I Became An Academy Spearman — Chapter 45. First Day at the Great Royal Academy (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Swords4Fun
The morning sun illuminated the interior of the dormitory…
… and Han Seong was awakened by the warm sunlight.
His body was stiff as he gingerly lifted his upper half from the bed. It felt like his body was heavy, as if it were made of metal.
He swept his tousled hair with his hand, then turned to drag his lower body out of bed. Gingerly stepping onto the stone floor, he heaved himself upright. Then he stretched.
Crack, crackk, craaaccckkk
He frowned. Several bones in his body were thundering with pain at approximately the same time – and it wasn’t going away.
It hurts like hell. He could feel muscle pain with every little movement.
It was as if his whole body was bruised, inside and out.
Will I die if I do that a few more times? Heh… He checked his condition again after the joke, silently offering pleas to whoever might be listening that that would not be his fate.
He thought he had gotten used to the muscle pain because he had trained like crazy for two months. Although he knew that the aftermath of yesterday’s fight wouldn’t completely disappear, the muscle pain he felt now was completely different to the pain he had been used to before. It was as if he was realizing truly how much more he could take – his body, mind, and soul.
I was very glad to have a private room. It was better to wake up in a clean, solitary dorm room than in a noisy, busy ramshackle inn.
Beginning with C-class, cadets were given a private room in the dormitory. Class D cadets are housed in another dormitory with rooms for two. This was very satisfactory to him, since he preferred to be alone.
Then he looked at the empty space, and his attribute window popped up.
Name: Han Seong
Sex: Male (20)
Height / Weight: 178cm 67kg
Current continental influence: 172
[Physical Strength 12]
Possessed Attributes 
“Oh! It really…”
An exclamation naturally escaped him. A sense of fullness filled his heart.
The numbers that appeared in the status window were completely different from before. Except for the fixed value of Luck, all the other values reached double digits.
Most importantly, his Mana stat had increased from 2 to 10.
“…I was worried about the mana going up just a little bit. This is a blessing.”
Then his attention turned back to his attribute, because he knew how important it was that he had reached Level 4. He had thought it would take half a year to achieve it. Posted only on NovelUtopia
But he had made it happen in a single day.
He still couldn’t believe he had grown at such an incredible rate. It was a feat that usually only the main character in martial arts novels could experience. The fact that he did it in addition to the main character, he felt he had made it.
“Yes. It really can be called a miracle.” Han said, flexing his hand into a fist. He had evolved his common grade attribute without any special advantages or traps.
One of the most important things in this world.
He washed himself in the bathroom attached to the private room. Then he put on his uniform. Then, as he placed the iron lance on his back, a subtle smile crept across his mouth. Funny how he had wished for something different when he first arrived. Now, he couldn’t think of himself in any other way.
It was now a little after 8 am when he left the room. He liked the fact that classes started at 9 am, just like they did in the novel.
He saw many cadets as he walked down the stairs to the high-rise dormitory. The cadets were also leaving their rooms to go into the central teaching area that was located inside the faculty.
They all had the same uniform as he did. Probably because the dorm where he lived housed the C1-C5 classes. Despite their class, they walked with purpose. They seemed full of will.
“Now that I think about it, this is also different from Class D.”
On the day the entrance exam results were announced, he expected to be placed in Class B, but a part of his mind thought that he might be placed in Class D.
That would be the worst thing that could happen.
The D-class cadets had completely different wills. Although some cadets had a burning desire to pass, such as those now in Class C, almost half of those cadets did not show as much motivation.
Most had common grade attributes, so they had no hope of advancement to a higher class. He knew that it had been likely that he may have had to room with them at the start.
Because Spearman was a common grade attribute, not highly valued in this world.
It’s weird when I think about it.
He wondered why the spear felt different after he reached Level 4. He felt it was way above its predetermined grade. The more he wielded the spear, the more his sense of superiority grew. From his perspective, it was a strong attribute. If it hadn’t been for Leonhard’s attribute, he might have become the main character here.
Moreover, in the close fight with Leonhard it could be seen that it was not an awful attribute. The outcome of a draw would have been absolutely impossible without the spear.
He questioned why swords that had a middle to close-ranged attacking range received positive reviews, but spears that had the longer range to defeat them were so underrated.
… He thought about it as he made his way down the corridor. He soon came to a conclusion, and a vacant smile escaped him.
The spear art had never had an attribute that could be distinguished as high ranking.
The reason was very simple. In the history of this world, there was no spear art that had been upgraded above the common one.
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