Swordmaster's Youngest Son – Chapter 1: Runcandel’s Superstition

Chapter 1: Runcandel’s Superstition

Waaah, uwaaah.

Is it normal to hear a babys cries as you die?

Jin thought to himself.

Was he having auditory hallucinations from the blood loss? Or was the neighbors child crying from the 9-star knights attack?

If it were the latter, then it was unfortunate. The Akin Kingdom would fall today, so there was no way a newborn could survive the destruction.

Id love to save it, but Im in no condition to help others. My body was cut in half. I hope Ill be reborn in a blissful world instead of a miserable one.


The wail was getting louder and louder. It wouldnt surprise him if the baby died of asphyxiation from crying at the top of its lungs.

What a pathetic death. I couldnt even save a baby in front of me.

His vision was filled with darkness.

There was no sign of the baby stopping. As he endured the shame and listened helplessly, Jin wondered why he wasnt dead yet.

Not only had he received countless fatal wounds, his body had been sliced in two at the waist. There was no way he couldve survived for another 10 seconds. Nonetheless, the wailing never stopped

Wait, the sound is coming from my body!

He couldnt understand what was happening.

Jin was the one letting out those cries.

Today was September 9th, 1780.

The youngest son of the clan of swordmasters, Jin Runcandel, was born.


100 days have passed since his rebirth.

Jin could now skillfully crawl around, and he had no choice but to accept the truth unfolding before him.

He had been reborn after his death. There was no other explanation. And there was no way he could explain it to others, as he could barely form any words.

And even if I tell people after I become 5 years old, no one would believe that I have 28 years worth of memories in my head.

They would just dismiss it as a childs joke or delusion.

If he were to mention the detailed history or secrets of the family, then some people could potentially believe him. However, the chances of him being treated as a cursed child were extremely high.

Therefore, Jin was once again destined to live as the youngest son of the dreadful Runcandel Clan.

The youngest child of the Runcandel Clan!

It was an incredible privilege.

Most people living in the world would consider being born as the Runcandels youngest an extraordinary blessing.

However, Jin was at a loss.

I wouldve preferred being reborn in an ordinary family.

In that scenario, it wouldnt have taken him 100 days to accept the truth about his situation.

He was reborn in the same family, as the same child, on the same day as his past life. In other words, he was most likely gifted with the same talents as his previous life.

Swordsmanship and magic.

However, the Runcandels hated magic. The Zipfel Clan, the clan of magicians, was the Runcandels greatest enemy.

The youngest child of the Runcandel again. I wonder if the curse that Solderet dispelled is still on me. How should I run away from this family and learn magic this time?

There was no way he could learn magic without leaving the Runcandel House.

If the curse that Solderet had dispelled was affecting him again, then he wouldnt be able to learn swordsmanship either.

As he pondered deeply, Jins eyes slowly began to shut.

His body couldnt obey his mind and resist its natural needs. And so, he fell into a deep sleep.


1 year has passed since his rebirth.

Time was trickling slowly, one day at a time.

Jin was sick of coming up with plans for the future now. His body could never resist the temptation of a snooze, and he was bored to death of living as an inarticulate baby.

I want to grow up faster! This is so frustrating! I cant do anything as I am right now!

All he could do was drink milk from a bottle and fall asleep when the time came. And whenever he relieved himself in his diapers, Gilly, his nanny, would come replace them. It was an extremely shameful experience for Jin, who had the mind of an adult man.

That was all his daily schedule had entailed during the entire year.

Step, step.

A certain woman entered Jins room. She was the mistress of the house, Rosa Runcandel.

She had ebony hair and a sharp gaze decorating her straight, pointy nose. Despite her alluring charm, she appeared quite shrewd and overpowering, which earned her the nickname Black Panther from others.

Are the preparations over, Gilly?

Of course, maam. Todays the day the young master selects, so Ive paid special attention to everything.

Good. Then lets go immediately.

Jin realized that today was his birthday from their conversation.

The children of the Runcandel family go through a certain ritual called Selection on their first birthday.

