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Start Date: October 31st
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Chapters 3-4 (ベンノの呼び出し, 契約魔術) (30 pages/ 8%)
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This week we had lots of new information.
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Beno was not happy but I understand Mayne. Me too I thought that they were supposed to do it alone. I did found the magic binding contract cool. I just think that the fact it burns and you can’t consult it is kinda bad. If you have lots of contracts how can you remember them all? Especially the tiny character. Well, they don’t need to bring it to court because they die if they broke it but still. I just thought about something. If you make for example a slave market and you make them sign a super constraining contract. Isn’t that pure evil? Do you need consent to make it worth you can exploit people with it? At least you only die, in some anime the magic force you to comply with the contract even in death. So I guess the slave market is maybe not as possible as expected but still. You can prob exploit people with it. I do wonder if you can cancel a contract like that. So many questions but no magic lawyer to answer them. Maybe it could be a nice job in that world.
Anyway, coming back to the story, Yellow(Lutz) is getting sus of blue(Maine).(Yes it’s an among us reference) I still ship them for the futur thought. They are such a nice pair.
I know the future and that comment makes me scream inside.
Otherwise, I remember being super suspicious of that development. ベンノ has no proof that they will succeed and yet is fine spending a bunch of money. Sure, オットー said she will do it in the previous volume, but I’d really want something a bit more tangible.
This is why you should not read in advance. It’s better to follow and to discover together thank taking the lead and not being able to say anything.
Didn’t they agree on some percentage of profit or something like that? Benno is setting the market prices, so they’re selling it to him a whatever price he specifies such that they get the agreed upon percentage. Unless I’m just completely misremembering.
I’d have to go back and read the actual wording of the contract to know for sure. If you haven’t gotten to that, keep reading. But here’s how I think it worked from memory. I think after they come of age they’d get paid for being employees, so they wouldn’t get additional profit. But before then is a different matter. I don’t remember exactly when all this is discussed, and admittedly I’m still a little fuzzy on how their business dealings work, but I think it does become a little clearer.
it doesn’t clarify anything
Yeah that’s pretty much it.
They are selling the paper wholesale to Benno. They are making a profit because their costs are near zero.
ahh yes child labor(anime spoiler so maybe book 5?)
I think volume 4, but I’m not sure anymore.
Anyway, even without that (it’s not like マイン can see it coming), their cost is still almost 0 once they have the tools, which ベンノ is paying for.