[Yoda-san, there’s a guest outside nanodesu.] (Emily)
At night, whilst resting at the saloon, Emily called me.
[A guest This late at night] (Ryouta)
[It’s someone new, what should we do desu] (Emily)
[For now, I’ll meet that person.] (Ryouta)
[Got it desu, I’ll bring them over here desu.] (Emily)
Emily then hurriedly went back out.
I wonder who that person is.
[Ryouta, let’s go to the pub~]
While waiting for Emily, this time it was Aurum who called for me.
She has her partner, the Mini Sage Mike, being hugged by her.
[A pub] (Ryouta)
[Yep! I want to go to a place full of people talking about variety of stories~] (Aurum)
[I see, if that’s the case, you can do whatever you like.] (Ryouta)
[Yeap! That’s why, let’s go.
Hey, I’ll pay~] (Aurum)
After she said that, she held her hands up, and there appeared gold ingots.
A pyramid of gold ingots with a market price of 4 Million Piros were there.
She is the dungeon of gold.
[No no no no that’s too much.
We don’t need that much for a pub.] (Ryouta)
[That’s the case, let’s pay for everyone else! It’s gonna be interesting!] (Aurum)
[You’re really excited huh.] (Ryouta)
[Yeap! So, let’s go!] (Aurum)
[I would go but—–] (Ryouta)
[Yoda-san, sorry for the wait nanodesu.] (Emily)
Emily came to the saloon with the guest.
It was a man in his fifties who looked a little tired, which looked like an owner of a depopulated shop in a street.
[—–But a guest is coming.] (Ryouta)
That’s sad.] (Aurum)
Aurum then erase the gold ingots on her hand.
I’m glad that she listened to me, but I felt sad looking at her.
[I’ll promise you that we’ll go tomorrow.] (Ryouta)
[At the same time we can bring others over.
And if we’re going to eat, we can all eat together as well.] (Ryouta)
[—–Aaaah! Thank you Ryouta! !] (Aurum)
Aurum hugged me, and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
Then she lifted Mike up again and skipped away the saloon.
Ehem.] I coughed and met the visitor.
[Sorry for showing you such a weird thing.
I’m Satou Ryouta.] (Ryouta)
Since it’s my first time meeting him, I spoke in an honorific way.
I guess my salaryman days hasn’t left me yet.
[My name is Dale.
Excuse me for coming here today, but wasn’t that…..
Aurum-sama just now] (Dale)
[That’s right] (Ryouta)
I nodded, and Dale’s eyes changed colour.
[So there really is a spirit living here.
And it’s a powerful spirit that could erase gold.] (Dale)
[Ah, yeah.] (Ryouta)
The tension soared too much, and I was feeling a bit of it as well.
After a brief introduction, Emily left the saloon to make a cup of tea for the guest.
Then, I sat facing Dale.
Is there anything you need from me] (Ryouta)
[I am the chairman of the Dungeon Association of Tetramin.] (Dale)
Tetramine, a poison like name.
[I would like to say it straight! Could you move your base to Tetramine] (Dale)
[Huh Base as in….
You want me to move] (Ryouta)
After thinking for awhile, I answered and Dale nodded.
[Yes! I’ll prepare a house for Ryouta-sama there, with well-trained maid and shops that are close to it.
Of course, all of your friends can come too—-Plus.] (Dale)
Is there anything other than a house with maids.
[The dungeons that Tetramine has, a dungeon called Plumbum.
Of course we will issue licenses for all floors for you.] (Dale)
Oh lead.] (Ryouta)
[No it’s just me.
Something sounds strange.
Suddenly coming here to my place, and preparing a mansion for me.
I just have this feeling that there’s something.
I can’t answer this immediately, so would you let me think for a few days] (Ryouta)
[Thank you so much! By all means consider this positively!] (Dale)
Dale then stood up.
I do not know his intention, but it’s been told to me in a desperate manner.
[Ahaha, he’s after the tax.]
As promised last night, I brought Aurum to the bar, Villa De Edge, and Neptune was there who had a drink with us as well.
After the sake was brought out and rank, Neptune answered with joy.
[You should know your influence a little more.
How many people are there in your family now] (Neptune)
[Me, Emily, Alice, Celeste, Alice, and Mike.
Aah, I don’t know if Margaret of the Cliff Family would want to join as well] (Ryouta)
[Aside from the latter half, there are 6 of you, and the taxes] (Neptune)
[I mean how much do you pay your taxes per year.] (Neptune)
I wonder.] (Ryouta)
I don’t mind.
Cause it’s hard to grasp the taxes of adventurers in this world.
Everytime I trade something, I had to pay some.
[Around 1 Billion.]
Next to our table, Eve who was tipsy with beer and carrots joined in the conversation.
[The low level family has about 1 billion taxes.] (Eve)
[That much!] (Ryouta)
[Even though you’re a low level, you have large taxpayers.] (Eve)
So if they invite your family, tax is basically transported to their city.
And because Tetramine has been depopulated recently, they need more money.] (Neptune)
[Now I get it.] (Ryouta)
I feel like having solved all mysteries.
DIdn’t know it was like that.
[By the way, it’s going to be a big deal if your family moves.
There would be fights between cities—- no more like a war.] (Neptune)
[Are you just exaggerating….
Or maybe it isn’t] (Ryouta)
A billion piros is a lot.
So the first impression I had on Dale was really right.
From his point of view, a billion is seriously a life or death situation for him.
[Tetramine and Purumbum.
What is the cause of the depopulation though…..] (Ryouta)
It means that people are less interested in going to the dungeon.
What is it] (Ryouta)
[Seems like you have your bad habit showing.] (Neptune)
[My bad habit] (Ryouta)
[Aah, do you need a prophet Though you’re not moving, but you’re gonna leave for Tetramine tomorrow.
Is that right] (Neptune)
I laughed, he’s right.
That’s my intention.
A depopulated city, and there’s a new dungeon.
Since I was asked for help, let’s see if I could manage it.