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 songs that follow are powerful. If In Nomine were a more balanced system, I would probably want to conduct play testing before proposing them. Instead these can be though of as draft ideas, please feel free to modify them as you see fit.
Elemental Numinous Corpus don’t just change one aspect of the body, they transform the entire body, bringing multiple advantages and disadvantages. Liber Canticorum includes two versions of this type of song; Numinous Corpus (Flame) and Numinous Corpus (Stone). Both were Secret Songs.
With this in mind, I have decided that all Elemental Numinous Corpus will be Secret or Forgotten, depending on which Superior(s) know it. Continue reading
Phalet is something of an enigma. Ze is always busy but never wants to do the work of the Hell Below. Instead ze greases the wheels of Hell on Earth with a near bottomless supply of Essence. No corpse will pass zir by without being drained, and ze can often be spotted performing stand up comedy or dancing on the club floor making unsuspecting rubes feel miserable.
Because Phalet is a constant bubble of ebullience, and has no real interest in surrounding zirself with zombies – ze can sometimes convince other infernals that ze does not, in fact, work for Saminga. Continue reading
The Ninnyhammer is a thoroughly impractical Relic. This great two-handed mallet (+4 power, -2 accuracy) contains the Ethereal Song of Charm. In order to target someone with the song, you must first swing the Ninnyhammer at them and miss.
Cost: 10 CP
Activation: 2 Essence, Physical Activity (as described), and Ethereal Forces +4 Continue reading
Roses are red
Violets are blue
This verse is banal
And your writings are too
Contrary to popular belief, Bavian is a fantastic poet – so good that he almost managed to usurp the whole of Lord Koroidia‘s essence supply. Unfortunately for Bavian, he did not play the patronage game as well as the demon he hoped to unseat.
Before Saminga realized how closely medicine was related to his own Word, Kobal slipped in with one of his longer lasting jokes: the Four Humors.
Though they are much diminished (with the exception of Rubido, Demon of Blood), Kobal has continued to use these demons as liaisons with other superiors. They are not Kobal’s only Marquis, but they are some of the better known ones.
Ristel is an androgyne demon who serves Kobal. She has a predilection for tempting mortals to foolishness and wagers while in their cups. Regardless of the outcome, Ristel will walk away with a geas hook, some essence, or both.
In spite of their cute appearance and a charm that only seems to grow as the night goes on, few people can really remember how Ristel looks come the following day. This suits the demon just fine, as they like to see the results of their handiwork.
For a long time I have struggled with Kobal. There was just something about the Prince I couldn’t wrap my head around and now I think I know what it is.
Kobal is presented as a champion of wit. His Servitors Attunements are reminiscent of cartoon humor (which presents its own problems, but that’s a topic for another time). However, I think the true heart of the Superior is in his Band Attunments.
In spite of the veneer of cleverness and humor, every single one of is about being hurtful. I don’t want to find hurtfulness funny. I don’t want to make hurtfulness funny. And with those two strikes “against” me, I cannot play an effective Kobalite.