Chapter 286: Arrival at the Base, Gathering of the Groups
The temperature was at 140 degrees, and each of them had gone up against two or even three criminals each. One could imagine how much stamina they had used up.
The moment they killed their opponent, they immediately sat down.
Only Tang Siyu was in slightly better condition, but she was also panting laboriously. Her chest heaved up and down and her fair face was flushed.
Under the scorching hot weather, the air they sucked felt like fire. An ordinary person would not be able to endure it.
Everyone hurriedly consumed energy pills to replenish their strength. When their physical strength was almost fully replenished, everyone discovered that there were many monsters faintly discernible in their surroundings.
These monsters had yet to attack. It was not that they would not attack, but rather, they were waiting for an opportunity.
Unknowingly, the situation had turned extremely dangerous. Chu Yunfan had decided not to continue training and instead used all of his strength because of this reason.
“Let’s go. If this continues, more and more monsters will come. They will come for us then,” Chu Yunfan said after seeing that everyone had recovered a little.
“Yeah, let’s go!” Tang Siyu said after recovering some of her strength.
The few of them left quickly. Not long after they left, more than ten monsters rushed over. In a short while, they dominated the scene and started crazily tearing at the corpses of the criminals.
Everyone felt their hair stand on end as they watched from afar. If they had been defeated, the result would not be any different.
However, it was not only monsters that were biting their corpses. There were also other criminals.
Through this matter, the group understood that these criminals were different from any enemy they had known before.
These people had long lost their humanity. Instead of calling them human, they were more like wild beasts with human skin. They were basically no different from wild beasts.
In their eyes, other than the things that could not be eaten, the rest were edible.
It was almost noon, and the temperature had become even hotter. It was reaching 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Even though they could adjust the armor’s temperature, it did not cover the whole body. Everyone was dehydrated, so they had to get something to drink, and fast.
Finally, they arrived at the base in the afternoon. It was a small base—not particularly big—but it could easily accommodate 200 people.
However, as soon as they arrived, they realized that they were not the only ones who had arrived. There were many others who had thought of using this ex-military base as a camp.
Groups of students surrounded the base.
In front of them, there were some students who were fighting with the condemned prisoners who had come out of the base. The students were trying to kill these prisoners to increase their points.
After all, this was not just survival in the wild. If they were not able to obtain sufficient points, even if they were able to survive, what was the point?
But these points and resources were limited. After all, there were only a small number of prisoners. If they were killed by others, then they would not get a share. They had to act as soon as possible.
The arrival of Chu Yunfan and the others had attracted the attention of a small portion of the people. However, everyone’s attention quickly shifted away. After all, there were too many squadrons here.
There was not anything that was worth paying attention to!
“Who’s the captain here?” one of the students walked over with large strides and asked Chu Yunfan and the others.
“I am,” Chu Yunfan replied without any hesitation.
Although there was not any prior decision on who was the captain, there was no doubt that Chu Yunfan was it. The others did not have any objections to this and simply nodded their heads.
“Then come with us. All the team captains have already gathered over there!”
The student pointed to the shadow of a rock. About a dozen youths had formed a circle there. The strength of these youths was obviously higher than the others. The other students were only at the second level of the Energy Refinement Stage, and the stronger ones were only at the third level.
However, out of the dozen or so youths, the weakest one was at the peak of the fourth level of the Energy Refinement Stage, which was on par with Chu Yunfan’s previous level. Most of them were at the fifth level of the Energy Refinement Stage or above. Chu Yunfan merely glanced at them from afar and he could already make a rough judgment, but he was unable to determine everyone’s cultivation level. However, just from that alone, he knew that these dozen or so youths were indeed strong.
They should be the captains of each team.
“I’ll go over for a while. You guys find a rock shadow to rest under. Stay out of the sun. Be careful of dehydration,” Chu Yunfan said. Then, he looked at Gao Hongzhi.
Gao Hongzhi immediately understood. They had to be careful of the other teams. In this place, the other students could not be completely trusted, especially when they were strangers.
“I understand. Go,” Gao Hongzhi said.
After Chu Yunfan had signaled to Gao Hongzhi, he followed the student and walked toward the shadow of the rock.
Just as he approached, a student walked toward him.
“Another newcomer has joined us. Welcome, welcome!”
This student had a slender figure and a strong jawline. There was a smile on his face.
Chu Yunfan raised his eyebrows. Peak sixth level of the Energy Refinement Stage!
He instantly sensed that this student was the strongest among this group of people. These people were the captains of various teams, and most of them had the strength of the fifth level of the Energy Refinement Stage. However, there were only two people at the sixth level of the Energy Refinement Stage.
One was the youth in front of him, who was at the peak sixth level of the Energy Refinement Stage. The other was a Caucasian youth that was quite a rare sight. He had blond hair and blue eyes and was tall. In current society, where 99% of the people were Chinese, Caucasians were rare.
The Caucasian youth was strong, but he was slightly weaker than the young man in front of Chu Yunfan. The others were obviously weaker than these two. They were only at the fifth level of the Energy Refinement Stage, and their level was almost the same as Chu Yunfan’s.
“Let’s get some introductions. My name is Yao Xueyi, and I’m a student of Nanhua No. 1 High School. This is William, a student of Ouhua No. 3 Experimental High School in Ouhua City. This is Li Xuan…” the young man named Yao Xueyi introduced the students to Chu Yunfan one by one.