– Volume 2 Episode 1
Chapter 8. Uptrend
As if the rumors had already arrived, the monster disposal site had cleared the parking lot and laid out a wide range of waterproof pads.
If I had just passed by, I was going to hear a lot of resentment.
In fact, Jeong Dae-sik knew a place that paid more.
The monster disposal set the price lower as the distance from the dungeon was closer.
If you want more money, you can go somewhere far away.
However, the transportation cost is high, and it is not scary to carry so many monster by-products across the city, so I just went to the disposal site.
The staff, who usually sat at the desk and shook their heads, ran to meet him.
Jeong Dae-shik raised his head and said to the staff who were constantly crouching while rubbing their hands.
“You want to dispose of the Cerberus corpse?”
“Yeah, I’ve heard the story. I’ve prepared the settlement, so come this way.”
Porters load in the parking lot with waterproof pads.
Jeong Dae-sik opened his eyes and watched the staff appraise the by-products.
It took a long time because of the large quantity, but I followed them one by one and checked whether the price was right or not.
“Did I say 10 million won now? There are only six eyeballs that come out of killing a Cerberus, so you’re only going to give me 10 million won?”
“It’s… It’s a collector’s item because it looks good, but it’s practically useless. The maximum price is 10 million won.”
“Anyway, can the price drop to 10 million won? If you look at the monster by-product appraisal page, one Cerberus eyeball costs about 11.3 million won. But you’re going to cut 130 more? Are you kidding me now? If I do that, I’ll pack up all the by-products and just go. Even if it’s a bit corrupt and I lose money, that’s better.”
“Instead, didn’t you pay a high price for the toenails earlier? I gave you 5% more……”
“The price of leather was terrible! No matter how badly the leather was, I set a price that was comparable to the strength of the blade…”
In the end, the staff ended the appraisal while crying at Jeong Dae-sik’s torch.
After having been tormented by him for hours, when the total price finally came out, everyone’s faces began to look tired.
It was already late at night because the sun was getting dark, but Jeong Dae-sik was harassing me and I had to work overtime.
Even the party members who had to go to receive payment were homeless in a corner of the treatment center with an expression that they would die of boredom.
Either way, Jeong Dae-sik carefully checked the appraisal until the very end.
Eventually, after deducting tax, I checked the amount settled and signed it.
“Total price 6,398,744,334 won. Confirmed.”
“Yes, here’s the receipt. If you wait a minute, the deposit will be deposited. So it’s all over, right?”
“We even check the deposit.”
Deposit was completed in 1 minute.
Earlier, the employee made a phone call from somewhere, but the deposit was like a knife.
“Is it now?”
Jeong Dae-sik finally nodded his head when he saw the staff euphemistically say, “Please turn it off when you are done.”
“Yes, that’s it. Well done, then.”
“Yeah, go take a look.”
I was told to come again next time, but the employee didn’t.
Rather, after Jeong Dae-sik was gone, there was a momentum to sprinkle even salt.
Jeong Dae-sik was nauseous, thinking he might have been too picky.
Hunters usually deal with huge amounts of money, so they are rather generous with this kind of settlement.
It must have been the first time for a guest like Jeong Dae-sik.
Jeong Dae-sik approached the party members, thinking that he should do it in moderation next time.
And as promised, I left my share and distributed the rest fairly.
Then, in silence, everyone picked up their cell phones and checked the amount deposited through mobile banking.
Still, he did not speak for a long time.
They all looked like they couldn’t believe the amount on the bankbook.
I fully understand that feeling, and Jeong Dae-sik nodded his head with a proud expression for nothing.
Towards Jeong Dae-sik, one of the members of the group nodded and looked down.
“Thank you, you have made me a great income.”
At the same time, other dealers also expressed their gratitude to Jeong Dae-sik.
“I’m also grateful. To be honest, I’m confused as to what kind of windfall this is.”
“It’s the first time I’ve ever touched such a large amount of money. Thank you.”
“Now I can pay off all my debts. Really… Thank you.”
Everyone treated Jeong Dae-sik as if he were an invaluable benefactor, so I was a little shy.
Because of the atmosphere, I didn’t want to break up right away, so I went to a nearby meat restaurant to have a snack.
They sat down and enjoyed their meal, each making plans for what to do with the money.
“I’m just going to retire with this money. I’ll go home and buy an apartment and open a shop.”
“Isn’t it enough to retire? I’m going to get some new gear to earn a few more years.”
“Still, everyone seems to have no debt. I’m finally able to cancel the debt, so I’m relieved. Now I can stretch out my legs and go to sleep.”
