From Templar Connect
Warning: This Templar subculture is, as of now, entirely apocryphal. All information was heard at least a few months back on a Ustream and cannot be verified except possibly by time and patience.
Much like the Nile Revivalists, 40s are bound together more by a shared ethnic and religious identity than a formal organization or subculture.
Forties or 40s are the descendants of ex-slaves shipped west after the end of the Civil War with the promise of 40 acres and a mule. These people settled down and intermarried with local Indian tribes and possibly Mexicans, finding common ground in a distrust of white settlers and the government which had sent them to farm a desert. They practice a weird, but as yet unelaborated-on, version of Christianity. They are parallel in some ways to the Métis of Canada.
The town of Spencer is a known 40 enclave, populated mostly by people with the last name of Spencer. They are all related to Scipio through his father Praetor Spencer. Scipio's mother, after being thoroughly creeped out by her husband's relatives and small-town life as a whole, fled the town of Spencer for Templar sometime in the past, taking her son with her.
Scipio has very little contact with his father's side of the family and is not particularly influenced by 40 cultural norms.