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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 <> 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 <> which allows him to see his opponent’s weakness.
[Goblin] Gi Da
Goblin Rare. From Gi Ga’s faction. Notable skills are <> and <>.
[Goblin] Gi Zu.
Goblin Rare. The goblin favored by the Mad God (Zu Oru). Has the <> skill.
[Goblin] Gi Zo
Druid. Water magician.
[Goblin] Gi De
Leader of Paradua, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their use of rider-beasts, which are essentially giant tigers.
Leader of Gaidga, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their valor and brutish strength.
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.
The Princess of Ganra. She is the only female goblin rare introduced so far.
Reshia Fel Zeal (17 years-old)
The priestess known as the saint. As the Healing Goddess’ follower, she lives to spread the word and teach righteousness. She has the divine protection of the goddess, and can heal others.
Lili (21 years-old)
She studied the famous sword style, Zweil Style, in the capital. She has sworn fealty to Reshia. And while she may have lost to the protagonist in one hit, she has proven herself strong enough to easily defeat three normal goblins.
Mattis (26 years-old)
The second son of a farmer. He’s largely responsible for drying the meat to preserve them.
Chinos (24 years-old)
The third son of a farmer. He plows the fields and is close to Mattis.
Keifel (28 years-old)
An adventurer who took on a request to escort Reshia through the Forest of Darkness. He’s strong enough that he could easily wield a steel great sword, but the protagonist still managed to kill him.
Zeon (32 years-old)
A follower of Ativ. He specializes in fire magic. In his battle against the protagonist, he used his fire magic, but still lost. In the end, he tried to blow himself up along with the protagonist, but the protagonist’s words agitated him, causing him to lose the opportunity.
Tinra (23 years-old)
A villager. She is one of the women used by the goblins as a breeding machine that the protagonist killed.
Ashtal Do Germion (59 years-old)
The king that rules the western region of the continent in which the Forest of Darkness and the connecting borders are included. He is a powerful ruler with seven holy knights under him. He has recently ordered three of those holy knights to search for the saint.
Gowen Ranid (45 years-old)
The feudal lord that rules over the region next to the Forest of Darkness. As one of the country’s strongest powers, he is renowned as the Iron-Armed Knight. He is currently leading his soldiers in a quest to find the saint.
Gulland Rifenin (31 years-old)
A former adventurer. As one of the country’s strongest powers, he is renowned as the Storm Knight. He’d been stationed in the northern mountains, but the king called him back to send him off in a quest for the saint.
Gene Marlon (24 years-old)
As one of the country’s strongest powers, he is renowned as Lightning-Fast Knight. He was previously stationed at the south, but the king called him back to send him on a quest to search for the saint. Killing is his favorite past-time. Whether it’s a man, a demihuman or a monster, they’re all just pieces of meat to be cut down before him.
Herculean Wyatt (40 years-old)
A member of the Blood Oath of the Flying Swallow. He specializes in handling great shields. He has a gentle personality, but beware for his anger isn’t one to be taken lightly.
Mage Killer Mill (19 years-old)
A member of the Blood Oath of the Flying Swallow. She is an assassin that favors the use of talons. Renowned as the mage killer, she is a mage’s worst nightmare.
Wand of Destruction Bellan (37 years-old)
A member of the Blood Oath of the Flying Swallow. He wields a fire staff. As a former knight, he cares a great deal about honor.
Hawk-Eyed Fick (31 years-old)
An adventurer with two names. He has exceptional perception and skill. He is currently searching through the Forest of Darkness under Gulland’s lead.
The White Hand of Life (Previously translated as divine hands) (Age Unknown)
A priest robed in white. She specializes in healing and support. Her age, name, and origin are all unknown.
Vitz (25 years-old)
A talkative sword-wielding adventurer. He’s actual strength isn’t bad, but he’s still far from being deserving of a second name.
Yugil (26 years-old)
An adventurer and an unwilling shield bearer. He might appear old, but he is actually still young.
Yoshu (26 years-old)
The younger brother of the slaves Gene purchased. The collar of obedience around his neck keeps him from going against Gene’s orders. Healers are rare, so he’s been made into a shield bearer.
Shumea (28 years-old)
The older sister of the slaves Gene purchased. The collar of obedience around her neck keeps her from going against Gene’s orders. Contrast to her brother who bears a shield, she uses a spear.
Household of the Gods
The Goddess of the Underworld and the Goddess of Valor. As the goddess the snakes serve, she has given her blessing to the protagonist. She is a dangerous woman with her deep jealousy and fierce temperament.
The Goddess of Healing. She has given her blessing to Reshia. She has also warned the protagonist to protect her. Altesia might hate her, but she doesn’t feel the same way toward Altesia.
