[spoiler title=”Goblin Name Cheat Sheet”]
The [Goblin] is to make it easier to CTRL+F
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.
[spoiler title=”Other Characters”]
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: Tarpidae to Talpidae.
Volume 2: Chapter 113 – Talpidae Princess
[table caption=”Status” colalign=”left|left|center|left|right”]
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 (Lv30); Orc King (Bui) (Lv82)
Abnormal Status, Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake; Protection of the Twin-Headed Snake
Cynthia bore her fangs into the hard shell of the rock crab, pinning it down under her two front legs as she tore out one of its pincers. Sounds of crunching could be heard from the rock crab, but Cynthia was relentless. The rock crab tried to attack with its remaining pincer, but Cynthia leapt behind it and rammed herself into it, sending it flying into a nearby tree.
The rock crab fainted, Cynthia calmly walked over to finish off her prey. There was an elegance and dignity to the way she walked. That was something she’s always had about her even when she was younger. Cynthia pinned down the unconscious rock crab, when suddenly the rock crab’s remaining pincer snapped at her.
Surprised, Cynthia tried to jump back, but the pincer held firmly to her leg, causing her to lose her balance and fall. As the rock crab stood back up, it lifted Cynthia up in the air, where she hung down helplessly. In a desperate attempt to break free, Cynthia used her free foreleg to scratch at the crab, but unable to muster any decent power, the most she could accomplish was a shallow wound.
As Cynthia struggled, the rock crab twisted its body and slammed Cynthia into the ground. Grass covered the ground, but that was not enough of a cushion to shield Cynthia from the pain. Ample damage was dealt.
After slamming her into the ground 5 times, the rock crab was about to leave, but…
“GURUuuRUuU,” Cynthia angrily growled.
Cynthia was not done yet, so the rock crab reassumed its fighting stance.
Cynthia might have been taken by surprise a while ago, but though a pup, she was still a gray wolf. The odds of losing in a straight up fight was essentially nil.
The rock crab’s remaining pincer went for Cynthia’s neck, but Cynthia calmly dodged it, and then she tore it off.
With no pincers left to fight with, the rock crab tried to run, but Cynthia’s mouth was already on its head before it could even try.
Cynthia’s powerful jaw forced her fangs deep into the crabs head, causing bodily liquids to burst out of the poor crab’s head.
Lately, we’ve been hunting in an area some distance away from the araneae village. There wasn’t much left to hunt around the village and my talks with Nikea have come to a close, so there wasn’t any reason not to hunt somewhere deeper.
Besides, if we hunted in one place too much, the araneae might be negatively affected. It would be bad if we did anything to sow ill-feelings between us.
Ruknon, the araneae Nikea sent with us, also thought it would be best to hunt elsewhere, so he pointed us to go deeper into the west, where stronger, more vicious beasts lurked. It was there that we met the rock crabs.
Being small, about roughly Cynthia’s size, I thought fighting one would be a good match for her, but the battle proved difficult. It wasn’t because Cynthia was weak, however, but because she was inexperienced. She had the advantage for the majority of the fight until the end, where her carelessness allowed the rock crab to do a number on her.
Though she managed to win in the end, Cynthia walked back with drooped ears. That didn’t last for long however, for as soon as I patted her on the head, her ears stood straight back up and her tail happily wagged.
I smiled at that.
“We have defeated the enemy, Your Highness,” the ferocious Gi Ba said.
After Cynthia hopped onto my shoulders, I looked up, and I saw the rock crabs being gutted.
“Let’s return then,” I said.
We went back to the araneae village with all the rock crabs in tow. Rukenon’s face seemed to be cramping, but I ignored it. It would only be to my advantage if he reported the things he saw today. If he reported to Nikea how just five goblins seem enough of a threat, perhaps she would stop thinking unnecessary things.
The law of the jungle reigns supreme yet.
I’ll just use it to my advantage then.
I’ll unite the demihumans under one flag, force the elves under my will, and then encroach into the domain of man.
The Talpidae were closest to the araneae village, hence it took only five days for their chief to arrive.
“A descendant of the dark crystal, the Sharpest Claw, Lord Fanfan,” Nikea introduced.
“My name is Fanfan. Greetings, guest,” the talpidae slightly nodded.
