TDADP chapter 169: two swords versus two swords
(edited by ganjz)
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Comer city adventurer’s guild, first floor receptionist, Collet Mysle. Even if the adventurers that came to the guild were rough men, she was not prejudiced against them and constantly responds to them with a smile. Today she seemed to be having problems answering them. In front of her, two adventurers were looking for answers while trying to be friendly.
“So, I want to meet an adventurer named Yu Sato.”
“Yeah. I don’t have any evil intentions but I see he has become a C rank adventurer. Yu Sato became a C rank less than a year after he registered as an adventurer. We want to know what a promising new adventurer looks like. We came all the way from the kingdom so tell me where I can find him. I would like you, a cute girl to show us to his house or staying inn. I will definitely be happy if you do so.”
“I can’t. the information of adventurers is prohibited to be told to a third party.” (Collet)
Even if it was not prohibited, Collet wasn’t willing to tell them.
“You guys are nagging so bad.” (Lalit)
Seeing that Collet was in trouble, Lalit came to separate them. It seems that the adventurers that saw Collet was troubled by the guys that came to find Lalit.
“Eh? Who are you? I don’t think that I have a problem with you.”
“What are you trying to do? Are you trying to find a trouble with the ‘Dragon Fang’ clan?”
“’Dragon Fang’? I never heard it.” (Lalit)
Lalit really didn’t know of a clan named ‘Dragon Fang’. After all, it was impossible to grasp all the names of clans which is numerous. The two people claimed to be from the ‘Dragon Fang’, it wasn’t rare for a clan with the word dragon in its name since it can be found anywhere starting from a store named using dragon word.
“Really? You don’t know about our ‘Dragon Fang’? Then how about ‘Dragon Brigade’? the ‘Dragon Fang’ is a subsidiary branch of the ‘Dragon Brigade.”
When the man said out ‘Dragon’s Brigade’, it was one of the nomad’s clan. Coming from Samwana Kingdom, even though it wasn’t a famous country to say and the size of the country can only be categorized as a small country; however, in this country, there was a clan whose name reached out to other countries. That was the ‘Dragon Brigade’. Currently this small clan have six A rank adventurer while previously it has seven.
“Say, don’t you recognize the ‘Dragon Brigade’? it only has six A rank adventurers because the leader Leobanirum was recently promoted to the S rank.”
The two looked directly into Lalit’s eyes as they were trying to show off.
“So, what now?”
“Do you know what you’re doing? You’re going to become enemy with-“
“What happen now is that you’re going to be taught a lesson.”
A giant wade through the onlookers and stood beside Lalit, it was Eckart. Eckart just like Lalit, he doesn’t have any clan and only took quests whenever he felt like it and used the rest of the time in an arbitrary adventurer’s life. Although he was alone, he still stepped forward when he saw that Lalit was in a trouble.
“Hey Eckart. I don’t know you are so considerate.”
“It was two on two now.”
“Eckart, it is fine if you want to help me but they are from the ‘Dragon Brigade’ branch, the ‘Dragon Fang’.”
“Lalit, you should probably tell them that I don’t care even if they have a big clan behind them.”
The onlookers now looked at the scene which has become interesting.
“Holy! It seems that the rumor was true!” one of the two man laughed in amazement.
“It isn’t a rumor!” The onlooker was hissing when they heard that.
“Oh, it’s certainly true! Comer city adventurer are stupid. They are trying to fight people despite their poor competence.”
“What? Kill them!”
The onlookers were aroused and their hatred were directed to the two people.
“Awawa, Rebecca, what to do!”
As the uproar increased, Collet that was staying there seeked Rebecca in a hurry.
“I don’t know. They won’t listen anyway because those guys are fools.”
When she said that, Rebecca knew that the adventurers were feeling a bit ashamed but they can’t talk back to the guild receptionist and it was true nevertheless.
“Really? Then Fifi, please help me.”
“Well, why don’t we leave them alone? Even Rebecca and Anna usually stand aside.”
“Even Fifi is not helping. I have to stop this. Ah, Yu-san!”
