Chapter 1096 Pa.s.sing The Fourth Course
"Now!" Elevora suddenly yelled once more causing everyone to come to a standstill.
E.E who had initially squeezed his fist released it at once, causing a ma.s.sive violet colored vortex to open up right underneath them.
At the same instant, a dazzling blue colored pillar of flames rose up from underneath them. It parted through the darkness of the pit underneath causing light to appear as the temperature rose to an astronomical level due to the intensity and size of the ma.s.sive pillar of flames.
The flames were so thick, the had covered a radius of more than seven hundred feet in an instant as it rose and sought to swallow this group up.
Fortunately, the vortex E.E had conjured underneath was just as ma.s.sive.
Another vortex opened up above them just as the flames from underneath swarmed into the first vortex that was opened. The one that opened right above them shot the flames swallowed up beneath into the dark and gloomy skies above.
It parted straight through the thick darkness of clouds, encapsulating everything in the vicinity and turning into a miniature sun.
Despite E.E's vortexes protecting them from the flames, they could still feel the searing heat.
After a few seconds the pillar of flames began to thin out and reduce in intensity. It finally died down and the vicinity returned to its dark and gloomy state after a few seconds.
At this point E.E was breathing profusely due to the feat he had just performed. However, the issue wasn't just the size of the vortex he conjured but also the vicinity that happened to be draining his energy twice than normal.
This was absolutely normal in this vicinity as everyone seemed to be facing the same issue. Initially they couldn't even channel their bloodline energy as they got drained of it very quickly but they had quickly gotten accustomed to the vicinity and learned how to make it work with the limitations.
"We're only less than fifty feet away from crossing over completely, we can do this guys," Aildris stated.
"Oh yes of course we can do this everyone!" Yonda quickly voiced out as well.
Some of them had weird expressions after seeing Yonda repeat the encouragement but now wasn't the time to dwell on it.
They kept moving with morale upon realizing they were close to completely crossing over this dark area. It was still difficult achieving stability on such a thin line but they were already used to it so they continued walking on this thin line.
It hadn't been thirty seconds since they started moving before Elevora eyes widened again.
"Another one! Quick! Its very fast!" She yelled out with a tone of urgency causing everyone faces to light up with expressions of disbelief.
E.E who had barely caught his breathe from the last encounter instantly channeled his energy once more and created a vortex underneath them.
The pillar of flames that had risen this time was almost golden in color, extremely robust and intense as it gleamed dangerously, spewing b.a.l.l.s of fire within as well.
Fortunately, E.E had managed to conjure the vortex wide enough and send these wild flames in another direction. However, things were about to take as unfortunate turn as Elevora sensed something once more.
"Two more are coming" She voiced out.
"It shouldn't be a problem if they're right underneath this one. The vortex will take care of them," Yonda stated.
"No, they will be side by side with the current one." The instant Elevora revealed this everyone understood the reason for her worry.
"Here they come!" She announced.
"s.h.i.+t! Make the vortex larger!" Yonda shouted as he turned to face the back.
"I can't!" E.E responded with trembling breath.
Flames rose from far ahead and behind them at the same time. Since the vortex was unable to cover those area, the flames were not cut out as they rose to unprecedented height blocking their paths ahead and behind.
The instant both pillar of flames reached their height it began to spread from all sides towards them. Despite being hundreds of feet towards the left and right it quickly expanded, reaching their location.
Now it seemed like three pillar of flames had merged and the vortex beneath was unable to protect them from the h.e.l.lfire encroaching from the sides.
Endric who was far behind raised a wall of telekinesis to block them from the flames approaching in that direction and proceeded to turn it into a barrier that encapsulated the group.
"Time to battle against h.e.l.l hehe," Sheila voiced out playfully as she also activated her bloodline energy.
Cracks appeared in mid-air as it looked like reality had turned into fragments of gla.s.s and surrounded the group of nineteen. The flames were prevented from their initial encroach with the joint efforts of Endric and s.h.i.+ela.
Within the barrier created, the heat had tripled which would roast a normal human to death but they knew this was better than coming into contact with the flames.
The sides were currently secure as well as underneath and above them so the team didn't have to bother in the meantime.
"I can't hold it for long" Sweat trickled down E.E's dark face as he struggled to voice out.
"Uh? Its not ending yet! You have to hold on or we'll fail again!" Fildhor yelled.
"FFf.u.c.ker why don't you try doing it yourself...?" E.E stated with a slightly p.i.s.sed tone.
"I can't," Fildhor responded with a look of confusion.
"Then kindly shut the f.u.c.k up" E.E voiced out causing Fildhor to turn away in embarra.s.sment.
Everyone brainstormed for an alternative to the merged pillars of flames while E.E tried keeping the vortex open for a little longer.
"I am letting go I can't keep them open for any longer," E.E could feel his energy running dry due to the environment.
"s.h.i.+t!" Yonda voiced out with a tone of disappointment.
"Someone's coming" Elevora revealed as she turned around.
Everyone let out sighs as they a.s.sumed one of the masters was coming to save them which meant they were deemed failed already.
"And we were so close this time" Another one from the group lamented.
Everyone was just as disappointed as they stared in the direction of the approaching person.
All of a sudden a flash of milky colored light broke through the sea of flames,
The milky light spread across all the areas the flames covered. The moment it made contact with the flames, they would disappear. The flames was unable to affect the milky light, instead the light prevailed and swallowed up the flames at a rapid pace.
"Uh? Does any of the masters have this type of bloodline ability?" Rosalin questioned with a confused expression.
"I don't recognize it as well," Fildhor stated.
The others were just as confused while Endric's face displayed an expression of suspicion as the flames disappeared upon contact with the milky energy.
He was the only one with the look of suspiciousness instead of confusion. E.E who was breathing like a half dead rabid dog let out a low chuckle as he released the vortexes.
After what seemed like many seconds, what was left of the flames finally began to die down. Relieved expressions appeared on the faces of Aildris and the rest while the other teammates still had looks of confusion.
Upon clearing completely, the group spotted a figure walking towards them on the thin line with good balance.
"Who is" Yonda was about speaking when the figure visibility turned clearer.
Their eyes widened as they noticed the figure was sporting a dirty blonde shoulder length hair and clad in a red jacket and blue pants.
"Gustav Crimson?" Phinx voiced with a tone of immense disbelief.
"I heard you guys were struggling to get past this stage so I decided to join," Gustav voiced out as a little smile appeared on his face upon sighting E.E and the others.
"Oh d.a.m.n its truly him?" Another one of them voiced out his disbelief.
'The monster is smiling? I thought he never smiled,' Some of them had this thought as they watched his approach.
'The legendary Gustav is here,' They couldn't believe their eyes despite already being aware.
Witnessing his prowess shook them to their very bones which very much proved it could be no other than the well renowned Gustav Crimson.
"Good looking MF what took you so long?" E.E yelled out as a broad smile appeared on his face.
"Gustav!" Angy yelled with a sweet smile unable to contain her excitement. She would have jumped into his embrace if not for the current situation.
"Rival! Sniff sniff~"
Aildris, Temee, Ria, Falco, Vera and the others voiced out one after the other.
'They weren't joking... they are truly familiar with him,' Yonda and the others who doubted initially stared at the proof playing out in front of them.