It is impossible to talk about the Pavan Empire without at least mentioning the religion of Archonism. Not only has this religion laid the foundations for the empire, but most of the events in its history were influenced by it. Even today it forms an important aspect of their nation as the leader of the faith is also the Emperor of the Pavan Empire.
The Pavan Empire has perhaps been the most influential nation in the history of the Human species. After centuries of enslavement under Avaronian rule, the Pavan Empire was the first to establish an independent Human nation. With this it set the stage for other Human nations to rise and for the future fall of the Avaronians. All of this is heavily tied with the founder of the Empire and its religion, Archon. This prophet would create his own version of the Avaronian's religion and use it to oust them out of the continent. Today the Empire is still controled by the descendants of Archon and therefore religion and government are actually inseperable in the Empire. Their elite and devout troops of the Archonic Order are respected throughout the world, even more with the new inventions of gunpowder and the Pavan Soulknights. But the Empire does not only set a military example, also in industry it is a leading force. The industrial revolution started in the Empire and quickly spread to the other Human countries. Now the Empire is the center of the Human economy and they intend to spread their influence and that of Archonism across the globe.