Goblin Kingdom – Volume 4: The Distant Kingdom – Chapter 296: A Second Attempt (1/3)

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Volume 4: Chapter 296 – A Second Attempt (1/3)

The Kingdom of the Black Sun’s(Alrodena Kingdom’s) army of 45,000 had been completely restructured.

Despite only having two months to prepare, the hard work of Prime Minister Pale and the generals allowed the recruits to be trained to a level comparable to the veterans.

But before setting out for their second attempt at Altigand, a briefing regarding the newly restructured army was held in the late Elfa’s castle.

Gi Ga Rax’s Tiger and Spear Army(Aransain) numbered 9,000.

Gi Gu Verbena’s Axe and Sword Army(Felduk) numbered 15,000.

Gi Gi Orudo’s Twin-Headed Beast and Axe Army(Zeilduk) numbered 1,200.

Ra Gilmi Fishiga’s Bow and Arrow Army(Fanzel) numbered 9,500.

The imperial guards of the goblin king led by Gi Be Slay numbered 1,000. Their numbers have increased due to the number of wounded soldiers from the last battle. Though the imperial guards only accepted wounded soldiers of rare class and above, there were still too many that were able to join.

Normally, they would have had them stay at the rear to train the next generation, but that was not the case this time around. They appealed directly to Gi Be to be allowed to participate in the last war, an appeal that was conveyed directly to the king and approved. The imperial guards that rode on majestic hipparions while in full armor of black was a kind of dream to the goblin warriors. Not to mention being able to fight next to their great king.

Fanzel had to split their forces and direct most of them to maintain public order. Because of that a detached force had to be made from Fanzel.

Normally, that force would be led by Ra Gilmi Fishiga himself, but this time around it was Bui the Great Chief of the Orcs that was tasked to lead it. Despite his naturally timid nature, he was specifically recommended by Fanzel’s generals.

The fact that both Shumea, who led the humans, and Gilmi, one of the four generals, would recommend him so strongly spoke volumes of his trustworthiness.

His orc force numbered 2,500. They had brought most of their warriors from the orc settlements in the eastern part of the Forest of Darkness just to participate in the war.

Then the briefing called out the forces that would be utilized as part of the special unit due to their lack of numbers.

Gi Za Zakuend’s druids numbered 1,000 and would be split into two groups, Gi Do Buruga would be given command of one half, while the other half would placed under the direct control of Gi Za with the wyverns to make up the air force.

Gi Jii Yubu’s regiol have increased their numbers to 3,000. A respectable army on its own, but they also had the remnants of the Sazanorga with them.

Pale approved of it because of Gi Zu’s insistence and the king’s approval, but using just the 200 survivors of Sazanorga would indeed prove difficult, so they were instead incorporated as a single independent unit into the regiol.

Or at least, that’s how the story went, but really, there was just not enough time to adequately train and coordinate with the soldiers that should have been assigned to the Sazanorga when they finally returned from their rest.

This was acknowledged in an exchange between Gi Za and Pale, who remained ever calm.

“My Sazanorga is fine like this,” Gi Zu said.

The Goblin King believed those words, and the generals that have seen Sazanorga’s miraculous work also agreed.

Rashka and his Gaidga used to be the leader of the special unit, but they were no longer around, so that position fell to Gi Go Amatsuki the Sword King and his swordsmen.

They numbered approximately 500. Comprised of a select group of goblins and swordsmen led by Yustia, the beautiful chief of the Snow Demons(Yugushiva), that humble 500 was a force to be reckoned with when it came to the sword.

The 500 scouts led by Gi Ji Arsil have already mobilized and were presently scouting the enemy, so they weren’t present for the briefing.

The next to be mentioned in the briefing were the allies of the goblins.

The 3,600 soldiers from each of the elf clans were expected to excel as archers, mages, and messengers, while the various demihumans tribes were to be divided into their specialties and sent to their respective units. For example, the fangs and the centaurs would be sent to Aransain, while the minotaurs would be sent to Fanzel.

Participating in the war as an allied force was Vilan the Young Tactician, a young military strategist from Vladinia, a country of Kushain Believers. Their forces, which were known as Akazone, numbered 3,000.

There were very few humans participating out of fear for the power of the hero. Gi Za and Pale were horrified when they heard from Gi Zu how the enemy armed even women and children.

Regardless, with that, the formation was complete, and all that remained was to discuss a plan to defeat the enemy’s army of 300,000.

“I will be the one to discuss this matter,” Pale said.

Prime Minister Pale Symphoria stepped forward and started talking about the plan to the assembled generals.

The plan she presented was simple yet bold.

The enemy army numbered 300,000, but in reality, there was no one to serve as their general. They would not stop once they started moving, but a few traps should be enough to deal with them.

The plan she showed them was the very model of surround and destroy.

“That leaves the flying warships,” Pale said.

“I’ll do something about that,” Gi Za said with confidence.

Gi Za was a wise goblin and a calm military tactician such that he made that claim without so much as a change in expression.

“In that case, our path is decided.”

The Goblin King looked at each of the assembled generals and declared.

“The time to fight has come once again. Go, my soldiers. Give the order to march.”

At the behest of the Goblin King, voices raged and howled, and they echoed through the sky that yet held the heat of the summer.

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