Basic Human Empire Lore in Lore & Rules Posted April 23, 2019 History Early Stages In recorded history, it is written that some time after the world genesis, first humans appeared in the world by the grace of the gods. In time their numbers grew extremely fast as the gods blessed them with intelligence so that they would have little difficulty surviving in this world; man learned to hunt, farm the land and craft. Pleased with their creation's progress, they taught humankind the proper way of living by providing an extensive list of forbidden actions. Thus humanity prospered over time and extended its reach to what now is known as the Human Empire. It is believed that the empire's capital: Centoria, is the birthplace of all humanity. From there, in time, brave individuals guided by the deities set off towards unknown remote regions where they founded new settlements, like Zakkaria and Rulid Village and thus acquired new land to cultivate for themselves. This expansionist quest lasted until people reached what is now called Mountain Range at the Edge or World Edge. In their explorations, people stumbled upon several apparently unsolvable obstacles throughout the human empire, that hindered them: a large tree that seem imposible to take down, a river stream that could not be crossed, a large boulder that blunted even the sharpest cutting tools, etc. Having nowhere to go humanity organized itself under the guidance of not the deities themselves but people they've chosen worthy to represent their will. These individual blessed by the gods were proficient at using Sacred Arts and showed humankind new rituals and ways that people could put them to use in everyday life. It it not known when exactly but a shrine in form of a large marble spire was erected in the center of Centoria, over the years new layers would be added and it would be known as the Central Cathedral. That marked the beginning of the Axiom Church and its ruler would take up the tittle of Administrator of the Human Empire. Walls were raised to delimit the emerging four kingdoms inside the empire, each developing its unique customs, traditions and ruling system. A Senate was formed with high class members from each kingdom. They, alongside the Integrity Knights, reside in the Central Cathedral from where they delegate the Church's orders throughout the empire. Sometime after, the foundation of the Sword Mastery Academy was set. Studying swordsmanship at this academy is the aspiration of all people with military-oriented <Sacred Tasks> and not only. Nobles throughout the empire send their children here to train here in order to gain a reputation for themselves while the common people dream to attend the school in order to either rise their social status or join the Integrity Knights. Through the Senate and the Integrity Knights, the Church was able to maintain its rule over the Human Empire for years on, and its doing so even now. These days, common folk don't really know or care about the existence of the Administrator as they barely made any public appearance in the last years. The Integrity Knights are the public figures of the Church.