The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 158: Growing a Little? (3/3)

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…






26 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 158: Growing a Little? (3/3)”

  1. Belkar Avatar

    Thank you!

  2. ilyr Avatar

    thanks for the chapter… will ryouma open his own school? where the is classs about martial arts, medicine, alchemy, and more importantly slime reserarch

  3. hb98rml Avatar

    Lol. Hopefully he gets to tell them about the antidotes another day. Thank you for the update and your hard work ❤️

  4. ilyr Avatar

    will Ryoma open his own school? whe he teach martial arts, medicine, alchemy and more importantly is the slime research branch

    1. butsu Avatar

      Must resist spoiling uuuughghhhh

  5. Philip Avatar

    Lol, that’s some self restraint from Elize, not jumping onto the beautify info. Oh,well, it’s a short and interesting read.
    Thanks for the chapter! May God bless you, take care, and have a great day! BTW, awesome translation.

  6. Ethereal Rainbow Canvas Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! R was adorable here, lol.

  7. twinnnn100 Avatar

    thanks for the chapter

  8. kuroharuto Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!!!

  9. Mikan Avatar

    Luckily this is more slice of life, or else someone would have tried to scam him already…

  10. sfcipher Avatar

    Thanks for the treat.

  11. kariageweb Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  12. TheTanJar Avatar

    He should buy a neighborhood and turn it into a slime mall. Have the cleaner slimes in the laundry mat as well as a spa. Have the metal slimes roll on people’s back for massages. Butchery with scavengers and blood slime. Kids dojo with slime sensei. Health center using blood slime serums and cleaning slimes for disinfectant plus healer slimes.

    1. Thibault Berthier Avatar
      Thibault Berthier

      and create a slime civilisation

  13. darkloki2 Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter, he can do all things by himself using the slimes

  14. Shadowthunder Avatar

    I hope he gets more monsters as his familiar

  15. mahotsukikonran Avatar

    I think the blood serum would have pushed them past there braking point lol

  16. Ethan_Paul_AsianBoi123 Avatar

    Tnx for the chapter~
    I srsly can’t think of what else they’re worrying on Ryouma for… and what that “different reason” is… if it’s the same old “non-stop work, no rest” again. That’s gonna kinda irritate me. Sure they don’t know about his situation but… he’s young again and can do much nearly whatever he wants that makes him feel satisfied and happy. He’s finally free. But noooo, some “worries” will stop him and make him rest and force him to do nothing. He can do nothing when HE WANTS TO!! They don’t get to decide. Yeh he’s acts like an adult sometimes but, for puck sake, ur taking advantage to a kid’s time, one who wanted to do stuff while he’s still young…..

    1. msg_reader1 Avatar

      I’m gonna guess a “different reason” is that he’s way too smart for his age. Like they wouldn’t know he’s reincarnated and stuff, but I’m guessing they’re worried of bad people taking advantage of him and using his knowledge so they can build up power. Obviously MC wouldn’t do that, but they don’t know his circumstances. Plus I’m curious if the God’s gave the so called grandparents a backstory that could explain why he’s so talented.

    2. DaiCho Avatar

      The “different reason” was that they’re worried if Ryouma’s gonna be too open about all his new ideas to someone that will use him like a slave with no profit whatsoever. One of them mentioned that he should be careful to not get easily tricked or agree to give to weird/bad people. He’s just too and might give anything away for free, I think.

  17. Zax Avatar

    In the end ideas need to be implemented to profit from them. Thanks for the chapter

  18. Lion_hug Avatar

    Thanks for the update! ☺️

  19. print on canvas Avatar

    keep sharing this type of content.

  20. tsun0103 Avatar

    thanks for this chapter.

    ugh, I really hate this MC. i can’t find any reasong love to him if his just “living free” and not really doing anything. even for SoL has limits to me.

    1. DaiCho Avatar

      Get another novel to read then if you think this MC can’t have potential to progress.

    2. John Fritz Avatar
      John Fritz

      MC literally got beaten to a pulp everyday by his dad, got cancelled by society, worked non-stop in a black company in his previous life. And now you want the MC to experience drama? He’d literally be a villain in making if his life revolved around killing bandits, seeing people die from monster beast, or something more horrible. Any normal person would have broke just from the experiences in his previous life, let the MC live as freely as he wants. And he already did plenty with slime research and all

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