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Volume 3: Chapter 207 – The Distance Until the Battlefield (3/3)
When the goblins saw the Goblin King return from the depths of the Fortress of the Abyss, they all heaved a sigh of relief and prostrated themselves in awe. To the Goblin King it seemed as if only a few days had passed, but in truth, it had already been 2 months.
Gathered in that place was Gi Ga Rax the knight calls, Hal of Paradua, Gi Be the one armed who managed to evolve into a noble class, and Gi Go Amatsuki the Sword King.
“You’ve returned safely, my king,” Gi Ga Rax knelt and bowed his head as the king appeared from the shadows.
It was as if the very shadows had gathered together and been born. That was the impression Gi Ga got from the king.
Although the Goblin King was only about 2 meters tall, but compared to when he was but a king class, the lone horn extending from his forehead stood up against the heavens, almost as if seeking to oppose its will; beside it were two more horns like those of a bull.
The Goblin King’s skin was now also much closer to that of a monster beast than that of a goblin, being covered with short black body hair. His mouth was like that of a snake, sticking out from time to time.
The fangs that could be seen within were enormous like a saw of some sort. Especially, for his canine teeth, which were conspicuously big. The Goblin King’s muscles hadn’t particularly grown compared to when he was a mere king class, but they were much denser now. In fact, they seemed so condensed that they could burst at any time.
Black hair extended from his head to his back, all the way to the tip of his tail like a cockscomb. On his feet that firmly stepped upon the ground were strong claws that clawed at the ground.
The Goblin King’s eyes that hadn’t seen the light of day in a while seemed to be a deeper crimson than even that of blood. On his arms were countless proofs of being a servant of the gods. What was most eye-catching of all, however, was the golden body hair that coiled around him from his waist to his neck. It was as if a snake had coiled itself around him.
The black body hair reaching out from under his chin was like a beard that gave dignity to the king, and the tail behind the king gave a strong image to the goblins as the king spoke.
When the king spoke, the very souls of the goblins stirred.
“Nothing has changed, I take it?”
An elven warrior appeared before the dignified king. He ran here to report the situation without even bothering to dust himself off. On his blue silver steel armor were countless scars owing to the lack of time for maintenance.
“A message from Pale,” Felbi said with an uncouth smile. “She says she’ll be waiting at the colonial city.”
The Goblin King nodded and gave orders to the goblins, starting with Gi Ga.
Behind Gi Ga were all rare goblins, so the Goblin King knew that Pale had succeeded in her plans to conquer a dungeon.
“Proud and strong warriors who stand before me! The time has come! This time the song of victory shall sound for us all!”
At the Goblin King’s bellows, Gi Ga Rax and the rest of the goblins raised up their weapons and howled back.
When the Goblin King arrived at the colonial city, the tactician, Pale, and the leader of the monster army, Gi Gi Orudo, welcomed him.
“It is good to see that you returned safely,” Pale said with that ever cold expression of hers to which the Goblin King nodded generously
“These are monsters that Lord Gi Gi caught,” Pale gave a simple explanation, then Gi Gi himself stepped forward.
“We caught a satiable monster for you, Your Majesty. It’s an andoryu sarkus, a dreadful carnivorous horse,” Gi Gi said proudly.
When the Goblin King saw the monster beast, he was shocked.
The monster was two heads bigger than the king and had four powerful legs. It was covered in brown hair everywhere except fo its hooves which were covered with red hair. But what was most different compared to a normal horse was the head at the end of its long neck. On its head was only one eye and a giant mouth torn mouth from which saw-like teeth could be seen.
The monster steed violently shook its head, making it seem as if even the bridle itself would break. It seemed as if it would even eats its rider where he to ever let his guard down around it.
“Gi Gi… Can this monster be ridden?” The Goblin King found himself asking.
“It might not be possible for the others, but I’m sure you’ll be able to, Your Majesty,” Gi Gi said.
In other words, the other monsters could not accommodate him, the Goblin King thought.
“You have one month. Please do become able to ride it,” Pale said calmly as she looked at the other goblins as well.
The dreadful carnivorous horses were also given to other goblins whose classes were above noble, while a hipparion, a three-eyed wild horse, was given to the rest.
The dreadful carnivorous horse that was given to the king was even bigger than normal, so the Goblin King couldn’t help but groan a little when it was suddenly pushed to him.
“I have to return to the front lines,” Pale said hesitatingly.
“Are the humans attacking?” the Goblin King asked.
“There is movement from the western region and the south, but it’s fine… We won’t lose as long as I’m around,” Pale gallantly turned heel and excused herself from the king’s presence.
The remaining 400 goblins along with the Goblin King began their own harsh battle of learning how to ride.