You remember this, the strange plant pictured lower right? It got bigger, and more threatening looking. The king took action. Chemical warfare. sigh. . . . It reminds me of the old science fiction movies:
"What is it?!"
"I don't know. KILL IT!"
Now we know what it is, but it's dead. We killed Jack.
In his pulpit.
Luckily, there are others. ("We're sorry, others!") I hope they're not angry.