Sword God in a World of Magic – Chapter 188 Space and Strength

Chapter 188 Space and Strength

“You should first look at your separate space,” the Dean said. “To do so, simply concentrate on wanting to be in your own world. At the start, you might need to gather a lot of focus, but it will become easier with practice.”

“You can look around, but don’t stay in there too long. There’s more I have to tell you.”

Shang nodded and closed his eyes.

Deep inside, he wished he could go to a place only he had access to.

Sure enough, Shang felt a pull a bit later, and he felt like he was falling into an abyss.

Then, he opened his eyes.

Shang’s eyes widened as he looked at his new surroundings.

It was bizarre but also beautiful.

What did he see?

Grass.

It was basically a lawn.

However, the lawn stretched into infinity.

There were no mountains, no rivers, no hills, no craters, no trees, no animals.

It was just an infinitely long lawn.

The sheer openness of it all made Shang a bit nervous, but he quickly calmed down when he remembered that he could leave whenever he wanted.

Being in such a vast and unending space without any variation had a certain feeling of insignificance to it.

But there was one thing that stood out.

Shang saw a big tablet made of stone jutting out from beside him. It was three meters tall and a meter wide.

On it, Shang could see all the rules of the separate space, or most of them. After all, the God had told Shang something that wasn’t on the tablet.

What did the tablet say?

“You can store whatever you want as long as it’s not alive.”

“If you want to store something in here, you must be able to lift it with your arms, or the space won’t accept the object.”

“You have no control over what Mana enters this space.”

“Your perception can not be in this space and in the real world at the same time.”

“While inside here, you are in a separate body that perfectly copies your real one.”

Then, the tablet talked about the trial Shang could take, and Shang saw a countdown at the bottom of the tablet.

It was a bit weird to see the carvings in the stone tick down like a digital display.

After reading through all of it, Shang nodded.

This separate space was definitely useful.

Due to how the Sparrens were transformed into Space Rings, it was basically impossible to put everything into one Space Ring. On top of that, with one lapse of judgment, the Space Ring might be destroyed.

Of course, the storage space of Space Rings was also limited. Most of them could only store one cubic meter of stuff. Sure, that was a lot, but it would become difficult to look through all one’s stuff if it was cramped.

After that, Shang threw one last glance at his own world and willed himself back into the real world.

This time, he felt like he was being pulled out of an abyss, and as soon as he left it, he opened his eyes.

“Fuck!” Shang shouted in a mix of fright and pain.

As soon as Shang had returned, he felt the familiar pain of a broken bone coming from his left arm. On top of that, the right side of his body felt severely bruised.

Shang could deal with pain, but he hadn’t expected that he would be in pain right now.

Then, Shang felt some vertigo as he realized that he was lying on the ground, near the wall.

As far as he remembered, he had been sitting on the table before going into his world.

“What happened?” Shang asked in shock as he slowly sat up, his body quickly regenerating.

The Dean looked at Shang.

“I kicked you.”

Silence.

“You kicked me?” Shang asked.

The Dean nodded.

A feeling of anger and frustration broke out in Shang.

He could deal with the pain, but breaking his bones wasn’t funny!

But then, Shang’s mind calmed down as he realized why the Dean had done so.

Shang took a deep breath.

“I see,” Shang said, “but you could have also told me.”

“Showing you is better than telling you,” the Dean answered.

Shang released a sigh.

Why had the Dean kicked him?

To show him one of the separate space’s weaknesses.

What happened to Shang’s real body while he was inside his separate space?

It remained motionless in the real world.

By kicking and injuring Shang, the Dean had shown that Shang had to be careful whenever he decided to visit his space.

When Shang had opened his eyes, he had realized that the pain was already receding. It was still painful, but it wasn’t as strong as when the bone was just broken.

That meant that Shang had been injured at least several seconds ago.

And he had not noticed it while he had been in his separate space.

“As you can see, entering your separate space is a risk,” the Dean said. “At the moment, you probably need something like three seconds to enter and exit, making it basically unusable in battle.”

