The Flag and Insignia of Nephism
Nephism is a mysterious and benevolent force in the Auralian Realm. Residing in every living being, in every heart and soul, this positive energy is everywhere, binding all sentient beings together as one. Nephism is based around the worship of monotheistic and omnipotent God King Nephmir II. His holy writ (the Book of Neph) is a Living Testament, into which more material is added on a regular basis.
Nephism's existence predates the creation of Auralia, but did not flourish until it's creation. As the night of June 6th, Lord Nephmir created Auralia, from the ashes of another realm, a glorious phoenix rose, blazing a path to realm of Gold. From that path Nephmir called to his followers and slowly they came at first, then more and more came to the glorious realm. Seeing the need for order, Lord Nephmir, created the Tribunal to carefully guide his wondrous realm. As Lord Nephmir let the tribunal guide Auralia, he took militaristic matters into his own hand, he created the Auralia Knights! Which he leads by his divine iron fist to bring Nephism unto the unbelievers and sinners of the universe.
As the binding will of Nephism brings all beings together, some refuse to understand it or just plainly become ignorant of it so it is becomes a believer's ultimate goal to spread the teachings and wisdom of Lord Nephmir to the unknowing and liberate their minds from the shackles of ignorance. We aim to cleanse the universe of unbelievers, we will do this by any means possible.
The Glorious Soverign: King Nephmir II
[b]College of Cardinals
Each member state is represented by a Cardinal appointed by the reigning Pope. Most Cardinals are former Bishops who have performed exemplary devotion and service to Nephism in their state.
Archbishop of Reformed Nephism: Bishop Augustus Antonius of Xaverium
The Archbishop of Reformed Nephism the head of the autonomous branch in Xaverium, they have authority not only over the bishops of their particular branch, including metropolitans, but also directly over all the faithful.
Archbishop of Valourous Nephism: Grand Cardinal Innocent II of Duestchstien
The Archbishop of Valourous Nephism the head of the autonomous branch in Duestchstien, they have authority not only over the bishops of their particular branch, including metropolitans, but also directly over all the faithful.
Grand Inquisitor: Wilfried MacNicol of UltimaWeapon
The Grand Inquisitor is the highest ranking member of the Auralian Inquisition, their goal is to combat heresy, through trials, combat or the usage of media
Swiss Guard General: Stephanium Amandus of Xaverium
The Swiss Guard General is the chief of police and fire services in Nephican City.
Holy Scribe: Saturio Faber of Aramythia
The Holy Scribe is in charge of documenting miracles, divine blessings, and other events that occur within the realm of Nephism.
The Pontifical Council
The Pontifical Council is the government of Nephican City, but members also control various other departments as needed by the Pope.
President and Governor: Cardinal Engelbrecht Ludwig of The tomanian reich
They are the leader of the Pontifical Council, Nephican City’s legislative body, and has been delegated executive authority over the Nephican City state by the Pope.
President of the Congregation for Bishops: Cardinal Adelberto Aliberti of Dormill and Stiura
They are in charge of the department that oversees the selection of most new bishops. Its proposals require papal approval to take effect. The Congregation schedules the visits at five-year intervals that bishops are required to make to Nephican City, when they meet with the pope and various departments of the Council. It also manages the formation of new branches.
President of Communications: Cardinal Josef Moldenhauer of The tomanian reich
In charge of communications and media between other religions and Nephism, also in charge of various media used through the realm of Nephism and Nephican City
Administrator of the Patrimony: Cardinal Gianpietro Spadafora of Vukmire
Ensures that provisions owned by the Papacy are provide the funds necessary for the Pontifical Council to function. Controls the treasury, central bank along with guiding the economy of the Nephican City state.
The Holy City of Nephism
Main article: Nephican City
Nephican City itself is located on UltimaWeapon's eastern coast and it's walls contain a devout population of one million people.
The Armed Forces of Nephism
Army (Templar Knights): 1,000
Police (Swiss Guard): 500
Airforce (Angel Templar): Two helis, 5 fighters
Navy (Sea Templar): two patrol boats, 1 destroyer
Members of the Church
Important Dates of Nephism
Credit to North pooristan for these dates (and table).
The day Duest ascended with Neph
The day Tomanian Reich became Regent of Auralia
The Glorious Founding Day
The first time Lord Neph spoke in Auralia
The Days of Remembrance
The two days when we remember knights who have since passed
The Day of Return
The day Lord Neph has risen again, the day when we celebrate new life