Chapter 35: A Brutal Beatdown
Chapter 35: A Brutal Beatdown
“T-That Leo… Has he always been this vicious?”
“I don’t think so… Leo usually finishes his fight with a single elegant hit, after all.”
“My god, I have never seen such a brutal beating before.”
“Why aren’t they stopping the match? It’s clear that Leo is the victor.”
“Kayn doesn’t seem unconscious yet. Leo’s attacks are too weak to knock him unconscious.”
“Honestly, I would rather he knock me out than to suffer such an embarrassing beating.”
Miss Camille rubbed her temples in a stressed manner after seeing Leo’s performance. She knew from the start that Leo would be able to defeat Kayn without any problems after seeing his performance during training, but she didn’t expect such an outcome.
Meanwhile, Leo continued to relieve his stress by beating Kayn.
“This one is for trying to bully me!”
“This one is for all your shit-talk!”
“This one is for the training I had to endure just to beat you!”
“This one is for all the stress I experienced because of you!”
“This one is for having such an ugly face!”
“This one is for having an ugly personality!”
“This one is for all the people that you have bullied in the past!”
Leo launched countless strikes at Kayn, tossing his body around the field like some kind of stress-relieving puppet.
Once he was satisfied, Leo stopped attacking and wiped the sweat from his face.
“Phew! That felt great!” He exclaimed.
However, when he finally got a good look at Kayn’s condition, he became worried that he might have gone overboard and killed Kayn.
He turned to look at Eve, who was standing not far away with a dazed expression on her face.
She eventually snapped out of her daze and blew on the whistle again, signaling the end of the match.
“W-Winner, Leo Magnus!” She announced in a stiff voice.
The entire arena remained silent even though they should be cheering, mostly because they were terrified and speechless by the beatdown.
However, it wasn’t as though Leo displayed unfathomable power, nor did he do anything really special. It just was the sheer brutality of the fight that made these students speechless.
“My god, Leo. You really went hard on him… I doubt even his parents would recognize him if they saw his face now.” Lilith said as she floated above Kayn, who was still conscious but was in no condition to move.
After the fight ended, Miss Camille entered the field and proceeded to heal Kayn’s injuries using her light magic.
Within moments, Kayn, who looked inhuman with a disfigured face, returned to looking like a normal human being, but his face was still bruised black and blue.
“Leo! You son of a bitch! How dare you humiliate me like this! I will never forgive you!” Kayn roared in anger once he could finally talk again.
“Oh? You’ll never forgive me? Then how about another match, huh? We can even do it right now if you want!” Leo beckoned him in a provocative manner.
Kayn gritted his teeth in frustration, but he didn’t dare to accept Leo’s challenge, as he was still mentally scarred by the beatdown.
“If you dare to come near me again, I will not show you any mercy the next time!” Leo said after seeing Kayn’s nervousness.
The students were dumbfounded by Leo’s words that implied he was being merciful during the beatdown. How can someone be so shameless?
“What do I do now? Can I leave yet?” Leo asked Miss Camille.
“The match is already over. Unless you have another match, you can leave,” she said.
“All right. Then I will see you at the Training Center later?”
Miss Camille nodded.
“Then I will see you later.”
Leo walked out of the field in a prideful manner.
After leaving the arena, he went straight to the Training Center.
“Hahaha! Did you see that, Lilith?! Kayn was powerless before me! I have never felt so powerful before!” Leo exclaimed as he held his sword high in the air with one hand.
“What kind of pose is that? You look so weird.” Lilith shook her head.
And she continued, “Also, Kayn is just a weakling. You’re being way too proud for such a small achievement.”
“You don’t understand anything, Lilith. I have always been bullied in my old world. Although there were times when I would win, it was never such an overwhelming victory. Also, Kayn was using magic! I had defeated a mage with nothing but a sword! Of course I would be proud!”
“If you could use magic, that match would’ve been over in seconds, though…”
“Speaking of magic, why did it take him so long to cast his first magic spell?” He suddenly asked.
“Unlike you, who can cast magic on his first try without chanting, normal people need to chant their magic.”
