Goblin Kingdom - Volume 1 Chapter 54: Riders of Paradua
Goblin Name Cheat Sheet:
The [Goblin] is to make it easier to CTRL+F.
[Goblin] Gi Ga
The goblin in that estranged group that was with the protagonist when he defeated an orc. He is currently a noble class, the highest amongst the protagonist’s subordinates. He prefers to use the spear.
[Goblin] Gi Gu
The former leader of the village. He was pressured by the protagonist in his goblin noble form, and was added to his subordinates. He uses the long sword, and is relatively smart for a goblin rare. Became a goblin noble in chapter 39.
[Goblin] Gi Gi
He evolved while hunting spear deer with the protagonist.
He prefers to use the axe. His goblin class is rare.
[Goblin] Gi Go
A goblin with many wounds on his body. The food of his horde was stolen by the gray wolves, so he made a decision to follow the protagonist. He is the most experienced amongst the goblin rares. His weapon is a curved katana. He acts like a samurai.
Recently became a noble, and received the divine protection of the Sword God, Ra Baruza.
[Goblin] Gi Za
The druid goblin rare that recently joined them.
[Goblin] Gi Ji
A goblin rare. He evolved in chapter 37 after hunting with Gi Ga. He has the <
[Goblin] Gi Do
Druid. Uses wind magic.
[Goblin] Gi Jii
Goblin Rare. From Gi Gu’s Faction. He is known for his <
[Goblin] Gi Da
Goblin Rare. From Gi Ga’s faction. Notable skills are <
[Goblin] Gi Zu.
Goblin Rare. The goblin favored by the Mad God (Zu Oru). Has the <
[Goblin] Gi Zo
Druid. Water magician.
[Goblin] Gi De
The Gaidga Goblins were lurking in the dark eagerly waiting for the order to attack.Their eagerness was understandable. After all, at one point, they thought they had already won, and had captured Ganra’s village, but then they were kicked out. Then when they finally managed to make their escape, what was waiting for them was the angry face of their superior, Riweka.
“We’re hitting them back damn it. We’re hitting them back.”
With a face like Riweka’s, even an orc’s face would appear cute in comparison. The Gaidga goblins couldn’t help but shrink before such a hideous face. Riweka’s indiscriminate rampaging has never been questioned even now after all.
“We need to pick the right time,” he grinned.
Her face could be best described as that of a mischievous devil scheming something wicked.
The Gaidga goblins could only nod to that fiendish face of his.
“The beast-riding ones should be advising them to surrender any moment now.”
It was currently nighttime.
The Gaidga goblins were huddled together as they kept a look out for Ganra’s village that was no different from a natural fortress.
“They won’t even know what hit ‘em!” laughed Riweka in a deep voice.
The Gaidga goblins nodded deeply without uttering a word. They were eager for the village to fall. Once the village falls, the first thing that’ll follow is a feast.
Of course, the remaining goblins on the opposing side will also be scattered, so they’ll have to go after them, but they can do that after the feast.
“The beast-riders have sent their messenger,” said a goblin scout.
Rebecca deeply nodded when he heard the scout’s report.
“We’ll attack once they’ve gotten out of the village a bit,” he said.
Goblin eyes were work well in the dark. And it was because of those very eyes that they saw it. The moment Riweka raised his arm… a chant echoed.
“My heart rides on the windWindea,” it said.
Then suddenly, the air shook. And four tornadoes appeared, attacking Riweka’s burly arm.
“W-What!?” cried Riweka out as a goblin muttered, “It’s been awhile since we’ve had a feast, yet you actually attack at such a time? Where’re your manners!”
As those words echoed, and Riweka’s limbs were blown away by the four tornadoes, a small goblin ran through the Gaidga goblins.
Then sprinting like a gust of wind, what appeared nexdt before the horde of Gaidga were the small goblins who took back Ganra’s village.
“Follow Lord Gi Za!” ordered the wide-eyed Gi Jii.
At his call, the horde of goblins that had already grouped themselves into three-man cells attacked the Gaidga Horde.
“Take their heads! Take their legs!”
The beast warrior Gi Gi called out to the stealthy Gi Ji. Gi Gi rode on his two-headed ostrichDouble Head, wielding an axe on his back as he struck the Gaidga goblins that were over twice his height.
At the same time, the stealthy Gi Ji concealed himself as he made the Gaidga goblins scream in agony.
Then dealing with the fallen Gaidga goblins was the wind magician, Gi Do, who would deal with them with his magic.
And lastly, coming in to clean up were the normal goblins. They would go in when everyone was weakened, and would gouge out the already open wounds of the Gaidga goblins, destroying them through their vital points.
“Arrows! Go for their heads!”
The wind carried Gi Za’s voice, and the Ganra goblins who were accompanying them let loose a volley of arrows at the Gaidga goblins’ heads.
At Ra Gilmi’s voice, another volley of arrows was let loose, causing what appeared to be a rain of arrows descend on the Gaidga goblins.
Although the Gaidga goblins’ muscles were tough, and couldn’t be penetrated by the arrows normally, their vital points were still fair game. After all, no matter how much one endeavors, places such as the eyes or the inside of the mouth couldn’t be trained.
