The Song of Amergin
A N A B A P T I S TS: TORCH BEARERS OF PARADISE
Domstadt—the Cathedral City—in Borca is the anchor that stabilizes the violent beliefs of the Anabaptists. From the center of the city rises the Anabaptist’s cathedral, one of the most impressive sacred buildings of both the old and new worlds. Dark and sinister, it casts its shadow across Europe through the power of its fervent disciples, the Anabaptists. The beliefs of this cult are based on ancient Gnostic teachings that view a god known as the Demiurge as the destroyer of the world and the root of all evil. Once upon a time, the Demiurge seduced the people away from paradise, turning the Earth into a seething cesspool of corruption. The goal of the Anabaptists is to purify the Earth of its shame and pull paradise out of the darkness through fi ery baptism. Time and time again, their work bears fruit. From the little the land provides, the Anabaptists have an income; an army of farmers follows them devotedly. This is only one side of the coin, however. Th ough they sprinkle holy water upon the wounded body of paradise, they also bathe those who refute their beliefs in the unrelenting flame of purifi cation. The rule of the Anabaptists is just—until one views it from the other side.