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The Church of s’ Allumer primarily raises funds through donation and uses them to support their various charitable works. They solicit mostly from Nobles and other wealthy persons. Many of their donations are received in the form of barter and or food stuffs. These go directly to feeding the poor, the clergy and others associated with running the church. Additional proceeds come from rent collected by leasing church lands to tenant farmers, some of which was previously owned by former Knights of the Capitular Orders. These holdings cannot be taxed by the nobility, as these properties are the sole demesne of the Church, not King, no matter where the land is located. The serfs who work these Church land are given greater status and leeway than those tied to the land of the Noble houses. The King still requires an accounting of the holdings and production of Church owned or administered land, purely as a provision against time of war. It is partly this practice that has drawn some of the nobility to the Éteignoirs, as increasing Church holdings represent a depletion of their hereditary wealth.