Pitch Black (Verid)
A one-eyed red-eyed snake that belongs to the Goddess of the Underworld.
Known to the goblins as the Lord of Decay. He is one of the snakes that fought the world with the Goddess of the Underworld.
The elven woman Gene purchased. She became a slave after running away from her tribe.
A high kobold. She is one of the protagonist’s pets.
The protagonist managed to tame her by giving her orc corps and other meat as bait.
She is a fortuitous kobold who somehow managed to become the leader of her pack.
As the pup of the gray wolves, she has been given the elven name that means lady of the lake. Reshia, Lili, and other children and women are quite taken by her lovely fur.
As the pup of the gray wolves, he has been given the name of a wise human monarch that means sovereign of the wind’s howls. His uninhibited personality leads him to battle Hasu for ranks on a daily basis.
A timid orc. Gol Gol had taken a liking for him despite his small body. After Gol Gol died, he led the orcs to the west, but the protagonist managed to capture them.
The orc king that attacked the village. He is a berserker who can use skills. He was defeated by the protagonist.
Volume 2: Chapter 85 – Her Hand
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Class, King; Ruler
Possessed Skills, Ruler of the Demon Children of Chaos; Defiant Soul; World Devouring Howl; Swordsmanship A-; Dominator; King’s Soul; Ruler’s Wisdom III; Household of the Gods; One-Eyed Snake’s Evil Eye; The King’s Dance at the Edge of Death; Magic Manipulation; Soul of the Berserk King; Third Impact (The Third Chant); Instinct; Blessing of the Underworld Goddess
Divine Protection, Goddess of the Underworld (Altesia)
Attributes, Darkness; Death
Subordinate Beasts, High Kobold Hasu (Lv1); Gastra (Lv20); Cynthia (Lv20); Orc King Bui (Lv40)
Abnormal Status, Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake; Protection of the Twin-Headed Snake
Lightning flashed before me.
I tried to brush away the lightning with Iron Second, but the moment my black-flame clad sword hit it, a piercing heat penetrated me.
Breathing became difficult under its terrifying pressure, and I couldn’t help but look down for a moment as I grit my teeth.
I kept myself from crying out because of the pain as I looked ahead. I can’t stop, I thought, not now. If I stopped even a moment, that armored carriage would surely leave me in the dust. I knew that despite all the blood rushing to my head, and so I forced my staggering feet to chase after it, glaring up the man on the carriage’s roof as I did; that imposing figure of his with his sword pointed to the heavens looked just like an adherent of the Lightning God.
“Something… like this… Something like this!”
I don’t care if he’s a messenger of the gods, a hero blessed by
My legs brimmed with ether as I moved along the ground, carrying with them the strength to crack a fissure across the very land I ran upon; the Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake has made the ether that much easier to control.
I set my sights upon the armored carriage. 10 steps… That’s enough. I’ll kill Reshia’s abductor too. Watch me!
“GURUuu OAOA OoOoo!”
“Heh, what a tough cookie. I guess that’s par for the course for a monster though.”
Gulland’s senses tingled as he watched the monster approach. They screamed of the threat this monster posed, and he would be a fool to believe otherwise. After all, this very sense that was screaming at him now was something all first-class adventurers had; a sort of sixth-sense they relied upon to ensure their survival. Those who did not have it would not live long. In a sense, it was a skill that could only be learned by risking one’s life.
That sixth-sense was screaming at him right now of how dangerous this monster was.
It was not such that he could absolutely not win against it, but he would certainly not be getting off scot-free if he fought it. That great sword over its shoulder was clad in the black flames of
Muscles developed far beyond any human’s, arms a size bigger than his, and judging from how it was catching up to the carriage, a speed more than enough to excel in battle.
But if that’s the case, then… he would just simply not engage the monster in close combat.
To begin with, adventurers hunted monsters as a party. Of course, there were eccentrics who hunted alone, but the natural strength advantage of monsters made fighting as a group much more preferable. The strategy was often the same: they would attack as a group to slowly whittle down the monster while conserving their strength.
It was because of that that Gulland had none of the purity of a knight. Instead, what he had was the ability to make the most out of every situation.
One of the unique skills the Great Sword of Blue Thunder possessed, Astaroth, shot out toward the enemy.
That flash of lightning split into three streaks. before turning into a whip of lighting that lashed at the approaching monster. Any human would turn into cinders before that attack that covered the whole road, yet the monster slipped past it.
“Kuhahaha! Not bad!!”
It was a reckless move, but the monster managed to make it happen, yet Gulland only laughed as a predatory smile appeared upon his lips.
“How about this then!
