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  1. All Good Things... “Whmmmmp!” It was to this sound that High Pontiff Emeritus Pontian II awoke in the depths of night, from within his vacation villa hidden amongst the Rezan countryside. Comfortable in solitude, the aging clergyman had dismissed his personal retinue upon his retirement from the Immaculate Throne, only requesting their company during travel or major ceremonies. This, unfortunately, meant that the disembodied sound alarmed none but Pontian himself, and as such, he was to investigate the matter personally. Slipping from his bedspread, Pontian gripped fiercely at his cane, before embarking on a difficult journey down the staircase towards his front door. But alas, the nature of his twilight disturbance would forever remain unknown to him, as upon Pontian’s descent to the second step, his well-worn, poplar walking stick, stricken with a large crack down the length of its body, finally snapped in twain, casting his body down the remainder of the flight of stairs. When a sole attendant finally arrived to receive the High Pontiff Emeritus’ outgoing mail, he was appalled to find the poor wretch motionless, crumpled at the bottom of the stairs, still in his silken nightgown. For Pontian’s fellow members of the Pontifical Curia, such tragic news was processed swiftly, and his remains were embalmed and interred within the crypts of the Blessed Basilica of Saint Rudolph. *Amongst the towns and cities of humanity, small pieces of parchment are distributed to the public, with more officially notarized copies sent to the courts of major nobility.* “It is with solemn countenance that the Holy Canonist Church announces the death of High Pontiff Emeritus Pontian II due to an unforeseen accident, and implores all Faithful to join us in prayer for his immortal soul. Born Theodoric Andries Bracchus, High Pontiff Emeritus Pontian II was raised in Markev by his family, the cadet House Bracchus de Ruyter. After a brief period of managing his family estates, he received the sacred sacrament of ordination in 1683, before a variety of diocesan assignments in Adria, Haense, Curonia, and the Crownlands of the Empire of Man. During his considerable tenure as a clergyman, he was an active participant in the Arberrang investigation and the Schism of 1693, and even served as Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal for Emperor Augustus I Horen succeeding a post as Imperial Election Commissioner. The reign of High Pontiff Pontian II, brought about by the untimely assassination of Bl. High Pontiff Daniel V, was marked by concord amongst GOD’s people, and a return to the simple, traditional values of times past. Such peace was assisted by his strong personal relationships with the realm’s secular leaders, such as King Wilhelm Devereux of Curon, Imperial Archchancellor Edward Morris, Duke Paul Varoche of Adria, and Emperor Antonius I Horen, who he coronated in 1707. For laymen during the Pontianic Era, the clergy was known to be a bastion of virtue and humility, with little unnecessary interference in the lives of its Faithful. However, as his private and studious nature would abet, Pontian quickly grew weary of the duties of the Immaculate Throne, leading to his resignation in 1714. In his personal life, Pontian was an unwavering patron of local artisans and artists, even commissioning a portrait from Empress Helen Elizabeth Horen herself. He was known as one of the most prominent scholars of humanity, studying at the Academy of Holm and holding academic positions in theology at the Academic Union and Imperial Theodosian Academy. Many of his secular views were inspired by his heartlander brethren, including the redeemed Ser Septimus Bracchus, prominent statesman Bl. Prince-Bishop Claudius Bracchus, and the controversial parliamentarian and tradesman Fabius Bracchus. During his final years, Pontian’s singular lament was the desire for more familial interactions. Within the Holy Canonist Church’s ecclesiastical records, High Pontiff Pontian II shall henceforth be granted the epithet ‘the Silent’, for his patient and unassuming mannerisms, and aversion to the fanfare of public ceremony. It is our hope that his diligence, willpower, and stoicism inspires such venerable traits in the contemporary Faithful.” REQUIESCAT IN PACE. ☩ Theodoric Andries Bracchus de Ruyter, 1656 - 1724 Pontifex Maximus Pontianus Secundus, MDCCII - MDCCXIV High Pontiff Emeritus Pontian II (r. 1702 - 1714) EX UMBRA IN SOLEM
  2. From his sparsely-decorated retirement hovel, the sole living clergyman left from Siegmund’s reign grunts softly as he mulls over the news. “For all of his failings...” High Pontiff Emeritus Pontian II mutters, “It could never be said that Siegmund wasn’t persistent.”
  3. From outside Saint Rudolph’s Basilica, High Pontiff Emeritus Pontian II offers the new High Pontiff a thunderous round of applause. “A splendid choice, indeed!”
