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Volume 3: Chapter 190 – Blue Knights (3/4)
The Gaidga and their chief fought fiercely, and Gi Zu Ruo followed suit, not willing to be outdone.
“Don’t lose to the tribes!” Gi Zu Ruo said.
As the vanguard of the Gi Goblins, Gi Zu Ruo was not about to lose to the tribal goblins.
He struck his spear into the stomach of a horseman, but the horseman did not stop and kept going. In response, Gi Zu Ruo let go of his spear and slammed his fist right into the sand horse’s head.
“GURUaAOOOAA!” Roared Gi Zu Ruo.
The might of the Mad Lion’s fist after evolving into a noble class easily sent the horse flying. The sand horse may have been a monster, but in the end, it was still just a horse. It fell to the ground after letting out a cry.
Gi Zu ignored the soldiers awestruck by his feat as he set his eyes searching for his next prey.
While Gi Zu was losing his mind to his rage, a black tiger rider rode past him from the side.
The other goblin to whom the vanguard had been given to, Hal of Paradua.
He calmly observed the horsemen as he picked out a prey from those in the outer part of their formation.
“Take them down!” Hal said.
In the same moment he gave that command, Hal rode past a horseman and claimed his life with his spear.
In the black of the night, though the stars, the twin moons, and the torches the humans carried might offer some reprieve, there was a stark difference between they – the humans – who could not see in the dark and they – the goblins – who could see as if it were day. To the humans, it felt as if shadows were simply passing by and claiming lives, while they stood bewildered, unable to comprehend what had just transpired.
Like water crashing into two giant boulders, the forces of the blue knights were split by Gi Zu Ruo and Rashka. All the while, the threat from Hal, who rode upon black tiger back, lay ever present, prickling at them from the corner of their backs.
Aizas could never have predicted that being able to see in the dark would make such a huge difference. Apparently, being able to see one’s foe first and prepare oneself was enough to make a world of difference.
That being said, they were still the Blue Knights. A first class military organization in their country. No matter how strong Rashka and Gi Zu were, they still couldn’t stop the entire Blue Knights by themselves. Horsemen eventually passed them by and fought the platoons behind them.
Throes resounded from the goblins as spears cut them down before they could hit back.
When the horsemen were about to pass the goblins after one exchange, Gi Gi instigated the monsters to turn toward the flanks.
“Free the beasts! Let them have a taste of our strength!” Gi Gi said on triple head back.
At his behest, the beast tamers let loose their monsters toward the passing horsemen.
Some horsemen tried to cut down the thorn dogs with their curved swords, but then triple heads tackled their sand horses with their horns, causing them to fall over. Some of the dragon turtles whipped their tails and crushed the legs of the sand horses, and when the blue knights tried to attack the slow turtles, four-armed monkeys along with the mirage monkeys attacked them while they were still mounted.
But even then, the Blue Knights did not stop. Instead, they tried to turn away from the confusion and ride away.
“Thrust your spears!” Gi Jii Yubu said.
It was then that Gi Jii Yubu came with his regiol.
They hid behind their shield and struck out with their long spears through the opening.
When the blue knights clashed with them, they panicked and had no choice but to fight.
Countless horsemen screamed and jeered as the spears penetrated them.
Gi Za’s druids casted their spells, and as the horsemen fell off their sand horses, monsters crowded them.
Ganra’s arches shot their bows, and when the horsemen tried to run, Felbi and his elves casted their magic.
The blue knights who were able to break past the goblins’ frontlines were fierce, but so were the goblins who stopped their charge. If this were a boxing match, then both fighters were currently in an all out brawl.
Both forces fought each other earnestly, such that it would seem odd if either were to come out unscathed. In fact, even just grazing each other was enough to leave severe wounds on either side.
In the midst of all that, the Goblin King was currently searching for the enemy commander. When he saw a young man wielding a dazzling long sword, he roared, unsheathed Flamberge, and slashed toward him.
“GURUuUuoOOaAAA!” The Goblin King roared.
But that slash accompanied by that world shaking howl was easily deflected, and in the next moment, the Goblin King received a slash of the enemy’s own while still shocked.
Not only was the enemy able to receive his sword, he was also able to slash so powerfully. Both things were beyond the Goblin King’s expectations.
“Keep going!” The enemy commander said.
After waking up from the shock of how heavy that commander’s blade was, the Goblin King watched as the commander fled to the back. For a moment, he thought of pursuing, but then Gi Jii called out to him, almost as if he were crying.
“My lord, enemies from the flanks!!” Gi Jii said.
The Goblin King clicked his tongue. “Form a semi-circle formation! Don’t let the enemies approach!”
The Goblin King was not pleased at the existence of a detached force, but fortunately, their target was Gi Jii’s forces. He would have to respond, and then have Rashka and Gi Zu turn around—
“Onwards!!” The enemy commander of the detached force said.
Gi Jii formed a hedgehog-like semi-circle formation, but the enemy detached force did not seem to care one whiff about it as they charged straight into it.
For a moment, the Goblin King thought they’d lost their mind, but the next moment would prove his suspicions wrong.
For in the next moment, the youngster that had charged in, brandished his long sword, and with a fierce tempest, broke the hedgehog-like formation of spears, riding into the opening made.
At this rate, the enemy will break through the flanks, and the front and rear forces will be divided.
When that worst possible outcome flashed through the Goblin King’s mind, he was about to give an order, but then—
“Leave it to me!” Hal, one of the goblins in charge of the vanguard, appeared.
Hal led his forces and chased after the detached enemy forces.
“Become the glory of my spear!!”
Hal swung his spear and cut through the body of an enemy, but not one among the Paradua, not even he, the killer himself, spared a glance for the horseman as he fell off his horse. They were focused solely on the remaining enemies.
“Fix the formation. His Highness is watching!” Gi Jii said.
Gi Jii’s skillful command over his army allowed him to fix the broken formation.
The young commander of the detached enemy forces clicked his tongue as he left the goblins.
As soon as the Goblin King saw the detached forces leave, he ordered Gi Zu and the Gaidga to turn back.
“They’re coming from the back! Turn around!”
At the king’s behest, Rashka and Gi Zu turned around, drawing the shape of a U.
Tl Note: Gonna need to extend this to one more part. This should be the last.