Auntie Lavender is one of those angels to seek when you want to know what’s going on in town. During the day he can usually be found painting or gardening in his signature lilac overalls… or at least his friends always seem to be able to find him that way. No so much his creditors. At night Auntie Lavender tends to go dancing and clubbing with friends (unless there is a major political function to observe). Continue reading
“Beauty is only skin deep, that’s what makes it beautiful.”
Druxy is a spook and a fixer. Although she has her fingers on the pulse of whatever city she’s in, she is rarely seen dirtying her own hands. Continue reading
Novalis is heaven’s peacenik. In every conflict, she is the one advocating non-violence; a position which tends to put her more martial choirs in somewhat of a bind. Here are some of the vows that her Malakim use to balance their impulses and obligations:
- I will never pass up the opportunity to dance
when it is my choice.
- I will not engage in violence until all other paths have been exhausted.
- I will oppose any violence that does not exclusively target demons.
- I will not step on the grass/wildflowers.
- I will always weed out evil at its root.
- I will only use weapons of wood, leaf, and flower.
- I will always use the least violence necessary for my objectives.
- I will not allow <named grove or garden> to come to harm.
- I will plant a new seed every day.
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.