As seniors, Rebecca and Fifi didn’t do anything to help Collet and when she was trying to find a way to stop the commotion, she saw Yu.
“Where is Yu-chan? My Yu-chan?”
“Fifi, since when did Yu became your belonging?”
Fifi didn’t even pay attention to the commotion just now, only when Yu was mentioned she started to search for his figure.”
“But, don’t you have to go to the second floor?”
“Ah, that is only to find Yu.”
The onlookers were ready for a fight when they saw Yu coming in.
“Hey, that black hair.”
“Oh, that's definitely not him.”
The two men glared through Lalit and Eckart ignoring them, looking at Yu.
“I assume that you are Yu Sato. We are Dominic and Boris from the ‘Dragon Fang’ clan. The ‘Dragon Fang’ clan is a subsidiary branch of the ‘Dragon Brigade’. Even if you don’t know about the ‘Dragon Fang’, you should know about the ‘Dragon Brigade’ right?”
“I don’t know.”
The duo were at a loss for words after hearing that and laughter could be heard from the surroundings.
“Well, if you don’t know about it, it isn’t strange since you just became an adventurer in less than a year. So it is normal that if you don’t know. Normally you will know about the ‘Dragon Brigade’.”
When Musu ate at Yu’s mansion, he mentioned something about the ‘Dragon Brigade’ but Yu has already forgetten about it.
“Oh well, we are the same C rank as you are, so we’re interested in you because you got into C rank in less than a year after registering as an adventurer. Because of that, we came all the way from the kingdom to meet you.”
“You’re a promising new rookie adventurer. We would like to see your ability.”
“But I’m different. You guys are C ranks, I’m B rank.”
“What? B…B rank? You are B rank?”
The duo were staring at Yu with a dumbfounded face. The same was happening to the surrounding adventurers, as their eyes were focusing on him.
Yu took out his adventurer card and it was gold. The duo was dumbfounded seeing that golden card.
(Tl note: the author never really explaining about adventurer card right?)
“Tell me that this is a lie. A kid like you is already a B rank?”
“Hey, you should show some respect not just blabbering around when talking to someone with a higher adventurer ranks than you.”
Lalit and Eckart were laughing out loud as the two people were staring at Yu with a weird face. Of course, some people tried to hide their smiles. Joseph ,who was also present, the corners of his mouth were rising upwards.
“What’s with this fuss? It’s because of Yu I guess.”
Joseph appeared from the second floor. Behind him, were an elven girl and another girl with gothic style clothes. There were no active adventurers in Comer city that didn’t know the two girls. 「Sword Princess」 Claudia Balling and 「Magic Sword Princess」 Lara Tombler. The two girls were famous in the Comer city but they rarely showed up in the adventurer guild. Most of the men were swept away by their beautiful appearance.
(TL note: the two girl was introduced in chapter 165 and changes to their name was made along with Claudia sword dancer title into sword princess by the author)
“Oh, well. You ate the meat that I’ve been saving.” (Yu)
“Ah, but what was there to do if it wasn’t to be eaten? Also the amount of liquor wasn’t even enough.” (Joseph)
Most of the meat that Yu was saving was eaten by Joseph and because the liquor in outside world was expensive, Joseph spared no kindness in emptying Yu’s stock of liquor as well as the meat.
“I said that you can eat, but there should be a limit. The price of the meat and liquor should be paid in the training field.” (Yu)
“Is he courting death?”
From around you can hear people screaming and calling out to Lalit and Eckart urging them to stop Yu.
There were only a few people who came to Comer city to challenge Joseph. The reason that there were only a few were some people only heard rumors about Joseph from the rest. The reason was simple; it was because Joseph was too strong. Except for some exceptional B ranker, there are no one else that is trying to challenge Joseph in a one on one fights. Even for an A rank adventurer, it was a rare occurrence.
Although it was said that there were no one that didn’t know the ‘Dragon Brigade’ if they were an adventurer, there are still people from general public who doesn’t know them. However, when talking about Joseph Jolm, no one out there doesn’t know about him. The name was a living legend, talked among poets and citizens as a hero. From Daelim empire in the north to the Hameln in the south, from small children to the elderly, all know about him.
