Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 98: The Cosmos Arena (9)

Chapter 98: The Cosmos Arena (9)

Volume 4 Chapter 98 The Cosmos Arena (9)

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The two had stopped moving, but the audience continued to shout and scream. Even though the tables had turned significantly, with hope in their bets, the people contributed to the loud noise.

Jins words were overpowered by the wild crowd, and the two just stood and stared.

Dont go easy on me.

Hearing those words, Dante felt embarrassed.

Yeah It could look like that. It could look like Im going easy on you.

In whatever situation, refusing to hurt the opponent meant failure as a warrior. That was disgraceful while confronting an enemy, and even more disrespectful in front of a worthy opponent.

Is there anything more embarrassing than going easy on an opponent that I value?

The problem wasnt whether or not to use his secret technique.

It was whether or not he would try his best without hesitation.

Ending the battle without doing so would be pointless regardless if he won or lost.

I apologize for showing such disgrace. Lets start anew.

Dante pointed his sword at Jin, meaning to tap swords to represent respect for each other. Jin used his sword to tap Dantes, emitting a soft musical sound of metal hitting metal.

And at that moment, they experienced a weird feeling.

The shouts and screams grew faint, like an echo traveling in a canyon. Their surroundings blurred and gradually became dark. In their world, it was just the two of them, standing in front of each other.

They both trusted that either one of them would put up an exhilarating fight. They didnt need to talk to share this feeling. It was a common hallucination that swordmasters enter when dueling their rival.

Then lets begin.



They simultaneously took a deep breath.

It was difficult to tell who struck first as they clashed swords. Unlike their respectful sword taps in the beginning, the impact of their blades caused blinding sparks to scatter.

Sounds akin to explosions, the screech of metallic friction, and wind echoing throughout; aura flickering everywhere.

As if his exhaustion was a lie, Dante swung his sword more energetically than before. Jin, as well, channeled the rest of his energy in his attacks with a shout.

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Because of the impact, blood and sand splattered and sprayed throughout the arena.

In a moment where they should be cheering, the crowd grew quiet from shock. In their eyes, the two fighting teens looked like giants, and they didnt dare to blink lest they would miss a moment of the fight.

It had been ten years since the arena had opened, but they never had a moment like this. The spectatorswho originally came to watch a cruel slaughterfestwere now blessed with a spectacle. They were witnessing a duel between two talented knights.

At this point, the gambling aspect of the arena became irrelevant. Of course, once the battle finished, some would be laughing, and some would be crying.

Still, as of this moment, everyone was astonished by the fight.

Maybe I kind of underestimated Dante. I was sure he was exhausted, but where did this power come from?!

Blood dripped from Jins lip. He was too busy deflecting Dantes attacks to notice that he had been biting his lip.

Dantes feel for the sword was a god-given talent, but his strength and stamina were painfully average.

No, how much effort did this undersized boywho was born with below-average physical traitsput into training? How many times did he kneel in despair before overcoming his fatal flaw?

Those who trained until death could notice the amount of effort in others. As for Jin in his past life, he remembered the seemingly eternal hell of being unable to overcome the 1-star wall despite having the Runcandels blessed body.

So he could easily picture Dantes past. Him curled up like a little ball in a dark training room, staring at his small and frail body in the mirror with distress. He who trained and whipped himself until he was on the verge of death and exhaustion.

And in all those moments, he never let go of his sword.

Just like his own past life.

However, unlike the past Jin, Dante persisted through each hardship.

Makes me shed a tear.

Dantes hoarse and husky voice was born from all of the shouts and screams he channeled in order to overcome his challenges.

Shudder, shudder.

Dante began to tremble.

From wandering through hopelessness to becoming the prospective successor of the Hairan Clan and having the motivation to try harder and harder after each tiring day.

Simply because he was one with his sword.

If he werent, even if he were a noble in an empire, life would merely be a boring stage play.

Dante was like that.

Jin Runcandel. Runcandels thirteenth young master.

As each strike of the blade vibrated throughout his body, Dante thought about Jin.

You were born with everything you needed.

The bloodline of every knights dream. A durable body that came from the blessed bloodline. Jinwho became a 5-star at the age of 15 and was now 16could face Dante head-on.

The most talented among the talented.

