Magic System in a Parallel World – Chapter 20: Intense Training

Chapter 20: Intense Training

Chapter 20: Intense Training

Less than two hours into training, Leo already collapsed three times.

“W-Wait… Let me take a breath. I’m exhausted…” Leo gasped for air as he laid on the cold, metal floor.

“Sure. Go ahead and take as long as you need. However, just know that for every minute you take, I will increase the intensity of the training by another level!” Khrome said in a cold voice.

Compared to the friendly and humble character before training started, the current Khrome is like a beast who tortures humans for fun.

When he heard such threatening words, Leo reluctantly forced himself back onto his feet and started swinging his sword again.

However, a moments later—

“Wrong! Your elbow should be higher! Your sword’s position is wrong!” Khrome corrected Leo every time he made a mistake, even smacking him with a wooden sword for every single mistake.

‘Shit! It feels like I am being whipped with steel chains even though he’s clearly using a wooden sword! What kind of training is this?! Even worse, he’s not letting me drink any stamina potions when I am clearly exhausted! Why did I even agree to do this again?!’

“Ah!” Leo screamed after being struck again.

“Clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts and focus on your sword and your movements!” Khrome shouted afterward.

Once Leo had truly exhausted the last drop of energy in his body an hour later, Khrome handed him a stamina potion and said, “Drink and stand back up.”

After chugging down the stamina potion in one motion, Leo stood back up and continued to train without waiting for his stamina to fully recover.

This made Leo feel as though he was constantly exhausted— like he was always on the verge of collapsing.

‘This pipsqueak… He has some amazing mental fortitude to endure all of this for so long.’ Khrome thought to himself, as he’d expected for Leo to give up an hour into their training.

‘It’s already been five hours since we started, yet he hasn’t complained once. When my teacher used this training method on me for the first time, I gave up within half an hour and complained constantly.’

Once it was around 5PM, Khrome stopped Leo’s training and said, “Hey, it’s break time. Go get yourself something to eat, but don’t eat too much, or you’ll just throw everything up when you start training again.”

“I’m too tired to move, and I’d rather just lie here and rest.”

“Suit yourself. I’ll be back in an hour.” Khrome said to him before leaving.

Meanwhile, Leo closed his eyes and fell asleep on the spot.

An hour passed in the blink of an eye.

When Khrome returned to the training room, he woke Leo from his nap, which felt like it’d lasted only for a couple of seconds.

The training resumed after that.

Once Leo mastered all ten combos by midnight, Khrome said to him, “Looks like you have some talent with the sword. I didn’t think you’d learn all 10 combos so quickly. Since this is the case, I’ll add five more combos for the heck of it!”

Leo wanted to complain, but he could feel himself improving, so he decided to keep his mouth shut.

At three in the morning, when Leo mastered five more combos, Khrome handed him another stamina potion.

“Before we start the next phase of training, I want you to recover fully.” Khrome said.

Leo almost cried after hearing these wonderful words.

While Leo recovered, Khrome spoke to him, “So you want to know why Camille is known as the Saintess, right?”

“Yes.”

“That’s because she is one of the strongest healers in this country. Her magic affinity for the light element is also insanely high. Before she became a nurse at the Four Witches Academy, she was an S-Rank Adventurer who has amassed a good amount of reputation and achievements.”

“I don’t know why she decided to become a nurse at that school, but she used to be a renowned Adventurer before her retirement.”

“Seriously?” Leo listened to all of this information with a wide mouth.

“Isn’t Miss Camille still in her twenties? How can she have achieved so much at such a young age?”

“She’s what most would call a prodigy. Some would even call her a monster. She also started her career as an Adventurer at 11 years old.”

“Wow… I see her in a new light now.”

Sometime later, Khrome picked up his sword again and said, “All right. Break time is over. Let’s start the second phase of your training.”

He pointed the sword at Leo and continued, “Although you may have mastered the 15 combos, you haven’t truly perfected them yet. There’s a difference between memorizing it and utilizing it. And in order for you to truly master it, you must gain experience through real combat. Therefore, you’re going to be fighting me for the rest of your time here.”

