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A long time ago, before the coming of spirits to the world, there ruled a human empire. This human empire stretched over land and sea, and was prosperous and powerful. The emperor ruled from [[Varantium]], as head of the Faloran Empire.
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The Dominion was the result of spirits growing immensely wise and powerful within the [[First Faloran Empire]]. Some spirits became so powerful that they became [[Archons]] - living symbols at the heart of entire cultures and belief systems throughout the Empire. While some Archons arose as the result of the Empire, others had merely been absorbed into it.
   
When the spirits came, the nature of the world changed. Spirits interfered in the affairs of man, pacting and sparking and growing more powerful. Eventually, some spirits grew so powerful that they had massive followings, and were known as the [[Archons]]. The Archons took over control of the empire, dividing it into spheres of influence. The emperor was helpless, the title becoming increasingly meaningless with each passing emperor. Eventually, the last emperor died and the crown was not passed down, because the title did not mean anything any more. On that day, the empire became the Holy Dominion of Archanicus, and its capital was moved inland. The Archons officially ruled over the empire, and expanded it hungrily.
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Nonetheless, it was the Archon who sat at the right hand of the Emperor, [[Radiance]], who ultimately undid both the Last Emperor of the Palaienid, and his Empire. The Last Emperor saw that the power of mankind had been challenged by spirits, and that his own office was becoming meaningless as a result. Thus, he led an attack on the holy Cariapolis of Falor in anticipation of the [[Eclipse]], in an attempt to kill Radiance. His timing, however, was poor, and he arrived too early - and was killed. This led to the end of the Empire, and caused Radiance to declare the reign of spirits as begun - transforming Empire into spirit Dominion.
   
Meanwhile, the southernmost parts of the old Faloran Imperium splintered off, considering themselves the one and only true successor to the Falorian legacy.
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This led to Malvern declaring independence, and for unrest to remain in the former Empire until the [[Arbiter]] arose to declare [[Common Law]] and establish harmony between man and spirit - and between neighbours and Archons.[[Category:Governments]]
 
The Holy Dominion ensured the privilege of spirit over man through Common Law, which also held the Dominion together. This Common Law was upholded by the [[Arbiter]], an Archon of order keeping the Dominion together.
 
 
Over time, any technological advancements were suppressed, because the Archons did not want humans to find ways to live without magic. When gunpowder was invented in Varantium, the Archons hurried to destroy that technology. This ignited a revolution, and led to the [[Battle of Shatterbridge]] in which the Faloran rebels of Varantium retreated south, to the Faloran island homeland to which the Dominion was connected by a giant bridge. The rebels then destroyed the bridge, and the [[Faloran Wars]] began.
 
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Latest revision as of 01:33, October 29, 2015

The Dominion was the result of spirits growing immensely wise and powerful within the First Faloran Empire. Some spirits became so powerful that they became Archons - living symbols at the heart of entire cultures and belief systems throughout the Empire. While some Archons arose as the result of the Empire, others had merely been absorbed into it.

Nonetheless, it was the Archon who sat at the right hand of the Emperor, Radiance, who ultimately undid both the Last Emperor of the Palaienid, and his Empire. The Last Emperor saw that the power of mankind had been challenged by spirits, and that his own office was becoming meaningless as a result. Thus, he led an attack on the holy Cariapolis of Falor in anticipation of the Eclipse, in an attempt to kill Radiance. His timing, however, was poor, and he arrived too early - and was killed. This led to the end of the Empire, and caused Radiance to declare the reign of spirits as begun - transforming Empire into spirit Dominion.

This led to Malvern declaring independence, and for unrest to remain in the former Empire until the Arbiter arose to declare Common Law and establish harmony between man and spirit - and between neighbours and Archons.

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