Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 57
Let’s spread the Othello! Part 4
On the night when Pez-san’s rolling store arrived in the Kingdom’s capital, I posted a notice to the place, where I got the consent in advance.
I complained about the scam-like announcement of the tournament, but Miriam-san told me, [it’s okay.] Everyone doesn’t care about that, so momentum is important.
Well, if Miriam-san, is familiar with popular psychology, I will let you say so, because if a complaint comes, [I will force you to deal with it]!
Just a poster, no flyer distribution or something.
No, the paper is too expensive!
There are also papers here, but the quality is bad and the price is ridiculous.
Well, that is why I’ll enter the paper-making Industry. If a lot of cheap and fine quality paper is on the market, I will not start paper making in the territory.
The paper and the materials here, are not made from trees. What is a non-wood paper… you asked?
Materials like Straw, flax, and cotton residue…
At the Yamano territory, we are using bark instead of wood for experiment and testing .
A straw paper…. Ah, Straw paper, It’s somewhat nostalgic. No, the one that I know is not exactly the one that used real straw, but it was only a word that refers to medium-quality paper, low-quality paper, recycled paper, etc. that only took over words.
There was only fine paper, and I didn’t see much straw paper in Japanese shops.
No, I won’t buy it, even if I do find it. It will stuck in a printer or copying machine and a mechanical pencil will get caught … …
Oh, and then it’s useless….
In the morning, as the sun gradually rose…, The customers flocked, it became crowded. To Pez-san’s shop.
Crowd: 「「「Is this where Othello and Shogi are being sold?！」」」
And then……Sold out.
It was sold out ….Just like that.
600 pieces made by 79 people, from 2 mountains villages for over 15 days, was all … ….
Pez-san’s average purchase price is 3 silver coins a piece.
Oh, [average], because Othello and Shogi are different in selling price. That’s right, because the time it takes to make is different.
The number of piece for Othello is much larger. Shogi has fewer. It takes a lot of time to make it, and at first it will be sold a little, aiming at aristocracy and high-ranking military personnel. It takes some time to make, because it was made into a luxury item.
So, the village earns, 1800 silver coins in 15 days. 86 silver coins per house… In a country village with a high self-sufficiency rate, it is not really as far as doubling the income ….
The main source of income of the family is mountain work. Because this is just a side job. for a housewife the amount of production is too much like hand crafting, field work and housework!…
It’s just the Elderly, the Auntie and the children, were fired up! Do they sleep properly?
The average selling price is 4 silver coins and 8 copper coins.
Isn’t Pez-san is taking too much? No, it took more than 20 days, back and forth. There are things like, Personnel expenses of horse-drawn carriages, consumables such as food, request fees for escorts, depreciation of carriages, and the risk of robbery from bandits.
If you think about it, it’s a reasonable price. Even though you’re carrying that much amount goods when you go to the capital, you will still load other goods on the way back.
In addition, pez-san himself seems to have written the character of the Shogi pieces, doing it night after night on his way.
I adjusted the characters to write in advance. (TN: in local characters not in japanese kanji)
It is easier for the people to understand this. lets say the King, it’s good to use this word as it is, the incense carts are assault spearmen, the Katsura horse is Cavalry, and the gold is the hostess, and so on. ( 王将とかはそのままこちらの言葉にすれば良いとして、香車は突撃槍兵、桂馬は騎兵、金は宿将、とかにして。) (TN: no idea about this one as i don’t play shogi)
I narrowed my head to [Hisha and tsuno] …….
Oh, I remove the (made-in-Japan) and handed those to the King and nobles and put my crest on the surface of the pieces. So, I bought the pieces made of wood, and not plastic.
No, of course, I also wanted to avoid plastic.
Pez: 「Mitsuha-sama, what shall we do ……」
Yup, at this rate, I will miss the long awaited opportunity to sell it.
Mitsuha: 「Get on the carriage quickly! On the way, don’t get too far down the Boze’s territory, and then go straight to my residence, stack it all up! The baggage will be sold in the Boses territory and our territory, and unsold items are taken over at all of our territorial stores. 」
Pez: 「I understand. This time I will drive 1 cart, the fastest one! I will not lose to the other carriage! 」
Somehow, Pez-san is highly motivated.
Even if its a lot of money for 21 mountain villages, it is not a big amount for Pez-san who has a shop in the Kingdom’s capital and is putting out the other merchants here and there.
That’s what Pez-san said.
Pez: 「What are you talking about? It’s not about getting big or small profit. It would be meaningless to be a merchant, if you don’t enjoy the pleasure of doing business」
Oh, makes sense.
How, in the day I got a horse – drawn carriage, Pez-san.
As expected, the person himself is not accompanying this time….
But, is it sane, to depart at the evening? What’s more, there are no escort guards….
