The Agriharvest Sodality is the body responsible for organising the agricultural labour on Novabella, and for collecting the harvest, both of grain andfish. The Agriharvest Sodality determines which crops are grown annually in each field based upon directives from Novabella’s Ecclesiarchy, known as the Faithful of the Harvest-Father or simply the Harvest-Faithful. These decisions are made based upon scripture, astrological signs, and unusual environmental effects.
The Sodality also arranges for the poulation of the planet to be fed from the excess of the harvest. Any excess from the Imperial Tithe is divided, and distributed to the various farming villages spread over the plains of the planet.