How to Live as a Wandering Knight – Chapter 122.1

𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐨𝐝 (5)

𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐨𝐝 (5)

I never thought I’d experience a fairy tale my grandfather told me in person!

“Don’t break formation! Keep your formation! Don’t run away, you rats!”

The pirate captain tried his best to prevent his subordinates from running away. However, it was not easy. They were all already rolling their eyes at the experience they had never had before.

“I’ll behead anyone who runs away!”

━■■!

A few ghouls broke into the formation. The undead swung their claws with immense hatred for the living. A pirate who was hit by the attack fell down on his poor cotton armor.

Arrows flew over him. Goblins are unpredictable creatures that show a variety of appearances depending on the situation and location. Unfortunately, the goblins living near here seemed to have enough leisure to make bows and arrows.

“Captain! Give the order to retreat!”

“Hey, you stupid b*stard! You’ll all die if you turn your back on a monster! We need to somehow make them retreat and then retreat!”

“That’s true, but it’s not good, is it?”

“They’re just goblins! Hold on! Can we call ourselves pirates if we’re scared of goblins!”

At the pirate leader’s shout, the first mate gritted his teeth and nodded.

However, not long after their resolve, they felt as though they were suffocating.

“. . .damn it. . .?”

Among the goblins, a large monster began to stand out. It had the body size of a human with two to three heads larger, and it bore the head of a bull.

The cursed beast, the Minotaur!

It’s sometimes said that strong monsters command weaker ones, but who would have thought a Minotaur would be leading goblins!

The pirate leader glared at the Minotaur and then spat out his saliva in disdain.

It seemed that the god he believed in wanted to take him away today.

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𝕒𝚠𝙚𝐛𝔰𝚝𝘰𝕣i̇̇𝘦𝕤.𝔠𝐨ṁ

The following army stopped and formed up. Johan set out on a reconnaissance mission with his guards and Caenerna.

As they climbed the hill, they saw the scene unfolding before them. It was a fierce battle.

“Caenerna, do you know why there are so many ghouls?”

“It must be because of the war that happened in this area.”

Everyone was frowning at the ghouls, but Caenerna answered as if it were nothing.

“As the number of people who died unjustly increases, the power of the undead also increases, so the number of undead will also increase. Only those who cast evil magic will rejoice.”

“But can ghouls and goblins move together?”

“Goblins are monsters that cannot communicate, but they are not ignorant of spells or magic. Sometimes they do things that even we cannot do. The ability to get along with monsters is one of them.”

Johan was startled when he saw a minotaur. There was a warrior with a bull’s head on his back swinging a heavy club.

“That’s right. Goblins are definitely talented. Isn’t that a minotaur?”

“Humph. He is a poor man who was abandoned by God.”

“. . .?”

The centaurs pitied the minotaur. They thought that he had received no love from God, which is why he had a bull’s head.

If the minotaur had heard, he would have been furious, but the minotaur was just standing there, snorting in the distance.

“Isn’t it better to avoid fighting if there’s a minotaur?”

Caenerna asked. The minotaur was a ferocious monster, with nicknames like “hero killer” and “knight killer.”

With his earth-shattering hooves, sharp horns that could break even mediocre steel armor, and intelligence that ranked high among monsters, it was not uncommon for knights who came to hunt the minotaur to be hunted themselves.

“I’d like to catch some of those pirates and question them, but. . . are there any who are trying to escape?”

“I don’t think they’ll be able to escape even if they try.”

The pirates were a diverse group, including humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, and vampires, but there was not a single cavalryman among them. It is difficult to carry a horse on a ship that sails swiftly across the sea.

On the other hand, the goblins and ghouls were already steadily completing the siege. When a few of the pirates who tried to escape fell to the ground, the pirates gave up and fought.

“We’ll have to break through the siege and then capture them. Geoffrey, go to the main camp and relay my orders.”

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When they gathered the knights to charge, Iselia was the first to step forward. Johan realized that Iselia was truly an elf.

“My dear. Please grant me a chance to earn honor.”

“. . .I don’t plan on stopping you, but…”

“?”

Do elves not have the word “safety” in their minds?

If Iselia charged recklessly and died, Amien would be left alone. And she didn’t seem to trust Johan that much, yet she was so proactive.

The people here had a completely different way of thinking from Johan. He gave up on understanding and shrugged.

“Alright. Let’s charge together.”

“T-That’s a bit…”

“?”

“. . .Embarrassing. It’s embarrassing to show off in front of others like that.”

“????”

Why on earth?

Johan was about to ask, but then he stopped. It seemed like listening to the elves’ customs would only confuse him more.

“Just do what you’re going to do and stop talking nonsense. Stand next to me.”

“Aah. Aah.”

“Knights, forward! Remember, I will not forgive anyone who does not obey the retreat order.”

The knights gathered forward and Johan stood at the front. The holy banner they had received from the church fluttered in the wind. The knights made the sign of the cross and kissed their swords in a reverent manner.

“Forward, forward! Crush the monsters!”


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