The Inquisition has long been divided in to focal points of interest concerning the threats that assail the Imperium of Man. Each Ordos has a unique convictions and concerns when protecting the Imperium, the Inquisitors of these Ordos sever the God-Emperor first, their Ordos, their Conclave next and their selves last. There are three major Ordos, Ordos Hereticus, Ordo Malleus, Ordo Xenos, these Ordos are also known as the “Three Great Ordos” and are the best know and established. There are also smaller Ordos that are given guardianship of particular aspects of the Imperium. These other Ordos may, for example, police the ranks of assassin death cults while others tend to the workings of the Black Ships.
Inquisitors are given great autonomy and other rewards for being successful and this may drive them seek greater power through subversive means. OOC:
Ordos is Latin for “The order of”
The names of the orders are also Latin, except of course for Xenos.