The Extra’s Survival – Chapter 205: His Next Slave

Chapter 205: His Next Slave

After a nerve-wracking final of the third year, the atmosphere had finally calmed down a bit for the audience as the most important part of the tournament was over.

But in truth, for many, the most important part of the tournament was going to begin from now.

It was now time for Non-Combat course students to clash against each other.

It was not a clash of fights with punches and kicks rather it was a clash of craftsmanship.

It can be said more than half of the workforce of the Empire came from Non-Combat training courses because without them basically, we would lose of most important things which formed the backbone of society and support the heroes from the background

Equipment and technology which are used nowadays came from this genius who dedicated their lives to improving the lives of others.

Though they weren’t able to awaken mana early and carved their names through their fist, they changed the whole world using the might of their brain proving that you don’t need to be awakened to shake the world and get the glory.

The audience seats were quite different from the spectator stand which was full of comfort and luxury.

Lucas watched the show with great interest but someone disturbed him greatly.

Sniff…Sniff.

Beside him, sat James who seemed to be sad today for an unknown reason.

“James can you stop that.”

“Moreover, why are you behaving like a guy who had been dumped by a girl,” Lucas asked with an annoyed tone.

“Lucas, seeing these young souls makes me remember my youth which was not so youthful in any sense.”

“Hero support courses are not as good as you think.”

“We have to meet the deadlines in making things, undergo a constant torment of ticking time, trying to figure out the things.”

“Moreover, the lives of the students in the hero support course are quite pathetic as most of them are commoners even the teachers treat them with disgust.”

“And the noble students who dare suppress us and steal your research. I was one of those who suffered it. They treat us like slaves who are destined to work for them.”

“Even if those days were quite bad, I miss those days. Moreover, I have been cooped up inside my research facilities for years and never got a chance to come here until I met you.”

“So, thank you, Lucas, for pulling me up from drowning in grief.” James whipped his nose and patted on Lucas’s shoulder.

“Yuck!’Lucas closed his mouth trying to contain his urge to puke and stood up from the seat to run away as far as possible.

He can’t handle James any more than this.

Today’s quota of tolerating him had been filled. So, no more, it was enough for today.

Lucas looked at the stage where the potion-making competition was going on.

One had to make a low-grade potion under the stipulated time.

And after finishing it, the winner would be decided by the effectiveness of the potion and its purity level.

Lucas didn’t need a potion maker for now as Fredrick and Charles’ household had tons of them.

Moreover, he had his own potion factory with him from the beginning.

But he was looking forward to the next round of the competition where he had a selected candidate who is going to become his next slave….sorry, you might have heard it wrong, he meant his next friend who was going to be a great blacksmith in the future who destroys his enemies by throwing hammers.

The Inter-Academy Tournament Day 32nd.

The blacksmith production competition began. Originally, this seems to be minor even from the audience’s point of view.

But for a noble, it was a hell of a situation to take that gifted blacksmith under their wing and use it to craft weapons and fill their storage.

The need for weapons never runs out.

So, it attracted great attention from the nobles who had already selected a batch of people to take under their wing.

The blacksmith’s reputation was always at an all-time high and most of the blacksmiths always acted highly and haughty because of this.

Some blacksmiths were even able to get promoted to noble status because of their contribution to the war.

After all, no matter how much technological advancement had been made. It wasn’t able to reproduce high-grade weapons and weapons made by blacksmiths.

So, they were an irremovable part of society enjoying high status.

A premium item produced by blacksmiths could lead to a war among the noble families to get the ownership of the material.

…….

[The time limit to produce an item is Four hours. One had to make a usable G-ranked sword within the stipulated time with the materials provided to you all. After the stipulated time, one’s sword would be judged by its performance] [The winner of the competition would be awarded a good level of materials and tools and an A-ranked ore along with a recommendation to learn from the greatest Blacksmith in Cyprus for a few days.]

[Moreover, you will also be recommended for the Royal Blacksmithing Association, a place designated to make weapons for the entire nation.]

With loud voices, many announcements were made in the series one after another.

The item to be crafted was an ordinary double-edged dagger.

The making of the sword was plain and simple, without anything special and the judges would also judge one crafting technique.

The Blacksmith heated the furnace and looked at the burning high flames carefully while putting the material in it, waiting for it to heat up carefully.

Out of all the contestants, Neil looked at the burning furnace with bright eyes.

It was his chance to prove himself and get the glory for himself and his family.

He was born in a poor backwater village and many children found him repulsive in the capital.

Most of the enrolled students here come from well-to-do families, while he was just considered a backwater and uncultured village boy.

His father was just a normal smith who made simple weapons without a rank for hunting beasts.

He grew up seeing his father hitting a hammer every day and the crisp sound of a hammer hitting the metal fascinated him greatly.

