#When I returned, my family was ruined (7)
A week has passed since I woke up here. Meanwhile, Ethan was continuing his training with Myers.
“brother! “Aren’t I pretty good at blocking these days?”
Myers, holding a wooden shield, spoke with great vigor.
I hit the guy’s head with a wooden sword.
“Don’t be conceited. “Because we still have a long way to go.”
Even though he said this, Ethan was also secretly holding his tongue at the speed of his progress.
Even though it did not use mana, the attack that stabbed right through the gap was an attack that even a decent knight would have trouble blocking.
Because it was an attack that incorporated his actual combat experience.
‘I can’t believe we started blocking that in just one week.’
Moreover, because he was so big, his muscles were growing steadily just by eating well and training hard.
‘At this level, the basic foundation has been established.’
Ethan looked at Myers.
“How much do you know about your family’s vision?”
“I don’t know anything. “Not only me, but my older sister and second brother don’t know either.”
“Then what did you learn about mana breathing?”
“I just learned it from the knights of my family training.”
“Has the resonance ended?”
“You had a lot of fun.”
“No, it’s okay. From now on, I will teach you a new breathing method, so fill your mana hole again with it.”
Breath of black flame.
This is the arcane breathing method of Duke Ardan. If you accumulate mana using your breath and complete all four processes, you can completely change the nature of mana itself.
In the family, the mana whose properties were changed was called black flame.
This was because the shape of the mana changed to become identical to the black flame.
Giving black salt to the body.
It is a process that must be accomplished in order to be recognized as the true successor to the family.
The heads of the duchy that ruled the duchy over the past two hundred years were all knights who possessed the right kind of black flame.
In addition, the ten arcane techniques handed down to the Duke family are all techniques that apply black flames.
The breathing techniques learned by ordinary knights of the family cannot produce black flames.
So what can we do?
There is no choice but to throw away the mana you have accumulated and then collect it again.
“The breathing method I will teach you from now on is the Black Flame Breath.”
Myers widened his eyes at Ethan’s words.
Even though my vision was cut off, I didn’t even know its name.
This was especially true when it came to breathing, which was the basic foundation for all of the family’s vision techniques.
“If it’s the breath of black flames… isn’t this a practiced breathing method?”
“How did you do that…”
“It’s one of the techniques that was restored before it fell.”
“okay! If you tell me, I will learn really hard! “I will throw away the mana I have accumulated so far without any hesitation!”
“okay. Of course I should throw it away. How much do you know about the Breath of the Black Flame?”
“Having looked at the remaining literature… I only know that there are four stages. Did you say it was a resonance sowing cycle and flowering?”
“I see you know the name. “You know the first step, resonance, right?”
At those words, Myers scrunched up his face as if it was unfair.
“Hello! No matter how much I played, don’t you see the resonance that all knights are rough? “It’s the process of filling the hall with mana.”
Is there anyone else in the world who can explain resonance so simply?
I had been very ignorant in my previous life, but this life seemed no different.
“…The mana hole is vibrated to match the wavelength with the mana in the atmosphere. “That’s how you can collect mana.”
“…know. This is an abbreviated explanation. Really.”
It was also very common that if you lied, it would show on your face.
“Let’s say so. Anyway, it’s easy to get to resonance. Because, as you said, this is the process that all knights go through. “But it’s different from sowing.”
Sowing rotation flowering.
These three processes were a unique method of Breath of the Black Flame that could not be found in other families.
“Sowing is literally the process of sowing seeds.”
To be precise, it was the process of planting the seed of the essence of fire into the mana hole.
Myers nodded at those words.
“Sowing the essence of fire… is literally similar to sowing seeds, right?”
“How do you plant that?”
“All you have to do is fill the hole with mana, think of the mana as a flame, and compress it again and again. “If you bunch it up into tiny pieces like seeds, it becomes the essence of fire.”
“…is it really like that?”
“okay. “It really happens that way.”
This is a method that has been proven by countless ancestors.
There was no way it wouldn’t work.
“The breath of black flame will help with the process. However, this process requires strong confidence.”
“You have to repeat the idea of gathering sparks, not mana. “You have to completely believe in it.”
“Isn’t that almost self-hypnosis?”
“It’s similar. “If you do not have this confidence, even with the help of breathing techniques, the essence of fire will not be planted properly.”
Myers scratched his head.
Would it be easy to have sincere faith in mana, thinking of it as a flame?
It wasn’t clear at first glance.
Then, an idea occurred to Myers.
“Then wouldn’t it be easier to use magic? “There are types of magic that show hallucinations or auditory hallucinations.”
“If you use such shortcuts, you will not be able to awaken the full black flame. You will forever be spitting out only half-black flames. “Do you want to do that?”
“no! “If you’re going to use it, it has to be the best!”
I patted my youngest child’s head. As a member of the family, his way of thinking is very clear.
If you are going to use it, it must be the best.
