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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 116 – Duty
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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 (Lv1); Orc King (Bui) (Lv82)
Abnormal Status, Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake; Protection of the Twin-Headed Snake
The fang tribe had successfully been annexed.
As soon as the elder agreed, Mido agreed as well. I commented on his lack of individuality and he replied, “I know I’m inexperienced, so it is best to let the elder decide everything. Now that he has reconciled with you, I have too.”
It was my first time seeing a chief utilize his subordinates in this way. Apparently, different tribes have different preferences for leaders. Interesting.
Speaking of interesting, Cynthia accomplished a lot today. It was thanks to her that the fang tribe could reconcile with me. If she wants Mido as an ally, then I’ll have to acquiesce.
I’ll just have them pay me back by working them to the bones.
Gi Ji Arsil managed to accomplish his mission without fail.
140 goblins stood before me. Most of them were from the Gi Village, but there were also some from the tribes.
Leading them was Gi Jii. Impressive how he was able to control this large of a horde.
“Well done, Gi Jii,” I said.
“I am happy to serve the king,” he replied. “It wasn’t just me, however, the others helped too.”
It seems the goblins from the tribes helped out. Dashka of Gaidga gathered the goblins with strength, Ru Rou of Ganra scouted, and Hal of Paradua protected the goblins falling by the wayside and acted as messengers.
Aside from having a leader to bring various hordes together, it seems it’s also necessary to have people to help that leader.
Dashka, Ru Rou, Hal, every single one of these goblins were elite. What an unexpected blessing. I expected a lot to come, but I didn’t think there would be so many young elites.
I called out to the three goblins kneeling behind Gi Jii.
“Dashka of Gaidga, I look forward to fighting with you,” I said.
“Ha!” He replied.
“Ru Rou, work well so as to not let your village down. You did well today,” I said.
“Thank you, Your Highness,” Ru Rou replied.
“Hal, you have brought much glory to your name. The day when your name can stand alongside Aluahliha’s doesn’t seem far off,” I said.
“Just matching my predecessor won’t be enough. I intend to keep going,” Hal replied.
After speaking to the three goblins, I turned back to Gi Jii.
“You did well today. Keep it up,” I said.
“Yes, my king,” Gi Jii replied calmly.
I smiled at that.
“…This many can’t fit in the village,” Nikea said behind me.
She seemed shocked at the number of goblins.
“It’s fine. We can stay outside,” I said.
I ordered Gi Jii to make camp.
Camping wasn’t an issue, though of course, we still needed to pick a place that could shelter us from the wind and the rai, otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to rest much.
“I will be staying with my subordinates. Just let me know when there’s a meeting,” I said.
“What!? But…” Nikea was flabbergasted.
“If my subordinates act poorly in any way, inform me. We will respect your laws, though with this many, I’ll have to trouble you about the food,” I added.
“Very well. I will open our reserves a little. If we go individually, it should take 5 days for us to reach the centaur village.”
There are plenty of goblins, so my horde will probably arrive a little later.
“We’ll probably take six days on our side. We’ll leave first thing in the morning tomorrow. What of the other descendants?”
“Lord Luther of the Shell Tribe, the Papirsag, has agreed. It seems your goblin horde was a bit too much of a threat. Lord Tanita of the Long-Tailed Tribe has yet to arrive at a decision, but I’m sure he will be joining as soon as he gets word of Lord Luther’s decision.”
The demihumans would definitely want to avoid getting the short end of the stick.
The issue right now is the army we will be rallying against the centaurs.
“Do you really plan on waging a war on the centaurs?” Nikea asked.
“But of course. If they surrender…”
If they surrender I won’t make them sign any conditions. We haven’t suffered any losses yet, so if they surrender early, I won’t demand anything unreasonable.
If they surrender early, that is.
“20 of our ranks will be joining you in battle. The mud-scaled tribe and the harpyurea will provide logistical support. The shell tribe will provide 10, and the long-tailed tribe will probably be able to provide at least 30. The fang tribe will also be able to provide 30. As for the minotaurs, unfortunately, they won’t be joining,” Nikea said.
“They won’t be joining?” I asked.
“They agreed to fight against the humans not the demihumans.”
Ah, a loop hole. And here I thought they were brainless.
We don’t have a slave-master relationship, so I guess I’ll have to let this one go.
“Fine. It was short noticed, after all,” I said.
“Sorry,” Nikea said.
“I’m not blaming you.”
I have no intentions of pushing everything onto Nikea. Opposition is to be expected. After all, I’m sure they’d want to avoid me monopolizing all of the authority.
Those who have been my subordinates for a long time like the goblins of the Gi Village might not mind, but the demihumans who have only just met me recently would surely find it hard to trust me.
Moreover, just supporting the food supplies of the current army is clearly no easy task. There are 140 goblins and 90 demihumans, that’s 230 all-in-all.
The werewolves and the gray wolves of the fang tribe are supposed to add more to that number to boot. Depending on how the centaurs fight, we could be the ones disadvantaged.
“What are the odds of the centaurs running to elven territory?” I asked.
It’s necessary to know exactly how far this battle can go. Otherwise, we might end up getting dragged around.
“…Can’t say it’s zero,” Nikea closed her eyes as she became thoughtful. “The home of the centaurs is to the west. They live closest to the elves, so…”
“If the battle goes to them, you won’t be able to fight since they’re your benefactors?”
