Dragon Poor - Chapter 13
The magic exploded. Magic that was supposed to normally raise the wooden pillars and fix them into the ground, was suddenly interrupted by the aura of magic. Not knowing how things had transpired, he watched the spell that was jumping around as Eunse gritted her teeth.
“Ohoh! I’m not sure what’s happening, but it’s impressive!”
The soldiers watching the magic spiralling around caused them to exclaim.
You idiots. You’ll die.
In order to display her dignified self in front of the royal magicians, she had showed off her magic, which had instead become the root of calamity. The spell, whose area of effect was maximized, was full of magic. It was enough to wipe out the bean sprouts-like spectators that were watching in awe.
Suddenly, her hand started trembling. This was the moment the girl had feared the most, for at this moment, as her career was under crisis, if her spell were to fail, she would suffer under immense belittlement from her colleagues.
The weight of the lives of all those exposed soldiers was upon her, as she exposed her magic.
Maybe the reason why she was able to keep calm in this situation despite the probability of casualties, was because she had so much experience in this field. In the beginning, before she arrived here, she was a normal girl that lived a common life.
But now, her trial experiences were too sudden and ruthless. To suddenly stand on the battlefield without any self resolution, and considering that she was advancing towards being the next head and pride of the Royal Court Magicians in the next selection, she couldn’t receive any help. She had momentarily returned to her normal self in the past, and soon with that terrifying result looming ahead, Eunse was stricken in fear.
She was completely suppressed by the overwhelming magic. Now all that remained from her being liberated was releasing this magic and sending the soldiers to their death beds.
It was then, that a miracle occurred.
The magic that was roaring, suddenly was caught and gathered, as if it was a bridle as it was shot onto an unpopulated place.
It destroyed the garrison’s fences as the magic was shot into the far plains, which soon exploded.
Belatedly letting out a sigh of relief, Eunse’s legs were shaking as strength seeped away from her. If the Colonel of the 24th Regiment had not supported her, then this spell would have taken the lives of many gathered here.
“Ma-…the magic is…”
“For soldiers that embark on the battlefield, the Magician is the last and most powerful trump card that everyone believes in. Eunse, if you were to display weakness, it will lead to distrust of the soldiers.”
After explaining the situation, he gave a quick glance over to the Lieutenant Colonel, Frederik, who quickly made sense of the situation. The quick-witted Lieutenant Colonel stepped forward and cleared the situation.
“The Magician has demonstrated her power for our sakes. It is precisely the strength of our invincible ally!”
The soldiers that were already curious about why all of the wood was destroyed; soon belatedly cheered.
“Wahhhhh! Long live the Magician-nim!”
“Long live the Magician of Ardenburg!”
When everyone was cheering, Sunhyuk couldn’t help but chuckle. Despite Lieutenant Colonel Frederik’s incitement, he knew just as well as he, that all of this was an unintentional accident.
Well, he had to. Since he had a part in the cause of this accident.
The fact that a large amount of magic had exploded made it really exciting for the rest of them. If it were to have been left alone, hundreds of lives may have very well been caught in that explosion. Belatedly realizing what I was going on, I gathered my energy and used Wind Fang to turn the direction of the aura to another side. All of this was possible since Eunse had lost complete control of the magic that she had gathered.
[Under the threat of life, you have gained new experience. Due to your enlightenment, your attribute’s expertise has been strengthened immensely]
[Wind Attribute Expertise has increased from 40 to 50.]
[Special properties of the existing attribute have increased slightly, and you have gained a strong resistance to magic.]
A message rang in my ear along with a severe, unpleasant headache.
“d.a.m.n. Being a Dragon Rider sure is painful and tough.”
No, it’s not what he meant, but his face was full of exhaustion and tiredness.
A few days later, with Eunse’s help, the fences were refixed. As if she herself was shocked by that accident, she would be seen wandering around the barracks. Of course, Sunhyuk, who was worried that she might discover the source of the magic that had switched directions, quietly hid inside the calvary quarters.
Although he was a bit apologetic, but more than that, he was relieved. For some reason, he felt he would eventually meet her again, however, for now he was pleased with the news that she had left the garrison.
The cavalrymen seeing him suddenly cheer out of nowhere caused them to raise their fingers and point at him. However, for Sunhyuk, he was too thrilled with the fact that he could finally confirm the effects of his attribute.
Sunhyuk immediately ran for the training grounds. With the help of magic, the fences were completely restored. Although it wasn’t like they didn’t need any personal maintenance, but the presence of Eunse had helped relieve the workload of restoring and repairing the outer garrison.
As soon as Sunhyuk arrived, he grabbed a weapon and started swinging. Now, even if he didn’t mean to, the trajectory and flow of his swings were now natural and smooth, as strange noises started to sound.
It was as if a tired beast was groaning or an angry beast growling, as the sounds emanated from the blows of the spear.
Curiously, he thrusted his spear at the scarecrows. But, the scarecrows were too weak to endure as they were simply pierced through.
‘You can now arbitrarily apply the aura of the attribute to your weapons. The cutting force of all blades have increased slightly.’
‘This was slightly?’
With one blow, the scarecrows were easily cut through, which brought joy and excitement to Sunhyuk. Thus, he began to wildly swing his spear and sword.
The movement of the wind was so G.o.dly and serene. However, in exchange, it consumed a great deal of his stamina. His body, that could usually last a whole day of training, became totally exhausted after a brief flow of action.
