I have been to ... the La Spezia Naval Museum: Other large ship models - Besides the large case containing model that show the development of early ships, there are several large model ships on show at various locations througho...
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Unique Institutions Of Terra Secundus: Religious orders
Order Of The Holy Flame, was derived from a blending of Zorasterism,
Zen Buddhism, Shia Islamic, and Celtic beliefs. The basic tenants of the
faith are summed up in the "Code Of The Enlightened", a long list of rules
and recommendations that followers strive to make part of their daily lives.
The first and highest rule of this faith is "Tho Shall Not Disfigure The
Soul". Many volumes have been written to explain this rule of faith
but, none can be truly called definitive and that is the hart of The Holy
Flame religion, much is left deliberately (or so it seems) to personal
interpretation. The Holy Flame as in any other wold faith has many
denominations, local sects, and regional variations. The basic nature
of the faith unlike many on earth is all embracing to these differences
The almost direct opposite in composition and sprital outlook to
The Holy Flame are the followers of Nestorshintonazarine just as
the HF tried to make sense of the old earth based religions by taking
the best and most noble aspects of human faith the "Nestorites" took
all it's worse aspects. It's founders were first a mix of Turkic Tribes
and Japanese that followed Nestorian Christianity and Shintoism
respectively. These were later joined by south western Native
American tribes and a very large culling from Napoleon's army
that was lost in Russia with their own mix of Catholicism and Voltaire
like revolutionary furor......Made for quite the unstable mixture,
this is a faith of absolutes that lends itself to fanaticism in all it's
forms. This faith is largly practiced in the nation of Grognia and
on the Lessor Helios Archipelago. All these communities are very
xenophobic and insular.
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