Goblin Kingdom – Volume 3: The Age of Warlords – Chapter 170: The Holy Knight, Gowen Ranid (2/2)

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 170 – The Holy Knight, Gowen Ranid (1/2)

His breath was faint.

He had already exchange over 30 decisive blows with the enemy before him, each and every one of which only possible due to his training.

Gowen checked his body’s condition.

He was long past the peak of the human body. Back in his 20s or 30s, he would be able to move without running out of breath, but that was no longer true at his current age.

Like the hinge of a door that had not been maintained for may moons, his joints cried as the years sapped his strength away.

To make things worse, the wound from that Goblin King weakened him even further.

Though wrapped in bandages, his life was undoubtedly flowing out.

His only saving grace was that he could not feel the pain due to his extreme focus. Gowen himself believed that, though he did so with derision.

Be that as it may, Gowen wouldn’t dare boast he could beat the goblin before him easily even if he had his youthful body.

He’d already concluded earlier that simply having more stamina wouldn’t allow him victory over this swordsman.

Humans age with time.

There was no going against it. It was both the blessing of Jurana, the god of time, and a hateful curse.

With age, came weakness, loss, and yet also, more people to protect.

He had polished his shoddy swordsmanship to perfection, shaving off all the unnecessary movement. Even though he had only one technique to close in on his opponents, even though the sharpness of his sword technique was… No! It was more than than. The way be breathed, the way he walked, everything was something Gowen carefully trained across the years.

His position as a feudal lord, his fief, his fame.

All of that was – at this very moment – crumbling away.

And fitting enough, in the face of death, from whom Gowen could not flee, the holy knight returned to being a mere knight.

Gowen slowly lifted up his sword that he had been holding in a lowered stance all this time, and he wielded it in the middle stance.

He was no longer the feudal lord, who excelled in defense. At this moment, he was the expert martial artist, Gowen Ranid, and for the first time, he was going to fight offensively.

His strength drained, he faintly looked at the person standing before him. A big goblin holding a curved sword by his side.

Normally, he would not be able to see an opening from this goblin. But just a little, an opening the size of a needle could be seen from that intimidating pressure coming from the goblin.

Suddenly, a thrust.

Gowen’s right leg stepped out like one trying to stitch together a hole in the air. There was barely any resistance on the power coming from his legs. It passed smoothly from his knees to his hips, then to his back, and finally, his arms, as the strength of his whole body coursed into his thrust.

In that moment, Gowen seemed to vanish from Gi Go’s sights.

There was almost no preparatory movements when Gowen moved out. It was so precise and so natural…

Of course, the resulting thrust was all the more terrifying.

All hints of the pain that tortured the old knight vanished from his face as he drew out that one attack and caught Gi Go’s life.

But there was yet a thread connected to Gi Go’s life, a thread born from the goblin looking into the old knight’s eyes.

Gowen’s face was emotionless when he drew out that one attack, but in his eyes blazed the will to fight.

As soon as Gi Go saw those flames, the sword god within him cried out in alarm. And without even the moment to ponder how shoddy a move it would be, Gi Go intentionally allowed himself to fall to dodge. Immediately after, a streak of heat ran across the back of his neck.

Gi Go swung his curved sword before he could even feel the pain.

Unfortunately, however, Gowen was not done just yet. In fact, it seemed as if he was only just starting, for he retrieved his sword and quickly struck down Gi Go’s sword, then he thrust out again for the center of Gi Go’s body.

Gi Go jumped back, but Gowen’s thrusts did not stop.

When one attack would end, Gowen would close in on him. Whenever Gi Go was in midair, Gowen would take a step.

Gowen’s frightening perception allowed him to perfectly grasp where Gi Go would run to. He was so precise he almost seemed prescient.

Gi Go brushed Gowen’s thrust away, but Gowen just brought it back along the same course.

Blood spurted out as it cut Gi Go’s arm.

◇◆◆

Rashka and Gi Zu Ruo groaned from a corner of the room as they watched Gi Go Amatsuki battle Gowen.

Gi Zu groaned because Gi Go was having a hard time, while Rashka groaned because he couldn’t fight.

“Damn it, I wanted to fight!”

Rashka did not bother to hide his displeasure.

“…Is he really human?” Gi Zu inadvertently said upon seeing how different Gowen was from the humans they have faced until now.

Gowen’s full power that has finally unleashed itself at the face of death was too great of a threat to the goblins.

“Lord Gi Go might hate us for this, but I think we should interfere…”

When Rashka heard Gi Zu say something so cowardly, he sneered.

