The number of monsters I encountered increased as I walked deeper into the forest. Even so, I haven’t found any goblins. I occasionally encountered some kind of big tiger monsters. Besides them, there was only flying-type monsters hovering above my head but never attacking.
The things didn’t go as I hoped. I held back my power but it was still too strong….. Before I realized it, the goblin nest was in front of my eyes.
“Uwaah….. Just how many is that?” (Wazu)
Wherever I turn my eyes, there were goblin, goblin, and goblin….. My vision was dyed with green-dark color. I noticed something when I look at them.
(Hmmm? If nothing changes, I wouldn’t be able to complete the request.)
Herbs have been secured sufficiently on the way here. However, the goblin’s right ear as a proof of subjugation request, there’s only one…..
I should have aimed at the goblin’s body. Because I crushed the head of three goblins from before so, there’s only one ear. I felt like losing somehow upon realizing that idea.
It’s no use crying over spilled milk. I need the reward money, so it’s going to be a problem if I can’t complete the request.
B-But it’s alright! Yeah, there is still a lot Goblins for practice!! I’m sure it will work somehow or another!! Let’s do it!! 5 Goblin’s ears will be coming right away!!
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I’d like to hit myself who thought so. I entered the nest and have defeated more than one hundred goblins already, but there are no corpses with its ears that still remain intact. I hit the Goblin with a little power as possible but its head was still exploded.
I defeated another hundred or so goblins and finally able to leave its head intact. I was happily swinging around the goblin head in my hand when I lost a grip and sent it exploded somewhere.
I finally could get a grasp of my power after repeating such proses so many times. However, I noticed there was only one big goblin left before me.
It’s a big goblin with the body reaches 3m tall. He wore shabby armor, his hand was holding a clunky sword, such as an iron lump. Judging from his twisted face, he seems to be furious. I began to count the ears that I could collect without minding him.
A buzz sound from the clunky sword that the goblin brandished, was approaching me in high speed. But I continued counting the ears while avoiding it with a little effort.
The big goblin drew near me in an instant while roaring with its bright red face, but I didn’t care.
(…..five …..six!! Yeah I did it!!)
I found the remaining two ears from corpses that was overlap each other.
Feeling happy and relieved, I let my guard down. The big goblin took a large step and tried to attack me with its full power. The attack landed on the goblin’s head from earlier, and crushed it.
“Bastard!! What are you doing!! You fool!!” (Wazu)
I moved in front of the big Goblin in lightning speed. Using a little serious power, I counter-attacked the clunky sword that came at me.
The big goblin’s head and its clunk sword burst out like trash and flew to the back of nest while leaving a hole. Its remaining body collapsed in the place with a *thud* sound. Immediately I checked a goblin’s head from before.
(…..Safe, it’s safe!)
One of a Goblin’s ear from before was crushed but the other one was safe. I’m collecting the Goblin’s ear with a knife made from monster’s bone and left that place.
Goblin nest in the eastern forest of fort city Linnic was destroyed that day. If everything had been left as it was, a big flood of goblin attack would have occurred several months later, which would have resulted in heavy damage to the city. However, it has ended without anyone knowing it. The number of goblin that died was 638 in total. The last big goblin was an A-rank monster called Goblin King. What Wazu had brought back was only 5 Goblin’s ears.
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Orlando greeted me in the gate when I came back to the city.
I handed the goblin’s ears and herbs to Emma-san and finished the request completion procedure, and went to Wind of Light Pavilion after that. I received several coppers and 3 silvers coins in total as reward.
Well, it’s not that bad. I paid 2 silvers coin to Lula as the inn fee for tomorrow. After I ate my dinner, I went to the same room as yesterday and slept.
On the next day, I headed to the guild just before noon. Guided by Emma-san, I went to a training field at the back of guild building. There was a big audience already in that place. I looked around and found Kayla-san, Lula, and Orlando among them. Emma-san led me to the center of arena and went back to the audience seat. She sat down next to a man who was folding his arms. I wondered if that was her husband.
Most of the audience seems to be Adventurers. I remember some people which I had seen at the inn before. Does everyone have nothing to do? Or rather, they seemed to come specially to watch this freak show…..
I’m waiting while doing some light exercises. Then, the three people from Black Flame and Baldy came out from the training field’s entrance I passed through before.
Now then, give your best Black Flame’s gentleman.