Chronicles of Ascension
The Order of Truth was established by the original Amber Pope, High Father Calaval, about 400 years ago.
Under the current Amber Pope, Durranet VI, the Aeon Priests have discovered that the people of the Steadfast are more likely to respect, admire, and obey the Order of Truth if they think of it as a religion.
The inﬂuence of the Amber Pope has become clear in the Steadfast where he uses all the pressure his inﬂuence can muster to keep the so-called Nine Rival Kings from warring among themselves. To this end, he has called for a crusade against the recently discovered people in the far north who live beyond the Cloudcrystal Skyfields.
Rumor says that Durranet VI is dying and that there is no confirmed successor to the Papacy.