55 – Negotiations with the slave traders ②

55th Episode: Negotiations with the slave traders ②

500 gold coins. This old man said it without even an ounce of shame. Behind us, there were two escorts that were smiling too.

I used this time to check on this conman. [Arithmetic lvl 4], [Deception lvl 3] ,[Appraisal lvl 6], [Analysis lvl 4], [Negotiations lvl 3] and more importantly special skill of [Verification eye].

“Don’t be surprised. Of course the price is that high. This slave is a virgin, 13 years old. Furthermore, dark elves are known for their magic aptitude and their long lifespan is perfect for sex slaves. ”

” Altough there are bruises and wounds all over her body? ”

” Aaah, we could heal her with ease. ”

” You are an interesting old man. ”

” You are a D-rank adventurer, right? It isn’t a bad deal Yu. ”

Altough I had just ranked up two days ago.It seems like the news have spread far.

“But I only have 113 gold coins. ”

” Of course I’ll take a big loss if I sell it for 113 gold coins. But, I can put it on your tab with some interest. Of course it’s only 10 percent. ”

This is an old trick. As a D rank adventurer, the normal earning is 15 to 20 gold coins. In a year it was only 240 at the most. Meanwhile the interest of 10% is not yearly but monthly. Of course this is the same trick that put my step father in a big debt. Afterwards the interest will keep going on for the rest of my life. Yearly interest of 120% when we can only pay 40 to 50%. In other words this old man is tricking me to fall in debt.

“Are you playing with me old man? ”

” No,  I wouldn’t dare to do such things. ”

However the escorts on the back already prepared to take out their weapons. The air was tense.

” Are you saying that I am lying? ”

” Old man, 500 gold coins out there can be used to buy better slaves. ”

” Wait.. ”

” Why should I? You said that you can heal her wounds? But why haven’t you done so already? Her throat was damaged and it is even hard for her to eat. High magical power? Are dark elfs the only one that have high magical power? ”

” Its.. ”  on the slave trader’s forehead was sweat, falling down.

” You treat slaves like trash! ”

” gu.. That’s… ”

Two escorts from the back now jumped forward and readied their weapons.

” Oh! Do you want your escorts to be slaves too? ”

I said that and his face turned pale.

” Wait.. Wait..  What are you doing? Put your weapons down. ”

After all that he was still trying to keep his act up.

” I’m sorry for the rudeness. ”

” No, it was only a maintained profit. ”

” What? ”

” Because their life for you is only accounted by the profit and loss right? ”

Everyone’s faces were dumbfounded when I said that.

” haha.. What a good joke. ”

Then I threw one of the empire’s gold coins.

” This is the downpayment. ”

” Doyou agree with the price? ”

” I said this is the downpayment. ”

” There is no way you could possibly afford the slave and pay the interest.

” So what if I couldn’t pay it? ”

” We will have to take the slave back and something equivalent to her value. Maybe you can let us do something to your body. ”

The slave dealer then showed a businessman smile.

” Then, how about if I am able to pay it? Will you give your eyes to me? ”

” What? My eyes? ”

” Yeah, I’ll transplant it into the dark elf. ”

(tl note: so it seemed that the elf was blind? Is that why her eyes was described that way in the last chapter?)

My smile silenced the room.

” Alright! I agree with it.  However if you fail to pay, you will regret it for the rest of your life. ”

Then the dark elf was cleaned and healed. She was also given better clothes.

” Old man, I hope you won’t regret our deal. ”

Then I took out three potions from my item bag and put them on the table.

” I should be the one saying that. And what is this? Are these potions? ”

The old man’s eyes opened wide. It seemed that he has noticed the difference in the potions.

” Now I will have to make some money. ”

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35 comments on “55 – Negotiations with the slave traders ②

  1. Pingback: TDADP chapter 55 v2 | Rebirth Online World

    • Well he is either trying to sell his potions to the slave trader directly or maybe he just uses one of the slave trader’s tables to make a “stand” and sell his potions.

  2. i just cant see why he did it at all. A little hard bargaining, some vague threats and he could have haggled it down to a reasonable price imo

    • Problem is he needs human eyes, not sure the slave trader would willingly agree to sell his eyes.

        • but why reveal his abilities when he can fuck with the slave trader and take his eyes, blinding him for the rest of his life? 😉

        • I think yu has 2 reasons to go for the eyes:
          1. yu wants to deprive his skills, in particular the eyes of verification. By removing his eyes the slave trader will not notice his skill was deprived. ie no eyes to use the skill in the first place. And if his associated guild sees the loss of his skill, they will assume it is because he lost his eyes.
          2. Second yu wants to heal the elf. But to hide the fact that he can regrow her eyes, he will cover it up by “transplanting” the slave trader’s eyes to her.

  3. Thanks for the chapter..

    seriously no idea what I just read
    might as well wait for the next chapter *sigh

    the important thing is mc get the elf slave lol

  4. I will have to agree that reading this chapter was very confusing, but after reading it twice and focusing on who was talking it was easier to understand the second time I read it. All the other chapters didn’t have an issue with distinguishing who was speaking, but I think if another chapter flows like this one you may have to indicate the speaker in () parenthesis. Thank you for the chapter translation and hard work.

  5. About the previous chapter:

    Yu ask why she is alive. The only hint that she heard is the slight movement of her ear. Yu ask why she is alive when there is no energy/will to live. The girl only leak a small sound as answer. Yu say something close to “you shouldn’t wait for some kind guy to help you, thing aren’t that sweet (o at least that’s the meaning of the phrase as I don’t really understand this sentence with GT)”. In response, a bit of emotion comes back in the eye of the girl: anger. Yu continues to speak, saying nobody will buy her, and that in half a year she would end up in a worse place,he say something about parents that make the girl angrier and try to grab him through the gap of the cage. At no point did she speak.

    About this chapter:

    The slave dealer accept Yu’s term but with 1% interest per month. And Yu ask for the elf to be cleaned and receive clothes. They didn’t heal her.

    And yes, one of her eyes is injured and blind

  6. if the dark elf was born blind, he might not be able to heal that either, since that’s how it is ‘naturally’

  7. I don´t get it, even if he wants to get the slave he don´t need to pay that amount, he could easily buy her for a reasonable price if he just point out the difference with other places for a damaged/sick/battered/weak/ slave. Unneeded losses here.

  8. I don’t really understand why didn’t he tried to bargain to reduce the price. He might have been able to buy her for only 10-50 gold without any further complications.
    The other thing i don’t get is why did he even decided to buy her in the first place? Did he just decided to buy her on a whim? There is no explanation why he suddenly decided to do so, especially when he have to get in trouble and even pay a huge sume. Isn’t that girl costs at least ten times more than the big house he bought?

    I would understand if Yu knows her or sees some unique skills and wants her in the party or at least says that he feels simpathy towards her so decides to save her. I just don’t get it. It comes out of the blue and just feels forced.

    Thanks for the chapters!

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