“This is a D-rank Dark Magic Crystal, okay? The current purchase price is six gold coins.” (Receptionist)
The guild receptionist said that after checking the size by inserting the black magic stone into a hole in a wooden board.
After that, I left the dungeon, sold the materials, as usual, went to the adventurer’s guild to exchange the magic stone for cash, and showed the black magic stone to the receptionist.
As a result… well, it’s as expected. I imagined it was something like a Dark Magic Crystal because it was a black Magic Stone, and it seemed to match. But the purchase price was higher than I expected, which may have surprised me a little.
As I was thinking about this, the receptionist saw that I was silent and continued.
“There are a lot of monsters with the dark attribute, and dark magic crystals are relatively easy to find. And since magic crystals can only come from monsters with a certain level of power, this D-rank magic crystal is practically the lowest level of magic crystals. However, this town has a dungeon, so it’s easy to get magic crystals, and I think it’s a reasonable purchase price…” (Receptionist)
Ah… She might have misunderstood me while I had been thinking in silence for some time.
Hurriedly, I told her that the purchase price was fine and sold the Dark Magic Crystal.
I thought about stocking up on the Dark Magic Crystal because I had a feeling that it would be an interesting item that would tickle my chuunibyou, but I decided against it. If this were a game, I would definitely keep items that I could use later without selling them, and my style is to leave the best recovery items in the back of my inventory until the end of the game because I don’t want to waste them, but that’s not how reality works. There’s a limit to the number of items I can carry around, and there’s no such thing as a Spatial Inventory or Stash in this world.
Just as I started to walk back to the inn after receiving the money, the receptionist stopped me.
“Oh! Rook-san, you met the conditions. You will be promoted to D-rank, so please submit your guild card again.” (Receptionist)
When the receptionist told me this, I reflexively pulled out my guild card.
I’ve been a member of the guild for a few months now, and I think it’s more than enough time for me to get to D-rank. In addition, when I think of D-rank adventurers I’ve had direct contact with, the first one I think of is Dan, but I believe he’s nineteen years old, and the adventurers in the dungeon I’m hunting in Elem are all older than I am currently. I feel like I’m growing up much faster than most people.
However, I shouldn’t let that make me feel superior.
The fact that I’m growing up so fast is just a comparison to ordinary adventurers. In every world, there are geniuses who have surpassed the realm of ordinary people. How do I compare to them? It’s too early to say.
Besides, at least I know that there are about a hundred reincarnated people who came to this world with the same conditions as mine. I am not the only one who is special. I shouldn’t forget that.
While I was thinking about this, the receptionist opened a drawer, rummaged through it, and took out a wooden mallet and two iron stamps.
She then pressed a stamp against the “E” on my guild card on the desk and pounded it from above with the mallet. He then took another iron stamp, pressed it against the space next to where the “E” had been dug in, and pounded on it again with great force.
The receptionist lightly checked my guild card while exhaling “Phew~” and then put it on the table saying “Yes, it’s ready.”
I picked up my guild card.
An “X” had been chiseled into the top of the “E” and the letter “D” had been chiseled next to it.
Hmmm, this… Well, I had seen Dan’s guild card… I think it’s perfectly normal… Or rather, if they want to do more than this, you have to forge one. But it’s better to just put an “X” mark and engrave a “D”. And even before that, the guild card itself can be forged because it is made of copper.
It’s probably because it’s technically difficult to prevent counterfeiting, but I also wondered if the existence of D rank adventurers was of such a low level that they thought it wouldn’t be much of a problem if there were a few D rank frauds who could counterfeit guild cards.
The rank of the adventurer’s guild is just a standard. This is evident from the fact that you can’t get a job as an escort unless you have connections at Rankfurt.
In the end, you have to make a name for yourself, connect with people with power, and gain their trust.
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