Apocalypse, Baal, Beelzebub, Calabite, Distinctions, Djinn, Fairy, Four Horsemen, Genubath, Haagenti, Habbalite, In Nomine, Khalid, Lawrence, Legion, Makatiel, Mammon, Mixed Party, Numinous Corpus, Nybbas, Olympians, Renegade, Saminga, Songs, Valefor
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse may not have shown up as part of In Nomine’s Revelations cycle, but that does not mean that they need to be absent from the setting. After all, In Nomine is the sort of the game that encourages an Apocalypse of the Week.
There are a few different ways of handling the Horsemen.
One is that the Horsemen are Demon Princes:
- The White Horseman: Makatiel originally, but now Nybbas
- The Red Horseman: Baal
- The Black Horseman: Haagenti (with Mammon in reserve)
- The Pale Horseman: Saminga
While this is a fairly simple and easy to implement approach, it adds nothing to the setting. Another possibility is that the Horsemen are all Wordbound Servitors of particular note – but this is also somewhat limiting, as it locks a specific demon into each role.
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
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
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
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.