I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated – Chapter 6

Chapter 6: Goblin?Immediately?Decapitated!

『Magic Stone getー!』

「shiyugiyagiyaー!」

『As expected, dens are delicious!』

Currently, I’m in a Goblin den.

But I wasn’t able to find it on my own; I followed an underling Goblin and found it.

I just let it swim for a bit, and it led me to its den all on its own. With that, I got them all at once. What a great strategy.

I had followed the Goblin by flying at low altitude. My footwork was completely silent. Well, I don’t have any feet, but that’s how it was.

I must have been stalking him for… About an hour? The Goblin had started dancing abruptly at points, and became engrossed with the sight of ants walking in procession, so most of my time was completely wasted.

I didn’t even observe the Goblin for a long time, but its actions were quite irritating. Because it advanced so slowly, I had contemplated killing it many times.

『Beheading that Gob left a deep impression on me.』

I’d like to praise myself for enduring for as long as I did.

And so, I’ve continued to assassinate Goblins since then.

I should have gotten rid of more than 30 already, but an uproar has yet to occur. Have they really not noticed me yet?

『Oh, I arrived at quite the wide passage.』

I just continue advancing. Around the corner’s a large room; it’s about 20 meters in length, but the height is a little less than 10 meters.

Inside, crowded together, there’re Goblins, Goblins, and more Goblins. There’s gotta be more than 50 of them.

1 on 1, they’re nothing but small fry, but in these numbers, they’re a considerable threat. I can easily defeat even medium-sized monsters, but… That’s the power of a group for you.

Later I learned that the Threat Level spikes when Monsters that can use group tactics make a horde.

The Threat Level that a single Goblin possesses is “G”. However, it becomes “F” when there are 10, and it becomes “E” when there’re more than 100.

By the way, Threat Level “E” is the equivalent of a Lesser Basilisk or an Ogre. It’s at the level that entire villages are essentially doomed.

And, at the back of the room sat an eye-catching existence. Many wounds are engraved onto its face, and its build is close to twice that of the other Goblins. Its appearance fits the word “Veteran” to a tee. It’s dressed in Iron Armor, with a huge Sword propped up to the side; both were likely taken from Adventurers.

『Ohh! Bingo!』

Race : Goblin King : Evil Beast : Demonic Beast Lv.21

HP :87 MP :26 STR :47 END :39 AGI :26 INT :17 MGC :16 DEX :29 [1]

Skills:

Coercion :Lv1, Sword Techniques :Lv2, Sword Arts :Lv4, Leadership :Lv4, Raise Morale :Lv3, Shield Arts :Lv2, Provocation :Lv1, Throwing :Lv1, Ambition :Lv1, Vigor Manipulation

Equipment:

Broken Crude-Iron Long Sword, Cracked Crude-Iron Armor, Leather Shield, Leather Loincloth [2]

Its Status is incomparable with the other Goblins. It truly is the Goblin King.

『Perhaps they’re aware of an intruder, but chose to defend the King?』

While looking at its Status, I trembled in delight. Excitement, like one you would get standing before an all-you-can-eat buffet, is welling up.

Moreover, I’ve confirmed that the other guys are the best of their kind. There’s a Soldier, Archer, and a Knight as well as a Mage, Thief, Warrior, Monk, Healer, and Shaman, whose existances were unconfirmed until now.

『I’ll do it!』

I thoroughly enhance my power. Telekinesis’ strength is capable of being changed depending on the mental image, and it’s possible to generate tremendous acceleration with Telekinesis via Magic.

Making use of these facts, I name it: The Telekenesis Catapult Attack! Kukuku, the first to taste it is you, Goblin King!

Jumping around the corner, I aim at the Goblin King and release my power. I went from 0 to max speed near instantly. In no time, I arrived at the King.

Telekinesis is completely silent. And so, the Goblin King wasn’t able to react at all.

And so, I pierce right into the face of the Goblin King.

*DOBON!* [3]

I, who flew at the head of the Goblin King, became stuck in the wall.

My power is frightening even to myself. It’s surpassed the level of a Catapult; it’s already at the level of a cannon.

With a slight delay, the Goblin King’s body slowly fell, and for an instant, silence dominates the room.

After that instant, shrieks and angry shouts resonate within the small space from the Goblins.

