"Before moving on to the second test, Let me introduce myself. I am a General rank knight, the name is Egao Kira." Kira says with a smile
"Now, let's start."
Immediately after that, the ground begins shaking. Everyone starts panicking.
Suddenly an Array appears below them. Everyone loses their consciousness for a brief moment and they find themselves in a different environment.
'Where am I…A desert?' Roy thinks inwardly with a startled look.
Roy begins to look around if there are any people around but all he sees is an endless Desert. He then senses two mana sources.
"Two people…huh?" Roy thinks out loud.
He then starts walking towards one of the people that he sensed. He is about five miles away from him. Slowly increasing his pace to get there faster, about a minute or two later he begins running. Because of all the sand, he is not able to run as quickly as he could run in a normal field.
As he comes close to one of the people he sees, a boy standing cluelessly while looking around.
"HEY!" Roy screams from afar
"Hmm?" The boy turns his head around and sees Roy walking towards him.
'Another person?' The boy thinks inwardly
The boy is wearing some light armor, underneath the armor the boy is wearing a black shirt, matching his black shirt with silver pants. The boy's eyes are hazel, hair slightly yellow.
Roy gets close to the boy and asks, "Where…are we?" While panting heavily.
"I don't exactly know myself." The boy replies. Then he continues while moving his forward for a handshake, "I am Renjii Kazuyuki. You can call me just Renjii. Glad to meet you."
"I am Roy Yagami." Roy says while handshaking.
"Are we the only ones here?" Renjii asks.
"No, I am pretty sure there is a girl in that direction." Roy says while pointing his finger to their right.
"A girl…? How do you know there is someone else here?" Renjii asks Roy with a puzzled expression.
"I sensed two mana sources. I came towards and found you." Roy says.
"Oh, I see. Let's go towards that girl." Renjii suggests.
Roy then nods his head in agreement.
After walking for a mile they see a girl heading towards them. When the girl notices them she waves her hands in excitement.
'What the- where am I?' Takagi talks himself
Takagi gets himself together and starts walking.
The Forest is full of greenery. Branches creaking, feet shuffling through detritus, squirrels chattering, leaves rustling, wind whistling around trunks/disturbing the leaves, birds singing, insects humming, etc.
After walking for a few minutes, he hears people talking. So, he rushes to where the sound is coming from. And he sees two more people.
One of them is a young man, who looks older than Takagi. He is wearing casual clothing. His eyes are brown, hair color black.
And the other one is a girl. She has a beautiful figure, blue eyes, beautiful green hair.
They look at each other.
"Ohh, There was also someone else here." A girl says while looking at Takagi
"Where are we?" Takagi asks.
"We are in an illusion array."
"Illusion array? How do you know that?"
"It's my second time trying to become a Knight."
"Oh. Was the previous exam similar to this?" Takagi asks.
"Yeah, it was kinda similar. In the previous exam, we had to escape the illusion array. I don't know what we hav-"
Suddenly they hear a shrill voice saying,
*I hope by now you guys have met your teammates. The second test will begin now! Your goal is to survive until the end. Good Luck*
"Hmm…we have to survive…"Takagi thinks out loud.
"By the way, I am Takagi Sho. Nice to meet you" Takagi introduces himself with a smile
"I am Takahiro Hanazaw. Nice to meet you too"
"I am Nanao Arai. Nice to meet with you too"
"So, now that we have introduces ourselves, we should start moving." Takahiro suggests.
They start walking in a random direction.
The Forest is truly beautiful. Giant trees that pierce through the sky. Birds humming, animals running around, beautiful flowers blooming, colorful fruits, mushrooms, etc.
"What a 'Beautiful' place." Nanao says in an astounding voice.
Takagi and Takahiro says, "Yeah!"
"Survive…until the end?" Renjii says with a confused look.
The girl comes close to them and begins to introduce herself, "I am Mio Izumi, Nice to meet you."
Mio looks like an elegant lady. She has purple eyes, with the same hair color.
"Nice to meet you too, I am Renjii Kazuyuki and He is Roy Yagami."
Roy nods his head in a greeting gesture.
"So, we are the only ones here, huh?" Mio says.
"Looks like it." Renjii replies
'Hmm…The announcer didn't say a specific amount of ti-.' Roy thinks inwardly but suddenly he feels a very sharp pain in his chest.
As if someone ripped out his heart. But he didn't show any sign of pain on his face.
'The pain is getting worse! I have to get out of here quickly.' Roy thinks to himself with a normal expression on his face.
