The Reino de Las Islas or the Kingdom of the Islands is Caribbean nation that existed during the colonial era.
Las Islasa consists of numerous islands in the Caribbean Sea. The four largest islands are
The capital of Primera is located on the island of Montego. The nature of the island nation has lead to a vast shipping and maritime culture among the inhabitants.
Religion plays a very important role is the lives of the islanders.
Many islanders will worship many gods. The high priests and priestesses of the gods (manos) will encourage the devout worship of only one god, urging the islanders to take sides in the heavenly war between the gods.
During these skirmishes, the devout followers will battle for supremacy over each other. The worshipers who are victorious in the holy wars claim the throne in Primera by divine right and rule over all of Las Islas.
The mano divina (translation: Hand of God) is the high priest or priestess of the ruling deity.
Government and PoliticsEdit
The mano divina is a religious leader of the ruling deity. The mano divina serves for life or until abdication. Holy wars to take the throne in Primera typically occur upon the death of the mano divina.
The mano divina takes the name of the deity they worship, although the first mano to take the name, begins numbering as "II" to respect the deity. They also select a jefe divino, to assist in the efforts to rule the kingdom. The jefe divino is typically not a religious leader and although the jefe is considered the second-in-command, the jefe divino is not created the mano divina upon the death of the mano.
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