Chapter 482: Black-Cloth Shrine (Part One)
After a dozen minutes, the Holy Power Flame on Jessie finally toned down a little. At the same time, the [Wings of Bless] also disappeared on his back as if they had the intelligence of their own.
The priest who lost his lower legs was now out of life-threating danger; the wounds stopped bleeding. Right now, the injuries were healed, and it looked like he lost his lower legs for ages. It was impossible for someone to recreate his lower legs; even the Sun-Class Lords couldn’t do it. After all, only the gods could have that kind of power.
“You guy…… Can get up now.” Jessie knew that he couldn’t keep his low-profile anymore. He looked at his peers who were kneeling and sighed, “You guys don’t need to act like this. I’m really just a priest-in-training. In terms of my strength…… I’m from Black-Cloth Shrine.”
“Black-Cloth Shrine?” some of the people on the ground gasped, “The shrine that is forgotten by God?”
What Jessie said created an uproar.
The Holy Knights no longer looked at Jessie with respect like how they did a moment ago, and they seemed relieved and were gloating again. Some of them even stood up and didn’t want to kneel anymore. An embarrassed expression appeared on Red-Robed Deacon Pellegrini’s face, and the anxiety and the hopelessness he was feeling disappeared. With the help from a few priests around him, he grabbed onto his golden cross wand and stood up.
He already regretted his decision; he felt like he overreacted too much. Kneeling for a member of Black-Cloth Shrine was a big shame for him.
The expression on Alan’s face changed repeatedly. In the end, he looked sorry for Jessie; he didn’t expect that this kind and powerful priest was from Black-Cloth Shrine.
Black-Cloth Shrine was a shrine that a lot of people in the Holy Church didn’t want to mention.
More than 100 years ago, this shrine was at its peak! It reached a height that no other shrine has achieved in the history! Out of the six most recent Popes, four of them were from Black-Cloth Shrine. The former Pope, Nicolas the 130th, was from Black-Cloth Shrine, and out of the eight branches of power such as the Execution Department, the Administrative Department, and the Holy Knight Legion, five of their heads were from Black-Cloth Shrine. In that era, no other shrines could compete with Black-Cloth Shrine, and the priests and Holy Knights who were from Black-Cloth Shrine were all proud of themselves. Put it in simple terms, even the low-level workers in Black-Cloth Shrine had higher statuses compared with priests and Holy Knights from other shrines.
However, that situation quickly changed in the recent 100 years.
Perhaps what goes up must come down. 100 years ago, both Pope Nicolas the 130th and Black-Cloth Shrine’s [God’s Favorite Child] suddenly disappeared from the Holy Mountain, Waulu Mountain.
This news was a huge shocker to the continent. In the beginning, no one believed the report. Pope Nicolas the 130th was one of the top masters on the continent, and the [God’s Favorite Child] of Black-Cloth Shrine was also a Sun-Class Lord. It was unbelievable that two people like them disappeared from the Waulu Mountain entirely without leaving a trace.
Afterward, there were massive shifts in the power dynamics of the Holy Church and its four Regional Churches.
The other masters in Black-Cloth Shrine started to investigate and seek revenge. Soon, the Holy Church connected the mysterious disappearance of the Pope and the [God’s Favorite Child] to Undead Shrine; they believed that the Undead Mages from Undead Shrine sneak-attacked the two]. Therefore, the masters in Black-Cloth Shrine started to kill all the Undead Mages on the continent. However, some intellects sensed something fishy; even though a lot of Undead Mages were killed in this period, the most powerful masters in Black-Cloth Shrine also died mysteriously in the process.
The effect of that incident continued for 20 years.
20 years later, Pope Blatter the 131st, came into power; he was from a shrine that stood opposite to Black-Cloth Shrine.
The new Pope represented the rise of a new power.
As the biggest threat to the new Pope, Black-Cloth Shrine that was still considered the most powerful shrine at the time suffered a lot. After the former Pope disappeared, the heads of the forces in the Holy Church who were from Black-Cloth Shrine died one after another. The strength and the influence of Black-Cloth Shrine quickly diminished.
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