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What is the Encyclopedia Selenida?

The Encyclopedia Selenida is a repository of information concerning the Selenid System and all information related to it, including the recent history of the planet Vesta and all entries to the Global Information Survey.

Selenid System

Events happen within the Selenid System, the sole planetary system known to have life. It consists of a star called Selene, ten planets, an asteroid belt, and an unknown number of smaller objects.


LinkSelenid System

See the table below for an overview of each planet, and the LinkRoleplay Management Portal for a full detail of the physical characteristics of each planet in both metric and customary units.

Attribute

Vulcan

Hesperia

Janus

Sorana

Vesta

Iris

Zephyros

Boreas

Amphitrite

Hecate

Mean Radius (km)

2,050

5,622

4,521

3,706

6,371

92,455

57,824

30,496

18,612

3,970

Surface Gravity (m/s˛)

3.52

12.34

12.45

9.86

9.80

21.04

11.82

9.37

21.04

15.90

Rotation Period (hours)

14

332

4,606

26

24

6

19

10

13

138

Semi-Major Axis (km)

47,105,200

70,944,343

97,584,997

119,655,790

149,597,871

879,029,258

1,482,340,048

1,904,981,035

2,807,523,865

3,810,846,565

Orbital Period (days)

65

119

192

261

365

5,203

11,393

16,598

29,696

46,961

Satellites

0

0

1

2

1

79

82

27

14

5

Rings

No

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Life Detected

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

* Life has been detected in Sorana and Vesta, but intelligent life has only been detected in Vesta. Life in Sorana is limited to flora and simple organisms.

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Did You Know?

• Hesperia's surface is permanently covered by thick and toxic clouds due to a severe greenhouse effect.

• Janus is tidally-locked, which means that one side of it always faces the star and the other side always faces away from it, leaving a thin habitable strip in the middle.

• Sorana has a prominent ring system and is the best candidate for human colonisation due to its vast oceans and large island chains.

• Vesta has a single natural satellite called Apollo.

• Iris has a large storm system called the Great Yellow Spot that has been observed by astronomers for the past 400 years.
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Maps of Vesta

Vesta is the fifth planet from Selene, one of two bodies known to have life, and the only body known to have intelligent life.


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LinkLandmarks


LinkWorld with Borders


LinkCountry Plots


LinkClimate Zones


LinkMountain Ranges


LinkLanguages

To download a file with the base layers of the maps above please refer to Linkthis link.

History of Vesta

The following is a list of the main world events in Vesta since the outbreak of the Great War.

Great War (2017 - 2023)

Post-War Cooperation (2024 - 2038)

Formation of Alliances (2039 - 2054)

Second Space Age (2055 - Present)

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Great War (2017 - 2023)
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2017

A skirmish breaks out between Austra and the Union over the use of the Eastern Sea for military exercises.

Austra demands that the Union cease using the Eastern Sea for military exercises.

The Union rejects the ultimatum and deploys its naval forces to the Eastern Strait, leading to an all-out battle against Austra.

Austra receives the support of the International Security and Defence Alliance (ISDA).

The Union receives the support of the International Defence Community (IDC).

2023

Austra defeats the Union at the Battle of Dorado and begins an advance deep into Union territory.

The Union conducts a strategic nuclear strike against the advancing Austran forces.

Austra considers this a first strike and retaliates with its own nuclear strikes against key Union targets.

The Union activates its nuclear response plan and launches against key Austran targets.

Sartoria, Qastari, Mydia, and Septima sign the Egia Protocol to form the Global Peace Council (GPC) and demand an immediate cessation of hostilities in Austra and the Union.

GPC strikes Austran and Unioner nuclear launch sites in preparation for a full invasion, leading to partial government collapses in both countries.

The transitional governments of Austra and the Union sign instruments of surrender pending negotiations for a final peace treaty.

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Post-War Cooperation (2024 - 2038)
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2024

The member states of the former ISDA and IDC sign the Treaty of Messelia to bring a formal end to the Great War.

The parties also sign the Charter of the World Society, an international forum where all nations can cooperate on a variety of issues and solve their differences in a peaceful manner

The World Society submits to the member states the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty (NWPT).

The NWPT bans the development, possession, and use of nuclear weapons, and tasks the WS Security Council and the International Nuclear Energy Authority (INEA) with its enforcement.

