The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 233: On the Morning of the First Snow (2/2)

Actually, I have another spell called Halogen Heater that’s better for heating, but it could end in scalds or a fire if poorly handled, so it’s better not to use it.

Even in the forest, I can make do with just Sunlight or a fire unless it’s really cold, so I’m sure this’ll be enough.

I’ve also made some hand warmers, so I distributed it to the people here too.

“It’s a trial product, so please feel free to use it. I’d be much obliged too if you could give me your input later.” [Ryouma]

“Thank you very much~” [Maria]

“Fingers and toes do tend to get cold, after all. It’s nice to have something to warm them.” [Fina]

From their reactions, the homemade hand-warmers seem to be a hit with the women.

The three girls working away from home, Fina-san, Jane-san, Maria-san; the chef, Shelma-san, and Leelin talked among themselves where they should store it.

Compared to them, the men didn’t make much of a fuss and just stored the hand-warmer in their chest pocket.

“I still have a lot of convenient tools on me, and I’m also testing out a lot of products, there are also still plenty of uses for the slimes that I have in mind, so if you’re troubled by anything at all, please call out to me. It’s a huge help for me too to have my ideas tested out.” [Ryouma]

You can prevent some snow from accumulating with salt, but considering the days to come, it might be a good idea to synthesize some Anti-Freeze and Snow-Melting Agents through my Alchemy. Gotta be careful with salt damage, but it’ll probably fine if it’s just in town, right? Although there won’t be any telling how the drainage will affect the environment.

In that case, maybe alcohol will be safer? It is used as the main ingredient of anti-freeze for car windshields, so it should be more than good enough to melt frost. I could source the raw material from the Drunk Slime’s alcohol or from failed liquor products.

Alternatively, if the temperature isn’t cold enough for refreezing to be an issue, hot water could get the job done too. After all, I can get hot water by combining fire and water spells, and if I add the wind attribute on top of those two, I could get a hot steam going too.

Or maybe, since I’m using magic anyway, maybe it would be more efficient to just lower the freezing point of snow to melt it? There’s also the option of turning snow into a lump of ice and removing it from the ground.

If I recall correctly, Hokkaido has a snow melting device that uses well water and river water. Maybe I could use that as reference to make some kind of tool. I can’t remodel the town drains for that purpose, but with the slimes’ help, I might be able to use it for that. There are slimes that evolved just recently too since I’ve more or less figured out how to make them evolve.

I have more free time on my hands too, and I can now also raise the goblins while performing my experiments without any problems.

Because of that I’ve been able to discover many things, and my research is progressing smoothly as well.

“Boss, you look like you’re having fun, but do you really have the time for all this? Aren’t you supposed to be somewhere else today?” [Dolce]

“Ah!” [Ryouma]

Oh, right. I have to check up on the others too.

I’m sorry I can’t help them, but I need to excuse myself.

I told them that and was about to leave, but before I could, Ox-san called out to me.

“Master.” [Ox]

Fei-san was beside him too.

“I might only be skilled in the sword, but if you there’s anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call out to me. I am your slave, after all. I know you don’t intend to treat me as one, but I owe you much for letting me wield a sword once more.” [Ox]

“I’m sure everyone’s already told you not to push yourself, but even without you, boss, the store will function just fine with us. Still, it would be really troubling for us if you were really to disappear. The store still needs you, Boss. So if anything happens, call us, okay?” [Fei]

As they said that, the rest of the employees behind them nodded too…

That’s what I was intending from the start. Looks like I really can entrust the laundromat to them. As for the other things…

“Thank you. In that case, I’ll be sure to ask you to help me with my training and with testing my experiments too.” [Ryouma]

My trusted subordinates saw me off, and I left for my next destination.

 
 
 

After I’d visited various parts of the town and the sun had risen, I finally made my way to the adventurers guild.

“Fuu…” [Ryouma]

I dropped by various places, such as the Security Company, the Garbage Processing Plant, the Construction Site, but I was just cheered on by the people I met there.

I guess a store managed by a kid really is strange, after all.

As it turns out I’m really famous among the customers of the laundromat, especially among the married ones.

After coming back from Fatma Territory, I’ve been doing a lot of eye-catching things, so my reputation in Gimuru has really risen.

Recently, people I don’t know at all have been calling out to me.

There were a lot of people who ‘saw me cleaning the drainage’ and thanked me for my work. They also checked on me to make sure that the delinquent adventurers working with me weren’t bullying me. ”Are they bulling you?” ”I’m worried about you.” They would say. I’m grateful for their concern, but honestly, bringing up the delinquent adventurers just depresses me.

