Mile Chapter 51: Joint Parties

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Dear readers, I know it’s hard to accept Rena but please give the novel a chance. Don’t drop it yet.

We will reach Rena’s tragedy past soon and it will explain why Rena behaves that way.

And I can promise you, Mile will be hilarious in a few chapters.

Mile Chapter 51: Joint Parties

ED: Bluegraine


“Everyone, thank you for accepting this quest, even with the bad conditions this time” (Merchant)


Early in the morning of the next day, the meeting of the merchants and all escort hunters was done at the central square.
There were six carriages in this group.
Each carriage had one merchant and one helper (like cook or worker).
The merchants seemed to be on good terms with each other and the purpose was to introduce the escort hunters.
The escort hunters didn’t need to be intimate with the merchants, but the escorts did need to grasp the other hunters’ abilities, feats, etc. for collaboration and allocation of roles.
If everyone was planning ahead, they could raise the safety for the next 9 days.


“Some people were absent when I explained the details last time, so I will briefly explain the details of this request again.” (Merchant)


Besides Rena-san, it seems some members of other parties were also absent yesterday.
As Mile was thinking so, the client continued talking.


“This time we are heading to Amuros with a 4 days trip, 4 days for the back trip and you will have 1 free day when we stay over there.
And, as you have noticed, this time the compensation amount is 1.5 times compared to ordinary escort requests.
You may have already heard it from my colleagues, but there’s a big bandit group active in this direction.” (Merchant)


At that moment, the merchant leader of this group, the client, looked around at every one of the escort hunters, but no one was surprised.
The girls also explained this to Rena last night.


“And the story is not limited to that.
This merchant group isn’t going for the purpose of profit, but for the people who are in trouble because of the decline in the number of merchants traveling to Amuros.
And we are picking mainly “not so expensive but absolutely necessary” tools for that purpose.
And even though our purpose is to deliver those important items, actually there will be one more important mission, and that is …” (Merchant)


Again, the client looked around at the escorts before continuing.


“It is the annihilation of thieves”  (Merchant)


Yes, that was the true purpose of this merchant, as heard from the client yesterday.


“It takes a long time for the lords and the state to move, and waiting for them will completely stop the trade with Amuros.
So for that reason, you will move with our merchant group and prepare for the thieves’ attack.
If they don’t attack, we will just trade with Amuros like normal.
And if we get attacked, we will fight with the purpose of annihilating the enemies, instead of escaping.
While unconfirmed, thieves are expected to have more than 20 people.
And I think that with a total number of 12 hunters: 1 B rank and 11 C ranks including a mage, you can handle them.
For this purpose, I am aware that the rewards aren’t enough.
However, we could not prepare any more than that. Please forgive us.
And also, there is no need to protect our merchants in battle.
We will wield swords to protect the carriage ourselves.
Because we have a positional advantage, we will be able to push back thieves that try to climb on to the loading platform, and there aren’t many people trying to climb to the platform while escorts are still fighting with them.
If you defeat them, you can come to help us later.
So, please concentrate solely on the annihilation of enemies.
Even if we are taken as hostages, you can ignore us.
Even if we surrender, we will just be killed later anyway.
Are there any questions?” (Merchant)


Some of the escort Hunters were mocking the last words of the client.


“… Why would you do that?” (Hunter A)


This question came from a member of a party consisting of three young people aged about twenty years old.


“Why, you ask?
Well, if I must say, then it is because, for us merchants, Amuros is a good customer from the past …” (Merchant)

“… Stupid! That’s just foolishness!”  (Hunter E)


This time it was a hunter from a party of five with three men around 30 years old and two girls.
The man seemed to be the leader and was laughing while being hit by a girl.


“Well, what were you thinking when receiving such a request?”  (Hunter E)

“It’s already decided” (Hunter D)

“You are a big idiot!” (Hunter E)


The three other members were watching with a wry smile.
Apparently, it seemed to be usual in their party.
After laughing for a while, that leader looked at the other hunters and started talking.


