Chapter 192 - Lone Wolf
They happened to be passing the only part that was blazing with illusionary fire at the moment so, Gustav had to slow down and move according to their speed.
Gustav would have to wait till they got to a part of the land with more illusionary fires so he would be able to take another path and not be disturbed by their speed.
"Mind your business," Gustav replied the person in front of him that had just spoken.
"What? Then why are you following us?" The person who happened to be a guy with red hair voiced out.
"This is the only safe path at the moment. When we go further, you won't see me behind you anymore," Gustav replied as he continued walking forward.
"You..." Before the participant could retort, something happened.
Shuuuooouuu! Shhhuuuuooouu! Shhhuuuooo!
The blazing clouds suddenly started falling from the sky.
They were all shocked by the blazing clouds falling from the sky.
They were blazing with such intense yellow and green fire, increasing the temperature surrounding the environment.
The clouds falling were enormous. So, there was no way they'd be able to move fast or far enough to escape from the area of concentration.
It was also too fast for them to observe and determine which parts were illusionary, so the participants began to panic.
They were only about a few hundred feet more from reaching the point where Gustav would be able to move on his own.
"Move forward, you idiots," Gustav voiced out.
His voice brought them out of their reverie. The group subconsciously started running forward even though they knew that they wouldn't escape the range of fire.
After getting to the end of the path, Gustav could see transparent yellow and green fires on the far-right side and the left side. By contrast, the middle had real fires blazing from the ground.
Gustav immediately dashed towards the left and started running forward.
The others couldn't catch up to his speed, but they still tried following in his steps due to him being at the front suddenly.
While the clouds fell, Gustav moved from place to place.
Swerve! Swerve! Swerve!
Some large chunks of cloud fell on him, but he was unscathed. However, he totally avoided some while still running forward, but they were still dropping.
Some participants behind him had been smoked to death by the falling clouds of blazing yellow and blue fire.
Gustav looked up and noticed a large cloud coated in fire, dropping. Its size would occupy a radius of over a hundred feet, and it happened to be real and not illusionary.
Gustav turned towards the right and leaped forward.
His body traveled across the air, and he landed on the other path of fire that was illusionary.
Only one person among the group he met earlier could react in time and activate their bloodline.
Black tentacles protruded out of his legs. The tentacles made contact with the ground pushing his entire body into the air flying towards the same lane Gustav landed on after jumping.
The cloud landed on the left side after he jumped away.
The participants he formed a team with were all burnt to ashes.
That was the last of the falling clouds. Everything had gone back to normal after the large cloud landed. Even though nothing was normal about the place.
"Huff! Huff! Huff!"
The male participant turned around stared at the side while breathing profusely.
Even though this was a virtual world and the participants had a virtual body, everything was the same as reality when it came to their anatomy.
They could use their bloodline ability, exert their strength, stamina, and everything else related to their body which was the same in the real world.
The male participant noticed that everyone had been turned to ash except himself and Gustav.
'That was a close one... Does it mean that this guy knows how to easily differentiate the originals from fake?' He remembered the way Gustav was dodging some of the clouds earlier and the fact that he could escape because he followed Gustav's movement.
"Hey, why don't we work together..." He turned back around to voice out but couldn't find Gustav in the surroundings.
"Where did he go?" The male participant voiced out while looking around.
Gustav had already crossed another two thousand feet while the other guy behind him was busy checking out his surroundings.
What was ahead of him now was a blazing forest of very tall trees.
He noticed something and activated God's eyes to zoom in his sight on the forest that was still more than two thousand feet away.
'Whoa, that's a lot of V-red wasps,' Gustav could see a swarm of glowing red wasps covering the outer area of the forest.
These wasps were mixed breeds also. They had mutated and become different from normal wasps. They were known as the V-red wasps.
Each one was the size of an adult index finger, and Gustav could see well over ten thousand of them.
One sting from them was said to cause temporary paralysis. Two would petrify the mind and the body, while the third one would cause the body to explode into blood and gore.
It would seem the participants that needed to enter the forest would have to go through the sea of wasps first.
The first thing Gustav noticed was, some of the wasps were illusionary.
Inside the room where the supervisors were watching the participants, Gradier Xanatus would occasionally say one or two things about the performance of promising participants. Most of the time, Gustav would always pop up.
"The only problem with candidate 00126 would be the fact that he doesn't seem to play nice with others," Gradier Xanatus said while staring at one of the screens where Gustav could be seen headed for the forest border where swarms of wasps stood guard.
"Hmm, he totally would have ignored that group of people if the surroundings weren't blazing with real fire," The female supervisor with blue facial hairs muttered.
"Exactly... He doesn't seem to like working with others just like his brother," Gradier Xanatus replied.
The faces of the rest of the supervisors showed confusion after hearing that.
"His brother?" They voiced out together.