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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 – Battle on the Meadows
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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
I split the horde into two. One was led by me, while the other I left in Gi Za Zakuend’s hands.
The centaur village was situated west of the araneae village. Their houses were built with trees and animal hide, and they numbered almost 500. As a tribe, they are known for their hunting and their ability to process iron.
Orcs and goblins once lived near their village, but they drove them away. Daizos’ grandfather is said to be a great warrior who slayed many goblins by himself.
The centaurs apparently traded their iron with the elves. That was one of the reasons why they were situated so closely to them.
The centaurs are renowned for hunting with their bows and spears. Their spears are said to be no weaker than a humans’, and their bows are said to be the strongest among the demihumans.
The centaurs’ unique skill was ‘Herculean Strength’. When a centaur reached the chief class, the Herculean Strength skill would be able to bolster one’s strength so much that he would be able to crush a rock crab barehanded.
“In other words, they are one annoying bunch,” the youth of the mud-scaled tribe leading the way said.
It’s been three days since we left, yet the youth’s mouth showed no signs of stopping.
The members of the mud-scaled tribe were able to swim through dirt. Seeing this youth dig through the earth like it was swimming with only its head out really left one speechless.
“From here on the there’ll be tall grass everywhere, so please be careful. The centaurs are very near.”
We’ve been moving on bare land all this time, so it was easy to see the mud-scaled youth, but in a place flourishing with tall grass, there’s a chance we might lose sight of him.
Pushing aside the tall grass, we followed after the mud-scaled youth.
Well, this isn’t so bad. As long as we pay attention, we should be alright.
“Gi Ba go scout the path ahead,” I ordered.
Gi Ba left after bowing.
The tall grass blocked my vision, so I couldn’t see what was up ahead. With the situation like this, I ordered the goblins to form three-man cells and scatter, paying careful attention to the surroundings.
We proceeded like that, while I made sure that no one strayed off. Halfway through the meadow, someone yelled from up ahead.
It was Gi Ba.
“Enemy!” He yelled.
Immediately, I drew my sword and ordered my men. “Secure the periphery! Take down anyone who comes!”
A centaur came and swung his spear. My sword clashed with his spear, and while I managed to flick it away, it was heavy. Saying that their spears were no less heavier than a human’s was not an exaggeration.
The centaurs came one after another. Their bodies were big. The bottom part was horse, while the upper part was man. They were all either as big or bigger than me.
The centaur in front of me tried to kick me with his hooves, but I took a step back and swung my sword.
As our attacks passed by each other, the centaur turned around and disappeared into the sea of grass.
“Yell if you see an enemy approach!”
This land is a handicap, a big handicap
Plucking off one of the tall grass, I closed my eyes and thought of the worst possible outcome.
If a flaming arrow were to land in this sea of grass, where there were no plans or vegetations to wet the land, what would happen?
We would be a horde of sitting ducks in hell, that’s what.
I don’t know what they’re aiming for, but… It would be best to prepare for the worst.
After ordering the goblins to spread out, I wielded my sword again.
This terrain suits the centaur. We’re already halfway through the meadow. If we stop here, we’ll be sitting ducks for the enemy to pick off. Who would’ve thought the enemy would actually attack? We have to get out of here.
If we stop moving, the situation will only get worse.
Goblins and centaurs cried out alternatingly from the back.
Should we huddle up and move together, or would it be better to scatter and make a run for the meadow’s border?
“Split off into three man cells! Make a run for the meadow’s border!”
The enemy probably intends to stop us here. We need to avoid that at all costs. If we let things go as they want, the battle will eventually flow their way.
Even if it’s by force, we have to get back the initiative.
“Run for the border, but if anyone gets in your way, kill them!”
The main goal is to get out, but if you can take down someone along the way, then you might as well.
At my command, goblins and araneae alike made a run for the border.
“What!? The goblins scattered?” The young leader of the centaur attack force, Dakitania, looked down on the battle from high ground. “Were they simply unable to endure our attacks, or are they aiming for something?”
Dakitania became thoughtful, but regardless how much he pondered, he couldn’t figure out what the enemy was thinking.
“…Let’s stop. There’s no way to figure out what the enemy is thinking. Besides, this isn’t a bad thing for us. Since they’re scattered, we’ll just pick them off!”
Dakitania drew his bow and shot an arrow to the sky.
“I’m going out! We’ll kill as many as we can.”
The arrow cried in the sky.
That was the signal for the centaurs hiding to make their move.
The excitement of the hunt filled Dakitania, drawing a smile on his lips. He rushed down from high ground and entered the meadows. There would be no order to this battle, but that didn’t matter. It was impossible for the centaurs to lose in a one-on-one battle against the goblins.
