The Deragons had offered it to let the others benefit from it, so they could not possibly bite the hand that fed them.
Astrid turned to look at the people before saying, “You’ve seen how Edgar showed signs of Demonic Cultivation, so how can you believe his words? If you don’t want to be sitting ducks, we must work together!”
Astrid was trying to persuade the people to team up and go against Edgar and the others, but the looks on the people’s faces were ones of confusion.
No one believed Astrid’s words.
“Ms. Gunderson, if you keep spreading lies, we’ll have to take action against you.” Zion’s expression was dark as he glared at Astrid.
“Be good and stick to your role as the esteemed daughter of a prestigious family. You’re talented, and you have a bright future. Once this Trial ends, you’ll be reaping benefits too. On the other hand, if you keep this up, I’m sure no one will bat a lash even if a disciple of a major sect were to die at the Trial,” Zion threatened, for he knew that none of the participants of the Trial would try to stand up for her, let alone go up against Warriors Alliance and the Deragons.
This was all because beast cores were valuable resources. Each one of them there had over a hundred beast cores with them, and that was a large number of resources that no one would give up on.
Astrid fell silent. She knew that nothing she did would change the situation, for the people had all lost their minds. She believed in Zion’s words, if she continued intervening in the matter, both Edgar and Zion would surely end her life.
Right then, Howard turned to Astrid and said, “Thank you, Ms. Gunderson, but my life no longer matters anyway.”
He was already glad to have Astrid try to save him.
“Edgar, deal with Howard outside,” Zion then said.
Edgar nodded. He then went over to grab Howard. He knew what Zion meant, he was telling Edgar to absorb Howard’s powers outside.
Meanwhile, Jagoan, who was behind the throne, realized that Howard was in danger. He knew he could not stay hidden any longer.
“Stay here, Renee. Don’t go out no matter what.” Once he instructed Renee to stay put, Jagoan leaped out from his spot behind the throne.
His furious roar frightened everyone in the area. No one expected someone else to be in the palace, after all.
They were even more stunned when they discovered it was Jagoan.
Edgar and Zion were pale for a moment at the revelation.
“Jagoan, you didn’t die! You’re alive! Hahaha!” Howard burst into laughter in excitement when he saw Jagoan.
Whilst the others were still reeling in from the shock, Jagoan reached Edgar and shot out his Sacred Light Fist.
Unable to dodge in time, Edgar was sent flying by Jagoan’s punch.
With a swift movement, Jagoan grabbed the few light chains on Howard and easily dissipated them with a gentle tug.
“Howard, are you okay?” Jagoan asked.
“I’m fine. I’m not going to die any time soon,” Howard answered, smiling weakly.
Jagoan then transferred some spiritual energy into Howard, which helped bring some color back to Howard’s face.
As Edgar rubbed his chest, he coldly stared at Jagoan. “Jagoan, I’m surprised that you’re still alive. How lucky you are…”
“How can I die before you’re dead?” Jagoan replied with a sneer.
“I’d like to see how lucky you can be this time. I’m going to make sure you turn into minced meat!”
The moment Zion narrowed his eyes, his murderous aura seeped out of him.
Without Zion needing to say anything, Salvador and the others blocked the entrance to the palace to stop Jagoan from escaping.