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List of culture & traditions

Welcome to the Empire of the Covenant! In this federal empire, tensions are increasing between the Light and Dark political factions. Light Lady Annabelle is the target of the Leader of the Dark faction and in order to gain allies to protect her, she starts Courtship Rituals to make suitors compete for her hand—but then the Dark Lord joins in. Come read about Annabelle's Courtship and her world!
Introduction to the story | Lady Annabelle Alyssenne | The imperial nobility | Novel upcoming

Table of Contents

Magic interweavoven in all aspects of daily life, with benign and dangerous rituals alike affecting culture and traditions..
  This category lists the articles detailing societal elements, cultures and traditions in the world.

Overview of the Society

The article Overview of the Society of the Empire highlight the important element of the society of the world and is a good introduction article.

Overview of the Society of the Empire
Organization | Feb 3, 2022

Gender, romance, children, religion and language

Romance and stage of life

The plot of Book 1: Rituals of Blood and Power is centered around Courtship Rituals. Those are an important tradition during which the suitors of the person being courted have to take part into different ceremonies to show off their compatibility. Those ceremonies usually take place over a year during the Equinoxes and Solstices.

Courtship Rituals
Tradition / Ritual | Feb 3, 2022

Suitors take part into different events to show off their compatibility

Explaining mariage ceremony in the world. Bonding Rituals are different from marriage as they involves a magical ritual that create an unbreakable magical bond between the participant.

Marriage bonds
Tradition / Ritual | Feb 3, 2022

A magical ritual creating an unbreakable magical bond

The article Rites surrounding birth details all the rites surrounding conception, pregnacy, birth and a baby's first year. Those times are filled with ceremonies and rituals designed to link the babies to the magic of their family and Land. At the end of this, the baby is officially presented to the lord or lady of the Estate in an important ceremony.

Rites surrounding births
Tradition / Ritual | Feb 3, 2022

A baby's birth and first year are filled with ceremonies and rituals


Explaining the languages division of the empire and how translation magic works.

The languages of the empire and translation magics
Language | Feb 3, 2022

Arianian and Southern are the two official languages of the empire but are far from being spoken by everyone, and what dialects one speaks influence their social standing. Luckily, translation magics are available for the richest.

The Arianian language used to be spoken in Arianie and in the Northern Coallition before the fall fo the House of Arianie. It is now a code language for rebels.

The Arianian language
Language | Feb 3, 2022

The previous language of the North of the empire, now a secret code for rebels


Worship of Ancestors
Tradition / Ritual | Jun 8, 2024

People worship their ancestors and the trace of themselves they leave after dying, communicating with them to receive protection and advice. A person's ancestors are determine their social worth, and shaming one's ancestors is a terrible act.

Bounded cults
Organization | Feb 3, 2022

Marriage bonding allow two or more people to share feelings and magic, however the more people are involved in the bond, the more unstable it becomes. Some cults are known from their excessive number of participants and the danger they represent...

Solstice and Equinox celebrations
Tradition / Ritual | Feb 3, 2022

The most important religious festivals during which people can call upon the trace of their ancestors left behind in the Land after their death, as well as events during which ritual magic must be carried out to nourish the Land and protect the Estate.


Stories and myths

Tales of Mulmunie and Sessinie the sea creatures
Myth | Feb 3, 2022

The sea creatures living in the Abyss are terrifying monsters that devastate the coast. Perfectly logically, people living on the coast have decided to make them the heroes of children's tales.

The Flooding
Myth | Feb 3, 2022

A catastrophic event that occurred three millennia ago as part of a short civil war and that cemented the political limits of the imperial government.



Food traditions
Tradition / Ritual | Feb 3, 2022

Cuisines and culinary traditions in different regions of the continent. Features amazing dishes, mushroom wine and cannibalism!

Imperial calendar
Tradition / Ritual | Feb 3, 2022

Official calendar of the Empire of the Covenant.

Cover image: Annabelle Alyssenne and Véridice Lyrienne during her Courtship Rituals by AmélieIS


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