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GC V9C284

(284) Vain struggle by the Cursed Spearman

Translator: Tseirp

 

We finished our introductions.

First, the names, occupations, and experience of the three are as below.

 

Middle-aged Lumberjack-san, Kikkori‧Bocco.

His job is Lumberjack. His level increase by one to 18.

This was actually his second time becoming a mercenary and he was originally an Axe Warrior but he returned to being a Lumberjack for work. I originally thought his single attack damage was higher than Interrupt-kun and Veteran-san because his weapon was an axe but it might actually because he had skills from being an Axe Warrior.

 

Next was Interrupt-kun, Inse‧Puto.

His job was Apprentice Swordsman. His level was the same as before, 27.

He came from a small country at the southeast of the South Continent and apparently came to the Principality of Nicplan to make a name for himself. He was apparently the strongest person in this village.

 

Lastly, Veteran-san Chutou.

His job had changed from before into Swordsman. His level was 2.

His status was the lowest among the three of them.

He told me a lot of stories but when I used the Thought Trace skill, I found that they were all made up by Chutou so I paid no attention to them.

As such, he had the least experience among the three of them.

However, his fighting technique was excellent and seem to be able to fight at a level beyond his status.

 

Incidentally, they had family names like Kikkori and Inse but both of them were not nobles.

Kikkori’s family manages a trading business for seafood and his entire family was bestowed a family name by a noble for their achievements.

For Insep’s case, his is not a family name but the name of his village. In a portion of villages and towns in the Southern Continent, they use the names of their village in place of theirs to more easily differentiate which village they come from.

Then, for my introduction.

“I believe you know my name but I am Ichinojo. My job is … well, I have all kinds so I can’t say for certain but I believe I can do most tasks. I came from Florence but I found out that my benefactor is in Mallegory so I am traveling there while taking various detours.”

I didn’t lie but I didn’t talk about anything concrete either.

Well, we were companions for a short period of no more than a week so anything more was probably not required even if there is a possibility that bandits or monsters will appear.

Incidentally, there was one more companion that we must include.

A giant elephant-like bull that was pulling the cart.

When they mentioned beasts with horsepower I was thinking of draft horses that were specially bred to carry goods but it was actually a bull.

I took a look at its horns and noticed that just the top of the huge horns was cut. It was probably so that it won’t injure the people around it.

Eh? But I could somewhat imagine the shape of the tip of the bull’s horns … or rather, I recall seeing it somewhere before.

I wouldn’t know even if I ponder on it and just as I decided to ask someone.

“Ichinojo, are you departing already?”

Doxco called out to me.

Then I knew where the horns were.

“Thanks for the hospitality, Doxco. I said yesterday but I will be back. More importantly, the horns on your helmet, are they from the horns of this bull?”

“Ah, you’re right. This bull was originally a monster kept by the Monster-user companion of these people. When they were drunk, it went on a rampage and stormed into the tavern so I cut off its horns. It would be a waste to throw them so I kept them and made them into a helmet.”

“I see, I understand now. But is it okay to use this bull when the Monster-user isn’t around?”

“It is a race that is attached to humans so there shouldn’t be any problems — I think … but there might be some issues apart from the bull.”

Issues?

“Yeah. Well, I don’t think it will matter to Ichinojo —”

 

※※※

 

“Ha, foreshadowing flags are really a thing.”

It commonly happens, being told it doesn’t matter but it actually matters.

Thinking back, there was already foreshadowing ever since I was told.

“Now isn’t the time to be calm, brother!”

Kikkori said but there was no way I would panic anymore.

I was already tired of retorting.

“Gyahahaha! We will be taking that cargo!”

The one who shouted that wasn’t bandits.

It was the (former) up-and-coming adventurer group that was supposed to be restrained in the dwarf village.

 

As we were leaving the dwarf village,

“I don’t think it will matter to Ichinojo but the adventurer group that was restrained in the jail had escaped. Apparently, it was because yesterday the prison guard left his job to drink refined sake at the tavern. Sorry but please keep a lookout.”

When I was told, I somewhat foresaw that this would happen.

It was troublesome that they took back all their equipment and everything.

 

If they were going to be restrained as criminals, they might as well rob this frozen dragon and sell it to some noble or rich man for their freedom — that was apparently their plan so they ambushed us.

“Drinking alcohol doesn’t change your personality so becoming violent when drinking, does that mean drinking made your true personalities surface?”

