Goblin Kingdom – Volume 3: The Age of Warlords – Chapter 164: The Clash at Piena Plains III (2/3)

[spoiler title=”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.
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[spoiler title=”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.

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Volume 3: Chapter 164 – The Clash at Piena Plains III (2/3)

“I won’t let you!”

Even in this situation Gowen believed that they could win as long as he could subjugate the Goblin King.

Also, while the king may have ordered the goblins not to touch him, that order probably wouldn’t hold in the case he could actually defeat him.

Gowen needed to end this battle quickly, or else he would only find himself in the worst possible situation: him alone in the middle of enemy forces.

If a quick victory wasn’t possible, then it would be best for him to just retreat with the army. Dying here now would only disadvantage humanity.

Gowen ran as he brandished his sword.

In response, the Goblin King swung his great sword. His sword was long enough to be a spear as far as humans were concerned, but he was able to easily swing it with one hand.

The Goblin King slashed with his sword down toward Gowen.

A powerful wind blew as the sword descended. It was a slash brimming with speed and power, any human hit by it would surely be cut in half.

But Gowen dodged that attack with the smallest movement possible without either breaking his posture or slowing down. As Gowen approached the Goblin King in an instant, the Goblin King swung his great from the side.

The human soldiers in front of the goblin king cried when they saw the strength behind that attack.

“Nu!?”

But Gowen stopped that attack with the guard of his sword. It wasn’t just their bodies that were different, the weapons they used were different too.

Gowen had no choice but to get up close and personal with the king. By doing so, he was able to mitigate most of the strength behind that earlier swing.

A numb feeling still managed to penetrate Gowen, but he ignored it as his lips curved into a smile.

This close range was Gowen’s domain.

“Die!”

Gowen’s long sword tore the Goblin King’s armor, causing blood to spurt.

The Goblin King clicked his tongue and swung his great sword in response, but Gowen was able to nimbly get out of the way.

Unfortunately, not even goblins could slash behind them.

Gowen was able to retreat precisely because he went around the king.

Gowen attacked once more, but it was too shallow.

It was not able to fatally wound the Goblin King.

The red bear overcoat that the Goblin King wore was able to mitigate most of Gowen’s attack. When coupled with the damage Gowen incurred along the way, the remaining attack power was simply insufficient.

The Goblin King turned around and attacked Gowen. That attack had enough strength to completely lop off one’s arm from its roots, but Gowen managed to jump back in time, causing it to only leave a flesh wound.

Not wanting to give the Goblin King time to recover his stance, Gowen jumped back toward the king, then as he slipped through the Goblin King’s great sword, he thrust out his long sword for the Goblin King’s throat

“Ka!?”

Or at least that’s that Gowen intended, but unfortunately, before he could slip through the Goblin King’s great sword, the Goblin King forced his sword along the ground and slammed it into Gowen’s shoulder.

Due to being buried into the ground the attack barely had any cutting ability left, but it was still strong enough to break Gowen’s armor and reach his bones.

Gowen’s body sank as he came to a halt.

The Goblin King tried to finish him off, but Gowen took advantage of the period when the Goblin King raised his sword to aim for the Goblin King’s neck despite his broken shoulder.

“Nu!?”

But the one to cry was Gowen.

Gowen had gambled big in hopes of a swift victory, but unfortunately, it only led him closer to defeat.

Perhaps if his other arm were still functioning, things might have gone differently, but Gowen did not have the time to think about such things.

Gowen forced himself to send out that one thrust, but with his shoulder broken, he missed his mark and hit the Goblin King’s shoulder instead.

“GURUuuUOoOOAA!”

The Goblin King’s deciding attack descended right above Gowen’s head.

Gowen swiftly concluded that he would not make it were he to try and pull back his sword, so he abandoned his weapon and jumped back.

Black flames passed right in front of his eyes.

When he landed on the ground, he tumbled and fell.

