The elderly judge stared at Kai in shock while trying his best to suppress his excitement. It had been forever since he last saw someone this powerful.
“Let us announce our decisions, fellow elders,” said the elderly judge toward the others. The rest of the judges nodded in agreement and announced their respective decisions.
Everyone, including the elderly judge, was shocked when the results came out. Apart from himself, who voted for Kai, all the other judges had voted for Roderick.
“What is the meaning of this, fellow elders?” he asked in displeasure with an icy-cold expression. He only became a judge to prevent people from cheating, and Kai’s Focus Pill was clearly a hundred times stronger than that of Roderick’s.
The fact that Gregory and the other judges still chose Roderick’s Focus Pill was a clear sign that someone was cheating.
Noticing that Gregory and the other judges were growing increasingly dizzy and starting to lose consciousness, Pearl stepped forward and said, “My master and the other elders are feeling unwell. Now that the results are out, I’ll bring them somewhere they can get some rest.”
She needed to get Gregory and the others out of there before they fainted on the spot. The elderly judge’s expression slid into a frown as he could clearly see that something was off about them.
Right when Pearl was about to bring them away, the elderly judge grabbed Gregory’s pulse point and inserted a wave of spiritual energy into his body. “What are you doing?”
Pearl was about to stop the elderly judge but froze in her tracks when he shot her a fierce glare. Fearing that their secret would be exposed, Roderick protested loudly, “The results are out, and I have won the competition! Why aren’t you declaring me the winner?”
He did that on purpose to stir up a huge commotion and stop the elderly judge from examining Gregory and the others.
The poison that Roderick had given Pearl would not kill them. All it did was disrupt their consciousness field. Due to the low dosage given, their consciousness field would slowly recover over time.
It was never Roderick’s intention to kill Gregory and the other judges. All he wanted was to become the champion in the Alchemist Fair.
After examining Gregory and the others, the elderly judge found it odd that he couldn’t find anything wrong with them.
Cheating incidents had never occurred whenever Gregory and the others from Solaris Sect acted as judges, so he couldn’t understand why it would happen this time. Upon noticing the smug grin on Roderick’s face, Kai realized something and jumped forward to land in front of Gregory.
“Mr. Stark!” he called out to Gregory, but Gregory was in such a dazed state that he couldn’t even talk. Kai then quickly enveloped Gregory’s body with his spiritual sense.
“What are you doing? Are you trying to kill Master?” Pearl screamed as she tried to stop Kai. She knew all too well what had happened to Gregory and the others. Kai ignored Pearl and unleashed a wave of aura, sending Pearl flying in an instant.
He then inserted his spiritual sense into Gregory’s consciousness field. Upon seeing the thick, gray fog in Gregory’s consciousness field, Kai immediately understood what was going on.
Gregory and the others were experiencing the same thing Kai did yesterday. However, Kai had a huge consciousness field and the protection of Golden Dragon’s True Form, so his consciousness field was not damaged.
Kai shot Pearl an icy-cold gaze as he recalled how this only happened to them after they drank the coffee she made yesterday. Had Gregory and the others not ended up like this, Kai wouldn’t have suspected Pearl of anything.
Because she had a guilty conscience, Pearl couldn’t bring herself to look at Kai directly when she saw his icy-cold gaze.