Chapter 74 – Adventurer Guild policy
side : Tori
I was a slave before I came to this Dungeon.
And before I became a slave, I was an adventurer.
For adventurers, Dungeons are like a treasure chest filled with hopes, dreams and fortune.
Even if they were small-scale, I too went to Dungeons and tried to strike upon a fortune.
Now, however, the situation has turned strange. I became a Dungeon Creator.
At the moment, Rock-san, the master of the Adventurer Guild, is explaining how they would like to handle this Dungeon.
(Rock)「Well, once again from the top. The representatives for this Dungeon were called upon to make「Small Dungeons」. We have started assessing the Dungeons individually to determine whether or not they are befitting of “Medium-size”. The main Dungeon being the largest recorded in history. 」
Yes, I had the same thoughts.
About 10,000 people are currently living in the Dungeon, without the corresponding size, that’s simply not possible.
(Rock)「Also, the Adventurer Guild has judged that this Dungeon is also the safest. An unprecedented feat. Monsters behave refined and proper in front of our eyes, they do not harm us, they do a lot of maintenance and they also protect the Dungeon. 」
It was extremely unusual for Dungeons to be judged as posing no threat whatsoever. No, in fact, this may very well be the world’s first safe Dungeon.
(Rock)「In addition to all of these points, this Dungeon can also be controlled. It’s beyond incredible and the Guild has decided to provide their full support for the Dungeon. In order to enable this support, I do apologize, but there are a few things I would like to clear up and ask questions about, in regards to the management of the Dungeon. 」
(Seraria)「Hee, you’ve got some nerve. 」
Seraria-sama narrowed her eyes and scowled at Rock-san.
(Rock)「No, please don’t misunderstand, I only wish to ask about the Smaller Dungeons everyone has made, not about the entire Dungeon Management. 」
(Seraria)「… What do you mean by that?」
(Rock)「Simply put, the fact that you can make whatever monster you want and drop whatever item you like troubles me. If exploited this would cause an uproar in the market. 」
(Seraria)「Oh, that could be true. 」
(Tori)「What do you mean?」
I couldn’t understand what he meant, so I tilted my head.
(Ellis)「Well, Tori, you know that monsters killed inside a Dungeon have droppable items right? And also that you don’t need to disassemble their body?」
(Tori)「Yes. In addition, sometimes an item that you don’t usually get is dropped, right?」
(Ellis)「That’s the issue he’s addressing. Since we can make monsters indefinitely, we could also continuously fight and kill them until they drop rare items, reducing the factor of luck. 」
Got it, if you were to do that, you could get whatever you wanted.
If it were to come to this, then an unexpected amount of high quality and otherwise rare goods would appear.
(Rock)「Yes, Ellis hit the nail on the head. If you do something like that then the adventurers, the merchants, the smiths, the alchemist, and many more people who work and fight, with their lives on the line in some cases, to obtain their daily food would be in uproar. I strongly hope that you will refrain from exploiting this method. 」
(Seraria)「That’s reasonable. It certainly is not our purpose to make chaos in our surroundings. However, in the case of quests or similar needs, there is a need of having a small stock of such items. To that end, are you ok with us using this method?」
(Rock)「Yes, that would be nice even. Everyone from the headquarters will be satisfied as long as valuable items, which are to be appreciated, are kept under a specific number. It’s because these items are valuable that we would like to keep them that way1)he’s talking about inflation, the rarer items are valuable precisely because they are few in number and sudden overflow of said goods would drop the value. 」
(Seraria)「Oh well. So I wonder, is the safe at the back of the Guild Master’s room ok for storage?」
(Rock)「Yes, please make use of that. 」
(Seraria)「So, it wasn’t only for this matter that we were all interrupted, right?」
(Rock)「No, I would also like you to tell me as much as possible about the types of monsters in the Dungeons and how to deal with them. 」
Okay, this is important.
Usually, when new monsters are discovered accidentally, it takes several deaths before sufficient information can be collected, so it will be useful to them in many ways if they could have most of the knowledge in advance.
(Seraria)「That’s interesting. Should I prepare a site for experiments?」
(Rock)「I would be thankful, if that’s possible. 」
(Tori)「…… Ano Seraria-sama. In that case I have an idea. 」
(Seraria)「What? Do speak Tori. 」
(Tori)「Why don’t we use the arena from the entertainment facilities that we made a while ago? Currently, the arena should only be being used by adventurers. 」
(Seraria)「That’s a good idea. Since I rarely visit the arena, could you tell me if there have been any problems with it, since it was installed?」
(Tori)「Yes, the maintenance costs are ridiculous. However, it is useless to put in security guards when doing an experiment if anything happens, we can work in tandem with the monsters2)EDN: I think this means that when they summon new monsters and start experimenting, having security is useless as they possibly won’t be able to differentiate between experimental monsters and security monsters sent for support thus causing a mess. It’s the opposite to call the refined monsters in the Small Dungeon to the arena, instead, we would raise them from the beginning in the arena3)EDN: this one I would understand as summoning the monsters for training and education and when they are finished, release them to public for service. TLN: For me, I think it’s raising them directly in the arena instead of grooming them and then moving them out of the Dungeons.. 」
(Riel)「Ehh, if we do that we could see a wide variety of monsters and we might even find some suitable ones for our Small Dungeon!!」
When Riel said that, everyone looked relieved.
