Chapter 2.35 is the thirty-eighth chapter of Volume 2.
Shifting Viewpoints: Ryoka is guided by the Faeries towards Mrsha, who had run away from the other Gnolls being pursued by a thing, and fallen into a crevasse high in the mountains. Ryoka can rescue the girl, but also sees the armored, dead Goblin who did not survive the chase. After the rescue operation was successful, Ryoka realizes how she is surrounded by a large Goblin scouting force. She stuns for a moment them with a [Flashbang] and runs. Eventually, she is surrounded again and has to fight, killing one of them; but a Goblin bites off her fingers, and even with Mrsha joining the fight for their lifes, Ryoka loses.
Meanwhile, Urksh is getting reports of other search teams gone missing, which puts him on alert. He gets to rescue Ryoka in the last moment, and the Gnolls do a fighting retreat, while the army of Zel Shivertail also gets involved in fighting the Goblin Army. Zel and Ilvriss are nearly getting to the Goblin Lord, who is a Necromancer, but Zel suddenly becomes aware of the Gnoll tribe that is going to be wiped out, and orders a retreat so they can be saved.
Ryoka and Urksh are begging the Frost Faeries to help them, offering them all they have. The Faeries warn them of the price, but comply, causing the attacking Goblins to freeze and arrange that Zel notices them all dying. Zel and his [Soldiers] rejoin the fight on their side, with heavy casualties. Meanwhile, the Goblin Lord pulls a trick that lets undead Goblins explode. Zel can at least see how a Human runner can run a Gnoll child to safety.
Ryoka runs like the wind, faster than she normally would, until she collapses in exhaustion, having rescued Mrsha whose fur has changed from forest brown to white. The Frost Faeries have mercy again and form a mild Spring Circle in the cold winter landscape. Also, having heard Ryoka's words to defy fate again and again, they somehow tell the System that governs the world to stop pestering Ryoka with level-ups: Ryoka has never again to care about (not) leveling.
Also, the victorious Goblin Lord pursues Zel but the two Drake commanders survive the day. Also also, a group of mages tries to call Ryoka but the unconscious runner doesn't answer. And Mrsha grieves.
- Ryoka Dawning Griffin (Middle Name Revealed)
- Frost Faeries
- ? - A Certain Faerie
- Urksh (Deceased)
- Goblins Lord Army
- Zel Shivertail
- Goblin Lord (First Appearance)
- Magical Rope of the Stonespear Tribe (stretches)
Statistics Obtained/Cancelled Edit
Ryoka Griffin Edit
- Classes/Levels = [Barefoot Runner] Lv. 8 (+8)
- Skills Obtained = [Flawless Stride] – [Enhanced Movement] – [Dangersense]
- Skills Learned = [Final Run]