Vol. 5 Chapter 16: Victory and Defeat

Borrowing the shadows of the buildings in the vicinity, I reached Shir’s battle location in less than a minute.

When I looked over, a large-scale barrier had already covered the empty space in front of the library, but it’s exterior was transparent, so I was able to see the situation inside.

Krans | Male
LV 23 Broadsword Wielder
[Neutral] [Calm] [Doge Military School Student] [Monte Kingdom Knight] [Baron]

LV 23? Looks like based on level alone, Shir’s at a disadvantage, huh.

But the level difference isn’t that big, and ability-wise, there isn’t much of a difference either. To obtain victory, Shir just have to watch his attacks and react accordingly.

In usual cases, a Magician’s biggest weaknesses are the control of their casting time and their judgment towards their enemies’ actions, especially so, if their enemies specialize in melee combat. If the enemies were to simply attack recklessly, magicians will have the upper hand. However, if the enemies were to attack continuously, the moment the magicians lose control of the flow of the battle, the magicians will definitely lose.

And currently, Shir’s situation did not look too good.

A large tornado barrier was protecting Shir within, and outside, Krans, who was wielding his broadsword, simply smiled as he looked at Shir who was in the tornado.

There were traces of injuries on Shir’s body, but his HP was currently slowly recovering. Looks like he brought along recovery potions.

While on the other side, although he did have wounds on his body, he did not bother recovering his HP.

Is he too confident?

No, some warriors possess skills that can increase their damage when their HP is low. If this guy does possess such an ability…

There’s nothing I can do. Currently, the only thing I do know, is that this guy has the 【Calm】title, so there’s a high possibility that he does possess such a skill.

‘Dale, mind investigating the skills of this guy called Krans? He’s a knight from the Monte Kingdom.’

‘Alright… There’s no information on his skills. He’s just a regular Baron who inherited his position from his father. There’s no special information about him.”

‘What about his family background? Are you sure there’s nothing special about him?”

‘Un… None… Wait a minute, this guy’s profile is too clean, it basically looks like he just came out from thin air! Either his profile is being fabricated, or his kingdom did not keep records of his information.’

‘Is that so.’

I thought for a moment, and then, tapped on my active skill.

【Phad’s Eye】Open!

Krans Monte | Male
LV 23 Earth Broadsword Wielder
[Neutral] [Calm] [Doge Military School Student] [Monte Kingdom Knight] [Baron] 【Disguised】[Hidden Prince] 【Inferior Blade】

What the hell, it’s no wonder there’s no intel on him. This guy is actually a prince disguising as a regular noble?

To think I was able to instantly find out such a mysterious setting… Well, whatever. Currently, I have no time to pay attention to this sort of weird scenario in whatever kingdom. It’s best that we deal with the current situation for now.

But he’s an Earth elemental user, huh… So he has a perfect advantage over those who wield the Wind element. Looks like our enemies’ reaction are quite fast, they actually sent the most suitable personnel to attack each and every one of us.

Didn’t they say they were not going to initiate a joint attack against us? Ah whatever, rather, believing my opponents in times like this appears to be too naive of me.

Though, isn’t this also a good opportunity to earn some points?

But Shir’s currently… I believe that tornado barrier will end really soon, right?

If his opponent were to attack the instant the tornado disappears, then Shir will definitely be in danger.

Currently, Krans had already taken his stance, and a deep yellow light was slowly emitting from his armor!


Looks like Krans was already preparing to attack. Shir’s definitely going to be in danger…


In that instant, Shir was actually smiling!

Hey hey, you’re telling me… he actually has a way to resolve this crisis?

Just when the tornado was about to disappear, Shir suddenly took something out and pinched it, and a white fog instantly filled up within the green tornado!

Oh, oh, oh! He actually learnt to camouflage himself? Not bad! As my disciple, he’s really living up to my name!

And his opponent was evidently shocked, as he stopped his skill which was already half-prepared.

“How is this…”

But in the next second, he moved. A giant slash immediately flew towards the tornado which was about to disappear!

The sword wave instantly sliced apart the disappearing tornado, but in the next second, he found out that there was nothing within the tornado!

That’s of course. From the movement of his name, I could clearly see that, the moment the white fog built up, Shir had already summoned another tornado within to send himself flying in the air.

“… Arcane – Wind Blade – Cloud Dispersing Wind!”

