Disciple of Immortal - Act 1-45
Chapter 45 : Goblin Extermination
Pomera and I had engaged with the goblins outside the city and were fighting against them. Somehow, I’d managed to prolong the battle by parrying the goblin’s attack with the hilt of my sword. Maybe because she was preserving her mana, Pomera was fighting off the goblins with her cane.
「There’s surprisingly so many of them…」
I struck a goblin’s head from behind with the hilt of my sword while easily dodging its club.
We were getting paid around 2k gold for one goblin.
Pomera said that our goal today was eight goblins.
But, we were surrounded by five goblins as soon as we arrived at the prairie.
「Maybe… There’s a goblin nest close by. If that’s the case, we have to report this matter… to Adventurer Guild so that they’ll send C rank adventurers for further investigation. At this rate, I think we have to threaten them by killing some of them, and retreat… it’s too much for just the two of us after all.」
I agreed with Poemra.
There’s a reason why I was using the hilt of my sword instead of its blade.
【Hero Sword; Gilgamesh】《Value ：Phantasmal》
Magic Power ：+2500
Favourite sword of a certain prince who was born as the strongest man three thousand years ago.
Within its radiance was the power to sever the life force of monster and demon.
It was mentioned in an epoch as 《One Swing of Gold》.
One of the 《Four Hero of Dark Age》 had used this sword and together, the four of them destroyed the alliance of five strongest Demon Kings called 《Nightmare’s Curse Festival》 and put an end to their two hundred years of domination.
It said that one third of the wealth of a prosperous kingdom was poured into this one swing.
When the prince died due to a strange disease, it was said that this sword vanished along with the prince’s body as if it had returned to heaven.
This sword was my current equipment.
It was amongst the items I received from Lunaire.
There was a blue coating on its golden blade, and it released a radiance unique to this sword.
As for why this sword had ended up at the bottom of Cocytus and the flavor text behind this sword’s hidden story isn’t that important. I suspect that the origin of its creation was to assign the hero rule to that prince to return the balance of this world after those stupid Gods had tinkered too much with the monster side. All I needed to know was that this sword is powerful.
At first, I’d tested this sword by lightly stabbing a goblin. But maybe because my opponent’s magical power was too weak, it had reduced into a pile of gold sand in the next moment, resulting in Pomera’s suspicion.
But, since it’d happened too fast and was too shocking, I managed to deceiver her by telling her that it might’ve just been her imagination. Thus, after that, I never used its blade to attack again.
Somehow, I was just fighting the goblins with the hilt of my sword.
… If I accidentally slip up and let loose my power, Pomera will definitely notice the abnormal situation and she might decide to leave the party.
However, it didn’t mean that I would keep using this style. For now, this was the safest choice and I will gradually reveal my strength to Pomera.
When I glanced over to confirm Pomera’s situation while parrying a goblin’s attack, I saw that her cane was slowly being pushed back by the goblin’s attack.
Oh crap, I ended up taking up too much time just observing the situation.
It was no longer about putting the cart before the horse if she ended up with more injuries.
I pushed the goblin in front of me with a light kick and then poked the forehead of the goblin who was attacking Pomera with the hilt of my sword.
「Are you okay!?」
By the time I’d called out to Pomenra, the goblin I’d kicked had already been turned into a bloody and gory mess, while the head of the goblin I’d poked had turned into a bloody shooting star, flying across the prairie.
「Y-Yes, Pomera is okay…」
Pomera’s mouth opened and closed non-stop like a fish out of water as she saw the scenery of the goblin’s head splattered across the prairie.
T-These goblins were too FRAGILE.
Maybe I need to pay more attention to my power next time.
Though there were still two goblins left, they dropped their clubs for some reason and started running away from us.
「T-Thank god, somehow the other two were running away from us. Now then, since we killed three go—」
I spoke as I confirmed the remains of the three dead goblins.
Since the goblin that had gotten stabbed by the 《Hero Sword; Gilgamesh》 had turned into gold sand, we didn’t have anything left of it for the subjugation proof.
The subjugation’s proof was their left ear.
「T-There’s six more to go since we subjugated two goblins.」
I quickly corrected myself before I could finish my sentence.
… But then, the head of the goblin whose forehead got poked with the hilt of my sword had become a bloody meteor and flown far away.
「… Though I know that it’s extremely rude for me to ask about your private information, but… Kanata-san, you… are actually really strong…」
Pomera spoke as she looked towards the direction of the flying goblin’s head.
「W-Well, I just a little bit better…」
「A little bit… better?」
Suddenly, I heard incoming footsteps before I managed to finish my sentence.
It wasn’t just one, there were many of them.
When I turned around, I saw flocks of goblins making a beeline towards us. There were around twenty of them.
And they weren’t just the normal ones. I spotted around three goblins with the red color amongst the flocks.
From my assessment of Pomera, she would certainly tell me to run.
There was a goblin superior species amongst them, a Goblin Leader.
They were the strongest in the flocks and the ones who gave out orders to them.
「M-《Monster Parade》! For such a thing to happen so close from the city! They’re going to surround us in no time even if we tried to escape! Let’s use a withered branch to make a torch! Goblins are afraid of fire. It’s much better than doing nothing…!」
As I thought, it’s really going to be impossible to hide my strength now.
As I drew my sword, I saw a human figure running in front of those goblins.
It was a short man with a hooked nose.
He was sprinting towards our direction while holding onto a strange green horn. He was glaring at us as a malicious smile spread on his face.
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