Inquisitors put Veronica Franco on trial to answer the question. Beauty does have power and many often abuse power. Inquisitors abused theirs and they blamed Franco for their own mess; they blame her for the plague. The plague came from dead bodies and Inquisitors made the dead bodies, not a witch, nor a god, just religious zeal. Rats feeding off of rotting bodies and fleas feeding of the rats caused the plague. Religious parasites do much harm. God may be good, but the religious tend to get very bad. Not far away on France, many white crosses had stains of blood.