more convenient in many ways, so Mile picked the upper bed of one of the high sleepers.

The only closet in the room was split evenly into 4 compartments. It was probably meant to be shared. There also was a small, lockable chest for valuables, but since she kept everything important in her Item box, it didn’t matter to Mile. So she chose to always pick the most inconvenient option.

In the countries around here this kind of reservation, yielding something to another without compensation, was seen as foolish, but Mile didn’t care since she did it because she felt like it.

 

「Putting away my luggage… there isn’t really anything to put away.」

Mile didn’t intend to hide being able to use Storage Magic… rather, it was useless to hide it since it was written on her recommendation for this place. So there was no problem in keeping her normal luggage inside her Storage Magic. Some things she still kept preserved in her Item box though.

In the end, she had no use for the closet space, so she decided to let her other roommates share it.

 

In this room were the beds, the closet, and the small chest. Nothing else. Neither chairs nor a table.

We won’t spend much on the living quarters. If you have time to laze around go to the training ground! Your room is only for sleeping and changing your clothes! Something like this was probably the reason.

 

Mile was spaced out until midday thinking about this, when someone knocked on the door.

「Please enter!」

In response to Mile’s reply, a tall woman around 170cm with flowing blonde hair and a firm expression of her face.

She was probably somewhere around 17~18 years old. And somehow… handsome?

Would it be easier to understand if you described the woman as popular with women in a different way than Mile?

 

「Oh, so you’re my roommate! Let’s get along the next half year!」

The girl held out her right hand with a bright smile on her face, and Mile who felt that they could become friends, held out her right hand in return, also with a big smile on her face.

 

「I’m Maevis, a swordsman, nice to meet you. Let’s keep the more detailed introductions for when the others have arrived. Which bed have you chosen?」

「Ah, the one up there.」

「Hmm…」

 

Mile was wondering whether she was seen as an idiot, but Maevis only kindly patted her head.

「You’re a good girl…」

 

We can definitely get along!

Mile was convinced of that.

 

「I’m quite large, so I’m sorry to say so, but I’ll have to pick the lower bed.」

Having said this, Maevis put her luggage under the bed beneath Mile’s. The two talked for a while before there was a knock on the door again.

「Yes~, please enter~」

When the door opened, there were two girls standing there.

A nice and fluffy looking girl around 13~14.

And a strong looking girl with red hair around 12 years old.

 

「You must be my other roommates. I’m Maevis, let’s get along!」

「My name is Mile, pleased to meet you!」

「I’m Rena.」

After that reply, the red haired girl immediately moved into the room, looked at the beds, and then put her things on the lower bed of the free high sleeper. Well, that was probably the normal course of action though. First come, first served.

 

「I’m Pauline, pleased to meet you too…」

The fluffy girl seemed to be somewhat weak willed, showed no sign of irritation at the other girl’s behaviour, and quietly put her baggage on the upper bed.

 

It was by no means a coincidence that all inhabitants had arrived in this room three days before the enrollment ceremony, on the noon of the day when they were allowed to move into the dorm.

You can stay these three days here for free, and the meals since today’s lunch are also free.

In short, none of them had money to waste.

Of course, Mile wasn’t that troubled by her finances, and she only wanted to familiarize herself with the school and its surroundings, but there was no need to alienate herself, so she didn’t mention this little fact.

 

Since lunch would be served soon, they decided to postpone the introductions, and headed to the cafeteria.

Many others had also arrived as soon as possible with free meals as their aim, so around half of the 40 students Mile had heard of were seated in the cafeteria. Since their seniors had just graduated, everyone here should be part of their class.

The boys all wolfed down their food. But, as expected, the women were not quite that bad.

 

When the girls returned to their room after lunch, the immediately started introducing themselves.

「Let’s start with the introductions in order of our arrival here.」

With Maevis decision, Mile was the first.

