: Janet appears in a somewhat unusual way.
Snowfall asked her.
“What is that toad and what are the decorations on its body?”
“These are all things I purchased this time. “How are you?”
“And that big toad?”
“All noble merchants ride such elegant creatures.”
“… I don’t think you understand.”
“Human common sense won’t be able to keep up. Well, I understand you too.”
Kang Seol did not have the aesthetic ability to praise the sight of a toad sliding down its tongue.
“Is that a trend in that world?”
“It’s similar, right? That may seem funny, but do you know how much it costs to maintain? Well, I take it with me for the taste.”
“Have you suddenly become rich? Before, I was wearing simple clothes…”
“Becoming wealthy? I guess it’s similar. Haha, I guess I looked like a rich guy?”
“Oh, be honest. Well… I can’t deny that my pockets have gotten fatter since I received a commendation.”
Janet boasted with a grin.
“I think I had the highest transaction volume among brokers. Actually… it has to be that way. Right now, other civilizations don’t have much… hmm? “Stop talking about this.”
“Other civilizations? Squeeze it?”
“So stop. “If you disclose information without permission, you will be scolded from above.”
“Aren’t you the kind of person who cares about what others think?”
“I usually do that, but I still have to pretend to listen to the old guys sitting above me. “They are ghosts who have lived hundreds or thousands of times longer than me.”
Kangseol was able to infer a little of the situation through the information that Janet lightly leaked.
‘I don’t think madness occurs only on Earth or in worlds related to it…’
I thought there was something even worse, but since I couldn’t do anything about it by finding out right away, I asked another question.
“The high trading volume means… does that mean Janet traded that much madness?”
“of course! ah! Of course, I owe it to you too.”
“yes. “I kind of brought up your existence.”
“Are you mentioning my name?”
“I mentioned to the humans who were wary of me that you were one of my business partners.”
“…did it work?”
“Well, who wouldn’t be tempted by the story of a human with over 3 million points and the amount of madness he traded exceeding 10,000? Thanks to this, we have been able to easily find new business partners and conditions have improved.”
Although Kang Seol was appalled, he had no intention of finding fault with her because the benefits he gained from doing business with her were significant.
In any case, Kang Seol and Janet are bound by a business relationship. As long as a good deal was made, everything else was trivial.
“But why did you show up without even tearing up the invitation?”
“I didn’t say it would only appear by invitation. “They can show up if they want to make a deal, but can’t they show up if I want to make a deal?”
“I have nothing to say.”
“I enjoyed what happened in the labyrinth.”
“… were you watching everything?”
Janet opened her mouth, made a surprised expression, and then laughed.
“of course! We brokers don’t just do transactions every day, right? On days when I’m not working, I observe you like residents of another world. Observing you is both work and simple interest.”
Observe to figure out what you want. Also, as I observe, I become fascinated.
The middlemen were a truly unique people.
“As for your work in this labyrinth… perhaps a little more weight was placed on the latter.”
“To tell you something a little interesting, your story is rolling around on the tongues of middlemen.”
“You’re saying it’s being used as a source of gossip.”
“Isn’t that wrong? But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily bad for you.”
“Now, more brokers want to do business with you. Among middlemen, there are some eccentric people who only sell products to people they like, right? Usually, such people deal in a lot of unusual items. “Aren’t you excited?”
“Well, it doesn’t really make any sense. “Wouldn’t that put Janet’s position in jeopardy?”
Janet asked back with wide eyes.
“Me? “Not at all.”
“Last time, the middlemen who came to compete gave us a lot of rumors. “There is a strong bond between Janet and Snowman.”
“It was my first time hearing this, but I just closed my eyes and nodded a few times and everyone looked up to me. Hahaha! Idiots… Anyway, I’m comfortable. Rumor has it that now everyone has to go through me to sell things to you. “For a very small fee.”
“Is that how much you want to do business with me?”
“Not only am I curious about your story, but middlemen also have their own status. “The more you deal with big players, the more your internal reputation increases… Well, you can think of it as how well-known customers you can attract is directly related to your status as a broker.”
“Is it that much?”
“Yes, thanks to this, Snowman’s chances of getting a good deal have increased. “You will be surprised when you see the things I brought today.”
“Then show me.”
“You mean this!”
In an instant, a market of a size reminiscent of a five-day market unfolded.
Products nicely displayed on the stall. Of course, checking these one by one would be something only an amateur would do.
Rather than walking around and looking at actual products, Kang Seol decided to look at the list posted on the interface instead.
Sigh – Sigh –
I didn’t even look at things I didn’t need.
