Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 66: I am also a Building Owner – 5

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The start of the brand, Vanguard, was very simple.

Of course, no one would describe a brand starting in the Gangnam reinforced district as ‘simple’.
However, it might not be wrong to say it’s simple since Vanguard, that appeared out of nowhere, started with just a sign board without any advertisements.

Moreover, that brand, despite using the 13th and 14th floors of a building, had locked away the 14th floor entirely. Even a person who had business in other floors questioned that fact.

“Is it a storage room? No, it shouldn’t be. The rent here is huge.”

That didn’t matter since the brand owner was also the owner of the building.

“Just with what confidence did someone hang a poor looking sign in the middle of Gangnam? At least they could tell people what they’re selling. Debt and stock must be piling up soon.”

That didn’t matter since the owner had a lot of money.

Of course, the other people didn’t know of those circumstances. The majority laughed awkwardly upon seeing it, and some laughed in loathing.
The rest of the people, came to the 13th floor to ask what kind of store it was.

And they could understand that the brand Vanguard meant what the word really meant.

“Welcome to Vanguard.”

The two employees that Yu IlHan had picked out after personally interviewing them, greeted the customers. One guide, and one at the counter. He thought about just taking one, but he decided on two after thinking about it.
However, the customers weren’t ready to receive the welcomes of the employees. They had become absent minded after seeing the weapons in display.

“Just what is…”
“What are these, weapons? There are finally these kind of stores?”

Strictly speaking, it wasn’t that there were none of these stores until now, but none of them were as accessible as Vanguard. Well, there was no helping it, because despite the fact that blacksmiths existed on Earth, they did not have the ability to make better products than the artifacts in other worlds. Not to mention, factory produced weapons.

“If you want, you can check the information of the products by grabbing them, but you are not allowed to swing them.”
“I wondered what was up. It looks okay on the outside. Let’s go back. There’s no way they are better than those in other worlds, right?”
“But they look cool. Let’s just look at the information. I can check this one, right?”
“As you wish. However, if you step outside with a product that you haven’t purchased, then the sensor would activate so be careful.”

The employees were only warned of 3 things from Yu IlHan.

First, Vanguard would only operate once a week, on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They wouldn’t be able to enter on other days.
Second, one customer may buy up to 2 products.
Third, merchants are not allowed.

Unlike the companion that wanted to go back after thinking that only the outside looked pretty well, the man who could somehow check that the blade of the sword was at least very straight and sharp, grabbed the bastard sword as soon as the employee’s permission fell.
This man had hunted quite a lot both in another world and on Earth, so his level was 22. He was long past the time he would sway due to the weight of the weapon.


As such, he knew as soon as he picked up the weapon; how perfect the balance of the bastard sword was, and how good the grip was.
Even if the performance of this weapon wasn’t that good, he would be satisfied; he could feel the sincerity of the crafter.

Despite that, he could only get frightened after seeing the text appearing on his retina.

[Sharp Wolf Bone Bastard]
[Rank – Rare]
[Attack Power – 1,950]
[Option – The wielder can cut apart those with higher defense than the attack power of this sword.]
[A mass produced weapon made by the world’s best smith, using low quality materials. Despite the fact that its power does not lack, this bastard was made with common materials and it shows the path that mass produced weapons must go.]

“Just, what is…”
“It’s trash, right? So let’s go to somewhere else.”
“Yes. You can go all you want.”

Kicking his colleague that was speaking nonsense, the man asked the employee.

“Is this sword I grabbed coincidentally this powerful? It’s not, right?”
“Of course it isn’t. It’s Vanguard standard.”
“Vanguard standard…”

An exceptional product that even the 2nd class, the top of the Earth’s ranking right now, would receive without hesitation, was the brand’s standard. The man could only laugh awkwardly/

“Oh my god. Just what is happening on Earth?”
“Why are you being so annoying! Huh?”

The colleague couldn’t stand the man’s hype, and picked up a dagger nearby and ended up screaming. The dagger’s attack power was a staggering 1,300 despite the fact that it looked like it was carved from a bone at most. He didn’t want to believe his eyes, but he knew very well that he couldn’t not believe it.

They exchanged glances. Then asked the employee with one mind.

“How much is it?”

The employee replied with a clean smile.

“All Vanguard’s standard weapons are 100 million won each, sir customer (85,000USD). You can also buy them with suitable monster byproducts.”

The thing Yu IlHan thought about the most while making weapons was of course, the price. Honestly, he wanted to give them out for free to give everyone an opportunity, but he knew very well that opportunity was called opportunity because it could not go in everyone’s direction. There was no way he would be able to make weapons for all the people of Earth.