"So, what do we do no-"
Suddenly a Big Rattle Snake breaks throw the ground and appear behind Mio.
The snake is a big white-colored Rattlesnake. It has black stripes and spots on its body. It is also wearing a crown that seems like it is made from gold and silver.
Mio takes a long step to get away from the snake. She flies backward and lends on her left foot and makes a good distance between her and the snake.
She punches upward in the air and a big fist made out of sand comes out from the ground and hits the snake in the face.
All of a sudden a sword comes flying and slits the snake's throat and immediately the snake dies.
"Huh? Where did my sword go" Roy asked with a baffled look.
Renjii looks at Roy and says "Oh, I am extremely sorry I use my 'Telekinesis' to fly your sword to finish off the snake."
'He uses Telekinesis?' Roy thinks to himself and says "Oh, it's okay. No problem."
"Wow, you have such a strong magic" Mio says with an amazed expression.
"Thank you, you also have such amazing magic." Renjii says with a smile.
Mio looks at Roy and asks him with sparkling eyes, "What is your power?"
Roy who is standing while his hands are in his pocket looks towards Mio and says, "You will find out yourself."
Mio gives a boo expression and says "So ruuuude"
Roy just looks at her with a neutral face.
They walk for about an hour. But the atmosphere suddenly goes quiet.
"Be careful guys, I am feeling something bad" Nanao say
All of a sudden a big toad comes flying from the sky and lands in front of them.
It is a 'Giant' toad that is at least four meters tall. It is Green and Orange colored with black spots.
"What the heck?!" Takahiro says
"Is that a giant toad?" Nanao asks
The Toad opens its mouth and spits out a purple liquid toward Takagi. Takagi sees the purple liquid coming towards him, so, he leaps back and takes out his spear.
"What is that?" Nanao asks with a disgusted face.
The trees surrounding them vaporize because of the purple liquid.
"It's poison!" Takagi shouts
"You guys stay back, I will handle it by myself" Takahiro says
Takahiro runs towards the toad
"Hardening Magic: Metal Arm!"
He jumps and gives a hard punch on the toad's head and the toad goes flying back, hitting a tree.
"That was easy." Takahiro says while standing on the toads head
"Great job!" Nanao praises Takahiro
"Yeah, you're really strong!" Takagi says
"Thanks." Takahiro says while blushing slightly
"Why are we walking this way?" Mio asks with a cheerful tone.
"Roy said he sensed a weird presence coming from this direction." Renjii replies.
"Hmm? But I don't sense anything tho…" Mio says
Roy is ahead of them; he looks back at Mio and says, "If you don't wanna come along then just go on your own."
"Hmph!" Mio pouts.
Suddenly a Giant Centipede rises from the sand.
"Whoa! It's massive." Renjii exclaims.
"What the fuck is that?!" Mio shouts
Another Giant Centipede arises from the sand.
"Okaaaayyy. Let's go!" Mio says.
"Yeah, I am ready!" Renjii says in a fired-up voice. Renjii seems excited.
Then Mio starts running in the opposite direction. Renjii who went forward looks back and just stands there in disappointment.
Renjii then uses his telekinesis to bring Mio closer to them.
"H-Hey! What are you doing? Let me down." Mio says while she is floating in the air.
"Why are you running away?" Roy says with a teasing look.
"I-I-I" Mio stutters.
"Renjii, behind you." Roy says
"Hmm..?" Renjii looks back and sees one of the centipedes coming towards him.
Renjii leaps back; he also uses his own telekinesis on himself to fly further back. He then lands on a big rock.
Roy uses his fire magic on his sword to deal more damage to the centipede. Roy jumps in the air, gets his sword ready then in one clean slash, decapitates the centipede.
"That was surprisingly easy." Roy says. After saying that he looks to his left and sees Renjii running around in a circle while the other centipede is following him.
"ROYYY! HELP!" Renjii shouts while running.
Roy sighs and leaps forward to Renjii.
Roy lifts his hands up and says, "Burn!"
The centipede's whole body lights on fire and the centipede screams out in pain until it completely turned to ashes.
"WOW!" Renjii says with an astonished look.
"You are really strong!" Mio says.
To Be Continued…
⁅ ZonePedia ⁆
Name: Mio Izumi || Magic: Sand Magic
Name: Renjii Kazuyuki || Magic: Telekinesis
Name: Takahiro Hanazaw || Magic: Hardening
Name: Nanao Arai || Magic: Crystal Magic