The Problem of Swordsmanship
< Rodrigo Iesta >
[Character] Also known as ‘Thunder Sword’. He is the vice-captain of the Attack Knights of the Baltic Magic Empire. A large knight with a warlike and hot-tempered temperament. After the empire was divided, he went into exile as a beast tribe through the southern front.
“You dare aim for the throne of the empire!”
A storm of swords came, accompanied by a shout from Rodrigo.
I was dumbfounded.
‘What kind of nonsense are these guys suddenly talking about?’
Anyway, I had to block the attack to prevent my head from being split in half right away.
So I gritted my teeth and started to block Rodrigo’s sharp sword…
I opened my eyes wide as I felt like my wrist was going to break.
It was a heavy attack that made me wonder if this guy really couldn’t use magical power.
‘I think he’s twice as strong as the knights he fought before?’
Suddenly, the sight of Kermal Carmodo, with his back turned and smiling quietly, caught my eye in the distance.
It was not a sinister smile that appeared on the old knight’s lips.
Rather, it was closer to a benevolent laugh, like watching grandchildren bickering while playing house.
‘This is crazy!’
I was completely out of my mind as I was fighting against Rodrigo.
From left to right.
The moment I was pushed back by the sword he swung roughly, turned half a circle and retreated.
A hot pain arose in my earlobe.
At the same time, it felt like a red light went on in my head.
Without having time to activate my skill, I hurriedly raised my sword.
The moment after the two blades collided.
The tip of Rodrigo’s sword passed before my eyes like a flash of light.
His sharp blow cut off the hair covering my forehead.
I quickly backed away, felt my left ear, and noticed that it was wet.
‘If I blocked this wrong, it would have almost reached my throat, right?’
I finally felt the tension fluttering in my hands.
Rodrigo Iesta was a stronger opponent than anyone else, including Marquis Elon Reut, who was not in good health.
So now, this was bound to be a very close fight, as if hanging on the edge of a cliff.
‘And I guess that guy…’
…seems like he uses some magic power?
That just wasn’t human strength at all.
It was pushing me with such great strength that I had better believe it was a gorilla.
‘But it’s definitely not complete.’
Roughly 10% of what I originally had.
It was my judgment that Rodrigo Iesta was currently using his magic power, albeit to a small extent.
‘It looks like Aeolem’s attack was slightly deflected by the Mana Heart, right?’
So from now on, I had to keep in mind that he could use other skills.
I slowly took a deep breath and aimed my sword at him.
“What a piece of trash…”
Rodrigo also gritted his teeth and held out the tip of his sword to me.
But those eyes were really unusual.
Thanks to you, I had a hunch.
‘It looks like someone who knows Gilroshan has appeared again?’
First of all, when I saw that heinous life, it seemed like it was not an ordinary fate.
I opened the clan communication, feeling strangely ominous.
-Carls, what happened between that guy and me? Do you know anything?
Carl’s voice was embarrassed.
– Well, if nothing happens.
Since there was a fight going on, I just tried to end the magic.
But Carls hastily answered.
-There was. But you really don’t remember that?
-No, I can’t remember everything, can I?
-How can you forget that?
What on earth happened?
The exact moment I was about to question Carls again.
“die! “You dirty b*stard!”
Rodrigo kicked the ground and rushed at me.
It was a quick attack that seemed to be twice as fast as the assault leader Osorma.
A voice poured out from Carls as I inevitably crossed swords with him.
-Just win! Lowering! Although it wasn’t a very pleasant thing, it wasn’t bad enough to allow Sir Iesta to be treated so rudely!
…I guess I did something bad.
Anyway, I took Rodrigo’s sword and began to increase my magic power.
And I thought as I blocked the barrage of sword attacks.
‘Rodrigo Iesta’s specialty is the Grand Tiara sword technique, which is a quick sword technique.’
Also, its main characteristics were ‘passion’, ‘knight’, and ‘justice’…
‘It is vulnerable to mental magic attacks and poison attribute physical attacks.’
I quickly recalled that information and thought about how to respond to him.
Even though magic resistance was relatively weak, it wasn’t something I thought about easily when I saw that my supreme protection wasn’t working.
‘If you use a poisonous attack, there’s nothing you can’t use, but…’
First of all, the sword has to physically touch it.
Above all, now I had to test my swordsmanship.
‘…an unknown will that teaches me a fighting method that goes beyond the system.’
I had to find out as much as I could about that voice, which I presumed was Gilroshan’s.
As Captain Gordin said, it was something that could only be known through fighting.
First, let’s respond to the swordsmanship with Frontier’s swordsmanship.
‘And the cards go while maintaining Mercenary Gladiator and Magic Judge.’
It was decided to control magical power as much as possible.
Anyway, Leader Carmodo left, and Rodrigo’s use of magical power was only 10%.
It was clear that if I put all my effort into it like I had planned from the beginning, the fight would be over quickly.
‘…I was arrogant.’
Before long, I had no choice but to change my mind.
* * *
It was a roar that was hard to believe that it was the sound made by swords clashing with swords.
Osorma Tanik barely stood up, feeling as if her ears were about to fall off.
