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.If they are spy organisation they are supposed ot have their own ways of figuring out who is Noah and who is not. I cant think of any right now, but if they are unable to find them then how can they hunt them?
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?Well, its not that much actually. Earl was residenting in Japan for about 200 years now, that might have been the time he started gatehring forces. And that might be the time first Noahs appeared. As for their numbers... They might mean the order of awakening, or something else. Is there any bible related symbol that has numbers from 1 to 14?
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).
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?Maybe, of course. But i personally think that the increase in their activity is connected with the End of the world that is near, according to Earl. Perhaps he just did not need them to act until recently.
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?Its not like they've started to train Crow memebrs right now either; what i meant is that if they've started the process 11 years ago they alredy do have 1000(or pick up any other number) we trained assasins. And 11 exorcists.