Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 48: Banquet (3)

Chapter 48: Banquet (3)

The butlers continued reporting to the patriarch with concerned looks.

There are five of them. Andrei Zipfel came personally with other family members.

Andrei Zipfel, the Zipfel Clans second-in-command.

He was given the title of Wind King due to his contract with the God of Wind Melzeyer and the blessing he received from the Wind Dragon Vyuretta.

He was the man with the highest authority in the clan after Kelliark Zipfel, the patriarch. He was a 9-star magician who could annihilate a couple of small nations within a morning if he felt like it.

Such a powerful man had suddenly come to the Runcandel Clan without any forewarning.

Andrei Zipfel?

Just like Beradin Zipfel, he was someone Jin envied and idolized in his past life as a rookie magician.

If it were the Jin from before his death, his heart would be racing like crazy right now from excitement of meeting his idol, a grand magician even his master had acknowledged.

But it seems like hes someone without any manners.

Right now, he was merely an impudent and rude guest who had come uninvited.

Whether he was a grand magician or a grand magicians grandfather, one had to show the proper courtesy and manners when visiting the Runcandels venerated Garden.

Even Kelliark Zipfelthe patriarchhad shown the proper respect when visiting the clan twenty years ago, and the Vermont Emperor had done the same twelve years ago.

Jin discreetly turned his head to check his father, and Cyron appeared to be of the same opinion as his son.

What an impertinent prick.

The visitors who were looking up at Cyron from the first floor didnt know what was going on, but the sharp ones amongst them noticed the change in facial expression on Cyrons face. Soon enough, a tense atmosphere took over the hall.

The butlers kept their heads lowered and waited for Cyron to respond.


The first-class butler in the middle with clean, white hair approached Cyron.

Yes, Lord Patriarch.

Inform Andrei Zipfel to get lost, but let the other Zipfel clansmen with him inside. And dont do it yourself. Tell the servants to do it.

Jin almost choked on his saliva as he listened from the side.

Although Andrei had been rude to come uninvited, to send him away at the gate like this would be a terrible insult Only a true monarch would be allowed to refuse and humiliate Andrei like this.


Heinz replied with a composed tone.

Once the butlers took their leave, Cyron turned to Jin with a softened look.

Do you think that my decision was a bit extreme?

I found it quite gratifying. This should embarrass Andrei Zipfel quite a bit and put him in a tough spot.

Why do you think itll put him in a tough spot?

Father ordered to let the other Zipfel clansmen inside. In other words, if Andrei Zipfel takes his leave with the other clansmen out of embarrassment, hell have ignored the Runcandel patriarchs permission. But such a thing is not permitted in the Garden of Swords.

Haha, I didnt think youd have deduced it that far. Indeed, Andrei will follow my orders. If he doesnt, hell have to crawl his way back to the Zipfels without his two legs.

Had Andrei arrived uninvited at a banquet hosted by another clan, the head wouldve had to allow him inside despite the discomfort.

However, no matter how influential and powerful he was as a grand magician, he was merely a human compared to Cyron, who had entered the realm of demigods. A slightly powerful human, but a human nonetheless.

And even if Cyron turned Andrei into a cripple, the Zipfels wouldnt begin an all-out war against the Runcandels. However, they would retaliate once Cyron passed away.

Around twenty minutes later, four people entered the banquet hall. They were the Zipfel purebloods who had come with Andrei. The grand magician himself didnt join the venue though, just as the father and son had predicted.

Three of the four Zipfels were anxiously looking around the hall, carefully keeping an eye on their surroundings. They appeared to be between 15 and 20 years of age.

Gtt the ltest vls at .o/(v)/e/l/bi(.)co

Cyron smiled in satisfaction at the sight, stood up, and clapped a single time.


It sounded more like a deep and powerful drum than that of a clap. As the echo resonated in the hall, the guests chatting on the first floor stopped talking and raised their heads to the second floor where Cyron was waiting.

The boys and girls from the Zipfel Clan were concerned that Cyron would rebuke them in public. Needless to say, the Genesis Knight had already turned the page and held no more interest in them.

Amidst the silence, Cyron looked down at the guests and spoke out loud.

