Also referred to as the "Church of Flames."
When an infant receives a baptization at the Holy Cathedral of Fire they are also tested. Those that are found to have innate higher stats are then given a title based on the grade.
The Flame Council, composed of Cardinals appointed at/by? various kingdoms, forming a total of eleven bodies
Major Archbishops in charge of the various regions, followed by Archbishops in charge of local territory.
A Bishop must at least have a Gold-ranked status.
The following is merely an hypothesis not explicitly supported by canon material, and may be just anecdotal evidence.
The number thirteen seems to carry religious and/or mythological symbolism in the HCoF's religion, that carried over in how the Aouine society was shaped at the very least:
- it notes the "thirteen million laws, a'thro (the laws of the Elements)"
- the HCoF's bible is the body governing the adventurers administration, and there are thirteen core rules in the Mercenaries' Oath/code
- thirteen High Nobles, 'rulers' ("six Dukes, two Marquises, and five special Counts")
- Count Randner has thirteen most trusted knights