“However, the more powerful you become, the easier it gets. Since you are now in the General Stage, your mind will also slowly start to progress alongside your body.”

Shang nodded and stood up. “Thanks,” he said.

The Dean also nodded. “Next, we have to prepare you for your trial. For that, you need to become familiar with your new powers.”

“How powerful has my body become?” Shang asked.

“According to my test, your body is at the halfway point in strength with the power of a human at the starting point and the power of the beast at the endpoint.”

“To give an example, if an Initial General Stage warrior had a power of one and an Initial General Stage beast a power of five, you would be at a three. Five minus one is four. Four divided by two is two. Two plus one is three.”

“The formula is Shang equals beast plus warrior divided by two or s=(b+w)/2.”

Shang frowned as he looked at his hands. “I’m not sure if that’s better or worse than I thought.”

“It’s perfect,” the Dean said. “As you progress, you will become more and more powerful in comparison to humans. Yes, the beasts will also grow more powerful compared to you, but you are a human, not a beast.”

“Beasts don’t have elaborate and complex techniques. So, while the gulf will still continue to grow, it won’t be insurmountable.”

“If my body were as powerful as yours will be when you reach my level, the Exploding Mountain Turtle would have had no chance against me,” the Dean said.

“You have to remember that the gap between warriors and beasts is massive. A beast at the Early Commander Stage already has a body as powerful as a warrior at the Peak Commander Stage.”

“When you are at the Early Commander Stage, you would have physical power equal to a Late Commander Stage warrior due to the exponential increase in power where the third level is a bigger power increase than the two levels before it and so on.”

“At the moment, your body has the power of an Early General Stage warrior while being at the Initial General Stage.”

“That increase in power is incredible. To put this into perspective, if Ranos had your body, the number of True Mages that could win against him would be in the single digits in the entire world.”

“You are several times faster, more powerful, and have several times the defense of any other warrior on your level in the future.”

When Shang heard that, he felt like his insides were burning.

Power!

He finally had power!

The gap was somewhat closed. Yes, the Mages still had many special means and Spells to push them even further, but that was easier to overcome than the very basis of his existence.

“Now, we need to prepare you for the trial in about a month,” the Dean said. “I want you to do as well as possible since your reward will also help the warriors all across the world.”

“So, it’s in all of our interest to see you succeed.”

“And because of that, I have a proposal,” the Dean said.

“A proposal?” Shang asked.

The Dean looked into Shang’s eyes.

“Are you willing to become my disciple?”

