Auntie Lavender is one of those angels to seek when you want to know what’s going on in town. During the day he can usually be found painting or gardening in his signature lilac overalls… or at least his friends always seem to be able to find him that way. No so much his creditors. At night Auntie Lavender tends to go dancing and clubbing with friends (unless there is a major political function to observe). Continue reading
“Beauty is only skin deep, that’s what makes it beautiful.”
Druxy is a spook and a fixer. Although she has her fingers on the pulse of whatever city she’s in, she is rarely seen dirtying her own hands. Continue reading
Ohad is an enforcer and Project Manager for Vapula’s Department of Ontological Sciences. Rather than researching or classifying, Ohad and his task force work on tracking down outliers and forcing them to either comply or be destroyed.
This mission has often lead Ohad and his team to collaborate with Asmodeus in tracking down Outcasts and Renegades who claim to hold loyalty to neither heaven nor hell. Continue reading
The first Demon of Adulteration was a Shedite of Beelzebub who had thought to join with Kobal after it’s first Superior died. Baal had other ideas, and conscripted the Demon of Adulteration to assist in The War effort. Few demons had as much direct experience with Purity’s mindset as one of Corruption’s wordbound servitors. Continue reading
A Demon has emerged who speaks only the truth. He considers himself cursed and does not believe Hell will help him. With no other options, he has turned to the agents of Heaven. But is he a candidate for redemption, a reprobate only as good as the information he can divulge, or a trick sent to Earth by Kronos for that demon’s own inscrutable ends?
And why is he so reticent to talk about hell? Is it fear? Loyalty? Or is there something he is hiding by omission?
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).
Choriel began as an Elohite of Trade but petitioned for a change in Superior during the fight for the 8-hour day (in which they sided with workers). Servitors of Marc have a hard time understanding how Choriel could chose to obstruct trade while Servitors of Stone tend to wonder how Choriel has managed to stay in tune while seeming to initiate conflicts.
So far I’ve discussed the Celestial Forms of grossly inhuman choirs of angels. The Lilim are quite different. They are described as looking like their corporeal vessels, only with green skin and tiny horns. This will work for most characters, but it’s worth noting that such a description will be inherently inadequate for Lilim with two (or more) grossly dimorphic vessels – or one which has lost its original vessel for one reason or another.
While the similarity between vessel and Celestial form is a good default, I would not force a player to stick with it. However, if there are gross differences between the two, that is certainly grounds to ask for a bit of background (or possibly even a work of short fiction)
In the celestial realm Ofanim appear like giant wheels of fire. While seemingly straightforward, there is a lot of variation still allowed within this description. I have proposed just a couple for each superior, but feel free to use these as inspiration for coming up with your own. Continue reading
Andrealphus, Baal, Cherub, David, Dominic, Duchies, Eli, Elohite, Furfur, Jordi, Khalid, Kyriotate, Lawrence, Magog, Malakite, Malphas, Mammon, Marc, Metatron, Michael, Ofanite, Ohr, Seraph, Seraphim Council, Shedite, Tsayadim, Uriel
I have been trying to figure out what I can write for heaven that could serve as the counterpart to the Duchies of Hell series. And the truth is that nothing will quite be the same. In Nomine has made it quite clear that Heaven does not observe the same feudal system as hell, nor are the Archangels expected to adhere to a uniform structure the way the Princes of Hell are.
But this really just means that I need to look at each Archangel individually. Lawrence openly embraces hierarchy. Dominic embraces it somewhat more covertly. Jordi seems to let his masters make and rearrange their own hierarchies spontaneously so long as it is never formalized.