The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 18

TL Note: Second chapter for the day. Made possible by one of the two anons who donated and filled the queue by themselves. Much thanks, anon.

Volume 2 Chapter 18

I steady my breath, then I release magic power towards the three slimes before me.

That magic power caused the slimes to shake and jump. Because it can’t be seen, if someone were to see this, they’d just assume that the slimes were shaking.

But because I have the ‘Magic Perception’ skill, I know what’s happening. The slimes are reacting to the magic power, and are absorbing it little by little.

“As expected…” [Ryouma]

I thought of this when I saw the slime’s evolution yesterday. That time, the slime released magic power, and then it absorbed it. And because the heal slimes were able to use healing magic, I knew that the slimes definitely possessed magic power.

I think the reason the slime can evolve to heal slime, is because of healing magic. Following that train of thought, if I used fire magic and ice magic, then I should also be able to make a slime according to that, right? Or so I thought before, and at that time I failed, but… what about now?

That time, I used magic several times to no effect. And with offensive magic, the slimes would only end up hurt, so I stopped. But what about this?

I release magic a second time. This time I release it while visualizing the magic power as if it’s burning up, just like when I use fire magic. The image one comes up with is different from person to person, but by doing this, one who possesses neutral magic power will be able to change that magic power into that of the fire element. Whether one is able to do this or not depends on the person, but it also depends on the attribute one possesses.

Normally, when I change the attribute of my magic power, I’ll end up firing off magic at the same time, but just right before that, I stop myself and release it as only magic power.

“Doing this is more sensitive than using magic normally.” [Ryouma]

As I kept releasing magic like that towards the slimes, the slimes slowly began to absorb magic power, slower.

When I tried changing the attributes after that, I understood that two out of three of the slimes, liked earth attribute. And one of them preferred dark attribute.

After that, while waiting for the cloths to dry, I continued to give the three slimes magic power until I almost ran out. It would be great if I could make the slimes evolve like this… anyway, there’s no harm to the slimes, so I guess I’ll keep this up.

After that, I took a break, and when the cloths finished drying, I went back to the town, and headed towards Zeke’s store.

When I got there, a boy around 14 or 15, greeted me.

“Welcome! May I know what kind of meat you’re looking for?” [Boy]
“Excuse me, I have business with your boss.” [Ryouma]
“I see. Boss! There’s a customer who’s looking for you!” [Boy]

At those words, Zeke-san, who was covered in blood, came out.

Pale skin, and thin to the point where he looks sick. On top of that, blood-stained clothes… Looking at this person, he’s quite scary, although in a different way from Wogan.

“Well, if it isn’t Ryouma-kun. What business do you have?” [Zeke]
“Actually…” [Ryouma]

I explained the situation.

“There was a slime like that? Alright, then in that case you can take as much blood as you want from my store. Since, I won’t be using them anyway.” [Zeke]
“Thank you very much.” [Ryouma]
“Do you need it now? I have a lot right now, since some young adventurers brought a lot of spoils with them.” [Zeke]
“I’ll take it then. Thank you very much.” [Ryouma]

I entered Zeke-san’s workplace. In there, five men were working. Alongside the wall, there was a joist with many hooks attached to it. On those, several beasts hang by a cord, as it was drained of its blood.

“Over here.” [Zeke]

I was brought to two big containers that were right underneath the beasts. Inside those were all of the beast’s blood. That container was nearly as long as the room, itself.

“Thank you very much. Is it ok if let the slime drink this?” [Ryouma]
“Go ahead.” [Zeke]

After getting permission, I let the bloody slime go inside the container. In the blink of an eye, the bloody slime sucked in all of the blood.

The men who were working also told me, that it was convenient for them. Apparently, they need to get rid of all these blood when it gets full, but doing that is a hassle. And even if it’s not full, they still have to wash it thoroughly. So it’s quite convenient for them to have it cleaned like this, since on top of being big, it’s quite heavy.

“When a big game comes, just like today, it take a lot of effort just to drain all of the blood.” [Zeke]
“I see.” [Ryouma] 

After that, Zeke-san told me to come whenever I need blood. On top of that, I also got some spoiled meats and bones. It would have just been thrown away, so Zeke-san generously gave these to me. With this, I’ve managed to secure some feed for the scavenger slimes and the acid slimes.

Thank you, Zeke-san.

After that, I left Zeke-san’s store…

“Walk briskly!” [Man]
“It hurts!” [Man 2]
“What are ya bitches looking at, huh!?” [Man]
“This ain’t a show!” [Man 3]
“Shut up and walk!! [Man]

From my store, I saw some ill-bred men leave as they were escorted by the guards. Did something happen!?

