In light of the recent string of fascist rallies and counter demonstrations that have been taking place in the USA, this seems like a good time to take a break from my “no politics” rule. Sometimes not saying anything at all is itself an act of evil.
However, since this is still an In Nomine blog, I have decided to put together a list of possible anti-fascist actions someone could get involved and the Superior who I think would embrace that approach. If you just want to use this list in game, that’s fine – but I would rather you look through it and pick out a strategy or two that you are willing to use to combat fascism directly in the real world.
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
Ofanite of Flowers
The transition from redeemer to angel is both wonderful and traumatic. Although it was only a couple of months ago, The Song of Swaying Grass as it Races the Wind already has a hard time remembering what it was like to spend her days whispering “grow, grow, grow, for you have the love of god” to blades of grass instead of running through their root systems jumping from place to place all across this green land.
The challenge in putting together a playlist for Novalis isn’t in finding the songs (they’re everywhere) but in curating them to give a good sampling of the options available.
- If the song is about a flower – it fits
- If it’s about someone named for a flower – it fits
- If it’s about the spring, or summer, or autumn – it fits
- If it was played at Woodstock – it fits
Novalis likes folk music, psychedelic rock, new age trance, classical, show tunes, or just about anything else that someone could dance to for hours on end.
I hope you enjoy listening to this playlist – I sure had fun making it. Continue reading
There’s a sidebar in Liber Canticorum entitled “Ornamental Numinous Corpus.” In it the authors propose a whole slew of different body modifications they considered decorative, like growing leaves, or antennae, or spare noses.
The overall suggestion was that these songs should be visually impressive, but ultimately useless and therefore given at a discount.
I looked at the list and said, “these are really cool, I bet I could make some fun abilities out of them.” For now I’m just going to focus on the more verdue sections of the list – but keep your eyes peeled for more Numinous Corpus posts in the future.
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.
“The world has its thorns, just like any other rose.”
The servitors of Gamori are typically seen as vapid, frivolous, conniving, treacherous, and cruel depending on just how much of their power they are willing to show. They and their Princess are not only the fruits of the Infernal garden, but also the living manifestations of hated femininity.
And yet Gamori hides her malice well, appearing as either a stately duchess or a harmless ingenue: beautiful, innocent, pure, and devious only by the rarest of happenstance (but oh does that happenstance happen). Of course, her repertoire also includes butch, dandy, dominatrix, crone, high femme, raging hellbeast, and just about anything else that was at one time or another considered a female archetype.
Datura is known by many names. As a man he styles himself as Jim Weed, as a woman she’s Ms. Thornapple, while off duty they prefer Moonflower. Regardless of context demons will use “Devil’s Snare.” By any name, Datura looks like a figure from Haight Ashbury who arrived by way of Alfons Mucha’s art. Their cream and lavender draping is simultaneously plain and elegant.