Sevens: Postwar Process

Postwar Process

Outside the fortress, we cast large quantities of monsters into a large hole, and burned them.

We stripped off all usable materials, and recovered magic stones. But for those that suffered heavy damage, we had to ignore the materials, and collect only the stones.

The knights and magicians poured oil in the hole, and set it alight.

While the smoke rose to the sky, I wore a mask to inspect the process as I spoke with Alette-san.

As we walked side by side, there were some soldiers who greeted me as we passed. Among them, soldiers who blatantly clicked their tongues at me…

The dissatisfaction of the knights and soldiers of Lorphys was considerable, it seems.

Alette-san apologized.

“Sorry. Quite a few of them understand it in their heads, but their feelings don’t agree.”

I lightly shook my head to the side.

“I don’t mind. I’ve done enough to deserve it, after all. Now then, continuing out talk… Division of the stones and materials, was it? We’ll take the Giant Kong, but everything else can be split with you and Zayin, fifty-fifty. Is that alright?”

There, Alette-san looked at me, her face warping a little.

We’re fine with that, but in that case, you’ll lose out on your share. Our side was estimating thirty to forty percent, just to let you know.”

Both Zayin and Lorphys likely wanted the Magic Stones and Materials enough to sprout hands from their throats. Because they wouldn’t have to buy them off from Beim.

“Yeah, I’ll accept a few on my side. The Giant Kong’s Magic Stone was of considerable quality, it seems, and with the materials in my hands as well, I’ve earned more than planned, so there isn’t a problem.”

It was true, but that wasn’t all. In truth, my wallet was stuffed with merchant backing, starting with the Trēs House. Even after putting out condolence money, I would have some left over.

On top of that, Zayin and Lorphys would require large amounts of stones and materials soon.

“Well, I’ve already discussed it with Lonbolt-san and Gastone-san, so don’t worry about it. Just split it in half, and head home. Oh, and please don’t dispute about it.”

When I joked around, Alette-san let out a sigh.

“You think we have that sort of strength left in us? Once we’ve finished up here, the main force is returning to the country. I want to get them back quickly. Because the movements of Galleria and Rusworth are bothering me.”

They were two countries boasting equal, or greater national power than Zayin and Lorphys. Four countries of about the same scale.. that was the current state of Beim’s surroundings.

“Are they warring especially hard?”

“… When we sent out scouts, it seems it wasn’t just skirmishes. They’re truly monsters, it seems. Both parties have their female leaders at the forefront of every battle, so there’s little a gap. Good grief, in that case, it would’ve been better we left Selva in-between us.”

I could only give a bitter smile. Perhaps noticing my sarcasm, Alette-san apologized again.

“Sorry. That wasn’t my intent.”

“It’s alright. Now then, let’s start preparing. I’m sure the folks from Beim will come to buy off our Magic Stones soon, after all.”

“… Why Beim? And what do you mean they’ll come to buy them off?”

Seeing Alette-san’s confusion, I grinned, laughed, and explained.

… At Beim’s Guild Headquarter, Gastone and Lonbolt were carrying out an intense back and forth.

Gaston’s face was bright red.

“What is the meaning of this; asking us to hand over the Magic Stones and materials we risked our lives to obtain!? And saying you’ll pay nothing to retake control of the fortress that prevented the advance of such an army of evil is simply too much!”

Beim’s executive personnel heard out his piece with bitter sentiment.

They had arbitrarily butted in to participate, and now they were saying they wouldn’t sell the Magic Stones and materials. They likely planned to take them home, and use them in their countries.

But the executive staff didn’t think the knights and soldiers of both countries would return alive. That fact had largely twisted their plans.

The merchants were quite forceful in their demand for the Guild to somehow dispose of the equipment that had been left over.

One of the executives spoke.

“Then how about trading for arms and armor? I’m sure your side has lost much equipment, so if it’s now… we’ll accept around this.”

When he displayed a conversion rate, it was Lonbolt’s turn to let his body go read up to the head, with an expression like that of a boiling octopus.