I hurriedly enter my store, and when I got there, the employees were gathered.

“Is everyone ok!?” [Ryouma]
“Ah, Boss!” [Karma]
“I happened to pass by chance, and I notice some guys were being escorted by the guards. Is everyone alright?” [Ryouma]
“We’re alright~, and no one was injured either. ~” [Jeanne]
“Fei-san stopped them, all by himself!” [Maria]
“Really? Thank you very much, Fei-san.” [Ryouma]
“Don’t mind. This is also a part of my job.” [Fei]

“Fei-san and Li Ling-san were the guards of this store, huh? We didn’t know that at all.” [Fina]
“Well, it’s because there was no need to talk about it.” [Fei]
“You really saved us today. Fei-san and Li Ling were, of course, a great help. And because Ryouma-sama employed the two of you, the store, the employees, and all the customers were unharmed.” [Karla]
“Oh, no, no. I didn’t do anything at all.” [Ryouma]

After all, I got there when everything had already ended.

As I was thinking that, Li Ling-san said this.

“Boss, I have something I need to talk about with you. It’s about a countermeasure that will be necessary from here on out.” [Li Ling]

Being told that, I went with her inside the store, along with Karma-san and Karla-san, while the store was left to Fei-san and the three girls.

When we got to the office, she began to talk.

“Although I say it’s a countermeasure, there’s nothing particularly wrong with the way things are now. As long as my dad is around, there won’t be any problems. If it’s just something along the likes of ill-bred ruffians, then my dad can handle it all by himself. But there’s something I want to ask Boss. Boss, do you remember anyone holding a grudge against you?” [Li Ling]
“Someone who hates me?” [Ryouma]
“It seems that those ruffians were hired by someone. While waiting for the guards to arrive, we used some truth serum to make them spill the beans, so it’s definitely correct.” [Li Ling]

Hearing that, I tried thinking about it, and…

“I once had a dispute with an adventurer group of 40 people, and I beat them up… And then, there’s that guild master from the tamer guild who seems to hate me.” [Ryouma]

I guess it’s possible that they hold a grudge. And then there’s Matthew. But while I don’t think there’s any reason for him to hate me…

“Then in that case, I think the suspicious one is the guild master. The ruffians did say that they were paid quite a bit. The amount they were paid wasn’t something you’d pay to a ruffian, even if there were a few of them. There might be someone who would pay that much, even at the cost of being able to live. But then, the number of people who would do such a thing is exceedingly small.” [Li Ling]
“The ruffians today, quarreled with the customers, and started ranting with a loud voice.” [Karma]
“Fei-san, being cautious of that, subdued them, but…” [Karla]

Certainly, that isn’t the kind of act you’d pay someone at the cost of your own lifestyle. After all, if such a person hated me that much, he’d personally come to hurt me, right?

“Then in that case, it’s Matthew, huh?” [Ryouma]
“Is that the name of the guild master of the tamer guild?” [Karma]
“Yes. He looked down on the fact, that I haven’t tamed any monster aside from slimes. And because I have a relationship with the duke, he’s quite envious of me.” [Ryouma]
“Well, that kind of person can be found anywhere… While we haven’t confirmed whether that man is the culprit or not, we should take some precautions.” [Karla]
“It’s good that the ruffians knew, but it looks like the other side’s also being careful not to be found out.” [Li Ling]
“If our profits were to get out, then this kind of thing will more or less happen. There’s nothing else to it, aside from preparing, and dealing with it each time it happens.” [Ryouma]

The discussion proceeded like this. First, Karla-san and Karma-san will go to the merchant guild, and inform the guild master about today’s incident. As for me, I’ll let the duke know of what happened today.

And then, from today onwards, Fei-san and Li Ling-san will be in charge of the security during the day. During the night, I’ll release the slimes to patrol the premises and the store. Like this, we were able to finalize our course of action.

When I got back to the lodging, I talked to Rheinhart-san. But because he wanted me to hire some guards using his influence, it almost became a serious matter.

The ones he wanted me to hire immediately, were all either former soldiers or knights. They were all apparently veterans who had retired after suffering a wound, but unfortunately, those are not the kind of people that my store would hire. Incidentally, one of the people he wanted to introduce to me, was a former leader of the knights. Apparently, he was Rheinbach-sama’s comrade in arms… you think I can hire someone like that!!?

We took some time negotiating, and after a while, it was decided that it’ll be under observation for now.

Come to think of it, I inadvertently ignored it, but Li Ling-san actually even had truth serum with her… Well, she’s dependable, so whatever.

