Gabriel holds a special place in the pantheon of In Nomine’s Princes and Archangels: she is the only one to have explicitly changed from male to female. The transgender archangel.
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
As I have previously discussed on this blog, Angels and Demons are not necessarily male or female. In fact, the official In Nomine line is that they are neither. This decision by the developers is complicated by the fact that Steve Jackson Games uses some very gendered language when discussing Celestials in general and Superiors in particular.
So how can you do better?
Turns out, a lot of thought has been given to gender neutral equivalents for lots of terms that we use in everyday speech.
Adaptability is the name of the game for a Duke of Lust. Not only do they need/want to drop everything to serve their Prince personally, but there is no telling what the state of their fortunes or the world will be when their own private submission is through.
Any sphere of influence is flexible, and GMs should feel free to add. remove, or relocate any Duke as they see fit. Continue reading
Most celestials are genderless beings of metaphysical energy, who may have bodies of all available sexes.
– GURPs: In Nomine
GURPs: In Nomine was one of the last “core books” to be produced, and the first to officially introduce concepts from of Moriah’s essay “Homocelestiality” into the canon.
Sadly, its approach to celestial gender is not well reflected among the prime exemplars of the celestials: the Superiors. The fog of war grows thicker still when you consider that Steve Jackson Games was using the generic ‘he’ through the entire length of In Nomine‘s publishing run. While this choice was in line with editorial standards of the 1980s and 1990s, it is a singularly poor choice for differentiating between genderqueer, gender fluid, polygender, agender, male, and female entities.
Once upon a time Esther was a mortal. Or at least, that’s what her memories tell her. Her lover had earned a boon from Andrealphus and spent it to have her soul re-forged into a demon upon her death. It was agony. It was ecstasy. With more than a century in hell and several hours of her Prince’s personal attention, and she has never again felt anything like it.
It was supposed to have been a favor. Worst. Favor. Ever. Whomever Esther had been was tortured into oblivion and infused with a piece of her Prince’s sense of loss, betrayal, and unholy, unquenchable lust.
Husband, father, demon. Hans spends his days cooking, volunteering, and occasionally raising a little hell. His nights are for family and making sure everything goes “just so” at the PTA. For the most part, Mr. Cutler does his best to keep his infernal activities from interfering with his home life.
Hans is positive that his husband wouldn’t like Hell, so the Lilin has been doing what he can to ensure his husband a more earth-like afterlife. For the past few years the demon has been putting in overtime and taking on more risky assignments. Of course, what Hansard would really like to do is defect. Either way, Hans does not want his demonic colleagues anywhere near his family – and he’s not above using force or geas to get his way.