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    I heard his skull crack into bits and pieces and his last breath leaving his body.


    “He’s weak...no. I’ve just gotten stronger.”


    I never was the type of person who liked to fight. How did I end up this way?


    A combat skill? That was given in that white room. It’s just a part of me now, since it became part of my instincts. I just naturally know how to fight now.


    Everything I think is weird is just my brain being strange. I’m too calm for all of this, and I’m adapting all too well…


    Have I always been like this?


    I have no idea. I just don’t know anymore.


    While looking down at this creature I’ve just taken out, I came to a conclusion on what to call it. It’ll be called a hop goblin.


    A hop goblin is something that’s widely used across games with a physique that’s much bigger than the typical goblin.


    It’s actually too small… to be called an orc. I mean, orcs are trademarked with all that muscle too.


    So, I’ll just call it the hop goblin.


    While putting this new name on a dead creature’s body, I checked to see if there was anythign worth keeping.


    They call guys like these...bums. He literally doesn’t have anything on him. What gives…


    Sigh.


    Well, let’s just go check out where they dragged the bear to.


    If I’m lucky, I might even find their hideout. That’ll be the jackpot.


    Thud. Thud.


    I began walking, following the tracks on the ground through the mountain. It was rather easy since there weren’t any difficult paths along the way.


    They appeared to be pretty mobile.


    Tik! Tik!


    “Eh”


    Something flew and hit me. The protective gear I had on had blocked whatever it was, and just happened to make that noise before falling to the ground.


    Tik! Tik! Tik! Tik!


    It keeps flying at me. I looked straight trying to figure out what it was.


    It was a fairly good sized, long needle.


    The ends were pretty blunt while the tip was really sharp. Chunks of liquids at the end didn’t make it seem any friendly either.


    A poisonous needle?


    “Tch. with needles…?”


    I guarded with my face with both of hands as I looked to see where the needles came from. There was something smaller than that hob goblin sitting on a branch nearby.


    He had a green colored skin on a slender figure. He looked like a skinny monkey, but with longer nose and shaper teeth.


    His height couldn’t be more than a meter. If it came down to a fight, I probably could just beat him to death.


    I could see the long, tube-like tool he was holding in his hand to blow the poisonous darts at me. Unfortunately for him, the protective gear I’m wearing is made of reinforced plastic and kevlar weaved into it. That just won’t work for him.


    “Divine Attack.”


    Four lights appear above my head. Four of them flew straight towards the monkey and began bashing his body.


    Puk! Puk! Puk! Puk!


    “Kiekk!”


    He quickly fell to the ground from a height that was close to a 2 story building. He was now shaking in shock.


    “Kuruka!”


    “Kuruka!”


    “Kiru Kuruka!”


    Damn. They all reside on the tree branches. They look pretty primitive seeing how not a single one of them have a bow and arrows.


    “Divine Attack. Divine Attack. Divine Attack.”


    I’m going to consecutively use this attack to take out everything that’s surrounding me. Strangely, and lucky for me, these lights must have some kind of homing function because it’s chasing down those who are dodging.


    “Kiahk!”


    “Kiehk!”


    Three of them fell to the ground screaming. They were shaking uncontrollably while suffering from pain.


    I made my way over to the one that was the closest, thinking they wouldn’t die so easily especially from falling from a tree like that.


    “Ki….kieh..”


    The monkey creature made some kind of noise and showed me its fangs. It made me realize how different they were from humans. Still willing to fight their enemy while being in great pain like that.


    Alright, so you’re telling me that you’re a living, breathing, life form.. Is that it?


    But what else can I do here? My job is to kill all of you.


    Hweek.


    Puhhk.


    The mace I brought down on his head crushed his skull on contact. There was blood everywhere with bits and pieces of the skull as well.


    I turned towards the others.


    I should call them goblins as well since these guys appear to co-exist with the hob goblins.


    “KiruKaku!”


    Tak. Tak. Tak. Tak.


    Eight goblins came down to surround me after something up in the trees made that sound. They were all holding wooden spears as they were screaming my way.


    The stench that was coming off of them was unbearable. It was close to that of a rotten meat, which was piercing my nostrils.


    The noises they were making weren’t helping me stay focused either.


    What in the world do they possibly want from me?


    “Kaku!”


    They came at me with their spears. It was fast and precise, but it wasn’t strong enough to do any real damage to my gear. It just made few scratches here and there. This isn’t something that a wooden spear can pierce through its surface.


    As I made my way forward, I raised my mace up. Without having to use any of my Steel Body Technique… I struck down with it as hard as I could.


    Puk!


    It broke the shoulder of one of the spearheads. I had originally aimed for its head, but he was able to dodge it at the last minute by twisting his body around.


    “Divine Bind.”


    I used another Divine Skill. A string of light appeared and binded the shoulder of one of the monsters I had just attacked.


    5% of my Divine power just depleted like that. Luckily, I could feel it recover as fast as it depleted with the help of my ring and bracelet. Maybe, the mace too.


    Hweek.


    Puk!


    The bind mercilessly secured him and made him fall to the ground for me to smash his head in. While I was aiming to strike his head, other spearheads were coming in for mine.


    “Hmm.”


    I turned my body to dodge their attacks. I ran forward and placed my back on a tree with them in my sight.


    No matter how good I might be at dodging, I can’t guarantee that back of my head will be completely safe.


    They were coming at me. Charging as fast as they can with their little legs, and jumping towards me.


    Hweek.


    I spin my mace round and round to block every spear that comes my way. After, I grip my fast as hard as I can and aim for the guy in front of me.


    Pukk.


    The force of my blow makes him fall to the ground. He begins mumbling something in pain.


    “Divine Attack.”


    Shwahhk.


    Puhhhk.


    His face is destroyed when 4 divine spheres flew towards him and began pulverizes everything.

    I’d say...this attack has equivalency of a hammered work.
     
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