“And if you’re thinking it’s going to be easier than phase one, I have some bad news for you.”

Khrome suddenly emitted a powerful aura from his body, one that caused Leo to freeze in fear.

‘W-What is this feeling? My instincts are telling me to run!’ Leo trembled nonstop.

“Why are you standing there?! Training has already started! Come at me if you don’t want to die!”

Khrome suddenly roared as he rushed at Leo.

Leo subconsciously swung the sword at Khrome, but it was easily blocked.

“What the fuck was that lousy swing just now, huh?! Did you already forget about everything you’ve learned today?! Strike and defend with the Formless Sword Dance!”

“Yes!”

Leo gritted his teeth and tried his best to resist Khrome’s pressure while also trying to use the Formless Sword Dance, but it was much easier said than done.

Leo would not make any progress for half an hour, but he eventually got used to Khrome’s pressure.

“Good! Come at me like you want to kill me! I can see it in your eyes— killing intent! Hahaha!” Khrome appeared to be enjoying his training with Leo.

Even though Leo was nowhere near strong enough to make him fight seriously, he admired Leo’s persistence and dedication, something even many high-ranking Adventurers lack.

While Leo trained with Khrome, Miss Camille wandered the city for her own business.

“Welcome to Potion Haven, Saintess. Are you here for more potions?” The shopkeeper asked Miss Camille, almost as though she was a frequent customer.

“Yes, but give me 10 times the usual.”

“T-Ten times? Do you plan on leaving the city?”

“Sort of.”

“I understand. Please give me a few minutes to prepare.”

While Miss Camille waited for the shopkeeper to return, she looked around the shop to see if there was anything else she needed.

Once the shopkeeper returned, Miss Camille paid for the potions that ended up costing her a million dollars.

“Thank you for your business as usual, Saintess. I hope this means that you’re going to leave retirement and return to being an Adventurer.” The shopkeeper said.

“What I am currently involved in is much more dangerous than being an Adventurer,” she suddenly said.

“Huh?” The shopkeeper stared at her with wide eyes.

“See you later.” However, Miss Camille left without explaining any further.

Sometime later, Miss Camille entered another building, and this one looked much more luxurious than the potion store.

“Welcome back to the Mirage Auction House, Saintess.” A man in a black suit greeted Miss Camille shortly after she entered the building.

“Anything decent today?” She asked him in a calm voice.

“Here is a list of today’s artifacts. We have an A-Rank artifact being auctioned in about an hour.” The man handed her a pamphlet.

After a quick glance at the artifacts, Miss Camille turned around and walked out without saying another word.

“See you next time, Saintess.” The man didn’t mind her actions at all and even bowed to her.

The following day, Miss Camille went to check up on Leo two hours before the end of his training.

‘He’s probably no better than a corpse right now…’ She thought to herself as she made her way to their training room.

After entering the room, Miss Camille’s eyes widened with surprise when she saw the scenery inside.

‘He’s actually keeping up with Khrome’s training?!’ She cried inwardly when she saw that Leo was sparring with Khrome.

Not wanting to disturb them, Miss Camille stood at the door and waited for them to finish.

After two hours of nonstop fighting, Khrome said, “All right, we’re done with training. You can stop now.”

However, almost as though he didn’t hear Khrome, Leo continued to swing his sword.

“Wake up!” Khrome bonked Leo on the head with the wooden sword, knocking him down.

After getting knocked down, Leo did not get back up.

“Oh shit…” Khrome quickly went to check on Leo.

“Good, he’s still alive…” He sighed in relief.

“What happened here?” Miss Camille approached them and asked.

Khrome looked at her and smiled, “You bought me one hell of a monster. And I am not talking about his strength or talents. He actually endured the whole training. If he can continue to endure my training, he’ll easily reach my level within a few months.”

“So you think he’s talented with the sword?”

“Although he’s no prodigy like you, he’s got good potential.”

Miss Camille couldn’t help but smile after hearing Khrome’s words, and she said, “He might not seem like it now, but he’s definitely a prodigy, perhaps even a monster.”

“Huh?” Khrome raised his eyebrows in a questioning manner.