I thought that it was bad indeed, and I even heard about it.
Pez: 「Oh, the Bandit are no problem. That’s the emblem which means that, I got permission from Mitsuha-sama, 」
While saying so, Pez-san is pointing to the image design that the child of the orphanage drew, hanging on the horse-drawn carriage that remained.
Pez: 「Actually, there were thieves this time as well. So, when thieves came close, I shouted out loud. [Do you not see this emblem?! We deliver the goods by the order of the Princess of Thunder! If you lay a hand on us, the Princess Shrine Maiden will unleash the thunder of divine punishment to all of you bandits! ] And then,……. They ran away brilliantly. With that, the horse-drawn carriage with Mitsuha-sama’s emblem will not be attacked. 」
Mou…. Just do what you want!！
After that, she transferred to her territory and instructed the villagers to increase production urgently. Let’s leave the work that can be postponed for the time being, so that we can make more Othello and Shogi.
For the Shogi, which is the time-consuming to make, we requested the support of farming villages and fishing villages as well. The mountain villages, were making the fancy ones for the nobility, and in other villages were making cheap ones for the general public. Production Shogi is fewer compared to Othello.
I ordered it as a subcontract work in the villages. Originally, the money would flow to the mountain village, but this is much better than letting go of the business opportunity. Besides, the popularity of games will spread beyond the Kingdom and will continue to sell for a long time.
In addition, the Othello piece, the early versions were painted by cutting the wood, or by painting the shells, or tried leather … …. Etõ~… there’s nothing else. Hmm Let’s say that it is a variation. yeah..
The Othello, are also defined by the face of the board, the squares, the colors of the stones, etc., but I am already keeping an eye on it. Anyway, this is an emergency, increase production!
Oh, should I have saved it after making it.
But then, the revenue of the mountain village will not increase until then, so I will continue to produce it without worrying about whether I can actually sell it, so no matter how much I compensate buying it, my motivation will drop.
It cannot be helped that came to pass. Now I have to ride, this big wave!
Back on the Capital…
Earl Bozes: 「Mitsuha, There are no Othello and Shogi! Its becoming a fuss because the nobles doesn’t get them! If you don’t buy it and practice, it’ll be difficult to associate, and everyone is desperate to get it」
Earl Bozes-sama came.
Oh~, it was sold out too soon …
But a fuss,… it’s happening even among the common people.
No, I’m sorry ….
Tentatively, we will take [luxury goods for aristocracy] in the transition.
It’s an exception in emergency evacuation, this time….
Pez-san’s horse – drawn carriage came back on the 13th day … ….
Did you flew?
Eh?…… Did you fly, with a product that emphasizes that [it won’t break even if you shake it] rather than to make a profit? Even if it got dark, did they proceed as long as the road could be seen? Did you change the horse on the way back and fly on the horse? (TN: Pegasus lol )
Oh this tea is good~… (Drinking invisible tea) ….
But this time, at the time I [transferred] in the village, it has been nearly 20 days since the last purchase, and the last 7 days is an emergency increase system in the territory. From 79 people of 2 mountain villages, I switched to a production system in the entire territory of 678 people. That ratio, is more than 8 times!
No, not everyone was involved in the work. The chefs are still cooking as usual.
However, it seems that the [Efficiency Improvement Production] system of Othello pieces, the dramatic improvement in productivity was achieved by using materials other than wood and then Randy devised a method of die cutting and so on.
Eh?…… 5800 sets?
This is so amazingly, ridiculous!
However, this is what happens if you missed the timing to [stop] the emergency increase production system…..This!.
Eh?.., tomorrow we’ll get another shipment?
Yeah, we~ll, that’s fine.. right….. (drinking invisible tea)
At that time, the Earl Bozes desperately persuaded Iris to win the prize and give her special training to defeat the opponent.
Earl Bozes: 「You will be able, eat with Mitsuha, dress her up, walk, pet her head, hold your hands. This should be done by a noble, by us, and we should not give this to another person! 」
Puffing her cheeks, Iris-sama slammed a piece onto the board and said:
Iris: 「Checkmate!.」 ( Ōte! )
Next to them, Beatrice-chan was on a special training of Othello with her older brother Theodore as her partner.
And Alexis, whom without a sense of tactics, is researching by closely watching the two matches.
Everyone were fired-up to win the prize.
Meanwhile, in the Viscount Liner house, there was a figure of Adelaide that is under [Othello Special Training] with her brother.
Because Mitsuha had brought the Othello to Viscount Liner’s household, one of the maids managed to borrow the Othello, because she promised to Mitsuha that she will only use it while she is on duty.
Maid: 「But I think that half of the daily snack as the rent, …..Is overcharging.」
If you’re unhappy with it, then don’t borrow it.
Well then, let’s get it quickly.
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