Ep 16 – “Return of the Goblin King” / “Goburin ō no Kikan” (ゴブリン王の帰還)
The camp begins encountering other goblin monsters inland while Nyanta discovers a massive goblin army approaching from the north. Naotsugu informs Shiroe who organizes an emergency relay conference with the Round Table. Shiroe postulates that the recent attacks are part of a quest known as “Goblin King’s Return”. The adventurers then realize that in their neglect of quests from the People to defeat the goblins in favor of their development of Akihabara, they allowed the Goblin King to unite a great army. At the same time, Lenessia’s father leaves to defend the town of Maihama from a goblin invasion. Afterwards, the training group discovers a goblin raiding force marching towards the nearby town of Choshi. Meanwhile Shiroe summons Sojiro and his guild to the Palace of Eternal Ice to aid in its defense should it come under attack. Shiroe then informs the Round Table representatives of his hypothesis that an in-game death induces memory loss, which Krusty verifies and reveals that he had already lost some memories of the other world. Elsewhere, the training group makes their way to Choshi but end up arriving too late. However, Minori realizes that the adventurers do not have to wait for the People to ask for their aid, and instead they should take the fight to the goblins themselves.