‘Damn. A battle so suddenly.’
He thought that there wouldn’t be any battles until they reached Pedian’s plains.
Because it was a safe zone with no monsters.
‘It will be a pain to take care of the guys.’
The 13th squad was only composed of newcomers.
It wasn’t only a thing or two that he had to pay attention to.
“Oliver! You take care of the newcomers!”
Oliver replied in high spirits and lined the newcomers, including Pierce in front of him.
They were in a dumbfounded state because of the sudden battle.
Oliver hit the helmets of the newcomers with his big hands.
“Everybody, get a hold of yourselves! When the battle starts, you only follow my back. Understood?”
A strengthless reply.
Oliver frowned and hit Pierce’s chest.
Pierce tumbled and stepped back.
Oliver yelled after continuing to hit the chests of the other newcomer soldiers.
“Reply properly! This is not training! If you don’t get a hold of yourselves you will instantly die! Understood?”
Only then came a reply full of strength.
Oliver nodded with a satisfied face.
Then, a soldier that was in the back intruded.
“Hey you, what……. It’s you?”
He wanted to reprimand him, but at that instant he saw the face of the soldier.
It was Roan that was returning after having completed his duty.
“You too, get a hold of yourself!”
Roan replied with strength and then, shut his mouth.
A face with shining eyes and a strong will.
He was in no way in a state of nervousness or fear.
‘Look at this guy.’
Oliver looked at Roan with a little surprised face.
‘Also at that time when he was packing his things, it smells like he is experienced.’
However, it was impossible.
All of the 5 newcomer soldiers including Roan, were all beginners with no battle experience.
At that time, the sound of the drums was heard.
Boom. Boom. Boom.
At the same time, the cavalry and archers charged towards the gorge of Ale.
The sound of the earth shaking.
The other troops followed them.
The cavalry moved from the left side of the gorge to the right to cause tremors in the mountain and take the attention of the goblin army.
During that time, the archers prepared to fire.
At the orders of the aides, the flame arrows covered the sky.
Shoot shoot shoot.
The entrance of the gorge became a sea of fire in an instant/
The path of fire devoured the peak of the mountain through the wind.
The only place the fire didn’t reach.
The west side that the archers didn’t shoot on purpose.
The rest of the squads pierced in there.
“Ro,Roan. Will, will we be fine?”
Pierce called out Roan with a really scared face.
Roan clicked his tongue.
‘For this kind of guy to become the duke of Rinse kingdom.’
This coward became the duke.
It meant that the spear skills of Reil Baker were that outstanding.
‘I also learnt a few tricks.’
Although he wasn’t a formal disciple like Pierce, he too had some things taught.
And with just that, he could climb all the way from the 7th Squad spearman to the 1st Squad spearman.
‘Although I was only a squad commander.’
Spearmanship without the basics was the same as a toothless tiger.
Even if he learnt a really strange spearmanship, he wouldn’t be able to show even the tenth of it.
“Roan. Are you also scared?”
Pierce looked at Roan that wasn’t saying anything while blinking.
Roan hit Pierce’s chest and smiled.
“There’s nothing to worry about. You were always first in the spearmanship tests.”
“Tha, that was only in training.”
Pierce’s face became to the point of crying.
Roan shook his head.
‘Your talent is a waste. Bastard. Your talent is a waste.’
Even the instructors had said that his talent for the spear was the best they had saw in years.
However, he was too coward and shy so they didn’t know if he was going to be able to use it in real battles.
‘I really admire viscount Reil Baker.’
He brought up this kind of coward all the way to becoming duke.
“Just follow my back.”
Roan hit Pierce’s shoulder and glared towards the gorge.
Ale gorge that was covered by flames.
The ground shook.
The trees of the gorge shook roughly and the woods fell.
The goblins that pour at the same time.
Along with the squad commander’s order, the drum rang in the battle field.
Boom. Boom. Boom.
His heart beat and the pressure rose.
At this moment, Roan became the kid he dreamt of becoming great commander.
Then, Tane rose his spear high and yelled.
All of the squad members shouted and charged.
Clash! Clash! Clash!
The sound of metal clashing hit his eardrum.
Pierce and the other newcomer warriors followed the back of Oliver and shrinked their body nervously.
Compared to him, Roan kept maintaining the ranks in the squad and observed the progress of the battle.
“Damn! There a dirty lot!”
Pete yelled after stabbing the spear in a running goblin and cursed.
Roan shook his head.
‘This isn’t the end of the goblin army.’
His eyes directed to the other side of the gorge.
‘There is also another army hiding. They will come running to help looking at the fire.’
Then, the number of the goblin army will increase.
‘We have to decrease the number of them the most we can.’
Roan gripped his spear and glared at the goblins.
Then, Tane’s voice was heard.
“They are getting through. Newcomers in the back be careful!”
“I will take care of them!”
Oliver replied quickly and cut off the necks of the goblins.
A trustable appearance.
Certainly, the rose troop was an outstanding one.
‘I can’t just let a troop like this one to get annihilated.’
Then, a goblin appeared in front of Roan.
Oliver noticed it too late and wanted to thrust his spear, but it was too late.
‘Damn! At times like these, the newcomers become stiff!’
However, Roan calmly extended his spear and pierced the throat of the goblin.
A falling goblin.
A concise but a cool one.
However, Roan’s spear didn’t stop there.
The spear twisted like a snake and passed through Oliver’s hip.
His objective was the goblins that were targeting Oliver’s back.
The tip of his spear pierced the chests of the goblins without stop.
Oliver got surprised at the spear that passed next to him and stammered.
Roan pulled out his spear with a calm face.
At the same time, he passed through Oliver and stood in front of the newcomer soldiers.
The blade of his spear drew a line of light and slashed through the space.
‘Where are you goblins going!’
Roan’s spear danced.
Three goblins consecutively fell.
It was obvious for the newcomer soldiers, but he got caught in the eyes of the other 13 squads too.
‘What is the identity of that guy?’
‘A newcomer doesn’t fear at all?’
The soldiers of the 13 squads looked at Roan and clicked their tongues.
At that time, Tane that was looking at the situation made hand signals to Roan.
“Roan! You come to the front! The newcomers will be taken by Oliver!”
It was a waste to use his skills as a defense for the newcomers.
Roan and Oliver yelled loudly and charged through.
Roan that comes to the front of the 13 squads.
Pierce that was looking at his back, showed a surprised look.
‘Roan. What happened to you?’
The spear skills he remembered from Roan wasn’t that much.
On top of that, he had never acted so bluntly, because he also had a timid side like him.
‘You are like a completely different person.’
In only one day, Roan completely became another person.
During that time, Roan’s spear cut off the neck of another goblin.
< First battle (4) > End
Translator’s note: Thanks for reading!
Translator : Subak