Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 51: Banquet (6)

Chapter 51: Banquet (6)

Sharp and hard crystals of ice were swirling around Syriss blade.

Although it was the innate power of the Endorma bloodline used to kill their opponents, Jin couldnt help but find her figure beautiful and breathtaking, shining under the crystal lights.

Every time she thrust her sword, the small crystals broke apart and reflected the moonlight.

The cold energys crystals were spread apart densely like a net and shone brilliantly. And while it gave Jin the urge to touch these beautiful floating shards, they were lethal weapons that would tear him apart.


The two blades collided, and the sound of ice breaking echoed in the arena. Had Jin not covered his sword with aura instinctively, his weapon wouldve shattered into bits and pieces.

So this is the rumoured Myriad Iceblades.

Most people wouldve been bewildered when suddenly facing the Myriad Iceblades, but Jin didnt show any change in his expression.

Its still too early to be surprised, Jin Runcandel!

Um, Im not really surprised or so Jin wouldve liked to reply, but his opponent had such an elated and triumphant face that he didnt want to spoil her mood.

So he didnt say anything and calmly dodged her attack with nimble footwork. Although Jin had some time and room to spare, Syris believed he had narrowly avoided her blade.

As Jin adjusted the distance between them and continued retreating, a wide grin grew on Syriss face.

You will tell me everything related to that day.

I wouldnt be so sure. I couldve cut you down just now if I wished for it.

Indeed, it wouldve been possible had he used spiritual power, so Jin was technically telling the truth.

Looks like your bluffs are 5-star like your swordsmanship!

Syris swung her sword with full power once again.

There are many cases where a 4-star defeats a 5-star in a duel of pure swordsmanship. Thus, if you added the Myriad Iceblades and Syriss abundant fighting experience into the equation, it was beyond doubt that she would win this duel. At least, thats what Syris was thinking.

Shhhrk! Shrrrrk!

Every time her sword was swung, the air around the blade froze.

It was a highly dangerous power. In fact, the rumours say that an Endorma who masters the Myriad Iceblades can freeze an entire ocean.

I didnt think youd use your secret technique right off the bat, Syris. As the youngest child who has yet to learn the clans secret techniques, its quite disheartening to watch.

Thats not my problem!

Jin didnt counterattack and simply continued concentrating on his defense. Thus, Syris believed that her victory was guaranteed.

A horizontal slash. Lower slash. Now a diagonal.

Syriss swordplay was fierce yet drew flexible trajectories. Jin threw his body around to dodge and fend off her attacks.

Although it appeared as if he was being pushed back, Jin was waiting for an opening. Moreover, the fact that he was able to ward off her sword every time proved his swordsmanships superiority to Syriss.

Soon enough, Syris realized that her opponent was more composed than she had expected.

I guess a 5-star is still a 5-star. He was narrowly dodging and parrying my attacks earlier, but as we continue fighting, his true character and skills are showing.

It took a genius to know another genius.

Syris admitted the fact that she had underestimated Jin. His swordsmanship was clearly far more advanced than hers.

But thats the extent of it. The Myriad Iceblades 3rd Form can easily make up for the difference.

The Myriad Iceblades 3rd Form. It was a technique that the Endormas called Avalanche. Syris could only use this technique a single time. Its consumption of aura and cold energy was severe, so it was a last resort she could only use at a decisive moment in a duel.

His strength and stamina are superior to mine, so theres no need to drag out this fight. When he finishes reading my attack pattern and finally counterattacks, Ill turn the tables on him and finish this once and for all!

Clang! Clang! Skrrrt!

Their messy and chaotic duel slowly but gradually came to a stalemate. As time passed, both of them were getting used to each others movements.

But there was no reason to let the fight drag out.

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And Syris wasnt the only one thinking that. Jin was slowly changing to a footwork that put him on the offensive, and he had the same thoughts as his opponent.

Syris should have recognized the difference in our skills by now, and she must be preparing to deal a decisive blow to end the fight. Im sure shell use some secret technique, but the question is: how powerful is it going to be?

Jin couldnt quite estimate the strength of her secret technique as he had never confronted someone using the Myriad Iceblades.

