Another month has come and gone, and there are another trio of fun search terms that stand out from the rest:
- In Nomine Infatuated Djinn
- Duchess KF Hell
- William Burke Wallet
As with many things Kobal does, Della Werewood’s promotion to Captain of Repartee was originally a joke. What else was he supposed to do with a were-fir late of Novalis‘ service? Little did he realize that Adelaide was earnest in her belief that all (winter) holidays should be treated equally.
Each year the demoness carefully plans an intramural campaign with Demons of Greed, or Factions, or The Media to lay siege to Christmas. Some years are more successful than others, but so long as her efforts can get humans talking about The War, she strengthens Baal‘s position – and that is why he has also granted her the rank of Captain. Continue reading
Thank you Bryan Gustafson for the song suggestion.
A force of demons led by a powerful if relatively unknown servitor of Mammon (and backed by Baal) is making a play to colonize and privatize the sun. They have already captured or otherwise contained Galgaliel and destabilized Gabriel’s tether.
Should the party do nothing at all, hell will succeed; temporarily blacking out the sun. Only regions that return to their old sun rites (and whose native gods have come to an arrangement with the sun’s occupiers) will have access to its light. Others will be forced to rely upon fossil fuels as their crops begin to wither and their food chains collapse.
With the threat of global war once again on the rise, Ba’al has granted his Djinn leave to travel to the Corporeal realm at will to gather allies and draw semiotic battle lines.
While a party might encounter one or two of these “dogs” stirring up hate and endorsing autocratic rule, hundreds more will be acting beyond their reach.
Should angels engage them in open conflict, the resulting fight would likely spill over into mortals, kicking off the very war the heavenly servants are trying to prevent; other, more challenging solutions are called for.
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
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.
“Kind people find that they are cruel, brave men discover that they are really cowards. Confronted with their true selves most men run away screaming!” – The Neverending Story
Bifrons was a Roman god of duality said to have had power over both portals and beginnings and endings. The god is most commonly depicted as having two heads facing in opposite directions.
The Bifrons Mirror appears to hold something of his magic. Continue reading
Apocalypse, Baal, Beelzebub, Calabite, Distinctions, Djinn, Faerie, Fairy, Four Horsemen, Genubath, Goetia, Haagenti, Habbalite, In Nomine, Khalid, Lawrence, Legion, Makatiel, Mammon, Mixed Party, Numinous Corpus, Nybbas, Olympians, Renegade, Saminga, Songs, Valefor
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse may not have shown up as part of In Nomine’s Revelations cycle, but that does not mean that they need to be absent from the setting. After all, In Nomine is the sort of the game that encourages an Apocalypse of the Week.
There are a few different ways of handling the Horsemen.
One is that the Horsemen are Demon Princes:
While this is a fairly simple and easy to implement approach, it adds nothing to the setting. Another possibility is that the Horsemen are all Wordbound Servitors of particular note – but this is also somewhat limiting, as it locks a specific demon into each role.
The Vapula Ascendant setting is based upon “The Machine” variation proposed for Vapula in Superiors 4.
Hell may once have existed as Dante imagined it, but no longer. With the rise of the machine and power of the internet revealed, hell is fast becoming a nightmare ripped from the mind of William Gibson. Continue reading
By canon, Michael was tried by Seraphim Council and found guilty. He remained an angel because of Divine Intervention, but what would have happened if G-d stayed its awesome and ineffable hand?