Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 52: Banquet (7)

Chapter 52: Banquet (7)

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Jin attended the banquet the following day as well.

Fortunately, not many people were aware of his duel with Syris. In fact, many were misunderstanding their relationship just like Dipus Runcandel, and their beliefs were reinforced today.

Had they actually duelled, the winner wouldve been bragging about their victory to others at the banquet. Nevertheless, Jin and Syris remained silent and didnt bring up the topic, so people naturally came to the conclusion that they had had a secret love affair last night.

The banquet continued in a similar fashion as the day before.

Jin stayed seated in one location, and the guests came introducing themselves to him. However, there were less people crowding around him. Since the secret and veiled child of the Runcandels had already revealed himself last night, the guests were busier dealing with their own favours and grudges amongst themselves.

Ever since Jin and Syris had left the arena last night, countless other duels have been occurring nonstop until now.

And since people were allowed to spectate the fight, there were more guests gathered at the arena than the banquet hall.

The single-log bridge party had begun for real.

Nevertheless, Jin was sitting at the center of the hall, sipping on his wine as he looked around in glee.

I should be able to meet those Zipfels today.

Jin was curious to know how high their mastery of magic was. Since he had heard that the four Zipfel guests were between 15 and 20 years of age, they were the best magicians he could compare himself to.

Moreover, if he got the chance, he wanted to ask them about the Kollon Ruins. But Jin changed his mind as it was probably a bad idea.

Ill get a lot of free time once I become a provisional flag-bearer. I can just go investigate the Kollon Ruins with Murakan whenever I want in the near future.

And if he received Murakans help, Jin could easily find and take the mirror artifact called the Fountain of Mana for himself.

Ill make sure the Zipfels cant mass-produce 7-star magicians like a factory this time around.

Once his thoughts reached that conclusion, Jin laid his glass on the table and exhaled deeply.



He suddenly noticed a black cat naively walking around the banquet hall. The guests were surprised by the presence of a small cat at the Runcandel main house, so they couldnt help but stare at it.

That stupid!

Jin was certain Murakan had sneaked inside without Gillys knowledge. The boy wasnt sure whether the dragon had noticed his gaze on him, but Murakan raised his tail straight and catwalked to the center of the hall.

He then safely arrived at his destination: on top of Syriss lap.

The girl was satisfied by the cute pets affection towards her and she started stroking it. After a short while, she looked at the nametag on the cats collar and burst out in laughter.

Nabi Runcandel

That was the name written on the tag. Syris laughed out loud for a long time, before composing herself and wiping her tears. She then got up and approached Jin.

Did you come up with his name, Young Master Jin?

She was speaking in a soft tone, a complete 180 compared to her attitude back at the arena.

The way she skillfully carried him showed her abundant experience with animals. Jin smiled awkwardly and nodded.


Before coming here, I imagined you to be a battle maniac obsessed with swords, but you have quite a few surprising sides to yourself. May I play with him for a short while?

Feel free to.

After receiving his approval, Syris bowed and left the hall.

Did she really come to me just to ask that?

Jin found her quite peculiar but somewhat likeable. Then, someone else unexpectedly sat next to him.

Oh! So we finally meet again, Jin Runcandel! You have no idea how difficult it was finding you, haha.

A young man wearing a genuinely friendly smile spoke to Jin enthusiastically.

Jin knew this boy, as well as all the feats and accomplishments hed achieve in the future.

However, he didnt want to act familiar with him, even though he was a Zipfel Jin had been looking forward to seeing.

Who are you?

Goodness! To think Id hear such a disheartening greeting from you at our reunion! How could you forget about me? Ive been thinking about you every day all this time.

So who on earth are you?

Cmon, try guessing. The first two letters of my name are Be. Haha, do you remember now?


Dammit! We first met each other at the Mitel Kingdoms transfer gate. Does it not ring a bell?

Nope, no bells ringing at all.

At this point, Jin found their interaction amusing, so he continued feigning ignorance.