And from there, his dream to become one of the greatest blacksmiths began.

But on his way to Horizon, there were a few problems due to which he enrolled quite late which made him a social outcast.

Most of the students would cover their eyes and mock him that his existence is just a pain in the ass, to begin with.

The teachers in the Hero’s support course do partiality while teaching nicely only a select few and he was just one of the unfortunate ones whose name had been crossed from the list of good students.

Through his hard work, he has tried to assimilate as much knowledge as possible and tried to accumulate experience in blacksmithing by himself, only to fail again and again.

Without good guidance and production methods, his improvement was stuck in one place.

Still, filled with determination to become a great blacksmith, he tried to overcome his weakness and used the library and smartphone to their max to furnish his lacking knowledge.

In his first year, he was just a trash blacksmith but in the second year he had grown up quite a bit and he was sure to do well in this competition and was confident in getting the third rank.

Apart from him, many blacksmiths hadn’t been able to start smelting iron ore. Adjusting the furnace to the desired temperature wasn’t as simple as it looked.

Many weren’t able to handle the fire well enough and were quite sloppy in handling the materials even after being favoured by the teacher.

Neil shook his head while clicking his tongue and started to concentrate on the smelting of the iron ore. The impurities in the melted iron ore were filtered out, and the orange molten iron emerging from the furnace was brilliant and beautiful.

Many students followed the same notion and pulled out the molten iron.

Neil held the molten iron into a frame and waiting for it to cool down a little started to hammer the smelted iron.

Neil wasn’t one of those who was talented in his work and was mediocre at best.

He worked hard to overcome the wall of mediocrity and break his limit. Though he knew quite well that he was far from overcoming his walls, nevertheless he was still trying his best to get closer to his goals.

The goals he had set for himself were hard to achieve even for a guy who might be quite talented in his field.

But he believed in himself and aspired to reach the peak by giving his best.

After finishing the crafting, each sword would go through a series of trials.

One was a hardness test where the sword would hit a metal block with a strength of G-rank by a machine.

Another was the sharpness test where the sword needed to cut the G rank monster carcasses.

Neil’s blade performed splendidly and there was not a single chip or dent on his blade, unlike others.

Though it felt a bit short in the sharpness test, unlike others whose blades had small cracks after hardness.

There were only two individuals whose blades didn’t suffer any damage.

One was Neil, another was the rank one blacksmith so Neil was confident in getting the second rank.

Alas!!!!!

A judge held Neil’s sword while observing it.

” Neil, your sword is good there is no doubt in it. But it’s due to your luck not because of the work. Your crafting techniques were a mess.”

“Even the first year would use better techniques than you. So, I don’t think you should be qualified for getting a place in the winner stands.”

“What!!”

“Isn’t the final result what matters? Moreover, my techniques weren’t worse compared to others.”

“Instead of arguing with me, you should focus on listening to the lectures in the class and understanding the core essence of blacksmithing. Your knowledge in this field is too shallow.”

“You should learn from others. Your sword was just lucky that it didn’t suffer any damage but who knows it may break after repeated strikes.”

Neil wanted to protest but he knew it wasn’t worth it as thousands of people were watching the performance and he will be seen in a negative light for arguing with the judges who only know how to boot-lick the higher-ups.

In the end, the rough diamond was buried again by the partiality of the teacher and all the winners were noble children.

Except for number one, the second and third places couldn’t even properly hammer the metal, still, they were made winners whereas talented blacksmith like Neil was oppressed and thrown out.

