MTL – 18

“Didn’t the lord here have so few mercenaries to call? This level is not right. level.”

  “Isn’t the world’s hound not just a snack to play in a place like this? Beasts like us are the perfect aptitude for a bloody battlefield where we can’t even know an inch ahead, don’t we?”

  Even if it was a hound mercenary in the world, there was no law telling them to do hard work every time.

  Captain Carl, who was quite satisfied with his subordinates, began to speak.

  “I would have received the advance payment in advance. I’m in no rush, so I’ll just move slowly.”

  Captain Carl, who roughly grasped the situation, began to throw his unexpected questions to them.

  “Did you even stop by Banco?”

  “Oh, I did.”

  “How was it there?”

  Why are you suddenly asking about banco work?

  While Set was puzzled, Keith, who was with him, answered.

  “Anything to ask, how was it? There, it was just that.”

  “Is that so? How big is it?”

  “Scale? How big is it?”

  While Keith questioned, this time Chris answered the question.

  “I think it was appropriate for something on the outskirts.”

  This time, the mercenary set revealed a question to Captain Carl.

  He was curious about his intentions when he suddenly asked about the Banco job.

  “Captain, why did you suddenly ask about Banco?”

  At that question, Captain Carl silently lifted up the gold coin bag on the nearby floor.

  “I don’t have the guts to leave this bag of gold coins I received as an advance payment in the wolf’s lair. How do you know if there’s someone with a bad hand like last time? Wouldn’t it be safer to leave it at Banco, even if you pay a certain amount of storage fee?”

  The three subordinates exchanged glances at the captain, who was smiling brightly, and then began to shake their heads.

  Captain Carl, who could not understand the meaning, expressed his doubts.

  “What are the reactions?”

  To that question, Set responded on behalf of the other two.

  “I don’t think it’s a very good idea.”

***

“Why are you here?”

  “Long time no see. Lord.”

  When Rockefeller bowed his head politely to the lord who came to the store, the lord could not hide his bewildered expression.

  He had offered Rockefeller to become a serf just a month ago.

  But it is absurd that such a Rockefeller went under the goldsmith and looked after the shop.

  “I got a job here as an assistant.”

  “assistant? Did you get a job here as an assistant?”

  “Yes.”

  “Carter, are you so busy here that you have an assistant in this store?”

  When the lord asked Carter, who was nearby, a question, Carter answered with an awkward smile.

  “Yeah, I’ve been busy lately.”

  “You dare to have an assistant?”

  “Yes, it is.”

  It was not the imperial capital, nor was it a commercially special place, it was a small Banco located on the edge of the empire.

  It’s definitely not going to be busy, but it’s busy enough to even have an assistant.

  The lord suddenly had a question, but Carter answered so, so he didn’t have anything to say.

  “… … .”

  Youngju, who had been contemplating the two for a long time, reluctantly smiled bitterly.

  A month ago, the death of his parents made him laugh only at himself, who was talking about courtesy and fountains to Rockefeller, who was struggling to make a living.

  ‘Luck… … Good. He’s a very lucky guy. To work in Banco and nowhere else.’

  The lord, who swallowed his regrets, brought out a voice he didn’t even want to hear.

  “I got a job here… … it’s pretty good Yes, it is polite for commoners to live like commoners. A serf cannot work here.”

  Why did this boy get a job at Banco? When I put it together in my own way, the picture wasn’t that bad either.

  “If I were the son of a customs officer, something like this would suit me. I know the article too. Did he learn arithmetic from his father?”

  “Yes.”

“Yeah, I know complicated arithmetic, so I think this would be a good fit for me. Did I tell you before? People should know manners and fractions.”

  Wouldn’t that be the meaning?

  “Yeah, he did to me.”

  “Yeah, it looks like you have found your place by the fountain just as I said. don’t congratulate Now that I got a job at Banco, I don’t think you’ll ever come under me for the sake of my younger brothers. You’ll make some money too. The wages are higher here than anywhere else.”

  When the lord glared at Carter, Carter misunderstood his gaze and said the wrong thing.

  “Yeah, I’m taking good care of you so you don’t get upset. And we are giving incentives.”

  “… … is it? Please take good care of me in the future. He’s a pitiful friend who has to take care of his younger siblings already at a young age.”

