Eberulf, the treasurer of the late King Chilperic, was accused of murdering the latter by Queen Fredegundis. He escaped to the sanctuary of Saint Martin in Tours and lived in the sacristy (salutaturium) there. Servants of Eberulf used the sacristy door to enter the otherwise locked church and look at the decorations of Saint Martin's tomb. When the presbyter in charge of the door keys (qui clavis ostei retenebat) learned of this, he decided to add a new lock to prohibit them from this sacrilege. Eberulf was furious with this decision and gravely insulted Bishop Gregory of Tours and this presbyter, accusing them of cutting off his access to the fringes which hang round the Saint's tomb. Eberulf then threatened to kill as many clerics (clerici) as he could if he were to be forcibly removed from the sanctuary.
(ed. Krusch 1937: 341–343; summarised by J. Szafranowski)