Why am I feeling desperation from you, then? Despite being born into a world considered a heaven for knights, you act as if youve been watching this heavenly world from afar.

Why are you so desperate? Why, despite being born with everything, do you have such emotions dyed in your blade? Is it because being the heir to the throne is far from reach as the youngest son? No, you are not an earthly being to fuss about hierarchy Is it just to become the best in the world? Or is it because you had lived many days of hopelessness and despair? Are you saying you had more days of anguish than I did?

Who are you, Jin Runcandel? No, it doesnt matter who you are. Today is the day I prove that my efforts werent in vain.


As he exerted force into his swords handle, Dante could feel cracks crawling throughout the bones in his hands. Excruciating pain traversed his body, yet he didnt falter.

Instead, he smiled.


Every time he swung his sword, his bones would suffer from more fissures, but his movements didnt change in the slightestnot even his shoulders, chest, waist, and feet.

Although his stance began to fall apart, Dante did not despise his weak body.

Im just fighting because I love to.

Dante was smiling as Jin began to dominate the battle. He knew he couldnt do anything about it.

Dantes body is falling apart?

While Jin felt the sword closer than his skin, he could feel Dantes exhaustion through each clash of their swords.

Once he felt that his victory was within reach, Jin felt anger more than joy.

Why are you not using your clans decisive killing move?! Are you hiding another skill that I dont know about?

He was wrong.

Dante staggered back, looking as if he were a beast that had used all of its energy. Although his eyes glimmered with a burning fighting spirit, he was truly on the verge of fainting.

You definitely had the chance. You still dont hesitate to slash me, so why?

It was now Jins turn to decide.

Do I slash him, or do I not?

He didnt need to think for long.

Putting away my sword would mean disrespecting you.


Jin swung a horizontal swipe. Dante deflected the blow, but his body shook. Barely maintaining his balance, Dante felt more bones breaking in his body. Before he could turn his head and track Jins movements, Bradamante was already on its second strike.

Thankfully, there was hesitation in the blade.

You bastard! Why?!

Gritting his teeth, Jin changed the trajectory of his swing, which was supposed to slash through Dantes chest.

Because he forced his sword to move unnaturally, his hands cramped up. Bradamante flew out of Jins hands, and Dante aimed his sword towards Jins throat.

It looked like it was purposefully aimed. However, before he could even thrust it, his body lost all control.

In fact, Dante had already lost consciousness before Jins second attack.


Dante fell on the dirt floor.

Jin rapidly blinked and breathed coarsely as he stared down at him.

Time seemed to stop in the ensuing silence.

At that moment, the audience held their breath.

And as for Jin, he had many complex feelings. Victory aside, millions of complicated emotions heated his body. He prayed that Dante didnt die. However, he was certain that he died, but he felt a little scared to check.

Instinctively, he sat on the ground beside his body and checked for his pulse. Jin couldnt feel anything due to his own blood pumping through his fingers.

We have to call a doctor!

The moment he tried to yelp for a doctor or anyone who could treat Dante, an audience member jumped out of the spectator area and into the arena.

Young Master!

Bodyguards followed the teenager into the arena.

Beradin Zipfels hands glowed with a warm, green light as he sprinted on the dirt. He was already preparing a healing spell halfway through the battle, worried that he would lose either one of his friends.


Dont worry, Ill save him!

Beradin kneeled beside Dante and chanted a spell.

Then he cast two more.

Beradin had cast three healing spells consecutively, displaying his insane talent for magic. However, at this very moment, Jin was only concerned about Dante.

Beradins expression didnt look great as he chanted the spell. Not even ten seconds had passed, yet his entire body was drenched in sweat. Jin wondered how much mana he channeled.

Even though he was using a spell that could instantly heal a fatal wound, Dantes eyes were not opening.

While Jin and Beradins hearts ached, the young Zipfel lowered his hands and shook his head.

Shit. This isnt something that could be healed with magic!

All of Dantes insides were messed up.

Not a single bone was intact. In fact, his broken body was burning with aura. Not even Holy King Mikellan could revive him with a miracle.


Beradin whispered Jins name.

Beradin, Dante is

Listen well. This will stay between the three of us.

Following his words, Beradin revealed something from his cloak.

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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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