The lord faced the hound mercenary commander and his subordinates who came to him.
Of course, the lord did not welcome them alone.
Behind the lord who sat opposite the mercenary leader, the Overseer, who could be called the leader of the sears, and several sears were guarding their seats.
‘It seems that you noticed the bad expressions on their faces. It’s not a normal subjugation.’
Orc subjugation was requested, but the orc shaman was a different matter.
So, the lord Chester, who was trembling, broke his luck.
“What did you come here for? Orc subjugation, do you know that it has already started?”
Then, when he looked at the hound mercenaries, their expressions were bleak.
“I would have paid half of the price in advance. what is the problem?”
When the lord acted shamelessly, the mercenary commander who came to him was angry, but he thought to solve it with words.
“An unexpected problem arose during the course of work.”
“Is this an unexpected problem?”
The lord who was scratching my chin tilted his head.
“What’s the matter?”
“There was something you didn’t tell us.”
“Aren’t you talking?”
The young lord, who raised both palms, looked at the poets around him with an expression of ignorance.
“What did I not say?”
After all, they were all in the same vein, so the poets did not intend to say anything nonsense.
Like the lord, the poets who trembled answered the lord’s question.
“Is there such a thing?”
“We don’t even know.”
The lord, who looked at his reaction roughly, asked the mercenary commander.
“Doesn’t it look like the number of orcs you’re trying to subdue was higher than you thought?”
“It is not. The number of orcs does not matter to us.”
The lord called the Overseer, the leader of the seers.
Overseer Chiron Mark.
He was the commander of all the sears who oversaw the security of the territory.
“Did you not tell me about the orc subjugation?”
“There was nothing like that. I tend to report everything to the Lord, even the smallest things in the territory.”
The Overseer looked at the mercenary commander.
“The rumored hound mercenaries would have enough orcs to deal with. Surely there will be no problems?”
His words continued.
“It is a bit surprising that the hound mercenaries would not come all the way here just because of the orcs. I have no idea why I came here.”
As expected, the mercenary commander Carl became uncomfortable with them, but he tried to calm the discomfort.
It was because there was nothing good about getting along with the lord here.
“There was an orc shaman. This is something we have seen for ourselves.”
As if they knew the reason for coming here, the lord and his men all at once began to pour out the reactions the mercenary commander wanted.
“Were there any orc shamans? A shaman isn’t like an orc wizard, right?”
“Yes, that’s right. If you’re a shaman, sure… … It’s a problem.”
The mercenary captain, who had a wrinkled expression on his face at the seemingly disgusting acting, asked the lord openly.
“So the unit price didn’t match, so I came back.”
“Is the unit price not right?”
“Yes, of course not. What we were asked to do was to subdue orcs, and there was no talk of an orc shaman.”
“Hmm… … .”
As long as there were no wizards in any mercenary corps, the lord did not know that the subjugation of the orc horde, including the orc shaman, would be impossible.
However, the reason the lord called them was because he thought that he would be able to handle things in an appropriate way.
If they had requested the subjugation of the orc horde that included the orc shaman in the first place, a suitable subjugation force would have come to them, and the amount they demanded would have been quite substantial.
“That was embarrassing. We never dreamed of an orc shaman there. Isn’t that right, Shiron?”
“Yeah, I had no idea there were shamans in the orc hordes that I thought were simple.”
“Yeah, we didn’t know that at all.”
The mercenary commander, Carl, responded with a wrinkled expression.
“I’m glad you know now.”
“How can you not do it on your own?”
Did you really not know?
“With an orc shaman, our strength alone is too much. As you know, the shaman is an untouchable being in the general realm, so I think we need a wizard to counter it. And I would like the Lord to bear the additional costs.”
Then, the young man’s expression changed completely.
“What if I say no?”
“Then, this subjugation should be dismissed as non-existent.”
“Will there be a penalty for breaking the contract?”
This time, the mercenary commander’s expression turned bloody.
“Do you want to go to war with us? If you keep asking for something that goes beyond common sense, we have no choice but to move accordingly.”
Youngjoo burst out laughing as if it were a boran.
“Haha, that’s a joke. With what kind of joke are you staring at someone like that? If the wrong person saw it, they would think we had a very bad relationship. Isn’t that right, Karl?”
“We’re the kind of people who don’t like jokes, right?”
For an instant, the smile disappeared from the lord’s face.
“Okay. Just kidding, as you said, I’ll cover the extra cost of hiring a wizard. So, don’t worry too much and complete the assigned task well. There’s a lot of uproar inside the estate these days because of the orcs. I’m going to die of a headache.”
It was true that he was upset, but if he paid the additional cost of hiring a wizard instead, there was no need for Karl to argue with him any more.
‘Looking at the gentle listening, it seems like you expected this far. In fact, it would have been more expensive if it had been normal.’
The lord took out a pen and the IOU that seemed to have been prepared in advance on the table.
“Yeah, roughly how much do you need? There is no money in mind.”
Looking at the piece of paper he took out, Carl wrinkled his eyes again.
“Lord, you don’t intend to pay for that now, do you?”
The lord who stopped the pen looked at Carl and asked.
“Is there any problem? I don’t have any cash right now, so I’ll write a IOU instead.”
“Wizards are paid upfront. And I prefer the gold coins I see right away rather than the useless pieces of paper that the Lord guarantees.”
The lord, who was trying to do something with the IOU, showed a slightly bitter expression.
“I’m not going to be ruined here, my face wash is constantly coming off, so what’s the problem? As long as you have this written on me, you can get gold coins from me anytime, anywhere.”
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