Welcome to the Guild of the Exiled - Chapter 5
Translated by Lunadia
Proofread by SunnyMay
“SHIT! SHIT! FUCKING SHIT!”
Salvio didn’t even try to hide his intense frustration as he kicked the pebbles on the side of the road while he walked.
“That sunnova… I WON’T LET HIM OFF! HOW DARE HE TOOK THIS S-RANKED SALVIO-SAMA LIGHTLY?! I’LL MAKE HIM REGRET IT!”
“Salvio, just calm down for a bit. We’re in a dungeon, you see? Concentrate.”
“SHUT UP! DON’T TELL ME THINGS I ALREADY KNOW!”
The S-ranked party, “Silver Wolf”, had come to an underground dungeon labyrinth after Eisen poached Virine away.
This was the first dungeon raid for the “Silver Wolf” after they ranked up into an S-ranked party.
They have stepped into the labyrinth of the highest difficulty that only top-ranked parties could enter, but their turn of affairs has already begun to veer into a questionable direction.
Due to the matter with Eisen, their party leader had completely lost his calm.
Although they had come to the dungeon because they had planned the raid originally, they had no preliminary meeting, as if the party leader had come there just to vent off his anger.
Of course, he wasn’t being vigilant of his surroundings, and he wasn’t being an inspiration to his allies.
Seeing the current state of their party leader, as one would’ve expect, the party members couldn’t hide their anxiety.
“Hey, err, chief, let’s just do this another day. This dungeon is in the highest difficulty, and it’s our first time here, it’ll be better for us to make a more detailed plan…”
“What, did you catch the coward flu?! Or is it because that fuckup just got poached that now you’ve got cold feet? If you don’t feel like it then go the fuck home!”
Salvio ignored the person and shouted back.
The other members held their head in their hands in vexation.
Salvio is certainly an outstanding adventurer, and he has survived difficult dungeons and tough monsters.
However, his temper was short, and once he snaps he had the tendency to ignore the consequences to his actions.
Furthermore, because of his unusually high pride, he would lose himself and throw a fit of rage when he thinks that he had been taken lightly.
Frankly, while the other members do in fact put their trust on his skills, they were getting tired of his disposition.
Up until now Virine was the main outlet to relieve his stress, but now she’s no longer among them.
How furious would he be now that the incompetent tool “Virine of the Bottom” whom he had despised got scouted. All because she presumedly had talent, while he, the party leader, was told that he decidedly was the incompetent one?
With Virine gone, so did the doormat that would take in Salvio’s wrath, too. It would be ironic that no one could hold him off as a result.
Salvio tutted loudly and said,
“Hmph. Anyway, from now on we’ve got ourselves a new scout with excellent stats. Compared to when that dolt Virine was here, our potential is now at a much higher level than ever before, y’know? This will be a walk in the park. Oi, I’m counting on you, new guy!”
“Right, leave it to me.”
Replacing Virine’s place in the “Silver Wolf” was a scout with extraordinarily high stats.
His ability and experience was sufficient for an S-ranked party, so none of the members were worried about it, but…
―― They traversed the dungeon for a while, and found an intersection where the path converged into two.
At the first glance, both seemed to be straight passages with no abnormalities.
“Hey, new guy. Which way?”
“Hmm … let’s go left. There are a few monster footprints, that means it’s indeed a path. I’m expecting only a few traps ahead, but let’s proceed with enough caution.”
“To the left it is then. Let’s go.”
Salvio took the left path and scrambled ahead.
Right―― Just as usual.
“Oi, wait! You’re going ahead of the scout, just what the fuck were you thinking—–!”
“Huh? You said the left is clear――”
At that moment, one of the stone pavements that Salvio stepped on sank.
Right after that―― an arrow was fired from a gap on the walls and pierced Salvio’s left shoulder.
The intense pain made Salvio writhe.
However, since his defence stat was high, it wasn’t fatal for him.
“Shit, quickly, pull out the arrow and stop the bleedi――!?”
“YO―― YOU BASTARD, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?! YOU SAID THERE WERE NO TRAPS ON THE LEFT!”
Infuriated, Salvio grabbed the newcomer’s chest and pressed his question.
Having witnessed what had transpired, however, it was the newcomer who was bewildered instead.
“I never said that there’s no traps! No matter what route it is. there’s bound to be danger, and it’s a scout job to alert the party if there’s one ahead! What the hell has the previous scout of this party taught you people so far !? ”
Salvio sighed at the newcomer’s remarks.
Actually, up until now, the “Silver Wolf” has never hired a proper scout.
Reason being, back then it was Virine who had been carrying out that role.
She had always been the vanguard of the party, but during her tenure she had never been caught in a trap even once.
That was why he never minded the traps, it wasn’t something he had to care about.
He simply just had to follow the person ahead―― he had come to think so unconsciously.
“Anyway, be careful! Since there’s a trap, it means they’re also――!”
Flusteredly, the newcomer became wary of the surroundings.
But right at the next moment.
Howls of dogs echo, as if they had been waiting for someone to be caught in their trap.
Then from the crevices and the corners of the path, red-furred monsters came in waves with raging momentum.
“Shit, it’s a Red Kobold ambush! Everyone, get in formation!”
The newcomer sent directives to the party, but no one was able to immediately move to follow them through.
“Fo, formation…!? Is there even one when we’re being ambushed—-? How would I kno―― kyaa!”
The “Silver Wolf” was dragged into combat without the means, and it had become impossible for them to be even marginally coordinated.
They knew how to launch assault and form ranks against boss-class monsters, but they didn’t know what to do when it came to steps to take during an ambush.
―― That was a given.
After all, the “Silver Wolf” had never been once ambushed by monsters.
They didn’t even know it was all due to Virine, whom they already kicked out.
The colour was already drained from the newcomer’s face
“You people don’t know how to get into formation during an ambush―― Are you people really in the S-rank?! Goddamnit, how the fuck did I end up joining this shitty noobish party!?”
“A….. ah…. ua….”
Petrified by fear, Salvio’s knees gave way as his companions were being attacked in front of him.
In his brain, Eisen’s final words to him were being reproduced endlessly.
“Have you ever brought this kid to the dungeons with you, even just for once?”
Perhaps――it’s possible that―― he had made an irreversible mistake.
However, regret never comes first.
It would always, always, come much later in the end.
“Fu… Fu…. Fuck…… FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKK!”
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