The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 3

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TL Note: Sorry, a bit busy right now. Extra chapter won’t be coming this week. Also, I haven’t edited this yet, I’ll edit this sometime this week. 

Edit: 2015/08/10 Fixed a pronoun and changed staff arts -> spear arts. 

Volume 3 Chapter 3

The next day.

I woke up in the morning, did my preparations, and then gathered the slimes. But then I noticed something amiss. What is this slime?

What lay before my eyes was a slime I’d never seen before. However, I knew for sure that I was contracted with it, so I quickly used ‘Monster Identify’.

Medicine Slime
Skills

  • Generate Liquid Medicine Lv3
  • Poison Resistance Lv3
  • Disease Resistance Lv5
  • Physical Attack Resistance Lv1
  • Jump Lv3
  • Digestion Lv3
  • Absorption Lv3
  • Split Lv3
  • Spear Arts Lv1


Medicine slime? I don’t remember taming a slime like this. In that case, did it evolve!?

“But I shouldn’t have any more normal slimes left. Moreover, it has the ‘Spear Arts’ skill… I know!” [Ryouma]

When you think about it, medicine can become poison depending on how you use it. The reverse is also true. Then in that case, it must’ve evolved from the poison slime!

“No slimes have evolved a second time after evolving until now, so I thought they could only evolve once. But to think that they would actually have a second evolution. But why all of the sudden? Did I fulfill the evolution conditions somewhere?” [Ryouma]

The evolution of a slime is decided by the food they eat. So the medicine slime’s evolution condition must be medicine? Something like that, when did I? …Now that I think about it, last night, the spilled medicine was cleaned up by someone right? I thought the cleaner slimes were the ones who cleaned it up, but was it this slime?

In order to confirm my suspicions, I gathered the poison slimes, and poured out a bottle of antidote into a vessel of stone I made before. Right then and there five poison slimes gathered and began to drink.

“Ahh, they’re drinking. So it really was the poison slime…” [Ryouma]

The poison slime from before evolved after drinking a bottle. In that case, a simple calculation should mean that five slimes would need five bottles. Having thought that, I gave the poison slimes 4 more bottles.

And while they were drinking, I made several vessels, and then I gave an order to the medicine slime.

“Show me what kind of medicine you can make.” [Ryouma]

As I said that, I presented to it the vessels. The medicine slime then proceeded to spit out liquid one after another into the vessels. From silky smooth to sticky, there were all sorts.

I confirmed those one after another and…

Potion
Styptic
Antidote
Poison (Immediate Effect)
Poison (Slow Effect)
Paralysis Poison (Immediate Effect)
Paralysis Poison (Slow Effect)
Antibacterial Medicine

“Oh… it’s quite varied. And as expected it can release both medicine and poison. But what’s up with this antibacterial medicine?” [Ryouma]

When I used ‘Identify’ on it, this came out:

Antibacterial Medicine

A liquid generated by the medicine slime that possesses powerful antibacterial properties. When applied, the viruses and bacteria in the area will be sterilized. Unless applied in an airtight container, the water content will immediately evaporate. This liquid is harmless to humans.

Isn’t this an antiseptic?! This is perfect! Especially since I was quite worried about going to other regions aside from the Jamil Region hygiene wise.

… I feel like quite a bit of time had passed while I was doing this. I better go to the store now.

I headed towards the town after I gathered the slime in a panic. However, the store was already open by the time I got there. I entered the store through the employee’s door, and met up with Carm-san.

“Good morning, Boss.” [Carm]
“Good morning, Carm-san.” {Ryouma}
“Boss, has something been happening lately?” [Carm]
“Eh? What do you mean?” [Ryouma]
“Until now you’ve been coming to the store before opening, but yesterday and today, you came here late. So I was wondering if something was happening.” [Carm]
“Ahh… there’s no problem. I’ve just been caught up in my own things is all.” [Ryouma]
“Really? If so, then that’s fine. But if something were up, then please don’t hesitate to discuss it with us.” [Carm]
“Thank you very much.” [Ryouma]
“Also, since you’re here and all, I’d like to ask you to be here at this time from now on.” [Carm]

At this time?