I guess I’ll retire for the day.







39 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 18”

  1. Anonymous Avatar

    Thanks master!

  2. Unknown Avatar

    It would be awesome to have emplyees like that,

    “hey how was today?” “you know boss, we have three new names, shall we attack tonight? “

    Something like that

  3. Anonymous Avatar

    Don't mind the truth serum Ryouma, I mean they were former spec ops.

    If anything just imagine she also sleep with a few throwing weapons nearby.

  4. Anonymous Avatar

    Wouldn't surprise me if it's a serious issue that Ryouma would answer with “I'll go, you guys stay vigilant”

    Then he proceeds to demolish the building, kill anyone in it, and remove all evidence with scavenger slimes.

    On the next morning nothing would be left.

  5. Aquarilas Avatar

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  6. Anonymous Avatar

    thanks for the chapter. *clap hands 3x then bow*

  7. Kazekid Avatar

    Thank you Jigglypuff and thank you anons

  8. Anonymous Avatar

    Thank you for the new chapters. Man I wonder if his slime research will get to the point where a god slime appears. All bow before the god slime!

  9. libraryrocker Avatar

    Thank you so much Jiggly-sama!! I'm on a trope crawl and found this reminded me of you…

    Really slime research is super interesting… I'm really looking forward to the evolutions!!

  10. Kazekid Avatar

    Talk about being overqualified for a position…

    Although since its Ryouma i'm sure danger will follow him.

  11. Crazy Avatar

    🙂 good work

  12. seitora Avatar

    Potential harem member?

  13. Noelle Hale Avatar

    Maybe he will evolve a Rimuru slime…

    Thank you for the translations

  14. Anonymous Avatar

    Truth serum eh? not bad, not bad at all. Thanx for the chapter

  15. GonZ Avatar

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂
    so, 2 earth slime, 1 dark slime is coming up soon. what about Space magic? meatbun wants a space slime! lol
    blood slime.. is there a bone slime too? uh.. better not make that one if you have a dog at home..

  16. sdeligar Avatar

    Thank you

  17. Chairry Pie Avatar

    I don't usually comment but thank you for translating!

  18. hills20 Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!

  19. JAL Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Fire air earth water with our powers combined there is captain slime

  20. Anonymous Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter JigglyPuff.

  21. Joseph Orellana Avatar

    quite a lot of dedication hes showing to cultivate all of them and still have free time

  22. timetogo Avatar

    If you feed a slime dough and meat would it become a meatbun?

  23. Anonymous Avatar

    Pretty sure eating bones makes them acid slimes, so unless there's some form of bone magic (maybe necromancy?) you could dose the slimes with to help them evolve, I don't think so.

  24. Anonymous Avatar

    You know they evolve based on their diet, right. Are you sugesting some god die and their flesh are feed to slime in future story ?

  25. Lakf Avatar


  26. Anonymous Avatar

    Feed it some dango and you'll get a feels slime

  27. Anonymous Avatar

    Is this the last chapter for the day?

  28. Anonymous Avatar

    Could happen, the God of war wants to fight his slime and gets eaten or the fusion of 1 million slime.

  29. Neiri Corithni Avatar

    Or the one sleeping in the bed is a doll and sleep in different place.

  30. Neiri Corithni Avatar

    Rimuru would be born,

  31. Kuro shishi Avatar

    I think he is talking about united slimes, like Big Slimes->Huge Slimes->King Slimes->???->God Slime.

  32. Yodyood Avatar

    That is a good one. lol

  33. JAL Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Fire air earth water with our powers combined there is captain slime

  34. Elemintabni Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter~ Apparently I didn't say it on this one 0_0
    After re-reading noticed this:
    “I happened to pass by chance, and I notice some guys were being escorted by the guards. Is everyone alright?” [Ryouma]

  35. Xylos Avatar

    Thanks Sensei!

  36. Phoebe S Avatar

    just let vampire slime to suck intruders blood Ryoma…and use acid slime to get rid of the evidence.

  37. Michael Larsen Avatar

    First I was like Matthew?!?! why?, then I went to bed had a weird dream where I was chased by goats, and today I woke up, and 5 minutes afterwards I was like “of course he did it”. He probably feels like he is one of the big shots in town, but Ryoma invited the adventurer guildmaster, the merchant guildmaster and the dukes, he even invited common adventures, and they drank fancy wine, but Matthew was not invited. So now he wants revenge… petty guy.

  38. brian Avatar

    Haha its good he has like everything planned. I am just worried about the girl employees

  39. brian Avatar

    That's just….freaking badass bro

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