Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 54: Banquet (9)

Chapter 54: Banquet (9)

Vishukel Yvliano was known as a 7-star knight, but in reality, he had already reached 8-star. In other words, he was an insurmountable opponent to the current Jin.

A duel with a 7-star knight.

This was a great opportunity for Jin.

Whether he won or lost, the battle would greatly affect his reputation in a positive manner. As long as he appeared to have put up a good fight to the spectators, it would benefit him.

Moreover, experiencing the Yvliano swordsmanship would be a perfect opportunity to study it. Even Cyron had recognized the previous Yvliano patriarch as a powerful man worthy of respect, so Jin always wanted to face an Yvliano swordsman.


Margiela Yvliano. What a laughable lady.

Jin was fully aware that the woman was enjoying this situation. The moral duty she had brought up was all just a sham. Her goal was merely to watch an entertaining battle.

That, or she enjoyed putting her brother in troublesome situations and watching him flail around. Whatever her real intention was, Jin didnt find it very pleasing.

You seem to care deeply about your sister, Lord Vishukel.

Jin reached out his hand towards the guardian knights on standby outside the stage as he spoke. One knight respectfully approached and placed a sword in the young masters hand.


Jins blade immediately began shining in aura, as if someone had cast a magic light.

Yes, indeed, Young Master Jin.

I also care deeply about my elder sister. So from now on, you should teach your servants not to open their mouths carelessly.

He referred to the 6-star martial artist Bouvard Gaston as a mere servant.

The audience realized that the Runcandels and their pride had not changed over the years.

The man you pummelled to the ground is called Bouvard Gaston, and he is our attendant, not a servant. Did he commit some sort of blunder?

Vishukel pretended to be unaware and asked Jin to explain himself despite knowing what offense Bouvard had most likely committed. Meanwhile, Jin was taken aback when he heard the name Bouvard Gaston.

It wasnt a common name. He had beaten up the man without even asking for his name due to his insolence, but to think he was that Bouvard Gaston.

Did you just say that his name is Bouvard Gaston?

Indeed. He merely attended this banquet to aid my sister, who is physically disabled. He is an artisan who doesnt fit well in the Runcandel banquet in the first place. Thus, whatever faux pas he may have committed, he meant no evil. I hope the young master will generously overlook his blunder this time around.

An artisan.

There was no need to verify the fatasss identity any longer. The attendant Vishukel had brought with him was none other than the Transformer Jin had been searching for.

The people around the world were still unaware of the existence of the Transformer Bouvard Gaston. Even the Vermont Empires Special Forces, who were investigating the transformation crimes, had yet to find any clues or traces potentially leading to the culprit.

Thus, Vishukel had merely told Bouvard to wear a simple disguise when coming to the Runcandels, as no one would suspect them. Moreover, since Bouvard Gaston had yet to spread around the world as the Transformers name, he had no need to use a fake name when attending the banquet.

Vishukel had thought that no one would show any interest in Bouvard in the first place, so he wondered whether a disguise was truly necessary.

Of course, this didnt apply to Jin as he was a regressor. He knew about Bouvard Gaston from his past life.

I shouldve let him introduce himself earlier. Not only is his face different, but were also located in the Runcandel Clans main housethe Garden of Swords. I could never have predicted my opponent to be Bouvard. Had I known his true identity earlier, I wouldnt have let him off with such a light beating.

Not only was Bouvard implicated in Jins assassination attempt when he had departed the Storm Castle, but the Transformer was also the main cause behind the chaos and confusion that would soon take over the world.

Thus, it wouldve been much better to kill him and use him as compost.

If Jin were certain that Vishukel had no real connection with Bouvard Gaston, he wouldve grabbed this opportunity and killed the unconscious, bloodied Bouvard straight away.


Bouvard Gaston and Vishukel Yvliano

How were they related? Did Vishukel know that Bouvard was the Transformer?

Jins brain began overclocking, and his thought process accelerated. When Bouvard was captured by the Vermont Special Forces in his past life, there was not a single piece of news about the Yvliano Clan being involved with the transformation crimes.

