Finding good songs for Marc has been an interesting and enjoyable challenge. As the Archangel of Trade and the angel most associated with prosperity, songs about money and wealth were an easy starting point – but many of them are as much a testament to Mammon (and Greed) as they are to Trade.
The mix that follows lauds workers, peddlers, charity, wealth, and investment. I’ve made it a point to include some Big Band, Jazz, and modern Prosperity Gospel tracks. I suspect each of those genres would appeal to Marc and his servitors even when they are not directly on the topic of trade and exchange.
I hope you enjoy and I look forward to seeing what other suggestions you might have. Continue reading
According to Canon, Mammon sells his greater distinctions. In practice this probably works more like a permanent silent auction. In order to ‘displace’ one of his higher ranking nobles you need to promise greater annual returns of gifts and essence and offer a “one time” blood-price sufficient to handle any possible costs incurred by ‘removing’ a great lord of hell (the upstart’s take-over plans, the higher the price).
Penemue never fell. It was all a giant misunderstanding.
She loves humanity. There’s nothing wrong with love. It’s one of God’s guiding principles. Even the angels still in heaven will tell you that. So maybe she taught the mortals she cared for a bit more about medicinal compounds than Jean and Novalis though was appropriate.
And maybe as a young Elohite she spent some evenings in the bed of her most promising students rather than keeping an eye on the Grigori as she was charged. These things happen when you truly love the divinity of man over the divinity of heaven. But Dominic declared she could not return to heaven and the other Archangels backed him, and so she has not returned.
William Burke was one half of the pair responsible for the West Port murders committed in 19th century Edinburgh, Scotland. He and his partner, William Hare, smothered their victims and then sold the bodies to the anatomist Robert Knox. The pairs murdering spree was interrupted when lodgers at Mr. Hares boarding house discovered the body of their 16th victim.
The police could not prove the pair guilty of their murders, so the magistrates offered Mr. Hare immunity if he turned King’s evidence. After being convicted for all 16 murders, Mr Burke was hanged, his body turned over to anatomists for dissection, his skeleton put on display at Edinburgh Medical School (where it remains to this day), and a portion of his skin fashioned into a wallet.
Iarabal is hardly the only “Lady Luck” (several demons are competing for the Word), but she does moderately well for one of the younger contenders for the title. Like most of her competition, she has a fondness for gambling and will do her best to prolong her current host’s winning streak – but Iarabal loves a winner and will jump ship the moment her host loses big.
Every demon prince has a few resources they like to keep on the down low. Vashni is one of Lilith’s.
For centuries Vashni was one of Mammon’s demons of deceptive contracts – until she got caught (or was framed for) letting some of her targets go free and lying about it. Not many people know the specifics and Vashni has absolutely no desire to talk about what she did or who she was at the time.
Skint is a parsimonious little Imp of Greed that somehow managed to beg, bribe, or steal her way into a human vessel. Unfortunately, once she took it for a test drive she discovered that it didn’t quite look or feel how she was expecting. Since she was hardly in a position to demand a different body from hell, she’s been making “after market” modifications to the body she has so that she can at least consider it to be a work of art.
In 2013 I postulated that the Malakim of the In Nomine universe could join the armies of hell. They would not fall, the choir is still resistant to that particular fate. However, should a Malakite decide that heaven is the true evil, they would have no choice but to abandon it. The only real challenge would be finding a new Superior willing to craft a heart so that they could still act on earth.
The seven deadly sins would hold a particular appeal to the Dark Virtues, seeing as their Words run directly counter to the false morality of heaven (or at least what the apostate angel would see as heaven’s false morality). Similarly, each of the lords of sin sees a kind of virtue within their own domain, and so would be more likely to accept one of the Dark Malakim than their peers.