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Day 12

As usual, we went hunting in order to obtain food to eat.

Today we hunted Night viperss and Horn rabbits, and some Armored tanukis. Afterwards, since the sun had started to set, we returned to the cave the same way that we always do.

Unlike humans, goblins are born with an inherent ability called [Night Vision], so the darkness itself isn't a threat. For that reason, I think if we could, we would continue to hunt since we can more or less see at night. [1] However, there are many creatures that are stronger and more ferocious than goblins that are active at night, so it's pretty dangerous. Well, goblins are basically a weak species.

These include the following:

  • [ Red Bear ] which resembles a brown bear with red fur.
  • [ Triple Horned Horse ] which have a build similar to that of a horse. Its entire body is covered in light brown scales and it has three horns lined up on its forehead.
  • [ Demon Spider ] which is a spider that's approximately sixty centimeters in length. It has characteristic yellow lines carved on its black carapace, which appears to be stronger than steel.[2]
  • [ Green Slime ] which is a small-fry just like goblins, but it appears to possess a [Nullify Physical Attacks]-like ability for some reason.
  • And so on...

I don't feel like I can kill any of them though, because from their description and the power difference between them and a goblin, normally I will be killed. And with [Poison Resistance]'s current level, I'd probably be incapacitated in no time if I was hit with a poison of a high toxicity.

Well, that's why we return home and don't go out at night.

Having said that, we returned to the cave, which appears to be in a safe location. Because I was tired, I immediately went to my bed and slept.

Later in the night, I was attacked in my sleep. However, I was able to avoid the attack at the last moment while laying in my bed, so I wasn't injured. This was due to my [Sense Presence] ability, which is always active.

The main offenders were goblins from my generation. There were six of them, and they had some intelligence, since they had recently copied my group and started using tree branches as weapons.

In a world of survival of the fittest, if you were attacked in your sleep, you shouldn't forgive the attackers even if they were from your own kind. While they were surprised that their surprise attack on me had failed, I didn't miss my chance to launch a counterattack. When I go to sleep, I always put my weapons - the horns - next to me, so I quickly held one in my hand and counterattacked.

The outcome, naturally I turned the tables on them.

I ended up killing one of the goblins because I made a mistake in the creation and use of the venom that was dripping from the tip of my weapon when I used my [Venom] ability, but that couldn't be helped. Since they were the cause of the situation, they couldn't do anything about it.

For the rest of the attackers, I successfully created and applied a muscle relaxant poison and used it to simply stop their movements. Then, just like that time with Gobukichi-kun, I beat them from top to bottom with a tree branch, but I didn't kill them. After I finished, they kept twitching on the ground.

I'll hear the circumstances behind their attack tomorrow. Since they were injected with a non-fatal poison, they should be better by then, so I'll have to find out why they attacked me at that time. In addition, a goblin's self-healing abilities are high so they should be able to recover completely by tomorrow.

It's already too late for one of them, though. I'll say this again, but that couldn't be helped.

However, because there was such a commotion, the goblins who were sleeping soundly woke up. It's only natural that the entire cave started to get noisy as a result. I thought that the old goblins would say something, but the old goblins and Gobujii, the head of the old Goblins didn't say anything in particular. They simply turned towards the body with a slightly pitying look in their eyes.

Since I thought that I would be punished for killing a member of the same species, I was thankful that they didn't blame me for it.

However, Gobumi-chan wasn't satisfied with the outcome and became scary. At that time, I was thinking things like "No! A goblin's skeletal structure won't let their arm turn that way! It'll break!" and "Their neck won't turn around anymore! You'll tear their head off!" while restraining her from behind. It's not even funny that the thing that I had the most trouble with was saving the lives of the goblins that attacked me from Gobumi-chan.

Oh, by the way, Gobukichi was sleeping soundly the entire time. Well, it's said that sleep helps a child grow. In fact, he's physically bigger than most of the other goblins from our generation. He is around 10 cm taller than me.

Because I can rely on him as our vanguard, I think I'll ignore the fact that he shamelessly continued to sleep during the commotion this time. On top of that, I wouldn't welcome it if the number of rampaging goblins increased because he woke up.

Anyway, in this way, I calmed down the agitated Gobumi-chan.

I created a weak sleeping poison and applied it on her which by releasing it from one of my toes' sharp nails which pricked her foot slightly. After she lost consciousness, I carried her back to her bed.

After that, I took the corpse outside since it was unpleasant to leave a corpse of the same kind as me near my bed in a pool of its own blood...and because it'll start to smell after some time. Thanks to my normal strength being twice what it should be at my current Level as well as it being enhanced by the [Pump Up] ability that I obtained Seven Colored bats yesterday, it was unexpectedly easy for me to finish moving a corpse that had almost the same physique that I have. Gobujii told me to place the corpse in a slightly far location so that other creatures would come and eat it, and then told me to run away right after I did so.

However, once I carried the corpse a certain distance, I hid myself and ate it. I did this because I was interested.

My thoughts? wasn't delicious, but it didn't taste unpleasant either. This was the first time after reincarnating that I didn't think of something as delicious. I tilted my head to the side and thought about this for a moment. Since I thought that one arm was already enough, I left the rest as planned.

Well, that being said, what happened today wore me out, so I went to sleep quickly.

Dev's Corner

  1. For the 【Night Vision】 ability (kanji is 【暗視(ダークアイ)】)...I actually decided to NOT go with the Rubi entry (which is Dark Eye). The reason for this was that the kanji translated to "Night Vision," which made a lot more sense and gives a clear indication as to what the ability actually does. "Dark Eye" doesn't really make me think of "Night Vision"...but rather some eye ability that has the darkness attribute. ^^ ~Caudyr
  2. For "Demon Spider" (actual kanji is “オニグモ(仮称)”), although the name translates to "Araneus Ventricosus (a species of orb-weaving spider)"...I decided to just go with Demon Spider anyway (the romanji for the name is Onigumo...and Demon Spider would be Oni Kumo or something like that). If I were to change it to ANYTHING would be Orbweaver. I wouldn't go and put that full species name in there, because it would be too confusing. XD It's fine the way it is though, imo. ^^ ~Caudyr

Day 12