List of Chapters
Chapter 1 - Shooting Stars
Chapter 2 - Alex
Chapter 3 - Dream?
Chapter 4 - Death
Chapter 5 - Mages
Chapter 6 - Shang
Chapter 7 - New Body And New Surroundings
Chapter 8 - Watching
Chapter 9 - First Kill
Chapter 10 - Mana
Chapter 11 - Sword
Chapter 12 - Moment Of Peace
Chapter 13 - Training
Chapter 14 - Power!
Chapter 15 - Small Expedition
Chapter 16 - Fruit
Chapter 17 - Going Further
Chapter 18 - Payoff
Chapter 19 - Progress
Chapter 20 - Conviction
Chapter 21 - Hegemon
Chapter 22 - The Enemy Is Complacency
Chapter 23 - Cold
Chapter 24 - Bear
Chapter 25 - Thing
Chapter 26 - Ethereal Spire
Chapter 27 - Experiment And Trade
Chapter 28 - Affinity?
Chapter 29 - Human
Chapter 30 - Whirlwind
Chapter 31 - Memory Loss
Chapter 32 - Leaving The Wilderness
Chapter 33 - Bad Habit
Chapter 34 - Money
Chapter 35 - Meeting The Village
Chapter 36 - Old Man
Chapter 37 - Frozen Lake Stag
Chapter 38 - Antlers
Chapter 39 - Pity
Chapter 40 - Affinity?
Chapter 41 - Plateau
Chapter 42 - Stupid Idea
Chapter 43 - Aftermath
Chapter 44 - Dark Iron Ore
Chapter 45 - Usage Of Mana
Chapter 46 - Silent Danger
Chapter 47 - Warning
Chapter 48 - Bandits
Chapter 49 - Actions And Intentions
Chapter 50 - Reasons
Chapter 51 - Alex And Shang
Chapter 52 - Ice Wood Origin
Chapter 53 - Gamble
Chapter 54 - Officer
Chapter 55 - Recruits
Chapter 56 - Reward
Chapter 57 - Sparren
Chapter 58 - Money!
Chapter 59 - Farm Line
Chapter 60 - Storm Eagle Zone
Chapter 61 - Affinities
Chapter 62 - Finally Here
Chapter 63 - The Sleeping Man
Chapter 64 - Different World
Chapter 65 - Amnesia
Chapter 66 - Pen
Chapter 67 - Sword, Yes?
Chapter 68 - Michael
Chapter 69 - Battle With Soran
Chapter 70 - Flaws
Chapter 71 - Feedback
Chapter 72 - Pain
Chapter 73 - Smile?
Chapter 74 - Not About Can, But Should
Chapter 75 - Realms
Chapter 76 - The Dean
Chapter 77 Purpose
Chapter 78 Trust?
Chapter 79 Temperature
Chapter 80 Not Temperature
Chapter 81 Balance?
Chapter 82 Second Gift
Chapter 83 Subjects
Chapter 84 True Path
Chapter 85 Room
Chapter 86 Rules
Chapter 87 Schedule And Grade
Chapter 88 Training Resumes
Chapter 89 Sword Feelings
Chapter 90 Practice
Chapter 91 Numbers
Chapter 92 Outside
Chapter 93 Stars Gerbon
Chapter 94 Market
Chapter 95 Older Student
Chapter 96 Intimidation
Chapter 97 Guilt
Chapter 98 Astor And Elver
Chapter 99 Teacher Loran
Chapter 100 Soldier To General
Chapter 101 Astor’s Power
Chapter 102 Experience
Chapter 103 Mattheo
Chapter 104 Counter
Chapter 105 Beast
Chapter 106 Weapons
Chapter 107 Plan
Chapter 108 Beast Missions
Chapter 109 Vanishing Snake
Chapter 110 Power Of Magic
Chapter 111 Swamp Millipede
Chapter 112 Hunting
Chapter 113 Circling
Chapter 114 Green Bird
Chapter 115 Blade
Chapter 116 Metal Mana
Chapter 117 The Last Moment
Chapter 118 More Potential
Chapter 119 Idiot
Chapter 120 Teacher
Chapter 121 Celebrity Autograph
Chapter 122 Teacher Niria
Chapter 123 Psychopath
Chapter 124 Crossroads
Chapter 125 Water Mage
Chapter 126 In Control
Chapter 127 The Pest Cat Problem
Chapter 128 Help
Chapter 129 Darkness Affinity
Chapter 130 Not An Affinity
Chapter 131 Private Lesson
Chapter 132 Refined Uses
Chapter 133 This World
Chapter 134 Ice Ore
Chapter 135 The Other Vice-Dean
Chapter 136 Day Of Chaos
Chapter 137 Merchant
Chapter 138 Hunting Guild
