Although they are trainees who repeat harsh training, the morning hours are surprisingly spacious.
Steel skin project starting at 9… Before the torture of the name begins, they act freely without a specific wake-up time.
As soon as you get up at nine o’clock, isn’t it? Surprisingly not.
After the afternoon training and meal time, everyone is exhausted and goes to sleep at 8 o’clock.
Naturally, there are many people who wake up at dawn, and Koo Dae-sung belongs to that category.
Koo Dae-seong raised his shield from the morning. It’s to train shield skills.
Koo Dae-sung was the only person to train on his own from the morning.
“Oh, Mr. Gu, you’re strong. Why don’t you take a break?”
Team leader Kim Do-han recommended it, but Koo Dae-seong continued to practice the shield technique. To be precise, how to use a sword while using a shield.
‘Heavier than I thought. And it’s hard to wield a sword.’
During training to block Leon’s cavalry charge, counterattacks were also permitted, so the trainees wielded swords and tried to stop Leon from stopping.
However, if they only had a sword and shield, they would have formed a formation. Even if you try to swing it with your right hand holding the sword, a colleague next to you will get in the way.
Inevitably, in the shield formation, they could only stab their swords.
‘I’ve heard that anti-vibration is essential in hand-to-hand combat, but… Will it be effective against monsters?’
This side’s attack stance is too limited. Then, while holding the shield, there was no choice but to sharpen the stabbing technique to the extreme.
Koo Dae-seong was doing the same training himself.
Pushes away imaginary enemies with a shield and stabs them with a sword. Even during break time, Goo Dae-seong looked at the shield swordsmanship textbooks he searched for on the Internet and tried various things.
And there was someone watching him.
“Lungs, Your Majesty!”
Leon was watching Koo Dae-sung. Goo Dae-sung immediately stood up straight, as if he were a soldier.
“Do what you were doing. Stab the sword again.”
Goo Dae-seong awkwardly stabbed his sword while holding his shield. After a few stabs, mate! A voice is heard.
that sound again. Leon approached Goo Dae-seong and grabbed the shield.
“They have a habit of lowering their shields the moment they stab them. Don’t lower your shields at any moment. Even if you can’t see them.”
Koo Dae-seong asked the reason for the advice that he would have skipped if he had been other trainees.
And according to my experience, Leon is not a teacher who skips over questions.
“It’s okay when you wield a sword while protecting only you. But I’ve said it many times. Use a shield to protect the right shoulder of your comrade next to you.”
“When the shield is lowered, the right shoulder of the comrade on your left becomes empty. This creates a gap, and the gap soon breeds a crack.”
Never presuppose fighting alone. Imagine fighting alongside your comrades.
Even in attacking Hyundai Gate, group warfare is basic common sense.
The tank draws aggro, the dealer deals damage, and the back support player deals long range.
However, Leon’s group battle was more like a classic army than a gate attack team.
“Your Majesty, your tactic is… shield soldiers like us to block the enemy and knights to sortie and sweep them away, right?”
“That’s right. It’s the standard and the royal road.”
The hammer and anvil tactic. Even on Earth, it is the standard of the standard.
“But… the opponents are monsters.
“Are you trying to teach Jim how to fight aliens?”
“Wow, it’s never like that!”
Koo Dae-seong, well aware that the Lion Heart King’s mind was a medieval classist, put on a cautious expression. However, Leon’s expression is quite mild.
“Even in Jim’s world, there were a lot of monsters you guys meet at the gate.”
Rather, the monsters in the gate are cute.
The Lionheart Kingdom has been dealing with constant foreign enemies around, most of them were Orcs, but there were also many monsters of all kinds.
“Giant over 20m tall, trolls regenerating endlessly, snakes with multiple heads. Spiders carrying dozens of goblins. Elder dragons that hit mountains like handles were masterpieces.”
those many monsters. It’s a long way for ‘soldiers’ to deal with things that were stronger and bigger than humans.
“To deal with that many monsters, you need to know a lot of hunting methods and have the ability to respond on the spot. It’s a skill that can only be accumulated through actual combat.”
Leon stared at Goo Dae-sung. Goo Dae-seong, a soldier.
“Do you have decades to deal with monsters and follow the goddess’ training? Do you have the courage to raise your honor on any battlefield with one sword or one spear?”
Goo Dae-seong felt like he was suffocating. A high-ranking hunter would seem to have a higher survival rate than a lower-level hunter, but that’s not the case.
It’s not strange no matter what happens at the gate.
