Chapter 57: D-Rank Adventurers Examination
Chapter 57: D-Rank Adventurers Examination
Sometime later, Guildmaster Borus cleared his throat and said, “For the D-Rank promotion examination, you’ll need to fight and defeat 3 D-Rank monsters by yourself. I will give you some time to prepare and restore your mana.”
“It’s fine. We can begin now.” Leo said.
“Are you sure? You must have used up the majority of your mana with that multicast just now. It wouldn’t be fair to make you take the examination when you’re near mana fatigue.” Guildmaster Borus said, unaware that Leo had increased his mana capacity by 10,000 since their last meeting.
After all, even talented magicians would need a year to acquire that much mana.
“I am really ready to start the next examination.” He nodded.
Even though the multicast had exhausted 500 of his mana, it had already recovered completely by now.
“Alright, I will start the next examination now, but don’t complain to me when you fail due to your own arrogance.” Guildmaster Borus said before sending in the next three monsters.
A few moments later, three green-skinned monsters that Leo was extremely familiar with walked through the door on the other side of the room.
“Goblins? Seriously?” Leo was surprised to see such a common monster ranked so high.
In his world, most goblins were amongst the lowest ranking monsters, and they were a common trope in fantasy.
“These are called Forest Goblins. They’re very agile and vicious. In fact, they’re one of the strongest amongst D-Rank monsters. Good luck, Leon.”
Just like the Steel Feather Long Legs, these Forest Goblins instinctively avoided Guildmaster Borus and went straight for Leo.
‘These guys are quick!’ Leo was surprised by how fast they were closing their distance.
‘But no matter how quick these Forest Goblins are, they won’t be able to avoid a barrage of Black Bullets!’ He thought.
However, before Leo could even multicast Black Bullet, the three Forest Goblins suddenly split up and charged at him from three different angles.
Seeing this, Leo gave up on trying to hit all of them at once and aimed his magic at the closest goblin.
A barrage of Black Bullet instantly killed its target, but the other two goblins didn’t stop moving and had reached Leo.
The goblin on his right swung its rusty sword while the goblin on his left pounced at him with its dagger high in the air.
Leo immediately used Void Step to avoid these goblins, and he would not stop until he arrived at the other side of the room a few seconds later, baffling the Forest Goblins.
“Go to hell, you ugly things!” Leo shouted out loud as he summoned a Void Spear before throwing it at the goblins.
The Void Spear disappeared right after it left Leo’s grasp, puzzling the goblins.
When the Void Spear appeared again, it was already in front of these goblins, and they were unable to react to it.
The entire room shook as the Void Spear struck both goblins at once, even creating a large dent in the floor that had been reinforced with magic.
“Whew… That was close.” Leo wiped the few drops of sweat on his forehead and sighed in relief afterward.
Guildmaster Borus stared at Leo with wide eyes and an open mouth, not daring to believe his eyes.
‘Nobody would believe me if I told them that he’d only started learning magic recently! Just how in god’s name is Camille training this kid?! And what has she been feeding him to improve his mana capacity so much so quickly?!’
Leo approached the dazed Guildmaster and asked, “I am a D-Rank Adventurer now, right?”
“Yes…” He nodded in a stiff manner.
“Great! By the way, I would like to become a C-Rank Adventurer in two weeks. What do I need to do to take the promotion examination?” Leo suddenly asked.
“What? You want to become a C-Rank Adventurer in two weeks when you’ve just became a D-Rank Adventurer? Are you trying to speedrun to S-Rank or something?! Why?” Guildmaster Borus exclaimed.
“This is Miss Camille’s idea. She wants me to become a C-Rank Adventurer in two weeks,” he shrugged.
Guildmaster Borus rubbed his eyes in silence.
A few moments later, he spoke, “If you want to become a C-Rank Adventurer in two weeks, you’ll need some recognition, and the fastest way to acquire recognition right now would be to do territory control missions.”
“Territory control?” Leo raised his eyebrows in a questioning manner.
“That is when you go out into the Wilderness and help our city or other cities expand their safe zones or create certain routes from city to city, expanding our trading routes.”
“However, since you’re still new, I would suggest for you to do some transportation missions first. You’ll basically become a bodyguard while you escort goods or people from one location to another. This is also much safer than territory control missions.”
“Alright, I will think about it. Thank you for the explanation.” Leo nodded.
“Here. Take this and show it to the workers on the first floor. This is proof that you’ve passed your examinations. And congratulations on becoming a D-Rank Adventurer. I have high expectations for you, Leon.” Guildmaster Borus said as he handed Leo a token with the letter ‘D’ engraved into it.
Leo returned to the first floor shortly after and showed the worker the token.
“You actually passed the D-Rank examination as well? Looks like I have underestimated you. I’m sorry, young man.” The woman from earlier said to him after seeing the results.
“It’s fine.” He shook his head.
“Let me update your information and give you a new ID card.”
A few minutes later, the woman handed Leo a new ID card in exchange for his old one. The only difference between these two cards was his Adventurer’s Rank.
Leo went to check out the missions shortly after. After inserting his new ID card into the computer, he was able to access far more information than last time, not to mention the amount of available missions also skyrocketed, and he quickly began looking through the list with Lilith.