There, I heard the cries of goblins.
Is it no good after all?
As I thought that, looking up toward the giant, something passed before me. A giant shadow.
As Gol Gol exclaimed out loud in surprise, the great sword that was right before my eyes was blown away by a spear deer.
—It’s here, it’s here!! The plan I had given to Gi Gi to direct the herd of spear deer from the lake is finally here.
Moreover, within my hazy vision was the Orc King being forcibly pushed around by the herd of spear deer.
“My body is like a cloud of dust (Accel)!”
Ignoring my screaming body, I rocketed off, and I aimed for the small opening made by the spear deer.
The pressure that had solidified into a wall mercilessly attacked me.
“Turn me into a blade (Enchant)!!”
Even if it’s unreasonable!
Using the increased magic power, I casted both Accel and Enchant. I even activated <>.
As I wielded my blade in a side-stance, I confirmed the course to follow as I ignored my crumbling vision. Then I let it loose.
My field of vision became blank-white.
“Impudent!” said the Orc King.
—Is it… here!?
I heard Gi Go’s voice.
“Gi Ga, don’t rush!”
To the direction of the voice, Accel—
As I felt the impact’s shock, the Orc King’s scream entered my ears.
I forced my body, ignoring the sounds of muscles being torn apart. And I moved the now unmoving sword.
Now, —-There’s no other time but now!
I took the sword that had been stood, and I raised it up over my head.
Relying only on the sound of the foe’s cries, I brought forth all of my strength.
Not yet, —!?
“My life is like a cloud of dust (Accel)!”
Almost there. Sticking close to the Orc King, I accelerated, and I cut through his body even deeper.
Not yet?—, Not yet!!?
“Turn me into a blade (Enchant) — Tch!?”
I tried to activate a skill, but pain suddenly ran through my right arm, causing the power in my body to decline.
Have I used it all up!?
Immediately after that thought, my body was blown away.
After activating all those [Skills], I’ve finally reached the limit of my ether. My body can no longer move, but… Even then, I have to fight.
With only that thought, I forced my body to stand up. But then it occured to me. My great sword was no longer in my hands.
—Not good. If I were to get hit now, I won’t be able to retaliate!
Not good, not good!
Suddenly, at the bottom of that well of despair and panic, the vision that had been lost began to clear up. What greeted me next was the image of a giant orc, lying motionless with his feet pierced by a spear, and his body skewered by a great sword. It was the dead Orc King.
—Did I… win?
When I looked down my own body, I saw a deep wound extending from my shoulder to my stomach, bleeding incessantly.
At its gushing, a pool of blood had gathered under me. What had been done could no longer be undone.
Just when I thought I heard Gi Go’s cry, my consciousness fell into the abyss.
[Skill] <> acquired.
When your life is in danger, you can avoid it by relying on your instinct. Evasion increased by 20%.
And so, the orc battle came to an end.
Due to fighting a bit recklessly, a certain someone is… 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 43: THE GODDESS, AGAIN
[Class] Duke; 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] <>
What spread before me was a familiar scenery I’d once seen before.
“How are you feeling, boy?”
There isn’t anyone but that woman (Altesia) who would call me that.
“As of now, the worst, actually.”
I need to keep up an abusive tone when dealing with this one.
“You’ve gotten quite handsome, haven’t you?”
The goddess of the underworld who narrowed her eyes was being patient.
“And? Are things going well?”
“That conquest and domination of yours.”
You are making progress, right? Or so her smile seemed to say.
On top of the goddess’ seductive charm, she also released a contrasting innocent charm. In response, I activated <>
“Yeah, it’s going well.”
As usual, the goddess had snakes serving her by her feet. She also wore the same pure white toga over her body. And even the demonic statues lined up in the surroundings were exactly as they were before. If this place really is the underworld, well… I have to say it’s a lot easier to go in and out than I thought.
The goddess who sat in her throne, emanated a dignified and coercing aura befitting that of the ruler of the underworld.
There, I heard the cries of goblins.