The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 204: The Feudal Lord of Fatima Territory (2/2)

As soon as I mentioned who the letter of introduction belonged to, Lord Porco Fatma stood up in surprise, which in turn surprised me too. I wonder if there’s a problem.

“Yes. I have it in stored in my Item Box. May I take it out?” [Ryouma]

“Yes, by all means, please let me see it. I don’t mind if you use magic.” [Porco]

He gave me permission, so I went ahead and took out the letter.

The feudal lord stretched out his hand and received it from me himself.

Normally, since it’s too dangerous, the servant will be the one to receive the letter on the feudal lord’s behalf, but it seems he doesn’t mind receiving it directly.

The feudal lord unsealed the letter and read the contents with rapt attention.

“Mu mu mu… You are Ryouma-kun?” [Porco]

“That’s right.” [Ryouma]

“Did Reinhart say anything when he handed this to you?” [Ryouma]

I thought back to when I received the letter.

“…He’s someone I trust, so he just told me to rely on him if a problem ever arises. That’s all. Now that I think about it, perhaps there was something he found hard to say, but…” [Ryouma]

“I see. Hard to say, huh? I see… Ku, ha ha ha ha!! —*Snort!” [Porco]

…Just what was written on that letter, I wonder.

Just when I thought he understood, in the next moment, he suddenly laughed, and then snorted like a pig due to laughing too much.

Everything was happening so quickly I wasn’t able to keep up. I glanced around, and it seems that it wasn’t just me but everyone too, his servants included. I’d like some explanation please.

“Fu, fu fu, fuu. Ah, excuse me. Where are my manners? It seems Reinhart treasures you a lot.” [Porco]

After he calmed down and regulated his breathing, he started speaking again.

“This letter of introduction states that the Jamil family is thinking of roping you in as one of their specialist. That is to say that you are an individual skilled enough to be valued so. Moreover, this letter of introduction presumes that you have been embroiled in some kind of trouble that necessitated your meeting with me; hence, there is a request included in it to help you. Moreover, since you are someone that they wish to rope, he also wishes for me not to take you away.” [Porco]

“That’s…” [Ryouma]

“Yes. In the first place, it’s a strange thing for Reinhart to write a letter of introduction. What’s more who would’ve thought that the contents would turn out to be this? Truly, strange things do happen, don’t they?” [Reinhart]

The feudal lord’s expression when he looked at the letter was really gentle.

I might have stared too much for when he raised his head up our eyes met.

“Hmm? Oh, right. You weren’t informed, were you? I am an earl and Reinhart is a duke. Are you wondering why I call him without honorifics despite being lower ranked?” [Porco]

“No, I didn’t mean that, but now that you mention it, why is that?” [Ryouma]

“You’re an honest kid too, aren’t you? Actually, Reinhart and I are senpais and kouhais back in the academy.” [POrco]

“! I see. So you knew each other since your academy days.” [Ryouma]

“Of course, in public, we have to address each other properly, but in private, we can just call each other as we please. Also, since we go way back, I know a lot about his blunders and embarrassing memories.

He probably didn’t talk about me much because he didn’t want to talk about his days at the academy. That guy surprisingly cares a lot about appearances.” [Porco]

“Really!?” [Ryouma]

“That’s right. But considering the environment he grew up in, I guess it can’t be helped. After all, his dad is none other than that Fire Dragon Duke. Have you heard of Reinbach-sama’s accomplishments?” [Porco]

“About how he formed a contract with a divine beast?” [Ryouma]

“Exactly. Because of Reinhart’s amazing dad, he was often referred to in the academy as ‘his son’. He was often compared with him and couldn’t live his life as he pleased. He couldn’t act improperly even in the most trivial of things.” [Porco]

“I see…” [Ryouma]

“Because of that he didn’t have a lot of close friends. It just so happened that I also had an amazing dad. Well, I had it a lot easier, though. But because of that Reinhart and I got along and he started coming to me for advice. Now that I think about it, those were some good times…

But this isn’t really the time to be talking about this. At this rate, there’s no telling when we can end this conversation.” [Porco]

“Thank you very much for that deeply interesting story.” [Ryouma]

“Yes. Let’s talk about this again some other time. But with that I’ve confirmed it.” [Porco]

? Confirmed what?

“A monster tamer with many slimes who also happens to be close with Reinhart. Moreover, your name is Ryouma Takebayashi. You also have a laundromat at Gimuru, right?” [Porco]

“Yes. That’s right.” [Ryouma]

“I knew it! You’re the ‘Barley Tea Sage’!” [Porco]

……What?