Therefore, Jin decided to use the most powerful secret technique he himself knew.

Back when he was at the Storm Castle, he wasnt just reading the secret tomes underground in order to kill time. Needless to say, Syris didnt know that Jin already knew several secret techniques of various martial clans from history.

Before Jin could decide on his countermeasure, Syris boldly charged at him. She yelled loudly and swung her sword down, aimed at Jins shoulder. A few strands of her long, silver hair got in the way of her blade and were sliced off.

Its over, Jin!


Suddenly, a violent blizzard materialized in the arena, swirling around in a circle with Syris at the center. But unlike the blizzards that form naturally, when the icy winds reached Jin, he received small gashes on his forehead.

The sharp winds were slicing away at his clothes, and the cold air was making his neck and joints stiff.

Myriad Iceblades 3rd Form, Avalanche!

Once Syris finished generating this snowstorm, the arena was completely dyed white. Crystals of ice formed and exploded with dull sounds, and pure-white aura crashed into the obstacles like an avalanche.

The scenery had unexpectedly changed to that of a snowy mountain peak in winter. The snow/aura blocked Jins vision, and the wave of cold energy made it impossible to breathe.

At the center was Syris with an enthusiastic expression showing her confidence in her victory.

But she then saw Jin wearing the same look on his face. It was the glow and grin of a human who knew they had already defeated their opponent.

How come?

The avalanche-esque snowstorm was already rampaging in the arena, so even if he was a 5-star genius swordsman, he wouldnt be able to overcome the Hidden Palaces secret technique.

Although she felt uneasy for a short moment, Syris didnt pay it much heed. The main force which prevented the worlds two superpowersthe Runcandels and Zipfelsfrom conquering the Hidden Palace was this power.


Syris stumbled as she had used up all the energy and aura within her. Since she had avoided hitting Jin in the vital areas, he would most likely survive this ordeal. But at the very least, the Runcandels youngest child would fear her from today onwards.

However, Syris couldnt savour the taste of victory yet.

Akin to an ice pick, a single handle-less blade pierced through the thick layer of white, snowy energy that blocked their vision.

What? How did he!

Syris hastily fixed her posture At least, she tried to. The will wasnt enough on its own. Her bodys lack of strength from using the secret technique prevented it from following her brains orders. She could only wait for the next sequence of events to occur in her bad posture.


A single flash of light streaked through the snowstorm.

The blade didnt contain a gods power like Syriss swordin which she had injected her cold energy. In fact, the blade wasnt even covered in aura, the universal and basic power that every knight used.

It merely appeared to be an ordinary steel edge without a handle.

Syris couldnt accept the fact that such an unremarkable weapon was tearing through her Avalanche.

This cant


She couldnt even finish her sentence, because the annoyingly persistent blade coming at her was about to explode.



Syris clearly witnessed the steel crumbling on itself as dents formed on it, along with a bright and dangerous glow escaping through the cracks on the metal. Before she could even realize what was happening, a loud and urgent yell pierced her ears.

Get down!

It was the boy whom she had been fighting until now.

Syris didnt plan on listening to him. Even if she was in great peril and could lose her life, accepting her opponents mercy in order to avoid the danger was a greater humiliation than being defeated.


Jins steel blade that had been compressed to the size of a knuckle exploded.

Tiny steel shards flew forward. Each little fragment was shining with aura.

Although the weapon that tore through the storm wasnt covered in aura, its blade was filled to the brim with energy.

It was the decisive and killing move called Blade Storm of the ancient and ruined clan of swordsmenthe Attila Clan. Since they had been destroyed by the Runcandels, there were barely any records left of their swordplay and techniques. In other words, this move was quite literally Jins secret technique.

This was the strongest technique Jin had mastered amongst all the ones he had learned from the secret tomes beneath the Storm Castle. Even if she was a user of the Myriad Iceblades, Syris wouldnt be able to handle the Blade Storms firepower as a 4-star knight.


Either Jin had overestimated the power of the Myriad Iceblades, or the Attila Clans secret technique was far more powerful than he had expected.

