At the top of our city lays a series of gardens and buildings interconnected with many paths and common rooms. This is the heart of Kern’s Gate. Halls, temples, research centers and training fields are built around the stele of Telara, on which are carved the names of the eight guardians who once sacrificed themselves to save the city. These buildings are referred to as the Temple, as the citizens access their services as a whole.
Support and respect your neighbours, think about the common good before your own interests
Respect your engagements, don’t betray us, nor the Kingdom of Arkadia
For citizens, being an active member is a duty; participate in the missions, give your feedback, stay aware and vote for the projects of the city
Kern’s gate is a place of tradition and science. The Temple, initially led by shamans, evolved to become a school of thoughts, where no truth is cast in stone. Their main concerns are now to administer the city in the most efficient way possible and to expand their knowledge of Elyria. For that purpose, they explore both science and religion with boldness and pragmatism.
Their ambivalent culture promotes on one hand the respect of all life and the involvement of the community in the decisions which concerns its own fate. They believe one cannot pretend to understand the laws of the world if he cannot rule his own home, where lies the secret of one’s spiritual wealth. On the other hand, they revere ferocity. They acknowledge conflicts as being a fundamental part of our lives, one that motivates individuals to learn and to thrive in the world. It is not rare to see scholars in the temple being also warriors or explorers.
Roles of the Temple
The member of the Temple are all citizens, and all citizens are automatically members of the Temple. This status gives them the right to participate in the administrative tasks of the city. In addition, they have the duty to vote the texts written in the town council and to supervise the quest for citizenship of the new candidates.
Religion & research
One or several religions will be practised. The priests will offer their guidance and make the county benefit from their unique rituals.
Theology and occult studies: They will, however, actively seek to expand their knowledge of the mystical world through expeditions and experiences.
Technological research: scholars often specialize in a limited range of skills. By facilitating the collaboration between several disciplines, we increase their chances to innovate. The targeted fields are currently mostly related to the army.
Teaching: priests and scholars can teach writing and speaking several languages. They can also share their knowledge of medicine, alchemy, cartography and so on. They will educate their fellow citizens and offer their services to the visitors.