Should a party ever go searching for the apostles or should a grail quest make a turn for the infernal, the players will likely be directed towards Sandakel. He claims to have been Yves defender assigned to Jesus of Nazareth. His fellow prisoners below have taken to calling the Djinn “Iscariot,” and while he does not deny it, never once has he called himself by that name. Continue reading
A (Lemon) Demon of the Media has managed to convince one of Yves’ followers that the battle for the soul of creation is do be determined by a massive death match.
The players must intercept the rogue angel in his search for champions worthy of winning the Ultimate Showdown without themselves becoming targets of the wily Balseraph that set these events in motion.
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
Yves‘ Ivory Council is arguably the most influential deliberative body in heaven after the Seraphim Council itself. The Council is typically divided into three parts: The Division of Corporeal Affairs, The Division of Ethereal Affairs, and The Division of Celestial Affairs. However, plenary sessions are not unheard of.
While the Ivory Council has no direct authority, their debates inform Destiny and the Chair of each Division is an ex-officio member of the Seraphim Council.
I have previously suggested that since Malakim are Virtues, anything viewed as virtuous would be a good candidate for a Malakite Word. This is not just limited to western systems of morality.
The Noble Eightfold Path is such a system. It is observed by several Buddhist sects as a guide towards proper living and mindfulness. Because I am not a Buddhist, my treatment of these principles is inherently imprecise and runs the danger of being overly simplistic and appropriative. Unfortunately, I am unaware of any Buddhists who have written on the Malakim of In Nomine, nor do I currently have the reach to enlist one.
As such, I am making my best approximation – but I would encourage anyone thinking of including these Virtues into one of their games to conduct additional research of their own, and if any of you know of a Buddhist gamer with a penchant for Abrahamic RPGs, I would love the chance to defer to their greater experience. Continue reading
Duorktael is a powerful but subtle angel who maintains the Symphony’s underlying tempo at 94 beats per minute. By aligning the Symphony with humanity’s indifference point, she has been able to ensure that the minor acts of creation and correction that occur every day feel right and natural to the world at large. 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
Today’s post was originally going to be about the Demon Sphallolalia – a word which means playful flirtation that goes nowhere and which comes from the words for stumbling speech. When I was all but done the computer crashed and the backup was corrupted. I considered writing the post again, but I couldn’t really remember my original motivation.
Carinthia belongs to one of Yves cleaning crews. She is pleasant and professional, genuinely likes the party (if they are angelic), but gets a little exasperated at how little effort they put into damage control. While acting in this official capacity, her job is to excise those memories which might compromise free will (in other words, anything that definitively proves the existence of heaven, hell, or their celestial denizens). Continue reading
Mercurian Wordbound of a Missing Word
Bitigedilu is the Angel of …. Just one problem, he doesn’t know what … means – and neither does anyone else. Bitigedilu received confirmation from both Jean and Yves that he is indeed Wordbound, but neither of them is sure what his Word is or what it means either.