#When I returned, the family was ruined (14)
Jayron looked at Ethan.
He was a person with amazing insight who could immediately reveal secrets as soon as he encountered them.
As if that wasn’t enough, he immediately made a new suggestion and even teased his own ambitions.
‘I stopped you.’
I was already so curious about what that arrogant person would propose that I couldn’t stand it anymore, so I stopped him properly.
He smiled bitterly.
“What’s the deal?”
“A method of making items that can be made at a very low price and can be eaten at least five times more.”
Jayron’s eyelids fluttered.
If there was such a production method, it was right to purchase it, even if it meant paying hundreds of millions of dollars.
Although there is a premise that ‘if the product has sustainable marketability and competitiveness’.
‘If only I could obtain such a production method.’
Now he needed clear results that no one in his family could refute.
That way, when you return to your family, you will not only be able to obtain the position of head of the small family, but you will also be able to obtain real power.
In that sense, the Archduke’s proposal was bound to be appealing.
“Do you really have that recipe?”
When the Yongin tribe invaded.
At the moment when humanity was in danger of extinction, everything from the most precious items in the world to the production methods of items with special performance were shared.
The reason was simple.
Because it was for living.
Ethan also knew well about the famous items released at that time.
A ‘lightning stone’ that allows you to emit lightning through a simple process.
‘Herbal potion’ made by mixing seven herbs and some healing potion.
‘Vital juice’ is made by mixing holy water that suppresses the monster’s blood and demonic energy with several medicinal herbs.
Lastly, ‘Rapid Mana Recovery Potion’.
These four were representative items that were very useful to mankind even before the extinction of mankind.
This was because the materials were easy to obtain, the manufacturing method was not difficult, and high efficacy could be achieved with only a small investment cost and a little effort.
Items with similar effects were at least ten times more expensive than those, so they couldn’t even be compared in terms of utility.
‘I have to release it slowly.’
Even if the family was restored, everything was not over.
It will cost an enormous amount of money to restore a family that has been shaken for a long time.
To prepare for that time, we had to move quickly from now on.
‘Start with the herbal potion.’
Since it is not good if the market changes too rapidly, I was planning to release this product to the world right now.
“Grand Duke, I have one question. Why are you trying to hand me such a product? There must be many other merchant families…”
“Because the Marquis is trustworthy.”
“Is it because of what happened during the Dragon Clan War fifteen years ago?”
I was able to find out interesting facts by looking at history books.
Fifteen years ago, when the Dragon Clan War broke out, the marquis donated all his assets, just like in his previous life.
If the Duke’s family shed blood, the merchant family, the Marquis, shed gold that was equivalent to their blood.
That’s twice, once in my past life and in my current life.
‘The family has sufficient credibility.’
They were bound to be much more trustworthy than the 10 collateral families, who had shown a friendly attitude in their past life as if they would remove all their gallbladder, but now betrayed them.
“There have been many people saying that the Marquis’ fortunes have not been the same since fifteen years ago. “I heard that other merchant families are also gaining ground day by day.”
After almost all of the family’s reserves were lost in the war, its control over the commercial world weakened considerably.
Of course, now he is not showing the same strength as before.
If I had to express it, I would say that it is a time when efforts are being made to regain the glory of the past.
“The same goes for our duke family. If anything, this one is even more outrageous. “Because collateral bastards are trying to take my position without even knowing the topic.”
“There are about seven months left now? “I plan to wipe out all those bugs before I take over as head of the family.”
Not only was his mana hole destroyed, but he also barely woke up from a coma after ten years.
These words were too mad to be uttered by such a person.
But I didn’t think it was a lie. Because the prayer he uttered was that heavy and serious.
“I hope that the marquess will become a reliable source of funds for the dukedom in the process.”
It was not a gentle offer.
‘He’s a duke.’
When the dragon people appeared, it wasn’t just the dukedom that shed blood.
Kingdom 7th Street.
Because the seven families with the greatest fame and power in the Kingdom of Heidern also shed blood.
Of course, it did not suffer as much damage as the dukedom.
Except for the dukedom, the seven families only sent adequate reinforcements instead of doing their best.
The dragon race that once filled the continent with fear. It was the Duke of Ardan who blocked them from the front.
In return, they were able to obtain from the previous king the honorable title of guardian of the kingdom, and not only being called a family of great heroes by the people, but also the enormous privilege of immunity.
It was an honor and right that even the king of the time felt threatened by.
It is widely rumored that the reason such a ducal family was able to be swallowed up by collaterals was because of the connivance of the king of the time and the secret support of the seven kingdoms of the kingdom.
In the end, it was said that all of the most prosperous people in the kingdom looked down on the Duke family.
Of course, Ethan’s proposal was bound to be burdensome. Joining hands with him meant being out of favor with the seven kingdoms, not just the king of the time.
I was busy calculating the benefits and losses that could result from it. Ethan handed me an item.
