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Chapter 16 – Slave Trading House & Ines-san
This is the slave trading house; I’m so nervous. It’s luxuriously built compared to its surroundings. It must be a first-class store since it was introduced by the guild master. As a commoner, I’m feeling cowed. …I can’t help getting intimidated; let’s just enter the store.
“Excuse me, I got a letter of introduction from the guild master of the merchant guild. Where should I hand in the letter of introduction?”
“Welcome; I will take care of it for you. Please wait a moment while I show you to the room.”
I was shown to a room, and even tea was served. Yeah, it’s hard to relax when you’re treated so courteously; I pat Rimu to calm myself down.
When I answered the knock, the person who had shown me around before and another fat uncle came in.
“Hello, my name is Duccio, and I am in charge of this trading house. I look forward to working with you.”
“Ah, yes, my name is Wataru, and it’s a pleasure to meet you.”
In charge? Is that like a manager or an owner? What a great person suddenly came out of nowhere. How effective is a letter of introduction from a guild master? I’m scared.
“So the letter of the introduction says you are looking for a female slave who can escort you. Is that correct?”
“Yes, that is correct. I don’t know anything about slaves, so I would appreciate an explanation of that as well.”
“Very well; I will explain it to you while preparing. There are two types of slaves: debt slaves who sold themselves to pay debts and criminal slaves who committed serious crimes and were reduced to slavery.
Debt slaves can be bought back or freed by the kindness of their masters, but criminal slaves can never be freed.
Criminal slaves are sent to forced labor in dangerous areas, so what I am asking for is a debt slave. The debt slaves are contracted based on the skill of the slave contract given by the God of commerce, so there are rules.
The rules are that killing, excessive violence, sexual abuse of slaves who have not agreed to be sex slaves, and coercion to commit criminal acts are prohibited even if they are slaves.
You are also obligated to give them a minimum standard of living. It does not matter if it is simple, but you must provide them with enough food to survive, sleep, and at least minimal medical treatment when they get sick. Failure to comply with the above will be punished by the God of commerce.
In return, slaves are required to obey their masters absolutely, not to do anything injurious, not to run away, and to keep strict confidentiality. Am I clear so far?”
“Oh, yes, I understand somehow.”
I feel that this is slightly different from the slave I had imagined. I originally didn’t intend to do anything terrible, but I didn’t expect to be punished by the gods or anything.
“There are two ways to purchase slaves: at the slave trading house or at auction. Slaves could only stay in the slave trading house for up to one year. After that period, they are put up for auction.
During the one-year period, the slaves negotiated for more than the initial offer made to the slave trading house. The purchase price is increased, and the slave’s term is delimited. The diet, the revocation of approval for sex slaves, and so on.
The more confident the slave is in themselves, the stricter the conditions will be. Conversely, slaves who are less confident are worried about what kind of place they will be bought at the auction, so they try to put together the minimum conditions as quickly as possible. When both sides come to an agreement, the purchase can be made.
At the auction, the amount the slave first offers to the trading house will be the minimum bid, and the auction will be sold on the terms first offered. If those conditions are adhered to, the bid is forced to go to the highest bidder. Slaves don’t like auctions because they don’t know what kind of person they will be bought by.
As for the condition of emancipation, if the slave’s term of servitude is not set at the time of negotiation when the slave is purchased, the slave is basically emancipated by paying the master the same amount of money as they were bought for.
However, the master is not obligated to pay a salary, so in most cases, slaves are freed as a reward for their good deeds or as a favor to those who have served the master faithfully for a long time. It is also possible for a slave’s relatives to collect money and liberate the slave if the master agrees to it.
It is important to note that even after emancipation, the slave is required to keep all secrets and information obtained during the contract period strictly confidential. Now that I have explained all of this, do you have any questions?”
“No, I understand. Thank you very much.”
Yes, slaves are protected better than I thought. I had longed to be kind to slaves in terrible circumstances and have them adore me, but… this world is surprisingly solid.
“I am sorry to say, sir, that there are only a few female slaves in our trading house who can serve as escorts. Would you like to see them all?”
“They are ready, and I will bring them to you.”
When Duccio-san answered the knock, a dozen or so women came in after him.
“These are all the female slaves who can serve as escorts. You may interview them individually later.”
One by one, I carefully checked each of them. They are all wearing thin cloth clothes and no bras, right? Are there bras in this world? Oh no, I have to take this sight into my eyes.
Some of them look like female bodybuilders, but there are quite a few beautiful women too. But the two in the middle are the ones that are flying apart. They are in the class of the ladies of Girasole.
