The Order does not believe in terms of "good" or "evil", only "chaos" and "order". Their ways are cruel and brutal, to ensure order remains in place. To ensure loyalty and discipline, many children under The Order's care are cruelly treated and disciplined harshly in some sects. Human life is inconsequential to them, as they are more than willing to sacrifice and kill to appease God. The Order's main goal, as many of its members state, is to usher in the apocalypse and deliver the faithful to paradise.
During his research, Alex came across a woman named Sarah Crawford and she told him the following myth:
In the beginning people had nothing,
Their bodies ached and their hearts held nothing but hatred.
They fought endlessly but death never came
They despaired stuck in the eternal quagmire
A man offered a serpent to the sun,
And prayed for salvation.
A woman offered a reed to the sun,
And asked for joy.
Feeling pity for the sadness that had overrun the earth
God was born from those two people.
God made time and divided it into day and night.
God outlined the road to salvation and gave people joy.
And God took endless time away from the people.
God created beings to lead people in obedience to her.
The red God Xuchlibara
The yellow God Lobsel Vith
Many Gods and Angels
Finally God set out to create paradise,
Where people would be happy just by being there.
But there God's strength ran out and she collapsed
All the world's people grieved this unfortunate event
Yet God breathed her last,
She returned to the dust promising to come again.
So God hasn't been lost,
We must offer her prayers and not forget our faith.
We wait in hope for the day...
When the path to paradise will be opened.
The Order cult itself is dead in New Jersey, there are no members left practicing after the events in Shepherd's Glen. That doesn't mean the creatures and beings it produced died along with. Having had spent a few vacations as a little girl, Amber Volakis' death provided Xuchilbara a means to start anew in the Garden State. He found a host in the unlikeliest person: the atheist Gregory House in exchange to spare his best friend James Wilson. There is an undercurrent to resurrect the Goddess by the sibling deities.
Those who spin the ValvesEdit
In A&A, there are five people, aside from the Order's deities, that have the ability to tune into the shifts and bring them about. Xuchilbara referred to these people as "those who spin the Valves", calling them "blessed" to carry forward Paradise. These people have no direct contact with the Cult itself and are mostly victims of the Gods' manipulations.
One of them made the other forget,
One was the Holy Mother until she aborted God,
One was supposed to be a sacrifice for God,
and the last one got the Gift from his father.
James Sunderland could be counted as a sixth but the soul partition between him and Lobsel Vith is such that he barely comes out of his "sleep".