|Divine Kingdom of Cildania|
Mamlaka ʾIilohi shel Qildar
Flag Coat of Arms
|Capital Cildania City, Akildar|
|Languages Cildanian, Church Cildanian|
|Government Caesaropapist autocracy|
First Gildas Kilian I
Last Gildas Kilian II
|Legislature Council of Princes|
|Currency Cildanian Sheqel|
In 1847, Prince Gildas Kilian of Akilda dissolved the Council of Princes declared himself Divine King of Cildania (HaMelek HaʾIilohi shel Qildar) with the Patriarch's consent. Akinawa, Gilzon and Ylrith supported the unification and the Divine Kingdom but Prince Jugurtha of Hebilon disputed the authority of the Patriarch and the King and declared himself Hebileean Patriarch-Prince, consolidating both roles. Prince Jugurtha raised an army against Cildania, and after a thirty year war Jugurtha was captured and executed following his return to Mar Iskendra (Santa Alexandra). By the time of his capture the war had taken all of his heirs and with his death the War of Unification was over and the Kingdom established its absolute dominion over the Island.
The Empire existed as a Caesaropapist state, whereby the Department of Cildania (ER) was entirely subordinate to the Divine King. The king would typically protect the Church and manage its administration by presiding over councils and appointing patriarchs and setting territorial boundaries for their jurisdiction. The Council of the Princes was reestablished in 1895 to curb the power of the king, and in 1901 the first Parliament was convened. The Divine Empire lasted until 1929, when a liberal revolution established the Republic of Cildania.
Divine Kings of Cildania[edit | edit source]