Ch 57 -- Aiming for F Rank
The next day I went to the Adventurers Guild with Fer and Sui. I figured it would be crowded later in the morning so I arrived early at the reception desk and got attended to promptly.
"Ummm, I'd like to enquire about something?"
"Yes, how can I help you?"
"I'm rank G right now, how do I get up to rank F?"
The receptionist was momentarily surprised but she gave me a complete explanation. It took a while but I couldn't complain since I had asked for it.
"You need to complete a series of requests to gain points to go up a rank and if you want to rise above rank C there's also an examination." I don't plan to rise above C rank so that's not a problem for me.
"I understand I need points to rise in rank but how many do I need to go from rank G to rank F?"
"You need a hundred points to rise from rank G to rank F." A hundred, is that really a lot or not?
"Rank G adventurers are limited to simple requests. Most of these are worth one or two points and a few are worth three points so it's very difficult to go up from rank G to rank F." the receptionist explained.
It seemed that rank G was sort of a training period for beginning adventurers, learning about adventuring while they find out whether they're up to it. Those who can't cope with the job will quit or quickly fail which is why the number of points to rise to F rank is set so high. So that's how it works, hey? I wasn't told this when I first registered to become an adventurer.
I've re-registered now and I'm not planning to make a living by adventuring so how hard do I have to work to make it up to F rank?
"Oh, it takes someone who's keen to be an adventurer about three months or so to rise from rank G to rank F but average beginners will take about six months. Please do your best, Mukouda-san."
Eh, that long?
Being an adventurer isn't really my thing so I didn't properly investigate what was required for the job to start with, and maybe the receptionist at the Adventurers Guild in Fariel didn't like adventurers to begin with...
Well, if it takes a keen beginner three months it's likely I'll take a bit longer so I'll be staying in this city for a while it seems. Going up to rank F from rank G takes a lot of effort but I don't want to fall back again. I told the receptionist that I understood.
This time would let me find out if I actually want to be an adventurer for real, I suppose, but putting my life on the line continuously isn't really my thing. No, I'll give it a miss. Once I'm up to F rank I'll stay there. Obviously.
However de-registration from G rank is only a month and it takes some effort to get up to F rank so a G-ranked adventurer can't accept requests that take him a long way from home. The receptionist laughed when I asked her about this. Basically there are no G-ranked requests that involve travelling any distance.
Right, in that case unless something untoward happens I'll stay here and rise up to F rank from my current G rank. It seems taking requests from the Adventurers Guild in the city you first registered until you achieve F rank is the normal thing to do. When I first registered at the Adventurers Guild back in Fariel I collected medicinal herbs and then immediately set off on a long trip. That wasn't a good idea.
The receptionist yesterday had also said something about the G rank de-registration period being the shortest but I hadn't really grasped the reasoning behind it. Having listened more closely this time I figure I'm not going to be a real adventurer but unless something goes wrong I'll just earn the points needed and move up to F rank. Well, I learned something new today.
I'll work hard with the help of the Adventurers Guild here and aim for the F rank.