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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. The goddess might hate her, but she doesn’t feel the same way toward The goddess.
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 141 – To Riches and Power
[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); Warrior’s Instinct; Blessing of the Underworld Goddess; Guided One
Divine Protection, Goddess of the Underworld (The goddess)
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
Now, where do I start? Just a few days ago, I was pitying Shure with all the paperwork he had to deal with, yet here I was now in the very same situation. How ironic.
After forming an alliance with the elves and the demihumans, I headed back to the Fortress of the Abyss.
The shaman, Gi Za Zakuend, and the other druids stayed behind with the elves to study, while Cynthia stayed with the gray wolves. Cynthia was already a splendid gray wolf. She would only be holding herself back if she continued to rely on me. I do miss her, though.
To some extent, a road has also been built connecting the Goblin Base with the elves, greatly shortening travel time.
It was a magnificent sight as roughly 200 goblins, elves, koro dwarves, and a human marched back to the fortress.
Along the way, the newly evolved rare goblins were in charge of procuring food, while I distributed the new normal and rare goblins to their respective platoons.
The assassin, Gi Ji Arsil, and the battle demon, Gi Jii Yubu, both refused to receive a territory. Because of that I had to come up with another way to compensate them.
Receiving a territory meant that one also received a bigger army as well as the responsibility of taking care of the land. Of course, it was always emphasized as a reward, but regardless, since they refuse to accept, then I have to find another way to bestow them those same responsibilities.
“I’ll have the soldiers under Gi Ji Arsil’s direct control be in charge of reconnaissance. I’ll bolster his unit with more men from the base.”
I decided to confer to him 100 goblins.
Once he trains all 100 goblins, we will have a small but elite scouting unit.
“As for Gi Jii Yubu, I’ll have him train the goblins at the fortress alongside Gi Ga Rax.”
The newly born goblins are currently being trained by the knight-class goblin, Gi Ga Rax, in the way of the spear. But while the goblins are getting stronger physically, there is much to be desired when it comes to their heads. Their training is insufficient.
I’ll have Gi Jii fill that gap.
I asked Hal if he wanted a family name after evolving to a noble, but he declined, saying, “To wield Paradua’s spear in loyalty to the king is my pride. Master Aluhaliha would surely reprimand me of greed if I were to ask for more.”
I could only nod to his humility.
The tribal goblins had their own land, so they weren’t very keen on receiving a new name. It wouldn’t do to force the issue.
“A splendid attitude. Keep it up,” I said.
“As you will,” Hal said.
We dropped by the demihuman villages along the way, and when we finally returned to the fortress, it had taken us a total of 11 days from the elven region.
“Welcome home, Your Majesty!”
“My liege, we have been awaiting your arrival!”
Kuzan and Gi Ga Rax welcomed me as soon as I arrived.
“I’m back. I’ve troubled you much in my absence,” I told them, then I turned to Kuzan. “We have new people with us, can you assign them a place to stay, Kuzan?”
“Please leave it to me,” Kuzan said as she hopped with that small body of hers.
“Gi Ga Rax, you have worked hard in my absence,” I said.
“No, I still have much to learn. Forgive me for my inability, My Liege,” he said, kneeling.
Patting him on the soldiers, I said. “It was a duty no one could take but you. Gi Ga Rax, be proud!”
“As you will… Thank you,” he said.
After that I headed to the throne, where the goblins, starting with Gi Ga and the nobles, then the rares, knelt before me.
The goddess sat on her throne as she peeped through her magic mirror. A pure white toga covered her four limbs. She looked bewitchingly beautiful as she sat there with her lustrous skin that was the envy of any woman.
“It went about as expected,” she said.
“Gawayn’s messenger has completed his task as well,” a one-eyed red snake said.
“Did the wind god say anything?”
“He didn’t seem very interested with the spirits. Then again, he has always done as he pleased.”
The goddess laughed. “Pitiful. Try as he might to feign madness and draw his master’s attention, in the end, no one cares about him.”
“…Master,” the one-eyed red snake said when he saw the goddess looking to the distance with sadness in her eyes.
She was probably thinking back to how she was in the past.
“And?” The goddess asked. “What of the spirit?”
The wind god had many dependents, each one uninhibited and whimsical, but most notable of all was their great numbers. Hence, the wind god did not care even when one of them went mad.
“Gawayn’s disciple has calmed down, but it’s only a matter of time before he truly goes mad.”
“If you would permit it, there is a person skilled in reading the wind under him. How about influencing that person?” The one-eyed red snake looked at the mirror, whereupon a goblin sat in his throne. “It would be a great boon to us should we succeed.”
“Interesting,” the goddess said. “Could someone capable of subduing the spirits appear beside him? It’s something worth trying out.”
“As you will.”
In the elven village, a black biting louse appeared before Gi Za Zakuend.
As soon as I came back, I took a look at our current numbers and started assigning work by class. After the war, everything will depend on how efficient we will be able to manage the humans.
When the newly born goblins in the fortress are added to the goblin that went on the expedition, we get a total of 380 warrior goblins.
