Andrew, however, wasn’t about to give up that easily. He continued to struggle for the scepter. Clenching his teeth, he wrenched the Great Sarpati free with all his might from the grasp of claws that clung onto it desperately. He held it with above his head.
There was a brief moment of hesitation before the claws dove forward. He looked up and caught the sight of the burning flames from the torch on the marble wall.
Andrew’s mouth twisted into a crooked smile as he shoved the head of serpentine scepter right into the blaze.
The claws melted into the fire and vanished.