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming all this way to the Garden of Swords. I am Cyron, patriarch of the Runcandel Clan. It seems Ive gotten myself quite a decent son in my latter years. Thanks to him, I have another opportunity to reunite with all these familiar faces and spend a good time. So, a round of applause to Jin Runcandel.


Cheers and applause ensued like every formal banquet.

However, the banquets hosted by the Runcandels were known for being quite peculiarwhere the greetings were short, and the hosts didnt accept gifts.

As you all may know, there are just two simple rules you need to follow at Runcandel banquets. First, if a fight breaks out during the merrymaking, the people involved will be escorted to the duelling arena by the guardian knights. Second, the loser must accept their defeat, and the winner must show mercy. Dont forget that this is a celebration.

The public call the Runcandel banquets a single-log bridge party.

The principle behind a single-log bridge is that if two people come face to face on the bridge, it will be followed by confrontation and dispute until one person admits defeat and goes back the way they came.

And that was exactly the case at Runcandel banquets.

A thousand influential and powerful figures from around the world had gathered in one place. Many of them held grudges against other guests, so confrontation and disputes were inevitable since the guests wouldve gotten drunk from the available alcohol.

In normal banquets, the two parties with animosity would just stare at each other from afar or would simply have light verbal disputes. But the banquets hosted by the Runcandels were different.

If two drunk archenemies made eye contact, they just had to head to the arena without making a fuss.

The only rules were no killing, and accepting the results of the duels.

Some would find it a shame, not being able to kill their nemesis, but it was still quite enjoyable for the winner to pummel and clobber their opponent to the ground. The loser would even have to admit being weaker and inferior to them, which was very satisfying.

Well then, I hope you all have a great time before you return.


More cheers followed, and Jin trembled as he watched the flushed and joyful faces downstairs. A refreshing and thrilling chill ran down his spine and spread around his body.

Seriously this is one hell of a crazy clan.

And unfortunately, he was a part of this crazy clan.

You can also head downstairs and enjoy yourself. And if someone piques your interest, you can take them to the arena. But it cant be someone who looks weaker than you, unless they insulted you and the clan.

Yes, Father. And I assume Im not allowed to lose either.

Obviously. If you do, I will take away everything Ive given you so far. Bradamante and your nanny included.

I shall keep that in mind.

Cyron went downstairs first and mingled with the guests. Although he had organized this banquet for Jin, he didnt plan on bringing his son everywhere with him and bragging to the guests.

Jin chuckled as he watched his fathers back. He then turned around and went down the stairs on the other side.

Come to think of it, its the first time Ive chatted with my father like this.

Back in his past life, he could never have imagined a day like this would come; the day he and his father would chat like a typical father-son relationship.

Suddenly, a surge of emotions took over him and a lump formed in his throat. But Jin then took a deep breath and erased these feelings.

Having a good father-son relationship or making his father proud werent part of his objectives for his new life.

What matters most is for me to surpass you, Father.

In truth, that was what Cyron wished for the most from his children. But Jin had no way of knowing that fact.

As soon as Jin arrived on the first floor, he immediately sensed countless gazes on him, scrutinizing him. Some of them came from large groups of people who stared at him openly, while others were far more discreet.

They were all surprised yet interested.

Was this delicate and childish-looking boy really a 5-star knight? The guests asked each other with eyes filled with curiosity.

What should Jin do now?

Should he confidently walk towards the crowd with an imposing expression like a lion? Or should he act like an innocent child and approach the guests, thanking them for coming today?

Jin grinned to himself as he realized he had come up with ridiculous ideas hed never even carry out.

He planned on walking to the center of the hall and standing still with a composed look, as if he had little to no regard for the guests. His position tonight would be at the center of everything, and this would continue being the case for the rest of his life.

The future owner of the house merely had to stay still at his position.

The ones who had to make an effort to come talk to him were the guests.

Jin grabbed a glass of wine from one of the busy servants tray. The expensive and famed wine that even a rich aristocrat only opened on special days was being handed out like cheap water.

Ha, haha Congratulations, Brother.

Can we stay by your side for a while?

The first ones to come talk to Jin were none other than the Tona twins. Jin stared at his brothers standing side by side and smiled.

