“Hmm? You are?” [Party Member 1]
“Pardon my belated introduction. I am Ryouma Takebayashi. I am a monster tamer and an adventurer.” [Ryouma]
“Hmph! A little brat like you is an adventurer?” [Sein]
“Stop it Sein. Sorry. This guy’s in a bad mood…” [Party Member 1]
“I’ve heard your circumstances. You brought a rare slime to the tamer guild and tried to sell it.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, so—” [Party Member 1]
“Hah!!? So you came here to pick a fight!?” [Sein]
The man called Sein stood up, but before he could walk toward me, he was stopped by a party member.
“I’m not here to pick a fight.” [Ryouma]
“What? So you’re here to make fun of us then!? Made fun of by some brat… Fuck!!
Fine! Laugh! We’re idiots, alright! We dragged our sorry asses all the way out here to try and sell a rare monster, but in the end we couldn’t make a single suit!! But why do we have to be insulted by a brat like you too!?” [Sein]
After Sein said that he broke down crying. Looks like he’s so drunk he’s seeing things already.
“Sein.” [Party Member 1]
“Calm down.” [Party Member 2]
“I’ll bring Sein to the room. You can’t talk like this.” [Party Member 3]
“I’ll go too.” [Party Member 4]
Two of their party members left the table and brought Sein back to his room.
“Let’s start over. We are the Wharf of Shikumu, and I’m the leader, Shin.” [Shin]
“I’m Kai. The guy making a ruckus is called Sein. Sorry about that.” [Kai]
“It’s alright.” [Ryouma]
“Thanks for being understanding. So, why have you come to look for us?” [Shin]
Right! That’s the important part! Who cares if there’s a drunkard or not!
“Right. Just as I was saying awhile ago, I would like to purchase the slime you couldn’t sell.” [Ryouma]
“That slime?” [Kai]
“I’d be grateful if you could get it off of our hands, but why? The tamer guild just insult us when we tried to sell it.” [Shin]
“Because I’m a collector of slimes, as well as a researcher. If there’s a rare slime I don’t have, it’s only natural that I would want to acquire it.” [Ryouma]
“As long as you give us a good price, we won’t have any complaints. We were planning to deal with it by tomorrow anyway.” [Shin]
“I see. Can you show me the slime? If it’s a slime I already have, I won’t pay much for it, but if it’s a slime I don’t have yet, then I’ll pay you handsomely.” [Ryouma]
“Sounds good to me.” [Shin]
“I’ll bring it now. Just wait here for a bit.” [Kai]
Kai-san left after saying that, then 3 minutes later he came back with a box made out of stone.
“There’s a slime inside this. Please be careful when you open it.” [Kai]
“Excuse me.” [Ryouma]
Carefully, I lifted the lid of the box and peeked at the slime inside.
The slime was dark red and had a much more syrupy body, making it a lot closer to liquid compared to normal slimes. After confirming the slime, I closed the lid.
“How is it?” [Shin]
“It’s a slime I don’t have yet, so I’m willing to pay a high price for it. If you don’t mind me asking, how much have you spent so far to get here?” [Ryouma]
“5,000 suits for all 5 of us. We did as much as we could to cut down on expenses, but it still cost us that much.” [Shin]
When I heard that, I took out two small gold coins from my Item Box.
“In that case, I’ll give you 10,000 suits for the slime and another 10,000 to cover your travel expenses.” [ryouma]
When I said that, Kai and Shin became flustered.
“Seriously!? That’s 20,000.” [Kai]
“Can a single slime really sell for 2 small gold coins?” [Shin]
“It’s fine. After all, it’s thanks to all of you that I could get my hands on this slime.” [Ryouma]
“R-Right… Well, no complaints here. You’re okay with this too, right?” [Shin]
“Of course, I am.” [Kai]
“Then it’s a deal.” [Ryouma]
I handed over the money to Shin.
“I’ve received the payment.” [Shin]
“I’ll be taking this slime then. Thank you.” [Ryouma]
“We should be thanking you.” [Kai]
“With this we won’t have to worry about our expenses for the mean time. Sein should also calm down.” [Shin]
II can somewhat understand that man’s feelings… There are times when you can’t help but worry when there’s no money. I also had times like that.
Speaking of which, wasn’t a big job coming out soon?
“If you want to make some coin, it might be better for you to stay in town a bit longer. The season for a monster outbreak in a nearby marsh is almost here. Supposedly the guts of that monster has medicinal effects, so they sell for a lot. You can earn a lot so long as you can endure the stench of the marsh.” [Ryouma]
“Yes. You can confirm with the guild if you want. I don’t know when exactly the outbreak is, but it should be soon.” [Ryouma]
“Thanks for the info. Is there any way we can thank you?” [Shin]
I don’t really need it, but since they’re asking, I guess I could advertise here.
“Then how about dropping by my store? I own a laundromat as a sideline, you see. Although it ended up being a bit too big for a sideline.” [Ryouma]
“A laundromat?” [Shin]
“Yes, we’ll wash all the clothes you can fit in in our bags. You purchase the bags from us, of course. The laundry fee will only run you about 1 medium copper coin. We also have a service catered toward adventurers that washes all equipment and armor for only one medium copper coin and 5 small copper coins.” [Ryouma]
“There’s a store like that?” [Kai]
“Alright. It’s affordable, anyway, so we’ll drop by.” [Shin]
“Thank you. It’s just before the residential district to the east. We get a lot of adventurers as customers, so if you get lost just ask around and you should be able to find it quickly.” [Ryouma]
“We’ll definitely go.” [Shin]
“Thank you.” [Ryouma]
After that I went to the abandoned mine.
Here I don’t have to worry about my surroundings, so it’s the best place to do slime research.
Tl Note:This is the 5th release of the week and counts as part of the extra chapters. I feel it’s not long enough, though, so I’ll be posting another chapter part tomorrow. Regardless, a round of applause to all the patrons and donors who made this chapter possible, as well as the chapter part tomorrow.