|Exalted Court of the Qavan|
Anžang arvāng-āvā xaθišt salaghāyišt
"May evil crumble in the hand of the just" (IMA 3:62)
Song of the Majesty
Location of Qavandeht (green) within Imalea (light grey)
Map of Qavandeht|
Map of Qavandeht
|Ethnic groups (2016)||
Qavani or Qavri|
|Government||Theocratic monarchy with stratocratic elements|
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Qavandeht (Qavandāḥt), officially the Exalted Court of the Qavan (Erhati: Qavanāqhvāhāng or Qavan-i-āqhvāhāng Qavri Vāhândžkahân Qavádinah), also the Qavandi Realm (Erhati: Qavanāzt Qavri: Arzan Qavádinah) is an empire in Imalea, occupying the whole Qavric coast and the Telluric Peninsula. It is bordered by Kashrania in the west, the Bazgriyan NTZ and Ameshakast in the north, and Arazan in the east. Qavandeht is a Salacene clerical monarchy, with the Khətum heading the imperial Concordance. The Salacene faith is endorsed and insistently propagated throughout, giving incentives such as first-class citizen privileges towards subjects who convert to the faith. Its capital is the holy city of Bajalkand, which is also a spiritual center for many Salacene.
The Court as a distinct entity began in the ministry of the Eighth Prophet Imadara, landing in Khordan in XXX. The Prince of Khordan eventually submitted his authority to Imadara's successor, Binhagir. Old Khordan thus became the first Salacene state and eventually became the blueprint of ideal Salacene governance. Khordan eventually fell to an invading White Elf tribe called the Nafrawit, who coopted and eventually adopted the Jurist bureaucracy into the Nafaritid Empire until its fall in XXX.
The rise of new imperial titles in the wake of the Nafaritids, all proclaiming authority to interpret the Navaic canon (the Tavalic controversy) would later lead to the foundation of the Paramount Concordance (šurpaşmaya) in 1723, which was gathered in rotation between the Tamajatic seats as a mark of imperial unity. The first Concordance was convened in Istana Khoda. The most significant decision of the Concordance in the last century was the creation of a large magical seal in the northeast hemisphere of the Metharian during the Ascendancy War, which the Concordance saw as a holy war.
Qavandeht , being a center of Salacism for about four centuries and bearing the highest concentration of Salacene pilgrimage sites. The holy cities of Qavandeht are particularly renowned for their natural abundance of thaumic energies, credited to their lush biodiversity and understood to have been built over ancient conduits. These energies have been utilized at various points in history, its most recent was in their 2077 intervention in the Bazgriyan Luminous Wars, which returned the Exalted State into a Metharian power in its own right. Unlike its counterparts within the Talnawat, Qavandeht has been enforcing its imperial power through economic means. The country is a major contractor of Prevnopatrine, Ancrian and Belgrish Air Cargo Lines and the premier distributor of their sea-based cargo in the Metharian Belt and Orissia. Qavandeht ranks high in thaumic potency, literacy, piety and social development, though the country (following regional fashion) still practices indentured slavery and serves as a major port for the global slave trade.
Government and Politics
- Main article: Government of Qavandeht
Qavandeht is described as an Salaicine hierocratic monarchy under the nominal authority of the Solar Throne of Qavandeht, (qamakhtivāhaš), an imperial mantle of state currently held by the Potentate (marvatkhətum) "lord judicator"), a Jurist (astagār) elected from the Paramount Concordance (madžalšūr) who is recognized to hold great enlightened wisdom and a noble soul. As holder of the throne, the Khətum is paramount sovereign and the custodian of the Temple of Eternal Peace, the country's Canonical Shrine. The throne was originally held by the Nafaritid Emperors (the Madzhdayaht) until the Northern Eclipse of 1845. The current Potentate is Yaqrmajad XI.
The country, hold the principle of the Custodianship of the Hand of the Righteous, affirming its status as a clerical polity.
Law and Administration
Qavandeht has no legislature in the formal republican sense. As said earlier, all political decisions of the Qavandi government is theoretically of the Solar Throne, appending its holder's name in all decrees. However, these decrees must be done in accordance to Salacene religious law, which is overseen by the madzhalshur, a consultative assembly of Jurists tasked with advising the Imperial Person in regards to law and governance. The Shura sees to it that all decisions represented or written by the Throne is in line with Salacene law. In practice, the Concordance can enforce policy through a "formal advisory" to the Khətum (kirxan).
The Shura advises the Throne on a day to day basis and is headed by the Imperial Person's chief advisor, the Vizier (Vaižrun), whose office is just below the Khətum themself. The Minister-Counsel acts as the premier representative of the Khətum, and is responsible for the administration of the Realm's sprawling bureaucracy. The Vizier, being the chief administrator and nominal head of the Imperial Throne's government, has a council of their own, the Esteemed Office, which administers day to day matters in Qavandeht.
The White Solar Army (avakhan qamakh) is the official armed force of the Exalted Court. Officially composed solely of Divinators, the Army also utilizes ancient mercenary forces, the Kerezim, among its ranks.
Being a hierocracy, Qavandeht is divided along domitan lines. There are 17 jurisdictions (aliyan), each headed by a council of clerics helmed by either a Commander (amairum), a Learned Magister (šarvan) or a duumvirate of both. Politically, the jurisdictions are centered around a Serene temple, which holds the courts, religious schools (madžqila) and the local treasury.
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Qavandeht is officially an Salaicine state ever since the Imperial Submission to Compassion in 23 Næ. Salaicism's guardianship in Qavandeht is handled by the Imperial government, represented by the Great Concordance and helmed by the Khətum. The Concordance is convened in the Temple of Enlightened Peace. Salaicism is a substantial basis of much of the realm's national culture. This is reflected in the Qavandi's architecture, modes of dress and daily life. Due to Salaicism's notion of "necessary universalism", the faith is preached and taught to nonbelievers rigorously, sometimes persuading them to conversion. Under the Realm's clerical and meritocratic system, converts to Salaicism are given first-class citizen privileges as incentive.