CCM 84 – Yo, is this really the former Sword saint?


[NuuGAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

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Leon screams out of his lungs as he sprints his way to my direction.

The man may be rotten but his speed as the sword saint is the real deal and he’s just leagues above the members of SoA.

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[Haaa.]

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Let’s take a quick look around everything before engaging him.

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It’s the private chambers of Euphias Ald.

As the room of the family’s representative, it’s luxuriously decorated and pointlessly wide.

What’s more, the floors and the walls are even enhanced by defensive formations which should make it sturdier.

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In other words, it’s a place where I’d be able to fight to my heart’s content.

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All of this happened in 0.1 second.

That’s enough for me to quickly assess the terrain.

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[Makuba Swordsmanship — Red Leaves Flash!!]

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Leon’s mortifying dark aura surrounding him resonates with his sword as he slashes at me. I used to receive this attack in the past but the weight, density, speed and everything else about the Red Leaves Flash that’s currently coming at me is dimensions apart from the attack in my memories.

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However…

I now possess swordsmanship superior to it.

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[Sword of Origin – Third Form—]

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*Breathes*

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I quickly gathered my breath and prepared the stance of my sword in an instant.

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The Sword of God of Light.

It is the technique that was known to be wielded by the origin of the sword saints, Faruas Makuba. A technique which allows the sword to get endowed with power and magic that shines in brilliance.

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I concentrate my power on my own magic sword to the point that it emits light that looks so sacred. No doubt about it. My attacks will be more powerful than before. So—

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[gaH…!!!!?]

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Leon’s eyes widened in surprise but too bad, you’re now too late to react.

Now then sword saint, have a try of my swordsmanship.

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*BANG!!!*

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My sword that’s covered in brilliance collides with Leon’s that is in the darkness’ shroud.

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[GGRrRrRr…!!!]

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Seems like I got the advantage. I can definitely hear Leon gritting his teeth as he tries to resist my blade.

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[Sword of Origin… Y-you… our ancestor’s swordsmanship… you really did learn of it..!]

[Yeah. I’ve been blessed by a lot of people after you exiled me from the family…. But I doubt you’d understand it. Afterall, everything you do is only for your own thoughts and benefit!!]

[Ha… rubbish!]

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Leon screams in response, and along with his cry, tears of blood fall from his eyes as the darkness around him rise.

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At this moment, I can’t even see the glimpse of the figure of the person I had once respected.

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The only thing I feel right now looking at him is—

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Contempt.

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[Leon. I am currently not using <Cheat Code Manipulation> nor <Principle Destroyer>. I don’t even want to use them. Because… even without so, I will not lose against you. Not in a million years!]

[Haa. This rascal really dares to speak such words against me..!]

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Leon returns my words full of hatred and scorn, however, his words are accompanied as well by painful groans.

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On the other side.

The Ald family’s slave… Em, is currently facing the members of SoA.

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…And behind them, there, who remains deeply rooted on his chair, is the large figure of Euphias Ald.

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[Hyiiiiiiiiii!!! Hu-hurry!! Do something!!!! Right Immediateleeeeeeey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

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…A large, pathetic, and horrified figure, to be specific.

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The person who once brought Em indescribable hardships has fallen to such an extent.

The man who is called Euphias right now is just no different than a large slab of meat who shakes around it’s excessive fat around without a shred of honor nor dignity.

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[Ha!]

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And before such a man, Em shouts to stabilize her breath and let the her power flow out of her body. Her body starts to emit a violent aura despite it enveloping her figure in a dazzling glow.

Then, Em closes her fist and aims it straight onto the large whimpering man.

But then she thought, ‘sword’, in her mind she says, and a few seconds later — her enclosed fist now holds a sword shimmering with a silver blade.

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[…………………………]

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A power that can only be described at best as a mystery.

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She hasn’t even used all of her powers but — a portion of it is enough for her to summon and materialize things with just a thought.

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Is it her magic? Or a magic tool? Neither. It is something that can’t be categorized within those powers.

The ability to materialize the things you just imagine is on a different plane as people can only shape and bend mana, at most, using their wills.

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Back when she was burdened by the dark voices in her head, she wasn’t able to nor did she even think of touching this mysterious power.

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But now — she reexamined her thoughts.

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Just what kind of existence is she, or so she asks.

Just why did they create me, a homunculus… she wonders.

Just why am I given such powers…

Just why, someone like me, ended up being born this way…

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She still has a lot of thoughts from where those came from but first, she has words she definitely has to say to the person who made her suffer.

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[Euphias. This might make no sense since I’ve come all this way to put you under arrest but… I have a favor to ask.]

[A f-favor, you say…?]

[I… Please release me from your bindings. I don’t want to serve you anymore.]

[Ah— ..y..you b*tch…]

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Euphias, hearing Em’s ‘favor’, has his wide opened eyes tremble.

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[…Is that a no?]

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Or so Em asks…while summoning a second sword in her left hand.

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Along with the sword that’s in Em’s right hand, the aura emanating from her covered the two blades up to its ends.

Em, for the matter, is now already beginning to be scared of herself as the second sword appeared without even a few seconds.

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[Kyaaaa..!!!!!!]

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Euphias, seeing Em summon another sword, shrinks and dives further onto his seat.

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[A-ay– I understand! You are now free to go anywhere, b-but, my life, please spare my life at least…!!]

[…Oh, is that so.]

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Well, it’s not like Euphias fate will lie in Em’s hands in the first place.

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‘It should be decided by him — the very first person who taught me what human warmth is. I’d leave it to Arios-sama.

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So now, it’s better to put my attention into fighting against the two members.’

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Or so Em thought as she prepared herself for battle by putting her blades in front of her on a cross, on top of one and the other.

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[…Oh now I see. So you are dual wielding, huh.]

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One of the SoA whispers as he sees Em’s posture.

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[But, it would be troubling if you take us as fools. You were just a slave, after all. You really think you can defeat us without even any kind of combat experience, eh.]

[Yeah. That’s what I think.]

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Em returns the man’s words full of her own resolve.

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[It may be short, but… even I was trained by Arios-sama to carry out his expectations. I should be able to live through and escape, at the very least…!]

[Hoo. You’ve grown, huh. — Well, let’s see what you got!!]

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After saying those words, the figures of the two members of SoA flicker as they push to commence their battle.


Translator’s Note:

  1. Arios be like – ‘I’m too overpowered. But yeah, let’s remove my skills and be still more powerful than you (the sword saint)’. loooool. My guy so confident. Too confident. Grrrr. I don’t mind if you get punished in the next chapters.
  2. Also, I remembered Lady Gaga’s ‘Born this way’. Everyone, no matter what people say, I want to tell you that we are all meant to be here! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “CCM 84 – Yo, is this really the former Sword saint?

  1. Well technically arios has a point, he learned the sword of origin. The technicel that his entire family try to learn for generations, against Leon who’s i can actually see stop practicing just because he is the most powerful in the capital.

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