“As I said, this isn’t the situation to say such things! They are really strong!”

Insep shouted.

Yeah, I know their strength.

 

I understood clearly after seeing their jobs.

【Cursed Spearman: Lv43】

【Hunter: Lv26】

【’Monster’-user: Lv6】

【Apprentice Magician: Lv23】

It was a balanced party. Incidentally, they were all young men.

Around their teens?

Cursed Spearman rather than Spearman.

‘Monster’-user rather than Monster-user, which I was curious about.

Somehow they gave a similar vibe as Julio and Sutchino which I met at Dakyat.

Although they didn’t have anybody capable of using recovery magic, the party was a long way better than a party with a Lumberjack and two Apprentice Swordsmen.

“Even if we stole alcohol, we didn’t fall into any criminal jobs.”

“Anybody apart from dwarves who drinks the dwarves’ secret wine would collapse so it wasn’t anything precious. There were almost injuries from the fight but Doxco prevented it. A situation like that probably won’t make us gain criminal jobs”

That was the situation.

Not all criminals will have criminal jobs. Now that I think about it, didn’t I come across a small villain blackmailing people while barely not gaining a criminal job in the town of Belasra?

Even Kanon was a Con Man when I first met her but she didn’t gain a criminal job.

Furthermore, when wars break out, soldiers who kill innocent people will not gain criminal jobs either.

Thinking about it that way, the conditions to fall into criminal jobs had quite a lot of loopholes.

Be that as it may —

“If you guys continue to do this, won’t you all become bandits? After escaping from falling into criminal jobs, you should be doing your best to rehabilitate!”

“We’re prepared for that! Either way, we will become criminal slaves if we return to town because we can’t pay the compensation! If we’re going to become slaves, we might as well become bandits!”

The leader-like Cursed Spearman shouted.

“Don’t say as if becoming a slave is the end of life. Some can live happily even as slaves.”

“That is extremely rare!”

“There may be masters who will release you even if become criminal slaves?”

“Something as good as that will never come true.”

Well, I guess.

I made arrangements to release Haru because I trust her and more importantly, I love her.

If these guys became criminal slaves, I probably won’t think of helping them. The same would go for the person who buys them. Daily activities are important after all.

“Prepare yourself! We’ll be taking everything, your lives and your cargo.”

“Countless arrows will pierce through you!”

“Go, Ushi! Trample on those small fries with your huge frame!”

“My fireball will swallow all of you whole!”

And so the battle started but the result was a complete victory.

 

Although they were called an up-and-coming group, their levels were not high apart from the Cursed Spearman. They were not opponents on my level, given I could annihilate a large squad with just Pico Pico Hammer and Tornado Slash.

Well, there was a possibility that I’ll reveal myself to be the criminal that caused the Pico Pico Hammer Tornado Slash in the war so I’ll seal that this time. I wanted to avoid letting others hear the sound of Pico Pico Hammer as well.

First, I’ll have to defeat the Apprentice Magician.

He seemed to be using Petite Fire but it was taking a long long time for him to form the fire. He wasn’t channeling magical power into it. Using my throwing skill, I tossed an oil pot at his flame before it could form and the magic spell exploded, but not to the extent of killing him, and he collapsed on the ground in a ball of flame.

While Kikkori and the others were surprised as they looked at the burning fireball that is the Apprentice Magician, I activated Silent Room around their surroundings. This way, the sound of the Pico Pico Hammer won’t reach their ears anymore.

I lightly stunned the bull that was charging me with a light strike of the Pico Pico Hammer.

The bowman’s aim was good and I figured it would be bad if countless arrows all fell on Kikkori and the others so I was about to cast Petite Shield but even when the arrows hit them, they failed to pierce their bodies. Incidentally, I deflected all the arrows that flew to my direction with my katana. It would be troublesome to leave the bowman unhindered so after the cooldown time was up for Pico Pico Hammer, I combined Slash and Pico Pico Hammer and knocked him out with it.

The Cursed Spearman challenged me to close combat but that was even more reckless.

My White Wolf Fang easily sliced the Cursed Spearman’s spear in two and the Cursed Spearman lost his will to fight and crumbled to his knees on the spot. Seeing his companions getting defeating one after the other caused the feeling of fear to exceed his feeling of anger. The ‘Monster’-user tried to escape as fast as his legs could carry him but after the cooldown time was up for Slash and Pico Pico Hammer, I made him sleep with the same technique.

