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Each character will follow a faith, a specific denomination of one religion which dictates how a character should live.

Fervor[edit]

Fervor is a measure of how righteous adherents believe that a faith is and ranges from 0% to 100%. Fervor determines how expensive it is for rulers to create new faiths and how likely counties and characters are to convert.

Fervor increases at a rate of +0.3 each month, modified by the virtues and sins of religious leaders, particularly the head of faith. Fervor grows more slowly for faiths followed in more than 20 counties. New faiths start at 100% fervor while historical ones start at 50%.

At below 40% Fervor Heresies can happen 40% fervor, with the chance increasing every 10% below that. When the outbreak occurs, each ruler that embraces the heresy will add 15% fervor to the religion they are defecting from.

Fervor is modified by the Holy War casus belli. Attackers in holy wars lose fervor, while defenders gain fervor.

Conversion[edit]

Each character can convert to a different faith at any point. Conversion costs piety based on the difference between the doctrines of the new faith and the doctrines of the old one. The cost can also be affected by the following:

  • −1% per Learning attribute of character
  • −15% if old faith has Pluralistic doctrine
  • −25% if both old faith and new faith has Pluralistic doctrine
  • −25% if converting to the faith of a concubine
  • −35% if converting to an existing faith
  • −50% if converting to an existing faith within the same religion
  • −50% if converting to the faith of a spouse
  • −50% if converting to the faith of an attacker in a Holy War
  • −75% if character has the Apostate lifestyle perk
  • −150% if the new faith exists in the realm or a neighboring realm and same religious family
  • −225% if converting to an organized faith from an unreformed faith
  • −225% if converting to the faith of a concubine while old faith is unreformed
  • −250% if converting to the faith of a spouse while old faith is unreformed
  • −250% if converting to the faith of an attacker in a Holy War while old faith is unreformed
  • −250% if the new faith exists in the realm or a neighboring realm and different religious family
  • +25% if the new faith is unreformed while having clan government
  • +50% if the new faith is unreformed while having feudal government
  • +75% if the new faith is unreformed while having republican government
  • +100% if the new faith belongs to a different religion within the same religious family
  • +200% if the new faith belongs to a different religious family
  • +500% if the new faith is unreformed while the old faith is organized
  • +500% if the new faith's religion is dead

New faiths[edit]

A ruler who is at peace can create a new faith for a religion once per lifetime by spending a very large amount of piety. The farther the new faith's tenets will be from the character's original faith the more piety it will cost to change it. Once a new faith is created the ruler, its close family and its realm capital will instantly convert. Vassals may convert depending on their opinion and difference in  learning. New faiths inherit the holy sites of the original faith.

A ruler who is a vassal cannot create a new faith unless its primary title rank is at least duke.

A new faith cannot have both its tenets and doctrines entirely identical to those of an existing faith.

Reformation[edit]

Faiths that are unreformed can be reformed by a ruler who controls at least 3 holy sites by spending a large amount of  piety. Upon reformation, the new faith will keep the name of the old faith while the old faith will be renamed.

When reforming their faith, AI rulers will never change tenets or doctrines except possibly for those regarding the head of faith.

List of Abrahamic faiths[edit]

Christianity[edit]

Christian faiths have the special doctrine Teachings of Jesus, which makes them treat faiths with the Christian Syncretism tenet as hostile instead of evil, and neutralizes opinion penalties with them. Some of them also have the Ecumenism main doctrine, which treats faiths with the same doctrine as astray instead of hostile.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Ecumenism Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Catholicism
  • Core tenet sword.png Armed Pilgrimages
  • Core tenet chalice.png Communion
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual Yes
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Canterbury
  • Cologne
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
  • Santiago
Orthodoxy
  • Core tenet chalice.png Communion
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet followers.png The Pentarchy
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual Yes
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Antioch
  • Constantinople
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
Coptic
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Alexandrian Catechism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual Yes
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Aksum
  • Alexandria
  • Antioch
  • Jerusalem
  • Napata
Apostolic
  • Core tenet altar.png Aniconism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet chalice.png Communion
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual Yes
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Antioch
  • Beirut
  • Dwin
  • Jerusalem
  • Koloneia
Insular Christianity
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet holytree.png Pastoral Isolation
  • Core tenet meditation.png Vows of Poverty
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None Yes
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Armagh
  • Canterbury
  • Iona
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
Krstjani
  • Core tenet missionary.png Mendicant Preachers
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet holytree.png Pastoral Isolation
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None Yes
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Shunned
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Esztergom
  • Jerusalem
  • Ragusa
  • Rome
  • Visoki
Conversos
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet chalice.png Communion
  • Core tenet followers.png Jewish Syncretism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None Yes
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Familial is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Cordoba
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
  • Sinai
Nestorianism
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Eastern Syncretism
  • Core tenet missionary.png Mendicant Preachers
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Antioch
  • Baghdad
  • Farz
  • Jerusalem
  • Kerala
Bogomilism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet missionary.png Mendicant Preachers
  • Core tenet pacifism.png Pacifism
 Equal  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Antioch
  • Constantinople
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
Catharism
  • Core tenet prayer.png Consolamentum
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet pacifism.png Pacifism
 Equal  Righteous  Theocratic  None No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Disallowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Cologne
  • Jerusalem
  • Kent
  • Rome
  • Santiago
Iconoclasm
  • Core tenet altar.png Aniconism
  • Core tenet chalice.png Communion
  • Core tenet followers.png The Pentarchy
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Antioch
  • Constantinople
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
Lollardy
  • Core tenet altar.png Aniconism
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet pacifism.png Pacifism
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Spiritual No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Cologne
  • Jerusalem
  • Kent
  • Rome
  • Santiago
Paulicianism
  • Core tenet altar.png Aniconism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet sword.png Unrelenting Faith
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Antioch
  • Constantinople
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
Waldensianism
  • Core tenet altar.png Aniconism
  • Core tenet missionary.png Mendicant Preachers
  • Core tenet meditation.png Vows of Poverty
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Lay Clergy  Spiritual No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Cologne
  • Jerusalem
  • Kent
  • Rome
  • Santiago
Messalianism
  • Core tenet festivities.png Carnal Exaltation
  • Core tenet marriage.png Divine marriage
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
 Equal  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Unrestricted marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Antioch
  • Constantinople
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
Adamitism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet nudism.png Natural Primitivism
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Equal  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None No No
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Unrestricted marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Alexandria
  • Carthage
  • Fes
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome

