Goblin Kingdom – Volume 3: The Age of Warlords – Chapter 165: Battle in the Rain (1/2)

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 3: Chapter 165 – Battle in the Rain (1/2)

After crushing the human forces, the goblins treated their wounded and headed east. It was evident from their actions that the Goblin King wished to conquer the western capital and quickly establish their dominance over the western region.

Their forces numbered roughly 900.

That was the number of soldiers they had left after subtracting the wounded and the soldiers that would be left behind to cover and treat them. The duty of watching over the wounded was given to Gi Gu, who himself was heavily wounded, while the king led the rest of the army east.

“Capture the humans that are still alive. If they resist, kill them.”

The king emphasized that the humans be captured. They were able to plunder the cargo that the human supply platoon abandoned and the elves were able to help them make use of them, so they could afford to keep prisoners.

The Goblin King wished to conquer the western capital in one fell swoop, but that would prove to be a difficult task.

For the harpy scouts were able to spot an army going west from the north. The Goblin King could only regret that his predictions were still too shallow.

The Goblin King thought they’d already won. He believed that even if reinforcements were to come, they would come much later, but reality turned out different.

What he defeated in the last battle was only the power of the western capital, and a new power has appeared from the north under the lead of the holy knight, Gulland. But there was not enough information for the king to understand what exactly was going on, so in the end, he mistook Gowen’s forces to be a detached force sent to the colonial city.

“West, the colonial city, huh,” the king groaned to the heavens as he checked the enemy numbers and their distance.

They don’t seem to have noticed them yet, but their forces numbered 500 and they were currently heading west.

If the colonial city were to suddenly gain reinforcements, they might be able to break the siege. Even if the humans fail to defeat the goblins, the goblins will still lose the opportunity to defeat the humans.

In the worst case, the western capital might become a much more fortified city. In that case, there would be a possibility of being attacked from behind.

But if they were to just let them go their way, they would be able to avoid suffering needless casualties. And should they manage to conquer the western capital, this area will fall to the goblins. Although, they would have to conquer it quickly, lest another wave of reinforcements arrive from the capital.

“It’s as if there’s a fish bone caught in my throat… No.”

Would this area really fall to the goblins just by conquering the western capital? The Goblin King became thoughtful again.

In the end, the king concluded that even if the western capital was conquered, even if this area fell into their hands, they would still have the problem of keeping it.

500 soldiers were coming from the north. The south was currently suffering distress due to the Kushain believers, but that shouldn’t be enough to keep them from sending reinforcements.

If the colonial city receives reinforcements, this area probably won’t fall to the goblins even if they do manage to conquer the western capital.

At this point, the colonial city has suddenly become a much bigger problem to the king. At first, he believed their morale would crumble so long as he could break Gowen’s forces, but if the capital were to receive one wave of reinforcement after another, the king’s predictions would not come true.

The difference in numbers between the goblins and the humans was leaning more and more toward the humans.

There was no point complaining now, so the Goblin King stopped idling and gave an order. “Maintain distance as we pursue the northern enemy. We will deal with the western capital later! All forces, turn around!”

They had to destroy the colonial city.

As long as the colonial city existed, the goblin won’t be able to attack the west in perfect condition.

“Gi Ji! Take half your soldiers and scout the east! Take note of the defenses of the cities. As for the rest, have them scout the northern enemy!”

“As you command!” Gi Ji nodded, then he took his forces and left.

East of the Piena Plains was the western capital and the various towns connected to it. The king wished to find out the state of their defenses.

Once the northern army is defeated, the Goblin King would have to make a decision between moving east or conquering the colonial city.

As for which of those two choices he would be picking, that would depend on Gi Ji’s information.

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While the Goblin King was at a loss what he should do, Gulland led his army to the colonial city.

“If Gowen is going to meet the enemy, then…”

Gulland was yet to get word that Gowen’s army had lost in the plains, so he formed his plan under the assumption that he would do well.

If he were in Gowen’s shoes, he would surely push the goblins toward the colonial city. Thinking that, Gulland decided to go the colonial city and attack the goblins when they’re tired.

Moreover, Gulland himself specialized in defense, so he would be able to take full advantage of the colonial city’s defenses.

Gulland believed that Gowen would surely do that, so he ignored the western capital and led his army straight to the colonial city.

“Hmph, what a peaceful land.”

Not a monster could be seen since they entered the western region; not even a bandit, in fact. That was of course thanks to Gowen’s management.

Gulland wryly smiled as he thought of how big a contrast the western region was to his northern region that was currently in war with the barbarians.

The body of the god of fire was already at its peak and was beginning its descent west.

“Tch… We haven’t progress much. Hey! Start making camp! Hurry!”

