Turns out it’s really hard to find demons that are associated with the canonical hours. It’s almost like there are centuries of lore built up that presuppose that demons dislike periods of intense prayer (who would have guessed). Conversely, there are lots of demons associated with the “Italian” hours. 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
Roses are red
Violets are blue
This verse is banal
And your writings are too
Contrary to popular belief, Bavian is a fantastic poet – so good that he almost managed to usurp the whole of Lord Koroidia‘s essence supply. Unfortunately for Bavian, he did not play the patronage game as well as the demon he hoped to unseat.
Hasmed has always preferred a simple life. One angel, one gun, one round. If that is not enough to solve the problem, it was never Hasmed’s to solve. They try to take a similar approach towards helping humans.
As a spirit of dueling, Hasmed will not discourage a wronged party from seeking satisfaction. However, the angel will encourage them to find a place of focus. High emotions can lead to sloppy or misplaced violence. Hasmed respects neither.
Once, not terribly long ago Hachamel was a minor Servitor of Stone.
As an angel he spent decades of his immortal existence growing up and growing old so that he could be truly embedded within a mortal community. However, when his orders finally came down, Hachamel was not commissioned to take on the forces of hell. His job was to join local letter writing campaigns. Lots of local letter writing campaigns.
Before Saminga realized how closely medicine was related to his own Word, Kobal slipped in with one of his longer lasting jokes: the Four Humors.
Though they are much diminished (with the exception of Rubido, Demon of Blood), Kobal has continued to use these demons as liaisons with other superiors. They are not Kobal’s only Marquis, but they are some of the better known ones.
Ahkash Meinkilla is the manic pixie dream girl‘s cousin from hell. She prowls the marches for souls fed up with their unimpressive lives. She then uses their nightmares to magnify their misery before revealing herself as a dark, bubbly and dangerous wonder who can pass through the mediocrity of their dream without getting mired in it.
Cue the real world meeting. Ahkash is just as intense and intriguing as she appeared in the dream – and she has an idea. It’s a little dangerous, a little illegal, but it’s different, and that’s what really matters. The Demoness never really seems impressed with her target (she’s not), but she keeps inviting him along, so that must mean something, right?
Kindergarten is for Children. That’s Coenobita’s raison d’etre. E travels the world from school to school, possessing parents, teachers, and administrators as necessary to ensure this one truth is not forgotten. Of course Coenobita isn’t in it for the adults, so a portion of eir forces usually inhabit a class pet, and another bit some local bird or cat that can move quickly to carry the word if reinforcements are needed.
Coenobita’s celestial form looks something like a hermit crab whose “shell” is the last human e possessed. Like all Kyriotates, eir celestial body is made up of a surplus of eyes, mouths, and limbs borrowed from other creatures e has inhabited.
This week I was thinking about the Words of Archangels. In Nomine presents them as overwhelmingly positive, but even with the Words selected for heaven’s greatest agents are not entirely beneficent. This can be most easily seen in War, but Creation, Wind, Judgement, and so many of the others also have a dark side.
In fact, one of the easiest ways to make In Nomine darker (and lower contrast) is to make the Archangels incapable of seeing any aspect of their word as malevolent. The logic would go something like this: “I am a manifestation of G-d’s will. My Word is X. Therefore X is also a manifestation of G-d’s will. Since G-d is good, X must also be good.” Questioning this logic would effectively be seen as questioning the Archangel’s faith with G-d.