Church of Francis
|The Church of Francis|
|Name: The Church of Francis|
|Alts: The Red Empire, The Empire of the Red F, Francillia|
|Bases: Syracusai, New Hammerhall, The Holy Land, The Capital, Francistan, Oneword, Sky Corps, Two Words, Olgremont, MBI Crater, Point Gorge, Jez's Base, Crimson Ford, Monument City, Atherius, Scalopine, Bitchport, Nova Prospekt, Francistanople|
PRAISE THE ONE TRUE GOD, FRANCIS THE ANCIENT
The Church of Francis is a clan organised around the religion of Francisism and Francis made to bring honour and respect to the one true god, Francis the Ancient and protection to it's followers. It is governed by the Pope and the Synod, with the Priests and generals having a large say too. The Church holds the title of the biggest clan in Simpvp history, with it's record hitting around 27 members, the Church currently sits around 25 members.
The banner the clan uses is a red F with a black background.
- 1 History
- 2 Theology
- 3 The Holy Texts
- 4 Military
- 5 Francis_Bot
- 6 Bases/Territories
- 7 Disciples
Birth of the Church and the Attack on Golden Sun
After Lord1 found Andromeda, Golden Sun, The Vault and MisterStrawman's portal hub on the 3rd of August, he became a devout follower of Francis and gathered other followers to raid them although his connection to Andromeda was broken and the owners of The Vault (The Conspiracy) already blew it up causing Francis's followers to raid the Golden sun and Strawmans hub.
The raid was a success for the church although a battle broke out on the outskirts of the city due to clipchip and JavelinFury turning up to protect it. The church took heavy casualties due to the church's forces being spread out over multiple bases with only Wolfiee_, Fire__Kracken and Lord1 fighting, losing most of them. May they rest in peace.
On the 15/8/19 Lord1 stripped Tenced of his priest title due to suspected espionage which caused him to exile himself until he found his faith. Lord Went to a Francis temple and asked the lord if he was still worthy of his place as a priest, the almighty one said no causing lord to exile himself to repent in the moutains. He was later accepted back by Francis.
The Holy Scroll of Francis (first testament) was finished on the 12th of October 2019.
The Holy War
On October 17th, ostrich1414 declared war on Francisism and the Church. This lead to many battles and conflicts causing the whole server to divide, either a Francillian supporter or a Wilburian supporter. Although a very divisive and destructive war, it increased Church member activity. The Holy Wilbur-Francis War was ultimately lost by the Church, although at the second peace summit of Verillium, the conditions of surrender were met by The Order of Wilbur and the Church wasn't dismantled and also kept all pre-war territories.
Age of the Red Empire
On the 6th of February, CrackyJoe became the first ever Pope of the Church after being baptised at the Holy Land. This is also around the time the Church started expanding its territory and the age of the Red Empire started.
The Stonetown Incident happened on the 16th of April 2020 where Pippenger gave Lord1 ownership over Stonetown, the Wilburian holy land. This angered the Wilburians and they quickly rushed to Stonetown to annex it off the Francillians who colonised it shorty after inheriting it. The Wilburians left lots of anti-Francis signs and scattered The Order of Wilbur banners across the town. The Francillians returned later that day to tear down all Wilburians signs and banners and left a few signs threatening the Wilburians if they did not respect Stonetowns new rulers. Lord1 and Ostrich1414 then met up at Verillium to discuss peace terms before anything bad happened. This was the closest the Wilburians and Francillians have been to the second Holy war since The Sigil Conflict.
22/04/2020 The Church changes its general symbol from the Red F to the symmetrical Red F but still uses the Red F.
from February to May 2020, the Church claimed/created 6+ bases/outposts and the full member list including recruits was up to 20.
The Church Reformation Act 2020
During the Second Simpvp Summit, Lord1 advertised MBI all over the place including the meeting area and the discord, which annoyed one of the sim sum's organisers. Later on in the Sim Sum, Sellout9 killed a huge amount of the attendee's, but spared allies like Lord1, Anthand and Cutman. After the massacre of the 2nd Simpvp Summit, Zepheron announced his new clan, The Republic which was a clan mainly focusing on stopping Lord1 from having fun on the server and "harassing members of the Church of Francis".
After miscommunication between the Galactic Federation and the Republic, the Republic thought the Church of Francis Declared war on them, and thus as their first act of war griefed Two Words which various church and Two Word members suspected Lord Pasta of leaking. Angry that his teammates had all their work destroyed, Lord1 wanted to strike back and did so with a Task Force Fury grief on the Wilburian holy land, Stonetown.
Lord1 got backlash from his fellow priest and co-founder of the church, Tenced who later stepped down as priest as well as iPyxis although for other reasons. He also received angry responses from members of the Republic, although this would only for fill the reason of the grief as they were the target.
Lord may have achieved the purpose of the grief, but the church was suffering from a image problem, so on the 24th of June Lord1 Transferred Discord ownership to Pope Joe (CrackyJoe) and he and Lord drafted the Church Reformation Act 2020 which most notably included: The introduction of the Synod (a mixture of ex Galactic Federation members and Church members to hold democratic votes), Lord1 punished, the halt of aggression towards the Republic, the end to the Imperial image of the Church (although territories, recruit bases and some words used to describe the church and some of the imperial - based ranks may linger) and the official introduction of the Order of the Olgremese Templars. Lord was later let back into the church and all his titles were restored, although Pope Joe kept discord ownership.
Mid 2020 Conflicts And Reaching 1 Year Old
Mid 2020 saw the Church's diversion of attention from fighting others to working on infrastructure, this would include working on Francis_bot, work on the Church Discord and small events and competitions. The self proclaimed 'Republic' would constantly make efforts to "weaken" and "cripple" the church (A image will be shown below to visualise these efforts).
