The Trials of Cell Theta
Ciaphas is still a youth in imperial society, at 47 he is just about reaching his prime. The years had been kind to Ciaphas, he had served the order of the Cleansing Pyre of St Stephanos under the Bishop Valenten all his adult life and could think of no place he would rather be.
His order made a difference, they didn’t just preach on corners, they defended the weak and gave aid to those who needed it.
His subjects would be cared for. His the order made sure all of its students were able to minister sermons as well as the more physical judgement sometimes required.
Serving under the bishop provided Ciaphas the opportunity to develop his more refined skills as he served as one of the bishops advisors and protectors.
It was during this service he discovered the earth shattering secret that led to his new life.
The Bishop was ignoring pleas for assistance from the poor and funding the orders resources into something altogether darker. The pyres burned brightly, but they were not for St Stephanos…
The Bishop was serving a darker power, when confronted by Ciaphas he was offered a chance to join him. To gain the ability to help so many with the suffering of a few.
Ciaphas was broken inside that the man he trusted most and loved like a father had betrayed everything he knew dear. Action was taken…