-7 Volume 13
“So, if you’re going to buy one or two Magic Stones, there’s no need to talk about qualifications. If you want to acquire qualifications, you’re going to buy them in large quantities, so why would you do that?”
“I’m just trying to find a way to use my all-in-one abilities to use magic stones. To do that, I need a lot of magic stones.”
Jeong Dae-shik thought that at least Han-na Jang would try to speak to the superiors.
But Hanna Jang cut it off and said.
The cold wind was blowing so hard that it cut like a knife.
Jeong Dae-sik once again showed his worth and tried to convince her, but Han-na Jang hit the player first.
“Even if Jeong Dae-sik goes abroad, it’s not as good as Ma Jeong-seok.”
Hanna Jang shook her head when asked, upset by her unconcerned attitude.
“It’s long to explain. Anyway, not only in Korea, but also overseas, the handling of magic stones is strictly managed.”
“Please do it even if it’s long. I think I have the right to listen to it.”
Hanna Jang took a deep breath and said.
“Then I’ll keep it simple. It’s because of the speculative forces.”
“A speculative force?”
“But the magic stone’s value is…”
“Yeah, it can’t be said that high up until now. It is strictly controlled by the state. However, the moment you entrust the trade of magic stones to the free market, the price of magic stones will skyrocket.”
Jeong Dae-sik quickly understood what he was talking about.
“Because there is a high possibility that magic stone will become a new energy to replace oil?”
Hanna Jang drank wine and continued her conversation.
“As the extended reality world began and dungeons were opened to mankind, we took on the risk of being a monster, but we were able to take it at a cost. These are nothing but dungeon resources, or mysterious resources. It is already unimaginable for some hunters. It gave me an impossible wealth, and that wealth is gradually moving into the dungeon resource industry.
But that’s just the beginning. The moment the magic power generation technology extracted from the magic crystal is commercialized, the world will enter the 5th industrial revolution. The world’s leading companies are already competing for the development of the technology. So, if you say it in a good way, the investment powers, if you say it badly, the speculative forces are interested.”
“If you get out of the government’s control, you’re saying that speculators will gather magic stones at will.”
“Yes. A lot of things have changed since the advent of the extended reality world. With the advent of dungeons, the real estate market, which was an invincible myth, plummeted. Where will all the money that came from there go? The wealth created by this mysterious metal is only flowing in one direction.
But what if the restrictions are lifted even to the Magic Stone? I don’t have an answer. No matter how much magic crystals are able to produce energy, they may become the property of those with money.”
Jeong Dae-sik nodded his head gently.
“I know what you mean.”
“There are no restrictions on monster by-products and mysterious metals. I have a feeling that management and supervision have already been delayed. For that reason, the regulation of magic stone trade is like the government’s magic line. It is something that cannot be compromised.”
“I don’t know if I made too many demands.”
“If it’s a different request, I can make a petition. I’ll try to match it as much as possible with conditions equivalent to those of China or the United States. But I can’t trade magic crystals.”
When Jeong Dae-sik agreed to Jang Han-na’s words and took a step back, she looked a little relieved.
However, it was not Jeong Dae-sik to step down from here.
He also had his own desperate reasons.
“Then let’s do it this way. In the case of the Magic Stones I obtained by attacking the dungeon, will you allow me to freely handle them?”
“I don’t know why you’re so obsessed with Magic Stones. Besides, you’re not alone right now? You’re part of the Titan Raid, so maybe it’s from personal hunting, maybe you can’t do what you want with the Magic Stones you get from missions?”
“I will take care of that part and negotiate with the raid side.”
“…It is possible to personally retain the Magic Stones originally acquired by the Hunter himself. I don’t think that would be difficult.”
“By the way, the same goes for the Magic Stones that the raid I will create in the future will acquire.”
“You want to create a raid?”
Jeong Dae-sik shrugged his shoulders instead of answering for sure.
Jang Han-na looked a little conflicted.
If Jeong Dae-sik made a raid later, it was highly likely that it would be the most powerful raid ever.
Naturally, the magic stone that the raid will acquire will be of considerable value.
In some cases, Jeong Dae-sik would have to worry about monopolizing a huge amount of energy.
However, there will be a limit to the magic stones that can be obtained by Jeong Dae-shik alone.
It is the same no matter how much you make a raid.
Moreover, just because Jeong Dae-sik did not possess the Magic Crystal, did not diminish the strength and wealth he would have.
Above all, the technology for generating horsepower is still unfinished.
The magic stone was simply predicted to have investment value, but it was not of great value right now.
If the magic power generation technology could not be developed no matter what, or if it took a long time, the magic crystal could become a valuable item for only a few hunters.
Anyway, it wasn’t a matter for Hanna Jang herself to judge.