As I listened to each of them, they each had their own circumstances, dreams, and goals.
Thinking that he had contributed to that, Jeong Dae-sik was quite proud.
“What will the party leader do in the future?”
In the meantime, a question suddenly flew in, and Jeong Dae-sik threw a counter-question.
“Yeah. You made the most money among us… Oh, is that the price of gum for Triple?”
There was a burst of laughter, and Jeong Dae-sik laughed at the same time, but inside he smiled bitterly.
Today, he earned about 1 billion won.
It achieved the so-called middle-class standard.
In a way, it was a monumental amount, but considering the amount to be paid afterwards, I was not very happy.
‘Obviously, the money I earned today will disappear in an instant. If you upgrade your skills once, it’s just an amount that will be blown away.’
For a moment, I was tempted to quit my job as a hunter.
For a billion dollars, you might be able to get a small commercial building in a small local town.
Even if I owed about 120 million won, I could pay it off quickly if I had a steady income.
It’s not like I’m not working, I’m not going to eat and play, and if I open a convenience store in the middle of a shopping mall and get the monthly rent, I won’t have to worry about making a living.
But I remembered it.
So far, I have spent quite a bit of money doing sensible things.
1 billion is not considered a successful investment.
He vowed to pull more mulberry and avoided a brief conflict.
‘For the time being, I will spend some money and develop my skills with wisdom. After that, this 1 billion is the real price of gum, right? If you’re making money, you’re making a lot of money. 1 billion a day, 10 billion in 10 days! 30 billion in one month! It’s not worth stopping here. You have to earn more to live as a landlord without leaving Seoul.’
After finishing the meal, Jeong Dae-sik parted with the party members.
Even though he had 1 billion won in his pocket, he still took the bus today.
As he rode on the bus, Jeong Dae-shik carefully examined the shop window.
It was thanks to the fact that the shops, states, skill windows, etc. that he saw were only visible to his eyes, and invisible to others.
However, since I can hear what he is saying to Entropy, I tried to figure out how to use the billions of dollars in the most efficient way by myself without calling out to him.
‘First of all, I need to increase my magic power. As the number of skills increases, the amount of magic power increases. Next, of course, is fitness. Whether to hunt or not to hunt when the body is the basis… and then the skill, right? What skills should I buy? Should I buy something that increases attack power?’
Jeong Dae-sik immediately shook his head.
‘No, from my point of view, the one-deal position is less important anyway. After all, it’s attack power, and it goes up when you increase your magic or stamina, so I’d rather go on the heel side… No, the transformation system consumes a lot of magic. Rather, it might be better to raise my defense. Then I can use less reinforcement on me, so I can save some magic. It’s also meant to increase safety. First of all, you have to live to earn money, right?’
When I looked at it, it seemed that there was nothing like a steel body.
‘With this, I can perform the role of a tank better. Another position called close-distance can also be digested, and I like the fact that the defense is increased more than anything else. It is unwilling to entrust your life to others. In the end, it would be better to buy this passive skill rather than invest money in horse armor that will break. It’s cheaper than anything, isn’t it?’
Raising the level of a skill costs 1 billion won, but once you buy it, it’s on the cheap side.
Since I only need 10 million won, the skill was worth investing in.
‘great. First, buy a steel body. Then let’s go in the direction of properly increasing mana and stamina.’
Jeong Dae-sik summoned entropy as soon as he arrived at the inn.
The entropy that appeared floating in the air, as always, had a sad expression.
Like it or not, Jeong Dae-sik continued with the excitement that can only be felt when spending money.
“I’ll do sage.”
“I’ll buy a steel body for now.”
“Next, buy 10 points of magic and 10 points of stamina.”
Jung Dae-sik was worried that he might get caught again, so he added an explanation without asking entropy.
He had already guessed that the amount of points would not continue to rise by 1 million won.
Perhaps it was correct to predict that 10 million won would increase to 20 million won and 30 million won.
Jeong Dae-sik picked his nose instead of answering.
Then he opened the status window and confirmed that his magical power had jumped to 35 and his stamina to 40.
‘If this is enough, where can I go? Even if you use your skills randomly, you won’t feel like you’re lacking in mana. The same goes for fitness. My stamina will help a lot even after I quit my job as a hunter.’
At this point, I was curious to know what your level of physical strength was.
Of course, Hunters, once they reached level 5, there were so many monsters.
It’s unreasonable to compare yourself to those who just became hunters.
However, compared to normal people, even at the level of 30 people, it was worthy of being called an Energizer.