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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 118 – Lost Path
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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 shaman, Gi Za Zakuend, stifled his yawn as he looked at the empty path ahead. He thought for sure the enemy would attack them, but no one came. That being the case, his attention naturally went to the demihumans traveling with him.
“I thought for sure they’d attack us instead of the king. Hmm… maybe they really are trying to run away,” Gi Za muttered.
Gi Za has been studying the araneae’s skill since they arrived at the araneae village. What properties does it have? How is it woven? Gi Za dragged Selena with him to ask those questions, and the araneae could not say no. Every one of them diligently answered his questions. Because of that Gi Za managed to spend his days immersed in his research. But now he was having some doubts about this expedition.
The king expected the enemy to run, but from Gi Za’s interactions with the araneae, there were unexpectedly few araneae who were as wise as Nikea. Most of them seemed to detest the goblins, finding them beneath them. The other demihumans probably felt the same. If so, then the centaurs would be most likely to attack than to run.
But contrary to Gi Za’s expectation, the enemy didn’t come. Perhaps they attacked the king’s horde instead, but there was nothing to worry about, as the king would easily be able to subjugate them.
There were roughly 80 goblins and demihumans following Gi Za. Gi Jii was his assistant, but the mission of delivering this horde to the centaurs’ doorsteps fell on him.
They had split the horde because there were just too many of them to easily traverse the forest, but in the end, there were still too many. Gi Za sighed.
The rizalat and the werewolves had already gone ahead as their mission was to keep the centaurs from running away.
Accompanying Gi Za were the shell tribe, the Papirsags led by Luther. Luther was not walking on his own legs and was instead riding on a beast, a turtle four times the size of a goblin.
The ancient beast warrior, Gi Gi Orudo, looked with envy at Luther’s mount. It was supposedly a turtle, but it moved quite fast. The ivies growing on its body seemed to be aiding its movements. Gi Za’s eyes dazzled as he looked with curiosity at those ivies.
Sensing his gaze, Luther moved up to the middle of the horde beside Gi Za.
“Is something the matter?” He bluntly asked.
Gi Za honestly nodded. “I’m interested in that turtle. Or more specifically, those ivies. Why is it helping the turtle move? Is it magic? A magic we goblins do not know of, or perhaps… a skill. If it’s none of these, then I would truly appreciate it if you could enlighten me! In fact, if you don’t mind, I’d appreciate it if you could also tell me about the other demihumans or perhaps even the magic of the elves!”
Before Luther knew it, Gi Za had already climbed up his turtle.
Gi Za’s fervor for the unknown left Luther’s mouth open.
“H-How about you ask one at a time first,” Luther said.
“Alright,” Gi Za agreed.
If the generals act cordially toward each other, it’s only natural that the subordinates would follow suit, so it should come as no surprise when the curious goblins mustered their courage to strike up a conversation with the demihumans. At first, both parties were awkward, but gradually, the goblins and the demihumans warmed up to each other.
“What? Your beasts eat meat, while you eat grass!?” Dashka of Gaidga was shocked.
The demihumans apparently ate grass, while the beasts they tamed ate meat.
“Hey, is it true that goblins can see in the dark?” A demihuman asked.
“That’s right. In fact, it’s actually better for me to use my bow in the night than in the day. The chiefs don’t seem to care though. My concentration is still lacking,” Ru Rou of Ganra said.
The only one who seemed troubled was Gi Jii, who had to follow the demihuman of the mud-scaled tribe.
The centaurs returned to their village defeated. When Daizos heard their report and found out that Dakinia had died, he went back to his room after calming down the others, then he quietly cried by himself.
“Chief!” A centaur yelled as he hurriedly entered Daizos’ room.
His house was being lent out to the elves, so the house he was using now was borrowed from another centaur. Daizos’ brows raised up when he heard the report of the centaur.
“Nikea came?” Daizos took his spear and exited his room to meet Nikea.
“…You dare show your face?” He said to Nikea..
Daizos’ anger was almost past its boiling point. It seemed like he was barely able to keep himself from thrusting his spear into her.
“I came to talk, but… I see. Since you didn’t come from your house, then that must mean….” Nikea said.
Despite arrows and Daizos’ spear being pointed at her, Nikea was as calm as spring rain.
“This is troubling. At this rate, the elves will be caught up in the war,” Nikea said.
“This is your fault!” Daizos yelled.
Contrast to Nikea’s composure, Daizous was fuming.
“I intended to talk about the elves at the meeting, but you had to go and invite some goblin! Because of you the meeting was a mess. Form an alliance to fight the humans? Bullshit! You should’ve known there’s no way we would fight with some goblin!” DAizos yelled.
“Why?” Nikea asked. “Do you intend to say that it’s because they’re savages?”
“Isn’t that obvious? Because of them…”
Daizos couldn’t say the words after that. That was probably because of his pride as chief. The one who ordered the centaurs to attack was none other than him, after all. Not to mention, blaming the goblins for their defeat would only shame the dead.
Somehow someway Daizos managed to calm his seething anger and thrust his spear into the ground.
“Lord Daizos,” Nikea said but the words wouldn’t come out. Resolving herself, she opened her mouth again, repeating what she said a while ago. “…Let’s talk. Lord Daizos, the elves must not be caught in this war. We should still be able to…”
“What right do you have to say that!? Araneae! Was it not you who colluded with the goblins!?” Daizos pulled out his spear and ordered his people. “Lock her up! But don’t hurt her. We are the proud centaurs, act accordingly.”
Afterwards, Daizos locked himself in his room again.
He pondered on Nikea’s words.