『GiyaoOOOoo!』

『GuRuuuAAAa!』

『GoRURUUuaaa!』

One guy panics and, flustered, runs up to the body of the King and roars. There certainly are many reactions.

Then, besides the King, the guy who must be something like the King’s Adjutant shouts out something amidst the chaos. After that, 5 Goblins turn towards the passage and start running.

The Goblins, which don’t think that a sword moved of its own fruition, seem to think that somebody threw a sword from the depths of the passage.

All of the Goblins, together, turn their eyes to the passage.

Idiots! There’ll be no one there even if you all look that way!

Smoothly, I slide out of the wall. With that momentum, I collided with the Adjutant. [4]

Or rather, it’s no exaggeration to say I specifically targeted this guy.

『Give me your Magic Skills!』

As a tactical goal, I aimed at the King. But as far as Goblins are concerned, the Goblin I wanted to defeat the most would be this Goblin Mage. I was dying for this guy’s Skills ever since I saw them.

Race : Goblin Mage : Evil Beast: Demonic Beast Lv.9

HP:27 MP:36 STR : 14 END:15 AGI:20 INT:16 MGC:19 DEX:12

Skills:

Minerology :Lv1, Leadership :Lv1, Staff Arts :Lv2, Quarterstaff Arts :Lv1, Fire Magic :Lv3, MGC ↑ Low, Magic Manipulation.

Equipment:

Broken Oak Staff, Fur Robe

『Fuhahahahahaha! With this, I can use magic!』

It’s magic in a different world! One of the yearnings of the otakus! By all means I wanted to use it!

And that very same magic has just fallen into my hands! There’s no helping it if I’m a little excited!

『But before trying Magic, I’ll finish up with guys!』

From there, it was a one sided slaughter.

The increased Morale brought about by the King disappeared alongside him, so the Goblins quickly started panicking and fell into disorder. The Mage, which had the ability to quell the confusion, had disappeared as well.

Top of their species or not, they’re no match when they’re no longer acting as a group. Normal Goblins can’t even deal damage to me, so long as it isn’t a critical.

And so, the Goblins lost the power of the group and became nothing but a disorderly crowd. Or rather, due to their close proximity, they’re just obstructing each other’s movement, so they might be even less of a threat than regular.

『Alright, this guy’s the last Archer!』

As for the other guys who could attack over long distances, I cleared them all up moments earlier. Afterwards, to me who couldn’t be attacked by staying close to the ceiling, the crowd of EXP Values could only look up.

I simply defeated Goblins while flying around the outskirts of the herd, taking precedence to the ones who try to run away, as keep them from escaping. A considerable amount of Goblins still escaped, but 30 of them were still hunted down in the end.

The improvement of my Skill Levels surprised me. When I absorbed the power of the Goblins’ Magic Stones Sword Arts and Club Arts improved in succession.

It seems that when I have the same Skill as my enemy, absorbing their Magic Stone increases Skill Proficiency. Or perhaps I simply absorb the accumulated Level of the enemy’s Skills? Well, either way, the fact that Skills can be improved is some pleasant information.

『Fuhahahahaha! Give me the experience!』

Today’s Status!:

Name :Unknown

Race :Intelligent Weapon

ATK :212 MP :400/400 Durability :200/200 [5]

Skills:

Appraisal :Lv6, Self-Repair, Self-Evolution 〈Rank 2 ・Magic Stone Level :185/300 ・Memory :12 ・Points :0〉, Self-Modification, Telekinesis, Telepathy, ATK ↑ Low, Owner ALL Stats ↑ Low, Owner HP Recovery ↑ Low, MP ↑ Low, Skill Sharing, Sorcery

Set Skills:

Stealth :Lv1, Evasion ↑ :Lv1, Vigilance :Lv1, Sword Arts :Lv1, Impact Resistance :Lv1, Vibration Sensing :LV1, Throwing :LV1, Magic Absorption :Lv1, Anesthetic Fang, Bird’s Eye View, Poison Fang, Floating

Memory Skills:

Digging :Lv1, Dismantling :Lv1, Leg Strength ↑ :Lv1, Archery :Lv1, Club Arts :LV1, Harvesting :Lv1, Leadership :Lv1, Hunting :Lv1, Shield Arts :Lv1, Survival Arts :Lv1, Spear Arts :Lv1, Martial Arts :Lv1, Shortbow Arts :Lv1, Dagger Arts :Lv1, Weather Prediction :Lv1, Climbing :Lv1, Poison Resistance :Lv1, Disease Resistance :Lv1, Axe Arts :Lv1, Paralysis Resistance :Lv1, Trap Creation :Lv1, Smell Enhancement, Absorption Enhancement, Kobold Language, Digestion Enhancement, Pain Reduction, Taste Enhancement