Of course. How is your Clear Stone training going these days?

As Jin happily welcomed them, colour returned to the twins faces.

Amidst all these guests, they wanted to use Jins fame to increase their own standing and reputation. Something along the lines of Were close to him, everyone!.

Not to mention that Emma had told them to do so.

Now that Myu and Anne had given up on them, their nanny had told the twins to get on Jins good side. Needless to say, Jin had already predicted all this, and he decided to turn the page and put aside his previous enmity towards Emma.

That woman was quite unpleasant to be around, but she seemed to be one of the more perceptive and sharper people of the Runcandel Clan.

Its getting better these days. We changed our main weapons to a greatsword and a chainsword as advised by Uncle Zed, and its so much better now.

Really? Thats great. Im always cheering for you two, Elder Brothers. You know that, right?

O-Of course! Of course we do. Its so reassuring to know you have our backs.

As he awkwardly replied, Daytona mustered all the courage inside him and placed his arm on Jins shoulders.

Meanwhile, Jin found the twins fidgeting and their desperate attempts quite endearing and let his brother do as he pleased.

Instead, he quietly whispered in Daytonas ear.

Once youve done enough acting and are satisfied, get moving. And tell Emma to keep making good use of her sharp wit in the future.

Daytona barely managed to prevent his face from showing his terror and nodded discreetly. Afterwards, the Tona twins stayed for another five minutes making small talk with Jin before taking their leave.

The twins withdrawal was like the breaking of a dam. Once they had emptied the spot, the guests who had been glancing at the star of the night began approaching him one after another.

Thanks to the Tona twins, the guests had learned that Jin wasnt as irritable or ill-tempered as Luna from the past. Most of the guests tonight had also attended the banquet from nineteen years ago to congratulate Luna for becoming a 5-star knight at the age of 15.

And back then, they had all learned of how bad-tempered and cold-hearted Luna was There was no way anyone could ever forget.

Nice to meet you. I am Julard Ken from the Ken Clan.

A pleasure to meet you, Sir Julard Ken. Does the food prepared by the Runcandel Clan suit your tastes?

Nice to meet you. I am Seager Ken, also from the Ken Clan.

Likewise. I am Jin Runcandel. Ive always wanted to meet people from the Ken Clan who are renowned for their spearmanship.

Haha, we came running here as fast as possible when we heard the young master of the Runcandel Clan had become a 5-star knight. Pleasure to meet you! I am Jonsina Perral of the Dragon King Knights.

Oh, so you are Sir Jonsina! My nanny has often told me stories of your heroic exploits when I was younger. Its an honour to finally meet you.

And so, the guests formally yet warmly greeted Jin one after another. Suddenly, one titanic man loomed over Jin, rumpled his hair and spoke loudly in a casual and friendly manner.

Haha, so youre Jin Runcandel! I was so curious to know what brat had reached the 5-star stage at 15 years old. Ha, you really are just a little brat ten years younger than me. Good to meet you! The names Huger.

Huger didnt reveal his family name as he believed Jin would recognize himand recognize, he did. He was a talented, strong, and promising warrior from the Tuko Clan.

Maybe it was because he was respected and looked up to in his clan, but Huger seemed to have forgotten that he was at the Garden of Swordsthe Runcandel Clans main houseand that he had to show proper manners.

And so, Jin gently smiled and replied.

Oh, yeah, good to meet you, Huger.

The air surrounding them immediately became heavy. Tension spread amongst the guests who were watching their interaction.


