Laraje is Hell’s own William Tell. He may look like a dirty cream goat draped in a putrescent green tabbard, but he is also a crippling shot and one of the last high profile servitors of Makatiel. Unlike some hunters, Laraje takes no joy in a quick kill. His pleasure comes inflicting burning red wounds and evoking bilious vomit.
The Zombies are in open revolt. One of their number managed to retain a faint sliver of their soul and overthrew their Infernal master (currently resting in limbo rather than facing Saminga’s wrath). Now the monsters are in charge of their own and rallying for… something.
Attempts to disburse the zombies will likely turn violent, and reasoning may prove difficult as most are still little more than mindless shambling bodies.
The first Demon of Adulteration was a Shedite of Beelzebub who had thought to join with Kobal after it’s first Superior died. Baal had other ideas, and conscripted the Demon of Adulteration to assist in The War effort. Few demons had as much direct experience with Purity’s mindset as one of Corruption’s wordbound servitors. Continue reading
There is a strange story that circulates among those who have seen either the Book of Names or the Book of Death. They claim that Lucifer never survived the War in Heaven; instead he was struck down by Metatron who was so stricken with grief that he perjured himself before all creation to claim that it was he who died. Unfortunately, his saying it “made it so” and “made it good,” and from that point forward Metatron “became” Lucifer, Prince of Lies. Continue reading
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