The Divine Sovereign (Al-Antidian: Handatar Belios) was the absolute ruler of the Al-Antidian Empire, also holding ex officio the title of High Priest of Aion. The title was created in order to establish the position of Amilanius as the sole theocratic, autocratic, and monarchical ruler of all Al-Antidia following the Second War of Ascendancy, in which he conquered the entirety of the Ancient World. The throne of the Divine Sovereign was known as the Alluvial Throne, a term that could also be used in a rhetorical manner to refer to the Al-Antidian monarchy.
The title was hereditary, being held under a male-preference primogeniture succession. However, there were exceptional occasions when the Divine Sovereign instead appointed his successor. In such cases, there were critical requirements which the supposed successor needed to fulfil, such as direct descent from Amilanius. Eventually, with the fall of the Al-Antidian Empire, the title would become extinct.
According to Aenean theology, the spiritual successor to the title of Divine Sovereign was that of Roman Emperor.
List of titles and styles
The supreme ruler of the Al-Antidian Empire possessed several titles and styles, both major and minor, and when spoken to, the Divine Sovereign was commonly addressed as "Your Holiness". The list below contains those which are currently known, organized by importance.
Despite not ruling as Divine Sovereigns and having dominion over the Idloatean Kingdom, the first two dynasties of the Kingdom of Idloatai are included in the Al-Antidian line of succession, this very procedure being made by the Al-Antidians themselves. As such, the first Nergal to rule over the Al-Antidian Empire is known as Nergal V.