Gulland swept with his sword and a blade of wind shot out from the whirling air. It was the same skill that took out Hal’s subordinates.
Like the very magmas that burned at the bottom of the abyss, the monster’s voice resounded, chanting. At the end of which, the black flames clad upon its great sword doubled. And when it swung down that black-burning sword, it cut the blade of wind into two.
“Great! This’ll make killing you all the more worth it!”
A voice howled within Gulland. Kill the monster! It said. Gulland did not try to oppose that voice; when he opened his eyes, the lips of his mouth split far apart to form a huge grin..
“I’ll kill you, Monster! I’ll fucking kill you!!”
Gulland laughed as he raised up his sword around which the storms gathered, invoking Frenzied Sword, the same skill that buried Gi Zo. The ancient grade sword in which was sealed a spirit sucked up the mana he fed it. Beads of sweat gathered at his brows as the wind howled.
Gulland swayed atop the carriage as it ran at full speed. Keeping his sword raised up with one hand, he held onto the roof with his other hand to keep himself from falling.
Gulland spoke in the language of the spirits, and lightning began to crackle with the great sword that had converged with the storm.
The maddened lightning whirled into a whirlpool as it shot forth toward the monster, but as soon as it did, Gulland clicked his tongue.
“I’ll be taking this, Mr. Storm Knight!”
Long hair that fluttered in the wind, a light armor so dyed in blood that it had turned dark-red, and a pair of eyes upon which reflected ecstasy. The timing of the holy knight, Gene Marlon, also known as the lightning-fast knight was just too good, prompting the Storm Knight to click his tongue.
The attack Gulland sent just now was canceled out by the monster, but it couldn’t get off scot-free. A huge wound opened over its shoulders from which blood spurted out. Any human would have died from such wounds, but the monster showed no signs of stopping.
“Tch, just when it was getting interesting!” Gulland spat.
Blood spurted out from the monster’s wounds as it howled in its anger, but despite that, it kept up the chase.
Gene followed behind it, obviously with the intention to attack from behind.
“What a horrible guy… Even though he’s supposed to be a knight.” Gulland spat as he watched the two.
It wasn’t long until the exit. Soon they would reach the point where Gowen’s regular army was waiting.
Lili turned to Reshia when she heard the howls bellowing from outside the carriage.
It was a familiar howl, a howl under which she once suffered defeat, and as a result, grew. Yet it was also the voice of the king who looked after Reshia.
“Holy Knight, Gene Marlon!? Why is he here!?” Mill said from the driver’s seat.
It was due to her saying that out loud that Lili could tell another powerful foe had joined the fray against the goblin king.
The king that ruled over the
When she thought that, Lili looked at Reshia. But Reshia only curled up after hearing the king’s voice, blocking her ears as she did.
It’s true that they weren’t always friendly, but after the time they’ve spent, even Lili could tell that something like a bond had formed between them, so seeing Reshia act like this puzzled her.
Reshia was a lot closer to the goblins than her. Was she mistaken? But then Reshia suddenly spoke.
“…Ms. Lili, what should I do?” Reshia asked.
The frail voice that left her lips truly suited the frightened young girl she was. Without her mask as a saint, without her duty as a priestess, she truly was but a girl afraid of her own destiny.
Stupid, Lili cursed herself at the back of her head as she hugged Reshia.
“…The king will die if he keeps following us, but… I…” Reshia said.
“It’ll be fine, I’m sure. That goblin won’t have a problem with your common soldier.” Lili herself didn’t know for sure, but she couldn’t just leave Reshia alone.
Reshia shook her head. “
The power to know the future through one’s patron goddess. Normally, that was something to envy, but now it had turned into a curse that binded Reshia.
“…If you give the order, I will fight too. I won’t mind even if I make an enemy out of the entire country. I won’t regret it,” Lili said with resolve.
Reshia looked up at Lili, clearly taken aback. As far as Lili was concerned, it was an order that would end the moment the king died. And besides, she didn’t mind using her life for Reshia. Seeing how sad Reshia was, even Gastra’s ears drooped as he licked her hand to console her.
But in an ironic twist, Lili’s words were what prompted Reshia to make her move.
Though shaking, Reshia wiped her tears and asked Lili to open the window.
“I’m sorry… I made a mess,” Reshia said.
“It’s fine,” Lili faintly smiled.
After finally regaining her usual calm, Reshia spoke. “I’m going to say my goodbyes to the king.”
Relying only on instinct, I fended off that lump of bloodlust coming from behind. Three hits landed on my sword when I swung it to my back, but they were shallow and easy to deal with. That’s probably because the bastard coming from behind is messing around.
“Ha ha ha, you’re really amusing! I think I’ll catch you and sell you to a freak show! I’ll be sure to make a killing!”