Strength left his legs as he collapsed onto the ground. With his body so exhausted that he couldn’t even lift a finger, he just laid there and laughed.
“Was a Magic Warrior an Advanced if I recall?”
By borrowing a special aura and applying it to the sword, the Magic Warrior definitely received the dignified t.i.tle of Advanced. Thinking back to it, it was no different from his current attribute’s property to that of a Magic Warrior’s skill. Although it was ridiculous to try and compare one’s strength to another cla.s.s in which he had never seen before, but that was just how inconceivably powerful and sharp his attribute’s property was.
Trembling, he raised his body and lifted his spear once more as he aimed for the scarecrows.
Compared to that monumental force of Wind Fang that shook the ground during the typhoon, it was lacking in power; nevertheless, there was no trace of the scarecrow to be seen as it was completely decimated.
“Do well! Recruit!”
“If you succeed this time, we won’t neglect you again!”
As if he was in the marketplace, dozens of eyes stared at him.
“Ah, just go away! Come on! The kid is getting nervous!”
With the crowds gathering, Stella was becoming more aggressive as her flaring nostrils became louder and rougher. It seemed that the hot-temperedness of this military horse that he had tamed was already beginning to reveal itself.
“But what do we do? With Widow Maker beginning to get heated, it seems that guy’s back will be broken in just a matter of time.”
Although it was a good joke as the crowd chuckled, Sunhyuk still found Hansen’s joke despicable. No, the whole cavalry was despicable. Wondering how they knew that he was going to attempt too mount Stella today, he didn’t know, but it seemed that they came to watch. Now some of them were even making bets with money.
However, the odds that he would succeed were slim to none. It was an overwhelming dividend of 9 times the payout in favor of the failure side, which represented the majority of the crowd’s thinking. That was how infamous the Widow Maker was, and also how famous the clumsy new Rider was as well.
“Ah, how troublesome.”
Even with raising his hand to shoo them away, they wouldn’t leave, so he gave up and stood in front of Stella. Even then, he was staring in her eyes as he muttered.
“I’m your owner. I’m your owner.”
“I told that b.a.s.t.a.r.d to tame the horse, but he’s trying to hypnotize her.”
Despite the sneering and ridiculing around him, Sunhyuk’s eyes were solely on Stella. The military horse that was ready to eat him up the first time they met, was now in a relatively gentle state. However, it has already been the seventh time that he was deceived from that. Three times he was kicked off the horse, and twice before that his arm was bitten, including the one time his body was smashed by her, which nearly made him depart from this world.
With that experience in hand, Sunhyuk was very careful. He tried to infuse his consciousness as much as possible in his words, and finally prayed one last time before reaching for Stella as he stared at her.
The rebellious state behind those black pupils gradually faded. And yet, despite how much time had pa.s.sed, it seemed that the change was minimal at best. It seemed that even now she had no signs of kneeling or displaying obedience like any other horse.
Which was why he liked her more.
Although it was truly difficult, isn’t it more attractive to possess a special beauty just for himself. Sunhyuk, thus, never gave up and persisted even more.
After some time had pa.s.sed, Stella moved first.
“Run, run away?!”
That ferocious gesture of Stella as she lifted her hoof caused all of the cavalry to be frightened. In the meantime, while Sunhyuk was intently making eye contact with her, Hansen and Jonathan, who felt they bore some responsibility, even began to run towards him due to the imminent danger. Then, they froze in their spots. Stella who lifted her hoof high had bent down and showed her back to him.
Amongst the many attempts, this had not happened once. The cavalry riders all quieted down in shock as they watched Sunhyuk gradually move towards her, swallowing back their dried saliva.
The many days that he had tamed her, were all in preparation of this day.
‘He had finally completed in taming her,’ he thought as he placed the saddle on top of her. Stella, feeling that unusual feeling of the saddle, expressed her displeasure, but did not rampage like she normally did.
“What the h.e.l.l!”
It was then that Sunhyuk jumped and sat on top of her, causing the cavalrymen to watch with mouths agape. No one had expected a successful taming, as even the cavalrymen who betted on his success paled in shock.
“Who thought such a pretty lad like him, would have an infamous horse like the Widow Maker.”
Due to their flabbergasted expressions, Sunhyuk’s pride went up a notch.
“Your name will now be Snow White. Good?”
“What the h.e.l.l is Snow White? Making it hard to even mention her name. To leave a fine name like that.”
“Wow. I really can’t believe it.”
The cavalrymen were finally now able to congratulate him. Although he didn’t sense any sorts of congratulations from their expressionless tones, but he a.s.sumed it as so.
“Yahoo! Dang, look at the payout! Thanks recruit!”
With the atmosphere belatedly returning back to normal, the burly men noisily jumped in joy, as hollering began to rupture out.
“I f.u.c.king got scammed by Hansen, this f.u.c.king b.a.s.t.a.r.d.”
“Aha, the fact that you were scammed again by him is sad.”
Asides from the cavalrymen that were kicking the ground for their misfortune, and the Widow Maker with the final survivor, it was a completely peaceful day.
Calvis: LOL, d.a.m.n how much did the winning soldiers rake in the money. Share some of the fortune, will ya?!
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
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Sai101: Hansen made it rain in bling bling babay!
BM: Snow White? Snow White?! Is he going to have seven short sidekicks?
Proofreader: Sai101,Borderline m.a.s.o.c.h.i.s.t