Dragon Poor - Chapter 16
‘Do you really want me to?’
The new recruit’s question, was asking if they could trail behind him. As such, hearing that question, Clarke couldn’t help but laugh.
Even if he hid his power, how much could it possibly be?
He had been in battles with some of the greatest Knights, and was even guided under a senior Knight. However, there was never a time he felt as if he couldn’t follow them. At least on horseback, they were the best.
But, that a.s.sumption would turn out be wrong eventually.
The Stranger that was spearheading the formation, was charging down without losing speed like the unconditional destruction and power of those Knights, and it wasn’t even less powerful at all.
Quick and not losing balance, he basically had the ideal form of a heavy cavalry.
Nevertheless, if that was all, then Clarke’s pride would not have been shattered as such. The new recruit’s charge encompa.s.sed something beyond that. There was something strange in his charge. As that something became known to be unknown to him, the distance between the cavalry and him was gradually increasing.
How is he so fast?
Even though he should have reached the peak in galloping, not knowing the limitations, the Stranger continued to raise his pace, causing him to stare, mouth agape.
‘Is the Widow Maker this great of a horse?’
In the end, he shook his head in disbelief from his own question. No matter how fast you are, you couldn’t ride like that with that heavy armor and armed military horse. That Stranger’s charge was certainly not normal.
Clarke clenched his teeth as he kicked the horse. At this rate, he’ll start falling 2 rows behind. He couldn’t let such a disgraceful event be engraved into his name.
That was the same for the rest of the cavalrymen, as they all desperately rode their horses.
But even they were at their limits.
Clarke had to admit. They couldn’t catch up to such a monstrous recruit like him. To maintain this kind of speed was a crazy act. At this rate, their charging may cause the formation to fall apart, which could bring critical damage to the whole cavalry.
Although his pride was hurt, but he had to make a decision. But as he was about to lay down an order, something happened.
Suddenly, the immense pressure that was applying towards the front suddenly loosened, as the wind that pounded against their chests disappeared as if it was a lie. The speed of the horse, which he thought had reached the limit, sprinted even faster.
Clarke soon found out why.
Since the spear that the recruit was holding was completely distorted, even the wind that was blowing against him was split and parted into two.
The recruit was currently a s.h.i.+eld blocking the wind, and he himself was a grandiose spear.
Before a scream could leak out of him, it was then, that grandiose spear ripped through the air.
“Woah. Woah. Okay. Good girl.”
Sunhyuk was calming down Stella, as he satisfyingly watched the place that his spear had thrusted against.
The provisional scarecrows that were prepared for training were completely demolished, with no trace of them to be found as a gigantic hole was engraved on the ground. This was the result that was left behind by a skill unique to the Dragon Riders, ‘Wind Piercing.’
Seeing the aftermath, Clarke had came up and spoke.
“All of this is…”
The emotions in his voice were ambiguous, however, I could sense the astonishment and shock within his words.
“You told me to do my best.”
The fact of the matter was, this was the first time that the Dragon Rider had revealed his ability after changing cla.s.ses, causing his heart to beat excitedly and a sense of warmth filled his body.
After that day, training came to a close. Clarke led the cavalrymen to a village near the border. Normally, since it has been a while since they last embarked outside, there would be quite a ruckus amongst the group, but today, silence reigned.
“Aigoo, what business have you honorable men come here for…” (Aigoo = Oh my?)
From that gloomy atmosphere, the village chief quickly ran to the front in fear and asked, but no one minded him. They were still shocked at the ability that the Stranger had displayed to them.
“Mmm. How long has it been since we had alcohol?”
Amongst them, the only one that was excitedly clamoring around. However, these burly men were not of those that would contemplate things for long. Soon, they arrived at a place that the village chief had prepared for. Although it was a poor village and the food was cheap, it was enough to lighten the mood.
Hansen held the bottle in his hand and slammed it down on the table while he stood up.
“What exactly is your ident.i.ty? Are all Strangers like that? Usually?”
Hansen whose muscles reached his brain asked the question in a nonsensical way. However, it rather helped in expressing the complicated thoughts of the cavalrymen.
“Man. We rode horses the moment we were born, no lie. But you, what’s your ident.i.ty?!”
I felt the relative deprivation and misery of Hansen who was screaming. It seemed that he held some antipathy against the Strangers that could grow so easily and become stronger.
“The Spearhead is the most dangerous seat, however, it’s also the most honorable one as well.”
Jonathan stood up and talked in place of Hansen who stopped screaming.
“It is very important to us, for the Spearhead to ride in the front and lead the cavalry, and is also the first one that thrusts his spear against the enemy.”
As to those that value the risking of one’s life highly, it was the pride of these men. But today, their pride was shattered. From that recruit’s charge, the cavalry’s imagination was completely destroyed. All the things they valued had all become meaningless.
A life-threatening charge? Don’t be ridiculous. From that arrogant strength, high-intensity training and strict sanctions – all of them were useless.
That is what everyone felt. This wasn’t just set against the Stranger, but to all those that were called Knights and Magicians, even the powerful, it was the natural repulsion of ordinary men.
“For that one glory, we’ve trained for all our lives. But you, seeing you, all the effort that we’ve put forth seems meaningless…”
“Ahh, really, hearing this and that.”
But suddenly the new recruit jumped up from his seat and yelled.
“Ah f.u.c.k. Do you think I wanted to come here? When was it that you wanted me to display it, and now you’re spewing bulls.h.i.+t?!”
Seeing the new recruit’s emotional side for the first time, all of the cavalrymen were staring at him with eyes wide open.
