The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 50: A Busy and Fun Party (3/3)

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 50: A Busy and Fun Party (2/3)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 51: Store Opening (1/2)

“It’ll be a huge help to the guild if you pair up with Jeff. Other adventurers can’t really keep up with him, so he usually works alone. Unfortunately, some jobs just can’t be done alone, and because of that those jobs tend to be untouched.” [Wogan]

“What kind of job are those?” [Ryouma]

“Right… For example, a job that’s C Rank, but requires one to mine flame crystals from a volcano. That’s a difficult job without a skill to resist foul smell since an adventurer would normally have to come back several times and mine for a long time, leaving him exposed to the rotten-egg-like smell of the volcano. On top of that, the volcano is also covered with a weak poison that could kill a person depending on the place.” [Wogan]

“Volcano poison? …By any chance, could this poison cause people’s eyes to swell and become teary-eyed in light doses, and at heavier doses cause people to become unable to breathe?” [Ryouma]

“Oh! That’s right! You’re sure privy to it.” [Wogan]

“I just know a thing or two.” [Ryouma]

“Well, that sort of knowledge is an advantage to adventurers. Do you know how to deal with it? Is there an antidote for it?” [Wogan]

Ryouma became thoughtful upon being asked that, but this world did not have any knowledge on medicine and there was also no guarantee that he could make the medicine from Earth here.

“Unfortunately, I’m not sure if there are any. That being said, it seems the poison comes from the smoke from the volcano and the gas coming out underground, so you might be able to mitigate or nullify the effects by using a wind spell to protect oneself.” [Ryouma]

“Oh… Your grandma must be quite the expert considering how much she’s taught you. I’ve been working as the guild master for a long time, but you just keep surprising me when it comes to poison and diseases.” [Wogan]

Ryouma was startled a little when his grandma was brought up, but he quickly recovered and chuckled as he said she’s an amazing person, then he spoke to Carm and Carla.

“Carm-san, Carla-san, how was the food?” [Ryouma]

“It w as very delicious!” [Carm and Carla]

“That’s good to hear. By the way, I would be glad to have you work here for me, but are you really okay with it? As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t think the two of you will be able to make the most of your abilities with a store like mine.” [Ryouma]

“I was actually discussing that with my younger brother just now.” [Carla]

“Please let us work here.” [Carm]

“Huh? …Did something happen? Somehow it feels like you’re so eager all of the sudden…” [Ryouma]

There was no hesitation in their words. It was almost as if they were completely different from when they entered the store for the first time.

“Our deepest apologies for our early behavior. We’ve had a change of heart after seeing your store in person, Ryouma-sama.” [Carla]

“We were worried at first, but after seeing the tools and policies you’ve come up with, we believe there is much to be learned here.” [Carm]

“You sure change switch quickly…” [Ryouma]

“The young are simply that flexible, Ryouma-sama. I know people with more skill and experience than these two, but the reason I chose them is because of their flexibility” [Serge]

“We will do our best not to shame our introducer, Serge-sama’s Morgan Company, and our boss, Ryouma-sama of the Takebayashi Family!” [Carla and Carm]

When Ryouma heard the two say that, he felt they were somewhat similar to Serge.

“I understand. Having someone with a wealth of knowledge in merchant work is indeed reassuring, so I have no complaints. I look forward to working with you two.” [Ryouma]

“Yes!” [Carm and Carla]

The two replied with a smile that extended from ear to ear.

Meanwhile, Serge watched Ryouma’s exchange with the two with a face full of satisfaction.

“Remember not to push yourselves too much, though. Just do what you usually do. I don’t know about the Morgan Company, but you don’t have to worry about bringing shame to my family.” [Ryouma]

“No, it’s imperative that we be have at least this much resolve. A little bad reputation is all that’s needed for word to spread among nobles, after all.” [Carla]

“Huh? Carm-san, do rumors reach nobles so quickly even when it’s concerning a newly opened store?” [Ryouma]

“Most nobles are cautious of other houses’ movements, so things probably would end up just as my older sister said.” [Carm]

“Other house? …Could it be the both of you think I’m a noble?” [Ryouma]

“You’re not? But you have a relationship with the duke?” [Carm and Carla]

“We do have a relationship, but we just happened to meet by coincidence. So I’m not exactly a… Serge-san?” [Ryouma]

“…My apologies. I may have failed to mention that.” [Serge]

As Ryouma and the twins realized this inconsistence, they turned to Serge to clear up the misunderstanding.

 
 
 

While Ryouma, the twins, and Serge were all talking, another group was watching them and talking to each other.

“Hey, shitty old hag.” [Wogan]

“What, inconsiderate man?” [Grisiera]

“Can Ryouma’s store turn over that much of a profit? It’s a pretty strange store…” [Wogan]

“It will, though I can’t tell you how much exactly.” [Grisiera]

When Wogan heard that, Wogan knitted his brows.

