Mile Chapter 265: Dwarf Village 6
(It’s strange, why would they do something so suicidal…?) (Mile)
As a matter of course, Mile asked the Merchant Leader.
『It’s obviously strange for them to suddenly act like this.
There must be something…』(Mile)
『Well, there must be a reason why they couldn’t produce the normal amount of goods.
I also don’t think they would do such a thing without any reason as well.
The merchant leader kept on speaking.
『Even if there is something, they don’t want to tell us
《Even though they could only make half as much, they wanted to the same amount of money and thought there was nothing wrong with it》
In other words, they must think we are stupid』(Merchant)
Mile finally noticed the identity of the uncomfortable feeling that the merchant had.
Merchants took the trouble and chose to camp just in front of the village.
Even now, they were surprised by the request of the mayor, but they weren’t really confused or impatient.
More like they were somewhat worried about what happened in the village.
(Everyone actually doesn’t dislike this village…) (Mile)
Mile threw a straight ball right in the middle… with all her strength
『Everyone, do you dislike people in this village?』(Mile)
『Mi…Mile, what are you saying suddenly!?』(Maevis)
Only Maevis was flustered.
Apparently, Pauline and Rena also seemed to notice.
Because it’s business, we respond with a smile, but this village thinks of us as stupid from the beginning.
We deal with this village properly as the 《trading partner to raise profits》, but I don’t think they are 《important customers》 anymore.
That’s why, now that they are no longer worthy trading partners, I will draw back.
It’s just that.
It’s not our intention to bring essential items with the dangerous route and sold at a price not considering profit.
I was obliged to go because I was asked to do so if I wanted to buy metal products.
However, there’s no need to take the trouble to come to this village anymore now that the essential metal products trading has broken down.
We are merchants, we are neither idiots nor saints』(Merchant Leader)
From the face of the merchant leader, his usual smile was gone.
It seems that he couldn’t hold it anymore.
And now, he will abandon this village, no, more like he made up his mind to close off the transaction.
It’s no wonder.
But no merchant would want to take dangerous 8 days traveling to return empty-handed,
that’s why he continues trying to make a deal with the problematic customer.
However, there was something bothering Mile.
『Well, as far as I was watching, the villagers didn’t seem to be bad people…』(Mile)
Yes, the villagers shopping with a smile, Mile only thought of them as nice dwarves.
『Yeah, they are not bad people.』(Merchant)
『『『Eh?』』』(Red Oath – Pauline)
Three girls other than Pauline let out a surprised voice to the merchant’s unexpected reply.
In a hurry, other people checked the surroundings, but the villagers who were still in the plaza still didn’t seem to care.
They didn’t hear the talk nor they were interested in the inner circle talks of the merchant corp.
《Evil Spirit Utopia》 and 《Flame’s Friendship》 just silently listened to it without being surprised.
…We knew such a thing from the beginning.
They had such an attitude.
『The people in this village are basically craftsmen.
Of course, there are a lot of people involved in agriculture and forestry, but the partners we trade with are blacksmiths, the central industry of this village, or so I think.
They are proud of their skills, technique, and have high enthusiasm.
With the thought that their smithing technique is superior to the human’s technique.
So, they are selling 《What they want to sell》, 《What they allow us to buy》, 《What they allow us to use》
That’s what they thought from the bottom of their heart.
So, they actually don’t have anything such as malice, hate us or black thinking…
They love alcohol and they are excellent craftsmen.
However, they have high pride, they look down on the human’s blacksmithing.
If we want their products, we must unconditionally lower our heads to them and listen to their demand.
In other words, it means 《It is not a bad person》』(Merchant Leader)
『『『『No, they are bad!!』』』』(Red Oath)
Four girls spoke their thinking at the same time.
『That’s why everyone should sell the remaining items as planned in the afternoon.
I will go around the blacksmiths and try to gather more information.
If I manage to do something, we will buy the metal products tomorrow as usual and we will leave on the morning of the day after tomorrow.
If it doesn’t work, we will depart tomorrow.
Also, if there is something you can purchase at the usual price, you can purchase them.
Is there no objection?』(Merchant Leader)
With the explanation of the merchant leader, the other two merchants nodded.
The others are the employees of the merchant leader, so he doesn’t need to confirm their intention.
The unexpected result, the 《Red Oath》 was silent.
The other two parties also knew about the attitude of the villagers, but this situation seems to be a little puzzled.
Incidentally, Rena asked
『Why didn’t you tell us about the villagers?』(Rena)
『It’s not necessary to inform you of the other people’s negative information, who you haven’t before. It will give unnecessary prejudice. You can check it directly yourself』(Merchant)
Rena can’t argue with it.
『Well then, please resume selling soon.
I will go around the blacksmith as our representative because it’s useless to talk with the village chief now』(Merchant Leader)
Apparently, it seems that the reason why the merchant leader didn’t come back after visiting the village chief was that he has gone to greet other blacksmiths to find circumstances.
But it seems that there was no result at all.
And when the leader got up.
『We will follow, too!』(Mile)
Mile stood up and declared so.
And then the other members of 《Red Oath》also stood up with a *Yare Yare* face. (T.N: can’t explain well, but the expression of “oh dear” or “dear me”)
The leader hesitated for a moment, but after thinking about Mile’s ability for a while, he approved.
There’s no disadvantage to bring 《Red Oath》 along. And if he could get the cooperation with storage magic, the transaction would be somewhat easier.
Then everyone, who finished their poor lunch of water and hard bread, went back to their business and negotiate.
『This is one of the smithing workshops that I trade with』(Merchant Leader)
《Red Oath》 came into the Blacksmith after being guided by the merchant leader.
They currently have free time, so the other escort guards didn’t follow.
Even if they come, there’s nothing they can do.
Besides, if a large number of hunters come, it will become more like a threat than a trade or negotiation.
If it’s only 4 young girls of 《Red Oath》 there’s no problem.
『Is the workshop owner here?』(Merchant Leader)
When the merchant leader shouted so from the entrance of the workshop,
Whether he is an employee or a disciple, anyway, a 《young man》went to call the workshop owner in the back.
…he has the beard, the 《young man》 may not be so young though…
The villagers knew that the merchant corp have arrived this morning, so they didn’t need to hear the merchant’s explanation.
No, in the first place, this young man must have come to buy Mile’s wine.
Including the workshop owner as well.
And the workshop owner came out from behind really fast.
He has a red face. Is it because he works every day with flames…?
It’s really the young miss who sells the fine wine.
If there are still unsold wine, we will buy as much as possible!』(Smith Drarf)
Apparently, it seemed that his red face was from drinking a lot…
T.N: See it now?
Do you think you can proceed with this quest without Liquor sale?