  4. SECUNDUS TAURUM AUREUS SANCTUS JORENUS SECOND GOLDEN BULL OF JORENUS 2nd of Horen’s Calling, 1714  His Holiness Pontian the Second, High Pontiff of the Church of the Canon, Metropolitan of Judeburg, Successor to the High Priesthood of the Church, Supreme Pontiff of the Church of True Faith, Keeper of the Canon, Missionary to Aeldin and Svatum, High Servant to the Exalteds’ Testaments, Humble Servant of the Faithful and Vicar of GOD doth decree… TABLE OF CONTENTS: SECTION I - DIOCESAN RECONSTRUCTION SECTION II - SYNOD APPOINTMENTS SECTION III - CURIAL APPOINTMENTS SECTION IV - BEATIFICATION SECTION V - CANONIZATION SECTION VI - NULLIFICATION SECTION VII - HOLY ORDER OF SAINT RUDOLPH SECTION VIII - ABDICATION SECTION I - DIOCESAN RECONSTRUCTION As the Church continues its leal service to the continent of Arcas, the following changes have been established. THE ARCHDIOCESE OF JORENUS - Encompassing the Kingdom of Haense and its respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS EMINENCE, CAIUS THE ARCHDIOCESE OF RHODESIA - Encompassing the Dual Kingdoms of Renatus and Marna, their respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS EMINENCE, ZACHERY THE METROPOLITANATE OF LENDUS - Encompassing the Diocese of Villavia and the Diocese of Curonia. Administered by HIS EMINENCE, THOMAS THE DIOCESE OF CURONIA - Encompassing the Kingdom of Curon and its respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS GRACE, ERNST THE DIOCESE OF VILLAVIA - Encompassing the Principality of Vilachia and its respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS GRACE, BORIS SECTION II - SYNOD APPOINTMENTS The following elevations to the Synod have been made and are held as such. TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EMINENCE, ZACHERY TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EMINENCE, THOMAS TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EMINENCE, CAIUS The Triarchy is appointed and authorized with the governance of the Church through the will of HIS HOLINESS, PONTIAN II SECTION III - ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS To bolster the Curia of The Most Holy Mother Canonist Church upon the continent of Arcas, the following appointments are reaffirmed and reconfirmed. VICE-CHANCELLOR - HIS EMINENCE, CAIUS NUNCIO TO THE PONTIFICATE - HIS IMPERIAL EXCELLENCY, EDWARD MORRIS PONTIFICAL SECRETARY - HIS EMINENCE, THOMAS SECTION IV - BEATIFICATION We the Pontificate, by our Apostolic authority and jurisdiction, does hereby recognize the following additions to the communion of those beautified for their extraordinary model of piety and glory to the Holy Mother Church: His Lordship Ser Laurens de Ruyter shall be styled as Blessed Laurens de Ruyter for his benevolence and generosity, and faithful service to the faithful in Haense. In 1676, Blessed Laurens de Ruyter vanquished and was slain by a pair of Elvish magi attempting to assassinate Blessed Robert Lothar Barbanov, saving his life. Father Claudius Bracchus shall be styled as Blessed Claudius Bracchus for his exceptional statesmanship, and dedication to the practical application of GOD’s virtues. A former Prince-Bishop, Blessed Claudius Bracchus gave loyal service to the Holy Canonist Church, Imperial Parliament, and Duchy of Adria before his untimely demise in 1690. His Eminence Alexander Frederick Horen shall be styled as Blessed Alexander Frederick Horen for his passionate defence of the faithful, and brief but effective tenure as Bishop of Cyrilsburg. His devotion to GOD was such that he left his previous position as Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal to be ordained a priest. SECTION V - CANONIZATION We the Pontificate, by our Apostolic Authority does grant approbation for the following sanctifications to the communion of saints for their extraordinary models of piety and glory to the Church of the Canon: ☩ Blessed Publius Bracchus shall be styled Saint Publius of Petrus in recognition of his unparalleled service to GOD, His church, and His people. Declared the patron saint of military officers, mercenaries, and deacons, Saint Publius’ virtue shall henceforth be symbolized by a bronze chalice. Born of a mercenary and a baron's daughter, Publius Bracchus had been driven from his country estate by bandits into service of the Reformed Kingdom of Oren, before beginning a long and illustrious career in the military. Following an enduring service leading the Second Akovian Regiment until its reformation under Vanir rule following the death of King Vydra, he shortly was enrolled into the Order of Saint Amyas. During that service, Publius helped improve the reputation of militant holy orders by insisting on repentance and confession rather than execution for the sins of non-humans, and he was soon made privy by King Olivier de Savoie. Serving as the first Lord Steward of Felsen, Publius enjoyed a reputation of being both kind-hearted and highly motivated, often promoting the values of canonism to the metropolitan city. His faith, like many others, was tried by the Duke's war - even losing a Cousin he had sided against, Count Jace Bracchus, after Jace was caught in an extramarital relationship with a nun. Following Jace’s execution, it is said that Publius had made many offerings to the church on his own behalf, hoping to preserve his soul. Never losing heart, Publius then intervened against the genocide of Highlanders and the Raev by offering refuge to all clergymen of Adria and old Haense following the death of Siguine Barbanov. Protection of the clergy led to a broader protection of Highlander laity, who had been mercilessly killed due to racial hate from Savoyard and Lotharingian Heartlanders. After undoubtedly saving many lives, his son Deacon Aemolius' death in a raid led him to defend all members of the church. Growing older, more of Publius’ children would join the church and also form the de Ruyter family in respect to their mother's culture, as his second wife's children were designated the heirs of the Barony of