“The reward we attained from fighting with our lives on the line can only be traded for so little? What’s more, where we fall short, we’ll have to pay with gold, you say!?”

The executive immediately apologized.

“N-no, that is a misunderstanding. I understand. Then magic stones of this amount… how about this much?”

The rate was immediately altered, but the two men weren’t satisfied.

“Even in normal times, these rates would be strange. Are you taking us for fools? We didn’t need any equipment from the start. The Magic Stones and materials are plenty.”

For the Guild’s executive officers, it would be troublesome if the two counties made off with them. Of all else, they had refrained from getting their hands on a week’s worth of monster drops, and the resources they had saved up had been exchanged to weapons.

Meaning they had suddenly fallen into a dearth of Magic Stones and monster parts.

At the rate, problems would surface across the branches, so the executive staff looked amongst themselves.

“… In that case, we shall annul any remaining debt of both your countries. On top of that, an exchange with the weapons we have in store. How does that sound? Also, this is are final concession.”

To the serious faces of the executives, Gastone and Lonbolt made vexed faces.

But the Guild personnel thought.

(Even if they act tough, the national power to oppose Beim isn’t something either of their countries possesses.)

When Gastone nodded, Lonbolt reluctantly nodded as well. But then Gastone…

“… But giving it all would be troublesome on our side. At the very least, I’d like you to leave it at taking seventy percent of what we’ve reaped.”

Lonbolt was the same.

“For us as well. Having nothing left at all is out of the discussion. Even after returning to the country, I won’t be able to persuade a soul.”

The Guild executives, after crunching some numbers, determined they would be able to somehow overcome the present situation, before smiling and nodding.

“Very well. From the portion taken by both your countries, Beim shall take over seventy percent. We shall prepare the weapons and armor on our side, and I’m sure you’d like to confirm it, so all you need do is send men to pick it up.”

Hearing that, Lonbolt looked annoyed.

“All you’re saying is that you’ll have us shoulder the transportation costs.”

An executive smiled wide.

“No, this is only because a quantity check is necessary. You wouldn’t want twice the effort, would you?”

The executives, Gastone, and Lonbolt looked over the forms written up. And after confirming their contents, they signed them.

Beim’s side was smiling, while Gastone and Lonbolt looked down with their shoulders shaking.  The executive personnel were certain they were considerably irritated.

Behind the two who were thought to be vexed at the outcome, in the clothes of Zayin’s temple maidens, stood May…

A few days later.

Soldiers and mercenaries of Beim set to be stationed at the fortress dropped by.

But besides them, mercenaries hired to recover stones and materials, as well as transport squads were sent in large numbers.

The important-looking existences called the free knights of Beim came to the fortress, and lined up before us as we sat in the chairs of the commanders’ room.

“Good work with defense. Henceforth, this fortress shall come back under Beim’s management. You can return at once if you so desire.”

Me, Alette-san, and Noy-san. The three of us were side by side.

You can return at once pretty much meant get out of here already.

“Also, this is the decision of your superiors. Seventy percent of the Magic Stones and materials will be conceded to Beim. You’ve my thanks for making it easier by neatly dividing and sorting them.”

Before the new commander of the fortress, who was purposely trying to rile us up, the Third spoke after bursting into laughter.

『This one’s no good. While we’re at it, should we get him demoted as well? It’s best the commander here be a proficient one.』

Milleia-san agreed as she giggled.

『I’m also for it. Now then, how shall we kick him of that high seat he’s sitting in?』

As approval circled around, they immediately devised a means to kick him out on the spot.

(These guys’ personalities are way too terrible.)

As I thought that, the free knight.

“Ah, also, leave behind the cannons that performed so well in battle. It’ll just be a bother for you to carry them back to Beim, after all. You can’t even use them there, right? We shall put them to better use.”

I was dumbfounded. Noy-san couldn’t stay quiet at that one.

“That’s simply too much. Those cannons are…”

“It’s fine!”

I stopped Noy-san, and shook my head. To the end, before the newly-appointed commander, I had to play the part of a single adventurer of weak standing.

But I could hear the Fifth contain his laughter.

