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  1. Prince-Abbacy of San Anselmo PINK João#4069 HISTORIA DE RELIGIOSI ANSELMINI Started by the hermit, Saint Anselm the Lesser, the town grew around the lonely hermit as shepherds and farmers seeked his holy wisdom, as well as defend themselves from country bandits in the hillock where the saint seeked refuge. Saint Anselm soon found himself with various disciples whom he took under his wing and thus made his own monastic rule, mixing heavy asceticism with a semi-cloistered lifestyle, with the Saint’s motto being: “Urbis Manemus, in Coelo Speramus”, In the City we dwell, in Heaven we hope. This mixture of asceticism with urbanism led to, in the 1000s, after the town of San Anselmo had been raided by various roaming bandit groups, the town folks throwing off the yoke of the Signoria and choosing the Abbot as the local lord. Dom Idelfonse, 5th Abbot of the Order of Saint Anselm, became the Lord San Anselmo and the surrounding pastoral fields. Using the Monastery’s defenses and by contracting mercenaries the Monastery proved a worthy defender of the local people. The Anselmites’ influence quickly spread across the region previously devoid of any strong central authority, with the local mannorial and pastoral lords accepting the monastic rule. During the Rupertian War of Unification, in the 1100s, the Anselmites supported the cause of the Prince, sending some meagre troops for the war effort as well as sending some monetary aid. Being one of the few eastern lords to support Rupert, the now King gave some parcels of land to the otherwise impoverished holdings of the Abbot, as well as legally recognising the Anselmites as lords of the local lands, elevating the Abbey into a Princely-Abbey. This new growth of land, however, meant that new lords were now under the abbot. Being displeased with this arrangement, in 1197, the northern nobility raised their hosts, fighting a skirmish with the Abbot’s militia near Guilianno’s Well. The battle was inconclusive but with both faction’s financial situation in peril they agreed to sign an agreement, the Abbot would preside over a new Signoria which would vote on various monetary matters. This Signoria was made up of the petty mannorial nobility and the Bonshommes, rich peasants and merchants given access to the Signoria by the Abbot. The Order of Saint Anselm the Lesser is not in particularly good relations with the Klangenfurtian church hierarchs, Saint Anselm’s Rule did not sit well with some past Archbishops, who sought to bring the abbey under their control as well as to bring the order’s Regula more in line with Dominican and Benedictine standards. The Anselmites fought against this, even recurring to foreign Bishops to confer holy orders and to tonsure future monks. ABATI DE ANSELMINI Abbots: St Anselm the Lesser - 947-964 Dom Guilemme - 964-973 Dom Anselm II the Younger - 973-991 Dom Yyves the Franconian - 991-995 Dom Idelfonse - 995-1013 Dom Anselm III the Drunk - 1013-1013 [Deposed] Blessed Bernard the Goodly - 1013-1016 [Martyred] Dom Hadriano - 1016-1028 Dom Hughes - 1028-1033 Dom Idelfonse II the Old - 1033-1066 Dom Idelfonse III the Third One - 1066-1079 Dom Ulfo - 1079-1082 Dom Bruno the Benedictine - 1082-1086 [Deposed] Dom Anselm IV - 1086-1087 [Poisoned] Period of unrest which led to no abbot being elected - 1087-1093 Dom Anselm V the Hopeful - 1093-1111 Dom Giacommo - 1111-1127 Dom Bernard II - 1127-1140 Dom Reinhard the Styrian - 1140-1151 Dom Ulfo II - 1151-1159 Ulfo II officially recognised as Prince-Abbot: Prince-Abbots: Dom Ulfo II - 1159-1160 Dom Carmino - 1160-1164 Dom Richard the Anglian - 1164-1188 Dom Gianni - 1188-1204 [Signoria Re-established in 1197] Dom Bonifacio the Senile - 1204-1204 St Frederico the Godly - 1204-1243 Dom Domingo the Dominican - 1243-1246 [Deposed] Dom Hernando the Child - 1246-1305 [Elected as a new-born, most of reign enacted by the Signoria] Dom Enrico the Unlucky - 1305-1306 [Killed by the Signoria] Coup of the Signoria, monastery is disbanded until being reinstated in 1325 - 1306-1325 Dom Anselm VI - 1325-1330 Dom Gianni II - 1330-1337 Dom Bernard II the Boastful - 1337-1342 Dom Guerard - 1342-1356 Dom Frederico II the Boring - 1356-1366 Dom Johan the Poxy - 1366-1377 Dom Reinhard II - 1377-1379 Dom Anselm VII - 1379- CIVITAS SAN ANSELMINIENSIS THE FORTIFIED MONASTERY TOWN OF SAINT ANSELM San Anselmo is a small town of set around the monastery that bears the same name as the town. Began by the hermit, Saint Anselm the Lesser, the town quickly grew as the hillock was defensible against the country bandits. As more and more people came into the hillock and surrounding plains. As the city grew it began holding various leatherworkers, a few smiths, some taverns and a couple of parish churches. The real economic boon of the town, however, is the annual pilgrimage in June, where pilgrims come from many parts of Klagenfurt in order to pray near the relics of Saint Anselm. Every June thousands of pilgrims come and go, leaving plenty of coin as they leave donations to the monastery, they buy food, and sometimes, as they buy women. Other than the businesses associated with the pilgrimages, San Anselmo boasts of a thriving leatherworking industry, as every year at the start of Autumn, the various cattle ranchers, be they freemen or serfs of various noble families, bringing their cattle to San Anselmo to be slaughtered. As the meat is cured, salted and traded away, the leather stays, being cured, tanned and made into various products. Alongside all the economic factors San Anselmo is the political and religious center of the region, being where the Palazzo de Signoria is located and where the Abbey of Saint Anselm the Lesser is located. This makes it the most important urban center in the region. That being said, San Anselmo is still one of the smallest urban centers of Klagenfurt, with little over than 10.000 inhabitants, being the poorest also. The remaining 80.000 are spread across the Prince-Abbacy, with 5.000 living inside the walled port of San’Angelo in the south.