  “Am. If not, they are taking good care of them.”

  Rockefeller also gave a soulless reply to the lord who had said something he didn’t even want to say.

  “I will always live my life diligently counting on the grace of the Lord.”

  Rockefeller merely bowed his head toward the lord who kept smiling bitterly, but he was accusing him deeply.

  ‘You don’t seem to like me here. but. Because he originally wanted to go under me and plow the field. But what about this? Because I can’t keep up with your wishes.’

“But what happened to the Lord?”

  When I asked him why he came to Carter on his behalf, hehe! The lord, who had coughed twice in a row, began to tell the reason.

  “Is there any reason you came? If you borrow money, you must pay interest. I’m here to pay the interest on a loan I borrowed a month ago. Is it time?”

  When the lord had finished speaking, he beckoned to the seers who followed, and Hana took out a pocket full of silver coins and set it down in front of Rockefeller.

  “You’re right, count it well. You’re probably right. That’s because I had the new collector do it.”

Rockefeller opened his pocket of silver and began to count the shillings the lord had brought.

  Carter put a smile on his lips that didn’t suit him, and gave him a word for the lord, who would be bored while waiting.

  “How are things going these days? Didn’t you borrow gold coins from me for your orc subjugation before?”

  “It is going very well. I summoned the most reputable hounds out of the mercenaries.”

  “Oh, you are. Come to think of it, people who appear to be hound mercenaries stopped by our store yesterday.”

  “I will. They must also need a shilling to use here. Wouldn’t it be inconvenient to use your talents here?”

  “Yes.”

  “Didn’t you come and cause trouble? As rumored, they are tough guys.”

  “There was no commotion. But if it had turned out to be bad and caused trouble, I would have mistaken it for a bunch of vagrants.”

  “It’s a bunch of vagrants… … .”

  Youngju smiled and briefly mentioned them.

  “You don’t know how great they are from what they look like. These guys can really do anything if you give them money. Especially those who excel on bloody battlefields. There are many rumors that even the wrong eye contact will make you pee in your pants.”

  Rockefeller, who counted all the interest he had brought, suddenly raised his voice.

  “Yeah, that’s all right.”

  As soon as Rockefeller raised his head to meet the lord’s gaze, Carter, who had been watching him again lowered his head, asked him something else.

  He had heard a lot from him, too.

  “By the way, Lord.”

  As the lord looked at him, Carter pulled out the question inside of me.

  For him, the recruitment of the Hound mercenaries was a question of its own.

  It was just like calling a tiger to catch a rabbit.

“I’ve always wondered, but why did you call the Hound mercenaries? Hound mercenaries, a goldsmith on the outskirts, aren’t they so great that I know them? Wouldn’t it be better to use local mercenaries or those who can afford to pay a reasonable price if it’s simply orc subjugation?”

  When Carter mentioned the economic part, the lord smiled softly and then began to shake his head.

  “That is not the case.”

  The lord immediately continued his next words.

  “Yeah, it’s not worth the price to bring them in just to subdue orc hordes as you said. Even if you don’t use them, there are a lot of ways to do it at a lower price.”

  “Then why did you even call the Hound mercenaries? Is there some deep meaning that I don’t know?”

  “What is the deep meaning?”

  Seeing the lord with a confident smile on his face, Rockefeller was sure he had a good reason.

  ‘Is there something we don’t know?’

  The lord continued.

  “Actually, I heard that there is a shaman in the group of orcs that you want to subdue.”

  Carter asked with a very surprised expression.

  “Yes? Shaman? So, is there a shaman in the group of orcs you are subjugating this time?”

  Orc Shaman.

  In human terms, he was like a wizard.

  Most people would shudder when they said he was a wizard, so Carter was very surprised when he heard the story of the shaman.

  And it was no different with Rockefeller.

  ‘Are there any orc shamans?’

  Carter, surprised, asked quickly.

  “Is that true?”

  “I’m not quite sure. It seems that one of the Shea who went out to scout happened to see an orc shaman. If you were a real shaman, it wouldn’t be something to take lightly, so I’ve been thinking about it myself.”

  Only then did Rockefeller understand why the lord had even called the Hound mercenaries.

  He wasn’t just catching rabbits.

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Published by Tani

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