2029

Sartoria and Mydia sign a memorandum of understanding to launch and operate an international space station in Low Vesta Orbit.

2031

Austra dissolves into four successor states (V39 - V42, V48) following severe instability and a violent civil war.

The four Austran successor states are admitted to the World Society.

The Union joins the international space station project as a launch and crew provider.

2035

The primary components of the Home One International Orbital Station are successfully launched.

An international crew comprised of Sartorian, Mydic, and Unioner astronauts is the first to operate the station.

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Formation of Alliances (2039 - 2054)
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2039

The Union blocks from Sartoria to commit the member states of the International Outer Space Authority (IOSA) to establish a permanent human presence beyond Low Vesta Orbit.

Sartoria boycotts the XIV IOSA Annual Meeting in response to the Union's block.

2040

A skirmish breaks out between Mydia and the Union after Mydia accidentally fires on Union ships, signaling the start of the Egian War.

Union President Paul Lassiter stakes a claim to the Egia Archipelago, deploying military forces to take it by force.

2042

Mydia launches a counteroffensive to reclaim the Egia Archipelago.

The Union is renounces its claim and engages in peace negotiations, bringing the Egian War to an end.

2043

Sartoria and Franconia form the Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) to increase bilateral cooperation on space-related matters.

SEA commits to building and staffing a permanent research base on Apollo before the end of the century.

The Union criticises the founding of SEA as a breach of post-war good faith cooperation.

2044

Mydia and Sartoria form the Valentian Integrated Defence Command (VID) as a defence-oriented initiative in response to the Egian War.

The Union criticises VID as a further breach of post-war cooperation and suspends its participation in joint crew launches to Home One, effectively withdrawing from the project.

2047

Qastari and Franconia join VID while Mydia joins SEA, forming the informal group known as the G4.

2051

The G4 sign the First Treaty of Tedimia to form the Valentian Economic Zone (VEZ).

The VEZ involves lowering tariffs and increasing economic cooperation among the member states.

2052

The Union forms the Commonwealth of Nations as an alternative to both SEA and AeroCom.

2053

The G4 sign the Second Treaty of Tedimia to form the Valentian Travel Area (VTA).

The VCA involves lifting tourist visa requirements and expediting the process to obtain work and study visas among the member states.

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Second Space Age (2055 - Present)
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2055

SEA launches Lyre 1, the first of five missions meant to prove the alliance's capability to travel beyond Low Vesta Orbit.

Lyre 1 is a success and marks the first time that humans orbit Apollo since before the Great War.

2056

SEA assembles the final components of the Home Two Orbital Station, a station in orbit around Apollo.

SEA sends a crew of three astronauts to manage Home Two.

2057

The G4 sign the Treaty of Parthenion to form the Common Foreign Service Initiative (CFSI).

The CFSI involves establishing joint embassies, consulates, and trade offices in countries where certain members have no resident diplomatic or consular presence.

2059

SEA launches Lyre 5, the last of the Lyre missions.

Lyre 5 confirms SEA's ability to land astronauts on Apollo and certifies the successful functioning of the primary components of Apollo City, the SEA's apollian station.

The Union launches the first of the Eagle Missions, intended to prove the Union's ability to send astronauts to Apollo.

2061

Apollo City officially begins operations with an international crew of six, signaling the start of a continuous human presence on Apollo.

2064

The G4 sign the Treaty of Merritt to place all their common institutions under a single organisation named the Valentian Alliance (VA).

The VA establishes freedom of movement and eliminates most tariffs to implement a free trade area across its member states.

Major International Alliances

The following is a list of the major international alliances in Vesta. This list does not preclude the existence or future formation of minor international alliances.

World Society (WS)

Valentian Alliance (VA)

Commonwealth of Nations (CN)

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World Society
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The World Society (WS) was established in 2024, shortly after the end of the Great War (2017 - 2023) to serve as a forum for the peaceful resolution of controversies between states, the guarantee of international security, and the promotion and coordination of cooperation on a variety of issues, from nuclear energy to space exploration.

Establishment

05 November 2024

Founding Document

Charter of the World Society

Headquarters

International Zone

Membership

51 member states

Structure

The Secretariat administers the organisation. It is led by a Secretary General elected by the General Assembly for a non-renewable term of five years.

The General Assembly is the principal deliberative body of the organisation. Each member state has one vote.