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Chapter end

Chapter 1: Runcandel’s Superstition
Chapter 2: Stormy Days at the Castle (1)
Chapter 3: Stormy Days at the Castle (2)
Chapter 4: Stormy Days at the Castle (3)
Chapter 5: Stormy Days at the Castle (4)
Chapter 6: Stormy Days at the Castle (5)
Chapter 7: Black Dragon Murakan (1)
Chapter 8: Black Dragon Murakan (2)
Chapter 9: Until I Turn Ten (1)
Chapter 10: Until I Turn Ten (2)
Chapter 11: Until I Turn Ten (3)
Chapter 12: Departing the Storm Castle (1)
Chapter 13: Departing the Storm Castle (2)
Chapter 14: Attack
Chapter 15: Truth Revealed?
Chapter 16: Garden of Swords (1)
Chapter 17: Garden of Swords (2)
Chapter 18: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (1)
Chapter 19: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (2)
Chapter 20: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (3)
Chapter 21: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (4)
Chapter 22: What Even is the Eye of the Mind? (5)
Chapter 23: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (1)
Chapter 24: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (2)
Chapter 25: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (3)
Chapter 26: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (4)
Chapter 27: Jin, the Cadets, the Beastman, and… (5)
Chapter 28: Class Advancement, Welcoming Ceremony (1)
Chapter 29: Class Advancement, Welcoming Ceremony (2)
Chapter 30: Class Advancement, Welcoming Ceremony (3)
Chapter 31: Fight, Win, Enjoy (1)
Chapter 32: Fight, Win, Enjoy (2)
Chapter 33: Fight, Win, Enjoy (3)
Chapter 34: Fight, Win, Enjoy (4)
Chapter 35: Receiving His First Solo Mission
Chapter 36: Mamit Lawless Zone (1)
Chapter 37: Mamit Lawless Zone (2)
Chapter 38: Mamit Lawless Zone (3)
Chapter 39: Kinzelo’s Misunderstanding
Chapter 40: Dominating the Intermediate Class
Chapter 41: Enemies In And Out (1)
Chapter 42: Enemies In And Out (2)
Chapter 43: An Unexpected Incident(1)
Chapter 44: An Unexpected Incident (2)
Chapter 45: An Unexpected Incident (3)
Chapter 46: Banquet (1)
Chapter 47 – Banquet (2)
Chapter 48: Banquet (3)
Chapter 49: Banquet (4)
Chapter 50: Banquet (5)
Chapter 51: Banquet (6)
Chapter 52: Banquet (7)
Chapter 53: Banquet (8)
Chapter 54: Banquet (9)
Chapter 55: The Outside World (1)
Chapter 56: The Outside World (2)
Chapter 57: The Outside World (3)
Chapter 58: Tesing Underground Auction House (1)
Chapter 59: Tesing Underground Auction House (2)
Chapter 60: Tesing Underground Auction House (3)
Chapter 61: Tesing Underground Auction House (4)
Chapter 62: Tesing Underground Auction House (5)
Chapter 63: Tesing Underground Auction House (6)
Chapter 64: Tzenmi’s Magic (1)
Chapter 65: Tzenmi’s Magic (2)
Chapter 66: Ghostblade Kashimir (1)
Chapter 67: Ghostblade Kashimir (2)
Chapter 68: Ghostblade Kashimir (3)
Chapter 69: Intertwining Fates (1)
Chapter 70: Intertwining Fates (2)
Chapter 71: Intertwining Fates (3)
Chapter 72: Intertwining Fates (4)
Chapter 73: Intertwining Fates (5)
Chapter 74: Intertwining Fates (6)
Chapter 75: Intertwining Fates (7)
Chapter 76: A Replica That Shouldn’t Exist (1)
Chapter 77: A Replica That Shouldn’t Exist (2)
Chapter 78: An Anomaly Called the Runcandels (1)
Chapter 79: An Anomaly Called the Runcandels (2)
Chapter 80: Each Other’s Business
Chapter 81: Meeting Cyron (1)
Chapter 82: Meeting Cyron (2)
Chapter 83: Meeting Cyron (3)
Chapter 84: A Terrifying Clan
Chapter 85: Take Down Alisa! (1)
Chapter 86: Take Down Alisa! (2)
Chapter 87: Take Down Alisa! (3)
Chapter 88: Take Down Alisa! (4)
Chapter 89: Tess the Phoenix
Chapter 90: The Cosmos Arena (1)
Chapter 91: The Cosmos Arena (2)
Chapter 92: The Cosmos Arena (3)
Chapter 93: The Cosmos Arena (4)
Chapter 94: The Cosmos Arena (5)
Chapter 95: The Cosmos Arena (6)
Chapter 96: The Cosmos Arena (7)
Chapter 97: The Cosmos Arena (8)
Chapter 98: The Cosmos Arena (9)
Chapter 99: The Cosmos Arena (10)
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