In case you don’t know
Anii-sama = esteemed order brother
Okaa-san = mother
Mile Chapter 66: Temporary formation
[ED: Cyan, Lowe]
When they arrive at the kingdom’s capital, the escort carriage headed straight to the Hunter Guild.
In front of the guild are guild staff including the guild master, many hunters, and some of the security guards of the kingdom were on standby.
Perhaps the message already received by the time they’re passing through the gate.
“Thank you for your hard work, is there anyone injured?” (Guild Master)
After confirming the『Red Oath』’s safety, the Guild Master questioned the men who attacked the girls.
“You guys are active C rank hunters, is it true?” (Guild Master)
After confirming simple circumstances at the site in the woods, Guild Master got some information from the message.
Guild Master told the men who affirmed it.
“This is a criminal act that did not go through the guild.
You will not get any help or assistance from the guild as a hunter.
As it is obvious that you attacked hunters belonging to the guild.
As a hostile act, you will be permanently banned from acting as hunters.
And you will be handed over to the kingdom guards for attempted murder.
Do you have any objection?” (Guild Master)
“Wait, wait! It certainly wasn’t a mistake that I got an illegal request, so I agree with being expelled.
But I didn’t intend to kill them.
It’s just a threat … you, please testify for us!” (Man A)
As the man said that, he desperately begged Mile’s group, but they only shrugged.
“Tell it to the guards, it’s irrelevant to the guild after we hand you over. (@bandits)
These girls are the subjects directly under His Majesty’s protection.
It is likely that severe interrogation and disposition are waiting.
Well, I will hand them over to you, please take them away (@guards)” (Guild Master) (T.N: The GM talk to the bandit first and the guard later)
The guards nodded to the words of the Guild Master and brought out the men.
『Red Oath』’s testimonies will be required.
But for now, it’s time to examine whether their argument is true after a preliminary interrogation.
Perhaps it will be the next day or a later day.
“Well, would you like to come to my room?” (Guild Master)
And the girls came to the Guild Master’s room again.
When they went into the room of the guild master, the girls were instructed to sit on the chairs for reception and tea was served.
“I have heard the summary from Pauline
So, you won’t think about doing something funny, right?” (Guild Master)
No no no, we’re not thinking about anything like that!” (Rena + Pauline + Maevis + Mile)
The other three diverted their eyes, but Mile said while looking straight at the face of the guild master.
“We just want some counter-strike, revenge, trampling, and annihilation.
We never thought about doing any strange thing!” (Mile)
“…” (Guild master)
The guild master dropped his shoulders.
“… In that case, the guild will be involved.
The local merchants will argue that hunters from capital branch guild are doing as they like.
It will cause a lot of commotions.
Even if you are directly under His Majesty’s protection, doing something like that will affect His majesty.
Right now, we’re just handing over those men to the guards.
We still don’t have solid proof to capture that merchant yet.
And if you girls do it by yourself, it will be treated as an illegal act like those hunters you just captured” (Guild Master)
Yes, a fight start with those belonging to the guild will be the guild’s responsibility.
And if we go solo, it will be treated as an illegal request just like those men.
And the guild will not take responsibility for our actions in that case.
“… but saying all that to you girls is useless, I guess …” (Guild Master)
“Eh …?” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
Everyone is surprised at the guild master’s statement.
“It can not be helped.
But when you go, you will accompany with one of the guild staff.
That staff member will be the witness later.
Besides, when you go together, the number of hunters in your party will be different.
It will be easier to argue that a different party did it and there will be other benefits as well.” (Guild Master)
When Mile was having trouble answering, Rena answered instead.
“It can not be helped …” (Rena)
Thus 『Red Oath』plus one will go to Pauline’s home town, Talesu (タルエス: Taruesu) where Beckett’ headquarter is.
“The departure to Talesu will start three days later.
We should prepare everything for this trip and a plan ahead.” (Rena)
Rena told everyone on the way home from the guild.
As expected, we can’t speak more than this on the street.
The rest is consultation in the inn room.
“Reni-chan, we will leave for a while after three days.
Did you find a magician for hot water?” (Mile)
“Eeeeeh! We’re still unable to find anyone yet.
We have to search for one quickly, Okaa-sa~n” (Reni-chan)
When Mile told Reni-chan, that they will leave in a few days after returning to the inn, Reni-chan was in a panic.
three days later
The『Red Oath』went to the meeting place in the central square.
There’s a girl looking around 15 years old waiting in the convincing horse carriage.
The girl who looked like a very ordinary city girl, wearing a jacket not holding on any button, just by passing her arms and looks like a fluttered skirt.
She greeted Mile and other girls.
