CCM 44 – Beyond the Sword Saint


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[This is…?]

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I open my eyes just to be greeted by an unfamiliar place which I had already expected.

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Is this… the royal castle?

But it is somehow different from the royal castle in my memory. The decors and chairs seem a bit off too.

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But most importantly, Rei and Remia who are just with me can’t be seen anywhere in the vicinity.

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In exchange — I have seen that man once again. Someone who I shouldn’t have the slightest chance to meet, the first Sword Saint Fauras Makuba.

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[Oh Goddess… What do you think? Is it really such an inevitable fate?]

[Yes. It is really impossible for a child of man to do so don’t you think?]

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The one who answered his question is a woman of unfathomable beauty. Further, it seems like a faint glimpse of light is being emitted by her body.

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Wait…. Did he said goddess…

Seriously?

Is she really the goddess Dies known and told by those fantasie and stories?

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[Well, it was a hopeless attempt to begin with.]

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The woman who was referred earlier by Fauras as the Goddess murmurs with expression of discernment.

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[<Resurrection> is a forbidden technique in the first place. It is already sufficient that you have uncovered the tip of it, rest assured and leave the rest to your child in the future.]

[Child of the future… As expected, it’s got to be my descendant, huh.]

[Yes. Your blood will carry on your skills with the sword. That’s why your descendants who will inherit such talents are definitely blessed to receive it on their own.]

[<Cheat Code Manipulation> was it…? Due to its ability to defy all reason, it should only fall upon someone with a firm heart.]

[Correct. That is why this skill shall only be blessed to the child that is deemed with the strongest heart in the Makuba family.]

[…I agree. Still, we can’t rule out the fact that an idiot might appear and cling to the lone ideology of being a sword saint.]

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And then —- the goddess turned to my direction all of a sudden.

In her face lingers signs of being saddened.

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[Fufu…. Thousands of years later, your descendant will witness this moment happen. Even I have no knowledge about him, not even a name.]

[Uhm…]

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Perhaps I can try asking her what is this all about.

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[Excuse my rudeness but… Can you actually see me?]

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But – I didn’t get a reply.

As expected, I am just being shown images. Images from thousands of years before of an exchange between the goddess and first sword saint.

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And at that moment….

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A hand reaches towards me in such a gentle manner. It is the goddess.

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[Oh child of Fauras. You must be in pain and suffering… You, despite being a descendant of Fauras, have to bear a skill that no one has ever heard of. Perhaps you’re even being frowned upon and isolated by your own surroundings.]

[…………]

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I have to say, that really hit the spot.

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[Still, remember this always. You are more precious than anyone else…. And much stronger than everybody else.]

[Haha, then let me say a word or two as well.]

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The very first sword saint then turns to me and his eyes seem looking directly towards me.

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[My child. You must be going through some ordeals by now. But don’t forget. Inside you — we will always be together with you.]

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Just what is this…

They shouldn’t have been able to see me nor have any idea about me but how come their words reverberate so much inside me…

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Deeply moved, I feel a tear drop down from my eyes.

Somehow, my heart that was torn apart after being abandoned by the parents I love has mended albeit light.

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[Ah one more thing.]

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Faruas gives me a mischievous smile as he says his next line.

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[Yo, child. If your family has treated you unjustly, then give them a smack with everything you got! You can keep in mind that it’s also for the sake of the one you are beating up.]

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Hahaha.

Everything I got, you say.

Well, I’ve already decided to cut off my ties and avoid the Makuba family but… we’re talking about Dudley who’s arrogance is even I have heard of from here. We can’t really be certain of what’s going to happen next.

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[Oh, another one for me too.]

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The goddess looks like she has another piece of story for me too.

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[You are probably holding on to a mysterious jewel by now, no? I know you are full of doubts but please keep on holding on to it. If it is by your hands, at least in theory — it shouldn’t get out of control.]

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…Is that so…

That’s probably why the gem has gone haywire when Remia took hold of it.

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At the very least, it is a relief that nothing serious has happened.

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…But still, this is really damn amazing.

