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
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.
[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.
CHAPTER 46: PURSUIT
[Class] Lord; Horde Chief
[Possessed Skills] <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <>
[Divine Protection] Goddess of the Underworld (Altesia)
[Attributes] Darkness; Death
[Subordinate Beasts] High Kobold <> (Lv1) Gastra (Lv1) Cynthia (Lv1)
[Abnormal Status] <>
Reflected on the surface of the mirror was a figure with gray skin, and golden eyes like those of a snake. The mane extending from the head to the back was black, and the body was slightly bigger than that of the duke class. The figure was just barely small enough to pass for a big human.
On the right arm was Pitch Black (Verid). The area he was coiled around was now a little bigger than before. As for the figure's face, it hadn't changed much. It had the same banality as that of the reptiles. Then from the head could be seen three horns growing. Two were wrenched, while the other reached for the sky. But what was most surprising was the tail that had now grown. When I tried touching my skin, I noticed that some body hair had grown.
I could move my tail at will. As for how it feels, it's difficult to put to words. After all, it's something I didn't have as a human. If I were to give an illustration, it would be somewhat similar to having an extra leg by the tailbone.
I continued to swing my tail, trying to understand the sensation. It seems I'm not able to swing my tail as fiercly as the kobolds can.
Exactly where is my evolution headed, I wonder.
With my feelings renewed, I went over to the lake, and took a good look at my own reflection. Unfortunately, I could only tilt my head when I saw my reflected face.
If this is the hobby of that goddess, then I say... she has no taste.
My face had few wrinkles on it, and was even smooth like that of a human's. But undoubtedly, it was still definitely a goblin. If you add the mane and the tail on top of that, then I'm no longer a goblin, but a beast.
It's hard to come to terms with it.
Still... Reshia and the other goblins didn't flinch when they saw this appearance.
If so, then this is undoubtedly me. If anything, I'm more surprised about their reactions.
Normally, when someone changes this much, you'd wonder who it is when you first see them.
Well... I did grow some body hair, so I guess it's something to be happy about.
I'm a bit closer to mammals now instead of the previous reptiles.
Let's leave the discussion on this figure that I don't want to see.
When I saw how fiendish my laughter was when reflected on the lake, for a moment, I thought my heart would stop.
I'm surprised the others can take this without batting an eyelid.
When I got back to the village, I went back to the king's house to receive the report, and fully understand the current state of the horde. At the same time, I also took the opportunity to see the status of the goblin rares.
Normally, I wouldn't push myself, and just do it tomorrow. But unfortunately, there's not much time left.
"The next goblin is a druid."
The goblin that entered looked exactly like a human. It was a druid.
[Possessed Skills] <> <>
[Divine Protection] Water God (Iren)
Come to think of it, this is the first time I'm seeing the status of a druid with the <>.
So the [Class] isn't rare, but druid?
So if they were to promote up a class, they'll stop being druids.
I'll be looking forward to Gi Za's next evolution then. I might see a new kind of goblin.
"I name you Gi Zo."
"Thank you, chief. I am most grateful."
So he really can speak smoothly. It seems Gi Za isn't an exception.
Gi Za might be a good successor to leave the village to.
If I were to leave everything to him right at the start, disputes might happen. So I should instead gather some trusted ones first to leave everything to, and have him gather experience
After I sent the goblin off, the old goblin's voice came.
"Continuing... The next goblin is a student of the spear under Lord Gi Ga."
[Possessed Skills] <> <> <> <> <>
[Divine Protection] None
<> compensates for one's spear technique, raising it up a level.
<> allows one to move for a short moment after receiving enough damage to die.
As expected from Gi Ga's faction, they are well-versed in the way of the spear. If I were to fight his men with only the spear, I probably won't be able to win.
"I name you Gi Da."
You really can't expect goblin rare's to be able to speak well.
Not that it's inconvenient or anything.
The goblin enthralled by the Mad God was also promoted to the rare class. All these goblin rares being born from Gi Ga's faction is undoubtedly a testament to the fierceness of the battle they were thrown into.
But at this rate, will his faction end up dissolving?
No, in fact, I should probably have it dissolve as soon as possible.
How about if I have him teach the newly born goblins and the injured ones?
It might be worth trying out.
"The next goblin is from Lord Gi Gu's faction."
[Possessed Skills] <> < <> <> <>
<> allows one to see the opponent's weakness.
<> makes it easier to perform coordinated attacks.
A skill with similar effects to my Eyes of the Blue Snake, and a skill that makes coordination easier. As expected of Gi Gu's faction.
"I name you Gi Dji."
Aside from those, there was also Gi De who learned the Beast Warrior skill. And the wind using druid that I named Gi Do.
These goblins will be the ones to become the horde's new strength, and will lead the goblins.
If there're any problems... there's nothing else except of that goblin rare that was enthralled by the Mad God.
I want do something about the issue, but...
But right now, I have to prioritize giving orders to my other subordinates.
The war didn't only leave damages to the buildings and to the people.
There's also the countless corpses of orcs buried in the holes we dug around the village.
As we won the battle, it's up to us to do something about that putrid smell emanating from those holes.
I've never seen an undead, but it would be a problem if those corpses were to turn into one. It'll also be bad for our mental health.
"Gi Gi and Gi Ji have arrived."
At the old goblin's words, I raised my head.
"Good work," I said.
The two goblins kneeled before me. The ones who were called were the beast warrior, Gi Gi, and the stealthy one, Gi Ji.
"I want you two to follow the trail of the orcs," I declared as the two goblin rares raised their heads.
"Understood," they nodded.
"Go as soon as you're ready," I said.
After I sent the two goblins off, I called for the former leader of the village, Gi Gu.
"Gi Gu, I'll leave the protection of the village to you. While I'm gone, do not allow the hunts to be delayed. And at the same time, you are to continue the village's repairs."
"By your will."
Then quietly, I whispered right into Gi Gu's ear.
"Also, please take care of Gi Ga."
Filled with sympathy, Gi Ga bowed his head deeper than ever.
"By your will!" he exclaimed.
"Good. Now, go!" I commanded.
He is a noble class, and at the same time, he even has the Sub Leader title. So he should be able to do the job well.
As I dismissed Gi Gu, I called over the druid, Gi Za, and the receiver of the blessing of the Sword God (Ra Baruza), Gi Go.
"Tomorrow, both of you shall lead your own troops, and pursue the orcs," I said.
"Are you sane?" asked Gi Za as he paid careful attention to my response.
To that, I nodded.
"The repairs of the villages are still far from completion, and we haven't grasped our own foothold... and yet you're saying we are to pursue the orcs?" asked Gi Za.
"Yes. If we don't chase them now, the orcs will recover strength, and eventually come back. At that time, it'll be too late."
"...So it's a gamble then."
While the threat from the west is gone, we should pursue the orcs, and push on toward the west.
And because of the quickness of this attack, the village will truly be released from the grasp of the orcs.
"This time too... The one who shall prevail will be I," I declared.
"Very well, King. I shall follow you," replied Gi Za as he turned on his heel.
"As the king commands," simply complied Gi Go.
And so, Gi Go and Gi Za left to prepare for the pursuit.
From the newly evolved rare goblins, I left water manipulator, Gi Zo, along with Gi Gu to protect the village. I also left Gi De who learned the Beast Warrrior skill to keep up communication with the kobolds.
It might be a bit abrupt for Gi De, but I had his tamed dogs remember the smell of the kobolds, and then as I gave him some meat to bring, I immediately sent him off.
This is the so-called "line-up".
As for the rest of the goblin rares such as the wind user, Gi Do, the Wide-Open Eyed, Gi Dji, and the spear user, Gi Da. I had them join the pursuit squads.
The next day, with Mattis' preservatives in stock, we began our pursuit.
In our ranks were 1 noble class goblin, four goblin rares, and 30 normal goblins. I had them form three-man cells, and then I had the higher class goblins lead two group each.
In addition to these, there's also the beast warrior, Gi Gi, and the stealthy Gi Ji who had gone ahead with a group of normal goblins under them each which totals to six normal goblins.
Then back in the village, the number of goblins defending, without taking Gi Ga and the injured ones into the calculation, is 38. Of course, I also removed the pregnant female goblisn, the larvae, and the old goblins.
I want to put an end to this battle as soon as possible.
As we were about to set off, a rare class goblin neared us.
"Chief," he said.
The goblin whose head was scraping the ground is none other than the goblin that had received the divine protection of the Mad God that I had fought with yesterday.
"Please, King. Let me come with you in this expedition as well."
It certainly might be better to have him somewhere I can observe rather than somewhere far away.
"...Alright. Go make your preparations."
I immediately came up with a name to this subordinate of Gi Ga's.
"I name you Gi Zu," I said.
"Thank you. I happily receive it."
As he generously nodded, I made way for the west.
TL Note: Gi Dji is actually just Gi Ji with a long Ji sound with a different character. But just Jii is kind of confusing, so I'm calling the goblin Dji instead.
Also regarding the speech of the druids being better... I can't show it as well in English as there's only one type of alphabet for the language, but the goblins normally talk with pauses and sometimes katakana mixed in with their words to emphasize their difficulty in speaking.