(SAUNIERE) BLACK (Catholic Priest 1539-1604)
Black came to these parts a well-travelled man, preaching his unholy
sermons across Europe in the 16thC It is said that his blood came
from the Pyrenees the mysterious land of the Basque people between
Spain and France, indeed those who where known as the witch people….
The Reverend was an Alchemist and a very skilled black magician
who worked alone…..
He made his way to these parts upon a pilgrimage and a calling,
indeed a bloodied vision to seek a place of power Regarded as a
strange man especially to those that knew him here, he came to settle
taking on a small remote parish on the Mid Shropshire/Wales border.
They say his congregation never exceeded 13 and the small church
he was administered to was on the site of an ancient pre-historic
ritual burial mound, the graveyard there was circular…
The Reverend over the years blended in well with the locals as the
village shared in a dark and debauched secret as well, indeed the
villagers had there own black coven…
Every so often a traveller or outsider disappeared for the main
ritual sacrifice that was demanded by the villagers as part of their
ancient blood-soaked custom Reverend Black disappeared one dark
and odious night whilst performing the ritual of the `Abrah Melan`
never to be seen again…
Some believe that he raised the Devil himself and the consequences
never left his soul…