The seat of organized religion in Graceport. Each of the nine spires of the cathedral is the home to the centralized administration for the nine formally recognized gods and goddesses in Graceport. The Nine are:
Each of the spires is headed by a Chancellor who is nominally the head of that specific religion charged with overseeing its administration. Recently, however, the Chancellors’ activities have been mostly restricted to the city of Graceport itself, and it seems that many have turned to political machniation—or perhaps have simply become more overt about their maneuvering.
The Hierarchy within the cathedral is rigid and strictly observed with superiors able to demand practically anything of those beneath them.
Generally speaking, each of the three officers beneath a Chancellor is the administrator for a specific branch of the Church structure. The Chaplain oversees church officers who supervise facilities of their own, with Abbots in charge of specific chapels or churches and Curates in charge of portions of larger cathedrals or monasteries. The Viceroy is charged with administrative tasks and funding. Finally, the Archbishop develops and enforces the dogma of a given religion.
The Cathedral as One
In theory, each “spire,” should carry its own weight as the cathedral democratically acts in the interest of religious citizens of the Empire everywhere. In reality, the Chancelry and Chancellors that sit for each spire maneuver for political power for themselves. Each spire has a vicar in charge of gathering information (or, less charitably, spying) on the other spires and even the movers and shakers in greater Graceport.
The various spires are successful to varying degrees, and the more powerful they are, the more weight they carry in decisions for the cathedral. As an example, the recent Inquisition carried the support of only seven of the nine chancellors, yet the Inquisition went forward.
The Cathedral is also home to a secret organization who refer to themselves as “The Nine,” but little is known of them or their purpose.