A Frontline Soldier Awakened as a Gamer In The War! - FSAGW Chapter 77 (Part 2)
Kaiyan wondered if Hoil knew how foolish it was not to use Aura in front of him. Well, maybe that’s why he did such a foolish thing.
In terms of pure physical abilities, influenced by the Player System, Kaiyan was several times stronger than an ordinary knight. Fighting without using Aura would make it nearly impossible for an ordinary knight to defeat him.
‘If he had any intention of exchanging blows with me, he should have used Aura to narrow the gap. Tsk, tsk,’ Kaiyan thought.
“Kkuuk… I, I was careless,” Hoil admitted.
“I’m fine, but what about your sword? With that sword…” Kaiyan trailed off, concerned about the damage to Hoil’s weapon.
Hoil was surprised by Kaiyan’s words and looked at the sword with a lost expression.
“I-Is it expensive?” Kaiyan inquired.
Seeing a person of his age making a sad expression just because one sword was damaged, Kaiyan felt a bit guilty.
“This is… a sword personally bestowed by Lord Barvan… If only I had used Aura from the beginning… Kkuuk!” Hoil lamented.
Regretting not using Aura came too late. There was no point in arguing further.
“…If you’re not going to do more, I’ll go inside,” Kaiyan stated.
“Wait! I can’t let it end like this! Wait a moment,” Hoil said urgently.
Hoil, who looked surprised at the idea of Kaiyan leaving, hastily got up and brought a sword that was displayed on the training ground.
“Let’s do it again… This time, I’ll use Aura. So, you should use Aura too,” Hoil proposed.
“Alright,” Kaiyan agreed.
‘This time, I should go easy,’ Kaiyan thought.
‘Here I go! Get ready,’ Hoil said as he prepared for another round.
Just like before, Kaiyan kicked the ground vigorously and approached Hoil, who was waiting with his sword.
“This time, it won’t work!” Hoil declared.
Hoil, who had prepared in advance, unleashed a sword imbued with Aura. At this rate, Kaiyan’s throat would be pierced before he could swing his sword.
‘It can’t go like this!’ Kaiyan thought.
With his left foot firmly planted on the ground, Kaiyan quickly changed the direction of his body and swung his sword down forcefully.
The clash of swords sent sparks flying in all directions.
Leaving behind that splendid sight, they swung their swords one after another.
With each clash of their swords, a thrilling sensation surged through their fingertips. Of course, since the purpose was a friendly bout, they didn’t go all out, but when was the last time Kaiyan had swung his sword so comfortably?
‘Yeah! This feeling!’
Kaiyan unleashed all the swordsmanship he had learned and practiced up to now, carefully controlling his aura. Basic sword techniques Uncle Jeff had taught him. Gradually, the advanced techniques he had learned and developed one by one.
As they exchanged sword blows dozens, even hundreds of times, Kaiyan felt the shortcomings in his swordsmanship that he had thought were well-organized during his time in the monster settlement.
‘I can improve further!’
A tingling sensation of the potential for further growth.
He was learning many things through his sparring with Hoil. When and where to use which sword technique, where to apply force, and when vulnerabilities might occur, and so on.
Even after hunting hundreds of monsters, he now felt the limits of his swordsmanship that he hadn’t felt before.
“Grr… Are you really a human? What in the world is that strength?”
As their swords clashed and pushed against each other, Hoil quickly spoke.
“I’ve heard that so many times that I don’t even know what to say anymore.”
Monster. That was what all the creatures he had faced had said in unison.
With a look of frustration, Hoil drove his sword into the ground and sat down.
“…I can’t go on anymore. If we continue, one of us will get hurt. So, how about we stop?”
It was slightly disappointing, but since they were in the Carsia mansion, they could continue sparring if they wanted. Kaiyan sheathed his sword and sat down.
“But… How old are you? Around 30?”
“What? Do I look that old to you?”
30 years old. It was no age to say to a 15-year-old boy.
With a perplexed expression, Hoil opened his mouth.
“Then… You’re not saying you’re over 40, right? Huh… That can’t be right.”
“What? Is that some kind of impolite question? I’m 15 years old.”
“What! Are you telling me to believe that?”
[Kaiyan, why is he like that? You look about 15, no matter how you look at yourself!]
Rieka, who had been separated for a while due to their sparring, suddenly approached and shook her head.
“I don’t know why you’re like this, but I’m really 15 years old.”
“Huh! No, a 15-year-old boy having an aura like that? It doesn’t make sense.”
“…I learned aura from an early age and trained hard.”
“Even if it’s about strength… With that level of aura, you’d at least be an intermediate expert. So, you’ve been learning aura since you were born?”
With a bewildered look, Hoil seemed unsure of what to say.
It wasn’t easy to come up with excuses when addressing a senior knight who wasn’t an ordinary person.
“…I ate something wrong when I was young. That’s how it turned out like this.”
“What? You ate something wrong? What… Could it be?”
As he tried to explain whatever came to mind, Hoil, who was about to erupt, suddenly fell silent.
“You… Where did you eat that?”
“What? Oh, I was playing in the forest and thought it was a fruit, so I picked it up and ate it.”
“I see… In that case, you’ve probably ingested Mana Essence.”
Even though he had given an unreasonable explanation, it seemed to have worked. What in the world was Mana Essence?
“Well, it’s not that difficult to explain. Do you know how Named Monsters are born?”