Sanct is a popular game played in Arnes.


Sanct is a game played with cards, a pastime for everyone from palace guards to privateers. The game does not have a lot of rules,[1] and one of its mainstays is cheating, everyone from Rhy Maresh's guards Parrish and Gen, to members of the Night Spire crew, cheat in their games.

When the game is won, the winner announces "Sanct!" as they place their last card on the pile. The cards have depictions of people on them. For example, one card shows a hooded figure holding a rune like a chalice.[2]

The game can be played with two or more people, and is often played for money.


  • "Sanct" is also a curse word in Arnesian.