Welcome to Gloria Patri. We are a mature, alternate universe, historical RPG that is set in 1492 Rome, Italy. The Borgia Pope now sits in the chair of Saint Peters and rules the country with a proclaimed divine right and an iron fist.
Behind the curtains his children plot and scheme to secure their hold of power. They seek to carve out an empire on the Borgia name. Lies, treachery, murder and lust drive the forces of the Papal States and blood shall run through the streets of Rome.
Only one question remains; how will your story change the fate of history?
The Vatican The beautiful and mysterious Vatican. One of the most noticeable images of Rome and Italy. It is the large glittering crown jewel of Rome. It houses the Chair of Saint Peters and the Basilica. Subforums: The Chair of St. Peters,
Papal Library and Offices The Papal Library houses all the official records and financial accounts of the Papacy and Rome. It also holds many books about science, art, and law. The other half of this great hall holds all of the Cardinal offices for their work.
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Ballroom The grand ballroom of the Vatican where many celebrations are held. It has a polished marble floor, and a stone atrium all under a roof made of gold and red. Its size allows for five long tables, or three tables and a dance floor depending on the occasion.
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Castel St. Angelo This fortress towers over the Tiber River and is located behind St. Peter's Basillcia. There is an underground tunnel that connects the two so the Pope can retreat to the fortress during a siege. It also houses the Papal Army and a maze of prison cells and torture rooms underground. Subforums: Prison Cells,
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Vatican Gardens The Vatican Gardens is one of the most beautiful in Rome. It is covers almost half of the Vatican territory. There is a stone wall that bounds the gardens on the South, North and West sides. There are several fountains and sculptures as well as many different types of flowers and vineyards.