Both of them have F-cup breasts. They were wearing only thin cloth clothes, so they were shaking every time they moved. After checking everyone, everyone left once.
“Was anyone to your liking?”
“Yes, especially the two in the middle.”
“Those two are the centerpiece of our store. The price for both of them is 30 gold coins.”
Thirty gold coins, or 30 million Japanese yen. That’s a lot of money, but for such big-breasted beauties, it is too cheap for a wealthy man to pay so much for them, don’t you think?
“Duccio-san, may I ask you a question?”
“Yes, what is it?”
“It seems to me that there are a lot of people who would pay a lot of money for those two, so I think thirty gold coins is too cheap.”
“I am sorry, I have not explained to you how slaves are priced. The price of slaves is determined by the gods of commerce, whose prices are based on appearance, bloodline, race, skill, virginity, and approval of sexual acts.
The only people who are more expensive than these women are those with unique skills or those with even higher levels of skills at the same level condition.
Therefore, it is very difficult to negotiate with these girls. There are some who, in exchange for agreeing to sexual intercourse, have their slavery period cut off to one day, and they are released from slavery in one day.
These two women still have more than half a year left to negotiate, and because the conditions are unique and difficult, there are many customers who have failed in their negotiations.
Some of the customers who failed to negotiate once still come back again and again, and some wait until the very end of the one-year period they are allowed to stay in the trading house.
The only way to win them over is to fulfill all of their conditions or to offer them more attractive conditions. It’s going to be a tough negotiation, but are you up for the challenge?”
It’s getting great; it’s not just about the money anymore; it’s about the release in one day or 30 million yen in one day. Even if I were rich, I wouldn’t be able to do it. But it seems impossible, but it’s worth it just to meet and talk. Let me give it a try.
“I know it sounds difficult, but please just let me take the challenge.”
“Very well, I will show you the room. Inside this room, the God of commerce has set up a barrier so that conversations inside are kept secret by the God of commerce.”
What kind of secrets are you talking about in a place like this? To appeal to these women, who would talk about things they are not supposed to talk about? What should I do? If it’s a story, will they take a story about another world? I risk becoming a crazy person.
But if the secret is protected by God, is it okay to talk about it? I don’t know, but I’ll be ready with one of my stories.
“Yes, I just have to wait inside, right?”
“Yes, we will start with Ines of the Flame Tiger Tribe.”
I asked the two escorts to wait outside and went inside with Rimu. I don’t see anything unusual, but I don’t see any barrier? There was a knock on the door, and when I answered, Ines-san came in.
“Hello, my name is Wataru. Nice to meet you.”
“Hello, I’m Ines. Nice to meet you.”
She is a bright red-haired, white-skinned woman with tiger ears and a dynamite body. She has a kind of American sexy dynamite vibe, and I would love it if she would be my slave, but is she someone I can control?
“Is it okay if I ask you why you became a slave?”
“Fine, I, you know, I became a slave because of debt. I guess most people do, I like to have fun, and I got my debts from good food and gambling.
But I’m a pretty good B-ranked adventurer, so I should have been able to pay off my debts pretty quickly. But then I got injured in the labyrinth city and couldn’t meet the repayment deadline, so I sold myself.”
Wow, what a hopeless person. There is a very beautiful, very hopeless person right in front of me. Is it safe to take her as my slave? I mean, she’s a very attractive woman, but I’m not sure if she’s a good escort…
“I-I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had such a hard time. Are you all right now with your injuries?”
“Yes, I had a high-ranking recovery magician in the labyrinth city heal me, so I’m fine. I couldn’t pay off my debt by paying that fee, though.”
“Is that so? I am glad to hear that you are healed. So, could you tell me your terms?”
“Oh yes, my conditions are very strict; I have a few people who are willing to have sex with me just once, so I won’t give you any bonus; you have to fulfill all of them.”
“Yes, I’ll do my best.”
How about 30 million yen for one-time sex with a terribly beautiful woman in front of me? She’s certainly very beautiful and has a very H-shaped body… Well, I guess there are many people for whom $30 million is a small fortune.
“My additional requirements are that you give me a lot of delicious food that I’ve never eaten before and a lot of interesting things that I’ve never experienced before. If you can convince me of that, I’ll be your slave.
Too many people are stupid enough to say, no, I’m going to make you feel good. You have to at least assure me that you’re going to entertain me.”
