Janalwa was the capital world of the Holy Order of the Kinshaya following the destruction of their original Homeworld sometime around the year 2380 by the Klingon Defense Force led by Klingon General Klag, son of M'Raq of the IKS Gorkon.
Janalwa was one of the oldest colony worlds of the Holy Order as well as the largest populated world within Kinshaya space following the destruction of the Kinshaya homeworld. The age and population of Janalwa allowed it to maintain levels of independence of devotional mysticism and intense individual spirituality rather than the strict orthodox imposed on the Kinshaya homeworld and throughout its interstellar territory.
In 2382, Niamlar Circle served as a staging ground for reformist protests that ended in massacres. The second time the Kinshayan Inquisitors, led by Grand Inquisitor Bishop Resac and allies, the Breen led by Ghoc Reyd attempted to make an example of the Devotionalists. The second massacre was broadcast live throughout the Holy Order. Thanks to Federation Starfleet Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen of the USS Enterprise-E, the massacre was ended at the command of Vicar General Tepesor, who began to question the dogma of the Pontifex, leading to widespread criticism of Pontifex Maxima Ykredna's regime both inside and outside of the Kinshaya's allies in the Typhon Pact and the Khitomer Accords.
Lieutenants Jasminder Choudhury and T'Ryssa Chen traveled to Janalwa with the Romulan Unification movement to aid the Kinshayan Devotionalist Movement, led by Yeffir, that sought to end the heretical regime of Pontifex Maxima Ykredna. They did this in the hows of leading to a regime change that would lead the Holy Order of the Kinshaya down the path of the Moderates in the Typhon Pact, like the Gorn and the Romulans. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: The Struggle Within)
Rashtag and Niamlar Circle
The capital city of Janalwa was the city of Rashtag and its main circle was Niamlar Circle. Niamlar Circle was and will always be the geometric center of Rashtag, any new construction was planned carefully to maintain the purity of the circle, considered the holiest shape to the Kinshaya.
The eastern quadrant of the Niamlar Circle housed the Cathedral of State, a massive multidomed building that served as the base of operations for the Pontifex Maxima of the Holy Order of the Kinshaya and the Episcopate of the Holy Order. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: The Struggle Within)
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