It was greatly emphasized that Bouvard was the one and only culprit behind those crimes. Back then, Jin read the articles in the newspapers without much thought. But if he assumed that Vishukel was aware of Bouvards true identity, this situation was far more dangerous than he had initially thought.

Anyhow, Jin did not have enough time to come up with all the answers. There were countless eyes watching them right now and Jin was still standing face to face with Vishukel.

Very well. Since I also took advantage of the duel to beat him half to death, I shall overlook the blunder this time around.

Thank you very much. Then, shall we begin our duel as well? I am in your care, Young Master Jin.

I thank you in advance for your guidance.

A guardian knight handed Vishukel a sword, and the duel began.

Jin promptly erased all the questions popping up in his head. He couldnt afford to show a change in his behaviour after hearing Bouvards name, nor could he show his suspicion towards Vishukel and Bouvards relationship.

Ill need to start investigating the Yvliano Clan alongside the Zipfel Clan, especially everything related to Vishukel Yvliano.


Jin realized the truth as soon as their blades clashed the first time.

Unlike whats known publicly, hes not a 7-star knight.

That was Jins intuition. Needless to say, Vishukel hadnt used his full power in the exchange just now. However, his swordplay and the trajectory of his blade wasnt ordinary.

Jin could even say that Vishukels swordsmanship had as much depth as his uncle Zeds. He couldnt explain it properly, but Jin knew as soon as their swords clashed that Vishukel was hiding his true skills.

Many of the spectators also realized this truth while observing the first exchange.

That fellow seems to have had an enlightenment recently. His movements have gotten more profound.

No wonder hes called the Yvliano Clans hope.

The expressions of the spectators got serious.

Although the duel was a complete mismatch, this was the perfect opportunity to observe and appreciate the swordsmanship of both the Yvliano Clans pillar of support and the Runcandels rising star.

Shling! Slit!

Vishukels blade moved like a whip and cut Jins shoulder. It wasnt deep, but blood erupted from the injury and splattered on the arenas floor.

Jin tried to avoid the following attacks but got wounded at the thigh. Vishukels blade flew in unpredictable trajectories, and the boy could not comprehend his opponents swordplay with his current proficiency.

As I thought, Young Master Jin is getting overwhelmed by Lord Vishukel. I know best that the Yvliano swordsmanship is no joke. Its terribly difficult to counter.

The gap in their skills is too big. Well, its not surprising since a 5-star is facing a 7-star. Hm, in fact, we should be amazed that the young master managed to fend off a few attacks

The Yvliano Clans swordsmanship was cunning and irregular. Those who have experienced that devious style before always tried to avoid facing another Yvliano swordsman in their life.

Hm, you all seem to be unaware, but swordsmen from the Runcandel Clan often shine brighter in situations like this.

If the Yvliano Clans swordsmanship was a cunning snake, then the Runcandels was a charging rhinoceros. Even if its horn were to be broken, it would never stop its headbutt.

The Runcandel swordsmanship was specialized in facing foes stronger than the user. The problem was that, since the Runcandels were often too strong and rarely faced opponents that surpassed them, they couldnt make full use of their fighting style efficiently.

Although blood kept gushing out of his shoulder and thigh, Jins blade still stood strong and fierce. In fact, his movements slowly changed from the defensive to the offensive. His senses got sharper and his blades trajectory became bolder and daring.

Vishukels sword slashed Jin in the chest, but the boy took another step forward, as if he would put his life on the line to aim at the 7-star(?)s neck.

Impressive, Young Master Jin!

Vishukel yelled as he dodged Jins attack. Even though he was facing a young boy who was weaker than himself, the Runcandels wild and bold swordplay was sending chills down his spine and making his hair stand on end.


The attack Jin had attempted, in return for a 20-ish centimeter-long wound on his chest, went down the drain. The boy let out a low groan, as the long injury was inhibiting his battle prowess unlike the small gashes on his shoulder and thigh.

