The True Faithful

The True Faithful is possibly the strangest modern government. They are effectively a theocracy, though this is handled in a strange way. They are a one party state with the sole party being a religious one. Though to make this more strange only priests of the faith can hold office within the state. Even stranger yet is that the only form of 'higher education' is religious. This leads priests to be the only ones educated in science and math, and only to the degree the leadership feels is required. To make matters worse women are second class citizens at best and the state is totally patriarchal, women are only 'useful' within their society when a wife to a man.

Strangest of all may be their 'angels' of the Inquisition. The stylizing of their armor and some of their abilities are decidedly angelic, with stylized wings and glossy white plates with golden trim. The role of the Inquisition is to find heretics and destroy them. Utterly. They move around the cities and regions of the True Faithful judging everyone they encounter. What almost no one knows is that the Inquisitors are robotic AIs built by a secret facility constructed by the founders of the world the True Faith was founded on and controlled by a set of physical keys given to the highest ranks fo the faithful priesthood. The AI is designed to collect data and search for signs of heretical activity, then has the firepower to 'deal' with what it finds.

 

The True Faithful

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