Jang Han-na said that she would take Jeong Dae-sik’s request to the upper level.
“Okay. I can’t guarantee the outcome.”
Jeong Dae-sik smiled brightly at Jang Han-na, who drank wine and spoke softly.
“Isn’t it a cheap price to hold the world’s only and unprecedented all-in-one on this land? You must obtain a permit and issue it. In addition, even if it is not under the conditions set forth by China and the United States… I’d like to.”
After saying that, Dae-sik Jeong said, hoping that it would not look too cheap.
I think it was a crowd
Hanna Jang immediately frowned.
Jeong Dae-sik was blatantly blatant when it came to this.
“Yes, even if you can’t expect the hospitality offered by a powerful country, can’t you expect a monetary reward?”
Hanna Jang asked as if she couldn’t stop it.
“Just be honest. How much do you want?”
“The condition from China was a down payment of 300 billion won, an annual salary of 100 billion won, and an additional 50 billion won per month when participating in the ability research.”
“Are you saying you want me to give you close to 500 billion won in cash now?”
Jeong Dae-sik shook his head at Jang Han-na, who was terrified.
“I’m not asking for a lump sum payment.”
“Assuming you are getting a salary from the state, how about 50 billion won a month? That seems like a good amount.”
“50 billion is not your dog’s name.”
“From that point of view, I’ve made quite a few concessions. Shall we recite additional conditions from China?”
Hannah Jang grunted a lot.
“At this point, I think it would be better for my mental health for Jung Dae-sik to go abroad.”
“Isn’t that irresponsible?”
“Yes, it’s true. Forget what I said.”
“Well, strictly speaking, isn’t that money coming out of Hanna Jang’s pocket?”
“That’s right. Okay. Let’s talk first.”
Jang Han-na, sticking out her tongue and lifting the wine glass again, looked unhappy for some reason.
She finished her meal quickly with a cold face and her mouth shut.
Then, pouring the wine into his mouth, he jumped up from his seat and said:
“There’s still dessert…”
“It’s like dessert.”
Jeong Dae-sik left the restaurant with Jang Han-na, feeling that something was wrong for some reason.
Even if he thought about whether his request was too much, he could not understand why Jang Han-na was feeling so bad.
It may seem daunting to ask for a salary of tens of billions of won, but of course, Jang Han-na would have known how much offer Jeong Dae-sik received.
Compared to that, the monthly amount of 50 billion was small.
Above all, he had been forced several times before to borrow items from the national treasury.
Even then, Hanna Jang was not so angry.
This is because she was a civil servant, and strictly speaking, she only carries out the tasks given to her, and it has nothing to do with what Jeong Dae-sik asks for.
But today, the attitude was different, so I was very bewildered.
“I’ll just go see.”
Jeong Dae-sik hurriedly caught Han-na Jang, who was about to turn right in front of the restaurant.
“Wait, you came here in my car. How are you going to get home?”
“You can call a taxi or take the subway.”
“I’ll just take you. Ride.”
“You said one shot of wine earlier. Your face is red. You look like you’re drunk, so I’ll get you there.”
Jeong Dae-sik managed to persuade Jang Han-na to get into the car.
Then I asked carefully as I drove to the address she gave me.
“…What did I miss today?”
“But why are you doing this all of a sudden?”
Jang Han-na acted casually, so Jeong Dae-shik thought he had misunderstood something.
Hanna Jang’s house is not far away, so the car quickly arrived in front of her house.
Jeong Dae-sik saw Jang Han-na getting out of the car and saw her off while sitting in the driver’s seat.
“Then I’ll just…”
At that time, Hanna Jang folded her arms and sighed.
And he spit out dissatisfied.
“You invited me to dinner, and you put out a bunch of your own requirements, and now you’re just going to send me home?”
“Park the car and follow me.”
After saying that, Hanna Jang turned around and went up the stairs and opened the front door.
She quickly disappeared inside, but the front door remained open.
Seeing the open door, Jeong Dae-sik was stunned, but he managed to realize what he was talking about.
‘Ah… Oh my. I was indifferent.’
Jeong Dae-sik parked his car in the parking lot and went up the stairs and closed the front door.
‘thud!’ As soon as the front door closed with a shout, Hanna Jang grabbed Jeong Dae-sik’s back with her arms and pressed her lips together.
Her lips tasted like wine.
Jang Hanna whispered into her ear saying that Jeong Dae-sik was thinking that he was drinking alcohol at the same time.
“I’ve been planning on doing this since Daesik Jeong said we’d have dinner.”
“It’s unexpected. I thought you weren’t interested in me at all.”
“It was like that when we first met. But not anymore. Because that sassy Han Mi-ran is to the point of throwing a flirtation.”