Faith Description
Catholicism

The Roman Catholic Church claims that Jesus bestowed the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven upon St. Peter and that, as his rightful successor, the Pope is therefore the supreme spiritual authority of the entire Christian world.

Orthodoxy

Maintaining that its bishops are the true and direct successors of Christ's apostles, the Eastern Orthodox Church claims to be the original Christian faith as passed down through sacred liturgical tradition.

Coptic

Tracing its origins to Saint Mark the Evangelist, the Coptic Church is famous for both being the birthplace of Christian monasticism as well as maintaining a long tradition of the promotion of education and philosophy.

Apostolic

Founded by the Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus, the Armenian Apostolic Church rapidly gained followers in the region and shepherded the Kingdom of Armenia into becoming the first state ever to adopt Christianity as its official religion.

Insular Christianity

A rural church that drifted away from Roman Catholic orthodoxy some centuries ago, Insular Christianity has lost many of its once-distinctive features at the insistence of its mother-church. It yet retains a greater emphasis on penance and monasticism, and incorporates many traditional Celtic marriage customs foreign to wider Christendom.

Krstjani

Long forgotten by Catholic and Orthodox alike, the Krstjani of the Bosnian highlands are more permissive than their better-known compatriots, but lack formal structure. Retaining many archaic elements of Christianity, they are often treated scornfully by coreligionists, if remembered at all.

Conversos

The Conversos originated when Jewish communities were forcibly converted to Christianity. Though they have embraced their new faith, they still remember their old traditions and are sympathetic towards those who still follow them.

Nestorianism

In teaching that Jesus Christ has two natures, one divine and one human, Nestorianism has been declared as heretical by most Christian faiths. Despite this, its unique outlook has garnered followers in places as far east as China, India, and even Mongolia.

Bogomilism

Electing their spiritual leaders from amongst the general populace, Bogomils reject all worldly trappings and institutions of power, advocating instead for a return to the earlier methods of spiritual teaching practiced by Christ and his disciples.

Catharism

Teaching that all matter was created by Satan and is therefore inherently tainted with sin, Cathars believe that the only way to achieve salvation is to reject the materialistic world, and with it, all worldly desires.

Iconoclasm

Believing that any use of spiritual symbols violates the Second Commandment to not make any graven images, the Iconoclasts seek to destroy existing religious iconography and reject the creation of new ones.

Lollardy

Denouncing many common Christian sacraments like baptism and confession, Lollards hold that The Holy Bible is the only valid source of Christian doctrine and that any teachings not directly based on it are inherently illegitimate.

Paulicianism

Rejecting the divinity of Christ and viewing the veneration of the cross as heathenish, Paulicians aim to restore what they believe to be the true form of Christianity as laid out by Paul of Tarsus.

Waldensianism

Holding that the accumulation of wealth is an anathema that is incompatible with achieving salvation, Waldensians preach apostolic poverty as being the path to perfection and believe that priests should hold neither titles nor lands.

Messalianism

Believing that the essence of God can be perceived through the carnal senses, the Messalians reject traditional Christian sacraments and instead seek to experience God directly through less conventional means of worship.

Adamitism

The Adamites claim to have recaptured Adam and Eve's original state of innocence by shedding their clothes. Groups of Adamites often live in a state of absolute lawlessness, claiming that due to this innocence their actions can be neither good nor evil.

Islam[edit]

Muslim faiths have the special doctrine Teachings of the Prophet, which makes them treat faiths with the Islamic Syncretism tenet hostile instead of evil, and neutralizes opinion penalties with them. They also have the main doctrine Muhammad's Succession, which divides them into the Sunni, Shia, Muhakkima and Zandaqa sub-groups. Members of sub-groups largely treat each other as astray instead of hostile; only the Zandaqa group still treats others as hostile, but will also get  +5 advantage against co-religionists.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Muhammad's Succession Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Ash'arism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet handcoin.png Jizya
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Temporal  Sunni
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Baghdad
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Sinai
Muwalladism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Adaptive
  • Core tenet handcoin.png Jizya
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Lay Clergy  Temporal  Sunni
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Cordoba
  • Fes
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Jerusalem
Maturidism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Lay Clergy  None  Sunni
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Baghdad
  • Constantinople
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
Almohadism
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
  • Core tenet sword.png Warmonger
 Male dominated  Fundamentalist  Lay Clergy  Temporal  Sunni
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Fes
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Tinmallal
Mu'tazilism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Legalism
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None  Sunni
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Baghdad
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Sinai
Isma'ilism
  • Core tenet handcoin.png Jizya
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Temporal  Shia
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Damascus
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Zayidism
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Legalism
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Temporal  Shia
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Damascus
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Nizarism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Temporal  Shia
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Damascus
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Imamism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Legalism
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None  Shia
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Baghdad
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Ibadism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None  Muhakkima
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Basra
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nizwa
Najdatism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Spiritual  Muhakkima
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Bahrein
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Yamama
Azraqism
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Legalism
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
  • Core tenet sword.png Warmonger
 Equal  Fundamentalist  Lay Clergy  None  Muhakkima
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Jerusalem
  • Kufa
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Siffa
Sufrism
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Equal  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None  Muhakkima
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Siffa
  • Sijilmasa
Druze
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None  Zandaqa
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Beirut
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Zozan
Alawism
  • Core tenet chalice.png Communion
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Spiritual  Zandaqa
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Damascus
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Alevism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Inner Journey
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Temporal  Zandaqa
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Disallowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Damascus
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Ikhtilafism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet scimitars.png Struggle and Submission
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  None  Zandaqa
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Damascus
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Qarmatianism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet missionary.png Mendicant Preachers
  • Core tenet sword.png Unrelenting Faith
 Male dominated  Fundamentalist  Lay Clergy  None  Zandaqa
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Damascus
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Nadjaf
Quranism
  • Core tenet judged.png Fatwa
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Taqiya
 Male dominated  Fundamentalist  Lay Clergy  None  Zandaqa
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Baghdad
  • Jerusalem
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Sinai

