ORDER OF OMICRON
Empire wide monotheistic faith that preaches that Iescu was both a man and the son of the One True God.
Originally founded as the Church of Omicron by Vaul of Assus, it was later re-invented by Emperor Sephis I, who as a young Sephas had become a convert.
The edicts of faith are presented in two books: The Book of Laws, which describes Divine commandments, their application, and examples by analogy; and the Book of Faith, which contains the histories, sayings, and discussions regarding Iescu, his nature, his powers, and Divinity.
When Sephis founded the Order of Omicron in the form that he saw fit, it consisted of three main colleges, being the College of Armaments, College of Ministers, and College of Administrators, all of which would come under the auspices of a supreme religious figure, the Holy Father, who would direct the concerns of the Order of Omicron.
During the rule of Polithos (76-96 LC) a fourth college was added, the College of Cardinals, which removed the other three colleges' right to vote upon the succession of Holy Father, instead concentrating that power into the hands of Cardinals, whom for his rule were merely nothing more than puppets who ensured Polithos had easy control over the Order of Omicron.
After the First Civil War of 125 -128, the Order of Omicron lost the right to assign bishops, that authority being acceded to the individual kingdoms by Emperor Ophis II, in agreement with the old and tired Holy Father, Omrion I.
However, the College of Cardinals still presented a rich bed for conspiracy and corruption, votes bought by richer trading families, until Wrenis in 522 LC disbanded not simply that college, but also the position of Holy Father, leaving the Order of Omicron adrift and without direction in the worsening political climate of the Corianth Empire.
Lord Rynell and Bishop Siyat currently unite two of the remaining colleges against the ambitions of Father Dinemetis, Chair-Deacon of the larger College of Administrators. Rynell has a tenuous hold on the senior position by claiming his power sanction by the missing Cardinal Pontiphas, and as Mulrek's designs are realised Rynell is expected to gain unambiguous leadership of the sole religion of empire.