This Web novel chapter is the start of Vol 8 from Light Novel
By the way, I missed (didn’t find and upload) this picture from the Trial chapter last time.
“Objection! you are guilty!”
Mile Chapter 230: Role
『Which city will we go next?』(Mile)
Mile doesn’t know the geography around here so she leaves it to the other three in regard of the route for traveling.
And although Maevis and Pauline also had some knowledge, they decided to respect Rena’s judgment, because she had actually traveled around the neighboring countries with her father.
『It takes time to go around small towns and villages and it’s inefficient to spread our name there.
We won’t visit those places unless there is some interesting request.
As the big requests are basically only placed in a big town or city, our aim is either the capital or big cities』(Rena)
It is a reasonable judgment.
Mile’s trio nodded to Rena’s explanation.
『For the time being, let’s aim for the capital of the neighboring country.
We will visit a small town in the middle, stay for 1 night and check the information and requests in the guild branch.
We will move on if there is no interesting request.
If it’s a big town, we will stay for about a few days for information gathering.
Depending on the situation, we will not visit a village and go camping, it’s a waste of money to stay in a village’s inn』(Rena)
Everyone nodded, the policy was decided.
Normally, camping is a very bad environment compared to lodging.
Even the latest tents for 4 people of modern Earth are quite bulky and heavy.
And when it becomes the thing of this world, normal people can’t carry that very heavy tent without a wagon.
At best, hunters often carry a somewhat good waterproof big cloth and one thin blanket.
Even with just that, already considered heavy, people can hardly carry other baggage.
Sleeping with such thin blanket on the ground will deprive your body temperature and the hunters’ also afraid from the threat of monsters.
They can’t have a nice rest to fully restore their physical fitness, etc.
So the hunters often stay in a high-ground to avoid monsters as much as possible, but if they have the opportunity to stay, they will stay at the inn.
It is a foolish thing to do, saving a little on expenses just to lose their life on the next day’s work.
Even a small village often has an inn.
If that village doesn’t have an inn, the hunters can still ask the village head to borrow a private house, or even a barn to sleep.
The reason for staying at the inn is not only for good sleep but also for a decent meal as well.
Meals are one of the few pleasures in the hunter life.
When camping, hunters have a poor diet, but, if they can, they still want to eat good stuff.
There will be no hunter who doesn’t think so.
For such a number of reasons, except for those who concerned about money,
There is no hunter who wants to camp… except for the 《Red Oath》
Assembled, big tent.
A sufficient number of thick blankets.
Clean magic and occasionally a bath with a bathtub.
Cuisine made with fresh material by Pauline was more delicious than the food in the inn.
Insect repellent barrier.
Movement plan that you can freely combine without concern for village and town location.
They can keep moving until it gets dark.
Don’t need to spend unnecessary money just to go to bed.
For other hunters, while moving, 《staying at an inn, not camping》is to speak as 《common sense》to raise the probability of survival,
while for 《Red Oath》they stopped by for the shopping, entertainment, etc.
So, there was no meaning to stop by a small village without much information and stay there.
If they want to stop by a place, at a minimum, it must be town with a guild branch.
『…Can I ask you all something?』(Mile)
Mile started the talk with a question.
『Why did you all wear those clothes?』(Mile)
Yes, as Mile asked, everyone was wearing the clothes they bought with the guild’s budget at the time of the bandit’s case.
Pauline wore maid clothes, Rena and Maevis wore normal clothes,
Although they didn’t use it last time, they bought it.
Those clothes are slightly girlish compared to the hunter’s clothes.
It was pretty well suited for the girls.
Especially, Maevis who usually only wears male-like clothes now wearing girl-like clothes bought with the forcible recommendation by Rena and Pauline.
And the three girls remain silent with Mile’s question, they don’t know how to reply.
『…did you all like those clothes…?』(Mile)
『…Well then, how about keep wearing it in the next town!』(Mile)
『Anyway, because the next place is just a small town, which doesn’t have many requests.
We will check the request board at guild for once, but as the sisters of some rich house with a maid and guard.
Why don’t we spend a day just like that?
The so-called Role-playing-game』(Mile)
『… Oh, it looks interesting…』(Rena)
Girls are often longing to be a《Lady (Ojou-sama)》
Rena is also a girl, although she is already 16 years old and can be called an adult.
