This chapter in Isekai Hell history will chronicle the test undertaken by would-be adventurers Michael and Sage to join the Ryken Adventurers guild. Their test would be to fulfill a real commission put in by Sophia Smith, a blacksmith. Accompanying them to provide assistance would be the unusually large man, Toppo. If Michael and Sage successfully fulfill the request, they will be rewarded by Sophia Smith in some free smithy work on their current or new equipment. Their efforts will also be reported to the guild, which will decide their ranking within the guild assuming they performed satisfactorily enough to join the guild in the first place. Toppo would also be able to make claim to some compensation depending on his assistance in the endeavor.
Due to the guild request being fulfilled by 2 unofficial members, the typical guild fee for the job was waived. Additionally, the guild would make commissions of Sophia Smith to craft equipment with the ores acquired as a trial run for her own potential future with the Adventurers Guild as an Adventuring Artisan.
The target was some recently unearthed field Iron found on a scouting mission in the area. The deposits were visible above ground and easily accessible. The resources could be found near the forest tree line to the south west of Ryken after about one day's travel. The job was expected to take 2 days worth of travel and 1 day of harvesting the stones. Michael and Sage would be on guard duty and assist as necessary. Toppo and Sophia would be responsible for the ore harvest. As this was a guild job in a roundabout way, the guild provided a large work horse and kart to hall back the materials in. However, everything else the party might need would fall on them to acquire for themselves.
The story will begin the morning of the first day of the job. Everyone would be given time that morning to acquire any necessary provisions they thought they would need for the mission and meet at the kart near the city's southern gate. Each was encouraged not to dawdle. Especially the large man named Toppo. Aside from his looks, Toppo and the others would be treated to a plethora of possible distractions in the market near the southern gate. Despite the cool, winter air, the market was lively with entertainment, tasty smells, and all manner of goods from around the region and beyond. It would not be hard to spend all day at the market and not see all there was to see. Despite the streets being damp and muddy in spots, the city streets were mostly paved allowing for ease of travel and transport of goods to and from the harbor, as well as from the neighboring towns and villages. Patrolling guards ensured a certain level of safety and fair business during the day as well.
A very pleasant beginning to a new adventure.