Goblin Kingdom – Volume 2: The Distant Paradise – Chapter 142: A Challenge to Economy

Goblin Name Cheat Sheet

The [Goblin] is to make it easier to CTRL+F

[Goblin]Gi Ga
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
Beast tamer.

[Goblin] Aluhaliha
Leader of Paradua, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their use of rider-beasts, which are essentially giant tigers.

[Goblin] Rashka
Leader of Gaidga, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their valor and brutish strength.

[Goblin] Gilmi
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.

[Goblin] Narsa
The Princess of Ganra. She is the only female goblin rare introduced so far.

[Goblin] Yellow
From Gordob tribe. He is the father of their priestess.

 

Other Characters

Humans

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.
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.

Zenobia
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.

Twin-Headed Snake
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.

Others

Selena
The elven woman Gene purchased. She became a slave after running away from her tribe.

Hasu
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.

Cynthia
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.

Gastra
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.

Bui
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.

Gol Gol
The orc king that attacked the village. He is a berserker who can use skills. He was defeated by the protagonist.

 

Volume 2: Chapter 142 – A Challenge to Mconomy.

[table caption=”Status” colalign=”left|left|center|left|right”]
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Race, Goblin
Level, 72
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
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“How can we make goblins understand the concept of economy?”

When I asked that question, the smartest of those under my banner scratched their head.

From the elves, representing Shure, were Fei and Felbi.

From the goblins were the old goblin; the battle demon, Gi Jii; and the knight class, Gi Ga Rax.

From the demihumans, the mud-shelled tribe (tarpidae), Fanfan; and the man-bull tribe (minotaur), Kerodotos.

From the humans, Shumea.

“Goblin King, I think it would be better to give it up,” Fanfan said.

“I would prefer if you tried thinking about it first though,” I said.

Felbi scratched his head. “I think it’ll be difficult. I mean, to begin with, they don’t even understand the concept of bartering, right?”

“Well, yes,” I agreed.

“Your Majesty, what is this ‘economy’ you speak of?” Gi Jii asked, causing the other goblins to turn to me as well.

Stop looking at me with those resigned eyes.

“How do we go about this?” Fei started politely explaining. “Alright, for example, Gi Jii, let’s say there was a spear you wanted. To obtain it, you asked a koro dwarf to make it for you. But that koro dwarf can’t make it without food… Do you follow?”

Gi Jii, Gi Ga, and the old goblin looked at each other and then nodded.

“More or less,” Gi Jii said.

Fei heaved a sigh of relief.

“So, in other words, we should prepare some food?” Gi Ga asked.

“Yes, but if the koro dwarf wants something else, you must provide that instead,” Fei said.

“…Mu, mumu? Why?” Gi Ga asked.

Fei turned to me with pleading eyes.

“In other words, you say what you want~ and I say what I want~ and we exchange!” The minotaur, Kerodotos, said in that ever slow fashion of his.

“What if we don’t have what the other party wants?” The old goblin asked.

Kerodotos answered. “Then there’s no deaaaaaal~”

“Then what if our respective offers don’t match? For example, one side wants a double-head while the other wants a bundle of herbs?” Gi Jii asked.

“That certainly doesn’t add up!” Gi Ga angrily nodded.

“Then you should rejeeeeect~” Kedorotos said.

“In other words, if we don’t like the deal, we refuse?” Gi Jii asked, and Kedorotos nodded.

The three goblins were bewildered, but they somehow managed to grasp the concept of trade.

“My king, what is the point of discussing this?” Gi Ga Rax asked.

“It is something you need to understand before we can continue,” I said.

Among the different races, the humans can be said to have developed their economy the furthest. In fact, according to Shumea, most of humanity has already adopted currency. It was such that bartering could rarely be seen – if ever- even in mid-sized cities.

Small villages still bartered, but there was no doubting how advance humanity’s economy was.

Goblins need to understand currency if they are to rule over the humans.

They need to understand humans.

I won’t ask them to be painters or artists, but at the very least, they need to understand the reason humans fight, the secret behind their strength, and the areas where they are ahead.

By knowing one’s enemy, there is a chance that one might just find a weakness.

It is not good to be ignorant… Though the pursuit of knowledge is never easy. Especially, in our case, it seems.

“From now on, I want you to gradually teach the goblins starting with the rare class about economy,” I said.

“As the king commands,” Gi Ga Rax said as he bowed with the others.

