Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 97: The Cosmos Arena (8)

Chapter 97: The Cosmos Arena (8)

Volume 4 Chapter 97 The Cosmos Arena (8)

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One step forward.

Jin matched Dantes movement and closed the gap a little more. Subsequently, Dante took another step, and Jin mirrored it again. Prudently searching for an opportunity to attack.

This is more nerve-racking than I thought. Five more steps and Dante will start his attaHmf!!!

Jin unconsciously stopped.

He had a strong feeling that Dantes attack would begin earlier than expected.

Left? Right?

His eyes flickered to the left, then to the right. Then, as he focused his attention back to the middle

Dante had disappeared.


And the familiar sound of a sword traveling through the air went to his ear.


Surprised, Jin raised Bradamante, and Dante smiled as he flew towards Jin.


The impact that traveled through the sword hilt was incredible, as if an explosion occurred within his sword. Within the heavy blow was an energy as sharp as shattered obsidian.

If Jin even lacked a little less hip and lower-body strength, his stance would have collapsed immediately. He let out a sigh of relief. Then, he calmly took steps towards the left to retreat from Dante.

I tried it, thinking that there was a possibility of it working. But as expected, it didnt.

Disappointed, Dante licked his lips. Jin cracked an awkward smile instead of responding.

Hes faster than I thought?

The battle couldve finished on the first sword swing. Jins entire body was covered in goosebumps, and his back was covered in sweat. All the while, Dante looked very carefree.

This is like Lady Alisas top speed. If it werent for the 110 battles that we had, there would be no way I blocked that attack. What kind of observation game is this, crazy bastard? You tried to finish it in a single strike.

Although a little surprised, he could feel that he improved and grew a lot.


And if this is his top speed, its super winnable.

He was certain. With this certainty, Jin also thought that, if Dante could attack any faster, there was no way of winning.


As Jin prepared to swing his sword, Dantes blade was covered in a more potent aura.

If I cant win with speed, Ill do it with strength.

Just what I wanted!

Jin had no time to respond. Dante had already begun to swing his sword, and Jin was still gathering his aura to defend.

He was too slow.

Boom! Boboom! Boom!

Every time their blades met, sounds of explosion echoed. Instead of two sharp weapons, it sounded as if two blunt weapons were hitting each other.


Is this really a fight between kids?

Compliments could be heard all over the audience. They all expected a great battle between the two, but they didnt think it would be this entertaining.

Beradin, oblivious of his sweaty hands, clenched his fists.

In the beginning, Jin looked as if he was being pushed to a corner. But as each second passed, he caught up to Dantes tempo. When they were about twenty swings into the fight, the two looked evenly matched.

That was his top speed!

Jin was certain of it after matching swords multiple times.

No matter how talented Dante was, there was no way a 19-year-old could surpass the speed and strength of a former Vermont Special Forces agent.

All Jin had to do now was to hold on.

Dante only increases his speed at strategic moments to ration his energy. I just need to barely match his tempo until he gets exhausted.

Jins plan to take down Dante was simple. He would utilize the only trait that he had an advantage in against Dante.


I felt it when he came to my room. Dante has shockingly great skill, but his stamina is very low.

Dantes body didnt complement his skill, and that was his weakness. He was 19 but looked around 13 or 14. He had a very small physique, which made it hard to believe that he was 19. He could raise his power and strength using his aura, but altering his endurance was beyond his range of ability. If his stamina were as great as his sword skill, then he wouldve never requested Jin for help.

On the other hand, Jin was blessed with the Runcandel Clans renowned physique. His physical strength, endurance, recovery rate, and agility surpassed most if not all human beings.

He could survive the nights in the arena without Dante.

But the same could not be said for Dante.

The key is how fast Dante realizes that my stamina is far greater than his.

Dantes stamina was incomparable to Jins. Dante had always attempted to overcome his weakness, dripping blood and sweat. He also executed inconceivable amounts of training.

Which was why it was hard for Dante to realize.

That he still lacked one major trait compared to the 16-year-old in front of him.

Outclassed by innate talent.

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Youre holding on well! If you have something coming, you should bring out all of it now. Starting now, Im gonna get a little faster.

If I bring out everything I have, youll get depressed, idiot.

Your jokes are pretty average, just like you. I like that.


