Goblin Kingdom – Volume 1 Chapter 62.5: Bui’s Struggle

Goblin Kingdom - Volume 1 Chapter 62: The Spearhead of Loyalty
Goblin Kingdom - Volume 1 Chapter 63: A Demand for Surrender

Goblin Name Cheat Sheet:

The [Goblin] is to make it easier to CTRL+F.

[Goblin] Gi Ga
The goblin in that estranged group that was with the protagonist when he defeated an orc. He is currently a noble class, the highest amongst the protagonist’s subordinates. He prefers to use the spear.

[Goblin] Gi Gu
The former leader of the village. He was pressured by the protagonist in his goblin noble form, and was added to his subordinates. He uses the long sword, and is relatively smart for a goblin rare. Became a goblin noble in chapter 39.

[Goblin] Gi Gi
Known as a beast warrior, a goblin with the ability to tame beasts.
He evolved while hunting spear deer with the protagonist.
He prefers to use the axe. His goblin class is rare.

[Goblin] Gi Go
A goblin with many wounds on his body. The food of his horde was stolen by the gray wolves, so he made a decision to follow the protagonist. He is the most experienced amongst the goblin rares. His weapon is a curved katana. He acts like a samurai.

Recently became a noble, and received the divine protection of the Sword God, Ra Baruza.

[Goblin] Gi Za
The druid goblin rare that recently joined them.

[Goblin] Gi Ji
A goblin rare. He evolved in chapter 37 after hunting with Gi Ga. He has the <<Meld>> skill which makes him great for scouting.

[Goblin] Gi Do
Druid. Uses wind magic.

[Goblin] Gi Jii
Goblin Rare. From Gi Gu’s Faction. He is known for his <<Wide-Open Eyes>> which allows him to see his opponent’s weakness.

[Goblin] Gi Da
Goblin Rare. From Gi Ga’s faction. Notable skills are <<Knowledge of the Spear>> and <<Unreasonably Stubborn>>.

[Goblin] Gi Zu.
Goblin Rare. The goblin favored by the Mad God (Zu Oru). Has the <<Mad Dog>> skill.

[Goblin] Gi Zo
Druid. Water magician.

[Goblin] Gi De
Beast tamer.

[Goblin] Aluhaliha
Leader of Paradua, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their use of rider-beasts, which are essentially giant tigers.

[Goblin] Rashka
Leader of Gaidga, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their valor and brutish strength.

[Goblin] Gilmi
Receiver of the title, The First Archer. He is the second in command in Ganra, one of the four tribes known for their rare ability amongst goblins to use bows.

[Goblin] Narsa
The Princess of Ganra. She is the only female goblin rare introduced so far.

 

Chapter 62.5: Bui’s Struggle

Status
Race Orc
Name Bui
Level 36
Class King; Horde Chief
Possessed Skills Gluttony; Natural Regeneration; Makings of a Powerful Man; Magic Training; Leadership C+; King's Successor; Wandering Soul; Shackled Soul
Divine Protection Goddess of Knowledge (Hera)
Attributes None
Status Goblin Lord's Subordinate
Abnormal Status Usually Timid; Strength is Halved

Ever since Master Gol Gol lost to that scary goblin, I’ve been leading my brothers. We were also moved to a location close to the humans. There’re a lot less trees around here, and there’s a lake nearby. It’s pretty.

When we were first told to move, I wondered where we would be thrown to, but this place is actually a lot better than I thought. Right above us is a giant tree. It’s probably a Mother Tree, a kind of monster that dries up the nearby the trees, only allowing young trees to live around it.

The goblins are calling it the Great Heaven-Piercing Tree, but that’s not quite right.

There are traces of holes dug by the roots. Those were probably made by the goblins, but they’re too small for us orcs to fit into.

“For the meantime, let’s fix this place up.”

When I gathered everyone and proposed an idea to them, they all made an odd face. I wonder why.

“Food, want.”
“Food, first.”

Sigh…

Even though they’ve mostly been eating since coming here.

“But we don’t have a place to store food!” I argued.
“Then isn’t it fine just to eat everything?” They argued back.
“Right! Right!” The other orcs agreed.

Since there’s no place to store food, just eat everything? What kind of idiotic orc are you!?

Around these parts, there aren’t any enemies for the orc aside from the giant spiders. But even those giant spiders are being wiped out by the goblins. So as long as we protect the borders of the kobolds to the east and the goblins to the south, this place is almost like a paradise for us orcs.

There’s plenty of food, there’s also water nearby, and more than anything, there’re no enemies.

With all that, I decided to create a peaceful village here.