“Aren’t you going to give him a hint or two?” [Wogan]

“For now I intend to quietly watch over him and let him do as he wishes.” [Grisiera]

“Is that alright?” [Grisiera]

“Serge has already given him two aides. Even if they get some attention, they should be able to deal with it. And should things get dangerous, he can ask for help himself, and I will be more than willing to help as a merchant.

Of course, there are always some unscrupulous ones that wouldn’t care to choose their methods. You should keep an eye out too.” [Grisiera]

“I know, but he probably won’t need my help. That guy got into a fight with the Fang of Orbtem just recently.” [Wogan]

“You mean those delinquent adventurers that have been getting infamous lately? …That kid is the one who crushed them?” [Grisiera]

“Yeah. He happened upon them while in the middle of adventurer work and found them picking a fight with some children. After that is just as you’ve heard. If there’s anything to add, well, let’s just say it was a one-sided fight.

Other than that, he also took part in the goblin subjugation. He has a lot of slimes, that kid…
It’s just secondhand knowledge, but it seems you’ll be in a world of pain if you look down his slimes just because they’re slimes.” [Wogan]

“Do those slimes use weapons?” [???]

While they were talking to each other, another person interjected.

“Grandpa Taylor, you knew?” [Wogan]

“‘Can slimes use weapons?’ An adventurer asked our clerks just recently. It’s already become a rumor. But it’s my first time seeing his slimes in action today. Regardless, I think I’ll recommend him to take a short course.” [Taylor]

“Right. It would probably do him good to know what a normal monster tamer is expected to be capable of doing and not doing… We need to be careful.” [Grisiera]

“I know.” [Wogan]

“Usually, it’s a welcome thing for an able individual to appear, but… Reinbach also asked me to watch over him.” [Taylor]

The three of them spoke among themselves like that in a corner of the room, while Ryouma enjoyed his time with his friends and colleagues that he did not have back in his previous life.

Before long, it was time to end the party. Before going back home, everyone reminded Ryouma not to push himself. When everyone had left, Ryouma cleaned the place up, then he stepped outside and took a good look at his store.

Ryouma felt a strange sense of fulfillment that he did not have in his previous life. After that, he went back to the lodging.

 

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 50: A Busy and Fun Party (2/3)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 51: Store Opening (1/2)
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22 thoughts on “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 50: A Busy and Fun Party (3/3)

    • martinhomuhomu says:

      Not like ryoma have espcail habilityes or some time else is just that he take his time for train the slimes

      • Easykiln says:

        Sorta? I think everything he’s done with his slimes so far is in the realm of being technically possible but extremely difficult for others to accomplish. There’s his unconventional thinking and willingness to put in effort to research and train them even though they’re slimes, but there’s also his talent and his ridiculous affinity with slimes to the degree that you could call him the Godking of slimes. Since he’s also a cockroach-like existence that stubbornly survived all of Earth God’s trials.

        I mean, normal slimes just aren’t that smart, nor that dextrous, and ryouma’s slimes seem to still be growing rapidly in those fields. Not sure how it works, but I suspect that the high affinity is giving HUGE bonuses to skills he knows himself.

        • RPgamer says:

          I suspect the dex difference is something along the lines of by instinct slimes move in a manner that minimizes energy use (food?) and they have to learn to move with their whole mass. kinda like knowing you can run vs learning parkour.
          As for the skill/learning speed of his slimes I think its has a different reason. When the individual slimes merge they skill share (The resulting big/huge/ect slime has higher skill levels) so if multiple slimes are trying to raise a skill or are doing similar tasks (see cleaning duty) maybe they are learning from each other while merged raising the overall proficiency. Since ryouma should be the only one so far to try training slimes and having them merge at various times it would explain things without being a mc exclusive (the MC would just do it better as they have no slime taming limit)

  1. Isaac Cunningham says:

    Can slimes use weapons?’ An adventurer asked our clerks just recently.

    He is already ruining the common sense of adventurers, the new adventurers are going to start running from slimes they see in the wild soon lol

  2. Raphalice says:

    I was confused, then surprised, and finally, excited when Taylor suddenly spoke! I forgot he was there since I still vividly remember the pre-re-write of the novel~

    Ryouma being an actual proper member of the Tamer’s guild might be something, but the branching of this part of the story might lead to the replacement of the conflict the Old guildmaster of the tamers made.

    • ironyisnotdead says:

      I’m starting to get a bad feeling about him receiving protection instead of attacks from the Tamer Guild Master.
      He’s had no major obstacles in this life. Worst thing he’s dealt with is beating up some delinquent adventurers that were bullying someone else.
      Even people who look down on him as a little kid are admiring him within a chapter.
      There’s no antagonist. Negligible conflict. He accomplishes many things, but without effort. At least from a reader’s standpoint. Reboots turned into a fluffy sol story of the Uncle turned into the golden child doing whatever he wants.
      Using magic to build his impressive store is the first time it’s taken him more the a chapter to do accomplish something. Using the term accomplish loosely.
      Thanks for the chapter

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