『C-could it be this one is actually trying to be considerate of us?』

The Fourth gave a grand laugh as well.

『He’s so kind I’m being moved to tears. He’s incompetent, but this is a miracle! I don’t think I’ll actually forget his face!』

I looked at the commander.

“… You’re telling us to leave the cannons, correct?”

“Exactly. Taking something like that to the city will be nothing but trouble. But you’ve sure put them to good use. For that alone, I don’t mind commending you.”

There, the Seventh gave a delightful voice.

『And I don’t mind commending your actions. A splendid man. For you to offer material to get you kicked out of office of your own accord, you really have a form of talent there. From our eyes, that is.』

“… Understood. Well then, we’ve preparations to make.”

Watching us regretfully leave the room, the fortress’ new commander haughtily stretched himself over the chair in satisfaction.

By the way, I was also quite satisfied.

(But seventy percent, is it? I was prepared for eighty to ninety, but I wonder if Gastone-san and co. were able to do well.)

Leaving the fortress behind us, we returned to Beim.

I immediately brought my feet to the Trēs House’s door. I had to make rounds to all the houses that backed us, but there was also something I had to report to Vera.

When I entered the mansion, Vera raced over.

“Lyle! You’re not injured, right! If you are, I won’t forgive you!”

Accepting her embrace, I gave a bitter smile. In the mansion’s entrance hall were her younger sister Gina, and Gina’s boyfriend Roland, watching us from a little ways away.

Milleia-san perhaps surveying the surroundings…

『… Fidel-san isn’t here. It’s a bit of a shame. I wanted to fan his flames before his eyes again. You can’t imagine how many moves and lines I’ve thought up for that.』

The Third spoke as it to console her.

『It’s alright. We’ve got as many chances to stir him up as we want, from here on. Anyways, a single, ‘father-in-law’ is enough to make his rage cross the limit, so I can’t wait to see what you’ve got.』

These ones really do have terrible personalities.

And I made an apologetic face to Vera. In all seriousness, I really was sorry. The ancestors convinced me to concede the cannon to that commander free knight, so I followed along.

“Um, I’m sorry… well, I couldn’t take the cannons back. Beim’s free knights said to leave them at the fortress… and guns and gunpowder as well. I’m sorry.”

There, Vera burst into rage.

“I don’t care about something like that. I can just have more made. You’re safe, and that’s enough. Or were there any other injured?”

When I said there weren’t any serious injuries among my party members, she looked relieved.

Seeing the scene, the Fourth.

『… Yep, I think Vera-chan resembles my wife, just a bit.』

The Fifth spoke nostalgically.

『This thorny kindness definitely does remind me of mama.』

He said.

And the Seventh opened his mouth, enjoying himself.

『Now then, from here on is the fun part. I never thought the day would come for me to give thanks to Beim’s adventurers and merchants. Lyle, it’s fun time!』

Ignoring the high-tensioned ancestors, I told Vera the just of our defensive war.

… At the Guild’s main headquarters, taking his subordinates along, Fidel slammed a document down on the table.

His opponents, the Guild’s executive personnel, were shaking before one of the top merchants of the city.

Fidel had heard the circumstances from Vera, and marched straight to the ones that had dispatched that free knight, Beim’s adventurers’ guild headquarters.

The forms were proof that the cannon and heavy weaponry had been borrowed from Fidel. Thinking it would be a pain if Lyle was going to be reluctant to return them, the man had personally written them up himself.

“Did you read them? Now read them again, and keep reading until you’re sure there are no problems. This isn’t just as a merchant, it’s something you all need to keep mindful of as well.”

The Guild executives sat in their chairs, and tried making themselves look smaller.

“E-even if he didn’t know, for a free knight to thoughtlessly do something like this…”

In regards to the executives that had begun to make excuses, Fidel erupted. His mind remained calm, but he let his expression fill with rage.

“Who told you to give an excuse!? What I’m asking is how you plan to take responsibility! Just how much value do you think your excuses hold?”

The executives were likely loathing those free knights they had dispatched already. Even if they were called knights, they were former soldiers and adventurers.