It was a ritual where the adults laid around dozens of items on the floor, and made the baby crawl towards one of them and grab the item.

There was a superstition that when the child selected an item, the item would be a representation of the childs future and destiny. Strangely enough, the Runcandels were obsessed with this superstition.

Rosa picked up Jin and moved to the castles central hall.

At the halls center stood a man, arms crossed.

He was Jins father, the strongest knight of the present era, Cyron Runcandel.


It was Jins first time seeing his father after his rebirth. Having reached the demigod realm, Cyron was very rarely present at the castle.

He was always away fighting wars or training in some remote location.

And my siblings

His 12 siblings were also present.

While they had treated Jin like a weakling and a useless insect in his past life, they hadnt committed such acts as of yet. They were all waiting for Jin with wide smiles on their faces.

As he remembered the suffering he had gone through because of them, his chest began to feel stuffy.

Rosa, put Jin down.

His mother followed his fathers instructions. As his limbs reached the cold marble floor, a slight shiver shook his body.

Two meters away from him lay the items for the Selection ritual.

He could see a book, two coins, a single grain of rice, along with over twenty different types of swords impaling the hall floor.

Jin just had to choose one item among all these.

This is crazy. I couldnt remember the ritual from my past life because I was too young back then, but now that I see it in person, its insane. Do they actually plan on making a baby crawl through countless swords and grab one by the blade?

In his past life, Jin had selected a sword. Since the book, coins and grain of rice were hidden amongst the countless swords, it was no surprise that all the Runcandel children had selected the weapons.

Now, choose one of them, son.

The members of the Runcandel family watched Jin crawl with great anticipation.

They were all curious to see which sword the youngest child would select. Whether it would be twinswords, a greatsword, a longsword, or a completely different one.

As the tense gazes focused on Jin, he began to crawl towards the sword he had selected previously.

The people around the world probably had no idea that the renowned Runcandels made their children go through such a ridiculous ritual every time.


Jin was frustrated that he couldnt advance faster. Crawling was taking so long and so much energy.

The sword I subconsciously chose in the past was quite an inconvenience, but this time, Ill intentionally select that same sword.

Badump. Badump.

He could feel his tiny heart beating with power.

The weapons were planted in a circle. The item Jin wanted was in the middle.

As he rolled and crawled around, Jin passed by the sword closest to him. The eyes of all the observers in the hall went wide.

Even if the child were from the renowned clan of swordmasters, babies would almost always select the item closest to them.

However, Jin was zigzagging through the forest of swords, and the others couldnt help but gulp with each of his movements.

They were all thinking the same thing.

Could he be going for that sword?

Jin continued swerving through the blades as the eyebrows on Cyron and Rosas frozen faces began twitching in response to each sword he grazed.

Gah gah!

Jin had finally selected his sword. Blood began dripping down the fingers touching the blade.

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Everyones gazes slowly moved from the baby towards the sword in question, and the siblings jaws instantly dropped.

They all believed that Jin had coincidentally selected that sword, but the truth couldnt be more different. He had crawled like a madman to reach this specific weapon. He ended up depleting all his energy, as controlling a 1-year-olds body wasnt simple, even with the mind of an adult.

Crawling all the way here intentionally was so exhausting, so how on earth did I accidentally select this sword in my previous life?

His hand was touching Barisada.

It was the swords name, and was the clans emblem.

For many generations, this sword could only be wielded by the Runcandel patriarchs. To be more specific, the patriarchs that had been recognized and acknowledged by all the members of the Runcandel Clan.

The number of times Barisada had been selected during the ritual in Runcandel history could be counted on one hand.

And every single child that had selected Barisada grew up to become the patriarch of the Runcandel House. Every single child except for Jin Runcandel from his first life.

Jin chose the Founders sword.

Cyron spoke in a solemn tone.

A few people were cheering in joy, and a few others were trying their best to hide their displeasure.

This was what the Runcandel superstition was about.

The ritual is over. And bring Jin to the Storm Castle.

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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