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Volume 3: Chapter 232 – A Resolute Pursuit (2/4)
As he pulled on the bowstring and the wind cried, he shot out an arrow. It was still dark when that arrow made a low-toned sound as it was sucked in by the unclear horizon toward an enemy.
As the gentle winds of the plains comfortable caressed Jize the One-Eyed’s cheeks, he removed his hand from his bow.
“Shooting from a horse isn’t something a martial artist is meant to do, but… the demihumans – their friends – keep coming for them. Damned goblins making me shoot from a horse like this. Nothing could be more unpleasant!”
Although angry, the glint in his eyes did not lessen even a little as he glared at his surroundings. When his narrowed eyes spotted another moving, he drew his bow once more.
He shot an arrow to the yet dark sky. The arrow lodged itself into the back of the demihuman so naturally, it was almost as if it were being sucked in. After being penetrated, the demihuman keeled over.
“Tell the main force at the back to move faster!”
After getting rid of the scouts, Jize took his southern army and steadily approached the goblins. Because Jize the One-Eyed himself was acting as the scout, the forces of Germion Kingdom were able to take out the demihuman scouts while approaching the goblin forces.
Sending the demihumans out in pairs to scout was a bad idea.
The centaurs had greater physical abilities, but their eyes weren’t as effective in the night. Although their eyes weren’t any worse off than humans, whenever they heard a large army approaching, they would try to get closer to ascertain their numbers. It was then that Jize would shoot them down.
If it were the fang tribe, things might have gone differently, but most of the area extending from the north to the south were covered by the centaurs. It can only be said that the two demihuman chiefs had no luck. Meanwhile, the Fang Tribe (Werewolf) were completely unable to find the enemy and were starting to consider going back to the goblins.
Germion Kingdom had broken through the area managed by the centaurs.
Fortunately, Gi Ji Arsil’s assassin unit were also in the area and one of them was able to spot the human forces, so they were still able to get wind of the situation.
“Hmm… They’re here.”
Jize saw the enemy hiding in the grass, but since they were preparing to move, he wasn’t sure what to do. Should he attack by himself and mess up the formation or should he wait for the main force to arrive.
Word has already been sent.
The rough location of this place has already been passed, and there are also scouts along the way, so the answer should have been clear.
But even someone like Jize needed courage to throw himself into an army that was probably about 3,000 men strong. Even if he might be a match for a thousand warriors (warrior) alone, he still needed the resolve to gamble with his life.
“…Is this fear? Me?”
Within the darkness, Jize asked himself that.
“No. That can’t be. I could not possibly lose to the likes of goblins.”
As those words that came from his heart answered his question, a fierce smile appeared on his face.
“This is exactly what I have been waiting for! A stage made just for me!”
Jize threw his bow and drew his curved sword from his back, then he plunged himself into the chaos.
With no one to stop Jize, the goblins fell into panic from a morning attack executed by one man and one man alone.
The goblins were stupefied by that surprise attack.
Attacks during the night and in the morning each had their rules. But such rules only held true between humans. The goblins saw the holy knight, Jize, attacking by himself. But they assumed that it was only a foolish human scout getting too deep into their territory.
The rare class goblin thought of catching the human when he was near enough, then use him to find out where the humans were. By the time the goblin paled and saw that Jize was fiercely charging for their camp, it was already too late.
A swing of that curved sword easily lopped off the goblin’s head. In a flash, two goblins had already fallen. When a goblin saw the two goblins beside it beheaded just like that, before those corpses could even fall to the ground, the dumbfounded goblin received a kick to the pit of his stomach. Jize glanced at the goblin as the goblin was sent flying, then Jize held his curved sword horizontally in the now opened space.
Jize buried his sword into the neck of the goblin in front of him, and after instantly killing the four goblins around him, he raised up his voice and named himself.
“I am the holy knight, Jize, of Germion Kingdom! I’ve come for your heads, goblins!”
As brave as the goblins were, that overwhelming power was enough to strike fear into their hearts. The blade of the raging one-eyed demon mercilessly beheaded the goblins one after another. Those overawed fell prey to his blade, and Jize freely slaughtered the goblins that have been winning all this time.
That seemingly impossible penetrative power that allowed a lone man to suppress a thousand foes trampled over the goblins all the way to the middle. When Gi Zu Ruo saw that terrible sight, he raised his voice and went out to stop him, but already, 50 goblins had been sacrificed.
“Ohh, you’re the goblin from that time! What good luck!”
Jize laughed as he received Gi Zu’s spear. They did not bother to hide their fierceness in this tight battle.
“If you have a name, then name yourself, monster! I am Jize Yuwenti! The man who shall hunt you!”
“Naming myself is annoying, but as you wish! I am Gi Zu Ruo! The goblin who shall kill you!”