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The Holy Sovereign Order of the Temple of Tan in Hajenired
CapitalGrand Temple of Tan, Listosord
Largest Temple
Official languages Upper Baredan
Recognised national languages Norjihani, Sjuun, Szezk
Demonym Serene, Tanhungði
Government Theocracy
 -  Grand Tanhungði Servant Sfaðti IV
 -  Grand General of the Forces of Mahadras Usta Fáró
Legislature Council of the Warriors of Tan
 -  Treaty of Tel Duvemuz 1399 
 -  0 km2
0 sq mi
 -  2017 census 134
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
 -  Total $ 36 Billion
 -  Per capita $ 268,656,716
Currency Norjihani Famus
Time zone SHT (SCT+1:08)

The Sovereign Order of Hajenired, officially the Holy Sovereign Order of the Temple of Tan in Hajenired, is a sovereign microstate in South Baredina. It is the only sovereign state on Sahar with no official territory, instead controlling a number of businesses and extra-territorial territory, mostly within South Baredina and Istan. It is the official state entity of the Tanhunga Faith, with its 'capital' being the Grand Temple of Tan in the city of Hajenired. It also has stakes in or majority control of many South Baredinan companies via the Company of Listosord, a subsidiary body. It was founded in 1305 following Govegz Rona's coup, and was declared sovereign at the end of Wars of the Three Armies in 1399, when the Order's territories within Norjihan were granted extra-territoriality. The head of the Sovereign Order is the Grand Tanhungði Servant, the top clergyman in Tanhunga, and the population of 134 consists entirely of the members of the Council of the Warriors of Tan, the elite group of clergymen who lead the Tanhunga faith.

The Order is an organ of the Tanhunga Church, as well as being a continuation of the Military Order of the Army of Tan, the army founded by Anlar III in 1302. It currently has 134 citizens, all of them clergy who form the Council of the Warriors of Tan, the body that controls the theocratic structure of the Sovereign Order. It is widely considered a sovereign subject under international law despite having no official territory. It is an official member of United Sahar and issues its own passports and postage stamps, as well as having the right to enter into treaties (although it does use the Norjihani Famus as its currency as prescribed under the 1852 Treaty of Hajenired). The Sovereign Order also has the Corporation of Hajenired as a business quarter, through which it controls a number of businesses, most notably the Bank of Hajenired, and thus is often seen as blurring the lines between a country, a company and a religious body.



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Once the war was over, the Treaty of Tel Duvemuz enshrined the extraterritorial control of the Order over all church property in Norjihan as well as in Szezkia, as well as the personal property of the Grand Tanhungði Servant, which included the Castellanship of Tel Duvemuz (the capital of Norjihan at the time) itself. Whilst the Tanhungara had wanted full control of the territory, it was decided it would instead be a seperate legal and sovereign entity with special legal jurisprudence in order to ensure the Norjihanis would agree to the treaty. From this point on, the Order became a seperate sovereign entity, headquarted in the Temple of Tan in Hajenired.

In the 1880s, after the Grand Rebellion which had been aided by the Tanhungara, the Sovereign Order was forced to return most of its church property to Norjihani legal control, but kept the Grand Temple and the Castellanship of Tel Duvemuz. As well as this, the Sovereign Order accepted the Norjihani Famus as its currency and also procurred the military support of Norjihan, which it retains to this day (although Szezkia has also pledged to provide military protection if necessary under the 1952 Avdjereg Agreement). In the 1700s, the Sovereign Order took control of the Corporation of Hajenired when the leadership of the Corporation passed to the Grand Tanhungði Servant as the soul remaining air of the corporation. Thus, the Order is one of the largest business entities in South Baredina, under the title of the Corporation of Hajenired.







The Grand Tanhungði Servant, the head of the Tanhungá church, is the Head of State of the Sovereign Order, and is elected for a life term by the Council of the Warriors of Tan, a council of 133 of the highest ranking Tanhungá clergymen who form the legislative body of the Sovereign Order. Alongside being the Grand Tanhungði Servant, the head of the Sovereign Order is also;

  • Chief Executive of the Corporation of Listosord
  • Commisioner of Istan
  • Castellan of Tel Duvemuz
  • Secretary General of the Council of Norjihan
  • Guard of the Tannist Order of Szezkia
  • Warden of the Word
  • Knight-Master of the Warriors of Tan

The current Grand Tanhungði servant is Sfaðti IV, formerly the Servant of Ronyg, who succeeded Anlár VII in 2015. As head of the Council of Genn, the GTS selects a Grand General of the Forces of Mahadras, who is the administrative head of the Sovereign Order. Whilst the GTS and the Grand General could theoretically rule on their own according to the constitution of the Grand Order, the Council meets every two months for a review and to vote on motions relating to the day to day running of the order. However, the GTS retains absolute authority on religious rulings, such as the subject of sermons and interpretations of holy texts.

