[spoiler title=”Character Name Cheat Sheet”]
Protagonist (King Class)
A human from another world who reincarnated into this world as a goblin. He once lost his mind due to starvation and hunted a monster to satiate it. He is currently revered by the goblins, and has promised to create a kingdom for them as their king. He is under the protection of the Goddess of the Underworld, and after uniting the various races of the forest has invaded the land of the humans, taking the first step in his path to world domination.
Gi Ga Rax (Knight Class)
A spear-wielding goblin who is the first goblin from Gi Village to evolve into a rare class. He is a firm believer of the king and he has sworn fealty to him. He lost his right arm and left leg, but he managed to pick himself back thanks to his indomitable will. He is currently leading other wounded goblins like him to fight for the king. He calls his platoon the imperial guards.’
Gi Gu Verbena (Duke Class)
Former leader of the village that has now become the parent organization of the protagonist’s horde. He was a rare class at the time, but he was still subdued by the protagonist’s powerful howl, and became his subordinate. He specializes in the long sword, but he can use any close combat weapon. His real specialty lies in fighting with others. He conquered the goblins from the southern region and is now leading a force second only to the king’s horde.
Gi Go Amatsuki (Baron Class)
In the face of being killed by the gray wolves or swearing fealty to the protagonist, he chose to swear. His preferred weapon is a curved sword, as it can cut his prey easily. He has received the divine protection of the Sword God, and once ended up pointing his sword to the king due to his influence. Ashamed of his weakness, he left the village. After a long time of wandering, he returned a new man and killed the Holy Knight, Gowen, who he once lost to.
Gi Za Zakuend (Shaman Class)
A mage goblin who lived in a village situated by the roots of a great tree. He became the protagonist’s subordinate after losing to him in a duel. He is a firm believer of the king and has sworn fealty to him. His appearance resembles that of humans. He has received the divine protection of the wind god.
Gi Gi Orudo (Noble Class)
A beast tamer, a goblin who can talk to animals. He came from the same village as Gi Gu, and currently has a triple head as his main beast. His preferred weapon is an axe. He is currently fighting as a part of the detached force responsible for conquering the colonial city.
Gi Ji Arsil (Noble Class)
A goblin who can use the Meld skill, and thus, specializes in reconnaissance. He gets along well with Gi Gi and has fought as a pair with him plenty of times. He used to prefer a long sword, but after specializing in reconnaissance, he has since switched to a dagger. He has learned the Assassinate skill, and is merciless to all who oppose the king.
Gi Zu Ruo (Noble Class)
When he was young, he lost his mind when Gi Ga was deeply wounded during the battle of the orcs. Using the Mad Dog skill, he was able to take down three orcs by himself. He is a powerful goblin, who has received the divine protection of the mad god. At the king’s behest, he went to the northwestern part of the Forest of Darkness to increase their forces. After arriving late to the western capital war, he has since been desperate to achieve something.
Gi Zo (Druid Class)
A water mage from Gi Za’s village. He was tasked to protect the village by the protagonist. He has received the divine protection of the water god. He is no longer among the living due to Gulland.
Gi Da (Rare Class)
A spearman from Gi Ga’s faction. His debut as a warrior was in the battle against the orcs. He possesses the Unreasonably Stubborn skill. He is no longer among the living due to Gulland.
Gi Jii Yubu (Noble Class)
The most brilliant student created by the goblin training, who now leads a regiol. As a commander, he has skills that could be matched with humans, but it seems he’s not ready just yet to take a holy knight on.
Gi De (Rare Class)
A subordinate of Gi Gi. He is also a beast tamer. He evolved into a rare class when he was caught up in the battle the orcs. As an obedient subordinate of Gi Gi, the king expects much from him. (He is currently using a triple boar and a wild dog.) He died to the Wand of Destruction, Bellan.
Gi Do Buruga (Shaman Class)
A wind mage. Also from Gi Za’s village. He has never stood out because of Gi Za, but he has gradually distinguished himself among the goblins. He has the divine protection of the wind god. He leads the druids alongside Gi Za.