As such, it was a complete victory.

Kikkori and the others were so shocked that their mouths were opening and closing wordlessly … ah, I just couldn’t hear their voices because of Silent Room. I dispelled the Silent Room spell.

” — ing! Amazing! As expected of Ichinojo-san.”

“Brother, I knew you were strong but you are truly astounding.”

“As expected of my eternal rival (formidable foe).”

Insep looked at me with eyes of respect while Kikkori was surprised to the point of cold sweats.

Also, I don’t intend to be a rival to Chutou. I don’t remember having a rivalry with Chutou, especially one that’s written as ‘formidable foe’.

“But what was that spell just now? We suddenly couldn’t hear anything from around us.”

“Ah, it’s kind of a protection spell. Don’t worry about it.”

I’ll keep quiet about it being a spell to make sure they don’t hear the sound of the Pico Pico Hammer.

 

“Please treat these guys.”

While I was treating the Apprentice Magician who suffered burns throughout his body, Chutou dragged the dying ‘Monster’-user and bowman over.

… Eh? Not only did I use Pico Pico Hammer, I even held back quite a bit but these guys looked to be in even more serious condition.

Oh that’s right, I held back with the memory of using a steel sword but the katana specializes in cutting. The power of my Slash probably increased remarkably.

In that case, as long as I am using the White Wolf Fang and my aim is to render someone unconscious, I will have to hold myself back even more.

“You are even capable of using Recovery Magic … as expected of a Quasi-noble.”

“Just to a modest degree.”

I said humbly but I did believe it was only modest.

“What should we do? If we do not cancel the order by the ‘Monster’-user, the bull would attack us the moment it wakes up … right?”

“Don’t worry. Normally, when a Monster-user loses consciousness, the order will be canceled.”

“This guy isn’t a regular Monster-user though?”

“He’s not?”

… Eh? Perhaps Kikkori and the other didn’t know that this guy wasn’t a Monster-user but a ‘Monster’-user?

” … No way, my spear could not connect.”

The Cursed Spearman muttered to himself and suddenly stood up.

Then —

“It’s a lie!”

The Cursed Spearman suddenly screamed.

His spear shot toward me like a black arrow.

“Tch!”

I clicked my tongue and attempted to cut the black arrow-like spear — but the cut black arrow split into two and pierced me.

” … It’s … my win.”

The Cursed Spearman collapsed on the spot.

On the other hand, I, after getting hit —

 

【Job: Bandit is now available】

【Job: Mountain Bandit is now available】

【Job: Pirate is now available】

【Job: Death Warrior is now available】

【Job: Slasher is now available】

【Job: Thug is now available】

【Job: Chaos Wizard is now available】

【Job: Atonement-seeker is now available】

 

……… Eh?

 

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38 Comments

  1. .   ヘ⌒ヽフ Thanks!
      (  >ω<)Nepu!
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  2. Alex

    Thanks for the chapter

  3. Dragof

    Chaos wizard huh… Blood for the blood god! skulls for the skull throne!

  4. Filip Dinca

    So, not actually a ‘cursed’ spearman, but a ‘cursing’ spearman? The adventures of Ichi and finding all sorts of weird things.
    Thanks for the chapter! May God bless you, take care, and have a great day!

  5. Carmeops

    if there is really a weapon that cause you to gain criminal job just by being hit by it, it means that the job system is more broken than the Goddesses thought it was, someone need to do a serious bug patching

    • Kizy

      probably the spear is relationated at the life of the spearman

    • Right, you could just hit a noble with that and that noble’s life will be ruined. As the detection stone thingy will only detect criminal jobs but not crime(s) so the noble will be deemed as guilty as a criminal even if he don’t commit any crime since he possesses the job(s).

      • RioghanDer2te

        The detection stone only detects if any (or just the first, idk) of the active jobs are criminal. The passive jobs should not count, ichino would otherwise have already been deemed guilty.

  6. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Free jobs~

  7. rooislangwtf

    Thanks

  8. Abyssal

    Thank you for the chapter~

    Some of those jobs look like they would be kind of fun.~

  9. Felipe

    ……so he intended to curse ichinojo by making him get a criminal job but his jobless status prevented ichinojou from changing into the criminal jobs?…. well that’s one way to unlock new jobs

    • terror100

      i don’t think the “jobless” job is unchangeable, he always tries to not change his first job out of fear that his “jobless” job will disappear

      • RioghanDer2te

        just because he fears that it’ll be changed, doesn’t mean that he’s not the only one there who can change it. (except the gods possibly)

    • redcar

      Just wait for next chapter 🙂

  10. Wtrmute

    Oh, is it the Cursed Spear? I thought that Ichinojo had been tricked into murdering the spearman and gained the qualifications for a criminal job (or several).

