The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 23: Realizing Something Only After the Fact (1/2)

3 days later.

This one’s the last.

I’ve barely gotten a wink of sleep these past three days. I would chat with the others from time to time, but for the most part, I was cleaning. When I think about how I’m almost done, I can’t help but think back to everything I’ve done.


“This one’s done too. Let’s go to the next one.” [Ryouma]

“Hey, just how long do you think you’ve been working without rest now?” [Jeff]

“The sun’s already set, nyaa.” [Miya]

“This makes two already. Why not rest first, de gozaru?” [Asagi]

“My stamina and mana are holding up just fine. And besides, I’d like to get this over with as soon as possible.” [Ryouma]

“…You do look like you’ve still got plenty of energy to go.” [Jeff]

“This one thinks so too.” [Asagi]

“Same here, so there’s no reason to stop him, nyaa. It would be best if we could get this over with sooner than later anyway, nyaa.” [Miya]

After cleaning the second latrine pit on the first day, I went to the next pit with the approval of Jeff-san and Co. By the time I was done with the third latrine pit, the people keeping watch had changed.

“Oh, you’re out.” [Wereanna]

“You’re Miya-san’s party members.” [Ryouma]

“It’s Wereanna.” [Wereanna]

“I’m Syria. We’ve been put in charge of the evening shift. Let’s get along, Ryouma-kun.” [Syria]

“Yes, let’s get along. I’m done here already, so please run your checks. Also, I heard you have some MP potions on you.” [Ryouma]

“We do.” [Mizelia]

The medicines of this world were largely divided into two categories.

Medicines that use medical herbs and stones like those in Earth and magical medicines that use the mana of its ingredients or ingredients whose properties have changed due to the presence of mana. Potions are a kind of magical medicine that take effect instantly.

The rabbit girl, Syria-san, used Identify on me and the surroundings, while the tiger girl, Mizelia-san, took a vial out of her large bag and gave it to me. The vial was filled with a deep green liquid.

Mizelia-san informed me that the MP potion could recover as much as 2,000 MP. She also warned me to be careful not to take more mana than my body could handle, as that would cause an abnormal status known as Mana Intoxication.

After hearing her warnings, I went ahead and emptied 10 MP potions.

“Thank you. Let’s go to the next one then.” [Ryouma]

“Already? Why don’t you rest a little first?” [Mizelia]

“I heard you haven’t rested one bit since Maya’s group was on shift. I bet you haven’t eaten either, right? Here.” [Wereanna]

Wereanna handed me a basket full of sandwiches.

“I got it from the client’s butler. I think it would be best if you finish these first before going to the next one.” [Wereanna]

“Butler? You mean Sebasu-san?” [Ryouma]

“Yep, that’s what he called himself alright. You know him? He said you had a tendency of forgetting to eat when working. He was waiting here up until a while ago, but it seems he had some errands to run and left.” [Wereanna]

My body’s holding up just fine, but I did actually forget about eating, so I gratefully accepted. Because of that I ended up having more time to interact with these girls.

“Has the information on the disease reached the guild?” [Ryouma]

“Yes. The guild master is getting some concocted through an acquaintance of his. He said he’ll prepare enough for all of us. By the way, are you really planning on working without rest?” [Wereanna]

“I intend to rest, of course.” [Ryouma]

“Well, you’re not resting enough. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break after every pit, honestly.” [Wereanna]

“Frankly, I’m not really sure if you can pull it off. Are you sure you’re not pushing yourself?” [Syria]

“I’m confident in my stamina. But I can understand why you find it hard to believe considering my age.” [Ryouma]

“There are a lot of newbie adventurers who eat more than they can chew, after all.” [Wereanna]

“True that. If not for the fact you’d shown your status board, I would have protested. If this mission were to fail because of some recently registered adventurer’s unsubstantiated claims, the consequences could reach all the way to the heart of the town… I do think you’re qualified now, though.” [Mizelia]

Mizelia-san’s words were a bit harsh, but I never expected everyone to trust me just like that on our first meeting. If not for my status board, it wouldn’t have been strange if they saw me as just another kid. I mean I really am just a kid right now.

We chatted idly like that until we finished eating, then we went back to work.

The next break I took was when the sun rose. The people keeping watch was different again.

“Excuse me, we’ve come to take our shift.” [Cher]

“Oh, hello, Cher-kun, Raypin-san, Gordon-san.” [Syria]

“Hello, Syria. Good job out here.” [Cher]

“How’s the work going, de aru?” [Raypin]

“Well, from the looks of things, it seems to be progressing a lot faster than expected, but is Ryouma alright?” [Gordon]

“He’s doing his best and still has plenty of energy to spare. Although, currently we’ve been forced to pause work for a moment.” [Syria]

“Did something happen?” [Gordon]

“See for yourself…” [Mizelia]

“What do y— Uwaa!?” [Raypin]

“What’s with all the slimes? There’s so many there’s no where to walk.” [Gordon]

“I heard he used slimes. Did a stampede occur or something, de aru?” [Raypin]

“Stampede? Ryouma-kun says the slimes are splitting.” [Syria]

“Splitting? With these numbers, de aru?” [Raypin]

I had allowed the slimes to split to further hasten our work, but while they were in the middle of splitting, the new group arrived.

