10. Faith creates wealth (2)
Things seemed pretty dire.
As Carter thought about the gold coins he could borrow right away, he saw Rockefeller secretly beckoning him.
‘At this place?’
You don’t know what the estate will be like right now, but you’re trying to make money here?
He was a guy who was crazy about money.
He did more than he, who had been a goldsmith all his life, but never worse.
Maybe he’s a more venomous goblin than the world’s brightest goblin.
‘He’s a really scary guy. What do you want to be when you grow up?’
The lord, who could not see Rockefeller’s gaze, stared intently at Carter, and waited anxiously for his answer.
“I want to borrow as much as possible. In addition to the hound mercenaries, you have to call other mercenaries, and you need money to keep more wizards participating in the subjugation. I didn’t know I would suddenly need so much money, but your help is desperately needed given the circumstances.”
“What will the villagers near the border do?”
“First, we evacuated as much as possible into the manor. I can’t defend in town, so I’m going to build a small fortress in the back and watch the situation. We’ll have to hold on until His Majesty sends reinforcements.”
“The situation is urgent. Then I think it is right for me to do my best to help the Lord.”
“If you don’t want to quit your business because of the ruin of your estate, you should help me with all your heart.”
Carter, nodding his head, pulled out the book of the store and rummaged through it for a while.
“Let’s see… … .”
Carter, whose tail was blurry, continued to think about the look Rockefeller had given him.
‘Maybe this is an opportunity. Because this is not often the case.’
Rather than making gold coins, the goldsmith’s main income was mostly interest income from gold coin loans.
In other words, the more you borrow, the more you earn.
‘If you pay back the gold coins you borrowed, you can make a lot of money with the money you borrowed this time.’
Yeongju was the most trustworthy person in the territory.
If he lends him as much as he can repay, it would be a very good thing for Carter.
‘If you think about the taxes collected from the estate last year… … .’
The maximum amount of gold coins that could be given to the lord right now was about 2,500 talents.
The sum of his 1,000 talents of gold coins and 1,500 talents of gold coins left by customers who came to Banco was, in effect, the total amount that could be borrowed.
‘If you give as much as possible, you can give up to 2,500, but the risk is too high for that.’
As he had previously told Rockefeller, Carter was extremely wary of the lord’s failure to repay the borrowed money using the power of his ruler.
The lord was the one who was the owner of this land.
He believes in him and has a business, but no one knows what attitude he will take later.
So Carter decided to lend him about 1,500 talents instead of the 2,500 talents he could lend.
Originally, he would not lend that much, but since the situation in the estate was so urgent, it was the result of taking risks as much as possible in others.
“Looking at the ledger here, the maximum amount of gold coins I can lend to the lord is about… … .”
Before Carter could finish speaking, Rockefeller interrupted him and interrupted.
“Up to 5,000 talents.”
Carter’s eyes widened involuntarily when the absurd sum of 5,000 talents suddenly appeared.
I have 2,500 talents of gold coins in my hand, and I can lend you twice as much!
Is this guy sane now?
Rockefeller nodded his head slightly as he looked at Carter, who was staring intently at him.
The explanation has already been completed.
It’s just that Carter didn’t have the guts to do that, he just did.
Rockefeller gave the lord, who was looking at him at this moment, a smile of sachichi.
“Of course, if the Lord borrows the most.”
“Did I say 5,000 talents now?”
When the large amount that exceeded expectations came out, Youngju also had a somewhat bewildered expression on her face.
No matter how well the goldsmith running Banco made money, he never dreamed that Carter would have enough gold coins.
The lord, unable to hide his bewildered expression, immediately looked at Carter with a displeased expression.
“You… … He was richer than I thought.”
The lord’s estimate of Carter’s fortune was about 1,000 talents.
So he was planning on borrowing 1,000 talents in a hurry, but he would have 5,000 talents on hand, five times more than that.
When something unexpected happens in his own territory, can the ruler of that place really like it?
At least he said he didn’t.
“You must have made quite a bit of money without me knowing? I thought you had about 1,000 talents. But, I’m sure you’ll have up to 5,000 talents.”
Carter, who was as bewildered as the lord, reflexively waved his hand, and then decided to ask him for forgiveness for a moment as he thought about what was going on.
“Young, my lord. Could you give me a moment to talk to my assistant here?”
“Why? Is your assistant telling you so frankly that you intend to go and discipline him?”
“Oh, no. Absolutely not. I have something to talk about with the assistant here for a moment, just in case there is anything else I can do to help the lord.”
The lord, who had maintained a friendly gaze, reluctantly gave permission.
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