Sanct, The Kingdom of the Pure Sept 24, 2014 12:34:11 GMT -6
Post by rumblymarrow on Sept 24, 2014 12:34:11 GMT -6
Sanct is a kingdom unlike all the other kingdoms in Gaianus. It is the oldest of all the kingdoms and it claims that faith is the only thing keeps it alive. No one is quite sure of their past because the archives of Sanct are so ancient that they have become unable to read the archives that were kept from their ancient past. However both Inquisitors and Clergymen are constantly trying to translate the ancient archives of Sanct. The Inquisition has recently made a breakthrough about the origins of the original settlers of Sanct. The Inquisition has discovered that they were refugees. The Inquisition don't know from what yet but they believe they are close to finding out. The Purist Church which is the main religious body in Sanct claims that magic is inherently evil and that magic will destroy all that use it The head of the Purist Church is the grand priest and as the head of the state religion he has a lot of power in the government. The church constantly releases anti-magic propaganda and punishes people who have been found guilty of various crimes and been declared heretics by themselves or the Inquisition. The civilians of Sanct are terrified of magic and work their hardest to find anyone who uses magic and to devoutly follow the teachings of the Purist Church. Despite the fear that the civilians hold many of the civilians are simple farmers or villagers trying to make a livelihood. Other than the Sanctum there are very few large cities in Sanct. Most of the civilian population lives in a small rural town with only a single church and most civilians have never seen an Inquisitor. The fear and hatred of magic in Sanct has been around for as long as anyone can remember and Sanct has changed how it works to better survive anything that magic can do to them. Like all the nations of Gaianus, Sanct does have a military as well but their military is mainly built around defense. It is split into two branches with one branch being and offensive branch and the other being a defense branch. Despite the fact that they have an offensive branch this doesn't mean that they are invasive. They use this branch to repel threats that exist outside of their borders. The two branches are the Zealots and the Repenters. The Zealots is an all volunteer branch that is made up of the people who have been driven to arms by propaganda or their dedication to the Church and they form the defensive branch of Sanct's military. The other branch is the Repentors. This branch is made of people who have been declared heretics but their crimes weren't severe enough to warrant immediate execution and the form the offensive branch of Sanct's military. They are conscripted into the military and told that if they live long enough that they will be put into the repentance camps. An inquisitor is always in charge of a Repentance unit and will execute anyone who moral or faith is shown to be wanting. The repentance camps are ghettos where most of the people who are living there are just in a waiting line to be sold into slavery to Drudgela. The government of Sanct is said to be a Democracy but in practice that is not entirely true. The citizens do elect officials to represent them but most of the representatives are corrupt politicians who take bribes and enjoy pleasures of the body and are easily manipulated by the Church and the Inquisition. However if an elected official's corruption is discovered they are usually swiftly executed by the Church or Inquisition to keep them quite about the corruption that is taking place. This practice has caused the people to believe that their government is working just like it should and has given them trust in the Inquisition and Church.