79 episode 19. Lyon Guild (7)
“Thank you. what a great thing Rest comfortably until the meeting is held. I will call you when the time is right.”
Suddenly, Rockefeller opened his mouth again, as if he had thought of something.
“Oh, I forgot. The reason I came to Lyon was to join a guild and become a goldsmith.”
“right. Aren’t you a goldsmith yet?”
A strange smile appeared on the face of Guildmaster Benjamin.
It wasn’t a very pleasant smile from Rockefeller’s point of view.
“To become a goldsmith, you need a special license issued by the imperial family, but I understand that you need to join the Lyon Guild or Black Label Union to get that special license.”
“right. First of all, you must belong to either of the two banco unions to get a special permit. Because the imperial family does not conduct a self-examination.”
“What kind of a goldsmith would the imperial family give direct orders? They are people who say they are going to hell.”
“So, I want to join a guild.”
Then Benjamin began to secretly peek.
“Hmm… … It’s not that difficult, though. I think you’re still a bit inexperienced, don’t you?”
“I am confident in goldsmiths.”
“I have confidence in goldsmithing… … wait for a while Depending on the outcome of the meeting, I can make you a goldsmith.”
Rockefeller’s ears sounded like it was going to be used only for meetings.
‘It’s obvious, this guy.’
In fact, it was a job that had nothing to do with it.
But none of that could eventually have to be approved by one of the representatives of the two coalitions.
“If you were my acquaintance or the child of a guild member, it would have been right away. That was a bit disappointing.”
As Benjamin spoke, all he could think of was animosity toward Rockefeller.
‘That kind of guy is not good at all. Even if this goes well, you don’t know what you’ll do again later, so you have to trample the buds from the beginning.’
‘It’s not reasonable. You won’t be able to set foot on this floor.’
“Anyway, don’t worry too much about it and focus on the guild meeting first. Goldsmith, I will take responsibility and make it for you.”
Rockefeller, who knew it was a lie, didn’t seem to show any signs of it.
“Then let’s trust Benjamin and wait quietly until the guild meeting.”
“If you stay here doing nothing, you will be bored, so let’s look around. It’s so big that it can’t even be compared to the Montefeltro estate where you were, so you won’t be bored during your stay.”
“Thank you for your words.”
After the conversation, Rockefeller went down to the first floor of the guild headquarters immediately.
As soon as I got down to the first floor, an old gentleman spoke to me.
“How was the conversation with Prince Benjamin?”
Rockefeller informed him of the agreement with Benjamin Guildmaster.
Hearing Rockefeller’s story, the old gentleman began to shake his head.
“Right. It will be good for you to follow Prince Benjamin’s instructions. He is the head of the Lyon Guild and a member of the great Lyon family. You, the countryman, will never be the one to fight without fear and win.”
After leaving the guild headquarters completely, Rockefeller looked up at the shop sign.
The name of the store, Lyon Banco, was written in large letters.
‘Lyon Guildra… … .’
After a moment, Rockefeller turned his gaze and scanned the narrow alleyway.
In Ghetto Nuovo Street, there were so many bancoes.
‘Now that the goal has been set, we must move accordingly.’
The remaining time until the guild meeting is two weeks.
It was not time for Rockefeller, who was aiming to reach the guild leader, to spend quietly.
First, Rockefeller decided to listen to the views of other banco vendors in the Ghetto Nuovo.
I was wondering what kind of thoughts he had about his interest business.
‘If most of them are positive, I will occupy an advantageous position in the guild meeting.’
Rockefeller went to a nearby Banco.
“Come here, guest.”
A banco trader who misunderstood Rockefeller, who was very well dressed for a commoner, as a small aristocrat, greeted him with a warm smile.
The Banco I visited was a small shop measuring a few pyeong, and the owner of the shop was a middle-aged man.
“What did you come here for? Have you come to deposit gold coins or to borrow gold coins?”
“It’s not that, but I came here to ask you something.”
The store owner expressed strong doubts.
“You came all of a sudden and asked me something.”
“Perhaps. Do you know about the little banco in the Montefeltro estate? It’s called Carter Banco… … .”
I asked Rockefeller without much expectation, but the response I got back was more than I expected.
“Oh, I know Carter Banco very well. There is a lot of talk among banco traders these days. In particular, it wasn’t completely upsetting.”
Rockefeller asked again when he showed interest enough to spit from his mouth.
“What do you mean?”
“Well, the banco contractor over there, or, more precisely, a young assistant working there, took the lead and ate the lord over there, what do you mean?”
“Did you eat it?”
“Yes, he said that he made the lord a complete debtor and shoved it under him.”
It was good to hear from Rockefeller’s point of view that the expression was very naked.
“Stick it in… … So how much do you know?”
“How much do you know? I just know that much. How can a powerless banco trader like us dare to eat a lord? When I first heard it, I thought it was a lie.”
“By the way, has that story already spread all the way here?”
“Isn’t that obvious? A banco trader ate one of the lords, and if the rumors don’t go around, it’s even more strange.”
