Chapter 31: Chapter 30: The Rank 8 Item, Part II
The next morning, I had a full breakfast, washed up and got ready to go out.
“I should go to the Store first and buy 10 slots of inventory.”
Beating the Bukhan Mountain dungeon’s boss netted me 100,000 golden rings.
Before the fight, I had 2,475 golden rings, so I had a total of 102,475 golden rings in my possession.
I remembered that an inventory with 10 slots cost exactly 100,000 golden rings and decided to buy one from the Store.
I also had the VIP card that Anton gave me, which meant I was going to get a 20% discount and could buy the inventory for only 80,000 golden rings!
I picked up an orc sword in each of my hands.
“This…might not be a good idea to just go like this.”
In a few more months, it wouldn’t look strange, but if I left carrying two swords right now, people would think that I was some sort of criminal and I’d be dragged down to the police station.
I thought about leaving the greatsword at home, but since I was going to keep using it until I found a spear, I decided to take it with me to get it repaired.
I didn’t have a box big enough for the swords and decided to just wrap them up in newspaper.
I barely had 100,000 won left in my wallet, but I still decided to take a taxi to Store 72.
The Store still looked out of place in between all those buildings. I lifted the flap and walked inside.
I only saw the Store’s employees with their name tags inside. There weren’t any other devas like when I met Song Haein.
I walked over to the smithy that was over at one side of the first floor plaza.
“Welcome, Master Lee Jiwon.”
There was a large, mustached man manning the smithy’s counter. His unexpected greeting surprised me. The nametag on his chest read Batum.
He surprised me for a second, but I quickly regained my bearings and greeted him back. “Yes, hello! How did you know my name?”
“Oh, come on. Everyone knows that you’re a friend of the manager. All of the employees of Store 72 are like manager Anton’s family. There is no way I couldn’t know.”
“Ah…” I immediately understood what Batum was saying.
“Anyway, what brings you here?”
“Ah, yes. I wanted to repair my armor and greatsword. I also would like to sell this one-handed sword.”
I handed over the newspaper-wrapped swords, and took off my armor and handed that over as well.
“The Rank 1 orc soldier’s crude sword’s durability only has 17 points left. The sword itself is useless so there’s no point in repairing it. I’ll pay you 250 golden rings for its scrap iron value.”
“Yes, let’s do that.”
I could have saved the sword and sold it to another deva for 20 golden rings for each point the sword had in its durability, and gotten 340 instead. But since, I was spending almost everything that I had on a 10-slot inventory anyway, I just sold it.
It was going to be waste of inventory space to hold onto an item that was only worth only 340 rings. I was only going to have 10 slots to use so I had to be careful what I put in each slot.
“The Rank 2 orc champion’s armor seems to be in decent shape. It’ll cost 400 golden rings to fully repair it. Oh! This greatsword is a Rank 3 and seems to be pretty well-made…”
Batum took his time examining the greatsword, while he just gave the armor a quick glance.
“The balance is good and the iron is well-forged with no air pockets. It’ll cost 5,000 golden rings to fully repair it. Do you have your VIP card with you?”
“Then with the 20% discount, your total repair cost comes out to 4,320 golden rings. If we take out the weapon sale, your total comes out to 4,070 golden rings.”
Happy with the discount, I took out the 4,070 golden rings out of my pockets.
“Ok, I received your payment of 4,070 golden rings. The repairs should take about ten minutes. Come back to pick up your things then.”
Batum took the money and carried the equipment into the smithy.
There was a crashing sound behind me, and someone called out, “Who’s there?”
It was a voice that I had heard many times before… Anton!
I came out of the smithy and looked up. I saw Anton looking down and locked eyes with him.
Anton practically jumped down from the fifth to the first floor and walked towards me.
“This…this smell is…” He began to sniff my body like a dog.
“What are you doing?” I pushed Anton away from me, confused at his weird antics.
“You! What did you do in the span of one day to bring me this many points?”
“What are you saying?”
“You just sold or bought something at my shop, didn’t you?”
“Yeah, I requested a repair service.”
“That’s what I’m saying! I was just sitting there in my office when I received an alert that I just got a bunch of points. You’re the only deva in my Store, so it has to be from you! What did you do in one day that you brought back that many points?”
“Hehe!” I could see why Anton was so surprised.
“I didn’t do much. I only became the first to find a dungeon and the first to beat a dungeon boss,” I replied as nonchalantly as I could.
“Whaaaaaaaaat!?!?” Anton’s jaw dropped at my answer. He stood there shaking, while pointing his finger at me as if he wanted to say something, but couldn’t get it out.
“Am I fulfilling my promise enough? Miss Marie?” I asked Marie, who had come up behind the dumbfounded Anton.
“Of course, Master Lee Jiwon. You have done much more than I expected. It’s our manager’s first Store, but it seems he’s very lucky. It must be because of you, Master Lee Jiwon!”
“It was nothing. You are all helping me out more.” Seoul’s Store 72 was helping me out much more than they thought I was helping them!
It was thanks to them that I got the Unrivaled skill for free and found out information about dungeons so I could go defeat a boss monster.
“Well, I still have something to buy. I’ll say farewell for now.”
“Yes. Please, enjoy your time shopping, Master Lee Jiwon!”
It was going to take the repairs ten minutes to finish, so I headed up to the third floor general store to buy an inventory box.
“Welcome, Master Lee Jiwon!” A woman named Sing was working the general store. She knew my name like Batum did, but I wasn’t surprised this time.
“Show me your inventory boxes.”
A screen appeared in front of me with a variety of inventory holding items.
[Inventory (no rank)
A virtual backpack used to carry golden rings and items. Limit to 3 per person.
Items such as food, potions, and monster loot can be stacked up to 100 in one slot. Weapons, armor, and other equipment do not stack.
10 slot inventory: 100,000 golden rings
20 slot inventory: 1,000,000 golden rings
30 slot inventory: 10,000,000 golden rings
50 slot inventory: 200,000,000 golden rings
100 slot inventory: 1,000,000,000 golden rings]
They really were expensive. The price between the first three jumped tenfold each time, for a difference of only 10 slots.
From 30 slots to 50 slots was…
“Ugh.” The price difference between 50 and 100 slots wasn’t ten times, but the price was just insane, anyway.
“This is why the largest box I had was a 20 slot. There’s no way I could have afforded a 30 slot.” In my past life, I could never break the 30 slot barrier!