The Security Council is the body responsible for the maintenance of international security. It consists of two permanent members -one from each of the major international alliances- and three members elected for two-year terms.

There are other subsidiary institutions that report to the General Assembly, such as the International Outer Space Authority (IOSA) and the International Nuclear Energy Authority (INEA).

Important

[OOC] Membership in the World Society is automatic upon approval of a GIS entry. Members may not withdraw without approval from the Roleplay Councillor. See here for information on how to contact them.

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Valentian Alliance
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The Valentian Alliance (VA) was established in 2064 but traces its origins back to the 2044 Space Exploration Treaty. It is a political and economic union aimed at increasing space cooperation and promoting economic growth and development between democratic countries.

Establishment

17 September 2064 (as the Valentian Alliance)

28 February 2043 (as the Space Exploration Alliance)

Founding Document

Treaty of Merritt

Headquarters

Messelia, Sartoria

Requirements

Have a past or present geographic, cultural, or historical tie to the Valentian Ocean.

Have stable democratic institutions that to guarantee a reasonable respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Have a competitive market economy.

Eliminate tourist, work, study, and health visas for citizens of member states.

Eliminate tariffs for goods from member states and recognise free trade agreements already signed by the alliance.

Maintain a minimum defence expenditure of 2% of the GDP.

Structure

The Council is the body in charge of outlining policies and setting goals for the organisation. Each member state has one vote and one member is selected as president pro tempore for a term of one year.

The Commission administers the organisation. It consists of High Commissioner and a number of commissioners appointed by the Council for two-year terms.

There are other subsidiary institutions that report to the Commission, such as the Valentian Space Agency (VSA).

Launch Facilities

🌏 Giacomo Rebecchini Spaceport (privately owned) (Suderia, Sartoria)

🌏 Nicola Giorgetti Space Centre (Tavoletro, Sartoria)

🌏 Laura Gemelli Space Centre (Soltane, Sartoria)

🌏 Leto Spaceport (Lysea, Mydia)

🌏 Aegea Space Terminal (Egia Archipelago, Mydia)

🌏 Fort Franco Starlaunch (New East, Franconia)

Space Stations

🛰️ Home One International Orbital Station (Low Vesta Orbit)

🛰️ Overview Station (joint venture with private spaceflight companies) (Low Vesta Orbit)

🛰️ Home Two Orbital Station (Mid Apollo Orbit)

🌒 Apollo City (Mare Australe, Apollo)

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Commonwealth of Nations
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The Commonwealth of Nations (CN) was established in 2046. It is an international organisation initially founded as an alternative to the VA and AeroCom and aimed at promoting common security and cooperation without excluding non-democratic countries, making it an ideological rival to the other two organisations.

Establishment

31 January 2052

Founding Document

Freedom Accords

Headquarters

New Haven, Union

Requirements

Maintain a minimum defence expenditure of 2% of the GDP.

Maintain a minimum foreign development aid of 2% of the GDP.

Adhere to the mutual defence clause.

Recognise the rulings of the Court of Arbiters.

Recognise the laws passed by the Assembly.

Structure

The Assembly is the legislative body. It consists of legislators selected by each member state.

The Council is the body in charge of outlining policies and approving legislation passed by the Assembly. Each member state has one vote.

The Court of Arbiters is the body in charge of ensuring adherence to the Freedom Accords. It consists of five judges selected by the Council for ten year terms.

Launch Facilities

🌏 Horizon Spaceport (Heartland, Union)

🌏 Solyrion Spaceport (Melody, Union)

🌏 Cloudport (Adler Island, Union)

Space Stations

🛰️ Cloud-1 (Low Vesta Orbit)

🛰️ Cloud-2 (Mid Apollo Orbit)

Global Information Survey

There are 51 countries in Vesta. The following is a list of countries that have submitted an entry to the Global Information Survey.

