The Holy War or Jihad on the Empire of Charis was declared by Grand Vicar Erek XVII in the Year of God 894.

The Church of God Awaiting had hesitated for some time to officially declare holy war, but after Grand Inquisitor Zhaspahr Clyntahn had uncovered the secret activities of the Reformist movement known as the Circle, the decision was made to openly move against the Charisians. The Navy of God, the first fleet of Church-owned warships in the history of Safehold, was created and its first units were sent to the southern seas as soon as possible. (AMF)