Order of Malkuth (Baroque)
The Order of Malkuth is an organization that features in the video game Baroque.
The origins of this organization were not known except that they were active by the 21st century and led by an individual known only as the Archangel. Whilst founding was not known, it was noted that they were created as well as run by the False Angels who formed it as a religious group. However, unlike the tenents of other religious teachings, the Order of Malkuth believed that their duty was to save God. Its initiates wore imitation wings on their backs, the size of which determined their standing within the order thus the larger the wing; the higher position the individual had in the Order. At some point, they learnt that the Absolute God had returned to earth and also uncovered the Consciousness Orbs; artifacts that the Absolute God used to filter reality and were in fact gigantic sensory orbs that were scattered around the world. Upon uncovering them, the Malkuth Order began experimenting with the Consciousness Orbs in order to learn more about the Absolute God. This led to subtle distortions in reality with the Archangels own sister being the first to change into what became known as Meta-Beings.
In order to prevent this, the Order began creating artificial versions of the Consciousness Orbs in order to stop the distortions. However, secretly, their leader the Archangel had grown to despise the Absolute God and placed fake orbs in order to further his own motivations. His actions led to the removal of pain from the Absolute God by pouring corrupted data into the Consciousness Orbs in order to prevent the Absolute God from fixing the corruptiong growing within itself. Afterwards, the Archangel harvested the Absolute God's pain to create the Littles which in turn were to be used as ammunition in the Angelic Rifle in order to purify the Absolute God so that the Archangel could take its place. The actions of the Archangel had not gone unnoticed as the senior members of the Order of Malkuth learnt of this and formed their own subgroup called the Koriel in order to stop his plans by bringing about a Dabar fusion with the Absolute God. When the Archangel learnt of this, he interrupted the process that was taking place within the Order's headquarters in the Neuro Tower. This act caused the world to suffer from a global cataclysm known as the Blaze that took place on May 14 2032. By this point, the earth was a twisted version of itself that was now populated by the formerly human Meta-Beings who had lost their hearts and minds inside the Baroques that existed within them.
- Malkuth is the tenth of the sephirot in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and is an attribute of God which does not emanate from God directly but rather emanates from God's creation—when that creation reflects and evinces God's glory from within itself.