Protagonist (Imperial Class)
A human from another world who reincarnated into this world as a goblin. He once lost his mind due to starvation and hunted a monster to satiate it. He is currently revered by the goblins, and has promised to create a kingdom for them as their king. He is under the protection of the Goddess of the Underworld, and after uniting the various races of the forest has invaded the land of the humans, taking the first step in his path to world domination. He has since thrown himself in to the battles of the southern region.
Gi Ga Rax (Knight Class)
A spear-wielding goblin who is the first goblin from Gi Village to evolve into a rare class. He is a firm believer of the king and he has sworn fealty to him. He lost his right arm and left leg, but he managed to pick himself back thanks to his indomitable will. He is currently leading other wounded goblins like him to fight for the king. He calls his platoon the imperial guards. He is one of the four generals appointed by the king.
Gi Gu Verbena (Duke Class)
Former leader of the village that has now become the parent organization of the protagonist’s horde. He was a rare class at the time, but he was still subdued by the protagonist’s powerful howl, and became his subordinate. He specializes in the long sword, but he can use any close combat weapon. His real specialty lies in fighting with others. He conquered the goblins from the southern region and is now leading a force second only to the king’s horde. He is one of the four generals appointed by the king.
Gi Go Amatsuki (Baron Class)
In the face of being killed by the gray wolves or swearing fealty to the protagonist, he chose to swear. His preferred weapon is a curved sword, as it can cut his prey easily. He has received the divine protection of the Sword God, and once ended up pointing his sword to the king due to his influence. Ashamed of his weakness, he left the village. After a long time of wandering, he returned a new man and killed the Holy Knight, Gowen, who he once lost to.
Gi Za Zakuend (Wizard Class)
A mage goblin who lived in a village situated by the roots of a great tree. He became the protagonist’s subordinate after losing to him in a duel. He is a firm believer of the king and has sworn fealty to him. His appearance resembles that of humans. He has received the divine protection of the wind god.
Gi Gi Orudo (Duke Class)
A beast tamer, a goblin who can talk to animals. He came from the same village as Gi Gu, and currently has a triple head as his main beast. His preferred weapon is an axe. He is currently fighting as a part of the detached force responsible for conquering the colonial city. One of the appointed four generals of the king.
Gi Ji Arsil (Duke Class)
A goblin who can use the Meld skill, and thus, specializes in reconnaissance. He gets along well with Gi Gi and has fought as a pair with him plenty of times. He used to prefer a long sword, but after specializing in reconnaissance, he has since switched to a dagger. He has learned the Assassinate skill, and is merciless to all who oppose the king. He is a professional at instantly killing people.
Gi Zu Ruo (Duke Class)
When he was young, he lost his mind when Gi Ga was deeply wounded during the battle of the orcs. Using the Mad Dog skill, he was able to take down three orcs by himself. He is a powerful goblin, who has received the divine protection of the mad god. At the king’s behest, he went to the northwestern part of the Forest of Darkness to increase their forces. He was able to win against a mindless giant and solidify his footing in the northwestern part of the Forest of Darkness.
Gi Zo (Druid Class)
A water mage from Gi Za’s village. He was tasked to protect the village by the protagonist. He has received the divine protection of the water god. He is no longer among the living due to Gulland.
Gi Da (Rare Class)
A spearman from Gi Ga’s faction. His debut as a warrior was in the battle against the orcs. He possesses the Unreasonably Stubborn skill. He is no longer among the living due to Gulland.
Gi Jii Yubu (Noble Class)
The most brilliant student created by the goblin training, who now leads a regiol. As a commander, he has skills that could be matched with humans, but it seems he’s not ready just yet to take a holy knight on.
Gi De (Rare Class)
A subordinate of Gi Gi. He is also a beast tamer. He evolved into a rare class when he was caught up in the battle the orcs. As an obedient subordinate of Gi Gi, the king expects much from him. (He is currently using a triple boar and a wild dog.) He died to the Wand of Destruction, Bellan.
Gi Do Buruga (Shaman Class)
A wind mage. Also from Gi Za’s village. He has never stood out because of Gi Za, but he has gradually distinguished himself among the goblins. He has the divine protection of the wind god. He leads the druids alongside Gi Za.
Gi Ba Hagar (Noble Class)
A skillful goblin who can use the Fierce Arm skill. He has received Verid’s divine protection, and as such, deeply loathes humans. Most of his efforts have been centered against the humans, making him a valuable asset in supporting the frontlines. He was killed by Saldin during the retreating battle in the southern region.
Gi Bi (Rare Class)
A water mage. He is expected to be Gi Zo’s successor, but he is still a long way away from that goal. He is a part of Gi Za’s druid platoon.
Gi Bu Rakuta (Noble Class)
A beast tamer. Gi Ga works him hard everyday. He is now affiliated with Gi Gi’s beast tamer army and is looking after beasts he isn’t familiar with. He is currently supporting the goblins by focusing his efforts on stock-farming.
Gi Be Slay (Noble Class)
A one-armed goblin. He has received Verid’s divine protection and deeply loathes humans. He is affiliated with Gi Ga’s imperial guards and is a part of the king’s cavalry. Through his excellent control of his monster steed, he is able to display his abilities.
Gi Ah (Rare Class)
A goblin who evolved into a rare class during the war with the elves. He possesses the invasion-class skill, One who Encroaches into the Divine Region.
Gi Ii (Rare Class)
A goblin who evolved during the war with the elves. He is an explorer and specializes in moving.
