In practice, however, these three main religious groups are more independent of each other than the above might suggest. The brief history of the three institutions should serve to illustrate this.
The schism originated as a result of the investigations into priestly corruption in the Laranian Church at the end of the thirteenth century. The requirements and opportunities for redemption of those who had been found to have sinned against Larani were discussed then among the priests.
Later, as the investigations turned up more incidents, the debate became much wider in scope, and was continued by many Laranians, both clerical and lay.
In essence the question that is currently unresolved, and on which there is a major division among all groups, is this: is it possible for those who have sinned greatly against Larani to redeem themselves, in this life or the next, so that they might eventually spend eternity in Tirithor? However, many other questions and twists on this are hotly debated throughout Kanday.
Though this battle against infidelity has been waged for more than ten years, the results are not terribly impressive. The Laranian Church does not have the numbers to do the job by itself, particularly among the peasants and villagers; the Peonian Church has rather distanced itself from the move, though it does not interfere; and there are rumours that many among the Order of Hyvrik subvert the intentions of the Church by harbouring those who would otherwise be expelled.
The main "victims" of this crusade have been small groups of wanderers and vagrants who have always wandered about the Kand region. Many of these have been found to be of uncertain faith, and ordered north or east.