Abstemious is a Virtue of Judgment, one with a special commission to track down Angels who have succumbed to the sin of Gluttony. They are cold, dour, and without vice. The black-winged angel prefers to avoid human interaction – but when it becomes inevitable, they present themself as process server (a position they actually hold in several states).
Because Abstemious is barred from excessive punishment, they will typically start by imposing a prohibition on the foods or drink in question. Those who stay within the Malakite’s guidelines will still be reported to their Superior – but the report will reflect that the Discord does not represent an imminent danger to the angel’s soul.
Those who cannot keep to their imposed diet will typically be recommended for immediate recall – though those who serve Superiors friendly to Dominic may allow Abstemious to render judgement on the spot.
Although the Abstemious find’s gluttony to be abhorrent in an angel – they are pragmatist and familiar with some of the less savory methods of gaining information on members of the heavenly host. In other words – Abstemious actually does have some allies (or at least informants) inside of Haagenti’s court. Should they truly become uncooperative, the Malakite will dispose of them without delay. But so long as the demon provides Abstemious with useful intel, the angel’s vows prevent the slaughter such reprobates clearly deserve.
There are four main circumstances which might cause a group of PCs to interact with Abstemious:
- A PC has been using Gluttony as a “dump” Discord.
- The party has been pursing legal remedies and rolls a heavenly intervention when trying to serve papers.
- Abstemious is about to go after someone who has routinely violated their prohibition on food and has commandeered members of the party to help fill out a triad.
- Abstemious shows up out of the blue to rough up a demonic PC for information on an angel who has been acting suspicious.
Abstemious, Virtue of Judgement
Corporeal Forces: 2 [Str 5, Agi 3]
Ethereal Forces: 6 [Int 12, Pre 12]
Celestial Forces: 5 [Will 10, Per 10]
Role: Process Server 3/3
Songs: Affinity (Celestial/3), Forbidding (Ethereal/4), Retribution (Ethereal/2), Succor (Corporeal/3), Truth (Ethereal/3, Celestial/3), Virtue/4
Skills: Driving/2, Emote/4, Fast Talk/2, Fighting/4, Law/3, Medicine/2, Small Weapon: Short Sword/5, Ranged Weapon: Crossbow/3, Ranged Weapon: Pistol/4
Attunements: Malakite of Judgement, Divine Contract (Marc)
Distinctions: Vassal of Conscience
- Never suffer an evil to live when it is my choice.
- Never retreat from a fight or surrender to the host of hell.
- Never ignore an act of gluttony.
- Never administer final sanction to one who is actively assisting Judgement.