Day 26

Day 26

When we got up in the morning, Gobue-chan had already Ranked Up into a hobgoblin. To congratulate her, I gave her a gift: an accessory made from fangs that gave off the vibe of something from an ethnic tribe.

Usually when combat practice ends, the goblins end up scattering for the day's hunt.

However, today, everyone underwent an arms inspection. The lowest and most numerous equipment that goblinss used were primitive spears made by binding a Horn rabbit's horn to a stick, shell-reinforced shields, and their regular clothes. I counted the number of armaments, then after around thirty minutes had passed, we left the cave together.

Today, to raise everyone’s Levels and to increase my abilities, we'll launch a surprise attack on the orcs' mining base. We didn’t have a particular grudge against the orcs, we simply did what we needed to in order to survive.

Therefore we'll attack them. Attack and eat. To survive in the future.

As for the results, our camp suffered injuries ranging from light to heavy, however, we didn’t have a single casualty. As for the orcs in the mining base, they were annihilated without leaving any survivors. This included the orc leader and his warriors. Mainly because the content of the daily morning training focused more on defense rather than offense and also because I was stern and relentless during sparring.

That’s why the goblins' defensive powers were quite high. Though, a large part of the cause would also be because the main force of the orcs like the orc leader and the warriors were trapped in my threads and then pricked to death by the goblins.

What? Cowardly? No, In natural, the world of survival of the fittest, there is nothing wrong with adopting such a strategy. When you die, it’s over, so no matter how cowardly you act, the survivor is the winner.

Only the winners gets to decide what was right and what was wrong. In order to live and stay a winner, I'll always keep up my caution.

After the battle had ended, we squeezed the medicinal herbs [ Healing Grass ] that we brought with us, soaked cloth wraps in the extracted fluid, took those cloth wraps and applied them to the wounds. It is a very simple process, but surprisingly effective.

For those who bore heavy wounds, I proceeded to use healing spells with my [Job - Druid] to heal their wounds.

When I was practicing magic earlier I though that I might be able to use it, and after experimenting with the ability for some time I managed to handle it.

Even if one of their arms had been chopped off, with some time, it's possible to reattach it with my healing spells. You’d get some problems in moving it satisfactorily for a while, but compared to losing an arm, that is nothing. In addition, moving the arm without problems seems possible after rehabilitation. I can't help but think that this healing ability is amazing.

I am truly thankful for having this ability.

Towards the woman who was a Druid, I truly harbored feelings of gratitude. This is because if I didn’t have this ability, our numbers would have dwindled considerably. In the past, I wouldn’t have blinked an eye no matter how many of these guys died, but after training them, I’ve started to see them as my subordinates and disciples.

Thus, if I can, I'll help them. After remembering those girls who died, I offered them a prayer "Namu Amida Butsu".

While I was administering medical treatment, under my orders, Gobukichi-kun together with the other uninjured goblins ran around gathering the orcs and their equipment in one place, so that when the treatment is finished, we can mmediately move to the next part.

It seems like the materials of the orc leader’s halberd were reinforced with magic, which made it a high quality item. It was just the right size for me and it was of a high quality, so I decided to make it my new weapon. Swords are nice, but I’m more used to using longer weapons. There were lots of other weapons as well, and with this everyone received better weapons. Even the lowest ranking goblins went from using horned rabbit horns to using short swords, which is an extremely significant difference.

And above all, besides the large quantities of [ Fire Spirit Stones ], [ Water Spirit Stones ] and [ Lightning Spirit Stones ], there were also [ Wind Spirit Stones ] and [ Earth Spirit Stones ] that I still haven’t eaten yet. Moreover, we can mine even more from the mine.

After we stripped the orcs of all their equipment, we all gathered to eat the delicious meat. As there was more than enough meat, the food division would be decided by the member’s rank, where the higher the rank of the individual means the more meat he'll be able to eat. The main force of the orcs which was composed of the orc leader, the [ Orc Mages ], etc., were of course destined to end up in my belly.

Ability [Rallying Cry] learned

Ability [Improved Digestion] learned

Ability [Halberd Proficiency] learned

To be honest, I'm not sure if all of them will be useful, nevertheless, a time when I need it may come. Well, because there's no harm, the more abilities I have the better. While indulging in the orc barbecue, I alone ate [ Fire Spirit Stones ], [ Lightning Spirit Stones ] and [ Water Spirit Stones ] together with the newly acquired [ Wind Spirit Stones ] and [ Earth Spirit Stones ] as snacks.

Ability [Aero Master] learned.

Ability [Storm Resistance] learned.

Ability [Earth Control] learned.

Ability [Earth Resistance] learned.

The orc barbecue party was really satisfying.

Orc flesh has this peculiar taste and texture, it tastes like extra special high quality pork, and there were large quantities of it. No matter how much we ate, there never seemed to be an end to it.

Nevertheless, I want some steamed rice and alcohol. Especially alcohol, I want it so much that I can't bear it. Thinking back on it, I haven’t drunk a drop since I reincarnated. I wonder what happened to the beers I bought from the convenience store after Aoi stabbed me on the way home ? Ah, now I want to drink alcohol even more.

After that, we went back to the cave to sleep before it became dark.

Day 25 == Day 26 == Day 26 Sidestory: The Orc Leader's POV