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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.
From Gordob tribe. He is the father of their priestess.
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 132 – Sylph Unification War VII
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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); Warrior’s Instinct; Blessing of the Underworld Goddess; Guided One
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
“Welcome to Jirad,” Jirad Nash said with a clever expression.
He had gone missing during the battle against the goblins. As it turns out, he was actually hiding in the cellar. When Felbi freed Jirad, he came out with his escort demihumans.
“I can’t thank Symphoria enough for the trouble we’ve caused,” Priena, the chief of Sinfall who was chased out of his village, said as he walked up to stand beside Jirad.
“Indeed. Especially, Lord Fenit’s cousin, Lord Pale. I hear her achievements have been spectacular,” Jirad said.
“She defeated the Goblin-Forni Coalition. She should be coming soon, I believe.”
“What a promising individual.”
Felbi was happy to see Nash and Priena so elated.
This was a war to protect their brethren. At the start, they were outnumbered, but through Pale and the other warriors’ effort, they managed to take back a territory. Just a little bit more and they would have half the territories back.
“We’ve prepared a feast. Come, let us celebrate this victory and give rest to the tired warriors,” Jirad Nash said.
The warrior elves cheered at that. Felbi looked serious, but he was actually secretly happy.
The feast continued late into the night. When the elven warriors had all fallen asleep, Nash and Priena stood together with an evil smile on their face as they looked on at the sleeping warriors.
“What honest and nice children they are,” Jirad said.
“Indeed. They are so nice they are even willing to fight for us. Cheering is the least we could do, don’t you agree?”
Jirad had been freed, but Sinfall was yet occupied by the Goblin-Forni coalition. These two chiefs could not fight a war themselves, so they figured they would entice these warriors to fight for them instead.
In doing so, not only would they recover their territories, they would also create a rival for Fenit. The more Pale shone, the bigger of an eyesore she became to Fenit. Eventually, the two cousins would end up against each other. And once this war – which Forni started – ended, most of the elven powers will have been weakened, leaving Jirad and Sinfall ahead.
At this time, Pale was still in the dark of these two elves’ scheme.
As soon as I got to Sinfall, I sent a platoon to contact Shure. Leading that platoon was the elf, Fei.
“Sorry, I know you haven’t gotten any rest, and yet…” I said.
“For Lord Shure, I will go out anytime no matter how exhausted I may be,” Fei said before turning heel and departing.
I see. He might look calm on the outside, but he’s actually worried sick over Shure.
We need to rescue them before they fall into a predicament. I hope they’re safe. Once we’ve secured them, we will have to recover our forces. The Gaidga goblins were so tired they fell asleep as soon as we stopped; the normal goblins too.
“You called, Your Highness?” Gi Za Zakuend said.
I called him to talk about our plans.
“What’s the situation?”
How many can fight? How many have withdrawn? How many have died?
“There are only 140 goblins left who can fight. The elves are less than a hundred.”
In just one battle almost 100 soldiers were incapacitated. That’s too much. Especially considering all the battles we have left.
Only about half can fight again, though given time, we will have about 260 soldiers again.
The enemy lost some soldiers too, but there’s no telling their circumstances. For the meantime, we will have to stay on the defense.
—No, that won’t do. If I did that, the enemy will just take the initiative again.
Stop. I shouldn’t only be looking at the battlefield in front of me. I should look at the whole war.
I sighed at that realization and changed my perspective.
“…How about using small forces to engage in guerrilla warfare?” Gi Za suggested.
I nodded. That’s one way. The roads here might be connected to the various forests, but the only path to Forni is through Sinfall.
“In one sense, it could be said the enemy helped us lessen the scope we need to cover,” I said.
With this, a small force will be enough to defend. Not to mention, I’ll also be able to let my goblins gain experience.
“A war will result in more casualties, however; how are we to supplement the fallen soldiers?” Gi Za pointed out.
“Do we have to contact Gi Ga after all?” I agreed.
Where there is war, there are casualties. It doesn’t matter whether one is the victor or the defeated, that is an unchangeable truth for all parties involved.
The enemy we are facing now doesn’t seem weak either.
What to do? It would take a considerable amount of time to go to and fro the Fortress of the Abyss. Will we have to fight with small groups until then? In the end, it comes down to whether we will be able to fight while minimizing our losses.
What about the elves? Will they able to recover their numbers? I need to ask Shure once he returns.
Minimize our losses, improve our equipment, and ensure there is a path of retreat.
“Some equipment from the elves would be nice,” Gi Za said.
For now, let’s do what we can.
The moment Jirad and Sheng’s savior, Pale, entered the village with her men, an ardent welcome greeted them.
“To Commander Felbi and Pale Symphoria!”
Praise poured down on Felbi and Pale.
“Pale, you were marvelous!” Felbi said.
When Felbi appeared, he came with the various high-ranking elves from Sinfall along with the chieftains of Jirad and Sheng.
Felbi was all smiles as he received these high-ranking elves’ praise, but Pale found this situation dangerous.
“Can we talk for a bit?” Pale asked Felbi.
The chieftains and all the bigwigs were all acting as if they had already won the war.
“Can’t we talk with them around?” Felbi asked.
“If you don’t mind, we’d like to join your discussion. Forni is a common enemy between us all. We may not be skilled, but we may be able to be of some help,” one of the high-ranked elves said.
“Right! There are people from Sheng, Jirad, and Sinfall here. We could—” Felbi said.
“…I would prefer we be alone,” Pale insisted, causing Felbi to shrug.
Pale and Felbi left the sea of people to a quiet corner where they could talk.
“Are you… angry?” Felbi asked.
“I am not. I just think it’s dangerous,” Pale said, inclining her head to hide her expression.