There are times when orcs appear, and sometimes witches who use incantations or monsters of unmanageable size appear.
Even the yakt spinner at Cheongju Gate was an all-around killing machine completely different from the existing monsters.
High-ranking hunters dealing with such monsters inevitably have a high mortality rate.
Because if you don’t know, you have no choice but to die.
If you don’t respond, the only way is to die.
The knights Leon is talking about are superhumans who hunt all sorts of strange monsters, like high-ranking hunters.
“That’s why soldiers are taught only one thing. Almighty is a virtue required of a knight. For you guys, there is only one skill to improve your survival rate.”
There is only one mission given to the shield trainees, including Koo Dae-seong.
Block, block, block.
Until the knight kills the enemy.
it is sublime It’s never a light thing. Nevertheless, Goo Dae-sung wanted a higher place.
“Do you dream of becoming a knight?”
“I-how can I…”
Aren’t knights nobles? Concern that Leon, who considers himself a commoner, would be ignored like common fantasy aristocrats, prevented Goo Dae-sung from speaking.
“Don’t judge my kingdom with the common sense of your world. A knight is not just an aristocrat.”
“Those who are willing to walk the path of hardship with a noble mission. Those who protect the people and do good with courage.”
Those who imposed a ten structure on the grassroots and armed themselves with it.
Therefore, those who swear an oath for the Goddess and her subjects.
“Anyone who makes that sacred covenant is a knight. If you have the courage and the qualifications to do the duty, then you deserve my respect.”
It felt like I had been hit in the head with a hammer.
In the meantime, the trainees had a big prejudice against Leon.
A king from this medieval fantasy world would be a thorough classist and authoritarian discriminator.
That’s why they treat them only as soldiers and only want obedience and obedience.
But it was different.
Leon, Dragonia Lionheart… It was more than an article.
‘I want to be… … .’
I want to become a knight.
The reason Koo Dae-sung was able to harbor such aspirations was thanks to Leon saying, “I can become it.”
* * * *
The end of the 4-week training is approaching.
The settlement of the standing army training is an important moment to decide the ‘supply of trainees’ in the future after the demonstration ceremony with the president of the association and related persons.
Prove your achievements and continue to involve the 2nd and 3rd generation students. In the end, Leon’s plan is to increase the size of the ‘army’ and recruit high-quality personnel at the level of knights.
“Hello, Your Majesty.”
“Have you come?”
Oh Kang-hyeok, president of the association, visited the Naju plains according to the schedule for the graduation ceremony.
There are many employees, including Manager Kim Jin-soo, an employee of the association. The reason they came here is that this gate attack doubles as a ‘grade test’ for trainees.
“Your Majesty, I heard the plan, but are you all right?”
“What do you mean?”
“I heard that the gate I caught for testing this time is the ‘yellow’ gate.”
The average difficulty level of the yellow gate is B grade. It is not a difficulty that average D-class trainees can attack.
Of course, the story would be different if Leon went out on his own. In fact, yellow is probably a level that can be solved by itself.
But that’s why it’s not evaluated. Trainees had to prove their strength.
“Of course. There is no problem.”
“If His Majesty says so…”
Oh Kang-hyeok, the president of the association, was dubious, but trusted the abilities of the survivors of this other world. Still, I can’t help but worry.
Unlike the confident Leon, the trainees felt burdened by the position to prove their training achievements.
At the Mansinjeon Guild’s training completion ceremony, more association employees than expected… In addition, the members of the 10th guild, who heard the rumors, also participated.
“Sah, why did so many people gather?”
Goo Dae-seong felt burdened by the crowd. For a late-year D-class, this kind of attention is burdensome.
I heard rumors that the Lionheart was training low-level hunters, and I came because I would be the target of ridicule and ridicule if I didn’t show my growth.
“Damn… isn’t this about being bitten?”
Team leader Kim Do-han feels the same way. It’s the first time I’ve gotten this much attention. Hunters are the job that attracts the most attention in Korea, but that is also true for high-ranking hunters.
Like him, those who led the mining team and collected by-products hunted by the hunters had no meaning beyond labor.
“I heard that His Majesty won’t help me this time.”
“By the way, a yellow gate? It’s going crazy. Surely it’s not an oak gate like last time?”
“Unless it’s a used gate, you’ll have to go in to know.”
As the trainees reveal their complex feelings, they head to the podium with Leon, Yapi, and Oh Kang-hyeok, the president of the association.
As they all gathered together to help, Leon began to open his mouth.
