Some deities direct mortal hands to bloody their altars. Hecatombs earn power from their god and the fearful respect of their followers through the power of sacrifice. While nearly all deities that appoint Hecatombs have a certain disregard for mortal life, they are not exclusively evil, however. To such clerics, the axes of good and evil and law and chaos matter little—they are all secondary to the divine will.
There is no high king or empress of Endora— instead each demesne provides annual tithes to the Endoran Militia and becomes responsible for its command for a given year. Endoran citizens born on the third Aluday of Parra are consigned into service from birth, sworn by their parents to serve their demesne when the time comes in an ancient practice drafted from rules established in the Imperial Age long ago. As one of the children born on the fateful third Aluday of Parra, you were handed over to one of the demesnes of Endora and raised along other infant conscripts.