Manowa 289

Chapter 289 - Let's Show Evolution

Sparks scattered in the gloomy Dragon Boat dock. The collision of light Divine Spirit and ferocious Dragon Spirit scattered magical light.

『Nuu, what is that arm!?』

「Hm, it seems Jin-dono has extraordinary superhuman strength!」

The first blow. Both of their spear tips struck each other. And both thought they would be able to repel their opponent's spear with that single blow.

Jinrai Barnes due to the strength of his prosthetic arm.

Jin Bahar due to being a monster with strength that surpassed humanity.

But it was a draw. Both spears were repelled.

Jinrai hadn't made light of a monster's strength, but a draw was unexpected. He understood that the enemy in front of him was apparently a fairly high ranking monster.

On the other hand, Jin Bahar's expectations were completely overturned. That was partially due to his opponent's power, but it was mostly because his spear's performance wasn't outmatched by Gungnir. Due to their different degrees of surprise, Jinrai's next blow was faster. That second blow ran like a flash of light.


Jin Bahar stepped back to dodge the successive blow from the left spear. Because there were two spears, the flow to the next attack was fast. But Jin Bahar had expected that. So he repelled that attack with the light shield on his left arm and stepped further back. However, the cost made him tut.

(It cracked? That spear is made of high-grade dragon material.)

Even if it hadn't been looked after for 200 years, that shield being damaged by a single blow was truly unexpected to Jin Bahar. He thought with regret that he should have evaded even if it would have somewhat destroyed his stance.

Jinrai's dragonfang spear was made by Minshiana's『Master』Johnz Batroa from the Black Rock Dragon's fang. Lyle's dragon spear was also quite powerful, but Jinrai's was even higher in rank. It wasn't outdone by Gungnir.


And after Jin Bahar distanced himself, Jinrai refined his own Fighting Spirit and once again thrust at him. It was a technique called『Thunder Run』that only fired the Lightning Spirit from the anti-dragon technique『Thunder God Spear』. It didn't reach distant enemies like Thunder God Spear, but it was a sufficient restraint against an enemy that had only withdrawn a little. The mass of Lightning Spirit that had been compressed to the size of a needle attacked Jin Bahar, but he『understood』that attack. Then he felt an opportunity and charged.


Jinrai was the one surprised this time. Jin Bahar had slipped through Jinrai's Lightning Spirit. It was the Bahar school of spearmanship's secret technique『All Things in Creation』, which was now lost to the successor Barnes school of spearmanship. The technique Bahar used assimilated him with any kind of Spirit or magical power to render them powerless.

However, Jinrai also avoided Jin Bahar's thrust using the Barnes spear technique『Weeping Willow』.

『You were able to avoid that!? What!?』


Jin Bahar was suddenly blown away. Immediately after Jinrai avoided Jin Bahar's attack, they were at nearly point blank range, and he had used a『palm heel strike』with his『flesh and blood left arm』.

After being vigorously blown away, Jin Bahar rolled several times, but he somehow managed to regain his posture.

(A spearman let go of his spear and challenged barehanded!?)

Jin Bahar recalled that before the fight, Jinrai said he used a heretical method that was outside proper practice.

In the first place, Jinrai took up the spear because he desired strength; he had never thought about becoming a strong person solely using the spear. Therefore, he learned Ninjutsu from his former companion Iria and accepted the prosthetic arm and Railgun. As a matter of fact, Jinrai had many techniques to handle unexpected situations.

(Good grief, youngsters『these days』)

Jin Bahar fired himself up and fixed his stance. It felt like his own battle instinct was winning over his hostility towards human beings from his monster instincts. His blood had stopped flowing long ago, but he felt like his blood was boiling.

Then he scowled at Jinrai. Jinrai looked like he was just under 30 years old, so he looked young to Jin Bahar, who was over 50 when he died.

Considering the actual time that both parties had existed, that was correct in its own way. However, Jin Bahar's perception came from outward appearance. In other words, Jin Bahar saw Jinrai as a person who only had the fighting experience of someone 30 years old, and that mistake in perception was quite dangerous in this battle.

(But that technique just now was effective. Kneading Holy attribute Spirit into a strike? Where did he learn something like that?)

If it had been an ordinary palm heel strike, it likely wouldn't have shaken Jin Bahar to the core like that. But Jinrai's palm heel strike was taught to him by Rezon Vander, the Battle Priest that was a companion in Mefirus' party in the past. Showing their faith in their god with their body by driving away evil with their fists was common practice for Monks. Yes, faith in muscle also had the power to dispel evil. Gaining a healthy physique also granted the power to eradicate evil spirits.

「Precious faith in muscle sometimes surpasses even gods. It's a possibility that only human beings possess... by loving muscles, people can become everlastingly stronger...」

In the middle of battle, Kazane was talking like she was delirious with fever. Of course, everyone ignored her. It wasn't the right atmosphere to play along with her jokes.

Then Jinrai ran once again. He probably saw an opportunity.

An instantly dispatched simultaneous attack using both arms,『Twin Fang』. It was a simultaneous attack using the fastest Barnes style spear technique,『Flash』, and it had solidified Jinrai's nickname『Fang Spear Soldier』.

Jin Bahar blocked with Gungnir and his shield. Then the shield broke, and his left arm was also sent flying.


Jin Bahar groaned. But Jinrai wouldn't wait for an enemy that had stopped moving. He pursued further, and Jin Bahar no longer had the means to stop him.

