The Interplay of Light and Shadow
The origins of the Lord are unknown, as is his given name. Around 2,500 years ago, the Lord came out of the Waste and began preaching about purifying Pyron. Part of this purification was the subjugation or expelling of all non-humans. Within 10 years, the Lord had seized control of the country in a near bloodless revolution. He has not aged noticeably in the intervening centuries.
All citizens are required to make pilgrimages to Thieron no less than every five years to listen to the teachings of the Lord from his own lips. These teachings include the inherent superiority of humans over non-humans and the destiny of humans to rule all non-humans. Because of these teachings, non-humans are not generally protected by the laws of Pyron.
Occasionally, a non-human will earn or simply be granted equal status with humans in Pyron. This is evidenced by an amulet given to them directly by the Lord. These amulets are made specifically for the individual from different materials and in different patterns but there are several constants that prove their validity. First, all of the amulets contain a ruby engraved with the seal of Pyron. Second, the amulet can neither be given away nor stolen from the individual to whom it was granted. Any such change in possession simply results in the amulet teleporting itself back around the grantee’s neck. Third, the amulet magically records the time, location, nature and culprit of any crime against the wearer within the boundaries of Pyron. Fourth, upon the death of the wearer, the amulet will teleport itself to the Lord.