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Merchant (商人) is a job class that originally hailed from YGGDRASIL.

Background

Merchant refers to any person involved in wholesale trade, especially one dealing in goods or services. Their talents are universally found in any nation. Merchants in the Baharuth Empire were known to possess greater opportunities to explore new markets due to its prosperity.[1] In the Re-Estize Kingdom, merchants in the food trade of E-Rantel enjoy high status.[2] In the New World, merchants acted as a means of communication, spreading information between nations.[3][4]

Known Merchants

Known Groups

Abilities and Powers

Merchants possess appraisal abilities, able to discern the value of items. Art is one such example, at least in the New World which they are capable of valuing.[5] In YGGDRASIL, those with merchant-type skills could use an item called the Exchange Box to receive better prices for the items they insert.[6]

Trivia

  • One of the ways Princess Renner Theiere Chardelon Ryle Vaiself to push for her agriculture reforms using crop rotation was to appeal to a group known as the Great Merchants. However, Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra dismissed her idea as the merchants had their own conflicts to deal with and were probably unwilling to aid the Royalty Faction at the risk of alienating the Nobility Faction.[7]
  • In order to spread his name and increase his finances as an adventurer, Ainz Ooal Gown considered getting a sponsorship from a merchant, but dismissed the idea as it would leave a bad image.[8]
  • Solution Epsilon and Sebas Tian infiltrated the upper crust of the Re-Estize Kingdom, posing as part of a wealthy merchant family from the Baharuth Empire.[9]
  • Merchants were usually looked down by nobles so that they could establish who was higher rank.[10]
  • Besides nobles, merchants were the only ones to handle platinum coins.[11]

References

  1. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 1: Invitation to Death
  2. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 1: Herd of Predators
  3. Overlord Volume 12 Chapter 1: Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth
  4. Overlord Volume 13 Intermission
  5. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 4: Conflict
  6. Overlord Volume 04 Prologue
  7. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 2: Blue Roses
  8. Overlord Volume 06 Special Drama CD: The Dark Hero's Story
  9. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 3: Those who pick up, those who are picked up
  10. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 3: Baharuth Empire
  11. Overlord Web Novel Overlord First Half Chapter 11: Knowledge
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