Chapter 82: Aid or Invasion?

 


「This was the third one…」

A distance from the town a dragon’s giant body crumbled before me.

I released Yuria from True Eternal Slave. I had brought her just in case things went poorly.

「A-amazing……」

I could hear the amazed Svetlana speak up from behind me.

The just in case scenario was because of her.

I could do something if things went badly with Yuria there.

I can foresee things to some extent while Yuria is inside True Eternal Slave.

It was a power that was unexpectedly good at protecting others around you.

「And…what do you do with this?」
「Wait.」

I disassembled the dragon and got its blood.

I took out my DORECA and placed down a magic circle which then engulfed the blood.

Then rolls of money appeared.

Rolls of 「Yen」 which my country used as currency.

「Amazing…….」

Again the amazed Svetlana.

「If you’re amazed by this every single time it’ll never end.」
「But still……..」
「Anyways, hup」

I tossed a roll of money to her.

She panicked trying to catch it.

「This is what you wanted right?」
「Y-yeah.」

Svetlana nodded.

「But…….this is…hmm…」

She seemed troubled.

「What’s wrong?」
「I did ask, but isn’t this very precious? It’s made using a dragon after all…」
「I see.」

I could understand what she was trying to say.

The letter she brought from her queen requesting for trade was mostly for money.

It appears that after they created the country they tried making money.

The type of money were the ones used in the middle ages gold, silver, and copper coins.

Making those were all well and good, but since the world was still in the midst of being restored, making the currency carried a very high cost.

Comparatively—–one copper coin would be worth 10,000 yen in my country.

They couldn’t be used in large trades and most of it was simply sitting and rusting in the citizens’ homes.

Despite the high cost in mining and casting the coins, they were practically useless. It became difficult to apply value to them due to a lack of circulation.

They didn’t have any money to spare.

But then they heard of my country’s money.

Right now it was the only one with plentiful resources and money, one that survived on a cash economy.

「Don’t worry, as you can see hunting a dragon poses no issue. It’d be best if you can use this to buy some of you guys’ things.」
「That’s right…….」

To help improve trade, they wanted to introduce my country’s currency into the market.

That was what they 「petition」 was about.

「Thank you. This helps.」
「It’s a trade after all. I give you money and you will give me goods from your country. That’s all.」
「Yeah, thanks you.」

Even so she still thanked me.
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The next day, the palace in Ribek, inside the office.

Lilia entered the office and reported.

「Onii-chan, that woman left desuno.」
「Svetlana huh?」
「That’s right desuno, as Onii-chan ordered we sent the elite guards to accompany her.」
「That’s good. I gave her 100,000,000 yen so if something happened it’d be bad.」
「……………」

Lilia stared at me.

「What is it?」
「What will Onii-chan buy with that money desuno?」
「It hasn’t been decided yet.」
「It hasn’t desuno? And you still payed in advance……this isn’t a charity desuno. It’s not a matter of being nice or not desuno.」
「You think so?」
「Yes desuno. Onii-chan is a big softy desuno.」
「……not necessarily.」
「Huh?」

Lilia tilted her head looking doubtful.

It appears that she didn’t understand how bad it was if a country was unable to mint its own money itself.

If I felt like it, it was possible to begin a secret invasion via the economy.

Actually……I was wondering if I shouldn’t do just that.

「It’s nothing. I was thinking that it’d be good to import some clothes and food.」
「Necessities desuno? I see, that’s just like Onii-chan desuno. I’m relieved.」
「It’s that…..」
「That?」
「Should I invade them with money…should I purchase their country….those are choices as well.」

Lilia stared blankly for a moment.

「That’s good desu!」

She grabbed onto it.

「It would be their happiness to become Onii-chan’s people desuno! Yup, no doubt about it.」

I smiled wryly as she further latched onto the idea.


 

18 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chapter!
    Keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. Season’s Greetings!
    Thanks for the treat.

  3. The power of money is scary, so will he invade their economy or buy-out the whole country instead?
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  4. I thought the same thing as once I played Spore… it was quite a shitty game

    • I assume you are referring to the country stage?
      That one was always the most annoying and I could only make it through the stage if I went super violent and killed most of everyone else.
      Military route was good fun for the most part though.
      I think I played through the whole game like 4 times?
      Never got to full and complete end game (whatever that would have been)
      But reached the space stage and wandered around a fair amount.

  5. Thank you for the chapter.

    He really has changed quite a lot in personality and outlook since he first came to this world. That said, the author has an unrealistic view of barter economies. They are not destabilizing – quite the opposite, usually. The problem is going from a cash society to a barter society – not the reverse, but even then the destability is usually due to whatever pushed the country into that situation, not the change in economy.

    Also, during Roman times a single small silver coin would just be enough to purchase enough bread to feed a single family for one day. This was referred to as the denarius, and while later inflation changed its value, for a long time – rather like how modern poverty rates are calculated – its value was determined by how much was needed to buy enough to feed a family for one day. One silver coin was then converted into a dozen smaller coins – brass or bronze, if I recall correctly. In many societies copper was not used due to how easily it corroded corroded – instead being mixed with a little tin or zinc to give better hardness and corrosion resistance. So one or two bronze or brass coins would be needed to buy enough bread to feed one person one meal.

    It’s true that in modern times copper is much more valuable, but even in modern until as recently as 1982 a penny of copper was worth only one penny. (After 1982 the penny is (if I recall correctly) basically zinc capped in copper for appearance sake, but interestingly in pre-modern times zinc was worth MUCH more than copper – although not quite as much as tin. Modern tech allows extraction of zinc much more easily than was once possible.) If a single penny is worth 10,000 yen (ie: about 100 dollars), then copper must be exceptionally rare on that world (at least in its current post-apocalypse situation). In that case using coinage instead of barter is a luxury, and it would be better to use barter and focus on re-building infrastructure.

    But, oh well, the author’s lack of knowledge is not anything new to this story. I’m almost used to it, and the story is enjoyable enough to usually ignore it.

    • But think about a post apocalyptic world. it would be horrendously difficult to mine anything meaning all precious metals would have a severely inflated value. even more so if copper isn’t very common.

      • RandomNameGoesHere

        At this point isn’t economy itself uncommon? I mean usually the apocalypse destroys the economy.

  6. Thanks for the chapter!

  7. Thanks for the chapter

  8. Thanks for the new chapter!

  9. Thanks for the chapter..
    This is really interesting light novel 😁

  10. Thanks for the chapter

  11. Thanks for the Chapter!

  12. He has a point by invading a recently established country. In a post-apocalyptic world, small pocket of an organized states sometimes can lead to endeavors of scheming and future conflict to a widening former or founded large country such as MC’s nation.
    Doing at firstly early is a right decision to stopped its foothold and maintained a course of action against the annoying odds in the future.

    Thanks for the chapter

  13. At this point losing respect for the MC since he’s doing what real life bankers do. They go to a third world country and loan it fiat monopoly money and use the countries natural resources for collateral. Of course behind the scenes they destabilize the country so when they can’t pay back the loan the bankers seize the countries resources.

  14. Thanks for the translations; the MC is going full on Freidrich Ebert on devaluing his currency though :/ .

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