Hopefully, they’ll be able to understand currency as well.

◆◆◇

We took the koro dwarves from the defeated villages of Jirad, Sinfall, Symphoria, and Sheng to our headquarters because of various reasons.

One reason was because I was hoping to emulate some of the elves’ technologies at our headquarters. The koro dwarves knew which ores to pick and how to process them. Compared to them, the goblins don’t even know which ore can be processed into iron.

If the goblins could at least learn to distinguish the ores, we would be able to increase the mining rate of these resources, allowing us to produce more equipment.

The second reason is to allow them to exchange pointers on technology with Ganra. Perhaps even the demihumans could join them. By doing so, I hope to encourage the goblins and the demihumans in their endeavors.

Sharper swords, multi-purpose spears, and light yet strong armor.

We need to better our equipment to increase the survival rate of our warriors. To that end, I need to borrow the strength of the koro dwarves.

The elves may be safe within their territory inside the forest, but of the three races in our alliance, the goblins are the furthest and closest to the humans.

We can’t allow the humans to reach our headquarters.

◆◆◇

I spread the map I received from Shure.

It’s a map we got from the elves, so the goblin headquarters was dotted on it a little too far to the east.

To the north were the continuous mountain ranges, at the center were the forests, and to the right were endless plains dotted with forests. Down to the south were the deserts, then the sea, beyond which were a group of islands. Finally, to the west could be seen plains, beyond which was the distant continent.

The mountain ranges of the snow god to the north, home to the humans who live with the snow. They have almost never encroached into the forest, so they aren’t enemies, but they aren’t allies either.

I thought back to my conversation with Shure as I traced the map.

The southern deserts, the great desert of Ashunasan, the god of the desert. Inhabiting these lands are a paltry group of humans and those who live in the desert. These people have never invaded our lands either.

Though not as vast as the east, the western plains are quite extensive themselves. Beyond the western plains is a sea, at the end of which is the distant continent.

There are forests dotting the plains. There might be other sylphs living there.

The salamanders live in a corner of the volcanic region to the west, while the undine live in the water capital to the east.

The gnomes live in the mountain ranges to the north. They seem to live in between our home and the human territory.

The greatest threat, the human kingdom of Germion, lies directly east of the Fortress of the Abyss. From there, going north leads to the mountain ranges of the snow god, going south leads near the boundary of the desert, going west leads to the Forest of Darkness, and going east leads to the Holy Shushunu Kingdom.

According to Gi Ji Arsil, the humans have built a stone wall at the border of the forest. I wonder how big it is.

Regardless, I have a good idea what they’re aiming for.

They probably intend to create a base from which they could attack. I know because I’ve thought of the same plan. Create an offensive base, supply it with men and resources, and use that as a point to stage attacks. Unfortunately, I’m not very fond of being on the receiving end of my idea.

Still, this… Let’s call it a fortress city. I wonder just how big it is. I doubt they could possibly be so big as to encompass the entire border of the forest.

The main idea should be to surround the capital and attack from there, but… As I thought, I need to find out just how big it is.

“Gi Ji Arsil, I appoint you on a special mission. Work with the orcs and find out how big the fortress city of the humans is. I want to know the scope of the walls and their height, but you are only allowed to look at them from afar. You must absolutely not try to infiltrate it.”

“As you will.”

Gi Jii called out to the goblins under him and headed East.

There’s no actual reason to recklessly attack this fortress city. Though it also depends on what kind of country the humans have, if it’s an organization that’s capable of creating something as complex as that fortress city, then it should be enough to get rid of the head. The fortress can be ignored so long as I’m able to take the head of the western feudal lord.

Having all powers gathered onto a single person allows an organization to move efficiently, but it also means that if that person were to vanish, everything would come crumbling down.

I’m only guessing, but on top of the western feudal lord, their kingdom has probably given out lands to various feudal lords to manage and defend much in the same way as the goblins operate.

Though it depends on how close the feudal lord is with the king, the feudal lords must have some degree of independence. We’ll aim for that.

That leaves the next question: How much of a threat do you the humans see the goblins as?

If they see us as a threat on the national level, they will hit hard the moment we leave the forest. That would be troublesome.

There’s far too much information that needs to be gathered before the war.

Not to mention, I have yet to get word of the goblins I’d sent out before too. Gi Gu Verbena to the south, Gi Gi Orudo to the north, and Gi Zu Ruo to the southwest.