(Tl note: previously Joseph name was Joseph Yorumu, I change it to Jolm, which one you prefer guys?)
“You better stop you see. Even though Joseph look like this, he is not a muscle brain even though all he thinks is only muscle. Ha ha ha ha, I’m sorry ha.”
“Who is the muscle brain! You want a beating?”
Claudia’s cheeks were pulled to the left and right by Joseph. It only makes her beautiful face to be miserable but it doesn’t stop a few people to be excited about it. Claudia’s cheeks were burning red when Joseph released his finger.
“Claudia, you should think about what you say carefully because Joseph can’t even hold back against a girl. You are so stupid. Aw, it hurts.”
Joseph at that point already sent a finger attack on Lara’s temple. She striked the floor and rubbed her temple.
“Do you want me to beat you to make you behave nicely? If not, just leave here.”
“He really doesn’t hold back.”
“He just do what he wants.”
As usual, Joseph can’t read the situation. “Do you think that I am similar to a gorilla?”
“Fufu, Joseph resembles gorilla more than a real gorilla. Aw, that hurts.”
This time Joseph dropped a fist on Lara’s head and headed to the training field ahead.
“You… are you seriously challenging that Joseph Jolm?”
“You doesn’t even have to win. Surviving a battle with Joseph, you can be considered a legend to come out alive.”
The duo, Boris and Dominic were asking Yu that appeared to be idiot to challenge Joseph.
“Don’t stick your nose to my business. I got plenty of time for you guys after I handle Joseph.”
When Yu went after Joseph towards the training field, everyone headed to the same direction because they don’t want to miss this interesting event.
“Rebecca, Fifi. I will take my break now because I haven’t take it for today.”
Collet without waiting for any reply from Rebecca or Fifi went directly to the training field.
“Oh my, Collet is concerned about Yu that much. Come to think of it, I haven’t take my break too. Fifi, I’m leaving things here to you.”
“Eh, wait! I am worried about Yu-chan too. Rebecca! I can’t believe she pulled one over me.”
In the adventurer’s guild first floor, now there was no one else. Only Fifi was standing alone with watery eyes and staring far away.
Many adventurers were at the training ground to polish their skill by practicing both melee and magic attack as well as simulating battle condition, but their hands stopped when Joseph showed up. Next when Yu comes forward, they were all noisily surrounding them as well as trying to find out of what was happening. Will Joseph fight Yu? The adventurers who were gathering in the training ground were noisily discussing among their self and basically in no condition to train but watch.
“Looks like we have a big crowd watching us today.”
Joseph overlooked the training field as he took out his sword made of rock dragon that was twice as large as normal sword. He only shaked it lightly but the sound of air splitting by the movement was loud and clear to the ears of Lalit that was watching at the edge of the training ground.
“Yu, it would be nice if he can come out alive.”
“I wonder if this battle will be or without skill and magic.”
Yu set up his shield of black dragon on his left hand and the black dragon sword on his right hand. Although it is impossible normally to hold the black dragon sword in one hand because it can be considered a great sword, his posture however was stable. Towering from earth to the heaven in an imposing manner.
Among those who watch the battle between Yu and Joseph, Derrid and Joz, A rank adventurers were also present. Everyone was interested in this match. How great is Yu real ability? Although it was rumored that both of them were strong, there was only a few people who actually witnessed their real power. Lalit and Eckart who formed a party before with Yu have no doubt about his ability. Those who were watching him fighting against the ‘red meteor’ clan and knocking down Tarim, a C rank adventurer with a single blow and saw one of his magic was also clear about his ability.
However, there were people who only heard rumors of them. Joseph however was surging with anticipation. Yu participated in the subjugation of the 「Goblin King」. He showed overwhelming power in C rank promotion quest. 「Unicorn Labyrinth」 was completed in only a few days. None of the current adventurers have more dazzling record than this rookie adventurer who registered in less than a year. (Tl note: the unicorn labyrinth never mentioned before in the story. Don’t worry guys it’s not your memory that fails you.)
“I never know your full strength and so do you. Now we can experience it!”
