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Childebert was everything you'd expect from a Dark Ages king, but Germain went to work on him. Childebert was receptive to becoming a holy king, crushing pagan idolatry with one hand while caring for the needy with the other.
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|Bell tower, St. Germain-des-Pres|
The remaining brothers tried a power-sharing deal for Paris, but it shortly devolved into war. Chilperic briefly tried to hold the city, but his brother Sigebert drove him out and then sought to follow up with an attack at Tournay. Germain admonished him to abandon this attack, but he wouldn't listen and was assassinated en route to his brother's stronghold. Then Chilperic returned to the city, and mercifully, was still on the throne when the eighty year old bishop went to his rest and reward. The King didn't last much longer, being murdered by his wife's lover so that she could rule for her sons as regent, but at least the old saint didn't have to suffer that.