The feudal lord was visibly excited as he leaned over the table, but I was just confused.

“Barley Tea Sage?” [Ryouma]

“Do you know the Semroid Troupe?” [Porco]

The Semroid Troupe!

“Of course. We became acquainted this summer.” [Ryouma]

“I see, then it should be fine then.” [Porco]

According to the feudal lord…

There’s been rumors of a troubadour telling tales of a sage that saved a poor farming village by telling them how to make barley tea. When he investigated it, he found out that the troubadour were near the town he was at, so he called his troupe over and listened to their song.

Although there was a smattering of creative license applied on the song, the fact that a village was indeed saved by someone meant that the person who passed on the method to produce the tea must also exist.

The feudal lord wanted to talk to such a person, and he was told that that the sage was an acquaintance of Reinhart. As he was thinking of contacting Reinhart and asking him to introduce me, someone that seemed to fit the bill visited his territory.

And since he also had to thank the people defending the villages, he decided to meet me directly.

I can’t believe the Semroid Troupe has even reached this place. And that Prenence-san actually managed to turn that barley tea into a song. I know he said he would, but I can’t believe he actually did it. What’s more is that the reason I’m now meeting the feudal lord is because he heard his song. The world really is small. Still, I’m glad that he seems to be doing well.

I wonder what the feudal lord wants to talk to me about.

“I have two things I wish to consult you on. But there’s no need to think so deeply about it. It’s just a possibility, so you can also refuse if you want.

First, I’m thinking of a local specialty that my fief could produce.” [Porco]

“A local specialty. Ah, that’s why the barley tea got your attention.” [Ryouma]

“Yes. The roads have been maintained since my father’s generation, so there has been an increase in merchants and the economy is booming. But I want a new product other than fish. Of course, I want it to be food because I love eating delicious food the most.” [Porco]

Smiled the feudal lord faintly as he smacked his tummy.

I suppose he loves to eat as much as his looks suggest.

“Notices have already been spread through my territory, and already many opinions and recipes have been submitted, but I still can’t find a product with enough of an appeal… I need a hint from someone with a different viewpoint or an idea for a good dish.

The second thing I need help with involves your laundromat. There is a mountain beyond the lake, on top of which is a hidden hot spring that my dad loved a lot when he was still alive. He made a shed there at the top of that mountain. I would like to get your help to clean that shed.” [Porco]

“? Couldn’t you have just asked a normal person for that?” [Ryouma]

“Well the thing is…. I’ve been really busy with work ever since my dad passed, and I haven’t been able to manage the shed or the hot spring for a long time. Layers of filth have long accumulated and hardened. No matter how many times we try to clean the place, they just can’t be rid of. What do you think? Can you clean the place?” [Porco]

“There are all sorts when it comes to filth, so I can’t say for sure unless I see the place in person.” [Ryouma]

If I recall correctly, there should be no fishing tomorrow.

“If it’s alright with you, could I see that shed tomorrow? If I can I’ll clean it right then and there.” [Ryouma]

“You’ll accept the job then!? In that case, I’ll get someone to show you the way. If you can clean the place, I’ll pay you 10 small gold coins.” [Porco]

10 small gold coins to clean a bath. As expected, even the crowd couldn’t keep calm at such an astounding figure.

“Isn’t that much?” [Ryouma]

“Perhaps, But it’s fine. That place is really hard to clean, but more than that, that place is like my father’s memento to me.” [Porco]

The feudal lord spoke normally, but his eyes fell a little.

“I understand. I’ll be making a lot if I succeed, so I have no complaints.” [Ryouma]

Like that I agreed to the feudal lord’s request to clean the bath.

The feudal lord thanked me with a huge smile, and then he went back.

Now that I think back to it, I was nervous at first too, but in the end, everything was wrapped up before I knew it.

I may have had a letter of introduction, but I guess this is about what you’d expect meeting someone for the first time.

Still, I sure wanted to ask about that sumo appearance, though…

As I saw the feudal lord off with the villagers, I thought those things to myself.

 

Tl Note: Sorry for vanishing for a while, I ended up gravely ill these past two weeks. Some KmF chapters were still posted during that time, but those were just some edited stock I could afford to post. I seem to have recovered already, so I’ll get back to posting as usual.

