Chapter 72: Alchemist masters Taijutsu?During this season when snow piles up, the amount of work apart from subjugation requests decreases, and adventurers in Volton split into three types. The high ranking adventurers who’ve saved enough until winter, they spend the majority of their time in leisure in winter; Intermediate level adventurers without an exclusive escort request travel to the warmer towns in the south to look for work; The remaining lower ranking adventures who can’t accept escort requests because things like ranks spend winter time doing odd jobs in town to eke out a living.
The winter Bush Wolves that Tsubaki hunted is a request that carefree high ranking adventurers accept to kill time in winter.
And, as for myself………….
Rolling around in the Adventurers Guild’s training center is a beginner leather armor-wearing Takumi Iruma. Yes, me.
One might ask “Why am I rolling in the Adventurers Guild’s training room?”. That is a matter from 10 days ago when I was delivering potions to the Adventures Guild.
I was chatting with Hans-san like always. Because there were few requests in winter, even the Adventurers Guild was deserted.
「It’s really like that, our party doesn’t have a true vanguard, so it’d be better if I can fight a bit more in front. Well, I’m an alchemist so not fighting is also good.」
「I hear you.」
「Alright! Leave it to me!」
While Hans-san and I were talking, someone started talking loudly. I already knew whose voice it was, but I didn’t want to turn around.
The reason why, I had nothing but bad feelings about this. My instincts were blaring warning bells. I have to escape immediately.
「Ain’t that right! The body is the adventurers asset! The ability to survive no matter what happens is needed, right?!」
「But, I’m an alchemist and blacksmith. Ha, hahaha.」
The one who appeared while Hans-san and I were talking, was the Guild Master of the Adventurers Guild in Volton, Barack-san. A former S rank adventurer, he still has a brawny body covered in muscles that would make people question whether he is still in active duty.
「Like the adventurers, Guild Master is also free. I think this is a good chance to train your body in taijutsu, Takumi-kun.」
「Really, Hans-san, think about someone else’s problems!」
Barack-san grabbed me by the nape of my neck and dragged me to the training center.
My screams echoed in the guild.
「Oraaa! Get back up right away!」
「I think you’ve got great status values, but that’s all. You don’t have the slightest bit of fighting skill or experience. Even if your skill levels are high, you have an overwhelming lack of experience.」
After that, I got a beat up beginner’s leather armor from Barack-san.
Haa, haa, haa. I adjusted my breathing and confronted Barack-san. My level as well as my status have risen from what it was a year ago, and I think those are not inferior to adventurers’. But in front of Barack-san, it feels like there’s issues with things like my status values or my skill levels.
I charged towards Barack-san.
I leaped in and unleashed a fist, however Barack-san avoided it, doing a sweep then returned with a counter.
Rolling on the ground, I managed to stand up somehow.
「Hey hey! Watch my movements closely, feel it!」
I frantically moved my body to deal with the kick and punch Barack-san let loose. Barack-san simply stepped back and said that. He said that when evading, always dodge to a spot where you can attack easily and spots where an opponent will find tough to attack.
Barack-san didn’t teach me a decided form. I was just told briefly “Watch me and try to steal it!”.
Am I supposed to desperately watch Barack-san’s footwork, and his use of his lower body and upper body? I concentrated on taking in Barack-san’s every single move.
〈The 「Insight」 skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Evasion」 skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Body Control」 skill has leveled up〉
〈The 「Taijutsu」 skill has leveled up〉
Thus, whether or not I was Barack-san’s time killer, I ended up working hard and earnestly. I was only chatting with Hans-san, so how did it turn out like this?
「Alright! Rejoice, Takumi! I will make you a top-class fighter until spring!」