The world turns on petty vengeance
Design Philosophy (and mini-history)
In angel lore Oriphiel is an Archangel, a Prince of the order of Thrones (Ofanim), a regent of the world, an angel of the wilderness, a governing angel of the planet Saturn, and in the works of Rudolph Steiner an agent of divine wrath. By In Nomine lore he was one of Uriel‘s most senior Ofanim and also the most senior Servitor of Purity to fall.
I tend to envision him as one of the Tsayadim – one of Uriel‘s hunters. However, instead of contenting himself with purging old gods, he set his eyes on punishing the corruption and impurity of heaven, slaughtering angels with even a hint of dissonance.