Iris has always been a goddess of the rainbow and a courier for the Olympian gods – and since Hermies went incommunicado her role as messenger has become even more important. She also serves as a cup bearer for the leader of the pantheon (currently Athena) and is known to also run messages for her parents Thaumas and Elektra (spirits of the sea and clouds respectively). Continue reading
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).
Masirinaesau, Champion of Edom and Guardian of the line of Esau, fell from grace not long after he “betrayed” his ward to Jacob. Discontent with following the dictates of the Seraphim Council, Masirinaesau declared that he would find a way to place himself above that august council and fell of his own accord. He has spent the centuries since cultivating his calm and learning to supplement his own considerable might with Samael’s poisonous ways. Continue reading
Mercurian of Fire
Zachariel is a master of ceremonies who specializes in wakes, memorials, and vigils. The Mercurian angel’s duty is twofold:
- Preserve the memory of the dead and fallen
- Help those who grieve to process their anger and sorrow in ways that are not self-destructive.
Raqib takes Blandine’s commandment of non-interference very seriously. Not only does he avoid meddling with mortals on the Corporeal plane, but he will not interfere with them (or those who visit them) in the Ethereal plane either. His job is to observe and report.
Since Raqib can render himself invisible while traveling the Ethereal realm, most characters will only ever spot him when they have rolled an Intervention inside a dreamscape and Raqib wants them to know that their activities have been observed.
Rzhani is one of the few Servitors of Jordi to have made significant inroads into human/animal relations. The strength, speed, and majesty of horses have convinced many a human to treat the beasts as partners and equals.
That said, far too many humans still treat their horses as tools and burdens. Rzhani has no problem trampling such fools underhoof and dealing with the resulting dissonance after the fact.
I, Frankenstein is a 2014 movie that tells the story of a timeless war between Demons and Gargoyles (representing the powers of Heaven and Hell respectively). Their centuries long stand off comes to a head when Victor Frankenstein (Aden Young) creates his monster (Aaron Eckhart). At first the demons attack him furiously, not realizing that he holds the key to their eventual dominion over the Gargoyles…
If this all sounds terribly familiar to you, it’s probably because it is. I, Frankenstein watches like a reboot of the Underworld series, which tells the story of a timeless war between Vampires and Werewolves, their centuries long stand off comes to a head when… well you get the picture (both movies were based on the works of Kevin Grevioux and produced by Lakeshore Entertainment).
The film has been widely panned and rightfully so. If you want quality writing or deep moving performances, you would best turn your attentions elsewhere. However, it is a decent action romp, and can be a good introduction to the themes of In Nomine (much like how Underworld can provide a good introduction to White Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse).