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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 <> skill which makes him great for scouting.
[Goblin] Gi Do
Druid. Uses wind magic.
[Goblin] Gi Jii
Goblin Rare. From Gi Gu's Faction. He is known for his <> which allows him to see his opponent's weakness.
[Goblin] Gi Da
Goblin Rare. From Gi Ga's faction. Notable skills are <> and <>.
[Goblin] Gi Zu.
Goblin Rare. The goblin favored by the Mad God (Zu Oru). Has the <> skill.
[Goblin] Gi Zo
Druid. Water magician.
[Goblin] Gi De
Leader of Paradua, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their use of rider-beasts, which are essentially giant tigers.
Leader of Gaidga, one of the four goblin tribes and are known for their valor and brutish strength.
Receiver of the title, The First Archer. He is the second in command in Ganra, one of the four tribes known for their rare ability amongst goblins to use bows.
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Reshia Fel Zeal (17 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.
Lili (21 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.
Mattis (26 years-old)
The second son of a farmer. He's largely responsible for drying the meat to preserve them.
Chinos (24 years-old)
The third son of a farmer. He plows the fields and is close to Mattis.
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 (59 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.
Gowen Ranid (45 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.
Gulland Rifenin (31 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.
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.
Herculean Wyatt (40 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.
Mage Killer Mill (19 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.
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.
Hawk-Eyed Fick (31 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.
The White Hand of Life (Previously translated as divine hands) (Age Unknown)
A priest robed in white. She specializes in healing and support. Her age, name, and origin are all unknown.
Vitz (25 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.
Yugil (26 years-old)
An adventurer and an unwilling shield bearer. He might appear old, but he is actually still young.
Yoshu (26 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.
Shumea (28 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.
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. Altesia might hate her, but she doesn't feel the same way toward Altesia.
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.
The elven woman Gene purchased. She became a slave after running away from her tribe.
The protagonist managed to tame her by giving her orc corps and other meat as bait.
She is a fortuitous kobold who somehow managed to become the leader of her pack.
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.
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.
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.
The orc king that attacked the village. He is a berserker who can use skills. He was defeated by the protagonist.
Volume 2: Chapter 105 – Man-Eating Tiger II Status Race Goblin Level 37 Class King; Ruler Possessed Skills Ruler of the Demon Children of Chaos; Defiant Soul; World Devouring Howl; Sword Mastery A-; Dominator; King's Soul; Ruler's Wisdom III; Household of the Gods; One-Eyed Snake's Evil Eye; The King's Dance at the Edge of Death; Magic Manipulation; Soul of the Berserk King; Third Impact (The Third Chant); Instinct; Blessing of the Underworld Goddess Divine Protection Goddess of the Underworld (Altesia) Attributes Darkness; Death Subordinate Beasts High Kobold Hasu (Lv77); Gastra (Lv20); Cynthia (Lv20); Orc King (Bui) (Lv82) Abnormal Status Blessing of the One-Eyed Snake; Protection of the Twin-Headed Snake
In the end, our two araneaen pursuers were taken away by Nikea’s escorts.
“Lord Nikea, are you not planning on returning?” I asked, the manner I spoke with her this time was much more polite. She was an ally, after all. It wouldn’t hurt to show her some respect.
Nikea shook her head. “No, I must take responsibility for this incident. Please let me show you the way.”
I did wonder for a moment whether it was really alright for someone in her position to so casually decide that, but considering I wasn’t any better myself, I refrained from saying anything more.
“If this happens a second time, we shall handle it ourselves. I hope you understand,” Gi Za said.
He really intends to test my words, huh. What is he going to do if he loses his mind?
“Your bad habit is showing,” I warned him.
Gi Za quietly laughed. “There can be no progress unless one remembers his own failures, Your Highness.”
I was speechless.
In any case, it seems that the elves acknowledge the effect of demihuman blood as a stimulant when used in sparing amounts. Doesn’t that mean that it’s essentially safe to use?
But then again, our current mission is to subjugate a demihuman who has lost its sanity after drinking too much.
“This incident will not be repeated, I stake my life on it,” Nikea said.
Is this how all demihumans are?