Gi Uu (Druid Class)
A goblin who evolved during the war with the elves. He is a water mage.
Old Goblin (Normal)
An old goblin. He isn’t very useful in combat. Because he was once enslaved by humans through magic, he is good at talking. He is the parent who riced Gi Za.
Ra Gilmi Fishiga (Noble Class)
He is an archer of the Ganra tribe, one of the four tribes of the west.
He went to the Gi Village as a messenger after receiving permission from the tribe. He invited the protagonist to the four tribes. He has been title the First Archer or Gadieta. He is constantly worried over the relationship between the tribe and the king. He fought as part of the detached force responsible for the colonial city and is currently one of the four appointed generals of the king.
Ra Narsa (Rare Class)
One of the four tribes of the west. He is an archer of the Ganra tribe.
She had been chased from her village by the Gaidga goblins when she met the protagonist. She is the current chief of the tribe and has recently started to distinguish herself. She has remained in the tribe’s village, supporting the goblins from the back.
Ru Rou (rare Class)
A young goblin of the Ganra tribe. In the Ganra tribe, the names Ra, Ru, and Re are three most influential. The rest of the goblins have no family name, and are thus, normal goblins. He fought with Gilmi against the colonial city.
Aluhaliha (Noble Class)
One of the four tribes. He is the chief of the Paradua tribe.
He threw away his pride and worked with the Gaidga to save his people from starvation, but after losing to the protagonist, he and his tribe have since joined him in his quest for world domination. He is the oldest among all the goblins. His black tiger steed is named Jirouou. He is currently retired, but he frequently patrols the area around the Fortress of the Abyss.
Hal (Noble Class)
Chief of the Paradua tribe.
He used to be a young warrior who worked as Aluhaliha’s aide. After inheriting Aluhaliha’s position, he has since proven himself a worthy chief capable of standing equal to the human cavalry. He has sworn fealty to the king. While fighting with the king, he also been given a pattern to decorate his presence as a tribe chief.
Alashd (Rare Class)
A middle-aged goblin from Paradua.
He works as Aluhaliha’s aide and is currently a member of the elders. He is staying at the Paradua village.
Rashka (Lord Class)
The biggest chief among the four tribes.
He is the strongest goblin among the four tribes, but his subordinates haven’t been as blessed. He was Narsa’s fiancé.
He evolved during the goblin’s first invasion.
Dashka (Rare Class)
A young goblin from the Gaidga tribe.
Kuzan (Rare Class)
Chief of the Gordob tribe.
She is a goblin blessed with the divine protection of the goddess of the underworld. She has a skill that allows her to resurrect the dead. She is currently responsible for managing the Fortress of the Abyss. Gi Ga respects her. She studied medicine during her stay in the elven village and has since been working with the other Gordob members to support the goblins from the back as medical practitioners.
Reshia Fel Zeal (18 years-old)
The priestess known as the saint. As the Healing Goddess’ follower, she lives to spread the word and teach righteousness. She has the divine protection of the goddess, and can heal others. She has been brought back to the ivory tower.
Lili (22 years-old)
She studied the famous sword style, Zweil Style, in the capital. She has sworn fealty to Reshia. And while she may have lost to the protagonist in one hit, she has proven herself strong enough to easily defeat three normal goblins. She has become much stronger after acquiring the evil sword, Vashinant. She stopped the Yugushiva attacks after Gulland entrusted the northern army to her.
Mattis (27 years-old)
The second son of a farmer. He’s largely responsible for drying the meat to preserve them. He was sent somewhere in the kingdom.
Chinos (25 years-old)
The third son of a farmer. He plows the fields and is close to Mattis. He was sent somewhere in the kingdom.
Keifel (28 years-old)
An adventurer who took on a request to escort Reshia through the Forest of Darkness. He’s strong enough that he could easily wield a steel great sword, but the protagonist still managed to kill him.
Zeon (32 years-old)
A follower of Ativ. He specializes in fire magic. In his battle against the protagonist, he used his fire magic, but still lost. In the end, he tried to blow himself up along with the protagonist, but the protagonist’s words agitated him, causing him to lose the opportunity.
Tinra (23 years-old)
A villager. She is one of the women used by the goblins as a breeding machine that the protagonist killed.
Ashtal Do Germion (60 years-old)
The king that rules the western region of the continent in which the Forest of Darkness and the connecting borders are included. He is a powerful ruler with seven holy knights under him. He has recently ordered three of those holy knights to search for the saint. He has laid out new plans after feeling the threat from the Goblin King. He’s currently trying to gather mages to strengthen his army.
Gowen Ranid (46 years-old)
The feudal lord that rules over the region next to the Forest of Darkness. As one of the country’s strongest powers, he is renowned as the Iron-Armed Knight. He is currently leading his soldiers in a quest to find the saint. He fought hard against the goblin invasion, but was eventually killed by Gi Go Amatsuki.
Gulland Rifenin (32 years-old)
A former adventurer. As one of the country’s strongest powers, he is renowned as the Storm Knight. He’d been stationed in the northern mountains, but the king called him back to send him off in a quest for the saint. He became a hero after rescuing the saint. He tried to help Gowen fight the goblin invasion, but he lost. He retreated after losing to the Goblin King’s power that comes from the underworld.
Gene Marlon (24 years-old)
As one of the country’s strongest powers, he is renowned as Lightning-Fast Knight. He was previously stationed at the south, but the king called him back to send him on a quest to search for the saint. Killing is his favorite past-time. Whether it’s a man, a demihuman or a monster, they’re all just pieces of meat to be cut down before him. He was killed by his own slave.
