Episode 156 39. Beer Bubble (2)
At Sam’s words, Bell and Bob’s ears lit up.
“Interesting news? what is that?”
When Bell and Bob showed excessive interest, Sam later regretted what he had said earlier.
‘This is pretty advanced information.’
“that is… … I’m just telling you that I need to know.”
Bob wrinkled his expression when he showed Sam trying to keep his words, whether it was a secret story.
“no. You’re ignoring us now just because you’re better than us?”
“Oh, not that. It’s not like that… … .”
“Then what? What do you mean you don’t want to mess with people like us now?”
“that is… … .”
“Just say it out loud. what are we Where do you think I’ll go and spread the word I’m talking about here?”
“under… … .”
Sam let out a deep sigh, pondered for a long time, and reluctantly opened his mouth.
“that is… … This isn’t accurate though. We have our own speculations about how the guild leader’s younger brother moved like that.”
“How about us?”
“Ah, there is one club I recently joined. It’s kind of a social gathering where people of a certain size of wealth come together.”
I knew it.
Sam, who became rich, even played in different waters.
When they said that they were moving into something great, Bell and Bob felt a sense of entitlement.
‘Who the hell are you hanging out with? Maybe nobles? If you are a real nobleman, then Sam must have grown up a lot. You’ve grown so much.’
Nobility must have good information.
Bob spoke quickly.
“Such information. Don’t be alone and let us know. Anyway, are we still others? There is nothing left.”
Seeing him poke his side with his elbow, Sam also wrinkled his expression, reluctantly to tell him.
I thought it was okay to say it because it wasn’t a definite story yet.
“It seems that the reason they want to monopolize the beer has something to do with the Montefeltro estate.”
“The estate of Montefeltro?”
Bell and Bob were the first to hear about it.
“What is going on there?”
“There are rumors that gold ore has been found there recently.”
Then Bell reacted immediately as if he had remembered something.
“Wasn’t the Montefeltro estate a huge gold mine back then? I know so.”
“okay? Have you ever heard of such a story?”
“But I already know it as dead land. But gold ore came from there?”
“What is gold ore?”
“It’s an ore with gold attached to it. Oh my god, didn’t you know that?”
“okay? So you’re saying there’s still gold there?”
As their eyes met again on Sam, Sam quietly shook his head.
“Yes, I think so. Perhaps the lord over there seems to be shivering, but the rumors have already spread as soon as they spread, so probably everyone in the know knows about it.”
Gold still lives in the gold mines.
It was like being introduced to the golden land of El Dorado for the two of them, who experienced a painful failure due to the Morning Glory incident.
“If there was such a place in the world, I should have told you sooner! Still, living these days was not living.”
“Is this an opportunity? You have to go and crave it big.”
Seeing the two of them, Sam shook his head.
“It’s not going to be that easy with the owner anyway.”
“Is there an owner?”
“Yes, the Lyon Guildmaster, who has recently become the imperial power, said that he is the de facto owner of the area.”
“What are you talking about?”
Bell and Bob questioned at the same time.
“If it’s Yeong-ji, of course you’re the lord. What kind of guild leader are you?”
“that is… … In fact, it is.”
Sam explained in detail how the land of the lord was passed over to the mere guild leader.
And after hearing that explanation, Bell and Bob naturally nodded their heads.
“The lord must have become a debtor. Well, I guess we lost the land that was in good shape.”
“That’s it. After all, what does that have to do with beer?”
“The land was originally a dwarf land. So, perhaps seeing that the guild leader’s brother quickly monopolized the beer, we are talking among ourselves whether war with the Dwarves is imminent.”
“What? Are you at war with the dwarves?”
Bell and Bob looked incomprehensible.
“No, does that make sense? You were originally allied with the dwarves, right? is not it?”
“right. They are allies of each other. They’re not very good friends, but they’re still friendly compared to orcs.”
Sam shook his head.
“But when gold gets in there, the story changes. you know? What kind of things Dwarves are fascinated with.”
“But what does that have to do with beer?”
“It is said that monopolizing beer is a cornerstone of the war against the dwarves.”
“ah… … .”
Bell told Bob where he heard it.
“Come to think of it, there was a fight between an orc and a dwarf near the border in the past, and it seems that a certain church made a lot of money through the beer business.”
“okay? Have you ever heard of such a story?”
“That’s what I heard too. So you’re saying you’re monopolizing beer for that?”
“Perhaps it is. Otherwise, it doesn’t make sense to insist on monopolizing only beer.”
“haha… … .”
Looks like you’ve done what you’re supposed to say.
Sam greeted them with a hat and got into the hex wagon.
“Then I’m busy. See you later.”
Seeing Sam rushing away, Bell and Bob began to think a lot.
After all, the business is long gone.
Bell was devastated by one investment failure, and it has been a long time since he returned to being a full-time investor who only walked around the stock exchange.
