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.
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
Official materials do not offer much insight into Malphas upper court, but we do get two very interesting tidbits.
- Malphas does not grant Higher Distinctions to his Wordbound
- The Demon Prince delights in the resulting rancor.
This means that Malphas has probably established a system that puts his landholders and wordholders into direct opposition. Continue reading
Hamid should never have been sent to earth. They see that now. Perhaps the lesser orders can find a place here, but for a noble Seraph it is nothing but a gigantic torture chamber. One can hardly set one foot in front of another without an another assault of deceit.
When the pain first began Hamid demanded Marc return them to heaven. The Archangel refused, stating that it would be good for Hamid to learn some humility. Humble. That’s a joke. As if Marc had ever been humble before anyone but god. Hamid told him so. It did not go over well.
As you may be aware, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away this weekend. As one of the most conservative and one of the most publicly religious justices on the bench there are any number of stories you could build around his death and replacement.
The first Christmas adventure any In Nomine player should know about is the one that Steve Jackson published themselves. A Very Nybbas Christmas will remain relevant so long as we continue to discuss “the war on Christmas.” Considering the durability of that particular debate, the adventure will likely remain usable for a very long time.
By way of contrast – the suggestions that follow will likely have a very limited shelf life (or at least I hope they will). I have offered up a scenario for Hell and one for Heaven, though with a little bit of creativity each could be used in a campaign dominated by the other.
The pages for the following infernal courts are now live:
This concludes my initial pass a hierarchical listing of the various demon courts. I will make minor edits in an ongoing basis (not the least of which will be reviewing Revelations II and the Ethereal Player’s Guide to see if there are any Ethereals who are officially a part of Beleth’s court).
Now that this is done, you will probably start to see some more posts suggesting variations to the various infernal courts and/or guidelines on how to populate them in a consistent manner.