Gi Ba (Noble Class)
A skillful goblin who can use the Fierce Arm skill. He has received Verid’s divine protection, and as such, deeply loathes humans. Most of his efforts have been centered against the humans, making him a valuable asset in supporting the frontlines.
Gi Bi (Rare Class)
A water mage. He is expected to be Gi Zo’s successor, but he is still a long way away from that goal. He is a part of Gi Za’s druid platoon.
Gi Bu (Rare Class)
A beast tamer. Gi Ga works him hard everyday. He is now affiliated with Gi Gi’s beast tamer army and is looking after beasts he isn’t familiar with.
Gi Be (Rare Class)
A one-armed goblin. He has received Verid’s divine protection and deeply loathes humans. He is affiliated with Gi Ga’s imperial guards.
Gi Ah (Rare Class)
A goblin who evolved into a rare class during the war with the elves. He possesses the invasion-class skill, One who Encroaches into the Divine Region.
Gi Ii (Rare Class)
A goblin who evolved during the war with the elves. He is an explorer and specializes in moving.
Gi Uu (Druid Class)
A goblin who evolved during the war with the elves. He is a water mage.
Old Goblin (Normal)
An old goblin. He isn’t very useful in combat. Because he was once enslaved by humans through magic, he is good at talking. He is the parent who riced Gi Za.
Ra Gilmi Fishiga (Noble Class)
One of the four tribes of the west. He is an archer of the Ganra tribe.
He went to the Gi Village as a messenger after receiving permission from the tribe. He invited the protagonist to the four tribes. He has been title the First Archer or Gadieta. He is constantly worried over the relationship between the tribe and the king. He is currently fighting as part of the detached force responsible for the colonial city.
Ra Narsa (Rare Class)
One of the four tribes of the west. He is an archer of the Ganra tribe.
She had been chased from her village by the Gaidga goblins when she met the protagonist. She is the current chief of the tribe and has recently started to distinguish herself. She has remained in the tribe’s village, supporting the goblins from the back.
Ru Rou (rare Class)
A young goblin of the Ganra tribe. In the Ganra tribe, the names Ra, Ru, and Re are three most influential. The rest of the goblins have no family name, and are thus, normal goblins. He is currently fighting with Gilmi.
Aluhaliha (Noble Class)
One of the four tribes. He is the chief of the Paradua tribe.
He threw away his pride and worked with the Gaidga to save his people from starvation, but after losing to the protagonist, he and his tribe have since joined him in his quest for world domination. He is the oldest among all the goblins. His black tiger steed is named Jirouou. He is currently retired, but he frequently patrols the area around the Fortress of the Abyss.
Hal (Noble Class)
Chief of the Paradua tribe.
He used to be a young warrior who worked as Aluhaliha’s aide. After inheriting Aluhaliha’s position, he has since proven himself a worthy chief capable of standing equal to the human cavalry. He has sworn fealty to the king.
Alashd (Rare Class)
A middle-aged goblin from Paradua.
He works as Aluhaliha’s aide and is currently a member of the elders. He is staying at the Paradua village.
Rashka (Lord Class)
The biggest chief among the four tribes.
He is the strongest goblin among the four tribes, but his subordinates haven’t been as blessed. He was Narsa’s fiancé.
He evolved during the goblin’s first invasion.
Dashka (Rare Class)
A young goblin from the Gaidga tribe.
Kuzan (Rare Class)
Chief of the Gordob tribe.
She is a goblin blessed with the divine protection of the goddess of the underworld. She has a skill that allows her to resurrect the dead. She is currently responsible for managing the Fortress of the Abyss. Gi Ga respects her. She studied medicine during her stay in the elven village and has since been working with the other Gordob members to support the goblins from the back as medical practitioners.
Humans + Gods + Others
Reshia Fel Zeal (18 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. She has been brought back to the ivory tower.
Lili (22 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. She has become much stronger after acquiring the evil sword, Vashinant. She stopped the yugushiva attacks after Gulland entrusted the northern army to her.
Mattis (27 years-old)
The second son of a farmer. He’s largely responsible for drying the meat to preserve them. He was sent somewhere in the kingdom.
