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A theocracy is a realm where the capital is a temple holding. Theocracies can range in size from baronies to empires, and are unplayable. Theocracies use succession laws unavailable to normal realms, but can be vassals or lieges to regular counts, dukes etc.

Succession LawsEdit

Catholic theocracies use the Investiture succession law. There are two variants of Investiture; free and papal. In Free Investiture the successor is determined by the theocracy's liege, or the theocracy's head if independent. In Papal Investiture the successor is determined by the Pope. Muslim theocracies use the Agnatic Open succession law. All other theocracies use the Open Elective succession law. For most theocracies of baronial rank with the Open Elective succession law the successor is a randomly generated character.

TitlesEdit

The title afforded to the head of a theocracy depends on the rank and religion:

Baron Count Duke King Emperor
Catholic Bishop Prince-Bishop Prince-Archbishop King-Bishop Emperor
Orthodox Bishop Metropolitan Prince-Archbishop King-Bishop Emperor
Sunni * * * * *
Shia * * * * *
Zoroastrian Herbad Count Duke King Emperor
Norse Godi/Gydja Seidsman/Vala Fylkir Hierophant Emperor/Empress
Slavic Priest/Priestess High Priest Archpriest Hierophant Emperor/Empress
Romuva Priest/Priestess High Priest Archpriest Hierophant Emperor/Empress
Suomenusko Shaman/Priestess High Priest Archpriest Hierophant Emperor/Empress
Tengri Shaman/Priestess High Priest Archpriest Hierophant Emperor/Empress
West African Priest/Priestess High Priest Archpriest Hierophant Emperor/Empress
Aztec Priest/Priestess High Priest Archpriest Hierophant Emperor/Empress
Hellenic Priest/Priestess High Priest Archpriest Hierophant Emperor/Empress

(*) The titles of Islamic rulers are the same as for a regular rulers and depend on culture.

Similarly, the realms themselves can be known by other names:

Barony County Duchy Kingdom Empire
Catholic Bishopric Prince-Bishopric Prince-Archbishopric Theocracy Empire
Orthodox Bishopric Prince-Bishopric Prince-Archbishopric Patriarchate Empire
Sunni Mosque * * * *
Shia Mosque * * * *
Zoroastrian Vahram County Duchy Kingdom Empire
Norse Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire
Slavic Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire
Romuva Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire
Suomenusko Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire
Tengri Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire
West African Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire
Aztec Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire
Hellenic Temple Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy Empire

(*) The titles of Islamic rulers are the same as for a regular rulers and depend on culture.

The titles of the Heads of Religion are slightly different, and some of them can be held by secular lords.

Realm Title Rank Secular?
Catholic The Papacy Pope King No
Orthodox The Ecumenical Patriarchy Ecumenical Patriarch King No
Nestorian The Patriarchy of the East Patriarch of the East Duke  No
Monothelite The Monothelite Patriarchy Monothelite Patriarch Duke No
Miaphysite The Miaphysite Papacy Coptic Pope Duke No
Monophysite The Monophysite Papacy Monophysite Pope Duke No
Sunni The Sunni Caliphate Caliph Duke Yes
Shia The Shia Caliphate Caliph Duke Yes
Zoroastrian The Zoroastrian Church* Moabadan-Moabad Duke No
Norse The Fylkirate** Fylkir Duke  Yes
Slavic The Slavic Church** High Priest Duke No
Romuva The Romuvan Church** High Priest Duke No
Suomenusko The Suomenusko Church** High Priest Duke No
Tengri The Tengri Church** High Priest Duke No
West African The West African Church** High Priest Duke No
Aztec The Aztec Church** High Priest Duke

No

(*) Requires the restoration of the high priesthood - can only be done by the Shahanshah of the Persian Empire.

(**) Requires the reformation of the religion.

External LinksEdit


Realms

Ranks

BaronyCountyDuchyKingdomEmpire

Types

FeudocracyRepublicTheocracyHoly OrderMercenary Company

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