“You sound just like those weak humans,” he said.

“What!?” Gi Zu flared up.

“Try that and that Gi Go will cut your head off the moment you enter the fray.”

Gi Zu was unhappy with Rashka’s remark, but with no words to refute his, he could only quietly watch the duel.

Gi Go’s body was already dyed in the color of his own blood, but his harsh movements came with a heat that seemed evaporate the blood off his skin.

If Gi Zu knew the word ‘heroic’, he would surely describe this sight as such.

Gi Go had already braved through several dangers in this duel, but despite that, he continued to smile. That was the smile of one completely entranced by the sword, a smile born from a zeal that was closer to madness than interest.

Gi Go was a goblin whose sole pursuit was greater heights in the way of the sword, while Gowen was a human who practiced his sword a stupid number of times. The two of them fought each other as if they couldn’t wait to be the first to die.

Two warriors, two different races, but they pursued one thing… The culmination of the sword, the apex! A realm none has ever seen nor touched.

Gowen read ahead with his inhuman perception to maximize his advantage, while Gi Go, understanding that goblins wouldn’t die from a little scratch, braced himself and stepped forward.

The enemy may cut his flesh, but in exchange, he would cut his bone. Gi Go crossed swords with Gowen with that resolve.

“They’re still not done?”

While the two swordsmen were battling, Gi Za Zakuend entered the room. He was the person in charge of leading the druids to pursue the humans.

“I can’t believe you can say something like that after seeing how intense their duel is,” Rashka said with a sneer, but Gi Za wasn’t affected in the slightest.

Gi Za replied with a face void of emotions. “Why aren’t you helping him kill him? We could avoid needless casualties if we could just hang his head on the gates. May I remind you that our forces aren’t so lax.”

“…Interfering would only expose Lord Gi Go to needless risk,” Gi Zu said as he kept his emotions in check.

Gi Za sneered. “Then let me tear that man to pieces with my wind.”

Gi Za took out his staff, but as soon as he did, Gi Go sensed what he was about to do, and he howled with a fury like that of raging fire.

“This duel is mine! Try and get in my way! I’ll cut you down! Just leave this man to me, I will definitely win!”

“But that’ll take too long. We may have already occupied the land around the castle, but there are still people resisting. If we could just get that man’s head and hang it, we could take away the little morale the enemy has left.” Gi Za spoke coldly without any emotions.

In contrast, Gi Go’s hands shook in anger as he wielded his curved sword. “…Don’t get in my way.”

Gi Go swung his curved sword and distanced himself from Gowen.

The very air tore as Gi Go swung his sword. From that, it was clear as day that Gi Go had resolved himself.

Now awoke from the intoxication of the sword, Gi Go stepped out to conclude the duel once and for all.

◇◆◆

Suddenly, the enemy before him seemed bigger than before. Seeing that, Gowen narrowed his eyes.

“Planning to end it, I see.”

Gowen stood wary with his iron arm in front.

“Yuan!”

“Y-Yes!”

Gowen spoke to Yuan without turning to him. This young soldier had tried to secure a route in hopes of helping him escape.

“Lead the soldiers, protect the people! That is the way of us knights!”

“L-Lord Gowen!?”

“Go!”

Gi Go and Gowen stepped out at the same time. Seeing Gi Go’s large frame as he wielded his curved sword by his side, Gowen resolved himself to sacrifice one arm.

The blood he has lost throughout this duel was already nearing fatal levels. If there were one of those rare healers around, things might go differently, but with the western capital already at its last breath, such convenient things could only be dreamed of.

Because of that Gowen could not run from death.

What should he do then? He asked himself.

That was obvious. A goblin defeated was a goblin less. His predecessors fought with the same mindset, and it was because of that that humanity was able to cut open a path for those left behind.

Like this Gowen resolved himself. He would cut down this goblin, then he would cut down another… And then, he would die.

Gowen understood after fighting this goblin all this time that he possessed a power and a sword different from the others.

A normal sword could not cut through a goblin’s thick muscles. Much less when it was a goblin such as this who possessed a sword above his peers.

Because of that Gowen decided to receive his enemy’s blade with his iron-arm, then at point-blank range, he would let loose a killing move that could not be dodged.

Knowing that the goblin was about to put an end to the battle, Gowen sought to end it too… in his victory.

Their clash lasted for but an instant.

Gi Go swung his sword from below.

The moment his right arm was taken, Gowen knew he won, but…

Something unexpected happened.

