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The Retreat of the Monotheist Church on Gemenon

Monotheism is the belief in one, all-powerful god. Most of colonial civilization is polytheistic, but a minority is monotheistic, including a terrorist group known as Soldiers of the One (STO).

Belief SystemEdit

Monotheists believe in a more rigid code of ethics and morality than polytheists. They see the world in shades of "black and white" rather than shades of gray.

Repelled by the hedonism and barbarism of parts of colonial society (in particular the Virtual World), they have adopted as their mission to clean up the vices and sins of the worlds by sharing the word of their omniscient and omnipotent god. ("Pilot")

The STO takes this mission one step further with terrorist attacks to bring attention to their cause. ("Pilot") ("Gravedancing") ("Apotheosis")


Gemenon is the holy birthplace of monotheism. ("Blowback")


The Soldiers of the One has a training camp located on Gemenon. In the early years of the monotheistic movement, the STO safeguarded the church. Now that the church is more established, they have become more comfortable with their polytheist neighbors. This has led them to publicly disavow the STO and to treat them poorly, such as making them live in tents in the cold instead of allowing them to reside in more comfortable rooms in the Retreat. However, regardless of their public stance on the STO, the church still relies heavily on them in secret for covert operations. ("Unvanquished") ("Here Be Dragons")

Gemenese RelationsEdit

The Monotheist Church is located between two warring factions - the polytheistic rebels on the east and the Hephaestons on the other side. Diego, one of the STO leaders, says it is a big stalemate. ("Unvanquished")

Known MonotheistsEdit

Athena AcademyEdit

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Clarice Willow

Willow Family CellEdit

Barnabas Greeley's CellEdit

Barnabas Greeley

Barnabas Greeley

Monotheist ChurchEdit

STO Training CampEdit

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Lexon, Odin and Devanna



Monad is a nickname for Monotheists. ("Retribution") ("Blowback") ("Here Be Dragons")


Production NotesEdit

Earlier in the series, Monotheism and Soldiers of the One were confused as one in the same although they are not. Jane Espenson commented on this,

"We wanted to make a lot of effort to make really clear what the STO is, what its goals are, and how it fits into the larger Monotheist Church. Because we were finding that we were even getting confused in the [writers] room, that we were using the words 'monotheist' and 'STO' interchangeably, and they're not." (1)

Cultural ReferencesEdit


1. "One True God?." Caprica: Season 1.5, created by Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon, special feature, Jane Espenson's commentary, Syfy, 2010, disc two, 08:52-09:10.