“Why is that?” [Ryouma]
“If you come here early, you’ll definitely do the store’s preparations yourself, causing the people below to have no work left. It’s practice for the newcomers, so please get used to leaving the work to other people.” {Carm}

So I was stealing their work?

“I see, then in that case it can’t be helped.” [Ryouma]

I understand the reason given, but thanks to this I’ll have even less work to do… Ah, speaking of which, I need to talk about the windows.

“Carm-san, are Fei-san and Li Ling-san free right now?” [Ryouma]
“Fei-san is tending to the store right now, but Li Ling-san should be in the break room. Is there something you need from them?” [Carm]
“It’s about the store’s crime prevention. I thought of something, so I wanted to hear their opinion.” [Ryouma]
”I see. Then please wait at the office, I’ll call her now.” [Carm]

Right after I got to the office, Carm-san and Li Ling-san also came. They were at the door right next, so of course they’d come that fast. Or rather, it would have been fine if I just went there myself instead.

“Good morning, boss. I heard you had business with me.” [Li Ling]
“Good morning, Li Ling-san. Regarding the windows of the store, they’re quite easy to break into, right?” [Ryouma]
“Yes. As long as one brought a hammer or an axe, it’s easy enough for anyone to break in. We’d already thought of that, so we’re keeping an eye on it too.” [Li Ling]
“Thanks as always. In any case, I figured if the windows were indestructible it’d make life easier for you guys.” [Ryouma]
“Well, that’s true. But how?” [Li Ling]

I took out one of the concentrated sticky liquid planks I’d made the previous day from my ‘Dimension Home’. When Carm-san saw that, his gaze changed.

“Is that a window glass?” [Carm]
“It’s a little different.” [Ryouma]
“But that shape and that transparency… I really can’t see it as anything else. No, even if it’s not a window glass, we can definitely use this as an alternative! Boss, did you make this?” [Carm]
 
He’s enthusiastic about that, huh? Well it’s true that I plan to use these planks as an alternative for window glasses, but I don’t have any intention to sell these right now.

“Sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not planning to sell these right now. Besides, the production rate is also insufficient.” [Ryouma]
“I see… sorry.” [Carm]
“Don’t mind it. Besides, just like you said, I’m certainly planning to use these planks as an alternative to window glasses. And while it looks similar to a glass, it’s resilience is on a different level.” [Ryouma]

I hit the glass with my hand to prove to them its resilience.

When Li Ling-san saw that her eyes narrowed.

“Boss, do you mind if I try that too?” [Li Ling]
“No problem, here. I have some spare, so it’s fine even if you break it.” [Ryouma]

Li Ling-san hit the plank with her fist several times. But despite that, the plank remained unperturbed. Afterwards, she used strengthening magic, but at most, all she was able to do was crack it a bit.

“… It’s tough alright. If we install this on the first floor, the assailants will definitely have a hard time breaking in. But in the case we were to be cornered, we also won’t be able to break the windows and escape. Because of that we’ll also have to be careful.” [Li Ling]

So it had that kind of demerit!

“That’s true…”
“It’s certainly a good idea to have these installed to defend against assailants. Moreover, if all the windows of the store were to be replaced by these, then we’ll be able to focus on the lodging even during the night where there’s no people.” [Li Ling]
“I see. Then it’s fine if I replace all of the windows with these, right?” [Ryouma]
“Yes, thank you very much.” [Li Ling]

Like this, I began the replacement of the windows of the store from wood to these concentrated hardening liquid planks.

I’ll start from behind the store where there’re no customers. Then, from there I’ll work my way towards the side facing the neighboring stores, then to the side facing the road, until finally, the front of the store that’s facing the residential district… Is what I was thinking, when all of the sudden I heard an angry voice.

“What did you do to my laundry!? Does this store tear its customers’ clothes?” [Someone]

I quickly hurried to the store’s entrance. When I got there, I saw an ill-bred man quarreling with Fina-san as Fei-san interjected.

On top of the counter lay a shirt, torn from its collar all the way down. However, the cleaner slimes can’t tear clothes apart from using too much power like you’d get when washing by hand.

