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  • Warrior
  • Leader


First Appearance

Chapter 2.44

Grunter was a Hobgoblin and the former leader of the Redfang Elite Warriors.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

He was massive, tall as a tall Human man, and far wider. But all that flesh wasn’t fat—it was muscle.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

He was loyal, but willing to admit that his leader had faults.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Volume 3[edit | edit source]

Grunter was the only hobgoblin from the Redfang Elite Warriors sent to find Erin Solstice and was therefore the leader. Since nobody in the group had any kind of tracking Skills, he was the one to point the group in directions. Unfortunately, those directions were often wrong, so instead of going to Liscor, Grunter and the other goblins ended up in Esthelm. It was near Esthelm that they ran into a detachment of the Army of the Goblin Lord and were forced to take refuge in the city.[2] While scavenging in the city, they came across a skeleton stabbing a strange half undead girl. Thinking that she might be the [Innkeeper] they were looking for, the goblins went in to save her. Grunter personally smashed Toren and kicked his head away before uncomfortably leaving.[3] The [Florist] followed them, and the group allowed it. Even when Grunter confirmed that she wasn't and never had been an [Innkeeper], they allowed her to stay and fed her.

The goblins left the next day to enact their plan of ambushing small groups of other goblins. They were able to get the drop on some, but eventually they faced 25 goblins at once, and despite their advantage in levels, the numbers difference was heavy. When the other goblins started to take advantage of this, a gold-rank adventurer, Ylawes Byres, came by and slew the Goblin Lord's goblins. The redfangs went on to attack him until they realized that they were severely outmatched. Grunter took heavy injuries being run through by Ylawes and was about to be killed when the [Florist] attacked him. Even with her help, the goblins were ready to die until Toren took his opportunity to attack Ylawes and the [Florist] was able to pull Grunter away from the fighting while the others fled.[1]

The goblins and [Florist] did make it back to their camp, and they applied a healing potion to Grunter's wounds. He still needed a splint for his arm, but he wasn't in danger of dying once they applied it all. When the Goblin Lord's army came into the city in force, they initially watched from the sidelines. They had a clear path out, but the [Florist] wanted to help save the humans. When she charged into battle all of the Redfangs followed her. Charging into battle, she was shot in the back and in their grief, the goblins fought. Grunter specifically ran straight at the goblin commander and took them out in a suicidal charge. The remaining goblins took out Toren after losing many of their number and only six managed to escape the city.[4]

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Grunter was an elite warrior with his main combat Class being over Level 10. He was so strong that he could charge through the ranks of minor undead and Goblin alike and toss zombies around.[4]

Abilities:[edit | edit source]

  • Could speak a little of the Common Language.[1]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Axe

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • (To Florist) “Inkreepr. You. You innkreeper?”
  • (To Florist) “Innkeeper. You? Clss.”
  • (To the warriors) “Go.”
  • (To Goblin Commander) “You! Challenge!”
  • (To Goblin Commander) “REDFANG!

References[edit | edit source]