The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 20: While Cleaning… (1/2)

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The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 19: In Order to Do a Good Job
The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 20: While Cleaning… (2/2)

The next day.

With the work clothes in hand and the slimes ready, I let everyone know that I would be going.

“I’m going.” [Ryouma]
“Good luck.” [Reinbach]
“Take care, Ryouma-san.” [Elialia]
“Do your best.” [Elize]
“We’ll take care of the things on our end too.” [Reinhart]

As everyone saw me off, I left for the guild.

When I got to the guild, I approached the receptionist girl from yesterday.

“Good morning.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, you’re the kid from yesterday. Ryouma-kun, right? So you came.” [Receptionist Girl]
“Yes, there’s a job I would like to take.” [Ryouma]
“Yeah, I heard about it. Thanks for taking care of it. We were really at our wits end.” [Receptionist Girl]
“Then please take care of the papers.” [Ryouma]
“Sure, no problem… Ok, that should do it. Take this written request with you and head to the western district. Oh, and take this too. It’s the key to the entrance of the latrine pits. Please don’t lose it.” [Receptionist Girl]
“Of course. Now if you’ll excuse me.” [Ryouma]
“Take care.” [Receptionist Girl]


I left the guild and went to the westernmost part of the town just as I was told [1], and when I got there, I used the key to open a door that was affixed to a brick wall. Inside was a shed made out of bricks and another door.

I tried to close the first door from inside, but it wasn’t possible. Apparently, the door was made in a way that prevented it from being locked from inside.

I’ll just leave it open then.

After putting on the jumpsuit and the waders, I opened the entrance to the latrine pits—

“ECK!?” [Ryouma]

—And promptly closed it. I’m sure you understand.

After being left to fester on its own for several months, the stench within has already reached a whole new level. The smell was so strong my eyes actually went teary.

The huge scavenger slime didn’t seem to mind, so I let it enter first and ordered it to split and deal with the area.

I waited outside while the slimes went to work, but I just couldn’t shake off the shock from that horrid stench.

When I finally calmed down, I had the cleaner slime soak a hand towel in deodorizing liquid, then I used that to cover my mouth.

My eyes were also affected by the smell, so I ordered the cleaner slime to ride atop my head and cover my eyes like a pair of goggles.

The cleaner slime’s body is transparent, so I can still see even with it covering my eyes. Cleaner slimes are really useful.

I entered the latrine pits in full gear and went down the stairs to a vast underground tunnel, where filth could be seen piled up on both sides. The scavenger slimes eagerly swarmed through the mountains of filth. Meanwhile, I did my own thing and washed off the filth from the walls and the ceiling with Mist Wash, and then heated the remaining water with my original electric magic, Range, to disinfect it.

It was really dirty, so I did what I could to clean it. It seems to have worked, so I used Identify on the ceiling and what was originally this:

Unclean Ceiling, a ceiling dotted with filth.

Turned into this:

Stone Ceiling, the ceiling of one of the latrine pits of Gimuru Town’s common toilets. It has been cleaned and disinfected through heating and is now clean.

The information that appeared changed from Unclean Ceiling into a mere Stone Ceiling. When I took a look at the details, I found out that my attempts to disinfect it via heating was effective.

Still, I just can’t help but wonder. Just where is this information coming from? But then again, it’s not like it’s ever fed me wrong info, so I guess I might as well just take advantage of it for now.


We continued cleaning like this for a while, and after 5 hours, we finally managed to clean one latrine pit. But we weren’t done yet, and the next event took another 3 hours, as the scavenger slimes had eaten enough to begin splitting more slimes. I can tell because of the familiar contract.

Fortunately, no one else will come here, so I can safely have the slimes split here. And considering there’s still another 29 latrine pits, more slimes can only be a good thing.

When the scavenger slimes finished splitting, their numbers reached 1464. There were 730 before, but one of them was able to split twice, resulting into 4 slimes in total. I guess that just goes to show how much they ate yesterday and today.

All that’s left now is to report to the guild, but unlike in my previous life, no one’s hurrying me, so I decided to take my time and ensure that nothing was off about me or my slimes.


Below are the skills before cleaning. [2]

Skills: Disease Resist Lv5, Poison Resist Lv5, Lead Belly Lv5, Clean Lv6, Deodorize Lv6, Deodorizing Liquid Lv4, Stench Lv4, Produce Fertilizer Lv3, Jump Lv2, Digest Lv6, Absorb Lv3, Split Lv6

Skills: Disease Resist Lv7, Poison Resist Lv6, Lead Belly Lv6, Clean Lv7, Deodorize Lv7, Deodorizing Liquid Lv5, Stench Lv6, Produce Fertilizer Lv5, Jump Lv3, Digest Lv7, Absorb Lv3, Split Lv6


The skills leveled up across the board. On top of that, Disease Resist leveled up a whopping 2 points. The others are cool too. But since Disease Resist leveled up, I guess that means there’s something here that could cause a disease. In other words………. I’m currently within a hot spot!!

Do you understand the gravity of this situation? I know that a filthy place like this is bound to be home to several diseases, but the thing is that the scavenger slime had a Disease Resist of level 5, which according to the madam – I asked her before – is sufficient to ignore life-threatening diseases.

And yet! That level 5 Disease Resist actually leveled up a whopping 2 points! This is epidemic levels we’re talking here! Fortunately, we were able to deal with it, or else it could’ve really gotten ba— Wait! Could it be the other latrine pits too!? That’s not good, this is really not good! I need to inform people ASAP— No, before that, I have to sterilize myself! It won’t be funny if I end up compromising the whole town!!

The sudden turn of events left me panicking, but I did my best to calm myself as I went back to the entrance, then I used Identify on myself and the slimes. Fortunately, we were in the clear.

When we got out, I ordered the cleaner slime to give me a thorough cleaning, then I had it work with the scavenger slimes to sterilize the surrounding area. I used the neutral magic, Identify, on all my belongings and the slimes, and after seeing nothing amiss, heaved a sigh of relief.

Since everything was labeled ‘clean’ that must mean that the cleaner slime and scavenger slimes’ cleaning ability is effective.

I locked the door and just to be safe, erected a Barrier of Concealment, then I hurried to the guild.


[1] – Fun fact. One part of the word for western most is read like satan. 最西端 (sai (most) + seitan (western edge) ). 😀

[2] – Wasn’t mentioned whose. Obviously it’s the scavenger slimes, but I’m not sure if it’s the huge version. It might be.


Tl Note: For the record, I didn’t stop posting chapter parts or anything, it just so happens that the last chapters were short enough that I could finish them in one go.

The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 19: In Order to Do a Good Job
The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 20: While Cleaning… (2/2)