The Guild took care of such management, while merchants could hold private armies and maintain military power separately.

Meaning the Guild had basically unlawfully seized the equipment of Fidel’s own private army.

The executives all apologized at once.

“We offer our deepest apologies! We shall retrieve and deliver it at once!”

But Fidel wasn’t satisfied.

“That was something loaded onto one of our company’s ships. You mean for us to sail the seas unarmed? I’m sure you’ll reimburse me for the loss I’ll face in their absence, right? I was preparing to set out as soon as I heard the borrower had returned, yet it turns out it wasn’t broken, but stolen. Of course, there’s a problem with the one I lent it to, but you also have fault for stealing it.”

The contract held that if Lyle broke them on the battlefield, he wouldn’t have to pay reparations. Fidel thought something like that wasn’t much a problem.

But if he could squeeze money out of another party, it was a different story. What’s more, this time, the Guild hadn’t been of any use. He had his dissatisfactions at them, and his actions also had the meaning of getting back at them.

One of the executives.

“… We will take charge of your losses on our side.”

And Fidel spoke in discontentment.

“He was more a thief or bandit than a commander, but is he really worthy of commanding Fortress Redant? It doesn’t look that way to me. How about you try sending someone a little more decent next time? That’s an important transport point. I think it’ll be too late once a problem’s already happened.”

The Guild staff immediately replied.

“Yes. We’ll send talented personnel at once. The dispatched commander will receive a harsh penalty, so could this matter be…”

“Very well. But having others know I was stolen from will have them make light of me. Won’t the Guild be troubled by strange rumors too?”

“T-that is true.”

With those words, Fidel made a smile.

“Yes, I’m sure. I’m sure… so, sign this form.”

When he took out another document, the executive officers’ faces stiffened.

“Let’s make it that I sold it to you. Use the cannons and guns for the fortress’ defense. In exchange, I’ll have twelve new cannons and guns made for my ships, and the Guild will shoulder the cost.”

The true number of cannons handed off at the fortress was ten. There wasn’t a man here that knew that fact, so they silently nodded.

Watching the Guild officers sign, Fidel nodded with a smile.

“There really were a lot of problems this time around. But I don’t mean to condemn you all for it. In the next meeting, I’ll advocate for you.”

There, they gave their thanks.

“T-thank you for your consideration.”
“Just how can I thank the Trēs House. I’ll definitely return the favor.”
“We will prepare the funds at once.”

Inside, Fidel thought…

(… More than this lot, that gigolo puts up a greater resistance. Rather, that damn gigolo really survived… he’s got the tenacity of a cockroach.)

As I walked through Beim’s streets with Eva, I recalled the previous events, and made a tired expression.

Putting my right hand to left shoulder, I lightly turned my head.

“I can’t get used to that atmosphere back there.”

The scene I remembered was being surrounded by elves, and interrogated on my life experiences and sentiment on the battlefield. I couldn’t help but wonder just where their zeal was coming from.

After talking quite a bit, I paid the elf tribes that had taken part, and saw off their departure from Beim.

I’m sure the travelling elf troupes that joined in would avoid Bahnseim and spread around the continent in no time.

Eva delightedly walked to my side.

“Did something good happen?”

She stopped in her tracks, and made a pose as she spun around. She was a beauty, so it made for a pretty picture, but the surrounding people stopped, looked at her, and laughed.

“The truth is, a number of my songs are entering the market! As a daughter of the Nihil tribe leading the elves, my name shall be carved onto the slate of history!”

Rather than feel embarrassed at having her name come out, it seems she felt quite delighted. The fact her personality was the polar opposite of mine made a cynical smile emerge on my face.

Letting out a sigh, I walked with Eva towards the mansion.

“Well, as long as the rumors spread, all’s well.”

She sent a wink at me.

“It’s alright. This time’s events were flashy, and historic, and what’s more, we even paid travel expenses and rewards, so I’m sure they’ll happily spread the tale. But up to now, you always said you didn’t want to be sung of, or recited, so what’s with the sudden change of heart?”

As Eva tilted her head, I looked up at the sky.