“Well, for now, let me introduce myself. I am this 『Dragon Breath』 party’s leader, Bart (バート), a rank B swordsman.
There’s no other rank B in this collaboration of parties.
So, I’d like to be the leader of the entire escort plan and the battle commander, are there any objections?” (Bart)


As everyone seemed to have no objection, he nodded and continued talking.


“Our members are Swordsman Karam (カラム), spearman Fagas (ファーガス), knife user Vera (ヴェラ) and magician Jeanne (ジニー).
Jeanne is good at battle magic but please don’t expect her to cast healing.” (Bart)


And then the members of the three 20 years old males party introduced themselves.


“『Flame Wolf』’s party leader Brett (ブレット), Both me and Chuck (チャック) are swordsmen and Darryl (ダリル) is a spearman.” (Brett)

“Huh…!?” (many people)


A lot of people unexpectedly raised their inner voices.
No matter how you looked at them, the party balance was rather bad.
If the party were B rank, they may not have needed a lot of members, but the appropriate number for F to C ranked party was around 5 to 7 people.
If your party only had 4 people, you should aim for low-level monsters and it would be no problem with the party balance.
If there were 8 or more people, you should divide the additional members into two parties.
It was dangerous if a party was too small, but if a party had too many members, it would be harder to cooperate with one another and distribute the rewards.

Unless you had a joint quest like this time, the number should be kept at 5 to 7.
And regardless of the number of people, the balance is what’s most important.
A four people party should have two swordsmen, one archer, and one magician.
There’s no party with four swordsmen. It was too unbalanced.
And right now, before our eyes, 『Flame Wolf』 party was too unbalanced.

Moreover, there were only three people.


“No… I understand the principle behind the number of people and the balance! Until a couple of months ago, we still had an archer and a magician, two girls!” (Brett)

“So both of them are…?” (Bart)


At that moment, Mile and other sew the change in Brett’s face and understood, but it was already too late.


“They were transferred to a four people party that had a cool guy, and after that, they came back the other day and told us to party again, but I refused.
We do not intend to take pregnant women to the battlefield and we don’t want to raise children of other men.” (Brett)

“I… I see” (Bart)


And then when everyone became silent, Maevis-san broke the silence by speaking.

Bart + Maevis + Mile + Rena + Pauline

“I… I’m the 『Red Oath』’s leader, Maevis, I’m a swordsman.
These girls are the magicians Rena and Pauline, and the magic swordsman Mile” (Maevis)

“Magic swordsman?” (Flame wolf members)


The three-member of『Flame Wolf』seemed like they still didn’t know about it yet so they asked the question.
Apparently, the members of 『Dragon Breath』 had watched the graduation test, so they weren’t surprised like 『Flame Wolf』 was.
Didn’t 『Flame Wolf』 wonder why the client accepted children like that in this kind of quest?

The client must have watched the graduation test.
Otherwise, he would have refused.
Even so, he still hesitated to accept this request because of  『Red Oath』’s members besides Maevis.


“Ah, that’s right, I can use a lot of magic, I’m also good with a sword, and you don’t have to worry about water!” (Mile)


『Flame Wolf』’s members still let worry show on their faces, while the members of 『Dragon Breath』 had a wry smile while thinking “you don’t have to worry, they are even stronger than you”


“Rena is an Offensive magician, Pauline is good at healing and support magic, she can also use attack magic” (Maevis)

“What? Because they are only young girls, I thought that we needed to protect them, but it seems they can be helpful for us.” (Brett)


『Flame Wolf』’s leader Brett who didn’t know the strength of 『Red Oath』 made such a remark.
Maevis just made a bitter smile.
Then, after the information exchange concerning magic and roles, it was time to depart.

All the escort hunters also rode on carriages.
Unlike knights, hunters didn’t have horses to ride, and hunters also needed to conserve stamina to be prepared for when thieves attacked.
They rode on four of the six carriages, three members of 『Dragon Breath』 rode on the top carriage, while the other two rode on the second carriage.
Three people of『Flame Wolf』 rode on the last carriage. And four members of 『Red Oath』 were on the fourth carriage.

This was a position to deal with an attack from any direction.
Those who were in the very front and back were in the farthest positions from the center.
If one side were attacked, they wouldn’t able to rush to the other side quickly to help.
It was probably because of Bart’s concern that the girls were arranged together in the safest central part, the place that was easiest for both the people in the front and the back to provide assistance to.