“You’ll find out soon. I plan on making him an Adventurer in two weeks.”

“An Adventurer, huh?”

After pondering for a moment, Khrome spoke, “Hey, Saintess. I know our agreement only lasts until today, but I would like to continue training him for the next two weeks if you don’t mind. I won’t ask for any payments.”

“Your reasoning?” She asked.

“This pipsqueak has piqued my interest.” He smiled.

“I won’t say anything. Leon can decide for himself once he wakes up.”

“All right.” Khrome nodded.

List of Chapters
Chapter 1: Parallel World
Chapter 2: Coming Back From the Dead
Chapter 3: Sword Emperors Return
Chapter 4: Give Me One Month
Chapter 5: Magic Affinity
Chapter 6: A New Room
Chapter 7: Lilith the Spirit
Chapter 8: Black Flame
Chapter 9: Being Watched
Chapter 10: Vampire
Chapter 11: Magic Artifact
Chapter 12: One Percent
Chapter 13: Magic Power
Chapter 14: Mana Fatigue
Chapter 15: Magic Shop
Chapter 16: Monsters
Chapter 17: Missing Package
Chapter 18: A Common Trope
Chapter 19: Adventurers Guild
Chapter 20: Intense Training
Chapter 21: First Purchase
Chapter 22: Awakened Magic Affinity
Chapter 23: Becoming an Adventurer
Chapter 24: Tier 2 Magic Spell
Chapter 25: Adventurers Examination
Chapter 26: Adventurers Examination(2)
Chapter 27: Outside the City Walls
Chapter 28: First Kill
Chapter 29: A Day in the Wilderness
Chapter 30: Sudden Confrontation
Chapter 31: Law of the Jungle
Chapter 32: Wilderness Training Course
Chapter 33: Day of the Match
Chapter 34: Fighting Kayn
Chapter 35: A Brutal Beatdown
Chapter 36: Witch of Necromancy
Chapter 37: Special Quest
Chapter 38: Magic System
Chapter 39: Unlimited Potential
Chapter 40: S-Rank Artifacts
Chapter 41: Legendary Artifacts
Chapter 42: Multicasting
Chapter 43: Increase Mana Capacity
Chapter 44: Tier 3 Magic Spell
Chapter 45: Labyrinth
Chapter 46: Labyrinth(2)
Chapter 47: Boss Room
Chapter 48: Boss Room(2)
Chapter 49: Level 3 Magic System
Chapter 50: Artifact Shop
Chapter 51: Ninas Quest
Chapter 52: Reviving the Dead
Chapter 53: Nina Wraiths Story
Chapter 54: Miss Camilles Quest
Chapter 55: Soul Enslavement
Chapter 56: E-Rank Adventurers Examination
Chapter 57: D-Rank Adventurers Examination
Chapter 58: First Mission
Chapter 123 End of the Wilderness Training Course(2)
Chapter 124 Artifact Grading System
Chapter 125 Until Graduation
Chapter 126 Magic Shop Level 3
Chapter 127 Elite Monsters
Chapter 128 Dark Mist
Chapter 129 Lilith's Request
Chapter 130 Plague of Destruction
Chapter 131 Ancient Magic
Chapter 132 Mana Suppression Pills
Chapter 133 Divine Flame Fortification
Chapter 134 Nina's Letter
Chapter 135 Consuming the Fruit of Magic Awakening
Chapter 136 Consuming the Fruit of Magic Awakening(2)
Chapter 137 Level 4 Magic System
Chapter 138 Magic Converter
Chapter 139 C-Rank Passive Skills
Chapter 140 Sparring With Camille
Chapter 141 Sparring With Camille(2)
Chapter 142 Mana Blast
Chapter 143 Training With Eve
Chapter 144 Fire Magic Spells
Chapter 145 Fire Eating Ring
Chapter 146 Khrome's Visit
Chapter 147 Khrome's Visit(2)
Chapter 148 A New Teacher
Chapter 149 A New Teacher(2)
Chapter 150 Alice
Chapter 151 Alice(2)
Chapter 152 The Day Before the School Tournament
Chapter 153 The Day Before the School Tournament(2)