Ethan’s thoughts were the same.
“Then what about circulation?”
“I will let you know when you reach the sowing stage. Keep this in mind. From the first step, the process of resonance, you should not think of it as collecting mana, but rather think of it as collecting sparks. That way, we will be able to easily get through the sowing stage.”
“I will recite the verse, so start right now.”
At those words, Myers sat cross-legged. Mana flowed out of his body.
He began to throw away the mana he had accumulated without hesitation.
“Empty it and fill it with flame.”
Myers closed his eyes tightly and thought of a flame.
A brilliant and hot flame that completely burns the eldest brother’s enemies.
“okay. “That’s it.”
Those words gave Myers courage. The existing mana was discarded, and the gap between it and the fiery mana that became the foundation of the black flame began to be filled.
Myers, who had repeatedly recalled the structure of the breathing technique, fell into a trance.
When he opened his eyes again, the dark sky had become bright again.
Mana with new properties was flowing from his mana hole.
“Thank you, brother!”
“If you just practice like this for about two months, the resonance stage will be completely over.”
“huh! “I will work hard.”
“For now, take a break today. “There’s a place you have to go with me tomorrow.”
Two people entered the annex. Ethan returned to the room and looked at his wrist.
‘The resonance in this area has ended.’
The wrist was the part most used when using a sword.
That’s why we carried out resonance first. Now that the resonance here was over, it was time to start planting.
Hundreds of mana holes.
What would happen if seeds of fire were planted in all these mana holes?
It would be possible to move in a much more detailed and efficient manner than controlling the body through a single mana hole.
This is because the speed of the mana flowing from nearby areas will be faster than the time it takes for the mana flowing from the abdomen to reach the desired area.
‘In my past life, I only used one mana hole…’
There is no need for that now.
This is because the mana hole explodes and is naturally prepared.
What is most needed to handle hundreds of mana holes like this is overwhelming talent.
If you lack mana control or combat sense at all, the process of controlling numerous mana holes will become cumbersome.
Of course, for Ethan, this story had no relevance.
He closed his eyes.
Essence of fire began to be created in the small mana hole located on the wrist.
* * *
The next morning.
Ethan, who had been sitting cross-legged, stood up.
A process you’ve already gone through once.
It wasn’t difficult to do this twice. The hot essence that had been compressed and compressed again was firmly settled near my wrist.
Ethan, who was visiting, had breakfast with Myers.
After eating a hearty breakfast, I immediately called Hans.
“Did you call me, Grand Duke?”
“I have somewhere to go.”
“Just tell me and I will guide you right away.”
Hans rubbed his hands together.
‘This guy won’t go anywhere and starve to death.’
This guy had ears that perfectly understood what I wanted.
“Where are those guys I met last time based?”
“ah! Are you talking about those scoundrels? They are located in the center of town. Would you like to leave right away?”
I followed Hans with Myers. Soon, a fairly large village emerged.
“The big building over there is the headquarters of those scoundrels. According to the rumor, the human they call Big Brother knows how to use mana.”
“yes. “That’s what I heard.”
“Just smash it up here and leave it here.”
There was no better opponent than these guys for my first real match where I could use the skills I had learned so far.
Since they use various weapons such as daggers and clubs, and attacks come from all directions, they will not be able to relax their tension.
Myers, holding a wooden shield and a wooden sword, majestically kicked down the door.
A nearby wall trembled with a loud noise.
“what! “What kind of bastard… huh?”
“Aren’t you the youngest Confucius?”
The gangsters tilted their heads.
The youngest Confucius Myers.
He was one of the close friends of the gang here who was like an older brother.
It was a very unexpected face for someone who had kicked in the door in broad daylight.
“Come on you bastards!”
Myers shouted, striking the shield with his wooden sword.
“…Who gave Confucius a daytime drink?”
“That’s your little brother’s job, right? “My brother is currently recuperating. Why are you drinking alcohol?”
Without even having a chance to talk, Myers rushed towards them.
A gangster who was hit by a wooden sword fell down with foam in his mouth.
One force is Myers, the merchant.
There was no way he would be safe from being hit by a wooden sword with his full strength.
The gangsters, armed with clubs, surrounded Myers tightly.
The number on the first floor alone was well over ten.
Even after forming a siege network, there were still personnel left. Their gaze naturally shifted towards Ethan and Hans.
“What are you guys doing again?”
Five gangsters with grim expressions began to approach, stroking their bodies.
Hans very carefully grabbed Ethan’s sleeve.
Ethan laughed and threw a punch at the approaching gangster.
Explosive power flowed from the essence of fire on his wrist.
Even though I hit him with a much lighter force than before…
One gangster was thrown against the wall with one punch.
“Don’t worry about me, just fight him.”
The moment the second noise erupted.
The gangsters hurriedly looked at Myers. It was better to fight people than to fight monsters.
Ethan quietly began to watch Myers’ first real match.