Chinos (25 years-old)
The third son of a farmer. He plows the fields and is close to Mattis. He was sent somewhere in the kingdom.
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 (60 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. He has laid out new plans after feeling the threat from the Goblin King. He’s currently trying to gather mages to strengthen his army.
Gowen Ranid (46 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. He fought hard against the goblin invasion, but was eventually killed by Gi Go Amatsuki.
Gulland Rifenin (32 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. He became a hero after rescuing the saint. He tried to help Gowen fight the goblin invasion, but he lost. He is currently retreating to the south.
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. He was killed by his own slave.
Sivara Bandier (29)
One of the country’s most powerful warriors, a holy knight known as the Ripper Knight. He is a martial artist and comes from a noble family. He is popular among young soldiers, and is considered the enemy of all fathers and boyfriends. He is also known as the Marriage Destroyer. His skill at leading the cavalry is one of the best in the country.
Jize Yuuenti (40)
One of the country’s most powerful warriors, a holy knight known as the Sharp-Eyed Knight. He is currently dealing with the Kushain believers coming from the south. He was originally a traveler from the east that was coaxed by Ashtal with a huge paycheck.
A young commander under Gowen. He seems to be under the protection of some god, but…
A veteran martial artist who acts as Gowen’s aide. He used to lead the cavalry, but then the Goblin King turned him into a corpse.
Herculean Wyatt (41 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. After returning from the forest, he has since been working in the Holy Shushunu Kingdom as the leader of the blood oath of the flying swallows.
Mage Killer Mill (20 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. After returning from the forest, she has since been helping out in the slums and watching over orphans. She met Reshia and successfully managed to give her the orphans’ present.
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. He died while protecting his allies.
Hawk-Eyed Fick (32 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. After returning from the forest, he has since gone to the southern free cities on a solo adventure.
The White Hand of Life (Age Unknown)
A priest robed in white. She specializes in healing and support. Her age, name, and origin are all unknown. After converting Vitz and Yugil, she has started traveling the world to find more adherents.
Vitz (28 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. He was caught by the White Hand of Life and is currently traveling the world with her.
Yugil (26 years-old)
An adventurer and an unwilling shield bearer. He might appear old, but he is actually still young. He was caught by the White Hand of Life and is currently traveling the world with her.
Yoshu (27 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. He ended up on the goblin side because of his older sister’s whims. He is currently traveling with Gi Go.
Shumea (29 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. She is a gutsy woman who believes being with the Goblin King is better than living within human society. She is currently negotiating with humans.
Household of the Gods
Altesia. The underworld 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.
The Goddess of Healing. She has given her blessing to Reshia. She has also warned the protagonist to protect her. The underworld goddess might hate her, but she doesn’t feel the same way toward The underworld 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. She was freed after she killed Gene. Since then hse has been under the care of the Goblin King with Shumea.
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. She is currently leeching off the orcs. She wants to eat the orc children, but unfortunately, she just can’t find an opening. She attacked the colonial city with the orcs, but the humans weren’t very tasty.
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. She has grown up enough to lead her household. She has grown up to become a spectacular gray wolf even better than her own parents.
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. He is became the leader of many beasts in the capital, then in the ivory tower. His subordinates are mostly females.
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. He attacked the colonial city with Gilmi. Recently, his greatest worry is that he’ll suddenly find himself fighting at the frontlines with the humans.
The orc king that attacked the village. He is a berserker who can use skills. He was defeated by the protagonist.
Chief of the araneae, a female chief. She speaks firmly and possesses a proud mindset. The lower half of her body is a spider, but the uper half is that of a lovely maiden. She covers her upper body with clothes made from araneae thread. Poison drips from her talons, and she can use them alongside her threads. That fighting style has earned her the name Poison Feather. She is a descendant of the red crystal.
An influential person of the araneae. He opposed Nikea’s plans to accept the goblin and ended up dead for it. He is a descendant of the blue crystal.
