Vapula is at it again. A number of dreamers, especially those working with computers and AI have been having dreams of demonic computers acting independently to create a dystopian technofuture.
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
In light of the recent string of fascist rallies and counter demonstrations that have been taking place in the USA, this seems like a good time to take a break from my “no politics” rule. Sometimes not saying anything at all is itself an act of evil.
However, since this is still an In Nomine blog, I have decided to put together a list of possible anti-fascist actions someone could get involved and the Superior who I think would embrace that approach. If you just want to use this list in game, that’s fine – but I would rather you look through it and pick out a strategy or two that you are willing to use to combat fascism directly in the real world.
By day Mr. Kum is a exceptionally competent (but unassuming) middle manager. He support his subordinates, the trust of his superiors, an impeccable sense of professionalism, and will not stay in the office a minute more than is necessary. He cannot afford to. Happy hour is the only time that Jihun has “to himself,” and he likes to spend it catching up with his friends and divine colleagues. Continue reading
In the epochs since she created them, most of the Menuim have remained loyal to Blandine. Ra’uf is one of the few who walks another path. Day after day this angel makes his way to courthouse and tribunal looking for worthy souls who need encouragement as they wind their ways through the sometimes labyrinthine ways of the law.
Ra’uf typically appears like a small, kindly, non-descript man in his late 20s. Like all Menuim, Ra’uf does not speak. He just sits quietly in the gallery giving the wrongfully accused confidence that someone believes in them.
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.
Demons and Angels who have become jaded with the incessant back and forth between Hell and Heaven have begun to tell a new story of the first war. Or perhaps it is an old story that that you are just hearing for the first time because you are beginning to realize that The War is not what it seems.
Basis for the Heresy
The Heresy of the Faithless Angels relies on three things
- After completing creation the angels were ordered to not interfere with man
- Without angelic intervention, faith in the divine would eventually dry up
- Without faith (and the essence it provides) the angels would die
Last week I posted a BBC story titled “Indonesia police confiscate sex toy mistaken for angel.”
My goal was not to titillate, mock, or condemn, but to highlight a story from the real world that can be used as inspiration for an adventure seed. What I didn’t have was the time to write it up.
“Have you seen the world? No one god could have made this mess”
Shortly after the fall there was not one but many demon lords who turned to the exploration of the Marches. While Beleth was far and away the strongest, Leonard was one of the most clever. While the rest of Hell was embroiled in its civil war, the fallen Elohite Marquis of Beelzebub led a company of knights from the Order of the Fly into the far realms in an effort to corrupt the gods who lived there and convince them to steal human faith.
If God would not stand by his angels, Leonard would punish him by getting others to take his worship. If humans did not stand by god, they deserved all the hardships the lesser gods of the Marches would impose upon them. It was an equitable and poetic solution to the Habbalite who hoped the lord of heaven would recognize the loss of the essence and thus see the error of His ways.