DeStiy coughed noisily and dispersively, then swallowed.
"Never." he said. Then into the distasteful silence, and not looking at anyone in particular, he announced "Black Magic don't exist. That's a name invented by primitive people - "
"Are you calling us - " Rick yelled, then his voice subsided as Ryland raised his hand placatingly "...primitive?"
"Aye, no offence, um...ordinary people who aren't aware that power is power, not black or white. Stupid people - "
Everyone started shouting at the same time, and not all at Enoch DeStiy.
"Calm!" Ryland tried to restore order but his voice was unheard in the tumult..