Madness was a scarce resource. So the things that had to be obtained here had to be things that were very difficult to obtain outside or that were currently unobtainable.
“Oh, and the bag of food ingredients I bought last time. “It didn’t work properly in the labyrinth.”
“Do you have anything to say about this?”
“… Since the product we were dealing with at the time was a low-priced product, we found that it sometimes didn’t work in special situations.”
“So what do you want to say?”
“I’ll replace it for free. “Then will you be satisfied?”
With a devilish smile on his face, Kang Seol chose the most expensive bag of food ingredients on the list.
[Tough food bag]
Appropriate level: None
Special ability: Prevents food ingredients from rotting or spoiling. The temperature can be set for each compartment of the pocket, and there is quite a lot of storage space. However, the ingredients must be capable of cooking, and certain types of ingredients cannot be stored. An improved version with internal defects corrected.
“ah! “It’s a high-end model…”
“… It’s a high-end model?”
“Maybe that’s why it suits you so well. “I guess it’s a bit of an entry-level model, right?”
Afterwards, Snowfall even asked me to strengthen various spice containers to rare level.
After that, I went down the list again.
“This and this… and this.”
“There are a lot of rare poisonous plants, right? “Oh, I can roughly see where it will be used.”
“Yes and again… um?”
One item that caught Snow’s eye.
‘Are you seeing this here?’
“I also have a love-hate deer sachet….”
“Ho! As expected, it’s taken away right away. “It’s the only thing I could find.”
“how much is it?”
“20,000 will be crazy.”
“… It’s very expensive.”
“It will be worth it. “Do you know how to use it…”
Janet opened her eyes and looked at Kang Seol’s eyes. Kang Seol answered.
After buying various items, the list was filled with quite a lot.
As Kangseol scrolled down the list to see if there was anything else to look at, he noticed something.
“What is that?”
“I’m talking about a bio-metal ingot.”
“Yes! “You happened to pick something quite appropriate.”
The bio-metal ingot was an item that could be made from materials obtained from a special demon beast of Pandea called the Armor Rat.
The armor rat is unique in that its body is covered in armor-like leather, which is surprisingly strong.
Many people have tried to utilize the skin of these armored rats, but there is only so much by-product from one armored rat, and armored rats are not very common.
Despite such adversity, what was collected and smelted in a certain quantity was the living metal ingot. The effect was as follows.
[Biological metal ingot]
Appropriate level: None
Special ability: An ingot made by smelting the skins of numerous armored rats. It is effective in increasing the pure destructive power of the weapon. It does not apply to the Exalted grade, but can be applied to sacred, abhorrent, relics, and madness grade equipment.
Janet said triumphantly.
“This is also 20,000! how is it?”
“How much room do I have for my madness now?”
“Let’s just wait… Now the Snowman’s madness is… um… I took this out, took that out, and um… ah, it came out.”
She answered, scratching her head as if it were a ridiculous shame.
“Then give me that much.”
“I will buy that many biometal ingots.”
“Now wait a minute. what? “I have an
ingot worth that much now…” When Kang Seol looked at Janet with disappointment, she protested.
“This is incredibly rare! Because it’s me, I’m handling 300kg….”
“Then wait a minute! wait a minute!”
Janet appeared to be contacting someone while engulfed in red haze.
“Uh… I’m in a hurry…”
“No, right now? “Our junior is an idiot…”
“I’ll call you the spatial coordinates now…”
And after about 5 to 10 minutes had passed.
The space opened up and two merchants appeared.
“senior! “I was in the middle of a deal with a senior, but you came in a hurry!”
“What should I do if you suddenly ask for the one thing I have?”
A young man’s voice and a young woman’s voice with a different feel from Janet’s. It was another crazy merchant.
As soon as they came, they glanced at the snowfall.
“Ho… is that guy?”
“I’m looking at it well as usual.”
“Anyway, guys, hurry up and give me what I have to give you!”
“Tsk… Just drink all the sweet water.”
“therefore! Absolutely tyranny, tyranny. “The tyranny of a colossus!”
Janet said, trying to calm down the anger rising to the tendons in her neck.
“Later… I’ll make room for you later.”
“I have always respected you, senior. “I’m done.”
“Hmm, after all, you are a friend who knows morality. See you again, Snowman! A little more savory later! please!”
Five ingots were listed.
“I can’t take this off because I don’t have it and can’t sell it…”
“Then next time, I’m hoping you’ll call me first! “Thank you again for the great deal, it’s been great Janet so far!”
* * *
It has been approximately 20 days since the snowfall arrived in Audenin.
