It’s been 3 days since the day I’ve made Elia cry. After the landslide our trip proceeded without a hitch. Today, we have finally reached our destination, Gimuru.
“We’ve arrived, this is the town of Gimuru”
The town of Gimuru is big, but being surrounded by greens, it’s a tranquil town. This town seems to be near to a mine. It seems the production of steel from the mine has been decreasing. Especially this time’s observations since from a few years ago the production has become mostly 0. So the purpose of visiting the mine is to decide on whether it should be abandoned or not.
But then, the fact that it will be considered to be an abandoned mine, seems to already have been mostly decided. “There isn’t one mine, so until after 10 years there won’t be a problem” Rheinhart-san reasoned. It’s already been assumed that the mine will be abandoned.
Well, considering since 3 years ago the mining rate was mostly 0, it seems if they don’t find a new vein, they’ll be immediately abandoning the mine. Moreover, it seems the miners from the village haven’t really been working on this mine since last year. That’s to be expected, though, after all anyone would prefer to work at a place that could bring out results.
“Then, let’s go to the lodging, leave our belongings there, and then go to the Tamer Guild to register!”
The Tamer Guild is the guild to which the two classes of practitioners that control magical beasts, the Slave Magic Users and the Conjurers, belong too. Their job is to provide information and certain services to the members.
In the same way, there are also other guilds, such as the Adventurer Guild or the Magic Guild, and there’s also the Merchant Guild. But compared to the other three, the members of the Tamer Guild are fewer because the beasts get scared of people easily, so it’s not as popular.
As a result, the scale of the guild becomes smaller, and the places the guild is located at also becomes fewer. That kind of rare guild is in this town.
It seems it’s because they use the beasts to carry things from the mine.
Today, the Madam is in high spirits and is pulling me and Elia while humming. We reached our lodging, only, there’s one thing that bothered me. So before going to the guild, I brought my concern to the madam and the others.
“I… how much of my information… should I give to the guild?”
“Well… the information offered is entirely up to the discoverer… so up to how much Ryouma-kun thinks is good will be fine” Replied the madam.
I see, then in that case…
“Then, I’ll register the evolution conditions for the Slime and the Big Slime, and the 2 new variations as well”
“Are you going to keep the methods of using a Sticky Slime a secret?”
“Yes, since we’re going to be selling water proof cloths… if we teach it to them, similar goods… might appear on the market”
“Ah, there’s also that. Right, then let’s keep that a secret”
After talking, we were planning to go straight to the Tamer Guild, but before that Rheinbach-sama said this.
“Ryouma-kun hasn’t been able to go to church yet, right? Then, in that case, how about we go to the church first and see your status?”
At those words, Rheinhart-san and the madam made a face that said, “Right, there was still that!”
It seems that the status board that the church can bring out doesn’t just show the status and the likes but can also make the process for the guild registration go smoother.
There is a condition before joining the Tamer Guild that one needs to be able to use Slave Magic or otherwise Conjuration. If one hands over one’s status board and there is Slave Magic written in the field for the skills shown, then the answer will immediately be ok.
In the case that one isn’t able to show his status board then, you will be made to wait for a while and will have to perform the Slave Contract with the prepared slime in front of the clerk in charge. If one is unable to perform the instruction, then one cannot register.
In other words we changed our plans and went to the Church of Genesis of the Town of Gimuru. By the way, since we ended up going to the church, we made the slimes wait at our lodging. Although if we were only going to the Tamer Guild it would have been fine.
When we got to the church, what greeted us was the warm smile of an elderly woman wearing the kind of clothes a nun would wear.
“Welcome, esteemed guests. Is there chapel today?”
“We would like for this child to receive his status board. Because of some circumstance, until now he was unable to receive his status board.”
“Please take care of me”
“Is that so? Then, please come this way. I will lead you to the Room of Baptism”
I went with the woman who was dressed in the clothes of a nun and walked inside the church. It seems, aside from the people who will receive the baptism, entering the Room of Baptism is prohibited. So, as soon as we reached the room, the others had to go to a different room and waited there.
