There is a strange story that circulates among those who have seen either the Book of Names or the Book of Death. They claim that Lucifer never survived the War in Heaven; instead he was struck down by Metatron who was so stricken with grief that he perjured himself before all creation to claim that it was he who died. Unfortunately, his saying it “made it so” and “made it good,” and from that point forward Metatron “became” Lucifer, Prince of Lies. Continue reading
It was almost time to start. The coolers had been checked and re-checked; the ribs and tri-tip had been marinating for the past three night, and Sinetway had just checked the balance for the chicken rub this morning. If the gauges on his giant cast iron smoker were to believed (and he knew they were), he could start at any time.
They other cooks were also starting to figure it out, less talk of other jobs. More attention to the work space. It was a subtle shift, but not to an Impudite. The grills were the top of the chain now. Continue reading
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
Abaddon, Asmodeus, Balseraph, Bands, Beelzebub, Beleth, Calabite, Camael, Djinn, Genubath, Habbalite, Ibdis, Impudite, In Nomine, Lilim, Lilith, Lucifer, Mammon, Oeillet, Ohaobel, Playlist, Shedite, Valefor, World Building
According to Heaven, there were no demons before The Fall. If true, that means that each Band began somewhere. In some cases there is canonical guidance, in others we are left to our own devices, and in a few there are even some competing signals.
By teasing out these hints and differences, we can get an idea of what some of the earliest factions of hell might have been. Whether this is used as deep background, an alternate setting for games set near the dawn of time, or as a way to pick out new “hidden” powers seeking to emerge I leave as an exercise to the GMs in the audience. Continue reading
Viktor Vanetsov was a Russian painter who lived from 1848-1926. He was especially well known for painting historical and mythological figures. It was only towards the end of the 19th century that he added Catholic imagery to his repertoire, but his style was so at odds with existing traditions that notable critics of the day referred to them as sacrilegious. Continue reading
Excerpt from the article by Alse Young
Behind the pulpit at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Belgium you’ll find a statue, the Lucifer of Liège, and also the secret of why Satanists love Satan.
Last week we talked about why, contrary to the unsolicited advice most Satanists get, there’s really no downside for Satanists to publicly identify with the devil despite the taboo around it.
But that leaves an important question dangling: Why Satan in the first place?
Sure, Satan represents personal liberty, rational and scientific insight, and defiance in the face of arbitrary authority. Those are good reasons.
But we could invent other symbols for those things if we wanted to. Evidently, nobody wants to. And to understand why, go to St Paul’s.
Traditionally, In Nomine is a role playing game where Angels and Demons face off against each other in matters large and small. So what would happen if you removed the Demons?
Utopia is one possible result, but it would be a rather uninteresting environment for an RPG.
No, a game needs conflict if it’s to be interesting, which means that even in the absence of Hell something must be seeking to thwart or influence heaven: