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.
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.
[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
CHAPTER 51: UNKNOWN FOREST
[Class] Lord; Horde Chief
[Possessed Skills] <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <>
[Divine Protection] Goddess of the Underworld (Altesia)
[Attributes] Darkness; Death
[Subordinate Beasts] High Kobold <> (Lv1) Gastra (Lv20) Cynthia (Lv20) Orc King <> (Lv36)
The goblins blocking the path are bigger than the orcs.
Muscles bulging all over their body, and black limbs wrapped only with a cloth. It's as if they aren't even thinking of defense.
In the goblins' hand were clubs the size of a tree trunk. And their eyes were blazing red.
That cry was a signal.
As the goblins raised their club, they bashed it against the trees, sweeping the forest, and expanding their line of sight.
That's probably the horde's boss.
The goblins moved according to the bellowed cry, and there wasn't a hint of hesitation in their movements. Neither did they appear to be mere dolls controlled by strings.
In that case, I suppose there's little meaning to hiding then.
With a sweep of my Iron Second (Great Steel Sword), I mowed down the trees.
"Who goesh jer!?"
Their words are difficult to understand...
"The future King of Ganra," I sarcastically replied.
A great cry bellowed out in response.
As one of the goblins within the Gaidga Horde bellowed a cry, the other goblins cried out as well.
As their war cries bellowed, Gi Go asked me.
"King, please grant me the honor of being the vanguard," he said as he brandished his curved sword.
"They might be tougher than the orcs," I warned.
"I understand," he replied.
Gi Go's small back that was two times smaller than mine signaled the start of the battle.
I sent a quick glance to the flanks. And I saw the druid chief, Gi Za, hidden in the thickets by the right flank, and the goblins that had served as the advanced guard previously, the beast warrior Gi Gi and the stealthy Gi Ji, as well as Gi Zu of the Mad God, by the left flank.
The wind magician, Gi Do, was on standby, waiting, at the interim of Gi Go and Gi Za.
For backup, there's the noble class, Gi Gu Verbena, and the wide-eyed Gi Jii waiting behind me.
Everyone was in position.
And our enemy were the giant Gaidga Goblins.
"Go!" I commanded.
With the speed of a loosened arrow, Gi Go Amatsuki ran through the ruined forest. Following him were his three subordinate goblins. On each of their hands were swords that showed the mark of use, proving the strictness of Gi Go's training.
The incoming club was like a falling tree. But Gi Go slipped through that from underneath without any hesitation as he swung his curved blade.
Gi Go swung his blade, leaving behind only a streak of light. In the next instant, blood gushed out of the Gaidga Goblin's arm.
But for some reason, Gi Go showed a displeased expression as he returned his curved sword back into its sheath.
Looks like he wasn't able to cut up to the bones.
As he barked at the giant Gaidga goblin that towered over him, he wielded his curved sword in his two hands, and slashed.
As the Gaidga goblin howled, its club descended. With his curved sword, Gi Go dodged the attack, leaving the club to fall onto the ground, hollowing a hole.
At the same time, Gi Go, slashed out a "nukidou" with his whole body, cutting the enemy goblin in a stroke.
That attack could not be called anything but a true slash.
It was different from an inexperienced goblin merely striking out with its long sword. It was different from me who would only rely on the weight of the great sword. It was a true slash that made use of the blade of the sword and drew out its power.
This is the blessing of one who has received the divine protection of the sword god.
The Gaidga goblin that had been cut, could only fall helpless there where it was standing.
A great pool of blood spurted out of its body as it fell, but Gi Go only gave it a glance.
It must be due to his two skills <> and <>.
I shifted my gaze from Gi Go's unthreatening battle to the other goblins'.
"Clad me in the wind (Accel)!"
I moved my eyes to the right as I heard Gi Za's voice start the battle.
Using Accel, he rocketed past the Gaidga goblin. At the same time, he turned to his back.
"Like a strong wind. Like a whirlwind. (Wind Cutter)!"
The two wind blades ran across the earth, and aimed for the opposing goblin's feet.
A cry rose, and the enemy fell, and Gi Za's subordinate goblins bombarded the poor goblin with magic. The power behind their magic seemed to be weak, so they couldn't finish it in one hit, but with three of them bombarding the enemy goblin in turn, they were able to kill it.
----This side's doing fine too.
From time to time, the wind magician, Gi Do would cast his magic and provide cover for Gi Go and Gi Za.
It wasn't anything eye-catching, but it was necessary to shift the scales of war to our favor. And although it was plain, Gi Do was able to cover whatever they missed.
