Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 26: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (4)

Chapter 26: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (4)

They werent lying in ambush for long. The ones who captured Mesa arent far from here.

Jins entire body was soaking in sweat as he ran across the plains.

Since yesterday morning to now, he had been awake for over 24 hours searching for clues and pursuing the enemies. And since he had also engaged them in combat, his stamina was starting to reach its limits.

In fact, the use of Multicasting and Wind Blade were the decisive factors behind his staminas depletion.

There were still 15 enemies left.

In the worst case scenario, he would have to face them all simultaneously, but if he is lucky, he would face them in small groups of two or three.

Having a childs body is such a pain. Im still too young. If I had my past lifes combat abilities, I couldve easily decimated those morons from earlier without having to strategize everything.

During his chase, Jin realized that the attackers from Kinzelo were all shabby and unskilled.

They were all ex-mercenaries or knights, but it bugged Jin how they didnt even bother erasing their tracks while moving.

Its probably because theyre underestimating us.

Jin was on point. Kinzelo was looking down on the Runcandel cadets. While the cadets were part of the Runcandel Clan, they were all rookies who had yet to experience a real battlefield in their lives.

Kinzelos lack of caution was also evident in how they only left behind two members to finish off Group 2 after they captured Mesa. They had also placed just one magician and two warriors in that ditch to deal with potential survivors and pursuers.

Keep underestimating us. Ill make sure you regret it later, though.

Jins greatest weapon right now was the fact that they were underestimating him. That was why he wasnt afraid of facing them all in battle despite his low stamina.

He ran for another hour. This time, he was keeping an eye out for ambushes, but the footprints remained unchanged.

In fact, he could now see the wheel tracks of a carriage in addition. Jin stopped for a moment in order to inspect those tracks.

The ones who captured Mesa reunited with another group here. They probably locked her in the carriage.

Now that a carriage was involved, it would be much easier for Jin to catch up to them. The ground was uneven due to the sleet from the previous night, so they wouldnt be able to advance quickly.

As he followed the wheel tracks for a while, Jin came across an unknown path that continued into a forest.

It was a road that led to the beastmens territory.

After recollecting himself and his breath, Jin entered the forest. The wheel tracks continued along the unique path into the depth of the trees.

Well then, how should I plan it out?

Jin was in the middle of the Cadet Rescue Operation. An unexpected situation had arisen during their mission, so his current operation had changed from scouting to rescuing. The search mission for the tycoons missing son wasnt the priority anymore.

In that case, what was the most important aspect of a rescue mission?

The answer was obvious: the protection and safety of the target.

Killing all my enemies isnt the priority. I need to make sure Mesa doesnt get hurt.

Currently, three hours have passed since Mesas kidnapping.

Three hours. Too much time had passed. The dishonorable and immoral kidnappers couldve started using Mesa as a plaything during this timespan.

However, Jin still believed that Mesa was safe. If they were humiliating Mesa, Jin wouldve caught up to them already.

The only information about Kinzelo Jin had was from the newspapers in his past life.

They were a criminal armed group of radicals, who followed a strict hierarchy on the inside. That was how Jin viewed Kinzelo.

A strict hierarchy.

That was the aspect Jin was focusing on. It was highly likely that Kinzelos members enjoyed their spoils of war in an order of privilege amongst them, and hence Jin believed Mesa was still safe.

I should reach their branch headquarters soon if I continue along this path. And it hasnt been long since Mesa and her kidnappers arrived there.

About thirty minutes ago? One hour?

It was probably something between that. The kidnappers were most likely handing Mesa over to their superiors right now.

Therefore, this was the last chance he could rescue Mesa safely. Every minute, every second was crucial now. Thus, he had to attack them head-on in order to save time.

However, if he did such a frontal assault at their branch headquarters, several problems would arise.

If all the surviving members of the group were gathered there, Jin would have to face dozens of enemies on his own. And even if he could kill them all, they would probably use Mesa as a hostage.

After thinking for a few seconds, Jin nodded to himself.

First, I need to create confusion and chaos amongst them, so that they wouldnt even think of using Mesa. Fortunately, were inside a forest right now.

Two balls of crimson mana formed on Jins hands. They were the same spell the enemy magician had used earlier: the 4-star fire spell, Flame Whip.

Good thing I reached 4-star in magic before this mission. It wouldve been difficult to burn down a damp forest with just the firepower of a 3-star magician.


Jin swung his two Flame Whips in all four directions. The spell has decent firepower, but its real advantage is that once it hits a target, it doesnt get detached so easily from it.

In other words, there was no better spell than this to burn down a drenched forest. Jin cast the same spells over and over again.

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Magical arson was a serious felony in this world.

However, such restrictions didnt matter to Jin Runcandel. Once the area was ablaze, Jin then conjured wind mana.

Wind Wave.

Another 4-star spell. Once he finished casting it, a blueish wind filled with mana began blowing the blaze forward. Just like the name implied, it was a spell that created a huge gust of wind that undulated forward like a wave.

The blaze encroached onto the forest. Initially, it was unable to burn the damp trees, but once the flames grew large enough, it began swallowing everything in its path, wet or not.

And so, Jin advanced through the forest as he burned it down. He concealed his body behind the flames, taking advantage of his resistance provided by the Phoenix Heart.

