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Published at 10th of January 2019 11:11:06 PM

Chapter 1

Soul Eater of the Rebellion 1


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Trial Ceremony

 

*clang*, *clang**clang*, the sounds echoed as a wooden sword rolled on the ground .

I stared at my own hands that have been emptied in a daze .

At that point, the referee’s voice felt strangely far away .

 

It was a match that I had to win .

But I had completely lost . The wooden sword was knocked out of my hand in just one round .

 

Thirteen years old–  it was the coming of age trial ceremony for the pupils of the phantom blade .

My opponent was a dragon tooth warrior- a skeletal swordsman that was created from magic .

 

It wasn’t weak . On the contrary, even a regular soldier of the empire or a single adventurer would have a hard time fighting it one on one . It can be said that it wasn’t an opponent meant for young boys and girls .

 

However, there was no one in this place who would have any doubts facing an opponent like that .

 

For the pupils of the phantom blade, an opponent of this level should be a sure win for them . In fact, the other seven people that took the trial before me had won .

 

There was only one person who lost .

 

All the hard work that I had accumulated for today . All my efforts that I had put in for this moment over the last many, many years, it had all crumbled to nothing .

 

When I hung my head down without a single word coming out of my mouth, the voice of my father came from above .

 

It was a deep, cold, dry voice .

 

「–Sora . 」


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「Y-Yes, Father!」

 

「The Mitsurugi household is a house of ancient warriors led by sword saints who have suppressed the demons for three hundred years . The phantom blade style is something that our ancestors risked their lives to create . It’s the blade that protects mankind from mythical creatures such as dragons, giants, and demons that were as dangerous as natural disasters . And so, our family held the important task of being the protectors who guard the empire from the demon gate . Were you aware of this?  」

 

「I-I am aware!」

 

「The people born in the Mitsurugi house have the obligation to inherit the founder’s sword . And then, they have the responsibility to pass the sword to the next generation . Those who cannot fulfill these two duties have no place in this household」

 

「F-father…」

 

「The people who can’t pass this trial ceremony do not qualify to keep on learning the phantom blade style . And those who don’t train in the phantom blade are not qualified to carry on the Mitsurugi name . From this day on, I am disowning you . You are no longer allowed to use the name Mitsurugi beyond this point . Finish packing your stuff today and you will leave this island tomorrow . The weak are unnecessary in this place」

 

He banished his own biological son without a second thought in an indifferent tone .

 

There was not a single sign of being troubled on father’s– The seventeenth generation sword saint of the Mitsurugi warrior school’s- face . He looked at me the same way he looks at a rock on the ground .

 

For a father who has devoted his life to the sword, a man who was not a swordsman would be equal to dust to him, even if it was his son .

 

…I know that .

 

For as far back as I could remember, he has always looked at me that way . No matter how dense a child is, they would eventually understand .

 

I have been trying my hardest to have a father like that recognize me .

 

However, it did not work out in the end .


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No matter what I say here, my father’s mind will not change . There was no use in crying, groveling, or begging for mercy .

 

It wasn’t only my father who felt that way . The many pupils and elders who were lined up on his left and right were also looking at me with cold eyes .

 

Scorn, contempt, pity, indifference…

 

It was just as my father said a moment ago . The demons that were suppressed by the sword saints continued to encroach upon this world through the demon gate .

 

Apparitions and demonic beasts on a level that’s incomparable to the main continent were roaming free on this island, but it was thanks to the demon gate .

 

People call this the demon island .

 

For those who were living in a place like that, weakness itself is a sin .

 

The weak who would hold the others back would have to leave the island immediately– that is the consensus of those who live here .

 

I left the dojo as if I was running away, and then I put together my luggage while in tears .

 

Then, the next morning, I left the house the same time the sun rose from the east . Strictly speaking, I was kicked out .

 

「This is my room from now on . Hurry and get out . Oh, right . I’ll be the heir of the Mitsurugi house from today on, so this house is mine now . All of that is father’s orders」

 

The man who said that with a faint smile on his face was my little brother, Raguna Mitsurugi .

 

Even though he was my little brother, my hair color is black and his is blonde . As the difference in our appearance tells, we are brothers with different mothers .

 


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He was thirteen years old like me . Even our birthdays were on the same day .

 

He was undoubtedly better than me at the sword . Physique and brains as well .

 

Raguna’s mother was the daughter of a great noble, so he was at the top regarding bloodline . But since he wasn’t the child of the legal wife, the position of heir for the Mitsurugi house went to me .

 

I knew that Raguna did not find that funny . He never tried to hide that fact .

 

Even at this moment, he stared at me with his blue eyes that were filled with contempt .

 

「Hm . Finally I’ll be released from this mortification of having to call your incompetent ass my older brother . Sora, you are a son of father but yet you are still an amateur when it comes to spirit equipping . You are an embarrassment of the Mitsurugi household . Don’t ever show me your face again . No need to worry though, I’ll properly do the job of the heir . Your fiancee Ayaka too, I’ll take real good care of her」

 

「Raguna, you…!!」

 

「Haha, you look like you want to beat me up right now . Good, beat me up if you can . However, in a situation like this I should defend myself as well, right? You, who couldn’t even do a thing to a dragon tooth warrior, you think you can defeat me?!— Arise, my spirit equipment!」

 

The moment he yelled out, a sword appeared in Raguna’s hand . It was a splendid sword that was brightly glowing golden yellow .

 

Just how many times have I seen this glow? I was reminded of the overwhelming difference in our abilities every time I saw it .

 

Why? Because him having that sword is pretty much the same as having to face two Ragunas .

 

Inside a human’s heart, there lies another inner-self deep within the soul . That being of that same source is called an Anima .

 

The secret to the phantom blade style was to become aware of this Anima, control it, and materialize it . This is called “spirit equipping”, and Raguna, who was thirteen years old, has already mastered the art of that .

 

It wasn’t just him . Ayaka, who I was engaged with, and the other five classmates have also learned spirit equipping .

 

It was a rare case in the history of the phantom blade .

 

Talents called on talents, and by training with each other, they polish and grow .

The golden generation . That’s what the people referred to them as .

 

There was only one person who did not master the art of spirit equipping .

 

「Hmm, your legs are shaking . You still haven’t readied your sword? Haha, whatever . Any more than this would be bullying the weak . The phantom swords are evil-crushing swords that protect the people . As the heir of the Mitsurugi household, I must be kind to the weak . Hora, I’ll give you this」

 

With that, Raguna threw three gold coins on to the ground .

It’s a great amount of money that would let you live a comfortable three months

 

「I want to tell you to pick it up– but you still have a little pride in you, right? Or are you going to act like a beggar before me? No worries, I’ll be leaving in a second . After I’m gone, please slowly pick the gold up, my dear brother . Hahahaha!」

 

After laughing for a while, Raguna left in long strides .

 

I made a fist as I stared at his back, but my mouth and feet did not move; it was as if they have been frozen .

 

In the meantime, Raguna’s figure disappeared beyond the gate .

 

After there was no one else around, I glanced at the ground .

 

The three coins that he had thrown on the ground were shining dully as they received the morning sunlight from the east .

 

 

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