The group traces their history to Mission Team Alpha who came to the moon, referred to as Alpha, from Earth aboard Eligius III. At some point, the team split. The people of the Sanctum settlement only consider members of four families to be their founders, excluding other Mission Team Alpha members like Gabriel Santiago. The twelve members of those four families become known as the Primes.
The current Sanctum citizens are descendants of the four families and/or the embryos brought from Earth.
The Sanctum settlement is led by the Primes who are the reborn incarnations of the original twelve Primes. Only those with Royal Blood can be Primes, making all children born with Royal Blood very important. Those with Royal Blood are called "Hosts" and are heavily protected before the Naming Day ceremony.
The society stands on four pillars of Sanctum: "Repent," "Renew," "Rejoice" and "Rebirth."
Outwardly, the people are happy and peaceful. The people seem loyal to the Primes and are happy to show their love for "the glory and grace of the Primes". However, there are strict rules and the Primes must always be obeyed. Among the population, there are those who disagree with the Prime's reign.
Harvest Festival Edit
A Harvest Festival is where people begin to harvest the fields to collect crops. People are seen dancing during this festival. It most likely happens after a Red Sun.
Naming Day Edit
On Naming Day, the host has an implant containing the mind of one of the original Primes inserted into their neck. The process is similar to what the Grounders do with the Flame. The Flame has the minds of all its previous hosts, but the new host keeps control of their mind and body. Sanctum's Mind Drive's are different – the host is "erased" according to Russell Lightbourne and the chip only contains the mind of the original Prime, not any of the intermediate hosts.
The Naming Day begins with a First Confession speech, before people begin making amends. The citizens release lanterns with their wrong doings written on them. A dance is also held, during Naming Day.
The Nulls are red-blooded citizens, who are sometimes discriminated for not having black blood, despite having some freedoms and jobs in a peaceful society. They are used as servants for the Primes and were forced to follow their rules.
Josephine wanted to get rid of those with no Nightblood dormant genes and to prevent those Nulls from further "muddying" the bloodline and diminishes the chance of Nightbloods to be born to serve as hosts for the Primes, by offering Null infants to the forests and trees. This is one of the reasons why the Children of Gabriel wanted to kill the Primes, for threatening innocent Nulls.
Notes and Trivia Edit
- The citizens perform daily Tai Chi to show their respect to the glory and grace of The Primes.
- According to Xavier, people born with red blood are called "Nulls". Meaning they are nothing.
See Also Edit
| Clarke Griffin • Bellamy Blake • Octavia Blake • Jasper Jordan • Monty Green • John Murphy • Nathan Miller • Harper McIntyre|
Marcus Kane • Abigail Griffin • Raven Reyes • Thelonious Jaha • Eric Jackson
|Lincoln • Lexa • Indra • Gustus • Anya • Tristan • Echo • Roan • Niylah • Emori • Gaia • Luna • Nyko • Ontari • Ilian|
|Dante Wallace • Cage Wallace • Lorelei Tsing • Maya Vie • Carl Emerson|
|Eligius Prisoner Faction|
|Miles Shaw • Charmaine Diyoza • Paxton McCreary • Michael Vinson|
|Russell Lightbourne • Simone Lightbourne • Kaylee • Blythe Ann • Cillian• Josephine Lightbourne|
|Children of Gabriel|
|Xavier • Tosh • Gabriel Santiago|