“The hell you will. He’s got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Brody’s got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he’ll blend in, disappear, you’ll never see him again. With any luck, he’s got the grail already.”
The Holy Grail was a Biblical artifact said to have supernatural powers, specifically the ability to grant immortality. However, such a prize came with a catch; the Grail was required to stay within the Temple of the Sun and any attempts to take the Grail off the temple’s boundaries would result in the destruction of the Temple. The Grail gave water extraordinary powers, as water applied to a person’s skin could rejuvenate their body and heal serious injuries, such as fatal gunshot wounds. A man or woman who drank water from the True Grail would be granted eternal life. However, their eternal life would last so long as they did not cross the Great Seal of the Temple. Passing the Great Seal would cause the drinker to regain his or her mortality, although that would not destroy the Temple. Contrary to popular belief, which held that the cup of the King of Kings would naturally be a fabulous golden cup encrusted with jewels and inlaid with silver, it actually took on the misguiding appearance of a simple, worn, and very battered clay cup.
The Holy Grail was believed to be the cup that Jesus Christ used during the Last Supper. It was also used to catch Christ’s blood at his crucifixion, after the Spear of Longinus pierced his side. The cup was then entrusted to Joseph of Arimathea. It was said that the Grail could give to whomever drank from it eternal life.