Even though it’s a false accusation it still doesn’t feel good. And even though this is better than a legit claim, I still won’t allow this slander.

If I recall correctly, the most important part in order to handle these kind of situations according to my previous life is to have a firm attitude. Of course, there’s a difference between the real thing and theory.

Still, I guess I’ll show them some proof… I am after all the boss of this store, so there’s no way I could just stand here and watch.

I called out to the clamoring man.

“May I know what the problem is?” [Ryouma]
“Boss?” [Fei]

Fei-san was the first to react. I gave a fleeting glance at the man to let Fei-san know that I’ll handle this one today. Seeming to have understood, he let me go while keeping an eye out on the man.

“Haaah!? What’s with the brat!? Get lost!” [Man]
“That’s not possible, since I’m the boss of this store. Is there something unsatisfactory with our store’s service?” [Ryouma]

The man’s eyebrow twitched when he heard that, and this time he quarreled with me.

“Oh? Well your fucking store screwed me over! Look! My only good suit’s been torn apart! Your shit store better compensate me for this!” [Man]
“If you don’t mind, I’d like to take a look at that.” [Ryouma]

I took the cloth, and examined it. It’s important that I put on a good show of properly listening to the claim, otherwise, it’ll be bad for the store’s image. Although I don’t care about what this rascal thinks, there are some onlookers watching, so I need to make a good impression.

Hmm… looks like this torn shirt’s been cut with a knife, and then torn from there. If it was washed by hand, then it might have been torn, but that’s not possible with the cleaner slimes. This is clearly a false accusation.

It’s impossible for my cleaner slimes to cause this tear. Even if it is a false accusation, isn’t this too lacking? I clearly explained that the slimes were the ones washing the clothes on the store’s opening day! If you’re going to falsely accuse my store, then you should’ve at least brought a shirt, claiming it melted!

“I’ll be troubled if you bring this kind of false accusation, customer.” [Ryouma]

I said as I looked at the man head-on.

“Haah!? False accusation!? Me? Wasn’t it your store that tore this up!? And instead of apologizing you’re actually accusing me!? What a store! This fucking corrupt merchant!!” [Man]

Yelled the man in a loud voice to let the onlookers surrounding us hear. In response to that, I said this.

“Then, shall I show you proof?” [Ryouma]
“Aah?” [Man]

“Please wait a moment. I will show everyone here how the store washes its laundry. After everyone sees it, you should all come to understand that this kind of thing is impossible.” [Ryouma]

I left that place to Fei-san for a moment as I went to get a cleaner slime.

“Now, I did say that I will be exhibiting the store’s method on washing clothes, but for that I’ll need something to wash. Is there anyone amongst you who would volunteer to lend me his laundry? In exchange I will wash it for free.” [Ryouma]

At those words, voices rose here and there.

“Then, to the person over there, thank you very much.” [Ryouma]

One of the male customers lent me his bag of laundry, and I took out its contents and put it over the counter. A bloodstained pair of pants and shirt. They were normal clothes, but considering that the man was also built tough, he’s probably an adventurer.

“Please observe.” [Ryouma]

I ordered the cleaner slime to wash it. The cleaner slime washed it as usual, and even the bloodstain was removed, making the clothes good as new. Seeing that, the onlookers couldn’t help but let out voices of surprise. The clothes were fully washed in only 10 seconds.

“What do you think? This is how we wash your clothes. And naturally, because of this there also isn’t any way for there to be a situation like yours.” [Ryouma]
“T-That’s…” [Man]
“If you want to say it’s a fluke, then I’ll entertain you as much as you want, and show it to you again.” {Ryouma}

After that, I washed 20 more people’s worth of clothes, and the man was no longer able to say anything.

“To begin with, do you think that a slime could cause this kind of tear? The slimes don’t have nails or fangs to cut a cloth like this. Moreover, they don’t have the strength. And by the way, the slimes of this store eat only the filth sticking to the clothes. So there’s no way for them to make the kind of mistake you might see in a normal laundromat. And so, there’s no way for them to tear your shirt.