Whatever the answer was, Jin was regretting having used the Blade Storm. If she didnt dodge it, Syris would definitely die. If not, she would at least be crippled for life.

Jins heart was beating rapidly in worry of her possible death.

Meanwhile, Syris clenched her teeth to suppress her instincts of wanting to save herself by crouching, since she didnt want to be humiliated.

And so, a second went by.



Once the Blade Storm subsided, the two fighters exclaimed to themselves.

One had a sense of relief, while the other groaned in mortification.

Syris had crouched just as Jin had shouted.

Are you alright?

Jin threw away the sword handle that was remaining in his hand and grabbed Syris by the shoulders. She was just staring into the emptiness with wide eyes due to the big shock.

This was her first ever defeat since the first time she grabbed a sword in her life.

I crouched because I was afraid of dying or getting hurt? I, Syris Endorma, was afraid?

When victory was within hands reach but the Blade Storm turned the tables, Syris had made up her mind not to avoid the blow. She believed that she wasnt a weak human who needed to rely on her enemies mercy and pity.

However, no matter how strong her pride was, no matter how important her honour was compared to her life, no matter how iron-willed she was, she was still a 15-year-old girl. She was too young to willingly and forcibly suppress her survival instincts and desire to live.

Phew, things couldve taken a dangerous turn just now. I deeply apologize for that.

Once he made sure Syris was unscathed, Jin sighed and put a hand on his chest.

He could tell what the silent Syris was thinking. No matter what he says to cheer her up, she would still be crushed by this sense of defeat.

Geez, Im so I shouldve held myself back and narrowly lost to her Shes just a kid.

If one counted the total number of years Jin had lived, he was already in his forties. When he realized that he was almost the cause of death of a young 15-year-old girl, he was crushed by a sense of guilt.

Moreover, she could either become a rival or a friendly associate in the future, yet he was about to kill her.

Jin stared at Syris for a short moment as he sorted out his thoughts on what to tell her. But he didnt need a lot of time to ponder.

If I were in the same situation, I would have avoided the blow as well. And you also wouldve yelled at me to get down. So I wont say any more about this incident.

He knew that he wouldnt be able to cheer her up. And he didnt plan on forcing himself to try to console her.

So once he said his piece, Jin merely turned around and walked away. It was best to just leave her alone in times like this.

Jin Runcandel.

But before he could leave, Syris called out to him and stared into his eyes. Light had returned in her gaze. In fact, her gaze was brighter and deeper than before, as if she had been enlightened and changed on the inside.

Youre still bleeding from the forehead from when I cut you earlier.

She took a few steps towards Jin and took out a handkerchief from her inner pocket.

She then silently wiped his wound and even rubbed some of the healing ointment on it. It was the same ointment as the one she had rubbed on his shin in Mamit.

With this, Ive repaid you for saving my life.

Arent you considering the value of your life a bit too cheaply? I dont think the Hidden Palaces successors life can be repaid with some ointment on a graze.

Thats why I rubbed the ointment extremely carefully since you just saved me out of pity. From now on, Ill be an invaluable and distinguished person again, so in the future, I hope I can get an opportunity to save you.

They both moved towards the arenas exit. Once they took a step outside, Syris added one final comment.

Oh, and from now on, todays the first time weve ever met.

Indeed, it seems Ive won the bet. Ill see you tomorrow.

