I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 34. The King of Weapons (6)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
Han was tired, exhausted, and close to running on empty. However, he couldn’t stop his pace. He had to be fully prepared to move his body quickly at any time in case his defenses slipped.
The blue color of the sword Leonhard was holding became more and more intense. Naturally, its destructive power increased.
It meant that as Cadet Han Seong and his attribute grew, so did Leonhard and his attribute. Leonhard’s strikes grew stronger, and the sword was gradually emitting a more intense glow.
Then there was a momentary change.
The spear was deflected sharply, making a sharp sound. Leonhard deftly repelled the spear blade, although he had used almost all his strength to accomplish it. Han Seong couldn’t help but take two steps back.
It was over.
It was over. Instructor Avalanche awaited the end of this fight. He was ready to intervene.
“……!” Incredibly, Han Seong did not release the spear from his hand, although his body was greatly stretched to the opposite side.
Han was able to regain his balance by doing a quick disengagement, redirecting his spear to the front again before Leonhard’s sword could dominate the space. He began to attack even more frantically than before.
“…What!” Avalanche was stunned. Leonhard, who had been quickly closing the distance, had to stop again.
Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang!
Despite his backward regression, Han began a desperate and unprecedented series of attacks. The fight was not over.
A thought of admiration blossomed in the instructor’s mind.
His movements seem innate.
It was unbelievable. It had nothing to do about the capabilities of his attribute. It was Han’s ingenuity to regain his posture quickly so he could continue to attack.
In no sense could those moves be improved upon. Fine-tuned, yes, but he didn’t have to try to build it from scratch like so many cadets would try to do. Han was able to prolong the end of the fight to prevent his defeat. Posted only on NovelUtopia
Had he hesitated or made a mistake in channeling the thrust force that drove him back when his attack was repelled, Leonhard would have seized the opportunity to end the fight.
“…He’s crazy,” he muttered to himself, hearing the murmurs rise from surrounding cadets.
“How can he still wield his spear?”
“Is he really common?”
The more they murmured, the more he heard. A smile appeared on his lips. There were rumors that the cadets enrolled this year were better than last year’s. However, he had not expected to verify those rumors since the day of the entrance ceremony.
Leonhard could be considered the representative of this year’s cadets, based off of his attribute alone. But C-class cadet Han Seong was clearly causing him a lot of trouble. It was interesting, since the Spearman attribute was neither rare nor exceptional.
The common grade attributes were considered so trivial that most people who passed the Academy’s entrance exam were assigned to Class D. But it seemed that Cadet Han Seong understood and mastered his attribute in a short time.
Could this be the result of just effort?
One of the Academy instructors appeared in his mind when he thought about it. A red-haired instructor famous for her great performance on the battlefield.
He recalled the words she had said a few days ago.
ㅡEffort never betrays.
However, Carly’s attribute was so superior that everyone misunderstood and laughed at her words.
But now he understood those words perfectly. This cadet proved that phrase in practice alone.
The cadet with the common attribute fought a cadet with the legendary attribute on a level playing field. Only once had he been on the defensive.
Han Seong was showing the fruits of his efforts. Although he was lost in the whirlwind of the fight, he did not relax his left hand. In fact, a blue light had been surrounding his left hand for quite some time, a manifestation of his attribute and the upgrade.
Avalanche knew that Han could not be careless for much longer, though, given this fresh exchange of intensity. The two cadets who were fighting were impressive to watch.
Cadet Han Seong was showing a performance above a common grade attribute, but that didn’t mean that cadet Leonhard wasn’t extraordinary. He consistently and calmly blocked all the spear attacks.
Leonhard, who had been focused on defense, had not received any attacks. That was evidence that he was the best cadet in this year’s entrance exam.
Most cadets fall into arrogance when they have superior attributes. In Leonhard’s case, it was like that at the beginning of his training. Since he had an advantage over the others, he focused on making flashy offensive moves to stand out.
It wasn’t until after a few months, in an intense fight with a certain instructor, that he realized the importance of defense. Leonhard realized it early on, and it was serving him well here. It wasn’t often that Avalanche could take great enjoyment in watching two cadets fight.
Not bad. He was pleased with the progress of these cadets. They would go far here, and more glory to the Empire.
Then the exclamation of some cadets broke through his thoughts.
They were not surprised because they saw the blue light from Leonhard’s sword.
It was because a faint blue color had appeared emanating from Han Seong’s body.
It was a sign. The blessed light that appeared when the attribute evolved before entering the next level.
It seems that his attribute can actually be improved.
It would be unheard of for someone to reach level 4 of their attribute on the day of the entrance ceremony.
Cadet Han Seong was close to achieving it.
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