There are currently 140 females and 50 goblins that are either too young to fight or unable to for some other reason.
The goblins aren’t born at a fixed rate; rather, the rate of reproduction is ever increasing.
A horde of over 500 goblins. Keeping a horde of that size fed is no trifle task.
The goblins might be fine eating even the bones of beasts, but it won’t be long before hunting alone will become insufficient for us.
This food problem needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
It is for that that I asked Shure to send us the demihumans from Jirad. Previously, he came to me to discuss the matter regarding Jirad’s farms. It was then that I told him to give me the demihumans.
Neither the elves, the goblins, nor the demihumans originally had any knowledge on farming. In this forest abundant with food, the main livelihood of these three races was always hunting.
But when Nash Jirad realized that the humans might attack, he took the demihumans under him and began cultivating the land of a hidden forest within Jirad. Nash Jirad understood the method, but unfortunately, he wasn’t willing to cooperate with us.
In that case, I will have to use the demihumans that worked under him and attempt to rediscover his methods. We’ll be fumbling our way through, but hopefully, we make it in time. I don’t even want to imagine a scenario where we end up fighting the humans because we ran out of food.
The leader of Jirad’s demihumans, Carad, stayed behind in Jirad’s hidden forest, while we borrowed some of Jirad’s demihumans to help us cultivate our land.
When they investigated the land surrounding the Fortress, they demarcated it and cut down the trees, creating plots of land to use as fields. We used the lumber acquired to work on the fortress.
From the elves, the ones who came to the fortress were Fei, Felbi, Pale, Selena and 30 elven warriors who chose to follow them.
I asked them to make the fields while minimizing the changes to the forest.
“As I thought… There’s not enough blessing. I can’t use my power normally,” Fei said.
“Just do what you can. I don’t want the geography to be altered too much anyway,” I said.
The farther the elves were from their forest, the weaker their ability to control plants and trees became.
Of course, the elves weren’t willing to change the forest into fields at first, but when they saw for themselves how quickly the goblins reproduced, they understood the gravity of the situation and decided to cooperate.
To the goblins, the forest itself was a kind of shield they used to protect themselves. We might be heading to a different stage now, but that doesn’t mean we can change from one extreme to another just like that. Change that comes too fast was bound to recoil.
The normal gobs took on most of the work, though I also helped out while I exchanged opinions with the elves and the demihumans.
We began working as soon as we decided the kind of crop we would be planting, the area we would be using, and the route of the water. The scale was so grand that my eyes went spinning.
Everyone was a beginner, so there was no telling whether this would actually work or not, but that couldn’t be helped. The only thing we could do was to make the best choices and proceed.
This whole thing reminds me of the humans, Mattis and Chinos, who were once with us in the village. If only we had some humans helping out, this whole thing would go much smoother.
Unfortunately, complaining is a fruitless task. All I can do now is to do what I can.
Aside from the food problem, we also had to deal with our defenses.
There was a lot of distance between the fortress and the borders of the forest, but that was not an uncrossable distance to the humans. Moreover, we also had to be wary of any assassins.
The kobolds and the orcs inhabit the area between the fortress and the forest’s borders, so if a large enough army attacked, it will be easy to know. As long as they don’t end up like last time, anyway. We’ll need to ensure that doesn’t happen again.
In this world, there exists people who can destroy an entire army singlehandedly. If such a person infiltrated the fortress and began slaughtering the female and the young, it’s game over. The one advantage we have over the humans is our ability to reproduce quickly.
To address that I called Kuzan over and had her move the females and the young to different rooms. So long as they weren’t gathered in one basket, even in the worst case scenario, we should be able to mitigate our losses.
The fortress was only two stories high from the ground, but its basement was colossal. It was so big that even I didn’t know how big it was, and perhaps, even Kuzan.
“Yes! Your Majesty!” Kuzan cheerfully replied.
I ordered her to take the Gordob and search the Fortress of the Abyss. Her tribe’s home under the ground was connected to the fortress, so I picked them out for the search. Just in case, I ordered the recently evolved rare goblin, Gi Ah, to lead a platoon to accompany them.
“As the king commands,” Gi Ah said.
Gi Ah led 30 normal goblins to accompany Kuzan and her people. This trip shouldn’t be dangerous, but it was always better to be safe than sorry.
In the last battle, the orcs and the kobolds were rendered moot because of the humans’ surprise attack. The small elite trampled them, then the human army came.
The surveillance network needs to be improved.
To that end, we will be setting up beacons for signal and reusing Gi Go’s old cave as a base in the frontlines.
The next problem is the horde of over 500 goblins. They need to be divided into smaller groups, but who’s going to lead?
Rare goblins aren’t bad, but they might not be able to last under the stress of the work. That leaves only the noble goblins up. Gi Jii and Gi Ji have to work at the fortress, and Gi Ga is still working as my representative.
I’ll have to get the tribes to help.
