Iris has always been a goddess of the rainbow and a courier for the Olympian gods – and since Hermies went incommunicado her role as messenger has become even more important. She also serves as a cup bearer for the leader of the pantheon (currently Athena) and is known to also run messages for her parents Thaumas and Elektra (spirits of the sea and clouds respectively). Continue reading
Common wisdom holds that Ethereals who look like angels either vanish or become angels. The Erotes are the Symphony’s most notable exception. These Greek deities are tied to feelings of love and romance and resemble nothing so much as winged youths. Continue reading
“Kind people find that they are cruel, brave men discover that they are really cowards. Confronted with their true selves most men run away screaming!” – The Neverending Story
Bifrons was a Roman god of duality said to have had power over both portals and beginnings and endings. The god is most commonly depicted as having two heads facing in opposite directions.
The Bifrons Mirror appears to hold something of his magic. Continue reading
Some of my other tethers projects are taking longer than expected, so I figured it was time for this romp beyond the firmament.
Since most mortal forms can’t survive full vacuum (and since there are no mortals to witness them), it’s safe to assume that any Angel or Demon manifesting at an interplanetary tether will be in celestial form. Continue reading
Carpo is a goddess of the Fall. She is nurturing and gregarious, generally warm, but has a cold streak a mile wide. While her sisters oversee the barren winter and fruitful spring, Carpo is responsible for both the withering of autumn and the plenty of the harvest. She has little sympathy for those who will not work to prepare themselves against the winter, and a sharp temper that she turns against those who try and tell her what to do.
Only the harvest goddesses of the Olympian pantheon are allowed to give her such direction, and even then she sees herself as their handmaiden, not their mindless servant. Continue reading
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.
Although she has recently declined in popularity, Columbia once played just as large as Uncle Sam in representing the American spirit. She was political conscience, patron of culture, and champion of westward expansion (and the philosophy of Manifest Destiny).
Columbia lacks the followers to be a goddess, but she is equal to many and stronger than some.
The spirit considers herself to be a daughter of Athena, and it may even be true. The Olympian goddess has seeded her Forces in many a national spirit as a way to guard her image against the ravages of Heaven and depredation of Hell. Continue reading