“Well, it became necessary, so I put it to action. That’s all it is. But…”

“But?”

“… Maybe you really will be telling my hero’s tale someday.”

When I quietly said it below audible level, Eva grabbed my shoulders, and pulled.

“Hey, what is it? Say it properly. Don’t leave me hanging.”

Pulled by Eva, I laughed, before taking her hand, and leading her all the way to the mansion.

 


Milleia (#・∀・): “Lyle receiving cockroach treatment… I cannot forgive it!”

Third Generation Head ヘ(゜∀゜ヘ): “Quite right (lol), so next time, we’re riling him especially hard (lolol).”

Milleia 。゜(*゜´∀`゜)゜ノ: “I just can’t wait (lolol), and wait, the people of Beim are so kind, it’s bringing tears to my eyes.”

Fourth Generation Head (-@∀@): “It’s true. They give us equipment and money for free. On top of that, they even give us fame. Speak ill of them, and the goddess will punish you (lol).”

Fifth Generation Head ( ゜д゜): “No, it really is true. Just how much do they plan on contributing to us? They do it even if they hate us.”

Seventh Generation Head (・A・): “But in the end, we’ll definitely be parasiting… no, I mean policing them. There’s not a hint of compassion in that.”

Lyle (;´-`).。oO(It’s a good thing I didn’t have a Growth this time, but all I did today was tattle to Vera… the one who really moved was Fidel. This is bad, I really am becoming a gigolo.)

About Yoraikun

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81 Responses to Sevens: Postwar Process

  1. first thanks for the work yoraikun!

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  2. BadJoke says:

    Thanks for the chap 😆

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  4. machinaforce says:

    Thanks for teh chapter

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  5. quezero says:

    Thanks for the meal😀

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  6. GM_Rusaku says:

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    Thanks Nepu!!!

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  7. Emait says:

    The ancestors’ chat at the end is hilarious.

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  8. framee says:

    Eh, so many saying “yyaaas, many monster, many exp! Be sacrifice for our glorious mr.lyle!!”

    Aand he’s not appeared (lol).

    Thank you for the chapter
    Zu’u kogaan hi, dii thur.

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  9. Harukaze says:

    I…. I need to sleep, but new chapter.

    Some nice music for tod-tonight~

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  10. starltyz says:

    LOL he just realized that he’s a gigolo!

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  11. thank for the update

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  12. NeoAnkara says:

    Did you just realize that you are gigolo mr.lyle?

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  13. Gchan says:

    Thanks for the chapter! Any hints on what the next arc is about?

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  14. Aoitenshi says:

    Kinda sad that the guild’s receptionists didn’t appear at all. I was quite sure that Tanya was going to join the harem.

    And that other receptionist was still going through her first tragedy…

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    • Kortodo says:

      I think it will still take quite a while for Tanya to join Lyle.

      She’s not just a guild employee, she’s a sweeper, and not just anyone can become that.

      It would be a bit strange if she decided to leave her current position to join Lyle. At least at this time.

      But after Lyle’s party acquires some more amazing achievements, and after she gets even more disillusioned with the guild, then it will make sense for her to move.

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  15. ultragunner says:

    No Lyle, being a gigolo is good! Means you are unlocking more and more of Mr. Lyle!!

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  16. gate says:

    oh, they actually did clear out all 100k+ monsters?! (with a few passing thru) Pretty crazy

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    • Koffee says:

      It could go as high as 200-300k monsters. The Fortress had like 26k men and they said they were outnumbered about 10 to 1 so about 260kish. But it depends if they counted the non-fighting force in their estimate, if they didn’t, it might’ve been around 110-130kish monsters?

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    • AKA says:

      I think quite a couple of flying mobs gt thru but it just wasnt described on screen. Also i think there would be some stranglers as well.

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  17. Thanks for chapter!!

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  18. jacobpaige says:

    “As Eva tilted my head, I looked up at the sky” I think “my” was supposed to be “her”

    Don’t worry Lyle. You’re not a gigolo. Gigolos put out.

