The Illuminati had always wielded tremendous power through financial means.
The Illuminati may have believed in the abolition of Christianity, but they wielded their power through political and financial means, not through terrorists acts.
Although they also wore the blue and gold uniform, each wielded the traditional "Vatican long sword"-an eight-foot spear with a razor-sharp scythe-rumored to have decapitated countless Muslims while defending the Christian crusaders in the fifteenth century.
He sprinted toward the bastion, running on fumes, gazing upward at the citadel’s circular core as it shot skyward to a gargantuan, sword-wielding angel.
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She wields little authority, but much influence in the company.