Gi Go’s step was deeper than he’d expected, and as Gi Go slashed up from below, he carried with him some fragments from the floor. That small deviation broke Gowen’s stance.

“GURUuuGOOOAAAAA!”

If Gowen’s last move was a sure-kill thrust, then Gi Go’s last move was a sure-kill blow.

Gi Go took Gowen’s iron arm as he raised up stone fragments within a cloud of dust.

“NUu, UuoOOOAAAA!”

At this moment, Gowen, who was usually calm, suddenly let loose a passionate battle cry.

He forcefully tried to fix his posture and release that sure-kill thrust of his. Try as Gi Go might to hide himself behind a smokescreen, there was no way Gowen would miss with his unparalleled precision.

His aim was Gi Go’s throat.

Gi Go’s curved sword was moving up at a speed too fast too follow, but it was in that moment, that Gi Go took one more step and brought out his left hand.

Gowen had seen for himself the moment when Gi Go lopped off his right arm, so he thought he’d won, but when his thrust finally landed, it landed in Gi Go’s left arm. At that, his last attack could not reach Gi Go’s life.

The moment he thought he’d failed, a silver light flashed through his eyes.

Silence greeted him.

As a sound resounded, Gowen knew he had fallen to his knees.

Before him was his hateful enemy, a swordsman with a skill comparable to his, the strong warrior who overcame him.

Gowen hoped that the people who would follow after him would be able to surpass this moment.

“Farewell, proud and strong son of man.”

Gi Go’s curved sword flashed a silver light.

It was at that moment that the western feudal lord, one of the seven holy knights of the Germion Kingdom, Gowen Ranid’s, life came to an end.

 

◇◇◇◇◆◆◆◆

Gi Go’s level has risen.

97 => 43

Class has changed due to the influence of the sword god.

Duke => Baron.

[table caption=”Status” colalign=”left|left|center|left|right”]
,
Name, Gi Go Amatsuki
Race, Goblin
Level, 43
Class, Baron; Sword King
Possessed Skills, Sword Mastery S-; Purple Flash; Iron Decapitation; Sword Fiend; Acumen; Sense; Discern; A Master Swordsman’s Proof; Silent Nature; Veteran; Man-Slayer
Divine Protection, Sword God
Attributes, None;
Abnormal Status, Sword God’s Blessing
[/table]

 

Sword Mastery A+ => Sword Mastery S-
—A realm that only the chosen can reach. One’s sword will no longer be damaged.

Sword Fiend
When facing an enemy using a sword, battle abilities are raised. Strength, ether, and agility are all increased.

Man-Slayer
—Pressure toward humans increased. Enemy defense will be reduced.


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13 responses to “Goblin Kingdom – Volume 3: The Age of Warlords – Chapter 170: The Holy Knight, Gowen Ranid (2/2)”

  1. gagbit Avatar

    This fight was bloody brilliant

  2. Chaoton Avatar
    Chaoton

    Duke to Baron sound like he turned into lower class *pondering*

    Thanks for the chapter~!

    1. Banarok Lionrage Avatar

      yepp way lower, since a Baron rules over a barony(a city & surroundings) a count rules multible baronies in his land called a county, and a duke rules multiple counties withing his dutchy.

  3. goblinrou Avatar

    And so dies the 2nd knight of the trio sent by the King.

    Also does this mean Gi Go surpassed Gi Ga?

    1. Holow Avatar
      Holow

      Well. GiGo has his two arms and legs….

    2. SaDDisT Avatar

      Cant be sure about that Gi Ga Rax has a 60% reduction in power

  4. Felipe Avatar
    Felipe

    Thanks for the chapter, im looking foward to see the repercusions and power ups after the war. BTW, There isn’t too many time before the king arrives and his subjects almost rivalize Holy Knights, in a sense that means that goblins got a upperhand in both quality and quantity over humans by the time pass?

  5. mandorain Avatar
    mandorain

    Should he not turn into a GrandDuke instead of a baron?

    1. SaDDisT Avatar

      Yeah it look like he’s been demoted

  6. RandomNameGoesHere Avatar
    RandomNameGoesHere

    THE HOLY KNIGHT, GOWEN RANID (1/2)
    Title to 2/2
    Thanks for the chapter~

    1. RandomNameGoesHere Avatar
      RandomNameGoesHere

      Or rather subtitle

  7. yang Avatar
    yang

    baron is a demotion i believe…unless gi go choose to be demoted i suppose. maybe author is tire..lol..

  8. Tryaxus Avatar

    I think this Chapter is my favorite so far👌

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