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
Some of my other tethers projects are taking longer than expected, so I figured it was time for this romp beyond the firmament.
Since most mortal forms can’t survive full vacuum (and since there are no mortals to witness them), it’s safe to assume that any Angel or Demon manifesting at an interplanetary tether will be in celestial form. Continue reading
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
Today’s post comes from a conversation I was having with one of my old roommates. We were discussing In Nomine and gods and heavy metal, and they were joking that heavy metal might actually be hell’s music – and that all the mythological themes that show up in it were really an attempt to strip the corresponding associations away from the Ethereals who held them previously.
So naturally, I brought up Furfur: how he’s the Prince of Hardcore; how he’s given to excess; how I imagined his court being a fusion of metal and fanaticism; how I disliked the purely Islamic overtones of fanaticism that showed up in the Dark Khalid writeup.
So my friend asks: “Is there a Demon of Straightedge and a Demon of Veganism under him?”
There wasn’t before. There is now. I hope you enjoy them. Continue reading
Some years back, an audacious sorcerer attempted to commune with Bonoham, the Duchess of Phosphor. Intrigued by someone with the power and temerity to reach out to her, she opened a hellmouth and extended a portion of her undying felfire into the mortal realms. However, his rituals and her attunement interacted in an unexpected way causing the portal to snap shut and severing a portion of her forces from her.
Rather than dissipating, the forces took on a life of their own, immolating the sorcerer on the spot and possessing what remained of his ruined flesh. When the Duchess re-established the hellmouth, her forces had already fled – no longer wishing to be reunited with their infernal whole. Continue reading
While I was working on the Duchies of Valefor, I realized that I had misread what was written between the lines regarding Belial’s upper court. I saw the absence of Dukes and nobles and said, “here is a gap that must be filled.” However, Belial is one of only two Princes that has no noble NPCs, no information on his Higher Distinctions, and no declaration that he rejects them.
If you are unfamiliar with Texts from the Avengers (and you’re comfortable with R rated content), I suggest you check it out. It consists of pages upon pages of Texts from Last Night set to pictures from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Hell? Hell is for Children”
The Djinn Prince Phenex considers itself to be a spirit of childhood and rebirth. In Hell (and when it can get away with it on earth) the lord appears as a great bird with human eyes wreathed in red and gold flames, but whatever form it wears the great spirit will speak with the voice of a child.
Once upon a time Sinetway was one of Gabriel‘s Mercurians, doing his part to help self-destructive humans get their shit together. He honestly thought it was his calling and maybe it even was, but it’s hard for him to imagine now.
Humans are chumps and idiots. Sure, he’ll listen to their problems over his award winning barbecue, but only because he gets a charge out of hearing their misfortunes. For the most part the demon is now in it for himself.
Sinetway is a balanced starting character… but you might not want to let your players get their hands on him.