The morning practice hasn’t been going on even for a week, yet goblins who’ve turned out to be somewhat useful are popping up here and there.
As expected, it's because the realm of nature is a severe living environment, or perhaps it's because we belong to a precocious species. The strength of the goblins who underwent the soldier training increased considerably. The training program is something that I composed from useful parts I gleaned from my company’s servers before I died.
Some of my servants have even managed to kill Night viperss recently. Now even the weakest goblins can at least kill Horn rabbits by themselves. Those goblins, who couldn’t even get their own food a few days ago, can all manage by themselves now. As their teacher, I feel mightily proud about this fact.
Gobujii and the old goblins found the results genuinely astonishing, and the looks they gave me were filled with awe and fear. I think their new impression of me is kinda handy, but it's slightly annoying. Well, it doesn't do me any real harm, so I guess I can just ignore it.
From the first day of the morning training, I have been personally participating in the training when the sun reaches its zenith. This way, I can get a grasp on each individual’s abilities accurately. I can also catch any weaknesses or bad habits they’ve developed and teach them the proper way to fix it. Also, being able to single out the outstanding individuals is useful, and above all it also serves as training for me too. In a world of survival of the fittest, there are no disadvantages to having a well trained body and I think that thirty eight battles in a row is a good practice.
Regarding the results of Gobukichi-kun's recent training, it seems he's learned how to control his power efficiently. Although it seems to be in direct relation to how much they contribute when in a party, creatures in this world can get Experience Values only by killing other creatures, which raise their Levels. Consequently, improving their bodies' qualities and durability through the mysterious laws of this world.
At the present time, if I don’t use my abilities, he is a tough opponent. If all the goblins except me and Gobumi-chan were lined up to challenge him in order, they probably wouldn’t be able to get even one win.
Gobukichi-kun, however, would not leave without incurring some damage.
Gobumi-chan is slow when compared to me, however, the other goblins aren’t even a match for her speed. Since she’s a hobgoblin, her strength is also better than the goblins, in addition, her nails are extremely sharp and I taught her how to use them skillfully. This is in order for her to be able to fight well, even without a weapon. She's fast, and if I didn’t use my abilities she’d make a formidable foe.
However, you might say she’s still a cute little thing, when both are unarmed, Gobukichi-kun is still more dangerous in close quarters combat.
After we finished our spar, we broke up in order to go hunting. Usually we would go with our standard members, however, today we had an additional member in our party.
Well you see, while the two backpacks and three field packs were a fabulous find, Gobukichi-kun is carrying a giant cudgel on his back, while Gobumi-chan is carrying a short-bow, quiver, two crossbows and a field pack, so she can't carry any more than she already is.
With me carrying one of the backpacks, one was still left, and while Gobumi-chan and I were each carrying a field pack, one was still unused. That’s why we required one carrier, and Gobue-chan was singled out. She would also barely be able to keep up with our hunting. Also, increasing our members with one more strong companion isn’t bad at all, and of course she’d be carrying the backpack as well.
As welcome gifts into our hunting group, Gobukichi-kun gave her the shell-reinforced wooden shield that he used before, Gobumi-chan gave her the staff-sling that she similarly used before. I also gave her a leather armor reinforced with shells in the vitals, the obsidian knife and a bowie knife. Compared to the Horn rabbit's horn that she’d been using till now, the difference was like heaven and earth.
Also, because she was going to carry our luggage, carrying any more than this is unnecessary. Or how should I put it, when we’re hunting, our preys will become her luggage, so having her equipment be heavy would be really stupid. Just enough to protect herself is sufficient.
Following that reasoning, this time’s hunting was a lot easier than usual. Because unlike before, when everyone had to share the burden of carrying the prey, now Gobue-chan was doing most of the lugging; we finished hunting without feeling as fatigued as before.
After carrying a heavy luggage, Gobue-chan was tired, but compared to us who were responsible for most of the fighting, there wasn't that much of a difference. Also, since Gobue-chan also contributed by shooting stones with the sling, she managed to raise her Level by gathering Experience Values. Perhaps Gobue-chan's day of Ranking Up into a hobgoblin like us is close.
We didn’t find any new types of prey, however, our stomachs were filled.
Nevertheless, Meat is very delicious, isn’t it?
After returning to the cave, I read before I went to sleep.
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