 

「I’m Mile, 12 years old. My Rank is F and I’m a magician」

 

「…eh, just that? Isn’t there anything else like the magic you’re good at, where you’re from, about your family…」

The red haired girl, Rena’s words made Mile reluctantly continue her introduction.

 

「Um, I can use Storage Magic. So I don’t need my closet space and all of you can share it. I also can use a sword to defend myself a little.

My family matters are a life and death issue so I would like to keep them to myself…」

 

「「「…….」」」

 

The silence continued for quite a while.

 

「What’s up with that!」

Rena suddenly shouted.

 

「If you can use Storage Magic you should be C-Rank! Why the hell are you here! And if you constantly use your Storage Magic, you’d have to always spend that much Magic Power on it! How can you use it as a closet!?」

 

「「「Eh…」」」

 

「Why are you also looking confused!!」

Mile was baffled by what Rena was howling at her…

 

「Well, there was a mistake made by the Guild… To make it up, the Guildmaster recommended me for this place. And who knew Storage Magic worked like that?」

「Y-You…..」

 

「T-Then, I’m next!」

Maevis hurriedly interjected.

 

Being able to read the mood was truly a splendid ability.

 

「Since Mile was this honest, I’ll also tell you everything. Since we’ll be together a long time it would come out either way.

My name is Maevis von Austin, 17 years old. I am a swordsman and can’t use magic.

The Austins have been a house of knights for many generations, and all of my three older brothers have also become knights. I admire my brothers and also aim to become a knight, but my family was against it, so I left my home. That is why, right now I’m just Maevis, no family name. Let’s get along!」

 

(((Whoa….)))

 

The name 『Rascal』 floated up in Mile’s mind, but that is a raccoon. She probably had mistaken it for another name. [1]

 

「T-Then I’ll go next! I’m Rena, fifteen, magician! Attack Magic is my forte, so I’m called 『Rena the Red』.

And just to make it clear, the “Red” has nothing to with my hair color!

I don’t have a family…」

When she talked about her family, she let her head hang down so her face wasn’t visible. But since she had thrown this question at Mile, she couldn’t not answer it herself.

 

「「「Fifteen?」」」

「What! What are you trying to say!?」

For a fifteen year old she was too small. About 156~157cm. That is around 5cm smaller than the average for her age. The height of a 12 year old.

Mile was also smaller than the average, so she was happy she didn’t earn this kind of reaction.

 

「Then, I will go last…

Pauline, fourteen. I’m the daughter of a lover of  the Beckett trading company’s president.」

 

(((Whoaaaaa~~~~!!!)))

 

「Although I’m a nuisance, since I have a talent for Healing Magic, I was sent here to polish my skills so I could better serve as a tribute to nobles or higher ranking merchants.」

 

(((Please stop~~~~!!))

 

「When I graduate from here I’ll probably be given to a middle-aged or old man to-」

 

「「「And that’s it for self introductions!!」」」

 

It looks like the roommates will get along well.

 

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[1] This is probably some kind of obscure reference to this here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rascal_the_Raccoon

I don’t exactly where Mile wants to go with that…

But it’s fun to find out that this anime is responsible for the raccoon being introduced into Japan’s wildlife.


I’ll try adding a post with images for various characters later on.

Slaving away in the cave of tritium wonder, healing myself by translating stuff.
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Seinvolf
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Thank u always for ur great work…
^^…

Seinvolf
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— …apparently the slum’s inhabitants had recognized her as one of their own. —
Wut?! Ahahahahaha…
XD…

And that last part really horror…
XD…

Finz Raizer
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I see nothing average :v

jesse
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oh its average…compared to a dragon 😛

Anonymous
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you average for a ancient super duper magical dragon, not your standard pleb dragon

Gordug
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I suspect the god just made her look average. The rest was service

aram
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nan he probably made her average in a way that he would benefite from since he probably reincarned her for some dark purposes or maybe just like with evil god avera he made her average on a god like set of value

Marmot
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“[God] probably reincarned her for some dark purposes….” Yeah, like his own entertainment!

adaira
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thanks

S4TY4
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Thank you for the new chapter

Dark Jackel
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Obviously, you get into that dorm by having family troubles… 😓

Wooly Marmot
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That poor future trophy bride especially. I’m wondering how she got a guildmaster’s recommendation, but more importantly I think she needs one of Adele/Mile’s magic lessons.