The northern army that Gulland led was inferior individually to Gowen’s western army. They only excelled in combat, other than that, even Gulland himself couldn’t deny that they were inferior.

Their army was a stark contrast to Gowen’s western army, which could move and make camp without leaving a single opening for the goblins to take advantage of. Gulland’s army could be said to be at the bottom of the barrel when it came to such things.

That being said, however, they were indeed a notch above Gowen when it came to power. At least, when the northern army was together.

As Werdna spread her wings, the twin red moon goddesses, Ervi and Navi, peeked through the rift in the clouds.

As the winds blew stronger, Gulland’s expression became cloudy.

“Tch, rain.”

The clouds flowing from the south would soon crash into the distant mountains of the snow god. Not long after, the twinkling stars and moons would be veiled behind dark clouds and rain would fall.

“Send a lot of soldiers to keep watch. It’s going to be a rainy night!”

If Gowen was the type to rely on instincts he’s honed through countless battles to make the decision to increase the number of guards, Gulland was the type to rely on his natural instincts.

Gulland entered his tent and closed his eyes. When the sound of rainfall reached his ears, he opened them again.

“Shit, it actually came.”

Cursing, Gulland lifted the curtain of his tents and went out.

The rain was still but a drizzle, but it was only a matter of time before it would fall fiercely.

“Hah?”

Thinking he’d heard the sound of metal mixed with the sound of rain, Gulland walked through the camp despite the rain.

His shortly cut hair was already wet from the rain, so the trickling rain only made him even colder.

Gulland carried his Blue Thunder over his shoulders as he looked toward the darkest area under Werdna’s wings.

When a shadow left that darkness, Gulland swung his blade.

“Hmph!”

“Gi!?”

After killing the goblin wielding a dagger, Gulland looked up.

“Oi, you bastards! Wake up! We’re under attack!”

At Gulland’s words, the tents of the camp flapped open simultaneously. Most of the soldiers have yet to get their equipment ready, but they all had their weapons with them.

Suddenly, battle cries resounded from the darkness.

“The goblins are attacking! Keep your wits about you and kill them all!” Gulland said as he wielded his Blue Thunder over his shoulders and smiled a ferocious smile befitting the leader of these ruffians.

“Yes, Sir!” The soldiers cried in response.

“Tch, it’s dark!”

“Hey, burn some of those tents, so we can see something!”

Gulland’s soldiers quickly began adapting to the darkness to fight.

“GURUuuuAAaaAA!!”

As light dispersed the darkness, a ferocious howl and cries from beyond the light of the burning tents resounded.

When the soldiers looked up, a soldier could be seen flying through the sky. Eventually, it landed right before Gulland.

“I don’t know which bastard you are, but!”

As fury that could evaporate even the very raindrops themselves filled Gulland, he held the great sword in his hands and he cut down the burning tent, revealing the figure of a giant black goblin.

“!”

As that goblin and Gulland recognized each other, they ran.

“OOOOooOoOOAA!”

“GURUUuuUUOOOOOOA!”

They ran like the wind as they took their great swords and swung them down.

The two swordsmen swung their weapons with enough strength to deal a fatal blow as they clashed against each other; the resulting impact sent the rain drops flying away.

“You’re… that monster!”

“Bastard!”

Swords locked, neither side backing down, their aura burst wildly.

Ruler of wind and lighting!Astaroth

Turn me into a blade!Enchant

Lightning filled Blue Thunder with its power, and it scorched even the very raindrops themselves as that power scattered.

Yet as strong as that power was, the black flames of the Goblin King did not waver, and they sought to devour the lightning itself.

As the two powers clashed, they scattered from the two warriors, spreading onto the battlefield around them.

Even the band of ruffians Gulland led were forced to run screaming despite their experience in war.

Those two powers were that powerful.


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8 responses to “Goblin Kingdom – Volume 3: The Age of Warlords – Chapter 165: Battle in the Rain (1/2)”

  1. Simon Avatar
    Simon

    First!

  2. davremedy Avatar

    thx for new chapter

  3. Belkar Avatar
    Belkar

    Thank you!

    1. Belkar Avatar
      Belkar

      “break the surround” >>> ‘break the siege’

    2. Belkar Avatar
      Belkar

      “Gowen entered his tent” >>> ‘Gulland entered his tent’

  4. Sarugami Avatar
    Sarugami

    Finally, a real fight!

  5. Twi Avatar
    Twi

    If Gowen was the type to rely on instincts he’s honed through countless battles to make the decision to increase the number of guards, Gulland was the type to rely on his instincts.

    If Gowen was the type to rely on experience?

    1. nofin Avatar
      nofin

      Strategy? Like Kingdom’s types of generals

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