People were talking about some of the information that had been revealed about the events that took place in the Labyrinth of Asceticism.
And Kang Seol was now at the Adventurer’s Association and was looking into such matters.
(New)[‘Aging Pigeon’s post]
[Posting date: Just now]
[Title: Gugugu… You guys know that?]
(Recent status) They say the Labyrinth of Asceticism has disappeared to another area, but I still don’t know where it went. .
– Sir, that was already 3 days ago…
– I am very slow lately haha
– Time difference… Googoo… Jet lag, you b*stard… Googoo…
(New)[‘Pigeon of Today and Tomorrow’ Post]
[Publishing date: Just now]
[Title: Gugugu… What information did the coalition release to the community?]
(Breaking News) The coalition opened its mouth regarding the Labyrinth of Asceticism. Surprisingly, they issued an official letter for cooperation and are already moving their base to another region. Adventurers are actively spreading information in exchange for a small amount of money.
– I already know that too…
– Don’t talk to me! Coo coo coo!
– But where can I see the cooperation official?
– Even if you look at it, it’s hard to understand what it means.
– Oh, I summarized it, but wait… I dug up a new post and showed it to you.
(New)[‘Newbie Cute”s post]
[Posting date: Just now]
[Title: A brief summary of the contents of the request for cooperation from the Audenine Guild Association, which is re-starting the business because newbies said they couldn’t see it.]
1. Audenine Guild Alliance members and their invitations A final ascetic attempted the Labyrinth of Asceticism formed near Audenin a total of three times. Of these, 2 failed and 1 succeeded. However, the successful attempt resulted in the highest number of deaths.
Five Audenine Guild members died as a result.
2. It is not possible to give a detailed explanation of the trials of the Labyrinth of Asceticism. Not out of competition, but out of consideration.
If you leave shallow information that cannot even be called a strategy, someone will use that as an excuse to enter the labyrinth of penance.
The rewards in the labyrinth are poor compared to the trials, and the difficulty of the trials is beyond imagination. So don’t waste your time and don’t go in.
I leave important information in case I get an invitation and there are too many people in the cold.
3. The adventurer score of Park Chang-sik, who was the leader of the strategy group, was in the low 1 million points at the time, and the adventurer score of the last ascetic who entered together was in the mid 3 million points.
I, Park Chang-sik, could not be of any help, and the 3,000,000-point ascetic also suffered countless times during the ordeal. All the rest died.
And what I confirmed at the final gate was a monster that was much more powerful than that 3 million point ascetic, and Heavenly Luck was able to reach me and defeat that monster, but I saw it at the end of the labyrinth.
The image of the last ascetic was carved into the side of that monster.
Therefore, we have ruled that the attack is impossible at this time and hope that this information is widely disseminated.
I emphasize this again.
Don’t go in.
Don’t be foolish and go to the grave just because you’re curious about death.
– Eh? Do you really write it this way?
– ㄴㄴ Originally, this was written in 3-4 times the length and in a dignified manner, but I condensed it
– ol haha
– You guys can’t read this kind of knowledgeable writing. Haha
– Wow, but then Labyrinth loses money as a latecomer?
– If you don’t want to lose money, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to go in.
– Then I think I will lose my life.
– So the strategy group wasted 4 months? Haha, it’s sesame salt.
– That doesn’t increase your score haha. The last ascetic who went to the labyrinth now has over 5 million points.
– Seup… How strong is it? Are you that different from me? What is the price for a high score?
– That’s the answer.
– I can’t refute your logic. I won’t be picky from now on.
Kang Seol was satisfied with the alliance’s progress after conquering the labyrinth.
‘Now… if you go in, you will definitely die.’
You must have at least 10 million adventurer points to avoid struggling at the final gate.
Of course, it was difficult to guarantee that too.
Kang Seol turned his eyes again to check out the various aspects of the community. But then a familiar nickname came into his field of vision.
The letter-shaped icon near the nickname flashed. It seemed like there were other letters as well, but Kang Seol clicked on one nickname to check all the messages sent by that person.
[Letter from my friend ‘All College Students Are Dead’]
[Date written: 4 months ago]
[Subject: I’m Somi! How about the base below? Is it worth it?]
This is probably her first contact.
[Letter from my friend ‘All college students die’]
[Written date: 3 months ago]
[Subject: Oppa? Are you missing some news? What’s your problem?]
‘This must have been when news was cut off because of the labyrinth.’
And this is a message that has just been delivered.
[Letter from my friend ‘All college students die’]
[Written date: 10 days ago]
[Subject: Oppa Seol, is that guy from the Labyrinth of Asceticism your brother?]