Sword God in a World of Magic – Chapter 375 – Shang

Chapter 375 – Shang

Right now, Shang stood on top of a hill, overlooking the border between two Zones.

The Zone he was currently in was filled with icy hills, and the Zone to its east was filled with canyons, small mountains, and craters.

Shang could see several huge towers and groups of Mages. He could even see two High Mages.

For the last two days, Shang had been watching that border, noting all the forces that were stationed there.

This border was special.

This was not only the border between two Zones but the border between two Kingdoms.

This was the border between the Blackshadow Kingdom and the Spirit Spring Kingdom.

Shang had been inside the Blackshadow Kingdom for another two years, strengthening himself and training with Sword.

By now, Shang was 32 years old.

He had been gone from the Skythunder Kingdom for around ten years, but now, he was very close to being able to return.

While the Blackshadow Kingdom enslaved physical fighters and fed them to their beasts, the Spirit Spring Kingdom was very different.

Even though they had a different kind of Summoner in their Kingdom, called a Spiriter, their entire Kingdom was completely different from the Blackshadow Kingdom.

While the Summoners enslaved their beasts, the Spiriters built a connection. The beasts willingly fought for them, and the bond between a Spiriter and their beasts was a close one.

Additionally, the Spirit Spring Kingdom was right beside the Skythunder Kingdom, and they also had some warriors travel through their Kingdom from time to time. After all, the Skythunder Kingdom and the Spirit Spring Kingdom were close allies, and plenty of warriors were sent to the Spirit Spring Kingdom to help put pressure on the Magic Purity Kingdom.

If Shang managed to enter the Spirit Spring Kingdom, he would be able to return to the Skythunder Kingdom without any problems.

He wouldn’t even need to hide anymore.

‘It’s been over ten years,’ Shang thought as he looked at the border.

Over the last couple of days, Shang had been thinking about his journey and how he had changed over its course.

He had been sent to the central-west of the Grandmountain Kingdom by that powerful Mage.

He had quickly been found and transferred to the northeastern front to fight the Blackshadow Kingdom.

There, he had learned about the barbarians.

Then, he spent around seven to eight years in the Tide Serpent Zone until he fled to the Ancestral Mountain Zone.

After that, he went to the Blackshadow Kingdom and trained for two years.

Shang had summoned over ten armies of Abominations over these two years, terrifying the Blackshadow Kingdom and ending many innocent lives.

By now, Shang had made his peace with his nature.

If he had to be the reason for many innocent people to lose their lives to become powerful, he would do so.

His power was the most important thing in the world.

Shang had also been found several times over the last two years, but he always managed to kill the person that found him before the news could get out.

Shang’s feelings regarding killing innocent people that only wanted to fight beasts or travel the wilderness had numbed.

The more he did it, the easier it became.

Even the incident with Lash only felt natural to Shang now.

Lash had been a danger to Shang’s survival, which meant that he had to die.

Over the past ten years, Shang had changed so much.

Back then, Shang had been at the Peak General Stage and uncertain of how he should act. Should he help others, or should he take everything for himself?

Now, Shang was 32 and at the Mid Commander Stage. Right now, his body was at around 85% of the power of a Mid Commander Stage beast, but his upper limit was already approaching 100% due to all the Abominations he absorbed.

Right now, Shang wore his nearly destroyed black armor. For the past two years, he had been running around without a shirt, but since he would be among humans again soon, he decided to bend the armor into shape again with his power.

There were still several holes and huge dents in the armor, but it covered his upper body well enough.

His big sword hung on his back.

His black pants were nearly destroyed.

The long black piece of cloth that covered his left eye looked old and in just as bad of a shape as his other pieces of clothing.

Shang’s hair was long and black, but it had obviously not been taken care of, making it look dirty.

Shang’s current appearance wouldn’t have felt alien or strange to the younger Shang, but his aura had completely changed.

Back then, Shang had given off a hardworking but insecure aura. He was like a teenager that wasn’t exactly sure what they should do.

Back when Shang had met the Dean for the first time, he had become irritated by him. The Dean had appeared coldhearted and cruel.

It was almost like he hadn’t been a human but a coldhearted monster.

Shang hadn’t known why he had disliked the Dean so much when they had just met back then.

And now?

Well, if Soran were here and if he were to see Shang stand on the hill like this…

He might confuse him with the Dean for a second.

Over the last 18 years, Shang had very slowly become more and more similar to the Dean.

In the beginning, Shang felt bad for killing a hog.

Then, he had gotten used to killing beasts.

Later, Shang felt horrible for killing the beggars who just recently joined the bandits.

Then, he had gotten used to killing his enemies, even if they were humans.

After that, Shang felt horrible for trying to kill a teenager that wanted to steal his gold.

Then, he had gotten used to killing anyone that went against him, regardless of power or age.

When Shang killed Lash to protect his identity, he felt horrible once again.

Then, he got used to killing his old friends as long as they posed a danger to his life.

Even if their intention wasn’t to do so.

Lash was the first human Shang killed in the real world that had absolutely no intention of hurting him, which was why that incident weighed so heavily on his mind.

But as Shang continued killing more and more people in the Blackshadow Kingdom that just happened to come close to his hiding place, he got used to these feelings.

And by now, he didn’t even feel them.

When Shang had arrived at the Grandmountain Kingdom, he couldn’t have imagined killing anyone that didn’t have malicious intentions toward him.

Now, it was the norm.

Teacher Mervin, Vice-Dean Soran, and Teacher Loran tried to teach Shang that life could only be enjoyable if one felt love, friendship, and companionship.

Excessive hunger for power only ended in tragedy and sadness.

Maybe they would have succeeded.

But the trials, which forced Shang to kill Mages and warriors, the hostile environment of the Grandmountain Kingdom, and the God’s answers and wisdom made it impossible for their teachings to take hold.

People could influence their own growth and path to a great degree, but the environment in which they lived also had a significant impact on their future development.

If Shang had remained in the Skythunder Kingdom, he would have probably become a person that was basically a mix between the Dean and Duke Whirlwind.

Someone that could make difficult decisions if needed but someone that could still work with others and help them.

Sadly, this was not what happened.

Shang had been thrust into a hostile environment ten years ago…

And he developed a hostile mindset.

Friends changed people.

Enemies changed people.

Superiors changed people.

The world changed people.

And Shang had been changed.

He was no longer a teenager.

He was a real adult now, and his personality had solidified.

This was who Shang had become.

And it would be very difficult to change it in the future.

Alex would hate Shang.

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