Dantes blade slit Jins thigh. It wasnt a deep cut, but blood still splattered. Jin gritted his teeth. It was close. If it were a little deeper, it wouldve been fatal.

Im gonna have to let him get some shallow cuts on me.

The problem was the need to dodge every lethal swing. Since the tempo was faster, Dantes stamina would deplete faster. However, as Jin received more shallow wounds, he also got gradually exhausted.

Losing blood meant that he was also losing stamina.

Conversely, I cant give him a single scratch until he gets tired.

Still, with hopes of victory, Jin gritted his teeth and kept dodging. As long as he maintained his current speed, he extrapolated that he could continue with the battle for at least an hour.

But that guy will go for the win at some point.

Dante wasnt an idiot.

Although it looked as if Jin was losing and Dante was carefree, there was no way Dante would be oblivious of Jins plan. Ultimately, he would find a way to outplay Jins defense plan.

Evading that attack was crucial. Another cut on the shoulder. And while dodging a storm of jabs, Jin got a cut on his hand, almost letting go of his sword.

He backed off, tore off a part of his coat with his teeth, and wrapped his hand to cover the wound. Dante tilted his head in confusion.

Hes done for! End him!

Just a little more, Paul Mick!

All of the spectators who had bet their money on Dante began to shout and scream. To their eyes, Jin looked like he was getting single-handedly beaten, so they thought the battle was soon to be over.

However, Dante finally realized it.

He knows that he has more stamina than me, so hes dragging out the battle. And finally I know that you were also using an alias!

Jin Runcandel.

If he was a Runcandel, he would have an inconceivable endurance beyond Dantes knowledge.

Putting aside the cuts on the thigh, shoulder, and hand, if Jin possessed a normal body, he shouldve fainted during the shockwaves from the clashing of swords.

Dante mouthed Jins real name, and Jin smiled.

So you figured it out?

Hoo, hoo

Jin felt that Dantes breaths were getting hoarse. His own breaths werent the same as in the beginning of the fight, but he still had more breathing room than Dante.

I guess its my turn now.

As the audiences energy and screams continued to fill the arena, this time, Jin charged towards Dante. The spectatorswho had their money on Jinstood and screamed.

Lets gooooo! Lets **ing gooo!

Jinwho had been on the defensive the entire fightbegan to attack.

And Dante began to look back to see where it all went wrong.

Damn it. I shouldve finished him off at the beginning!

He didnt need much time to make that conclusion. If he didnt have that sense of foreboding at the beginning, Dante wouldve already won.

Then what was that feeling? My instincts were telling me that a careless attack would be dangerous.

Dante could not work out that what he sensed was due to Jins two suppressed abilitiesspiritual energy and magic. If Jin used those abilities, Dante wouldnt even stand a chance.

An inherent terror that came from a stronger opponent.

Clang! Clang!

Jin swung Bradamante with all his might and began his attack. Dantes stance staggered, urging him to back off.

Jin only did a single movement in each attack.

The swing he practiced ten thousand times with maximum effort every day. One that he could replicate three thousand times.

Jin Runcandel, you monster. You still had this much energy left! On top of that, how is a simple swing so heavy?

Jin continued with the same vertical swing, and Dante could not easily escape from it.

Each time Bradamante fell on him, it felt as if a massive wall pressed upon him. He had neither the time nor strength to change his stance.

At this rate, in a few minutes, Dante would experience an embarrassing defeat to the same swing. So he had to come to a decision.

Do I have to use the clans secret technique?

Unlike Jinwho hadnt learned any secret decisive killing movesDante had already mastered multiple secret techniques from his clan. These attacks had the potential to flip the battle completely. He could easily use it with his remaining energy.

However, he was faced with a dilemma.

But I dont want to kill you.

If he used his secret technique, then Jin would certainly die.

Which prevented him from using it. Although they had only met a few days ago, Jin was a very important person to him.

A savior. A worthy opponent. A mountain that the Hairan Clan must overcome. The Runcandel Clans youngest son.

A friend.

Dante made a conflicted expression while sorting out his thoughts, and Jin knew exactly what he was feeling.

Hes hesitating because he doesnt want to kill me. If not, he wouldve gone for the win by now.


Jin sheathed his sword and looked Dante in the eye before speaking.

I am Jin Runcandel. Dont go easy on me, Dante Hairan.

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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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