Faith Description
Ash'arism

An orthodox school of theology that holds that Allah has created every moment in time, but that humans have free will to choose between good — what God has commanded — and evil — what God forbids.

Muwalladism

Far from the center of the Arabic world, Iberian Muslims adapted to the realities of ruling over a region with large Christian and Jewish populations that had strange, foreign traditions.

Maturidism

A rationalist theology which espouses that ethics have an objective existence, as derived from the eternal qualities of God, and that humans must therefore pursue ethical choices.

Almohadism

A reformist branch of Sunni Islam that originated with the Berber tribes in northern Africa, the Almohadi movement saw themselves as unitarians and preached a doctrine of purified monotheism.

Mu'tazilism

A rationalist school of theology that asserts that the Quran is not eternally co-existing with God, as God must have preceded his own word.

Isma'ilism

A Shia faith that considers the line of true Imams — those imbued with divine knowledge and infallibility — to run through Isma'il bin Jafar. They are also known as Seveners, as Isma'il was the seventh Imam after Muhammad.

Zayidism

A true Imam is not infallible, but defined by their struggle against corruption and evil. Zayidis are therefore defined by their belief that Zayd ibn Ali was the rightful successor to the Imamate, due to his rebellion against the Umayyads.

Nizarism

A rationalist faith that emphasizes reasoning in interpretation of the Quran and hadiths. Being Imam is hereditary, and they trace the line of succession to Ali.

Imamism

Imamis believe that Twelve Imams were prophesied to lead the Ummah, and that the twelth Imam, Imam Zaman, is waiting to return to lead Muslims into the Day of Judgement.

Ibadism

The Ibadi do not believe that it is necessary for the entirety of Islam to be governed by a Caliph or an Imam, if there is no suitable candidate. They are therefore Muhakkima, recognizing neither the line of Ali or the successors of Abu Bakr as worthy leaders.

Najdatism

Adherents of the Najdati branch of the Khawarij firmly believe in the establishment of Muslim leadership through the consensus of the faithful. The leader is not infallible, but through the community they are chosen by God.

Azarqism

Recognizing no worthy successor to Muhammad, the Azariqas consider it their right and duty to struggle against any leader who does not uphold the values of their faith. Indeed, any difference in interpretation of faith would mark one as an infidel.

Sufrism

The Sufri believe in divine guidance and leadership through the interpretation of the word of God, rather than inheritance. The will of God becomes known as an expression of the Ummah's will, as long as the people of the Ummah are well-versed in the Quran.

Druze

Hailing from the Mountain of Druze, the Druze faith follows many of the principles of Isma'ilism, but also includes gnostic beliefs in an esoteric theology focused on the Truth of existence.

Alawism

Alawite religious teachings are secretive, and the Quran is only one of their sacred texts. In addition to the belief in the succession of Imams through Ali, Alawis also believe in reincarnation, and that all beings were stars cast out of heaven who must now re-earn their place by living successive good and faithful lives.

Alevism

Alevis believe in the succession of the Twelve Imams, but also follow many other traditions as outlined in their collection of holy texts, the Buyruks. In Alevi tradition, God is the Truth, and Muhammad and Ali are manifestations of Him in the world.

Ikhtilafism

Ikhtilafis believe in the divine nature of the infallible Imams, starting with Ali. God has not only appointed and inspired them, but partially inhabits them to guide their acts, and by extension all of the Ummah.

Qarmatianism

A branch of Isma'ilism that incorporated elements of Zoroastrianism. The number of Imams was preordained by God to be seven, and there could therefore be no more Imams before the seventh Imam — Muhammad ibn Isma'il — returned to guide the faithful.

Quranism

A literalist interpretation of Islam that emphasizes that the Quran as the only source of divine wisdom, and should be followed to the letter, ignoring hadith and fatwas.

Judaism[edit]

Jewish faiths have the special doctrine Teachings of Moses, which makes them treat faiths with the Jewish Syncretism tenet as hostile instead of evil, and neutralizes opinion penalties with them..

