||The Sedalpist School of Malkionism has its origins during the turbulent era of Fonritian occupation and the Season Wars. Non-violence is at the core of Sedalpist philosophy. Many Sedalpists abstain from eating meat (most eat fish, although some sects of Sedalpism abstain even from that). However, most agree that violence in self-defense can be justified, and Sedalpist communities maintain military forces (most commonly Orlanthi mercenaries) for their defence. Sedalpists have incorporated many of the meditative techniques of the Cult of Silence, and seek to attain a state of Perfect Reason through meditation.