The 『Red Oath』 was placed there.

It is a man’s instinct to place the girls who hadn’t reached maturity in a safe place, even though they knew that 『Red Oath』 was probably stronger than 『Flame Wolf』 and maybe even stronger than themselves.
The three people of 『Flame Wolf』 were only twenty years old but they were also adult men so they never complained about it.

On the first day, the merchant group was still close to the kingdom’s capital, so neither thieves nor demons appeared and they safely set up camp at night.
The merchant laid out a blanket and rolls in a narrow gap of his carriage and went to bed.
Even if it was narrow, it was far better than sleeping outside.
Outside, the cooks lie with a blanket, sleeping next to each other.
Some escort hunters were sleeping under the carriage or under a big tree to avoid the rain.

However, 『Red Oath』 was…


“Hey, what is that …?” (Brett)

“Well, it’s just an average tent, cushion and blanket …” (Mile)

“Where were you loading such a thing!” (Brett)


It was not unreasonable for young people of 『Flame Wolf』 to wonder.
The carriage was tightly loaded with goods so only the merchant can sleep inside and everyone else was sleeping outside.
They could not afford to have a lot of personal items.
After finishing their preparation for bed, it was finally time for dinner.
Although the client prepared the meal while traveling, there was not much choice when they could only bring preserved food.
Yes, it was the familiar hard bread and dried meats, the soup was simply boiled, dried kuzu vegetables with hot water.
The quality was far from good.

Mile had been living a poor life, so getting whatever she could get was fine.
But this time, Mile stored everyone’s hard bread and dried meat in the item box.
Mile took out two horn rabbits, one after another and carried them with both of her hands.
Then Mile prepared them with a kitchen knife that came out of nowhere.
After that, Meavis roasted the meat with a bonfire raised by Rena.
The inviting smell gradually spread to the surrounding.


“Do you want to eat with us, too?” (Mile)


To the invitation of Mile, the escort hunters who were watching the situation from a distance away came over.
By the way, when Maevis-san cooked, she started to use knives instead of daggers because she could hear sobbing from somewhere when she used a dagger for cooking.
The horn rabbit meat was swiftly exhausted as everyone kept eating, and then Mile took out a part of burnt rock lizard and Orc meat from the item box.


“What, Storage?” (FW and DB’s members)


This time, not only 『Flame Wolf』 but also 『Dragon Breath』 were surprised.
This skill didn’t show in the graduation test so they didn’t know about it.
Also, the number of people that could use storage was small.
All the merchants came forward, whether they were on the side to serve meals or not, even if the merchants didn’t come to receive meat, they could not stand being patient as they saw it.


“You have storage magic! How nice …” (Merchants)


All Merchants were looking at Mile, seemingly envious.
Certainly, for merchants, it would be an ability to long for.


“Would you also like some meat …?” (Mile)


The other merchants finally got the meat, and everyone began to eat one after another.


“This time, I used magic to gather particles of smell so that monsters won’t come” (Mile)


After Mile told them that to convince them, everyone could feel secure.
Mile also provided a hot shower service.
The women of 『Dragon Breath』, Vera and Jeanny were ecstatic, and Bart muttered the word which many people had already told us before.


“You girls have such handy and convenient skills…” (Bart)


ED: Lowe (only edited some typos so I don’t deserve to be on the top)

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  1. Thanks for the update

    You hasn’t to convince me about Rena

    About this novel, I’m more concerned about Miyako/Adel/Mile and her matter has to be dealt

    I don’t want to give details, to avoid people that hasn’t read previous chapters yet. I think that she should return soonner or later to her country and exclaim clearly before the king that she isn’t interested to be neither family’s heir or head

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    • Well… that beats the purpose of misunderstandings and dumbness of mc…. that’s what this novel is all about after all


    • If some of the ‘meanwhile back home’ scenes several chapters back are a guide, then her country is on the way to finding her. Which means Adelle/Mile is possibly on her way to yet another country…


  2. “Apparently, the members of『Dragon Breath』are watching the graduation test, so they don’t surprise like『Flame Wolf』.
    Didn’t they wonder why the client accept children like that in this kind of quest ?
    The client must watch the graduation test.”
    This part is wrong but since English isn’t my main language i’m unsure of how to fix it.
    How about: “Apparently, the members of Dragon Breath have watched the graduation test, so they weren’t surprised like Flame Wolf” and “The client must have watched the graduation test”

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  3. I’ve corrected *some* of the mistakes. Mostly just missing words, plural/singular mixups and wrong tenses. Thank you for translating this story.

