Divine Empire

soldiers of the Divine Empire
CategoryEmpires
WorldBal-Kriav
RegionLands of Purity, Northern Hordelands, Phangul
GovernmentTheocracy
CapitalRumakarrûs
Population
Races
Tragaran70%
Eenkai15%
Theegan10%
Diiv Kiir1%
other4%
Alignmentlawful good
DeitiesAthena, Bahamut, Tempestant
EnemiesGarormuk, Ningizzida, Witch Horde
RulerSaint Cathandril
Established7 Bliss 1829
Maps
AdellumSkyciusOlvagny

The Divine Empire was established after the Phoenix Rising. After this holy crusade, House Gudyazas and the Divine Wreaths formed a theocracy. Adellum's northern people had long been threatened and attacked by barbarians coming down from the Northern Hordelands. Centuries of conflict bred a militant wing of Athenian worshippers. This came to be known as the Athenian Schism with the people of the north taking to frequent inquisitions and forced religious conversions to "englighten the northern savages".

The empire has been expanding at a quick and to some an alarming pace. The government claims this expansion has brought civilization, stability, and prosperity to the lands north of Hîngar-Hloth. Before they pushed into the northern tracts of Luran, it had been a chaotic place with banditry, lawlessness, and subject to frequent raiding by the Witch Horde. The victory of good forces in the Phoenix Rising resulted in the pacification of this area and a expansion of their interests deep into the Northern Hordelands. Many of the barbarians conquered in this war became citizens of the Divine Empire.

Malacost and the Divine Empire have similar motives; both seek stability, equality, and tend to be lawful good. They differ in their ways of instilling this system of rule. The Divine Empire seeks to expand and assimilate neighboring peoples, either by war or priestly influence. On the other hand, Malacost seeks more peaceful ways of spreading their empire and democratic system of government. The two empires have had some border skirmishes, but in the end work to the common goal of eradicating the influence of evil empires.

The Divine Empire has a theocracy government. The leader of the Divine Empire is Saint Cathandril.

Architecture
The identifying color for the armies and priestly draping of the Divine Empire is purple. As such, the newer cities of the Divine Empire are crafted of a purple stone called Dušullu-Ošur. This rock is quarried from the Underdark realm beneath the Tribe Steppes, a realm called Phangul. Blocks of Dušullu-Ošur are shipped on great barges across the Heliotrope Sea. Many deep gnome merchant guilds compete for this trade with the Divine Empire. The journey from the Heliotrope Sea to Pharangul is a long one, but well worth the trip. The trade with the surface has led to the growth and prosperity of Gaereaus.

The buildings of the Divine Empire are constructed with sharp and lofty features. Pillars and columns are slender in design, decorated with imagery of Athena and Tempestant. The images also decorate the walls and towers, taking the form of dolphins, fish, swords surrounded by halo's and other holy depictions.

Holdings
Civilization Tree
Niratar
Farinteen
Divine Empire
Malacost