In fact, I’ve already been using this method to have my laundry washed, and not once have I had my clothes torn. That’s why I have full confidence that there’s no way the store could have caused this kind of tear.” [Ryouma]

When the people around me heard this, everyone but the ruffian was convinced. On top of me not having any clumsiness, it was also important to give the customers a good impression. And now that everyone was already convinced, there’s no longer any need for me to mind the ruffian.

“Now, since you’re going to be quite a nuisance to the store’ operation, I’ll have to hand you over to the guards. Could you please behave yourself as I hand you over to them?” [Ryouma]
“Tch!! Don’t fuck with me!” [Man]

The man came rushing at me as he said that. But in response, I twisted his body, took his arm, and threw him. Naturally, I threw him to a place where the other onlookers won’t get caught up. As the man fell, a sharp noise echoed.

Then, I rushed over to the fallen man and stomped on his throat.

“Goha! Kahi! Gek… ha!” [Man]

Having been thrown and stomped on, the man felt not only pain, but also found difficulty in breathing.

“It’s only self-defense. There’s no injury too, only pain, so there’s no problem.” [Ryouma]

With so many eyes here, there’s no way I could beat this ruffian too much, so I’ll leave it here. After the man was subdued, we called the guards over and handed him to them. With that, this case was concluded.

“Boss, Fei-san, thank you very much.” [Fina]
“I didn’t do anything this time, you know? The one who did all the work was the boss.” [Fei]
“Well I am the boss after all, I have to act properly when a guy like that comes while I’m here.” [Ryouma]
“Boss you’re also quite strong, huh~” [Jeanne]
“But boss, was it ok to wash those clothes for free?” [Fei]
“This much isn’t a problem. Besides, what’s important is that I was able to properly let the onlookers know that the ruffian’s claim was nothing but false accusation. Otherwise, they would’ve thought that we were the ones wrong, and our profits would take a hit.” [Ryouma]
“I see. That’s certainly true.” [Karla]

Agreed Karla-san.

“But still, please tell us beforehand if you’re going to do something like that. I was so nervous, you know?” [Karla]
“After all, we hadn’t any idea that you were so strong.” [Carm]

Oh, I forgot about it, but from the outside I’m an 11 year old kid… I tend to forgot this kind of stuff from time to time.

They knew that I could use magic, but since I couldn’t really use offensive magic much while in the town or in the store, they were worried. And I also haven’t had the opportunity to show them my strength.

“Sorry, I forgot to tell you.” [Ryouma]

Reporting, contacting, and consultation! These things are important!

Although this kind of stuff happened, I was able to finish replacing all the windows with my concentrated hardening liquid plank safely.

Just a little bit before dusk, I went over to Serge-san’s. There’s also the medicine slime, but it’s mostly since I had to buy some bottles for the medicine and some tools.

“Welcome, Ryouma-sama.” [Serge]
“Hello, Serge-san. I came here today to buy things for myself.” [Ryouma]
“What are you looking for?” [Serge]
“I’d like to purchase a large number of bottles to put medicine in.” [Ryouma]
“I understand. However, a large number?” [Serge]
“Yes. Actually, I studied medicine under my grandmother, and now that I have some time, I’d like to practice it. After all, adventurer work is quite dangerous, so it’s also to prepare for it.” [Ryouma]
“I see, but still… If you’re going to purchase a large amount of medicine bottles, then you should register as a pharmacy to the merchant guild. Moreover, if you purchase through them, you’ll be able to get the bottles cheaper.” [Serge]

Now that he mentions it…

In the end, I wasn’t able to buy a medicine bottle from Serge’s. And since I had some spare time, I told him I’d treat some extra cloths instead.

After that I went to the merchant guild, and the guild master greeted me at the guest room.

“What do you need? More people again?” [Grisela]
“No, today’s for something else.” [Ryouma]

As I said that, I explained.

“I see, so you want to buy some bottles for your medicine… Exactly, how skilled are you?” [Grisela]

Having been asked that, I took out the antidote I made the day before yesterday. The guild master took the bottle, used ‘Identify’, and then she burst into a laughter.

