[spoiler title=”Goblin Name Cheat Sheet”]
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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.
[spoiler title=”Other Characters”]
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 3: Chapter 168 – War at the Western Capital II (1/2)
The Goblin King led the goblins to try and surround Sivara’s army.
He decided to do that because he saw how small Sivara’s army was. Unlike the other battles, this time the time was on the humans’ side.
With the reinforcements coming from the capital, the impending comeback of Gowen, and the fact that the goblins have already taken over a portion of the human kingdom, it was hard to imagine how the countries of the continent would react.
The odds were low, but there was a chance that they might unify to fight off the goblin threat.
Looking at it long term, the goblins may have the advantage when it comes to raising soldiers, but there were too many people in the human side who could overturn the difference in army strength.
For all those reasons, the Goblin King decided to attack swiftly. He ordered Gi Jii Yubu and Rashka of Gaidga to advance. At the same time, he ordered the Paradua and the demihumans at the flanks to also advance.
They didn’t have the time to wait for the detached force that attacked the colonial city.
“Attack! Let these humans know they are no longer the strongest!”
The goblins and the demihumans answered to the king’s call, the elves also fought fiercer.
The battle demon, Gi Jii’s army, which was attacking from the front, could allow the Gaidga to exhibit their full strength when they lined up their spears evenly with the soldiers in front. Like that they overpowered the human soldiers that tried to defend with their shields.
As the human forces were gradually pushed back, the Goblin King finally felt some resistance.
The way the battle was progressing, the goblin army would end up pushing the human army into the city walls. At that point, the human army shouldn’t be able to keep its formation.
Moreover, with the swift Paradua and demihuman armies attacking from the flanks, the humans will quickly find themselves strangled.
There was no need to fear the enemy’s archers, as the druids and the elves at the back made sure they were no threat.
“We should win if we keep this up, but…” The Goblin King muttered to himself as he watched the enemy army.
Complacency is forbidden.
Human persistence and tactics was not something the goblins could match.
“Don’t hold back! Finish the enemy!”
Though the war raged feverously, the Goblin King calmly encouraged his soldiers and waited for an opportunity to enter the fray.
The southern army led by Sivara that was being one-sidedly pushed back was now gradually trying to change their formation as they defended.
The knights positioned at the center split into three groups to deal with the nimble enemies attacking from the flanks.
The archers waiting at the back had their hands full defending against the enemy mages, but that wasn’t a problem. After all, from another perspective, the enemy mages essentially had their hands full suppressing the archers, so it could be said that the archers were doing their job well.
Sivara was paying careful attention to the time since the beacon was lit.
The success of his plan depended on it.
“The goblins really are better than we expected.”
Sivara had his aide order the infantry to gradually pull back. They had already expected the battle to progress like this since the war council.
Since they expected it, naturally they had a way to deal with it.
Sivara ordered the soldiers to conserve their strength, but the goblins’ commander was a lot more annoying than they expected.
If they were only blindly attacking, they wouldn’t be a match for the human army, but the fact that they could not just think but also fight with discipline put the physically weaker humans at a disadvantage.
The difference in individual strength between the nameless soldiers weighed heavily on Sivara’s shoulders.
“…They sure are hurrying.”
Sivara smiled as he ordered the infantry to pull back even more.
Any more than this and they will be hitting the city walls. At that, their formation will surely crumble.
The city walls were indeed short, but they were still as high as a human adult’s shoulders.
If the archers positioned at the back were to lose their focus, the enemy arrows will come raining down.
Sivara, who could no longer pull back, drew cold sweat as he looked toward the back of the goblin forces.
Hopeful, he looked toward the distance, and when he saw clouds of dust moving, he called out.
“Messenger! Tell the infantry to open up!!”
As Sivara swung the halberd in his hands, a gust of wind brushed his golden hair.
At Sivara’s behest, the human soldiers that have been holding back until now have finally started to push back against the goblins.
They moved from the center to the flanks, forming a figure like the 八 (hachi/eight) character.
When Sivara saw that they were ready, he called out once more.
“The time has come! Tear these goblins into pieces!” Sivara said as he swung his halberd.
The cavalry that fought at the flanks remained where they were, while the elite cavalry had been waiting at the center all this time. They were few in number, but they were handpicked by Sivara himself, the elite of the elite southern army.
“Clear the way for Lord Sivara! Push back the goblins!”
The infantry platoon commanders moved from the center to the flanks and pushed against the goblins there. They had not merely been defending all this time, they also aimed for the boundary line between Gi Jii’s army and the Gaidga, concentrating their attacks there.
As the reserves waiting at the back entered the fray, the center finally opened up just as Sivara had intended.
Try as one might to assume a length and width formation, in the end, there was bound to be some gaps between allies.
Looking from above, the formation the Goblin King had laid out might look like a standard length and width formation, but if one looked from the center, it looked more like a split.
“Assault team, after me! Let us claim the Goblin King’s head and bring peace to these lands!”
As Sivara whipped his happy lion, it bolted forward and shook the earth. The steeds of the cavalry that followed from behind were indeed inferior to the happy lion, but they were also amazing specimens in their own right.
Fight! Fight! Fight!
The assault team that followed from behind shouted as they moved.
“Ku… My liege!?”
Gi Jii cried out while Rashka grit his teeth as they watched the humans pull off an almost miraculous turnover that allows them to immediately penetrate the center.
With goblins in the way, they were both powerless to stop Sivara.
Sivara easily pushed through the goblins in front of him.
He would swing his halberd, sending goblins flying through the air, and the happy lion would crush them underfoot.
As Sivara opened a hole, the cavalry following from behind sought to expand it.
“Stop him! Imperial guards, after me!”
It was the knight-class goblin, Gi Ga Rax, who stood before Sivara. He ordered the imperial guards, who prided themselves as the wounded ones, to turn around and clash against Sivara’s cavalry.
“We’ll force our way through! Scatter them!”
As Gi Ga and Sivara passed each other, spear and halberd crossed, giving rise to sparks.
It was Gi Ga who clicked his tongue.
Sivara did not slow down in the slightest as he rode to claim the Goblin King.
Gi Ga tried to turn around, but unfortunately, the spears of the cavalry were there to greet him.
Somehow, he managed to dodge them and regain his footing, but Sivara had already left him in the dust.
The Goblin King was now within his reach.
Gi Ga led the imperial guards and chased after Sivara.