Hahaha To think that you dont remember even with all these clues Jin, I think you have the memory of a goldfish. Listen carefully. My name is Bera

Beradin Zipfel. Youre still as oblivious as ever. I was indirectly saying that I didnt want to act like your acquaintance. Yet you didnt get the hint and continued bringing up the topic. How tiresome.

Oh, is that what it was?

To think that this boy would actually become a 9-star magician by 30 years old and get selected as the succeeding patriarch. Jin had also realized how clueless Beradin was on their first encounter, but this was just on another level. He was speechless at how ridiculous the situation was.

Even though Jin had bluntly said how tiresome Beradin was, the Zipfel boy didnt let it bother him for too long. He wore a gloomy expression for a short while, but soon resumed the conversation.

You have no idea how much I was looking for you since yesterday. Geez, the Runcandels banquet hall is enormous. No matter how much I walked around, I just couldnt find you. I think I roamed the hall for two hours or something.

Gosh, no matter how large this hall is, its just a banquet hall. Are you seriously telling me you didnt find me after searching for two hours?

Jin spoke as he recalled the previous day.

He was the center of attention and guests continued approaching him. He was also located at the center of the hall, so even if someone didnt want to see him, theyd inevitably notice the boy at least once during the evening.

Yeah, Im serious. Had I used magic, I couldve found you in ten seconds, but isnt it banned to use magic at the Runcandel estate? I just kept walking around, but always saw the same faces around me.

Is that so.

Anyways, its so good to see you again, Jin. Has it been five years already? To think youre already a 5-star. I knew youd be the cause of some big event the last time I saw you, haha. But I havent been lazing around all this time either. Ive already reached the

The directionally-challenged boy paused to add a dramatic effect.

6-star stage! Kuhahaha, Im already a 6-star magician. In other words, Im one level higher than your swordsmanship!

Beradin was three years older than Jin, so he was a 6-star magician by the age of 18. This was quite the achievement. It was worthy of being celebrated just like Jins exceptional growth. However

Hes only 6-star?

Jin was greatly surprised as Beradins level was far lower than he had expected. Putting aside the foolish act of revealing his abilities in enemy territory, Jin was shocked that the most talented pureblood of the Zipfel Clan was only a 6-star magician.

I feel like my mana will be about 7-star in three years, though

Had he overestimated Beradin due to his achievements in Jins past life? Or was he lying about his own growth to trick the Runcandels?

Seeing your shocked face makes the time I spent searching for you totally worth it, Jin. Im looking forward to the day I finally get to fight you. I was greatly enlightened by our last encounter and trained like crazy. Try your best catching up to me, Jin. Now, lets have a toast.

Jin didnt bother revealing the true reason behind his shock and raised his glass of wine with a bewildered face.

As the cups hit each other, Jin barely suppressed the smile that was about to grow on his face.

If Beradin was only able to reach 6-star by 18 years old the next person to reach the peak of magic after Kelliark Zipfel will be me. Im sure of it.

Jin was reevaluating his own potential objectively. Meanwhile, the unaware Beradin was standing with his chest puffed out as he thought Jin had acknowledged him.

You should care more about me from now on. I have no doubts that youll become the succeeding Runcandel patriarch. So in the future, the Runcandels under your rule will be fighting the Zipfels under mine. Just think about it. Doesnt that get your blood pumping?

Jin smiled softly.

Beradin Zipfel. It seems I need to give you another piece of advice just like five years ago.

Oh, what is it?

You should learn to hold your tongue.

Haha, you say the same thing as my father.

Anyone would say that after knowing you for more than a minute. Anyways, why did the Zipfels come to the banquet without sending a formal request?

They had come at the last minute, resulting in their second-in-command getting humiliated.

Jin silently waited for Beradins answer.

Oh, thats because of me. I pestered Uncle Andrei to let me come, saying that I absolutely had to see you.


We just happened to be in Huphester when I heard the news of a banquet celebrating your achievement, so I thought, This is fate! Fate is letting me see him once again!, and so I came here.

Is that it?

Yep, thats it.