The angry voices of the goblins and the centaurs filled the land. At first, the centaurs seemed to have the upper hand, but as time went on, the screams of the centaurs grew more and more. Things did not go the way Dakitania hoped it would.
Dakitania thrust his spear in a hooking motion at the goblin he encountered, wounding the goblin’s shoulder.
He followed up with a kick, but the goblin managed to dodge and even strike back. Dakitania turned around and ran into the sea of grass. Something bitter filled his mouth.
He couldn’t kill the goblin he encountered earlier either. They somehow managed to protect their vitals each time. Seeing the goblins move like that made Dakitania draw could sweat.
“This isn’t how it was supposed to be!” He complained.
Because he was young he couldn’t understand that he had made a mistake, so he went to look for another prey.
This time he found a red goblin accompanied by three others.
“A commander!? I’ll be taking your neck!”
Dakitania thrust his spear at the red goblin.
“Attack when he’s open,” the red goblin said to a goblin near him. That goblin charged toward Dakitania.
“Impudent!” Dakitania spat.
On the red goblin’s hands were a spear and a sword. The red goblin threw his spear at Dakitania, and then he lowered his body and charged toward Dakitania with his sword. The spear the red goblin threw was surprisingly accurate, so Dakitania had no choice but to block it with his spear.
“Naive!” The red goblin said as he swung his sword. Blood gushed out of Dakitania’s side.
Dakitania stifled the cry leaking out from his mouth. He had to recover himself and fight, but unfortunately for him, the three goblins had been waiting. They simultaneously charged at him. Fortunately, Dakitania managed to fend off their attack with a swing of his spear before disappearing into the sea of grass again.
Dakitania was drenched in his own blood. He looked around him as he ran through the meadow, but the goblins didn’t follow. He thought the goblins would be easy, but the goblins he fought just now made him drink his own blood.
“This is bad,” Dakitania said.
Dakitania’s plan was based on the presumption that centaurs wouldn’t lose to goblins in a one-on-one fight. The fact that he was pushed this far meant that his presumption was wrong, meaning the very foundation which he formed his plan on was false.
Nocking his arrow, he shot twice to the sky.
“We have to retreat,” he said.
If not, the goblins might just wipe them out. He didn’t fear death, but he feared a meaningless death.
Just as he was about to leave the meadow, he happened upon a giant black goblin.
“Ah, just my luck…” Dakitania spat.
Calmly, he wielded his spear. The pressure emanating from that goblin was completely unlike that red goblin just now. A sword clad in black flames, three horns that stood in defiance of the heavens, and a tail that struck against the ground. The goblin before Dakitania looked so strong that he almost didn’t look like a goblin.
“But I can’t lose.”
Dakitania kicked off the ground with all his strength and thrust his spear, but the black goblin easily dodged with a speed that left him shocked. Before he knew it, black flames were upon him.
The flames of the abyss cried for his death, and in one slash, Dakitania felt his life leave him.
After escaping the meadows, I checked our casualties, and I found out only 8 were wounded. No one died. In contrast, the enemy lost five of their own, and we even have a prisoner. As for the rest of the centaurs, they all ran.
Somehow, we managed to make it out of this predicament.
I tried talking to our prisoner, but he just wouldn’t talk properly. He just kept spouting insults, calling us goblins savages.
“What a pain,” I said, sighing.
“Umm… How about I give it a try?” Selena said.
“Alright, I’ll have him travel with your group and the Araneae,” I told her.
“Well, people being hostile isn’t anything new,” I muttered to myself.
I got depressed when I thought any future discussions with the centaurs might end up the same way. If that were to happen, I would have no choice but to thoroughly destroy them.
My lips curved into a smile as I thought of the carnage that would ensue.
No, I shook my head. The demihumans are watching my every move closely right now. I need to win their trust. There’s no point in having them if they can’t trust me with their life.
“Watch our prisoner,” I said to a subordinate goblin before leaving to check on the wounded.
Goblins weren’t the only ones who were injured. There were also araneae.
The wounded were being healed with secret medicine, but that secret medicine was actually no more than some herbs kneaded together. After being treated, those who could still walk were to walk back to the araneae village, while those who can’t were to be carried by the Gaidga.
“We can leave anytime now, Your Majesty,” a goblin said.
“Let’s go then,” I said.
The centaurs didn’t move as expected. Were they trying to buy time? Or were they really thinking of fighting us head on? Whichever it is, there were centaurs who managed to run away. They will be reporting the result of this skirmish.
I have no idea what they wanted to accomplish with so few men, but…
“So long as we crush them, all the problems will end.”
Time was of the essence.
After dealing with the wounded, I ordered my subordinates to move at full speed.
Level has risen.
45 => 48
Tl Note: Last regular chapter of the week. See you next week.