Fortunately, the stronger factions against such an idea have mostly died in the war. Now, it’s mostly just the younger orcs and the older females here.

“Master Bui, I want to eat meat.”
“Meat! Meat! Meat!”

The other orcs raised up their right fists and swung it down to their chests to show their agreement.

What’s the point of uniting over something worthless?

Muu… Muu…

“I got it already! I’ll distribute half. Gui take the three orcs with you and get some food. There are spear deer near the lake, so there’ll be enough. Everyone else, gather by the tree.”
“Why only Gui’s group? That’s not fair~”
“Not fair! Not fair!”

They’re uniting over pointless stuff again. But this time, I firmly rejected them.

“No! I saw you eating armor rabbits a while ago!”
“Cheapskate!”
“Cheapskate! Cheapskate! Cheapskate!”

Do they have no intentions of stopping…?

◆◇◆

After putting away the rocks and cutting the trees save for the mother tree, we created a place to stay in away from the rain and the winds. Once the weeds were pulled out, a livable place could be seen.

After a short rest, Gui and the others came back.

“Gui’s amazing. Look at all these spear deer. There were plenty of fishes in the lake too.”
“I was worried at first when the goblins moved our dwelling place, but it seems we can rest assured for the time being.”
“Good. Good.”

After that, everyone ate.

Although I really thought that, we were by no means safe. There was no way that that goblin moved us to this land because he was thinking of our wellbeing.

This is probably a preventative measure against the humans in the far east past the kobolds, who fought against Master Gol Gol. We orcs are being used as a breakwater against the human forces. It’s a fearful thought. To think the small ones, the goblins whom we disdained as pygmies would actually be able to have such fearful scheming. But with this comes a chance.

With land this good, we orcs can multiply. Of course, it also depends on how fierce the attacks of the humans will be, but if their attacks are not fierce enough then we will be able to multiply unbridled. And one day, the orcs will once again reign supreme.

But for that, a foundation is necessary.

A safe place where we could rest at ease. We need to make a haven where no giant spiders or goblins or any human could hurt us.

“After you eat, we’ll work on the village again!”
“Eh–, I’m sleepy!”
“Sleepy! Sleepy! Sleepy!”

As my brethren grumbled, I had them move a boulder to the east. After eating, we strengthened the base of the mother tree with the bones of the spear deer. Then I walked as I wondered what to do about the water.

After walking for a while, I found a river flowing into the lake. It was about a half day’s distance to the north from the roots of the mother tree. I stumbled into this because I thought something smelled like water. And as luck would have it, the trail of scent did in fact lead to water.

I’m hungry, but I need to endure it. My brethren don’t know how to save food; they need to be taught. And in order to do that, I must first take the lead. Otherwise, they’ll be like that forever.

After following the river, I found myself by the lake. Apparently, there’s a lake to the west of the mother tree’s roots accessible after following a path shaped like a semi-circle. I wonder if there’s a way to get the water here.

Having water in the village would prove useful. We could wash our bodies, and we might even be able to eat fish.

In any case, I’ll think about it after getting back.

As I walked along the road, I thought to myself. I was hungry, but I did my best to come up with a plan. There are several rivers flowing into the lake. If I could redirect the flow of one of those rivers… Right, how about digging something like a ditch around the village? Although I know from the last battle how terrible fighting against ditches are, it might be even better if we filled those ditches with water.

After all, neither humans nor goblins could breathe underwater.

So if we built a deep ditch, they shouldn’t be able to easily penetrate our defenses.

Right, that’s definitely right.

The only question now is how exactly are we supposed to get the water?

There’s no problem with the food for the meantime anyway, so… Yeah, let’s give it a shot.

“Everyone, go dig holes!”
“That’s a goblin’s job.”
“There’s no food to be found inside holes!”
“But it’s important! Please listen!”

I tried hard to explain, but not even half the orcs tried to listen. And amongst the ones that listened, only about half agreed with me.

In the end I had to rely on those orcs, while I tried to persuade the others. In order for the water from the lake to the river to reach the village, a ditch needed to be dug. A ditch to let water pass.

As the orcs did their best to dig a ditch around the village, I tried my best to persuade the others.

I tried persuading them by telling them that just because goblins are good at it doesn’t mean that we couldn’t do it too. Then I tried to provoke them, saying “Could it be that the reason you don’t want to help dig holes is because you’re actually scared?”

We have no choice but to do this.

I also tried persuading them by telling them that if we could pull the river, they could eat as much fish as they like.

Although I actually don’t know whether there are fishes or not.

With that benefit thrown at their faces, the orcs united and we all dug a ditch around the village. Fortunately, there were plenty of food around, so there was no need for us to go out and search for food.

