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Culture: The Selanian Order

The Selanian Order and its primary legislative assembly, the Advisory Council, were established in 572 TC, at the beginning of the era termed the Millennial Peace, and were based in Travis. The houses soon recognized the beneficial aspects of the Council’s guidance and bowed to its wise judgment in spiritual matters. The houses were allowed much freedom regarding the government of the provinces.

The Advisory Council consists of twelve Elders, the High Priest, the High Priestess, and seventy priests and priestesses who are chosen specifically for this function. There are forty-two men and forty-two women on the Council, so the male-female component is balanced. The general public is usually encouraged to attend the meetings of the Council, although this privilege was suspended during the five years between the ill-fated Conference of Divestelan and the Conference of Tolares to protect the identity of the new High Priestess.

The following table displays the various offices in the Selanian Order and the correct address of the persons carrying them. It also includes the material of which the brooch is made and designates the office of the bearer. (See the article on the Selanian Brooch.) If there are two materials, the second one denotes the border. The last column gives the standard guideline for the minimum age limit at which an office may be commissioned.

 

Office

Address 

Brooch 

Minimum Age
Guideline

Covatal (Traveler)

Your Holiness

Platinum/Sapphire

 n/a

Elder

Your Beatitude

Platinum

 111

High Priest

Your Eminence

Platinum/Gold

 55

High Priestess

Your Eminence

Platinum/Gold

 44

Priest

Your Grace

Gold

 44

Priestess

Your Grace

Gold

 33

Deacon

Your Reverence

Bronze

 44

Deaconess

Your Reverence

Bronze

 33

Male Acolyte

Brother

n/a

 22

Female Acolyte

Sister

n/a

 22

 

 

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