Mourning the loss of both his entire family and his countryside farm a man from the war-torn province of [eleusa_church_province.GetName] reportedly spent a day and a night praying before the Eleusa icon of the [eleusa_church_province.GetCapitalName] cathedral. As the city itself was under occupation his sorrow was shared by many of his [Root.GetAdjective] brethren. The very next day it was as if the icon had heard his prayers. The loyal people of [eleusa_church_province.GetName] rose as one and evicted the remaining enemy forces. The continued fortunes of the province seem unclear but as war and devastation haunt the [Root.GetAdjective] countryside many of our citizens are turning to the church for consolation and moral support.
If the province marked as ‘Eleusa church province’ is controlled by rebels:
the country gets 2 infantry regiments there.
A recent recruitment campaign in [michael_icon_church_province.GetName] has given rise to an unprecedented number of new recruits enlisting. The local clergy is convinced that this was the result of the widespread religious fervor that our icon of St. Michael has inspired. They report that young men have been coming from all parts of the area to see the icon of the Archistrategos and that they leave with a strong will to go to war in the name of their faith.
with the same culture as its owner and a base manpower of at least 5 is preferred
is marked as ‘michael icon church province’.
gains 1.5 yearly manpower.
gains 5% patriarch authority.
As the ruler of all, Christ Pantocrator watches from above, in many of the church-domes around the country. Our veneration and extensive attention to this most central icon in any iconostasis also seem to have been the source of contemplation for many. Reminded of their own role in creation and of the rightful place of the [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] many are more content with both their own lives and with the government that rules them.
Our veneration of St. Nicholas seems to have made quite an impression on one of the merchants in a recent embassy from [benevolent_if_distant_neighbor.GetName]. The merchant was so impressed by the icon of St. Nicholas in [nicholas_icon_was_here.GetCapitalName], by the story of the saint, and by our devotion to Nicholas' legacy, that he decided to bestow three gifts. One gift will go to the cathedral where he saw the icon, one to the artist who created it and one to the benefactor who paid for it.
gets the modifier “Local Famous Icon” for 10 years with the following effects:
−4 local unrest,
−5% local development cost.
The country marked as ‘benevolent if distant neighbor’
gets the opinion modifier “Religious Gratitude” towards the country worth
+50 opinion with a yearly decay of 2.
We will employ the artist as a sign of gratitude.
The country gets access to a discounted artist (skill 2) with Orthodox religion and the culture of the country marked as ‘benevolent if distant neighbor’.
A most generous gift for the benefactor.
gains 0.5 yearly income.
The clergy of [climacus_church_province.GetCapitalName] cathedral claim that it is thanks to the strong local veneration of John Climacus, and the example he set for self-improvement, that the entire province now blossoms so. Indeed harvests seem more plentiful and the people more at peace and loyal than ever before. The 'Ladder' of John Climacus has helped many to improve themselves over the centuries and now we seem once again to be in his debt.