“Is this a potion?”
“that’s right. “Excuse me for a moment.”
He took out a small dagger and cut his own arm.
Blood leaked out in thick chunks.
“Spray it once.”
He quickly opened the lid of the potion. It was a potion with a strong herbal scent. When I sprayed it on the wound, it healed quickly with a bubbling sound.
“This can be said to be the effectiveness of a low-level potion.”
“You can make ten of these items with just one low-level potion.”
“…Could it be that the ingredients are a mixture of potions and various herbs?”
“that’s right. “It is a product that must be carefully calculated one by one, starting with the mixing ratio and the time required for maturation.”
Jayron swallowed his saliva.
“Are the medicinal herbs used in them expensive?”
“Then you wouldn’t have said you could have left over five times more.”
Ethan said with calm eyes.
“The only time you can make a choice is now, Sogaju. So think carefully.”
The worries didn’t last long.
“…How many such products do you know?”
“Quite a lot.”
“Are you going to supply them exclusively to our family?”
Making money is not something a knight like Ethan should do, but a merchant with an eye for the market.
It was for that very reason that the product was handed over.
Because I couldn’t take care of business while I was busy growing.
“I will accept that offer.”
“Because I’m a man who does what he does.”
If time continued like this anyway, it would be difficult for the marquis to regain his former prowess. If you do really well, the limit will be to not fall any further.
‘Rather than watch it collapse like that, I will save it from my own foundation.’
Jayron made a firm decision.
Soon, a contract appeared in Jayron’s arms.
“Let’s adjust the contract terms.”
Ethan and Jaylon had many conversations about the clause.
That’s how the rough content came out.
First, a clause was put in place at the top of Misas to provide exclusive supply for one year.
This was because when J-Lon became Sogaju, the sales performance of the Misas upper section was important in order to take real power.
It was agreed that from the moment Jayron, who had been independent, returned to the family, he would use the sales network of the Marquis of Bessus.
The profit distribution was exactly half of the net profit.
After writing the contract, Ethan immediately gave me the recipe for the herbal potion.
“…Are you really saying that if you put these seven herbs and let it ferment for two days, you will get the potion just now?”
“Do your best to sell it, Sogaju. “The time it takes for a new recipe to come out will vary depending on how much you sell.”
“haha. “I will try my best.”
“If you need to contact me, please pass it on to the chamberlain I saw earlier.”
The two people shook hands.
* * *
After the transaction with Jaylon was completed.
Ethan thought deeply.
Originally, it took about four months to take down Baron.
‘Now that’s too long.’
Fire Lord Lorothia.
The meeting with the Spirit Lord was decisive. The waste that had filled the vast blood vessels disappeared as if washed away, the body became more accustomed to fire, and the essence of fire was burning at a much higher temperature than before.
wrist arm shoulder.
He looked at the essence of fire planted in three areas.
The shoulder was the area where seeding had been completed on the way back from the mountain range.
‘Now eight parts.’
As the sowing progressed, it was bound to become much easier to plant the essence of fire in the remaining areas.
This was because the body became accustomed to the energy of mana and fire.
‘After sowing in all eleven areas…’
I planned to increase the size of the essence of fire and begin the circulation process.
‘Two months will be enough.’
The time required for the circulation process was only about two months.
He called Hans.
“Did you call me?”
Ethan wordlessly handed me a piece of paper. Hans’ eyes widened when he saw that.
“Is this… the contents of the vassal contract signed between the dukedom and the 10 collateral families?”
All sorts of provisions were written on the paper he handed me.
Starting from the maximum tax rate that vassal families must collect, to the number of private soldiers they can have and the amount of tax that must be paid to the dukedom.
Hans’ eyes sparkled.
What is the reason you gave this to yourself now?
It was obvious.
It was one of the vassal families that received titles through the dukedom.
There is no doubt that the task is to find out what the Baron is violating in the vassal contract.
‘Are you trying to pull out your sword?’
It seemed like it wouldn’t be long.
“If you give me three days, I will learn everything about the Baron.”
Coincidentally, he had an activity fee given to him by Ethan. To find out even details such as the number of soldiers, it is best to ask an intelligence group.
They were poisonous breeds who would even know the number of moles on Baron Helmut’s body if they were given money.
“Let’s recite something about the Baron.”
Hans began blowing through all the known information about him from beginning to end.
‘The personality is the same.’
The fact that he was cunning yet thoroughly concerned about his own safety was consistent with the past.
The first offensive had to be done perfectly. That way, the remaining nine families will realize that this side is not formidable.
Memory crystal ball.
One piece of important evidence was obtained, but it was not enough to completely bring about the Baron’s downfall.
It’s not enough to push him to the end of hell, but to slit his throat right then and there…
‘The more evidence there is, the better.’
It would be an excellent excuse to break the terms of the vassal contract.
A cunning fox hiding in a den.
Now it was time to drag the fox out of the den.