NEW Skills:

Coercion :Lv1, Transportation :Lv1, Recovery Magic :Lv1, Singing :Lv1, Fear Resistance :Lv1, Sword Dancing :Lv1, Acrobatics :Lv1, Contract Magic :Lv1, Conceal Presence :Lv1, Sword Techniques :Lv1, Summon Kin :Lv1, Pugilist Arts :Lv1、Mineralogy :Lv1, Raise Morale :Lv1, Flexibility :Lv1, Instantaneous Movement :Lv1, Purification Magic :Lv1, Staff Arts :Lv1, Small Axe Arts :Lv1, Pickpocket :Lv1, Mental Resistance :Lv1, Oath Magic :Lv1, Medicine Manufacturing :Lv1, Quarterstaff Arts :Lv1, Warhammer Arts :Lv1, Longbow Arts :Lv1, Provocation :Lv1, Escape :Lv1, Engineering :Lv1, Drowsiness Resistance :Lv1, Ambition :Lv1, Belly Crawl :Lv1, Club Arts :Lv1, Support Magic :Lv1, Carpentry :Lv1, Herbalism :Lv1, Cooking :Lv1, Night Vision, Vigor Manipulation, AGI ↑ Low, MGC ↑ Low, Magic Manipulation

[1] The previous translators used the literal translations of these Status values (excluding HP and MP, which were already using the English Alphabet), but I’ve put them into Game-like format for space conservation; for those who want to know what the literal translations SHOULD be: STR = Physical Strength, END = Physical Fitness, AGI = Agility, INT = Intelligence, MGC = Magic Power, DEX = Dexterity. I’ll be using the shortened Game-like terms from now on when it’s in terms of STATUS. I’ll use their proper names if they fit better, but the two ways of saying them are synonymous.

[2] “Crude” in both the Sword and Armor are referring to the Iron itself, which is why I added the hyphen. It’s doubtful that it’s referring to the Equipment’s condition, but here’s the Raw if you want to take a look:

折れた粗鉄鋼の長剣、割れた粗鉄の鎧

[3] This is the sound of “Breaking”, for those who didn’t know.

[4] This line mentions Wind, so it could be that the MC “Slid out like the Wind”. 自然に抜け落ちた風を装い、壁から抜け出る。その勢いのまま、副官を襲った。

[5] Once again, I’ll be changing them to more game-like values. ATK = Attack Power, MP = “Held Magic Power”. Durability is Durability.

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TL:

Some Notes regarding Skill Names:

War Staff Arts (戦杖術, translated as-is. It’s literally one character from regular old Staff Arts (杖術), with 戦 being “War”)

Changed to “Quarterstaff Arts” as per Faceman’s suggestion~

Transportation (運搬, translated as-is, but it relates to Carriages. Yeah.)

Sword Dancing (曲剣術, it’s actually “Music Fencing” or “Song Fencing”, but seeing as the previous two TL’s translated Fencing⟶Swordplay, I did the same. It’s Sword Arts! That being said, when thinking of “Musical Sword Arts”, “Sword Dancing” is the first thing that came to mind. So there.)

Contract Magic (契約魔術, just as it is. Not sure if this is supposed to be Summoning Magic, or if this is legitamately Magic for making Contracts. Clarified in C13, it’s legitimately for Contracts!)

Summon Kin (眷属召喚, “Summon followers/family”. It’s not actually MAGIC Summoning, it’s just calling them to you)

Instantaneous Movement (瞬発, “Instantaneous”. There isn’t anything but that one word. Breaking the characters down to しゅんぱつ results in the same thing, but two of my Machines mentioned Movement, so I’ll go with that until proven otherwise.)

Mental Resistance (精神耐性, as-is, but Mental could also be “Soul”. I’ll keep it as Mental for now, but if someone who knew Japanese could clarify, that’d be great.)

Club Arts (棒術, “Stick-fighting Arts”. It mentioned Cudgels, so I’m pretty sure that’s where the other TL’s got Club from. Because of that, I’m rolling with it. If it’s wrong, tell me.)


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