Because of that it was decided that I will be giving Reinhart-san the scavenger slime fertilizer. We’ll put this plan on hold for now. We’ll continue again once we’ve gotten the opinion of the gardener. It’s also good since this will give them some time to think about things.
Next was my success in mass producing Running Mash by using the fertilizer of the scavenger slime. I explained to Pioro-san that I’m currently researching how to cultivate mushrooms without monsterification.
I’ve heard that the cultivation of mushroom is one stop toward finding a thousand pieces of gold, so I thought he’d be interested…
“Ryouma, is that true?” [Pioro]
“Of course. All the mushrooms turned into running mash, but I believe it should be possible to cultivate normal mushroom. I’m currently trying to find the right way to cultivate them. By the way, as proof I’ve also talked to Grisiera-san about this and even had a basket full of running mash with me then. You can confirm it with her if you want. If I could use dimension magic here, I would also be able to show you the real thing…” [Ryouma]
“…If you’re going that far, then I guess it must be true. You sure love to bring out crazy stories casually, don’t you?” [Pioro]
He was interested alright, but at the same time, he was also greatly perplexed.
…Let’s move on to the next one.
“One of my female researchers recently discovered that the cleaner slime has a beautifying effect.” [Ryouma]
“A beautifying effect? Now that is very intriguing.” [Elize]
“Yes. This proposal is aimed at women.” [Ryouma]
The cleaner slime can beautify the skin by removing excess keratin and sebum from it.
Depending on the constitution and age of the person, one might feel some sense of dryness, but as long as they compensate for that, it should be possible to get a good result.
I know that there are also magical charm potions in this world from the medical knowledge of this world that I was given.
Also from what I’ve heard recently, medicine at Fei-san’s homeland, the Zilmar Empire, was too expensive for commoners to be able to purchase. As such, they had to rely on needles, acupressure, and massages to straighten up their bodies. Fei-san and Leelin-san have learned those skills.
Frankly, beauty stuff is outside my expertise, but I do have a smattering of knowledge on it based on the my female coworkers who researched them zealously. I could never really understand why they were so obsessed about it, but… You really can’t take a woman’s pursuit for beauty lightly. I at least know that much.
On top of that…
“It makes one wonder just what would happen if slimes, medicinal knowledge, foreign technology… etc. All of these were to be gathered together to pursue beauty.” [Ryouma]
“Indeed. That is very very intriguing.” [Elize]
I only have a vague idea as far as this proposal goes, but the madam’s reaction isn’t bad.
Noble women spend money like water when it comes to prettying themselves, so pursuing this path just might open the doors to a great deal of wealth.
But what’s more is that with this I might just be able to form a connection with all the rich madams…
“So young and yet what a terrifying mind you possess, Ryouma-kun.” [Reinhart]
“Are you planning on seizing the hearts of the married noble women? You sure chose a good target.” [Elize]
“After all, there’s no end to the noble women who’ve been sent off to be married with nothing but air in their heads.” [Serge]
“Quite the schemer, aren’t we?” [Pioro]
“…Oh, no. I know I’m the one proposing this plan, but it’s also the one I’m least interested in.” [Ryouma]
It’s fun just thinking about it, but if I were to actually try and put it into action, it would end up being a high-risk-high-return plan.
Women are strong, but depending on the time and situation, they can become really scary.
I learned that well in my past life…
“Well, all I’m really doing is considering the possibilities.” [Ryouma]
“Oh? And here I was being very interested… If you ever feel like pursuing it, please do come by and consult me, okay?” [Elize]
…She won’t pursue it, but she’s not hiding that she’s interested either.
“Ah… Anyhow, it seems Ryouma-kun is thinking about a lot of things.” [Reinhart]
Reinhart-san said to help me.
“It can’t be helped. There are just so many interesting things.” [Ryouma]
I still have a lot of things I can say regarding the slimes. And there are still a lot topics that can be used.
“By the way, are you sure it’s okay to be talking about this to us?” [Reinhart]
“It’s fine. After all, all I have is the knowledge. I can’t actually implement these things.” [Ryouma]
In other words, I’m just going all ‘The slime can do this! And it can do this! And they can do that!’ And if they just understand that then I’m 80% satisfied. That’s why if there’s just someone among the people I know who could make use of these knowledge, I won’t really mind offering it up.
“Normally, one would be less willing to share this kind of stuff.” [Pioro]
“I don’t think there’s anything to be frugal with if it’s you guys.” [Ryouma]
“You’re too unattached to your findings, Ryouma-kun. Please do make sure that you don’t get tricked by some weird people, okay? Remember, if you need someone to talk to, we’re here for you.” [Elize]
“No matter what it may be, remember, talking is free.” [Reinhart]
“Especially, if it’s something that can turn a profit.” [Pioro]
The night had gotten fairly late, so we decided to end our conversation here… It felt as if the four adults were worrying over me for a different reason than before, though.
What a pity. I still wanted to talk about my findings regarding the bloody slime’s serum… That was actually my best one…