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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
Known as a beast warrior, a goblin with the ability to tame beasts.
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.
The Princess of Ganra. She is the only female goblin rare introduced so far.
From Gordob tribe. He is the father of their priestess.
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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.
Household of the Gods
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. The goddess might hate her, but she doesn't feel the same way toward The goddess.
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.
A high kobold. She is one of the protagonist's pets.
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 3: Chapter 158 – Confrontation (1/2)
The feudal lord of the west, Gowen Ranid, moved out with his army. With the reinforcements from the capital, their forces numbered 1700 men strong. They had a lot more soldiers than Gowen expected. As for why, that was because the soldiers that fought under Gowen in the past came as volunteer soldiers.
Gowen’s army currently had 1,000 foot soldiers, 100 archers, 200 cavalry, and 100 chariots. The reinforcements from the capital added 100 mages and 200 light infantry.
The reinforcements from the north and south were yet to arrive, but Gowen has already decided to begin the battle without them.
One reason that led to that was the problem of food supply. The western city did not have enough food to feed this many soldiers, only the colonial city could. The colonial city was made especially to hold during a siege, so it was made with bountiful fields.
Good food could support the morale when under siege.
Another reason was because of the issues of the western city’s design.
The western city was made for the purpose of managing the western region. It was not built to accommodate an army. Hence, it did not have the luxury of accepting an extra 1,700 people.
Without any room to sleep, the soldiers would have no choice but to make camp and sleep outside.
They would do so while looking on at the warm city from their cold camp. Naturally, that would cause displeasure among the soldiers.
Gowen decided it would be counterproductive to have the soldiers pile up such feelings before the war, so he decided to move out even though the reinforcements had yet to arrive.
“The cavalry will lead and act as the scouts. The middle guard will be taken by the foot soldiers, and the rear will be taken by the chariots. At the rearmost will be the reinforcements from the capital,” Gowen said in the meeting with the various platoon commanders.
“Is everyone aware of the current situation?” Gowen asked.
The platoon commanders nodded.
Gowen continued. “Our objective is the rescue of the colonial city and the annihilation of the goblins. Once we’ve entered the colonial city, we will then make our way into the forest,” Gowen said.
“We’re entering the forest again?” A commander asked.
“Yes, otherwise, we’d be putting this big army to waste,” Gowen said without the slightest flicker in his emotions.
“But the soldiers are still afraid of that forest,” the commander said.
“Of course, we will only enter if we manage to wipe out the goblins,” Gowen said.
After settling the commander’s worry, Gowen proceeded to give a logical explanation of their attack route and logistics. Even the magicians from the capital couldn’t help but admire Gowen’s leadership.
In one sense, war could be said to be a competition of resources.
Though magic, skill, and the blessed champions of the gods who could slay a thousand alone existed, they were not the only factors that decided victory. There were so-called preparations to war, such as controlling the land, securing supply lines, and even setting up traps. And even after the war begins, there were many things that needed to be done that a hero could not do so by himself, like searching for the enemy or pursuing them.
Heroes are rare so they often get the spotlight, but the only one in Germion Kingdom who could plan to this extent was Gowen Ranid.
No matter how powerful an individual might be, in the end, what will decide the war is number.
It was a simple but logical path to power.
The iron-armed knight incorporated that into his strategies.
“But isn’t the forest their territory? Wouldn’t it be too dangerous?” A platoon commander asked.
“I see where you’re coming from, but it would be best for you to forget the forest being dangerous,” Gowen said.
Gowen turned to the mage in the room. “It’s possible, right? To use a lot of earth and fire mages?”
The mage nodded.
Gowen continued. “Besides, we have our colonial city. We’d be throwing our advantage if we don’t use it.”
Gowen showed a blue picture, on it was depicted plans to use the lumber from the forest to strengthen the colonial city. Stealing the strength of the forest was the same as weakening the goblins.
In contrast, they would be strengthening the defense of the colonial city, gradually increasing the strength of their forces.
Gowen’s plan did not end there, however, for after one plan came another. It was like a puzzle.
When the platoon commanders heard his plan, their expressions turned to that of confidence.
Gowen looked at them with satisfaction.
“We don’t need a hero in this war. We will grasp victory with our own strength. That is what I intend, so prepare yourselves, men,” Gowen said.
As the platoon leaders left, Gowen took a deep sigh.
“…A hero isn’t needed, huh. But the very reason heroes are heroes is because they are able to overturn the basic concept of strength in numbers.”
No matter how meticulous one tried to weave his plans, there would definitely be an inconsistency somewhere.
“But at the very least, I won’t lose to the likes of goblins.”
With resolve burning in his eyes, Gowen left his room.
The reinforcements Gowen led met the goblins two days later.
Tl Note: There’s another chapter part.