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Kabarism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Legalism
  • Core tenet judged.png Halakha
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Familial is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Jerusalem
  • Semien
  • Sinai
  • Sufed
Haymanot
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet judged.png Halakha
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Familial is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Jerusalem
  • Semien
  • Sinai
  • Sufed
Karaism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet judged.png Halakha
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Familial is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Jerusalem
  • Semien
  • Sinai
  • Sufed
Rabbinism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Legalism
  • Core tenet judged.png Halakha
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Familial is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Jerusalem
  • Semien
  • Sinai
  • Sufed
Samaritanism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Familial is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Gerizim
  • Semien
  • Sinai
  • Sufed
Malabarism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Eastern Syncretism
  • Core tenet judged.png Halakha
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Lay Clergy  Temporal
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Familial is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Alexandria
  • Jerusalem
  • Semien
  • Sinai
  • Sufed

Faith Description
Kabarism

Kabars emphasize the common and correct interpretation of the Halakha, in conjunction with shared Kabbalist tradtions.

Haymanot

The rabbis, or kahen, judge in matters of religious law, but they work together with a circle of elders who judge in matters of tradition and life.

Karaism

In the matters of religious law, the Tanakh alone is the highest and absolute authority. The role of rabbis are not to reassess and adapt the rules of the covenant, but to interpret their literal meaning.

Rabbinism

Rabbinism emphasizes the rabbis' purpose as interpreters of the religious law of the Halakha. Laws and traditions is what ensures the covenant with the Lord is kept, and the rabbis guard those laws.

Samaritanism

Descended from the tribes that settled Samaria, Samaritans follow an original, unchanged version of the Torah. In this way they are practicing the true religion of Moses, serving the direct duties granted by God.

Malabarism

As the descendants of the tribes of Israel spread across the world, they built smaller communities from west to east, acting as tribes of their own. Also called Cochin Jews, they made their new home in the Cochin Kingdom of South India. There, they intermixed with the local people and exchanged cultures.

Dualism[edit]

In both start dates Manicheanism is the only dualist faith remaining. However, dualist faiths can pop up rarely as heresies of other Abrahamic religions.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Manicheanism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Adaptive
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, Revocable
  • Ahvaz
  • Baghdad
  • Jerusalem
  • Samarkand
  • Udabhanda
Cainitism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet foodsacrifice.png Hedonistic
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, Revocable
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Ushi-Darena
  • Yazd
Mandeaism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
 Male dominated  Fundamentalist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, Revocable
  • Baghdad
  • Basra
  • Damascus
  • Farz
  • Jerusalem
Priscillianism
  • Core tenet chalice.png Christian Syncretism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, Revocable
  • Cordoba
  • Jerusalem
  • Memphis
  • Sinai
  • Toledo
Sabianism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, Revocable
  • Baghdad
  • Basra
  • Damascus
  • Farz
  • Jerusalem
Sethianism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Inner Journey
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, Revocable
  • Alexandria
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
  • Sijilmasa
  • Sinai
Valentinianism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet gnostic.png Gnosticism
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Legalism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, Revocable
  • Alexandria
  • Jerusalem
  • Rome
  • Sijilmasa
  • Sinai

Faith Description
Manicheanism

The revelations granted to Buddha, Zoroaster and Jesus were incomplete reflections of the real world. The prophet Mani brought the final revelation of the existence of the spiritual world of light and the material world of darkness, and how human souls, as with all light, gradually return to the creator.

Cainitism

Caine was the first victim of the Evil of the Demiurge, creator of all physical matter. Since matter and bodies are evil, bodies must be defiled and destroyed through sinfulness, so that the true human soul within can be freed.

Mandeaism

Mandeanism traces its lineage to Adam, with John the Baptist as their greatest prophet. The world consists of light and darkness, and in time all mortal souls will be judged as to whether they are worthy to return to the eternal light.

Priscillianism

There exists two kingdoms, one of Light and one of Darkness. Human souls were intended to conquer the Kingdom of Darkness, but fell and were trapped in the material realm. Among humans there were Twelve Patriarchs of Light who failed to overcome the Darkness, as they were split between body and soul. Thus God sent the Saviour to earth, and through his death once again enabled the freeing of human spirits.

Sabianism

Sabianism believes in the eternally existing God, and a material world created by Satan. They worship the angelic caretakers of the world, who — together with the Prophets — guide humanity towards heaven, and reunification with God.

Sethianism

The Unknown God emanated all existence into the perfect Pleroma, filled by gracious aeons, first among them Barbelo the Mother-Father.
A corruption caused the existence of Yaldabaoth, who stole a shred of divinity and created the material world. However, when he created mankind, he accidentally gave them his stolen spark of divinity. Yaldabaoth will spend eternity attempting to reclaim his power, while mankind must strive to return themselves to Barbelo and the Unknown God.

Valentinianism

The Father, the original creator, is the depth of all knowledge, and the path to true understanding — gnosis. Achieving knowledge improves the world, and once the world is collectively lifted from its material ignorance, the world will return to its spiritual, natural state.

Miletê Tawûsê Melek[edit]

All Miletê faiths except Yazidism start as dead in both start dates and are identical in non-tenet doctrines to each other.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Kitêbacilweism
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Islamic Syncretism
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Temporal
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Dashtestan
  • Sinjar
  • Baalbek
  • Lalish
  • Nishapur
Meshefaresism
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Islamic Syncretism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay Clergy  Temporal
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Dashtestan
  • Sinjar
  • Baalbek
  • Lalish
  • Nishapur
Yazidism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Islamic Syncretism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Righteous  Lay clergy  Temporal
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Dashtestan
  • Sinjar
  • Baalbek
  • Lalish
  • Nishapur

Faith Description
Kitêbacilweism

Followers of the Book of Revelation, which tells of Xwedê's greatness.

Meshefaresism

Followers of the Black Book, which describes how the Lord came down from Black Mountain and created the world.

Yazidism

The Yazidi believe that God created the world and placed it under the protection of seven angels, foremost among them Tawûsê Melek, the Peacock Angel. The Peacock Angel at first fell from God's grace, but his tears of remorse extinguished the fires of his prison, and he was reunited with God. In the same manner, we all seek to reunite with God at the end of many long lifetimes.