As for why…

“Good morning.” [Ryouma]

“!!” [Delinquents]

“L-Line up!!!” [Delinquent 1]

“Good morning, Aniki!” [Delinquents]

“Y-Yeah… I’m not your Aniki, though…” [Ryouma]

Before I knew it, my relationship with them had taken a strange turn.

Now I look like some Yakuza. Wonderful…

32 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Well that is something I did not expect and maybe should’ve expected from the word “delinquents” in the text. Delinquents usually follow after the strong after all. Haha. Oh my. Ryouma has his own bodyguard entourage/subordinate/fan club.Hahahaha. I can’t wait to see Reinhart’s reaction on this one!

  2. hi
    ty for the chapter
    but the lasted chapthers are not in the chapters list
    the last there are the

    The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 232: The Changing Days (2/3)

  3. Happy new year!
    Thank you for the chapter.

    maybe Ryouma said the good morning here?

    ‘As for why…
    “Good morning.” [Delinquent 1]
    “!!” [Delinquents]’

  4. Thank you for the chapter! Ryouma is an unofficial town leader at this point. He’s definitely a major player in the local economy, what with his role as: laundromat owner, garbage plant owner, security company owner, iron ingot supplier to Morgan, waterproof cloth supplier to Morgan, special thread supplier to Morgan, potionmaker, and medium-level adventurer.

    1. Dont forget that all the power players know he has connections to the duke. Nobody from the guilds, church or town leadership will ever be an enemy. Even the slums have his back, I pitty the fool who goes againt him.

  5. By the way, if you’re looking for another isekai with a lot of crafting/experimenting/cooking etc. I can recommend the “Death March” series (completed WN, LN at 21 volumes in Jap, 12 in Eng, a manga and an anime). Contrary to the pretty grim title, it’s about a 30-year-old computer programmer turned 15-year-old isekai MC, who by chance (or not) gets a stupidly high level and a ton of treasure right after arriving in his new world, and since he’s not the hero summoned to fight the demon lord, he just takes his time enjoying himself and spends his time sightseeing, cooking, crafting, developing new spells, or whatever he feels like, with a group of teenage girls he rescued along the way. Being 30 years old, he doesn’t act like a panicked teenager (like most isekai MC), and treats the girls around him more like foster daughters, that potential love interests, so no harem (at leats not from the MC’s side :). It was written with slightly older people in mind, and the author did a great job rewriting the entire thing for the LN edition, so overall I can easily say it’s one of the best written novel series I’ve read so far, and a personal favourite of mine.

  6. The yakuza (even Al Capone’s mafia group) also did community service. It is one thing to get political or legal hate, but you absolutely avoided getting on the wrong side of public opinion. Plus they did have legal and illegal businesses. It was a matter of getting caught or not.

  7. Thank you for the Chapter! By the way, can anyone tell what Volume and Chapter is this in the completed version?

    1. I ask this question in the 299

      leonardosays:
      November 26, 2020 at 8:50 am
      what chapter this cap correspond in the original serie?

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      sparesays:
      November 29, 2020 at 6:45 am
      It doesn’t the story has already veered too far from the original line to compare the two. I guess the closest you could say would be when the arena was built in the second adjacent town during volume 4, so I guess if a tournament of some sort is held soon will basically be on volume 5 afterwards there’s 2-3 events left and the story will be caught up to where it ended.

      🙂

    2. The chapters aren’t comparable due to the different way how to reboot version is written. Although, in chronology terms, this chapter for the volume of the original WN version is 3rd volume after treant subjugation. If the author keeps the same timeline of the original version then is left about half-year of a story before the journey to Great Forest will happen.

  8. Above all, Thank You for chapter… And hard work on this title.

    Looks like bamboo boy is now simply a city mayor

  9. a`m spek spanish no sé a cuántos de ustedes les pasó que cuando salió el anime buscaron el manga o la novela y pues en mi caso busque ambas pero la novela solo la encontré en inglés no se mucho inglés y algunos modismos me cuesta entenderlos pero disfruto mucho leyendo su contenido gracias al traductor de Google y pues no puedo aportar dinero por qué soy estudiante pero si las vistas a la oigan cuentan como apoyo me gustaría seguir dándolo y pues como ya me quedé sin capítulos pendientes me gustaría saber cada cuando se publican nuevos capitulos y muchas gracias por el contenido de esta buena serie

  10. Aniki! 😂 Ryouma and his underlings~

    I wonder what happened to the group who wanted to mess up with Gimuru~ the guys who conducted that suspicious mid-sized store meeting~
    Thanks for the chappu~☆❤

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