One of the problems with a zombie horde is how to hide it. Zombies aren’t exactly known for their sterling good looks or for their initiative – but one thing they do retain are their instincts. Dancers, this includes precision movement, stage makeup, and masking injury – three important skills to hiding the fact that one is dead. Continue reading
Nefelibata tends to develop a reputation for distracted eccentricity wherever me goes: fighting dragons in the middle of downtown and reading books that no one else can see. As a result of an injury suffered during the first war, mer Corporeal and Ethereal forms are linked.
This has the advantage of allowing Nefelibata to remain awake in the corporeal realm while traveling through dreamscapes and the ethereal realm, but the disadvantage of requiring mim to perform the same action in each location (with sometimes disastrous results) Continue reading
Hispid is a Malakite of Animals who specializes in punishing overaggressive predators, including such apex predators as humans, demons, and ethereals. Her preferred vessel is a large porcupine, but a stocky hirsute human will do when circumstances demand it.
Although Hispid’s celestial form has the signature black wings of her Choir, the animalistic qualities of her previous Cherubic duties are still visible.
Hispid is a playable starting character! Continue reading
Glaive is an old soldier in Heaven’s Army. Although she serves Lawrence now, she came up through Michael’s ranks, not Uriel’s. Her tactics are a bit antiquated, but still sound. Much like her original Superior, Glaive favors individual acts of heroism over regimented formations.
She knows her duty and she will execute it, but she has a soft spot for loose canons (read PCs) especially if they can get results. Continue reading
Countex of Final Judgement, Demon of Pardons
A couple months back I shared a link to the Lesser Bot on the Liber Neglecta Facebook page. Some of the demons it churns out are quite fun, and with a bit of work could make for some fantastic NPCs.
Take Abersumi, the Demon of Pardons. Pardons is such an interesting Word. It implies both guilt and release, an end to formal punishment, a second chance, and a certain degree of favoritism. In many ways it is a perfect for The Game. Continue reading
King Gessar is an Buddhist culture hero (much like Arthur is for Christianity) with a living tradition of recitation. Dedicated storytellers, singers, and dancers have been revising and retelling his epics throughout central Asia. The fabled king has been slaying demons and monsters since he was 3 days old and dispatching their souls to the Buddhist spirit realms from which they will eventually be reborn to try and better their state of existence. Continue reading
Most Shedim try to cultivate their hosts over time, stretching out the human’s moral degradation over weeks or months if possible. That’s not Michael’s style (at least, not when he can be seen).
“Crazy 8s” Demas prefers to come in hard, ruin someone’s life, and move on before anyone has even realized that the demon’s host is behaving differently. It’s a kind of performance art, something to make other demons chuckle at the frailty and malleability of the humans that god would have put over them. Continue reading
The Angel of The Future is most easily conceived of as a dancing corona of primordial plasma from the dawn of time. Ey is often cited as proof of predestination, but considers eirself anything but. Where others see certainty, Teiaiel sees potentiallity. Prognostication is a hobby for the Ofanite, but eir passion is the concept of future – something which becomes meaningless if the future is as set as the past.
For 150 years Teiaiel has presided over Yves’ Ivory Council on Ethereal Affairs. Ey naturally focuses on the dreams of the future, but honors the fact that other scholars priorities differ and is scrupulously honest when relaying the deliberations and conclusions of the council to the Archangel of Destiny. Continue reading
Nora Fox is a Red Riding Hood, no longer a child but not yet a woman. Gayle Vat is a Bad Wolf in good standing with the Lupine’s Malevolent Society. The pair are currently shacked up because Nora needs a family right now and doesn’t know that many people in the waking world. Gayle is going along with it because shes thinks Nora is cute, she’s a bit of a chaser, and she could use some help with rent. Neither expect the arrangement to work out in the long run (they both know the story they come from), but for now they have an uneasy truce. Continue reading