List of eastern faiths[edit]

Buddhism[edit]

All Buddhist faiths have no head of faith.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Nangchos
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Dharmic Pacifism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Lhasa
  • Lumbini
  • Purang
  • Sa'gya
Vajrayana
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Dharmic Pacifism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Ritual Hospitality
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Ajanta
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Lumbini
  • Sanchi
  • Sarnath
Theravada
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Dharmic Pacifism
  • Core tenet altar.png Literalism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Atamasthana
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Dagon
  • Lumbini
  • Sarnath
Mahayana
  • Core tenet meditation.png Asceticism
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Dharmic Pacifism
  • Core tenet missionary.png Mendicant Preachers
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Amaravati
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Lumbini
  • Sanchi
  • Sarnath
Ari
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Astrology
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Accepted
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Dagon
  • Lumbini
  • Pagan
  • Sarnath

Faith Description
Nangchos

Buddhism in Tibet is known as Nangchos, or the Dharma of the Insiders. Within the Tibetan Empire, Vajrayana and Mahayana beliefs and practices synctretized with traditional Tibetan beliefs, practices, and deities, with varying schools also competing with each other for temporal control.

Vajrayana

The motivation towards buddhahood is crucially important, and true enlightenment can only be achieved when sought for the benefit of all sentient beings. All beings are born with an enlightened mind, but it is obscured by existence. Practicing seeing the truth of the world and the universe therefore unlocks one's innate enlightenment.

Theravada

The path to enlightenment goes through personal experience, reflection and reasoning. Gautama Buddha found his own path to Nirvana, and the only way of finding a similar way, is to experience, learn and study ones own existence.

Mahayana

Release from Samsara is not merely something done individually, but an experience that is shared among sentient beings. Achieving buddhahood is one step on the long path for all sentient beings to be released into Nirvana, and that is the virtuous goal of Samsara.

Ari

The Ari faith combines elements from tantric Buddhism, spirit worship, traditional Nāga worship as well as Hinduism. Ari worshipers are considered to be Buddhists, although their practices are preceived as somewhat unorthodox.

Hinduism[edit]

All Hindu faiths have no head of faith.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Shaivism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Pūjā
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Close-kin Taboo
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ayodhya
  • Dwarka
  • Haridwar
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mathura
  • Ujjayini
  • Varanasi
Vaishnavism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Bhakti
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Close-kin Taboo
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ayodhya
  • Dwarka
  • Haridwar
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mathura
  • Ujjayini
  • Varanasi
Krishnaism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Close-kin Taboo
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ayodhya
  • Dwarka
  • Haridwar
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mathura
  • Ujjayini
  • Varanasi
Smartism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Bhakti
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Close-kin Taboo
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ayodhya
  • Dwarka
  • Haridwar
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mathura
  • Ujjayini
  • Varanasi
Advaita Vedanta
  • Core tenet meditation.png Inner Journey
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Close-kin Taboo
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ayodhya
  • Dwarka
  • Haridwar
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mathura
  • Ujjayini
  • Varanasi
Srikula Shaktism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Inner Journey
  • Core tenet cabal.png Pūjā
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Close-kin Taboo
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ayodhya
  • Dwarka
  • Haridwar
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mathura
  • Ujjayini
  • Varanasi
Kalikula Shaktism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Pūjā
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Close-kin Taboo
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ayodhya
  • Dwarka
  • Haridwar
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mathura
  • Ujjayini
  • Varanasi

Faith Description
Shaivism

Shaivites worship Shiva, the creator and destroyer of worlds, as the Supreme Being that exists in all things. In the same fashion as Shiva works to maintain balance and preserve the universe, the faithful must strive to bring balance into their lives.

Vaishnavism

In Vaishnavism, Vishnu is the Supreme Lord, and the most important devas are his many incarnated avatars, such as Rama and Krishna. Each of these various incarnations work to restore balance to the universe.

Krishnaism

Krishna is the authentic form of the Supreme Being, and Vishnu is his avatar when he takes form as the omnipotent. Through his divine avatars, he is present in all things.

Smartism

The Smarta tradition rejects the worship of individual gods. Brahman is one and eternal, and Vishnu, Devi, Shiva, Ganesh and Surya are worshiped as equal avatars of the Supreme Being. Any individual worship is a step towards achieving understanding and unity with Brahman.

Advaita Vedanta

Unlike many Hindu faiths, Advaita Vedanta emphasizes the unity of the Atman, the true self, with the Brahman, the truest reality, and believes that moksha can be achieved in life as well as death.

Srikula Shaktism

Shaktism believes in the Great Goddess as the Supreme Being from which springs all existence. The Srikula worship Tripura Sundari as the highest aspect of the Goddess, and the source of all Shakti, the energy of the universe.

Kalikula Shaktism

Shaktism believes in the Great Goddess as the Supreme Being from which springs all existence. The Kalikula worship Kali as the one who can give guidance, good rebirth and ultimately moksha.

Jainism[edit]

All Jain faiths have no head of faith. New Janist faiths based off of Digambara will inherit the Naked Priests doctrine, while new faiths based off the other Janist faiths will not have the Naked Priests doctrine.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Naked Priests Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Digambara
  • Core tenet meditation.png Asceticism
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Dharmic Pacifism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Ritual Hospitality
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  None Yes Yes
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Ellora
  • Palitana
  • Ranakpur
  • Shikharj
  • Sittanavasal
Svetambara
  • Core tenet meditation.png Asceticism
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Dharmic Pacifism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  None No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Ellora
  • Palitana
  • Ranakpur
  • Shikharj
  • Sittanavasal
Yapaniya
  • Core tenet meditation.png Asceticism
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Dharmic Pacifism
  • Core tenet nudism.png Natural Primitivism
 Equal  Righteous  Theocratic  None No No
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Shunned
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and pacification
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Ellora
  • Palitana
  • Ranakpur
  • Shikharj
  • Sittanavasal

Faith Description
Digambara

Kevala Jnana frees the body from all physical needs. However, the soul can only be freed when completely naked, which is why Digambara monks must live without clothes.

