“I have no talent at all…”
At the age of 12, a boy named Noru decided to train in the mountains after he was dismissed as “mediocrity” by official training centers in the capital.
He believed that with enough effort, one day he could become like the main characters that fill his childhood stories. Determined, he practiced every day with his improvised wooden sword, endlessly repeating the only sword technique he knew – “parry.”
Hours turned into days, days turned into months, and months turned into years. In the end, he brought this skill to the point that he was able to break a thousand branches with it.
However, no matter how hard he tried, he could not achieve the desired result, he failed to learn any new skills necessary to become a real adventurer.
Maybe it’s time for him to let go of the dream. But he couldn’t. It’s not time yet. He returns to the capital again to try his hand.