At the time of the Firestorm Crisis, a cult of Tiberium worshippers was located near the Temple of the Tacitus, an ancient temple in proximity of La Paz, Bolivia. Led by Mortimer, the group hated the mutants - who ironically were touched by Tiberium more than any of the cultists.
Similarly to Nod, the cultists believed that Tiberium was a great gift, but went further than Nod, to the point of worshipping the Tiberium creatures and Tiberium plants themselves. Ironically, however, they did not also have great reverence for mutants. This apparent contradiction may have been explained by the fact that the Tiberium had 'marked' the mutants in some way - while Tiberium does not appear to have harmed the cultists in any way, to the point where they could remain in proximity of blue Tiberium without being mutated or injured. Exactly how this was done is unknown.
Cultists were divided into three castes:
- Believers: The lowest rank, fanatical and borderline-suicidal worshippers with no armor and just pistols.
- Cult guard: Guardians of important areas armed with heavy armor and pulse rifles scavenged from ruined bases. They were also very strong-for example it took three shots from Ghoststalker's railgun to kill one Cult guard. Two were more than a match for Ghostalker himself.
- Priest: Cult leaders who oversaw worship and were armed only with an automatic rifle. They had medium armor, and could take a full hit from a Railgun.
With the death of Mortimer at the hands of a Ghostalker, the Cult has almost entirely disappeared. What has happened to them is unclear-most of them ended up getting slaughtered by Ghoststalker himself or the prototype Juggernaut. It is believed they have all committed suicide seeing the death of their leader.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm. GDI mission 5: "GDI 05: Dogma Day Afternoon".