We moved onwards, going as fast as we could while keeping wary of our surroundings. Nikea is bound to encounter trouble as she’s tasked with keeping the centaurs from running. Therefore, we need to quickly surround the centaurs and lighten the load on her and the rest of the advance group.
Despite our efforts to stay on guard, however, the centaurs never attacked again.
Are they not coming?
The goblins are positioned on all directions. With how fast we’re going, the goblins are bound to be get tired. The elf, Selena, talked to the centaur, but while the centaur didn’t spit out insults, he never said anything either.
It’s also possible he just doesn’t know anything.
“Boss, aren’t, we going, too fast?” Shumea asked, huffing and puffing.
When I turned around, the normal class goblins were similarly exhausted.
Can’t be helped, we have to go slower.
—Damn it, am I agitated? Me?
I finally managed to find a partner, and yet now, I’m about to lose her. She asked for it herself, I know, but… Should have I stopped her?
Uneasiness burned in my chest as I looked up ahead. Please be safe, I prayed.
I don’t think she’s one to do anything rash.
But, still. I don’t think the enemy is going to act as we expect. They already ambushed us back in the meadows, so they must have something under their sleeves.
“Boss, can I have a moment?” Shumea asked.
“What?” I said.
It wasn’t my intention, but my words came out brusque.
Shumea clicked her tongue at the way I talked.
“I don’t think it’ll help even if I tell you not to hurry, but how about changing your perspective?” Shumea said.
Change my perspective?
“Isn’t the reason you’re worried about that demihuman pretty much because you doubt her strength?” Shumea pointed out.
I see… But still.
“You wrote this script with her, right? Then all you have to do is play it out. Worrying won’t help, so cheer up,” Shumea said with a laugh.
Somehow, her words calmed me down.
“…Now that you mention it,” I said.
“Right, right,” she said.
It seems my panicking also affected the other goblins.
Taking a deep breath, I slowed down my pace.
“As expected of you, Boss,” Shumea said.
“Thank you. I’ll be counting on you again if anything happens,” I said.
“It would be great if you could just say thank you a bit more kindly though,” she said.
Does it matter if I speak kindly? Maybe she’s just making fun of me. Regardless, I could only click my tongue in response.
Two days later, we arrived at the centaur village.
Contrary my expectations, the centaurs fortified their defenses and readied themselves for battle.
Just when she thought she would be able to leave the tower, she was told to go to the office of domestic affairs.
Reshia was furious at those orders, but despite that she didn’t show her displeasure. If only the goblin king were here, she could complain as much as she wanted to him, and it wouldn’t be pointless.
As for why…
“He won’t get mad, he won’t be agitated, he’ll even ask for my opinion on all sorts of matters, and when it’s time to act, he’ll act quickly,” Reshia quietly grumbled to herself.
Eventually, it occurred to her that she couldn’t think of a single bad side to the goblin king.
“Sigh… this isn’t good. It’s said that only the good times will be remembered, but…” As Reshia sighed, she thought of that figure who stretched out his hand and tried to save her.
“I’m sure he’s alive.”
Lifting up her head, she looked at the gaudy door made of gold and silver.
Thinking to herself of how ostentatious the door was, Reshia opened the door.
“Oh, if it isn’t the saint. Thank you for coming.”
Inside the room was a fat man who made the chair he sat on seem small. This was none other than the lord in charge of the office of domestic affairs. A man who was promoted solely due to his status as count.
The man’s eyes followed Reshia’s neckline down to her chest as he brushed her waist gently without reservation.
Goosebumps broke out all over Reshia.
“Please enter,” the man said.
There was a guard by the door, so it should be safe. Thinking that, Reshia sat down on the sofa, opposite the man over a short table. The man’s cologne was so strong that she could smell it despite their distance.
Should I just go back? Reshia wondered, but she shook the thought off and presented a sheet of paper to the man.
A few days ago she reported the results of her visit to the slums. At that time, she requested for the government to feed the poor rice once every three days, along with other things that could be done to improve their lives. Unfortunately, while Reshia wanted to get to the point as soon as possible, the man’s self-introduction never seemed to end.
“Which is why my Count Household…”
Reshia has been expressionless since halfway through, but the man shamelessly continued to boast of himself. Because of that Reshia couldn’t help but compare the man to the goblin king.
If this were the king, he would surely go straight to the point instead of meandering needlessly like this. If the king doesn’t want to, he’d say it. If he wants to, he’d say it too. He wouldn’t waste time.
When Reshia inadvertently sighed, the count finally noticed.
“Oh, it seems this topic is boring the saint,” the count said.
“No… About the proposal, do you think it would be possible to implement it?” Reshia said.
The count frowned upon hearing Reshia speak only of what she came here to do.
“Unfortunately, it’s impossible to feed the poor rice once every three days. Any help on the slum is impossible as well. The country needs all the resources it can get to subjugate the bandits in the north and to continue the war in the south… Also, this is just between us, but there’s also the colonial city being built in the west,” the count said.
Reshia didn’t know if the man said that last tidbit because he trusted her, but regardless, it seemed there would be more wars. Though there shouldn’t be anything else but forest over there. When Reshia thought of that, the iron-armed knight’s stern flashed through her mind.
“A colonial city in the west?”
“Lord Gowen persistently asked his highness for it, it seems.”
They really intend to go to war, she thought.
Would the king just quietly watch them build that? Reshia didn’t think so.
“Thank you for your time, it was a meaningful discussion,” Reshia excused herself.
“Won’t you stay a bit longer? I have some delicious black tea,” the count said.
“No, please excuse me,” Reshia said, standing up and then turning heel to leave the room even a moment sooner.
The count clicked his tongue as he watched Reshia hastily leave.