“My name is Tiriza (ティリザ: Tiriza), a guild employee, I am going to accompany you all this time.” (Tiriza)
“Oh, nice to meet you.
You will be a party member, can you tell us how good you are?” (Maevis)
As a party leader, Maevis asked for necessary information.
“Ah, yes, I am a rearguard knife user and a C-ranked hunter” (Tiriza)
“Eh?” (Mile + Maevis + Pauline)
Three girls of『Red Oath』are surprised.
C-ranked hunter isn’t rare or special.
Starting with F-ranked at ten years old, if you are talented and hard-working, you can reach C rank hunter at 15 years old.
The problem was “Rearguard, knife user”
Why can a knife user be a Rearguard?
In the first place, the knife is a preliminary weapon or for dismantling prey.
They had never heard of such a rearguard hunter that has short weapon reach.
And if she throws it, she will lose the main weapon.
“Knife user r… it hurts!” (Mile)
Mile who tried to ask a simple question was kicked in the leg and her question was interrupted.
“What are you doing, Rena-san!
It hurts …, Eh?” (Mile)
Mile tried to complain to Rena, who kicked her leg, and she stopped when she looked at the scary face of Rena…
“… No, nothing at all …” (Mile)
Mile wasn’t hurt at all, she was just surprised and reflexively raised her voice.
She thought there’s something going on and kept silent.
“I am a liaison from the capital’s guild namely the upper part of the guild from Talesu.
Even though I’m pretending to be a member of your party, I will not participate in the battle.
And I will not take responsibility for your actions.
Instead, I will neither stop nor talk about your actions, so please act freely.” (Tiriza)
Four girls nodded to Tiriza’s explanation.
They appreciated that it was a legitimate assertion and that she will not say anything about their actions.
After that, Tiriza left the carriage saying that she needs to go to the restroom before departing.
Mile asked Rena.
“Rena, what is it, why did you kick me before!” (Mile)
Rena answered in a loud voice with a slightly bad mood.
“Stop asking about the job of that girl.
If the knife is her main weapon, there’s only one job she could be.” (Rena)
“If you think about it, you will understand what kind of job that has knives as the main weapons” (Rena)
Mile imagined various things with Rena’s words.
“Well, she can pretend to be an ordinary girl, sneaking in, secretly escorting, collect information and assassinating, …” (Mile)
This must be why Rena didn’t ask questions when she first heard that the main weapon of Tiriza was a knife.
“No, I will not question her anymore, it’s a rule as a hunter, a secret for live long” (Mile)
Three people, Mile, Maevis and Pauline nodded that they felt a little pale and amusing.
When Tiriza came back and got on the carriage with the four girls, a single man came in after her.
“Third Ani-sama …” (Maevis)
No one was surprised anymore.
Because everyone thought so.
And if he’s joining, the party will not just a full girls party anymore.
It will be easier to conceal the info about 『Red Oath』
And it was decided, this is a 1 man and 5 girls party.
It is a temporary party with a temporary formation.
Unlike Tiriza, Yuan will also participate in the battle, and will also be a leader for now.
He is a bit nervous but Yuan is a regular knight.
The ability to organize, make judgments and how to fight up close may be useful for the girls’ growth.
The girls think that it wasn’t so bad.
In one of the carriages, four girls were talking with Tiriza.
He can’t join or interrupt the talks among young girls, so Yuan just listened to it.
There’s no way the girls can talk about their plan where there’re other passengers, so it’s just a girls’ talk and a public talk.
“Is Tiriza also from Hunter training school?” (Either Mile / Pauline / Maevis)
“No, when I was ranked C, our kingdom still didn’t have a training school yet …” (Tiriza)
“Eh?” (Mile + Pauline + Maevis)
“So you were normally promoted, from F-ranked to C-ranked?” (Rena)
Even if she became a regular guild member F rank hunter at 10 years old.
She must spend four years, no matter how talented she was, in order to promote to C-ranked.
And when she was a C-ranked hunter, our kingdom still didn’t have a training school?
Hasn’t the Hunter training school already been established for six years?
…Something doesn’t add up.
“I retired from being a hunter because I gave birth to my child.
As a result, I became a guild employee.” (Tiriza)
“Eeeeeh?” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
“And my husband became the principal of the hunter training school that you girls just attended…” (Tiriza)
“Eeeeeeeh!” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
So she is Elbert’s wife.
“Wait a moment, then, how old are you …?” (Mile)
“You can’t ask about other Hunter’s private info, Mile~san.” (Tiriza)
“Well, that’s true, but …” (Mile)
Behind Mile, Yuan had a blue face. He murmured something…