As expected, there are no problems in either of this two areas. If so... then the left flanks is probably...
Looking at the three rare goblins fighting at the left... they were currently at a stalemate.
Gi Zu of the Mad God couldn't display his power as he swung about his spear. It was really difficult for a mere rare class to cross swords with a Gaidga goblin. The goblins Gi Zu was leading were properly coordinating, but they're having a hard time. Their power is just too lacking.
As for the beast tamer, Gi Gi, and the stealthy Gi ji, they were always bad at fighting strong goblins head on. Gi Ji's <> skill is used for fighting from the shadows after finding an opening. And then as for Gi Gi's beasts, they're just lacking too much in power. So they really have no choice but to rely on Gi Zu to break through, but...
They're starting to show signs of retreat...
"Gi Gu," I called out.
"Yes?" he responded.
Should I send Gi Gu out?
"Take your troops, and help the left flank."
"By your will."
As he brandished his sword, he signaled Gi Jii to join the battle at the left flank.
Will this be enough?
"Ganra! Where are you!?"
Just as I was thinking that, a goblin came out from in front the area Gi Go was pressuring.
Gi Go glanced at me for a moment before choosing a different goblin to fight.
So he plans on giving me that prey, huh?
"The Ganra you want is in my hands," I said to the Ganra Goblin who had jumped out as I blocked his way.
"Don't fuck with me," he snapped.
The goblin swung its club.
If it hits, my head would surely be crushed.
But for someone like me who's experienced the Orc King's, Gol Gol, storm-like attacks, something like this isn't even enough to be considered a threat.
Shifting my body to the side, I moved my body away from the trajectory of the club, and then I swung my great sword down at the goblin's legs.
As I mowed down the legs of the Gaidga goblin, the goblin fell, and another attack descended on it.
With its arms crushed, it was no longer a threat. I took a good look around my surroundings, and I saw that the Gaidga Goblins in the area have already been dealt with.
"Well then... we've also managed to acquire some prisoners. What next, king?"
Gi Za smiled ferociously.
"The casualties?" I asked.
"On our side, 3 are wounded, but they're just light wounds," he replied.
Then it's decided.
"Pursue the enemy. Take Gilmi as well. We'll continue like this, and capture Ganra's Village."
We ran with Gilmi leading the way.
The path that the Gaidga Goblins had passed had the surrounding trees mowed down, making it easier to go through.
Before long we reached the Village of Ganra.
"This... Should I say it's just as expected, or..."
"This is our village, The Forest of the Twisted Giant (Unknown Forest)."
When I looked up, even I couldn't help myself but be amazed. Up the giant trees were small houses built on it branches. There were fences built on the ground, serving as defensive points. There were also small cabins all over the twisted trees. But a good majority of those were already ruined.
They were destroyed by the Gaidga Goblins.
"Look for survivors. But don't be reckless!" I commanded.
The twisted branches of the giant trees were undulated to the ground. You could also say they were twisted into it. Looking down below from up the trees might be different, but looking up from down here makes the whole place look like some naturally formed maze. The twisted branches were all intertwined in some complicated fashion. And the roots of the trees have split the surface of the earth, creating some sort of shape.
The leaves are all big, and a single leaf was such that it was big enough to cover half a normal goblin's body. The intertwined branches were intertwined upon branches and branches, coiling themselves, and blocking the path.
I had the two noble classes, Gi Go Amatsuki and Gi Gu Verbena, take their goblins with them, and move through a different path. Accompanying Gi Go was the stealthy Gi Ji. Accompanying Gi Gu was the beast tamer, Gi Ji.
As I gave out those orders, I turned to Gilmi, our guide, and asked.
"Gilmi, why did Gaidga attack Ganra?"
Why would goblins with such different lifestyles attack another goblin?
They didn't come here to take over their village. With the Gaidga Goblins' giant bodies, even if they were to take over Ganra's village, they wouldn't be able to live within the village that's been built atop the branches.
The Ganra Goblins are generally small. I'm basing this from Gilmi and Narsa. I believe Gilmi is a goblin rare. And although Narsa has red skin, basing on her body, she should also be a goblin rare.
It would be easier for me to confirm their class if I could use my <> on them, but unfortunately, my level hasn't surpassed theirs yet.
"That's..." muttered Gilmi, hesitating.
But as he was hesitating, a voice I wasn't expecting reached my ears.
"Let me explain," said Narsa.
And here I thought she was just going to follow us.
Level has risen.
5 -> 8
TL Note: If I'm understanding this correctly, nukidou is some sort of a "counter" in kendo. Kinda like the counter in boxing I think.