The next day.
Today I went to the Adventurers Guild by myself. I have my slimes with me, but other than that, I’m alone.
I was told during breakfast this morning that they had to meet the prefectural governor, so I decided go on my own today. The madam said I could just stay at the inn if I didn’t want to go alone, but I’d finally registered at the guild, so I decided to take on my first job.
How about starting with a simple herb picking job for safety’s sake?
With the basket I made in the forest strapped to my back – there’s a slime inside – I took a look at the available G Rank jobs on the bulletin board.
There were all sorts of jobs from picking herbs to cleaning to helping out with moving. It was really interesting.
At first, I was thinking of taking on the herb picking job, but apparently, I could just take it after securing the herbs. In that case, I might as well just do something else and gather the herbs along the way back home.
I searched the bulletin board for another job, and there were 2 posted that caught my interest.
One was to help clean a house and the other was to clean the common toilet. Putting the house aside, I could probably clean the common toilet with the scavenger slimes.
Let’s ask the receptionist.
“Excuse me, can I ask a question?” [Ryouma]
“welcome, how may I help you?” [Receptionist]
“Can I get the details on these two requests?” [Ryouma]
“Which ones? …Ahh, those. Those have been up for a while now, actually. They might seem like simple cleaning jobs, but those jobs are really dirty and stinky, so no one wants to do them. Not to mention, the scope…” [Receptionist]
“Are the places that big?” [Ryouma]
“Very. The house cleaning job comes from someone living right next to a landfill. They’re not really happy about it either, but it was cheap, so they bought the house anyway.
Unfortunately, a few months after purchasing the house, the wall separating the house’s basement from the landfill suddenly collapsed, and all that trash came pouring into the basement. Because of that the house has gotten all stuffy, and now, they need someone to do something about it.
Cleaning the basement is useless unless the wall is fixed since the trash will just keep pouring in, but then, you can’t really fix the wall with all the trash, so…
As for the common toilet, the government was originally supposed to hire the people living in the slums to clean it, but apparently, they haven’t been paying up, so now, the slum people don’t want to work anymore.
The latrine pits haven’t been touched for about 3 months already, and the people are already starting to complain. At this rate, the situation will get really bad.” [Receptionist]
That’s horrible… It’s so horrible you can’t even express it with one word.
“An epidemic would probably be a bigger problem than the complaints, though… For both of those jobs…” [Ryouma]
“Oh? You’re well informed. That’s amazing. Just as you’ve said, unclean places make it easier for diseases to spread, so it would be great if someone could take the jobs on already, but unfortunately…” [Receptionist]
“How big exactly are the places?” [Ryouma]
“The house has a 200 square-meter basement and the common toilet is 7m wide and 2km long with 30 latrine pits. The request for the common toilet is meant to be taken one latrine pit at a time.” [Receptionist]
“What about the trash? Oh, no need to mention the common toilet, that one’s obvious.” [Ryouma]
“Most of the trash in the house is kitchen waste and the rest are lumber remnants.” [Receptionist]
If it’s like that I can have the scavenger slimes eat them.
“I see… Can I take the house cleaning job then?” [Ryouma]
“Eh!? You’re taking it!?” [Receptionist]
“Yes, I know a convenient magic for cleaning. Only, it costs quite a bit of mana, so there aren’t many who use it.” [Ryouma]
“I see~ Take out your guild card then. There’s no time limit, but if you stop midway, you’ll have to pay the penalty fee.” [Receptionist]
I don’t know if it’s simply because there really weren’t any people interested in the job or simply because the receptionist girl was dedicated to her work, but I handed the guild card to her, and she quickly took care of the process. After that I headed to the house I would be cleaning.
Tl Note: Change of schedule, TMPG will have the same schedule as GK, which is 4 chapter parts a week + at least 1 extra chapter part. No Patreon for TMPG, though, so just PayPal donations. This is the third chapter of the week, the previous chapter part + this one counts as one. The last one was too short, so I had to compensate with another part.