Three goblins coming around smelling rabbit blood.
However, the Goblins were embarrassed when they found that the smell of blood that had been luring them was a squarely chopped liver.
The goblins, who realized it was a trap, tried to get out of their place quickly.
One penetrated my spear, which ran aimlessly from its back.
The other two got carried away when a colleague was hit.
Perhaps if this equipment wasn’t long, they wouldn’t have chosen to run away immediately.
My armor was meager, made of wood except for the guntlet and shields with iron plates. They’ve been waving daggers threateningly, wondering if they would threaten me.
“I have to.”
I lifted a heavy spear to the level of their eyes with all my might.
There was an “immediate death” to Goblin hanging from my spear like a skewer.
At the same time, the spear lightened, and the decomposed Goblin body scattered in front of my eyes with light.
It’s not that big of an effect, but the addition of scattered meat and blood was enough to block the view.
Now, I swung a fully familiar spear through one more, swinging my right arm against the other.
Small shields with iron plates are hung on my right arm.
Thanks to this, Goblin and the Small Shield clashed loudly, and dangerous sounds were heard from the relatively weak Goblin.
Goblin died instantly when I hit his heart accurately, and it was not easy to target the weakness of a moving target.
As a result, unlike the first Goblin, the second one was struggling with a spear pierced without immediate death.
So I stepped on him and pulled out a spear.
When the spear was pulled out roughly, the second goblin was shocked to death.
Whether the ribs were broken on the shield’s charge, the third Goblin, which was giggling on the floor, was neatly pierced with the spear.
It took only 10 seconds to catch three goblins.
Now, preparation and induction take longer than Goblin hunting.
In fact, I don’t think there’s a problem with catching two or three even if I’m not being this careful, but this was a rule set by myself.
Always be cool and safe.
There is no need to take risks.
So I didn’t fight even if I had a good chance of winning unless I thought it was the best.
If I didn’t mind my defense, I’ll get to the goal in no time.
Although prudent, my Goblin’s hunting speed naturally increased as I got used to the battle.
With more than 20 goblins hunted today, I was no less than a beginner mercenary already.
[Goblin: 50/50, Hobgoblin: 0/5]
Thanks to this, the number of prey designated in the quest has already been filled in.
But I’m still hunting Goblin to have money.
Hobgoblin was comparable to Orcs, so I had to be carefully equipped to complete the quest.
“That’s it for today.”
Packed with Goblin daggers and leathers, I put it in a hidden bag on one side.
The reason why the battle ends here is because of Mana consumption, even though there is quite a long time left before sunset.
Slaughter, which is not a combat skill, is an active skill that is being used well in practice.
The MP is not marked separately, but the Slaughter obviously consumed a small amount of Mana and the remaining Mana was completely zeroed in from the previous battle.
The Mana figure roughly rose to a percentage in my head even though it was invisible, and the recharge time was quite long.
So when the spell efficacy dropped, I no longer became greedy and ended the battle.
I can still continue hunting without using Slaughter, but in that case, the only thing I can gain from knocking down a Goblin was a dagger.
Therefore, rather than continuing the inefficient battle, I need a personal maintenance time when the Mana was low.
“Huh, that’s great. I guess you have a talent for hunting. Why don’t you just be a mercenary?”
50 Goblin and 5 Hobgoblin quests.
It’s been 5 days.
Now the chief of the village of Karas snd the guards, did not stop me from moving through the forest of Peace.
Rather, I am grateful for hunting monsters in the western forest where mercenaries do not visit often.
When I stopped by the blacksmith’s and put down my luggage, the mercenaries, who were the guests, turned towards me.
“Here you go.”
I disposed of 23 Goblin daggers and received 2 silver and 1 iron coins.
On top of that, if I dispose of 23 Goblin leathers, I will get about 1 silver, which is quite big for a daily wage.
“Isn’t it time you have a new armor? You must have saved some money.”
I nodded at the owner of the smithy shop.
But not right now.
“I’m going to collect some more and buy a good one at one time.”
The total amount I have now is about 8 silver coins.
That’s a lot for a five-day hunt.
Today, I have collected 3 silver coins, so if I struggle for a few days more, I can have a proper level of defense.
“My current equipment is perfect for hunting Goblin. It’s a simple and easy-going look.”
“You’re going into the woods alone these days, aren’t you? Then, if a monster suddenly appeard from behind you, it can be a disaster.”
