Sword God in a World of Magic – Chapter 324 – Lifting

Chapter 324 – Lifting

All the barbarians gathered in front of the camp as soon as the sun came up, and Shang also quickly joined them.

Lash and the other barbarians that had come to him earlier stood close to him, showing their allegiance.

Even though the barbarians all stood in front of the camp, there were three distinct camps.

The biggest one wore no collars and surrounded the tall barbarian from the camp. There were about a hundred barbarians in that camp.

The second camp was only comprised of barbarians with collars, and that camp consisted of about 25 barbarians.

The last one was Shang’s camp. There were two barbarians with collars, including himself, and five barbarians without collars. They were only seven.

The collared barbarians didn’t heed Shang’s camp any mind, but the bigger group of barbarians looked with narrowed eyes at Lash and Shang. They saw that Lash stood respectfully beside Shang, which meant that he was Lash’s Leader.

However, they had never seen Shang do anything to show his power. On the first day of the criminals’ arrival, Shang had only walked away, not showing his power or dominance.

To barbarians, if one had the power, one would show it. It was only natural to show that one was the strongest.

The fact that Shang didn’t show his power made them mistrustful.

Shang didn’t heed the barbarians any mind.

Their opinions were irrelevant.

The fact that the barbarians created different Tribes inside the military camp was already idiotic and childish to Shang.

Why would one want to establish themselves as the Leader while being confined in a cage?

Leader or not, when the Mages gave an order, everyone followed.

The Leader had no power, just like all the other barbarians.

After a couple of minutes, the commander over the camp arrived with her typical, cold expression. Behind her were two True Mages.

The commander was the strongest human for kilometers around since she was an Early True Mage.

Right now, Shang was rather sure that he would lose if he were to fight her.

This was the power he had to overcome if he wanted to regain his freedom.

And, for now, Shang wasn’t powerful enough.

The commander looked at all the gathered barbarians for a while.

“The five strongest, step forward,” she commanded.

The barbarians all looked at each other.

And more than five barbarians stepped forward.

From the biggest group, the Leader and three other barbarians stepped forward.

From the other camp, two stepped forward.

And from Shang’s group, Shang and Lash stepped forward.

In total, there were eight barbarians that had stepped forward, and they all glared at each other, except for Shang.

The commander frowned, but she decided that it would be too much hassle to organize several fights.

“Eight it is,” she said.

SHING!

A thick, black staff appeared out of thin air in front of the commander, and it fell to the ground.

BOOOM!

When it hit the ground, a heavy quake washed over the gathered group, and they looked at the staff in shock.

This thing was heavy!

Why did the commander summon this staff?!

“If you can lift this staff, you will be chosen for a special mission,” she explained. “If you do well in this special mission, you will have proven your worth to us, and we will elevate your position and will grant you more power.”

When the barbarians heard that, greed appeared in their eyes, and the barbarians that hadn’t stepped forward regretted not stepping forward.

The commander noticed their gazes and snorted. “Don’t overestimate yourselves,” she said. “I would be surprised if even one of you can lift it.”

Of course, the barbarians took that as a provocation, but they didn’t dare to protest.

“You, step forward,” the commander said to the tall barbarian from the main camp. She knew that he was considered the strongest.

The tall barbarian complied and stepped forward.

Then, he crouched down and took hold of the staff.

And he tried to lift it.

His muscles bulged, and his face became red, but the staff only very slowly moved upward.

The tall barbarian’s body shook, and about ten seconds later, he managed to lift it to his waist.

His arms trembled under the tremendous weight.

“It needs to be lifted above your head,” the commander said coldly.

The tall barbarian gritted his teeth, and he tried to lift it further.

It moved a couple more centimeters, but when it reached his belly button, he had to drop it.

BOOOOM!

The heavy staff hit the ground again, and another powerful quake went throughout the camp.

The barbarians had been shocked into silence.

How heavy was this staff?!

How was anyone supposed to lift this?!

“Anyone else?” the commander asked.

The other three barbarians from the main camp walked back to their group. The tall barbarian was the publicly acknowledged strongest in their group.

At that point, the Leader of the criminal camp stepped forward, and he also tried to lift it.

However, he barely managed to lift the staff to the middle of his shin before he had to drop it.

This made those two retreat as well, leaving only Lash and Shang.

“You want to try?” Shang asked Lash.

Lash narrowed his eyes and stepped forward.

Then, he tried to lift it.

His entire body shook, and his face became red, but the staff moved upward.

When the staff reached his knees, Lash was already at his limit.

But he kept going.

Lash continued lifting, and even blood started to flow out of his arms.

His eyes had become completely bloodshot, and blood exploded out of his nose.

But he kept going.

When he managed to lift it to his waist, he managed to hold it there for about two seconds.

And then, he dropped it.

BOOOM!

The staff hit the ground with tremendous force, and Lash nearly fell over.

However, he had proven his power and will.

His body was still weaker than the tall barbarian’s, but with tremendous willpower, he managed to nearly close the gap.

The commander noted Lash’s tremendous willpower and decided to look more closely into Lash.

And then, there was only Shang.

Shang slowly stepped forward, and the other barbarians looked at him with mixed expressions.

Shang’s group looked with confidence at him.

The main group looked with hostile eyes at him.

The criminal camp looked with ridicule and disgust at him.

Shang didn’t take any of these expressions to heart.

He stopped in front of the staff and calmly looked into the commander’s eyes.

The commander only furrowed her brows.

For some reason, Shang felt very different from all the other barbarians.

She didn’t know how or why, but Shang felt out of place among the group of barbarians.

Shang slowly crouched down and took hold of the staff.

Then, he stood up.

In just two seconds, Shang had lifted the staff to his waist.

Silence.

The barbarians looked with shock at Shang.

His arms weren’t even shaking!

Yes, his arms were bulging, and they were definitely under a lot of stress, but they were definitely not at their limits!

A glow appeared in the commander’s eyes.

Shang’s biceps curled as he lifted the staff to his chest.

Even more silence.

Shang had pulled the staff far higher than anyone here!

Then, Shang pushed the staff and took a big step forward.

In one push, he had stretched his arms over his head with the staff.

Shang pulled his legs together again and remained standing.

The black staff was extended above his head, and it was stable.

His stance was stable.

His body didn’t shake.

It was perfect.

Shang continued looking at the commander.

The commander looked with narrowed eyes at Shang.

Shang only had one question.

“Do I pass?”

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