Earlier, he had figured things out very quickly and decided on his next course of action.
First of all, with his standing and skills, he was just able to stand out amongst regular warriors. He was nothing in front of Lane.
The only thing he had which could give him an advantage was his mind.
To get someone’s attention, he first needed to prove himself and show that it would be beneficial to have him around. In terms of power, he would not be able to help Lane at all, so he decided to show that he could use his sharp mind to help Lane.
He might even be able to help Lane solve some difficult questions, becoming Lane’s strategist. Lionel felt like it was a very good idea, and there did not seem to be anything wrong with the plan.
As long as Lane’s fellow disciples could tell Lane about the situation, and even praise him a bit, then Lane would definitely view him differently since there were so many witnesses around as well. Lane might even accept him as a follower.
Lionel was from the Thousand Origins Continent and looked down on most people. He even felt like those who stood at the top were beneath him if they were not the absolute best. After all, warriors at that level would constantly face challenges.
The Whirling World was a place where opportunity always comes with risks. If he worked alone or with his fellow disciples, they would be able to get a lot of resources, but those resources would still be lacking.
Lionel had a very grand goal. Before he came to the Whirling World, he had decided that he would become the strongest of the chosen disciples in his clan, and even become the heir.
He wanted to become the number one ruler of the Thousand Origins Continent in a few hundred, or a few thousand years. Yet, his talents were limited. Compared to those at the top, he was still lacking.
He could not truly stand at the top by himself, but he refused to give up on his dreams as well. So thinking about it, he decided to choose this path.
He wanted to become a loyal follower of one of the top warriors, growing with them. The challenges that warriors at that level faced were naturally even greater.
Going with them would put him in a lot of danger, but he could gain even more resources. Even if he did not get the best of them, he would at least be able to pick up some scraps.
Those scraps were not something the average warrior could obtain. On top of that, he had observed Lane’s demeanor earlier.
From Lane‘s actions, he could tell that Lane was not someone with a reckless temper who threw their power along.
If he was with someone like that, then he just needed to make sure to show his worth. Then, Lane would definitely treat him well. Jagoan looked at Lionel with some frustration. Jagoan was a very straight man, and he could not tell what Lionel wanted at all.
He just felt like Lionel was incredibly annoying. Jagoan had been trying to stay out of sight, but Lionel insisted on throwing them into the limelight. If he did not have his reservations, he would have started cursing at Lionel.
Jagoan was in the same situation. He thought Lionel was being an annoyance. If they had kept quiet and not made too much of a scene, they would never have garnered any attention.
Yet, it was different at that moment. This time, everyone realized that their relationship with Jagoan was no ordinary one. Even though Jagoan really wanted to follow Jagoan, he had not managed to win any favor with Jagoan.
If anything happened, he did not know if Jagoan would protect him.