I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 33. The King of Weapons (5)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
I should stop this fight.
Avalanche had been thinking the same thing for at least the past 10 minutes, with serious consideration.
But he couldn’t bring himself to go through on it. There were no visible wounds on either of the two cadets, let alone a mortal wound.
What he was seeing was a one-sided fight.
One side maintained a relentless offense, while the other side preserved their defense.
Although the fight had gone on for quite some time, neither cadet’s weapons had touched the other’s body. Ironically, there was no objective reason for him to interfere, compared to previous fights where he had intervened.
However, Avalanche was worried.
It was due to one of the cadets involved in the fight – the oddly-named C-class cadet named Han Seong.
It was hard to tell that this was a rookie given his fiercely controlled offense. From controlling the distance to the way he swung the spear, he did not look like someone inexperienced in handling the weapon as he went on a one-sided offensive.
It could be said that the other cadet was the best cadet, who entered this year due to his legendary attribute. Everyone knew his name. Moreover, his attribute was insanely powerful, as some academy instructors had privately confided in him after the entrance exam.
But Han’s offensive naturally continued even though he was facing Leonhard – same intensity, same power, same ferocity. It was a spectacle beyond common sense.
A cadet with common grade attribute had an advantage over a cadet with legendary grade attribute. Who in the world could believe that?
He would never have believed it if someone had told him. Avalanche couldn’t help but snort because that was what was happening now. Who would believe him?
Clang Clang Clang
The clash of their weapons produced a strong spark, bringing back Avalanche’s attention to see Han once again changed the way he wielded the spear. Same as before, there was great power in each attack, despite the variety.
I can understand why he varies the way he attacks.
At first, he would combine attacks based on speed, but sometimes he would focus on changing the strength of his attacks to break the pattern.
This meant that Leonhard could never let his guard down enough to mount a counteroffensive.
Yet their stances remain unwavering.
Clearly, they both looked exhausted. However, neither one refused to back down. Any other cadet would have shown a gap, or made some mistake in the handling of his weapon, but their movements remained relentless, perfect in their respective offense and defense.
The two men clashed fiercely without a single hesitation.
When Leonhard would step back due to an attack from the spear, he would immediately step forward when he repelled it. And to stop any further advance, Han Seong again made a powerful attack.
It was a rather peculiar confrontation for the spectators.
In a battle, if one side was attacking while the other was just defending, it would be normal for the defender to collapse. But since the defender was Leonhard, the balance was maintained.
Clang Clang Clang
Amidst the noise, Avalanche chose to focus on Leonhard, who was drenched in sweat.
The tired Leonhard had a different look than he had at the beginning of the fight. He was staring fixedly at the spearhead.
He did not avert his gaze for a moment, he was looking for the opportunity for an offensive. His calmness was not typical of a cadet who had just entered the Academy. Nor was his attitude arrogant despite having a legendary grade attribute.
The best student in this year’s entrance exam.
Accordingly, with his legendary grade attribute, First Celestial Sword, the way he wielded the sword was quite complete.
So far he had displayed an almost perfect defense, which allowed no room for the spear blade to reach his body.
But that was all.
Leonhard had been unable to advance.
Han Seong swung his spear without stopping.
It was as if he didn’t even want to give him a chance to breathe, which was strategic. His spear sometimes formed a trajectory as if he was the orbit and the spear was a planet body, or stabbed as fast as a beam of light. Despite his amazing prowess so far, he also looked different than he did at the beginning of the match. Posted only on NovelUtopia
Except his fatigue was no match for Leonhard’s. Han’s body was at its limit. Avalanche could see it as he zoned in on the cadet. Therefore, he thought about stopping the fight.
Not only was Han’s whole body drenched in sweat, but he was also having trouble breathing.
He could even notice that the cadet’s eyes were unfocused.
Nevertheless, the cadet’s offensive did not weaken at all. The fact that he kept moving like that with his body on edge meant that he was focused to the max in a way only fighting professionals would understand.
Han had achieved the initial unity of mind, body, and weapon. It was possible for him to reach the next level. Which made Avalanche reluctant to stop the fight.
When someone was at the limit of their attribute during a crisis, there was a possibility that they could glimpse clues to upgrade that attribute to the next level.
It was very likely that Cadet Han Seong was now at that crossroads. If he stopped the fight, it would be as if he was blocking the cadet’s path forward.
Of course, he as the instructor was also at a crossroads.
He knew that Cadet Han Seong’s body was on the edge, which he knew from previous experience meant he could either get the clues he needed to upgrade his attribute or force his body to pass out from sheer exhaustion. But he felt that he could not stop him.
Even now it seemed that Han Seong was wielding his spear in a trance.
Gulp He swallowed.
It would be best if the fight continued.
And the cadet himself knew it.
His attribute was close, even about to evolve. Maybe he felt euphoria.
As an instructor, he couldn’t interfere with that.
He had to keep watching until there was a clear winner.
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