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Volume 3: Chapter 228 – The Battles Concerning the Western Region (1/3)
After unifying the south, the Goblin King left the former Elrain Kingdom and went north. His destination was Germion Kingdom. It was a march that brought along Gi Gu Verbena’s Felduk that ended the Pena War, as well as his cavalry and Gi Ga Rax the rule of the south’s Aransain.
After reorganizing the army at the Western Region again, they planned to swarm Germion Kingdom. Pale advised the king that the best time to attack was after the harvest. One reason behind this was the logistics of the now bigger goblin army. Humans had control of the region at Germion Kingdom just like in Pena, so there were no giant monsters to feed on. If they ignored this issue and just attacked like this, they would have to pillage for food.
The Goblin King did not wish for that.
To avoid that, they needed to wait until after the harvest to have enough time to import food from Fatina and prepare the necessary portable food to support the entire army.
The Goblin King started toward the north for the battle that would take place 2 months later, but just because the battle was still 2 months away did not mean that the Goblin King was free. Pale didn’t even have to point it out. The Goblin King moved his army to the Western Region, where the monsters were rampant, to secure food that could be preserved. Another reason he came to the Western Region was to reorganize his offensive forces.
Just as Pale had planned, the Goblin King was going to be attacking from three directions, but the question of who would attack where still needed to be answered.
Moreover, on top of examining the regions that would be left to these three generals – Gi Gu Verbena, Ra Gilmi Fishiga, Gi Ga Rax – they also needed to decide the forces they would be leading.
There was also the question of if they should move the goblins that specialized in fighting individually like Rashka and Gi Zu Ruo. After all, there were places that couldn’t be protected without such goblins.
“My king. I hear you summoned me.”
Gi Go Amatsuki the Sword King appeared before the Goblin King within the camp. He knelt and prostrated himself on the ground.
Gi Go Amatsuki was a goblin swordsman and a powerful individual that boasted of being a Baron Class.
“Umu. Gi Go. When the time comes to attack Germion Kingdom, the northern path will be left to you.”
“…It is an honor, Your Highness.”
Gi Go who had his curved sword by his waist, prostrated his head even further as he responded to the king.
“How many soldiers will you be needing? There’s no need to be reserved. Just say it.”
“30 soldiers and the Yugushiva tribe. That will be enough.”
“Is that enough?”
The Goblin King happily nodded when he heard that.
“Your Majesty, I have just one question.”
“Would it be alright if I took the head of the enemy general and put it on display?”
“Lili the Scarlet Maiden. Supposedly, a holy knight that uses a magic sword.”
Pale read aloud the information and the Goblin King hesitated a little.
“…No. There’s something I want to ask her. Keep her alive if you can.”
“As you will.”
Gi Go stood up and the Goblin King saw him off.
The Goblin King still needed to think about who to assign the other paths to. With Pale’s advice, they gradually filled up their roster.
Attacking from the south would be Gi Ga Rax’s Aransain. An army that prioritized speed was necessary in order to suppress Sivara’s army by the south.
Attacking from the west would be Gi Gu Verbena’s Felduk. Felduk was an army made up of only goblins. Gi Jii Yubu’s army was also added to their forces.
Siege weapons would be necessary in order to overcome the 8 fortress along the western path. At the previous battle, several of the Kushain Believers’ siege weapon were lent and the goblins were also taught how to use them.
The Goblin King also believed that Felduk was better suited for a battlefield that was not tight-fisted with time.
“In order to suppress the enemy holy knights, we also need individuals that excel in fighting alone,” Pale advised.
The Goblin King agreed with her and placed various special units here and there to prepare for the Holy Knights.
To the west was Rashka of Gaidga.
From the south was Gi Za Zakuend and the elf, Felbi.
The Goblin King made sure to tell them to avoid a one on one confrontation and placed them in the western and southern armies.
“Now then. The last one is me.”
“In regards to that, please wait for a while.”
Pale usually always gave a clear answer, so when she said that, the Goblin King raised his brows.
“There’s one problem presently facing us. That is how to deal with the enemy’s large army should they decide to attack the western region.”
“They’ve only been defending until now. Are you saying they’re planning to attack now?”
“From the intelligence network I’ve established, the crown prince of Germion Kingdom himself is planning to appear and lead an attack.”
“The crown prince… The successor, huh.”
The Goblin King groaned as he folded his thick arms.
“We must kill that person in the Western Region.”
“We could also capture him and use him in negotiations.”
“Does Your Majesty intend to annex their country?”
“But no matter how deep the king’s love runs for the crown prince, it won’t be enough to swallow the country. The enemy is the Majestic King.”
The Goblin King sighed and became thoughtful.
“If that crown prince surrenders to our army, then—”
“Your Highness, I understand this displeases you, but still, I must say it. If you have decided to acquire their country, then the royal family must be killed. The children, the princesses, and even the elderly. Unless you kill them all, the people protecting the country will not accept it. Only when they are all dead will the people acknowledge their defeat. Mercy unto the royal family is unnecessary.”