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  • Complete Monster: Lord Abbot Enomoto has his monks impregnate the nuns at Mount Shiranui Shrine and then has them and Abbess Izu take their babies away and murder them, keeping up the illusion they're alive via letters. If that wasn't enough, he deceives the nuns into thinking that they will be released from the shrine after 20 years of service. Instead, his master monks give them a drug that kills them on the way down the mountain and they end up buried in numbered graves, all to eliminate loose ends so that Enomoto can use the blood of the babies in a tonic to perpetuate his life and youth.
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