    >There were each one man and each merchant was four.
    What does this mean?

    >The escort don’t need to be intimate with the merchant

    >Because some people were absent when I explain the detail last time so I will briefly explain about this request again.
    Remove either “Because” or “so”;
    “when I explained”

    >other parties is also having people absent
    better: “Besides Rena-sama, members of other parties are also absent” (If I understand the supposed meaning correctly.)

    >As Mile’s thinking
    “As” → “During”

    >You may already hear it from my colleagues
    “may already have heard it”

    >there’re a big bandits group

    >thieves that trying to climb

    >you can come to help us later
    remove “to”

    >The one has a question are from three people party,
    “The one with this question was from a…” or just “This question came from a”

    >the three of 20 years old males party introduce themself
    remove “of”, “themselves”

    >If party only have 4 people, you
    “If your party only has” or “If a party only has, they”

    >Party are dangerous
    It is dangerous, if a party is too small

    >the number should be keep

    >it time to depart.
    it is time

    >Unlike knight, hunter don’t have horse to ride, and hunters also need to to keep stamina prepare
    “knights”; “hunters”; “horses”; “keep their stamina up to be prepared”

    > If one side is attack

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  4. thankyou for translating this novel please don´t drop it until the end and the picture help when one imagine the chapter wail readeen so if posible continue like this that this fans don´t will stop to folow your work.


  5. This is an awesome story! loli’s should never be dropped! Wonder what Mile will look like as an adult or her lover will be…


  6. Please at least do a minimal amount of proof reading. It’s not that difficult. Just pop it into ms words and do a quick spell check.

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    • I see.
      Yeah, why am I forget that we can do that.
      I often copy the whole machine translate text as a draft. And upload as a post when I finish translate.
      Thank you very much.
      Will do that from now on.


      • If I may make a suggestion, why don’t you send the translation through Grammarly. It’s a free browser extension that will proofread and correct spelling and grammar mistakes. It should make the whole thing much more readable.

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      • wait imouto chan didn’t the draft of the wordpress have its own proof reading? but well some of the proof read is wrong tho cause the right english is questioned (underlined) by the proof read


  7. Thanks for your hard work~
    By the way u’r name should be ‘Loli “o” Mamoritai’. U forgot to put the “o” in there.

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  8. im glad this story have character build up for each of the girl and this novel are one of my divine 4: arge, mile, mira, and yuna


  9. Thanks for the chapter !
    I’m confuse about the line as it is unclear:
    “Have the storage! How nice …” (Mechants)
    Did you meant to say:
    “You have the storage ability?! How nice …” (Mechants)
    There should be a new line in between dialogues of more than one characters, so make sure the gap is noticeable when reading, otherwise the writing will look cluster. As for dialogue and narration in the same line is usually when it is about the same character.

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  10. Thanks for the chapter. 🙂

    If you are interested in improving your English, you could try Duolingo (, their courses are free and they offer a wide variety of languages. I’m using it to learn French and I can say it is quite effective.

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  11. Forgot to mention. You might want to consider creating a google docs for each chapter to allow us (the readers) to comment (not edit) directly onto the document to leave comments on how to clean up the translation.


  12. Thanks so much for picking up the novel. I had a lot of fun with this novel when Raising the Dead was… still alive. Was sad when the translations slowly dried up. And you’re even doing it on a fast schedule, so even happier.


  13. I think our real concern should be about the womanizer/womanizers(they never said how many guys were in the group) that knocked up the 2 women from [Flame Wolf]. What if that group appears in the future and tries to lure in our [Red Oath] girls??? It might be loli-ish, but all of the girls are strong and pretty.


