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The Archprelate is the head of the Elene Church, similar to the Pope in the real-life Catholic Church. He (it is intimated that no woman has ever held the post, another parallel with the Pope) is elected through a vote of one-hundred votes out of one hundred-sixty-eight, or an equal proportion of those present and voting. The word of the Archprelate is absolute among church officials and ecclesiastic matters (though his power in civil courts is compromised by the power of the kingdoms, except during Crisis of the Faith). Dolmant is the current Archprelate.

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