Ha Urim, Hashmallah of Etheral Fire

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Seal of GabrielHa Urim has walked the world of man for roughly 2200 years when a song from heaven was called down in the wake of battle to light and bless a temple while the men who worshiped there went about the business of re-dedicating the site and replenishing their holy oil in the wake of a willful desecration.

While Ha Urim is, by nature, a miracle – she is also pragmatic and prone to rationing, reclaiming, and reusing what is already at hand rather than calling upon her power from heaven or creating something from scratch. Continue reading

Adelaide Werewood, Captain of the War on Christmas

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kobalAs with many things Kobal does, Della Werewood’s promotion to Captain of Repartee was originally a joke. What else was he supposed to do with a were-fir late of Novalis‘ service? Little did he realize that Adelaide was earnest in her belief that all (winter) holidays should be treated equally.

Each year the demoness carefully plans an intramural campaign with Demons of Greed, or Factions, or The Media to lay siege to Christmas. Some years are more successful than others, but so long as her efforts can get humans talking about The War, she strengthens Baal‘s position – and that is why he has also granted her the rank of Captain. Continue reading

The Soul Society

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Ep60Gotei13InsigniaTo be honest, Bleach and In Nomine are incompatible. The power creep is entirely too steep within Soul Society and Hueco Mundo – especially given how static both locations supposedly are.

However, crossovers are fun.

So here’s my take on the Soul Society based on the earlier seasons (where a handful of exceptional children fresh from the mortal world are able to challenge the status quo). Continue reading

Healing Revisited

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All is Vanity, C Allan Gilbert

As much as I love In Nomine, Healing is one of the places where the system falls flat on it face. Not only is the Medicine Skill an idiosyncratic mess, but it is also rendered almost entirely redundant by the Song of Healing which can heal more faster with a minimum of symphonic disruption.

That said, laying on hands is an iconic part of both role playing games and christian mythology. Removing the Song of Healing is out of the question. There is also some good ideas in the existing rules that I want to make sure I preserve. Continue reading

Demons of the Hazbin Hotel

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Okay, so the Hazbin Hotel pilot is finally out – and more or less exactly the mass of infernal humor, Heavy Metal, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends that I was hoping it would be.

Honestly, if you haven’t watched it yet, do so and come back. This show is right up there with Good Omens as one of those things you really should watch if you want to play In Nomine.

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Hamuel, Edler Angel of Oversight, Nightmare Kyriotate (Beleth Ascendant)

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Denizens of the Nightmare Symphony frequently feel like they are being watched. Often because they are. Hamuel is said to have an eye in every shadow.

While this is likely an overstatement, no one can ever quite be sure. Hamuel is responsible for observing the state of the symphony, offering recommendations and if necessary direction to the other elders, ensuring the productivity and effectiveness of heaven, and disciplining wayward angels whose activities are at cross purposes to that of the council of elders.

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Hamuel is an Elder from the Nightmare Symphony, they’re not from the core setting, though you are certainly welcome to add them.

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Aeneth, Elder Angel of Blood, Nightmare Cherub (Beleth Ascendant)

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Warrior, guardian, healer, witch, all of these terms have been used to describe Elder Aeneth. She is a dangerous and primal celestial who expects passion and commitment from those under her command.

notesAeneth is an Elder from the Nightmare Symphony, she’s not from the core setting, though you are certainly welcome to add her.

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The Nightmare Symphony (Beleth Ascendant)

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beleth2Imagine if the world was nothing but horror and betrayal; if creatures from your darkest dreams could make their way freely into the margins of the world; if angels were so cold an alien that they could not dispel the shadows, just throw them into stark relief.

This is the Nightmare Sympony. It can exist as either an independent setting or as an ethereal domain. For simplicity sake, I will focus on primarily on the variation where the Nightmare Symphony is a greedy domain so deep withing Beleth’s Marches and so steeped in her personal symphony that it may as well be an extension of her own imagination. Continue reading