Demon Prince Of Recklessness
Created by: email@example.com (RogueLdr)
"The world is really messed up. Live fast, die young, then
come visit me. <insane laughter> "
From humble beginnings as a Knight of Vapula, Vagarog gained his Word after
aiding several humans in the invention of gunpowder (a substance which has
caused far too much suffering for Heaven's taste). Vagarog originally requested
the Word Gunpowder, but, on a whim of the Dark Lord, was instead granted
Needless to say, The Prince Of Technology dreaded having the Demon Of Recklessness
working in Hell's R&D department. Vagarog quickly proved his usefulness,
however, working diligently to aid mortals in developing repeater rifles
and several wonderful types of bombs.
One of Vagarog's greatest early achievements came in assissting humans in
the creation of the automobile. Hurling around in these two ton steel machines
of death, people grew more and more reckless. As auto death tolls rose,
Vagarog gained in power.
Vagarog gained his Princedom (Princehood?) during the Korean war, when an
American pilot attempted to perform a barrel roll before landing. The resultant
crash into the flight control tower and explosion of fuel reserves caused
the loss of twelve troop planes, seven food transports, and a total of 2,300
lives. The delay in supply convoys prolonged the war for over a year. Lucifer
was so delighted that he immediately granted Vagarog his own Principality.
Vagarog is the new kid on the demonic block. His Word is steadily growing
in power as mortals discover such joys as bungee jumping, parasailing, demolition
derbies, and professional hockey.
Being a Calabim, Vagarog dearly lovs the destruction so often caused by
his Word. During his frequent times of relaxation, he can be found cackling
with a soft, maniacal glee as a forty car pileup on some freeway clover
causes humanity that much more misery.
Politically, Vagarog is something of a slacker. He doesn't actively support
anyone except Nybbas (the new guys like to stick together). He gets along
well with Baal and Belial (for obvious enough reasons). His former master,
Vapula, deeply resents Vagarog's success. The Prince of Technology, remembering
the fate of the Prince Of Sloth (mmmmmmmmmmm.... Sloth.....) is now worried
about payback attempts. Vagarog's success is one of the reasons Vapula banned
Calabim from his service. His servitors have been instructed to thwart Vagarog's
whenever possible. In reply, the demons under Recklessness have been told
to be especially 'uncareful' near Vapula's high tech little toys.
Vagarog is also on the bad side of Asmodeus, who feels that the prince Of
Recklessness' lack of political ambition must mean he is plotting something.
Vagarog's preferred appearance (boy, I DID forget a lot of stuff!):
Vagarog generally appears as a teenage human male, with long hair and a
leather jacket. Think James Dean.
It is dissonant for any servant of Vagarog to discourage anyone from a reckless
course of action. They must also, at least once per day, encourage someone
to act recklessly, or suffer a point of dissonance. The dissonance disapears
when the demon gets 'caught up.'
Note: GMs should use their own judgment about what constitutes a 'reckless'
Vagarog's balseraph's are especially adept at 'truth alteration' where danger
levels are concerned. Whenever trying to convince someone that an activity
is 'perfectly harmless', the demon may add his Celestial Forces to the target
number of his Resonance roll.
Djinn serving Vagarog have the ability to tell whether or not an object
of their atunement will be injured or killed as a result of a reckless action
within 24 hours. These Djinn also gain the ability to extend the Servitor
Attunement Wild Thang (see below) to any rolls benefitting an object of
their attunement. Note that Djinn still have to purchase Wild Thang normally.
As the favored servants of Vagarog, these Calabim are granted increased
'control' (if such a term can be used) over the recklessness that is entropy.
They may add their Celestial Forces to the check digit of any successful
These demons are granted the ability to cause a target waves of reckless
emotion. If successful, this ability causes the target to to proceed upon
his/her course with little or no regard for personal safety. They also become
highly susceptible to suggestion.
Vagarog's Tempters can treat a Geas as one level higher when 'calling in
the favor,' as long as the request is something of a reckless nature ("Oh,
you're so sweet. Now remember that favor you owe me? If you could just drive
your car over that drawbridge....")
These Corrupters have a tendency to be even rougher on their hosts than
usual. They gain an additional number of body hits equal to their Corporeal
Forces plus their Strength immediately upon entering a host. When they leave,
these hits are lost. Note that is this drops the host into negative hits,
they may die and cause the Shedim a point of Dissonance.
Impudites in servoce to Vagarog gain the ability to steal Essence from a
victim without charming them first, so long as the victim is engaged in
a reckless activity (these guys often take Roles as sky-diving instructors)
These demons always seem to pull out of dangerous situations at the last
minute, whether it be swerving the motorcycle away from a tree or jumping
from an out of control roller coaster. In any dangerous situation caused
by their own reckless behavior, any Essence spent by the demon to increase
his chance of success on a die roll counts as double. Note that this only
applies to the demon's attempts to save their own hide, not anyone else
(exception being the Djinn, see above).
Knight of Chances-
These demons are automatically granted their choice of the following skills:
Acrobatics/6, Driving/6, Escape/6, Throwing/6.
Captain of Stunts-
Captains of Vagarog gain ALL of the skills listed for his Knights.
Duke Of Daredevils-
Always one to be different, Vagarog changed the title of his highest Distinction
(hear Asmodeus' teeth grinding?). The vessels of these Demons are nearly
impossible to take down. Unless the damage comes from a Song or Celestial
Relic, they can be hurt, but never killed, by any Body hits taken! Think
of Wile. E. Coyote.... slow 'im down, sure, but never stop him!
- Run a red light at a busy intersection.
- Watch a human die of his own reckless behavior.
- Watch a group of ten or more humans dies as a result of someone else's
- Convince someone to act recklessly, with an end result of over $100,000,000
in damage. (+2 Essence)
Neutral- Belial, Malphas, Baal
Chance of Invocation- 2
+1 A bungee cord.
+2 A gun, carried fully loaded for twenty four hours with the safety off.
+3 10 kilos of nitroglycerin
+4 A traffic sign/light removed from a busy intersection
+5 A traffic accident involving more than twenty vehicles
+6 Site of a jumbo jet crash, with no survivors.
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