Anonymous
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Standard bioware party members acquired, loyalty quests inbound.

Anonymous
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Thanks for the chapter!
All i see is a group of unique people who are NOT average

carmeops
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think of it as a do-over karmic
in her previous school, she was best friends with:
a noble
a merchant
a commoner

in her new school, she become best friend with:
a noble
a merchant
a commoner

she get an average panel of friends, average luck and average destiny, compared to lottery winners and legendary heros

libraryrocker
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I laughed

Anonymous
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You forgot that she also has to become sparring partners with a random dude striving to better himself with burning determination.

Anonymous
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Other than Mile, of course. She’s totally, absolutely average no matter how you look at her.

Anonymous
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Average roommates.

Much thanks.

MomieIxai
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Hahaha, the story itself is very average-like, but the new character intro though…. There’s a bishoujo chara , a somewhat tsundere chara , a (high-spec?) Illegitemate ojou-sama…. Hahaha how will the airhead MC live her school life… Thanks for the new chappie~

MomieIxai
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What i mean by story is the current plot… Sorry wrong use of words

kikitondo
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… Please someone save Pauline!!

dandy
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…are all girls just things to be given to old guys in this world 😛

kouk2002
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I half regret that the current world doesn’t operate that way. After all I’m not getting any younger…

Anonymous
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Sorry to break it to you, but this was an actual thing that happened in real life. Women were actually treated as objects(Not like today, where they are basically equal in sense of law), and their families would often marry into other families. Remember this is set in a world that is far behind ours so basically, medival ages

Anonymous
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Thanks for the chapter!
She’ll probably “averagely” save/help them. XD

Goodx4
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Thanks for the Chapter~!!!

Sherrynity
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lol given to a noble? I bet she’ll be Mille’s secretary in the future 😂

ricecal
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Thank you very much

spoilerproof
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thanks for the chapter~
these introductions are quite dark….

nyaaa
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join the dark side >:D

Wooly Marmot
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I wonder if the roommates will form a party? They have a sportswoman, a healer, and an attack mage. MC could make a place for herself as a support mage and pack mule. In theory she could conceal her true abilities and still be a valuable team member. In practice, well, that’s for the author to say.

Thanks for the chapter!

inbetweenaction
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in practise, she will dice all threats into on average perfectly bitesize pices in the name of teamwork. as in, she is in a team, and does on average all the work.

Wooly Marmot
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I’m not disagreeing. Maybe another thing to say is that part of the value to Mile of being in a team is that the credit for her kills–which will surely be “average”–can be spread to her teammates.

Hmm. Although, if it’s these girls, at least one of them is likely to have too much pride to do that. Could be trouble. Not that that’s a bad thing of course. 😁👍

Nyamsus
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Rena the red…
Her magic must somewhat 3 something due colored red

k
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thank for the update

KuRuuRuu
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Thank you for the great work!
All of the gang members have various background.. it seems it would be an interesting combination! ^^

Irina_Akashira
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thanks for the update

lygarx
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Whoa. everyone is like her with heavy circumstances

kouk2002
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To think Mile isn’t actually the most pitiful one, then again I guess she could be said to be average in that respect.

kirindas
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Thanks for the new chapter!

Kensei Seraph
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Thanks for the chapter.

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

I feel like she had lee hyun’s level of disguise..

f
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Every webnovel translation I read, you are there. Saying something similar to “Thanks Nepu” or “Meatbun delivery”. Are you god?

