Jagoan’s action stunned everyone, rendering all of them hesitant and frightened to step forward to halt Howard and Renee.
Meanwhile, the two took the opportunity to run out of the palace.
Renee turned her tear-streaked face around to look at Jagoan, but she was dragged along by Howard as they moved further away from the palace. In the end, both of them disappeared from view.
Seeing Howard and Renee had left, Jagoan let out a long sigh as a determined look shone in his eyes.
“Bring it on!” He had been alleviated of all worries.
“Kill him!” Zion’s face darkened as he swung a punch at Jagoan.
The force from the punch streaked across the air and caused a series of explosions.
When Zion made his move, Edgar, Salvador, and all members of the Warriors Alliance under Salvador’s leadership simultaneously assaulted Jagoan.
As their various auras mixed in the air, Jagoan swung his Dragonslayer Sword hard and shot a burst of terrifying sword energy.
The sword energy collided with the mixture of auras, resulting in a deafening bang.
The powerful aftershock caused the crowd to stagger while Jagoan took a few steps back, and his body slammed heavily against the wall.
At the same time, the waves of energy were rapidly being absorbed by the merman statue.
The cracks on the statue widened, and some pieces of the calcareous deposit even began to come off.
Jagoan’s face was ashen. Blood surged within him into his mouth, but he managed to suppress the urge to cough because he didn’t want to let Zion and the others take in his miserable appearance.
Zion felt a little embarrassed when he saw Jagoan had successfully resisted a combined attack from the group. Not to mention, Jagoan didn’t seem to have sustained any significant injuries.
“No wonder the higher-ups want you dead. Your survival will be a threat to everyone,” Zion uttered grimly.
“I’m only a threat to those evil-doers. Why would you think of me as a threat if you aren’t guilty?” Jagoan sneered.
“Whether I’ve done anything wrong or not is of little significance now—because the most important thing is your inevitable death today.” Zion suddenly took out the black ball from his pocket.
“Go! Kill him!”
He tossed the black ball, and rays of black light shone at once. Salvador and the others immediately channeled their auras toward the black beams.
At that sight, Edgar waved his arms as well.
The initially dissipating black mist began to spread, causing the entire palace to become eerie.
The combination of black mist and the dark glow turned the palace’s ambiance into one similar to the underworld’s. Then, multiple humanoid figures in different forms launched themselves at Jagoan amidst the black mist.
Frowning slightly, he raised his Dragonslayer Sword high and transferred some of the Power of Dragons into the Dragonslayer Sword while muttering a calming incantation. Now that he was well prepared, Jagoan would never allow the demonic magecraft to affect him.
As he sped up his recitation of the calming incantation, the Dragonslayer Sword in Jagoan’s hand shone brighter.
Soon, golden light emitted by the Dragonslayer Sword illuminated the hellish, dark palace.
The black mist vanished, and the dark glow was engulfed by the golden light.
Zion felt a tightening sensation in his chest, and he vomited a mouthful of blood.
Jagoan was thrilled. He seized that chance to wave the Dragonslayer Sword he was wielding. Subsequently, a lotus, burning with faint blue flames, bloomed on the tip of his sword.
That was Lotus Seal, a form of magecraft. The blazing flame was spiritual fire, and once it made contact with a human body, it couldn’t be extinguished.
Following Jagoan’s increasingly rapid movements in brandishing the Dragonslayer Sword, an overwhelming pressure filled the air as the palace’s interior grew unbearably hot.
“Go. Subdue them!”
Jagoan swung his sword, hurling the burning lotus at Zion and the others. The lotus swelled in midair as it approached its targets.