Silvadum City

Silvadum City State

Status Civitatis Silvadi (Latin)
Erbes Śtot de Silvadi (Medovian)
Coat of Arms
Location of Silvadum City (green) in Thrismari (dark grey)
Location of Silvadum City (green) in Thrismari (dark grey)
and largest city
Silvadum City (City-state)
Official languagesLatin[a]
(Official religion)
GovernmentUnitary Christian absolute monarchy
Holy See
• Sovereign
Luke VII[b]
LegislaturePontifical Commission
• 2018 estimate
• 2014 census
Time zoneUTC-2
Date formatyyyy-mm-dd (AD)
Driving sideright
Calling code+777
Patron saintSaint Peter
ISO 3166 codeSD
  1. Latin is de facto not used, but remains official as a tradition
  2. Silvadum does have a king, which is by definition the same person as the pope, although technically the titles remain seperate
  3. Currency used by Medovia, Silvadum doesn't have its own monetary policy

Silvadum City (Classical: /ˈs̠ɪɫ̪u̯äd̪ʊ̃ˑ/; Ecclesiastical: /ˈsilvɑːd̪um/), officially the Silvadum City State (Medovian: Erbes Śtot de Silvadi; Latin: Status Civitatis Silvadi; Diacritic Latin: Status Cīvitātis Silvādī) is a city-state governed by the Holy See in Gavarnik, the capital of Medovia. It is a official residence of the pope and de facto central point to the Catholic Church.


Before Christianity

The name Silvadum comes from old Latin settlement, named "Silva Vadum" ("𐌔𐌉𐌋𐌖𐌀 𐌖𐌀𐌃𐌖𐌌" as written in at the time used Old Latin script), meaning "The Wooden Ford" in Common. Over centuries, the va in the first word merged with the second word, creating the term "Silvadum". The first record with the new name comes from the 4th century BC, noting, that in Silvadum, there was a flood.

The area of Silvadum became later part of the Gavarnik city, which administered it and operated a fort in the location.

Arrival of Christianity

Traditionally, Saint Peter arrived in Gavarnik at around 57 AD, being crucified in 68 AD (some sources provide 62 or 64 AD). At that time, the Christian church in Gavarnik is already expected to be established, despite the prosecution from the imperial power.

The next 35 popes (at that time only regular bishops just like any other bishop) of Gavarnik were porsecuted as well, being mostly martyred or living in hiding, settling the Christian doctrine and spreading Christianity across the area. In 380 AD (some sources provide 382 or 383 AD), the local administration adopted Christianity as the official religion, putting the definite end to the centralized persecution of Christians.

Christian dominance


Late history



Emblem of the Holy See (and Silvadum) without the shield
Emblem of the Holy See (and Silvadum) during Interregnum (Sede vacante)

Popes in Silvadum

As of 2021, there were 16 popes which operated from the Silvadum City State:

Common name Latin name From Until Ended by
1 Pius VIII Pivs VIII 1848 1856 NATURAL DEATH
Sede vacante.svg Sede vacante Sede vacante.svg 1856 1858 CONCLAVE
2 John XII Ioannvs XII 1858 1861 UNFITNESS
3 Philip III Philippvs III 1861 1869 NATURAL DEATH
4 Pius IX Pivs IX 1869 1878 NATURAL DEATH
5 Michael II Michælis II 1878 1900 NATURAL DEATH
6 Benedict VIII Benedictvs VIII 1900 1911 ACCIDENT
7 Benedict IX Benedictvs IX 1911 1920 RESIGNATION
8 Benedict X Benedictvs X 1920 1938 NATURAL DEATH
9 Philip IV Philippvs IV 1938 1951 RESIGNATION
10 Paul VII Pavlvs VII 1951 1967 NATURAL DEATH
11 Urban XI Vrbanvs XI 1967 1976 NATURAL DEATH
12 Urban XII Vrbanvs XII 1976 1978 ASSASSINATION
13 Michael III Michælis III 1978 1990 NATURAL DEATH
14 Urban XIII Vrbanvs VII 1990 2006 NATURAL DEATH
15 Luke VI Lvcas VI 2006 2015 RESIGNATION
16 Luke VII Lvcas VII 2015

Biblical Canon

Biblical canon is as following: