Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings Miniature Hundred Kingdoms: Theist Priest

Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings Miniature Hundred Kingdoms: Theist Priest

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Resin miniature with 27mm plastic base and 1 iCard for the Tabletop Game Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings.

To those who are familiar with military structures and hierarchy, the structure of the Theist Church is remarkably similar to the command structures established by professional armies around Ea. It is perhaps only natural that the Theist Church has embraced the militarism that so pervades the Hundred Kingdoms. Their origins are steeped in the lore of the Old Dominion, where both steel and faith armed and armored the armies of Hazlia and the earliest records of the Church Apostles heed back to the turbulent times that followed the Fall: the Exodus and early years that named the Bitter Sea.

Yet for all of its military character and early militarism, the Theist Church is barred from maintaining a force under arms by one of the most powerfully enforced laws in the Hundred Kingdoms, the 'Animus Possidendi'. This Decree was issued by Charles Armatellum himself and has survived his death, the end of his line and even the partial collapse of the Empire.

Since the death of the last Emperor, the Theist Church has, time and again, attempted to strike down this law but to no avail. While the influence of the Orders, the original backers and most fervent supporters of this law, was vastly diminished with the collapse of the Empire, the nobility are very reluctant to see another party wield military might, an area in which they hold an unopposed monopoly in the Empire and have thus not supported it.

The debacle that started the Red Years, a decades long conflict that threatened to sunder the early Empire, gave the Theist Church some wiggle room. The persecution and martyrdom of Saint Nikolas provided the Church with the legal and political ammunition it needed to ensure that, while no ordained priest could command or lead men under arms, they were allowed to defend themselves. To this end, ordained members of the Theist Churc

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