The Church of Tiernon

The Church of Tiernon is the official representative organization of the Etonian god Tiernon.

It is based out of Justicia in New Eton.  The church's highest authority is the High Pontificate who resides at the Supreme Temple in Justicia.  The current High Pontificate is Thaddeus Barolos.  The High Pontificate is assisted by the High Chamberlain Mericas and both his own and the High Chamberlain's staff of functionaries.

The Arch-Diocese is the council of eight Arch-Diocates each of who are designated with full responsibility for a region of Astlan.  They are the church's highest authority in their domain.  The Arch-Diocese is also the body from which a new High Pontificate is selected upon the death of the previous High Pontificate.

In addition to the formal priest hood, the Church of Tiernon has three other organizations:

The Brothers of Tiernon are monks that provide administrative and personal services to the priesthood, they also operate monasteries that provide instruction and training to both other clerics and to worshipers.  These monasteries also provide hostel services to clerics of Tiernon in their travels, and produce goods and services for use within the church.

The Sisters of Tiernon are nuns that specialize primarily in education, particularly of children, healing, counseling and shelter for worshipers as well as providing crafts and services for the church.

The Rod of Tiernon is probably the best known organ of Tiernon in Astlan outside of the priesthood, and in some regions is more well known and often confused with, the priesthood.  The Rod is the military arm of the church and is responsible for the safety and security of all church members and property.  They are also the front line in exploration and conversion for the church.  The often work closely with the Rangers of Torean and the Seafarers of Namora to expand the reach of all Etonian religions.

Below is a table listing the major ranks within the Church of Tiernon and the names, domains and seats of power for the senior members of the religion.

Church of Tiernon

Rank

Title

Domain

Location

Name

1

High Pontifcate

Astlan

Justicia

Thaddeus Barolos

2

High Chamberlain

Astlan

Justicia

Mericas

3

Arch-Diocate

New Etonia

Justicia

Tremane

3

Arch-Diocate

Eastern Free Eton/ NW Norelon

Tiern Anon

Iskarus

3

Arch-Diocate

Etonia/Southern Eton

Seren

Rafaeon

3

Arch-Diocate

Natoor

New Memphis

Aleana

3

Arch-Diocate

Najaar

New Cairo

Hesforus

3

Arch-Diocate

Cythanian Federation

Cythania

Migueras

3

Arch-Diocate

The UF, Murgandy, Ferundy, Naajar

Murgatroy

Daeon

3

Arch-Diocate

Cal Crestor

Crestor City

Xerphaeon

4

Diocate

Regions of Primary Domains

Multiple

There are 45 Diocates, approx 4-6 per Arch-Diocate

5

High Priest

Temples

Large Cities

Head of a Temple

 

 

 

 

 

6

High Chaplain

Large Chapel

Med. Cities, Temple overflow

Head of a Chapel

7

Priest

Temples, Churches, Itenerant

 

 

8

Deacon

 


Brothers of Tiernon

Rank

Title

Domain

Location

Name

3

Patriarch

Astlan

Justicia

Baronan

4

Arch-Montassary

New Etonia

Justica

Yenov

4

Arch-Montassary

Eastern Free Eton/NW Norelon

Dale Anon

Vistrus

4

Arch-Montassary

Etonia/Southern Eton

Rasparta

Kleeghon

4

Arch-Montassary

Natoor

New Memphis

Thas Anoor

4

Arch-Montassary

Najaar

New Cairo

Ptha Eron

4

Arch-Montassary

Cythanian Federation

Dobai

Stephos

4

Arch-Montassary

The UF, Murgandy,Ferundy,Noajar

Murgatory

Feron

 

Arch-Montassary

Cal Crestor

Cal Edon

Markus

5

Father

 

 

 

6

Chaplain

 

 

 

7

Brother

 

 

 

8

Novitiate

 

Sisters of Tiernon

Rank

Title

Domain

Location

Name

3

Matriarch

Astlan

Justicia

Seralina

4

High Abbess

New Etonia

Justicia

Mariana

4

High Abbess

Eastern Free Eton/NW Norelon

Kestral Anon

Sarah

4

High Abbess

Etonia/Southern Eton

Soriel

Jane Margot

4

High Abbess

Natoor

New Memphis

Lavalla

4

High Abbess

Najaar

New Cairo

Osira Bet

4

High Abbess

Cythanian Federation

Madai

Sophias

4

High Abbess

The UF, Murgandy,Ferundy,Noajar

Murgator

Esther

4

High Abbess

Cal Crestor

Cal Phedon

Jaena

5

Mother

 

 

 

6

Chaplain

 

 

 

7

Sister

 

 

 

8

Novitiate

Rod of Tiernon

Rank

Title

Domain

Location

Name

1

 

 

 

 

2

Arch-Vicar General

Astlan

Tiern Anon/Justicia

Barabus

3

Arch-Vicar

New Etonia

Justicia

Paranon

3

Arch-Vicar

Etonia/Southern Eton

Soriel

Mararan

3

Arch-Vicar

Natoor/Najaar

New Cairo

Oth-Manaan

3

Arch-Vicar

Cythanian Federation

Cythania

Parafel

3

Arch-Vicar

Cal Crestor

Crestor City

Nicademus

3

Knight Rampant

 

 

 

4

Knight Paladin

 

 

 

5

High Commander

 

5

Knight

 

 

 

5

Commander

 

 

 

6

Esquire

 

 

 

6

Sergeant

 

 

 

7

Corporal

 

 

 

8

Squire

 

9

Rod Member

 

 

 

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