“This way please”
In the room I was brought to, a crystal ball like the one I saw at the guards room in the Town of Kereban was there on top of the pedestal. That pedestal had a depressed, palm-sized, shaped as a rectangular and positioned in a portrait orientation. The girl brought a transparent board that looked like it would fit just right into that.
“This will become your status board. I will insert this board into the pedestal and once you touch the crystal, the baptism will be complete. Once you touch this crystal, the crystal will emit a strong light, however, it won’t hurt you, so please don’ worry.”
As the girl said that, she inserted the status board into the pedestal, and walked away from the pedestal.
“Please, go ahead and touch the crystal.”
While being a little excited, I began to slowly touch the crystal. As I did that, in an instant, a strong light like the one when I came to this world, shone from the crystal and filled the room with light. When that light stopped, what was in front of my eyes wasn’t the Room of Baptism anymore, it was the same pure-white room as when I met the gods for the first time.
As I turned to face that voice, the three gods that sent me to Seiruforu was standing there.
As I turned to face that voice, the three gods that sent me to Seiruforu was standing there.
“Gayn, Kufo, Rurutia… Did I die again?”
“No, no, you’re alright. We just made the time in that world stop for a bit, we pulled your consciousness” – Gayn
“I also didn’t think that we’d be able to meet again but because you prayed to our stone statue which you made in the forest everyday” –Kufo
“You isolated yourself in the forest, trained, researched, and practiced over and over again, right? You were also able to provide for your own food, in a sense it was also just the bare necessities, making your daily life pretty much the same as the discipline of a believer” – Rurutia
“Umu, I thought you wouldn’t be able to meet us no matter how many times you go to church, but since you’ve met actually met us for real, you believed in our existence from the bottom of your heart, and for 3 years, you prayed every day to us. Because of that you satisfied the requirements for the skill, Oracle. Being in the Room of Baptism served as an impetus for that. Once you wake up, you should have received a new skill, Oracle, which will be around Lv2 or Lv3.” – Gayn
“I see… well regardless, I’m happy that we were able to meet again” – Ryouma
“We are too. Thank you for coming to the church just as you’ve promised” – Rurutia
“It looks like you’re having fun in the new world. I’ve always being watchihng and it seems you’ve been doing interesting things one after another” – Kufo
“I didn’t think that you would actually isolate yourself in the forest for 3 years. Though for us that was a short time, but for a human that’s not the case. First of all, although relatively it may be a safe forest, it’s not without danger. We thought at most it’d only be 3 years, but…” – Gayn
“You used the skills you had freely, you researched magic and used it in your day-to-day life, and in only 3 years, although you can’t say it’s luxurious, you’ve managed to create an environment you can live in.” – Rurutia
“When you look at that by its appearance it may seem frugal, but when you take into consideration the environment it’s a really great house. It’s very safe, wide, and clean. The facilities are also complete. Especially the fact that it has a bath, in this world, only the houses of the wealthy have baths in them. And also, the fact that you have a toilet, and yet it’s so clean it doesn’t stink. Even if you look all over the world, such a thing could only be found in your house.” – Kufo
“To think that you were able to produce that much result from your slime research. I also didn’t think of that. In the first place there aren’t any people that research Slimes. I was especially surprised by those two variations, the Cleaner Slimes and the Scavenger Slimes. That’s a new variant, right?” – Gayn
“So, it’s like that after all. I also asked the members of the family of Slave Magic Users and they said they didn’t know, so I thought that might be the case.” – Ryouma
“Umu. I made the slimes but I only gave it the ability to adapt easily to the environment and the power to reproduce so it ended up having infinite possibilities for evolution. But because it was too weak and was exterminated by other animals to some extent right after a seed was born it didn’t increase in number at all
In the end it ended up such that the slimes that would be born would be decided based on the environment of the area. That’s why even I completely forgot about the possibility of a new kind of slime being born! You’ve done a wonderful job!” – Gayn