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,

Divine Assembly

The human nations all share a common religion originally brought to them in antiquity by the Magister. The recently arrived beastkin have adopted the human religion and follow it loyally; they are accepted as the children of the gods by

Gods of the North

The human gods in each land are the same cosmic entities. Depiction of the gods in the Northlands differs greatly to those of their rivals in the Theocracy, referring to them as the ‘sacred ones’ but in essence the root

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

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

Tenets of the Faith

There are two forces in this world: those for Good, and those for Evil In the beginning, there was a great war in the Afterworld between all gods. The darker ones were defeated and cast down into the Burning Abyss,

The Father

One of The Four, the primary gods worshipped by the Theocracy. Self-proclaimed owner of the Fane. The Father protects our souls when we die. Ensures that our souls are not taken by the demons but pass over properly into the