The Church of Hermes, more commonly referred to as The Church was the main religious body and a powerful organization in the mainland.
According to conventional teachings at the beginning there were three major churches, which thought of each other as heretics and believed that their own God was the true one. This battle of faiths lasted for nearly a hundred years, and in the end, one of them claimed the final victory. They declared that the heretics had been destroyed, and God has only one name that was the word of God itself.
In advance of Third Battle of Divine Will, the Church heads decided to unite the Four Kingdoms under their rule in order to resist demons' invasion. Unlike the Kingdoms of Wolfheart and Everwinter, the Kingdom of Graycastle was too strong for direct confrontation, so they replaced king Wimbledon III with doppelganger and through him published the Royal Decree on the Selection of Crown to make the royals fight and weaken the Kingdom, thus making it easier to absorb.
During Demonic beasts attack on Hermes city walls Church's archbishops sacrificed some Judgement Army troops to devastate Four Kingdoms forces, by doing so they weakened their overall strength and slowed reaction time.
Church taught that Demonic beasts and witches were Devil's minions sent to destroy humans and turn mainland into hell. They advocate the torture and execution of any with found in the four kingdoms and that only through God's grace and a person be forgiven for their sins.
Under the pretense of caring for orphans, the Church maintained female monasteries in which new witches could appear under the Church's supervision. Every winter orphan girls from all Four Kingdoms were gathered in these monasteries where they would be taught basic education and Church's history and doctrine. In case a girl whose missing would be noticed was taken, Church usually blamed witches for this. If girl awaken or "fall", she would be either raised as a Pure Witch or sacrificed in God's Punishment Warrior incarnation ceremony. If girl won't become a witch upon reaching her adulthood, she still would be useful for Church as educated woman and continue her service for the Church. It was a common practice for most of foster girls to go through repeated rapes organized by Church's officials either in monasteries or on their way to it.
Military Strength Edit
Former Military Strength Edit
God's Punishment Army was the most powerful unit among their forces. Every warrior is magically enhanced supersoldier with inhuman strength and lack of pain. Their existense and capabilities were kept secret from public. However due to the complete process of making this warriors, each God's Punishment warrior lose mental capacity and can only follow to simple commands of one individual. Once the individual dies, the God's Punishment warrior become dormant, some of warriors even tend to move to Fertile Plains.
Judgement Army was the main force of the Church. They were well trained, disciplined, fanatical and loyal to the organization.
Despite Church's enmity to witches some of them with promising abilities were trained as Pure Witches. They were convinced in witches' sinfulness, including themselves, and trained to redeem themselves through service to the Church.
Church had an enourmous influence on people's mind in any large town of Four Kingdoms. Its followers could be mobilized as auxiliary forces to Judgement Army, spies, saboteurs, informers or witch hunters.
Current Military Strength Edit
Due to its defeat by the Kingdom of Graycastle, the current Church abandoned Hermes Plateau and runned to seek refuge to Kingdom of Wolfheart, on an Archduke Island. The hasty escape ruined their reputation among people, while remnants of Judgement Army deserted along the way. The conflict between Church's refugees and former priest and noble of Archduke Island resulted in loss of most remaining God's Punishment Warriors. Without the Holy Book, it would be impossible to create new warriors again.
Currently it is under the control of Roland Wimbledon through Isabella, who has reorganized the remnants that were left in the Old Holy City.
Foreign Relations Edit
Before unifying wars the Church kept neutral relations with Four Kingdoms and barely involved in their affairs. By the start of the unifying wars, the Church's relations between itself and the Kingdoms of Wolfheart and Everwinter turned sour when the former launched an invasion on the latter. While the other two kingdoms were vigilant against and wary of the Church, neither dared to launch an attack.
Known Members Edit
- Alice - 1st Pope (Deceased)
- O’Brien (Deceased)
- Mayne (Soul Absorbed by Zero)
- Zero (Soul Absorbed by Roland)
- Tayfun (Acting Pope, Deceased)
- Tucker Thor (Acting Pope, Deceased)
Priests and Priestesses Edit
- Mira (Deceased)
- Tylo (Deceased)
- Campus (Deceased)
Judgement Army Members Edit
- While the Church mentions that there is a 'God,' the exact intricacies of this God and what the Church believes in exactly is never explained.