No idea, its not impossible though. He might have had some kind of order to creat some item fro Crow and had been discussing it with Reever. Considering teh amount of time Linalee spends at his place its not surpriing she could ahve overheard them speaking.
Originally Posted by Digital_Eon
Kanda's version is surelyt possible.
I bet Earl senses new Noahs appearence faster anyways.
They could have a network of informants around the world; the Order does have allies on (nearly?) all continents. From what we know of the birth of Noah, it's not immediate and there are visible signs. What if a new Noah came to a doctor asking about the cross-shaped cuts on their head? They could also go after anyone who just seemed suspicious.
As for network - it would be starange if they did not have it, actually.
If 14th was born earlier then others - then number is not an indication of order of birth. Thats most likely some symbol teh emanign of which i do not really get.
It's still about/at least ten years more than anyone else, whose ages seem to be concentrated in that same range. The 14th was also 'born' and died before many other Noah (Boric and Jasdevi, at least, and possibly even the others). The Earl has probably been gathering forces for... hard to say; maybe even since his defeat?
Numbers... dunno. Of course, the fact that there IS a fourteenth means one of two things: either there were Noah before and when the 14th's powers manifested, they were clearly unique, or there were thirteen Noah in existence and then he came along. Either way, there had to be Noah before in order for the 14th to be the 14th and not Random Joe Noah (well, I guess there could've been some prophecy with information on the Noah descendants, but that just seems a little unlikely, unless Road had a prophetic dream or something).
Its unlikely that Earl has started the preparatinos so long ago - if he did then by the time Order was around the whole world woudl have been overflowed with Akuma.
Living under cover of normal human beings. Like good children. They did not really have anything better to do anyways.
Probably, but then, what were they doing before? Living normal lives and knowing they might not live (in their current incarnations) to see this happen?
Firstly, they should have some kind of back up force. Like not using all Crow members no matter what, keeping some for later. If all of them die Order can only train new ones. What else?
Thirteen, actually. =P Yeah, I see your point (although 1000 seems like a high estimate to me). Still, the Crow are potentially just as exhaustible as Exorcists - we don't know how new conformers are found, but if new people become compatible with a piece of Innocence when another dies, well... If those current Crow members/in-training ones die, what can the Order do?