  11. SFcipher

    Thanks for the treat.

  12. DRAGO

    And tons of skills unlocked. Just don’t use them in front of guards. They’ll probably make some bad assumptions.

    Also, that spearman is a criminal without the job. He could kill whoever he wanted as long as the first strike doesn’t kill and he goaded them into attacking him first. First strike gives them a criminal job (making killing them “ok”) then kill on the second hit and say he “found out about them recently so they tried to silence him”.

    • Felipe

      They only get criminal jobs if they attack or kill INNOCENTS, if he provokes them then he isn’t innocent

      • Ophiuchus

        That’s irrelevant because the very second his spear makes contact they are no longer innocent because of the curse which MAKES them a CRIMINAL.

  13. Hakou

    Thanks for the chap~

    More like, “Cursing spear user”.
    And, Ichinojo can delete job with his jobless skill right?

    • Felipe

      It’s impossible to “delete” jobs, but his jobless skill allows him to change jobs freely and his “jobs maniac” title allows him to hide some of his available jobs from his status page

  14. JayVlad Dark Heart

    Thank you for this chapter! 🙂

  15. Not Important

    Wait how did that work. The cursed spear didn’t change his job?, like it was probably supposed to, but if it did change his job 1, he can’t get jobless back. I don’t think Ichi has the ability to deny a job change, so much as he can change his jobs himself. So why didn’t the spear change him to Bandit first? The spear man said it was his win, so that means he probably knew the spears effects, but adding the ability to become a different job is entirely different from changing into that job. If Ichi did have a job change then the title of the novel isn’t right anymore (not that important) but also loses the ability to learn more jobless skills? Did the godesses help him out on this one? Was it a safeguard by the job?

    • Sylfa

      Well, everyone else has always changed their job voluntarily as young at their parents request so that they can start levelling commoner.

      So he would be the first one to be in the situation of going from jobless to another job than commoner.

      Actually, come to think about it, Nobles are born as Noble, wonder if Commoners are born as Commoner too? I feel like it was mentioned that kids changed their jobs to Commoner but perhaps that was never confirmed and it’s only those coming from another world that start out Jobless?

      Either way I suppose we will find out shortly how it happened and why he didn’t change job directly.

    • JayVlad Dark Heart

      You know he can swap jobs right? And you know that it was more than one job he acquired while being hit by the cursed spearman?

      • Not Important

        Yes but job swaping won’t help with a forced job change, and he can’t swap back to jobless, it’s the point of him only using job searching to change his primary job. Jobless is lost when he gets a new primary job

        • JayVlad Dark Heart

          Maybe you are right, but with the way it was written here, it became available to him which in turn become “unlockables” because criminal job paths had different traits than regular job or rare jobs before acquiring it and in the bad way to commence any crime jobs.
          I guess you did a find a hole in which many are ignorant about(sorry) but let’s wait for the next chapter.

  16. Not Important

    If I said the same thing twice. I didn’t realize that my comment didn’t apapear immedatly, so I sent it in twice with an added test to see if it appeard. Sorry for the dup

  17. Ghalaghor

    I think that he only got the criminal jobs without changing into them because either he got so many at once and/or his Jobless has such a high level that the cursed spear only worked halfway. But it doesn’t matter since he can hide skills and jobs on his status page.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  18. ChunLing

    “It was troublesome that they took back all their equipment and everything.”

    But he saw no reason to take away that guy’s spear.

    Well, Ichinojou probably will find interesting uses for the skills he can obtain from the criminal jobs tree. As for whether he has lost his Jobless job…I’m going to call it a plot armor situation, since the story title is “I can’t seem to get out of being jobless” and the chapter title is “Vain struggle by the Cursed Spearman”. In other words, the spear applies a criminal job change, but that doesn’t work on the Jobless job because Jobless is supposed to be a null job for newbs, so it’s kinda like being a minor (in the legal system of this world).

  19. …why is he the one considered a bandit ? lol

  20. Sonic Cody 12

    Well…That escalated quickly

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