“What? You’ve trained on horses since you were born? Stop talking nonsense. Do you think I picked up this ability from the ground? I have b.l.o.o.d.y blisters on my a.s.s that were hardened and peeled off, and there was never a day where my blisters had disappeared from my palms. Even when you were sleeping, I clung onto the horse like a madman to survive!”
Hearing the heated Stranger speaking face to face with them made them feel as if life was unfair for him.
“Only that much…”
“Listen to my words before you shame me. Have any of you ever thought about what I was thinking? Why I was dragged over here and to do stuff like these? Did you even ask what kind of man I was before I came here, huhhhhhhh?!”
Hearing about the other world for the first time caused the cavalrymen to shut their mouths.
“Effort? Effooooort? Good. You think no one had not tried? But all the stuff that I worked for my whole life, I lost them all thanks to your d.a.m.n world. Do you even know what it feels like to lose everything and restart once more?!”
Never concerning themselves with the Strangers, they couldn’t have imagined that they would be normal people that had come over to this world. They just thought that they were people that had fortunately attained skills and cla.s.ses, gaining abilities to live life easily.
“f.u.c.k off, all of you. If you think this ability looks that great, you can take it. Now, leave me alone.”
The screaming Stranger’s voice began to shrink.
“That b.a.s.t.a.r.d, he’s drunk.”
Afterwards, the new recruit crashed his head onto the table and didn’t move, causing Jonathan to mumble to himself.
“What the h.e.l.l were we doing grabbing onto a drunk guy?”
However, Jonathan’s face was complicated in contrast to what he spoke. Just prior before, his glare had disappeared, and the natural antipathy and deprivation had already disappeared.
Just then, the new recruit that they thought had fainted stood up again.
“Come at me, all of you. I will, ah f.u.c.k. I’m a Sergeant of the Republic of Korea!”
With that sudden attack, not even having time to react, the recruit’s fist slammed against Jonathan.
“Let’s die together today!”
Screaming, the recruit’s eyes flipped.
Sunhyuk who was suffering from a severe headache groaned. After drinking the nice quality alcohol in the other world to this cheap, strong alcohol here, it was only moments before he became drunk.
However, there was no time for a hangover. Belatedly remembering yesterday, his face became pale. Although he had sworn in a drunken state, he couldn’t remember what happened afterwards, as his memory was hazy. As such, he couldn’t help but feel worried.
“You, this b.a.s.t.a.r.d…”
It was then that Jonathan opened the door. But his once das.h.i.+ng, fine face was blue and red with all sorts of bruises, as he looked to be in a terrible mess.
“Uh, your face…”
“Never drink again.”
“I am sorry.”
After briefly hearing the summary of yesterday’s event from Jonathan, he immediately headed over to Clarke and the rest of the cavalry and bowed his head. Seeing all of the yellow, blue and red bruises that was on the riders, as if Autumn leaves, he couldn’t dare raise his head.
“What are you doing? Since you drank that much, you need to relieve yourself.”
But the looks of the cavalrymen were not hostile at all. Sitting down in front of them like a sinner, Clarke chuckled.
“You, you had a syringe?”
He couldn’t dare look up at Clarke, whose face was severely swollen. I apologized again and again, before Clarke raised his hand.
“It could happen between men when drinking. Whatever.”
It seems that the burly men weren’t concerned at all with the ruckus from yesterday. Sunhyuk belatedly realizing the truth and let out a sigh, while Hansen came and tapped his shoulder in a friendly matter.
“Man. When it’s hard, you can come and talk to Hyung.”
Hansen who was speaking like that had his front teeth missing.
“Did you eat well?”
The village chief was very cautious around Sunhyuk. Well, it made sense considering how he had caused a commotion like a mad dog yesterday.
“Also, yesterday I was a bit drunk and broke some stuff…”
“Aigoo! You don’t have to do this! It could happen between men when they’re drinking. Don’t even…”
Although dozens of them had rushed at him to settle things down, rather in a nutsh.e.l.l, they were beaten up and knocked out. Having watched all that, the village chief couldn’t help but politely cope with the guy in front of him.
‘Don’t go anywhere and say what had happened here yesterday.’
Moreover, in terms of a reward, they had already received plenty from the group’s leader. The man had asked him to hold one’s tongue from yesterday’s fight (one-sided beating in the eyes of the village chief), which he naturally replied to.
“So don’t worry. The fact that these brave men are protecting our borders, is enough to keep us at ease.”
Looking at the village chief who was waving his hand, Sunhyuk grabbed his head.
Oho. It seems that he had caused a grand accident after drinking the alcohol here.
After concluding based on his own a.s.sessment, he parted from the village chief and returned to the lodge of the cavalrymen.
“The Spearhead is now yours, Sunhyuk.”
From Clarke’s declaration, Sunhyuk’s eyes became wide.
Calvis: Well, looks like he got his revenge. Poor squad. They got destroyed.
Notice: After reviewing my translating speed and discussing with my staff, I decided to release both Green Skin and Dragon Poor daily. I hope that this will compensate for the lack of releases in the past, and also allow you readers to enjoy these novels more. Thank you.
Sai101: Outstanding! Woohoo – don’t mess with us earthlings! Fighting Dragon Riders. Go. Go.GO!
BM: Well looks like Sunhyuk is a fighting drunk that can wipe out armies. Enemy Kingdom attacking? Get Sunhyuk drunk.
Proofreader: Sai101,Borderline m.a.s.o.c.h.i.s.t