Akarus

Ameriga

Franconia

Khaledonia

Majassa

Mydia

Sartoria

Septima

Qastari

Ralzawr

Rousania

Vekkla

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Akarus
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Account

Akarus

Plot Code

V07

Alliance

None

Equivalent Country

France

A. Government

Full Name

Commonwealth of Akarus

Short Name

Akarus

Capital City

Andropen

Form of Government

Parliamentary Republic

Leaders

Federal Council (Évelyne Lamar, Jordane DeGarmo, Arthur Barbier, Josep Soler, Susanna Rosa, Gabriel Soler)

B. People and Society

Population

74,345,938

Demonym

Akarusian

GDP per Capita

$44,262

Languages

Akarusian, Kapelgian

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Ameriga / The Union
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Account

The Union of Ameriga

Plot Code

V46

Alliance

Commonwealth of Nations

Equivalent Country

United States

A. Government

Full Name

Union of Ameriga

Short Name

Ameriga or the Union

Capital City

Columbia

Form of Government

Federal Presidential Republic

Leaders

President: Martha Prescott
Vice President: Oliver Harris
Speaker: Vivian Harden

B. People and Society

Population

332,000,000

Demonym

Amerigan or Unioner

GDP per Capita

$45,000

Languages

Amerigan, Nayo, Tanoan

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Franconia
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Account

Franconia Empire

Plot Code

V18

Alliance

Valentian Alliance

Equivalent Country

Canada, Japan

A. Government

Full Name

Democratic People's Republic of the Franconia Empire

Short Name

Franconia

Capital City

San Juarez

Form of Government

Constitutional Monarchy

Leaders

Empress: Danielia Xemptoworth
Deputy Empress: Ruth McClanahan

B. People and Society

Population

262,150,000

Demonym

Franconian

GDP per Capita

$13,351

Languages

Fronka

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Khaledonia
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Account

Khaledonia

Plot Code

V22

Alliance

Commonwealth of Nations

Equivalent Country

Honduras

A. Government

Full Name

Federal Republic of Khaledonia

Short Name

Khaledonia

Capital City

Ceiba

Form of Government

Presidential Republic

Leaders

President: Marcus Manuel Sicoff
Prime Minister: Martinez Gomez

B. People and Society

Population

13,000,000

Demonym

Khaledian

GDP per Capita

$26,769

Languages

Amerigan, Khaledian

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Majassa
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Account

Majassa

Plot Code

V43

Alliance

None

Equivalent Country

Iran

A. Government

Full Name

Holy Empire of Majassa ('En Majasso Xuvrdi Civojau')

Short Name

Majassa

Capital City

Oxnvuri

Form of Government

Semi-Constitutional Monarchy (Emperor and Clergy can overrule the elected government)

Leaders

Emperor: Veixe I
Presiding Magistrate: Rivnei Axva (f)
Magistrate of Foreign Affairs: Arri Cacnse

B. People and Society

Population

71,133,612

Demonym

Majassan

GDP per Capita

$2,224.9

Languages

Majassan

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Mydia
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Account

Mydic Empire

Plot Code

V17

Alliance

Valentian Alliance

Equivalent Country

Greek Empire with elements of Imperial Germany and Austria-Hungary

A. Government

Full Name

Mydic Empire

Short Name

Mydia

Capital City

Mycea

Form of Government

Semi-Autocratic Monarchy with a Parliamentary Republic (heavily weighted in favor of the ruling coalition)

Leaders

Basileus: Leto III Atronid
Archon: Lydia Galanis

B. People and Society

Population

230,000,000

Demonym

Mydic

GDP per Capita

$40,000

Languages

Mydic Group (Mydic, Ilosi, and Parthenian)

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Ralzawr
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Account

Ralzawr

Plot Code

V38

Alliance

None

Equivalent Country

United Arab Emirates

A. Government

Full Name

Nomadic Great Duchy of Ralzawr

Short Name

Ralzawr

Capital City

Yiywa

Form of Government

Federal Monarchical Technocracy

Leaders

Great Duke: Rodeck I Sylath of Ralzawr
Supreme Conclave: Jariya I, Uthor IV, Saleth II, Dendena I, Garreth V, Murtough IV and Cyrus II

B. People and Society

Population

20,159,201

Demonym

Ralzawrian

GDP per Capita

$47,984

Languages

Zahedan, Acoorian

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Rousania
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Account

Rousania

Plot Code

V44

Alliance

None

Equivalent Country

Jordan / Saudi Arabia

A. Government

Full Name

Empire of Rousania

Short Name

Rousania

Capital City

Edin

Form of Government

Unitary Parliamentary Monarchy

Leaders

Emperor: Rousanio Al-Din
Next in Line: Julius Al-Din (Son of the Emperor)
Blood-related: Hajar Enwario (Wife), Sarah Reham (Mother), Asad Al-Din (Brother), Sulaf Al-Din (Daughter), Zeynab Al-Din (Niece), Hemoza Al-Din (Nephew)