Anonymous
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at least shes more average now?

haazhell
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thanks for the chapter

libraryrocker
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I laughed sooooooooooooo hard!!!! XD XD XD XD But I hope Mile can help Pauline so that she won’t be sold to an old man at least…. XD XD XD

I also love that Red is here to tsukkomi her from now on… And that EVERYONE has a dark history!!!

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!

Anonymous
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Maevis …. doesn’t have so much a dark history as a…. weird family.

“HUGE OPPAI ARE TREACHEROUS”… lol 😀

(maybe it translates better as large boobs are a sign of danger???)

dorkfall
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thanks for the update ^^,
mile should’ve atleast researched on her abilities of what can and can’t do with her magic…. she’ll simply repeat her mistake =____=;;
not that i’m complaining

RoflCat
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I know this’ll be a bit of spoiler but this line.

>I’m the daughter of the Beckett trading company’s president with a lover.

The proper translation is president’s lover, not with.
That point actually comes up later.

DOHere
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Thank you, TL-san. What kind of fashion sense does Mille have? I need some other character’s pov

Kasinki
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Oh my someone that is more pitiable than Mile’s story???
I just realized that the RSS feed for raisingthedead updates just arbitrarily stopped for my email and it took me quite awhile to make it work again… (I didn’t know chapter 20 – 23 was updated until I checked it today T_T, no wonder the usually frequent updates disappeared from my email)
I hope I wouldn’t miss out on any updates again from now on,
thank you for the hard work~!

Pan
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Their past is just too dark!

Still, I got good laugh from the chapter. Love the red magician reply to the airhead Mile. XD

So the group is complete now, an airhead, an ojousama, a secretary, a commoner. Just like the good old time.

Anonymous
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Maevis’ past isn’t dark… just deviant. (according to common Japanese anime aesthetics of “breasts are filled with dreams”)

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

The Red? Is it because she uses flame magic or is it because of the blood splatter as the result if her spells?

SkyDragon
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I believe this gets answered by the end of the school arc. 🙂

Anonymous
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g2XCLzIiNM
Their have 1 red mage, 1 healer, 1 knight and Mile as average of mage, healer and knight.
Well balance.

Loli_mamoritai
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Their Party*

dangerdude
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thank you for your hard work ^^

Froggy
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Thanks for the chapter!

Rebel Against the Harem
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Rebel Against the Harem

The god defined average as taking the two opposite extremes and dividing it by 2.

In other words, what he did was akin to putting his left foot in cold water, putting his right foot in hot water, and calling himself warm.

Rebel Against the Harem
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Rebel Against the Harem
In other words, Total magic power of a super dragon + total magic power of every other being, then dividing by the number of beings will still be at super dragon levels. If an ancient dragon lord can lift up 1,000,000 tons and every other being added together can only lift up 10,000 tons, the average would be 1,010,000/10,001 = 100 tons, which is at least 100 times higher than the average power of everyone else. It’s all about magnitude of the extremes. The lowest is 0, while the highest is probably infinite, and it was still be average. So,… Read more »
Anonymous
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Good work on providing notes for explaining the reference Mansie… you are going to have your work cut out for you though in the later chapters. There are probably very obscure references (for non-Japanese) by the truckloads, along with Japanese puns and twists on Western pop culture/folklore. Also, I think you missed a few of the shoutouts/references to famous anime lines in the earlier chapters too.

Anonymous
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no ch 24 yet?

Anonymous
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Patience.. volunteer work should be appreciated and not rushed. 😀

Anonymous
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I don’t want to rush manshiro or anything but having just started this series and catching up, is there some kind of release schedule or do chapters just come whenever they finish? Mainly curious if there’s a day of the week I should visit specifically for this funny story 🙂

Anonymous
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>do chapters just come whenever they are finished
This. Usually Sunday.

Anonymous
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Thank you.

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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Thank you~

That Pauline intro sounds so pitiful~

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