If you grew up in the ’80’s, then there’s a good chance you saw Legend – a movie typically remembered for its two male leads.
- Tom Cruise prancing about in a scale mail leotard &
- Tim Curry as the demon, Darkness
Cruise’s character is of little interest to an In Nomine game (even as a fantasy protagonist, he falls rather flat), but Curry’s does a wonderful job embodying a demon of nightmares and regrets who is alternately obsessive and contemptuous. In short, the very model of a Djinn of Nightmares. Continue reading
They say no demon can serve two masters. However, this is not true of Nara Tokin, nor of anyone else who serves under the Bejeweled Marquis of Shogi. Officially, the March Lord serves Baal, unofficially they serve Asmodeus. Continue reading
Agi is the perfect little girl: a Djinn made of sharps and snails and puppy dogs tails. Like many a teacher, Agi tends to find her way to the classroom, but she prefers to sit behind one of the desks marked with bubblegum and graffiti.
As one of Beleth’s servants, “Maggie” considers fear to be the greatest teacher of them all, and she will use it to teach her chosen students two important lessons:
- God’s love is not universal
- Nobody is in control, least of all those who think they are
Vapula has replaced his Dukes with Department Heads, Counts with Lab Directors, and Marquis with Project Managers. While the more traditional Princes do not see the need for the alternate titles, they do appreciate the ease with which Technology’s hierarchy integrates with the peerage.
However, the change is not just an affectation. Each Department is a full administration in its own right, with it’s own subdivisions and research goals. Not only do the Heads have the power of a Duke, but by encouraging his researchers to self-sort, Vapula has actually hit upon a system which allows demons to work together reasonably well (at least when they’re not engaged in plagiarism or industrial sabotage).
“Ven” Love is a hunter and a mechanic. She has a pretty good nose for which of her neighbors are in a militia, but such activities are too political for her taste (unless she needs the extra muscle). Still she’s a good friend and a good fighter, and gets along well with just about everyone. She’s also an assassin. Continue reading