Chapter 139 Javelin
Chapter 140 Environmental Planning
Chapter 141 Life Scarab
Chapter 142 Spire Mire
Chapter 143 Scammed
Chapter 144 The Night
Chapter 145 A New Day
Chapter 146 Upgrading The Sword
Chapter 147 Nobility
Chapter 148 Mattheo’s Troubles
Chapter 149 Rematch
Chapter 150 The Result
Chapter 151 Quota
Chapter 152 Time To Learn
Chapter 153 Practice
Chapter 154 Learning
Chapter 155 Monster
Chapter 156 Protection
Chapter 157 Eternal Spires
Chapter 158 The Start
Chapter 159 True Power
Chapter 160 Boat In A Storm
Chapter 161 Hunters
Chapter 162 Exploding Mountain Turtle
Chapter 163 Someone
Chapter 164 Betrayal
Chapter 165 The Plan Around The Plan
Chapter 166 The Day Of Chaos Ends
Chapter 167 First Semester
Chapter 168 Rise
Chapter 169 Falling Out
Chapter 170 Trash Bird
Chapter 171 Chase
Chapter 172 Shut Up!
Chapter 173 Invitation
Chapter 174 Icy Wisp
Chapter 175 The Plan
Chapter 176 Four Dead Beasts
Chapter 177 Teacher Mervin’s Advice
Chapter 178 Applicable Advice?
Chapter 179 The Thing
Chapter 180 The Last Moments
Chapter 181 The Procedure
Chapter 182 Success!
Chapter 183 - Abominations
Chapter 184 - Natural Mana
Chapter 185 Antimatter
Chapter 186 The Second Question
Chapter 187 The Important Secret
Chapter 188 Space and Strength
Chapter 189 Preparations for the Trial
Chapter 190 Viera
Chapter 191 First Fight
Chapter 192 Growth
Chapter 193 The First Mage
Chapter 194 Advantage of Mana Source
Chapter 195 Against Mages
Chapter 196 Prepared
Chapter 197 The Trial Begins
Chapter 198 Joke Turning into Reality
Chapter 199 Climate Weasel
Chapter 200 Accumulated Power
Chapter 201 Explosiveness
Chapter 202 Tiger
Chapter 203 Metal King
Chapter 204 Light Affinity
Chapter 205 Inexperienced
Chapter 206 Price
Chapter 207 Death
Chapter 208 Advancing
Chapter 209 Power of Practice
Chapter 210 Poison
Chapter 211 Gulf of Power
Chapter 212 Waiting
Chapter 213 First Mage
Chapter 214 Genius
Chapter 215 Destruction
Chapter 216 Fear
Chapter 217 I Have to Kill!
Chapter 218 Affinity
Chapter 219 Jester
Chapter 220 Entertainment
Chapter 221 Not What but How
Chapter 222 The Trial Is Over
Chapter 223 New Plane of Fighting
Chapter 224 Faction
Chapter 225 Group of Warriors
Chapter 226 Four Groups
Chapter 227 Numbers Talk
Chapter 228 Hardfire Spider
Chapter 229 Jobs
Chapter 230 Strength
Chapter 231 Outpost Taking Form
Chapter 232 Deaths
Chapter 233 New Mission
Chapter 234 Positioning
Chapter 235 Ambush
Chapter 236 Attack!
Chapter 237 Report
Chapter 238 Defense
Chapter 239 One's Plan
Chapter 240 Ploy
Chapter 241 Underestimated
Chapter 242 Superior
Chapter 243 Inquisitor
Chapter 244 Excellent Work
Chapter 245 Back to Warrior's Paradise
Chapter 246 Return
Chapter 247 - The Ore
Chapter 248 - New Shang
Chapter 249 Friend?
Chapter 250 Path to Commander Stage
Chapter 251 Old Friends
Chapter 252 Flying
Chapter 253 The Caves
Chapter 254 Professional Hunting
Chapter 255 Conflict
Chapter 256 Who?
Chapter 257 Poison Adept
Chapter 258 Chase
Chapter 259 The Cleaning Service
Chapter 260 Magic Contract
Chapter 261 Returnal Point
Chapter 262 The Guilty Party
Chapter 263 Simon Wilbury
Chapter 264 Helpless
Chapter 265 - Waiting by the Gate
Chapter 266 - Good Ruler
Chapter 267 - Kiva Orvis
Chapter 268 - Duke Whirlwind's Path