“Not bad, not bad. This is more than good enough to be sold. With this you could even open up a pharmacy. So, how about it?” [Grisela]
“I don’t plan to right now.” [Ryouma]
“After all, it’s more than enough if you start your branch store like this. It’s also important for you to have a craft just in case something happens. And in the case your money is insufficient to start a branch store, won’t it be a good idea to have a sideline? Or if you want, I could buy these from you.” [Grisela]
“Is that ok?” [Ryouma]
“It’s fine, after all I’m expecting all sorts from you. Moreover, I specialized in medicine before I reached this position, you know? The quality of this medicine is good, so as long as I use my connections, I’ll be able to sell as much as I want.” [Grisela]

Eh? So the guild master was a medicinal specialist?

“Thank you very much. I’ll be counting on you then, when the opportunity comes.” [Ryouma]

I gave my thanks to the guild master, and purchased a large number of medicinal bottles, along with pots, funnels, and other medical tools. And since I was already here in town, I decided to buy some food too before heading towards the abandoned mine.

Afterwards, I went back home without using magic and just running, since the sun was still up. Along the way, I passed by several other adventurers. I guess they’re going back from grell frog hunting.

As I ran while thinking that, the stench of the mud of the swamp wafted to my nose, and I thought of something. Back when I cleaned the latrine pits, didn’t I use a cloth treated with the deodorization liquid to deal with the stench? In that case, wouldn’t deodorization liquid sell quite a bit? After all, there were deodorants back in my world. Yeah, I’ll discuss it with Carm-san and the others tomorrow.

When I got to the mine, I made some supper quick, ate, and then passed the night examining the medicine slime’s antibacterial liquid.

I got a bit too into it, and I lost track of the time again. Thanks to that I’ll be sleeping late, but that aside, I was able to confirm that the five poison slimes who drank the antidotes this morning had also turned into medicine slimes. Since it’s like this, does this mean that the other slimes also have another evolution? … The slimes’ possibilities seem to go on endlessly.

After I calmed myself from confirming that the slimes had evolved, I drank from the goblet I got from Tekun. Then I thought of something.

“I know I shouldn’t be complaining since I got this from someone else, but still… Isn’t this a bit too inefficient?” [Ryouma]

Wine came out of the goblet just as Tekun had mentioned, but… I only drank once, and yet, I’d already consumed nearly 30,000 points of magic power. I confirmed it with my status board, so there’s no mistake. Even if I used up all of my magic power, I still wouldn’t be able to drink more than 6 times… Or wait, maybe 6 is quite a lot since for an evening drink. How should it normally be anyway? Hmm… then again, since I’m making something out of nothing, it might be a given that the magic power consumption is high. And the amount is also dependent on what I want.

… I don’t really know much about the proper amount though, since I haven’t been able to get a lot of opportunity to drink other than the socializing I had to do in my previous life. In any case, I’ll drink two glasses, then I’ll call it a day.

So I drank from the goblet, and then I went to sleep. The wine was delicious today as well, but it was disappointing that I forgot to prepare some snacks again too. I’ll make sure not to forget it next time.  


 
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51 thoughts on “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 3

  1. chance thompson says:

    Don't forget there are different levels of power between demon lords only a one that could destroy the world is counted by the gods but they said they fight with them before they appher. Also read black summoner in that LN there mention of a slime demon lord that destroyed 3 kingdoms

  2. Anonymous says:

    drunkard slime(envoy of tekun)

    spring of tekun lv1
    drunkard strength lv 2
    drunkard fist lv 3
    toxification lv 2
    intoxification lv 2
    call of the drunkard lv 1

  3. Dramen says:

    @Chance well it was only the 1st slime gluttonia that was seen as a demon lord afterward the species was relegated to semi-demon lord race still pretty op regardless

  4. KMZ says:

    Just noticed a typo. In the skill list for the Medicine Slime it has 'Staff Arts Lv1' but a couple lines later Ryouma says it has 'Spear Arts'. Looking at the raws, i think it should be spear arts in the skill list

  5. Nakiami says:

    Imagine a winenery… wil hundreds of wine slimes discharging wine into empty barrels… Ryouma is going to start the first conglomerate.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, until someone figures out that Ryoumas 'wine' is nothing else but slimes vomit. That will certainly make people pay attention. 😉

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