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.”
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?