As head of state of the Sovereign Order, the GTS is also the Chief Executive of the Corporation of Listosord, the business entity connected to the sovereign state which manages the business and charitable organisations affiliated with the Sovereign Order, most notably the Bank of Hajenired, the largest financial organisation in South Baredina. The Council of the Warriors of Genn thus also exists as the board of the Corporation, alongside an advisory body made up of economists and the head of the Norjihani Stock Exchange, none of whom are citizens of the Sovereign Order (as only current members of the Tanhungá clergy can be citizens of the sovereign order).

The Council of the Warriors of Genn is divided into 3 'cycles', as shown below:

  • Grand Masters of the Sovereign Order - the most senior officials of the Council, all ministers of the Sovereign Order are Grand Masters. The 3 "Grand Servantships" of Listosord, Averenid (Avdjereg) and Tesan - are also automatically members due to their roles within the church, even if they do not hold a ministerial post. The ministerial posts of the Grand Masters include
    • Grand Treasurer - the financial minister, responisble for the organisation of the Sovereign Order's funds
    • Mouth of Tan - minister responsible for ensuring foreign affairs, including religious rulings in other countries
    • Grand Master-Elect - responsible for representing the views of the body of the church in the Council
  • Castellans of the Sovereign Order - responsible for the administration of individual property or businesses, as well as being more senior within the clergy, controlling wider areas. Elected from the Servants when a vacancy appears.
  • Servants of the Sovereign Order - lower level religious figures, chosen from the clergy by the Castellans

Administrative divisions

There are three main administrative divisions within the Sovereign Order as below:

  • Tanhungarisa Larsan

Tangungarisa Larsan, or Sacred Ground is all of the religious 'property' of the Sovereign Order, and represents the Temples that the Sovereign Order has extraterritorial control over. Only those who fall under the Tanhungarisa Larsan can be citizens of the Sovereign Order and thus be part of the government; consequently, this ensures the theological government remains 'religiously pure' (despite its business interests).

  • The Bounty of Derog

This is the other territory which the Sovereign Order enjoys jurisprudence over, including palaces and castles. Named after Derog, the protector of the Baredans in Tanhunga.

  • Corporation of Hajenired

The Business interests of the Sovereign Order are all held under the Corporation of Hajenired.

Foreign relations

The Sovereign Order is recognised as a sovereign state entity by United Sahar, consequently being the only sovereign state with no official territory. It maintains embassies with every nation on Sahar except Xhodiar and Yaina, whose governments the Sovereign Order does not recognise. The Sovereign Order has an official foreign policy of neutrality, and so often acts as a mediator in conflicts.


The Sovereign Order is itself, under the Statutes of GTS Rema I, a military order as originally designed by Anlár III, and therefore states that it provides its own millitary protection. The official millitary of the Sovereign Order is arranged according to the same heirarchy as the structure of the Council of Warriors, and each member is simultaneously a member of the Army (Grand Army of the Forces of Mahadras), Navy (The Sword of Osa) and the Airforce (Protectors of the Kingdom of Nonkay).

In reality, the Sovereign Order has two main sources of protection. The first is the Serene Guard, a private security force under the operation of the Corporation of Hajenired which also operates under the business name 'Securall'. It provides the function of a police force and national guard. The second source is from the militaries of both Norjihan and Szezkia. Norjihan officially provides its protection under the 1881 Declaration of Saghen, whilst Szezkia does under the 1952 Avdjereg Agreement.




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Unlike other countries where citizenship is generally based on jus sanguinis (birth from a citizen, even outside the state's territory) or jus soli (birth within the territory of the state), citizenship of the Sovereign Order can only be granted jus offici as according to the 1948 Citizenship Act. It is granted to those who are elected as members of the Council of the Warriors of Tan, and can only be elected from those who work within the Tanhungarisa Larsan (ie. within the Tanhunga clergy). None of the employees of the Corporation of Hajenired, other clergy who work in the Tanhunga church or others who work for or with the Sovereign Order have citizenship. Under the 1451 Provisions of the Theological Mission, citizenship can only ever be granted to 134 people at a time. Citizenship could only, until 2014, be lost when a person died, under the presumption they would always remain within the clergy. However, in 2014 after an attempt at rooting out corruption within the Sovereign Order, the Citizenship Act was amended to allow for people to be stripped of their citizenship with a 2/3 vote of the Council of the Warriors of Tan.



The official language of the Sovereign Order according to both its constitution and the 'Commandments on the Uses of Language in Liturgy' (1781) is Upper Baredan, a language descended from Proto-Western-Baredan from which modern Norjihani is also descended. It is the official language used in the education of clergymen at the Hajenired College, in official meetings and functions of the Council of the Warriors of Tan and in all press or religious releases. It also serves as a lingua franca for the different clergymen from the different regions. Naturally, however, there are speakers of other languages. As of 2017:

Language Number of Speakers Percentage
Norjihani 73 55%
Sjuutsay 41 30%
Istani Baredan 15 11%
Szezk 3 2%
Lhivralan 1 0.7%




100% of the population of the Sovereign Order declared that they follow Tanhunga, the official state religion.












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