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“This reads very much like The Pillars, except…” Demeas was confused and becoming upset with what he had read. “Except the minor insertions and deletions change the meaning of the Text. Men are superior to women? Elves, Dwarves and the likes are undesirables considered worthy of enslavement? Where did you get this nonsense?”
“Smuggled out of an Alaythayan compound in Khelenah. The courier who brought it to me gave his life to do so.”
NOTE: Although Sendeshian society appear to be predominantly Patriarchal it is, on the other hand, no less Matriarchal. Apart from certain gender roles, women have the same rights as men. The majority of businesses within the Kingdom are owned and run by women and greatly aid in the prosperity of Sendeshia. Within The H’Rhophyan Order itself is a group of women, known as The Shenmotej (The Holy Sisters). Their duties include caring for the young, elderly and sick. Shenmotej are proficient with weapons making them valuable allies to their H’Rhophyan Brothers. They may be asked to fight alongside their Brothers, as in the past, in the event of armed conflict involving The Order (Shenmotej appear later in the series). The Pillars expressly teach in various places the equality of all peoples regardless of gender, race or age. Chalrusha, God of The Faith, commands everyone to observe this precept. Alaythayans, for the most part, disregard this teaching. This is the reason why Demeas is angered.
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