I Want To Be A Magic Sword Blacksmith! - Chapter 0 – Birth of the Supreme Hero
In this world, there is one god for every human species.
The one who was protecting the human race was a Sword God called Athena.
The god gave a tangible power to protect the human race from the threats that struck them.
The Holy Sword.
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On that day, the Holy Sword Academy was engulfed with a solemn atmosphere.
It is because the important “Trial Ceremony” being held here today.
Depending on the outcome of this ceremony, the next “hero among heroes” would be born.
Those who were allowed to participate in the ceremony were forced to remain silent without exception.
They could not even wipe away their pouring sweat, and even hesitated to swallow the spit that had piled up in their mouths.
Their eyes were focused on a single point.
In the top center of the ceremony where the “Trial Ceremony” was being held. There was a dignified young man stood with a sword in his hand.
In front of him, there was a huge sphere that seemed to be staring at the young man.
It was almost as large as the young man. The material of the sphere was probably some kind of ore.
From its position to the young man holding the sword, the huge ore ball looked as if it was saying, “Come on, cut me off!”
He breathed in.
When they think he was about to breathe out, he ran ahead a beat faster……
The giant ore ball cracked in half with a “thump” response.
The cheers and applause erupted at the same time.
The participants watching around him began to make noises as if they had been released from the tension they had been forced to feel for so long.
The most elderly and distinguished-looking person among the participants walks up to the young man.
The young man was very familiar with him.
“There is only one way to cut the divine stone ore that the Sword God Athena gave together with the Holy Sword! Only by using one ultimate and supreme sword stroke with the Holy Sword!”
The old man― the director of Holy Sword Academy was elated unbecoming of his age.
It was no wonder. Because he had just created another tool to further strengthen his own power.
“That is! The ultimate sword skills『Ikkeniten』! Only with that ultimate skill can you break the divine orb! Everyone, do you know what that means!?”
The excited spectators suddenly quieted down and the solemn atmosphere was restored.
It was an affirmative response to the Director’s call.
“It means the young hero Eiji-dono here has just mastered『Ikkeniten』! Furthermore, with that, it means he has mastered all sword skills! He has mastered all sword skills and is the champion of sword skills…… In other words, he is the Supreme Hero!!”
Soon, however, the cheering began again, as if they could not stand it any longer.
The solemn ceremony hall was now a festive place.
“Right now, the Hero Eiji has truly surpassed a hero and became the Supreme Hero! Each and every one of you present here is a witness! Please give your generous blessings to the new champion, the new hero!!”
The applause, which was already loud, became even louder and louder.
Among them, there was only one person who remained silence.
He was standing there with his sword lowered, saying nothing.
“Then, Hero-dono, now that you have successfully completed the trial, let’s move on to the next stage”
The director spoke politely to him, but he still said nothing.
“You have mastered all the sword skills and became a sword champion. Therefore, the Blue Holy Sword that you are holding right now is no longer suitable for you.
“Please return it to us at once”
An attendant came out modestly from the side.
He said nothing and immediately handed over the sword he was holding.
He was left empty-handed there.
“But do not worry! Because we have a more worthy Holy Sword for you who have become a Supreme Hero! A Holy Sword among the Holy Swords! You are now qualified to possess the Supreme Holy Sword!!”
From another direction, another attendant came out, also modestly, holding another Holy Sword respectfully in his hand.
It was the Supreme Holy Sword, Excalibur.
It was completely different from the sword he had been holding before. The brightness of the sword and the divine energy it radiated were far superior to the usual Holy Sword.
“The moment you become the owner of this Supreme Holy Sword, you will become the strongest guardian of the human race. You must stand at the forefront of the battle to protect the human race at all times, and you must always triumph over the fearsome demons. Do you have the resolution for that?”
The Director’s question was a bit threatening.
Without waiting for his answer, the director continued speaking.
“I don’t need to ask you! This Hero, Eiji-dono has slain millions of demons using the Holy Sword up until now! If Eiji-dono holds the Supreme Holy Sword in his hand, he could slay tens of millions of demons! He is truly the strongest guardian of human race!”
“Long live the new Supreme Hero!”
“Long live the new owner of the Supreme Holy Sword!”
“Glory to the Holy Sword Academy!”
“Eternal prosperity to the human race!”
Various kinds of cheers came from the surrounding people.
Today was truly a memorable day of celebration for them.
The hero would not only be a means of countering monsters, but would also pressure the conflicts with other races and increase the power of the Holy Sword Academy among the human race.
At this point, the mayors of the cities and even the Kings cannot complain to the Holy Sword Academy.
With the birth of a new young Supreme Hero, the Holy Sword Academy’s reign would continue for a long time.
Just when they thought so.
“Then, Hero Eiji-dono, please accept the Supreme Holy Sword”
“I don’t want to”
He opened his mouth for the first time right then and there, and his name was Eiji.
The numbness in his hands and shoulders from smashing the divine orb was still remained. However, his whole body still remembered the remnants of the throb, and he felt good about his mastery of the ultimate skills.
“Eiji-dono……? What did you just say?”
“I said I don’t need the Supreme Holy Sword”
The inside of the venue were instantly petrified.
What in the world was he going to say?
“The reason why I entered the Holy Sword Academy is only to master all the sword skills. Just now I have already mastered 『Ikkeniten』, and my goal has been achieved”
So he had no more business here.
“I will leave the Holy Sword Academy now. Thank you very much for all your help until now”
The director calls out to Eiji in a great hurry.
The director was clinging to his departing back.
“For those who possess all the sword skills, owning the Supreme Holy Sword is a duty! How can such selfishness be allowed!? A powerful person has a duty! Your duty is to fight to protect humans with the Supreme Holy Sword!!”
“Not to protect the Holy Sword Academy?”
The director flinched from the slight sarcasm spewed out by Eiji.
“It’s annoying to be told that, so I will answer your question. I also do not intend to neglect my duty as a powerful person. I will use all the power I have cultivated at the Holy Sword Academy to protect this world. I will use it in a different way than you guys did”
“Another way!? There is no such thing!”
The Director was now in a state of rage.
“Even if you are a hero with a holy sword, no because you are a hero with a holy sword, you cannot do anything without a sword! A hero without a holy sword is just an ordinary person! And there is no other sword that can wield the full power of a Supreme Hero except the Supreme Holy Sword!”
“If you want to help the human race, you have no choice but to grab the Supreme Holy Sword and fight! Come now! Stop saying nonsense and receive the Supreme Holy Sword quickly! And take the oath of allegiance before the God of Swords, Athena!”
“It is true that there is no other sword that can withstand my full strength except the Supreme Holy Sword”
At this point in time.
“That’s why, that is my next goal”
“With my own hands, I will create a sword greater than the Supreme Holy Sword”
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After saying that, the Hero, Eiji― no, the Supreme Hero, Eiji leave behind that title and left the Holy Sword Academy.
Naturally, the Holy Sword Academy was in chaos.
A large-scale search party was dispatched to bring back the missing Supreme Hero, but none of them brought back satisfactory results.
Half a year had passed since then.
“I will create a sword greater than the Supreme Holy Sword”
Where did Eiji go after saying that?
To create a sword, he need skill, and if he don’t have skill, he have to learn.
The art of sword making.
If Eiji wants to make a “sword greater than the Supreme Holy Sword” by himself, who should he learn blacksmithing from?