Chapter 411: Secret of the Pontiff’s Citadel
“The Pontiff’s Citadel certainly looks righteous on the outside, even lead by a Paragon represented by the Holy See, but there’s a lot of filth underneath that glittering veneer. It’s one of the reasons I left.”
“Ever in search of greater influence, the Pontiff’s men will often go out among their flock and choose young children. They tell their family that their sons and daughters will be raised by the church, but that’s not the whole truth. Eventually what was really happening started to get out so they passed them off as 'bishops'. Do you know why the West has genetic potions and the North experiments with machinery? All of that is because we can’t compete with the East's Adepts. Adepts are needed in every level of government and military now, and you can’t grow strong without them.”
“So to increase their influence and strength, the Pontiff’s Citadel passed down a special decree to the inquisition; a new...