Victoria Mortiss, The Untold Legend
It was 1692 in the township of Salem in what would one day be called Massachusetts. The toll of witches hung after being interrogated by the men of God was high, 19 in fact. Never has it been documented why suddenly the trials came to an end, not until now. More
It was the year of our Lord 1692 in the growing settlement township of Salem. The community had thrived with the guidance of Good Spirited men of God, willing to do as they must to provide a moral fiber for the hard working men, women and children of the area.
One particular Minister of the faith, well, a Reverend with the title of Bishop was especially zealous at rooting out the evil seeds, accusing them of various sins against man and God. For the most part persuading a confession from them by torturous means of the crimes they stood accused of. Soon after the confession had been given and read to the public the sinner would be taken to the hill and purged of the sin by public hanging, even ones as trivial as private fornication outside the bounds of matrimony if it suited the clergyman.
The hangings had been many during this year, and nineteen had walked the path to the hill, stoned for their sins, some stripped naked, and hung by the neck until dead as the public delighted in the executions. Nineteen had confessed to sins, though when the noose found its way to their neck all denied the transgression, having confessed only to end the torturous interrogations they endured at the hands of merciless clergyman and leaders of the church.
Two such sinners found no confession in their soul, one was stoned and then tied beneath a small abyss as he was buried alive in the ensuing avalanche of boulders cast down upon him, his soul damned according to historical records, and yet his name appears within the records. I shall not speak his name lest his very spirit take vengeance upon my soul.
The other, a young female, would find that the lack of confession would not gain her even reward of being named in the chronicles of the time. Her sins no worse than the others and yet hers led to the end of the tyranny of the inquisition trials. Her name has been forgotten through the centuries hence, and only now brought forward in this writing. Her name is, or was, Victoria Mortiss, and this is the tale of her crimes and the interrogation because of them. For it were her interrogation and the results derived from it that caused the so named Witch Trials of Salem to end. This is a tale of speculation since none have ever known the truth as to why the trials came to such an abrupt end.