The next day.
I woke up in the morning, got ready, and gathered the slimes.
It was the usual routine, but then… A slime caught my eye.
What is this slime?
Before me was a slime I didn’t remember.
Strangely, though, it was indeed contracted with me.
I used Monster Identify on it…
Produce Medicine Lv3
Poison Resist Lv3
Disease Resist Lv5
Physical Attack Resist Lv1
Spear Mastery Lv1
Medicine slime, huh. I don’t remember contracting this guy, so he must’ve evolved.
“Since it has the Spear Mastery skill, then… It must’ve been a poison slime!” [Ryouma]
When you think about it, medicine can be poison depending on how you use it. The same holds true the other way.
“I’ve never had a slime evolve a second time after evolving once, but it seems there really is a second evolution. But why all of the sudden? Did I clear an evolution condition somewhere?” [Ryouma]
It’s been proven that slimes evolved according to what they ate, so the medicine slime’s evolution condition is… medicine?
But when did I ever feed a slime with that?
Hmm… Come to think of it, the medicine I dropped the other night was cleaned by itself. I thought for sure a cleaner slime had cleaned it, but could it be that it was this guy who cleaned it instead?
To test that hypothesis, I gathered the poison slimes and poured a vial for them to drink. When I did, 5 slimes approached and started drinking.
“Ohh, they’re drinking. So, I guess it really was a poison slime then.” [Ryouma]
Last time I spilled a vial and one slime evolved, so it should stand to reason that 5 slimes would need 5 vials to evolve. I’ve already given them a vial, so I guess I’ll be needing four more.
I went ahead and made some vessels while the slimes were drinking, then I gave an order to the medicine slime.
“Show me which medicines you can make.” [Ryouma]
As I said that, I pushed the vessel toward the medicine slime. The medicine slime then started pouring out liquids one after another.
There were all sorts of liquids from more viscous ones to smoother ones.
I used Identify on the various liquids, and this was the result.
Poison (Immediate Effect)
Poison (Delayed Effect)
Paralyzing Agent (Instant Effect)
Paralyzing Agent (Delayed Effect)
“Ohh, that’s a lot… I suppose it can produce both medicine and poison… What’s with this antibacterial medicine, though?” [Ryouma]
I used a more specific Identify on it, and this came out:
Produced within the body of the medicine slime. A liquid that possesses strong sterilizing effects.
Destroys all bacteria and virus when applied.
Quickly evaporates if not properly stored in an airtight container.
Harmless to humans.
This is an antiseptic solution! This is great! I was actually worried about going to territories other than the Jamil Territory because of hygiene reasons, but with this, that won’t be a problem anymore!
…Speaking of which, time sure flies! I better get to the store.
I hurriedly gathered the slimes and went to the store, but the store was already open.
I entered the employee entrance and met Carm-san.
“Good morning, Boss.” [Carm]
“Good morning, Carla-san.” [Ryouma]
“Boss, what have you been up to lately?” [Ryouma]
“Hmm? What do you mean?” [Ryouma]
“You came only after the store was already opened yesterday and today too. Did something happen?” [Carm]
“Oh, it’s nothing. I was just too busy with work.” [Ryouma]
“Really? Well, that’s fine then, but be sure to talk to us if you have something or your mind.” [Carm]
“Thank you.” [Ryouma]
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