A group of cities to the north of the Free Cities and the east of Leonais that are ruled directly by the Faith and its Holy Synod. The name actually refers to the old treaties with kings and emperors that established it as the bastion of the Faith. Rule is vested in the Synod, and its Flamens, while military affairs are looked after by the Concordat's Knightly Holy Orders--the Wardens, the Eremites, and the Stylites. Of these, the Knights of the Tower are perhaps the most mysterious, their service to the Faith seen somewhat distasteful.
Even if it is necessary.