The Templar

Established long before Agaland, the Templar of Marada operate outside any one country's jurisdiction. They remain neutral, often acting as mediators or defenders to the realm in the case of invasion. All are equal in their eyes and none turned away, as the Mother Goddess would want.

Structure

The Templar operate in a militaristic fashion, with ten orders, each lead by a High Templar. The ten High Templar then serve on The Triad, a council of thirty men and women between the three sections of the Church of Marada.   The ten orders each host the same three categories of ranks. Each of the three categories have their own chain of command and purpose.    Soldiers compose a majority of the Templar organization. They operate as the primary combat force, deployed to major events by the Triad. The lowest rank is the Squire, an initiate into the order, often between the age of seven and ten. The highest rank is the Sergeant Major, a commander of regiments on the battlefield.   Squire > Companion at Arms > Corporal > Sergeant > Sergeant Major   Knights are highly skilled and specialized individuals, often dispatched for problem solving and combat situations that require a delicate hand or more specialized touches that Soldiers cannot offer. The lowest rank is Knight, the youngest and least skilled of the individuals. The highest rank is Knight Commander, the oldest individuals who are tasked with leading and teaching their individual orders and units.   Knight > Knight Lieutenant > Knight Captain > Knight Commander> Templar   High Templar compose the minority of the Templar and are often the eldest of the individuals within the organization. Each one is tasked with leading their order, seeing to the administrative tasks of the order as well as the decision making. They rarely see the battlefield, but when they do it is at great risk to the order and their enemy.

Culture

The Culture of the Templar, like the rest of the Church of Marada, is based around the teachings of The Goddess. As such, all who enter the walls of these hallowed grounds find themselves on equal footing. Women are banned from entry into the Templar, following the belief that women are embodiments of the Holy Mother. However, it is not unheard of for girls to be admitted to the order under the guise of being a boy, if they meet certain criteria. The belief that life is ever changing is a core tenant of the church, held dear by the Templar. Sideward mobility is common and encouraged. Above all, they value peace over violence, but like their deity, when peace is not an option, they mette out swift justice and mercy.

Public Agenda

The Templar hold the good will of the public by volunteering numbers for various tasks, such as patrols, trade escorts, and mediators. They hold the betterment of the people, regardless of race, gender, religion, or origin above all.

Assets

The Monastary of Marada Several farms, fisheries, wineries, and other means of production.
Type
Civilian, Knightly Order
Government System
Theocracy
Power Structure
Semi-autonomous area
Economic System
Mixed economy
Currency
There is no official currency within the church. Most transactions within the walls are done freely, an exchange of goods and services or gifts, depending upon the wealth of the individuals in question.
Legislative Body
While the Templar operate individually from the Priesthood and the Civillianary, the Trio work together to create the laws.
Judicial Body
The members of the Triad pass judgement and interpret the laws of the Monastary.
Executive Body
The Order of Law enforces the laws, often relegating this to the youngest knights under the guidance of older Templar for experience.
Neighboring Nations
Related Ethnicities

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