Usually when combat practice ends, the Goblins end up scattering for the day's hunt.
However, this time, everyone underwent an arms inspection. The lowest and most numerous armaments that Goblins use are Horn Rabbit's horns, [Shell Reinforced Shields], and their regular clothes. I had to count the number of armaments, so after around thirty minutes had passed we left the cave together.
Today, to raise everyone’s level and to increase my abilities, we'll launch a surprise attack on the Orc’s 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. Of the Orcs in the mining base, they all died. 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 their 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 the natural world, such behavior isn’t an issue. 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 always keep my caution weakness.
After the battle had ended, we squeezed the medicinal herbs [Healing Grass] we brought, 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 my blessed healing skills with my [Job - Druid] to cure their wounds.
When I was practicing magic earlier I though that I might be able to use it, so I tried various ways and managed to handle it.
Even if one of their arms had been chopped off, it would only take some time with my healing skills before adhesion became possible. You’d have an uncomfortable feeling for a while; but compared to losing an arm, this is nothing. Moving the arm without problems also seems possible after rehabilitation. I can't help but think that this healing skill 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 them died; but after training these guys, I’ve started to see them as my subordinates and disciples.
Thus if I can, I want to help them. After remembering those girls who died, I offer them a prayer "Name Amida Butsu".
While I was administering medical treatment, Gobukichi-kun together with the other uninjured Goblins ran around gathering the Orcs and their equipment under my orders, 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 and 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. 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 ] 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 mining base.
After we stripped the Orcs of all their possessions, 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 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, for abilities the more 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 Tolerance] learned.
Ability [Earth Control] learned.
Ability [Earth Tolerance] learned.
But more importantly, the Orc barbecue party was really satisfying.
Orc flesh has this peculiar taste and texture, it tastes like extra special high quality pork; and what’s more, there are large quantities of it. No matter how much we ate, there never seemed to be an end to it.
Even so, I want cooked rice and alcohol. Especially alcohol, I want some 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 drinks I bought from the convenience store after Aoi stabbed me on the way home ? Ah, now I want it even more.
After that, we went back to the cave to sleep before it became dark.