Archangel of Sport
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Lycurgus, an Elohite servitor of Eli, was granted the Word of Sport in
the year 500 B.C. His encouragment and dedication to the pursuit of organised
competitive athletism with the goal of pushing the bounderies of human physical
prowess led to the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. He had been active for
some centuries previous to this however, as at the funeral for Patroclus,
described in Homer's Iliad, for example. Lycurgus inluenced Heracles in
the fifth century B.C. to use the Games to celebrate his victories after
subduing Elis and killing King Augeas. Heracles was a particular favourite
of the young Angel. Lycurgus was also the oracle that was said to have
ordered Iphitus to ensure the survival of the Games. He had a strong hand
in most other similar movements of the times, such as the Pythian, Nemean
and Isthmian Games. Under his eye, the great Panhellenic institutions,
honouring the blending of mind and body, thrived until 392 A.D. when the
Christians suppresseed the "pagan" movement.
Lycurgus still found ways to use sporting pursuits to highlight the objective
human endeavor for physical excellence with the express purpose to increase
the volume and sheer magisty of the Symphony. Everything from Caber tossing
to Mui Thai to the throwing of the boomerang. He was there in 11th century
England encouraging the predesecor to soccer and in 1891 with Dr. James
Naismith in Sprinfield, Mass., just to name two prominent examples.
He was promoted to Archangel status in 1901 A.D. after over a century of
increased international organised sporting activities, including the resurgance
of the modern Olympic Games in Athens 1896. His work with a Soldier called
Baron Pierre de Coubertin to breathe new life into his beloved Olympics
made it obvious just how influential sport was going to be to the Symphony
in the future. The "peaceful and courteous contests would supply the
best of internationalism".
Recently, with the rise of Nybbas the Demon Prince of the Media, many aspects
of Sport are become corrupted beyond repair. Servants of Lycugus almost
shed a tear at the mere mention of "Pro" wrestling... Lycurgus
does his best to try to retain the purity and objective artistry of sporting
confrontation, but servants of Nybbas currently have an upper hand. The
control that Media have developed over sport in the last 30 years or so
has definitely tipped the scales.
Lycurgas is a stern Archangel, but respectful of all those that pursue perfection
in physical activity. He still appears an a powerfully built bearded Greek,
generally naked and oiled. He disdains all posturing and self glory in
words, glorification is for action only. His main motivation for this is
to try to show people that the noble persuit of sport is a model for how
life should be lived. Life is not perfect, but sport can be, so to strive
for perfection in all things shall bring one closer to pure divinity. Thus
sport is the model of divinity.
Servitors of Lycurgus must ramain unswayed by words of anger or pride.
They must always convey themselves as the picture of good natured sportsmanship
in all things. The must be a good loser and a humble victor. To personify
the the old phrase "it is not to win or lose, but who you play the
The Seraphim consider themselves more the referees of the Games than the
participants. They are able to look a person in the eye and tell their
inner motives for competition.
The great protectors, Cherubim of Lycurgus will always know if one they
are attuned to is being tempted to degrade their sport, either by their
own Fate or by the Diabolics.
The Ofanim may "share" their resonance with worthy other practitioners
of a sporting pursuit. While participating in sport themselves, an Ofanite
does not need to make resonance rolls to use his ability to find the fastest
route to his objective.
The Elohim always know how to best achieve the objective of teaching humility
to those that have become proud and boastful. This does not always guarantee
Malakim of Lycurgus can engage any physical activity indefintely without
Kyriotates of Lycurgus are bound into the vessel of a sportsperson with
considerable talent who is either jaded by their pusuit or is giving into
their basest desires for putting worldy pursuits ahead of their sport.
Mrecurians are great analyzers and commentators of sport. They are the
best able to affect people positively about sport, enabling them to see
the relevence of sportsmanship in the rest of life.
The Unbinding of Justice:
The angel may ensure that a sporting event will be officiated with total
fariness and without bias. The refereeing will remain uneffected by any
such thing as bribery, "star treatment", fan/coaching pressure,
network considerations... etc
Level Playing Field:
The Angel may reduce the odds of any sort of confrontation to one on one.
All others are unable to perform any acts against the one protected unless
it is to replace the other one upon his demise.
Vassal of Competition:
Angels of this rank are able to match compeditors of equal natural ability
with great precision. Thus, the heart and desire for excellence becomes
the major factor.
Friend of the Worthy:
With this rank the angel is able to assist those Worthy sportspeople that
are injured to recover from anything but the most serious of afflictions
Master of the Games:
Angels of this level may understand and compete in any sport known to man.
Their skill is that of an average professional (5) in every sport. He will
be able to talk about and analyze any sport with ease.
Michael and Lycurgus have had several minor run ins, generally regarding
Michael's pride in his domination of those that stand against him. He also
does not take Lycurgus very seriously.
Allied: Dominic, Blandine, Yves
Associated: All others
- Spend an hour participating in a physical sporting activity
- Spend an hour arguing with somebody about the depths to which sports
have stooped these days
- Spend at least two hours teaching young people how to play a sport and
try to instill the virtues of good sportsmanship
CHANCE OF INVOCATION: 3
+1 Watching a live sporting event
+2 Surrounded by sporting equipment
+3 Prior to participating in a sport
+4 In a famous sporting arena (The sight of Boston Garden, the Collisium...)
+5 With a great and worthy sportsman
+6 Just prior to Participating in an internatinal sporting event
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