“I don’t mind, but are you sure?” [Shin]
“Your price is better than the guild’s, so it’s good for us, but…” [Kai]
“You’ll be losing out, you know?” [Kei]
“That would be true if I was planning to sell it to the guild, but I’m going to be using it for myself, so that won’t be a problem.” [Ryouma]
“Using it for yourself? You make medicine?” [Kai]
“Yes. I plan to use these to make an antidote, so I’d like to buy them all.” [Ryouma]
“I see. In that case, thanks for taking them off our hands at a higher price than the guild.” [Kai]
“We’ll just catch more to sell to the guild, so feel free to take them all.” [Shin]
“Thank you very much.” [Ryouma]
Like this I purchased 25 grell frogs from them for 7,500 suits.
“You sure are amazing…” [Shin]
“Ever since you took out a small gold coin to purchase our slime, I’ve always thought it was amazing how you’re able to just take out huge wads of cash like it’s nothing.” [Kai]
“It all makes sense after seeing how popular your store is, though.” [Shin]
Ah, looks like they went to my store.
“Did you use my store?” [Ryouma]
“At first, we were just planning to try it out just once, but it was cheap, quick, and the result was really great, so we decided to frequent it.” [Kai]
“And because of the marsh here, we’ve been dropping by everyday the past few days.” [Shin]
“At first we were shocked, but it seems slimes can be useful, too, huh. When we tried it out for ourselves it was pretty good.” [Kei]
Looks like they became regular customers. That’s good.
“Having to do laundry once we get home will be a pain in the ass, maybe you could open a branch in our town? If you want I could talk to the fishing association for you and introduce you to a good spot.” [Kai]
“A lot of people are actually asking for a branch store, but I don’t have any plans of opening one just yet.” [Ryouma]
“Well, I understand it’s not so simple to open one, but if you ever feel like opening a branch at Shikumu, then please contact us. I’ll help you find a store.’ [Kai]
“We normally don’t leave town, and even if we do, at most it’s just a nearby town, so reaching us shouldn’t be a problem.” [Shin]
“You should be able to get a better place than the merchants guild can provide if you go through the fishing association.” [Kai]
It seems the fishing association is more community oriented than the merchants guild.
“Thank you. I’ll call you when that time comes.” [Ryouma]
As I said that, I separated from them and went to the abandoned mines.
When I got to the abandoned mines, I let the slimes and rimel birds out to play by themselves, then I dug out a cave and built a place for me to live at and a room for concocting medicine. I made furniture like shelves out of stone too. For the time being, these should serve just fine.
“Now then… I think it’s about time to call the bloody and cleaner slimes.” [Ryouma]
I used the newly built medicine room and immediately got to work on the grell frogs. After all, some of the grell frogs were really quite weak, so I had to work on them immediately, I also took out the grell frogs I caught the other day from my Dimension Home and placed them along with the new grell frogs inside the water tank.
Grell frogs can live for up to a week if caught in good condition; hence, a normal medical practitioner would take their time to prepare the grell frogs, but with the bloody slime, there’s no need for that.
First, I drew a Magic Formation of Separation on the floor, then I prepared enough stone vessels to contain the harvested parts. Next, I took the grell frogs out and placed them inside a cage by the corner of the medicine room.
I’ll begin with the grell frogs I purchased today.
I randomly picked one from the grell frogs. It tried to run, so I killed it with a knife, then I ordered the bloody slime to enter it from the wound I made and had it drain its blood.
Now, it was time to dissect the grell frog. I used the knowledge provided by my Pharmacy skill and dispassionately began cutting out the necessary parts of the grell frog.
Not a drop of blood was shed during the whole process. The bloody slime’s work was perfect.
Next, it was time to remove the mucus and wastes.
I washed the harvested parts and removed the attached dirt and mucus.
If you don’t remove the mucus well, the quality will go down. Unfortunately, they’re very difficult to remove. To make things worse, too much strength will damage the internal organs and push the quality down again, so one would have to take extra care when doing this part of the process. At least, when done normally.
“Do it.” [Ryouma]
I ordered the cleaner slimes to clean the mucus and filth from the grell frog parts.
The cleaner slimes took the stone vessels into themselves and started removing the mucus.
After a few seconds the harvested parts were sparkling clean.
I examined the cleaned goods, and as expected, they were cleaned perfectly without a single injury.
What came next was my job.
I used the Magic Formation of Separation to separate the water content from the harvest parts, causing them to quickly dry.
Normally, one would have to use wind or fire magic to dry the harvested parts, which as a result of the heat and time would cause the medicinal effect of the part to decline, but with this method, everything can be done quickly with no change in quality owing from heat or spoilage.
After all was done, I checked all the parts with Identify, and they were indeed processed perfectly. They were all at the highest quality. With this I’ve confirmed what order to do things and the effectiveness of the slimes.