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"Uh, Mr. Diora? That dungeon is privately owned by us. ......

 At my words, Diora-san looked up and snorted.

You're right! I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. It's already been registered in the capital. This can't be overturned, as expected.

 The amount of iron obtained from the Iron Golem is incomparable to iron ore.

 The amount of iron obtained from iron golems is incomparable to that of iron ore, and the value of dungeons where iron golems appear is said to increase greatly because iron golems can be used simply by melting them without the need for refining.

 I knew that iron was important in history, but it seems to have been so in this world as well.

 If the ownership of our dungeon had only been granted by Viscount Nenus, it would have been possible to say, "I knew it, without it.

 But this time, the transfer of ownership has already been registered in the capital.
 In order to overturn it, the king has to give his approval, which is impossible, apparently.

By the way, is that even possible? It's a strategic item, isn't it?

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will help you. "It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for. It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 Yeah, iron is heavy, isn't it?

 The only way to get back is to use the transfer device beyond the boss room, but it's a lot of work just to carry the defeated Iron Golem back there.

 In the first place, you have to go down several cliffs to get into the rocky mountain there.
 All the while fending off flying gars.

 Unless there is a transfer device installed, it would be very difficult for ordinary adventurers.

"On top of that, it's a long way from that dungeon to this town. If you want to increase iron production at the same cost, it would be better to invest in the existing dungeons.

So you're saying there's no problem?

Yes, well, perhaps ......?

That's kind of a vague term, Mr. Diola.

Well, I can't be sure. The aristocracy has a lot of ...... things going on, and it's a magical place.

 A shadow falls on Diora's face as she struggles to be a member of the nobility.
 Currently, if you want to increase iron production 'as a country', that dungeon is of little value.

 However, "as the owner of the dungeon," dungeons that produce iron are valuable and profitable.

 Since it is not a matter of national interest, the ownership of the dungeon should not be easily overturned, but it is impossible to say that it is not possible due to court manipulation.

Oh, just so you know, there is no problem with Viscount Nenus. He's an honest nobleman, and as a matter of fact, it's profitable enough for the Viscount of Nenus to not have to intervene.

 Due to geographical constraints, all the goods produced in the dungeon there would have to go through the town of Laffan.

 Of course, it's not impossible to go to another town to sell the goods, but unless Viscount Nenus imposes some kind of crazy tax, there's no advantage for us to do so.

If it's a really promising dungeon, there might be a request to open it up to other adventurers. ...... But even then, you can charge an entrance fee, take a tax from what you get inside, or whatever you want. You've done it! Your future is secure.

 Diora smiled and squeezed her hands firmly, but Haruka's expression was skeptical.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. Do you want to come? I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

Yes, sir. If you don't have a lot of conditions, ...... you're almost counting on it.

What do you think about that as a guild official? Diora-san.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I'm not sure. I'd like to buy the Iron Golem. This is just iron, so the price is simply based on weight. If you have some, you may want to bring it to Gantz-san. I'm sure they'd be willing to pay a little more for it.

No ......, huh? Well, that's okay.

 We both chuckled at the all-too-obvious diversion.

Haha. ....... I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get your hopes up.

I don't mind. We don't have to worry about it being vandalized thanks to you. You'll continue to buy the Iron Golems we bring in, right? That's enough to make a profit.

"Yes, of course. Please bring this Iron Golem to the warehouse later. I'll weigh it there. Is there anything else I can get for you? Fish would be fine. It was delicious and will sell well.

You can't have fish!

 Mitya interrupted Diora's suggestion as if in a panic.

"Is that so? Mitya-chan.
We'll eat the fish!

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.

I'm sorry to hear that. It's a shame.

It's a shame. I'm sure Diora will share some of her food with you.

I'm glad to hear that. We don't have many chances to eat good fish. It was the perfect snack.

 Diora-san seemed to remember the taste of the fish and looked somewhat enraptured.

 As a non-drinker, I can't judge whether flying gar is a good snack or not, but it's definitely a tasty fish.

 The taste is different from the river fish caught in the upper reaches of the Sarre Stat. ......?
 Is the flying gar also a river fish?

 They fly from the top of waterfalls, and at least the water in the river we fell into wasn't too soggy.

 --I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not, but it doesn't matter.

There were only golems this time, so there weren't many demon-derived items like magic stones. Instead, there were more treasure chests, though. These are the ones that came out.

 What we have laid out on the table is, at first glance, just a stone.
 But we already know that it's not just a stone.

"Whoa, this is .......

 Diora picked up some of them and observed them, nodding her head in agreement.

"Do you understand?
"Yeah. It's .......
And this one is ......?

 Haruka leaned forward and asked again, and Diora took her time to answer .......

It's a stone.

 I'm not sure what to say.

I'm sure you're right. I'm sure you're right. But it's not that!
I'm kidding. It's probably a gemstone, right?

 Haruka exhaled at Diora's nonchalant reply, "Haha ......".

You know what I mean. Are you sure that all these stones are gemstones?
"Yes, ......, can I try to break it open?

 Diora pointed to a stone and said, "Di, Diora, this is a gemstone.

"Di, Diora, are you a professional gemologist or something like that?
No, not at all.
No, not at all. If you make a mistake and break it in a weird way, ......

 Diora answered flatly, Yuki hurriedly waved her hand and refused.
 In response, Diora looked at the stone with some regret.

I see. I think the ones with jewels showing on the surface are usually gemstones, but I think this one is probably a Thunder Egg.

"Thunder Egg: ......?

 Yuki blinked her eyes and tilted her head at the strange sound of the words.