They could have at least sent a messenger in this past six months.

◆◆◇

“Orc King, we’ll be in your care for a while.”

This blue goblin bowing before… If I recall correctly, this is Mr. Gi Jii.

Behind him were nearly 100 goblins gathered.

“Wow…”

I think that was Gui’s voice coming from somewhere. There’s a hint of resignation mixed in, but I understand his feelings. After all, I feel the same way too. Still… he could be more discreet.

I know, I know.

I don’t have to turn around to know the orcs are all looking at me, asking what we’re going to do.

“Welcome,” I said. “How long will you be staying?”

“The king ordered us to grasp the scale of the human fortress. We will be returning as soon as we finish our mission,” Gi Jii said.

“Is that so? Well, I don’t think you’ll be staying long then,” I said.

“Most likely,” Gi Jii replied.

I’m relieved to know they won’t be staying long, but do we have to prepare food for all of them? I’d prefer it if they left sooner. There are things I don’t want them to see…

The goblins will be going once nightfall comes, so they slept as soon as they ate.

It sure feels weird seeing goblins sleep next to orcs though.

While the small green goblins slept, Mr. Gi Jii spoke with me.

“Orc King, how are your plans to make those small villages going? Are they proceeding well?” Gi Jii asked.

Come to think of it, Mr. Gi Jii was around when I started the first village. He seems to be asking purely out of interest, but I should consider this the same as informing that scary goblin.

How should I answer?

“Everything is going well. The orcs have increased in number, and the enemies from outside are also being kept at bay,” I said

“That’s good to hear,” Gi Jii nodded.

He wasn’t probing for information; he was simply and honestly glad at our success.

“But of course, it’s not without a hitch. The defense around the new branches are weaker compared to here, and there’s also the issue with the water…”

The other villages are too far, so Doralia’s blessing can’t reach them. The other plants’ influence were still too strong, so I took some of her seedlings and planted them, but they’re going to take a while to grow.

“What’s wrong with the water?” Gi Jii asked.

“It’s hard to find drinkable water…”

Hmm… Gi Jii scratched his head.

“Bui! Big problem!”

It was then that Gui came running, panicked.

“The paddock has been attacked!”

The two meanings behind that sentence almost made me faint.

—209 days until the war with the humans.

 

Tl Note: Rushed this one out. Let me know if you see anything wrong.


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12 responses to “Goblin Kingdom – Volume 2: The Distant Paradise – Chapter 142: A Challenge to Economy”

  1. goblinrou Avatar

    First entrepreneur goblins in the making!

    1. Dan NotaTroll Avatar

      Nop, these guys are Warcraft Goblins in the making 🙂
      And warcraft goblins are like the stereotypical jew salesman( if they can they will take the metal from your tooth cavities, and give you as little as possible in return).

      1. Drejzer Avatar
        Drejzer

        Wasn’t it ask for payment for the services?

  2. Belkar Avatar
    Belkar

    Thank you!

  3. Dragia Avatar
    Dragia

    So Bui also plotting something as well Nice

  4. Chaoton Avatar
    Chaoton

    The king introducing filthy capitalism to his fellow comrades.

    I had to say the current way he rule is not even feudalism because none feuding with him after they sworn their loyalty, even if he granted them the land to rule or stuff.

    It’s more like some kind of socialism which the system provide its people everything in their needs on the minimum.

    Thanks for the chapter~!

    1. Illunis Avatar

      Lol feudalism doesn’t mean that you have to be feuding. It means there is a king with nobles beneath him who are given parcels of land and in return render military service to the king. The nobles then rule the peasants beneath them.

  5. A concern goblin Avatar
    A concern goblin

    If he started to train female goblins to envolve so thy can give birth to stronger goblins like insta rare

  6. A question Avatar
    A question

    i wanted to know how can the king see the stats and class of others ? is it a skill or he can just see them ?

    1. Azmi Noor Avatar
      Azmi Noor

      It a skill given by verit, the one eye snake tattoo on king’s hand

  7. lygarx Avatar

    even monkeys can understand economy. They did this as an experiment in our world.

  8. Taggme Avatar
    Taggme

    They could have at least sent a messenger in this past six months.]] messenger during the past six months.

    Oh lord… a sort of economy is coming to the goblins. I’ve read other stories of bringing an economy to those that didn’t have one previously… and while it can work, usually many issues, sometimes quite bad ones.

    But I will look forward to how this one handles it.

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