Almitra

Known as the second city, Almitra is the jewel in the crown of the Theocracy’s coast; situated to the west of Sarqand. The bay of Almitra offers natural weather defences, and the port-city itself is fortified by a great boom-chain,

Chosen

Amongst the people that are faithful to the Gods, a select few are Chosen for a higher calling. Even to the faithful priesthood of the Theocracy the selection process seems at times random and chaotic, but one thing is true.

Fane

In the very beginnings of the Theocracy it was hard for the religious folk who followed the Gods to understand or comprehend their guidance. It was the Magister that changed this; teaching the Gods about their followers in ways that

Grand Circle of Faith

The Theocracy are an absolutist state ruled by the divine representative of the Father, the Archimandrite, and a group of the highest-ranking priests, the Hierophants. They are the Grand Circle of the Faith. From their great Palace of Light the

Grey Vigil

Feared and respected in equal measure, the Grey Vigil are the guardians of the faith. They fulfil the roles of strike-force and secret police, specialising in the investigation of unnatural creatures and dark magic. Their priestly leadership works undercover, operating

Mountains of Fire

The small mountain range to the south west, known previously as the Mountains of Myst, has grown as the cataclysm caused several mountains to explode. This range is now known as the Mountains of Fire because the night sky in

Northlands Culture

Due north of the Theocracy lies the mountainous, glaciated lands of the Northmen which drop into fjords flowing into the Eismeer in the West and the Rime Sea in the East. Historically the Northmen have not practiced the faith in

Sarqand

On the windswept plains of Shemasra, at the fork of the great river Zybris stands the great capital of the Theocracy and spiritual home of all the faithful, Sarqand. Known as the silk city and place of a thousand masks,

Tarnova

Tarnova is known as the water city, built at the head of the estuary of great river Zybris before it flows into the Rime Sea at the Thundermouth. Above it lie the Northlands; with the dark forests, with the keeps

Temple Guard

Due to their extensive use of Janissary soldiers, the martial pursuits are less prevalent in The Theocracy than in other human lands. Local militias exist, but for the well-to-do citizens of the temple cities, the ultimate military honour is to