Felbi scratched his head, troubled. “You know, Pale. The chiefs aren’t so dangerous. They’re cooperative and they want to see Forni defeated too. They agreed to support us, and on top of that, they’re even allowing us to act as we please.”
“That’s true, but…”
Since they left the forests of Symphoria, they have been receiving support from Sheng. It was because of that that they were able to fight the Goblin-Forni army. To begin with, their arrows weren’t infinite, and neither were their weapons indestructible. The more they fought, the more their weapons would be expended.
If they could get Jirad’s support as well, they would be able to fight without worrying about supplies.
Food, weapons, armor, arrows, and perhaps even people.
If they could just get Jirad’s support, they would be able to act much more freely.
“Let me think about it,” Pale said.
“Alright,” Felbi nodded.
Pale left and walked alone to the bathhouse.
Every large elven village had a bathhouse; they were usually built near a lake of pure water. The elves had just come from a war, however, so there was no one in sight.
Pale took off her clothes, then submerged herself in the water of the bathhouse. The water reached up her shoulder as it sought to take away the stench of blood from her flesh.
There was a waterfall in the facility, wherein water showered down from an elevated area. Pale went there and prayed.
“God of Wind, Castor, and Goddess of Water, Iren, please guide your children. God of Forests, Chenzhen, please bless us with your divine protection,” Pale prayed.
She repeated those words three times, and then she cried for her brethren who died at her command.
Was she really in the right? She wasn’t sure. She could only washed herself to clear away her doubts.
My dear child, my dear child. A voice suddenly said, prompting Pale to doubt her ears.
But then black winds whirled, and suddenly there was a black biting louse with a black feather in front of her.
…Why are you so sad, my dearest?”
From its stiff jaws came out a gentle voice.
I am that which watches over you.
At that, a soft wind wrapped around her, and then in the next moment, the faces of her dead brethren vanished from her mind.
“Uu, uu…” All the pent-up emotions Pale had been keeping came out as tears. They slid down her cheeks and dripped down to the water to be washed away.
My dear child, the war will only become worse from here. Please don’t die.
After the black biting louse said that it vanished.
A huge rock was lifted off my shoulders when I heard that Shure and Shunaria had returned safely.
“At least you’re safe,” I said.
“Lately, I’ve been causing you nothing but trouble,” Shure said.
His face was cheerful despite that; that was probably because of Shunaria.
The members of the transport squad retreated to all directions, so there were several people who managed to survive.
“Umm, Goblin King,” Shunaria timidly said as she approached me.
“It’s good that you’re safe,” I said.
“About the sword the smith entrusted to me…”
“Ahh, it’s fine. I’m just happy that you’re safe.”
“No, that’s not it… Actually, it’s here.”
Unexpected. Apparently, it was because Shunaria had it prioritized when they were attacked.
When the great sword came, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. It actually took two people to carry it.
“It’s name is
I listened to her explanation as I took the sword and examined it.
The great sword stood as tall as me, one side shaped like a flame, the other shaped like a normal blade. There was a symbol of a flame carved on the black blade. She mentioned it was made out of blue-silver steel (srilana) and steel, that must be why there’s a silver color running through the center of the blade until the tip.
The sword had been reborn, but it felt just like the old great sword (Iron Second) I used.
“Masterfully made,” I said.
It’s almost enough to make me fall in love.
I swung the sword several times outside to get a feel for it. The sound of wind being cut and the weight of the sword in my hands. Yes, this is indeed a trustworthy blade.
Ether burst out of the blade that was shaped as if it were dancing. It was almost as if the ether was completing its shape. The ether drew the course of the blade as it flowed into it, and as a result, the sword seemed to go faster.
As I slashed overhead, the ether followed my sword down.
The power gathered behind the descended blade was greater than before. Just the pressure emanating from it was enough to send leaves flying.
The sword was so sharp it seemed as if a sweep would be enough to cut the heavens themselves.
I looked at the sword again.
I got a good sword.
This war must be won.
As strength brimmed from within, I looked toward the south.
The spear platoon made out of goblins equipped with blue-silver steel stepped out. At the same time, the elven archers supported them with their arrows. We marched for Jirad, which had been reclaimed by the enemy.
The normal goblins lined their spears and struck simultaneously at the enemy soldiers in our path. The enemy soldiers held up their shields and blocked the goblins’ attack head on. When the enemy saw that the attack was successfully blocked, they sent their soldiers to take our flanks.
The place we were battling at right now was one of the stopping points of the road connecting Sinfall and Jirad.
The battle was already spreading to the smaller villages.
There were many smaller villages around every big elven village. The main road connected to the big elven village was branched out to the smaller villages, forming something akin to a plaza.
The place we were fighting at was exactly that.
We specifically chose this place, as it’s the only place that could allow our platoons enough leeway to let them train.
“Gaidga soldiers, slam those swordsmen approaching from the left!”
The Gaidga goblins swung their clubs and pushed back the enemy soldiers.
“Gi Jii! Stop the enemy platoon coming from the right!”
“As you command!”
A storm of arrows and magic descended on the right enemy platoon, forcing them to stop. That gave us just enough time to escape the enemy’s surround.
It was then that I gave my next command.
The first thing we need to do is to find a method that won’t let us lose, then we’ll fight and retreat sparingly. So long as we keep this up, the gap between us and the enemy will remain the same.
Moreover, while I am still leading the whole army, the platoons themselves are already being led by the young goblins like Gi Jii. Like this, they will gradually gather experience in the arts of war, and eventually, they will be able to lead an army by themselves. I have to patiently raise them up until that day.
The war has just begun.
—296 days until the war with the humans.