Mercurian of Christopher
Verdin was forged of the stuff of Mercurians, but feels a stronger kinship with the Cherubim. They use their keen understanding of social dynamics to keep children informed of dangers and warning signs that would normally require more experienced humans.
In light of the recent string of fascist rallies and counter demonstrations that have been taking place in the USA, this seems like a good time to take a break from my “no politics” rule. Sometimes not saying anything at all is itself an act of evil.
However, since this is still an In Nomine blog, I have decided to put together a list of possible anti-fascist actions someone could get involved and the Superior who I think would embrace that approach. If you just want to use this list in game, that’s fine – but I would rather you look through it and pick out a strategy or two that you are willing to use to combat fascism directly in the real world.
The Lesser Key of Solomon is one of the better known occult texts. The original author is unknown, but it was popularized in the English language by Samuel MacGregor Mathers and Aleister Crowley (prior to their falling out over the leadership of the Golden Dawn).
Included in the text is a list of 72 demons.
Several of these demons have an official place within the In Nomine universe (ranging from Prince to Servitor), and Liber Neglecta has proposed roles for several others. For reference purposes, I am listing them all along with what role they fill in the game world. Continue reading
Adaptability is the name of the game for a Duke of Lust. Not only do they need/want to drop everything to serve their Prince personally, but there is no telling what the state of their fortunes or the world will be when their own private submission is through.
Any sphere of influence is flexible, and GMs should feel free to add. remove, or relocate any Duke as they see fit. Continue reading
Ofanite of Flowers
The transition from redeemer to angel is both wonderful and traumatic. Although it was only a couple of months ago, The Song of Swaying Grass as it Races the Wind already has a hard time remembering what it was like to spend her days whispering “grow, grow, grow, for you have the love of god” to blades of grass instead of running through their root systems jumping from place to place all across this green land.
According to the Ethereal Player’s guide, the minimum number of Forces required to attain a godhead is 9. This is a good rule of thumb for player characters – but for NPCs a bit more latitude might be acceptable if all other requirements of godhood are met.
Sredni Vashtar first appeared in a short story of the same name. Continue reading
The Vapula Ascendant setting is based upon “The Machine” variation proposed for Vapula in Superiors 4.
Hell may once have existed as Dante imagined it, but no longer. With the rise of the machine and power of the internet revealed, hell is fast becoming a nightmare ripped from the mind of William Gibson. Continue reading
When it comes to Falling Archangels, Eli is the low hanging fruit. Half of heaven already thinks he’s on the way down, and from a metagame perspective – by assigning each of his servitors an alternate Superior to serve, the developers have ensured that no PC would be orphaned by his loss.
It’s a rather elegant solution, but the choice of Superior stuck me as something of an odd one. Vapula already represents the darker aspects of creation, and rarely cares about the human cost of his work.
Still, there are other ways for Eli to Fall, and that’s where we’ll begin… Continue reading