Virgin of the Sun
Sun virgins are chosen girls, removed from their families, whose futures are yet to be determined.At the uncertain stage where they become too old for the House of Women, most are married off to imperial favourites and those aren't are elevated to the role by the viceroy.
Grounds for Removal/Dismissal
In accordance with their position, they are viewed was being "married to the Sun" granting them a certain amount of divine responsibilities. Therefore, though infrequent, past brides have been executed after evidence of their infidelity were discovered; typically in connection with some politically motivated scandal.
Married to a GodBrides wear simple, but distinctive, clothing and hairstyles as part of their a monastic environment and from where they interact with the broader community they were assigned. Their most lavished adornment is a headdress made from local resources which is meant to make it easier for the normally foreign-born brides to integrate; while still enforcing their higher status. With complicated results:
- common boys consider them elegant but stern
- common girls consider them foreboding and authoritative
- common men consider them distant and forbidden
- common women consider them entitled but reliable
- some brides consider themselves family to the Son of the Sun
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Source of Authority
Length of Term