Sivara Bandier (29 years-old)
One of the country’s most powerful warriors, a holy knight known as the Ripper Knight. He is a martial artist and comes from a noble family. He is popular among young soldiers, and is considered the enemy of all fathers and boyfriends. He is also known as the Marriage Destroyer. His skill at leading the cavalry is one of the best in the country. He fought in the southern wars, hoping to get a piece of land, but had to retreat after failing to make Cultidian fall.
Jize Yuuenti (40)
One of the country’s most powerful warriors, a holy knight known as the Sharp-Eyed Knight. He is currently dealing with the Kushain believers coming from the south. He was originally a traveler from the east that was coaxed by Ashtal with a huge paycheck.
A young commander under Gowen. He has received the divine protection of the Goddess Of Destiny. He has been tasked to suppress the goblins in the west.
A veteran martial artist who acts as Gowen’s aide. He used to lead the cavalry, but then the Goblin King turned him into a corpse.
Herculean Wyatt (41 years-old)
A member of the Blood Oath of the Flying Swallow. He specializes in handling great shields. He has a gentle personality, but beware for his anger isn’t one to be taken lightly. After returning from the forest, he has since been working in the Holy Shushunu Kingdom as the leader of the blood oath of the flying swallows. In order to deepen relations with the Red King, he joined the battle in the south as a guest general. Although defeated by the Goblin King, he was able to safely go home and return to the Flying Swallow.
Mage Killer Mill (20 years-old)
A member of the Blood Oath of the Flying Swallow. She is an assassin that favors the use of talons. Renowned as the mage killer, she is a mage’s worst nightmare. After returning from the forest, she has since been helping out in the slums and watching over orphans. She met Reshia and successfully managed to give her the orphans’ present.
Wand of Destruction Bellan (37 years-old)
A member of the Blood Oath of the Flying Swallow. He wields a fire staff. As a former knight, he cares a great deal about honor. He died while protecting his allies.
Hawk-Eyed Fick (32 years-old)
An adventurer with two names. He has exceptional perception and skill. He is currently searching through the Forest of Darkness under Gulland’s lead. After returning from the forest, he has since gone to the southern free cities on a solo adventure.
The White Hand of Life (Age Unknown)
A priest robed in white. She specializes in healing and support. Her age, name, and origin are all unknown. After converting Vitz and Yugil, she has started traveling the world to find more adherents.
Vitz (28 years-old)
A talkative sword-wielding adventurer. He’s actual strength isn’t bad, but he’s still far from being deserving of a second name. He was caught by the White Hand of Life and is currently traveling the world with her.
Yugil (26 years-old)
An adventurer and an unwilling shield bearer. He might appear old, but he is actually still young. He was caught by the White Hand of Life and is currently traveling the world with her.
Yoshu (27 years-old)
The younger brother of the slaves Gene purchased. The collar of obedience around his neck keeps him from going against Gene’s orders. Healers are rare, so he’s been made into a shield bearer. He ended up on the goblin side because of his older sister’s whims. He traveled with Gi Go, but since returning has been left in charge of many jobs. He works as a mediator for the goblins and the humans. He works to ensure the stability of the political situation. OF the humans under the Goblin King’s rule, he is the most successful.
Shumea (29 years-old)
The older sister of the slaves Gene purchased. The collar of obedience around her neck keeps her from going against Gene’s orders. Contrast to her brother who bears a shield, she uses a spear. She is a gutsy woman who believes that working with the Goblin King is better than living in human society. She negotiated with the humans and has currently been put in charge of the guards protecting the border region. She is popular among all races, but especially among children, seeing her as something akin to a mother.
Characters from the Southern Wars
Brandika Rual Attibel (32 years-old)
A great man who was able to become a king despite starting out as a mere adventurer. With his clan, the Red King, he swept through the southern lands. His genius adviser, Carlion, died during the battles with the king, and eventually lost his life in the hands of the Goblin King. He use a God-Class weapon called Valdis
Carlion Quinn Kirks (Romaji: Karion Kuin Kaakusu)
The tactician of the Red King, who helped push Brandika into kingship despite being a mere adventurer. He is popularly known as ‘Genius Adviser’. His body grew weak due to the influence of his skill, and later died in a pool of blood after abusing his own body. His name is based off of the characters of Kakuka (Guo Jia) of the Records of the Three Kingdoms.
Saldin (25 years-old)
An adventurer and a former bandit. He cherishes Carlion as if he were his own older brother and suffers because of it. He was able to kill Gi Ba Hagar, but the great loss at Melgion left him with no other choice but to lead the Red King to retreat to Fatina.
Grave (60 years-old)
An old enchanter that can bestow magical effects upon weapons. As a veteran adventure, he has many Connections. He takes advantage of that by frequently working on diplomatic missions. He died at Melgion.
Cell (48 years-old)
A gnome warrior who could live twice as long as humans. She is a kind of powerful swordsman known as a sword dancer. She vanished after bringing Carlion’s corpse to his hometown.
Shunrai (38 years-old)
A powerful swordsman that uses a scimitar. He has been fighting in the east with the Twin Moon Clan’s Vine the Mad Blade. he wears a muffler that hides his mouth, upon which a ferocious smile could be seen. When he excited, he tends to dart his eyes sideways.
Kanash (58 years-old)
Chief General of Elrain Kingdom. Although his achievements are dazzling, he failed to support his kingdom and lost it to the Red King. Since then he has been working with the Red King to beg for the safety of his young king. He died at Melgion to the cavalry of the Goblin King.
