Songs for Michael

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MichaelPicking out songs for the Archangel Michael was actually more of a challenge than I expected. Although he is one of the few angels to have songs dedicated to him (and I did include a few), many martial songs are better suited to the drill and regimentation favored by Lawrence. What has remained are a mix of hero songs, warrior dances, songs about warfare and specific battles, and tributes to veterans and casualties.

I hope you enjoy listening, and as always, I am open to further suggestions. Continue reading

“Maggie Arnyek” Agi, the Illusion of Control

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Sigil of Beleth - GoetiaAgi 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:

  1. God’s love is not universal
  2. Nobody is in control, least of all those who think they are

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Research Departments of Hell: Vapula

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Sigil of Vapula - GoetiaVapula 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).

With the whole of Tartarus to himself, and more than just a couple extraterritorial holdings, Vapula can support several major fields of research. Continue reading

Angels of Viktor Vanetsov

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Viktor Vanetsov was a Russian painter who lived from 1848-1926. He was especially well known for painting historical and mythological figures. It was only towards the end of the 19th century that he added Catholic imagery to his repertoire, but his style was so at odds with existing traditions that notable critics of the day referred to them as sacrilegious. Continue reading

Venceslava Love, the Huntress

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Sigil of Bael - Goetia“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

Numinous Corpus: Libidine

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7-LustThis month’s batch of Numinous Corpus deal with sex and reproduction. Some of the sections are fun and silly, others deal with themes of rape, assault, pregnancy, and body horror. Consider this a content warning for the post – and I would advise having a content discussion with your players before introducing this material.

It should go without saying that what follows the cut is NSFW. Continue reading