Imperial Decree 837

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Dominus Thorgils Tarjeisson Ettlingar Verion, by the weaving of the Norns, Kaiser, Arandur of Alalehzamin and Utasia and Count of Ran, to his subjects and retainers, greetings, and unto the Gods of Shireroth undying and unthinking obsequience.

Know that we, in the name of all the Rightly-Guided Incarnations of the Holy Wisdom of the Ultimate Oneness of the Cosmos, have in the first place granted to the Highest Divinity, this Ordinance which is confirmed for us and our heirs forever.

1. Cedrism is the state-favoured and public religion of Shireroth.

2. The favour of the Cedrist gods is essential for the preservation of the Imperial Republic. It is therefore strongly encouraged for Imperial Citizens to offer sacrifice and prayers, irrespective of private faith, to those gods whom are adjudged to be worthy of veneration.

3. The gods worthy of veneration are:

  • Agni: God of Fire
  • Alejia: Goddess of Passion and Fury
  • Aliasa: Goddess of Cartographic Function
  • Anandja: Goddess of Bliss and Happiness
  • Antialiasa: Goddess of Cartographic Beauty
  • Apostrophe: Goddess of Grammar
  • Ari: The Dolphin-God of Unix and Laziness
  • Atheisticus: God of Atheism and Protector of Atheists
  • Atju: God of Mergers
  • Ayreon: God of Music
  • B'caw: God of Spicy Chicken
  • Biternion: God of Improbability (Twin brother of Qarbinion)
  • Bourne: God of Scripting
  • Breiza: Goddess of Peace
  • De Morgan: God of Logic
  • Einwin: God of Physics and Darwinism
  • Eris: Goddess of Discord
  • Fax: God of Communications
  • Fiero: God of the Fires of Destruction
  • Finanzia: Goddess of Finance
  • Gaelen: God of Technology
  • Hasan: God of Wisdom
  • H'Graa: God of Wrath
  • Homer: God of Poets and Slackers
  • Horjin: Tiger-God of Hunting
  • Ifni: Goddess of Luck
  • Ikol: God of Tranquility
  • Insomnis: God of Unrest
  • Joao: God of Feasts
  • Lacrymosa: God of Imbalance and Excess
  • Los: God of Justice
  • Lukedu: God of Explosives
  • Lumina: Goddess of Light
  • Maju: God of Illusions
  • Malarbor The Evil Tree-God of color
  • Meskan: God of Enlightenment
  • Mog: Moogle-God of Political Blunders
  • Mo'll: God of Wildfires, Rain, and Agriculture
  • Mors: God of Death
  • Murphy: God of Sarcasm and Cynicism (also known as Melvin)
  • Nelig: Wolf-Goddess of Beasts
  • Ra: The Sun-God
  • Sakat: The Squid-God of Time (patron God of historians)
  • Stora: God of Legends
  • Semisa: Goddess of Reincarnation
  • Sephiroth: God of Warriors and Soldiers
  • Somnis: God of Sleep
  • Tempestas: Daughter of Mo'll and Ulimahinacua; Goddess of of Storms or Sudden Weather
  • Tempus: God of War
  • Terra: Goddess of Rock and Mountains
  • Tex: God of Documents And Writing
  • Ugh: God of Depression and Misery
  • Ulimahinacua: Goddess of the Moon, Tides and Menstruation
  • Viviantia: Goddess of Life
  • Zahnrad: God of Tools and Over-engineered Design Solutions

4. The cults of all the gods worthy of veneration shall enjoy Imperial protection from unjust persecution.

5. The cults of Cedrism that receive Imperial sponsorship and whose priests shall enjoy immunity from taxation are:

6. The Sacred College is the highest doctrinal authority of the Cedrist Church and superintends all aspects of the faith including the moral behaviour of its congregations and the rituals of worship.

7. Because the number six is sacred to Mors, the Sacred College of the Cedrist Church, the highest ecclesiastical authority, comprises of the Kaiser, the King of the Sacrifice, the Queen of the Sacrament, and the Imperial Vicars for the Cult of the Sacred Detonation, the Imperial Cult and the Cult of Horjin. As Holy Wisdom is essential for the maintenance of proper order in a balanced universe, the Reverend Mother of the Cult of Sakat also attends the Sacred College as a non-voting member who advises the Kaiser and who can vote in his absence.

8. The Hierarchy of the Priesthood of the Cedrist Church is as follows:

  • The Kaiser
  • The Regem enim sacrificium mors: High Priest (King of the Sacrifice for death) of the Cult of Mors
  • The Regina sacramenta vitae: High Priestess (Queen of the Sacrament for life) of the Cult of Viviantia
  • The Imperial Vicar of the Cult of the Sacred Detonation
  • The Imperial Vicar of the Imperial Cult
  • The Imperial Vicar of the Cult of Horjin
  • The Reverend Mother of the Cult of Sakat
  • The Reverend Mother of the Cult of Alejia
  • The Imperial Vicar of the Cult of B'Caw
  • The Thrones of the Cult of Mors
  • The Vicars of the High Gods
  • The Paines of the Cult of Mors
  • The Lords of the Cult of Mors
  • The Vicars of the Lesser and Demi Gods
  • The Masters of the Cult of Mors
  • The Temple Officiants
  • Apprentices of the Cult of Mors
  • Temple Acolytes
  • Initiates of the Cult of Mors
  • Initiates to Temple

9. The following divergent sects are deemed heretical and must be suppressed within the Imperial Dominions:

  • Soloralism
  • Cult of the Descendi
  • Catologism
  • The Oracle & Cult of Loki

10. Freedom of religion is guaranteed to all who do not openly consort with dæmons.

11. In view of our most mild clemency and the constant habit by which we are accustomed to grant indulgence to all, we grant our most prompt indulgence also to those who hold to a true and moral faith so that they may hold their conventicles, provided they do nothing contrary to good order. For this our indulgence, all those who follow a private faith, or a faith other than Cedrism that has been granted official credence and standing in one of our Imperial States or else in our dominions, ought to pray to their Gods for our safety, for that of the Imperial Republic, and for their own, that the Imperial Republic and its Imperial States and Dominions may continue uninjured on every side, and that they may be able to live securely in their homes.

12. It shall be an offence punished by death, or banishment for a period of time to be determined by the Kaiser, to offer worship to any entity recorded on the Dæmonic Census. 13. The arch-dæmons are:

  • Mur (Chthonic Goddess)
  • Obitus
  • Olarix

14. The major dæmons are:

  • Rrakanychan
  • Dialabrac
  • Loki

15. The lesser dæmons are:

  • Briol
  • Cato
  • Diomic
  • Germania
  • Gyates
  • Hieronymus
  • Sisera

16. Any further issues arising from decree shall be clarified by Imperial Rescript, deriving authority from this decree.

Dominus Thorgils Tarjeisson Ettlingar Verion

So sealed, and signed by my hand whilst at sea, in the year sixteen forty-three Long Count, sixty-three forty-six Short Count, in the hour of the Lachrymose Harpy.

Amended by Imperial Rescript 1643.6348 AN.ASC


To the Count and people of Mar Sara. Zahnrad speaks to you, his chosen ones. The Cog is good. Heed this wisdom and build accordingly a statue to the Kaiser on your island so that his generosity may be remembered. But add some gears to it, and call it steampunk.

The Divine Census has been updated.