The first one to make a move was Joseph. Joseph jumped in front of Yu at a speed which seemed to be impossible to come from that giant body. He swung down the large rock dragon sword. The movement of Joseph added with his big figure was enhancing the power produced by this attack. Those who doesn’t know that Yu have enormous strength will think that he will die from this one hit. Joseph blow is enhanced by his 【Brute Arm】, if someone tries to receive it with a shield, the recipient arms will be broken, even his body may be split in half and the attack speed of the sword wasn’t the normal speed of a great sword, it was even comparable to a small sword attack, even faster than it.
Collet doesn’t have any time to think aside from screaming out loud. Yu is now trying to block Joseph’s sword attack using his black dragon shield. The large rock dragon sword trajectory was diverted by the shield that Yu wield and that makes Joseph’s eyes gleaming as his large sword stuck in the ground. He pulled it out with full force to retrieved the sword back. At that point, Joseph’s huge body was floating around ten meters in the air because of Yu’s sword blow.
“He is a monster…”
One of the onlookers involuntarily murmured while the surrounding people agreed in their minds.
“You’re asking for it.”
Joseph was shocked but he immediately used his large sword of rock dragon to slash at Yu.
“Amazing! That child, he is on par with the muscle brain Joseph. I was sure that he can’t receive that blow yet he withstood that attack.”
“Claudia, later we need to keep calling Joseph muscle brain.”
“Hey, I don’t want. I’m afraid that Joseph will be angry at me.”
Claudia and Lara were looking at the bout with a carefree mood even though Yu and Joseph exchanging blows were intense. They didn’t use any skills so the fight was purely on high skill. Many people were excited when they saw the swords clashing. Whenever they thought that it will be a hard clash, one of the party received it with soft technique; and when they think it was a soft receiving it will be a hard exchange. If you took a closer look, only the sound of swords clashing against each other was resounding at the training hall. Everyone was watching Yu and Joseph high level fight silently.
“What was that sword speed? Was it a feint? Oh no, I don’t know anything, it’s too fast.”
“Those two people, their sword looks like a blur. Can u even do that with a large sword?”
Deriddo, Jozu, Claudia, Lara, and even for A rank adventurer, this fight was hard to see since the exchanges of offense and defense from Yu and Joseph were happening so fast.
“Well, it’s still unclear.” Joseph from the distance was saying that while scratching his head.
“Go all out seriously.”
Joseph threw the large sword of rock dragon to the side. It landed just besides Claudia, almost hitting her face whom was shouting "muscle brain". It was loud and clear and Joseph heard it too. Ignoring Claudia’s complaint, Joseph took out from his item bag a pair of swords. It was the 「Holy flame」 and 「Ice devil」 swords. When Joseph became the leader of the 「Seven Swords」, it was bestowed to him by the emperor of Daelim. Those who were watching in silence became excited about it.
“He’s finally got serious!”
“That’s the legendary magic sword, the holy sword.”
“He once slashed a demon king with it.”
Seeing Joseph taking out his sword, Yu didn’t raise any objection.
“You can use the spear instead of sword. You’re famous for that aren’t you? Was it the 「Spear of Heaven」 Joseph? You can use the spear.”
Hearing Yu provocation, Lara and Claudia’s face turned pale. Some of the people doesn’t know that Joseph can use spear but hearing about the conversation, they know that it was a bad thing.
“I don’t have a spear.”
Joseph refused while sticking out his lower lip. He looked like a child who cried out in agony.
“I already ask you to get serious, but…”
“I told you I don’t have a spear.”
For the time being, Clara and Lara was sighing in relief hearing Joseph’s answer.
“I’ll just have to do it.”
After that, Yu put the black dragon shield on his back and took out another large sword from his item bag. It was a large black sword which resembled the black dragon sword. Lara who used 「devil sword」 becomes unsettled when she saw the big sword. The sword that Yu took out is indeed a magical sword but it wasn’t a normal magical sword, it was special.
“That magic sword, it was comparable to my magic sword 「Gram」.”
“Comparable to your magic sword? Does that sword really comparable with your demonic sword? It’s alright because your sword has the 「blessing of the Devil」 but… sorry.”