Svetambara

Kevala Jnana is a state of the soul, not of ones physical being. Through good lives, one can achieve omniscience and leave the endless cycle. The moment of moksha itself is only achievable through death, when one becomes Siddha.

Yapanyia

An offshoot of Svetambara, the Yapaniya believe that moksha is attainable through death, but that it is important to enable the freeing of the soul as much as possible in life, through acts such as nakedness.

Zoroastrianism[edit]

Zoroastrianism can only be selected as a starting religion in 867. While it still exists in 1066, there aren't any landed characters that practice it. It is the only Eastern religion that treats other faiths within the religion as hostile, and other religions as evil.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Mazdayasna
  • Core tenet marriage.png Divine marriage
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
  • Core tenet birdofprey.png Sky Burials
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Unrestricted marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Ushi-darena
  • Yazd
Zurvanism
  • Core tenet marriage.png Divine marriage
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
  • Core tenet birdofprey.png Sky Burials
 Male dominated  Fundamentalist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Unrestricted marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Ushi-darena
  • Yazd
Gayomarthianism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
  • Core tenet birdofprey.png Sky Burials
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Ushi-darena
  • Yazd
Khurmazdism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Adaptive
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet birdofprey.png Sky Burials
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Ushi-darena
  • Yazd
Khurramism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Adaptive
  • Core tenet pacifism.png Pacifism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Equal  Pluralist  Lay Clergy  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Ushi-Darena
  • Yazd
Arewordik
  • Core tenet cabal.png Adaptive
  • Core tenet sword.png Unrelenting faith
  • Core tenet shadyfigure.png Sanctioned False Conversion
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Ushi-Darena
  • Yazd
Mazdakism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Vows of Poverty
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Must be approved
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, for life
  • Nok Kundi
  • Takht-i-Sangin
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Ushi-Darena
  • Yazd

Faith Description
Mazdayasna

Humans aid in struggle between Ahura Mazda and the evil spirits, Angra Mainyu, through good thoughts and lives. This is done through ritual purity, the preservation of nature and the destruction of evil creatures.

Zurvanism

Zurvanists believe that Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu were equal but opposite twins, born from Zurvan, the Creator of everything. Zurvanism heavily emphasizes aiding Ahura Mazda by rooting out of evil and falsehoods.

Gayomarthianism

Based on the idea that Ahura Mazda, through his thoughts, created evil spirits by accident, Gayomarthians reject the infallibility of the Lord of Wisdom, and instead emphasize ritualistic practice to learn Truth in communion with Ahura Mazda.

Khurmazdism

Learning much from vedic philosophy, the Khurmazta recognise a wide set of gods and spirits, and dedicate their lives not only to Ahura Mazda, but also one his many aides and servants among the yazata.

Khurramism

In a world of Light and Darkness, unjust rulers must be overthrown in support of what is good. Through prophets such as Mazdak, Muhammad and Abu Muslim, Khurramites believe that the divine is born into humanity, and will one day return to lead them as the Messiah.

Arewordik

Many ancient beliefs still resonate in the Arewordik faith, a sect of cryptic Zoroastrians with Ahura Mazda (as Aramazd) ruling over a pantheon of gods, including the Sun itself, that together direct the world.

Mazdakism

The prophet Mazdak followed Ahura Mazda's word, and agitated for shared possessions and universal cooperation between humans to overcome Angra Mainyu.

Taoism[edit]

All Taoist faiths are not practiced in any county; in 867, Duke Huaishen of Guiyi is one of the few playable characters who practices it. Their number of holy sites also differ.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Quanzhen
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Inner Journey
  • Core tenet pacifism.png Pacifism
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Lhasa
  • Purang
  • Suzhou
  • Udabhanda
Shangqing
  • Core tenet meditation.png Asceticism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet pacifism.png Pacifism
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Lhasa
  • Purang
  • Suzhou
  • Udabhanda
Zhengyi
  • Core tenet chalice.png Communion
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet missionary.png Mendicant Preachers
 Equal  Righteous  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: Disallowed
  • Clerical appointment: Spiritual, for life
  • Bodh Gaya
  • Khotan
  • Lhasa
  • Purang
  • Suzhou
  • Udabhanda

Faith Description
Quanzhen

Followers of Quanzhen Taoism practice internal alchemy to perfect their bodies and harmonize themselves with the Tao. Through this process practitioners achieve physical longevity and spiritual immortality.

Shangqing

Shangqing Taoism was the dominant form of Taoism during the Tang Dynasty. Its followers seek to harmonize themselves with the universe through mediation and physical exercises, as opposed to the talismans and alchemy used by other branches of Taoism.

Zhengyi

Unlike the other Taoist schools, Zhengyis observe a strict theocratic hierarchy under the Celestial Master. Practitioners craft and sell protective talismans to prevent the loss of qi, the life energy which sustains all living things.

