Aman’Brin / BrinishLocated along the southeastern peninsula of Atalîl, Aman’Brin is a temperate region composed of farmland, intertwining rivers, rolling hills, and a spreading urbanization in the south. Previously two nations, Aman and Brinland, the two declared war on each other when their borders could no longer expand. When the two armies met, the One True God ascended to paradise and the two nations unified under a single common religion. It is the only monotheistic society on Circadia.
Society TodayAman’Brin is the only nation in the world that can boast a 100% literacy rate. The Word, the sacred text of the One True God written by his brother-in-law and first apostle is taught to, read, and reread by all in the faith. While a person may have never read anything else in his life, he will have at least once read the Word from cover to cover.
There are three tiers to Brinish society, the aristocracy (comprised by the upper echelons of the church as well as wealthy merchants), the “named,” and the “unnamed.” A skilled tradesman is given a surname representative of his craft, such as Tanner, Cooper, or Monger. Unskilled laborers, those changing trades, those of little ability within their trades, or those convicted of particular crimes are permitted only a first name. The aristocracy has surnames not derived from any labor but representative of their position and lineage (passed patriarchally).
Ascribing to a faith other than that of the One True God is permissible only to those born outside of Aman’Brin (and even then is looked down upon). Any born within the domain of the church that forsake the worship of God are condemned to death (and often flee in exile before the truth of their faith is discovered).