“Huh? This is my first time hearing about this. I have never heard Miss Camille chant either.”
“Of course not. She’s an S-Rank Adventurer. Anyways, most people chant because it helps them visualize the magic circle and gather mana. Once you’re skilled enough with a certain magic spell, you will naturally be able to cast them without chanting.”
“No wonder… I found it weird that Kayn had shouted his magic spell before using it. I thought he was an idiot who has a habit of revealing his spell before using it.” Leo shrugged.
“Those who can silent cast have a huge advantage because of that exact reason. It gives your opponent almost no time to react to it because they cannot hear the chant. However, the amount of people who can silent cast magic spells are very rare even amongst geniuses.”
“Hm? Wait a moment… If people cannot tell what magic I am using if I don’t chant, doesn’t that mean I can use Mana Drain in public as long as I silent cast it?” Leo asked.
“That is true, but it is also risky because there are magic spells out there that can let people see the flow of mana inside people’s bodies, so they will be able to see you absorbing your target’s mana. I wouldn’t risk it if I were you.”
Miss Camille arrived at the Training Center about ten minutes after Leo.
“Do you remember your promise, Miss Camille?” Leo approached her with a wide grin on his face.
“The Tier 2 magic spell, right? I already have it prepared for you.” She handed him a piece of paper with a Tier 2 magic circle on it.
Leo took the paper and asked without looking at it just yet, “What kind of magic spell is this?”
“It’s a magic spell called Void Spear. It can teleport a certain distance, so you can catch people off guard.”
“Void Spear? Is it similar to your light spears?” He asked.
“Yes, sort of.”
Leo pondered for a moment and spoke, “Do every affinity have their own variation of a certain magic spell? For example, Kayn used Water Bullet today, which is basically Black Bullet but with a different magic affinity.”
“That is true for most of the low tier magic spells. The true difference comes at the Tier 5 magic spells and above. However, even the low tier magic spells will have some differences.” Miss Camille said.
“For example, your Void Spear can pierce the void and teleport, but my Spear of Light cannot do such a thing.”
“I see… Anyways, thank you for teaching me this magic spell.” Leo proceeded to memorize the magic circle.
<You have learned the Magic Spell: Void Spear>
[Master Rank: F]
‘It costs 200 mana to use?!’ Leo was a little shocked when he saw the mana required to use this magic spell.
‘No wonder why Lilith was reluctant to teach me Tier 2 magic spells. This is a tremendous increase in mana usage compared to Tier 1 magic spells! With my current mana, I will enter Mana Fatigue with just 5 casts! If it weren’t for the magic shop, I would only be able to cast 2 of them!’ He cried inwardly.
“Can I try it out?” He asked Miss Camille after learning the magic spell.
Leo distanced himself from the Mana Absorbing Dummy. Once he was around 20 meters away, he used Void Spear, creating a spear of dark energy in his grasp.
‘He can already silent spell-cast a Tier 2 magic spell on his first try right after learning it…’ Miss Camille sighed inwardly after being exposed to his tremendous magic talents once again.
After getting his aim, Leo flicked his arms and hurled the Void Spear at the dummy.
The Void Spear traveled in the air for about 5 meters before suddenly disappearing and reappearing 10 meters away, striking the Mana Absorbing Dummy a split second later.
After absorbing the Void Spear, the Mana Absorbing Dummy pulsated with a dark orange light.
‘The magic power of his Void Spear is almost 3,000?! And that’s without overcharging it! He could definitely reach 3,500, perhaps even 4,000 if he overcharged it! That’s an insane amount of magic power for a mere Tier 2 magic spell!’ Lilith cried inwardly after seeing the results.
Normally, only Tier 3 magic spells with a high mastery rank would be able to produce magic power above 3,000, hence why it was so surprising for Leo to achieve that kind of power with a Tier 2 magic spell that he’d just learned.
Miss Camille had a profound frown on her face after witnessing Leo’s prowess.
‘His magic talent is abnormally high, almost frighteningly so… Now that he’s acquired a decent amount of experience with the sword, it’s probably time to focus on his magic talents…’ She thought to herself.