Sword God in a World of Magic – Chapter 321 – Lash vs. Mole

Chapter 321 – Lash vs. Mole

Shang and Lash went into one of the caves in one of the tall mountains and descended the tunnel.

After a couple of minutes, they found several Soldier Stage beasts, but they ignored them.

The Soldier Stage beasts also felt that these two humans were too powerful, and they ran whenever they saw the two.

The cave was dark, and in comparison to the Caves in the Storm Eagle Zone, they looked natural.

They were also far less confusing from a layout perspective.

After a couple of minutes, they found the first General Stage beasts, but they also avoided the two humans.

When they saw a Mid General Stage beast, they noticed that it didn’t immediately retreat. Instead, it stayed around but didn’t attack them.

They continued, and a couple of minutes later, they saw a Late General Stage beast.

It was a five-meter-long mole with rocky armor and long, sharp claws.

“Can you kill it alone?” Shang asked Lash.

Lash estimated the mole’s power for a couple of seconds.

“I don’t know,” he said.

Shang nodded. “Then, that’s good training. Fight it. If I see that you are about to die, I will intervene and kill it.”

Lash took a deep breath.

This would be a difficult fight.

After some seconds, he charged at the mole. The mole hadn’t noticed them up to now, but as soon as it saw Lash approach, it sharpened its claws, which began to grow even more.

Lash also took out his own weapon.

Lash was one of the more powerful barbarians, and he also had his own weapon.

His weapon was a huge spike made out of hard bone. It couldn’t be called a spear since it lacked the finesse of a spear. It was literally just a big, sharpened piece of bone.

However, its weight and power were still astonishing. Shang guessed that this bone came from an Initial Commander Stage beast, and even though it hadn’t been crafted with a lot of finesse, it probably had been very expensive.

The two of them charged at each other.

And then, they both attacked.

BANG!

Lash pushed his long bone forward, hitting the mole on its head.

It broke through the earth armor, its skin, and its muscles, but it eventually got stuck in the mole’s skull.

The mole’s attack had missed since it had misjudged Lash’s reach.

The mole screamed in pain and jumped back.

Funnily enough, it also stumbled a bit, showing that it had received a heavy concussion.

‘He got the initiative,’ Shang thought. ‘As long as he can keep it up, he will eventually wear down the mole.’

Sure enough, Lash continued stabbing his bone towards the mole. The mole evaded most of the strikes, but that forced it to retreat even more. It was simply too big to sidestep the strike, leaving only retreat as an option.

The mole tried to strike the bone several times, but Lash always managed to make the mole miss.

The fight continued like this for over two minutes.

‘Is this how long normal hunts take?’ Shang thought.

Shang’s fights always ended very quickly due to his very explosive and offensive battle style. He wasn’t really used to seeing fights go on for so long.

BANG!

The mole managed to push the spear to the side.

Even though the mole was a level below Lash, its body was still a bit more powerful than his. Together with the leverage it had by hitting the spear’s tip, it managed to throw the bone out of Lash’s hands.

BANG!

The bone hit the wall about twenty meters away, and Shang frowned.

‘The bone is too big, and there is no handle. Even the worst smith knows that a good handle is important. Why would anyone able to create such a powerful weapon refuse to make a good handle?’

Without his weapon, Lash was defenseless, but his eyes remained narrowed and concentrated.

Shang prepared himself to intervene. He wasn’t sure if it was necessary, but he had to be ready.

Lash jumped back, and the mole jumped forward with its claws. It had been on the retreat for so long, and it could finally go on the offensive.

It extended its right claw and tried to skewer Lash.

At that moment, Lash’s training kicked in.

BANG!

Out of reflex, Lash pushed the claws outward, diverting the mole’s force.

BOOOM!

The mole landed sideways behind Lash since it hadn’t expected its force to be diverted like that.

Lash charged away from the mole and reached his spear rather quickly.

The mole had recovered and already jumped at Lash again.

