Each god in Aetolia has a Divine Order. These Orders comprise those players who wish to formally declare their worship and dedication to a particular god. Entrance to the Divine Order of a god may be granted by the god, or in some cases by one of His or Her most trusted followers. Many players find membership in a god's Order to be one of the most important parts of their experience in Aetolia. Membership can often give one a certain sense of belonging, a religious structure to adhere to, and a sense of being watched over by a deity who is sympathetic to your causes, that is often vital to one's success in Aetolia.
Within a Divine Order, there are 10 ranks. Your god may (or may not) promote you within the Order based entirely on His or Her own criteria. It is, furthermore, considered extremely inappropriate to ask for a promotion. The highest few levels of an Order are special in that they entail special responsibilities and special powers, such as allowing entrance to the Order or raising shrines to the god that may be used for offering. Mortals may be appointed to the highest level of the Order, and these are usually considered to be the god's personal representative among mortals for whatever reason their god may deem appropriate.