Chapter 482: Black-Cloth Shrine (Part Two)
At first, the shrine was still able to make its voice heard since it had a lot of accumulation of resources, but it declined and fell rapidly after the new Pope and other new forces attacked it together.
Of course, Black-Cloth Shrine that still had an accumulation of resources tried to fight back.
50 years after Pope Nicolas the 130th disappeared, the loyal members of Black-Cloth Shrine brought out a talented [God’s Favorite Child] named Platini. This [God’s Favorite Child] became a Sun-Class Lord at the age of 25, and the light he radiated covered all the brilliance emitted by other talented geniuses in his time. He was loved by all, and the members of Black-Cloth Shrine who had poured a lot of resources into him thought that he was the hope of the shrine.
However, who knew that the same person would destroy the only hope Black-Cloth Shrine had. Right after Platini became a Sun-Class Lord, he declared that he couldn’t accept the faith and teachings of Black-Cloth Shrine, and he betrayed Black-Cloth Shrine to join Pope Blatter’s shrine.
This blow was destructive and lethal to Black-Cloth Shrine.
Although the faithful members of Black-Cloth Shrine found some [God’s Favorite Children] to nurture later, these efforts were useless. These [God’s Favorite Children] never got the chance to fully mature, and they all died for various reasons. In the end, Black-Cloth Shrine didn’t get a [God’s Favorite Child] in 40 years, and they never got the chance to fight for the throne of the Pope. They were no longer the main shrines in the Holy Church, and they were on the outer edge of the power circle.
Since Black-Cloth Shrine didn’t get a single [God’s Favorite Child] in 40 years, it was associated with bad luck. Therefore, this shrine that was once popular among everyone became a beggar-like existence. In the end, there were only about 100 faithful members who stayed in the shrine.
Without new blood and the support from top-tier masters, Black-Cloth Shrine continued to lose in the battles between the shrines, lost their privileges, and even got kicked out of the Holy Mountain. In the end, Black-Cloth Shrine had to close their shrine on Waulu Mountain and move away to avoid the tragedies.
After that day, the 113 members of Black-Cloth Shrine moved to the Northern Regional Church and had to do whatever they needed to do to survive.
The fact that the once dominating shrine fell this low made a lot of people feel sorry for them.
Since there was no sign of uprise, they were pushed out of the power circle even more and were forgotten. Many people in the Holy Church thought that this shrine already disappeared, and Black-Cloth Shrine was a laughingstock in many people’s eyes.
The members of this Execution Team were shocked to find that this Half Moon Elite was from Black-Cloth Shrine.
They were feeling a lot of emotions. They were terrified and scared by the strength Jessie showcased a few moments ago; they thought that he was a genius who belonged to a powerful force, and they wanted to lick his toes and beg for forgiveness. However, since they found out that this young priest was from Black-Cloth Shrine that even lost the privilege of participating in the Grand Worship Ceremony in the Northern Regional Church, they were no longer afraid of Jessie. To them, Black-Cloth Shrine was worse than cancer; no one in the Holy Church wanted to be associated with this name.
In the Holy Church, strength equaled status. However, the status was also influenced by background.
Even though Jessie was young and had a lot of potentials, everyone knew that he could never enter the core power circle in the Holy Church. In the current era, Black-Cloth Shrine no longer represented honor and glory but shame.
Everyone knew that the current Pope Blatter didn’t like Black-Cloth Shrine, but this shrine no longer posed any threats to him. If Black-Cloth Shrine didn’t get a lot of merits from the past and didn’t have some loyal followers who believed in its faith, it might have been wiped out by now already.
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