|Region||Lands of Purity, Northern Hordelands, Phangul|
|Deities||Athena, Bahamut, Tempestant|
|Enemies||Garormuk, Ningizzida, Witch Horde|
|Established||7 Bliss 1829|
The Divine Empire was formed with the ending of Buruthran War (1824 - 1829 ). 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 worshipers. This came to be known as the Athenian Schism with the people of the north taking to frequent inquisitions and forced religious conversions to "lightening 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 and the plains of Buruthran, the north had been a chaotic place with banditry, lawlessness, and frequent raiding by the Witch Horde. The Buruthran War brought law and the empire's expansion 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.
ArchitectureThe 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. Quarried in Phangul, blocks of this stuff are shipped on great barges across the Heliotrope Sea.
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.
- Agâthlôni, town in Luran where the Divine Road ends