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

As such, he thought that this was the best he could do. If he was wrong, then he would change it later.

“No way, such a good weapon only costs 100 million!? People would line up even if this was sold at 5 billion!”
“However, we don’t even have that 100 million.”
“That’s true.”

The first customers could not buy the weapons so they left helplessly.
Like modern people who liked to gossip, they started chatting about Vanguard on mobile messengers and various SNS, and as they had expected, that information grabbed a huge amount of attention almost instantly.

[Anyone heard of Vanguard?]
[I think it’s a lie though.]
[I just bought a breastplate and a warhammer. I won’t make this long. Anyone that has money should run there right now. Just think that you’re deceived and go. It’s a waste of time just waiting.]
[Ah, shit. It’s definitely a lie but it keeps nagging on my mind.]
[We sold our house and bought weapons for my little brother and I. I don’t know who the owner is, but thank you so much.]
[You bought a weapon after selling your house? It looks like that guy is really well off.]
[Wao, things turned out like this!](T/N: Guess who)

Nothing was sold in the first 2 hours of the store opening, but on the third hour, 2 were sold at once, and 50 more on the two hours after. Then, the store closed.

Not even one week had passed, only half a day had passed and the gossip had spread around to many people, and they all wanted to buy the items, but the employees who were instructed strictly by Yu IlHan, had locked the store as soon as it became 5 p.m.
There were some who tried to force their way in, and those who tried to sneak in and steal, but they all failed just before they could succeed. The magical protection that blocked them, top be exact, the angels’ protective magic, was the reason.

“It’s obvious, but it is no ordinary store.”
“Just what the hell is it? Is this prepared by the one called God?”
“Wouldn’t he give out quests rather than asking for money?”

The people asked the employees who were leaving work, but since they were only hired by Yu IlHan, they could not answer the questions.

There were only 3 that knew how things worked right now, excluding Yu IlHan. Kang MiRae, Kang HaJin, and Na YuNa. On a round table, they were talking about the situation that happened after they gave out the building to Yu IlHan.

“Just what is that person… fuu. It’s tiring to just say it. He shouldn’t have taken the smith here to Earth, right?”
“You know very well that that’s impossible, oppa. It’s his ability. He would be supplied from another world, and release them on Earth.”

Kang MiRae replied in a cold tone after looking at the performance of the shoulder plate and the boots that Kang HaJin had bought himself. After realizing that he was feeling the same emotion as the one that his little sister was feeling, Kang HaJin just made a bitter smile.

“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.”

Na YuNa pointed out Kang HaJin’s error. All worlds, it couldn’t be said lightly, but the item’s info was as such, so there was no helping it.

So, this meant that the crafter that made this shoulder plate had a better ability than any of the smiths in other worlds. It wasn’t a level that could be reached just by hammering away for hundreds of years, but only Yu IlHan himself didn’t know that.

“It’s a good thing for Earth. It’s unbelievable, but this business of his is only an extension of the trade he had with me. He really is an upright person.”

Kang MiRae concluded. She had a face that had non-acceptance written on it. SHe was feeling slightly touched, and a bigger rage; faint hope and deep despair.

“Fuf, Fuffhi.”

Suddenly, Na YuNa made a weird laugh. The siblings thought that she put on a stone mask, (T/N: Google tells me stone mask is “Ishikamen” from JoJo) but it wasn’t that. She just found this situation too funny.

“Puhi, puhihihi.”
“Na YuNa, did you get inflicted with mental magic or something?”
“Puhhh, Nooo. Just, huhu. I just understand.”

Na YuNa made a nonchalant wink that didn’t fit with her idiotic laugh. Naturally, Kang MiRae asked back, stupefied.

“What do you understand?”
“A little, more than MiRae though.”
“Nonsense.”

Kang MiRae’s brows twitched. Kang HaJin, who realized that she had become enraged, tried to stop Na YuNa, but stopping here was not worthy of Na YuNa’s name. She kept laughing and touched the shoulder plate in front of her eyes.

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

In Kang MiRae’s two hands sparked golden lightning. If Kang HaJin didn’t stop her, either Na YuNa would have blown up or the office would have blown up.

“Should I tell you what’s so interestiiiing?”
“Shut up.”
“MiRae’s so cute when angry too!”
“Stop.”

Kang HaJin smacked Na YuNa’s had while sighing. Leaving her, crying while stroking her forehead, he took back the shoulder plate and the boots before placing a pile of paperwork on the table.

“Enough about Mr. Yu IlHan. Us moving won’t really help anything, but I’ll do something about it. Shall we go onto our work, Clan Master?”
“Fuu.”

Clan was something that both Kang MiRae and Kang HaJin had once offered to Yu IlHan. It referred to an group of ability users based in Korea.
Kang MiRae was the master while Kang HaJin was the vice-master, and Na YuNa was just an ordinary member. The clan members were just those three.

Until now, that is.

“The number of clans that officially made themselves known numbers in the hundreds just until now. There are some small scale groups that made themselves known in Korea too. Delaying anymore would make this half-hearted. To bring your name up, we should start doing activities after receiving members.”
“Yes, we should.”

Kang MiRae nodded obediently. Her expression was still complex, but the words from her mouth were very clear.

“Let’s start recruiting the members of the ‘Lightning God’ clan.”
“It’ll be better if we change the name though…”
“Shut up.”

Meanwhile, Yu IlHan, who had unintentionally made the executives of the Lighting God clan chaotic, was…

[You have earned 2,989,744 experience.]
[You have earned the record of Lv 93 Dark Shadow.]
[Killing a 2nd class with concealment in one strike with a surprise attack 1/3,000]

“Ah shit. How is this any ‘easier’!”
[Well maybe it was killing a 4th class in one strike with a surprise attack before.](Erta)
[Zzzz.](Lita)

…currently training alone to evolve his concealment skills in the most dangerous dungeon in the world.


Author’s notes
1. I wanted to convey the feeling that people were adapting and changing to the world after the Great Cataclysm in a viewpoint other than the main character. How was it? Did I convey it well?
2. Since he hadn’t set up Vanguard to earn money, the standard weapons will end at 100 million won! Well, there’s no price for the materials so he would still profit.
3. Concealment skill evolution criteria doesn’t end with just that.


Translator’s notes
Enjoy~

Translator : Chamber

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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?

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      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.

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    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,

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  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?

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        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.

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          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.

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    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)

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      1. Jonathan Hurd

        The other thing is that there is no way of faking that Yu Ilhan originally made them since when they look at the record it will say its made by the greatest blacksmith across all worlds.

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    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.

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      1. Jonathan Hurd

        I hadn’t thought about that side effect. That is a good point. If your competition is Vanguard Standard like that anyone can tell selling theirs for more is just plain stupid.

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      2. 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.

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    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.

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  4. shadowtrap2010

    OMG if he upgrade his stealth wouldnt he just have to stand there and stab the target to death… and they dont even know why?
    A force of nature

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  5. 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?

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  6. 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 😛

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  7. 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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