  2. "Why is this all in yellow? Did Haense run out of black ink?" Aska Gideon.
  3. "Pfff being a Judite monk is way cooler." Comments Father Gideon, OSJ.
  4. Father Gideon, OSJ, nods in approval.
  5. “You little ones are cute.” Father Gideon, OSJ, comments jovially.
  6. “Democracy is against GOD’s will. The prophets weren’t chosen by their inferiours, but by their only superiour, GOD Himself.” Comments Father Gideon, OSJ.
  7. Nation applying for: Crimean Khanate BREIF History of your Nation: As the Borjigin mongols drove westerwards they came in contact with turkic kipchaks, mixing quickly began as the Borjigin, led by Bodonchar Munkhang, incorporated various kipchak tribes. This mixture of peoples resulted in the “tatars”. Bodonchar settled in the middle of the scythian steppe, dividing his tribe upon his death, his son receiving parts. One of his sons, Bodonchar Batu, known as Batu Khan, led his host south, moving to the old Kingdom of the Bosporus. The greek colony had been in a long state of decline over the centuries, being subject to countless raids from northern steppe peoples, both of turkic and indo-european extraction. This led to an easy occupation of northern crimea. Whilst cities in the north like Tanais along the Don river had fallen, cities like Kimmerikon, Theodosia and Scythian Neapolis resisted the northern advances of the tribes. A local despot had arisen, Alexandros Gabras, claiming the title of “Basileius of Kimmerikon”, and as a military man he proved to be a competent leader, causing the Tartars many defeats. Seeing that the south would not yield Batu Khan approached Alexandros and a compromise was met: Batu would marry one of Alexandros’ daughters and their progeny will inherit both the Khanate and the greek colonies. Batu married Alexandros’ daughter, Athena, the ceremony being performed in both the hellenic and tengri rites. With the death of the aged Alexandros, Batu placed his son, Aegimon (Ayushiridara in Tatar), as Basileius of Kimmerikon. The aged Batu spent the remainder of his life subjugating surrounding tribes and greek colonies. Passing away, Aegimon ascended as both Basileius to the greeks, and Khan to his father’s people. The fusion of greek and turkic beginning in his reign. To cement this he took the name of Bargion-Garbas (Bargion being the hellenised version of Borjigin). Leader(s): Cassinian II Bargion-Garbas. Discord: João#4069
  8. “Our Pontiff sees himself as a reformer?” Brother Gideon muses, recovering from the bloody flux. “Let us pray that the Holy Light doesn’t illumine him too radically.”

  10. Brother Gideon approves.
  11. Saint Kristoff grimaces as the works of a known iconoclast are published!
  12. APPLICATION Discord Name; João#4069 Nation of Choice (and why?); Vatican Head of State: Pope Benedict XVI, kept alive in his Golden Cathedra Head of Government: Cardinal Peter Hoffman III, Graf von Wiederhausen-Strassbecken und Leinigen-am-Rhein Ideology: RadTrad Catholicism Military statistics: 1.000 Elite Swiss Guard, 2 Battle Cruisers, 5 Cruisers, 20 Destroyers Did you read all the information?; Yes Suggestions or feedback?; N/A
  13. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uR8WBeJIswsnn71il25bInz2RwWXzXbfOAV1mQBQxXA/edit don’t feel like formatting bleh
  14. Application House Name: The High Septon relinquishes all worldly names. But he is known as “the fat one” due to his known gluttony. Holdings: The Great Sept of Baelor. Lord: The 20th High Septon, known as “the fat one”. Who do they bend the knee to?: Technically no one, but since the Faith Militant Uprising, the Faith of the Seven and thus its head has been beholden to the Crown. Religion: The Faith of the Seven. Brief History (1-2 Paragraphs): It is said that the Seven-Faced God first appeared in Essos, in the mountains and valleys of Andalos. Crowning Hugor of the Hill as King of the Andals. From then on the Faith of the Seven has been integral to the Andalosi and later Westerosi people. After pressure from the Valyrian Freehold a great migration of Andalsoccurredd, many adventurers and second sons of lords and kings left their homeland and invaded Westeros. The First Men and their Old Gods were beaten back, many of the First Man converted to the faith of the Seven-Who-Are-One and intermarried with the andals. The first House that was susceptive to the new faith was the House Hightower, so much so that they built the Starry Sept, the home of the first High Septon and the remaining High Septons until Baelor the Blessed built the Great Sept of Baelor. The Faith of the Seven became prominent within the Andal kingdoms in Westeros, having a strong Faith Militant which served as its scourge to punish sin. This changed when Aegon conquered Westeros. Soon, the united Crown and the Faith came into conflict, the Faith was disgusted at the incestuous relation of the old valyrian family, and in turn, the crown feared an organised and armed religion. Soon after Aegon’s death during the reign of Maegor the Cruel a great war erupted, between the Faith Militant and the Crown, peace was only achieved during the reign of Jaehaerys the Conciliator, where the Crown pledged to protect the Faith and in turn, the Faith would disband the Faith Militant. This, whilst bringing peace, weakened the Faith, making it more or less subservient to the Crown, turning the position of High Septon into a position of foul decadence and sin. Discord: You have it.
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