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Volume 4: Chapter 276 – The Last Nation to Fight (2/3)
As soon as the Goblin King took control of Gi Gu Verbena’s
As the Goblin King was sent reports on the progress of the war while on the move, he took Felduk under his banner, then immediately moved south to take Gi Gi Orudo’s
Of course, he has also been in contact with Gi Ga Rax’s
The Goblin King had heard of the wyverns’ threat, so he chose to play it safe by keeping his routes within the forested areas, which had poor visibility. The only solution he could think of at the moment was to have an elven squad shoot at them all at once, so he wanted to avoid them as much as possible.
At the same time, the Chief of the Long-Tailed, Tanita, was dispatched to the core of the mixed army, Gi Jii Yubu and Gi Zu Ruo. With muscular long-tailed ones for an escort, he appeared before them with gaudily-colored feathers and a staff with a fire crystal at its head.
“You must be the Gentle Descendant of the Crystal.”
When Gi Jii called him by his honorary title, he returned the greeting and spoke to him courteously.
“So it’s the two-headed grandpa.”
“Shut it, brat.”
Since Gi Zu didn’t know his manners, Tanita didn’t bother with appearances either.
After telling the key characters of the mixed army of Prime Minister Pale’s request and the king appearing himself, Tanita bid them farewell and went past their camp to carry out Pale’s request.
“Is it really fine for us to rendezvous with the king like this?”
“We will be entering under his banner. What’s there to be unhappy about?”
Gi Jii pondered, and Gi Zu glared at him sharply.
“That’s not it. His Majesty is heading south, right? If so, then wouldn’t it be important for us to ensure the safety of the king’s path?”
“In other words, you want to deal with the enemies here before the king arrives?”
Gi Jii nodded, and Gi Zu finally understood where he was coming from, but before getting ahead of themselves, he decided to turn to the tactician from their allied country.
“I don’t know. What do you think, Tactician?”
“Was the order to rendezvous given?”
After Gi Zu said that, he turned to Gi Jii for confirmation, and Gi Jii too nodded.
“In that case, we need to quickly take down the nations before us. Any change in our orders should come by messenger.”
Gi Zu folded his arms and became thoughtful, then immediately slapped his knees.
“Good, that makes this simple then. We’ll put an end to all these sluggish fights we’ve been having lately, and just go up to the enemy and take them down!”
Vilan wryly smiled when he appraised their battles as ‘sluggish’, however, the time was indeed ripe. Elfa could no longer hold against Felduk’s storm, and they were gradually retreating. The country before them, a neighbor of Elfa, one with a port, has also been losing soldiers.
The tunnels that led to Elfa from the neighboring nations have also already been discovered. Vilan has been slowly strangling the enemy all this time by focusing on the nations around them, so after thinking about it a little, he nodded.
“…In that case, shall we go ahead and crush the enemy?”
When Vilan said that, a fierce smile appeared on the two goblins, then they gave the order to their subordinates, and bumped fists, then set out once again.
“We’ll make our attack four days later.”
When Vilan said that, the two goblins looked at each other.
“Is there a need to wait so long?”
Gi Jii asked for the both of them.
“Just to be safe, we should attack when the weather is bad. The day four days later is likely to be a rainstorm.”
With all of Vilan’s accomplishments, the two goblins have already come to trust him, but they still couldn’t help but doubt his words, though they accepted them nonetheless.
The mixed army split their forces into two. Gi Zu Ruo’s
On the day of their march, the surface troops looked up at the sky, and just as Vilan predicted, the wind and the rain came.
“Tactician, can you control even the weather!?”
Gi Jii ran up to him enthusiastically, but Vilan shook his head with a wry smile.
“Anyone who studies the flow of the winds, the seasonal winds, and the climate could do this much. Didn’t Lord Pale do the same thing when she used the took advantage of the fog to crush the Red King’s great army. That’s just how tacticians are.”
“I see, I see! But that doesn’t change the fact that you’re amazing!”
Then the enthusiastic Gi Jii turned to his subordinate goblins and yelled.
“This rain and wind is a good omen unto us! On this storm, that our tactician called, we shall ride to vanquish our foes!”
The raindrops that fell on the blade of their spears mixed harmoniously with their screams. Though the rain drenched him wet, Gi Jii did not mind and commanded his army.
Meanwhile, when Gi Zu Ruo heard the sound of rain, he spoke to his subordinates to bolster their morale.
“Pops, can that tactician control even the weather!?”
When the first henchman, Gi Zu Ved, said that, the smile on Gi Zu deepened.
“Apparently! If after all of this, we still can’t win, our name will be ruined! Fire yourselves up, soldiers! We’ve got this one!”
With the rain in the backdrop, the voices of the goblins within the cave gave rise to an eerie echo that could be heard even from a distance.
“Onwards my soldiers! A tactician that can control the weather is with us!”
Sazanorga responded with a shout and marched through the tunnels. On that day, the mixed army that marched with the winds and the rains, defeated one of the minor nations south of Elfa.
Tl Note: Correction from last chapter, Tanita is a man.