After taking turns fighting several times and healing the wounded, eventually the number of goblins that fell surpassed 2000.
Although no adventurers were left wounded thanks to the efforts of the heal slimes and the healers, the frontlines were so covered in corpses that there weren’t any room left to step on.
It was then that 4 people suddenly appeared out of thin air. They were Raypin-san, Asagi-san, Gordon-san, and Cher-kun. Except for Raypin-san, everyone was covered in blood.
“Is everyone alright, de aru!?” [Raypin]
“Sorry we’re late! How is the situation?” [Asagi]
“Everyone looks okay, though? …There sure are a lot of corpses.” [Gordon]
“Raypin-san, Asagi-san, Gordon-san, Cher-kun! You came!” [Ryouma]
“Oh! Ryouma! You’re safe, de aru!” [Raypin]
“Looks like you fought hard too. You’re covered in blood.” [Gordon]
“We’re also covered in blood, though.” [Cher]
“True. But still…. What’s with all the goblins? There’s over 2,000 corpses just here, and from the way you guys look, I’m guessing you fought a lot too.” [Ryouma]
“Yes, explanations are in order.” [Asagi]
“Erm… Who’s the person in charge here? We need to know what happened here.” [Cher]
“It’s me!” [Prolia]
Prolia-san ran to the four to explain the situation.
“I see… So that’s what happened, de aru.” [Raypin]
“Yes, we managed to hold thanks to Ryouma-kun and his slimes, but if not for him, we would have surely been crushed.” [Prolia]
“It’s a miracle that everyone’s unhurt despite fighting so many goblins.” [Asagi]
“In any case, it’s good that everyone’s safe.” [Gordon]
“Umm… Is the main force alright?” [Prolia]
“The situation is under control for now, de aru, but…” [Raypin]
“No one died, but the main force suffered a lot. The number of goblins predicted was way off the mark, and there was even a goblin king. There were also plenty of goblin knights.” [Gordon]
“A goblin king was present!?” [Prolia]
The surrounding adventurers stirred when they heard Prolia-san shout that last sentence.
“The goblin king has already been killed, so don’t worry!’ [Gordon]
Gordon immediately said that to calm everyone down, and what followed after was a wave of cheers.
Gordon ignored the cheers as he continued explaining.
“We based our strategy on the map of the mines, but the goblins dug their own tunnels and expanded their village, so the scouts weren’t able to completely scout everything out. As a result, there were paths not shown on the map.” [Gordon]
“The goblin village we attacked was only one part of their base. The real village and boss was deeper in, but it wasn’t until after some time the battle started that we figured that out.
During that time many of the goblins were able to escape through a different route, which is why so many goblins came to you, de gozaru. Our deepest apologies for our incompetence.” [Asagi]
“I see.. In any case, no one was heavily wounded on our side, so we don’t really have any complaints, but still… I wonder why a village of that size wasn’t discovered until now?” [Prolia]
“We found a lot of small rat and cave bat bones in their nests, so They probably fed off the other monsters in the mine, and since they never appeared in town, no one knew about them. No one approached this mine in the last year either.” [Cher]
“In other words, this was brought by the negligence of the government office, de aru. I know a mine that produces nothing only wastes money, but still…” [Raypin]
As Raypin-san said that, he looked around, and then he said this.
“It is truly fortunate that no one was hurt despite so many goblins, de aru. Since everyone here is unhurt, would it be alright to take some of your healers with us? We would like to have some of our wounded healed, de aru.” [Raypin]
“Sure, no problem. All healers with mana to spare! Please assemble!” [Prolia]
The number of adventurers that answered Prolia-san’s call was 4 all in all, myself included.
“Unfortunately, I can only teleport 3 people with me, de aru. One of you will have to come by himself.” [Raypin]
“I can do that. I can use dimension magic too, so I’ll be able to catch up immediately.” [Ryouma]
“That would be great, de aru.” [Raypin]
“Ah, but would it be alright if you take some luggage with you?” [Ryouma]
“If it’s nothing heavy.” [Raypin]
At that, I called over my two heal slimes.
“Then please take these two with you. I still can’t take anyone with me when I teleport, so…” [Ryouma]
“I understand, de aru. What slimes are these, though?” [Raypin]
“They’re heal slimes, slimes that can use healing magic.” [Ryouma]
“Oh! So these are heal slimes, de aru! Despite my long years in monster research, this is my first time seeing one in the flesh, de aru. Rest assured. I shall take these two with me, de aru.” [Raypin]
“Thank you.” [Ryouma]
“Let us be off then. ‘Warp'” [Raypin]
As Raypin-san said that, he warped away with the three healers.
I too bid Prolia-san and the others goodbye.
“Prolia-san, I’ll leave the slimes here, so please watch over them. They can take care of themselves, so you don’t have to do anything in particular.” [Ryouma]
“Leave it to me. Please take care of the wounded over there.” [Prolia]
“Yes. I’m off… ‘Teleport'” [Ryouma]
After using a short-distanced teleport spell several times to get away from everyone, I used the intermediate spell, Warp.
Tl Note: last chapter is still unedited and i’ve yet to upload the new ebook chapters. Umm… tomorrow.