Fortunately, his bones and organs hadnt been touched.

This reminds me of that time I fought against the White Wolf warrior.

He had no way of defeating Vishukel through ordinary meanssimilar to his battle against the beastman. Even with the Runcandels blessed body and their bold swordsmanship, Jin couldnt defeat his opponent.

He had no choice but to lose.

Nevertheless, Jins heart began beating like crazy for the first time in a long while as a feeling of satisfaction swept through his body.

Its clear that Vishukel is going easy on me. But its also true that Im facing him quite remarkably.

And that was more than enough for now.

Not all 8-stars were on the same level, and that also went for 5-stars.

If any other 5-star knight amongst the Runcandel cadets were to face Vishukel right now, they wouldnt be able to put up a good fight like Jin was doingno matter how much Vishukel went easy on them.

Moreover, Jin was facing his opponent while having sealed two of his abilities: magic and spiritual power.

My vision is starting to get blurrier and dimmer But for some reason, I still feel like I can read and predict Vishukels next move.

Jin had lost too much blood.

He slowly made up his mind to bring this duel to an end. As his vision got darker, Jin finally realized the goal of his training with Luna and began to understand the principle behind the Minds Eye exercise.

The boys stance changed.

Jin closed his eyes and held his sword upright with both hands in front of his chest. It almost looked like the stance knights would take during a wedding ceremony or something of the sort. The audience believed that Jin had given up and was waiting for his opponent to deal the final blow to end the duel.

Vishukel was of the same opinion. Deep down, he wanted to praise the young boy for lasting this long. To show respect to Young Master Jin, he finally wrapped his sword in aura for the first time during the battle. His intention was to break Jins blade and bring an end to the duel.

He believed that it was an appropriate way to finish things while respecting the boys spirit and tenacity.

This was an excellent duel, Young Master Jin.


Vishukel went all out on this last attack and charged at Jin. His blade was covered in the powerful aura of an 8-star knight. It sliced the air and flew horizontally along with Vishukels body.


Jins swordwhich was standing vertically in his handsshattered almost simultaneously as Vishukel made his final move.

The Yvliano Clans secret technique smashed the sword and reached towards Jins neck, but froze right before touching the boys skin. Had Vishukel not stopped his weapon in time, it wouldve definitely decapitated his target.

Jin remained standing for around two seconds, before falling to the ground, unconscious.

The victor is Lord Vishukel!

As soon as the host announced the results of the duel, the medical team rushed onto the stage. The spectators watched the medics reactions with nervous looks, until they received a signal indicating Jins safety.

Clap clap clap!

The audience applauded in response to the spectacular duel they witnessed. In fact, the martial artists were highly impressed by Vishukels final technique.

However, Vishukel and other prominent martial artists noticed something during the two contenders final exchange. Before Jin fell unconscious, something extremely extraordinary had occurred.

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What was that at the end? Are you seriously telling me that during our spar, he reached the Minds Blade Realm for a split second?

Vishukel had undoubtedly destroyed Jins sword. However, the instant the blade shattered, Vishukel felt the sensation of something sharp flying upwards and piercing his chin.

That wouldve been the conclusion of the duel had Vishukels final attack landed 0.1 seconds slower. The 8-stars instincts were telling him as such.

If Jin had reacted 0.1 seconds faster, Vishukel wouldve been carried off the stage fatally injured. The sword standing vertically before Jins face wouldve stabbed him from below the chin.

Moreover, since Jin was already half-unconscious during their final exchange, the boy wouldnt have been able to stop his attack in time to spare Vishukels life.

Needless to say, being able to shorten that gap of 0.1 seconds is what makes one a true master and expert.

Jin Runcandel. What a terrifying boy.

In fact, he could become a great threat to Kinzelo in the future when they start properly executing their grand masterplan.

Its truly a relief that he was born so late. Hes too young to defeat his siblings and become the next patriarch.

Vishukel sheathed his sword with a trembling hand.


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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