“Hey, where does this smell like money?”
Bell’s shoulders drooped at Bob’s words.
Where do you smell money or not?
Anyway, he was ruined.
“So what do you say? I’m already ruined and I can’t even do anything.”
“No, did you really eat up all your fortune?”
Bell stirred up his hands and tried to send the rice.
“I ate it all. What is his investment in trading ships?”
Then, he threw a look of resentment on Bob.
Even if he didn’t succeed as a trader investor.
He must have kept his conviction to never invest in securities.
Feeling that kind of gaze, Bob made a suggestion.
“Still, we are not friends. Don’t drink alcohol here, man. You’d rather do a big beer business with me.”
“Yeah, when there was a war with the dwarves and the orcs back in the day, they said that they made a lot of money by running a beer business in a certain church.”
“What does that mean?”
“The war is not going to end overnight. I’d rather invest right now, so let’s work together and start a beer business.”
Then the bell struck from the palm of his hand.
“No, you need some kind of foundation to run the beer business. Now come what beer business. I’d rather go there and pick up a pickaxe. Come to think of it, as long as gold ore comes out of it, wouldn’t the mine be open?”
At Bell’s words, Bob made a surname.
“What is a mine! What kind of miner are you? The person who sold clothes all his life has come now, and what is it? Stop talking nonsense. If you go there, you won’t be able to run away in a few days.”
“Oh, so what are we going to do?”
“Just do business with me. What would be the answer if I only drink alcohol on a fictional day?”
“under… … .”
It was nice to do business together, but I thought that it wasn’t suddenly a beer business.
“Why don’t you buy a beer like the guild leader’s brother? You’ve earned enough money, don’t you think you have some money?”
“Shall we monopolize the beer?”
“Yeah, that’s better. Oh my God, when we said we made beer, now we’re going to make and sell beer. If it were me, I would just buy beer by selling things here and there like the guild leader’s brother.”
“Hmm… … .”
Maybe it was a better suggestion than I thought, so Bob started to think positively.
Then Bell had a different idea.
“No, you’ve already run out of beer anyway.”
Still, Bell was more of a head spinner than Bob.
I have no luck
“I’d rather buy something like hops or barley instead of beer. Don’t you need it to make beer?”
“You want to buy hops or barley?”
“Yeah, you don’t need it to make beer.”
“Oh hey. That’s a good idea.”
“Now, the guild leader’s brother is trying to monopolize the beer. It’s already started sweeping so we won’t have much to eat. But if we move fast, we can get some hops or barley.”
Finally, the two came together to think of monopolizing hops and barley.
“Is there a law saying that if you fail once, you will fail twice?”
At Belle’s words, Bob put a bitter smile on his lips.
This feeling was certainly similar to that feeling of being on the stock exchange and suddenly the price of the stocks he invested in soared.
“Yeah, I stumbled on it once, but I’ll have to get it right this time. Let’s do well.”
“Oh, not to mention. where are we At least we didn’t share blood, but we’re still good friends.”
“Cancer, not like that! Let’s get rich like Sam!”
“Good! Let’s go!”
* * *
“Did you buy all the beer?”
Joshua, who traveled the entire empire hoarding beer, was surprised by the unexpected news from a brewery.
There are people who came before you and bought all the beer.
“Who is that?”
I thought no one was faster than me.
That was Joshua’s own mistake.
“I do not know. It was two people, and they looked like a wealthy commoner, pulling a large cart.”
“Weren’t you aristocrats?”
“Isn’t that what nobles do?”
“Oh, they also bought hops and barley.”
“Did you buy hops and barley too?”
“Yes, I looked at the cart and it was loaded with loads. Apparently I bought more hops and barley than beer.”
“Hmm… … .”
Apparently, there were people who noticed his plan.
Still, I bought a lot more beer than I expected, so I didn’t feel too bad about it.
‘What can I give you? Anyway, compared to the amount I have secured, it will be new feet of blood.’
“okay. Anyway, I see.”
Then the brewery owner questioned.
“But what’s going on? They say it’s hard to find beer these days. To be honest, beer prices are outrageous right now. It’s going to be more expensive than wine in the world.”
Some, including Joshua, stockpiled all beer, making it difficult to find beer in the Empire.
As a result, beer prices were skyrocketing without knowing it.
“Does this make sense?”
According to the very natural law of supply and demand.
“It’s a very natural phenomenon,” said Joshua.
“It could be because there is no beer on the market.”
“Oh my God, beer is going to be so expensive. In the future, nobles may drink beer instead of wine. Come to think of it, aristocrats have been asking for beer lately.”
It seems that beer has become very precious thanks to him.
“The taste of nobles is high-class… … .”
To Joshua, what the brewery owner said could be possible if beer was a rare commodity.
“But if you can’t taste it easily, they might add value to a beer they’ve never had before.”