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31st Dec '17 9:08:44 AM nombretomado
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* St. Heim Papal State for the Church of Granas in ''GrandiaII''.

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* St. Heim Papal State for the Church of Granas in ''GrandiaII''.''VideoGame/GrandiaII''.
28th Dec '17 3:06:42 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Urithiru, the ancient home of the Knights Radiant, was the most holy city in the world, protected from [[HostileWeather the Highstorms]] and inaccessible except by a Knight Radiant. The Knights withdrew from the city shortly before the Recreance, where they [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandoned their oaths]], so the city was lost for thousands of years. Most people, even religious scholars, don't believe it ever existed. In the first two books, Jasnah and Shallan are looking for the city in the hopes that it contains records that have not been [[WrittenByTheWinners altered by the Hierocracy]], which might have more information on the upcoming [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Desolation]].
16th Sep '17 5:31:30 PM Luppercus
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* The four holy cities of UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} are Lumbini where Gautama Buddha was born, Bodh Gaya where he achieve Enlightment, Sarnath where Buddha preached for the first time thus starting the Wheel of Dharma (founding Buddhism) and Kushinagar where Buddha dies. The first is in Nepal the other four are in India.

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* The four holy cities of UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} are Lumbini where Gautama Buddha was born, Bodh Gaya where he achieve achieved Enlightment, Sarnath where Buddha preached for the first time thus starting the Wheel of Dharma (founding Buddhism) and Kushinagar where Buddha dies. The first is in Nepal the other four are in India.
16th Sep '17 5:30:45 PM Luppercus
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* The four holy cities of UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} are Lumbini where Gautama Buddha was born, Bodh Gaya where he achieve Enlightment, Sarnath where Buddha preached for the first time thus starting the Wheel of Dharma (founding Buddhism) and Kushinagar where Buddha dies. The first is in Nepal the other four are in India.
24th Aug '17 10:09:28 PM LordInsane
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* At the time of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the eponymous province has three Holy Cities, one for each of the three Tribunal gods. Almalexia and Vivec are clear Vatican-style cities, as they not only house the deities they're named after but also high-ranking Temple officials (the head of the Temple in Vvardenfell in Vivec and the head of the Temple on the mainland in Almalexia). Sotha Sil... is a bit more complex, as the inhabiting god stays away from mortal affairs, and the city's location is unknown to mortals (and, as such, has no mortal inhabitants).

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* At the time of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the eponymous province has three clear Holy Cities, one for each of the three Tribunal gods. Almalexia and Vivec are clear Vatican-style cities, as they not only house the deities they're named after but also high-ranking Temple officials (the head of the Temple in Vvardenfell in Vivec and the head of the Temple on the mainland in Almalexia). Sotha Sil... is a bit more complex, as the inhabiting god stays away from mortal affairs, and the city's location is unknown to mortals (and, as such, has no mortal inhabitants). The city of Necrom is described in terms suggesting it has holy significance (it is specifically called out as a necropolis in a religion with elements of ancestor worship), although unlike the Triune cities it isn't visited in ''Morrowind''[[note]]outside [[VideoGame/TamrielRebuilt mods]][[/note]].
1st Jul '17 4:17:35 PM nombretomado
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* Mecca and Medina for UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}. See also the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiest_sites_in_Islam list of holy sites in Islam]] on TheOtherWiki.

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* Mecca and Medina for UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}. See also the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiest_sites_in_Islam list of holy sites in Islam]] on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
2nd Jun '17 6:37:19 AM HarJIT-EGS
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* Salt Lake City is this for the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Latter-Day Saints]].

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* Salt Lake City is this for the [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} Latter-Day Saints]].Saints]] [[note]]although Independence, Missouri is regarded as the prophesied New Jerusalem and is the center-place of several other churches in the movement[[/note]].
19th May '17 11:10:10 PM angie710
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Some cities are just places where a lot of people live and work. Some are seats of worldly authorities, elevating them above others. And then there is the Holy City, a site so intrinsically tied to a [[TheChurch particular religion]] that it became a symbol of faith all by itself. In peacetime, it will result in thousands to millions of devoted pilgrims visiting it every day. In wartime, [[HoldTheLine expect it to be defended to the last breath]], even more so than a national capital (unless it ''is'' the [[UsefulNotes/{{Rome}} national capital]]), and the consequences if it is ever sacked by an invader are either [[DespairEventHorizon a lot graver]] or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a lot worse for the other side]].

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Some cities are just places where a lot of people live and work. Some are seats of worldly authorities, elevating them above others. And then there is the Holy City, a site so intrinsically tied to a [[TheChurch particular religion]] that it became a symbol of faith all by itself. In peacetime, it will result in thousands to millions of devoted pilgrims visiting it every day. In wartime, [[HoldTheLine expect it to be defended to the last breath]], even more so than a national capital (unless it ''is'' the [[UsefulNotes/{{Rome}} national capital]]), and the consequences if it is ever sacked by an invader are either [[DespairEventHorizon a lot graver]] or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a lot worse for the other side]].
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13th Mar '17 11:55:27 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''High Charity'', a colossal, mobile planetoid that serves as the capital of [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] and the Prophets' Holy City in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''High Charity'', a colossal, mobile planetoid that serves as the capital of [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] and the Prophets' Holy City in City.
** ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' introduces Sunaion, a temple city on
the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.Elite homeworld built right over a sea.
19th Feb '17 8:19:03 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': There are two key ones that factor in the story.
** Sumna is the holiest city in all of Inrithism. The Vault-of-the-Tusk is kept in Sumna as well as the vast temple-complexes of the Thousand Temples. The Shriah, the HighPriest of Inrithism, maintains his seat in Sumna.
** Shimeh is the second holiest city in Inrithism for being a site of scriptural importance for Inri Sejenus. Reconquering Shimeh becomes the object of the Holy War declared in the first trilogy. Shimeh is also a holy city to the Fanim because the Cishaurim keep their holy tabernacle, the Ctesarat, maintained within Shimeh.
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