After collecting all the Black Bearman's stuff and seeing there is no proof of me harvesting it, I called back the black fire dome covering the whole tile.
As I did, I felt tens of eyes on me which is not surprising seeing tense of soul senses that were trying to breach the fire dome during my battle with the Black Bearman.
These gazes are different from before; before, there was only greed in their eyes as I collect one piece of the puzzle after another, but now there some gazes that contain fear.
The people that reached this stage are smart, and they know powerful the other person by just sensing their aura, and they had seen nearly full battle before I shrouded us in fire dome.
I could feel many of them wanted to make a move on me out of greed but held themselves back.
After killing the Black Bearman, the pieces of the puzzle I had reached forty-seven. There is no number written on the puzzle-like the badge in the first challenge, but there are several patterns in the incomplete design through which one could tell how many badges one had collected.
I now have to collect fifty-three badges, and I am confident that I could collect all of them very soon. The method I had created gives me an edge, and I will utilize it fully with my increased strength.
So, without wasting any time, I jumped high, and this time, I had jumped much higher than I had used to and quite lucky that I did not felt a barrier, as long as I do not try to fly, I will be safe.
From the above, I moved my gaze as dense runes flashed in my eyes, and by the time I surveyed the area below me, I had already found the five badges.
The higher altitude and increase in strength had helped me find puzzle pieces quickly, and now I have to collect them quickly as possible; for it, I have a plan. It will be a little flashy, but people are using flashier techniques than it.
As I started to go down, five fiery black ribbons released from my body and moved down at the blurring speed.
By the time I had landed, the ribbons had already picked up five badges that are hundreds of meters away from me; some were thousands and now coming back holding them.
I did not wait for the ribbons and took another high altitude jump towards; halfway into the jump, the ribbons came back to me and merged the pieces of the puzzle with the piece on my chest.
Soon, I reached high and found another group of pieces and released my ribbons toward them to collect them.
Minutes passed by as I continue to collect pieces after pieces. There was some disturbance on the way, some Grimm Monster tried to stop my ribbons to snatch pieces but instead, their heads flew into the air, and they came back to me with puzzle pieces.
Usually, I'm not particularly eager to waste the bodies of Grimm Monsters as each of them gives a precious essence rose, but I want to finish collecting the pieces as soon