Author: Hoshitsuki kitten
In this world, the concept of 『Level』 exists.
Other than those who are living as a monster slayer, at the most, ordinary people 『Level』 is between 1 to 5.
Because of that, those who worked as monster slayer are special people, bestowed by God’s with a special 『Job』.
There are eight special 『Job』, which has battle ability. 【Warrior】, 【Monk】, 【Priest】, 【Wizard】, 【Thieves】, 【Merchants】, 【Hunter】, and 【Shamans】.
There are also three special roles that different from eight battle class. 【Nobility】, 【Hero】, and 【Magi】.
However, among the large population, only a little earned those blessings. At most, all are 【Villager】, which is the lowest and weakest, tasked with daily duties.
【Villager】, don’t have the ability to fight; trying to defeat a monster is a suicide.
One day, a two years old child, noticed something.
If you defeat a monster, you can be rich.
“Today earning is… 800 silvers. Not bad.”
In the middle of Machihazure forest, holding two fist sized coin bag, Kagami muttered to himself. He has been fighting all day long and he is now taking a breather. He put down his sword and sit on a tree stump.
Although his fatigue keep on accumulating, just imagine what he can do with the money he earned today, sends him strength.
He has a dream, using all of the money he gathered until now, he hire a maid and live in a big mansion or build a casino and live happily, however it all needs a great amount of money.
Kagami Koji, raised in poverty which caused him to yearn for money. His parents passed away when he was still small. His father is an ordinary tailor and his mother is a normal housewives.
In his hand, he is holding the 800 silver. He is sitting on top of the stump while playing with the coin bag. Of course that 800 silver in hand is not his total asset. All together he has 5480 gold. An average person will spend 50 gold in his life to live normally. From the son of a normal clothes shop, Kagami turned into a rich man.
“It is a life worth to live.”
It all started to change when Kagami noticed. In this world, there is an existence called 「monsters」. Those who can defeat 「monsters」 could get a lot of money.
「Monsters」are also varied. Their status, number, and time spawned are differentiates from one to the others. One could earn money if they defeated 「monsters」. A bonus rewards is available if a nearby town make a subdue request for it.
It all started when Kagami is two years old.
An uproar happened when the weakest and famous 「green slime」entered the village where Kagami lived.
Kagami know that the monster is dangerous just from the presence alone. He couldn’t help it but grab a stone and wooden stick that is lying on the ground and throw it like crazy at the 「green slime」. The next thing he knows, he has defeated it and 80 bronze coins appeared on his hand.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze is the currency of this world. 1 gold = 1000 silver and 1 silver = 1000 bronze. 80 bronze, that money he earned can buy a week worth snack and candy. Even though it’s only candy, but this is the first time he earned his own money. Because of that he think that earning money is “easy-peasy”.
However in reality, a fight with a monster is the same as courting death.
“My son… I love you.”
In fact, the number of those who fell into victim because of the 「monsters」are a lot. Even the number killed by the weakest 「green slime」is as much as the stars in the night sky. Right now the father and son pair in front of Kagami is probably will be killed.
Kagami just happened to pass by the scene. At first, Kagami is very lucky to be able to kill a 「green slime」by throwing random things at it. If by chance he come into contact with it, Kagami will surely dies upon touching the skin. Even if it is the weakest, it is still a 「monsters」. 「green slime」excelled in poison which is produced by their body. If by chance a person attacked by it, it was a life threatening situation.
To Kagami, the pair in front of him doesn’t have any experience fighting monster. The father must have lived in secure place till now and never encounter and dangerous situation. In this world, if you come into contact with 「monsters」, you will probably die.
Because in this world exist something called 『Level』.
It was a convenience thing for the『 God』of this world. 『Level』indicates the numerical growth of the people. Physical ability, skill, magic, it was all affected by it.
「green slime」that is now attacking the father and son in front of Kagami is 『Level 5』. They have a chance to defeat it if their『Level』 is higher than the 「green slime」. However it was impossible since the two of them most likely is a 【Villager】.
In this world, there are eight special 『Job』, which has battle ability against 「monsters」. 【Warrior】, 【Monk】, 【Priest】, 【Wizard】, 【Thieves】, 【Merchants】, 【Hunter】, and 【Shamans】.
There are also three special roles that different from eight battle class that is favored by the 『 God』 . 【Nobility】, 【Hero】, and 【Magi】.
However among the large population, only a little of those earned those blessings. At most, all are 【Villager】, which is the lowest and weakest, tasked with daily duties.
【Villager】, don’t have the ability to fight; trying to defeat a monster is a suicide. In other words, a 【Villager】couldn’t raised their combat experience and their 『Level』will be low, even lower than the weakest 「green slime」. Those who lucky and reached 『Level 10』could become the 【Village Chief】.
So right now, the probability of people dies isn’t because they aren’t able to fight. They just don’t have enough time to raise their 『Level』.
(Tl note: does this all make sense? Although there are 8 special job specialized in fighting monsters, other people with different job are able to fight monsters too. However they are too engrossed in their role and therefore lacked the courage to raise their level.)
After determining that the father and son is in grave danger, Kagami plunged his finger to his nose.
A weird sound is emitted as he is poking his nose, taking out a small black gooey mass and flick his finger to send it flying.
It hit the 「green slime」, and its body suddenly burst open, splattered everywhere.
Seeing this bizarre phenomenon, the father and son can only look in disbelieve with their mouth open. On the ground, silently 80 bronze coins appeared.
“Are you alright?”
In front of the father and son pair, small children with black short hair looked weak and only two years old standing.
“You, what did you do?”
“I just throw my booger.”
(tl note: booger is nose dirt right? Ahahaha)
While Kagami is picking up the bronze coin from the ground, the father frozen in place.
Whether the power of this young boy booger is so strong or it was poisonous. Witnessed the scene with their own eyes, the father and son can even think of anything.
“Boy, you can take this.”
At that time, Kagami passed the 80 bronze coins towards the son.
“Father, we could get this 80 bronze earned from defeating the 「green slime」?”
“Yes… However I’m not sure you can defeat it.”
“I don’t want to lose my life though.”
After seeing the response of the boy, having enough fear to fight against 「monsters」, he thinks that he has done enough and start walking towards the city.
The father and son can only examine the small Kagami from behind and frozen again seeing the 『Status Window』floating above Kagami head.
In this world, personal information can be disclosed in the 『Status Window』. It is also possible to show it to exposes their strength. However they couldn’t hide the basic blessings from 『God』which is 『Job』and『Level』.
It was not a strange thing to see it floating above everyone heads. But they are frozen when noticing the 『Status Window』above Kagami head.