Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 40: Dominating the Intermediate Class

Chapter 40: Dominating the Intermediate Class

Jin and the Youngest Divisions successful return from their respective missions were the hottest topics within the intermediate class.

Nobody had predicted this outcome. Most people believed that while some members of the Youngest Division would return alive, many of them would perish during the mission.

However, Jin was the biggest surprise. He had to assassinate the Master of the Hidden Palaces lover in Mamit, and no one thought it was achievable.

They all thought that Jin would return without completing the mission. No one in the world wants to die at the tender age of 15.

Kuhahaha, the flag-bearers who assigned you this mission must be taken aback. I bet theyre fuming right now.

Even Zed was surprised by the success of the mission.

He praised Jin in front of the other cadets several times and showed his satisfaction and delight. Every time it happened, the Tona twins shrank back in fear, and the other cadets accepted that Jin had become the new trend of the intermediate class.

Yes, the new trend.

The members of the Youngest Division were the target of envy from the others. More and more cadets were hoping to join the Youngest Division instead of Myu, Anne, or the Tona twins factions.

But there was one group of cadets who were grinding their teeth in irritation as they watched this new trend.

From what Ive heard, some random magician happened to attack the inn where the assassination target was residing on the same day. The damned Young Master Jin has such good luck.

What an unfair world. Not only was he born a Runcandel, hes also blessed with good fortune? Some of us are only intermediate-class cadets even though we used up all the luck in our lives Tch.

They were the cadets from Myu and Annes faction, including Kajin Romello, sitting on the ground and complaining together.

Previously, they were at the top of the food chain in this jungle-like intermediate class, but recently, their authority and power had taken a nosedive.

The lowly cadets who once used to be wary of them were now sucking up to the Youngest Division, and that annoyed them to death.

If Young Master Jin or the other brats were exceptionally strong, Id accept this outcome. But Young Master Jin is only a 4-star knight, and the others are 3-stars! Kajin, are we seriously letting them do as they please?

Kajin smiled bitterly and shook his head.

What would happen to us if we attempted something? He may be irritating, but Young Master Jin is still a pure-blooded Runcandel. Theres nothing we can do until Ladies Myu and Anne give us ord

Kajin suddenly stopped talking.

He noticed that Jinwho was sitting on the other side of the training groundwas suddenly approaching them.

Why is he? Did he hear us?

He didnt. Its impossible with this distance.

Unfortunately, I heard everything, my friends.

Jin shrugged and spoke as he joined the group. Kajin and the others expressions visibly darkened. Despite his shock and surprise, Kajin changed his attitude and let out a soft chuckle.

My apologies, Young Master Jin. Lowly weaklings like us are only able to rival your mighty strength by talking behind your back like this. Please forgive us for this blunder.

Kajins sarcastic and arrogant tone surprised his own associates. Even the other cadets in the area who were having their own conversations stopped talking and turned to them, eyes wide open.

But the boy in question didnt think much of Kajins words.

I mean, theres nothing to forgive. Im not a flag-bearer yet, so strictly speaking, its not up to me.

You may say that, but cant you use your authority as a Runcandel to have a lowly cadet like me be whipped as punishment? I shall humbly accept any punishment you are to give me.

The situation had turned sour, but Kajin hadnt forgotten that Myu and Annewho were backing himhad far more authority than Jin.

Why do you believe that Id do such a thing?

Because of my insolent and disrespectful attitude.

The other cadets began to gather around them, whispering to each other. Class had ended for the day already, so Zed and the assistant instructors had already left.

Hey! Kajin! Watch your tongue when talking to the young master!

Are you crazy? Hes already overlooked your offense. Dont push your luck!

You guys are the ones who shouldnt push their luck. Im the one wholl get punished, not you bastards. Geez, all of you have grown so much in such a short while. You couldnt even look me in the eyes until not long ago. Should I consider you guys as part of Young Master Jins faction now?

Kajin glared at the spectators and they avoided his gaze.

He was the apex predator of the intermediate class until Jin arrived.

He was one of the most skilled 5-star knights in the class and had the support of Myu and Anne Runcandel. Even the Tona twins couldnt carelessly talk to Kajin.

What a distasteful sight, Kajin.