Brown fur covered the talpidae’s small body. Nikea might have been particularly tall, but the fact that the talpidae stood no higher than her hips proved just how small the talpidae was. The talpidae’s arms and legs were also overdeveloped with claws sharpened seemingly for war. If one were to describe the talpidae’s appearance in a few words, the talpidae could be said to look just like a mole.
The talpidae, Fanfan, looked curiously at me with her – she is a woman, right? I mean her name is Fanfan, so… – two round eyes, scratching her tall nose as she did.
Then she turned to Nikea. “I heard there was someone you wished to introduce… Frankly, I’m a bit surprised…”
Nikea’s brows furrowed, but Fanfan brought her face to hers.
“But, it’s alright… Race… doesn’t matter,” she said.
“Huh?” Nikea asked.
Then Fanfan desperately grabbed at Nikea’s hands, which hovered above her head, and nodded several times.
“Lord Nikea, I’ll support you!”
Nikea tilted her head, puzzled, but Fanfan’s eyes were sparkling.
“I-I see… Thank you.”
“Yes. Well then!”
Fanfan seemed to be quite excited as she left.
Nikea was all smiles as she spoke to me. “How fortunate. It’s a bit troubling that I can’t tell what Lord Fanfan likes about you, but her support will prove to be invaluable.”
‘Her’. So she was a female.
“Are all the talpidae like that?”
“Hmm? They are merchants just like the harpyurea. They are well-informed and are able to swim through soil. They’ve also developed techniques to report—”
What I was about to say was something really difficult to point out, but it had to be done.
“What’s the matter? It’s rare for you to be so reserved,” Nikea asked, so I went out with it in one breath.
“You realize Lord Fanfan thinks you’re introducing me as your fiancé, right?” I quickly said.
Immediately, Nikea froze.
You know… if you react that badly, even I won’t have any other response but to quietly sigh.
“If you have any intentions of… revising her perception of our relationship, you might want to—”
“Lord Fanfan!!” Nikea yelled as she bolted off like a hare in pursuit of the talpidae princess.
According to Rukenon, that was the first time she’s ever been so panicked.
After Nikea cleared up the misunderstanding, we met again.
“Oh, that’s too bad,” Fanfan said. “But I think there’s still a chance.”
That was the first time such words have been said to my face. I’m not sure if she’s brave or just dumb, but… Hmm… I wonder if there’s a reason why she’s so friendly to a goblin.
“You sure are friendly,” I said.
Fanfan chuckled. “Please don’t misunderstand, guest. I’m not that friendly, I just happen to have a set of beliefs I adhere to.”
What a friendly tribe. It would be best not to make an enemy out of them. This is the first time a tribe has treated the goblins ‘normally’, after all.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s a goblin or human, as long as there’s a male and a female, love can bloom. The bigger the obstacles, the stronger the love! Those are the kinds of people I, Fanfan, support!”
…What am I supposed to say to this? Do I thank her?
I glanced at Nikea, but she had this look on her face that seemed to say, ‘Don’t even think of pushing her onto me.’
Am I supposed to deal with this by myself?
Somehow it feels like I’m in a predicament worse than when I was fighting that fiery demihuman.
“Anyway, it’s nice to meet you. Let’s get along.” I said in hopes of building a good relationship with the talpidae.
“But of course! I’m rooting for you, after all!” She said.
I have no idea what she’s talking about anymore.
Isn’t there something I can use to get out of this!?
I looked around me in pursuit of a way out, but aside from Nikea, who was currently polishing up on her acting by acting like she didn’t exist, the only thing left was the tasteless landscape.
—Damn it! There’s nothing! Nothing at all!”
Suddenly, a report came in.
“Chief, Lord Luther of the Papirsag has arrived,” the messenger said.
“Oh, good timing. Let him in,” Nikea said.
Nikea and I sighed in relief.
Fanfan went quiet as reports of various chieftains arriving came.
Cynthia’s level has risen.
30 => 45
Gi Ba’s level has risen.
18 => 24
Gi Do’s level has risen.
67 => 71
Tl Note: First chapter of the week. There will still be four regular chapters this week. In case there’s anyone who doesn’t know, updates on delays are usually posted in the chat (sidebar in desktop or bottom in the site’s mobile mode) or twitter (@NeoTranslations).