Chapter end

Chapter 1: Runcandel’s Superstition
Chapter 2: Stormy Days at the Castle (1)
Chapter 3: Stormy Days at the Castle (2)
Chapter 4: Stormy Days at the Castle (3)
Chapter 5: Stormy Days at the Castle (4)
Chapter 6: Stormy Days at the Castle (5)
Chapter 7: Black Dragon Murakan (1)
Chapter 8: Black Dragon Murakan (2)
Chapter 9: Until I Turn Ten (1)
Chapter 10: Until I Turn Ten (2)
Chapter 11: Until I Turn Ten (3)
Chapter 12: Departing the Storm Castle (1)
Chapter 13: Departing the Storm Castle (2)
Chapter 14: Attack
Chapter 15: Truth Revealed?
Chapter 16: Garden of Swords (1)
Chapter 17: Garden of Swords (2)
Chapter 18: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (1)
Chapter 19: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (2)
Chapter 20: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (3)
Chapter 21: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (4)
Chapter 22: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (5)
Chapter 23: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (1)
Chapter 24: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (2)
Chapter 25: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (3)
Chapter 26: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (4)
Chapter 27: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (5)
Chapter 28: Class Advancement, Welcoming Ceremony (1)
Chapter 29: Class Advancement, Welcoming Ceremony (2)
Chapter 30: Class Advancement, Welcoming Ceremony (3)
Chapter 31: Fight, Win, Enjoy (1)
Chapter 32: Fight, Win, Enjoy (2)
Chapter 33: Fight, Win, Enjoy (3)
Chapter 34: Fight, Win, Enjoy (4)
Chapter 35: Receiving His First Solo Mission
Chapter 36: Mamit Lawless Zone (1)
Chapter 37: Mamit Lawless Zone (2)
Chapter 38: Mamit Lawless Zone (3)
Chapter 39: Kinzelo’s Misunderstanding
Chapter 40: Dominating the Intermediate Class
Chapter 41: Enemies In And Out (1)
Chapter 42: Enemies In And Out (2)
Chapter 43: An Unexpected Incident(1)
Chapter 44: An Unexpected Incident (2)
Chapter 45: An Unexpected Incident (3)
Chapter 46: Banquet (1)
Chapter 47 – Banquet (2)
Chapter 48: Banquet (3)
Chapter 49: Banquet (4)
Chapter 50: Banquet (5)
Chapter 51: Banquet (6)
Chapter 52: Banquet (7)
Chapter 53: Banquet (8)
Chapter 54: Banquet (9)
Chapter 55: The Outside World (1)
Chapter 56: The Outside World (2)
Chapter 57: The Outside World (3)
Chapter 58: Tesing Underground Auction House (1)
Chapter 59: Tesing Underground Auction House (2)
Chapter 60: Tesing Underground Auction House (3)
Chapter 61: Tesing Underground Auction House (4)
Chapter 62: Tesing Underground Auction House (5)
Chapter 63: Tesing Underground Auction House (6)
Chapter 64: Tzenmi’s Magic (1)
Chapter 65: Tzenmi’s Magic (2)
Chapter 66: Ghostblade Kashimir (1)
Chapter 67: Ghostblade Kashimir (2)
Chapter 68: Ghostblade Kashimir (3)
Chapter 69: Intertwining Fates (1)
Chapter 70: Intertwining Fates (2)
Chapter 71: Intertwining Fates (3)
Chapter 72: Intertwining Fates (4)
Chapter 73: Intertwining Fates (5)
Chapter 74: Intertwining Fates (6)
Chapter 75: Intertwining Fates (7)
Chapter 76: A Replica That Shouldn’t Exist (1)
Chapter 77: A Replica That Shouldn’t Exist (2)
Chapter 78: An Anomaly Called the Runcandels (1)
Chapter 79: An Anomaly Called the Runcandels (2)
Chapter 80: Each Other’s Business
Chapter 81: Meeting Cyron (1)
Chapter 82: Meeting Cyron (2)
Chapter 83: Meeting Cyron (3)
Chapter 84: A Terrifying Clan
Chapter 85: Take Down Alisa! (1)
Chapter 86: Take Down Alisa! (2)
Chapter 87: Take Down Alisa! (3)
Chapter 88: Take Down Alisa! (4)
Chapter 89: Tess the Phoenix
Chapter 90: The Cosmos Arena (1)
Chapter 91: The Cosmos Arena (2)
Chapter 92: The Cosmos Arena (3)
Chapter 93: The Cosmos Arena (4)
Chapter 94: The Cosmos Arena (5)
Chapter 95: The Cosmos Arena (6)
Chapter 96: The Cosmos Arena (7)
Chapter 97: The Cosmos Arena (8)
Chapter 98: The Cosmos Arena (9)
Chapter 99: The Cosmos Arena (10)
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