The Ordo Novae
The Ordo Novae
The Ordo Novae, or New Order, reflects a reorganization of the Angelic Church following the Scourge. It was nowhere near the fundamental reorganization many of the conservative lodges have made out, as no aspect of doctrine, however small, was altered. What was altered was how the Church’s bureaucracy functioned. With the first organized Dreamseed threat facing the Church, it was obvious that its internal structure was unable to marshal the full resources of the Church to deal with it. It was also obvious that without a strict bureaucracy to manage things, the Limitanai, backed by the Innovators and the Militants, had almost wrested some authority away from the Pontifex and the Consistory.
The Ordo Novae solved that problem by organizing and defining the Church’s structure from the Pontifex down, codifying Canon Law and the Church’s bureaucratic structure. It created the Curia, the Church’s Administrative structure, and divided its responsibilities among several different Orders of clergy. The Ordo Administratum handles paper work and day to day operations, the Ordo Quasitori handles criminal investigations and runs the Church courts, the Ordo Armori handles weapons research, development, and production, the Ordo Inception cares for the Engel, the Ordo Inquisitori seeks out heresy and subversives, the Ordo Malleus seeks out mutants, technomancers, and witches, the Ordo Procuratori controls Church supplies and finances, and the Ordo Evangelista handles diplomacy with other powers, such as it is, and proselytizing among the heathen.