Ortus Laurus or “Rising Triumph” is an organization of Novas that have decided they are beyond human laws. The order, almost a cult, started roughly a year ago and is thought to have at least 3,000 members.
Founded by a man called Deacon Light an incredibly powerful public speaker the Order has almost completely taken over Australia, declaring it a land where Novas come first and mankind comes second. The Deacon based his philosophy on a strange mix of Nietzscheianism & Darwinism, playing off the insecurities of newly erupted Novas as to their current humanity. His message offers a sense of pride, dominance and power. It also allows Novas to act out their desires, as long as their victims are merely humans.
Ortus Laurus uses a system of nonlethal duels and private manipulation to determine who is stronger. The hierarchy is simple, the strongest make the rules. So far Deacon Light has held onto his position at the top, but rumors have it he may lose his place soon.