A Frontline Soldier Awakened as a Gamer In The War! - FSAGW Chapter 69 (Part 2)
“At that time, I just thought it was another Merchant.”
“Most of the people waiting in line here are probably here to buy Lukuba merchant group’s items. The same goes for us from the Hoil merchant group.”
The friendly middle-aged man even explained what he hadn’t asked.
If that were the case, then perhaps all these people, numbering in the hundreds, hadn’t just come here to see one Lukuba merchant group. That’s probably why the line was longer than the last time.
“Kaiyan-nim! Aren’t you curious about what kind of items they sell in that Merchant Group? I would love to meet them if I had the chance!”
Even though without Reika’s words, Kaiyan was curious too. Just what kind of items were they selling that caused so many people to flock here based on a rumor? Even if it was just a rumor, there was a possibility that it might not be true.
“I’m sorry, but could you tell me where they can be found?”
Since they came because of the rumor, he might know where they were. But he just shook his head, looking somewhat embarrassed as if he had asked something he didn’t know.
“Unfortunately, I don’t know that either. If I knew that, I wouldn’t have asked. Haha!”
“I see. Thanks.”
Well, he might not know much about them, so it was natural for him to ask Kaiyan.
“I’d like to see them once if there’s a way to find them, Reika.”
Even though it wasn’t audible to others, Kaiyan whispered to Reika, who was perched on his shoulder, while looking at the middle-aged man.
[Hmm… how about using an item?]
“An item from the shop… but my G-Points are running low now. Besides, using G-Points to find them feels a bit…”
It was out of curiosity, not a necessity.
He couldn’t justify spending valuable G-Points just to satisfy his curiosity.
[Then… how about…?]
[You should try searching diligently. Of course, Kaiyan-nim.]
It seemed like he wouldn’t be able to rest comfortably in Blatan.
“First, let’s head to the Mercenary Guild.”
[Why there? Is there something interesting to do there?]
“It’s not about that, but if you sit there quietly, information flows in. If you’re lucky, you might hear about Lukuba Merchant Group.”
Jeff had advised him that if he wanted information about a city he was visiting for the first time, he should spend an hour at the mercenary guild. According to him, that’s how he could quickly grasp how the current city operates.
Passing through the bustling crowd, Kaiyan headed towards the mercenary point he had visited once before, moving towards the center.
‘It’s still the same here. Well, it’s been only about 70 days, so that’s natural. Ah, I wonder if Mr. Kaes is here?’
As he moved towards the mercenary point, this thought suddenly crossed his mind. Was Director Kaes still here? If he met him again, how would he feel?
When he had first met him, he had sensed the aura of a strong individual, a keen sensation that electrified his entire body.
‘It would be nice if Mr. Kaes is here.’
Back then, he hadn’t had a proper conversation with him, so if the opportunity arose this time, he wanted to engage with him properly. He wanted to gauge how much he had grown and how strong he had become.
Lost in these thoughts, he walked a bit and saw a large wooden building ahead. It looked just as it did before, and the bustling sounds coming from inside were unchanged.
“Shall we go in?”
Opening the slightly creaking door and stepping into the Mercenary Guild, Kaiyan saw mercenaries chatting comfortably in their seats. They briefly looked at him before turning their heads away, seemingly uninterested.
This was the same as last time. Naturally, young Kaiyan wouldn’t hold much interest for them.
As he walked past them, the central area where the guild staff were stationed came into view. At that moment, a staff member noticed him, his expression turning surprised as his mouth opened wide.
“No way… Mr. Kaiyan?”
“Yes, it’s been a while. Ah, maybe not that long.”
“Well… I’m sorry, but I had heard that you had died.”
He thought he knew why the staff member was so surprised. Jansen probably thought he had pretended to be a mercenary for some reason and that Grandel, Jansen’s subordinate, had reported to Barvan that he had killed Jansen and the mercenaries according to their plan.
Moreover, the Banson Mercenaries had immediately headed to the Marianne Empire without returning to the royal kingdom.
“…There were circumstances. It’s true that I almost died.”
“I see. Anyway, I’m glad you’re back! Oh! Mr. Kaiyan, did anything happen with the Carsia Noble Family?”
“Carsia… Are you referring to that?”
Suddenly, the name Carsia, Jansen’s family, emerged. What could have happened?
“Yes, oddly enough, they came to investigate about the Therian Merchant Caravan commission at the Carsia family. They asked about various things, like whether there are any survivors, what purpose they went there for, and so on.”
“I see. So, the guild would have said there were no survivors?”
“Yes, until then, we thought something had gone wrong on our end. The guild even sent a few mercenaries to investigate, but they couldn’t find any traces.”
Of course, the guild couldn’t find traces. He hadn’t thought that they would go as far as the Gami-an border at the edge of the Louis Plains.
Moreover, since he hadn’t returned through that route, they wouldn’t have found traces even if they tried.
“Hmm… I have something to discuss regarding that issue. Can I meet Mr. Kaes?”
Continuing to talk in this place where there were many listeners wouldn’t be beneficial. He felt that it would be better to meet Kaes, who held quite a high position in this branch, and ask for help.
“Yes, of course. Please wait a moment.”
The staff member walked towards the back and entered the inner room. After a while, he came out and gestured for Kaiyan to come in.
“Mr. Kaes is inside.”
“Yes, thank you.”
After expressing his gratitude to the staff member, Kaiyan opened the door and stepped inside. There, in the center, stood Kaes with a smiling face.
“Haha! It’s been a while, Mr. Kaiyan. Ah, maybe not that long.”
“Nice to see you, Mr. Kaes. I’m a bit confused. I’m not sure if it’s been a while or not.”
Kaes extended his hand, and Kaiyan reached out with his right hand to shake it.
It didn’t seem like Kaes had just been idly passing the time in the forest while Kaiyan trained to get stronger. Otherwise, the strong force he felt through their clasped hands wouldn’t make any sense.
“Well, Mr. Kaiyan has become even more of a monster. I’ve put in quite an effort too, you know.”
“Haha, is that even possible? But more than that, I apologize for bringing this up as soon as we meet, but I have a favor to ask, Mr. Kaes.”
“A favor? Well, go ahead and talk.”
Upon hearing that the Carsia family had come to investigate the Therian Merchant Caravan Commission, an interesting idea popped into Kaiyan’s mind. An impromptu and quite interesting plan.
“I would like to meet Barvan de Carsia.”
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