    So, other than Lyle’s death, what were the merchants expecting to get out of backing Lyle that they wouldn’t have gotten from relying on the Guild? I was never really clear on that.

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    • Scavion says:

      I think part of it was that they were just following Fidel and there was also a passage about how a bunch of the small time merchants actually believed he could pull off the defense.

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    • ampzz says:

      Only Fidel was hoping that financing Lyle’s expedition would result in him dying a “noble death at the front lines” thus freeing up his beloved daughter, Vera. The other merchants who came to back Lyle were only doing so because somebody like Fidel Trēs did so they were under the assumption that backing someone like Lyle would bring their label (in a business sense) up higher in the merchant lines. Imagery pays a massive part in a merchant’s success as being a fellow supporter of someone backed by an obvious celebrity in the merchant structure in Beim.

      Basically just riding a free (sponsoring aside) ride to success since they were one of the few who backed his now historic victory that defended Beim from an imminent source of potentially massive life loss with even something as major as no actual damage to their city itself. Coming from my own experience as being someone who was a sponsored gamer I can tell you that those that jump aboard early on are the ones who profit the most from the venture due to your name being advertised quite openly at any event the sponsorship receiver attends.

      If you want the other reason… The merchants that sponsored the armoury, and weaponry for Fortress Redant’s defence have actually had their items put to use during the event so they have no wastage – as in, they don’t have things just sitting around as worthless investments like the other merchants do now. Which most, if not all of that is going to have to go out at below normal market value to get sales flowing as soon as possible due to a market overflow of inventory.

      If you want more in-depth explanations of the reasoning I’d have to delve into a lot of business jargon which I kiiiiiiind of don’t want to since all of that was dealt with back during my double diploma studies for business and management…

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      • In short:
        – There’s going to be a tax on all businesses and household in the city for the defense cost.
        – The businesses contribute to the defense can have their services deducted from the tax and reimbursed somewhat. Their service which should have been lowered in value due to war-deflation now can be counted as sold at full value. Anyone who dont will have their storehouses full of unspent war material, AND pay the tax. And trade during war time is zero anyway.
        – Tres House got both, full imbursement for the services and goods, plus a benefit of new weapons and extra. Also, merchants backing Lyle will have a free advertisement period for a long time based on the singing of those Lyle ballads.
        – Lyle still got leftover funds from those merchants house, and some monster materials which is now high in price due to war demands.

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        • Leechero says:

          This is why i like 4th, he manage to see it till the end with all this plunderin….i mean the whole outlook of the process which make them pretty much loaded with money with minimum effort(free soldier, free funds.)

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      • jacobpaige says:

        Branding benefits aside, just looking at inventory, I’d say that the merchants that didn’t support Lyle did better. After all, selling at a loss is still more profitable than giving it away for free.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          It wasn’t for free, it was an investment. If Lyle gets famous, they’ll make it big.

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        • jacobpaige says:

          That would be a branding issue. Still, if you want to talk about it, then I think its worth pointing out that their main customers who might actually care about them helping to save Beim are the adventurers and merchants living in Beim.

          The adventurers never saw the horde and only know that Lyle was able to fight it off with 1/10 their number and will therefore be likely to assume they were mostly weak monsters. As such, they’ll resent Lyle robbing them of an opportunity to make money.

          The merchants will resent Lyle for robbing them of the opportunity to sell all those weapons they made to the adventurers at inflated rates. So the actual branding benefits are debatable and depend heavily on public perception.

          Lyle bribing a bunch of bards will likely help here, but if he weren’t the MC, then it would be hard to say which way public sentiment would go, especially with various powerful and experienced people working behind the scenes to push it against Lyle.

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        • diablo8x says:

          That’s what the flyers that were let through were for, the know there were Hypogryphs Griffins and “Ravens” in the horde, so they know there were more than weaklings in there.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Besides Fidel, they were all small-time. They were pretty much backing him because since the Trēs House backed him, they thought it a good investment

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  19. roro says:

    hahhaha that gigolo is a cockroach Lyle sure have it rough with fidel father in law

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  20. ArKain says:

    Huh, Fidel recorded that the cannons were borrowed by Lyle in a contract, but didn’t write the number borrowed? Isn’t that a hole which the contract was meant to protect against in the first place, or was it just conveniently illegible in the version shown to the guild?