We used the earth dug up to create walls, lining them up on both sides of the ditch. As for the ditch itself, it was taking even us orcs, who had plenty of stamina several days, but so far, it’s been proceeding well.

When we would hit a rock, we would put our strength together and pushed it out of the way. We would cut the trees that were in the way and remove the stumps. Then after 30 days, we finally finished a rough outline of the ditch.

Next came blocking the river and waiting for the water to start flowing in.

We threw the stumps and the excess trees into the river. At the same time, the last remaining mud wall broke, and water came pouring into the river we made.

My brethren all cheered when water started flowing.

Right, right. I’m also feeling happy.

I hurriedly ran back to the village, and there I saw the water flowing around the village.

“I wonder if there’re fishes?”

With the project a success, that was the only worry I had left.

◆◇◆

This is troubling. The river eroded the earth when it flowed in, so it didn’t flow according to the shape of the path we made. If this keeps up, the ditch will get wider, and the water will become shallow. For the meantime, we tried throwing stones to weaken the river’s flow.

We placed a boulder near the place where the flow was fastest. This is a critical location, so we’ll probably have to protect this area. As I was thinking that, the time to carry the bones and the skin of the beasts we’ve eaten to the mother tree came.

Around that time, something good wafted up my nose, so I looked up. When I did, I saw the branches of the mother tree plunking, causing a fruit to fall down. I stretched out my hand to receive it. And when I took a look at the fruit in my hand, a sweet aroma wafted to my nose.

My mouth watered. Before I knew it, the fruit was already in my mouth. How delicious! I thought. The juice of the fruit was such that it made me doubt if I’d actually eaten it. It was enough for me to wonder whether it was really from this world.

––––Hello.

I think I heard something. But when I looked around there was nothing.

––––Here, here.

I looked around again, but there really wasn’t anyone around me. Cocking my head in puzzlement, the sweet voice once again came.

––––Up here.

Up? I looked up just as I was told, but all I could see was the mother tree.

––––That’s right, it’s me. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

The tree is… talking…

It felt like the tree was smiling when it saw me shocked. The tree was never like this before, I wonder if I’m going crazy.

–––I’m Doralia. Who are you?

Bui.

I only thought that in my head, but it seems the tree already heard it.

–––I see. Bui of the orcs, huh? Hey~ Are you having some problems?

No, it’s not big enough to be called a problem.

–––I see. But don’t worry. I’ll help you out. But in exchange… Help me grown even more, ok?

What do you mean?

–––I’m going to weaken the flow of the water for you. So I want you to keep bringing nourishment for me. If you do that, I might be able to bring out more saplings and possibly even create a forest.

How is she going to create a forest?

–––You pulled out the weeds and even brought nourishment for me, so consider it as a special gift.

Another fruit fell from high up above me. When I ate it, a mysterious power welled up from within me.

“Thank you, Doralia.”

–––You’re welcome.

After that, I went to check the flow of the river. But just as Doralia said, the flow was now weaker. In fact, fishes could even be seen in the water.

My village construction is proceeding smoothly.

Now all that’s left is how to deal with the scary goblins and how to run from the humans.

But first, I should prioritize increasing my brethren.

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Bui’s level has risen.

36 -> 40

After consuming Doralia’s blessed fruit, communication with Doralia has now become possible.

[Status] <<Doralia’s Blessing>> added.

It is now possible to receive the blessing of Doralia. Natural regeneration will increase according to the limits of Doralia’s power.

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Author’s Note:

The tough Bui who is secretly scheming against the goblins.

If you’re wondering how Gol Gol lead his crazed orcs. It went like this…

“Let’s go, you bastards! Follow me!!”
“Yeah!”
“Kill them all!!”
“Beat them up! Great General!!”
“Orcs! Who are we?”
“The strongest! The strongest! The Strongest!”

Like that they spontaneously chose their course and ran wild.
Orcs are normally like that. The weird one is Bui. As for how the story of this orc who received the divine protection of Hera goes, no one knows.

Goblin Kingdom - Volume 1 Chapter 62: The Spearhead of Loyalty
Goblin Kingdom - Volume 1 Chapter 63: A Demand for Surrender
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13 thoughts on “Goblin Kingdom – Volume 1 Chapter 62.5: Bui’s Struggle

  1. Yuck says:

    Someone doesn’t learn. With 80 mad orcs and an orc king to lead them in rampage they still lost to less than 100 actual fighting goblins. And it should be around 5 goblins to an orc, but 3 to 1 with the protagonists special sauce. Some men just want to see the world burn. Some men just want their tribes to be eviscerated. ~shrug~ Good riddance.

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