Episode 169 44. War of Gold and Veins #3(1)
“It’s for a reason… … I don’t think there is any good reason.”
As the Emperor pondered, Rockefeller wondered if there was any good excuse.
‘It’s not there, but it’s enough if you bring anything anyway.’
“Or how about this? A large number of orcs appeared in the border area. So, isn’t that enough reason for the imperial army sent to protect the Montefeltro estate to retreat? No matter how much money you have, you can’t wait for the country to collapse.”
It was rushed, but Rockefeller thought it was pretty good.
‘If the orcs are involved in an all-out war with the dwarves, the price of government bonds issued by the empire will definitely be shit. This is definitely a good thing.’
The emperor narrowed his eyes and thought.
‘Looking at the timing, this isn’t the time to really have trouble with the Orcs… … .’
When winter came, the orcs also had nothing to eat, so they crossed the borders of the Empire in some cases.
At this time, there were many excuses for fighting the orcs at this time, but now is not the time, so the emperor expressed concern.
“Even if it’s winter now, there is no reason to not get along with the orcs unless it’s winter. I don’t know how to package this.”
Rockefeller chuckled at that.
“Orcs are simple. Destroying their totems will cause a lot of chaos.”
Then the emperor recalled the previous totem war and expressed his dislike.
“That is not possible. And what would you do if there was a war with the orcs? Haven’t the orcs waged an all-out war with the dwarves over that issue before?”
The totem is the most sacred to the orcs, and touching it was no different than a declaration of war against the orcs.
Rockefeller seemed to agree with the emperor’s concerns.
“It’s something you’re worried about, and I fully understand. We have to use orcs, and if we get into a war by mistake, that’s never good for us.”
“What if someone you know says that?”
“So, you have to set it up in advance.”
Rockefeller knew the people who would do a great job.
‘There are the right people to do the job.’
“We will capture orc scouts in the orc territory, and our wizard disguised as a dwarf in front of the orcs destroys the totems of the orcs. Then the captured Orcs will think the Dwarf is the culprit. But we won’t release them, so the orcs won’t be able to tell the people what they’ve seen.”
“Then the orc tribes located close to the Empire will think like this. Humans broke the totem. Then we will prepare for war, and naturally we can move our troops there.”
“That would give us a good reason to move the Imperial Army.”
“That’s right. And at that time, the Empire will face a great crisis. Right now, even Dwarves have to prepare for an all-out war against orcs in the daunting yard.”
It certainly wasn’t a bad idea.
“Are you going to release the orc scouts you had previously captured?”
Rockefeller replied with a smile.
“you’re right. The released orc scouts will then go to the people of the tribe and tell them in detail what they have seen. So what will happen?”
The orcs who formed a tribal coalition to fight the Empire were sure to change their target and fight the dwarves.
“You have such a plan.”
Rockefeller said, nodding his head as if the Emperor understood.
“In the process, the goblins will toss out our government bonds that have become cheap. We can buy those government bonds at a low price again.”
“Then, at what price do you think the goblins are tossing the government bonds that they bought?”
“You’ll have to go see it, but I’m sure you’ll think that even a tenth of the face value is better than toilet paper.”
“It’s one tenth the price… … .”
They issued government bonds and received 100 gold coins from the goblins. … .
The Emperor felt that Rockefeller, who was also his financial adviser, was once again great.
‘He’s a really scary person.’
“Only goblins who do not know the situation will suffer.”
Rockefeller just smiled at that.
“Of course, if things go well, it will.”
“Somehow, I feel pity for the goblins.”
“There are things about rabbits that I ate in the tiger’s den without knowing my topic, so now is the time to know the fountain and spit it out again.”
Rockefeller’s smile grew even deeper.
“Because I am here.”
From the emperor’s point of view, Rockefeller’s proposal was quite interesting.
How can you repay the borrowed money at a low price by setting things up like that?
“But how did you come up with that idea?”
To be honest, it was just a different application of what I already knew.
‘There has never been such a time in Earth’s history. It was a slightly different case from this, but in a broad sense it is the same.’
“Just by chance. That’s what I thought.”
The emperor agreed to Rockefeller’s offer.
If the price of government bonds remained the same, in Goblin Bank, it was almost certain that they would harm themselves and the empire somehow using the government bonds they had.
“But who do you plan to do that for?”
“I know the right person for the job, though.”
“Are you the right person?”
“Yeah, it looks like I have some female clothes.”
The emperor had no choice but to tilt his head at those words.
* * *
After breaking up with the emperor, Rockefeller decided to visit Isabella, his wife, the Sinclair wizard.
‘I don’t really want to meet you, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be able to visit you. To be honest, she’s the only one who’s best suited for this job.’
Besides her, there was one other person who was fit for this job.
But Rockefeller was very negative about it.
‘He can’t. Even if the labor cost is high, it is too expensive.’
It wasn’t that Isabella’s ransom was cheap either.
However, because it was his wife in a formal way, Rockefeller decided to ask her more than anyone else.
‘How long are you planning to stay here? This looks like a real wife on paper.’
She did not live in the same mansion with Rockefeller because she was pushed by her father’s back and did not want to marry Rockefeller.
Seeing the Sinclair mansion built as grandly as the family’s prestige, Rockefeller got off the carriage.
