--- OPERATION ---
The Radiance is a priestly/prophetic order operated by a self-perpetuating board of Radiant Fathers, all of which were formerly priests/prophets that served the temple.
--- BELIEFS ---
The Radiants believe that their god is the one true god, warring a holy war against all other gods for control of the celestial domain. He is a god of light, holy and cleansing light. The Radiant One honors purity above all else, and purity can only be wrought through fire.
The servants of all other gods must be bled and burned. Ideally they would be brought to the Centrality and burned at the grand pyre, but that is not always practical.
The holy books and writings of doctrine under the institution of all other gods must be blotted out in the blood of those who read them, and burned at the grand pyre.
--- REGALIA ---
The radiant prophets don black sable cloaks of unnaturally heavy weight, are armed with long iron staves, and descend from the temple into the city below to preach canticles of prophetic oracle to the population.
The radiant priests are clad in a slate woolen frock dyed black, and armed with black iron shortswords (iqqoriusundels) which they use for sacrificial purposes.
The Wardens of the Grand Pyre are clad in bohemian leather coats of plates beneath their cloaks, and they are armed with iron swords (iqqoriol) appx. 1.115 ~meter (gor) from tip to the end of the hilt.
--- PROPHETHOOD/PRIESTHOOD ---
The prophets convene every day at dawn to celebrate the coming of their god’s light and every day at night to discuss their individual plans and ambitions and what they accomplished that day. There is a large chamber directly connected to the Centrality which has no official name. The table at which they convene is a huge slab of marble, with pillars of chrome wrought in a circle around the walls of the room. Each prophet will sit with a candle and a book in which they detail events discussed for historical chronicle purposes. The book also contains personal meditations and so forth.
The priests are in charge of maintaining the temple and it’s history. A priestly order of scribes will detail the biographies of all the priests and prophets in the temple library, catalogue the library, and ensure the maintanance/copy of old volumes. A priestly order of temple-keepers will repair and maintain the state of the temple. All other priests will simply reside within the temple and perform religious duties such as replenishing the oil and keeping all the fires lit.
All orders are self-perpetuating unless they are to take a new member by order of the Radiant Fathers, with the exception of wardens, which are only appointed by the Radiant Fathers.
--- WARDENS ---
The temple keeps a company of wardens, former priests/prophets who are appointed warden for performing admirably. They are allowed to decline promotion. There are twenty wardens of the Grand Pyre, and twenty wardens in general service to the temple.
The Wardens of the Grand Pyre are posted in the Centrality in groups of four, one shift per day and one shift per night, different individuals will cycle through shifts.
The wardens in general service to the temple will guard the entrance or escort members of the temple if needed. If they serve faithfully, they will be offered a promotion to a Warden of the Grand Pyre.