After the ritual, Christian runs out of it bare and feeling disoriented. He stumbles onto the dismembered physique of one in every of Pelle’s attendees on the competition earlier than being knocked out by a member of Harga. Christian wakes as much as the ultimate ritual of the competition with out the power to maneuver or speak. We be taught that the opposite fallen associates that got here with Christian and Dani might be 4 of 9 sacrifices to conclude the competition. Another 4 are Hargan residents.
The ninth and remaining sacrifice should be chosen by Dani, the May Queen. She should select between the final “new blood” of the competition Christian or a Hargan that has been picked at random. Dani appears disoriented and in ache as Christian is chosen, stuffed right into a carcass of a bear and burned within the temple with the eight different sacrifices. The Hargan folks dance round Dani in a large floral costume as her painful expression transforms into one in every of peace and joyfulness on the burning constructing.