‘I think it’s a little bigger than where I live… … I’m going to have to either move my place of residence soon or do a major expansion. It doesn’t make sense for me to live in a smaller place than here, since I only have money.’
When Rockefeller came without any news, the Sinclair family was in an uproar.
The news spread quickly, and even Gaju, who was in the family library, was summoned.
Housekeeper Astin, who appeared with the power of magic, recognized Rockefeller, surrounded by the rushing servants.
“This person. What if you come here without any news?”
Still, he was a son-in-law.
It had been a bad relationship before, but he had no intention of antagonizing him since he took my daughter with him.
Rockefeller also thought about his relationship with him and bowed his head lightly.
“You didn’t even have to come. I had to stop by for work.”
“Anyway, your daughter has been looking for you a lot. How many times have you been beating me about when you are coming?”
Was it really?
Rockefeller couldn’t believe it, but he didn’t show it off.
“I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to afford to take care of my daughter at all.”
“You could be busy enough. How busy are you with the Montefeltro estate these days? It is important that you came here in the midst of all that.”
“I need to meet my daughter, but where is Isabella now?”
Hearing that, Gaju thought:
He, who had never paid attention to me, said he was thinking of taking my daughter.
That’s also officially.
‘Even if I took it, I should have taken it earlier.’
“I am in now. I’ll drive you to the door, and you’ll do the rest.”
He did not forget these words.
“And I want you to take me with you when you’re here, Tyler. However, now that he is an outsider, you must take care of that child. And as long as you stay there, words will come from here and there.”
Even Rockefeller seemed to agree with Gaju’s words.
‘I’ll have to take him home. I don’t know if they will follow me.’
“Yeah, I’ll take Tyler so that the Grand Duke doesn’t mind.”
There was nothing better to hear than that.
Rockefeller, who arrived in front of her room with Gaju’s help, hesitated for a moment and then knocked on the door.
But there was no response.
Rockefeller tried to knock on the door again, and the door opened to reveal her formal wife.
“… … .”
“… … .”
The two looked at each other and did not speak.
Then it was Rockefeller who broke the silence.
“Can I come in for a moment?”
She opened the door without answering.
Rockefeller went inside and touched the tip of her nose, looking at a room that looked like a living room that was quite large for a woman alone.
‘It smells good.’
“Still, they are married, but they are not friendly, but they are very desolate. Of course, I know it wasn’t the marriage I wanted. But on paper, I am your husband.”
She smiled and said, but her expression stiffened as if it wasn’t funny at all.
Rockefeller decided to get right to the point, thinking that it would be awkward to say anything more.
“greatness! I’ll just tell you what’s going on and go back. You’ve probably heard of Goblin Bank’s massive purchase of government bonds issued by His Majesty.”
Rockefeller continued to speak to her without a reply.
“I came here to ask you something about that, but you keep saying nothing.”
“Because there is nothing to say.”
“I didn’t want to marry you either. I was forced to do it because I was just watching from the side.”
She wrinkled her stiff expression.
Only Rockefeller, who does not know the reason, is frustrated.
“Why are you doing that? Let’s just say something cool.”
“Why did you come all the way here?”
“Why did you come? Of course, I have something to ask of you.”
“Anything to ask? So what else?”
“Nothing else. I just came here for work.”
“… … .”
She couldn’t hide her disappointment, so she couldn’t understand.
In the first place, what do you hope for if you are not married because you liked each other in the first place?
As if she had given up on something, she asked again.
“What do you want me to do?”
Now that the conversation seemed to work, Rockefeller smiled and broke the luck.
“It’s something only wizards can do. To be honest, I am reluctant to use someone else for this job. Perhaps you have a lot of experience, so I think you can solve it without any problems.”
Rockefeller then explained what she was going to do.
After hearing the story, she had a question.
“You said you were going to buy back the government bonds that were cheap, then who will the government bonds belong to?”
No one has ever asked such a question.
Everyone just thought it was an empire.
Rockefeller smiled more cruelly than expected at that question.
“Of course it will be mine.”
“… … .”
“Because I live with my money.”
“then… … .”
From the point of view of the Empire, the creditors only change from Goblin to him.
There didn’t seem to be much of a difference to her.
“Nothing is going to change.”
Rockefeller shook his head openly in denial.
“No. It will change, of course. Wouldn’t it be better for me to pay taxes to the Empire than goblins though?”
“You are not your Majesty.”
“It’s not demeaning. Because I don’t want the throne.”
more than he wants.
It looked very dangerous to her.
“You say you don’t want the throne and you’re trying to make money on them.”
“Yes, that’s right. You saw it very accurately. That’s what I want. Do not sit on the throne and eat them up. This way, you can avoid the gaze of others, so you are free and safe. And most importantly, you can have the same undisputed power as them.”
She hesitated for a moment, not knowing what to say to him, who spoke openly without lying.
But Rockefeller herself knew what she would draw.
“There is no other place like this in the world. Maybe the average person thinks like this. Your Majesty is above all.”
After speaking, Rockefeller slowly shook his head.
It meant denying.
“Not the way I see it. It is neither me nor you nor anyone above His Majesty. It’s just this.”
Rockefeller took a goblin dollar from his pocket and showed it to him.
“And it’s the fold that governs this.”