List of pagan faiths[edit]

Tibetan[edit]

Tibetan is the only religion to have both organized and unreformed faiths. Despite being unreformed,  Khyarwé Bönpo cannot be reformed because an organized variant,  Gyur Bönpo, already exists in this group.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Organization Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Gyur Bön
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Eastern Syncretism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Monasticism
  • Core tenet birdofprey.png Sky Burials
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual Yes Organized
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Balkh
  • Gilgit
  • Khotan
  • Lhasa
  • Purang
Khyarwé Bön
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet flagellant.png Human Sacrifice
  • Core tenet birdofprey.png Sky Burials
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual No Unreformed
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Dynastic is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Balkh
  • Gilgit
  • Khotan
  • Lhasa
  • Purang

Faith Description
Gyur Bön

Gyur Bön or 'transformed Bön' is a spiritual tradition founded by Shenchen Luga that evolved alongside the Buddhist traditions of Tibet, growing out of the esoteric movements that predominated the Era of Fragmentation.

Khyarwé Bön

Khyarwé Bön or 'erring Bön' is the indigenous faith of the Tibetan region. Exact beliefs varied from place to place but ritualism, sacrificial offerings, and animistic beliefs were common among believers.

Mandé[edit]

Both Mandé faiths are unreformed.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Siguism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Adaptive
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Polygamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Awkar
  • Jenne
  • Kisi
  • Kukuya
  • Niani
  • Wadan (removed with 1.1.1)
Bidaism
  • Core tenet cabal.png Adaptive
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet flagellant.png Human Sacrifice
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Awkar
  • Jenne
  • Kisi (removed with 1.1.1)
  • Kukuya
  • Niani
  • Wadan

Faith Description
Siguism

Emphasizing harmony and balance, adherents of this native Mandé faith revere the twin offpsring of Amma, known together as the Nummo, who were seen as two parts of one complete, perfect being.

Bidaism

Adherents of this native Mandé faith worship the serpent-god Bidu, a capricious entity who demands regular sacrifices but rewards followers with blessings and bountiful harvests.

Hsexje[edit]

Both Hsexje faiths start unreformed.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Vvluphixje
  • Core tenet meditation.png Asceticism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Chakla
  • Gyaitang
  • Maowün
  • Ngawa
  • Rebgong
Melie
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Astrology
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Alxa
  • Ngawa
  • Rebgong
  • Xingqing
  • Yijinai

Faith Description
Vvluphixje

The religion of the Rrmea, or Qiang, focus much of their worship on the veneration of white stones, or Vvluphi. Shaman-priests known as xbi wear a monkey fur hat and beat a sheep-skin drum while performing rituals.

Melie

The indigenous beliefs of the Tangut people focused around the White Crane being the heavenly male aspect of the divine, while the Red Monkey was seen as the earthly female aspect of divinity, and non-Buddhist Tangut society was divided into two classes along these principles: the priestly 'Black-headed' and the 'Red-faced' commoners.

Tanism[edit]

Both Tani faiths start unreformed.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Donyi-Poloism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet judged.png Religious Law
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ilam
  • Itanagar
  • Pemako
  • Rima
  • Tezu
Sedism
  • Core tenet meditation.png Inner Journey
  • Core tenet judged.png Religious Law
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Ilam
  • Itanagar
  • Pemako
  • Rima
  • Tezu

Faith Description
Donyi-Poloism

Donyi-Poloism is that main form of the Tani Lhoba religion that worships the dual Sun-Moon deities that are the eyes of the creator god Sedi as the Supreme Being.

Sedism

Sedism is a form of the Tani Lhoba religion that worships the creator god Sedi as the Supreme Being.

Mundhumism[edit]

Both Mundhum faiths start unreformed.

Faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Holy sites
Kiratism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Eastern Syncretism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Garwhal
  • Ilam
  • Jumla
  • Kathmandu
  • Varanasi
Yumaism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Eastern Syncretism
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Only men
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
  • Garwhal
  • Ilam
  • Jumla
  • Kathmandu
  • Varanasi

Faith Description
Kiratism

Kiratism is the practice of Mundhism that is common between a majority of the Kirati people. It focuses on the worship of Tagera Ningwaphuma as the Supreme Being and the honoring of ancestors.

Yumaism

Yumaites focus their worship on Yuma Sammang, the female personification of Tagera Ningwaphuma, as the Supreme Goddess, whom they hail as the Mother of Nature.

Single faith religions[edit]

The following religions start unreformed and have only a single faith. The faith Paganism does not refer to a specific faith but all faiths that are not present ingame but for history purposes (e.g Celtic, Arabic or Armenian paganism)