Aesculus. Amongst such descendants were Saint Johannes de Ruyter, Lord Magistrate Laurens de Ruyter, Blessed Ser Laurens de Ruyter, and High Pontiff Pontian the Second. Serving as the first Arch-Chancellor of the Quintus under Emperor John Frederick, Publius played a key role in mending the rifts of humanity, often citing its chosen status aneath the Canon as the primary reason for political unity. These efforts came in a timely fashion during perhaps one of the most pivotal wars in history - the Eighteen Years’ War. Battling pagans and heretics alike from Vandoria, Urguan, old Haria, and many other long-extinct nations, it is said Publius Bracchus eventually retired due to old age. Appearing only once after his retirement from the privy council as he assailed Rocco Romstun for his repeated disrespects of the passing Emperor John Frederick, it is said that he died of natural causes in the Anpalais palace soon after having an audience with Emperor John Sigismund. ☩ Blessed Rudolph of Markev shall be styled Saint Rudolph of Markev, for his exemplary scholarship and devotion to the canon over the course of several decades as a prominent clergyman. Represented by a silver key, Saint Rudolph is established as the patron saint of redemption, musicians, and beggars. A quiet, introspective minister of middling origin, many of the personal details of Rudolph Wagner’s life are lost to time. The majority of knowledge about his life comes from his written works, and the public records of the Holy Canonist Church. By the time of Rudolph’s ordination in the mid-to-late seventeenth century, he was already an established Highlander tradesman for several decades. In 1686, he published his first political treatise, Pax Cordis (Common: “Peace of Heart”), which was immensely popular amongst clergymen of the time. In 1689, he gained his first official post within the clerical hierarchy, as Bishop of Cyrilsburg. Following the deposition of High Pontiff Siegmund I, Rudolph was promoted to Archbishop of Jorenus and Pontifical Secretary under Blessed High Pontiff Daniel V in 1693. It was during his tenure as Pontifical Secretary that Archbishop Rudolph published the compilation of his life’s theological work, Hymnal and Prayers of the Canon. A collection of hymns, parables, and prayers, Hymnal and Prayers of the Canon quickly proved to be a valuable tool in both liturgy and the education of the faithful. Tragically, Rudolph resigned from his clerical posts due to poor health in 1700, and died soon after due to gout. SECTION VI - DECLARATION OF INVALIDITY It has been brought to the attention of the Immaculate Throne that the Writ of Bastardization and Disownment, as issued by Adrian de Bar in 1531, contains invalid clauses. The referenced clauses are included herein: “The marriage and matrimony of matrilineal type between the individuals Frederique de Bar and Otto Rovin is declare null of its matrilineal clauses, all offspring born from such a union to be known thus as simply ‘Rovin’ rather than ‘de Bar’. These actions come as punishment for the sordid acts levied by this bloodline against the whole of the house; it is necessary to remove an arm that rots so as to save the greater body, and so is that the decision of His Excellency, Adrian de Bar.” The rite of matrimony is a sacred one, and alteration of the initial conditions of a marriage can only be performed by a member of the College of Bishops, or the High Pontiff. Thus, because this declaration of nullity was only performed by a secular authority without approval by a relevant member of the Holy Canonist Church, it is invalid, and its contents are not binding. The offspring born of Frederique de Bar during her marriage to Otto Rovin legally possess the surname Ashford de Bar, not Rovin. SECTION VII - HOLY ORDER OF SAINT RUDOLPH Due to pressing temporal issues that endanger the safety of the canonist faithful, the Holy Canonist Church henceforth establishes the Holy Order of Saint Rudolph to defend GOD’s flock from threats both secular and ecclesiastical, and to investigate crimes against ecclesiastical law. The Holy Order of Saint Rudolph (OSR) is defined to possess sects both militant and inquisitorial, under the supervision of a singular Grandmaster. An ordained Grand Chaplain is also necessary to maintain the ecclesiastical and moral standing of members of the OSR, and report to the Grandmaster concerning liturgical matters. The Holy Canonist Church henceforth appoints Father Otto of Judeburg to the post of Grandmaster, and Archbishop Zachery of Carolustadt to the post of Grand Chaplain. SECTION VIII - ABDICATION To the Canonist Faithful, As I look back upon the last decade, I am filled with a paternal pride at what GOD’s people have accomplished. The reconstruction of the Empire of Man upon a new continent, the renewal of passion for virtuous living amongst our brethren, and the construction of unsurpassed facilities to honor the Exalted, host the sacred rites outlined in the Holy Scrolls, and to house those downtrodden and in need of assistance. We have made great strides towards true devotion, and even without the foresight of the Exalted Siegmund, it is clear to me that the future only holds more success for His chosen peoples. “Verily, brother, the Lord GOD is the Most Incomparable, and none can surpass Him, for He has no equal. And verily thou must find satisfaction in service of thine own realm, the realm of all men.” (Owyn, 7:6) Just as GOD decreed through the Exalted