Huh? I can fulfill all the requirements with the ship summoning, though it’ll take some time… But is this girl really the right person for the job? She’s beautiful, she’s got big breasts, she’s got the perfect looks, but as an escort, you know? Can I survive with this person as my escort?
“Fufu, you’re having a hard time. It can’t be helped, it’s difficult, but if you can accomplish it, you’ll enjoy this body that no one has ever touched before.”
With that, she lifts her breasts up with both hands. I-if you lift them up that high, I’ll be able to see the protrusions.
“Ufufu, you can’t go any further.”
Wow, she’s a slave, and she’s enjoying this situation as much as she can. She’s really hopeless, but she’s beautiful and has big breasts, so I’m torn.
“Ufufu, you’re giving up? You’re giving up?”
Hmm, what should I do? Yes.
“Rimu, Rimu, come out for a minute.”
“Ara, a holy slime? That’s a rare one.”
“What do you think of this Onee-san, Rimu? Do you like her?”
I put Rimu on both hands in front of Ines-san and showed Ines-san to Rimu.
“You don’t know, huh? Well, no problem, thanks, Rimu. Just rest a little longer in your bag, okay?”
“Hey, don’t go talking on your own.”
“Ah, I’m sorry, it seems that the conditions are not impossible to achieve, but even if I can achieve it, I’m worried about the fact that Ines will be my escort. I wanted to at least ask Rimu if it likes you, but it seems it isn’t sure.”
“Wait a minute; my terms are achievable? You can’t just be conventional or unattainable like the others, can you?”
“Well, it’ll take some time, but I’m sure I can meet your conditions.”
“Then tell me how to do it right away, and I’ll be the judge of that.”
“No, I’m not comfortable with Ines-san as my escort, so give me some time to think about it.”
“Are you unhappy with me? Even with all this, I’ve rejected a lot of men. And I think I’m quite beautiful.”
“No, Ines-san is very beautiful, and I like you very much. But now the problem is that Ines-san as a guard, because I am weak, and it would be meaningless if I die because you can not protect me.”
“That’s all right then; I told you I was a B-rank adventurer. I’ll show you my status, and you tell me how to achieve my conditions.”
That reminds me; she said she was a B-rank adventurer because I thought she was beautiful but a no-good person. So, if she can show me her status, then I’ll think about it. …Or rather, can you show your status to other people?
“Can status be shown to other people?”
“You can show it, didn’t you know? Well, normally, you don’t show your status to others, so it’s understandable if you didn’t know about it. But it is okay to show the information in this room because it cannot be exposed.
You just have to open the status screen and strongly desire to show it to someone; then, they will be able to see it. It’s a mystery, isn’t it? Here’s my status, and everything will be fine.”
Race: Flame Tiger Tribe
Physical Strength: 1560
Magic Power: 580
Flame Attribute Magic Level 3
Swordsmanship Level 3
Physical Arts Level 2
Presence Detection Level 3
Physical Enhancement Level 4
Oh, she is indeed strong, her level is high, and her physical strength is great. Her skills are also combat-oriented, and she also has presence detection. The skill levels were 1, beginner; 2, intermediate; 3, advanced; 4, master level; 5, superhuman level, right?
She’s a master at physical enhancement, and flame attribute magic? Is it a higher-level version of fire attribute magic? And her presence detection is an advanced class. Yes, I have some concerns about her personality, but she is very strong, so I’ll do my best to persuade her to become my slave.
“It’s amazing. If this is the case, I’d like you to sign a contract with me.”
“Ufufu, right, but you have to fulfill all the conditions. I’m a tough person to convince, you know.”
“I understand. I’ll show you my status, too, so you can judge.”
“Okay, but what does status have to do with interesting or tasty food?”
“Well, you can judge it after you see it. Status.”
Name: Wataru Toyomi
Occupation: Ship’s Captain
Physical Strength: 480
Magic Power: 46
Language Comprehension (Unique)
Ship Summoning Level 2 (Unique)
Spearmanship Level 1
Archery Level 1
Daily Life Magic Level 1
Tame Level 1
“Ara, you are really weak.”
“Yes, that’s why it’s important to have an escort. Look at my skills.”
“I see you have two unique skills. That’s great, but do you know how to use them?”
“Yes, and I’m going to show you the second one, which is ship summoning.”
Rubber Boat: 50 copper coins
Swan boat: 30 silver coins
Motorboat: 40 silver coins
Fishing Boat: 4 gold coins
Cruiser: 20 gold coins
Ferry / Cargo Ship: 100 platinum coins or more
Luxury Cruise Lines: 500 platinum coins or more
“I don’t understand, but these are ships, aren’t they? What about it?”
