Restorationism

Keepers of the Imperial Law

How dare they suggest such proposterous proposals! The only path forward is one led by a great man or woman who embodies all the virtues and the essence of our people.
— Nihair Kadalib
  Restorationism is a belief shared by large portions of the Remnant population which espouses the idea that the old Rahyamin Empire has to be restored for their people to thrive. Adherents of this ideology are split into two primary groups; the legitimists who seek to find the rightful heir to the throne, and the opportunists who care nought for the old dynasty and instead believe that a new leader must rise and claim the lost throne. No matter their disagreements on the question of their rightful monarch, all restorationists believe that the only way forward is to fully adapt the old laws of the fallen empire, even the more controversial ones that the traditionalists despise such as Pahlatic Law.  

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Remnant countries that either follow a legitimist or an opportunist line of thought seldom see eye-to-eye with one another because of their disagreements over leadership. Only a strong external threat or the rise of other ideologies far more vile to their senses, such as republicanism, could bring these two sides together momentarily before inevitably lashing out against one another once the other threats have been dealt with.    
Legitimism
Generic article | Feb 11, 2022

Legitimism is a belief shared by Restorationists who seek not only to restore the Rahyamin Empire, but to find the legitimate heir to the throne.

Opportunism
Generic article | Dec 2, 2022

Opportunism is a monarchist belief shared by some of the Remnant who believe that the Rahyamin Empire must be restored, but under the leadership of a new dynasty.



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Annie Stein
1 Dec, 2022 21:19

I'd love if there was a bit more about the Rahyamin Empire here, to know what kind of rule the restorationists are advocating for. Hearing some of the arguments for and against would be great!

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1 Dec, 2022 21:34

The Pahlatic law I mentioned in the article gave women in the ruling dynasty the right to be elected as Bahale (empress). There are probably other important laws as well, but that's the only one I have right now. The arguments against it are mostly just sexist ones for now and the traditionalists think that new reforms and the abandonment of old customs led the empire into a weaker state which ultimately fractured it.

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2 Dec, 2022 14:55

I like that there is a split in this ideology between the legitimists and the opportunists. :D

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
29 Dec, 2022 10:46

Ooh intriguing! Do they have any way of visually indentifying themselves?


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29 Dec, 2022 14:10

It's a lot like ideologies and other beliefs in the modern day. You could have an opportunist and a legitimist in the same family and as long as they avoid talking politics things will probably fine. I suppose you could identify someone as a legitimist if you notice a bunch of banners that represented the old ruling dynasty in their bedroom

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