Owyn, I have found great satisfaction in service to the realm of man. During my tenure as High Pontiff, I have overseen the re-establishment of independence of the Holy Canonist Church from undue secular influence. I have filled the ranks of the church with a legion of scholars, warriors, and servants, and updated our records to reflect the decades of prosperity between their last compilation and the present. However, the burden of the Immaculate Throne is a heavy one, one which manifests itself harshly upon those who take up the position of High Pontiff. I am no exception, and although I number only fifty-and-eight years upon the mortal plane, I feel the aches and pains of those centuries-old. With looming troubles upon the horizon that require the tenacity and energy of a more youthful man, it has became clear that it is time to pass off my position to another. Thus, in accordance with the procedures established by Blessed High Pontiff Clement III, High Pontiff Daniel IV, Saint High Pontiff Sixtus IV, and others before them, I hereby declare my abdication from the Immaculate Throne on the Second of Horen’s Calling, 1714. The Immaculate Throne shall persist in a state of Sede Vacante until the Electoral Synod chooses another candidate to fill the position. GOD bless and keep the lot of you, and may you walk in His light. Yours lovingly, High Pontiff Emeritus Pontian II ☩ IN NOMINE PATRIS, et Horenus, et Exaltus Honorem. Amen. ☩ REJOICE! GOD’S FAITHFUL TOIL NO LONGER. EX UMBRA IN SOLEM
  5. Reading over the document from his quarters in the Holy See, High Pontiff Pontian II’s lips tug downwards into a frown. “The Nordengraders receive religious freedom and political clout in the Empire once more, hmm? I hardly need wonder what the next step in this cycle of appeasement and betrayal will be.”
  6. PRIMUS TAURUM AUREUS SANCTUS JORENUS FIRST GOLDEN BULL OF JORENUS 15th of Tobias’s Bounty, 1708  His Holiness Pontian II, High Pontiff of the Church of the Canon, Metropolitan of Judeburg, Successor to the High Priesthood of the Church, Supreme Pontiff of the Church of True Faith, Keeper of the Canon, Missionary to Aeldin and Svatum, High Servant to the Exalteds’ Testaments, Humble Servant of the Faithful and Vicar of GOD doth decree… TABLE OF CONTENTS: SECTION I - DIOCESAN RECONSTRUCTION SECTION II - SYNOD APPOINTMENTS SECTION III - ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS SECTION IV - BEAUTIFICATION SECTION I - DIOCESAN RECONSTRUCTION As the Church reforms upon the new continent of Arcas, the following changes have been established. THE ARCHDIOCESE OF JORENUS - Encompassing the Kingdom of Haense and its respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS EMINENCE, CAIUS THE ARCHDIOCESE OF RHODESIA - Encompassing the Dual Kingdoms of Renatus and Marna, their respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS EMINENCE, ZACHERY THE METROPOLITANATE OF LENDUS - Encompassing the Diocese of Villavia and the Diocese of Curonia. Administered by HIS EMINENCE, THOMAS THE DIOCESE OF CURONIA - Encompassing the Kingdom of Curon and its respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS GRACE, ERNST THE DIOCESE OF VILLAVIA - Encompassing the Duchy of Adria and its respective lands and minor vassals. Administered by HIS GRACE, BORIS SECTION II - SYNOD APPOINTMENTS The following elevations to the Synod have been made and are held as such. TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EMINENCE, ZACHERY TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EMINENCE, THOMAS TRIARCH OF THE CANON; HIS EMINENCE, CAIUS The Triarchy is appointed and authorized with the governance of the Church through the will of HIS HOLINESS, PONTIAN II SECTION III - ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS To bolster the Curia of The Most Holy Mother Canonist Church upon the new continent of Arcas, the following appointments are reaffirmed and reconfirmed. VICE-CHANCELLOR - HIS EMINENCE, CAIUS NUNCIO TO THE PONTIFICATE - HIS IMPERIAL EXCELLENCY, EDWARD MORRIS PONTIFICAL SECRETARY - HIS EMINENCE, THOMAS SECTION IV - BEAUTIFICATION We the Pontificate, by our Apostolic authority and jurisdiction, does hereby recognize the following additions to the communion of those beautified for their extraordinary model of piety and glory to the Holy Mother Church: His Eminence Humpfrey of Belvitz shall be styled as Blessed Humprey of Belvitz for his iron will and steadfast devotion to the faith. It was he who unravelled the wickedness of Arberrang by publishing a scathing report of his findings on their behavior. His Majesty Robert Lothar Barbanov shall be styled as Blessed Robert Lothar Barbanov for his indomitable charity and patronage of the church. During the Vaeyl crisis, King Robert was decisive in rejecting the politics of such cursed beings, and succeeding the settlement of Arcas, he personally oversaw the construction of the Holy See. His Lordship Aran Talraen de Rennes shall be styled as Blessed Aran Talraen de Rennes for his service to the Holy Canonist Church and the chosen people of GOD. A veteran of the Third Crusade, Baron Aran was known throughout humanity for his faith and wisdom, and as Arch-Seneschal of the Empire of Man he directed the construction and renovation of the Blessed Cathedral of Saint Adrian in Carolustadt. ☩ IN NOMINE PATRIS, et Horenus, et Exaltus Honorem. Amen. ☩ REJOICE! GOD’S FAITHFUL TOIL NO LONGER. EX UMBRA IN SOLEM
  7. yo my dude, do you go by that handle on overwatch?