When Claudia mentioning about the special blessings skill, Lara glares at her because she was often being associated with the evil cult. Claudia who realized her mistakes apologized when she said that.
“What kind of sword is that?”
“This is a sword that is made from the black dragon materials that I defeated.”
When Yu defeated the black dragon back in the days, Wood has created two swords for him. The first one is the sword that he usually uses and the second one is the black dragon sword, 「Water Crow」. Because the black dragon was an undead and have a strong grudge, the black dragon sword wet crow was cursed. Yu even with his 【darkness resistance】 skill can’t fully master it. However, when Yu got his 3rd job, he got 【Darkness protection】 that was enabling him to fully draw out the power of the magical sword.
Joseph is wielding the red holy sword and blue devil sword. Yu on the other hand was holding two large swords made from the black dragon. It was a duel of two swords against two swords.
Two people were confronting with each other and Yu was the one who’s taking the initiation to attack. He went towards Joseph’s bosom like a bullet. The disadvantage of the big sword was obviously speed. But why the adventurer who is watching didn’t see that point? Joseph let out a small cry as Yu unleashed a kick. Those who learned 【martial arts】 could feel cold sweat running through their spine due to how terror this attack was. Joseph was disgusted because Yu’s sneak attack but he felt that it will be awkward if he did not get back to his position quickly.
“Here I come!”
Yu slashing attack is incoming towards Joseph’s upper body from the left. If this attack was received with a normal sword, most likely the sword will be blown off to pieces. Joseph can’t be relieved on his decision to take out his sword. Yu who is holding two swords, immediately launched a follow up attack using the other sword from the right. Joseph managed to block this one again but he was blown away. The first time Joseph is able to land on his feet and adjust his position but at the moment he hit the ground.
“Is that it?”
Despite being blown away ungracefully, Joseph was laughing.
“What are you laughing about? You just blown away just now you know?”
Comer city adventurer was surprised because they never see Joseph who have 【Brute Arm】 is driven to such state.
“Hahaha! Good! Come again!”
Every time Yu attack, Joseph repelled it using his own sword. Joseph even smile on each occasion. Yu who was supposed to be attacking and on the dominant side somehow was hurting.
“Hey! Why Joseph looked happy?”
“I’m sure… he remembers you.”
“It’s a secret.”
“Tell me! What does he think of me?”
“Flat chest elf.”
“what! How come you say that!”
Apart from Claudia and Lara’s banter, Yu and Joseph fights lasted for tens of minutes.
“Lalit, Yu is really strong.”
When Yu is fighting Joseph, naturally all of the people get to know of Yu’s strength. Collet was embarrassed that she was worried earlier. She tried to reduce her shame by talking to Lalit.
“Although I know he is strong… I never imagine that he is this strong.”
“Hahaha. Now the title of the strongest adventurer in Comer city will be changed.”
“I wonder if it will be me.”
“Lalit, your joke is not funny.”
The spectator who had been fascinated by Yu and Joseph battle suddenly remembered the duo form the ‘dragon fang’ clan.
“Hey, where did those two guys go? Did they ran away before fighting Yu after this?”
“Yeah, the duo that’s from the ‘dragon fang’ or something clan.”
“What did you say? Find them! I won’t let them escape and have them experience pain.”
“Yeah, we’re not going to let them off.”
However, no matter how hard people look, the duo from the ‘dragon fang’ is not present in the training field.
The two people from the ‘dragon fang’ clan had already walking on the highway, exiting the city through the north gate.
“Boris, I’m glad we didn’t have to fight him first.”
“Yeah. Look at him wielding the large swords and he is a monster to be able to fight with Joseph.”
“If it was me. I believe that I won’t be able to come out alive.”
“Since our real mission is just to get Yu Sato's item bag, there is no need for us to face him head on honestly.”
“The ‘Dragon Fang’ clan mission is actually a thievery? Stealing something? Is that item bag that brat has is such a wonderful thing?”
“Don’t raise your complaint to me. This is our mission to make the ‘Dragon Fang’ clan become big in Houdon.”