The Unexpected Heir
The Purity is the head of the Church of Asthorn, and leads the Church as well as directly ruling the Realm of the Pure from The Thorn. The Purity is assisted in determining Church doctrine by the Council of Virtues. Upon the death of a Purity, a new one is chosen by the Council from among their number. The Purity is responsible for directing Church policy, including issuing Edicts and declaring a Purification. Officially, the Purity does not belong to a sect, and does not take part in squabbles between them aside from declaring a sect heretical. In practice, a Purity will often align with a particular sect, as the current one does with the Dodecaseptarians.