I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 11. An Extraordinary Man with a Common Attribute (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Fafa
In this world, as already known, a person’s true talent is unknown until they receive the results of the attribute test they take once they become an adult.
A person might excel in a particular field or skill from their childhood, but the amount of cases were solemn in which an attribute correlated with something a person was previously skilled at.
That’s why even high-status noble families did not delve into just one field in the education of their children. Rather, they taught their kids how mana worked, physical training and various other skills that were key parts to any attribute.
In other words, they were expected to acquire a basic level of expertise in various disciplines.
They were told not to decide what they wanted to do in the future until they became adults.
That made the Great Royal Academy more special, because people could enter after they had checked their attribute.
Someone’s life really starts after they know their attribute.
And that’s why everyone is always filled with so much anxiety before in their childhood leading up to taking the attribute test.
There was no way of knowing what the future held for them.
Nobody would know what path to follow until seeing the results of the test.
No one was complete until they became an adult.
“Yes… Trust yourself.”
Glesia calmly looked at the bewildered Han Seong.
She didn’t understand why he wanted to go to the Academy with an insignificant attribute. That doubt was somewhat dispelled when she heard his answer.
But she was curious about something else. As this man who had the common grade Spearman attribute, could he have confidence in himself? Did he really have that much pride? Posted only on NovelUtopia
She had thought that he would not be able to go ahead.
She wanted to resolve her doubt about it.
“I overheard you say, ‘let’s go there with confidence’, in front of the training camp.”
“Ugh… you really heard that?”
“Yes. It was by chance.”
Glesia felt a little embarrassed as she answered.
She had taken the liberty of eavesdropping. She was aware of the man looking at her as if it was absurd that she had overheard him, but she didn’t avoid his gaze.
She had to know.
How could this man carry on with such confidence?
Even in the face of someone with an attribute higher than his, he could engage in casual conversation and maintain a nonchalant appearance.
His attitude and demeanor could be considered special.
And she felt it was something she needed as well; confidence.
She knew there would be other monsters at the Academy with better attributes than hers.
The most emblematic one was Leonhard. He was rumored to have a legendary grade attribute.
But there were also other individuals who had impressive attributes.
In front of them, her unique grade attribute paled.
So she believed that she really could learn from this man.
“But it’s a very complex question.”
“I just want you to tell me how you can be confident.”
When she said it again, Han Seong laughed.
“The word itself is ambiguous. No one can teach you to how to trust, right?”
“That ‘s true…”
“I don’t know how to define it, but, I think if you have high self-esteem about yourself, confidence is something that comes naturally.”
Han, who was quite right, kept talking.
“I’m asking you outright, do I look nervous here with you?”
She shook her head at his confident voice.
Han Seong acted with dignity even in front of the instructors in the examination room.
Even now in front of her, he showed no sign of nervousness or hesitation.
“It doesn’t seem so.”
“Right. We just got together to talk. So I’m just thinking about maintaining a conversation with you, regardless of our attributes.”
Her mind grew fuzzy.
Regardless of our attributes?
She couldn’t believe it.
man seemed unshakable even with his dingy, Spearman attribute.
In this world, attributes represent what a person was.
The way a person lived depended on his attribute.
Therefore, the attribute’s grade was almost like the ‘value of the person’.
She looked at the man in question in detail.
His strangely shaped black hair matched his black eyes. Those features seemed peculiar to Glesia, just like his name of Han Seong.
But this man remained relaxed even as she stared him down.
“From the way you’re looking at me, it seems you didn’t understand anything I said.”
“Honestly, I don’t understand. Han Seong, how can you be calm in treating with me? And why are you trying so hard to succeed even though you have the Spearman attribute? It’s almost impossible…”
“I can say that the former is normal. And regarding the latter, effort is basic.”
She blinked uncomprehendingly at his words.
“Effort is basic?”
“It’s hard for you to understand because you have a unique grade attribute. Common grade attributes are less effective, so the individual must exert effort. It will also be slow to level up. Obviously for you it will be strange that effort is something essential.”
She nodded at his words.
But in his case the effort doesn’t make much sense.