Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 55: The Outside World (1)

Chapter 55: The Outside World (1)

Jin was having a dream.

A jet-black tentacle monster was stuck to his face and wouldnt let go no matter what.

Mmmh! Mmmhmmm!

He couldnt breathe. He could only let out small groans as he suffocated.

As he frantically opened his eyes, Jin finally realized the source of his nightmare.


Meow, meow~ Meoowww!

A small black cat was asleep on Jins face. Indeed, it was Murakan. He had been lying on Jins face for over thirty minutes.

Get off me, geez.

Jin slowly got up and stretched his arms. Sunrays beamed in through the window and brightened his room. He could smell the fragrant aroma of tea near him; it was the scent of the black tea Gilly often brewed for him.

I had a nightmare because of Murakan But now that Im awake, I feel fully refreshed. Did I fall unconscious right after the duel with Vishukel?

His entire body felt light like a feather. The wound on his chest and the grazes throughout his entire body had completely vanished. The Runcandel medic had probably healed Jin while he was unconscious.

Youve awakened, Young Master.

Gilly sensed his awakening and approached the bedside with a cup of tea and some cold water.

How long was I out for, Gilly?

For two days.

What? Two days?

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Jin was surprised but quickly nodded in acknowledgement. Not only had he bled too much, but during the final exchange, he had reached a new realm for a short instant, which used up all his mental and physical energy. Considering those circumstances, he had woken up pretty early.

The banquet must have ended already. It seems I was unable to send everyone off and bid them farewell.

There is no need to worry so much. During the past two days, your duel against Lord Vishukel was the hot topic of the banquet that everyone gossipped about. I think everyone was understanding of your situation. Moreover, youve shown them more than enough courtesy while you were attending.

Gilly was right. Although there was a complete mismatch between an 8-star and a 5-star, the duel was all that the guests were talking about until the end of the banquet.

It was because of the Minds Blade Jin had displayed at the very end. Although it couldnt be called a perfect Minds Blade, the fact that a turnabout almost happened during Jins fight against an 8-star knight was more than extraordinary.

Vishukel wasnt the only one to have noticed Jins feat. In fact, many others had realized it. However, the 8-star knight in question appeared to have been so shocked that he never returned to the arena afterwards until the end of the banquet.

The daily training Ive done with Elder Sister Luna is finally paying off. I couldnt understand anything in the beginning To think that it would come in handy like this.

Jin recalled Luna continuously saying use the eye of the mind to observe like some religious chant and chuckled to himself.

He first realized what kind of sensation the Minds Blade produced during his training with the Clear Stones. Afterwards, he tried to recreate that feeling again, but to no avail, which frustrated Jin.

Seems like for now, that sensation will only manifest itself during dangerous situations or in subconscious moments.

It was a pity, but Jin couldnt do anything about it. It was already impressive that he had somehow managed to imitate the Minds Blade, albeit sloppily. Generally speaking, the Minds Blade was a realm only attainable by true masters starting from the 8-star stage.

Jin stretched again and got off the bed.

In any case, that was a very fruitful banquet. I gained so much. I figured out Beradins standing within the Zipfel Clan, started a good friendship? Bond? Something like that with the Hidden Palaces successor. At the very least, she behaved somewhat amicably after our duel.

Moreover, Jin got the chance to beat up Bouvard Gaston half-dead and also learned that Bouvard has a close relationship with Vishukel. This was the greatest outcome of the banquet.

Its highly likely that the Yvliano Clan or Vishukel alone are backing the transformation crimes. Its also possible that Vishukel is part of some organization outside of his clan, and Bouvard Gaston is affiliated with them.

Jin thought of many possibilities, but he couldnt make a hasty judgement. He had to investigate them and unravel the truth himself.

Moreover, he planned on making them take responsibility. Responsibility for the assassination attempt on him five years ago performed by the radical Zipfel followers. Jin was going to interrogate them and make them admit their involvement with the assassins disguises.

After Jins thoughts came to an end, Gilly pointed at a certain vase on the bedside. There were pure-white flowers resembling Babys Breaths but with a soft, snowflake-like shape glowing faintly.

[TL/N: Check out Babys Breath on Google if you dont know what type of flowers they are.]