Yes, I bet it must be distasteful to you, Young Master. But I find it equally unpleasant to watch others respect you for a mission you didnt accomplish with your own strength. Its only because youre a pure-blooded Runcandel that theyre wagging their tails at you.

This crazy bastard! Who do you think youre talking to!


The onlooking Mesa stepped forward and unsheathed her sword. She was about to leap at Kajin to murder him, but Jin raised his hand and stopped her.

Young Master! I must kill that insolent bastard today. Even if I die trying, I will definitely cut off an arm at the very least!


Mesa hesitated for a moment before putting away her blade.

It seems youve misunderstood me, Kajin. When I said it was a distasteful sight, I wasnt talking about your sarcastic comments to the others or your insolent attitude towards me.

Ha! Then what is it that you found so distasteful, Young Master?

As a 5-star knight, you are one of, if not the most skilled cadet in the intermediate class. You may even be stronger than me. So why do you resort to simple badmouthing behind my back?


This time, Jin unsheathed his sword and aimed it at Kajin.

You could just slander me right in my face. Was it because you werent courageous enough to face me in a fight? Im pretty certain I said anyone could attack me if they wanted to on my first day here.

Kajin raised his head and silently stared at Jins eyes.

Are you certain about this?

Indeed. Stand up and ready your sword.

Jin took a few steps back and prepared his stance. Kajin only stared dumbfounded and the other cadets couldnt hide their shock and tension.

Just why was Young Master Jin doing this?

Everyone was asking the same question. While Jin was strong, they all believed that he was still lacking compared to Kajin and that he could never win against the 5-star knight.

No need to go easy on me. Lets take this seriously.

That sounds like you want me to go all out and even use aura.

Kajin stood up and unsheathed his own sword.


You will regret this, Young Master. Dont think that youll be able to take me by surprise and cut my arm off so easily like last time. You will need to go all out in order to even dream of facing me.

If I were to go all out, you would never be able to win against me, even in a thousand years.

What an empty bluff!


Kajin was the one to make the first move.

He shortened the distance between them in an instant and made use of his superior build to overpower his opponent in a frontal attack. Each sharp swing created deep reverberations which made Jin stagger.

His attacks are all so heavy.

Kajin Romello, 24 years old, 5-star knight.

He was only an intermediate cadet in the Runcandel Clan, but in the outside world, he was strong enough that every group and organization around the world would try to recruit him. Even if he left the clan right now, he could easily find a job as a knight and be revered by the public as a respected warrior.

Amongst all the people Jin had faced in a duel of swordsmanship, Kajin was the strongest opponent so far, even if you included Jins adversaries from his past life.

But compared to the people Ill be fighting from here on out, this is nothing.

Clang! Clang!

As the battle continued, Jin kept retreating as Kajin chased him like a predator. One could easily notice the overflowing malice in Kajins eyes as he swung his sword.


Are you giving up already? Do you finally have a grasp of reality now? You arent skilled enough to pick a fight with me, Young Master!

Kajin instantly changed his stance and grabbed his sword with both hands. He then enveloped it with aura and swung it with all his might.

It was as if he were wielding a warhammer instead of a sword. He had even tilted his sword to strike with the flat of his blade.

He was trying to destroy Jins guard.


Even though Jin parried the blow, an explosion resonated in the area and Jin barely managed to hold onto his sword.

However, his posture was disrupted. It was the same for Kajin, but that was his intention from the start; Kajin had swung with all his might expecting to ruin his stance.

Making use of the recoil from his extreme swing, Kajin roundhouse kicked his opponent in the thigh. The shin guards he was wearing amplified the total force and damage.

Jin ground his teeth as his thigh throbbed in agony. He didnt have the time to groan out loud. Kajin had already regained his balance and was making a flurry of attacks.


Kajins blade grazed Jins forehead, cutting off some of his front hair. Had Jin not leaned his head backwards, his brain would be visible to everyone by now.

At that moment, Taimont stood up in a hurry. He was planning on stopping the fight as he feared for the Young Masters life. However, Mesa stopped him.

Do you think the Young Master will lose?

The convinced Taimont scratched the back of his head awkwardly and sat back down.

By now, all the spectating cadets believed the battle was completely one-sided. Compared to the breathless Jin, Kajin was still swiftly swinging his sword covered in powerful and glaring aura.

However, Jin wasnt retreating out of fear.

