The Immortal Player Book 2 Chapter 123
Faunia approached them and said, "I am done here! Now... Time to help that troublesome human."
Sabrina knew who Faunia referred to as the 'troublesome human', hence she glanced towards Faunia as if she wanted to peel out her skin or shred her into pieces. Of course, Faunia sensed her 'overflowing murderous intent' and returned a glance to her.
"You are too brave, human!" She said, "But... Know your limits! Don't think that you'd be able to go against me because you have those wrathful eyes! I'll let it go since you are important to him. But be warned, I won't show mercy the next time."
For some reason, everyone, except Sabrina, shivered in fear as Faunia disappeared into thin air. At the same time, their momentary 'rest' ended as a new wave of monsters exited the forest. Sabrina gripped her knives tighter, enraged by Faunia's words, as she charged ahead making Yojiro flick his tongue in response.
"Yuson, I'll leave the support team to you. Collect the dead bodies of the monsters and clean up the rest of the monsters."
"What about you brother?" Yuson asked, hesitant to let Yojiro fight alone.
"I'll help them!" Yojiro said as he patted Yuson's shoulder, "Don't worry! It's not like we would be fighting continuously for a week."
"A-Alright!" Yuson said, despite being hesitant. Each second was crucial. So, he didn't argue any further. "Be careful brother! You can leave them to me!"
Yojiro patted his shoulder one more before he went after Sabrina.
With Sabrina, Yojiro, Mathew, and Talia as the attackers, they were able to slowly push back the monsters back to the forest. On the other hand, Yuson led the rest of the support team in cleaning up the shore.
The stench of the blood that filled the shore almost made them vomit. It was not because they were disgusted by the dead bodies but because the air they breathe had already smelled of blood. Thus, making it hard for them to breathe and was still adjusting to the 'unusual' and 'sudden' circ.u.mstance.
Soon, they were able to adjust as Aldo and Yojiro handle the leftover monsters while the girls pick up the dead bodies. Truth be told, if Sabrina was not 'dead' focused on hunting monsters she could have drained all the blood in the shore with her pen-knives. That said, It was still best for Sabrina to be in that state. With her killing efficiency, it became easier for everyone to push the monsters back to where they came from.
After walking for a few minutes, he was able to meet the first wave of monsters. But... When the monsters entered the one hundred meter radius of his ~Emperor's Aura~, they would instantly lose their consciousness and crash everywhere due to the momentum of their charge.
At the same time, he increased the orbit of his pen-knife. Thus, killing the 'unconscious' monsters and sucking their blood dry.
Despite that, he kept his composure and was on guard all the time. For a normal person, it would be difficult to maintain that kind of concentration for a long period of time. Fortunately, this is where Pedro's experience in his past life comes in.
Be it monster waves, Guild Wars, Kingdom Wars, or any other mass battle event, extreme concentration was required because at any moment anyone could get killed.
There is a lot of uncertainty and danger lurking in the world of Bearth Online. This was further proven to be real in front of Pedro as he learns about the Demonic Eyes, the gods' Continent, the Dark Continent, and the BHO. Thus, it should only be a norm for him to be this concentrated for even days of combat.
Even if he was the current strongest player in Bearth Online, he can't 'chill' and relax because everything could be lost in a split second. The game has just started for a few weeks or so and he is yet to be recognized as the strongest player. So, he cannot be arrogant and take the risks.
On top of that, being the strongest doesn't mean that he'd stop advancing and increase his strength. The glory, the power, the fame, the feeling of being looked upon... being idolized... being praised for his talent... Those are just a few reasons why players aim to be number one. Every gamer's dream that only a few could achieve.
As for the Continental Quest, his kill count started to rise like a rocket. Now, he went past two hundred kill counts and he has no sign of stopping. Behind him in the rankings was surprisingly Mathew.
Compared to Sabrina, Mathew can kill more than two monsters at a single strike. Thus, he was behind Pedro despite a huge gap that's increasing further.
Of course, despite being able to attack two monsters at an instance, Sabrina's movements were perfectly calculated. Thus, her efficiency gave her a constant growth at her kill count.
Although she is still yet to surpass the former number one rank in the event, her kill counts increased at a constant rate, and soon she'd follow behind Pedro and Mathew.
As for Talia, she is just cleaning up monsters who went past Sabrina and Mathew. Thus, it would take her a little bit longer to enter the top rank. Add up the factor that Yojiro was also helping her. It was only expected that her rank wouldn't be like the monster trio. That said, she still makes good progress.
~~~~Other Players PoV~~~~
Unknown to him and his forces, the players all over the world erupted as Pedro and Mathew took the first two ranks while Sabrina was at the fourth. On top of that, Pedro and Mathew's kill count rose non-stop that aroused the suspicion of other players towards them. The majority of them even started to report them for hacking.
"Where are the GMs? Someone is cheating in broad daylight and they dare overlook this!"
"Punish the cheaters!"
Unfortunately, no matter how much they complain, the Game Masters and the Game Developer remained silent about it. Their 'auto-reply' bots simply replied that the game management was 'looking' into the issue. Thus, making the players angrier.
That said, not all players paid that much attention to the event rankings.
Somewhere in the North of the Aquari Continent, a woman with a dark wooden bow sat on a branch of the highest tree. That gave her an overall view of the forest around her, spanning as far as the eyes could see.
Her hunt for monsters was halted when a man appeared beside her out of nowhere. The man's face is fully covered and resembled an assassin or a ninja.
He kneeled towards the lady in respect, and said, "Guild Leader, you are now at the seventh place!"
The lady frowned as she glanced towards the man and asked, "Seventh? Stop saying nonsense! My Kill Count is already around one hundred and forty!"
"I am saying the truth, Guild Master! Please check the rankings for yourself." The man said. Although the lady emanated a 'scary' aura, the man was able to hold his composure and didn't show any hint of fear as if he was ready to offer his own life to the lady no matter what.
"There's no need!" The lady surrendered, "Just pick up the pace! Lure more monsters! If needed, ask Arco to hire more baits!"
"Yes, Guild Leader Meen!" The man bowed one last time before he vanished.
After that, a player shouting out of fear is rushing towards Guild Leader Meen's direction.
She simply pulled the strings of her ancient-looking bow and an arrow, seemingly made of light, materialized out of nowhere.
"Complaining would just be a waste of time!" She said as she released the arrow. In the next second, a light pierced through the middle of the forehead of the wolf; instantly killing it.
"Besides... I doubt that those @rds would stay quiet. I'll just leave it to them." She chuckled, seemingly happy of the accurate hit that she made.