Some of the changes to the church included free gunpowder for all Church members supplied by MBI, some new outposts, colonies and a new base. A advert competition took place with a prize pool of 40 db, Seventwoworlds won with this image and unfinished video, AGTcraft came second place with the poster below and Wawuwiva came third with the poster below that.
In early august, the Church hit 1 year old. Around this time, the Church had 23 active disciples including priests, recruits and the Pope. 4 Days after the anniversary, the Church prepares for the first ever Priest election and after a couple of days of hard debates, speeches and discussions, TonTheKidRS Wins the votes! Here are their speeches accompanied by any posters used by the candidates:
Wawuwiva's speech and poster
TonTheKidRS's speech (his original one was accidentally deleted after Lord accidently banned him)
September saw the height of the church military activity since the Intervention War, as the church executed Operation Red Terror. This operation was to strike multiple bases within a short period built by enemies of the Empire, most being culprits of the Two Words grief. The full list of bases griefed are as followed: PANOSKYLO's Base, Cutmans Base, QuantumEntropy's Base, Bbbbbbixieland, Elon Dusk and MisterStrawmans City & Portal Hub.
The montage of the griefs can be found [here]
During the grief of Elon Dusk, Lord1 killed Electrichugg. This caused him to round up his Wilburian allies and challenge the Francillians to a battle. The battle would be known as the Battle of Swampland and lasted about an hour until the Francillians claimed victory.
MrMeeps would soon teach him the way of the sword alongside PeePee the Frawg.
Francis went on to be a FOK Elder God because only a important being as himself could last this long. When a invasion of Syracusai was imminent, Lord1 evacuated Francis to a bunker in a secret location and has remained there since, blessing his followers.
Francis is thought by his followers to be a multi-dimensional, almighty being who made all things including the land of Simpivia (SimPvP) but takes the form of the red sheep.
Olgrem, son of Francis was the FOK god of war. He remained in Francis's bunker with Francis until his physical body was sacrificed on the 04/08/2019 to make it easier for him to provide wrath to sinners.
Olgrem was thought to be a part of Francis until Francis casted him out of his body, making Francis more peaceful and creating his son, a powerful and wrathful being with a hatred for sinners.
Olgrem also has a branch of the church dedicated for him. Named the Olgremese and or the Olgremese Templars, this branch focuses on praising Olgrem and cleansing Simpivia of infidel sinners.
The Holy Texts
FoK Elder Gods: The first ever text where Francis is acknowledged and revered.
The Holy Scroll (First Testament): a text with the Lords commandments, gospel and some background information about the almighty Francis and his son Olgrem put together by the priests.
The Holy Scroll (Second Testament): a continuation of the first.
Genasis I: a text holding history and lore on Francis and his creation of Simpivia.
Illuminations I: a text holding Pope Crackus' experience and lessons with the Lord.
The Holy Arts
Below are some of the Church's map arts.
The Church has its military to protect her and its assets and interests. Lord1 is the current Supreme General and operates all of the military but is still under command of the Pope. The hierarchy of the military goes as follows: Pope -> Supreme General -> General -> Commander -> TFF Agent/Knight/FAF Elytraman/Templar -> Conscript. There are 4 branches of the Francillian military which are:
Established on the 8th of August before the Church of Francis Invasions, the Francillian Army is responsible for training and deploying all Francillian ground soldiers. The Francillian army was the main fighting power during The Holy Wilbur-Francis War as most if not all battles were mainly fought on the ground.
Task Force Fury (TFF)
TFF is an elite selection of Francillian personnel for the most challenging operations and tasks. Formed on the 20th of October 2019 during the war, TFF's first mission was the annexation of Tol Honeth and was a success. Task Force Fury's Headquarters resided in Francistan until it was abandoned. One of TFF's most notable missions was invading McCapital with Caudices and other groups under the Bloc for Clans during the war against MCMAFIA. A controversial mission operated by TFF was the grief of Stonetown during a mini war against The Republic.
Francillian Air Force (FAF)
Officially established on the 28th of October 2019, FAF's is responsible for training and deploying things to do with fighting/support from the air, this includes elytra fighting and flying machine building and operating. The FAF was a crucial aspect of the Francillian Military during the War. When in battle as the FAF would provide important air support to the army and gather the positions of the Wilburian forces and keep them busy when the soldiers needed to resupply.
Knightly Order of the Olgremese Templars
Established during the Church Reformation Act 2020, the Knightly Order of the Olgremese Templars or just the Olgremese Templars is a branch of the military that are sworn to uphold knightly values. Before the official establishment, the Olgremese Templars dated back to the early days of the base Oneword and would normally be associated with defending the people of the church through violence, although that changed when Pope Joe re-imagined the Templars to be a respectable creed to prepare for crusades and wars.
The Church has its own chat bot known as 'Francis_bot'. It's linked with a discord bot that can displays Simpvp chat, and allows players to log the bot in remotely. The bot uses 'Prayers' as its currency and players can use these prayers to do things such as set join messages and send anonymous messages to other players as well as a few other commands. You can see all the commands by doing #help in in game chat when the bot is also online.
Francis_bot was developed and coded by 086.
Below are the bases and territories the Church lays/laid claim to.
- New Hammerhall
- The Holy Land
- The Capital
- Sky Corps
- Two Words
- MBI Crater
- Point Gorge
- Jez's Base
- Crimson Ford
- Monument City
- Lakeside Lodge
- Core V1
- Nova Prospekt
- Spaniard Base
- Holy War Vet
- Supreme General
- Minister of Defense
- Holy War Vet
- Minister of Resources
- Holy War Vet
- Holy War Vet
- Holy War Vet
Federal Member State / External Synod Ambassador Bishops
A group photo before the Conspiracy raids.