Chapter 480: The Corrupt Church (Part Two)
As if a tile on the ground came to life, a crack appeared on it, and a Holy Knight who wasn’t prepared for that got swallowed by the abyss underneath it. Then, the members of the Execution Team got closer and continued to move forward as if nothing had happened.
However, they all knew that it wasn’t a hallucination, and one of their peers died in that trap.
There were 21 people in the Execution Team, and only four of them were Moon-Class Elites. Red-Robed Deacon Pellegrini was the most powerful person, and he was a level 1 mid-tier New Moon Elite. However, since he was old and selfish, he didn’t want to save those people; he was afraid that he would use up his Holy Power and get killed by other enemies. The other Moon-Class Elites felt the same way, so six people already died.
“Damn it! Why are there still traps when this path is already explored? What is going on?” Pellegrini shouted with a gloomy expression.
“Yeah! What is going on? There weren’t traps when Jessie walked pass this place……” a Holy Knight who almost died in a trap also asked. As if he suddenly thought of something, he suggested, “Could it be that Jessie discovered something and didn’t tell us?”
Most people supported this opinion.
“That must be it! He secretly hates us, and he wants to kill us all! Otherwise, how come he didn’t get killed when he walked past this location? His mark is still here, indicating that it is safe! He must be trying to kill us!”
“Damn! He is young, but he is already this vicious. How come someone like him got recruited into the Holy Church? He is staining the honor of the God……”
“We shouldn’t have asked him to explore the path for us; he is trying to kill us!”
“We shouldn’t continue forward anymore. Call Jessie back and let him explain the situation!”
After losing so many peers to the traps, these priests and Holy Knights were all scared. At the moment, their identities and the uniforms that they were proud of couldn’t bring them a sense of security, and their lives were just as fragile as ordinary people. They were all anxious, and they somehow all blamed Jessie, who was in the front exploring the safe path for them, for what happened.
Among everyone, only Alan who was the weakest lowered his head and sighed. He didn’t participate in the discussion as he knew why everyone disliked Jessie.
First of all, this young priest had a saint and holy sensation around him; many people felt guilty and inferior standing close to him. Second of all, the leader of this Execution Team, Pellegrini, didn’t like him. Lastly, the ‘naïve’ Jessie stopped the virgins in the Choir from sleeping with the members of the Execution Team, and almost everyone hated him.
Therefore, as soon as this Execution Team entered the Mythical Palace, young priest Jessie was asked to explore the safe path for everyone. Pretty much, Jessie was asked to test out the safety of the path ahead of everyone using his own life; malicious intents were definitely involved.
However, it seemed like Jessie was extremely lucky, and he didn’t trigger any magic traps or killing mechanisms. On the contrary, the people behind him weren’t that lucky. A few of them got killed after stepping on places that Jessie stood on.
Although Alan didn’t think that Jessie would try to harm the members of the team, what was happening was way too strange.
As he listened to the accusations thrown out by his peers, Alan felt helpless. He knew that he was too weak, and his words won’t be taken into consideration.
At this moment, Alan had a strange feeling; he felt like the people standing by him weren’t the representatives of the God but a bunch of greedy and jealous devils, and young priest Jessie was a crystal flower that was pure and holy.
This ‘flower’ was able to make the people around it reflect on their sins, but it could also give people the urge of destroying it.
Alan felt like he was within the first group of people while his peers around him were seduced by devils and chose the second option.
“Ok, ask Jessie to come back,” Pellegrini agreed to the suggestions of the priests and the Holy Knights, and he shook his head and said, “God bless…… Let’s hope that this kid was not lured by the devils……”
Suddenly, he thought of something else and asked, “Bishop His Highness told us that a master of the Holy Church would be joining us. Why isn’t this master here? Did something happen?”
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