“Enough of that. There should still some distance until our destination.” I said.
Nikea nodded. “Yes, we need to head north a bit more. After a day of walking, the ruins of a village should come to view. That place is its base.”
The remains of the slaughtered village.
“Since we have some time until then, why don’t you tell me a bit more about the descendants of the crystals.”
“About us?” Nikea asked, puzzled.
“Yes. Being isolated from the world as I am, I know little about the descendants of the crystals. In a sense, it could be said that getting to know you is the very reason behind our trade.”
I have to know.
As for what I’ll do afterwards… Well, I’ll think about it then.
“What will you do after knowing?” Nikea asked.
“I am going to make a country. When that time comes, I will take those worthy with me.” I answered.
“A goblin kingdom…” She muttered.
The silence that followed after was short, but it was deep. The demihumans failed to unite themselves. What I intend to do is something that they would have done had they succeeded in their first step. Unite themselves and then create a country of their own, that would have been their path, if not for the tragedy their fellow demihumans met.
When you look at it that way, it suddenly becomes obvious why Nikea went solemn. “… I understand,” she said, “there was also that incident just now. I’ll tell you about us.”
The answer that came after the silence was exactly what I’d hoped for.
I walked through the forest as Nikea spoke about the demihumans. Around the time when the body of the Fire GodRodo had sunk past the trees, we made camp and ate.
The history of the demihumans was much longer compared to the goblins’.
They are said to be one of the first created along with the elves. They had been living on the land before the humans were even created. Throughout their long history, the demihumans split off ceaselessly, until one day, the ‘great war’ happened.
In the great war, where all living creatures fought, the number of the living was greatly reduced. It was then that the humans began hunting them. With their numbers few, the demihumans had no choice but to run away to a place the humans could not reach. They ran to the depths of the forest, the untrodden lands, but they suffered even more losses.
The goddess of the underworld’s invasion concluded 400 years ago. At first, the humans did not know from where the goddess’ army would attack, so they sought to illuminate the whole world.
The deep valley, the thick forest. That was where the demihumans chose to live, but they were chased away and killed again. Even the clan Nikea’s Araneae belonged to was driven away. In the end, they ended up in the forest. This happened 300 years ago.
The elves gave them permission to use the lands, so there was no war between their kind and the elves. In fact, they would even help the elves whenever they were in trouble.
I asked Shumea if those things really happened.
“You think I’d know!?” She angrily retorted.
Well… There is probably no human left alive from that time.
It’s an old story, so I’m sure it wouldn’t be strange if some points have distorted, but in any case, the main point is that the humans chased them into the forest. If nothing else, their anger is the real thing. Nikea isn’t one to let her emotions rule her, but I think it would still be best to keep Shumea away from her.
I learned several things from my talk with Nikea. The demihumans apparently put a lot of emphasis on duty.
I still haven’t thought of a way to pull them in, but it feels like I’ve gotten one step closer to conquering the demihumans.
We goblins don’t have any difficulties moving about in the night, but Shumea, being human as she is, still isn’t quite used to it, and surprisingly, Nikea too. She’s a spider, so I thought she’d be pretty good at it, but apparently, that’s not the case.
Apparently, it was easier to snuggle up to fire than to the darkness. How peculiar.
“There is one thing I want to ask. How did our pursuers know where we were?”
“It’s probably because of our special abilityskill,” Nikea said as she drew threads from the end of one of her legs. She ignored the shock of everyone around her as she wove those threads and brought them before me.
“We can make our threads as thick and as tough as we wish. I’m sure someone must’ve attached an extremely thin thread on you and your men.” Nikea used one of her other legs to shoot out a thread just thick enough that we could see it, and wrapped it around the nearby trees.
So this is their special ability. Demihumans can’t use magic, but in exchange, they’ve been blessed with special abilities and a powerful body. It seems Selena’s info was right.
“I see. Yet even with those special abilities of yours you still can’t defeat the man-eating tiger?”
The wall of threads I saw back in their village was not something that could be easily destroyed.
“Everyone has their strength and weaknesses,” Nikea curtly replied.