The Hidden Palaces successor left these flowers for you. She waited for you to wake up until this morning but left afterwards as she had to return.

Hm? Lady Syris left these behind?

Yes. Maybe you hold a special place in her heart~?

No. The Hidden Palaces snow blossoms mean unfinished battle in the language of flowers. Seems like she wants to fight me again in another duel. Shes quite the persistent and tenacious woman.

Gilly simply shrugged at Jins response.

Whatever it signifies, this is still your first time receiving flowers from a lady. Congratulations, Young Master.

Kuahaha! Your first flowers are a letter of challenge. Thats hilarious! This is monumental, dont you think so, Strawberry Pie?

Murakan laughed out loud excessively and glanced at Gilly.

He was being cautious around her due to the incident where he sneaked into the banquet hall without her authorization. Indeed, Gilly was acting like Murakan didnt exist for the second day straight.

Having grasped the situation at hand, Jin just lightly shook his head. A despondent Murakan transformed back into a cat, his ears drooped.

Speaking of which, the patriarch has ordered you to go find him as soon as you wake up, Young Master. Just as you mentioned before I think the time for you to prove your qualifications has arrived.

The trial to prove his qualifications to become a flag-bearer. Although he had been expecting this, Jin felt somewhat conflicted now that his fathers directive had arrived.

Jin couldnt even have dreamt of this day in his past life, but now it was right before him, within his grasp.

I see. It seems well be leaving the clan for a while. Where is Father?

At the mausoleum.

Alright. Im off.

When Jins siblings received the same summons from their father, they all wore neat ceremonial clothes and brushed their hair before going to see him.

However, Jin lazily tidied his disheveled hair and wore some good-quality leather travel clothes. He also wore Bradamante at his waist before entering the corridor.

The mausoleum.

The Garden of Swords courtyardwhere countless swords were impaledwas no different to the clans graveyard. However, the clansmen who achieved extraordinary accomplishments even amidst the best of the best knights were allowed to be buried in the mausoleum as heroes of the clan.

Inside the mausoleum, at the lowest floor underground, there was not a single spot of light. The darkness smelled of metal, and a low voice resounded.

Youre here.

Jin could barely see Cyrons silhouette from behind. He respectfully lowered his head.

Its been a long time since a child of mine answered my summons in such comfortable clothes. I assume youve realized that youll be spending time outside of the clan for a while, right?

Yes, I plan on departing immediately.

Cyron quite liked this aspect of his youngest son. The boy didnt feel intimidated by him and simply announced his intentions clearly.

His other children couldnt even have imagined behaving as such before their father. They already had a hard time trying to conceal their fear and anxiety just by being in his presence Actually, it wasnt the case for all his other children. Luna was also different. She had quickly left Cyrons grasp and lived her own life.

Jin was aware of his fathers personality, which was why he purposefully came in laid-back clothes.

Ever since my regression, I find my father to be the easiest person to read.

It was an inexplicable thought. In his past life, not only was Jin terrified of Cyron, but he also had barely interacted with his father during his 28 years of life.

The father and son duo didnt speak for a while. Nevertheless, it wasnt an awkward silence.

Is this your first time inside the mausoleum?

Cyron was the first to break the silence.

Yes, Father.

If the garden is a burial ground permitted only to those who bring honour to the clan, then the mausoleum is only permitted to those who protect the clan.

That was it. As simple as that.

The Runcandel Clan had faced countless dangers during its thousand-year-long history. The dangers varied from all kinds of small, personal disputes to big threats that brought the clan to the brink of destruction. Indeed, all kinds of conflicts and battles had threatened the clan throughout time.

And every time such major incidents happened, the people who protected the clan till their very last breaths received the honour of getting buried in the clans mausoleum.

Did you know? The clans first patriarch, Temar Runcandel, is not buried here.

As soon as Temars name exited Cyrons mouth, Jin had a hunch that his father would bring up the topic of Solderet.

He was confident in his intuition.

Yes. I am also aware that there is not a single grave or tombstone throughout the garden dedicated to the first patriarch.

The only legacy that was left behind was Temars beloved sword Barisada, which was now hailed as the family heirloom. Other than the weapon, there was not a single memorial or ceremony that honoured him.

