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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 103 – Demihuman Village
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Class, King; Ruler
Possessed Skills, Ruler of the Demon Children of Chaos; Defiant Soul; World Devouring Howl; Sword Mastery 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 (Lv77); Gastra (Lv20); Cynthia (Lv20); Orc King (Bui) (Lv82)
Abnormal Status, Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake; Protection of the Twin-Headed Snake
“I’ve brought news, Your Majesty.”
To strengthen the horde I had the rare goblins hunt the surrounding area, while I had the noble goblins go to the west to look for a path.
Gi Ji Arsil came to report their findings.
“We found a demihuman village. It’s about a four-day’s distance to the west and another day’s distance to the south. I was warned not to get any closer when I approached, so I took the others and went back.”
—Demihumans. After hearing about them from Shumea, I did expect there would be some villages to the west, but I didn’t think we’d actually stumble onto one. How fortunate.
“They warned you, did they? That’s not bad at all.”
Since they didn’t attack immediately, they must be intelligible. It’s good to avoid needless fights. I hope they’re willing to hear us goblins out, but if not, I’ll just have to take the human, Shumea, or the elf, Selena, along.
“So, describe to me these demihumans. How did they look?”
“They had legs like a spider’s, but their upper body was like a human’s. There might be other types in the other villages.”
Creatures not humans, but look like them. According to Shumea, some of these demihumans are friendly with humans, but there’s an even greater number of them living in the border afraid.
They were created by the god of wind and the god of earth, right?
I hear they used to live in the plains, but…
“Gi Ji, is that village situated in the plains?”
“No, it’s inside a forest. They built a nest of some sort. At first, I even thought it was a nest of annie spiders or giant spiders, but someone called out to us when we tried approaching.”
Well, it’s not like everything you hear is true.
I don’t know whether that’s always been their home, or they were driven away and forced to live there, but it is a fact that they are living in a forest now.
“Alright, good job. I’ll be paying that village a visit tomorrow. I’ll be relying on you to lead the way.”
“As you command.”
The next day, I took Gi Ji, Shumea, Selena, the shaman, Gi Za Zakuend, the wind mage, Gi Do, and the ferocious Gi Ba with his three-man cell group to the demihuman village.
I took only a few people with me to avoid alerting them. To ensure we had enough firepower, I made sure to bring the druid-class goblins.
According to Selena, the demihumans prefer to fight upfront rather than rely on magic. I’ve been talking with her to gather information ever since I got that report about the demihumans’ sighting.
It seems there is an old oath between the elves and the demihumans.
They would protect each other’s territories as long as they did not encroach on each other’s domains. The elves excelled in magic, while the demihumans used their strong bodies to hunt. I learned all sorts of things from Selena, from the way they marked their territories to the way they greeted each other.
Among the things I’ve learned was the favorite things of the demihumans. When I asked Selena about the spider-legged people, it turns out they were actually known as the Araneae. One of the araneaen tribes apparently liked fishes.
We were going to negotiate with them anyway, so I figured I might as well bring some gifts.
I checked with Kuzan whether it was possible to fish from the river flowing in the basement of the abyss, and apparently, it was indeed possible. It was just that the goblins preferred to eat meat, so no one ever really bothered.
When I got the fishes, I had to look for a way to carry them, as the distance to the village was quite far. They would spoil before we even got close. I figured I’d put them in some sort of container like a jar with water inside, but it turns out there’s actually no such container in the goblin villages.
With the container plan out, I thought I’d smoke them instead. But when I tried doing it myself, I failed.
“Now what?” I said to no one in particular when I noted Shumea passing from the corner of my eyes.
Wait, there is someone who can help!
“Shumea, can you spare a moment?”
“What is it, Boss?”
After explaining my situation, she agreed to help me smoke the fishes. It’s really inconvenient being a goblin. When the fishes were done, I placed them inside a box made out of bark.
They were poorly made, but it was better than nothing.
Along the way I conversed with Selena on matters regarding the demihumans. We moved a four-day’s distance west, and then another day’s distance south.
I had a normal goblin carry the box as we made way to the village.
“We’re near.” Selena’s halved elven ears twitched.
“You can tell?” Shumea asked.
Sharpening my ears, I looked around us.
Hopefully everything goes smoothly.
“There are a lot of masses with seemingly eight-legs moving near us. The village should be no more than an hour away.”
Selena held her handmade bow. She looked so happy it seemed like she wanted to jump out in joy. She’s been showing a lot more emotions lately compared to when she first came to the fortress. I guess she’s finally gotten used to us.
A giant spider appeared along the way, but the goblins quickly took care of it.
“Ho…” Gi Za muttered before letting out a breath in admiration.
The scene before us was just that amazing. Densely packed trees were woven together with spider threads, creating a perfectly closed wall with no openings.
Without thinking it through, I tried touching the thread.
It was flexible, a little sticky, and thick enough that I couldn’t easily push through it with my finger. Judging from how much of it was used, it should be safe to assume that the demihumans are able to produce it.
The branches up above rustled, and I looked up. Up the defensive wall was a demihuman standing.
The lower part of his body was a spider’s, but the upper part was a human’s. Muscles covered his whole body, and a spear was on his left hand. He looked at us menacingly.
“Goblins, what business do you have here?” The man’s voice seemed muffled. Was that because of fear? Or was it because of anger?