I silently nodded in response. She probably won’t reveal such crucial information to me. We’re not so close that we would be comfortable telling each other our weaknesses.
“A four-legged creature is approaching, Your Highness,” Gi Ji said.
I looked around.
“Is it far?” I asked.
“No, it’s almost here!” Gi Ji replied, but by the time he finished speaking, the surrounding trees rustled.
Was it drawn by the light?
It struck out with the spear in its hand against the trunk of a nearby tree, and then… it stood. On the other end of its cracked skin was burning red flame.
Is there fire underneath its skin?
The spear that penetrated the tree was red and hot; the tree it penetrated quickly charred.
“It’s here. Gi Za, Gi Do, cover me!”
“Turn Me into a BladeEnchant!”
Black flames clad my long sword as I stepped out. Our clash was only for an instant. A strong wind accompanied that thing’s spear as it swung it down.
Sparks flashed from its spear.
The heat coming from that thing’s hands was heating the spear. Demihumans can’t use magic, so that means… that’s its special abilityskill!
If the araneae have their threads, then the centaur have their equivalent. Isn’t it hot? It seems its skill works completely different from my black flames.
The black flames looking like fire is nothing more than a coincidence in invocation of ether. This enemy is different. Even its very body is literally burning from within.
Our weapons clashed. One was a long sword clad in black flames, the other was a burning red spear.
As black flames mingled with red, I challenged the enemy to a melee. The enemy had the advantage in reach, so the closer we fought, the more advantageous it would be for me. As our weapons locked, I tried to push forward, but the enemy deflected my sword and swung down its iron spear.
In that instant, I closed in on the enemy. The one-eyed snake’s blessing made the flow of ether smoother, allowing me to inject ether directly into my legs.
My sword wielded under my arms, I sent forth an attack that would quickly settle the battle.
In an instant, one step forward!
The attack unleashed, faster than any other!
The centaur howled, and in the instant my sword was about to reach its body, a wall of flames blocked my view, slowing down my attack.
I tried to cut the wall of flames down from the side, but the enemy’s spear came sweeping into my arm. When it hit, I was sent flying like a ball.
What kind of unreasonable strength is this!?
“GUu!?” I stifled the cry of pain that sought to come out as I once again wielded my sword. But when I glanced at it, I noticed it had already been broken. I threw away the sword and took out a new one from the remaining swords sheathed by my waist.
“GYaUAAAaGAGAAaAA!” The centaur howled.
I thought it would attack, but it just struck its spear into a nearby tree.
What’s going on? Well, in any case, it would be rude to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Not a trace was left of the wall of flames that had obstructed my vision. Belatedly, pain came running through my body. It sought to take away my consciousness, but I endured it.
After sending me flying, it seems to have changed its target to Shumea and the others.
As it howled, it kicked its hooves against the ground.
“Tch, Selena, it’s coming,” Shumea said to Selena as she took on that incoming pressure head on. She didn’t bother to try and hide her shaking legs. Wielding her spear, she stepped in front of Selena.
“Gi Za, support them!” I said.
“On it!” Gi Za replied.
Gi Za and Gi Do invoked their magic. Although it wasn’t from pointblank range, the wind magic they unleashed had formidable firepower, but a swing of the centaur’s spear was all it took for the centaur to dispel it.
“How!?” Gi Za spat.
He invoked his wind a second time. This time it was far stronger, a cyclone even forming.
The centaur howled as it swung its spear against the cyclone. The wind caught fire as they clashed, and in the end, it vanished, but it was not for nothing, as the centaur stopped moving.
That’s good enough!
“My life is like a cloud of dustAccel!”
Ether blew up from behind me, propelling me forward through a wall of air.
I kept going even as my body neared the centaur, then I… rammed my body into it!
Our bodies only touched for a moment, but my shoulder and my arms already smelled burnt. But that’s only a given, I suppose. After all that thing is burning hot enough to spread its heat into the spear.
“I’m fine!” I swung my sword to show I was alright. At the same time, I clad my sword in black flames again.
It was time for round two.
As the enemy howled, I howled back with my World Devouring Howl.
Tl Note: There’s one more chapter. Wait…