Despite all that bloodlust, he doesn’t seem particularly interested in killing me now. That’s probably because he wants to make me suffer. What an audacious guy.
But thanks to him following the carriage has gotten that much more difficult.
It took all I had to stifle the impatience welling up from within to measure the distance until the carriage.
Can I make it…!? With this guy behind me and that guy in front—
Lightning flashed again, this time splitting into two streaks that turned into a whip of lightning as it lashed toward me.
As I dodged that attack, the bloodlust from behind grew stronger, prompting me to leap forward. The rapier from behind glittered as it aimed for my feet. I’m in the middle of the air, but I think I’ll have to gamble. That bastard licking his lips right now has probably guessed where my feet will land, so—
I invoked Accel, blowing up the ether behind me to push me onward into a wall of air. When I was about to land, I quickly put all my focus into gathering ether into my legs, and after mitigating the impact at landing, I ran again.
This acrobatics-like exchange is making it hard to concentrate. The carriage is getting farther and farther, while that rapier-using bastard coming from behind is getting nearer.
“Look out! Your back is open!”
The rapier grazed my side when it thrust out, cutting open a wound. The pain coupled with the piling irritation made me want to turn around and just tear that guy to shreds that very instant, but if I were to do that, I would never reach Reshia.
We’ve gotten quite far. It’s probably not that much longer until we reach the human territory.
I have to go now.
Bracing myself for the worst, I took back my great sword after swinging it behind. Immediately, I felt the bloodlust coming from behind grow stronger.
“Well, I can’t have you ignoring me, now can we?” The rapier-using bastard from behind said.
“Beat it!” I spat.
The attack coming from up ahead tore the air as it cut a straight line. At the same time, I filled my legs with ether and jumped, then in midair, I invoked several instances of Accel, gaining me some distance before landing as I ignored my creaking muscles, begging for oxygen. Then that rapier came again from behind.
I was waiting for you!!
I struck my great sword against the ground, giving rise to a cloud of dust and causing the rapier-user to falter for a moment, giving me the opening I’ve been looking for.
—Go! Just 5 more steps!
“Tch, careless! Frenzied Sword!”
I pushed onward as I fended off against the storm of blades, ignoring the attacks that would land only on my arms or legs, as they could not threaten my life. Creaks sounded from my sword when I shoddily received the enemy’s sword.
—Hold on a bit more, Iron Second!
It was then that the window of the carriage opened. It was barred with iron, but on the other side was none other than Reshia. Then I felt a pain from my back. Damn it! He’s here already!?
“King!” Reshia cried.
“Reshia!” I called out to her.
When our gazes met, I saw the trace of crying upon her eyes.
Another blow landed on my back.
“Run, King! I’m just going back to the place I came from! So…!”
You’re telling me that’s your decision, Reshia? You’re telling me to run?
I stretched out my hand.
“Don’t be afraid! If you can’t stand up against the gods on your own, I will stand with you!”
“Take my hand, Reshia!”
Then I felt a blow land on my legs.
“Ku!?” I groaned out in pain.
“King!?” Reshia cried out.
“What a troubling little princess. I think she deserves some punishment, don’t you?” The rapier-using man said.
“Lady Reshia!” Lili cried out.
A light blow landed on my back when the rapier-using man suddenly overtook me.
What is he—!?
The man swung his sword toward Reshia’s outstretched hand, but before it could hit her, Lili managed to pull back Reshia. If it weren’t for her, that rapier would have surely cut off Reshia’s hand.
I looked to the ground, and for a moment I saw my unmoving legs.
It finally dawned on me that I was tumbling on the ground, and I cried out from the bottom of my lungs.
My hand couldn’t reach her. There was nothing more I could do as I watched the carriage leave. Soon it will reach the end of the forest, where I see a great crowd of cavalry waiting.
As I kept tumbling onto the ground, I eventually slid across it. When I finally stopped, I spat out dirt from my mouth, and the first thing I saw was none other than the rapier-using man who got in my way.
He was smiling.
Every word that came out of his lips only served to rouse my ire.
“And so, the princess was safely rescued, and she lived happily ever after…”
—They must pay.
“As for you, whose role is over… It’s time to die! The Lightning-Fast Knight shall give you a prompt trip to the afterlife, Monster!”
—Those goddamned humans…! Along with all those fucking gods…!
From within me, in the deepest most part of my chest, a great heat began to stir, reaching out to circulate beneath my skin. The heat was so great it felt like there was fire underneath my skin.
“Well, it’s goodbye!”
The rapier-using man thrust his sword to my chest, but there was no more pain to be felt. My body was already—
“GURUuRUUGAAaa aA Aaa AaAA!!”