Zaurosh (40 years-old)
Vice Clan Leader of the Leno Heart Clan. He has sworn fealty to his clan leader. He is known to be a clever tactician in the east. He uses a cross spear as his weapon.
Tauroba (36 years-old)
A member of the Leon Heart Clan. A demihuman. He is currently in the west to protect his clan leader.
Fase (52 years-old)
A member of the Leon Heart Clan. Half-sylph-half-human. He is good at the bow and looks up to Zaurosh.
Garwin (31 years-old)
A member of the Leon Heart Clan. Fase and he were both positioned at the borderlands. He is soon to marry the village girl, Sonia.
A fanatic and the former patriarch of the Kushain Believers. He thought he could make the Goblin King submit to him, but he was wrong. That mistake cost him his life and he died at the beginning of the Kruzel War.
Mira Vi Burnen (17 years-old)
The new matriarch of the Kushain Believers. She is someone who has inherited the blood of Kushain and also someone from a royal family. She is a genuine princess. Skilled in diplomacy and internal affairs, she is popular among the Kushain Believers. She is constantly worried over the spineless Vil, but she herself doesn’t know why she feels like this for him.
Vilan Do Zul (18 years-old)
A young tactician who has been serving Mira since childhood. He possess great tenacity and unequaled precision. He is bad with women, but that is actually because of Mira. He is deeply loyal to his master and will not hesitate to get his hands dirty.
Raksha El Pena (19 years-old)
The queen of the merchant country of Pena. She inherited the throne due to the death of her late father, who died from old age. Unable to stand the death of her beloved, she has started to fall into insanity.
Aizas (24 years-old)
Former knight commander of the Blue Knights. A prodigy who understood both warfare and politics, but despite also being the bearer of the Holy sword, he still fell before the concentrated attacks of the goblins. He was the fiancé of Queen Raksha. Had he survived, the fate of PEna might have been brighter.
Allen (24 years-old)
Current knight commander of the Blue Knights. He is a prodigy skilled not only in tactics revolving the use of sand horses, but also in the of mercenaries. A little something he picked up while fighting with the Red King. He is Aizas’ close friend, and he inherited the Blue Knights after he died. Unfortunately, he was unable to stop the country from being devoured by the Red King.
Clan leader of the Twin Moons Clan. She is popularly known as the Mad Blade. There is a huge difference between the way she looks and how she acts. Her personally is extremely dangerous, being fierce, violent, and cruel. She was a slave once upon a time, and it was during that time that she cultivated her violent personality. She has been fighting with the Red King at the east.
A beginner adventurer picked up by Pale along the way. She has received the divine protection of the Goddess of Healing.
A beginner adventurer picked up by Pale along the way. It is not known if he has received a divine protection.
Commander of the Special Attack Unit of the Elks Clan. He was in love with Pale, but he died without ever telling her that.
Clan Leader of the Elks Clan. He is a charismatic man who managed to bring up his clan from the alleys of a city to bask under the glorious light of a full-fledged clan. He died at the hands of the Red King when the clans were competing for initiative.
Altesia. The underworld goddess.
The Goddess of the Underworld and the Goddess of Valor. As the goddess the snakes serve, she has given her blessing to the protagonist. She is a dangerous woman with her deep jealousy and fierce temperament.
The Goddess of Healing. She has given her blessing to Reshia. She has also warned the protagonist to protect her. The underworld goddess might hate her, but she doesn’t actually hate her herself.
Pitch Black (Verid)
A one-eyed red-eyed snake that belongs to the Goddess of the Underworld.
Known to the goblins as the Lord of Decay. He is one of the snakes that fought the world with the Goddess of the Underworld.
Earth-Devouring Snake (Perseval)
One of the servants of the Underworld Goddess, who antagonized the whole world. He continues to fight with the titans underneath the Fortress of the Abyss.
The goddess with a thousand hands said to control destiny. She looks like a young girl, but when angered, her face turns to that of an oni. She had her eyes on Brandika, so after the protagonist killed him, she swore to one day enact vengeance upon the protagonist.
The elven woman Gene purchased. She became a slave after running away from her tribe. She was freed after she killed Gene. Since then hse has been under the care of the Goblin King with Shumea.
She is one of the protagonist’s pets.
The protagonist managed to tame her by giving her orc corpse and other meat as bait.
She is a fortuitous kobold who somehow managed to become the leader of her pack. She leeched off the orcs for a time. She wanted to eat the orc children, but unfortunately, couldn’t find an opening. She attacked the colonial city with the orcs, but the humans weren’t very tasty. She is currently wandering. She mastered the spirit language and became able to use various spells and evolve into a Rook Kobold. Her journey to find delicious things continues yet.
As the pup of the gray wolves, she has been given the elven name that means lady of the lake. Reshia, Lili, and other children and women are quite taken by her lovely fur. She has grown up enough to lead her household. She has grown up to become a spectacular gray wolf even better than her own parents. She is so strong that she was even able to join the cavalry of the Goblin King.
As the pup of the gray wolves, he has been given the name of a wise human monarch that means sovereign of the wind’s howls. His uninhibited personality leads him to battle Hasu for ranks on a daily basis. He became the leader of many beasts in the capital, then in the ivory tower. He continues to increase his servants, but his subordinates are mostly females.
A timid orc. Gol Gol had taken a liking for him despite his small body. After Gol Gol died, he led the orcs to the west, but the protagonist managed to capture them. He attacked the colonial city with Gilmi. Recently, his greatest worry is that he’ll suddenly find himself fighting at the very frontlines against the humans.