Nikea wordlessly nodded.
“Then we’ll have to settle the battle before they can escape to the elven territory,” I said.
“We’ll have to take them from the back then. And then, on top of that, stop them in their tracks,” Nikea said.
Right. If we can do that, we can surround them.
They’ll probably surrender in that case.
“Have the fang tribe and the long-tailed tribe attack from the back. I will stop them,” I said.
“That’s a dangerous role, but…” Nikea shook her head. “So are the roles of the fang tribe and the long-tailed tribe. Let me take that role.”
For the sake of the future of the demihumans, Nikea volunteered to take on the dangerous role.
“Let’s have the mud-scaled tribe guide us to the centaur village.”
The overall plan has been decided. We’ll suppress the centaurs before they enter the elven region, surround them, and then force them into submission. If they refuse, well, we’ll just have to cut off their leader’s neck.
I’d rather not wipe them out though.
“The centaurs number 500 all-in-all, but about 400 of those can fight,” Nikea said.
That’s a lot. If they were human, that number would at least be halved because of the women and the children.
“Most of them are hunters and their women are just strong as their men.”
So everyone else except the elderly and the children are warriors.
Well, aren’t the goblins the same?
“We will be leaving tonight. Rukenon will take over if something happens to me. Let us hope nothing happens,” Nikea said.
As I nodded, Nikea turned and left.
We have to hurry. If we lose her, the araneae will fall into chaos.
I went through a lot of pain to secure this foothold. I can’t lose it now.
After giving detailed instructions to the mud-scaled tribe who would be leading the way, I went to sleep along with my subordinates.
Daizos sighed as he thought about Cecil’s refusal to leave. The tax he was asking was from all of the demihumans living in the region. Naturally, Daizos was unable to procure everything by himself.
It has become custom for the demihumans to offer their special goods as tax to the elves, though when exactly the envoys would come to pick up the tax was not set in stone.
Daizos originally intended to say something about the elves in the previous meeting, but because of the goblin’s sudden announcement, he lost his chance. It wasn’t just because of the goblin’s announcement, however, he also feared that the goblins might go after them.
In truth, the goblins would not have done such a thing, but Daizos saw the goblins as savages and the elves as nobles. The way he saw it, the elves mustn’t be exposed to even the slightest bit of danger.
Unfortunately, everything Daizos did only made his worst fears inch one step closer to reality.:w
After Daizos informed the bigwigs of his village of the goblins’ possible attack, they asked him where the other demihumans were. Daizos only said that the demihumans were now obeying the goblins.
The demihumans and the goblins might have been together under the pretense of a united front against the humans, but as Daizos saw it, the demihumans have essentially been annexed. The person responsible for that was none other than Nikea.
The descendants who owned the lands farthest to the east. The same descendants who yearned for the lands the orcs ruled, that once proud tribe. Ever since Nikea became chief they changed, and now they have even colluded with the goblins.
He couldn’t accept it.
But right now there was a more pressing issue: how could he send the elves home? If they stayed here, they would surely be caught in the war. No matter how much Daizos thought, he couldn’t come up with a way to convince them to leave.
—What should I do?
When he looked up, one of the young men of the village was before him.
“Dakitania, what’s the matter?” Daizos asked, a little annoyed because his thoughts were disturbed.
“Forgive my frankness, but we can’t win even if we defend.”
In response to that blunt statement, Daizos didn’t explode in anger but instead bitterly smiled. Daizos was man enough to hear opinions contrary his own without getting mad.
“Indeed,” Daizos agreed. “Is that all you wanted to say?”
“No,” the young centaur said. “Since we’d lose defending, how about attacking?”
Daizos became thoughtful.
“We’re fighting goblins, right? Then they’ll probably try to overwhelm us with their numbers,” the young centaur added.
The goblins did use that tactic once. That was back when there were still goblins left around the village.
“The other descendants of the crystals will be fighting too. The araneae are the goblins’ allies,” Daizos said.
“Even then, I find it hard to imagine we’d lose a battle on the plains,” the young man said.
The fang tribe had similar patches of flatlands in their forests. Those patches of flatlands existed here too.
“We could meet the enemy in those places,” the young centaur said.
The odds of losing were indeed much smaller if they launched an offense on the plains.
“But the enemies are goblins. We’re dead if they catch us.”
“If the other descendants see their cruelty, I’m sure they’ll open their eyes.”
Daizos was shocked to hear the young centaur, Dakitania’s, words.
“You thought that far ahead, huh.”
“We are the most worthy to succeed Lord Gurfia’s will. That’s what I believe.”
The republic of the demihumans
Nikea was trying to use the goblins to make that a reality, but Dakitania would show them that the goblins were too dangerous to be trusted. They might die doing so, but it was worth it.
“Forgive me,” Daizos said. “I should be protecting you, and yet, here I am giving an order like this.”
Why? Daizos asked to the heavens. Why do the gods who created us, the god of wind and the god of earth, make us suffer so?
Daizos looked at the young centaur. “I order you, Dakitania, for the sake of our benefactors, for the sake of our tribe, stop the invaders!”
“As you command, my chief. I will accomplish this duty even at the cost of my life.”
Dakitania buried his spear into the ground as he bowed deeply to Daizos.