“Are you the next group? Let me introduce myself again. I’m Ryouma Takebayashi. My apologies for the current situation, but the slimes needed to split, so we won’t be able to work until they’re done. In exchange, work should progress even faster later. Please take care not to step on them.” [Ryouma]

“Right, I’m Gordon. Nice to meet you.” [Gordon]

“I’m Cher.” [Cher]

Short-statured with thick limbs and a face that was mostly beard. Gordon-san was indeed the very image of a dwarf.

As for Cher, he was a human. He looked like a middle or high school student.

“Hmm… They don’t look weak, so it’s probably not a stampede then… Hmm? Oh, my apologies. I am Raypin. I’ve become an adventurer in order to research monsters. I have a question I’d like to ask. I hope you don’t mind. This is not a stampede, right, de aru?” [Raypin]

“Ryouma Takebayashi. I am also researching slimes as a hobby. If I may answer your question with another question, what do you mean by stampede?” [Ryouma]

“A stampede is what you refer to when slimes suddenly start splitting. It happens when slimes are ordered not to split for an extended period. Eventually, they can’t keep it in anymore, and they start splitting like crazy. In that state, they won’t listen to orders and will split beyond their limits. It is said that it’s an instinctual response when the slimes are kept from reproducing.

Once a stampede starts, the slimes will split to an insane number, but the resulting slimes will be far weaker than before and will have to supplement their nutritional needs with whatever is available nearby, de aru.” [Raypin]

“Oh? I didn’t know slimes did that.” [Ryouma]

“Well, it doesn’t really occur when slimes are left to reproduce normally. And besides, there were plenty of crazy things done in the past to produce research material, so there was probably some negligence on the lab’s part. I’ve never seen a stampede personally, de aru.” [Raypin]

“So you thought it might be a stampede because of their numbers?” [Ryouma]

“Exactly.” [Raypin]

After that I told him that there were originally 1,000 slimes. I also told him about the big slime, which caught his interest.

I drank MP potions with one hand and formed new contracts with the slimes while chatting with Raypin.

By the time I was about done forming contracts with the slimes, Cher-kun and Gordon-san couldn’t keep up with our conversation anymore.






20 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods Revised – Volume 1 Chapter 23: Realizing Something Only After the Fact (1/2)”

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  2. foblivions Avatar

    Insane amount as alway. I hope we will reach and pass the original story soon (drooling).

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  4. mikelima52 Avatar

    Thank you for the chapter!

  5. Erik da swede Avatar
    Erik da swede

    thx for the chapter:)

  6. sfcipher Avatar

    Thanks for the treat.

  7. KamiNoKitsune Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!

  8. Crimson Death Avatar

    Soon there’s going to be a scavenger slime god with a colony size of 2000+

  9. aditue Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter

  10. etherealrainbowcanvas Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! Little boy scientist! 😂

  11. Kwadwo Ansah Ofei Avatar

    Thanks for this chapter

  12. S4TY4 Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter
    I can imagine Gordon’s soul floating above his head after hearing Ryouma & Raypin’s conversations 😆

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  14. Hog Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!!🙌

  15. vandfon Avatar

    muito obrigado, por este capitulo, esperando o próximo em breve

  16. John Mark Lopez Pasadas Avatar

    thanks for the chapter~!!

  17. CCaprice Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter.

  18. darkLoki Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter, Ryoma will be a hell adventurer and owner of clean clothes store

  19. ugh zug Avatar
    ugh zug

    Remeber kids, eating and drinking in your work clothes right after cleaning that kind of a thing for hours on end isn’t exactly the brightest idea.

  20. Yaseen Rasheed Avatar
    Yaseen Rasheed

    Apologize for being dumb but I tried to calculate how many hours it took to finish all 30 latrine pit
    According to this chapter, it says it took 3 days so basically 72 hours
    Then the previous chapter says it took 2 hours to clean the one pit
    Jeff’s group guards from afternoon to evening which is 6 hours… and here it took 3 pits to finish before the Wereanna’s groups came along. So 2 hours multiplied by 3 pits is 6 hours which is correct.
    Then from Wereanna’s groups to Raypin’s group would take 12 hours if you count from evening to morning which is from 6 pm to 6 am so if Scavenger slimes now can take 2 hours for 1 pit
    Then 2 hours by 6 pits would make 12 hours
    Before Raypin’s group came along Ryouma was in the middle of taming/contracting the newly splits slimes as slimes are splitting
    which means it would be double or so, That means the time to finish cleaning the pit is less than 2 hours, let’s say 1 hour per pit
    Raypin’s group guards from morning to afternoon which is 6 hours so 6 hours multiplied by 1 pit is 6 pits
    now total would 6 + 6 + 3 = 15 pits in one day
    Then Jeff’s group time would be 6 hours per pit
    sp 15 + 6 = 21 pits
    Then Wereanna’s group would be 12 hours per pit
    that is 21 + 12 = 33
    Then Raypin’s group 6 hours per pit
    33 + 6 = 39 pits that are on the second day

    On the third day slimes split again reaching 3033 slimes so it would take faster than before so let’s say half an hour per pit…. let’s say he took the last two pits on the third day with Raypin’s group
    which would be 42 pits all together

    but then I realized it didn’t match the number of pits given in the story so I checked the story again It did say Ryouma sometimes takes a break which is when he was eating food with groups and there is also the time he took for slimes splitting
    by the time I realized this, I became even more confused lol

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