Dragon Poor - Chapter 12
[Wind Attribute Expertise has increased from 29 to 40.]
[Due to the increase in Wind Attribute Expertise, your manipulation of aura has become more free.]
[Attribute is now applied to all weapons]
[You can now arbitrarily apply the aura of the attribute to your weapons. The cutting force of all blades have increased slightly.]
Seeing that message, even Sunhyuk subconsciously let out a scream before quickly swallowing it up. Looking around, thankfully no one paid any attention to him at all. It was just Frederik that was giving him a look, telling him to hurry up and leave.
Due to Eunse having noticed his aura earlier in the day, he was cautiously suppressing the aura even now.
The sensation of the attribute was terrifying, it overcame his whole body. As if he was made out of jelly beans, the aura was throwing him around inside out from head to toe. However, the firm and strong sensations from a few feet above caused his puzzled mind to stay conscious.
It was as if he had plunged into a cold valley stream on a hot summer day, with the cool aura filling the place. That feeling, unfamiliar as it may be, provided quite a comfortable feeling causing him to smile pleasantly.
Although he had the immediate urge to try out the aura of his attribute, he suppressed himself and walked ahead, since Eunse might be able to notice his aura even from afar.
It took a long while before the excitement that was circulating in his heart had settled down, as he took a breath of relief. Soon, he opened his Status Window.
Wind / Attribute Expertise 40
[Strength 21 / Endurance 20 / Agility 23 ]
< dragon="" taming="">>
< dragon="" riding="">>
< basic="" horsemans.h.i.+p="">>
Basic Horsemans.h.i.+p + Charging = Clumsy Charging
< standard="" kingdom="" spearmans.h.i.+p="" (intermediate)="">>
< standard="" kingdom="" swordsmans.h.i.+p="" (basic)="">>
< heavy="" armor="" maneuvers="" (30kg)="">>
< infantry="" s.h.i.+eld="" skill="" (basic)="">>
< advanced="" work="" skills="" (civil="" engineering)="">>
It was as the message described. His wind attribute had risen to a staggering 11 points, from 29 to 40, and all of his weapons were now applied with the wind attribute. Imagining what effect it’ll have in reality was quite a pleasant thought.
However, he could not attempt so as of this moment. He needed to lay low in his actions due to Eunse being in the vicinity. As such, he kept forcing himself to stop walking towards the training grounds, as he instead headed for the cavalry barracks.
“Well, how nice. Someone is having a pleasant time at the welcoming ceremony with the higher-ups…. Hmph.”
Entering the tent, he saw the scary-looking Hansen sarcastically making a remark before snorting.
“Since there was leftover food, I have brought some over.”
To be honest, it was a request given to him by Frederik, but he kindly handed over the provisions and pushed the food up front.
Alternating between him and the food, Hansen smiled.
“You’re a surprisingly good fellow, huh?”
Then he quickly extended his hand and grabbed a chicken leg.
“Aigoo, with the commander returning, all the kitchen staff has been so busy.”
It was a ridiculous scene, seeing how Hansen was eating that chicken leg under a wave of emotion. Looking around, it seemed that the rest of the cavalry were having a hard time maintaining their pride as they started salivating.
“Please eat to your heart’s content.”
The cavalrymen, that were hesitating not long ago, were suddenly displaying extremely quick hand movements, much faster than Hansen, as they pounced on the food. As if the food was on fire, it was disappearing at an alarming pace, with even Hansen and his friends trying to stay in front of the line.
Seeing the large burly men and their eyes wide open for the food in front of them, Sunhyuk chuckled. As such, he left the tent and headed for the welcoming ceremony. It wasn’t difficult to get more of the food that was under Frederik’s order.
“There’s more here so please eat heartily.”
The rather sad faces of the cavalrymen staring at the empty plates, lightened up as they ate merrily once more. Even Hansen, that was already full from the food, did not seem to tire as he intervened between the men.
It seems that the law of society for those in military uniforms was common; whether it was that world or this one, as they would always be hungry. Well, being able to enjoy the quality of the meals reserved for the elites is quite rare for the cavalrymen that usually arranged, and organized their armed horses and equipment.
“Man, I ate well. For you to think of us like this.”
Hansen, the famous foreman whose muscles reached up to his head, warmly thanked me after finis.h.i.+ng his meal.
“It was nothing.”
During his breaks, he had to prepare adult magazines and a list of other things for his superiors back in the other world, so he prepared all of this without much expectation. However, the reaction was much better than what he thought it would be. To be able to gain such favor from a deed like this, it was great.
“Mm, if you were able to ride a horse, then you would be perfect.”
“Yeah, but don’t worry. At least your career as a soldier has blossomed. Since your Hyung is going to support you in the future.”
It was ridiculous, seeing how just some food had caused their att.i.tudes to change, but he did not express it. Usually the enemy of a soldier was their superior, and it was an unsaid law that everyone underneath were comrades. In addition, there was nothing disadvantageous to being friendly with the heavy cavalry of the 24th Regiment. Right now, they were still a great help in raising his basic horsemans.h.i.+p.
As such, Sunhyuk’s prediction was correct, and his opportunity of help came faster than he had expected. With Eunse not paying attention to him as much, Frederik’s plan had gone aloof, making him have something ill-naturedly in mind.
“Since it’s the horse you’re going to ride, pick one yourself.”
In exchange for partic.i.p.ating in the colonel’s welcoming ceremony, he was able to choose the military horse that he was promised. For Frederik, this was quite a difficult task in his view, considering he knew nothing of the situation. Probably, what Frederik wanted, was for him to make a poor choice.