Chapter 269 - The Empress CobraZone
Chapter 270 - The AdamantiteBehemoth Zone
Chapter 271 - The Thunder HorseZone
Chapter 272 - Thunder Horse
Chapter 273 - Survived
Chapter 274 - Skythunder Zone
Chapter 275 - King Skythunder'sCastle
Chapter 276 - King Skythunder
Chapter 277 - Punch
Chapter 278 - Barbarian
Chapter 279 - Discussion
Chapter 280 - Decision
Chapter 281 - What AreBarbarians?
Chapter 282 - Dark Pillar
Chapter 283 - Adult Shang
Chapter 284 - Flipping a Coin
Chapter 285 - lce Demon vs.Adepts
Chapter 286 - The Reason
Chapter 287 - Black Gleam
Chapter 288 - Surrender
Chapter 289 - Bounty
Chapter 290 - Plans
Chapter 291 - Slide
Chapter 292 - Bottom
Chapter 293 - Calm Area
Chapter 294 - Black Wall
Chapter 295 - Falling
Chapter 296 - Danger
Chapter 297 - Price
Chapter 298 - Death and Hope
Chapter 299 - One Eye
Chapter 300 - How Did He Do lt?
Chapter 301 - Looking Around
Chapter 302 - Things Going Out ofControl
Chapter 303 - Trouble
Chapter 304 - Punishment
Chapter 305 – Disguise
Chapter 306 – Isolated Barbarian
Chapter 307 – Village
Chapter 308 – Slavery or Vacation?
Chapter 309 – Different Front
Chapter 310 – Camp
Chapter 311 – Barbarian Customs
Chapter 312 – Ruiner
Chapter 313 – First Lesson
Chapter 314 – Basics
Chapter 315 – Solo Performance
Chapter 316 – First Goal Achieved
Chapter 317 – Three Techniques, One Technique
Chapter 318 – Deciphering the Technique
Chapter 319 – Blackshadow Kingdom
Chapter 320 – Summoners
Chapter 321 – Lash vs. Mole
Chapter 322 – Closing the Gap
Chapter 323 – Mana Tranquility
Chapter 324 – Lifting
Chapter 325 – Contract
Chapter 326 – Special Mission
Chapter 327 – Force
Chapter 328 – Plague
Chapter 329 – Researcher Veral
Chapter 330 – Global Politics
Chapter 331 – Commander Stage
Chapter 332 – Third Question
Chapter 333 – Abominations Everywhere
Chapter 334 – Controlling
Chapter 335 – Deep Lake
Chapter 336 – Three Months
Chapter 337 – Blind Fight
Chapter 338 – Mind Battle
Chapter 339 – Trial Starts
Chapter 340 – Level Six and Seven
Chapter 341 – Lioness
Chapter 342 – Ice King
Chapter 343 – Relentless Attacks
Chapter 344 – Using Everything
Chapter 345 – Power Hierarchy
Chapter 346 – Warrior Trials
Chapter 347 – Second Strongest Class of Warriors
Chapter 348 – Teacher Mervin
Chapter 349 – True Path
Chapter 350 – Forsaken Future
Chapter 351 – Five Years
Chapter 352 – Warrior Category Over
Chapter 353 – Darkness
Chapter 354 – Underestimated
Chapter 355 – Difference in Growth
Chapter 356 – Fire
Chapter 357 – Different Mage
Chapter 358 – Universe
Chapter 359 – Strange Mage
Chapter 360 – Star Map
Chapter 361 – Fruits of Training
Chapter 362 – The Plan
Chapter 363 – Destruction
Chapter 364 – Icicle
Chapter 365 – Bombardment
Chapter 366 – Last Push
Chapter 367 – Negotiation
Chapter 368 – Blue-Haired Man
Chapter 369 – Was It Right?
Chapter 370 – Focus on Power!
Chapter 371 – Escaping the Grandmountain Kingdom
Chapter 372 – Another Search
Chapter 373 – Hiding
Chapter 374 – Growth
Chapter 375 – Shang
Chapter 376 – The Way
Chapter 377 – Map
Chapter 378 – Return
Chapter 379 – Bad News
Chapter 380 – Unfamiliar Face
Chapter 381 – Terrifying Message
Chapter 382 – Meeting an Old Friend
Chapter 383 – Duke Whirlwind's Thoughts
Chapter 384 – The Scheme
Chapter 385 – Diamond
Chapter 386 – Cross Comprehension