The female chief of the mud-scaled tribe. She is slow in a good way. As a member of a tribe known for moving underground, she works as a merchant just like Yushika. She knowns more than the harpyurea and is also a better messenger. She looks like a mole on the outside, but her vision is perfectly fine. Her pair of round eyes is her unique feature. She is known as the hardest claw. Shi is a descendant of the dark crystal.
Female chief of the harpyurea. She has a huge bag hanging from her neck that she carries with her arms. She uses it to store her cargo. She is a merchant. She is also a mischievous woman who doesn’t cower even before the king. She has white wings sprouting from her back and bird feet. She is known as the first wing. She is a descendant of the white crystal.
The old chief of the papirsag/shell tribe. He is of short stature and he carries a moss-covered shell on his back. He is a careful man, whose eyes always seem sleepy. Despite that his gaze is extremely sharp. His tribe specializes in processing trees and taming monsters. He is a descendant of the hard crystal.
Chief of the long-tailed, a subspecies of the lizardman with two heads and two tails. Half of his body is covered with a shell, but the other half has his skin exposed just like an amphibian. He is a descendant of the soft crystal.
Chief of the minotaurs. He talks slowly. He tried to crush the goblins as soon as he saw one. There is almost nothing good about him when it comes to talking. His gaze is sharp and while he might talk foolishly, he is by no means incompetent. He is a descendant of the heavy crystal.
Chief of the werewolves. He is a friend of the gray wolves and he lives in the fields. He is known as the tyrant because he likes to tear his enemy apart with brute force. He is a firm believer of power and originally disliked the goblins. He is extremely friendly toward the gray wolves. He tends to be impulsive, but he’s definitely not one to be underestimated. He is a descendant of the fierce crystal.
Chief of the centaurs. He found himself in a bad position ever since Gurfia became a ghost. He tried to kill Gurfia with the elite of his tribe but failed. He hates the goblins. He is a descendant of the proud crystal.
The guide Nikea introduced.
The slave werewolf from the Jirad Forest.
Chief of the Sylph’s Forni village. He wishes to reform the elves. He studied under Falun and is Shunaria’s father. He is renowned as the Wise Shure. He formed an alliance with the Goblin King and promised him full support in the war with the humans.
Chief of the western Gastia Forest. Shure’s friend and master. He is considered a scheming strategist even by his own disciple, Shure. He brought back the elven school system and is currently using his village to spread knowledge.
Shure’s daughter. She is smart and frequently does pointless things. She delivered the Goblin King’s new weapon to him. She is currently working as a civil official in a human village.
A young sylph warrior who gathered experience in the human world. She is a versatile warrior who can lead army and fight her own battles. She managed to make the bigger goblin army retreat many times. She left the Goblin King to help her clan, Elks.
One of Symphoria’s commanders. He fought alongside Pale against the goblins, but he mostly left the leadership of the platoon to her. He has been grudgingly leading the platoon since Pale left. He dreams of becoming a first-rate warrior.
Symphoria’s chief. He is Pale’s cousin. He is self-righteous and proud. He was the only one given a death penalty after the war.
Sinfall’s chief. She is a woman but her face is cold. She never managed to take back Sinfall after it was taken from her during the Sylph Unification War. She was exiled after the war.
Jirad’s chief. He foresaw the human threat lie Shure and the Goblin King, but was rebuked because of his decision to enslave the demihumans. He was stripped of his last name and made a commoner after the war.
Sheng’s chief. He was sympathetic to Pale from beginning to end, but was coerced by Fenit to hand her over to the goblins. He was stripped of his last name and made to work at the Jirad’s hidden farm after the war.
Volume 3: Chapter 189 – Encirclement (2/2)
The merchant country of Pena proactively spread its influence to the north.
When the Goblin King found out, he called back the forces he’d sent to the Kushain Believers.
Gi Za Zakuend also came back with 400 new goblin soldiers after the trouble in the western region was concluded, bringing with him word that Gi Gu Verbena, who had gone to the unexplored territories, was on his way back with new forces.
About 2,500 soldiers currently gathered under the Goblin King’s banner.
Given time that number would only grow bigger as the Goblin King rendezvoused with Gi Gu’s forces.
The Goblin King immediately called for a war council with the goblins, the elves, and Zaurosh.