    1. xboxersz

      xboxersz

      I don’t play Overwatch, is there some cheeky bastard using my moniker on it?

    2. Heero

      Heero

      yeah lmao. i got assblasted by a dude with the exact same name as you. i was shook when i saw your name and started thinking you were him

    3. xboxersz

      xboxersz

      If only I had such skills as he does, alas

  8. OOC Username: xboxersz Discord: You have it RP Name: Theo Age: 32 Race: Human Place of Residence: Markev Department: Professors of Academia Other Guilds: None
  9. Name : Aldduqat Rajul Race : Farfolk Age : 14 Reason for converting to Harringtonism? : To worship the Creator in a pure and uncorrupt church Would you be willing to support the Church financially to ensure that financial corruption can be brought to an end?: Of course
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  11. Name: Div'Igne Ikurntir Age: 110 Race: Mali'Aheral Intended topic of book: Criminal Justice Systems [[MCname]]: xboxershortz [[Timezone]]: EST
  12. Name: Div'Igne Ikurntir [Mc Name]: xboxershortz Race: Mali'aheral Magic you wish to study: Transfiguration and Conjuration Guild you wish to be associated with: Sanctuary
  13. Name: Thueban RamilRace: HumanPast Groups: NoneSkills: Knowledge of navigation and astronomy, mathematics, basic business skills, tanningReason for joining: To make some money [OOC]MC Name: xboxershortzSkype: thewhirlwind47Teamspeak (Y/N): NoWill this be your main character: Yes
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