Growth Promotion

Episode 85: Growth Promotion

After that when Yuuto returned home with the food bought at the market, he checked his status while he was in the garden.

Konoe Yuuto
Unique Ability
Ability Plunder
Slave Contract
Demon Eyes
Growth Promotion
Fire Magic LV 3 (22/30)
Water Magic LV 5 (18/50)
Wind Magic LV 3 (20/30)
Holy Magic LV 2 (5/20)
Curse Magic LV 2 (18/20)
Fire Resistance LV 3 (1/30)
Water Resistance LV 3 (0/30)
Wind Resistance LV 4 (6/40)

Water Shield
(Defense Magic of Water attribute)

Growth Promotion
 Rarity ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
(The ability to accelerate the growth of a plant. Is usable only once per plant.)

What drew Yuuto's attention the most was the newly acquired magic and unique ability. When he confirmed that there was no one around, he chanted the magic in his mind. Since the area was large, the garden was the perfect place for training magic.

(Water Shield!)

Immediately, Yuuto was surrounded by a thin membrane of water. Strangely, the water didn't spill to the ground and was hovering in the air.

(Huh. Aren't I trapped in this?)

As soon as the worry came to his mind, Yuuto realized that his fears were groundless. When he imagined cancelling the magic, the film of water that surrounded him fell to the ground.

(………I see. As the name suggests, this magic creates a barrier out of water.)

A magic that can create a 360 degree membrane will be helpful when he is attacked by fire magic. However the drawback of the magic was that when he cancelled the magic it drenched his clothes. He decided to try out Growth Promotion next.

Since Yuuto though that it was better to experiment with plants that could provide food, Yuuto had bought a variety of fruits from the market. He had bought 10 different species of fruits that was found in Trywide that included Apples, Peach, Kiwi Fruit, Pears, Persimmon, Grapes and Oranges. If Growth Promotion unique ability worked well, he could create an orchard in no time. After burying the apple seed that he had prepared beforehand in the ground, he eagerly tried to use growth promotion.


Momentarily, the apple seed grew at a tremendous speed and turned into a tree. Furthermore, the tree was in a delightful state where it already had several fruits growing on it. He picked one of the apples and bit into it as a trial.

………Un, delicious!

The sweet and sour taste of the fruit spread in his mouth. The taste wasn't much different from the apples he ate in Japan.

(Could it be……that I obtained an amazing ability!?) 

The reason why he thought that was because using this ability, he could produce fruits endlessly. Since he could get multiple seeds from a single seed, the process becomes a perfect perpetual motion. After tasting the apple, Yuuto decided to repeat the experiment with other species.


An hour later Yuuto's expectations were proven half right and half wrong. While indeed it was possible to use Growth Promotion to endlessly harvest fruits, there were two problems.

The first being the nourishment that trees drew from the underground. Because of using Growth Promotion, he had quickly found that the ground was running out of nutrients. If there wasn't enough nutrients when he used the Growth Promotion ability, the tree withered midway and he couldn't harvest the fruits. The soil lost all nutrients due to Growth Promotion being used to grow a plant and became dry and reddish-yellow in color. He couldn't grow another tree when the ground was in this state.

The second problem was the environment. When he tried to grow different fruits, there was a mixed reaction as some didn't grow well. For the fruits that didn't grow well, Yuuto thought that the environment was the reason. Naturally, certain fruits were tailored for a specific environment with specific temperature and humidity levels. The fruits that Yuuto managed to successfully grow were apples, oranges, grapes, peaches and persimmon. He hadn't been able to cultivate the others because he didn't satisfy some conditions.

He had successfully grown 40 trees with Growth Promotion. The fruit garden took up about one-eighth of the whole area of the garden. If he grew plants, he could endlessly get seeds. However in the future if he found a tree that he wanted to grow, he might find the ground void of nutrition.

………Alright, since I have nothing to lose, should I try that?)

Yuuto pulled out the unusual fruits from the Magic Bag that he had harvested from the Divine Tree at the Cait Sith Village. Could he grow a Divine Tree if he used Growth Promotion? It was an idea that he had come up almost immediately after he plundered the ability from the Wood Pascal. Yuuto buried a Child Fruit in the ground as an experiment and tried to use his Growth Promotion ability.

………Oi oi, seriously?

A tree grew in front of Yuuto. Just like the other fruits, he had successfully grown a tree from a rare item. It had certainly exceeded his expectation. Yuuto's tension increased unintentionally.

(………However, as expected of the Divine Tree, it seemed to have drawn a lot of nutrients from the ground.)

If he had to guess, the Divine Tree had absorbed 50 times the nutrients of a regular tree. If he continued planting, the soil of the garden would become a desert in an instant.

Transparency Fruit ×
Deodorant Fruit × 
Child Fruit ×
Adult Fruit ×

These were the items that Yuuto harvested from this second Divine Tree. Unfortunately, he didn't get the rare item Rejuvenation Fruit this time that he had gotten by chance the last time.

Rejuvenation Tree
 Rarity ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
(Reduces the actual age by 1 year. The effect is permanent.)

However, it couldn't be helped but if he could mass produce Rejuvenation Fruit, he could become immortal. He was just really lucky when he got the item last time. However there was a chance that he didn't get any more Rejuvenation Fruit in the future. He decided to check whether items grew periodically at the second Divine Tree from now on. As he was satisfied with the result of the experiment, Yuuto walked back to the mansion with a spring in his steps.


  1. No, making it black on top of grey color is not helping it either. if it is like this, then the previous one is better. I mean the skill table. May be you can change it into some lighter color? like light blue or something, if you really want to give it a background color. or you can still use grey, but change the font color into white.
    anyway, Thank you for the Chapters! :)

  2. thank you so much for the chapter

  3. the black on grey table format is kinda hard to read since it contrasts with the other font colors and even the background color

    1. that moment when the color changes when ur comment is being posted xD

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    1. not really. it's more of a forest on dry land. due to nutrients being sucked out

  5. His own little garden of fruits and possible lust

  6. Wait, so he can theoretically make infinite Rejuvenation fruits now? Go back and 'collect' Olivia!

  7. next target, buy tons of animal manure and manufacture fertilizer

    1. or gain the unique skill Fertalize or something like that.

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    |  Thanks!!!! Nepu!!!! |
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  9. He needs to find (plunder) an ability that can replenish the ground with nutrients.

    I still can't believe that this series (or rather that world) doesn't have earth magic, it's part of the 4 basic magic elements for god's sake.

    Otherwise he will have to do this the hard way with fertilizer.

    1. Maybe find a successful farmer and somehow get their skill? Like create fertilizers or something~~

    2. Many thanks to the translator - and the host as well.

      OK, this has been bothering me for a while.....

      Now, why would he need to chant to use a stolen skill? First off, the majority of the monsters he's stolen from don't speak... e.g. slimes and lizardmen. Next, even if it did require a chant, the whole doing it in his mind.. kind of makes it pointless.

      I get artistic license, I really do, but shouldn't you at least make some standard rules to follow. We can all tell he's very much in love with his MC, but shouldn't it at least make sense.

      No, I'm not being a tool, I'm just saying. It's just constructive critique {with, admittedly, some eye rolling.} If you feel the need, you can lambaste me as well.

      Thanks to all.

  10. I wonder what would happen if he fed the rejuvenation fruits to the female skeletons

  11. Uh rejuvenation tree... Dont you mean rejuvenation fruit?

    1. that's what i thought too
      ref: Rejuvenation Tree
      Rarity ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
      (Reduces the actual age by 1 year. The effect is permanent.)