The dark power you possess. That power is the reason why we are unable to honour the first patriarch. Show me your spiritual energy.

Jin calmly extended his hand and created a ball of spiritual energy on his palm.

After the first patriarchs death, the Runcandels made a humiliating pact with the Zipfels.

A pact that banned the swordsmen from using magic ever again.

Moreover, they were prohibited from worshipping ancestors who used magic.

That was the true reason behind the downgrade of the Runcandel Clanthe unique Clan of Magic Swordsmento a mere clan of knights.

It was an inescapable fate as Solderet wasnt there to protect the Runcandels from the Zipfels gods anymore.

As a result of the pact, the Zipfels gods united their powers and cast a curse on the Runcandel bloodline.

Thus, every Runcandel after Temar was born with a body that couldnt control mana.

When you beat the Tona twins with spiritual power back at the Storm Castle, I didnt ask you the details of how you obtained that power. Do you remember?

Yes. I also remember that I lied about how Id use the spiritual power to protect the clan.

Haha, thats right. You were lucky you were still young. If you told such a lie before me now, I wouldnt have let it slide so easily.

Although Cyron was laughing, Jin knew that his father was being serious. Thus, he didnt laugh along.

Solderet. Did you hear his voice?

Yes, I heard him. He called me his contractor.

Needless to say, Jin had yet to hear Solderets voice ever since his regression. But there was no need to hide his identity as the contractor from Cyron anymore.

How unfair this is for your siblings.

Not only was Jin born with more potential than Luna, but he had also contracted the god who had left the clan long ago. In fact, maybe Jin was able to contract Solderet thanks to his extraordinary potential.

Will you be able to defeat your siblings and conquer the clan using that power?

Jin had already come up with an answer to that question.

If I explore the world and do not find anything else worth conquering more than the clan, then I shall do so.

Jin had also predicted that this answer would greatly satisfy his father. It goes without saying that Cyron smiled widely, showing his beautiful and uniform teeth.

The others departed the Garden of Swords in order to get recognized by the clan but you will depart the Garden in order to find a reason to recognize the clan itself, is that it? Im not sure whether its praiseworthy or pure insolence. Kuhahaha.

Cyron hunched forward towards Jin, who still had his right arm extended forward with a ball of spiritual energy.

I shall give you five years. During that time, whether you get recognized by the clan or recognize it, find an answer for yourself and return. I shall await with impatience.

There was no need to drag out the conversation.


Jin unsheathed Bradamante and raised his sword.

Thank you for everything until now. I shall see you again in five years, Father.

Jin exited the mausoleum and returned to his room. Gilly had already finished the preparations for their departure and was waiting for him.

The only luggage they had was a small basket in which lay Murakan along with some dry food and Jins notebook with the transcription of the secret tomes.

Gilly had metal nails impaling her wrists and ankles. As Jins gaze reached these anomalies, Gilly adjusted her clothes and hid the oddities.

The nails were medical tools used to seal Gillys aura. She would be unable to use the energy until Jins qualifications as a flag-bearer were proven.

I had heard about this from my seniors and the other nannies, but it feels quite weird to suddenly lose my powers. Haha

Gilly laughed awkwardly, to which Jin felt a suffocating throb in his chest.

It was the clans tradition. The Runcandels sealed the nannies powers so that the provisional flag-bearers couldnt receive their help in gaining reputation and honour.

If they ever removed the seal without the clans authorization, the nanny would be crippled mercilessly.

Ill protect you from now on, Nanny. Not just for the next five years, but for the rest of my life. Im sorry.

Please dont say such things. I am just content and touched that youve become a provisional flag-bearer already, Young Master. And Ill regain my powers once the trial is over, so please dont worry.

And so, they left the room and departed the Garden of Swords.

Translators Corner (08/11/2021):

Damn, I love this chapter, Jins interactions with Gilly are so wholesome.

If I explore the world and do not find anything else worth conquering more than the clan, then I shall do so. Damn, Jin, the boldest dude ever bwahahaha

I hope we see more of Syris in the near future. I ship!!!!

Anyways, onto a new arc!!

Proofreaders Corner (08/11/2021):

Are we not gonna talk about how the line Gilly had metal nails impaling her wrists and ankles. was just casually brought up? Surely thats not a normal occurrence, no?

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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