CCM 98 – Yo, Seems the Village is About to be Blown Due to this ‘Training’ Tho


There’s a square outside Harris village where no monsters appear.

That’s where me and Faruas decided to conduct our training.

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[*Gulps*… This fight’s gotta be tense.]  (Kaya) 

[Yeah. I don’t think we’ll see a fight like this ever again.] (Em)

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Em and Kaya went with us as they said they wanted to watch our practice.

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But it isn’t just them.

As I and Faruas face each other, even the rest of the villagers are watching us all around our surroundings.

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It’s quite the gallery.

Not that it’d be that interesting though.

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[…Ha.] (Arios)

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I take a deep breath before putting my hand towards the hilt of my sword.

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There’s a lot of people who came to watch but — I don’t care.

I just gotta do what I ought to do.

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[Hehe. You got some good eyes.] (Faruas)

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I’m not really sure but it seems like I was able to impress the first sword saint.

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[I ain’t just flattering you here but your eyes tell me how much you’ve grown. If it’s you, then I’m sure you’d be able to transcend the realms of a sword saint.] (Faruas)

[Transcend the sword saint’s..?] (Arios)

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It’s a realm that I didn’t even dream of.

I mean, all this time, it was Leon’s swordsmanship that I’d been looking up to as the zenith. It didn’t even occur to me that there’s a realm out there exceeding his.

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As I contemplate the possibilities of such a thing, Faruas raises his right arm towards my direction.

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[Maa~ enough of that. Let’s talk more about it later. For now, why don’t we get this show rolling.] (Faruas)

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Then–

*Zzzznnggg*

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A silver sword suddenly appears in Faruas’ right hand.

It’s of simple design with no decorative features but… it emits pressure that I can’t easily describe into words.

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[This sword is something lent by the Goddess possessing an extremely dense holy attribute called Rare Dome.] (Faruas)

[Holy Attribute…] (Arios)

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I see.

Based on what I’ve experienced, physical attacks don’t do anything against astral bodies. But if magic can be embedded into the sword itself, then contact against astral bodies would be possible.

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[Oh by the way, even the clothes I’m wearing right now are handed over to me by the Goddess. It’ll do a good job taking up your attacks so don’t hold back.] (Faruas)

[…Haha. How thorough of you.] (Arios)

[You bet. We’ve done a lot of preparations just for you Arios. – Also.] (Faruas)

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*Bang!!!*

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Power surge from Faruas in an instant and I can say that I’ll never be able to forget this moment.

Energies exploded just because adjusted his stance.

The surroundings shiver just because he releases his sword intent.

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The ground trembles and the bluish aura emitting from Fauras distorts even the air around him.

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Legends say that Faruas alone has the power to annihilate a whole battalion.

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…Unbelievable.

Seeing it firsthand, I am convinced that Fauras would be able to wipe out the 19th division army which boasts a number of around 7000 trained soldiers all by himself.

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[Arios, you’re the one who we are putting our hopes on. That’s why… I’ll bet everything I have in this fight for you to learn.] (Faruas)

[…Faruas…] (Arios)

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Amazing.

This man, Faruas, is just way too overbearing.

Not even a single thing that the previous sword saint Leon Makuba possessed can be compared against him. 

If I don’t give it my all… Then there’s not any chance for me winning…

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Skill activate.

Cheat Code Manipulation.

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Activate two abilities.

First, let’s increase my own power using Attack Powers Up (Low).

Next,  use Rewriting of Target’s Attack Powers (Low) to quadruple my attack power.

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It’s the combination of abilities that I’ve used before that almost broke down the Ald family’s mansions. With the first sword saint in front of me, I’ll also use my all.

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[aaaAAAA!!!!!!] (Arios)

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I can’t help but scream as I regulate the power inside of me, and like Faruas, the area around me started to shake violently.

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[Waaa! Waaaaa!!!!!] (Villager 1)

[So this is Arios-san’s real power…!?] (Villager 2)

[This is bad!! We got two monsters in here!!! This is sooo daaamn baaad!] (Villager 3)

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Before I knew it, a bluish aura also started to surround me.

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[……] (Arios)

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The people seem like they’re saying something but I can’t bother myself about it.

My eyes, ears, every sense I have is focusing only on one thing – the man I am facing, the legend, to Faruas Makuba only…!

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[…Yosh.] (Arios)

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I think I’ve already done everything I can to prepare and what’s only left is to start this battle.

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[Hehehe… Hahahahaha!! Amazing!! Arios, this is great!! I’ve never been this excited going into battle for a thousand years!] (Faruas)

[…Here I go, Faruas-san.] (Arios)

[Go! Gimme your all!] (Faruas)

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Faruas laughs enthusiastically but it doesn’t matter as I take my first step and fully decides to rush at him.

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[Haaaaa!!!!!!!!!] (Arios)

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Or so I did but Faruas calmly took my blade.

Everything happened in 0.07 seconds.

It was only after a moment that the sound of our blades reverberates over the surroundings.

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[….Haah!?]

[eeh….!?]

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The crowd reacted but it’s now too late as I am already in my second move.

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[Come at me, Arios!! You can do better than that!!!]

[Yeah! I’ll let you have them one by one!]

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I can feel my fighting spirit soar as I return the sword saint’s trash talk.

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I let my instinct take over and have my sword freely dance.

I throw all the swordsmanship that I hone and sharpen towards the man in front of me.

But Faruas remains unfazed.

He calmly receives all my moves without even taking a single step.

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Faruas counter attacks but I was able to deflect it once more.

These moments feel so crazy yet exciting at the same time.

Every exchange, everytime our sword clashes, the air screams and cries can be heard.

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Along with the metallic cries of our swords, shockwaves make their way all over the square. We subconsciously avoid the people but we can’t help the trees from falling as it receives our attacks’ aftereffects.

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[W-wait!!] (Villager 1)

[We came here not expecting waaarrr!!] (Villager 2)

[Thatt!! The village will crumble before the army even comes!!!!] (Villager 3)

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And once again, the villagers seem to be making quite a ruckus.


Translator’s Note:

  1. When the OP MC that remained untouchable throughout the series receives a training arc, I didn’t know what to expect when I read that part! lol!

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