Faithful of the Harvest-Father

The members of the Ecclesiarchy on Novabella are known as the Faithful of the Harvest-Father, or more commonly as the Harvest Faithful. For the citizens of Novabella, the Harvest Faithful play a central role in forming their communities. Not every village is large enough to have a distribution centre for the Agriharvest Sodality, but all have at least one temple.

After farm work is completed, citizens spend their evenings in devotion at the temple. Their form of worship involves retelling of ancient legends and a sharing of recent experiences of faith and divine intervention. The regular interactions between the members of each religious community ensure that the workers form strong bonds of faith with one another.

For the last eleven generations, crops have been seeded based on divine inspiration from the Harvest-Father, the name by which the Emperor is known in the local variant of the Imperial Creed. Each season, seeds of each type are cast into the air. Ancient gerministers then study the patterns as the hundreds of seeds fall onto the blessed rock that the world’s founder first stepped upon. The more auspicious the patterns, the more of that crop that is planted that season across the planet. No concessions are made to lesser concerns such as demand, terrain, or local climate.

Faithful of the Harvest-Father

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