As the statue crumbled, a gush of arcane array energy dissipated instantly.
“There is indeed an arcane array contained inside the statue. It seems like I’m right…” Jagoan mumbled.
When the young man saw the statue being destroyed by Jagoan, his temper flared.
“You have a death wish!” he yelled as he raised his palm and aimed a strike at Jagoan.
At the same time, his guards drew their sabers and charged toward Jagoan.
Witnessing that, Colin stepped forward and blocked the guards from advancing. Meanwhile, Jagoan frowned and waved his hand nonchalantly, sending the guards flying backward. By then, the young man was already inches away from Jagoan.
He threw his palm toward Jagoan’s chest. However, Jagoan remained rooted to the spot and seemed to be deep in thought. The young man, on the contrary, was thrown backward from the rebound force of his own attack.
After steadying himself, he could not help but look at Jagoan in shock.
“Jagoan, what on earth are you thinking? How can you destroy the statue? How are we going to carry on our investigation?” Jagoan questioned Jagoan with a confused expression.
“How many similar temples are there in this place?” Instead of replying to Jagoan’s question, Jagoan asked a completely unrelated question.
Jagoan was stunned for a moment before replying, “I’m not very sure, but there are definitely more than a hundred of them.”
“I think I know what’s going on…” Jagoan narrowed his eyes.
After saying that, he walked out of the temple. Although Jagoan did not know what the man was up to, he followed behind.
Meanwhile, Colin was confronting the young man outside the temple. Tens of guards had already arrived and cordoned off the area.
Jagoan merely swept a glance at those people and continued walking away, ignoring them.
“Ha! Do you really think you can leave after destroying the statue? No way. I’m going to show you the consequences of offending a deity!”
The young man started chanting something under his breath.
“Divine Punishment… The crown prince is using Divine Punishment!”
“He deserves it! How dare he destroy the deity’s statue!”
“It’s impossible for anyone to survive Divine Punishment!”
Shocked, the crowd started discussing among themselves as they retreated to a safe distance.
The young man continued to chant, and soon, a ray of dazzling bright light appeared above Jagoan’s head.
Jagoan’s eyes widened in disbelief when he saw that.
“Ancient magecraft? I can’t believe someone is still using it!” Jagoan was so shocked that his eyes were almost bulging out of their sockets.
“What is this ancient magecraft about?”
Jagoan did not understand Jagoan’s shock. After all, Jagoan knew so much more about charm spells and magecraft compared to him.
“Let’s go. We have to leave this place immediately!”
Jagoan did not have time to explain further and tried to drag Jagoan away at once.
However, black chains suddenly appeared beneath Jagoan’s feet, restraining him to the ground instantly. Right after that, Jagoan was struck by the beam of light above his head.
A deafening sound thundered in the air as dust and dirt filled the atmosphere. The entire ground was shaking.
Jagoan and Colin were flung off their feet by the impact of the powerful force.
When the young man saw that, the corners of his lips curled up into a smirk.
Meanwhile, in the forbidden area of the palace, Tigris was staring at the tall statue from a distance. Fury swelled within him when he saw the damage caused to the statue.
“How dare anyone destroy the statue! D*mn it!”
After muttering to himself, Tigris held up a scepter. Instantly, the blinding glow from the white gemstone on the scepter shot through the sky, illuminating the surrounding area.
It turned out that Divine Punishment was not unleashed by that young man’s chants.
What the young man chanted was just an ordinary spell. However, the moment he started chanting, Tigris would sense it and cast the spell for Divine Punishment from where he was.