List of Chapters
Chapter 1 - New Beginning
Chapter 2 - New Beginning 2
Chapter 3 - Hunting
Chapter 4 - Hunting 2
Chapter 5 - Shopping Spree
Chapter 6 - Welcome To Horizon
Chapter 7 - Combat Training
Chapter 8 - Drifting Sword
Chapter 9 - Life At Horizon
Chapter 10 - Life At Horizon[2]
Chapter 11 - Plans Going Astray
Chapter 12 - Sparring Sessions
Chapter 13 - Sparring Session [2]
Chapter 14 - Breakthrough
Chapter 15 - Dungeon
Chapter 16 - Dungeon 2
Chapter 17 - Dungeon 3
Chapter 18 - Dungeon 4
Chapter 19 - Mystery Behind Lucas Awakening
Chapter 20 - Skies
Chapter 21 - Exploring A Dungeon
Chapter 22 - Dungeon Exploration [2]
Chapter 23 - Exploring Dungeon [3]
Chapter 24 - Dungeon Exploration [4]
Chapter 25 - Upgrade
Chapter 26 - Attributes
Chapter 27 - Partners
Chapter 28 - Getting In Trouble Is My Hobby
Chapter 29 - Getting In Trouble Is My Hobby[2]
Chapter 30 - Getting Into Trouble Is My Hobby[3]
Chapter 31 - Witnessing Destruction
Chapter 32 - [BonusChapter] : Hunter Association
Chapter 33 - Meeting Roan
Chapter 34 - Meeting Roan[2]
Chapter 35 - Exams
Chapter 36 - Exams[2]
Chapter 37 - Exam[3]
Chapter 38 - Undercurrent
Chapter 39 - Emergency
Chapter 40 - Emergency[2]
Chapter 41 - Emergency[3]
Chapter 42 - Aftermath
Chapter 43 - Aftermath[2]
Chapter 44 - Gathering
Chapter 45 - Slave Tradering
Chapter 46 - Saving Slaves
Chapter 47 - Infiltration
Chapter 48 - Infiltration[2]
Chapter 49 - Burn It Down
Chapter 50 - Vision
Chapter 51 - Results
Chapter 52 - Hellish Training Program
Chapter 53 - Hellish Training Program[2]
Chapter 54 - Hellish Training Program[3]
Chapter 55 - Hellish Training Program[4]
Chapter 56 - Student Council
Chapter 57 - Student Council[2]
Chapter 58 - Club
Chapter 59 - Club[2]
Chapter 60 - Club[3]
Chapter 61 - Club[4]
Chapter 62 - Club [5]
Chapter 63 - Club[6]
Chapter 64 - Hail Morgana
Chapter 65 - Big Brother Lucas
Chapter 66 - Salus
Chapter 67 - Sparing Session 2.0
Chapter 68 - Royal Invitation
Chapter 69 - Meeting Princess
Chapter 70 - Meeting Princess[2]
Chapter 71 - Meeting Princess[3]
Chapter 72 - Bootlicking For The First Time
Chapter 73 - The First Day With Princess
Chapter 74 - The First Day With Princess[2]
Chapter 75 - Visiting A Blacksmith
Chapter 76 - Visiting A Blacksmith[2]
Chapter 77 - Combat Training With Roan
Chapter 78 - Expedition
Chapter 79 - Expedition[2]
Chapter 80 - Expedetion[3]
Chapter 81 - Trapped
Chapter 82 - Trapped[2]
Chapter 83 - Trapped[3]
Chapter 84 - Trapped [4]
Chapter 85 - Trapped[5]
Chapter 86 - Confrontation
Chapter 87 - Confrontation[2]
Chapter 88 - Confrontation[3]
Chapter 89 - Its My Turn To Rampage
Chapter 90 - Its My Turn To Rampage[2]
Chapter 91 - Its My Turn To Rampage[3]
Chapter 92 - 2-Star Vs D Rank
Chapter 93 - 2-Star Vs D Rank[2]
Chapter 94 - Unexpected Encounter
Chapter 95 - Unexpected Encounter[2]
Chapter 96 - Forest Of Darkness
Chapter 97 - Forest Of Darkness[2]
Chapter 98 - Forest Of Drakness[3]
Chapter 99 : Aler City
Chapter 100: Aler City[2]
Chapter 101: A Small Scruffle
Chapter 102: Beginning Of The Nightmare
Chapter 103: Beginning Of The Nightmare[2]
Chapter 104: Beginning Of The Nightmare[3]
Chapter 105: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[4]
Chapter 106: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[5]
Chapter 107: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[6]
Chapter 108: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[7]
Chapter 109: Descend Of The Nightmare
Chapter 110: Descend Of The Nightmare[2]
Chapter 111: The Princess Entered The Battlefield
Chapter 112: The Seed Of Darkness
Chapter 113 Fighting The Giant Calamity
Chapter 114: Facing The Giant Calamity[2]
Chapter 115 Facing The Giant Calamity[3]
Chapter 116: The Appearance Of The Myth
Chapter 117: The One, Before Whom Even The Myth Trembles
Chapter 118: The One, Before Whom Even Myth Trembles[2]
Chapter 119: The One, Before Whom Even The Myth Trembles[3]
Chapter 120: A Storm Is About To Rise
Chapter 121.1: The Mystery Had Become More Mysterious
Chapter 121.2: The Mystery Had Became More Mysterious[2]
