Have been re-reading the Castille 1e book and it got me thinking - who do you feel is 'in the right' in the Momtaigne invasion of Castille?
For those of you new to this here is a quick primer:
The Hierophant (leader of the Vaticine church) has disappeared. He can't be declared dead for 7 years if no body is found, and thus no new hierophant can be elected. In this power vacuum, the inquisition has risen to take a lot of power in Castille. The church teaches that sorcery is the work of Legion ('the Devil'). Meanwhile L'Emperor of Montaigne has announced himself as a sorceror and severed all ties with the church, declaring Montigne as a haven for sorcerors from the Vaticine.
So far that summary is broadly accepted 'facts'. What follows is more partisan:
Castille's view: the inquisition is supporting the young King and helping maintain order in a time of turmoil. The heathen Montaigne have invaded due to the egotism of their diabolical ruler.
Montaigne's view: Castille is straining under the yoke of a religious despotism that is dogmatically persecuting the innocent population and needs to be exercised from the world.
So who do you feel is the more sympathetic side?