|Major Faith:||The Ninefold|
Kataan is ruled by the theocratic body The Ninefold, at the head of which is the Kingpriest. The Ninefold is a church devoted to The Lord of Light. The Ninefold has a military force made of devoted paladins and clerics, the most prestigious order of which are called the White Knights, though the government only retains a strong presence in the large cities. They are content to only visit small towns and villages when tax season rolls around.
Life here has been built on the rules and traditions of The Ninefold. They view themselves as the judge, jury, and executioners of the land. To uphold their law they utilize the White Cloaks, who are the public face of The Ninefold. The White Cloaks are not only the defenders of the city, but also its law enforcement and worship leaders. Generally speaking, the White Cloak are well liked and well respected among the nobility and populace of the larger cities, but in the smaller communities and outskirts, The Ninefold and White Cloaks are resented. The people feel that if there isn’t anyone there to help when the people need it, then the people shouldn’t owe any fealty to The Ninefold.
For as long as anyone can remember, there have been conflicts between Kataan and the rest of the world. Leuda and Mesa are both countries that formed as people defected from Kataan, and Arran’ak has proved to be quite a thorn in The Ninefold’s side. Kataan often times takes on a role of “continental police” and tries to enforce its will on other countries, especially Leuda and Arran’ak.
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