It feels like both of them are giving me hints of the path that I should take. Not to mention – we’re talking here about the first sword saint and the goddess.

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Nevertheless, time waits for no one and everything has to come to an end.

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The goddess with traces of melancholy on her face looks at me who she shouldn’t have been able to see.

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[…Our time is about to run out, isn’t it. May luck be upon you. May the path you take be filled with happiness.]

[Don’t worry too much, the child will be alright. The child has my blood, you know.]

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Fauras laughs happily before he looks straight at me again and extends his hands.

[Let us meet again, my child. Also — do not be let yourself succumb to the idiots I told you so.]

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And at that moment—

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My consciousness has faded again.

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[-ios…! Arios!!]

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I woke up hearing Rei’s quivering voice.

By the time I open my eyes, I can see the princess lying down on me with tears in her eyes.

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I must have worried her so bad.

Her eyes are so red and swollen.

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[Rei…? Are we..?]

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It seems I’m back in Remia’s laboratory. I look around and observe the familiar surroundings.

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[Arios! Are you okay!? You’re fine, right!?]

[Yes, yes. Not hurt in the slightest.]

[…*sniff*.. Thank goodness..!]

[O,oi! *Hmp* *Hmp*]

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Rei then hugs me so hard I find it now so hard to breathe. Yo, you’re hugging me too tight tho.

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[..til’, that’s some weird phenomena.]

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Then I hear a mutter just to see the renowned magic enchanter Remia. Her arms crossed, she’s talking to herself alone lost in thought.

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[Arios-dono. Did your consciousness perhaps jump to a different dimension?]

[Different dimension…]

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What an odd thing to say.

But certainly, that phenomena felt like i’ve been warped into a different time and space…

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[Umu… This God stone… What a peculiar thing…]

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–Then, as Remia finished speaking.

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*Tiririririiriririiinnggg*

Our shoulders jumped in surprise as a device started to ring all of a sudden and its noise resounded all over the surroundings.

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Is this… perhaps the communication device?

The magic tool which was said to be invented by Remia back in the royal capital which allows one to talk to someone far away.

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…Well, it isn’t really that common as the only times I saw this device be used are only in guilds.

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[Hello. This is Remia.]

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She picked up a handset and speaks through it.

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[Oh what, It’s just you Arturo, huh. If you’re looking for Arios-dono then he’s here — ah what?]

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But then, Remia’s face turn to a frown.

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[Understood. I’ll relay it immediately.]

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By the end of their conversation, Remia turns towards my direction with such a stiff expression and I can’t help but get an ominous premonition. (TL Note: I feel so good about this translation.lol)

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[Arios. It’s an emergency. I was told that Dudley Claise has shown himself in Rastal village. It was also said that your servant – Maeri, is in a dangerous situation.]

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Translator’s Note:

  1. ——–This ends the successive release for now. but heeeeeeeeey I ended up uploading almost everyday, I think. So I’ll take quick break, and yeah, I really have to cut it from here. lol. Just kidding. I might not post for this weekend only. Happy friday, fellas!

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10 thoughts on “CCM 44 – Beyond the Sword Saint

  1. Let the curbstomping begin!

    Somehow, after HP, I can’t seem to take ‘Dudley’ as a serious name at all. No offense to all Dudleys out there.

  2. Yo, that Dudley has gone f@#&ed up though! But since the goddess and ancestor have giving the go ahead, he’s about to receive some Devine Retribution, you know!
    Thanks for the chapter

  3. huff, finally returned here..
    hopefully that dudely got beaten up black & blue untill his dad can’t recognize it anymore 😁😁

  4. thanks for chap
    “I agree. Still, we can’t rule out the fact that an idiot might appear and cling to the lone ideology of being a sword saint” This right here is the enshrined words for mc and his dad

    rather oii you didn’t even try asking about the stone at alll mc??! and what do they mean ‘meet again next time’ surely they started the convo that they’ll be dead by then??and that chibi in between conveniently named it god stone

    and finally,WTF DOES A SWORDSMAN HAVE TO DO WITH RESURRECTION ????!

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