Auntie Lavender is one of those angels to seek when you want to know what’s going on in town. During the day he can usually be found painting or gardening in his signature lilac overalls… or at least his friends always seem to be able to find him that way. No so much his creditors. At night Auntie Lavender tends to go dancing and clubbing with friends (unless there is a major political function to observe). Continue reading
Yves‘ Ivory Council is arguably the most influential deliberative body in heaven after the Seraphim Council itself. The Council is typically divided into three parts: The Division of Corporeal Affairs, The Division of Ethereal Affairs, and The Division of Celestial Affairs. However, plenary sessions are not unheard of.
While the Ivory Council has no direct authority, their debates inform Destiny and the Chair of each Division is an ex-officio member of the Seraphim Council.
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.
Common wisdom holds that Ethereals who look like angels either vanish or become angels. The Erotes are the Symphony’s most notable exception. These Greek deities are tied to feelings of love and romance and resemble nothing so much as winged youths. Continue reading
Labrys was once one of Michael’s favorite servitors. At the close of the War in Heaven, she was one of the warriors responsible for ensuring that none of the fallen could escape their new home before it could be sealed. Asmodeans in particular loathe her and her signature double-axe. Unfortunately, Labrys herself came close to falling in the late 1930’s, and has been working to rehabilitate herself since. Continue reading
Contradith has one of the most challenging (and therefore most sought after) jobs for a Cherub in Janus’ hierarchy. She’s responsible for guarding revolutionary figures who already advance her Archangel’s Word and objectives. Because of how much of an iconoclast he is, she frequently has to fend off other angels.
Once there were hundreds of archivists scattered throughout the Hall of Creation. Now there are just a handful, and they tend to be the most traditional of the bunch. Zizuph is a Cherub. While in heaven the angel manages a small squad of Ofanite gofers and answers to a Seraph chief curator. Beneath them are a few loyal Kyriotate pages who ensure that all the blueprints and artifacts are shelved and stored appropriately.
Before I started working on my NPC reserve – I took quick stock of the existing NPCs for each superior. I should have done so a long time ago. It’s fascinating to see what bands and choirs are popular and unpopular for each of the Superiors.
This week I am focusing on the Choir distribution in Heaven. Next week I will focus on the Band distribution in Hell.