Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 32

Chapter 32: Irregularity of the Subjugation Request

The area where goblins and kobolds start appearing is a 30 minute walk southwest from the town of Volton.

「Isn’t a 30 minute walk to where goblins and kobolds appear too close?」
「Takumi-sama, goblins are G ranked. It is said that if you see 1, there are 100.」
「Goblins are the enemy of women.」

Oh, the goblins in this world are in compliance with light novels. I did think that Sophia might have been an elf-with-uncharacteristically-huge-breast character though.

We practiced Presence Detection, Magic Perception, Enemy Search, and Stealth while searching for goblins and kobolds.
「Shh, Takumi-sama, I’ve found some goblins.」

Sophia pointed at 4 goblins ahead.
They have ugly faces and green bodies, are short in height, and they carry clubs and rusty swords.

「These are probably goblin scouts. They might have formed a mid-sized colony.」
「That’s terrible, Sophia-san, we must notify the guild.」
「Calm down Maria, we first need to confirm it.」

Sophia’s conjecture made Maria panic, but we decided to confirm whether or not there is a colony.

「Then, I will kill the two on the right. I will leave the two on the left to Takumi-sama and Maria.」
「Got it.」
「I, I’ll do my best.」

On Sophia’s signal, we started running.
The three of us were holding the spears I made. In the end, I used wood that I bought for the handle, but the two liked and accepted it.

「「Gyagyagya」」

We paid no mind to the goblins noticing us, and stabbed them with the spear in a flash.

「Gyaaaaaa!!」

I killed the goblin with one thrust to its throat.
I hurriedly checked on Sophia and Maria. Maria easily stabbed the goblin, laying it to rest with her spear. Sophia took down the 2 goblins with minimal effort.

「Good job.」
「That was too easy for both Takumi-sama and Maria. Let’s keep this pace up.」
「Yes, I’ll try my best.」

The right ears of the goblins were cut off with a knife as proof of subjugation, and the magic stone was dug out around its heart. I then immediately disposed of the remnants of the corpses by burying them with Earth magic.

After that, we who were advancing through the meadows to the forest as we hunted for goblins, found and defeated a small pack of kobolds along the way.

We were proceeding smoothly, fighting goblins using swords and spears.
I couldn’t see a glimpse of Sophia’s true abilities with just goblins. Maria and I receive Sophia’s advice as we steadily kill goblins

At noon, we ate some of the largely stocked lunch prepared by Golden Wheat Pavilion that I was keeping in the Item Box.

「Hey Sophia, are goblins something this frequently encountered?」
「No, I believe the frequency of our encounters is clearly very high.」

Before we arrived here, we fought with a considerable number of goblins. Kaede alone took out a little over 10 of them.
Kaede uses paralysis poison and deadly poison, furthermore, it leaps to behead goblins with its tough threads that are further strengthened. Because these tough threads are hard to see, the goblins’ heads fly off and they die without them understanding what happened to them.

「The colony might have a general class within them.」

Sophia taught us that superior species emerge in large goblin colonies. They say that a large colony is very likely to be ruled by a Goblin King, and it would be classified as a calamity and a large scale subjugation would be organized.
Sophia’s conjecture is that, because she has only seen Goblin Archers, Goblin Mages, and superior to those, the Goblin Knights, it could only be a Goblin General at most.

「However, a Goblin General is a rank C monster. For the subjugation of a colony of that scale, it is advisable to have 5 parties that are at least D rank when challenging it.」

Let’s think about what Sophia had explained. Normal parties would need 5 parties, but wouldn’t it be different if it’s us?

「Hey Sophia, that doesn’t apply to us, does it?」

When I said that, Sophia grinned broadly.

「Yes, my Spirit Magic, Takumi-sama’s attribute magic, and even Maria’s Earth attribute magic will be our war potential. I think that the likelihood of us decreasing their numbers by starting with a saturated attack with magic is high.」

Sophia who said so seems to be uplifted by battles. As expected of a knight, she flourishes only in battle.

「We’ve foraged more than enough medicinal plants, and we’ve cleared several requests for Kobolds as well. Let’s prioritize our safety later at the pest extermination.」
「Yes, I will protect Takumi-sama and Maria.」
「I’ll try my best.」
『Do best』

Since even Kaede is brimming with eagerness, we advanced deeper into the forest.

Status
Name: Takumi Iruma
Race: Human
Age: 15 years old
Job: Warrior Lv48, Mage Lv56
( Blacksmith Lv48, Magic Bestower Lv32, Carpenter Lv16, Alchemist Lv52, Tailor Lv26 )
Level: 24
Condition: Healthy

Vitality: 360
Magic Power: 520
Strength: 160
Agility: 130
Stamina: 220
Dexterity: 160
Intelligence: 220

Unique Skills
Appraisal EX
Item Box EX ( Concealed)

Passive Skills
Superhuman Strength Lv2
Insight Lv2
Poison Resistance Lv2
Paralysis Resistance Lv2

Active Skills
Spear Handling Lv4
Axe Technique Lv2
Swordplay LV2
Throwing Lv4
Taijutsu LV2
Matoujutsu Lv2
Enemy Search Lv2
Presence Detection LV3
Stealth Lv3
Tame Lv1
Enhance Physical Abilities Lv2

Magic Perception Lv7
Magic Power Manipulation Lv8
Light Attribute Magic Lv7
Fire Attribute Magic Lv4
Water Attribute Magic Lv3
Wind Attribute Magic Lv3
Earth Attribute Magic Lv8
Time-Space Attribute Magic Lv3
Bestowal Magic Lv5
Alchemy Lv8
Smithing Lv6
Woodworking Lv6
Carpentry Lv4
Foraging Lv5
Logging Lv3
Dismantling Lv4
Mining Lv4
Metalworking Lv4
Sewing Lv3
Cooking Lv2

Divine Protection of Goddess Norn (Concealed)

Familiars:
Killer Spider Unique Species ( Kaede )

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Footnotes:

  1.  Enhance Strength skill changed to Enhance Physical Abilities

4 thoughts on “Greatest Alchemist? Chapter 32”

  1. I know Light Attribute Magic should be LV8 since he leveled up in order to heal Sophia. You also put a footnote to indicate that this was the author oversight. Should you keep that footnote, or just go ahead to correct the author’s error? Thank you for the treat.

    • I put a footnote in chapter 28 regarding this and that I will keep to what the author has written because even when I skimmed to chapter 40+ status, it still wasn’t corrected. I don’t know if correcting it would lead to more inconsistencies in the future so I’ll keep it simple.

  2. This time, again I noticed some needs, needs for improvement:
    “goblins are with G” -> {goblins are rank G} or {goblins are the same with G} ~ unless it’s something else
    “Let’s keep up this pace up” -> {Let’s keep this pace up}/{Let’s keep up this pace}
    “the frequency…are clearly very high” -> {the frequency…is clearly very high}

    A couple lines in there made me remember the always silver ranked goblin slayer. Considering the story so far, I would prefer no females of other species in that goblin factory… I mean colony. Well, slaying little green men coming up, lol.
    Again, thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation!

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