“It’s the man from before,” Gi Ji said, “our king wishes to speak with you!”
I stepped forward.
“We are the denizens of the east. We came here to negotiate with you, the Araneae of the Household of Crystals. We brought some gift too. I’d like for you to receive it.”
I took the box from the normal goblin and threw it up the wall of threads.
The box landed right by the demihuman’s feet. He looked at it, then he checked the contents.
“The reason you goblins know our favorite food is because of that elf?” The demihuman looked at Selena with a sharp gaze, but there was no intent to kill.
But that pressure was enough to make Selena hide behind Shumea.
Shumea wryly smiled. “It’s true Selena is the one who told them about the fish, but the one who thought of preparing it in the first place is that boss over there.”
“Don’t open your mouth lightly, filthy human!!” the demihuman was filled with wrath when he spoke to Shumea.
“Gee, sorry…” Shumea shrugged her shoulders as she lightly scratched her head.
“What is your response?” I asked the demihuman.
My raised voice seemed to have somewhat pressured the demihuman, as he quivered a bit. “Wait for a while!” He said as he took the box and left.
“What do you think?” I asked Selena, but she didn’t have a clear answer to give.
After waiting for a while, three demihumans appeared above the white wall. They walked vertically down the wall to us.
“In honor of the old oath, greetings, elf.” A woman stepped out from the three araneae demihumans. She glanced at me for a moment, before turning to Selena.
I’m sure she means no ill will. The old oath was just so important that as demihumans they had to greet the elf first despite knowing I was the one with the most authority in our group.
I wonder just how much hold that oath has on them.
“A pleasure to make your acquaintance. I am a daughter of the sylph, a descendant of the forests and the winds.”
“The pleasure is mine. I am a daughter of the araneae, a descendant of the crystal.”
After she finished exchanging greetings with selena, she turned to me and bowed her head.
“I am the Black Darkness of the Demonic Children,” I introduced myself.
“It is an honor to meet you. I am a daughter of the araneae.”
It appears it is customary for the demihumans to first see who it is they are dealing with. There was some shred of intimacy in the way she spoke to Selena just now, but when she spoke to me, her manner of speaking was quite stiff. Nerves? Or is there something more to it?
“I am here as a representative of my village, my name is Nikea.”
“I am the king of the
The two male araneae behind her must’ve been her guards. Their whole body was covered in muscles. The sharp gaze they looked at me with spoke of their ferocity.
“To what does our Fizona owe the honor of this visit?”
“I wish to trade.”
The demihumans are just as I expected them to be with strong and sturdy bodies. I would really like to add them to my army, but it seems the demihumans and the elves are a proud bunch.
Their kind are ill-suited for subservience. It’s because of that that they couldn’t create a vast country and instead ended up in this tiny village. I doubt they would so easily prostrate themselves before me.
So first I’ll have to find out their situation. Neither Shumea nor Selena was privy to their true state of affairs, so I’ll have to go about this the long way.
“A trade? If so then we will only trade goods for goods.”
I feel like her eyes sparkled just now.
That probably means she thinks we can give her what she wants.
“We wish to trade our fish for your threads.”
We don’t have any currency right now, so the word ‘trade’ is probably beyond the goblins’ comprehension. To the goblins, it is enough to simply take from others what you lack. But a policy like that can’t last forever.
If you attack someone and steal what is theirs to fill what you are lacking. When the time comes that you need more of it, from where will you take it? The people you stole from before have long died. The dead cannot produce anything. To be honest, even I’m not confident that the goblins would indeed be capable of producing something themselves.
The goblins are skilled hunters. They can even use traps now. In fact, the higher goblins have even started to use traps other than the pitfall I taught them. But the issue on food isn’t something that can be solved forever with just hunting. Right now it’s still manageable, but with the goblin’s explosive reproduction rate, the forest will eventually be hunted bare.
That’s why I don’t want to take advantage of the goblin’s love for meat. As much as possible their hunts should be kept to a minimum, taking only what is needed. That’s why I don’t want to trade anything else from our hunts beyond the meat. Other things like the skin of the beasts shouldn’t be traded. Doing so would only make things worse. But at the same time, choosing not to trade such things limits my options.
Should I trade our services? That’s not a bad idea, but the demihuman’s strength is still currently a mystery. I could just fight them anyway or I could sell the service of our military… But a decision now is too hasty. I need more information.
In the worst case, I’ll just have to trade those fishes.
“…We are currently not lacking in fish,” Nikea said.
Is she bluffing or telling the truth? To be honest I’m not used to negotiating, so I can’t tell.
“Then what is it that you’re interested in? We are trading because we wish to form a good relationship with the araneae,” I bluntly said that it was not wealth that we were after. I said it with a little bit of pressure though. They shouldn’t forget that the goblins could become trouble for them in the near future.
I’m sure she got the message.
If this negotiation fails, then so be it. We’ll just have to get their cooperation by force.
We both have something on the line in this trade. On my end, I have the goblin’s power and their future, on her end, she has her village.
It would be problematic if they forgot which side was stronger.
Our negations continued for some time even as I started to grow impatient.
“There’s a favor I would like to ask. Would you hear me out?” She said.
“It’s a request, so naturally I would have to hear you out first,” I said rudely as if to remind her of the difference in strength between our races. Nikea frowned for a moment before speaking her request.
She was poker-faced again as she spoke, but when I heard her reuqest, I was shocked.