  14. Hahaha Mile has always been hilarious… and this novel is too…

    I don’t have any problem with Rena but i do have problems with people who would hate a character just becoz of some quirks…. they will not always act the way you want and that’s what makes reading worthwhile… i’m never dropping any of these and Arge…

    Really.. thank you

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  15. so far i haven’t encountered a single glaring mistake, i was kind of fearing that it would have the same quality as the “vampire nap” chapters I’ve read and i’m glad to be proven wrong, keep up the awesome work.

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      • this is the only one i caught by a normal read through that i thought was a bit odd at a glance “And after finishing the preparation for the bed” since “to prepare for bed” is such a common saying the “the” in the sentence feel really weird.

        since now either they have just finished “preparing for bed”, in other words they are ready to go to sleep OR they carried a bed in mile’s space and finished setting it up in the tent and it’s in singular so the whole red oath sleep in the same bed. i doubt the this is what you where going for.

        i think i noticed what i thought was wrong now when I’ve read the sentence like 8 times while writing this. it should probably be “after finishing THEIR preparation for bed” then it sounds natural. had to rewrite it a bunch of times before it sounded less weird or stiff.

        that was the only thing that caught my eye the first read through and it’s a minor nitpick.

        there are some “is” i really want to turn to “was” too, but that’s something i didn’t notice until i had read a part of the chapter way too many times. and i’m not 100% even sure if it’s correct to change them either.

        noticed some other really minor stuff while writing this but none is bad enough to ruin the flow of the text so you’ve improved immensely.

        sorry for the HUGE comment by the way. and if you find my nitpicking annoying just tell me so.

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        • No, no you can comment as long as you want.
          And if you feel anything weird please help me by point it out.
          I will fix as your suggest right away.
          Thank you very much.


  16. okey, this is from a careful read done specifically to find mistakes, Fixes will be capitalized

    The escorts don’t need to be intimate with the merchantS (missed an s)

    but the escorts need to grasp THE other hunter’s ability (since it’s referring to a specific group of hunters)

    Some people were absent when I explained the detailS last time (another missing s, this one after detail since he says more then one thing)

    “This time we are heading to Amuros with A 4 days trip, 4 days for the back trip and you will have 1 free day when we stay over there.” (needs that “a” if you’re using trip in context of travel, if there’s no “a” it refer to the action of falling)

    we also explained THIS to Rena last night. (since it’s a specific fact)

    the client who looks around the escorts before HE continueS (either you forgot “he” + an “s” at the end, or you could change continue to continuing)

    And I think that with A total of 12 hunters: 1 B rank and 11 C ranks including mage, you can handle them (there is “a total” when you’ve counted something since it’s a specific sum)

    Because we have A position advantage (an “a” for a simple fix. “an advantageous position” for a more natural phrasing

    we will be able to push back thieves that try to climb ON to the loading platform (if you’re trying to get on top of something it’s “on to” rather than to”

    And then everyone BECAME SILENT, and it’s Maevis-san who BROKE the silence. (Wrong tense of become, silence is something that is silent is something you are, and then wrong tense of break)

    This is the magicianS Rena and Pauline (the magician needs an s unless Rena an Pauline suddenly fused and became one person)

    『Flame Wolf』’s members are still have a worry face, meanwhile the members of 『Dragon Breath』 were wry smiling thinking like (the “are still have” make this sentence to a mess i’d change it to “『Flame Wolf』’s members still let worry show on their faces, meanwhile the members of 『Dragon Breath』 had a wry smile whilst thinking”)

    have horses to ride, and hunters also need to to keep stamina to be prepared for WHEN thieves attack. (either a when then it’s whenever they would be attacked, OR “theif attacks” if they are expecting multiple attacks)

    The merchant laid OUT a blanket and rolls in a narrow gap of his carriage and goes to bed (blankets are laid out, or they are still folded, and if so where did he put it?”

    the cooks LAYS with a blanket, sleeping next to each other. (now the sentence is correct however it means they sleep with a singular blanket, formerly there was one cook that was many people)

    soup are simple cook < it's either "simple food" or "simple to cook" since cooking something is an action.

