Of Steam and Magic
Religion and Political Power
Thrane is ruled spiritually by the Church of the Silver Flame. The Keeper of the Flame is currently an eleven year old girl, Jaela Daran, who communes with The Voice of the Flame to lead the nation and be it’s moral compass. The Council of Cardinals supports The Keeper in running the country. The High Cardinal Krozen is the head of the Council.
The Queen of Thrane is Diani ir’Wynarn and is queen in name only. She is a loyal follower of the faith and supports the Keeper of the Flame in public ceremonies.
There was a coup five years ago that sought to oust the church and restore the royal heritage. It was a bloody night, mostly for the royalists as they were soundly defeated. The head of House Vandover, Lorel, was found to be the ring leader and was publicly executed. His wife was removed from the lists of the aristocracy and all her assets seized by the church. There have been no more murmurings of seizing the throne since that day.