The lecture has started. There were about 20 students attend the lecture, including me and Luna. Among the other students, there were a bunch of young boys who were staring at me and another bunch at Luna. As expected, there were no other middle-aged men attending the lesson. In this lecture, the basics for becoming an adventurer as well as the different classes available will be taught and explained in half a day. Although this is considered an informative session, there are actually very few people who are listening to the speaker. As information about the classes are considered common sense, the people who attend the lecture are doing so because it’s a standard procedure. It is rare for people to actually pay attention in the lesson.
Midway through the lecture, the lecturer made an announcement.
[After the lecture is over, I recommend everyone present to recruit party members for your party. This is a rare occasion where adventurers of the same caliber and level without parties are gathered together. It is important to fill up your party with four members as well as having a well-balanced composition. Alright, the class will now have a 5 minute break before the lesson continues] (Instructor)
As the instructor mentioned, this session is one of the most important moments for adventurers who do not have any relations or connections, making it a good opportunity for new adventurers to form a party and make friends with other new adventurers. As an adventurer, it is crucial to have a party of four members. If you dive into a dungeon alone, any paralysis or poisoning effects could spell your doom. However, with a party, they will be able to protect you from the monsters while you recover.
[Youya, are we going to search for friends too?] (Luna)
[Well it would be nice to have a full party with us, but it is likely impossible.] (Youya)
I smiled bitterly to Luna’s question. It seems she still doesn’t understand the situation, about how notorious the unwanted class, Magic Knight is.
Although it takes nearly a full day to obtain a class, the actual procedure to obtaining a class is easy. When you stand before the statue that contains the power of the gods, the classes that are available to you will appear inside your head. As expected, I have all the common classes available to me. Warrior, Fighter, Magic Knight, Magician, Monk, Thief and Ranger were all available. These weren’t the only classes that actually existed in this world. There have been instances where an exclusive class had appeared, but so far I have only seen one instance of an exclusive class. Well, my class was decided from the start. Now it’s merely a matter of what skill I should choose
[I want to be a Magic Knight.] (Youya)
A soft glow starts to cover my body. With this, I have officially become a mystic knight.
[Ossan, are you an idiot? Do you not know anything?]
[Magic Knight…. Has he lost his mind?]
[Woah its my first time seeing a mystic knight.]
[Sigh even though I said during the lecture to never choose that class…]
I could hear comments coming from the back of the room as I was given my class. This is the expected reaction though, since it is unlikely any of them would know the hidden strength of a Magic Knight. It is a class that can do everything but unable to do anything. However, with the bonus skill points, as well as the hidden elements behind the level reset, the weakest class can become the strongest.
After my class selection was completed, it was Luna’s turn.
As she stood before the statue containing the power of god, she turned and looked at me.
[The classes Youya mentioned appeared in my head. There wasn’t any class that are different.] (Luna)
[I see. I had a feeling that Luna would receive an exclusive class but it seems I was wrong. Then you can choose Thief as planned.] (Youya)
[I understand! Luna wants to be a Thief!] (Luna)
A soft glow started to surround Luna’s body. Luna is now officially a Thief.
With this, everyone in the room has completed their class selection. This is where the scouting battle begins.
As predicted, the most popular classes were thieves and rangers. Although they were classes that had a low fighting power, they were capable to learning exploration skills. Exploration skills are important in a party as it is essential for exploring dungeons where it is easy to lose your sense of direction. They were also one of the rarer classes as their low fighting power often translated to higher mortality rates. This is why they are popular.
Next were warriors, magicians and monks
These classes were the most common classes that are often chosen by people because they were the strongest in their roles.
Warriors serve as the vanguard, having high defensive powers higher than fighters or thieves.
Magicians have the ability to defeat monsters who have high physical defense with magic spells, and are capable of attacking from range. They were perfect for being in the back line.
Monks are capable of casting supportive spells such as reinforcement spells as well as recovery spells, allowing dungeon runs to become safer as recovery was possible.
In this world, every party had a party limit. The maximum number of members were four. However, this limit could be increased to five if special items were used on the party. If a party had more members than the party limit allowed, there would be no experience gained by the party members from battles.
Due to this, a party often consisted of a vanguard, magic attacker, healer and a specialised class.
There was no place for an unwanted class like the Magic Knight.
Nobody will invite me to their party, nor will anyone accept my invitations if I asked.
At this rate, it would only be me and Luna in my party, I started to wonder if this was a good idea, to let Luna remain in the party with me. As Luna was a thief, she was popular among the other students and received multiple invitations. However as soon as everyone realised I was in the same party as Luna, everyone refused to accept her. Witnessing this scene multiple times made me feel guilty.
If there was a time for Luna to become independent, this would be the time. Until now I have been taking care of Luna, looking out for her well-being ever since we left the hidden room. This was most likely the only chance for Luna to enter another party where she had the safety of a balanced party. I couldn’t bear to keep her in my party for my own convenience when she had the possibility of a much better future away from me.
[Sorry. Luna couldn’t get anyone to be our friend.] (Luna)
[Don’t be. It’s because of my class that nobody wants to join us. At this rate, it will only be the two of us in the party. Luna. I am not forcing you to stay in my party. Rather, I hope that you will join another party. You are more likely to find a well-balanced party where it’s safer. If you are worried about me, I can survive on my own since i am a veteran after all.] (Youya)
It is difficult for me to let go of a exploration-class member when she is my only party member, however it is even more difficult for me to bind her into my party. If possible, as her guardian, I wish to guide her onto the right path as much as possible.
[Youya wants me to join a party I like?] (Luna)
[Yes. As a thief, there are many parties who will be willing to invite you to their party.] (Youya)
[Okay. Then Luna will join the party that she wants.] (Luna)
At that moment, I felt a tinge of sadness as it appears that Luna had a party she wanted to join, but at the same time, i couldn’t help but feel that it was obvious.
But she wasn’t moving from her position.
[Then Luna wants to join Youya’s party! Luna and Youya will be together!] (Luna)
I flinched at her quick response.
[Ar..Are you sure? It’ll just be the two of us you know] (Youya)
[Uhn. Luna wants to be with Youya so its ok.] (Luna)
Luna looked at me with a cute smile.
I decided that I will not make her regret being in my party.
[I understand. Then I’ll say it once more. I am counting on you in the future] (Youya)
[Thank you for having me. Youya. Our first goal is to kill all the dragons in the world and obtain their treasures!] (Luna)
[Do you plan on dying right from the start?] (Youya)
Dragons were beings that can’t be defeated by people below level 30. Any attempts to do so would result in death.
I started to stroke Luna’s head who gave off a pleasant feeling and started shaking her fox tail.
Yosh, I’ve decided. Tonight we will have a feast to celebrate our party.
Then we will dive into the dungeon first thing in the morning. It’s time to accomplish my main goal in this town. To visit the hidden room that can prevent my cursed status from happening.