I summoned Ra Gilmi Fishiga and commanded him to take some soldiers to the frontline base. The soldiers accompanying him were the beast warrior, Gi Bu, the water mage, Gi Ba, and 60 normal goblins. The same goblins that evolved during the battle with the humans.
I chose the hero of Ganra, Gilmi, to handle the frontline base and its beacon because he was the only one suitable, being a member of the Ganra Tribe, which was the most skilled among the goblins when it came to their hands. They could use bows and even craft their own tools.
Gilmi immediately understood my intentions when he heard my command.
Bowing his head, he said. “As the king commands, so shall I fulfill my duty.”
“Ganra’s peace lies upon your shoulders. Strive well!”
“As you will.”
“You called, Your Majesty?”
“What a nice place. It’s so dark.”
Answering to my calls was the demihuman’s representative, the harpy, Yushika. She had wings on her back and the feet of a bird. In her arms, she carried a bag. She stood out conspicuously in the dimly lit Fortress of the Abyss.
The other one that came was the sleepy-eyed papirsag who carried a mossy shell on his back, Luther.
“Well, it was a rare request from the chief of the winged-ones.”
“You don’t need to thank me. Our standing is the same as always. So long as there’s something to profit, I’ll do business with anyone.”
Yushika seemed to know what I called her here for, as she bewitchingly smiled.
My request was to trade with the elves and the demihumans.
“And what will you give us in return?” Yushika asked.
“We will provide food and shelter for you along your trade routes,” I said.
Yushika smiled. “You’re serious?”
“Of course,” I said without a thought.
Yushika became thoughtful.
The scariest thing to a merchant is to lose their trade. What I want from them is their ability to move goods quickly by flight.
The creation of shelters along their trade route would allow them a place to rest. They might be able to fly, but they can’t fly forever. From time to time, they need to take a breather and sleep. Sometimes, they need to stop because of the weather, and other times it’s because they were attacked by some beast.
My offer to her is protection.
I have the goblins under my rule and an alliance with the elves and the demihumans. This gives me the ability to position my men along the villages and the roads to ensure her safety. Just having a place to run doesn’t guarantee one safety, after all.
This request is also in preparation of the war, as this deals with the issue of goods and supplies.
It would be problematic, after all, if we ran out of supplies away from the forest. To avoid that, we need her power as a merchant.
“…The winged ones are deeply grateful to the king,” Yushika said with an alluring smile.
I turned to Luther. “I also wish to enlist the Papirsag, who are said to be skilled in woodcrafts. I want you to create me a ‘traveler’s inn’.”
“I’ll happily undertake anything for the sake of the community.”
No matter how well the goblins are at cutting down trees, only the Ganra are able to work with them, but the Ganra Tribe currently have their hands full setting up the frontline base.
In other words, I don’t have enough men.
Because of that I decided to ask Luther of the shell tribe to make the inns, in which I will be stationing my men. They will both act as guards of the inn and as scouts to monitor the other races’ movements.
It is imperative that I keep tabs on the demihumans’ and elves’ movements.
We may be allied today, but there’s no telling how long that will last.
Right now, we goblins are dominating, so they choose to be servile. However, should we lose our advantage during the war with the humans, there’s no telling whether they’ll betray me or not. At the very least, the possibility can’t be denied.
Because of that I need to station my troops throughout the region, ensuring that they stay a step beneath me.
“Gi Be, I command you to escort the descendants of the crystals. Protect them well,” I said.
“As you will,” he replied.
The one-armed Gi Be and the other injured goblins trained under Gi Ga. Though these goblins have lost a body part or two, these goblins are extremely loyal to me. I sent half of them to guard and monitor the other regions.
The goblins with the Man-Eating Snake skill weren’t pleased to see that they wouldn’t be partaking in the war with the humans, but there was still some time until the war. Until then, I need to increase our forces as much as possible.
215 days until the war with the humans.
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GK chapters are normally posted M to TH, so there will again be a chapter tomorrow. TMPG will be posted on the weekends. Next KMF is on Sylvie.
12 responses to “Goblin Kingdom – Volume 2: The Distant Paradise – Chapter 141: To Riches and Power”
it’s here!, thank you! 😀Loading…
Wow, king sure think of every possibility, let me reincarnate in your world and serve you my king
Thank for the chapterLoading…
Much to be done. King might as well be playing Civ.Loading…
When I read that the Jirad’s elves did a demihuman farm last chapter I thought they were herding those demihuman like cattle for meat. Somehow I’m glad it’s just my imagination.Loading…
Well there were minotaurs among those, so…let’s just say the Jirad Boss might have learned the value of a good stake. 🙄Loading…
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Thanks for the chapter~
Patting him on the soldiers–> hmm? Logic? how does that work? should be shouldersLoading…
Perhaps it is a special style of training! A soldier mounted per shoulder! (I could imagine it working for the Gaidga perhaps, haha)
Yeah I assume shoulder. ;^)Loading…
it is funny because the only monsters close to actual farming is the orc king bui who is working with the tree so that it can grow and help protect the orc king’s village.Loading…