Chanting at high speed, numerous magic formations appeared around Krans at the same time. Immediately after, countless of wind blades shot towards Krans!

“Damn it! Arcane – Black Battle Armor Equip!

After his body was struck by two wind blades, he immediately reacted. Stabbing his broadsword into the ground, a black armor instantly appeared on his body!

But with a large number of wind blades striking him, his HP had still dropped below half.

“We’re actually at a disadvantage? Looks like you guys are indeed not that simple.”

The leader of 【Black Prince】, Arnus, suddenly walked over, and smiled to me.

“Is that so… Speaking of which, isn’t this a joint attack against us? This is totally different from what you guys said in the morning, you know.”

“Well… Because our superiors told us that we had to definitely give you guys a little pressure, so we had to make slight changes to plans.”

“If you win, you will be able to obtain points, but even if you lose, you will not lose any, so you guys decided to attack right at the start. Did I hit the mark?”

“Un, I suddenly have the urge to exterminate you guys. I have a feeling that, if you guys were allowed to continue battling, it will definitely become dangerous for us.”

“And here I was thinking of having a open and fair battle with you guys~ But you have to think it through, alright? Even if you guys were to come down hard on us, we won’t be afraid either.”

“… Well, it’s best to leave this kind of thing for later.”

“That’s right, after all, you guys are about to lose.”

“Is that so? You have to know that Krans’ abilities get stronger the more damage he takes.”

“As I thought. But that no longer matters, because the moment he judged that using a defensive skill was his best option… he had already lost!”


“His defense did improve greatly with that defensive skill he used, but Shir specializes in fast incantations, so… You guys have lost.”

That’s right, even after all the wind blades had finished attacking, Shir was still slowly descending from the skies.

This proved two things. One, the enemy has yet to find out Shir’s position, and two, the moment he dispels his armor, he will lose!

As I thought, after the attack ended, Krans immediately dispelled his defensive skill. And the moment he dispelled it, a gigantic spear had already appeared in Shir’s hands!

“… Super Arcane – Thunderclap – Sorrow of the Wind.”

Shir hurled the spear towards the ground, and with a flash of green light, the barrier instantly disappeared.


【NEET Tea Party】Shir obtained victory. Points Awarded: 1
Total Points: 1

【NEET Tea Party】Falan obtained victory. Points Awarded: 1
Total Points: 2

【Knight of the Blue Seas】Haris obtained victory. Points Deducted: 1
Total Points: 1


Anne lost?

‘Bai Yueguang, what’s the situation!?’

I immediately used the messaging system to contact Bai Yueguang.

‘The opponent used a large-sized equipment, which seemed to be waterproof and used oxygen as an energy source. Anne’s spells did not even have the slightest effect on him.’

‘Technology… huh? Dale, is that one of your inventions?’

‘No, that’s the Doll Exoskeleton Conversion Technology.’

‘The Smuu household is randomly selling things again, huh… Alright, I will take care of it.’

“Shir, you did well!”

Looking at Shir who was walking over, I laughed as I patted on his shoulder.

“Fir! I did really well, right!?”

“That’s right! That’s how it should be! But right now, we have to head over to aid Anne.”


“You’re leaving just like that?”

Arnus laughed.

“If you’re going to treat me dinner, I don’t really mind staying.”

“Kuh… It’s not like it’s impossible…”

“Though, that will have to wait for later. It’s best that you head over to console your team member for now.”

“You’re right.”

I then turned to Shir.

“Let’s go.”

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48 thoughts on “Vol. 5 Chapter 16: Victory and Defeat

  1. joshua says:

    Fir should just prove he has stab, slash and bluedgeon immunity by standing in the center and asking all his friends to attack him. Due to party settings he would suffer no hp lost. Then, every day and three days, everyone will surrender.

    He can even prove magic resistance by summoning ice fall on himself!


    • Death (Life's Cousin) says:

      Then that would break the point that he’s trying to hide the fact that he can use magic of every elementand he can learn every skill there is besides the ones that have reqierements. If he discloses that he may get disected and be treated as a monster


    • Death (Life's Cousin) says:

      Besides if he does that people will think that he’s not normal but abnormal. And that will absolutely cause problems. Besides they don’t know a person who can survive those attacs and come out unscrached. Besides very very high level poeple


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