The orc king that attacked the village. He is a berserker who can use skills. He was defeated by the protagonist.
Chief of the araneae, a female chief. She speaks firmly and possesses a proud mindset. The lower half of her body is a spider, but the uper half is that of a lovely maiden. She covers her upper body with clothes made from araneae thread. Poison drips from her talons, and she can use them alongside her threads. That fighting style has earned her the name Poison Feather. She is a descendant of the red crystal.
An influential person of the araneae. He opposed Nikea’s plans to accept the goblin and ended up dead for it. He is a descendant of the blue crystal.
The female chief of the mud-scaled tribe. She is slow in a good way. As a member of a tribe known for moving underground, she works as a merchant just like Yushika. She knowns more than the harpies and is also a better messenger. She looks like a mole on the outside, but her vision is perfectly fine. Her pair of round eyes is her unique feature. She is known as the hardest claw. Shi is a descendant of the dark crystal.
Female chief of the harpies. She has a huge bag hanging from her neck that she carries with her arms. She uses it to store her cargo. She is a merchant. She is also a mischievous woman who doesn’t cower even before the king. She has white wings sprouting from her back and bird feet. She is known as the first wing. She is a descendant of the white crystal.
The old chief of the papirsag/shell tribe. He is of short stature and he carries a moss-covered shell on his back. He is a careful man, whose eyes always seem sleepy. Despite that his gaze is extremely sharp. His tribe specializes in processing trees and taming monsters. He is a descendant of the hard crystal.
Chief of the long-tailed, a subspecies of the lizardman with two heads and two tails. Half of his body is covered with a shell, but the other half has his skin exposed just like an amphibian. He is a descendant of the soft crystal.
Chief of the minotaurs. He talks slowly. He tried to crush the goblins as soon as he saw one. There is almost nothing good about him when it comes to talking. His gaze is sharp and while he might talk foolishly, he is by no means incompetent. He is a descendant of the heavy crystal.
Chief of the werewolves. He is a friend of the gray wolves and he lives in the fields. He is known as the tyrant because he likes to tear his enemy apart with brute force. He is a firm believer of power and originally disliked the goblins. He is extremely friendly toward the gray wolves. He tends to be impulsive, but he’s definitely not one to be underestimated. He is a descendant of the fierce crystal.
Chief of the centaurs. He found himself in a bad position ever since Gurfia became a ghost. He tried to kill Gurfia with the elite of his tribe but failed. He hates the goblins. He is a descendant of the proud crystal.
The guide Nikea introduced.
The slave werewolf from the Jirad Forest.
The new chief of the cenaturs. He fought alongside Pale against the Red King. By defeating the mixed army, he was able to live up to the fame of the centaurs as archers.
Chief of the Sylph’s Forni village. He wishes to reform the elves. He studied under Falun and is Shunaria’s father. He is renowned as the Wise Shure. He formed an alliance with the Goblin King and promised him full support in the war with the humans.
Chief of the western Gastia Forest. Shure’s friend and master. He is considered a scheming strategist even by his own disciple, Shure. He brought back the elven school system and is currently using his village to spread knowledge.
Shure’s daughter. She is smart and frequently does pointless things. She delivered the Goblin King’s new weapon to him. She is currently working as a civil official in a human village.
A young sylph warrior who gathered experience in the human world. She is a versatile warrior who can lead army and fight her own battles. She managed to make the bigger goblin army retreat many times. She left the Goblin King to help her clan, Elks. After gaining the divine protection of the Goddess of Vengeance, she returned to the goblins as his tactician and destroyed the Red King.
One of Symphoria’s commanders. He fought alongside Pale against the goblins, but he mostly left the leadership of the platoon to her. He has been grudgingly leading the platoon since Pale left. He dreams of becoming a first-rate warrior. Currently, he is the only who can keep up with Gi Go Amatsuki in a sword fight.
Symphoria’s chief. He is Pale’s cousin. He is self-righteous and proud. He was the only one given a death penalty after the war.
Sinfall’s chief. She is a woman but her face is cold. She never managed to take back Sinfall after it was taken from her during the Sylph Unification War. She was exiled after the war.:
Jirad’s chief. He foresaw the human threat lie Shure and the Goblin King, but was rebuked because of his decision to enslave the demihumans. He was stripped of his last name and made a commoner after the war.
Sheng’s chief. He was sympathetic to Pale from beginning to end, but was coerced by Fenit to hand her over to the goblins. He was stripped of his last name and made to work at the Jirad’s hidden farm after the war.
Volume 3: Chapter 252 – The Kingdom of the Black Sun
—The Kushain Believers had declared war against the Holy Shushunu Kingdom.
This report wasn’t considered important by the imperial court of the Holy Shushunu Kingdom, since Blanche had already once led the Short Sword Battle Maidens (Valkyria) to attack the territory of the Kushain Believers herself. Hence, as far as the imperial court was concerned, the Kushain Believers were old news, but the War Princess understood the gravity of the situation.
If the Kushain Believers were willing to fight, then the goblins, who were allied to them, wouldn’t be sitting still either.
In the first place, the reason she attacked the Kushain Believers was because she couldn’t handle them and the goblins together. Unfortunately, that only made the situation worse.
She was so furious with the envoys the king had sent out that she wouldn’t be satisfied even if she killed them three times over, but the situation has already reached a point of no return.
Queen Mira was a politician and a brilliant leader.