Therefore, it was the conclusion.


「……Much obliged.」

With his left spear restraining Gungnir and his right spear piercing Jin Bahar's Core, Jinrai replied to Jin Bahar's words. Jin Bahar seemed satisfied by his figure and nodded.

『Gungnir, your next master is excellent. Go.』

And after Jin Bahar spoke, Gungnir emitted light, then started fusing with the dragonfang spear in Jinrai's left hand from their contact point.

「This is?」

As might be expected, Jinrai was surprised.

『This guy has wanted a new master for the last 200 years. Receive it.』

Jin Bahar said with a laugh, but as if he was a little surprised, he looked down at his Core and the dragonfang spear piercing it.

『Hm. You want a reward as well? Well, fine. My life should have already come to an end. Take it.』

Then, the right dragonfang spear that was piercing Jin Bahar's Core absorbed the Core's magical power, and its appearance started changing.

「Jin-dono, what is this?」

Jin Bahar smiled as Jinrai once again made a surprised expression.

『Your weapons wanted to evolve in order to respond to the one worthy of being their master. Your left spear is eating the God Spear, and your right spear is consuming me, who has become a monster.』

Jinrai's eyes opened wide at those words.

『Be that as it may, I saw it through the spear, Jinrai.『Unicorn』, is it? You still had something in reserve.』

After those words, Jinrai's facial expression showed his discomfort. Jinrai certainly didn't use his full power in this fight. Jin Bahar wasn't strong enough to pull it out. That was reality.

『Well, I couldn't bring out your true power because of my lack of ability. I don't know how much power I'll have, but as the winner, my life is yours.』

Jin Bahar's body started shining as he spoke.

『Hm. The spear that ate the God Spear will be christened『God Eater』, and the one that ate me will be christened『Evil Eater』.』

「Those names are accepted.」

Jinrai replied.

『Well then, best regards,『Master-dono』. My name is Jin Bahar. Together with the God Spear, here I swear to serve my master, Jinrai Barnes.』

Then the whole area overflowed with light, and when it disappeared, God Spear Gungnir and the skeletal figure of Jin Bahar were gone, and in exchange, there was a spear clad with white Divine Spirit and a spear clad with black ferocious Dragon Spirit.

The white dragonfang spear『God Eater』and the black dragonfang spear『Evil Eater』. Those were the appearances of the partners that obtained new power to respond to Jinrai's growth.

Name: Yuihama Kazane

Occupation: Summoning Fighter

Title: Ogre Killer, Dragon Slayer, High Beast Summoner, Rea King

Equipment: Staff 『White Blaze』, Two Handed Sword『Black Fang』, Draghorn Tonfa x2, Dragonscale Breastplate, Drake Gauntlets, Silver Sheep Clothes, Sylphyn Skirt, Plasma Pants, Dragon Eating Ogre King's Greaves, Indestructible Cloak, Mysterious Pouch, Crimson Saint Coffin, Heroic Spirit Summoning Ring, Circlet of Wisdom, Aim Bracelet, Magic Accumulator, White Magic Accumulator, Rainbow Necklace, Rainbow Dragon Ring

Level : 36

Health: 145

Magic Power: 304+420

Strength: 67+20

Agility: 71+14

Endurance: 38

Wisdom : 72

Dexterity : 47

Spell : 『Fly』『Torch』『Fire』『Heal』『Firestorm』『Healer Ray』『High Heal』『Golden Dusk「Dragon Exclusive」』『Mirror Shield』

Skill : 『Kick Devil』『Warrior's Memory: Lv2』『Night Vision』『Crushing Blow』『Dog's Sense of Smell: Lv2』『Golem Maker: Lv3』『Rush』『Fire Principle: Third Chapter』『Healing Principle: Fourth Chapter』『Air Jump: Lv2』『Killing Leg: Lv3』『Fear Voice』『Invisible』『Tiger Eye』『Wall Walking』『Intuition』『Cheat Death』『Nimble』『Charge』『Material Shield: Lv2』『Information Link: Lv2』『Optical Camouflage』『High Dash』『Bloodsucking Blade』『Dragonization: Lv2「Dragon」』『Regenerate』『Soul Breaking Blade』『Stealthy Hand Placement』『Thunder Chariot: Lv2』『Sturdier Teeth: Lv2「Dragon」』『Crystallization: Lv2「Dragon」』『Devil King's Intimidation』『Stone Minotaur: Lv2』『Mega Beam: Lv2』『Space Expansion』『Pseudo-Silver Creation』『Poison Claw』『Fireball「Dragon」』『Cuticle「Dragon」』『Arms Creation: Black Flame』『Ingredient Connoisseur』『Dragon Pheromone「Dragon」』『Boost』『Monkey's Strong Arm』『Two-sword Style』『Boobies Plus』『Living Armor』『Alarm』『Six-sword Style』

Yumika:「Haa, master has... is becoming even stronger?」

Kazane:「Well, truthfully, Jinrai-san seems happier about securing a talented person to train Lyle than he is about getting stronger spears.」

Yumika:「Jin Bahar-san, was it? Master can summon him? Lyle also has it rough.」


  1. Didnt expect that jinrai's spear would absorb jin bahar's soul.
    His spear now is on the same level as kazane's greaves.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  2. Are we sure Jinrai isn't the actual main character at this point?


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