When the blinding light was gone, I opened my eyes, and what greeted me next was a space completely different from the earlier baptism hall.
This is the gods’…
“Hey! Ryouma-kun!” [Kufo]
“Over here!” [Gayn]
“Behind you!” [Rurutia]
Dazed, I turned around, and there I saw the three gods that sent me to the world of Sailfall standing. If they’re here, then that must mean that I really am in that place.
“Gayn, Kufo, Rurutia… Did I die again?” [Ryouma]
“Oh, no, not at all. We just stopped the time in Sailfall a little and pulled your soul here.” [Gayn]
“I didn’t think we’d actually meet like this again, but who would’ve thought you would actually pray everyday to that statue you made in the forest.” [Kufo]
“Remember how you did nothing for three years but train, research, and pray? On top of which you ate only enough to fill yourself? That’s actually just like a clergyman’s training.” [Rurutia]
“Because you’ve met us before you were able to believe from the bottom of your heart that we truly existed. And after praying to us everyday for three years, you’ve cleared more than enough conditions to receive the Oracle skill.
Going to the baptism hall just woke it up, and in fact, once you return to your body, you’ll realize that you’ve learned a new skill called ‘Oracle’. It should be about level 2 or 3.” [Gayn]
“I see… In any case, I’m happy to be able to meet you again.” [Ryouma]
There was a lot to digest even with just this short exchange, but everything was happening so suddenly that I couldn’t process them all.
“We’re happy too. Especially, since you came to church.” [Rurutia]
“It looks like you’re enjoying your new life. We’re always watching you, you know? And from what we’ve seen, it seems you’re always doing one interesting after another.” [Kufo]
“I never expected you to coop up in the forest for 3 years. It’s a short time to us, but it’s fairly long for you humans. To begin with, while that forest is relatively safe, it’s not completely free of danger. At most, we thought you’d stay there for one year…” [Gayn]
The three gods happily talked like that, but it felt like they were wearing a faint wry smile.
“Did you know? You actually managed to make quite the luxurious home with just your magic and skills.” [Rurutia]
“That house of yours might look simple, but it’s actually really amazing considering where it’s located. I mean despite being in the middle of a forest, it’s safe, it’s big, it’s clean, and it has a lot of facilities. Especially that bath of yours, which is actually a luxury in this world. On top of that, I think you’re actually the only one in this world with a toilet that clean.” [Kufo]
“You making that much progress with your slime research was also a surprise. There’s not a lot of people who research it to begin with… I was especially surprised by those two new variants you produced: the cleaner slime and the scavenger slime.[Gayn]
“…Ah, ahh. So they really are new. I thought that might be the case after hearing someone from a monster tamer family say that they’ve never heard of them.” [Ryouma]
“I created the slimes, but all I did was give it the ability to adapt to its environment and reproduce. Because of that its possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, it’s too weak, so it just gets preyed upon by other animals, and its numbers don’t increase much after birth.”
The slimes are born differently depending on the environment, so even I forgot about their potential. So, I say, you did a really good job!” [Gayn]
“You must be the first person to research slimes that much.” [Rurutia]
Did people ignore slimes that much?
“Well, I made the slimes and even I forgot about them… In fact, I think you might even know about them than I do.” [Gayn]
“So the possibilities of slimes go beyond even a god’s knowledge?” [Ryouma]
“Well, there are still a lot of things you have in mind regarding slimes, right? I took a peek at your research, and you just kept coming up with ideas I could never even dream of.
To begin with, I may be a god, but I’m not all-powerful. We gods each have our own specialties and things we’re bad at. There are times when the creatures we created do things that surprise us too.” [Gayn]
“For example, humans normally can’t hurt us because we’re gods, but if you were to try and beat us up now, you’d easily be able to. After all, we don’t have any combat abilities.
We could use our divine powers to make it so that you can’t touch us, but we can’t win against you in terms of skills. Ah, but a god that specializes in combat won’t lose.” [Kufo}
“R-… I see.” [Ryouma]
I didn’t know that.
“Well, humans do tend to think of gods as all-powerful. But in any case, it’s good to see you having fun. Moreover, you actually made contact with that family.” [Rurutia]
Hmm? The gods know of the Jamil Household? Oh, but their gods, that shouldn’t be a strange thing.
“Is there anything special about them? Not societally, but from the gods’ standpoint?” [Ryouma]
Tl Note:Just a short release to add to yesterday’s. I have to translate KmF today too, so this will be all. Next chapter on Sunday. Don’t worry you’ll get both this chapter finished and another part.