His mana had greatly diminished due to blindly casting 4-star spells, but his plan was extremely successful.

Now, he could see a building in the distance. It was Kinzelos branch headquarters. People were exiting the building in panic one by one.

Fire! The forest is burning!

Report to the captain! And gather the magicians!

Water! We need water!

Why is there a fire?!

Kinzelos members were running around chaotically. As the fire hadnt reached the headquarters yet, they planned on extinguishing it beforehand.

I dont know who their leader is, but hes probably not crazy enough to enjoy the spoils of war during a forest fire.

Now, he just had to kill them one by one and rescue Mesa. Jin removed the two daggers in his boots and covered them in spiritual energy.

In the meantime, Kinzelo had no idea someone was aiming for their lives. People usually cant think rationally while in a state of panic during a sudden disaster.

If there were a single cool-headed individual amongst them, they wouldve realized this forest fire was created artificially.

However, the warriors were hastily pouring water on the fire, whereas the magicians were busy casting water or ice spells.

Jin easily managed to get near them as he was hidden amongst the flames.


A shadowy dagger flew and stabbed a magician in the neck. The victim let out a yelp, but it was camouflaged by the sound of crackling branches and the panicked shouts of the others.

Thats one down.

Jin threw the corpse into the blaze and set his eyes on his next prey: an out-of-breath warrior holding buckets of water. He perished the same way as the magician.

Detecting the dark blade flying through the flames was difficult for mere 4-star warriors.

Jin retrieved one of the daggers he threw. Including the one in his robe, he still had two remaining.

It would be so satisfying if I killed them all like this, but even these morons would notice something if people keep disappearing like this.

Jin lowered himself and observed the situation amongst the enemies. A man who appeared higher-ranked than the others seemed to have noticed something. He began leading the others and giving out orders.

I should kill him first.

As the man yelled something that was inaudible to Jin, the men around him all took out their weapons. They then scattered around the building.

He had two magicians and warriors stay to put out the fire and had the others stay on alert around the building. Not a bad decision.

Well, it wouldve been a great decision if Jin werent within the fire.

Jin flew towards the commanderwho was left alonelike a whistling arrow. He hadnt removed Bradamante from its scabbard yet on purpose. The metallic sound and Bradamantes white blade wouldve ruined his surprise attack.


As Jin suddenly appeared from within the fire, the commander swung his sword around in shock and panic. The boy bent down to avoid the blade, but he couldnt dodge the kick that followed.


As Jin rolled on the ground, the man continued his flurry of attacks.

You rat! So youre the one who set the forest on fire!

Stab! Slash!

The man kept aiming for the boy on the ground, and Jin rolled his body to avoid the attacks without a moment to rest. The man then threw his sword away and jumped onto Jin, seizing him.

You **ing brat! Ill definitely kill y

But Jin had allowed himself to get captured on purpose. He had also initiated this hand-to-hand fight on purpose by leaving Bradamante sheathed.

Despite the mans entire body weight pushing down on Jins body, he wriggled around like a flexible snake. Before the man could realize what was happening, Jin had already snapped his neck after deforming his body into an unnatural position.


With the sound of the neck bones snapping, the man flopped onto the ground as saliva dripped out of his mouth.

It was my first time using the Meyer-style martial arts. Fuck, it hurts.

Jin could only deform his body beyond its limits to kill the man thanks to the Meyer Clans martial arts.

He dislocated his own shoulder in mere instants and passed his legs in between their bodies to twist the enemys neck. It was one of the techniques written in the Meyer Clans secret tomes: the Revenants Assassination.

He had killed the man who appeared to be the leader.

All he had to do now was deal with the underlings who were mindlessly running around the blaze and the morons who were nervously guarding the buildings surroundings.

After fixing his shoulder, Jin set his gaze on Kinzelos branch headquarters. The old stone building was slightly smaller than the residence of middle-class nobles. Jin speculated that there werent many enemies left inside.

He also had all the keys.

After going through the leader-like mans corpse, Jin found a keyring and some gold coins. He threw the body and the coins into the fire and approached the buildings front gate.


As he opened the rusty iron door, the first thing he saw were candles. And on the walls were bizarre drawings he couldnt understand the meaning behind. They were Kinzelos symbols.

What an unpleasant bunch of people.

He stuck to the wall and walked down the corridor. Not long after, Jin realized that he couldnt sense anyone in the area. At the very least, there wasnt anyone on his floor.

And after using the keys to open every room he came across, there was a single key left untouched.

Is it a key that leads to the basement?

As the buildings structure was fairly simple, Jin quickly found the entrance to the basement.

The remaining key fit perfectly inside the keyhole. Once he descended the stairs, he saw Mesa chained to the wall.


As soon as he saw her, Jin felt relieved.

She hadnt experienced anything concerning yet. She was still wearing the cadets uniform. However, her face was bruised all over from being seemingly beaten.

Clang! Clang!

Jin imbued aura into Bradamante and cut the chains tying her against the wall.

Its dangerous, Young Master Why are you

When he heard the very first words she spoke to him, Jin couldnt help but clench his fist and grind his teeth.

This isnt the moment to worry about me, Mesa Milkano. Can you walk?

I dont think I can run.

I see. For now Ill support you, so lets


The two of them flinched and raised their heads. With that sudden explosive sound, the entire building began trembling.

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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