“I’m glad you woke up safely.”
The knights around him quickly helped him up.
Osorma nodded and expressed gratitude to his colleagues.
And he had to feel confused for a moment.
‘Where was this?’
…Oh, that’s right.
‘The maze fortress where the confrontation proposed by Third Prince Gilroshan was taking place.’
And Osorma faced off with the 3rd prince.
At first, I thought I could win without difficulty.
‘Yes, I heard that Lord Salet Firdin was defeated.’
Thanks to this, I started the match with a lot of nervousness.
And what happened next?
Osorma’s expression hardened as she recalled the last moment of her memory.
He hurriedly examined his injured abdomen.
Fortunately, the abdominal wound was treated properly.
It was a fairly deep wound, but there were no major problems.
And a beat later, the realization hit me.
Osorma had to feel bitter in the face of that fact.
Well, Vice-Captain Salet Firdin was also defeated, but there was no way that he would definitely win.
The 3rd prince was hiding outstanding swordsmanship skills that defied everyone’s expectations.
‘That was at least a 6-star level.’
As if they were being considerate of Osorma, who cannot use magical power.
Gilroshan didn’t even take out his sword spirit.
However, like a 30-year veteran knight, he naturally used the amazing sword technique and defeated himself.
‘And at the last moment, he even showed the skill of boldly giving up his shoulder and taking the win.’
Of course, the method was somewhat cruel and brutal…
but considering the bloodline of the Bareshan Emperor, that was not a big deal.
The only thing I was curious about was when on earth did he, who was notorious as a fool prince, learn such great swordsmanship?
It was something I didn’t understand.
‘How could anyone dare point a finger at a swordsman of such a high level that he is a fool?…’
Giloshan, who encountered him in a hunting competition, abstained without even competing properly?
‘…There must have been some reason.’
A warrior of that level would not have been afraid of such a hunting competition.
‘Maybe he was reluctant to harm innocent animals.’
After convincing himself, Osorma slowly nodded.
He was not so petty as to not acknowledge the prince who defeated him from the front.
On the contrary, I felt a subtle fondness for him.
For what reason is Third Prince Giloshan doing this?
‘…It looks like the battle isn’t over yet.’
Osorma stood up creaking from the aftereffects of the confrontation.
And the moment we went to the place where violent explosions were happening one after another.
“What is that?”
I couldn’t help but believe my eyes.
Gilroshan was clearly a prince who was known to have no talent for magic…
He moved from place to place, causing flashes of light.
Sharp sword strikes were interspersed between the violent movements.
As a result, Rodrigo Iesta was completely embarrassed.
He was a knight who was evaluated as the most outstanding person among the knights who will continue the new generation, but…
Right now, all I had to do was block Prince Guilroshan’s attacks with a red-hot face.
And even Director Kermal Carmodo, who is smiling while watching the fight from behind.
‘I don’t know what happened to this situation.’
…It’s quite interesting.
Osorma Tanik joined the group watching the match with a very excited expression on his face.
Who will emerge victorious?
The results were known shortly.
* * *
It was quite embarrassing.
‘The technology I originally used became useless…’
Of course, it wasn’t the first time I had experienced this, but I couldn’t help but feel embarrassed.
[Blessing Magic: Land of Judgment]
[Defensive Magic: Forced Execution]
I tried to limit the size of this battlefield by spreading the magic judge’s blessing on the floor and surrounding it with an invisible magic wall.
Rodrigo Iesta’s attack power and movement ability were nerfed.
On the contrary, my intention was to gain the upper hand in the speed battle by giving acceleration to my movements.
It was also thanks to this effective work that we were able to suppress the 8-star Corps Commander Palamir along with the Titan Special Forces.
But now Rodrigo has simply destroyed it.
“It’s no use!”
When I put a floor under his feet, he noticed it right away and backed away.
If you try to limit that movement with a wall of enforcement….
“I’m just saying that this kind of magic is useless to me!”
Surprisingly, he smashed it and destroyed it.
“…It’s a gorilla.”
As I saw the wall of magical power being completely shattered, I had to admit that this Magic Judge card was useless against Rodrigo.
It was because one of his character traits was ‘justice’.
That attribute was in conflict with the ‘order’ attribute of my high-ranking magic judge, deducting the power of the skill.
It was an S-class fate card, but when it was out of sync with the opponent, its power dropped to less than half.
‘Then I should change it.’
It was no time to hesitate.
It was time to throw a new bet to lead this fight in my favor.
This was my winning bet.
“Unequip the Magic Judge card.”
[S-Class Destiny ‘High-ranking Magic Judge’ steps down from ‘Gilroshan Elo Dybalt’.]
“…Equipped with Senior Demon Knight card.”
[A-Class Fate ‘Advanced Demon Knight’ has been granted to ‘Gilroshan Elo de Balt’!] [
Three exclusive skills for ‘Advanced Demon Knight’ have been obtained.]
[Good luck to you.] All the skills that
have been kept dormant until now It was time to play the fate card.
With this card, you might be able to change that righteous and rude gorilla’s habits.
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