|All major organisations need some sort of rules to regulate their members' acivities and to ascertain who can do what and to whome. The Lankani is no different. Being a theocracy that rules a vast area of land, counting hundreds of thousands of subjects, Lankani bureaucracy is well developed. As is their internal hierarchy. It is worthy of note that all bureaucrats of any import in Lankanok are priests of Klysus.|
Below the high priests are the Bloodbringers, these are those priests who have risen to the level where they are allowed to sacrifice humans for the glory of Klysus. This elite caste numbers in the thousands, and one is never difficult to find. There are always a lot of Bloodbringers with any army that is expected to see action - their task being the salvation of those enemies who happen to die on the battlefield.
Below the Bloodbringers come the Granters. This caste is empowered to perform most of the ceremonies of the clergy, including simple sacrifices of items and blood, birth and funeral. There is at least one Granter at every place of worship, be it small or large.
One step below the Granters are the Speakers. These may preach the teachings of the Bringer to the general populace, and can perform the simplest of rites, such as coming of age, marriage, etc.
The lowest of the low in the religious hierarchy are the acolytes, these are the gophers of the Lankani temples. All clergy start as acolytes, with the exception of the Khurtum. Of course, not all acolytes have an equally difficult or lenghty service at this level - some high-ranking families have a tendency of getting their kids up to Speaker level very quickly.
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