She would never declare war against the Holy Shushunu Kingdom without any chance for victory. If so, then she must have already communicated with the goblins. In other words, the goblins have already recovered.
But the only one who realized this terrifying truth was the War Princess alone.
To recover from a defeat in just one month… Such a thing was unheard of in the Holy Shushunu Kingdom. It was an impossible feat. The only wars that the Holy Shushunu Kingdom and the minor nations knew about were the skirmishes between the minor nations or the wars meant to suppress them, and yet they still couldn’t fathom how fast the goblins were able to recover.
“How wonderful would it be if I could just close my eyes to all the unpleasant things.”
She shot down the people who argued that it was impossible, and then set out once more to reinforce her army. This time they probably won’t rely on something as roundabout as a scheme.
In the last battle, the goblins were baited and wiped out. It may be easy to describe, but it took a lot of preparation to pull off. People who know nothing of war can’t even imagine it.
In the last battle, they exploited their allies and got them to provide them 4,000 footmen and 1,000 archers. If the goblins will attack them with the same numbers, then they’ll have to provide the same number of soldiers, but…
“There’s no way they’ll come with the same number of soldiers.”
It was unthinkable for the enemy to match their numbers and play a game of tactics with them. If anything they’ll probably bring an army twice as big. Blanche knew that they’d bought time, but she didn’t realize how deep their pockets went.
Be that as it may, she was a warrior who stood at the apex of a major power’s military prowess.
She’ll have to hire adventurers as mercenaries, provide training, conscript the farmers, and then use them all as soldiers. If the enemy will come at them with a greater army, then she’ll have to make her army bigger too.
Whatever difference in number remains she’ll have to make do with tactics.
But no matter what she had to avoid leaving the numerical gap so big that she’s powerless against them. She knew full well how powerful quantity was when she suppressed the minor nations.
“There’s no choice. I’ll have to use them.”
She had taken the men from the east as slaves, but she had hesitated to use them. Now that things have come to this, she didn’t have a choice. She sighed a little and considered how to use them.
Within the seething darkness of summer, in that place where the lights of the city couldn’t reach, were those that squirmed.
The capital of the Holy Shushunu Kingdom, Rishu, turned a new face from the vulgarity in the noon. Although it was a country ruled by law, that law was by no means omnipotent, and there were those who could turn a profit precisely because they would be breaking the law.
These denizens of the darkness lurked in the shadows of Rishu.
They had their own laws. A law different from the laws known by the common man.
A law where the strong ruled and the weak obeyed – a law where power was everything.
The one who organized all that was an old man who made his wealth from selling drugs and weapons, a man known as Gararote. Dark eyes that have long ceased to believe in men, a plump belly, and skilled guards hired with coin.
But in the dead of the night, one person visited him.
Lustrous black hair that fluttered in the dark, honey-colored skin, and clothing that showed much skin. Under the light of his residence, she was bewitching. The slender but curved blade by her waist was something she’d purchased at Imperial Capital of Rishu. The long slits she had for eyes were by no means smiling. That was the look of a predator eyeing her prey, her red tongue playing with words like the whisperings of a demon.
“Y-You whore… You think you can get away doing something like—”
Piled up on top of each other were none other than the famed experts that Gararote had hired.
It was curious what she found so amusing, but Vine twisted her body in laughter.
The blade in her hand dripped with blood unsated.
“Listen, you senile old man. This isn’t a proposition, it’s an order.”
Vine looked down at Gararote as if she were looking at garbage, then the corners of her mouth lifted and formed a smile.
“I won’t give you… Any money…”
The blade pointed at him had already eaten into his shoulder. Gararote stifled his cries, but Vine moved the blade in his shoulder around and laughed.
“You don’t have to hold back, old man. They’re all in hell already, having a nice little audience with the Goddess of the Underworld (Altesia).”
The Burning Bright Moons Clan and Sophia had snuck into the Holy Shushunu Kingdom recently. It wasn’t long before they found themselves in need of a nest. Vine told the worrying Sophia that she knew a good place if she didn’t mind a dump site.
Sophia had arrived just now, and there was an audible confusion in her voice. Of course, that was only natural.
After all, Vine’s little negotiation had turned into a bloodbath.
Vine kicked the old man who was doing his best not to cry out in pain, then turned her blood-stained face to Sophia.
“Ah, young miss. You came.”
“Umm, weren’t you supposed to negotiate?”
“Yes. We’re in the process of it. Right, Gararote?”
Vine stabbed his leg and whispered by his ears. This time the old man screamed.
“S-Save me. I’ll give you as much as you want!”
As the man screamed, he moved away from Vine as if he couldn’t wait to distance himself from her. Vine ignored him and turned to Sophia.
In the end, just as Sophia proposed, the Burning Bright Moons would be living with Gararote as his guards. That is to say that they will be using his place as their base of operations. From that day on, burglary would frequent the slave traders of Rishu.
Despite the efforts of the guards to find the criminals, their searches would turn up no leads, unable to find either the stolen commodities or the thieves. In this way, the public order of Rishu plummeted and its people grew anxious.
Both the goblins and the Holy Shushunu Kingdom were in a hurry to reorganize their forces, but then an alarming report was brought before the War Princess.
“Dismina and Ramana refused to provide soldiers?”
Blanche frowned upon receiving the official notification from some of the minor countries under the Holy Shushunu Kingdom.
“They said they won’t be able to participate in the coming battle.”
“…Hmm. Are they testing us?”
