That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Light Novel, Chapter 407
By the way, if you travel east from the swamplands that the lizardmen live in, you will come out into a mountain district .
There is a great underground cave there that is a natural labyrinth created by active volcanoes . It was packed with endless, twisting passages . So much so that even the Lizardmen could not fully navigate it .
You could go deep down one path and find yourself in the world of an ice cave . Another route might take you to a world of burning heat, called a magma pit .
It was said that there was a demon world there that was hidden because it was too dangerous .
However, the labyrinth was not important now…
It was the active volcano .
If there is a volcano, then there should be a hot spring—it was that thought that started everything .
“And that is the reason! I’m thinking about going to the hot spring . What do you all think?”
My voice rang through the meeting room .
However, they did not seem to have understood me very well .
“You say that, but isn’t a hot spring just hot water? Why don’t you just go play in the river?”
“Yes, yes . They had water from hot springs in the bath houses of the dwarf kingdom . I didn’t think they were so special . ”
As dwarves, Kaijin and Garm were not interested . Dord and Myrd were nodding, so they probably agreed with them .
Hot springs were not particularly unusual, so I could understand their opinion . However, whatI was thinking of was very different from what the dwarves were thinking of .
“A hot spring, huh? What exactly is that?”
“Isn’t it a place where water gathers after being heated from a volcanic mountain?”
Souei answered Benimaru’s question . Surprisingly, Souei knew quite a lot . In any case, as they all weren’t too enthusiastic, I would have to make them listen as I lectured them on the wonders of bathing .
Being thorough about hygiene through bathing would help prevent diseases . But more than anything, as a former Japanese person, I wanted to introduce bath culture to them . Of course, my main motive was my own enjoyment .
“Exactly! Well, there are volcanic mountains without hot springs, but we’ll ignore that for now . Just as Souei said, our current goal is to find water heated by a volcanic mountain . When water is heated underground, various substances are dissolved into it . These substances are supposed to be good for you . So, as you can see, it’s perfect for healing your tired body!”
After I said this, Benimaru seemed interested .
“That sounds good . It might be interesting to give it a try . ”
“Quite impressive, Lord Rimuru . You sure know a lot . ”
It seemed like they had warmed up to my idea .
Next, I just had to persuade the old dwarves…
“Besides, imagine this . When you play in the river, do you go in while wearing your clothes? If you are just wiping yourself with a bucket, then you wouldn’t take all of your clothes off . But in the bath, it’s normal to take it all off!”
“Well, that may be true, but…”
“But we’re quite satisfied with playing in the water . Aren’t we?”
Hmph . These old guys were slow to take the bait .
“I don’t care about that . Where’s your imagination? For instance…”
When I tried to explain it in detail, Kaiijin seemed to have noticed something .
“…Do you mean! You aren’t suggesting…”
After Kaijin, Garm seemed to realize it as well .
“Hehehe . So you do see . Exactly . Quite the paradise will be waiting . Don’t you agree?”
All of them gulped at this .
Their uncooperative attitude had dissipated . There was now a burning passion in their eyes .
“You see, there is a wonderful thing called ‘mixed baths’…”
“I’ll help you . ”
“Say no more . We are friends!!”
“Yes . What he said . ”
They all promised their unconditional support .
Benimaru looked a little disgusted, while Souei looked as if it did not concern him .
Like this, the plan to create a hot spring in Tempest began .
What was wrong with a normal bath?
No, it wasn’t that it was wrong . To put it simply, it would cost too much to make a normal bath house .
You needed a lot of firewood to boil the water . As a lot of buildings were currently being constructed, there was quite a lot of discarded material . However, that would not last for long . You could gather tree branches in the forest, but you also needed to burn fires for food . And so I thought that there would not be any left to use for the bath .
And so the land was inspected, and a water source with the perfect temperature was discovered .
Then it was my turn . I created a pipe out of Demon Steel and then used ‘Shadow Movement’ to connect the source to Tempest .
This was done within the shadow space, but that wasn’t a problem, since I didn’t need to breathe . If anything, the real problem was covering the parts of the pipe that were outside of the shadow space .
I ended up just shoving it all onto ‘Great Sage,’ and it turned out to be a pretty easy problem .
The dwarves carves marble stone and created a wonderful, great bath house . The words ‘mixed bath’ seemed to have worked . And I could tell that they put their backs into it . Even with just a glance, you could see that it was built to look luxurious and gorgeous .
This place would eventually become a tourist attraction that would be renowned around the world, but that was a story for a different time .
Oh, what happened to the ‘mixed bath’ you say?
As if things really worked like that in the world .
“Oh, it’s turned out so wonderful . Dwarf craftsmen really are brilliant . But while it’s nice you made one for us women, you must make one for the men as well . ”
Shuna declared with a smile . They were apparently defeated without a word of protest .
Benimaru consoled them and said they should be happy to be able to enter the baths at all . Now they would build the men’s bath without sulking . It was all according to plan .
By the way, as I was a slime, I could enter the women’s bath as much as I wanted . But that had nothing to do with them .
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