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    • ampzz says:

      Fidel likely wrote up a new contract vaguely stating that he loaned the cannons out to Lyle with specifying a higher number than what was actually given. It’s the guilds own fault for instantly agreeing to sign the contract without physically confirming the amount of cannons, and other munitions given out to the fortress itself but in saying that Fidel governs that much “power” in Beim that they really had no choice but to instantly agree to the signing of the presented contract no questions asked.

      Basically, Fidel has profited majorly in this business transaction which is the reason he’s always so torn between his merchant, and fatherly sides.

      From a merchant side – Sponsoring Lyle is the best thing to ever drop on his doorstop, even more so considering he has a connection with his own daughter. Think of it like having a guaranteed line of contact with someone who has a near limitless potential to bring in success for the “Trēs” name.
      Even more so if they tie the knot and a bloodline connection happens.

      From the father side – [Insert infinite levels of rage induced commentary aimed at Lyle hoping for his imminent death here].

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      • ArKain says:

        The forms stated here imply that he wrote them up before-hand for the purpose of getting Lyle to return the cannons, and there’s no mention of a new contract.

        Even if he wrote a new contract, it would be unlikely that he actually has the number of cannons he loaned out (real or fake) written down anywhere, as writing a false number down would certainly damage your reputation; that’s you falsifying documents, and no longer the guild’s fault. Instead, if he writes vaguely that cannons were sold, and he wants 12 new ones on the purchase contract, it is irrelevant to how many were at the fort (although people WILL complain of being ripped off if they know that there were only 10) as this is a new transaction.

        The forms stated here imply that he wrote them up before-hand for the purpose of getting Lyle to return the cannons, and there’s no mention of a new contract.

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    • Kortodo says:

      He could have done it on purpose. He doesn’t really care about the cannons. Was even prepared to lose them all. He lent them to Lyle in order to appease Vera anyway.

      But at the same time he might have not put the number in the contract as a little trap for Lyle. After all, if the number is not specified, maybe Lyle would take the bait and try to keep a few for himself by using that fact.

      It would be a small thing really, but Fidel would likely snowball it into a huge affair in order to smear Lyle’s character in Beim (to drive him away), but especially so in Vera’s eyes.

      Depending on how the contract was worded (like, saying that he lends all the cannons from the ship Vera), he could use official records to prove the actual number of cannons, should this thing become big enough to go to court.

      But again, he doesn’t really care about the cannons, so could have even played it as him reluctantly agreeing to just let Lyle take them, because, unlike Lyle, he cares more about his precious daughter Vera than a few cannons.

      I believe he didn’t even give it that much thought, and the “trap” was more out of force of habit. He’s bound to be a very accomplished schemer, so he probably does stuff like that without thinking twice about it (or maybe even without noticing he does it).

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  21. Deal with it says:

    Booooo there’s no Mr. Lyle!!!!!?? 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    .
    Lyle the Gigolo cockroach, now that’s PARASITE!
    .
    😀

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  22. zarvii says:

    lyle really changed greatly from chapter 1
    and i see him becoming more of mr.lyle as the chapters pass by

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    • thediabolicalgenius says:

      Like I’ve said before, one of my favourite parts of this novel is Lyle character development. Seeing him slowly grow from the hollow shell of a boy who had had everything taken from him by Celes short of his life, we’ve seen him grow to being a strong assertive character in his own right who now discusses his actions on the ancestors on approaching equal terms rather than just letting them make all the choices for him.
      By the end he’ll be complete and be able to act just as well as any of the ancestors could even all by himself, only doing a little better with advice from others.

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  23. Raufgar says:

    Thanks for the chapter~!

    Moar Lyle! Rile them up more~!

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  24. Alundric says:

    Gigolo lyle vs Mr. Lyle which one better?

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  25. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Beim is getting fleeced.