Blanche was troubled by the sudden refusal of the minor countries to provide them soldiers. The necessary groundwork should have already been laid out with the kings and other relevant personnel of the minor nations. Perhaps they’ve found a new patron.
“I fear that the Ivory Tower may be involved,” the feeble aide said. Blanche knitted her brows.
“The other government officials have confirmed it. The Ivory Tower has called for a coalition with the minor nations.”
“How big are we talking about?”
“The Iron Country, the Forest Country, and the other minor nations toward the north are quite favorable to them.”
Dismina and Ramana were also in the north. The information seemed right.
“Do they believe that their coalition can keep me from taking vengeance?”
As Blanche’s eyes grew sharp, the aide became thoughtful again.
“They appear to be pushing their saint to be their leader.”
“The saint who received the favor of the Goddess of Healing? Saint Reshia Fel Zeal?”
“Another Kushain, I can’t even laugh.”
Because of the nearby threat that was the goblins it wasn’t possible to make any large movements with their army. In that case, they’ll have to rely on a weak point, but the increasing faith toward the Ivory Tower and the saint among the north isn’t something that can be dealt within a short time. Blanche had no choice but to consider the possibility of the surrounding countries coming together under the new leader of the Ivory Tower to oppose them.
A struggle for influence over the minor nations wasn’t a good development.
Moreover, there was still the goblins to the west. If she were to attempt some second-rate scheme and fail, that would only give the goblins an opening to latch on to. She has considered the option of winning over the Council of Three Towers of the Ivory Tower, but if their goal was to use their saint to wage war, then the Holy Shushunu Kingdom won’t be able to take the lead.
Because of that they were able to take the initiative.
When she thought back to their claims, the only future she could see is them trying to make a theocracy with their saint at the head. And of course, the one pulling the strings on the saint would be none other than the elders of the Ivory Tower.
“What a silly tale,” Blanche muttered as she tried to understand what the Ivory Tower was thinking.
Although those who swindle others using god’s name were quite well off, who would’ve thought that even the highest archbishop of the biggest ‘church’ in the east would reach out for worldly authority in pursuit of more influence. Indeed human greed knows no bounds.
It was because of the goblins that they were taking advantage of the people’s faith in the saint and influencing the neighboring countries, but their real goal was most likely to become independent from the Holy Shushunu Kingdom.
After thinking for a while, Blanche muttered.
“…Should I kill her?”
She was smiling, but her eyes were sharp.
“Should I hire some people to carry it out?” The feeble aide asked.
Blanche raised her hand to indicate that she would leave the matter to him. At that, the aide bowed and left.
“Now then, I wonder what they’ll say once they’ve lost their precious saint. Will they still rebel against the kingdom?”
At Blanche’s behest, three dark hands were immediately sent to the northern country of Orphen. They sent only three since they believed that three would be enough to kill one saint.
The dark hands entered Orphen, and with the help of their collaborator, devised a plan to attack Saint Reshia while she offered her condolences to the army.
They disguised themselves in armor and looked for an opportunity to attack.
And then she appeared.
Hair as blue as the azure sky that reached down her waist. Two bluish purple jewels (amethysts) for eyes that discriminated against no one. And nose and lips seemingly arranged by a god.
She was so beautiful that for a moment even the dark hands found themselves gulping. The jeweled crown (tiara) on her head showed that she was indeed the one and only saint acknowledged by the Ivory Tower.
The arms that stretched out of her robe’s sleeves were so white they could burn one’s eyes.
The moment they saw that her defenseless figure was within range, they bolted off. There were two of them. With a weapon coated in poison, they struck down the guards that cried out, and in the blink of an eye, they were upon the saint.
One poisoned dagger sought to claim her life, but before it could, it was blocked. The dark hands opened their eyes in surprise and turned toward the person protected by that sword.
A long sword was floating on its own to protect the saint, while a short sword floated on its own and blocked the path of the other dark hand. To the soldiers that knew nothing, the sight of that weapon floating around her was the very picture of one blessed by a god.
Saint Reshia Fel Zeal.
The woman that was so beautiful she seemed inhuman looked at that scenery without blinking. It was as if she were watching a line of ants walking. The dark hand whose dagger had been deflected immediately fixed his posture, but by then the long sword had already entered deep into his chest.
A long sword and a short sword was protecting her.
Without even glancing at the dark hand as he sprayed blood and fell, she raised her hand.
“Mother, please show them your love (Heal All).”
The ether floating around her shone like rubies and dyed the ground.
The people cut down by the poisoned dagger were released from their pain. She had both healed them of their wounds and poison without even touching them.
The soldiers who saw that sighed with both envy and worship.
—We must gather around the Saint, Reshia Fel Zeal! For the sake of the human world!
In the northern lands, a new force was about to be born with Saint Reshia at its center.
On the 233rd year of Germion Kingdom, through the summer and the fall, during the military campaign against the War Princess, the Goblin King officially picked a name for their kingdom and designated a capital as recommended by the Governor-General of the Western Capital, Yoshu.
“Our country is too vague as it is now.”
Both the Goblin King and Pale were confused, but the way most of the humans saw it, even though the goblins didn’t charge much tax and ensured their safety, it didn’t really feel like they belonged to one country.
“Must we really?” The Goblin King asked.
“It’s admirable that Your Majesty doesn’t wish to send the people out to war, but there will be a big difference once the people understand that they’re really a part of one country. It will have an effect on maintaining the public order too.”
“Is that true?”
The Goblin King asked Pale, who was beside him, but she too didn’t understand this part of humans. Although she could understand how they moved in battles, she was quite bad when it came to politics.
