I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 37. The King of Weapons (9)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
“Wait. What’s that?”
“I don’t believe it…”
“How is that possible?”
“It’s really crazy…”
The manifestation of a powerful blue light caught everyone’s attention. Consternation flooded the training camp.
Chief among them were three people. Yumia and Glesia, who had come to the training facility together. The training facility instructor, Avalanche, was the third.
All three knew or had some intuition that attributes evolved as they increased in level. In this world, it was difficult for a person to increase their attribute level. Sometimes there were hints that were given to people, and sometimes there were no hints at all.
In this case, it was less subtle. There was a great explosion of blue light – centered around Han Seong.
But it wasn’t a one-off, as the same light also separately centered around one person. Another person also manifested powerful blue light.
Unlike Han Seong, who showed signs of reaching level 4 since he emitted a faint blue light, the blue light that erupted from Leonhard was too sudden.
Leonhard, who had been standing in a defensive position, suddenly rejected the spear with all his might to move forward with a mighty leap. At that moment, a blue light erupted from his body.
His attribute abruptly reached level 3.
That’s a crazy talent. Instructor Avalanche, who couldn’t believe what he had just witnessed, could hardly swallow those words.
To the cadets, the words ‘attribute’ and ‘talent’ seemed the same, but they were different.
Attribute was gained.
Talent was innate.
To know one’s attribute, one had to take an attribute test upon reaching adulthood, but talent could be determined from birth.
But the two were practically proportional. If one was high, the other probably was too.
However, in this case their talents seemed superior to their attributes.
When Leonhard repelled his spear forcefully, Han Seong’s cadet staggered back a few steps. Leonhard, who was about to counterattack, stopped, and looked at Avalanche.
Should I ask to stop the fight?
The outcome of the fight was already decided.
The cadet named Han Seong had performed above expectations. Unlike his low common grade attribute, he had a rather high natural talent. He had attacked without hesitation, so that victory would not elude him.
However… Ultimately, he fell short against Leonhard.
He could not catch up to him. It was not an easy task to compensate for the difference in attributes.
Meanwhile, he looked at Cadet Han Seong. He had not yet released the spear.
Although it seemed that the cadet couldn’t even stand properly on his feet.
The bright blue color of his sword slowly descended.
Leonhard called in a calm voice to the other cadet.
“…What th-?” That word escaped Avalanche’s lips.
He was surprised with Leonhard’s behavior. He had evolved the level of his attribute. But he was not marching forward to continue to attack his opponent.
His impatient look from before had been replaced by calmness. He was in a similar state as Cadet Han Seong; he seemed to enjoy the fight.
But Cadet Leonhard knew that the outcome of the fight was decided. Despite knowing that, he would not cement the victory by physically beating up his opponent with the sword.
He is a genius, but he is not arrogant. He knows how to control his emotions… Anyone would have taken advantage of that moment to end the fight by force.
But Leonhard did not think only of himself.
He was different from the geniuses he had seen so far.
This cadet is complete.
Surprisingly, among the cadets who entered this year, Leonhard was not the only cadet with a legendary grade attribute. But this fight might explain how he was able to enter the academy as the best cadet.
Leonhard would undoubtedly be a pillar of the Empire, a being who would exert enormous influence in the future.
Avalanche didn’t know if his composure was entirely due to his First Heavenly Sword attribute or not. But even so, now with the upgrade in attribute Leonhard was an objectively complete talent.
Now that the end of the fight was here, Avalanche felt sorry for the other cadet.
In this world, neither attributes nor talents were fair, especially to the people that were given them.
They only had two months from the time they knew their attribute to prepare for the entrance exam to the academy. After that time, they would lose the chance to enter the academy.
However, even though the cadet named Han Seong had a common grade attribute, he did not lose his self-confidence or his head, even in this fight. For that reason Han Seong was able to shine.
But now, this was the end. He was facing someone with a more brilliant attribute and talent. And now with Leonhard’s upgrade, he was truly outclassed.
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