Church of the Great Creator
|Church of the Great Creator|
|Influence over the Purple Sector|
| mostly worshiped in: |
Zjednoczona Rzeczpospolita Polska
Republik of Magyar
| Brikthulhu |
The Church of the Great Creator is an ancient religious organization, devoted to the eponymous deity. He is believed to have created the universe including not only ABS, but also humans and everything beyond the known BrikVerse.
The Faith in the Great Creator has it's origins as a small Jewish cult, whose beliefs have spread rapidly and hit the Purple Sector, thousand years ago. From time to time, many rulers dropped their old Pagan faith and adapted the Faith if the Great Creator as their new state religion. Several discrepancies have led to quarrels among the believers and led to a split and formation into two groups: The Church of the Great Creator in the Western territories of the Sector and the Righteous Churches to the East.
The Righteous Churches fell first, with the rise of Communism and the formation of the USSSR, whose leadership has a strong animosity against religious organizations. Thus, the Church of the Great Creator was soon disbanded by force, church property was confiscated and believers were persecuted.
Several priest, among them Tadeusz Aureliusz, managed to maintain several communities in secrecy and thus keeping the Faith in the Great Creator alive. It was one of the greatest factors, that helped the population of several Communist puppet states to regain hope and to stand up against their oppressors. After the successful liberation of Poland and Magyar, the Church has been reestablished as an institution with Aureliusz as it's first High Priest, after the fall.
- Servant: Lowest rank in the Hierarchy. Servants mostly assist priests during services.
- Priest: Priests hold services and are responsible for governing single communities.
- Warden: Wardens govern whole conglomerates of communities and have to take on the responsibility for the actions within them.
- Grand Warden: Grand Wardens make sure, that a group of Wardens fulfils their duties, without directly controlling them.
- High Priest of the Exalted Council: Wardens, that have been called to the Exalted Council, have the chance of aiding the High Priest of the Church in his decisions or even becoming the High Priest of the Church, themselves.
- High Priest of the Church: Highest rank in the Hierarchy. The High Priest of the Church has almost full control of the church personnel and can constitute several core principles of the Church. He upholds his position until he dies or abdicates.
- Order Chaplain: Technically not a part of the Klerikal Hierarchy, the Order Chaplains are still an essential part of knightly orders, for they keep up their moral on the battlefield and protect holy relics of these orders.
- Life: Life is sacred and every life form has it's own purpose.
- Modesty: Live humble and never get too full of yourself.
- Valour: Face the problem right in the eye.
- Community: Stand together, even during the hardest times.
Orders of the Great Creator
The Church itself has no standing army and uses autonomous combat drones for defensive purposes, only. However, there are several knightly and sororal orders, that have close ties to the Church and are not afraid of resorting to a vast arsenal of deadly weapons, when odds demand it.
Order of Dobrzyń
The Order of Dobrzyń (pl.: Zakon Dobrzyński) has been founded hundreds of years in the Kingdom of Poland, after the Faith of the Great Creator has hit the Purple Sector. This order is mostly specialized in crafting mighty weapons and preserving historical knowledge, which was known to be very beneficial back then and still being very useful today. These services are still offered to the Konfederacja Polska, yet the Order of Dobrzyń works independently from any governmental institution. Like any religious organization inside the former Polish Kingdom, the Order of Dobrzyń has been persecuted by the Russian occupation force, that had no success in eradicating the Order, though. They managed to escape to a giant spaceship, known as the Order Monastery, which contains the Forge and the Library of the Order. From there, the Knights of Dobrzyń could later on support the insurgent Poles in their attempt to reclaim their occupied homeland, which eventually succeed. The current leader of the Order of Dobrzyń is the Order Master Kaifasz.
Order of Szent Erzsébet
The Order of Szent Erzsébet is an order of nuns, that originated hundreds of years ago from the Kingdom of Magyar and is dedicated in offering humanitarian aid for those in need. Numerous hospitals and school in foreign worlds have been run by these sisters for centuries. In spite of that, the Nuns of the Order of Szent Erzsébet do not hesitate to pick up their arms, if any of their facilities are in danger.