The Order follows a philosophy of moral nihilism; they do not believe in “good” and “evil”, only chaos and order, and feel this justifies their ways.
The cult’s official seal is known as the Halo of the Sun, and is often used or seen in the presence of cult members, particularly while conducting rituals.
The Order takes inspiration and draws elements from other religions, such as the origins of Christianity, Japanese folklore, Aztec rituals, and Native American beliefs.
It is important to note that the cult is not the same as the native religion before the settlers arrived. The cult’s roots date back as far as the 17th century, with the burning of Jennifer Carroll. However, back then, they were not formally known as the Order.
When Silent Hill became a tourist location around the 1900s, the Order was formed at the same time, and were despised by most of the citizens, thus their union was carried out in secret. With time, the cult infiltrated the public institutions of the town, gradually gaining more influence and power.
The Order worships the entities of the Otherworld of Silent Hill, which they believe house their faith’s incarnation of God, which is often depicted as a woman; it has been stated that this belief is the foundation for the whole cult. Their mythos has a wide variety of angels and saints.
The Order’s main goal, as many of its members state, is to usher in the apocalypse and deliver the faithful to Paradise. This paradise means many different things to different members, but the goals remain the same; this is brought about in ways that vary from sect to sect. Some try to actively aid it while others simply prepare for the inevitable. The prevalent belief of the Order is that a true God can only know salvation and offer utopia via being born and exposed to an aura of madness and agony, hence their belief that the Otherworld is a just existence.
As stated on several occasions, 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.
Their occult and seemingly magical abilities are further unexplained, as many of their rituals produce arcane effects that defy all logic. Their tie to the forces of the Otherworld are also quite strong, as some members of the Order can even go so far as to manipulate it