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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.
19th Feb '17 8:12:04 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Gujaareh is the main and most important city for the worshippers of Hananja. In fact, Hananja's Law is what the Gujaareens live by and are in return bestowed with Hananja's magic, [[{{Whatevermancy}} narcomancy]], which is virtually unknown and unused outside of the city-state. Gujaareh also houses the Hetawa, the main temple of Hanaja.
26th Jan '17 1:31:24 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GamefThrones'': The Dothraki view their only city, Vaes Dothrak, this way. It lies in the shadow of a single, vast peak known by the Dothraki as the Mother of Mountains, which is considered sacred. Dothraki holy women, known as ''dosh khaleen'', live in the city and are respected by all Dothraki.

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* ''Series/GamefThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Dothraki view their only city, Vaes Dothrak, this way. It lies in the shadow of a single, vast peak known by the Dothraki as the Mother of Mountains, which is considered sacred. Dothraki holy women, known as ''dosh khaleen'', live in the city and are respected by all Dothraki.
26th Jan '17 1:31:04 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GamefThrones'': The Dothraki view their only city, Vaes Dothrak, this way. It lies in the shadow of a single, vast peak known by the Dothraki as the Mother of Mountains, which is considered sacred. Dothraki holy women, known as ''dosh khaleen'', live in the city and are respected by all Dothraki.
3rd Jan '17 7:07:00 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' features several important religious locales home to the Templars, but none are more important than the Holy Isle of Neos. [[spoiler:The city and its population are systematically wiped out when [[TheManBehindTheMan Rhapthorne]] [[SealedEvilInACan finally escapes from his sceptre]] and levels the once-sacred place to serve as his stronghold, the Dark Citadel. Neos has some good equipment, [[LostForever so you might want to avoid the plot for a bit]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' features several important religious locales home to the Templars, but none are more important than the Holy Isle of Neos. [[spoiler:The city and its population are systematically wiped out when [[TheManBehindTheMan Rhapthorne]] [[SealedEvilInACan finally escapes from his sceptre]] and levels the once-sacred place to serve as his stronghold, the Dark Citadel. Neos has some good equipment, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent so you might want to avoid the plot for a bit]].]]
31st Dec '16 12:34:33 PM nombretomado
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* A ton of them in ''{{Eberron}}''.

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* A ton of them in ''{{Eberron}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}''.
17th Dec '16 5:33:28 PM Discar
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* ''Film/RogueOne'': Jedha City, capital of the moon Jedha, is a sacred site to those who believe that the Jedi will one day return. Pilgrims come from across the galaxy to pray, and the non-Force Sensitive guardians of the temple still walk the city's streets, teaching of the Force. The Empire has control of the city, and excavates the Khyber crystals (which the Jedi used to focus their lightsabers) as a key component of the Death Star's superlaser. [[spoiler:When Krennic destroys the city using a partially-powered blast from that same superlaser, he claims that he destroyed the last reminder of the Jedi in the galaxy]].
6th Aug '16 2:05:04 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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* High Charity, ''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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