(Lutz)「Riel is right. Since goblins and slimes were already plenty strong, other monsters have only really been used as a hobby. But as she said, there may be other effective monsters depending on how they’re used. I absolutely have to make this research happen! 」
(Millie)「In that case should we make a professional department? Judging by the current idea, we’d need proper staff to manage the monsters, gather and document accurate, useable information. 」
(Seraria)「Well, it would be nice to set up a new department for it …. but I wonder who would be responsible?」
(Yuki)「Seraria, wait, calm down. At the moment we need to hear Rock-san’s explanations. Let’s talk about the experiments more thoroughly at a later date. This can’t be set up in an organized manner yet, since we lack understanding of the Dungeons we would be putting the monsters into. 」
(Seraria)「Ara, sorry. Indeed, that is also an interesting point. 」
Seraria-sama said that, and Yuki made a grin.
… What to say, they look like a suitable husband and wife. Was it only my imagination, or did that seem annoying?
(Rock)「Thank you for your interest, representatives. I have brought some documents pertaining to the minor details of this discussion, please receive these materials. I’ll be handing out the documents about our requests first. 」
(Yuki)「Hee, Rock-san. You seem to have adapted quite well to paper?」
(Rock)「Yes thanks to Yuki. It’s too convenient to sort the files in this way. 」
Yuki-san and Rock-san were laughing together.
Between men, have they formed something like a connection?
For now, I should skim over the distributed materials.
It seems that the general idea was as we had expected.
『Adventurer Guild Policies & Requests』
The Adventurer Guild is essentially a place which provides the service of mediating work for adventurers. We have the duty to manage the area we are in and complete recruitment steadily. We also strive to guide adventurers to not cause problems.
In addition, this Adventurer’s Guild is also supervising the Adventurer District. So that area is also under our control. This is for the purpose of improving the morale of adventurers. This ensures adventurers can be reformed from arrogant and violent behavior. They’d hence live a longer and more prosperous life. For the people who cause trouble despite these measures, adequately heavy punishments will be meted out. Such as demotion of rank.
Regarding the management of the Small Dungeons, we will in principle leave it to each representative. We assume that you will grasp the ever changing circumstances correctly and thus make whatever efforts the situation may require. Please come by often to report when changes are applied to the Small Dungeons because the data we posses is updated personally by the representatives.
When someone finds a Dungeon, he will henceforth be allowed to Transfer directly to it with his team. If this requirement is not met, the transfers using the transfer field will be prohibited. About the rest, we assume that you already know enough so we won’t go into more specific details. We assume that adventurers will firmly manage and take care of their lives on their own.
As the previous description implies, we do not guarantee the lives of the adventurers, or any other people who are to step into the Dungeon District. The representatives said that they could make heavy adjustments that would result in no risk of death, but if there is no sense of fear, then it was concluded that the quality of our adventurers would go down too much.
In the event when someone “captures” a Small Dungeon, in other words completes it, one does not take, destroy or tamper with the Dungeon Core in any way, but instead by returning with a specific item, which will be used as a proof of conquest. In addition a prize would be awarded.
Tampering with a Dungeon core results in very heavy punishment.
This is because I want adventurers to understand that this Dungeon is operational thanks to a tamed Dungeon core.
The summary of the Requests is ………
There is a limitation on the items dropped by monsters, especially the rare ones.
We need your cooperation to prevent any uproars in the market.
I would like to use this opportunity to ask you to help us experiment, analyze and document information pertaining to the new monsters
One needs to know their characteristics to defend against them in an efficient manner.
Although the monsters of the Dungeon District don’t leave that area, the adventurers who come here don’t know that, so I would like it to somehow be made known to them.
The following is a necessity for the Dungeon as a whole. There are now children growing up inside this Dungeon, as such they need to learn to recognize monster guards correctly, this is especially important, if they aren’t taught how to differentiate between tame monsters and aggressive monsters, there could be severe consequences..
Because of that, we think that we should educate the children in a specially made Dungeon for children to allow them to safely gain experience.
Regularly, I would like you to recreate a great overflow of monsters.
Please be aware that like the adventurers, residents will be trained as well. In addition to that I would like you to recognize the fact that we might enlist some of them against the wave for training purposes. As for this matter, I’d like to ask you to apply measures that will ensure no severe wounds are sustained.
To summarize ………
Great overflow of monsters?
Yes, I learnt a lot from this.
We would also conduct practice sessions with the residents, they’d learn to be able to evacuate to safe places properly.
It seems that a lot of people have volunteered for the recruitment of soldiers.
After I read the documents, our conversation resumed.
(Secret person of the Adventurer Guild)「The adventurer in charge of capturing the Dungeon made by Tori-san’s group has used the emergency transfer!! It is serious!! Herge-sama!! Lulu-sama!! Treatment please!!」
The door was opened desperately, a person who seems to be a member of the Adventurer Guild quickly entered.
We all showed surprised faces.
It hasn’t even been that long?
An hour at most.
What on earth happened in there?
Our Dungeon was mainly made of forests and grasslands that we combined and we then implemented an animal system.
In charge of the defense of the first floor were Kobolds I think?
Immersed in various thoughts, we rushed towards the adventurer.
This time it was about the Adventurer Guilds policies.
I think there was various convincing things.
You can’t go overkill.
Everything in moderation.
And next up is the adventurer who challenged Tori’s group’s Dungeon.
References [ + ]
|1.||↑||he’s talking about inflation, the rarer items are valuable precisely because they are few in number and sudden overflow of said goods would drop the value|
|2.||↑||EDN: I think this means that when they summon new monsters and start experimenting, having security is useless as they possibly won’t be able to differentiate between experimental monsters and security monsters sent for support thus causing a mess|
|3.||↑||EDN: this one I would understand as summoning the monsters for training and education and when they are finished, release them to public for service. TLN: For me, I think it’s raising them directly in the arena instead of grooming them and then moving them out of the Dungeons.|