    THE Horn rabbit meat exhausted very fast as everyone keeps eating (since it's a specific meat a "the" is required. no "s" on mean you have a slab of meat or lots of meat you add an S if you have many different meats.

    And also the number of people THAT can use storage were small.

    All the merchants came FORWARD, whether they were on the side to serve meals OR the merchants who did not, came to receive meats they could not stand by patiently as they saw it. (this sentence is still a bit unclear)

    After I told THEM that (it's not the only possible fix though, if you used said rather then told that works too.

    Phrases i find odd but not outright wrong

    During Mile's thinking < While mile was thinking (i could not explain it myself so i borrowed the power of google sensei "While is used to refer to a background period of time in which another activity happened. It is very similar to during, but it is followed by a sentence (while + subject + verb…), so they are not interchangeable. ")

    This merchant group isn’t going for profit purpose < This merchant group isn’t going with the purpose of profit

    fighting place < Battlefield

    Three member of『Flame Wolf』raised question. (this sentence is weird)

    The『Red Oath』 was placed there. It is a man’s instinct to consider the girls before mature in a safe place, even though in the mind they know the 『Red Oath』 is probably stronger than 『Flame Wolf』 or maybe even stronger than them. (the phrasing is odd, i'd probably swap mature for maturity)

    even only twenty years old but they are also adult men so they never complaining about it. ("even only" is redundant, "only" alone is enough.

    Mile take out two horn rabbits on both hands. < this sentence is odd, to explain what she did, imagine your hands next to each other, palms towards the sky, now place a rabbit on your hands then place another one on top of the old one, rabbits don't stack very well. i imagine "Mile take out two horn rabbits in each hand" for a grand total of 4 holding two (probably in their ears) in each hand

    All Merchants are looking at Mile, seem to be envious. Certainly, for merchants it would be a longing ability < "All Merchants were looking at Mile, seemingly envious. Certainly, for merchants it would be an ability to long for"

    this is probably the most extensive post about correcting I've ever done.

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  17. Thanks for the chapter! Still needs a lot of red inks on the grammar but you did very good job overall in the TL.


  18. thanks for continuing this story, i really love mile antics

    you know, in this paragraph

    “By the way, when Maevis-san cooked, I started to use knives instead of daggers because I felt as if I could hear sobbing from somewhere when I used a dagger for cooking.”

    isn’t it supposed to be “she” rather than “i”, feels more right i think, well this novel are often switch POV from 1st to 3rd nonchalantly afterall

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      • “By the way, when Maevis-san cooked, Mile started to use knives instead of daggers because She could hear sobbing from somewhere when she used a dagger for cooking.”

        CMIIW, i think it’s Mavis that start using knives, not Mile, 1st, she’s in charge of cutting, 2nd i remember Mile reforge Mavis broken sword into knive/dagger, so i think, in this paragraph, it’s more like, mavis cook using knives because Mile start sobbing when mavis cook without using the knive that she gave

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  19. … ahhh pictures they heal the soul. Just started this series and you site proves that Mile is adorable
    Also the images help me see the characters for I have poor visualization skill
    Thank You
    ~ Akumu, The Semi-Immortal Cat


  20. More retroactive editing
    for the lords and the {country}->{state} to move
    localization Notes: The State is usually the term for when a government takes action

    {}→{Some of the} escort Hunters were mocking the Last Words of the client.

    Well, what {are}->{were} you thinking when

    the party balance was {too}->{rather} bad

    {This is}→{These are} the magicians Rena and Pauline

    people in the front and the back to provide assistance {for}->{to}.
     was probably stronger than 『Flame Wolf』 {or} -> {and} maybe even stronger than themselves.
    they safely set {}->{up} camp at night
    didn’t show in the graduation test so they didn’t know{}->{about it}.
    {And}->{} Also, the number of people that
    You have {the}->{} storage magic
    such handy and convenient {skill}->{skills}


    • addition: (i am fired up thanks for giving me motivation)

      At that moment, Mile and other sew the change in Brett’s face and understood, but it was already {}->{too} late. (“late” in my perceptive is late night so i adding “too”)

      “Rena is an {Offense}->{Offensive} magician, Pauline is good at healing and

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