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Volume 3: Chapter 193 – Razuel Defensive Battle 5/5
“Kill anyone who runs!”
Saldin said as he mercilessly cut down the retreating soldier before him without hesistation.
Like that fear gripped the heart of the soldiers and kept them from moving.
Saldin chose the wildest among the adventurers and made them into platoon commanders, then they fought back the incoming goblins as the retreated.
“Don’t get scared, alright!? In the battlefield, there’s only one end for cowards! Death!”
It was an irrational thought, but the way Saldin said it made it seem so amazing, causing the soldiers to agree with him.
“Don’t get scared! Thrust your spears!”
The spears lined up and struck out for 3 goblins that came out of that smoke, mercilessly skewering them.
As Saldin retreated in order, the platoon that retreated in advance came back with news. When Saldin found out that the platoons at the back have been wiped out, he clicked his tongue, but he didn’t seem to have cared much.
“Well, that’s war for you! Focus on what you’re doing and secure a path of retreat!!”
“A big one came out!”
When Saldin heard that, he stopped the retreat and stepped out with his soldiers again, forming a line of spears.
Saldin watched the black smokes in front carefully. When he thought he’d heard a faint sound, Saldin gave the orders and the soldiers struck out with their spears.
As their spears cut through the black smoke, the figure of a goblin appeared.
When he saw that the goblin had been skewered, his cheeks twisted and he smiled. But just as he was about to order a retreat, the words that came out of that goblin’s mouth stopped him.
“Not just once, but twice!”
“Is this that goblin from before!?”
Gi Ba Hagar swung his axe with all of his strength, but Saldin was able to rely on his instincts to parry the attack with his sword. Because of Gi Ba’s foolhardiness, his posture broke, leaving an opening for Saldin to use.
Gi Ba’s eyes opened wide as he watched the blade descend. With his posture broken, he wouldn’t be able to change anything even if he were to try react. For a moment, Gi Ba saw death. On his eyes reflected Saldin’s sneer, though it seemed to be twitching, and very quickly, Gi Ba realized that that expression wasn’t pointed at him but toward someone else.
In the next instant, sparks erupted.
Before the blade could reach Gi Ba, someone had jumped in between him and Saldin.
“Bastard! Aren’t you human!?” Saldin asked in confusion as he failed to wrap his head around why a human would fight alongside a goblin.
Unfortunately, he would receive no answer, for the human that had jumped in only quietly attacked him wish his spear that had had curved blades.
It was like a giant scythe was trying to reap Saldin’s life. The range difference between Saldin’s long sword and Zaurosh’s spear scythe was simply too big.
Saldin had a long history as a warrior, so he did have a way to fight against people with this big of a range. Unfortunately, his surroundings weren’t about to let him do as he pleased. The normal goblins that followed Gi Ba started popping out one after another from the smoke. There were even some humans.
Shocked, Saldin had no choice but to retreat.
He was calm enough to figure out that if they were to be captured, with how little morale they had left, they would be at a severe disadvantagee.
Saldin resolutely decided to retreat.
Neither Zaurosh nor Gi Ba pursued them because the king had instructed them to minimize casualties. With the Elrain Kingdom’s army retreating, the goblin army had successfully defended the brooder land. But they also had to prepare for the unknown movements of the Kushain Believers’ Army’s.
“…Sorry. Thanks,” Gi Ba said.
Zaurosh remained alert and continued to look toward Saldin’s direction.
“We’re comrades in arms, aren’t we?” Zaurosh said with a stern face.
Gi Ba nodded.
Like this the defensive battle of Southern Razuel came to an end. The goblins suffered 300 casualties, while Elrain Kingdom suffered 3,500 casualties and retreated. Of those 3,500 some were killed by the goblins, some preyed upon by the monster beasts, and some killed by their own allies while retreating.
The Goblin King was able to hold onto the border lands, as they came under the control of the Leon Heart Clan. The Goblin King gradually increased his influence. At the same time, due to all the battles, the goblin king’s subordinates also grew in power.
As for the Kushain Believers, in the end, they aided no one, only pressuring all the military camps, and then packing up to leave when the various conflicts were starting to gather together. This was a decision Vilan Do Zul made after considering that he did not want to lose his men. The Kushain Believers were achieved their goal.
As a result, Elrain Kingdom’s breath was completely silenced. They failed to invade the Kushain Believers. They failed to grasp victory during the Defensive Battle of Razuel. And they even lost many officers pivotal to the kingdom. But at the same time, this allowed the Red King to completely take control of the army. Right now, without the Red King, Elrain Kingdom was so weak that they couldn’t even function politically.
The clan leader thus came to be known as Brandika Rual Fatina or Archduke Brandika, and Elrain Kingdom came to be fully under their rule.
King Yuguno was forced to leave the political scene, while the Red King filled the positions with their own people. With the army fully under Brandika’s rule, no one could say no to his wishes.
At the same time, Brandika also extended his hand toward the Merchant Nation of Pena, and Archduke Brandika married Raksha El Pena. Originally, Pena wasn’t keen on the idea, but after losing over half of the Blue Knights, which were their last ray of hope, and seeing the prosperity of Red King, they changed their tune.
Half the reason the Red King was able to achieve these amazing results, however, was because the Red King pulled strings to influence the surviving crafty nobles.
After acquiring both kingdoms, the Red King came to be the strongest force in the south.
Protagonist level up.
96 → 100
Gi Do Buruga level up.
34 → 64
Gi Za Zakuend level up.
93 → 5 (Class Promotion)
Gi Ji Arsil level up.
65 → 2 (Class Promotion)
Gi Zu Ruo level up.
90 → 6 (Class Promotion)
Gi Ba Hagar level up.
3 → 47
Gi Jii Yubu level up.
45 ⇨ 62
Gi Ga Rax level up.
29 ⇨ 45
Gi Gi Orudo level up.
65 ⇨ 86
Gi Gu Verbena level up.
59 ⇨ 87
Gi Go Amatsuki level up.
43 ⇨ 64
Gi Bi level up.
23 ⇨ 46
Haru level up.
40 ⇨ 65
Cynthia level up.
49 ⇨ 52
Shumea level up.
90 ⇨ 96
Yoshu level up.
74 ⇨ 76
Hasu level up.
1 ⇨ 56
Bui level up.
95 ⇨ 96
Rashka level up.
1 ⇨ 17
Ra Gilmi Fishiga level up.
31 ⇨ 52
Felbi level up.
75 ⇨ 94
Pale level up.
89 ⇨ 97
Tl Note: Sorry for finshing this late. I said I’d complete it tomorrow, but alas… There’ll be another chapter part for GK this week. Most probably at the end of the week after TMPG. I still need to confirm that the donations for GK are really for GK, so no extra chapters yet. Also, don’t worry, the donation bar threshold will be significantly lowered since the releases for Gk are really slow and short. Oh, and I decided to just edit this chapter since the last part is so small.