B. People and Society

Population

7,400,000

Demonym

Rousany

GDP per Capita

$4,282

Languages

Rousanian, Khaledian, Amerigan

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Sartoria
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Account

Justinian Kalominos

Plot Code

V14

Alliance

Valentian Alliance

Equivalent Country

Italy, Brazil

A. Government

Full Name

Republic of Sartoria

Short Name

Sartoria

Capital City

Messelia

Form of Government

Federal Parliamentary Republic

Leaders

President: Fabrizio Pellegrini
First Minister: Marco Bonaventura

B. People and Society

Population

281,344,020

Demonym

Sartorian

GDP per Capita

$63,269

Languages

Sartorian, Tedimian, Runasimi

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Septima
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Account

Constantine Lambros

Plot Code

V18

Alliance

Commonwealth of Nations

Equivalent Country

Japan

A. Government

Full Name

Seven Republics

Short Name

Septima

Capital City

Kyasuthie

Form of Government

Presidential Confederal Republic

Leaders

Grand President: Takashi Kazama
Grand Admiral: Takashi Kazama
Fleet Admiral: Haru Shibuya

B. People and Society

Population

262,537,295

Demonym

Septiman

GDP per Capita

$36,362

Languages

Septiman

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Qastari
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Account

Qastari

Plot Code

V20

Alliance

Valentian Alliance

Equivalent Country

North African/Middle Eastern

A. Government

Full Name

Republic of Qastari

Short Name

Qastari

Capital City

Drakhas

Form of Government

Federal Republic

Leaders

President of the National Assembly: Ariya Mareqi

B. People and Society

Population

205,000,000

Demonym

Qastarian

GDP per Capita

$23,500

Languages

Tanician, Mydic

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Vekkla
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Account

Vekkla

Plot Code

V11

Alliance

Commonwealth of Nations

Equivalent Country

South Africa

A. Government

Full Name

Republic of Vekkla

Short Name

Vekkla

Capital City

Consreep

Form of Government

Authoritarian Oligarchy

Leaders

President: Orgo Leemm

B. People and Society

Population

12,000,000

Demonym

Vekkeli

GDP per Capita

$25,158

Languages

Vekkeli, Freltic (simplified)

Culture Repository

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Languages
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Name

Country of Origin

Acoorian (Tawellemmet)

Ralzawr

Akarusian (French)

Akarus

Amerigan (English)

The Union of Ameriga

Freltic (Old Norse)

Vekkla

Fronka

Franconia Empire

Ilosi

Mydic Empire

Kapelgian (Catalan)

Akarus

Khaledian (Spanish)

Khaledonia

Majassan

Majassa

Mydic (Greek)

Mydic Empire

Nayo

The Union of Ameriga

Parthenian

Mydic Empire

Rousanian (Arabic)

Rousania

Runasimi (Quechua)

Justinian Kalominos (Sartoria)

Sartorian (Italian)

Justinian Kalominos (Sartoria)

Septiman (Japanese)

Constantine Lambros (Septima)

Tanician (Punic)

Qastari

Tanoan

The Union of Ameriga

Tedimian (Neapolitan)

Justinian Kalominos (Sartoria)

Vekkeli (Icelandic)

Vekkla

Zahedan (Amharic)

Ralzawr

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Religions
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Name

Country of Origin

Aegic Order

Mydic Empire

Apostle Saints (Mormonism)

The Union of Ameriga

Beaconism (Modified Quaker)

The Union of Ameriga

Celuran

Franconia Empire

Fiduism

Justinian Kalominos (Sartoria)

Glendan

Franconia Empire

Iflah (Islam)

Rousania

Kuva

Rousania

Lateranism

Mydic Empire

Messianic (Catholicism)

The Union of Ameriga

Misterity

Justinian Kalominos (Sartoria)

Naturism

Justinian Kalominos (Sartoria)

Proclamation (Evangelical Christianity)

The Union of Ameriga

Pue'teo (Pueblan)

The Union of Ameriga

Sacuri Thought

Justinian Kalominos (Sartoria)

Shakyamunism (Buddhism)

Constantine Lambros (Septima)

Thalassan

Mydic Empire

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