Zombie outbreaks in a game of In Nomine are different from most other settings because a horde of zombies poses no direct threat to an angel. Not only is the angel massively more powerful (9 Force vs. 4 Force), but zombieism is non-communicable.
This doesn’t mean that the zombie outbreak is an unusable scenario, but you will need to adjust the setting and add some additional objectives or threats.
Elizabeth Bathory is a serial killer best known for having bathed regularly in the blood of virgins in order to preserve her youth. Her lands were in Transylvania and Hungary, and her exploits are said to have contributed to the Dracula myth.
Though Vampires do not gain any bonus Forces, humans who were already exceptional may bring the Forces they have already accumulated through with them into undeath. This is how I am handling the Blood Countess.
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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.
Phalet is something of an enigma. Ze is always busy but never wants to do the work of the Hell Below. Instead ze greases the wheels of Hell on Earth with a near bottomless supply of Essence. No corpse will pass zir by without being drained, and ze can often be spotted performing stand up comedy or dancing on the club floor making unsuspecting rubes feel miserable.
Because Phalet is a constant bubble of ebullience, and has no real interest in surrounding zirself with zombies – ze can sometimes convince other infernals that ze does not, in fact, work for Saminga. Continue reading
Today’s post comes from a conversation I was having with one of my old roommates. We were discussing In Nomine and gods and heavy metal, and they were joking that heavy metal might actually be hell’s music – and that all the mythological themes that show up in it were really an attempt to strip the corresponding associations away from the Ethereals who held them previously.
So naturally, I brought up Furfur: how he’s the Prince of Hardcore; how he’s given to excess; how I imagined his court being a fusion of metal and fanaticism; how I disliked the purely Islamic overtones of fanaticism that showed up in the Dark Khalid writeup.
So my friend asks: “Is there a Demon of Straightedge and a Demon of Veganism under him?”
There wasn’t before. There is now. I hope you enjoy them. Continue reading
Saminga is a specialist. He has no time for political theory or administrative restructuring. The rest of hell used a peerage system when he came to power, so that’s the system he uses. As with the more traditional Princes, his Dukes are all major landholders (and most are also powerful Wordbound). As long as they can keep his realm running and do not challenge him for power, the Prince of Death doesn’t much care what they do. Continue reading
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.
The subject of Abortions is one that’s emotionally fraught on all sides. I have chosen to focus on Back-Alley Abortions because almost everyone agrees that they are a bad thing. If you want to tackle abortions as a whole, I would suggest creating both an Angel of Yves that echoes the pro-choice position and a Demon of Saminga that echoes the pro-life position.
If you are uncomfortable with the topic of abortions, consider this your content warning.
The pages for the following infernal courts are now live:
This concludes my initial pass a hierarchical listing of the various demon courts. I will make minor edits in an ongoing basis (not the least of which will be reviewing Revelations II and the Ethereal Player’s Guide to see if there are any Ethereals who are officially a part of Beleth’s court).
Now that this is done, you will probably start to see some more posts suggesting variations to the various infernal courts and/or guidelines on how to populate them in a consistent manner.