Level 1 Guy: Chapter 479 – Connoisseur
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“It seems that the price of the stone is rising.” (Cell)
When I came to the president’s office of the Shikuro dungeon Association to ask for advice about the ring, Cell, who had listened to me all the way through, said something like this with a mysterious look on his face.
“Soaring? By how much?” (Ryouta)
“One is …… 50 million Piro.” (Cell)
I was indeed surprised by this.
Prices in this world are almost the same as yen.
For 130 piro you can drink juice, and for 1,000 piro you can eat a nice noodle.
For 50 million piro, you can buy a house in the city.
“How did it get that high? I know it’s rare and valuable, but who’s buying them?” (Ryouta)
“Apparently, it’s because of Princess Margaret.” (Cell)
“Margaret is the one?” (Ryouta)
“I heard she was happily telling the people around her about it. She said that thanks to that stone, Satou-sama gave her some praise.” (Cell)
“Because of the praise……” (Ryouta)
Was it about that time?
After helping me, Margaret ran away with a happy look on her face after I said, “You’re like me.”
It might be that.
“In the process, I told her the details of how I conquered the dungeon with Satou-sama, as if I was bragging, and the word spread fast.” (Cell)
“Spread? Why?” (Ryouta)
“She’s a celebrity and an idol. Her core fans routinely infer her private life from the dates of shipping and creation of air boxes and the like.” (Cell)
“Oh ……” (Ryouta)
Now that Cell mentions it.
From the moment I met Margaret, she had been like that.
For monsters, even if the drop is a “miss”, at the very least it will still drop either water or air.
She took advantage of this to make and sell “air boxes” out of the monsters she killed.
So that made her a celebrity and an idol.
“So that’s how it got around.” (Ryouta)
“Yes. After all, they know her schedule from New Year’s Day, Lovers’ Day, etc…. and even monitor whether she’s single.” (Cell)
“They’re doing that much!” (Ryouta)
In every world, enthusiastic fans think alike.
“In terms of spreading power alone, Princess Margaret exceeds that of Satou-sama. Besides, the target is Satou-sama. That stone and the Fermium ticket will drop an item never seen before. If that’s the case—-” (Cell)
“It is inevitable that the price will rise …….” (Ryouta)
Cell nodded quietly, deeply.
Well, I can see why.
The effect of the ring dropped by the stone is amazing, and knowing what I know, I think 50 million is just “a tad bit expensive.”
Even if I didn’t know about it, with the shortage of goods plus the expectation, I wouldn’t be surprised if the price was around this.
“But still, hearing that it’s selling 50 million for one is kinda crazy.” (Ryouta)
“It’s largely because it’s Satou-sama. If other people had done it, it would not have reached this level.” (Cell)
“Is it?” (Ryouta)
“The price reflects the high level of trust that Satou-sama has in us.” (Cell)
“I’m both pleased and a little troubled.” (Ryouta)
I smiled bitterly with a troubled face.
“Hmm, I see you need more.” (Cell)
Cell could see it in my reaction.
“Yes. I just need one more. That’s why I’m a little concerned with that price……” (Ryouta)
I thought for a moment and decided.
“I’ll give you 50 million, so please give me one.” (Ryouta)
“I don’t want to be paid by Satou-sama.” (Cell)
“50 million is too much, I’m not going to take it for free.” (Ryouta)
If it was just a rare item, I wouldn’t mind, but it has a high price tag and I can’t just take it for free.
It’s not a price I can’t afford anyways, and I think I should pay it.
“……If you would please listen to me, Satou-sama, but I have a suggestion.” (Cell)
Cell thought for a moment and said with a straight face.
“A suggestion?” (Ryouta)
“Yes. I’ve heard that Satou-sama’s family all have separate wallets.” (Cell)
This is me doing so deliberately.
I came to believe this when I first encountered the Black Party when I first came to this world and started attending Teruru.
The leader of the Black Party is usually the one who holds the purse strings, or the safe, if you will.
They hold the purse strings, or in other words, the safe, and they are blackmailing people.
In the Ryouta family we all have our own wallets.
Of course, if something happens, I’ll do whatever I can to help my friends, but if it doesn’t, everyone does what they want.
“So what can I do with that?” (Ryouta)
“I heard about it from [The Money Tree]. And that they’re a doer.” (Cell)
“Why don’t you place an order there? It’s a great deal of money, and it won’t go down the drain as foreign currency.” (Cell)
“That’s an eye opener. Thanks, I’ll do just that.” (Ryouta)
Once back at the Vanadium, I came to Elza and Ena’s shop, “The Money Tree”, via the transfer gate.
They were surprised that I was visiting their shop, but they let me in the back.
The reception room is quite grand and makes me feel like I’m being entertained just by being there.
“What brings you here Ryouta-san?” (Elza)
“It’s unusual for you to come here.” (Ena)
They sat down across from me, leaving the desk to the clerk they’d hired.
“I have a favor to ask you both. I need you to get me something.” (Ryouta)
“See, I told you so.” (Ena)
Elza was flabbergasted but happy, and Ena was proud.
If they look like that, it means that …… they know.
“You expected me coming?” (Ryouta)
“Yes, of course.” (Ena)
“Right after the price started to skyrocket, I thought that maybe.” (Elza)
Elza said, and stood up and went out of the room for a moment.
She soon returned and placed the jewellery box she had brought on the table.
She opened the box, and there was that crack stone.
“So it’s true. How much did it cost?” (Ryouta)
“It was about ten million.” (Elza)
“Well, it’s now….yeah..” (Ena)
“I see. Then I’ll pay you 50 million as the market rate.” (Ryouta)
“Eeeeeehhh!?! N-no, we can’t do that.” (Elza)
“Let me pay you, I’m happy to do that.” (Ryouta)
“You’re happy?” (Elza)
“Yes. With two connoisseurs, we made a profit of 40 million in one shot. I’m happy about that.” (Ryouta)
“Ryouta-san, …….” (Elza)
Elsa’s eyes bugged out, and Ena looked not too pleased.
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