There were indeed more goblins than their Rose Troop.
But because those goblins were allowed to escape through a small open road in the west, their numbers became ineffective.
A long shape.
And the Rose Troop surrounded them in the shape of a horseshoe. [E/N: (U)]
“They are breaking through the front! Support them from the left and right!”
“The injured ones, retreat to the back! The injured ones, retreat to the back!”
The goblin forces were also in a state of disarray, but the loud voices who were heard nonstop took our attention.
“I, I don’t want to die.”
Half of the new enlisted of each squad were trembling while spacing out.
Among them, the only calm one was Roan.
Roan thrusted the tip of his spear into the head of a goblin.
Meanwhile, the other goblins were also charging at him.
Roan snorted and hit the chin of the goblin with the butt of his spear.
At the same time, he pulled out the spear which was lodged within the head of the previous goblin, swinging it in an arc, the goblins while falling back felt their necks sliced off.
A natural action, just as water flows down a stream.
‘Look at this guy.’
Tane who was facing the goblins next to Roan, chanced on him with astonishment in his eyes.
He was amazed by Roan’s spearmanship.
However, Roan felt like dying.
‘Damn. I feel like dying because the palms of my hands hurt.’
His palms were really limp.
And because of that, he couldn’t even grip nor swing as he pleased.
Originally, the beauty in spearmanship exists in being able to attack while defending at the same time without stopping.
However, right now, the flow was sporadic with bursts of occasional stoppages now and then.
‘After the battle ends, I will have to focus on training my spear skills.’
He had thought that in his past life, he had quite excellent spearmanship, but even so, being a Squad Commander in the 1st Squad of Spearmen was the best he could achieve.
If he wanted to aim for something higher, he needed better spear skills.
‘To do that, I have to reach the level I had in my previous life as fast as possible.’
Spearmanship he had refined for 20 years in real battles.
All of those things were already in his head anyways.
‘And then travel to the Territory of Potter. If I go there……..’
He was planning to go the Potter Territory after this subjugation of monsters ended.
‘There’s a future within that place.’
A smile appeared in Roan’s face.
Even then, his spear moved without stopping.
The heads of the goblins fell consecutively.
The situation became more favorable for the Rose battalion little by little.
But then, a dust cloud appeared on the other side of the gorge.
‘They are coming!’
Roan’s focus became sharp.
The goblins who were hiding on the other side of the gorge would soon arrive.
Now the aspect of the battle will completely change.
“Cavalry! Cavalry! To the south! To the south!”
The orders of the adjutants became desperate.
The horse shoe line up collapsed suddenly.
“Spearmen hold your positions! Kill the bastards coming down from the mountains!”
An answer filled with determination.
Although the number of the goblins coming down were many, it wasn’t to the point they couldn’t handle it.
They were in a situation where they were largely spread out.
“Newcomers! Get a hold of yourselves! Now, we don’t have the leisure to take care of you!” Yelled Oliver.
Behind him, a new enlisted soldier that was slightly thrusting his spear was trembling.
They were also feeling it.
That the strong defensive line formation came under immense pressure making it more difficult.
At that time, Roan came into Pierce’s line of sight.
Roan’s appearance of swinging his spear with soft movements while slashing down the goblins.
Each time, the goblins fell to the ground with their throats cut open.
A guy who was no different to him until only a day ago.
That guy was making great contributions as if he had become a Ghost of War.
‘For me too…… Will I be able to do it?’
Compliments he heard in the training camps until his ears hurt.
<‘Your talent for the spear is the best.’>
And in actual fact, he never failed in placing first during any spear tests.
However, if you are placed in front of a monster, your body would freeze stiff.
‘I’m, I’m a coward.’
Pierce’s face became teary.
Then, a goblin charged towards him after having punched through the defensive line.
Oliver extended his spear late, but it didn’t reach in time.
The goblin who reached Pierce in an instant.
The goblin rushed in on him and screeched something.
But that was all.
The tip of a spear penetrated the neck of said goblin.
The owner of the spear was a half absent minded Pierce.
As his life became under threat, he instinctively thrust out his spear.
The speed of the spear was so fast that the goblin charging died without even knowing how he had been killed by it.
Oliver who was looking at him yelled while smiling brightly.
“You do well! Just keep it up!”
Of course, Pierce still replying in a bewildered state.
‘Do, do I need to do it?’
The feeling when he thrust the neck of the goblin still remained in the palms of his hands.
It wasn’t that hard.
His heartbeat faster while his pressure rose.
‘I, I also have to do it!’
The teary face slowly returned to normal.
Pierce charged through and supported the weakened lines.
At the same time, he slashed his spear at a goblin who was charging into him.
The head of the goblin flew off, landing on the ground.
‘Pierce you bastard. Finally grabbing a hold of yourself.’
Roan, who was facing goblins in front with the 13th Squad smirked, and shook his head.
Right now, he was a new enlisted soldier which no one recognized, but eventually he will become the man who was chosen as the best talent in all of history within Rinse Kingdom.
‘I can’t be losing to you.’
Pierce was an 18 year old newbie.
He too was an 18 year old newbie in the eyes of others, but he had experience of the past 20 years to rely on, and was a 38 year old skilled spearmen.
Roan’s spear drew a line of light while it danced.
‘But is that bastard still far away?’
As he slashed his spear non stop, his eyes were still directed at the mountains.
There was a Goblin he was waiting for…
‘He was certainly the same size as me.’
The goblin in his memories.
He was the Chief of the Goblin Marauders, and as tall as himself.
Originally, goblins didn’t surpass the chest height of humans.
‘He used dual blades.’
The goblin held swords in both of his hands and roamed the battlefield ruthlessly.
The number of soldiers in Rose Battalion who fell to his hands would be counted in double digits.
At Roan’s spear, two goblins lost their heads and fell.
“Good! Keep pushing like this!”
“We take care of this side the fastest, and then march west!”
The soldiers who rose to the momentum shouted.
At that time, the Goblin appeared in the East of the mountain.
The Chief of the goblin forces Roan was waiting for.
The atmosphere changed – it was of a general appearing.
It made a rough and angered screeched.
At that moment, the goblins who were being pushed back charged in more furiously.
Just like their hero had finally arrived.
“Wha, what’s that?!”
“Is that a goblin too?”
“Isn’t that an orc? Orc?”
The soldiers of Rose battalion who discovered the goblins Chief were perplexed.
Roan bit his lower lip.
‘It would be better if he was an orc. His skills are a level higher than those of an orcs.’
He wasn’t the Chief in vain.
However, the soldiers of the Rose battalion had no way to knowing this, as each lifted their weapons quickly charging in.
The head falling with a horrible noise wasn’t that of the Goblin Chief, but of those from the Rose Troop soldier’s.
At that moment, he remembered the perplexed faces of the soldiers.
‘Right. It’s not easy for normal soldiers to confront it!’
Roan bit his lower lip and made his mind up.
His body moved towards the goblin leader.
“Hey! Where are you going!”
Tane’s voice rang behind him.
‘I’m going to take his head!’
Words he couldn’t say.
Roan’s spear gleamed with the sunlight.
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Translator’s note: Thanks for reading!
Translator : Subak \ Revised Edit v2: Sai101 \ Edit v3.0: Deathwing