A mercenary, who likes to meddle in our conversation intervened, but I shook my head saying it was OK.
As long as I had a map function, I didn’t worry about those.
Rather, if I were heavily armed now, it would become too heavy and I will not be able to stick to the way I have fought so far.
Therefore, even if I were to buy armor later, I am planning to buy leather armor with iron plates on only the important parts.
What I felt after a few days of fighting was that, if I didn’t have any colleagues, it would be better to keep my gloves thick so that I could run away quickly rather than bump into each other.
“Can I see the crossbow instead?”
The mercenary, who could not break my stubbornness, shrugged and whispered with his colleagues.
The blacksmith master gently took out three types of crossbows and laid them down.
“You’ll use it as an auxiliary weapon, so you want something easy to carry, right?”
It’s convenient to find someone that knows what I want even if I don’t tell him.
As he said, the reason why I wanted the crossbow was to make Goblin hunting more comfortable after a surprise attack.
“I’d recommend this if it’s a secondary weapon. The range is shorter than the others, but you can still use it up to 100 meters and fold the bow within a bolt. Like this.”
Among the three crossbows, the one he recommended was the smallest crossbow, which did not appear to be 40 centimeters long.
The best thing about a crossbow is its portability.
When folded, the wings could only be seen as a small club.
Pulling the pin located at the bottom spread the bow, and pulling the trigger, the tight demonstration bounced back with a threatening sound.
The biggest drawback is that there is no automatic loading function as it was easy to carry.
It was made like this to reduce it’s size.
“Isn’t it just for supplementary purposes? If you don’t intend to die, that’s enough.”
He is right.
It’s what I wanted to do. To load it up in advance and take a step at a time when needed.
“I’d like that one, please.”
The fast-shot crossbow bolt penetrates Goblin’s shoulder.
By inertia, Goblin floated as if pulled by a magnet from the front, then rolled miserably over the floor.
I pulled out a spear, ran fast, and pierced it the back of the goblin crawling on the floor.
As I became more familiar with the crossbow, hunting became much easier.
It’s not as good as a supplementary shot, but it was very useful to have a long-range attack.
So I’m planning to buy another crossbow when I go back to town today.
Automatic crossbows are not bad, but I think it would be better to have two crossbows that can be shot right away and easy to carry.
“Shall I try to locate a Hobgoblin?”
The time I invested for this quest is now about 10 days.
After filling the desired amount, I thought it was necessary to confirm the existence of the target before finding a new equipment.
So I came deeper into the forest than usual today.
There are other monsters in the Forest of Peace that are more dangerous than Goblin, such as Ogre and Orc.
I’ve already found them several times while hunting Goblin, but I’ve avoided fighting them for my safety.
It is fortunate that there are fewer beast with extremely advanced sense of smell, such as wolves and bears.
Monsters also have a good sense of smell, but they are also not comparable to beasts, so they have not yet allowed to attack first.
Hobgoblin’s physical abilities fall short of Orc and are similar to those of Ogre.
Nevertheless, it is placed on a line similar to orcs because of its high intelligence.
If novice mercenaries were beaten by Goblin, then they must be a Hobgoblin.
Equipments were often used by loyal mercenaries, so they needed to be more prepared.
“By the way, if the quest is already this difficult, what will happen in the future? I’m worried.”
The difficulty level difference between 50 goblins and 5 Hobgoblins right after hunting 50 goblins was too big.
Rather, I think this was a little too much, as long as it’s after I get my hands on combat-related skills while conducting other quests.
Ten minutes after complaining with myself, an explosion happened.
Suddenly, I leaned down, frightened by the sound of the explosion in the middle of the forest.
The quiet birds of the forest flew up in unison, and smoke rose not far away.
‘Should I take a look at the situation? Or should I just run away?’
There are two choices I can make in this situation.
But my hesitation was not long.
With a cautious personality, I wouldn’t dare to enter a place like that.
I turned right away to get out of my place.
On the way,
Contents: Gordon, the wizard of the village of Karas, is battling monsters. Support him and wipe out monsters.
Rewards: Two Lower reward cards, intimacy with the wizard Gordon.
Failure penalty: Expulsion from the village of Karas.
The system, contrary to my opinion, has created a compulsory unexpected quest, as if it was time for a new adventure here.