The lord asked again.
“Or do you think my family and this land will be destroyed someday?”
“If there is a big war in this area, I don’t know. Then, who knows if the lord will give up his right to this land and run away? Then, all the deeds of borrowing written by the lord will become pieces of tissue paper, aren’t they guaranteeing them for you? Or did you say it was guaranteed by the imperial family? Then the wizard might get it.”
“that… … No.”
“Then it will be difficult. A wizard will never trust the Lord’s IOU.”
It was bittersweet, but the lord knew that the loan he had written did not work well.
People from neighboring territories or merchants doing business within their territories received the IOUs that they wrote well, but foreigners who did not trust themselves and the territories were different.
Because they preferred gold coins that could be used anywhere right now rather than a IOU that might become a piece of paper.
“Then what would you like to do? Youngji’s situation isn’t very good these days. If I had a lot of gold coins, I would have given them away.”
At this moment, I don’t know why, but Karl remembered the Banco boy he had met before.
“Then you should borrow gold coins.”
The hound mercenaries demanded the lord for an additional fee to hire a wizard, and from the lord’s point of view, if he had to dispose of some of his property, he did not need to go to Banco to get an additional loan.
Nevertheless, what he did to Banco was that he didn’t like it.
‘It’s money, so you can go and borrow it again. Do I even need to touch mine?’
The old lord and his father, Welsh de Montefeltro, emphasized that his sister and sister were “beware of debt.”
‘Who doesn’t know that having a lot of debt is of course a problem?’
If there is a sudden famine in the estate, or if the situation in the estate suddenly becomes difficult due to an unexpected whirlwind of war, there may be a problem in securing tax revenue right away, but if there are no such things, the additional cost of hiring a wizard is enough to bear with an additional loan It was something that could be done.
‘I came to think of it now, but my father was very afraid of debt. If the estate is not going to go bankrupt right away, and there are no signs of it, I don’t know if there is a need to be so afraid of debt.’
Lately, the frequent visits to Banco have given him an opportunity to rethink the legacy left by his father, the current lord.
‘If there are no major problems within the territory, the washing is done steadily, and if the situation does not go well, I am the owner of this place, so you can use your guts to some extent. The owner said I would pay it back later, but who the hell would say that?’
If his deceased father had read his thoughts, he would have been in a state of anger, but he had already entered the swamp of loans, and the lessons his father left behind were becoming meaningless.
When the lord, who announced his popularity with a big cough, entered Banco, Rockefeller, who was doing business inside, recognized him.
When Rockefeller, who bowed his head politely, asked the reason for his visit, the lord hesitated for a moment and then told him about the purpose of his visit.
“I have decided to pay the additional cost of hiring a wizard in this orc subjugation.”
It was something I had guessed, but Rockefeller, who pretended not to know anything, asked with a surprised face.
“A wizard? If you are a wizard… … Did something happen to the orc subjugation?”
The opponent was a young boy about 15 years old.
But he was Banco’s assistant, and since he was a member of the same family, the lord did not intend to ignore Rockefeller too much.
“It’s not a big deal, so you don’t have to worry so much. Where else is Carter?”
Naturally, he found the owner and repeated the same words as Rockefeller did to all his guests.
“The owner is busy right now, so I am in charge of the shop. If you need anything, you can talk to me, lord.”
Hearing those words, the lord gently narrowed his eyes.
How long has it been since he became an assistant?
“Carter… … You seem to believe in you a lot. I wouldn’t be that person. He is a suspicious person.”
“Yes, but you trust me. My father and grandfather were great people too.”
“Is this a family history?”
Rockefeller, who was smiling with a sad expression, bowed his head, and the lord had a different idea.
Come to think of it, he decided it was better to borrow money from the young Rockefeller than the snarky Carter.
‘I would rather have a child. I mean, Carter is too sassy. Like a goblin.’
“Wow! So you’re saying it won’t be a problem to borrow money from you.”
“Yes, there is no problem at all.”
“Then there would be no need to meet with Carter. Then I will tell you about the dragon.”
The lord spoke right away.
“The Hound asked for an additional 100 talents for this wizard hire. That’s why we need 100 talents right now.”
“Is it 100 talents each?”
One talent is roughly a month’s wages for a rural worker, so that’s the price of a wizard who takes 100 talents for one hire.
‘The ransom for a wizard is really high.’
In modern terms, they were high-income earners in professional occupations such as doctors and lawyers.
“Is a gang of wizards that expensive?”
“He’s a wizard who can’t be anyone, so of course he has a strong danga. Otherwise, would you be a wizard for nothing?”
Youngjoo smiled softly as if he suddenly remembered the dead Hans.
“By the way, your father also failed to become a wizard. I don’t know, but if Hans had become a wizard, he would have done pretty well. If he was lucky, he might have bought even a small estate and became a nobleman.”
His light smile gradually turned into a sneer.
“But I couldn’t. Because he was not at all the vessel to be a wizard.”
Why are the people who died here mentioned?
That too with a sly smile on his face.
Rockefeller got upset, but didn’t show it at all and asked another question.
“By the way, my lord. This may be a very presumptuous question, but for people like us, 100 talents would be a huge amount of money, but from the lord’s point of view, 100 talents is not that much money, is it?”
The lord’s expression hardened when he asked why a person with financial power as much as you would come here to borrow money.
If he had money in his hand, would he have bothered to find it?
Lately, there have been too many places to put money in the mask.
“You’re asking something useless.”
“I’m sorry if I was rude. I’m just worried that the lord will get in trouble with the money he borrowed here.”
“Am I in trouble?”
Youngju smiled bitterly.
“Is that possible?”
“Still, if you have a lot of debt, everyone gets in trouble.”
Young-joo reminded him that the IOU he had written could be traded elsewhere, and soon corrected his expression.
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