56 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Getting sick could be gravely bad these days, please make sure to get enough rest! Glad you are doing better too

  2. Be well soon!

    PS: seems Reinbach had some speaking roles in this chapter… i wonder when Porto transformed into him? 😛

  3. Considering all the things going on lately i’d suggest going to the doctor for a check up in 4-7 days even if you feel good since you were gravely no telling if it’s really gone or just hiding, so better safe then sorry.
    Good to see you back better though

  4. Thanks for the chapter and your hard work. I hope you are in good health now.

    One detail: “But this isn’t really the time to be talking about this. At this rate, there’s no telling when we can end this conversation.” [Reinbach]
    Reinbach should be Porco

    1. Thank God you are ok. We were afraid that you got Corona. Make sure to go to doctor for the regular check-up even if you are ok. Also make sure to take some bitter food like neem leaves or turmeric (in small quantities) occasionally or at least once a week. Bitter makes you better. Also try to avoid fried oil items for some time. Try to eat only steam boiled food for a couple of weeks. It will put less strain on your body. Make sure to drink lots of water and take rest when you feel tired. Don’t push yourself too hard. Health is wealth.

      Also thanks for the chapter.

  5. Error?
    Truly, strange things do happen, don’t they?” [Reinhart] -> [Porco]

    At this rate, there’s no telling when we can end this conversation.” [Reinbach] -> [Porco]

    Hope you will have a full recovery soon. Thanks for the treat.

  6. Thank goodness it was not coronavirus and Jiggly is still with us safe and sound 😀
    Remember Jiggly don’t go to China for your rehab trip Kappa

  7. [Perhaps, But it’s fine] -> {Perhaps, but it’s fine}/{Perhaps. But it’s fine}

    Interesting, so this big noble dude really is acquainted (if not friend) with Reinhart, but a little different that what I expected. Still, this is a nice situation, and the slimes will be getting a nice chance to show off.
    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation! God bless you, take care of yourself, and don’t go to China 😀 !

  8. I have to say , I am glad in both ways. First the series is not canceled or something(i know my priority is selfish) second , you are doing fine. I was “why the hell , chapters are not coming” kind a guy but at the end you are fine 🙂

    Now , there are small errors. I dont know you guys editing after releases but anyway.

    “Yes. In the first place, it’s a strange thing for Reinhart to write a letter of introduction. What’s more who would’ve thought that the contents would turn out to be this? Truly, strange things do happen, don’t they?” [Reinhart]

    But this isn’t really the time to be talking about this. At this rate, there’s no telling when we can end this conversation.” [Reinbach]

    [Reinhart] & [Reinbach] should be Porco.

  9. Welcome back Jiggly! Happy you’re feeling better too.
    Here’s something that might make you feel even more better:
    THIS SERIES IS GETTING AN ANIME ADAPTION!

    Spoiler Inside: link Show

    ^Source

    w< Now I’ll have 4 versions to obsess over! Web Novel, Light Novel, Manga, and Anime! (well… Manga, I been buying the Japanese kindle releases because the English version doesn’t come out until later this year and so when the ENG version comes out I’ll be buying both the english and japanese versions… and the LN I been buying the JNC digital versions but I plan on getting the paperbacks as well when they release those!) So much hype now.

    Anywho! Thanks for the chapter! More so, thank you for bringing us this series to begin with!

    1. Oh god… I’m gonna start running out of credits soon on JNC… a year ago I’d get a volume 3/4 times a year… now its 6/8 times a year… with this series once it catches up, I’ll be “even” I think… heaven forbid they license another series I “can’t” say no to…

      Realist hero…
      Gensouki…
      Arifureta… (Main)
      Wortenia Senki…

      Now this one and that librarian one… damnit!

  10. You too huh jiggly. I was hoping to read your translations while getting over my cold. I’ve been sick for 2 weeks. But still able to function so not as bad as you. Take care of yourself glad you’re getting better. My throat is still sore and I’m still coughing.

    1. If you haven’t already i’d suggest getting a appointment to get checked in case, with the stuff going around no telling whether it’s just normal sick dragging out or something else

  11. Welcome back and thanks for chapter!

    btw, anime’s been announced! 🙂

    Spoiler Inside: link Show
  12. Hey, guys I want start to read TMPG (not a reboot), where do I need to start reading? If possible I don’t won’t to read the same thing I just read in reboot.

    Thank you!

    1. You can read from the start all though some things are similar they don’t happen the same so it should still be different enough that you can read from beginning otherwise jump to when he first gets to town the monster taming guild is a completely different guild-master ( sry it’s late just saw comment when going to close old tabs)

  13. Stay healthy and sane… oh, and moooooaaaaaaare chapters NOW!

    He says as he’s still 10 chapters behind in catching up… lol.

    Thanks for the grub!

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