He was not able to dodge that last attack perfectly, and a deep crimson permeated his clothes in the area from his chest to his stomach, while his consciousness momentarily lapsed.

“The enemy commander has been defeated! Drive away the humans!” The Goblin King raised his great sword and encouraged his soldiers.

The battle was leaning more and more toward the goblins.

Doubt filled the western human army. Gowen’s defeat to the Goblin King was a serious blow to their morale. The various platoons could only do their best to try and keep things under control.

“…Not, yet!”

When Gowen regained his consciousness he forced his quivering legs back up.

When the Goblin King saw that he approached the holy knight to finish him once and for all, but the spearmen that were quivering in fear just moments ago, found it in themselves to block the Goblin King.

“Protect Lord Gowen!” A platoon commander of the spearmen said.

The humans stepped forward even as they shook in fear.

The Goblin King sent their spears flying as he cut down one infantry after another, but the humans managed to take Gowen back.

Clicking his tongue, the Goblin King changed his plans.

The enemy commander was heavily wounded. It was time to collapse the enemy lines in one fell swoop.

Black flames burned on the Goblin King’s great sword as he bellowed out a howl. “We’re breaking through! All soldiers! After me!”

Any human that dared to stand before the Goblin King were preyed upon by his black burning great sword.

The Goblin King led the goblin army through the human soldiers like he was running through an empty field.

The humans were powerless before the ferocity of his monstrous charge.

The sight of the Goblin King smashing their spears and the great winds that blew with each swing of his great sword instilled great fear into the hearts of the humans.

Not to mention the soldiers that followed behind the Goblin King.

Gi Ga Rax rode on black-tiger-back to lead the imperial guards, while Gi Za Zakuend led the druids.

Like that a path was naturally created through the human army.

As the middle line completely collapsed, the battle swung completely toward the goblins’ favor.


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10 responses to “Goblin Kingdom – Volume 3: The Age of Warlords – Chapter 164: The Clash at Piena Plains III (2/3)”

  1. Belkar Avatar
    Belkar

    Thank you!

  2. goblinrou Avatar

    Gowen sure done goofed but then again the King would go full musou if he didn’t challenge him.

  3. Chaoton Avatar
    Chaoton

    > Claimed to be a good commander
    > Went into enemy’s line to execute his enemy’s commander of unknown potential alone

    It’s a loss – loss situation but fighting unknown enemy without checking their true potential first is really risky. IDK it’s really weird. If I’m Gowen with 1 year span I would put bounty on goblins for adventurers more than ever and doing skirmish here and then to check on the enemy’s situation. Reminding me of RTS game that it’s mostly bad choice to turtle in your base without checking your opponent at all especially when you cannot predict or assured of their movement.

    Thanks for the chapter~!

    1. Pricha chumhiran Avatar
      Pricha chumhiran

      They fought once in the forest and the king havent evolve since then so i think he knows how stronk the king is, kinda.

    2. Zias Avatar
      Zias

      You’re not wrong, I find this battle anti-climatic on Gowen’s part. It did mention that he would be best to retreat with his army if a quick victory was not possible, yet he still went in. There might be other reasons why Gowen went against his usual strategies. For example he’s against monsters; even though he knows how dangerous they are, he still underestimated them because they’re just “monsters”. War with monsters? When did human history ever had one that was recent and can learn from? etc.

      1. Drejzer Avatar
        Drejzer

        Well, humans don’t usually wage wars with things they deem equal to chimpanzees and gorillas… Or do they?

        1. Loud whisper Avatar
          Loud whisper

          *remembers the Australien Emu war*

          1. Samayouryuu Avatar

            I just read about the Emu War. I have not laughed such a laugh in ages.

    3. Azmi noor Avatar
      Azmi noor

      Gowen and king made ultimatum before and gowen doesnt want to break it before he has enough army to fight the goblin, that is why he doesnt put bounty on goblin

  4. Alex-dono Avatar

    I think the king wants to recruit Gowen like he did Pale, but I think Gowen will fight to the death

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