Religion and faith Tenets Views on gender Religious attitude Clerical tradition Head of faith Marriage doctrines Crime doctrines Clergy doctrines Exists Holy sites
Hausa
Bori
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Adorcism
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  Spiritual
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Accepted
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Only women
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Daura
  • El-Fasher
  • Garumele
  • Igbo
  • Wandala
Steppe
Tengriism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet birdofprey.png Sky Burials
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Karakorum
  • Kerch
  • Preslav
  • Qayaliq
  • Tavan Bogd
Finno-Ugric
Suomenusko
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Accepted
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Akkel
  • Hiiumaa
  • Perm
  • Raivola
  • Toruń
Slavic
Slovianska Pravda
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Fundamentalist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Barlad
  • Kiev
  • Novgorod
  • Plock
  • Rügen
Oromo-Somali
Waaqism
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet meditation.png Sacred Childbirth
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Danakil
  • Harar
  • Kaffa
  • Makhir
  • Mogadishu
Yoruba
Orisa
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Shunned
  • Clerical function: Alms and Pacification
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Bono
  • Ife
  • Igbo
  • Kukiya
  • Kumasi
Akan
Akom
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Adorcism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Monogamous
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Bono
  • Ife
  • Jenne
  • Kumasi
  • Nikki
Baltic
Vidilism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet meditation.png Kūdikis Lemti
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Braslau
  • Hiiumaa
  • Pokaini
  • Rügen
  • Toruń
Kordofan
Kushitism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet prayer.png Ritual Suicide
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: No bastards
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Control
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Aswan
  • El-Fasher
  • Naqis
  • Sennar
  • Wadi el-Milk
Senegambian
Roog Sene
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet adorcism.png Reincarnation
 Equal  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Kasa
  • Kayor
  • Kisi
  • Sherbro
  • Wadan
Norse
Ásatrú
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet flagellant.png Human Sacrifice
  • Core tenet sword.png Warmonger
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Lejre
  • Paderborn
  • Ranaheim
  • Uppsala
  • Zeeland
Uralic
Táltosism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Astrology
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Auspicious Birthright
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Kerch
  • Olvia
  • Pest
  • Poszony
  • Sarysyn
Greco-Roman
Hellenism
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Astrology
  • Core tenet followers.png Communal Identity
  • Core tenet bhakti.png Esotericism
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Avunculate marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Accepted
  • Male adultery: Shunned
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
No
  • Alexandria
  • Athens
  • Carthage
  • Rome
  • Sparta
Zunbil
Zunism
  • Core tenet dharmawheel.png Eastern Syncretism
  • Core tenet skyshaman.png Sun Worship
  • Core tenet sword.png Unrelenting faith
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Criminal
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Criminal
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
No
  • Bost
  • Kabul
  • Memphis
  • Multan
  • Nishapur
Siberian
Turumism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet festivities.png Ritual Celebrations
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Righteous  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Accepted
  • Female adultery: Shunned
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Shunned
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Only Men
  • Clerical marriage: Allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
Yes
  • Perm
  • Tyumen
  • Surgut
  • Ob
  • Olkhon
Pagan
Paganism
  • Core tenet runestone.png Ancestor Worship
  • Core tenet bigbook.png Astrology
  • Core tenet holytree.png Sanctity of Nature
 Male dominated  Pluralist  Theocratic  None
  • Marriage type: Consorts & Concubines
  • Divorce: Always allowed
  • Bastardry: Legitimization
  • Consanguinity: Cousin marriage
  • Same-sex relations: Shunned
  • Male adultery: Criminal
  • Female adultery: Criminal
  • Kinslaying: Close Kin is Criminal
  • Deviancy: Criminal
  • Witchcraft: Accepted
  • Clerical function: Recruitment
  • Clerical gender: Either
  • Clerical marriage: allowed
  • Clerical appointment: Temporal, Revocable
No
  • Haridwar
  • Hiiumaa
  • Khotan
  • Paderborn
  • Sinai

Religion and Faith Description
Hausa
Bori

Venerating the spiritual force that resides in all physical things, the priestesses of this faith serve as intermediaries between mankind and the spirits of the world.

Shamanism
Tengriism

Tengrists view their existence as sustained by Tengri, the eternal blue sky, and Eje, the fertile earth mother. Adherents are expected to keep the world in balance by living an upright, respectful life; deceitfulness and subversiveness are highly stigmatized.

Finno-Ungric
Suomenusko

The veneration of nature and a profound respect for one's ancestors and their traditions are what define Finno-Ugric paganism. Held in high regard amongst adherents is sisu, a Finnish concept of stoic determination, grit, bravery, and resilience.

Slavic
Slovianska Pravda

Emphasizing personal duty, morality, and conformity, Slavic paganism is the blanket term for the myriad native faiths of much of Central and Eastern Europe. Community is an important part of most, and religious ceremonies are often public gatherings which celebrate beauty and joyfulness.

Oromo-Somali
Waaqism

The world is ruled by many deities, but they are all subject to the highest one, Waaq, the god of the sky. Rain and life is brought down to us from above.

Yoruba
Orisa

Though he created the universe, the high god of the Yoruba pantheon remains distant from mortal affairs. Practitioners instead pray to the òrìṣà, innumerable spirits sent by the higher divinities to guide humanity along their chosen path.

Akan
Akom

The various faiths of the Akan peoples worship the children of the creator and mother Earth.

Baltic
Vidilism

As adherents of "the abode of inner peace", Baltic pagans focus on living in harmony with the natural world around them while preserving the traditions and stories of their ancestors.

Kordofan
Kushitism

Veneration of the ancient gods remains strong here, as does the veneration of the boundary between life and death.

Sanegambian
Roog Sene

The Serer people's traditions outline the way of the Divine, the path to living a spiritually fulfilling life in honor of one's ancestors and the creator of the universe, Roog.

Norse
Ásatrú

The native faith of the Scandinavian region, Norse paganism revolves around reverence of gods known as the Æsir. Adherents are expected to live — and preferably die — in an honorable fashion.

Uralic
Táltosism

In the native Mogyër faith each Táltos, or priest, is chosen by the gods prior to their birth. Endowed with superhuman strength, wisdom, and powers, Mogyërs entrust these Táltos with protecting their communities and leading them to prosperity.

Greco-Roman
Hellenism

Hellenists worship the ancient Greek and Roman gods, said to reside on Mount Olympus. Each god has their own aspects and is venerated by their worshipers in their own way.

Zunbil
Zunism

Established by the Zunbil dynasty, Zunists revere and praise the sun for bestowing its bounty upon the surface of the earth.

Siberian
Turumism

Siberians believe in a horizontal world where men and beasts all live in clans, linked together through alliance or vengeance. Hunting is a core part of the equilibrium between taking and giving life, and with death all souls travel downstream to reincarnate in the clan they lived in previously.

Pagan
Paganism

Commonly defined by a reverence for nature, ancestor worship, and a belief in spirits, many native faiths are considered to be various forms of paganism.

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