I thanked him and told him about the plan I had agonized over.
“I’m thinking of creating a business that specializes in selling a variety of luxury goods.”
“You mean you’re going to do business with the upper class.”
Midland, the territory of humans, is a world with a solid status system.
Ninety-nine percent of Midland’s economic power is held by royal families, nobles, quasi-nobles, wizards, and merchants, and there is only a handful of property held by ordinary people, who can be said to be an absolute majority.
If you want to make money properly, it is natural to deal with the upper class rather than with ordinary people who don’t even hold onto a small fortune.
In particular, most of the aristocrats were arrogant, proud, so they thought they could make a lot of money if they did well.
Therefore, as a means of making money, he has chosen a luxury item for aristocrats.
“This thinking is dangerous. You should never look down on the nobles. It’s so quick to lose your voice.”
Gordon needed to let me be aware of the dangers of the aristocracy when I saw his reaction, even though he spoke clearly, it was contrary to the above idea.
“I’ll keep that in mind.”
Whether my answer was satisfactory, he looked gracious again.
“Certainly, the aristocracy’s efforts to maintain dignity are great. It is also possible to make a lot of money in a short period of time if products that can attract their attention are prepared.”
“But it’s a different story when there’s such goods. Do you have such an item?”
This was a problem.
From scented soap, which is used as a favorite material for fantasy, to cosmetics, accessories, miscellaneous goods, and clothing that ladies will like, there is a lot to bring and use.
Since this is a world where the intellectual property rights of the earth do not prevail anyway, there was nothing wrong with it.
“Yes, there is.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing your confident response. All right, then show me the things. If you think you’re capable, I’ll give you a lot of support.”
“Thank you, Master!”
Among them, the products I will sell to establish my foundation are gourmet foods.
One of the items that set the stage for the Opium War is the fermented tea “Black Tea” and the ripening year “Cigarettes” to replace pipes spread from Indians to Europe.
Since there were many restrictions in the early stages of the business, it was necessary to find money-making that did not require a large labor force and special skills, and what came to mind was these two goods.
The existence of tea and tobacco leaves to be two ingredients has already been confirmed.
Not to mention cigarettes with mainstream pipe smoke.
Midland’s tea is mostly roasted or steamed and then dried, so there is no idea of fermenting and eating tea leaves.
It was a great opportunity for me considering the value of black tea, which was dismissed as gold in the past on Earth.
“Well, I think it’s something unusual, but I don’t know that it’s special.”
I nodded confidently at Gordon’s response to whether it would be worth the money.
Although it is not enjoyed much in Korea, black tea is a very successful food worldwide.
I am sure that the scent of black tea will work in Mu continent as its taste resembles the Earth.
Above all, the biggest advantage of these two was that it was possible to produce goods without going through a complicated process.
“I’ll have to verify it first. They’ll get you ready, right?”
I couldn’t disagree with Gordon, who was acting carefully to see the product first, without disagreeing with his disciple.
Verification would be essential for his part.
Hoping that Gordon’s unlikely appearance would turn into a surprise, I went out of the mansion to get the ingredients.
Before I tried to step up and Gordon stopped me.
“Don’t put off your magic training in business or you’ll never see that happen.”
“Well, then, remember that magic training must always be a priority. If you can’t do this, I’ll stop helping you.”
I am well aware of that point.
As much as I decided to make money to improve my ability, I shouldn’t be a drunk in power.
Black tea fermentation doesn’t take as long as you think.
Rather, it can be said that the fermented ripening time of tobacco leaves, an ingredient of cigars, takes longer.
Black tea goes through withering, rubbing, fermentation, and drying, and it takes three days no matter how long it takes.
On the other hand, cigars need at least a month because it takes more than a week to dry and ferment tobacco leaves, and additional ripening is needed even after making cigars.
So the only product that I can show quickly to Gordon is black tea, but the first result was so good that I seemed to be able to commercialize it right away for worrying about failure several times.
I don’t know the type, but the scent was too similar to that of black tea I’ve smelled on Earth, and the refreshing and bitter, luxurious aroma spread through my mouth reminded me of the word “success.”
But the evaluation of the product is not done by me, but by Gordon, the upper class of the world.
Moreover, he was more suitable because he had a hobby of enjoying tea.
With a nervous look, I made him an iced tea with original black tea and a slice of lemon and milk tea with precious sugar.
However, after drinking all the iced tea cooled by magic and soft milk tea, he continued to react absurdly, making me nervous.
“How do you like it?”
After all, Gordon’s composure, which closed his eyes, forced him to answer.
Gordon answered him, slowly opening his eyes and earnestly.
“The taste of rice cake is too strong. I think it’s better to look back on the manufacturing process.”
However, his assessment was negative, so he had to hold his forehead with a sigh.
I myself thought it was made successfully, but it seems to have been insufficient for tea lovers.
I opened my eyes wide to Gordon’s immediate response.
“But the rich aroma and deep taste are superb. To be honest, tea leaves that go through fermentation I never know them, but I never imagined they would taste so different.”
“If the bitterness diminishes, it will add to the icing on the cake, but the product will still be worth it. I’d be happy to buy it, too.
And lastly, his added words made his fists clenched.
“If it is taste and aroma this is definitely going to work.”
“Yeah, I’ll give you my full support. With all the connections and all the money.”
“Thank you, Master!”
Jihoon’s plan to make money on the Mu Continent, along with his active teacher gained momentum.
“Oh, Master. Before that, please fill this out.”
“Even though it’s a teacher-disciple relationship, shouldn’t the equity relationship be clear in doing business? It’s a contract.”
Gordon, at my end, had a ‘what’ look on his face, but he soon laughed his head off and signed the paper I handed him without haggling.
“But how did you develop this? These various drinking methods are very interesting.”
His question was perfectly natural.
Isn’t it the history of black tea that started with accidental discovery on Earth?
So I said that like the story of the common transportation process on Earth, I failed to store it and damaged the tea leaves, but when I ironed it because it was a waste to throw it away, it smelled amazing.
“Oh, it’s not development, it’s discovery. Will it be….”
Hearing my story with an interesting look on his face, Gordon nodded loudly.
Contents: Forest of Peace, Midwest Orc Village Extermination
Rewards: Intermediate Rewards Card, Kingdom of Kaelon Standard Knight Aura.
I have already dealt enough with Orcs has, not only did I learn new magic by achieving two circles recently but there was also an increase in my ability, so I thought that no matter how much time I took, I would be able to attack it.
But it didn’t take long to find out that it was an illusion…….
While dealing with three orcs at the same time, I inadvertently swung my arm at the cool sensation behind my back, and an arrow hit the metal part of the Gauntlet and fell off with a loud sound.
And when I saw a series of arrows flying in, I freaked out and opened up a two-class shield.
“Oh, my God, this is crazy.”
Looking at the bows and arrows breaking my shield, I thought it was impossible to attack the quest in the same way as before, so I ran away without looking back.
I think I’ve been too conceited.
No matter how ignorant orc is, he was an intelligent monster, and he should have realized that I would make a linked attack if those guys lived in a village.
Having escaped unharmed, I calmed down my chest and click my tongue.
“This Quest difficulty makes me sweat.”
I tried hard to figure out how to attack, but the village included not only archers but also high-ranking orcs warriors, and magicians, so I had to give up the solo attack.
“I can’t help it.”
So eventually, I entered a building that I had never headed for, recalling what the owner of the blacksmith said before.
Solo play is good, but if it’s a quest Ity hard to finish with individual power, I have to borrow other people’s power.
In the first place, there was no rule that quests should be targeted alone.