The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 133: On the Way Back, but… (1/2)

 The next day.

 Although a lot happened, somehow everyone was able to get to the last day safely. As our stay came to an end, it was now time to go back to Gimuru. I started preparing first thing in the morning, had lunch early before noon, and then rode the carriage that went the same way we came.

“It’s already been 5 days, huh.” [Student 1]

“Time sure flew by quickly.” [Student 2]

“I thought it would feel a lot longer.” [Student 3]

 The groupings for the carriages were the same when we came here. So I was with the same people on the first day. Only, they’ve already gotten to know each other, so they weren’t as quiet as before. On the fist day, Roche-san had to interfere to get them to talk, but now, they’re talking naturally without anyone pushing them to.

“Don’t make too much merry now.” [Roche]

“That’s right. We may be going back right now, but this training session isn’t over just yet.” [Lucy]

 Roche-san and the others warned them. They said that they understood their feelings, but there was always a chance to happen upon monsters outside of town. After the students were warned, they immediately started paying attention to their surroundings.

 They’re serious, but it’s obvious they’re not used to this. They were so tense it was exhausting just looking at them. Seeing that, Roche-san and Lucy-san wryly smiled. Now a peaceful atmosphere filled the carriage.

 We didn’t happen upon any monsters or bandits and we were able to peacefully arrive at the camp.


“Roche-san.” [Ryouma]

“Yeah. It seems we’ll be sharing today.” [Roche]

 When it was time to unload the luggage, I heard the sound of wheels, so I turned toward the direction of the sound. There, I saw a wagon with a large curtain headed toward ouro direction. As the wagon approached us, they opened up some distance and lined up beside us.

“The corner is fine. Are there any open spots left?” [Coachman]

“There are. Feel free to take it.” [Roche]

 The coachman of the wagon exchanged a few words with Roche-san, then he went to a corner of the camp.

 At the same time.

“Attention! Students, by now, you have all been taught the rules of the camp. Today, we aren’t the only ones using this camp. Make sure you don’t cause trouble for other people. Those of you who’ve forgotten the rules, come see me!” [Roche]

 I also warned the students not to cause problems to unrelated people. All the instructors were wary of the wagon. At camps like this, it’s common for bandits to dress up as travelers and then attack.

 There are those that rely on strength and numbers. Some attack while others are sleeping. Others approach their campmates with a smile and offer drugged liquor and food. As such, the general rule when sharing camps like this is to not get in each others’ way as much as possible.

 But in the end general rules are just general rules. There are exceptions.

“Can I have a moment?” [???]

 This must be the person inside the wagon. A moderately well-dressed man. There was a man with him who seemed to be his escort.

“What is it?” [Ryouma]

“Did you come from that direction? If so, I’d like to ask about the way from here. Mainly regarding the condition of the road and if monsters appear or not. Stuff related to our safety.” [Moderately Well-Dressed Man]

“In that case, please talk to our leader. He should know more. I’ll guide you.” [ryouma]

“That would help. Thanks.” [Moderately Well-Dressed Man]

 The condition of roads is a topic of life and death to travelers. If they carelessly step onto a dangerous road, they could lose their lives.

 It’s standard procedure to get information before leaving town, but the condition of the road could change along the way. Because of that travelers also exchange information with each other.

“Leader. These people want to learn about the road.” [Ryouma]

“Got it.” [Roche]

 I left them to Roche-san, but he asked me to stay behind to see how these things go.

 Still, it wasn’t as if they did anything special.

 They didn’t bother with idle talk and just went straight into talking about the condition of the roads.

 Their conversation didn’t even last 10 minutes. The two men didn’t bother to stay and just quickly left the carriage.

“…Ryouma, what do you think about them?”

 After seeing the two men off, Roche-san asked me that in a quiet voice.

“They didn’t seem particularly suspicious, but… They did look like they could fight. It’s not just the guard. That person who claims to be a merchant could fight too.” [Ryouma]

 The guard being able to fight is a given, but the man who claimed to be a merchant also had calluses that suggested he was used to holding weapons. His movements did not seem as refined, however…

“I’d say he’s about as strong as the guard…” [Ryouma]

 From experience, there are a lot of bandits that feel like that person.

 But in a world like this crawling with monsters and bandits, not just relying on a hired guard but also learning the sword isn’t that strange.

 From the merchants I know, Pioro-san from the Saionji Company also had calluses from weapons. I didn’t feel like it was something worth asking about, but it seems he knows how to handle a short sword at least.

 Serge-san from the Morgan Company doesn’t seem to know how to use a weapon, but I did see him walking with a self-defense magic tool.

 That’s why I don’t think they’re suspicious just because of that.

“Is there something suspicious about them?” [Ryouma]

“No. I share your opinion. They don’t seem particularly suspicious. It’s just that it’s almost that time of the year…” [Roche]

 That time?

“It’s almost winter, right? The period from winter to summer, especially, the New Year, is when nobles are most active in their social life.” [Roche]






19 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 133: On the Way Back, but… (1/2)”

  1. Stephanie Avatar

    Thanks for the update

  2. A Avatar

    Chapter 133 right?

    1. twinnnn100 Avatar

      thanks for the chapter

  3. KuroHaruto Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!!!
    i think you made a typo, it should be chapter 133 and not 132~

  4. sfcipher Avatar

    Thanks for the treat.

  5. hb98rml Avatar

    Thanks for the update. On novel updates this chapter is listed as ch. 132 part 1.

  6. Shadow Wanderer Avatar
    Shadow Wanderer

    typo: (our) …sound. There, I saw a wagon with a large curtain headed toward ‘ouro’ direction. As…
    did I just found ‘gold’?! $.$
    Also, what kind of description is that?! Are nobles some kind of rare animal going out of hibernation?! XD

    1. aditue Avatar

      Nope but in lot of story the winter is logically the season for social gathering of noble in the capital (end of harvest and the country is boring in winter)

    2. fritzr Avatar

      Nobles stay home to receive guests or relocate to the social center where they plan to stay while they work the local party circuit.

      The party season is extremely important to Nobles as it is when they network to form new relationships and strengthen existing ties.

      Marriages for the children are often arranged in this season also.

  7. sweepberry Avatar

    Thanks for the update!

    The last statement really gives Big intrigue… truly why would a noble be traveling around when the season is about how the nobles should act with their social life such as parties, or banquets at the time? The next chapter will give us some Ryouma actions! (Sorry but the mock battles are not one of them tho, lol)

  8. Mikan Avatar

    nobles… damn nobles…

  9. Zax Avatar

    Foreshadowing the next story arc happening soon with nobles haha. Thanks for the chapter

    1. kenjitamura Avatar

      I’m still hoping Ryouma gets roped into that school but that’s probably not going to happen. If it does happen though I imagine him having saved nobles from bandits is as likely an instigator of it coming to pass as anything else.

  10. darkloki2 Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter, this title

  11. kariageweb Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  12. aditue Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter

  13. Belkar Avatar

    Thank you!

  14. fsginsainity Avatar

    Thanks. Also
    “In that case, please talk to our leader. He should know more. I’ll guide you.” [ryouma]
    Ryouma’s name needs a capital

  15. John Fritz Avatar
    John Fritz

    After reading the whole thing right at the release in June 18 2022, I can confidently say that there are clues here sprinkled in for the future arc. If you’ve read it past that, then you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then the clue word would be Merchant and New Year. It’s so cool that the author thought about sprinkling in some foreshadowing so far back in the story. Feels like I just time travelled

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