The Hands that Move the World
“Of course, we still follow the Church’s teachings. We would just rather they were not in charge.”
Since 914 YK, Thrane has been ruled not by a king or queen, but by the Church of the Silver Flame. The nation has kept its monarchy, but only in a completely powerless position: the current “queen,” Diani ir’Wynarn, is more a conservative comfort than an actual regent.
For the most part, the highly devout Thranes are satisfied with this arrangement, and the Church has generally been a capable governing body. But there are some, particularly the nobles of Thrane marginalized by the Church’s aristocracy-limiting policies, who believe that the old ways really are best. The semi-secret organization called the Throneholders is the most organized movement to this end, dedicated to restoring Queen Diani ir’Wynarn to actual power in Thrane.