Anabaptist symbol

The united Anabaptist faith is a Christian religion that was formed from the merger of several distinct Anabaptist groups such as the Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites into one united faith in the face of post-Event upheavals that threatened their pacifistic nature. The Anabaptist religion is found mainly within the old Amish Country of Deitscherei and in the area around old New York state.

History Edit

The Anabaptists are a branch of Christianity originating from 16th century Europe, and the forebears of American groups such as the Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites, which banded together to survive the post-cataclysm world. Anabaptists believe Christians should remain separate from the rest of the world, refuse to hold office and refrain from violence even in war or self-defense, tenets which make life after the apocalypse difficult, and often quite short.

However, outside influences would force the Anabaptists to adapt to the hostile post-Event world. After the murder of Kaynich Abram II of Deitscherei by the Americanist President Smithson, the Anabaptists betrayed their pacifist tenets to exact revenge on the Americanists. Since then, the mainstream Anabaptist faith has disregarded most of their pacifist beliefs. In doing so, the Anabaptists became a force to be reckoned with in the Mid-Atlantic region of America.

Holy Sites Edit

The Anabaptist faith has five holy sites:

  • Philadelphia
  • Frederick
  • Bethlehem
  • Lengesch
  • Pittsburgh

While all the Anabaptist holy sites are in close proximity to each other, with all of them being in the area of old Pennsylvania or Maryland, all but two of the holy sites (Bethlehem and Lengesch) are not held by Anabaptists. Frederick, just south from the Deitscherei kingdom, is held by Americanists. Meanwhile, the factory-worshiping Rust Cultists have taken over Pittsburgh in the west of old Pennsylvania due to its rich industrial history.

Mechanics Edit

While the Anabaptists have disregarded most aspects of the formerly strictly pacifistic ways, they still have no love for senseless violence. Anabaptist characters are thus forbidden from using the Holy War CB.

In addition, due to the generally peaceful nature of the religion, Anabaptist lords have a +30 relationship increase with their vassals.

Heresies Edit

The Anabaptist faith has no heresies.

Realms at Start of Game Edit

  • Wilds
  • Connecticut
  • Deitscherei
  • Hudsonia
  • Long Island