“You guys have proven yourself enough through the 4 weeks of training. Of course there will be many questions and there will be complaints.
Leon is not unaware that the last four weeks of training have been the height of irrationality.
Cruel training to beat each other and arduous training beyond the limit of ability.
The only meal there was water mixed with salt and sugar.
It must have been a lot of stress to manage Yappy’s blood drying.
“Nevertheless, you guys persevered. You demonstrated the virtues of a soldier, patience and obedience, with your actions.”
– Obedience… really.
-Be patient… After all, it’s a consumable.
It is an invariable choice of words. As they flinched in submission, Leon promptly caught them.
“Never take virtue lightly. It may seem unreasonable, but these trials and tribulations strengthen the group and strengthen its outer walls.”
The ignorance that encompasses that dissatisfaction. Leon talks about the irrationality forced on soldiers.
“The hardships you’ve been through now, the loyalty you’re forced to do will save you. It will make you stronger.”
Koo Dae-sung was dubious while listening to Leon’s words.
During the four weeks, they received only two trainings.
Training close to overwork by pounding the body, and dust-proof training, holding on to the shield to block Leon’s horse charge.
Even now, not a single group has been able to block Leon’s charge. Had I really gotten stronger?
“Are you in doubt? Can’t you believe yourself? The time for proof has come.”
Leon declared. His voice is clear and enlightening, and has the power to lead people.
This is the reason why trainees inadvertently obey the Lionheart of this absurd medieval fantasy.
“From now on, you guys are going to attack the gate! If it was usual, it would be a place you wouldn’t even dare to look up to.”
Gwangju Metropolitan City Gate.
Metric Grade Yellow.
“You will realize there! What it is like to be a soldier of this Lion Heart King! There, you will face the ‘faith’ that you must serve!”
Average D-class Hunter 49 people.
* * * *
Gwangju Gate was not far from the plains of Naju.
It happened just two days ago. The grace period until the dungeon break is estimated to be about 10 days.
Even though Leon had instructed to get a yellow gate for the graduation ceremony, it was not easy to find such a gate at the right time, so it was a gate that appeared when the association was wondering if they should buy a used gate.
“But are you really okay, Hari?”
“Umm… Wouldn’t it be okay, Chief?”
Manager Kim Jin-soo expressed his concern to Ha-ri after seeing her face for the first time in a while.
average grade D. Most of the members were D-class hunters with almost no room for growth.
Taking them and attacking the yellow gate? While proving their growth under the observation of the association staff?
I would have been less concerned if Leon had told me that he would attack the yellow gate alone.
“Seeing that the robot knight isn’t there, are you saying you’re going to clear it with only real trainees?”
“Thanks to that, I was also excluded from the attack.”
Hari and Yafi were ordered to stand by while the trainees assaulted the gate.
It is Leon’s intention to proceed as fairly as possible.
“Ehh, thanks to you, I’ll have a hard time.”
“Good work, chief!”
Supervising this attack is Manager Kim Jin-soo. He was a tanker in the Association raiding party and a B-class hunter, so it was under the calculation that he would be able to safely supervise even at the yellow gate.
Leon’s loud cry. Accordingly, armed trainees enter the gate one after another. Manager Kim Jin-soo was also there.
Yapi who transmits them like that. Hari spoke softly as the eight eye-beams turned steeply.
“Sir Yapi, don’t worry too much. Your Majesty is with you, so everything will be fine.”
– Trouble occurred.
-His Majesty Leon 1st period. 49 trainees. one observer.
“Isn’t that right? What the hell is the problem—”
– Gate entry 52 people.
Yappy launched a hologram. The infrared image he just witnessed. There, a robe-in wearing a mask entered the gate ahead of a trainee.
“Huh? Who is this…”
Yapi didn’t say anything more and rushed straight to the gate. Yaffy is entering the gate at full speed like never before.
“Hey, Sir Yapi! Come with me!”
And the moment Yapi entered the gate, Hari, who was following her, couldn’t pass through the gate and bumped into something.
Couldn’t get through the gate. Hari realized that something had happened to the gate Yapi passed through.
“Huh?! What, what!”
“The gate shakes! The amount of horse power fluctuates!”
The surface of the gate suddenly shuddered and turned red, as if a drop of blood had spread.
“What, what? Red?”
“Why did yellow suddenly turn red!?”
Chairman Oh Kang-hyeok was shocked at the change that happened right in front of his eyes.
“……The fluctuating gate.”