So the Ganra goblins focused their arrows on those vital points. The Gaidga goblins tried to stop them, but the wide-eyed Gi Jii charged ahead, and struck at their feet.
Then with the normal goblins in tow, they would pile up countless small wounds on top of small wounds, eventually dealing enough damage to take the goblins down.
The situation did not look at all favorable for the Gaidga goblins. And to make matters worse, the leader who should’ve had been leading the Gaidga goblins had already been retired by the first attack. The flow of battle could no longer be changed.
“D-Don’t come near me!”
While he was watching over the normal goblins, Gi Zu’s skill activated.
The spear-wielding Gi Zu who had received the divine protection of the mad god activated his skill, <
The Gaidga goblin’s fist swung at him, expecting a slaughter. But to his surprise, Gi Zu stopped it. Then with a push, he sent the Gaidga goblin flying back.
“I-Impossible!” said the Gaidga goblin out loud, unbelieving.
But while he was caught in a stupor, Gi Zu approached him, and struck him with his spear.
The spear penetrated his shoulder and into his bones, leaving the Gaidga goblin unfit for battle.
“R-Run…” said a Gaidga goblin.
A group that is managed only through fear of the commander will easily topple over once that commander is gone. And as soon as one of them starts running, the rest will come following. Like that this squad of Gaidga goblins fell apart, and they ran for their lives.
“There’s no need to pursue!” ordered Gi Za as he stopped the goblins from pursuing. “We’ve done enough. Go check on the injured instead.”
After they drove off the Gaidga goblins, Gi Za gathered the Gaidga goblins that couldn’t run away and was still breathing in one place.
“Five are lightly injured… That’s not too bad.”
As he nodded, satisfied, he spoke to the Gaidga goblins.
“Listen well. From now on, you will all be answering to my questions. If not…”
He signaled to Gi Jii with his eyes, and Gi Jii struck one of the Gaidga goblins in the foot with the long sword in his hands.
The Gaidga goblin screamed, and the others couldn’t help but have their faces cramp at the sight of a friend’s agony.
“Are there any other hordes who will be attacking the village?”
Overcome by fear, the Gaidga goblins shook as they shook their heads.
“Are you colluding with the Paradua goblins?” asked Ra Gilmi.
The Gaidga goblins were lost for a moment, but soon after, they shook their head.
However, Gi Za was not all too pleased by Gilmi’s behavior.
“I’d prefer it if you didn’t ask unnecessary questions,” said Gi Za coldly.
“No, it was necessary,” retorted Ra Gilmi.
Gi Za clicked his tongue. But he didn’t pursue the matter any further.
As for why that’s because Gilmi tried to ask another question.
“The one to decide whether the question is necessary or not is us,” said Gi Za, annoyed as Gilmi replied with a “But…” in an attempt to argue.
As the two glared at each other, suddenly, Gi Gi’s two-headed ostrichDouble Head appeared right in between them.
“Fighting’s not allowed… right?” he said.
“Right. Fighting’s no good. The king gets along even with humans,” added the stealthy Gi Ji.
The beast warrior, Gi Gi, and the stealthy Gi Ji had come to intervene.
It was well known that these two got along well.
“We’re not fighting; we’re just having a difference in opinion… And now that I think about it, it was indeed wrong of me to interrogate alone.”
Having been indirectly told to follow the king’s example, Gi Za was at a loss for words. At the same time, he also understood that there was no reason for him to cause strife with his friends here. And since he was told that by his senior – in terms of how long they’ve been serving the king – he couldn’t say anything back.
“No, I also said too much. The one in charge is Lord Gi Za.”
Gilmi bowed his head.
Even if it was Gilmi, he was still a newcomer. So him butting in was certainly disrespectful to Gi Za.
Moreover, he was well aware that he wasn’t being himself. It was because he saw Alihaluha of Paradua. The moment he saw him, his heart raced, causing him to lose his composure.
“For the meantime, let’s take them to the king,” suggested Gi Za. To which Gilmi and Gi Gi nodded in agreement. “That’ll be best,” “Right,” they respectively said.
With everyone in agreement, Gi Za took the prisoners with them.
Gi Za appointed Gilmi to lead the way back. As they went their way, Gi Za took a good long look at the traces of war behind them.
“…It wasn’t an easy victory though,” he muttered.
The battle by the Forest of the Twisted GiantUnknown Forest between us and the Gaidga is already ours.
The Paradua riders arriving is certainly painful, but their arrival doesn’t mean that we’ve lost.
And more than anything else…
“You sure took your time,” I said as I eyed the return of the group of goblins that had gone out.
The Ganra goblins who were with them had expressions of excitement on their faces as they took the prisoners with them.
This victory should lessen their fear of the Gaidga.
“How strict. Did the negotiations fail?” asked Gi Za mischievously as the corners of his mouth twisted.
“Apparently, they just came here to declare war,” I said.
If there was such a thing as an evil smile, then that smile that was currently plastered on our faces would be just that.
Meanwhile, while I was conversing with Gi Za, Gilmi and the others who had brought the prisoners were treated like heroes by the Ganra as the crowd showered them with cheers.
As I conversed with Gi Za, we were both relieved to know that each other was doing well.