As such, it was 100 million. A margin between what could prove his value, and what other people could afford. Yu IlHan thought that margin as 100 million.
Like how Yu IlHan did not know of all the circumstances of all the people, he knew the fact that there would be people who wouldn’t be able to buy these weapons despite their sufficient qualifications and talent, and that there would be people who would buy these weapons despite the fact that they had neither motivation nor ability to move forward. However, who would be able to calculate everything? Didn’t even God fail?

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About Chamber

Native Korean who studied in Britain for 5 years, currently living in Korea. 3rd year uni studying Computer Science and Engineering.

51 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 66: I am also a Building Owner – 5”

  1. Rensarian

    Thanks for the chapter~

    But… wow. Those prices are ridiculous. I guess I might not understand how good his weapons are or how much money top-of-the-line adventurers can make, but that’s really expensive for me, personally. Do you know what kind of car I could buy with $85,000?

      1. firelight777

        No, even if it was free he said himself that he wouldn’t be able to arm all humans.
        The reason for the price is so that those who are weak and unworthy of his weapons won’t get them. He wants to raise the strength of humans overall, and the best effect he can make is what he’s doing. Additionally, it’s already been shown that talented and strong (usually the same people) get ridiculous amounts of money, so they’ll be able to easily afford it with probably a few weeks or a month of savings.

    1. bludvein

      Those prices are understated if anything. In a realistic scenario he could demand more and those governments and hunters would still jump at it. A single missile is less effective on monsters, costs more, and can’t be reused. Monster byproducts/magic stones are worth a crap ton as well, so the buyer could make back their investment easily,

  2. triopsate

    …He’s evolving concealment? The hell? What does it even evolve into? I mean not even a god can see the guy right now… Does his entire existance just vanish off the face of the world when he evolves concealment?

        1. Jonathan Hurd

          I think the control will come when he gets control of mana. Currently he wouldn’t even be able to use the Concealment if it wasn’t for the Pancosmic Loner Title. So once he can use it as an active skill I think he will be able to use it even in combat without waiting for the enemy to lose sight of him.

          I am really damn curious what it might evolve into. Maybe he’ll be able to become actually incorporeal and be able to pass through walls and stuff. That’d be pretty fun, hehe.

          1. firelight777

            …Yeah he would. He had the concealment even before the Akashic Record came to Earth. Hell, he evaded God before it was a skill, so it’s probably far more op than we think.

  3. frenzy85

    Hmmm… the underpriced goods could be a problem, though.

    Even though he says merchants aren’t allowed, there’s no real way for him to stop them…?
    Goods could easily flow out of Earth if they’re cheaper than other worlds.

    1. exseen

      he has a 2 item limit, that in itself can stop merchants when selling directly. all other ways like paying ppl to go in and buy them or buying them off others and re-selling would be moot since the profit would be minimal, especially since word travels fast for those with the strength/money for it(they have their own connections and would hear about the cheaper source, since no merchant would sell at a loss)

    2. Shiikun

      On contrary, being underpriced is a good way to solve things up, Take note that “Vanguard” will sell those rare items every Monday, so it has stable demand and supply. Second, as time goes on, those prices will the the base of the weapon market, making some inferior equipment lower their prices, making them cheaper. Even it’s unconciously, Il Han is making the Arms market more easier to access to those Returnees. Thus, making the world easier to defend on future events.

      1. Incompetence Hunter

        That’s literally not how economics works. Please take a course in basic supply and demand. The market price will not be set by him just because he sells them at 100 million.

    1. Jonathan Hurd

      I think Na YuNa might be guessing that he is really the mystery smith behind this all. That is at least what the conversation of her giggling somewhat implied to me. Or she could just be mocking Kang MiRae. Hard to tell with YuNa.

  4. Seregosa

    “How funny. How can this be? It’s so interesting.”
    “What a coincidence, I also think it would become much more interesting now.”

    Did she realize that he was actually the one who crafted them and not some otherworldly godly smith? Perhaps that naughty little angel that is with her “accidentally” let it slip?

  5. Seregosa

    “Yes, that must be true. It’s not that his own ability is good. I thought he was a quiet kind of guy, but he had an unbelievable connection like this. Just what did he do to receive total support from such a smith?”
    “I don’t think it would just end with ‘such a smith’. It says the best across all worlds. ALL WORLDS.”

    Finally that was mentioned 😀 I was getting annoyed over here that no one mentioned that it was made by the best smith across ALL WORLDS, I mean, that’s freaking ridiculous, how could it take so long for people to mention that 😛

  6. Incompetence Hunter

    It seems like the author doesn’t understand how economics work either. You can’t just sell something for 1/50th of the market price.

    Sigh, so many authors do this.

    If you want to favor certain motivated people, you can, but you’d have to have stringent tests.

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