Lash’s eyes focused on the mole’s head, and he stabbed forward.

BANG!

The spear hit the same spot it had hit the first time, and the mole’s skull broke.

The bone didn’t pierce through the entire brain, but it managed to destroy parts of it.

The mole’s body quickly began to convulse as its brain malfunctioned.

The fight was already over, and Lash quickly ended it.

Silence.

After the fight, Lash looked at his injured left arm. There were a couple of deep cuts on it since it had deflected the mole’s claws.

However, that action saved Lash’s life.

“Without your training, I would have died,” Lash said without looking away from his arm.

“Fighting with a weapon doesn’t mean that you only fight with it,” Shang said. “There are a couple of things you could have done.”

“For example, you could have baited out an attack from the mole, kick its claw to the side, and kill it by using its own charge as additional force for your spike.”

Lash imagined that scene and nodded.

It made sense to him to fight like that, but while fighting the beast, he had reverted to his old habits.

He was used to fighting beasts like this, and it was difficult to change it on a whim.

It needed a lot of training and practice to change one’s fighting style.

Luckily for Shang, he had been a master at hand-to-hand combat before he had even received his first weapon.

MMA had a nice flow to it, especially in the ground fights.

Make yourself as compact as possible, get behind the enemy’s defenses, and release a powerful attack.

It was like the fighter was a slippery eel that suddenly transformed into a strong gorilla when the time was right.

Shang’s fighting style had built upon that. When he fought beasts, he mainly focused on evading their attacks and getting even closer while doing so, and when he was close to the enemy, he unleashed a devastating attack.

Lash was more direct. He essentially made his power clash with the enemy’s power, which wasn’t the smartest move when one was fighting a beast.

But it was the safe option.

Even if one messed up or lost the clash, they could still retreat.

In comparison to that, if Shang misjudged his opponent’s attack or messed up his dodge, he would probably die immediately.

Lash’s fighting style was low risk, low reward.

Shang’s fighting style was high risk, high reward.

Lash used his weapon several times to block, while Shang only blocked when there was no way to dodge or parry. The reason was that blocking broke Shang’s momentum and flow, and he hated that.

“Give me your weapon,” Shang said.

Lash handed his spike over without any protests.

Shang had proven more than once that he knew what he was doing.

“I’m going to make a handle for you,” he said.

Lash didn’t say anything. He simply trusted Shang.

Funnily enough, Shang didn’t say this sentence for Lash but Sword.

Shang had never forged anything before, and he knew that he couldn’t do this alone.

But Sword probably knew what to do.

Shang stabbed the spike into the ground so that its handle pointed upward.

Then, Shang held Sword to it and began to grind upward.

Shavings of bone left the spike as Sword ground on it.

Sword had understood what Shang wanted, and it stealthily moved in the perfect way to create a stable handle.

It took a while, but an hour later, Shang was finally done.

At the backend of the spike, Shang could now see the bone narrow again in a smooth way until it became thin enough to be held by human hands.

Then, the handle continued for a bit until it widened again, and at the very end, it turned completely flat.

The wide end was so that Lash could put more force into the spike.

Shang gave the spike back to Lash, and he carried it in his hands.

One had to remember that this was a spike, not a spear. Spears could also be swung from side to side due to the sharp blades at their tips, but this spike couldn’t be used like that.

This spike had no sharp edges. It only had a sharp point.

Lash put his hand on the handle and saw how easily he could angle the spike.

Then, he put his right hand on the butt of the spike and pushed forward.

BANG!

The stab released a lot of power with tremendous speed.

‘With that flexible handle, he can also use feints,’ Shang thought. ‘He can charge in, point his spike at the enemy’s head, force them to block the attack, but then quickly change the angle of the spike before punching forward.’

‘But that’s for him to find out. I think he will notice that application very quickly.’

“Let’s continue,” Shang said. “I’m going to get us two Peak Fighter Stage beasts.

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