Various Adventurers gathered in the Adventurer's Guild

Adventurer (冒険者, Bōken-sha) is a term that is associated with individuals who undertake official quests offered by the Adventurer's Guild.

Overview

Adventurers are individuals registered under the Adventurer's Guild, regardless of race or ethnicity, who undertake quests offered from the Adventurer's Guild and complete them in exchange for a monetary reward.

The nature and fatality of these requests can vary, including, but not limited to monster subjugation, escort, and investigation. To ensure that the adventurers are fairly compensated, there is a bare minimum sum that has to be offered by the poster of the said quest, as stipulated in the Association's rules and regulations.

It is not compulsory for an adventurer to form a party, as some are well known to be able to fend for themselves and manage alone. However, the likelihood of survival and success in carrying out quests would increase should they form a party. Still, many novice adventurers die on their first mission mostly due to underestimating their targets, especially goblins.

According to Female Knight, most male adventurers tend to get married to either princesses or village girls, as there have been times where parties broke up because love between members got in the way.[1][2]

Adventurer Tag

An Adventurer's Guild tag

Upon filling out the adventurer sheet, newly registered adventurers are bestowed with a dog tag-like plate, stamped with the Adventurer's Guild logo. The material of the tag serves as both an identification with the individual's personal details inscribed behind and a testament of their official rank.

As adventurers are the face the Adventurer's Guild, the rank assigned to them during a promotion interview is made based on a variety of factors, such as their trustworthiness and ability in completing quests.

The Adventurer's Guild tag is also used to corroborate the said-person's identity if anything happens to them. Should the body of a deceased adventurer be rendered unrecognizable, the tag will serve as identification.

Ranks

Adventurers are identified by the rank officially assigned to them by the Association of the Adventurer's Guild. An adventurer's rank is recognized by the material used in one's licensed tag. The rank of Adventurers ascends from Rank 10 (Porcelain) to Rank 1 (Platinum).

Guild Girl explaining the adventurer's rankings

The material for the tag is made depending on one's rank as an adventurer. All newly registered adventurers of the Adventurer's Guild start off with a porcelain tag, indicating the lowest rank. As an adventurer's rank changes, so does the material of their tag.

Gold-ranked adventurers mainly work for the national government.[3] Becoming Platinum-ranked is rare, and only a few people in history have attained this rank.[3][4] There have only been ten adventurers known to have reached this rank,[Note 1] the most recent of which is Hero.

  • Rank 1: Platinum (白金, Hakkin)
  • Rank 2: Gold (金, Kin)
  • Rank 3: Silver (銀, Gin)
  • Rank 4: Bronze (銅, )
  • Rank 5: Ruby (紅玉, Kōgyoku)
  • Rank 6: Emerald (翠玉, Suigyoku)
  • Rank 7: Sapphire (青玉, Seigyoku)
  • Rank 8: Steel (鋼鉄, Kōtetsu)
  • Rank 9: Obsidian (黒曜, Kokuyō)
  • Rank 10: Porcelain (白磁, Wakuji)

List of Known Adventurers

The ranks shown for adventurers are as of the latest English publication that includes them.

Platinum

Platinum
Hero box.png
Hero


Gold

Gold
SwordMaster box.png
Sage box.png
SwordMaiden box.png
TheKing box.png
Lord box.png
Sword Saint Sage Sword Maiden
(formerly)
The King
(formerly)
Captain
HalfElfThief box.png
FemaleWizard box.png
FemaleWarrior box.png
BugmanMonk box.png
Half-Elf Scout Female Wizard Female Warrior Bugman Monk


Silver

Silver
GoblinSlayer box.png
HighElfArcher box.png
DwarfShaman box.png
LizardPriest box.png
Spearman box.png
Goblin Slayer High Elf Archer Dwarf Shaman Lizard Priest Spearman
Witch box.png
Female Knight box.png
Heavy Warrior box.png
Witch Female Knight Heavy Warrior


Bronze

Bronze
CopperRankedLeader box.jpg
Copper-ranked Leader


Steel

Steel
Priestess box.png
Knight box.png
RheaRanger box.png
ElvenWizard box.png
Monk box.png
Priestess Human Knight
(deceased)
Rhea Ranger
(deceased)
Elven Wizard
(deceased)
Human Monk
(deceased)
SteelRankedScout box.png
Steel-ranked Scout
(deceased)


Obsidian

Obsidian
ApprenticeCleric box.png
RookieWarrior box.png
Apprentice Cleric Rookie Warrior


Porcelain

Porcelain
NobleFencer box.png
RheaFighter box.png
WizardBoy box.png
Fighter box.png
Warrior box.png
Noble Fencer
(formerly)
Rhea Fighter Wizard Boy Fighter
(formerly)
Warrior
(deceased)
Wizard box.png
HalfElfRanger box.png
RheaScout box.png
YoungWarrior box.png
Wizard
(deceased)
Half-Elf Ranger
(deceased)
Rhea Scout
(demoted; deceased)
Young Warrior


Unknown

A list of adventurers whose ranks have yet to be officially stated.

Unknown
MartialArtist box.png
DruidGirl box.png
Professor box.png
ElfAcolyte box.png
DwarfScout box.png
Martial Artist Druid Girl Professor Elf Acolyte Dwarf Scout
HalfElfLightWarrior box.png
ScoutBoy box.png
Half-Elf Light Warrior Scout Boy


Notes

  1. The English light novel, perhaps incorrectly, refers to her as the sixteenth adventurer.

References

  1. Goblin Slayer Light Novel - Volume 3, Chapter 2: Festival's Eve
  2. Goblin Slayer Manga - Chapter 31
  3. 3.0 3.1 Goblin Slayer Light Novel - Volume 1, Chapter 1: The Fate of Some Adventurers
  4. Goblin Slayer Light Novel - Volume 1, Interlude: Guild Girl
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