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Concerning St. Balder Edit

The first branch of the modern Balderine tree of beliefs begun with the work of Aëtius in 946:

Following the catastrophic uprising of the Semnonites in 943, and the subsequent death of Balder in the Battle of Aics in 945, the future of Aëtius and his kin seemed grim. Despite their situation Aëtius wasted little time in preaching to his fellow kinsmen to take on the ideals of their late leader and continue the fight for freedom and sovereignty, warning of the ruin that would befall them should they now abandon the cause. Initially only the Semnonites had taken to Balder's calling, at first as an equal saint canonized amongst their old row, but with the turn of luck in their people's struggle and the swift series of stunning victories the reverence of this new godly might spread ever wider and turned ever more zealous.

Aëtius too would likewise be slain in the great war of the Semnons however, but his fervid preachings and the new great chapter of the Semnonites would spur a radical following of his words and of the philosophy of Balder and his life, to the eventual exclusion of all other beliefs or saints, who, all had to agree, had not been able to bring similar glory to their folk.

The Semnons, or Aëtians as they would also come to be called refering to their religious belief, had soon laid most of the modern day Kingdom of Bremen under their rule, banning in turn reverence or religious practices of heathen saints. They had under the light of Balder grown mighty strong, and would hear of only their new patron saint. The following decades would see the meager beginnings of Samonia, the Semnonite heartland, expand and widen through a bloody campaign of conquest and subjugation into roughly the Imperial borders of today. The rule of Freimark would soon come to be characterized by a degree of autonomy that gives the region its modern name, whilst other regions would see a gradual emigration leaving but sparse footholds behind.

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homousionites, for whom the faith of Balder became as a continuation of their old beliefs


subjugate by blood and conquest all nations

The next century would see the meager

the three branches

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