“The reason behind Pena’s expansion are those sand horses of theirs that can move freely through the desert. They’ve already expanded beyond the city states of the late Protea Faction and are continuing to expand north,” Zaurosh said.
The Goblin King quietly listened to the intel of the Leon Heart Clan.
“Leading them are the leader of the Blue Knights, Aizas, and his second-in-command, Allen. It’s the perfect lineup,” Zaurosh continued.
“I don’t suppose he’d do something dumb and try to split his forces,” the Goblin King said.
Zaurosh nodded. “Though young he’s already grasped the art of war. There are roughly 3,000 elites within the Blue Knights that he leads. At this rate, it’s only a matter of days before they attack Razuel.”
“We can’t leave the small feudal lords to fend for themselves. We must meet their forces!”
The Goblin King wanted to rendezvous with Gi Gu first, but unfortunately, the small feudal lords swore fealty to him precisely because they expect him to protect their lands. He had to meet their forces.
“Inform Gi Gu.”
The Goblin King sent out a messenger to inform Gi Gu of their meeting point.
“We need to cripple their mobility,” Gi Za advised.
The Goblin King nodded. “The battlefield is a flatland. The perfect place for soldiers with high mobility to exhibit their strength. In that case, we’ll use the dark of the night, then without giving them any room to breathe, crush them until they’re wiped out! Gi Jii Arsil!”
“Yes, Your Majesty!” Gi Jii answered the king’s call.
“Move out ahead of our forces and find the enemy. Keep contact with them to a minimum. Once you’ve confirmed their position, contact us, but do not touch the enemy.” The Goblin King said.
“As you will,” Gi Jii replied.
The Goblin King turned his eyes away from the running Gi Jii and gave out his next orders.
“Keep your respective platoons apart and prepare for the enemy’s attack. If Gi Jii fails to find the enemy in time, we’ll be the ones on the receiving end of a surprise attack. Stay vigilant and focus on cooperating with each other!” The Goblin King said.
Th commander goblins nodded to the king’s words and bowed.
“Now, go! Trample upon the invaders and bring peace upon these lands!”
“Fatina’s forces have reached the outskirts of Cultidian!” A soldier reported.
The saint, Mira, raised the corner of her eyes.
The influential people of Cultidian were gathered around her.
“…Their numbers? Do they have siege weapons?” Mira calmly asked as she kept her emotions from leaking.
“Approximately 10,000… We can see the banner of Brandika’s Red King, but we can’t see any siege weapons!” The soldier answered.
“…They got us,” Mira said as she clicked her tongue, but no one heard her. That was what she truly felt, but that quiet annoyance of hers vanished in the midst of all the commotion.
It’s been 3 days since she sent out her greatest trump card, Vilan Do Zul, in response to Germion Kingdom’s suspicious movements. She was able to send out 20,000 soldiers without any fears because her spies at Fatina said nothing was amiss.
Fatina and Cultidian were both giant cities with a population of over 300,000 and focused on agriculture. They could conscript their farmers whenever to make their armies, but that required time.
Because of that she believed that as long as her spies could inform her beforehand, she would be able to respond to any threat from Fatina, so she was more concerned about the goblins to the west and Elrain Kingdom to the south.
Unfortunately, her excellent mind allowed her to fall right into the enemy’s trap.
All of this was according to the schemes thought up by the Red King. That included figuring out Elrain Kingdom’s movements, dealing with them, and allowing Mira’s spies to roam freely.
“Played like a fiddle…”
Saint Mira curled her hands into a fist away from eyes.
The army from Fatina probably intended to restrict the Kushain Believer’s movements.
The fact they didn’t bring siege weapons with them was proof of that.
It was as if the enemy knew that she’d intended to strike from behind that they brazenly showed off the might of their forces. Seeing that, Saint Mira deeply regretted.
Sending her forces out thinking she was safe only to have the enemy’s army by her footsteps all of the sudden was the very definition of taking someone by surprise.
This was a huge blunder.
“Let the people of Cultidian know that the soldiers of Elrain Kingdom have not come to invade our lands but to help subjugate the monsters,” Mira said.