“So take a look at this luxury cruise ship, the 500 platinum coins. There are various otherworldly first-class restaurants, otherworldly casinos, otherworldly clothing stores, otherworldly storybooks, and countless other fun things to do on this big ship.
And if you get tired of this ship, it is possible to buy another one and enjoy different cuisines and games. Even Ines-san has never been to an otherworldly cuisine or casino, right? Sounds like fun, right?”
“Yes, it’s great, amazing; I’ve never been this thrilled before. But can you save up to 500 platinum coins? It’s so tempting, but what’s the point if you die before you can buy it?”
“Yes, that’s why I said it would take some time. I am going to buy a premium boat, an Ex*lt 45. I plan to do a pepper trade with it.
Do you see the characteristics of the boat? It means that it won’t sink, it won’t break, nothing can get into it, and it can easily repel dragon breath.
We are absolutely safe as long as we are on the boat. Now, if we can survive on land, I think we can make a killing in the pepper trade. What do you think?”
“Amazing, amazing, sure, it’s going to take a little time, but not so much that I can’t wait. Can you swear to the gods of commerce when you sign the contract that this trait is not a lie? Then I’ll be your slave.
The only condition is that you can’t have any real sex until you buy this luxury liner. But I’ll give you a little bit of H-things, and you have to feed me as much delicious food as you can before you buy the luxury liner.
Then, when you get the luxury liner, you must let me enjoy it to the fullest and take good care of me. If you agree to these conditions, I will become your slave with no expiration date.”
What will she do to me that is a little bit H? If I buy the luxury liner, I can have sex with her! As for the food, I’ll feed her as much as she wants.
“I don’t mind swearing to the Gods of commerce, but what’s in it for you? And I heard that the facilities on board a luxury liner cost a lot of money, so I can only say that it depends on the situation at that time.
Well, I’m also planning to enjoy myself, so at the very least, you can enjoy yourself, and if we can afford it, how about we enjoy ourselves to the fullest?”
“If you make a false oath to the God of commerce when you sign the contract, you will be punished on the spot, you know. It’s still strange that it costs money to be in the boat you bought. Well, that’s fine, I’ll be your slave if you keep my terms.”
I succeeded in persuading her. I was a little nervous, but I was going to have a slave who was a beautiful tiger-eared woman with big breasts and who was willing to do a little bit of H-things for me.
Normally, I would have been overjoyed to have a beautiful tiger-eared woman with big breasts, but Ines-san’s personality… makes me hesitant.
I ask her to go outside and call Duccio-san. When I told him that we had agreed on terms, he rolled his eyes and was surprised but led me to the contract room. On the magic circle of the contract, he told me that the contract was completed when I put blood on her collar after announcing the conditions.
I paid Duccio-san 30 gold coins by debit from my guild card. In the presence of Duccio-san, we declared our conditions.
“First, I swear to the God of commerce that I will not lie about any of my characteristics. And the condition for signing a slave contract with Ines-san is no real sex until I buy the promised ship, but a little bit of H-things is okay. I will feed her as much delicious food as possible before I buy the promised ship, and once I get the promised ship, depending on the situation, I will enjoy myself at least as much as I can, and if I can afford it, she will enjoy herself as much as she can, too. I will sign a slave contract on the condition that I will take good care of Ines-san.”
I put blood on Ines-san’s collar, and the magic circle glowed and was absorbed into my body and Ines-san’s.
“Phew, this completes the slave contract, doesn’t it? Is it safe to use such a simple phrase? Aren’t rituals supposed to be performed with more solemn language?”
“Fufufu, it’s all right. Take good care of me from now on, Master.”
I’m embarrassed to be called “Master,” but it’s very good.
It’s good to be your Master, too, Ines-san.”
Balance: 3 gold coins, 11 silver coins, 60 copper coins.
Guild account balance: 4 platinum coins, 53 gold coins, 80 silver coins.
4 thoughts on “Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 2 Chapter 16”
Thanks for the chapter
H-things = Ecchi things (In Japanese, the letter H stands for the word ecchi エッチ, and it means something along the lines of “sex,” “sexy,” “sexual,” or even a bit …)
Thanks for the treat.
Yep, I know, just don’t want to make it very explicit 😀
Which degree of violence inflicted on slaves counts as excessive? So moderate violence is a OK then? With healing magic present that distinction can be pretty vague. Someone with S tendencies as a master would have a lot of leeway if it comes to whipping and such, if it means anything that doesn’t leave permanent scars after being healed.