Jin was at a loss for words.

Andrei Zipfelthe clans second-in-commandactually listened to a kids tantrum and came to enemy territory without any preparation?

Jin just couldnt comprehend Andreis thought process using common sense.

However, as he dwelled on it a bit longer, he realized how much love, affection, and attention the boy known as Beradin Zipfel was receiving in the clan of magicians.

Beradin was already being treated like the next patriarch of the clan.

The Zipfel clan was a place where geniuses in magic were a dime a dozen. However, this boy was already being considered the best of the best, despite not being 20 years old yet.

Once he realized that, a certain thought went through Jins mind.

If we kill Beradin before he can fully mature we could deal a terrible blow against the Zipfels.

Even if they killed Beradin, the Zipfels surely had an alternative.

Nevertheless, they would lose the only magician of this generation who would reach 9-star by the age of 30.

Beradin would surely become the Zipfels strongest magician of this generation in the future, and losing him would be a terrible outcome for them.



You should be grateful that were in a banquet hall right now.

Keke, arent you being a bit too cold to me? But yeah, I know. I know that your father showed mercy to my uncle. Speaking of which, let me make you a promise. If you ever come to a Zipfel banquet without a formal request, we wont bring you any harm.

Beradin wore a cunning smile as he scratched the back of his head.

Really? What if I suddenly attacked people in the middle of the hall and sabotaged the banquet?

I never take back my words. Even if you cause a terror attack, we wont kill you. If a fight were to break out, I wont take part in it at the very least.

What a foolish romanticist, thought Jin.

Still, he couldnt put aside the possibility that Beradin knew about the human experiments conducted using forbidden magic inside the Zipfel Clan. However, no matter how stupid Beradin was, Jin couldnt just bluntly ask questions about the Kollon Ruins as it was risky.

Having emptied his glass, Jin suddenly stood up from his seat.

Where are you going?

Some displeasing creep has been glancing at me since earlier, so Im off to give him a good scolding.

Jin directed his gaze towards the left.

Over there was a certain man leering at Jin since a while ago: Bouvard Gaston.

Oh, are you starting a fight? Can I watch?

Jin ignored Beradins question and walked towards Bouvard.

Excuse me, sir. Do you happen to have something you wish to tell me?

Vishukel wasnt next to him. He was looking around the banquet hall with his sister Margiela. That was why Bouvard could act so carelessly with no repercussions until now, that is.

Um When will Lady Luna return?

What was that?

Hehe, Im talking about Lady Luna. Will she not make another appearance at the banquet? I wanted to give her this Its a poem I wrote all night long, filling it with my love


Jin chuckled and Bouvard took that as an acknowledgement. So far, Jin could just let this insolence pass as just one chubby mans foolishness. He was about to ignore the man as he appeared to be lacking in the brain department.

To think that thered be a moron disrespectfully and thoughtlessly searching for Elder Sister Luna at the Garden of Swords. Isnt he an attendant serving the Yvliano Clan? I should warn Lord Vishukel about his attendants behaviour sometime before the banquet ends.

However, Bouvard ended up trespassing his limits and infuriating Jin.

Hehe, Lady Luna will realize once she reads my poem that Im not your typical man. In fact, I may even become your brother-in-law in the near future, Young Master Jin. Uhehehe.

Even Beradinwho was silently watching this interaction while sipping on his glasscouldnt help but spit out his wine once he heard those words.


Translators Section (08/06/21):

Haha, I love Jin and Beradins relationship dynamic. Cant wait to see whether they end up as friends or rivals or enemies

Murakan sneaking out and jumping onto Syriss lap xDDDD Hes a man of culture who likes his thighs ( ? ?? ?)

And finally Can someone get me a f-ing shotgun? I need to go hunt down a wild pig thats bothering Best Sister Luna

Proofreaders Section (08/06/21):

That Jin-Beradin dynamic was going so well, but then towards the end its just chills. Justchills. Such unwarranted confidence. Tonight, we hunt, Koko. Lemme grab my hunting gear real quick

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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