Calruz gritted his teeth as he glared at Toren viciously, silently.
Toren took a deep breath, looking at the golden rings around Calruz, and he counted 23 of them. That was already enough. If they continued, they could very well pay clearly with their lives!
Toren continued, “Please, Calruz, can you not be crazy?! Twenty-three golden rings are more than enough! Compared to normal warriors, our treasures will be dozens of times more valuable than theirs! If we stay, we’ll lose our lives, and you won’t be able to exchange those keys if you’re dead! Why don’t you understand that?!”
Calruz gritted his teeth, thoroughly infuriated by Toren. “Do you think you’re smart? If we can’t even compare to normal warriors, then we should just kill ourselves! We’ve struggled so much to get to the inner region from the outer region. We spent so much time and effort on so few keys! I don’t want to leave just like that!”
Toren did not know what to say at that point, believing that Calruz was lost in his mind. No matter what he said, Calruz would not listen.
Toren took a deep breath, gritted his teeth, and said, “I don’t care anymore. If you want to stay, then stay here alone. I’ll leave with Olesm. He’s already so injured, and he needs a quiet place for him to recover!”
Calruz turned around, no longer able to suppress his anger.
The three of them had managed to get to the deepest parts of the inner region alive because of their teamwork. If two of them left and left him behind, there would be no reason for him to stay. Steven might even end up getting killed!
Calruz frowned and grabbed Toren’s arm. “You dare?!”
Right at that moment, the three of them suddenly heard footsteps.
They turned around immediately to see a masked man in dark green robes slowly walking toward them. That person was walking in a very casual, confident manner as if there was not an intense battle going on around him.
Calruz frowned. “Who are you?”
Paul closing in naturally alerted them. If he had markings of warriors from second-grade worlds on him, they would have attacked immediately.
Paul immediately stopped, maintaining a safe distance from them.
Earlier, Paul had observed them for 15 minutes before he slowly walked over. Steven was about to say something when he suddenly heard a roar.
Steven turned around to see a golden python about 30 meters long and the thickness of two people quickly flying toward them.
That golden python also had two beasts that were at about the same level behind it. The golden python was probably in the middle in terms of strength when it came to three of those beasts.
Normal warriors were no match for it at all. Even Paul was surprised by the beasts’ sudden appearance.
After that, a few beasts started to leave the middle, attacking the warriors that were recovering at the sidelines.
Paul frowned, suddenly understanding what those beasts that had left the main battle were planning. Paul had observed things for a long time. Steven had vaguely heard what the ones around him were talking about. They were just trying to decide what to do next.