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  26. ZaX says:

    New title gigolo Lyle. It’s becoming a reality. Thanks for the chapter

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  27. homie says:

    No boss monster? No Mr Lyle…😦

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  28. cocohime1985 says:

    Sad chapter no Mr. Lyle

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  29. rizki66 says:

    Thanks for chapter.
    Hope next more Mr Lyle and rage Fidel.

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  30. chendu says:

    thanks mr.Yoraikun =)

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  31. Thank for the chapter!

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  32. Yuzuru says:

    NOOOOOOOOOO
    mr.lyle WHERE ARE YOU?!

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  33. Shio says:

    That’s great Lyle. Your skill as gigo…eh, in moving personel has improved. Your father in law is capable.

    Thanks for the translation ^^

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  34. thediabolicalgenius says:

    Shame about no Mr. Lyle, but like I’ve said if he appears during every event it’ll just lose it’s impact and the author likes to bring him out at the most inconvenient (amusing) time for Lyle.
    Plus it makes sense that it’s taking more experience for Growth to happen with every one he’s had, so as long as he’s just killing small fry and only one boss monster it might not be enough to put him past the limit.
    Or he might be an inch away only to have it happen when he casually kills some mob monster and ends up incapacitated just like last time.

    Now, with all this bad influence, how long before Lyle ends up just as twisted and wicked as his ancestors?

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  35. goblinrou says:

    Gokiburi gigolo…now i can only think of those roaches from Terraformars in tuxedo going ~joj~

    Still what a fun chapter lol

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  36. Normaldude says:

    Thank you for the chapter.
    I know Vera went head-over-heels for Lyle but this sentance really makes it seem like she is on par with Miranda or Novem
    “You’re safe, and that’s enough. Or were there any other injured?”
    She is supplying the money for all this madness but does this mean she will soon be capable of commanding the rest of the other girls?

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  37. necrosis says:

    well no good boss battles but we finally found out what the bird from earlier was called and octo probably sent a fair number of the stronger monsters to attack celes. Not much progress in this but now lyle has a stable foundation to topple beim

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    • Kags says:

      Interesting thought. Glad to know its Hippogryph –> Gryphon –> Raven in order of power.

      I could see Octo sending the strongest bosses towards Bahnseim, but they will just be XP to Celes’ armies and fodder to her. I’m sure Bahnseim will suffer alot of casualties depending on the # of bosses sent of course.

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  38. Anon says:

    Thanks for your hard work.
    Sevens is probably the series I look forward to the most.
    Question: Are you going to work on The Evil Organisation’s Recruitment Ad anytime soon? I quite enjoyed reading that.

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  39. Sazib99 says:

    Typo

    That was something loaded onto one of our company’s ships. You mean for us to sail the seas unarmed? I’m sure you’ll reimburse me for the loss I’ll face in their absence, right? I was preparing to set out as soon as I heard the borrower had returned, yet it turns out it wasn’t broken, but stolen. Of course, there’s a problem with the one I lent it two, but you also have fault for stealing it.

    two———->to

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  40. seihaikun says:

    No , father in law. It not just that gigolo but it gigolo and his happy companion.

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  41. Hakurei06 says:

    The lack of Mr. Lyle upsets me.

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  42. tonarilala says:

    “I don’t mind. I’ve done enough to deserve it, after all. Now then, continuing out talk…

    out==>our

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  43. Chronos5884 says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  44. lenyek penyek says:

    I was really expecting the appearance of Mr Lyle since they’re fighting against hundreds of thousands of monsters. Turns out Lyle was actively trying to kill only the bare minimum to conserve his mana and prevent growth while at it.

    But at least I can expect his experience bar to be >80% towards the next level. Should be close to the next growth. Those ancestors scheming at the end is the best part lol.

    Almost done with this volume. Thanks Yoraikun.

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  45. Kags says:

    Thank you for the chapter so quickly!😀

    Volume is almost done.🙂

    I’m impressed at Lyle & Ancestors using May’s “good fortune” to allow Zayin and Lorphys to get the best deal possible.

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  46. Acorn says:

    Thanks thanks thanks for the chapter waiting for that mr. Lyle now😀😀😀 ~:-P

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