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Calendrical heresy consists of activity which, by action or omission, affects local consensus mechanics in a way that weakens a state-mandated calendar. Calendrical heresies appear throughout the Machineries of Empire continuity.
Calendrical heresy is distinguished from ordinary crime or misbehavior by the way in which it affects a local calendar. Individuals not living in accordance with a given realm's calendar may seriously weaken the effects of local consensus mechanics, leading to calendrical rot. The larger the group of individuals who flout the local calendar, the greater the corrosive effects of the heresy on the calendrical terrain.
The types of behavior or beliefs that constitute heresy under a particular calendar are usually strictly legislated. In the heptarchate and hexarchate, the Rahal oversee the functioning of the high calendar, updating its Doctrine to reflect any necessary adjustments.
Heretics are individuals who commit or contribute to calendrical heresy. The term is also applied to foreigners whose regimes do not use the state-mandated calendar, or, in broadest terms, any undesirable or enemy of the state.
Those who are branded as heretics may be subjected to severe consequences, potentially including conquest, imprisonment, mandatory reeducation to bring them in line with the calendar, summary execution, or ritual torture in a remembrance.
In the hexarchate, the Rahal have jurisdiction over judgment and sentencing of calendrical heresies. Larger heretical groups may be subjected to Kel military action until the population is ready for the Vidona to handle reeducation and torture.
Heresies within the heptarchate/hexarchate
The following cultural groups have, at one time or another, been identified as heretical under the heptarchate and hexarchate's high calendar.