Age of Ascension
Religion dominates the lives of those who live within Hieronym, every town has a temple with an individual shrine for each god within it, usually with the towns patron god at the front of the temple. Every towns member is expected to partake in all celebrations and services towards their towns patron god, and only those with severe reasons being excused from any events. Every city within this nation has a temple for each individual god while every household has their own patron. Though everyone within Hieronym is expected to be a devout and religious person and those who do not show signs of such devotion are usually punished in some way, the countries citizens are for the most part happy and well taken care of.
Hieronym is ruled and governed by the divine council, which consists of the high priests of each of the major gods and the Ascended One. The Ascended One is the true ruler of Hieronym, who then uses each of the high priests to act as governors for their respective territories. Whenever this person goes out in public they are covered in robes, while wearing a plain ivory mask, with their identity only being known by the members of the high council. Whenever the current Ascended One dies, there body is destroyed and a new one is elected by the high council, in which they always choose a person who would be able to make decisions that not only benefit the realm, but works towards achieving the goals of each of the gods in equal power an opportunity.