She couldn’t understand what would be so funny during a match.
She looked through the grand iron bars to the middle of the performance hall and saw an extraordinary sight.


The wild boars that were lining up at a certain distance from the test takers all stirred up the performance hall in a strange way. 


They were circling around the large performance hall with both legs propped up like humans, showing their bulging bellies. 


Then suddenly one boar put one foot in the air and bent its thick back backwards.
It looked like it was about to fall over, but it got back on its feet easily.
It was as if it was dancing. 


Filina looked to see who was doing that trick.
She saw a man standing alone in a large performance hall. 


Even from a distance, she could see his indigo hair disheveled by the wind, his mischievous expression, his narrow, curved red eyes….
his fingers were making a circular motion. 


Yes, that hand was the problem.


With one small hand gesture of the man, the boars, without any will, wobbled.


‘…Is it magic?’


Filina frowned and muttered in a low voice.


There was nothing that could explain this situation unless it was magic.


An empty laugh spilled from between her lips.


Did he take the potions too?


“Candidate 299, time is running out.
Please perform your test properly.”


The man who nodded without sincerity at the instructor’s voice lowered his hand.


Then he tapped the sand twice with his shoe, and the wild boars, who had been dancing crazily, began to attack each other.


The man sat down on the floor of the performance hall and watched them.


He was even yawning, wasn’t he?


The sight was so ridiculous that Filina couldn’t help but chuckle.


“Candidate 299, the time was delayed, and if you do not finish the game within five minutes, you will be rejected.”


The instructor’s decisive voice echoed through the performance hall again.


“I understand, sir.”


The man replied with an annoyed expression and stood up from his seat. 


He snapped his thumb and middle finger, and just like that, the three boars exploded simultaneously.


“Candidate 299, you have passed the third practical exam!”


The instructor who checked the bodies of the boars shouted loudly.
The man had already crossed the performance hall and was outside.


Filina, who had been following his gaze as she watched him blankly, turned her gaze back to the performance hall.
She saw another figure, and held her breath.




When she saw the black mask, her feet bounced forward.
However, a huge iron bar blocked her movement.


Her heart pounded violently.
Tears were threatening to come out of her red eyes at any moment.


It was a relief to know that he was alive.


Leon didn’t die.


She forgot how long she had been looking for him to confirm that obvious fact.


Now she felt like she was finally able to breathe.


Leon entered the performance hall, but the commotion hadn’t died down yet.


It was because the match of the man who had tested before was very deeply etched in people’s minds.


But Filina couldn’t take her eyes off him, as if she had only seen Leon from the beginning.


She could see the longsword that Leon was holding in one hand.
It was the sword that he valued more than life itself.


“Candidate 082.
We will now begin the second practical examination.”


With the instructor’s voice, a wild boar was seen running out into the performance hall.
The rather excited one slowly circled around Leon and attacked him furiously.


Until that moment, Leon hadn’t even grasped his sword properly.
Finally, the boar came right up to him, and in a flash, he swung his longsword.


There was a sharp sound of wind blowing across the air, and the match ended in an instant.


“Candidate 082, you have passed the second practical exam! You will now proceed to the third round exam!” 


With the instructor’s voice, three wild boars came swooping up.


Unlike the one before, their slow movements made her hold her breaths.
The way they hovered around Leon, observing their opponent, evoked a sense of tension.


And in no time at all, three boars rushed at him.


Leon quickly ducked and swung his sword.


A small sandstorm arose, causing a sharp noise.
A wild boar, who thought it would be cut off as it was, was seen quickly avoiding his sword.


Filina laughed in bewilderment.


How could a mere pig avoid Leon’s sword?


It was strange.


There was an atmosphere that was strangely different from the matches that happened so far. 


For example, the slightest movement she saw in the boars disappeared.
She could no longer see them slamming their hind legs into the ground.
Moreover, it was difficult to easily grasp their movements.
They didn’t move at the moment she thought they were going to, they attacked at random moments.


Were the pigs originally that fast?


The candidates outside the bars started laughing at him when it looked like Leon was being pushed in the fray.




The boar’s sharp fangs hit Leon’s sword along with its fierce squeal.




As Leon swung his sword quickly, the thick fangs that had been attacking him broke right off.
The boar groaned in pain.


Leon took out the one that was attacking him fearlessly with one shot.
There were only two of them left.


“Something’s wrong.”


Filina, who had been watching Leon’s game, muttered quietly as two wild boars jumped at him at the same time.


Perhaps because of the reflection of the sunlight.
The white fangs  seemed to glow shallowly.




Leon’s sword swung at them at a rapid pace.
But unlike before, the boars’ fangs did not break.


Rather, they became as hard and shiny as stone.
It was as if its body had been strengthened.
When she finished thinking about it, Filina turned around and looked for someone.




*Someone is playing a dirty trick on Leon.

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