“Your Majesty! You must pick a name for the kingdom, designate a capital, and at the very least, decide on a calendar!”
Yoshu could tell that the king had no interest, so he decided to remove all obstacles to get it done.
“Pale-dono, what is currently the biggest problem the country is facing politically?”
“…The recovery from the damages left by the insurgents.”
“Exactly. That’s especially true for Pena, Elrain Kingdom, and Germion State since they incurred the most damages. Hence, it is of great urgency that any signs of another rebellion be quelled and that the public order be restored. To that end!”
“You want His Majesty to decide on the name of the country, designate a capital, and decide on a calendar?” Pale asked half-doubtful-half-convinced.
Yoshu puffed up his chest and said proudly. “Yes. It is absolutely essential in order to build a stable country. Doing so would allow the people to have a sense of belongingness and pride, thus increasing the stability of the country’s internal affairs.”
“…Now that you mention it, we elves do put much emphasis in pride. Save for some unthinkable exceptions, it’s basically unheard of for an elf to betray his village.”
The Goblin King nodded reluctantly and Yoshu implored him to pick out a name for their kingdom.
Deep inside the Goblin King was sweating buckets, but he pretended to be calm.
“…How about the Kingdom of the Black Sun (Alrodena)?”
“That will do. Now then, please decide on the calendar.”
The Goblin King has never been as troubled as he was now, but he couldn’t ask for help from anyone.
This was different from naming the goblins. He couldn’t just pick something irresponsible. And to make things worse, the Goblin King has already realized that his naming sense was quite unique compared to other people. Because of that this whole period felt like torture to him.
“…Let’s go with the King’s Calendar. The year we defeated Germion Kingdom shall be the first year of the King’s Calendar. As for the rest, we’ll just copy Germion Kingdom’s calendar with some modifications here and there.”
“Good. Lastly, please pick a capital.”
“I think the Holy Shushunu Kingdom’s Rishu (Shushunu Capital) would be a good pick. Unfortunately, we’ve yet to acquire it,” Yoshu said.
Because their growth was unprecedented, deciding on a capital was difficult. What’s more was that they were probably going to grow even more from here on.
“How about going with the capital of the former Germion Kingdom for the meantime? We could relocate the capital once we’ve conquered the Holy Shushunu Kingdom.”
Yoshu didn’t doubt that the Goblin King would one day rule over the entire continent. His older sister, Shumea, was also working with the Goblin King, so it would be problematic if he were to lose.
Because of that he also thought that the king could just pick a more appropriate capital after he’s conquered the entire continent. The Fortress of the Abyss in the Forest of Darkness would make for a fine capital if the Goblin King were only ruling over monsters, but it was no longer suitable since the Goblin King was also ruling over the demihumans and the humans who lived in the plains.
The distance would affect the speed of communication.
The closer the capital the faster information could be delivered. It will also affect how fast they can respond when a problem arises. Because of that the Holy Shushunu Kingdom at the center would indeed be most appropriate if the king intends to unify the continent.
Although it’s surrounded by plains, Rishu has developed quite nicely, so it’s suitable to be a capital.
“Let’s go with that then.”
“In that case, please pick out a name for the capital.”
“Facing East (Garm Su).”
“Facing the east?”
Pale the Tactician asked, and the Goblin King nodded.
“As you will.”
After everything was done, Yoshu continued.
“Next we should hold a feast to celebrate the founding of a nation.”
“Of course, now that Your Majesty has decided on the capital and named it Garm Su, it is only right that wine be distributed to the people under your name.”
The king groaned, but Yoshu ignored it and continued.
“Please hear me out until the end. I hear goblins can drink too, and I believe it is only right that Your Majesty also bestow a boon to the people working so hard for you.”
“But we’re at war.”
“No matter how hard the Holy Shushunu Kingdom tries, it will take them more than three days by horse to get here. Besides, Pale-dono’s intelligence network has already been prepared, right?”
Pale silently nodded, and Yoshu nodded back.
“In that case, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about.”
“…Well, a little bit of fun is needed too, I guess.”
“Thank you for your understanding. It’s true that the people wish for cheap taxes and a secure life. But please know that that’s not everything.”
“…Man doesn’t live on bread alone, huh.”
As Yoshu silently bowed, the Goblin King had no choice but to bow too.
Yoshu wanted to tell the king to rest a bit more, but it seems he already understood that, so there was no need to word it out explicitly. He heaved a sigh of relief.
“In that case, we’ll celebrate the founding of the country and entertain the people with bread and wine.”
“Is that alright, Your Majesty? They might rebel against you one day.”
“It’s fine. Though if liquor might affect the occurrence of a rebellion, I will have to act with prudence.”
Seeing the king smile, Pale too smiled a little and nodded.
“I understand. I’ll have Yoshu-dono calculate the food needed for the celebration. We’ll have to inform the people of the capital too about the king’s favor. Yoshu-dono will take care of that as well. We’ll need to inform all of the territories about the name of the kingdom, the calendar, and the new capital. Of course, Yoshu-dono will take care of all of that too.”
“P-Pale-dono, d-do you have a grudge against me or something?”
As Yoshu’s face paled, Pale smiled the most gentle she has just yet.
“No, not at all… But if I had to say something, then I guess it’s because you’ve been too close to Selena lately.”
In the end, Yoshu had to deal with all those jobs, and it wasn’t until three days later when he was finally able to leave Garm Su. When he could finally leave, it looked like he was fleeing.