The Man Picked Up By the Gods (Reboot) - Volume 3 - Chapter 155.2

Published at 13th of August 2019 06:30:45 PM
Chapter 155.2

And then came my turn .

“As for me, this is what I brought . ” [Ryouma]

What I placed on the table was the cleaner slime’s ‘Deodorizing Liquid’ and the shirt made from the sticky slime’s sticky thread, the stab-proof shirt . I needed products that were related to my laundromat, so I chose a deodorizing liquid and a shirt for my gifts .

In order to appeal to them, I included my own impressions of the shirt after using it all this time along with the explanation that Darson of the Tigger’s Arms Store gave me .

“Thin and light . Even a woman would be able to easily wear this . It seems this material could also be fitted on the other side…” [Elize]

“A relatively inexpensive stab-proof material… Moreover, one with performance on the level of metal spider threads . Adding these to the equipment of our territory’s soldiers might be a good idea . ” [Reinhart]

There is a catch though . The material is hard to work with, and while it can block against cutting, it can’t block the impact . And if the enemy uses strengthening magic or ki reinforcement, then it might also not be able to their blades from cutting . I made sure to explain that to them .

“It’s still worth considering, though . It takes a considerable amount of money and time to raise a single soldier… And even if it’s just one shirt, if you have to outfit an entire army with it, the prices quickly add up . But that’s also why good equipment is worth it if it means that a soldier will be able to come back home safely . …Of course, provided that the costs and the performance match . ” [Reinhart]

“Even just your consideration is more than enough for the craftsman to be elated, I believe . ” [Ryouma]

“We’ll follow up with you about this on a later date . But for the meantime, I’d like one prepared for each of our family’s members . I’ll give you the measurements later . ” [Reinhart]

“And this one here is your deodorizing liquid . A product made at your store . ” [Elize]

“Yes . It’s exactly the same as the ones sold at my store . ” [Ryouma]

Recently, demand for the deodorizing liquid has been rising .

Among the customers purchasing them are ones purchasing amounts obviously not for personal use .

I read about that from the report from the Renauph Branch Store . I was curious, so I started investigating the matter, and I found out that they were being brought here, to the duke’s family . When I found that out, I decided to gift some to them as well . I have more deodorizing liquid with the maids . The one here is just a sample .

“This is a big help . The servants will be happy to have this too . There have been a lot of guests lately and the smell of their perfume has been sticking to the furniture and to the clothes . ” [Elize]

To be honest, I could have sent these to them if they just wrote to me in a letter…

“I thought it wouldn’t be a good idea since we needed so much . And if we asked you, you’d probably give it to us for free . ” [Elize]

“Well, I can’t deny that, but… Alright . Next time, I’ll just give you some extra . As thanks for such a big order . ” [Ryouma]

It is a product of the store, after all… And there are other customers too . But yeah . It’s true that I’m not really that attached to it, so I just vaguely smiled .

“Serge, Pioro, and Ryouma-kun . Thank you for your wonderful presents . As thanks, won’t you have supper with us this evening? Do you have time?” [Reinbach]

As expected, it came . ‘A dinner invitation . ’

To nobles, this is the season where merchants come one after another to seek their audience . Because of that they can’t spend too much time with just one person . The merchants understand this too, so when we meet the duke, we meet them in groups . We also can’t talk about anything too deep during this audience .

But should the merchant and the nobles wish to form a deeper connection, then the nobles will invite the merchants to a meal . A ‘meal’, which is an opportunity for a merchant to garner even more interest for his products, as well as make some small talk . Moreover, there is also a chance that one might be offered ‘to stay the night’ . This is a kind of tacit understanding during this time between merchants and nobles . Carm-san fully briefed me on this matter .

As such…

“I would love to accompany you this evening . ” [Ryouma]

I answered without any hesitation .

“Great . I’ll inform the cook then . ” [Elize]

After that we left the room .

“By the way, Ryouma-kun . ” [Elize]

“?” [Ryouma]

…Or at least we were supposed to, but it seems there was still something they wished to discuss .

I turned to the other two, who were used to greeting nobilities, but they didn’t know either .

“Ryouma-kun, you’re good at making dolls, right?” [Elize]

“I have been complimented at it . ” [Ryouma]

It’s a story from before we parted at Gimuru . That brings back memories .

“And you can sculpt statues of the gods too, right?” [Elize]

“I do make them from time to time… Do you need some made?” [Ryouma]

“Right . Rurutia-sama, Kufo-sama, and Willieris-sama . We need one sculpture for each of these gods . They need to be a little bigger than a real person . We’ll pay you 10 small gold coins per statue . If you can do it, I’d like to entrust this job to you . ” [Elize]