It's Only Natural for a Maid. ~The All-powerful Maid, Who Had Been Taking Care of All the Menial Chores, Is Framed and Decides To Go On a Journey - Chapter 3
The trading city of Fulmun is indeed large, comparable to the royal capital “Crescent City,” thought Nina.
It is a big city with many people coming and going.
The difference with the capital is that there are fewer streets and fewer tall buildings.
And not only humans, but other races like elves, dwarves, hobbits, and beastmen were often seen.
“Ugh… My back hurts.”
a little sightseeing tour, as the coachman had said. It took three days for the carriage to reach Fulmun.
Thanks to that, Nina made friends with the other passengers, and when a merchant saw Nina’s homemade food, the tea she prepared, and her witty ways, he asked her if she wanted to work for him. But she said,
“I am a maid… Besides, I’d like to see the city first…”
He was quite a nice young man, and she felt a little bad that he was so disappointed by her refusal.
As for Nina, she wanted to get away from “work” first. It was a spontaneous trip.
But when they left Royal Capital and hit the road, Nina was more excited than expected and wanted to move further afield.
Everything she saw in Fulmun was new to her.
Even non-human people.
The exotic items at the stalls.
The smell of the food in the dining hall.
(What are those tools…? Are they used for cleaning?).
(Delectable-looking dried goods!If they taste good, I could serve them to the guests.)
(It’s dusty, but the laundry is clean. Maybe it won’t get dusty?)
Nina smiles as she realizes that all she can think about is her job as a maid.
“…I’ve been kicked out of the mansion…”
Back in reality, she feels lonely.
Nina spent the next five days wandering the streets of Fulmun.
Still, she probably didn’t see even a tenth of the sights of Fulmun.
Then Nina heard a piece of information.
On the outskirts of the city of Fulmun, there is a mysterious and beautiful spring.
There are flowers there that bloom only in early spring.
“If this is the only time I can see them, then I should see them!”
However, there are demons in the suburbs, so it is advisable to be accompanied by an adventurer.
Nina decides to go to the Adventurer’s Guild.
“Yo, eternal newbie ・・・・・・ Are you ready to give up being an adventurer? I’ll pay you some silver if you open your legs.”
In response to the man’s mocking words, the girl looked at him with fiery red eyes.
Her robe, embroidered with geometric patterns, was that of a mage, and she held a long staff in both hands.
Sixteen-year-old Emily was a registered adventurer, a “mage,” if you will.
“Get out of my way. I’m here to find a job, not to deal with idle adventurers.”
Her high, pointed nose seemed to reflect her strong personality.
The wrinkles between her eyebrows gave her an aloof air, even though she was actually a pretty girl.
“Oh~ scary, scary.”
The man grinned and moved aside.
No one in the adventurer’s guild would blame him for his actions.
Adventurers are responsible for their own actions.
Emily looked at the application form on the wall.
[Carry loads (must be strong)]
[Escort (at least 3 people)]
[Medicinal herb supply (license required to gather medicinal herbs).
[Cleaning trenches (everyone is welcome)
[Sword teaching (minimum 5 years of experience)]
A job that can be done by anyone is obviously cheap and does not require a mage.
On the other hand, the kind of work that requires a mage…,
[Magical training (3rd rank and above)]
[Additional guards (3rd rank and above)]
with the indication “3rd rank and above”. With the condition.
The third rank is the so-called practice or combat level, the level at which you can sustain yourself for the rest of your life.
But Emily can only use magic of the first rank. only. “Apprentice” or “Beginner” or “Novice.”
Anyone can find out if they have magic or not. You can go to the town hall or the church and they will tell you.
“They’ll tell you if you’ve reached the third rank.”
“Unfortunately, I can only use the [first rank].”
Or, “She’s afraid she can only use the [first rank].
“T-that’s… [fifth rank]!”
The priest of the church was stunned, the staff of the town hall was equally stunned, and the guild staff was stunned when Emily was measured in the adventurer’s guild of the town.
By the way, “fifth rank.” That’s a quality that few people in the country have.
Everyone wanted to form a party with Emily.
But everyone soon realized the “problem.”
“Oh~ are all these requests too much for Emily, who can only use the [first rank]?”
The male adventurer teased her, and she gritted her teeth.
That was true—Emili was a mage who couldn’t use magic even though she had the talent. It was in her nature.
The only magic she could use was First Rank. only.
She can start a fire in her palm and light a stove.
If she threw the flame at a demon, it either dodged it or touched it, it burned a little.
At first, her adventurer friends encouraged her, “You’ll be able to use it soon!” But soon, they got tired of Emily not being able to use second rank and higher and kicked her out of the group.
In this situation, no one wants to go to a party with her anymore.
Emily lives isolated in the adventurers’ guild.
She practices magic every day.
She spent the little money she had on expensive medicines and consulted famous mages, but she still couldn’t use magic.
But there’s a reason Emili can’t stop being an adventurer.
“You will always be an eternal beginner ・・・・・・ , who can only use [first level]. Come to our group. You have a pretty face, we could use you for chores and night activities. “
“… Shut up.”
“I said shut up!”
Emily turns away from the man and tries to walk away.
But the man grabs her by the arm.
“… Don’t push it. You can’t take jobs, you can’t use magic.”
Let go of me!
“You’re not an adventurer, you’re just a woman.”
“No! I’m an adventurer!”
“Then stay and take the job. Go for it! You’d be better off digging ditches, wouldn’t you?”
The man says, and there are a few laughs.
The male adventurer was another “failure” in the guild. He, too, has a high failure rate and makes fun of Emily as an “eternal beginner” to satisfy his own ego.
Some people seemed uncomfortable with the exchange, but they didn’t interfere.
Adventurers are responsible for themselves. That’s the rule.
If you’re not good enough, you can’t say anything—if you don’t like it, you can stop being an adventurer.
“I, I, I’m a mage… I’m a mage with qualities.”
“I wouldn’t call someone who can only use magic in the first rank a mage. There is no request you can accept…”
Then, out of nowhere, a small maid appeared who didn’t look like she belonged in this rough adventurer’s guild.
“I’ll send a request to the mage in question.”