ALL societies have an overarching power structure of some sort because someone has to be the leader. Similarly, all smaller segments within societies, from families to business, to churches, to governments have organized leadership structures, even if they aren’t formally described as such.
Power structure: the hierarchy that encompasses the most powerful people in an organization. An overall system of influence between individuals within any selected group of people.
→ →Assistant(s) to the Assistant Leader(s)
→ → → Middle-Level Clawing-their-way-to-Assistant Assistants
→ → → →Lower-Level-Hoping-to Survive-to-Retirement Assistants
→ → → → →Peons-Who-Do-the-Actual-Work-But-Don’t-Get-to-be-Called-Assistants
Religion rarely is a component of sci-fi but often figures prominently in fantasy work.
This is because a common way to train magic-gifted people is by apprenticeships, religious orders, or a school of some sort.
If you are taking the religious route, how important is the actual worship of the deity(s) in your tale?
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