The Aed Shrine is one of the three castles that are in the Aed Desert, and it has long been where the Loptr Church has hidden in order to avoid persecution. It is assumed that most of the Loptr Church that appears in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, including Manfroy, originated from here. After the Isaachian-Grannvaleian War, the Balmung of Isaach is placed in the Aed Shrine.
In Chapter 7, the Aed Shrine is reclaimed by Seliph from the command of Kutuzov. Seliph is shocked that the Loptr Church hides under this ruined place, and doesn't think its right that they should have to just because their ancestors were part of the Loptrian Empire. Lewyn explains the people would have been burned at the stake if they had not, and that you have to be careful when placing labels on good and evil, and continues to say that you should never waste your anger on individuals, and always focus it on the evil within ourselves.