I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 35. The King of Weapons (7)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
There is something called a runner’s high.
It happens when the body is kept in a state of extreme exertion during a long period of time, like a marathon. At a certain point, the person will forget how painful it is to continue, so he will continue running as if nothing happened.
All pain would be alleviated.
And it didn’t just happen in marathons.
He’s stronger than I expected.
The more attacks he blocked, the more Leonhard became convinced.
Han Seong was a strong cadet.
That idea stuck in his mind. There was no escaping this cadet’s spear.
Of course, he didn’t think he had underestimated his Spearman attribute. But with each block, Leonhard became less certain.
He was just blocking Han’s spear. Trying to do anything else seemed almost impossible at the moment. No matter how he wanted to think otherwise, Han Seong was exceeding his expectations.
He was unable to move forward even though he forcefully repelled the spear, then aimed at his left shoulder.
At first he thought he would be able to close the distance after initially repelling the spear. But reality said something different.
Although Leonhard had strongly repelled the spear, Han just executed a fast attack again.
There was virtually no time between his counter and the spear rushing at him again. Moreover, as the fight dragged on, the speed of the attacks became even greater. Posted only on NovelUtopia
Leonhard had not been able to create any openings to exploit.
I can’t move forward at all.
Not only had the speed increased, but Han Seong also varied the way he wielded his spear.
Sometimes the spear struck so hard that it felt heavy, but at other times it was so light that he felt a strange sensation when he deflected it with his sword.
If he had tried to blindly advance, he would be pierced by the spear. That was what he, after many months of martial training, instinctively sensed.
So he was forced to stay where he was. The fight continued, Leonhard diligently blocking the spear.
I can’t afford to be impatient.
The more he blocked, the calmer he felt. If he acted impatient, it would all be over in an instant, and he would basically be handing victory to Han, something he could not allow to happen.
He also could not allow a single wound from the spear. The moment he would be pierced by the spear, even if it was in his shoulder or leg, even compared to a wound to the side, his whole body would suffer considerable pain.
There would then be no way he would be able to continue the fight. No, it would be too devastating to be speared.
He repressed the temptation to attack recklessly to get this fight over with. Instead, he continued to concentrate on blocking the spear with his sword.
Clang Clang Clang
Han Seong again changed the way he wielded the spear. And the attacks again came with increased ferocity. Same general pattern as last time.
There was no need for him to rush. He just had to stay focused on the fight.
Before he knew it, his heart was tinged with calm.
ㅡFirst Heavenly Sword
The only sword that could hold the sky.
He suddenly took this moment to reflect on his attribute. Something that was as of yet beyond his comprehension.
His attribute, First Heavenly Sword, was not just about how to wield the sword. Since receiving it, his mind had been filled with knowledge that he could not easily comprehend.
But at this moment, Leonhard could catch a glimpse of what that knowledge encompassed.
It was more than just about how to cut something with a sword. A blue haze briefly surrounded his mind, reaching out to him.
ㅡFind tranquility, like the blue sky
Hearing that resonate within him, Leonhard did as he was instructed. Only then did he begin to enjoy this fight of a lifetime.
Clang Clang Clang
A thin smile tugged at his mouth as he again rejected the spear’s advances.
The fight now made sense. Both for him and for Han Seong, who was his opponent.
There was no need to quickly end the fight.
If he could feel his attribute grow, he could also detect the growth of the other’s attribute. He was sure the same could be said for Han.
Now it was pleasant to swing his sword to repel the spear blade. It was fun to face off against Han Seong.
At the same time, the blue color of his sword rippled with more intensity. His First Heavenly Sword attribute was about to advance even further.
He felt relieved.
He would no longer have to think only about defending himself against the spear.
Han Seong. Cadet Class C. He had a common grade Spearman attribute.
It should not have been a big problem for him, considering this was all factual information, especially when it was compared to his own class and attribute.
However, Han Seong was impressive. Leonhard could tell that Han Seong had something special.
As I thought – attributes are not everything!
In this world, almost everyone believes that a person’s worth is determined by his attributes. From his family to the people he associates with, he could not think of one who spoke or thought differently.
But Leonhard did.
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