Chapter 154 The Day of the School Tournament
Chapter 155 A Tingly Sensation
Chapter 156 The First Match
Chapter 157 The First Match(2)
Chapter 158 Second Day of the School Tournament
Chapter 159 Four Witches Academy's First Match
Chapter 160 3 Seconds
Chapter 161 Kevin Stoner
Chapter 162 Four Witches Academy's Second Match
Chapter 163 Fighting the Red Moon Academy
Chapter 164 Fighting the Red Moon Academy(2)
Chapter 165 Crimson Witch
Chapter 166 Leo Takes the Stage
Chapter 167 Leo Takes the Stage(2)
Chapter 168 Flame Wall
Chapter 169 Lia Scarlet's First Appearance
Chapter 170 Ruthless
Chapter 171 The Most Anticipated Match
Chapter 172 Fighting the Scarlet Academy
Chapter 173 Fighting Lia Scarlet
Chapter 174 Fighting Lia Scarlet(2)
Chapter 175 Fighting Lia Scarlet(3)
Chapter 176 Defeating the Scarlet Academy
Chapter 177 End of the Tournament
Chapter 178 Meeting the Four Celestial Families
Chapter 179 Meeting the Four Celestial Families(2)
Chapter 180 Meeting the Four Celestial Families(3)
Chapter 181 Meeting the Scarlet Family
Chapter 182 Meeting the Scarlet Family(2)
Chapter 183 Meeting the Scarlet Family(3)
Chapter 184 Meeting the Scarlet Family(4)
Chapter 185 New Uniform
Chapter 186 Labyrinth Examination
Chapter 187 Accident
Chapter 188 Vampire Vanquisher
Chapter 189 Monthly Limit
Chapter 190 Going Back to the Wilderness
Chapter 191 Partner
Chapter 192 Leon's True ldentity
Chapter 193 Devourer of Gods
Chapter 194 City Teleporter
Chapter 195 Territory Control
Chapter 196 Territory Control(2)
Chapter 197 Labyrinth Mission
Chapter 198 Four Major Continents
Chapter 199 B-Rank Labyrinth
Chapter 200 - B-Rank Labyrinth(2)
Chapter 201 - B-Rank Labyrinth(3)
Chapter 202 - Paralyzing Effect
Chapter 203 Ambush
Chapter 204 Ambush(2)
Chapter 205 Monster Stampede
Chapter 206 Monster Stampede(2)
Chapter 207 Reinforcement
Chapter 208 lnfancy Stage
Chapter 209 Matthew Hinks
Chapter 210 Matthew Hinks(2)
Chapter 211 Fighting an S-Rank Adventurer
Chapter 212 Fighting an S-Rank Adventurer(2)
Chapter 213 Clearing the B-Rank Labyrinth
Chapter 214 Leaving the Labyrinth
Chapter 215 Confronting Aaron
Chapter 216 Confronting Edwin
Chapter 217 Promotion to B-Rank Adventurer
Chapter 218 Skeleton Graveyard Raid
Chapter 219 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(2)
Chapter 220 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(3)
Chapter 221 skeleton Graveyard Raid(4)
Chapter 222 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(5)
Chapter 223 Skeleton Graveyard Raid(6)
Chapter 224 Queen Luna
Chapter 225 Queen Luna(2)
Chapter 226 Queen Luna(3)
Chapter 227 lnterview
Chapter 228 Elite Monster
Chapter 229 Elite Monster(2)
Chapter 230 Body Search
Chapter 231 End of the Raid
Chapter 232 End of the Raid(2)
Chapter 233 Splitting the Rewards
Chapter 234 Parting With the Party
Chapter 235 Transfer Student
Chapter 236 Transfer Student(2)
Chapter 237 Transfer Student(3)
Chapter 238 Preparing for the Ancient Labyrinth
Chapter 239 A Fourth Member
Chapter 240 Celeste Light
Chapter 241 Day of the Labyrinth Examination
Chapter 242 Day of the Labyrinth Examination(2)
Chapter 243 Entering the Ancient Labyrinth
Chapter 244 Thousand Miles Bridge
Chapter 245 Thousand Miles Bridge(2)