"So, did you get the ironstone and charcoal?
I ask Camilo.
Of course. We got a good amount.
Camilo replied without hesitation. I don't think there were any big mountains around here, so the iron ore must have come from somewhere far away, let alone the charcoal. The price must be quite high.
Here are the items for our workshop.
He laid out the items he had brought today. Camilo checked the quality one by one.
"These are the good ones. The others are ordinary, right?
"Yes. The ordinary ones are mostly made by Rike, but I assure you that they are not embarrassing for our workshop.
As I said this, I saw Rike look at me. No, I'm not graduating. You can make high-end models, so I'll let you work your way up to that.
I see. Well then, as I said before, we'll buy it all. And the ironstone and charcoal, it's faster if you see them. Follow me.
Camilo called a different clerk from the one downstairs and instructed him to put only the shortsword in the store, and then led him to a different staircase from the one he had come up on his way here.
When we went down the stairs, we found ourselves in a warehouse. It was quite large. It seems that some of the size of this store is due to this warehouse. The warehouse is crammed full of goods. If they had the connections and financial power to gather this much stuff, they could have set up a better store in a bigger city, but I guess they have their reasons. I decided not to ask.
So, here's the ironstone and charcoal.
That's quite a lot, really. ......
As Camilo had said, there were quite a lot of iron ore and charcoal piled up. This means that even if Rikke and I do our best to produce a complete number of products, we can still last for a couple of weeks. If you start working on a product that uses more materials (like a greatsword or a lance) and do the same thing, you should be fine for a week. In other words, as long as Camilo can supply us with this amount every time, our workshop will not have any trouble in terms of production volume. If we maintain the current quality, the production period will be extended further, so it would not be a problem to reduce it.
We can't always buy the same amount every time, though. "Not every time, but generally every week.
"This amount is not a problem even if it is much less. In fact, we'll have a lot left over. If we have any left over, we'll stockpile it, so I don't think we'll have any trouble even with this amount.
"Well, that's good. And the price is .......
What Camilo told me was that this quantity was about a quarter of what he had wholesaled today. To put it another way, if we can get about a quarter of what we got today every week, we won't have any trouble with iron at least in the future.
Isn't that too cheap? We should be able to make a good profit.
"No problem. We're still making a good profit.
I see. Then I'll take it at that price without reservation.
Are you sure this is the right price?
Yeah. We'll discuss it on a case-by-case basis if it changes significantly.
The deal is done. Camilo and I shake hands.
But we can't carry this much today.
Of course not.
You don't ...... handle a cart, do you?
I'd like to say no, but we actually have one cart that we don't use. I'd like to say that I don't, but we have one cart that we don't use. It's not used, but it's still good enough to use, and if we fix it up, it should be good for a while. I was thinking of turning it into firewood, but seeing as how you guys don't use it all the time, I figured I'd give it away and leave it here.
If we can find a way to bring it back, that'll be enough for today.
All right, I'll give it to you.
Free? You sure?
You don't use it anyway. Just be nice to your customers.
It seems that Camilo is telling the truth. There's not much profit in setting up a blacksmith who lives in the middle of nowhere for some reason, so it's not like there's a hidden agenda.
"Why are you being so nice to me?
But I'm going to find out. If you were lying, I don't think you'd be ripped off by this question, but I'm simply asking if I'm convinced.
I'll be honest, it's because they seem like a viable supplier. It's important to have a supplier who can provide good quality products at a reasonable price. You should be grateful to them.
I see. I guess it's not entirely a favor. With these words, I decided to trust Camilo.
"Well, I'm sorry, but I'll take it.
Can I have some salt and wine while I'm at it? You can deduct that from the price of the goods you sell.
All right. I'll tell you. Go kill a half an hour or so while I load up and calculate the bill.
All right. All right, good luck.
And so we left Camilo's place to kill some time.
But I don't know much about killing time, since I've been in Free City all this time.
"But I've been in Free City my whole life, so I don't know much about it," I tell Samija and Rike.
I've always been the one to buy the salt and meat. I've always been the one to buy the salt and meat, and Eizo has always been the store keeper at the free market.
The only store I know much about is the inn where I talked to Rike.
Well, let's take a look around and see what we can find today.
We wandered around the bustling new town. There were sections with reasonable stores, and sections with stores that were not as shabby or messy as the free market, but were almost like stalls, selling a variety of goods. Some of the stalls were not as crude or messy as the free market, but they were almost like stalls. I wonder if this is because there are so many people, thanks to the free market. There are too many stores to begin with. Whenever I mention such a question.
This town is a stopping point when bypassing the Kuro Forest. If you come from the south, you must pass through this town whether you go east or west. You probably don't realize it, though, since you can go back and forth through the Kuro Forest as usual.
Rieke replied. Well, if ordinary people can't get past it, they'll have to go around it. It's no different from the previous world, where the transit point is a military and cultural strategic point.
And Samija doesn't seem to fully understand. If you live there and move around, you don't really feel it. I was the same way.
It was time to go back to Camilo's store, and I saw a cart loaded with iron ore, charcoal, bags of salt, and barrels of wine. The cart was not flat like a large eight-wheeled cart, but had a low fence on three sides except the back, like the back of a light truck, only the back had no fence. Basically, they are loaded and unloaded from the back. A wagon without horses might be the closest image. From the looks of it, there still seems to be some room for loading.
"Oh, you're back.
This time, Camilo greeted me directly.
"Here's the money," he said.
"Here's the money," he said, holding out a bag full of money. I took a look inside, and it seemed to be right.
"Sure. See you next week.
I'll be waiting.
And so, having acquired a means of transportation called a cart, we were on our way home.