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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.
Tl Note: There were some missed lines in chapter 106 (the chapter yesterday), please take a look at the notes at the end.
Volume 2: Chapter 108 – Entangling Threads
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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
“Now then, let us talk,” I said.
Nikea looked like she’d eaten a fly as she nodded.
“First of all, I shall have you keep your earlier promises,” I said.
“Of course, we will do as we promised,” Nikea said.
“I also want you to introduce me to the other descendants of the crystals.”
“To make friends, of course, why else?”
“I wouldn’t know.”
The battered araneae was forced to acquiesce to my requests. As such, trade between the goblins and the araneae would begin, their village would have to welcome my goblins, and Nikea herself would have to introduce me to the rest of the demihumans.
I’m sure Gi Za would reprimand me, saying I’m too soft, but it’s really not a good idea to demand too much. Tribes that don’t hold ill will to us goblins are precious. The araneae will serve as our foothold into the world of the demihumans. It wouldn’t do to sour our relationship.
“That will be all,” I said.
Nikea looked at me, confused.
“Is that really all?”
“Yes. Oh, there is one more thing.”
Nikea went full alert as soon as I said there was one more request.
“I would like to rest at your village tonight.”
Nikea laughed a little when she saw me mischievously smiling.
After defeating the fiery demihuman, we headed back to the araneae village. When we got there, we were led to our lodging, where beds made out of spider threads greeted us. Shumea and Selena immediately went to jump on them, leaving me dumbfounded. After that nothing unusual happened. Even the reaction of the araneae upon seeing us return looking exactly as if they’d seen ghost was just as expected.
From here on out is Nikea’s job.
Will the araneae… Will Nikea keep her promise?
Tonight, I refrained from sleeping and kept watch for the goblins.
“Do you truly intend to trust them, Your Highness?” Gi Za asked.
I smiled. “I don’t trust them yet. Everything will depend on their response. If the need arises, I don’t mind making every araneae taste the bitterness of defeat.”
“At that time, please let me lead the battle.”
They used wood for their pillars, while they used mud and threads for their walls. We sat before the entrance of our lodging.
Gi Ji Arsil prostrated himself before me. “I shall surely present the head of that araneae, Nikea, to you, Your Majesty.”
“Don’t rush. The way things are going, Nikea probably won’t become our enemy. If anything, she’s most likely to fight for us in the case something does happen,” I said.
“Against her own tribe?” The ferocious Gi Ba asked, to which I nodded.
Gi Ba and the other goblins of his generation were raised in an environment where all goblins were allies. He must have grown up thinking that those of the same race would never attack each other.
Gi Za and Gi Ji understood how the world worked, but Gi Do and the others could not.
“Your Highness, they live in the same village, surely they wouldn’t attack each other,” Gi Do fearfully said.
“The people unhappy with Nikea might not think so,” I said, but again Gi Do could not understand.
Gi Ba sneered. “Idiot.”
“You mean they would actually fight each other despite being of the same race?” Gi Do asked.
I touched my chin. “They don’t necessarily have to fight out in the open. They could just grumble. Weren’t there araneae who followed us this morning? That woman probably doesn’t have this whole village under control.”
“In other words, her enemies might ignore her words and attack us,” Gi Za said.
The other goblins nodded.
“Then which side will we pick?” Gi Ji asked.
I became thoughtful. “Hmm…”
Would Nikea really stay put even as her own tribesmen are killed? I’m sure she would choose them over us despite their differences.
“If Nikea bares her fangs at us, we will respond in kind.”
As my heart ferociously laughed, a twisted smile rose upon my lips.
“Nikea of the hard crystal, do you truly intend on accepting them? They are goblins. You think such creatures are trustworthy?” One araneae said.
Up above at the tallest tree of the village was a vast hall made of threads, where the masters of the village gathered.
“Exactly, Nikea. Why is someone as wise as you unable to understand? Those goblins should be killed,” another araneae said.
Voices of complaints rose one after another, but Nikea only calmly listened.
Of the people gathered, more than half of them were against the goblins. About 30% of those voiced their criticism loudly.
“…” Nikea quietly listened to those voices, then she turned to a single araneae. She asked. “Do you think the same, Nerou of the blue crystal?”
That araneae was young and overflowing with elegance. A smile appeared on his lips. “But of course, the goblins are filthy creatures.”
The araneae was smiling though his eyes were filled with scorn.
Nikea quietly sighed.
Nerou was a skilled araneae with good blood. He was originally chosen to be the next chief, but Nikea became the chief instead. From then on he has curried favor with the other araneae, using them to try and seize the position of chief from Nikea.
Nerou never openly went against Nikea. Instead, he allowed others to criticize her, making sure he didn’t do anything to disadvantage himself.
Cowardly bastard, Nikea thought. Her earlier attempts to capture the fiery demihuman was originally a plot to try and convince these people, but as a result, it only made things more difficult.
The goblins’ request was by no means excessive.
At the very least, it was far better than the Nerou Faction’s demand to kill the goblins.
The arguments went without any resolve, while Nikea only quietly waited. She waited patiently until they would finally give her an opportunity to speak her thoughts.
When the Nerou Faction, the Neutral Faction, and the small Nikea Faction were finally exhausted, Nikea spoke. “Hear me, descendants of the crystals. I have come to an agreement with them as your chief. To speak against that decision is a challenge to my authority as chief. Moreover—”
Nikea’s dignity as chief made the araneae shudder.
“We, descendants of the crystals, came to be because of our trustworthiness and our righteousness. The goblins are here among us in our village precisely because they trust us. To attack them in their sleep, would that not shame our pride!?”
The Nerou Faction had no choice but to keep silent despite their frustrations. The Neutral Faction nodded as they talked among themselves. The members of the Nikea Faction were all smiling, delighted at the greatness of their chief.
“That is all. If there is nothing else, this meeting will be adjourned.”
The first to stand up were the Nerou Faction, who left posthaste, followed by the Neutral Faction. The Nikea Faction stayed behind and gathered around Nikea.
“Chief, are you sure this is the right choice?” One of them asked.
“Everything should be fine as long as we don’t pull anything. It’s just that…” Nikea replied.
“It’s just that?” One of them asked.
“If a war breaks out, we will surely lose,” Nikea solemnly said.
The members of the Nikea faction looked at each other.
“But…” One of them tried to argue.
“Did you see that goblin? The big black one.”
Nikea’s voice was gentle, as if to guide them. Her gaze was gentle, much like a mother, as she looked at the araneae who was like a younger brother to her.
“Yes,” he said.
“That is their king. He fought the Man-Eating Tiger by himself and won. And those goblins under him. What do you think of them?”
“There were all sorts…”
“Yes, the goblins reproduce quickly. So quickly, in fact, that it’s terrifying. More than likely, their main force is waiting somewhere. If a war breaks out, that army would come marching to our doorsteps. Individually, we might have the upper hand, but numerically? They would overwhelm us.”
The araneae were speechless at their chief’s predictions.
“We have to work with them. This is the only way for our tribe to survive,” Nikea said.
The members of her faction all fearfully nodded.
Tl Note: Both chapters were short, so double chapter it is. Much thanks to all those who answered my question in the previous chapter. I’ll go with poisonous next time.
Also, in case you missed the earlier notes, there were some missed lines in chapter 106. I’ve made a note for them at the end, so just go to the end, where the notes are, and you should quickly see the missing lines that were added.