Until now, banco contractors had been nothing but powerless ruled.
However, it was said that one of those banco traders suddenly ate the lord, so it was strange that rumors about him did not spread.
“Well, the young blue-eyed sidekick, who had just come of age, did such a thing without fear.”
The shop owner, who kept talking from mouth to saliva, somehow began to overlap the rumors about the assistant he had heard and the appearance of the young man who was now in front of him.
“By the way… … Where are you from?”
When asked about his identity, Rockefeller thought for a moment.
‘Should I tell you?’
If the guild meeting is held in two weeks, his true identity will be revealed immediately.
However, since there is no reason to reveal it here, I wanted to hear his objective evaluations that are circulating among banco companies.
“I am just a passerby. I was interested in the rumors you mentioned and came to this store by chance. I wanted to make sure the rumors were true.”
“That’s right. There are quite a few people like that. Although it is a territory located on the outskirts, one banco operator ate the lord over there, so people who are curious about it often come here to ask. Anyway, it’s a story about a banco contractor, and that kind of story spreads quickly among us.”
“It’s also pretty narrow. They’re all people you know with just a few legs. Well, it could be because they are all members of the same guild.”
Rockefeller asked him what he was curious about.
“So what do you think?”
“What do you think?”
“I’m asking because I’m curious what you think of that assistant.”
“Well, there is no other way to describe it other than how wonderful it is. I’m not sure how that was possible, but anyway, your banco is now angry. Since there’s nowhere to look anymore, wouldn’t it be a big deal if it wasn’t just a swarm of thieves that suddenly appeared? People like us are just envious.”
As if he had suddenly remembered something, the banco dealer opened his mouth again.
“Oh, it happened again.”
“What do you mean?”
“It’s not recent, it’s been a while… … There is a lot to be said about that.”
Rockefeller got a rough idea of what he was trying to say, but decided to pretend he didn’t know.
“What is it?”
“Well… … Because this is our internal story.”
“Can’t you tell me?”
A story of paying interest to the person who entrusted them with gold coins.
I thought it was quite sensitive, so the banco trader tried to keep his word.
“It’s a bit of a sensitive topic, so it’s hard to say here. This is because it is a very sensitive matter that can affect the operation of our store or other stores.”
“Is that so?”
“It’s a bit difficult to say what it is, but our banco vendors think about it half and half. That’s right, it’s wrong, we’re fighting each other’s side.”
Apparently it was a story about interest payments.
Rockefeller pretended not to know anything and asked him again.
“Then what does the owner think about it?”
“Haha, are you asking me without knowing what’s going on?”
When he asked with a smile, Rockefeller responded with a good smile.
“I was just curious.”
“Sleep what… … I don’t know yet. If I said it was just crazy, I’d say that’s it, but the results are really good. That’s why I’m in a long-distance position.”
“Is that all?”
At this point, the store owner frowned.
“But why are you asking so tenaciously? Did anyone even send it? Judging by his outfit, he doesn’t seem like a normal person.”
When he had doubts, Rockefeller decided to be honest.
After all, if he saw him at a guild meeting, his true identity would be revealed.
“I am your assistant.”
“yes? What did you say now?”
“I am the assistant of the rumors you mentioned.”
Then the store owner looked quite surprised.
“then… … you that… … .”
Rockefeller still smiled at him, who was surprised as he pointed his index finger at him.
“Yes, that’s right.”
“But why did the guy in the frontier estate come here?”
“I stopped by Lyon for a while to become a goldsmith. I have already met the guild leader, and I came here because I was curious about how the stories about my business were being heard from the existing banco vendors.”
“uh… … Oh, that’s right. You were his assistant. That he ate the lord… … .”
He was so startled that he unknowingly gave gibberish, but then he came to his senses and began to treat Rockefeller.
He was also interested in the rumor’s assistant.
“First, sit here. Do you need a car?”
When I met the guild leader, I was pointed at the first meeting rather than the car.
But Rockefeller felt a strange feeling because he was treated well here.
“no. I am fine.”
“No, then I’m sorry. Would tea be ok? Or even herbal tea. Both taste fine. We only use the best in this store.”
“Then let’s have herbal tea.”
After a while, the store owner who brought the herbal tea comfortably hugged Rockefeller.
“You were the assistant to the rumor.”
The shopkeeper’s gaze changed 180 degrees when he found out who Rockefeller was.
“Yes, I happened to come to Lyon. But the guild leader had a lot of complaints about me.”
Then the store owner began to shake his head violently.
“I will. Because of you, the damage will not be so much.”
Rockefeller, who once felt he didn’t need to be too wary of a shopkeeper who was sympathetic to him, continued.
“More than that, what do you think of my business? I’m asking because I’m curious if you or other vendors have the same thoughts as the guild leader here.”
“Honestly, I’m half and half. Like I said before, I really don’t know. Isn’t there a precedent of eating even the lord? So I don’t know any more.”
Rockefeller shook his head to myself.
‘The rumor that I ate the lord seems to be working quite positively here. There are already successful cases, of course.’