Until the Exiled Duke’s Daughter, Wilhelmina, Becomes Happy – Chapter 44

Chapter 44: Business Plan

Mr. Cremetti is stunned.

“Wait, what? … 25,000 pieces … seriously?!”

Fufu, it seems like he’s surprised.

Yes, that’s right. It’s a magic stone factory under the guise of a free appraisal.

“That’s ridiculous…”

“The production scale is about a thousand pieces per day. I’ve heard from adventurers in the territory that even the smallest piece of junk magic stone with less than 0.1 carats can be purchased for the price of dinner and drink. Well, there are 4000 carats of stones here, averaging 0.16 carats, but I wonder how much value do you think Cremetti-san will find in them?”

“That’s a fair price… wait a minute, does this come in regularly every month?”

“No, not at all.”

“What?!”

Mr. Cremetti seems to have shouted involuntarily. Lex continued.

“As you can see from the fact that we receive 25,000 pieces from around 20,000 people, we have told people that they should come more than once to take measurements, and some of them have. We also give out candy to the children. However, if the novelty decreases, the number of people coming to the venue will decrease.”

“Ah, that’s right, eventually it will decrease and settle down. I see.”

Mr. Cremetti sounds relieved in a way, with a slightly absent voice.

While Lex was explaining, I took out a figure from the material and spread it out for Mr. Cremetti to see.

“What is this? There are a lot of red dots.”

There are a lot of red dots, and a few blue dots scattered.

“It’s a map of the capital. I plotted all the addresses of people who visited the free appraisal shop. The blue is the location of people who were judged to have a magician’s talent.”

“Writing down their addresses for such usage of information…!”

“What do you see when you look at this?”

He stares at the map.

“Is this A&V character the location of your appraisal venue? It’s not a simple concentric circle, but the red dots are spreading to the central shopping street as it approaches the poverty-stricken area. Would that be around the entrance to the slum?”

“That’s right. We have included the observations of that area in the report, but it’s more simple than that.”

“I see.”

“Most people are coming from the south side of the capital. That’s all.”

“…I never would have thought.”

“Excluding the central part of the capital city where the wealthy reside, we will increase the number of offices in four places: east, west, south, and north. This is our next move.”

“You mean four thousand units per day?!”

“The south will probably still have a lot for a while, but it will eventually decrease, and since the population density is not as high as in the south, it will probably be around three thousand.”

It will eventually settle down to around two thousand.

“Impossible… Please wait. Did you say ‘next move’?”

I nod.

“That’s right, and then the next move, and then the next.”

“May I ask what you have in mind?”

“In the central part of the capital city and the wealthy area, we are considering a different policy, but it is not yet the time to move. But as for the rest, it’s easy enough, isn’t it?”

“…Do the same in the nearby towns. Next, we will also do it in distant territories.”

“Yes. In cities with a relatively large population, we would like to have a permanent shop, and in other places, such as festivals where people gather, we would like to set up temporary shops with various ideas.”

“The commoners can receive a free magic evaluation, and you obtain a large amount of magic stones in the background. What a terrifying scheme.”

“Is that so?”

I tilt my head.

“Those who exploit, for example, a king or noble who imposes heavy taxes, are hated by the people. However, it is frightening that you are loved by the exploited for receiving free magic appraisal.

Fufu, they are happy with free. I offer it for free because there is an advantage to doing so.

I say with a smile.

“I am not interested in charity work.”

“Haha.”

I returned with a dry laugh as if I was caught.

“If I were a noble, I would do charity work with a noble phrase, the noble obligation of Nobile, but it has nothing to do with me now.”

After that, I explain the documents and also talk about where to set up the next office.

And…

“As per your request, I have purchased the mansion near your current office.”

“Thank you. I was thinking of moving there today.”

We bow our heads.

“It’s an old mansion, but it’s quite spacious, yes?”

“There is a place for servants, so it’s okay. I may ask you if there is a shortage, but first I want to gather people I can trust.”

Yes, finally I can gather my followers from when I was at Periknen’s mansion!

“I see… I think that’s good. This is the key to the mansion.”

“Thank you very much.”

Receiving the key, we gave it to Senni and stood up.

“Well, let’s meet again.”

“Yes, definitely… Oh, before that, spreading the magic appraisal office throughout the country, what will you do next?”

Lex answers.

“In the meantime, I will develop an atmospheric magic element accumulator device.”

He raised his finger toward the sky.

“I will make magic stones from the air.”


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