Brothers of the Tor
The theocratic state of Bythanaya centered in its marvelous capital of Banya was originally part of the monolithic Bythennian Empire. When the empire collapsed High Imri Balathar of the Imperial Church saw a vision which told him that for the Imperial culture to survive he must flee to the north, to the city of Banya and create a new Empire there that must be devoted fully to the gods. Today Bythanya continues to exist but in seclusion from the world feeling that contact with it will corrupt their divine society. Currently the new Bythennian Empire has tried to peacefully reconnect with Bythanya, but the High Imri and his council refuse to hear the imperial diplomats. Word has it Alexander Thapsos, nephew of the Bythennian Emperor has plans of conquering Bythanya but the Emperor will not hear it and would prefer to establish diplomatic connection with the theocratic state.