The saint to whom Otranto’s church is dedicated and to whom all of Otranto pray. After Ricardo was shipwrecked and prayed to St. Nicholas for his survival in return for a church and two convents, St. Nicholas agreed, provided that Nicholas’s family’s reign end when the rightful ruler grew too large for the castle and when Ricardo no longer had any male heirs. St. Nicholas also shows the hermit where to find the giant sword and tells him to reveal the secret only on his deathbed.
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...passage leading away from the castle, she decides to seek sanctuary at the church of St. Nicholas . Her journey to the secret passage is haunted by an eerie silence, howling winds,... (full context)
...that moment, a servant interrupts them with the news that Isabella has sought sanctuary at St. Nicholas ’s church and that Father Jerome of the church is now informing Manfred, who is... (full context)