He was trying to concentrate his mind on a certain sensation.

Just like when I got hit by Haytonas steel marble I can slowly start seeing the trajectories of Kajins attacks.

The strange sensation he had felt when he trained with the Clear Stones with his brothers.

There are an infinite number of paths a single blade can take when gliding through the air. But for a 5-star knight, there are only so many trajectories they can take with their level of skill.

That was especially the case for opponents like Kajin, who was letting rage control his mind and body. Thus, Jin decided to end the fight with the next three moves.

He had to provoke Kajin even more to make him use his hidden skills and techniques in case there were any.

Ive gotten a good grasp of your attacks now. You wont be able to win against me.

I see that youll continue bluffing to the end, Young Master.

Jin only had to dodge the attacks two more times.

He believed that Kajin was going to adhere to the attack patterns he had used so far.

There was no need to change plans or tactics when it had been useful so far. In fact, now that Jin had provoked him by saying he could read Kajins moves, the 5-star knight was never going to change his approach due to his fury and arrogance.

But if Jin avoided Kajins attacks perfectly two more times, Kajin would have to make a choice.

Either he changed tactics with a calm mind, or he used his most powerful attack that Jin wouldnt be able to evade or block even if he saw it coming.

And needless to say, the fight progressed just as Jin had predicted.

One left swing followed by an irregular upward slash. Jin didnt parry those attacks and dodged them perfectly. He spread his feet apart and crouched to avoid the first move, and side-stepped in advance to dodge the second one.

During this short exchange, Kajins mind was in turmoil. He admitted that Jin couldve evaded the first left swing. But the boy had dodged the unpredictable upward swing even before Kajin had begun to raise his sword.


Thus, Kajin released all the aura he had to power-up his third attack. Whether Jin had evaded his attacks by reading his moves or through pure coincidence, the boy wouldnt be able to dodge this one. The human body wasnt as free and flexible as water.

And in the slight chance that Jin did manage to avoid it, his stance would be completely ruined, creating a great opening for Kajin to take advantage of. Therefore, Kajin decided to release a large amount of aura so powerful that no 4-star knight could ever defend from.

This is!

The end!

But Kajin couldnt finish his sentence. Something unexpected had occurred.

Jin didnt try to evade the powerful attack. Instead, he covered his own sword with aura as well and swung it with all his might, receiving the attack head-on.


When the two blades met each other, the one who was pushed back was, surprisingly, Kajin. The 5-star knight had lost to the 4-star.

He had been pushed back in a battle of strength. Until seconds ago, he had been overpowering Jin with his bigger build, but Kajin had been overwhelmed this time around.

His eyes trembled as he couldnt hide his shock. The aura covering Bradamante had a colour and glint that was far deeper than that of a 4-star knight.

I also thought it would take me a few more years to reach 5-star.


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Jin made use of Kajins disarray and bolted before him.

Anyone would be in a predicament when facing an opponent who was far stronger than what they had initially expected.

Kajin finally realized he had let his guard down when Bradamantes blade reached his neck.

And so, the victor was decided.

Did you trick me? To think you were 5-star already haha.

Kajin spoke in a disheartened voice as his sword fell to the ground.

No, you just dont know me well enough. I never fight a battle where Im not confident of winning.

Wh-Whats going on here?!

Two individuals came running belatedly to the training grounds; they were the Tona twins, who had heard the news of this fight moments ago.

The twins couldnt hide their astonishment as they saw the two figures standing at the center of the crowd.

H-He defeated Kajin? The youngest actually beat him?!

Jin turned around and sheathed his sword. As he passed by his older brothers with a slow pace, he calmly said,

Nothing important.

The twins felt chills run down their spines and got goosebumps from their little brothers words.

Translators Section:

So nice fight, right?

Also, anyone else confused on how Kajin got his arm back? xD

The author didnt give any details, but he did somehow get it back.

But after the PR and I check back on the older chapters, in chapter 20 they say: As long as the injuries arent fatalsuch as amputated limbs or damaged vital organsthe medical team can fully heal the victim in an instant.

So we assume that the medical team just cant heal amputations in an instant. In other words, its possible that they reattached it properly, but it just took longer than an instant

Author, please be more clear with things like this xDDD

Anyways, Ill see you all on Wednesday~!

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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