Ponkotsu Chronicles - Chapter 1 part 2
Translator :- kaus_v Editor :- gayu
“It’s just a branch.”
I rushed into a large business with a sign in the center of the city where several main streets intersected. From what I heard from the people coming and going, it was called “Esbel Shokai” and it seemed to be a genuine big store with branches all over the place.
Unlike the underhanded merchants who were involved in theft, I was sure that they would follow the rules of trade and I was not worried about their ability to pay. I decided to go for it and got in with full confidence.
I was frozen in place at the gate of the trading company.
It was only two seconds after I showed my staff of the world tree to ask for an assessment. I’m not sure. The man, who seemed to be both a receptionist and a security guard, looked at me with a pitying look as he stood at the gate of the premises.
I’m sorry, but I can’t give you a formal assessment.
“A magic wand is a device that uses highly mystical materials to amplify magic. However, the wand is nothing more than a tree branch with a handle attached. It does not contain any magical power and is not for sale. Please take it back.” I could read it.
It’s a bargaining technique of claiming it’s worthless and buying it at a low price and then patronizingly bargain for it, saying, “But I’ll buy it for you at a special low price.” That must be it. However, the man from the business club didn’t seem to have any intention of continuing the conversation, so he just turned on his heel and started to leave.
I was indeed upset by this.
“Wait, wait, wait. You’ll have to look into it more carefully. I’m pretty sure this is a great wand.”
“Recently, there has been a scam to sell these inferior wands to inexperienced merchants, and from the looks of it, you don’t even have the basics of being a merchant who deals in magical items. You should take this as a learning experience and start from scratch.”
Without responding to our plea, the man bowed and retreated to the back of the gate. The metallic sound of the closed gate was heavy on my ears.
I felt a cold sweat run down my spine, but I managed to calm myself down.
“Not yet. I’m not sure if it’s just the old man’s eyes. There was another place that looked like a business association, and if you go there, you can get …….”
I switched my thoughts to a more positive one and decided to take the matter to another business association a little further away.
But the result was…
“It’s a tree branch.”
Again, I was turned away. A young woman with glasses came out to deal with the visitor, but the expression on her face was almost the same as that of the older man.
”I sympathize with you that you have been caught with such goods, but …… your failure is also your bread and butter as a merchant. I hope you can get a better deal next time.”
”It’s not the same. This is probably a special wand.”
There was nothing I could do, and the second house was also destroyed.
From this point on, I’ll become less and less resourceful.
I dropped down the ranks of the big merchants and went to the small ones that looked like wholesalers. I was easily turned away.
I ran into a store that looked like a general store, claiming to buy all kinds of things, and was kicked out by a strong-headed husband who said, “Don’t mistake us for a garbage store.”
A few hours later, as the sky was turning into sunset, my heart was completely deflated.
It was definitely a mistake.
It is true that this wand has made me transcend a thousand years of time. It couldn’t be a mere branch of a tree. It’s just that it’s a wand that’s so out of the ordinary that the average merchant can’t see its value.
I try to console myself with that, but if there is no one who understands its value, there is no way to sell it.
Having already cheated a dozen village merchants and stores, I was wandering around the city, shaking with fatigue.
I haven’t been able to rest much since this morning. To be precise, since this morning, a thousand years later. I laughed to myself as I couldn’t make sense of the phrasing, silently realizing that I was reaching my limit.
“Damn it. Someone who understands the value of this wand is …….”
I don’t care who.
If there is even one person who understands the value of this wand.
I’m not sure what to do or what to make of it.
The city of Varia is still bustling with activity. In the center of the city stands the huge tower of the Varia Magic Academy, tinged red by the setting sun.
That’s right. You’re here, aren’t you?
Why didn’t I think of it first? Even though no one in the world recognizes the value of this wand, there is only one exception.
He is the one who rose to become the world’s greatest magician with this wand as his partner. The moment I thought of it, I went to the academy.
The moment I thought of it, I ran at full speed towards the tower of the academy.
I don’t know exactly when the present time is. It is said that Gray was a student at the academy for a very short time.
Tradition has it that he passed the entrance exam at the top of his class, completed his studies in a very short time, and set out on a journey to save the world.
I don’t know if Gray is enrolled in that academy at this time. But if there is a chance that we can meet him, we have to go there.
And sell this wand by any means necessary.