A cardinal bowed his head and left.
“An unprecedented response, but with this, the people should calm down.”
The influential people looked at her gently, but Mira was spitting internally at them.
This was a message to the spies of the Leon Heart Clan within Cultidian.
Chances were that even if they sent messengers to the border lands, they still wouldn’t be able to overtake the march of the Red King.
It was also necessary to reorganize the spies at Fatina.
Mira would never forgive the fact that her spies had just been put to waste. This was her spitting back at the Red King.
“But, of course… The Kushain Faith exists for the peace of the people.”
Saint Mira smiled sweetly like an angel.
Not one person among the influential people knew of the poison brewing behind that innocent smile.
After essentially securing Elrain Kingdom, the Red King set their sights on the merchant country of Pena next. The Kushain Believers to the north may have indeed stopped the upper brass of the old Elrain Kingdom, but they were able to stop them by using Germion Kingdom as a wedge.
The relationship between the Free Cities and Germion Kingdom that have been fighting for so long was not something that could so easily be fixed.
“Germion Kingdom is indifferent to the Kushain Believers, but if we make use of the refugees, we should be able to seal the north’s movements,” Carlion explained.
The upper brass of the Red King Clan, which now held a country, all nodded.
“Next, we should aim for the wealth of the merchant country, Pena. The day we take Pena is the day we take the south… Well, more or less.”
Elrain Kingdom’s crops and Pena’s taxes. If they could have both, they would be able to exert their dominance over the south.
“But didn’t you just form an alliance with Pena?” Saldin asked.
Carlion nodded. “Yes, to deal with the monsters and the Kushain Believers.”
“Wouldn’t it be bad if we attacked them despite being allies? We’ll be known as traitors,” the old enchanter, Grave, added.
Carlion nodded. “Which is why we’ll also be sending our forces to the goblins lording over the borderlands.”
“So we’ll be fighting them with Pena?”
“Yes, on the surface.”
“What do you mean?”
“We’ll be leaking intel to the goblins about Pena’s movements.”
When Carlion said that, everyone in the room glanced at each other.
“According to our spies, they have elves too other than goblins,” Carlion said.
“But, that’s…” Saldin spoke.
But Carlion ignored him and continued. “According to our spies in Germion Kingdom, the monsters excel in surprise attacks. But of course, that’s to be expected. After all, they are denizens of the night and boast of physical faculties beyond that of us humans.”
“If the elves are with them, then they won’t fight to the bitter end. That betters their odds a little. We should expect a surprise attack from them, but… how big is their cavalry? Do they even have one?”
“We don’t know. Even if they have one, it shouldn’t be anything considerable. It’s doubtful they’d be able to stand toe-to-toe with the Blue Knights,” Carlion said.
“So you want to instigate the goblins to attack Pena, and while they’re being attacked, you want us to attack?” Brandika asked, causing everyone in the room to finally understand Carlion’s intentions.
“Yes. We’re putting out bait for the wolves to fight over so we can claim the prize without effort.” Carlion confirmed.
“That would require they be kept in the dark of our movements, however,” Grave said.
Carlion replied. “Ah, you needn’t worry about that. I”ve already asked Cell. Our intelligence is far better than theirs.”
“Good, then. Everyone understands the plan?” Brandika asked.
The people replied with a ferocious yes.
“Let’s go, genius adviser. If we lose, we’ll have a good laugh!”
Spirits high, Brandika departed with the Red King Clan.
Because of Carlion’s schemes, the Red King Clan was able to move a step ahead than any other power.
“Ahh, by the way, Carlion.”
“About Germion Kingdom… Since you’re going to anyway, you might as well make a big fuzz about the alliance.”
“…Ah, you want to use Fatina as bait?”
Carlion placed his hand by his mouth.
Brandika smiled fiercely. “Nah, I mean Cultidian.”
When Carlion stared blankly for a moment, Brandika laughed wholeheartedly, then he left Carlion, riding out into the north with his cavalry.
“As you will.”
Carlion deeply bowed his head.
Tl Note: Oops. Guess setting quality to 9 (for the map) was a bit much.