“Should we help? If it’s horses, we’re experts.”
It was then that Hansen and Jonathan appeared.
“No, that horse looks shaky, aged, and it’s time as a military horse has already pa.s.sed.”
“That one has some meat. But just from looking at it, it looks frail with a lot of fear, one that would be well suited for those guards.”
They accompanied him to the stables and critiqued each horse. If they just looked good on the outside, then why would that b.a.s.t.a.r.d mix these kinds of horses as he shook his head.
That rotten b.a.s.t.a.r.d. To mix trap cards in here.
That intention was too blatant so he started swearing in his mind.
“Oh, this one was here.”
“Oh no. Not that one. Don’t you know how many people broke their backs trying to tame this one. It’s not even possible for a clumsy, new recruit.”
It was a calm looking white horse, but the conversation between Hansen and Jonathan was quite serious.
“Is it not a good horse?”
“It’s great. Great bloodline, perfect body type, and his age is also ideal as a military horse, but you can’t use it.”
“This b.a.s.t.a.r.d is one that’s hard to even put a saddle on, let alone a person. Since its temper is quite temperamental, his nickname is the Widow Maker. All the men that tried to ride it broke their backs.”
That dirty, yet appealing nickname, caused his eyes to gleam.
“No. Never. Not this one. Come over here and choose one of the gray horses. By picking this horse, it wouldn’t be absurd to see you ridiculed when you take it out.”
However Sunhyuk had already decided. Although he was thankful for the advice, he sent Hansen and Jonathan back and soon let the Lieutenant Colonel know of his choice.
“What? You’re going to take Stella?”
It seems that the Widow Maker’s name was Stella. Although Frederik’s face was cold, it was also a face that looked like it was losing something of value. However, since he was taking a horse that was disposable, his face was quite complicated.
But, since he had promised this, he had no intention of concerning himself with it as he replied with a nonchalant tone.
“You’re crazy. There are so many good horses and you choose the Widow Maker of all the horses.”
With Hansen and Jonathan shaking their heads, Clarke intervened and settled the mood down.
“Leave him be. He must have chosen her since he had something in mind.”
“Sergeant! At this rate, that recruit is going to be incapacitated! You know just as well how important the back means to a man!”
But, Clarke didn’t stray away from his decision. Since Sunhyuk felt burdened with all the worried looks staring his way, he hurriedly left the barracks.
Usually, those that bounce out from the military always end up in trouble. Sunhyuk, who knew that truth more than everyone else, pledged to be careful.
“Hehehe, this one is now my horse.”
A horse that is elite in both bloodline and potential. He made eye contact with the hot-tempered Stella and regaled her with a welcoming gaze.
With a welcoming heart, he extended his hand, but as if she was a dog, she tried to bite his hand, causing him to retreat immediately.
“b.a.s.t.a.r.d. But it’ll only be for a moment.”
Despite her dignified appearance, Sunhyuk just ended up laughing. Then, becoming serious, he stared right into her eyes and began revealing the unique taming ability of a Dragon Rider.
“I’m your owner. I’m your owner.”
It was quite difficult to tame Stella. Despite it having pa.s.sed half a day, Stella still was not willing to lower her back for him. Although his compet.i.tive spirit burned up, unfortunately, he had to stop for today.
“Stay there, you cute thing.”
Although Stella expressed a strong sense of discomfort, he did not sense the fierce objection that he had felt in the beginning. Although it was unfortunate that small change could not be advanced any further, he turned around and headed towards the maintenance area.
Aside from him, there were other soldiers that were working on the fences that the Magician had a.s.signed to them. As such, seeing all of the soldiers gathered up there, he met some familiar faces.
“Oh, you came?”
Jungtae roughly sent a brief h.e.l.lo, though somewhat cold, before returning back to his work.
Due to the typhoon, there were a lot of rubble lying around, along with a lot of walls and fences in need of repair. And then, in front of those walls, was Eunse.
“But why have you not started yet?”
“We have started quite a while ago.”
Although Jungtae and Soohong spoke like that, Sunhyuk could never sympathize with those words.
‘What do you mean not starting, it has already been like that for the last five nights.’
Unlike her current appearance, there was a grand aura surrounding her. This pretentiously imposing aura was so strong, that it could wipe the whole garrison out at once if she so willed, but knowing that would never happen, he watched as Eunse gathered the aura while cold sweat trickled down his spine.
It was as if a great disaster was coming, as he slowly felt stifled as if this was in a state of crisis. And feeling that dangerous aura, the aura of that attribute naturally gathered in her surroundings. There was no worry or doubt about her ability running out of control.
In that precise moment, Eunse, completing her preparations, uttered a chant.
At the same time, the magic and aura of the attribute swallowed the environment.
Calvis: Applying attribute to swords = elemental swords?!!! d.a.m.n, a Dragon Rider with some elemental weapons is some Cheese.
TL Note: I researched the military ranks, and a.s.signed the proper t.i.tles to everyone.
Clarke: Captain → Sergeant
Frederik: Squadron Commander → Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment Commander → Colonel
Notice: Dragon Poor Release Date Schedules has been set to Wed-Fri-Sun every week (excluding sponsored chapters). Hope this increase of frequent releases will help! Also, note that due to taking the day off today, I will be posting another reserve chapter of DP tomorrow instead of GS.
Sai101: Food speaks in sooo many levels & languages..
BM: The words he shares with his horse… I just hope he isn’t into an even weirder fetish than myself. Also, I’m gonna go make bets with people about the number of people who are going to link the horse with Overwatch.
Proofreader: Sai101,Borderline m.a.s.o.c.h.i.s.t