Lesser Groups of Interest

LESSER GROUPS OF INTEREST



Overview: This document contains various organizations and groups that have some similarity to the Authority, and are were known to deal with the paranormal and the occult. They have since been defunct, gone dark, or become too small of a threat to dictate a larger categorization.

Nivaldi

Allied­­

  • Authority-Aware
  • Unveiled

Overview: Certainly one of the oldest Groups of Interest known to the Authority, the Nivaldi claim to be a cabal of individuals who have safeguarded the general population against the negative impacts of catastrophic impacts, such as the Great Flood and the Black Death. The Nivaldi's secular mission is to warn Humanity of catastrophes, laying the groundwork for a practical response taken by society as a whole. The Nivaldi only made formal contact with the Authority recently, and their methods, as well as the extent of their power base, remain unclear.

Nivaldi warnings about evens have generally proven to be correct, but the lack of clarity about their true intentions remains.

The Academy of True Art

Ambiguous­­

  • Authority-Aware
  • Unveiled
  • Sculptor
  • Structured
  • National
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L'Academia della vera arte or "The Academy of True Art" is an art school of European origin, though attempts to actually physically locate it have thus far proved unsuccessful. The Academy's membership includes numerous anomalous and non-anomalous individuals, and is believed to include various widely-known and famous artists, past and present. Members frequently operate under a variety of aliases, chosen for its thematic connections to the medium and style of art created by the artist.

Since the discovery of the Academy and their production of anomalous artworks, the Authority has become aware of a significant community operating against the Academy, in large part consisting of those either rejected by or banned from operating under the Academy's auspices. Many of these artists produce anomalous works which are volatile, dangerous, and unpredictable. The Academy has been compliant in providing information leading to the capture of the artists and the containment of their works, and has made it clear that such works go against the Academy's goals of creating anomalous art without disrupting the fabric of society.

The Academy's main goal is the promulgation of low-level anomalous artworks. They have consistently operated under the slogan "Reality is our canvas" throughout their recorded history, and tend to produce anomalies which involve novel but non-harmful physics or reality-alteration hazards. While the capture and interrogation of members of the Academy is of moderate priority to the Authority, their continued cooperation in identifying rogue elements must be kept in mind. Rejected or former Academy members are high-priority capture targets, especially if they have, or are in the process of, producing anomalous artwork.

Association for Ecclesiastical Primacy

Ambiguous

  • Authority-Aware
  • Unveiled
  • Seeker
  • Structured
  • Multinational
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Overview: The AEP is a highly secretive multinational fringe organization originating from those members of the Papal Auctoritas Impertus who rejected the secularization of that organization into the modern Authority in 1834. It is believed that the group's methods, scope, and organizational structure have changed dramatically throughout their history. The sources of the AEP's substantial funds remain unclear, as is the nature of its leadership. Despite their European religious roots, the group has become substantially more multinational and secular in nature, though it maintains a solid core of hardline conservative Christian personnel operating outside the purview of the Vatican.

The AEP possesses extremely extensive intelligence-gathering networks, which likely exceed the Authority's own in reach and capacity. Though the organization actively seeks out and contains anomalies, their criteria for doing so and the purposes to which they are employed remain unclear. AEP officials have shown willingness to collaborate with other Entities of Interest, including the Authority and the UNAAC, though only for short periods of time and usually under extremely specific circumstances.

The current scale and goal of the AEP remains unclear to the Authority, due to a heavily hierarchical leadership system that encourages the spread of internal disinformation in the guise of a kaballic "secret society." Different ranks and "orders" within the AEP have shown a degree of internal competitiveness that verges on internecine conflict, but in all cases any external action to suppress or infiltrate the AEP power structure have resulted in a unified and well-organized response from all branches of the organization. An obsession with the number 5 is endemic within the organization's members- whether references to "The Five" within AEP documentation are to a group of individuals, a code of values or some other esoteric concept is as yet unknown.

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