Holy Order of the Crusader
The Holy Order's mission is to seek out evils in the form of oppression and injustice and destroy them. Its members are often chosen by the clergy to embark on dangerous missions in the name of Bahamut. Such missions may include toppling unjust tyrants or destroying slavery rings. Those marked as a Crusader are granted a high level of respect among the members of the Church since they are often at the vanguard of the Abbott Marshal's directives and tend to have a short lifespan.
The head of the Holy Order is known as the Firstblade and serves as right hand to the Abbott Marshal. There are always seven Secondblades who serve as lieutenants to the Firstblade, fourteen Thirdblades, twenty-one Fourthblades, etc. The lowest rank is Twentiethblade, whose members form the Order's corps.
The Holy Order of the Crusader is based in Nine Spires, though its agents can sometimes be found throughout Annoril enacting the will of Bahamut.