But she hasn’t once experienced such a thing.
『Well, then I have to change my clothes, I can’t wear this clothes to be an escort guard』(Maevis)
Maevis said so but Mile denied.
『No, Maevis-san will keep that clothes as you are because I will become the escort this time.
Maevis-san’s role will be the lady’s sister. Please become the big sister』(Mile)
Maevis thought that she would get the escort hunter’s role for sure, raised a surprise voice.
『Maevis-san will wear cute clothes just like this…
Last time, I was already a lady, this time will be Maevis-san and Rena-san’s turn.
Well, Pauline-san is …』(Mile)
『I am fine as I am.
Rather than doing a lady’s role.
It’s not fun to be surrounded by others.
So I will get the maid’s role this time, too』(Pauline)
『What’s with that…』(Rena)
Hearing Pauline’s words, Rena has a shocked face.
Anyway, the talk is decided with this.
In the next town, it’s a debut for Rena and Maevis’ one-day lady’s play.
Maevis is originally a lady.
No, Maevis was carefully raised as an imprisoned princess inside the Earl’s family.
She has not talked with anyone other than her family, the servants and the family’s tutor.
After that, she cut her hair, ran away from home to become a hunter while behaving like a knight-in-training, so, she has never once acted like a lady in society.
For that reason, this will be the first time she interacts with the people of the town like a regular girl, and her tension is strangely high.
And there are four girls make detailed checks.
『This time, as it is our fun, so to speak,
Even if there are people involved with us, let’s try talking our way out instead of doing like a hunter』(Mile)
Koku~koku~ (Nod’s SFX)
『It is very bad to fake our identity so we won’t tell any lie at all.
In some case, we will keep silent or tell the truth with misleading meaning.
Because we only tell the truth, it won’t be a trouble even if they find out』(Mile)
Koku~koku~ (Nod’s SFX)
『And as much as possible, keep doing our temporary role
Let’s make efforts to keep it until we leave to the next town』(Mile)
Koku~koku~ (Nod’s SFX)
Everyone seemed to have no objection to Mile’s proposal.
However, there was a problem for Maevis.
『Um, but I don’t have a sword …』(Maevis)
Unlike Rena and Pauline, with or without a cane won’t affect their magical casting, a swordsman like Maevis without sword has no mean to attack or defend.
And when she thinks about anything, it’s natural to feel uneasy.
『Well then, then, how about Maevis-san using a dagger?
Because the escort alone can’t protect both the ladies and the maid by herself,
Although she doesn’t have the experience of using a sword, she can still use the dagger for self-defense』(Mile)
『Oh, that’s nice. If I have this dagger, there is no need to worry about any danger in life!』(Maevis)
Mile felt that the dagger was trembling (nano-chan) as Maevis said that but Maevis didn’t seem to notice it.
And the girls arrived at last at a small town where there was a guild branch.
『Okay, here we come!』(Mile)
That said, Mile pushed the door of the guild branch and the 《Red Oath》 went into the guild.
Chi~rin (Door’s bell SFX)
The sound of the familiar doorbell and the eyes of hunters who are concentrated on the girls all together.
And it was also divided into the eyes which were returned immediately and the eyes which kept staring interestingly…
However, not all the eyes staring at the 《Red Oath》 were from amazement, some were from anxiety as well.
Then one guild staff stood up and rushed up the stair in a hurry.
((((?)))) (Red Oath)
The girls didn’t understand well, but they couldn’t stand still as they were.
They have to confirm the information board and the request board for the time being.
『Okay, lady, I will check the information, so the lady please also look at the request board and kill time』(Mile)
『Okay, please do it』(Rena)
Mile replied so and heading to the request board with Maevis and Pauline.
And other hunters and guild staff started staring at Mile’s group silently.
((((They are concerned~~!)))) (Red Oath)
And before the Mile’s group finished checking the board, a middle age man who seemed to be the guild master came down from the second floor and talked to Mile’s group.
『 Did anyone ask you girls for a request?
However, in our branch, we are all clean, we don’t sell information for the bandits!』(GM)
((((Busted!!)))) (Red Oath)
Yes, the greatest ever incident, that a hunter guild staff and hunters have committed in the neighboring town, has widespread.
With information of those who played the central role…