Chapter 122: Changes In System
Chapter 123: Waking Up
Chapter 124: Fighting With An Lnstructor
Chapter 125: Working As A Butler
Chapter 126: Working As AButler[2]
Chapter 127: Visiting FrostHousehold
Chapter 128: Visiting FrostHousehold[2]
Chapter 129: Visiting FrostHousehold[3]
Chapter 130: The Grand Parade
Chapter 131: The Grand Parade[2]
Chapter 132: Bombing At Plaza
Chapter 133: Bombing At Plaza[2]
Chapter 134: Bombing At Plaza[3]
Chapter 135: Terrorizing Them
Chapter 136: Terrorizing Them[2]
Chapter 137: Terrorizing Them[3]
Chapter 138 : Terrorizing Them[4]
Chapter 139: Torturing The Demon
Chapter 140: Torturing TheDemon[2]
Chapter 141: Tardus Descendit
Chapter 142: Ready For Business
Chapter 143: The Golden Lion
Chapter 144: Beginning Of InterAcademy Battle
Chapter 145: Beginning Of Inter-Academy Battle[2]
Chapter 146: Sanctum OfDespondence
Chapter 147 : Sanctum Of Despondence[2]
Chapter 148: Sanctum OfDespondence[3]
Chapter 149: Sanctum ofDespondence[4]
Chapter 150 :Fighting A DemonicUndead
Chapter 151: Fighting A DemonicUndead[2]
Chapter 152: Inside The Temple
Chapter 153: Boss Monster
Chapter 154: Boss Monster[2]
Chapter 155: Boss Monster[3]
Chapter 156: Death Knight
Chapter 157: Death Knight[2]
Chapter 158: Getting Out
Chapter 159: Moving To NextRound
Chapter 160: The Beginning Of HisNightmare
Chapter 161: The Beginning Of HisNightmare[2]
Chapter 162: The Beginning Of HisNightmare[3]
Chapter 163: Rejecting The Offer
Chapter 164: Lucas Vs Valentina
Chapter 165: Six Individuals WhoWould Shoulder The Burden
Chapter 166: Roans Agony AndResolution
Chapter 167 : Phantom ReversalTechnique
Chapter 168: This Daddy Ls NotAfraid Of You
Chapter 169: Fate Ls Not Playing ByRules,Fighting Rank 8 Ln Round 32
Chapter 170: Breakthrough In TheMiddle OF The Fight
Chapter 171 : Guidance
Chapter 172: Guidance[2]
Chapter 173: Round 8
Chapter 174: Reaching The Semi-Final
Chapter 175: Reminiscing The PastAnd Talks About The Recent Events
Chapter 176: Semi Final Round1:Lucas Vs Charles
Chapter 177: Lucas Vs Charles[2]
Chapter 178: Lucas Vs Charles[3]
Chapter 179: Lucas Vs Charles[4]
Chapter 180: Rose Vs Fredrick
Chapter 181: Rose Vs Fredrick[2]
Chapter 182: The Reign OfDarkness Would Begin
Chapter 183: Ls Lt A Sword Or AStick?
Chapter 184: The Might Of TheProtagonist
Chapter 185: The Might Of TheProtagonist[2]
Chapter 186: The Might Of TheProtagonist[3]
Chapter 187: The Defeat Of TodayWill Be The Reason Of My VictoryTomorrow
Chapter 188: What Do You Think OfHim
Chapter 189: Puzzling Situation
Chapter 190: Princess Secret Place
Chapter 191: Princess SecretHideout[2]
Chapter 192: Death Ls The OnlyThing That Can Bring Us Solace
Chapter 193: Thier Tale
Chapter 194: Cant L Keep ThisStick..... Mean This Sword.
Chapter 195: What Ls The Name OfThis World
Chapter 196: Exitus:TheForthcoming Of The End
Chapter 197: Exitus:TheForthcoming Of The End[2]
Chapter 198: Julian Vs will
Chapter 199: Julian Vs will[2]
Chapter 200: Julian Vs will[3]
Chapter 201: The Empress Of lce
Chapter 202: The Empress Of lce[2]
Chapter 203: The Cure
Chapter 204: The Cure[2]
Chapter 205: His Next Slave
Chapter 206: Working Hard ls AlsoA Talent
Chapter 207: l Brought A Gift For You
Chapter 208: Black Market Auction
Chapter 209: Black MarketAuction[2]
Chapter 210: Black Market Auction[2]
Chapter 211:Sorting Things Out[2]
Chapter 212: Sorting Things Out[2]
Chapter 213: Trapped ln Dungeon
Chapter 214: Breaking Free From The Shackles
Chapter 215: Boss Monster
Chapter 216: Boss Monster[2]
Chapter 217: Boss Monster[3]
Chapter 218: Meeting Will Reeves
Chapter 219: Meeting Will Reeves
Chapter 220: Gift From Princess
Chapter 221: Farewell
Chapter 222: Revenge
Chapter 223: l Am Back
Chapter 224: l Am Back[2]
Chapter 225: Recurring Nightmare
Chapter 226:Bloodline Upgrade Potion
Chapter 227: Bloodline Upgrade Potion[2]
Chapter 228: Bloodline Upgrade Potion[3]
Chapter 229: Make Sure To Have A Health lnsurance
Chapter 230: Orc Invasion
Chapter 231:Orc Invasion
Chapter 232: Orc lnvasion[2]
Chapter 233: Orc Invasion[3]
Chapter 234: Orc Invasion[4]