The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 17: First Job in Town (1/2)

The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 16: Exam Conclusion (2/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 17: First Job in Town (2/2)

The next day.

Today I went to the Adventurers Guild by myself. I have my slimes with me, but other than that, I’m alone.

I was told during breakfast this morning that they had to meet the prefectural governor, so I decided go on my own today. The madam said I could just stay at the inn if I didn’t want to go alone, but I’d finally registered at the guild, so I decided to take on my first job.

How about starting with a simple herb picking job for safety’s sake?

With the basket I made in the forest strapped to my back – there’s a slime inside – I took a look at the available G Rank jobs on the bulletin board.

There were all sorts of jobs from picking herbs to cleaning to helping out with moving. It was really interesting.

At first, I was thinking of taking on the herb picking job, but apparently, I could just take it after securing the herbs. In that case, I might as well just do something else and gather the herbs along the way back home.

I searched the bulletin board for another job, and there were 2 posted that caught my interest.

One was to help clean a house and the other was to clean the common toilet. Putting the house aside, I could probably clean the common toilet with the scavenger slimes.

Let’s ask the receptionist.

“Excuse me, can I ask a question?” [Ryouma]
“welcome, how may I help you?” [Receptionist]
“Can I get the details on these two requests?” [Ryouma]
“Which ones? …Ahh, those. Those have been up for a while now, actually. They might seem like simple cleaning jobs, but those jobs are really dirty and stinky, so no one wants to do them. Not to mention, the scope…” [Receptionist]
“Are the places that big?” [Ryouma]
“Very. The house cleaning job comes from someone living right next to a landfill. They’re not really happy about it either, but it was cheap, so they bought the house anyway.

Unfortunately, a few months after purchasing the house, the wall separating the house’s basement from the landfill suddenly collapsed, and all that trash came pouring into the basement. Because of that the house has gotten all stuffy, and now, they need someone to do something about it.

Cleaning the basement is useless unless the wall is fixed since the trash will just keep pouring in, but then, you can’t really fix the wall with all the trash, so…

As for the common toilet, the government was originally supposed to hire the people living in the slums to clean it, but apparently, they haven’t been paying up, so now, the slum people don’t want to work anymore.

The latrine pits haven’t been touched for about 3 months already, and the people are already starting to complain. At this rate, the situation will get really bad.” [Receptionist]

That’s horrible… It’s so horrible you can’t even express it with one word.

“An epidemic would probably be a bigger problem than the complaints, though… For both of those jobs…” [Ryouma]
“Oh? You’re well informed. That’s amazing. Just as you’ve said, unclean places make it easier for diseases to spread, so it would be great if someone could take the jobs on already, but unfortunately…” [Receptionist]
“How big exactly are the places?” [Ryouma]
“The house has a 200 square-meter basement and the common toilet is 7m wide and 2km long with 30 latrine pits. The request for the common toilet is meant to be taken one latrine pit at a time.” [Receptionist]
“What about the trash? Oh, no need to mention the common toilet, that one’s obvious.” [Ryouma]
“Most of the trash in the house is kitchen waste and the rest are lumber remnants.” [Receptionist]

If it’s like that I can have the scavenger slimes eat them.

“I see… Can I take the house cleaning job then?” [Ryouma]
“Eh!? You’re taking it!?” [Receptionist]
“Yes, I know a convenient magic for cleaning. Only, it costs quite a bit of mana, so there aren’t many who use it.” [Ryouma]
“I see~ Take out your guild card then. There’s no time limit, but if you stop midway, you’ll have to pay the penalty fee.” [Receptionist]
“Gotcha.” [Ryouma]

I don’t know if it’s simply because there really weren’t any people interested in the job or simply because the receptionist girl was dedicated to her work, but I handed the guild card to her, and she quickly took care of the process. After that I headed to the house I would be cleaning.

 

Tl Note: Change of schedule, TMPG will have the same schedule as GK, which is 4 chapter parts a week + at least 1 extra chapter part. No Patreon for TMPG, though, so just PayPal donations. This is the third chapter of the week, the previous chapter part + this one counts as one. The last one was too short, so I had to compensate with another part.

The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 16: Exam Conclusion (2/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 17: First Job in Town (2/2)
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22 thoughts on “The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 17: First Job in Town (1/2)

  1. etherealrainbowcanvas says:

    Thanks for the chapterS!
    Trash is not exactly the funniest thing ever, but I’ll bet people will notice his slime friends. If you really think about it, it could start a household revolution. All that unwanted labor of cleaning, sanitizing, etc, could be done so easily, with no effort… I wish the real world had something like those slimes to keep us going with a lot less pollution…

  2. Echo says:

    I know I am late. But u wondering why they reboot this series? Im currently reading the original series here and I think it is good. I knot it was dropped after 5th volume

    • Rain says:

      The author got a writer’s block and decided to start over. The explanation was mentioned in the last chapter of the original story.

  3. Cake says:

    It would be best if you released full chapters instead of parts, since they really aren’t all that long. Honestly, it’s the only flaw I can find with your translation, and I looooove finding flaws and pointing them out.

  4. RandomNameGoesHere says:

    Thanks for the chapter~
    I thank you for this! more chapters = more for me to do…

  5. pokeperson1000 says:

    It is time for the trashy house to become the not trashy house within the time frame of a day~

    Thanks for the chapter!

  6. promezeus says:

    You might look at the depth of the latrine again, Cause 2km or 2000 m is really really deep.
    Also not sure about the with it’s one toilet if there are multiple (which there might or might not be) is fine

  7. ap0kryph0s says:

    so I’ve decided to have you start at G Rank. You’ll have towkr your way up.” [Wogan] Well, no one might see this, but it might be “You’ll have to work your way up.”
    I read the original, but stopped halfway when noticed the reboot, do not mind reading it again~ Thanks for translation~

    • ap0kryph0s says:

      Well, wrong chapter, looks like reading all the chapters in one run made me confused. This happened in Chapter 16: Exam Conclusion (2/2)

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