Some remarks taken from one of
Derek Pearcy's emails to the In Nomine List.
This is Copyright 1997 Steve Jackson Games.
Some dreams are more solid than others, and Blandine's servants are charged with protecting dreamers and helping them battle their fears. The minions of Beleth, Princess of Nightmares, are her dire enemies.
His angels strengthen people by forcing them to endure terrible labors. David believes this is necessary if humanity is to survive the times ahead.
Dominic and his servants have been charged with maintaining order by rooting out corruption in the Symphony, even among angels. Especially among angels.
'Do what thou wilt,' he told [his angels], 'but be cool.' Left his duties in Heaven, and has been seen wandering Earth.
Gabriel is too unstable to manage God's armies, too disturbed to rehabilitate and too powerful to destroy.
In a typical scenario, an angel of Janus comes to town, scopes the place out, and mayhem ensues. Actually, almost any adventure of these angels ends with, 'and mayhem ensues.'
He and his Servitors don't think very highly of humanity. 'But in spite of their tiny cranial volumes,' he admits, 'they still manage the occasional flash of insight.'" Jean is the Archangel of inspiration, of illumination and technology.
Ignore the lie that is 'civilization,' the shared hallucination which humans call society.
Laurence is a Malakite, honorable to a fault, and the supreme commander of God's army on Earth.
He and his servants are divine diplomats, Heaven's negotiators.
As the most powerful angel, in mind and in body, Michael bested Lucifer in hand-to-hand combat and personally kicked his red ass out Heaven's door.
She is a powerful female principle; her Word in the angelic tongue resonates with tones of growth, nurturing and peace.
Yves is not omniscient, but he knows the names of all things, everything that has been written down, and -- as Archangel of Destiny -- all the best and brightest possiblities for the world.
Andrealphus' Djinn, who couldn't care less anyway, are the best at faking affection. They have the uncanny ability to keep a person in mental 'cuddlespace,' that post-coital afterglow during which a person is most susceptible to a demon's powerful will.
Asmodeus and his Servitors are Lucifer's secret police, responsible for hunting down renegades and other traitors to the infernal armies.
His demons are sent to Earth to encourage the self-destruction of humanity and to help other demons defend against the angelic menace.
The creatures of Beleth defend themselves from life by becoming the most terrifying things in it.
Belial would let the whole world burn before admitting defeat.
The world is starving -- it must be fed. Just don't stand to close, or you might lost an arm. (Mmmmm. Arm.)
It is Kobal's talent to skillfully pervert the art of humor into mockery, hatred and despair. His demons serve Evil by turning thought into laughter, concern to callousness, reverence to blasphemy -- all in the name of good clean fun.
He and his Servitors are the only demons with a true connection to the Symphony at large, charged with perverting its workings from the inside out.
. . . but in the end, we have no allies at all. Each of us is a faction of one.
Television has forever changed the way mankind thinks and dreams. Nybbas' plot to mold the psyches of humanity is working all too well.
The Demon Prince of Death always prefers dead puppets to living mortal servants. As this might indicate, Saminga isn't particularly bright.
Ever since humanity learned to tell one cave from another, it has struggled with the concept of ownership. Valefor delights in the conflicts between those who have and those who want.
The Prince of Technology loves gadgets, and has absolutely no conscience about their side effects.
The demons also, technically, have Lilith (Princess of Freedom) on their
side, but not being a true demon, she's an unreliable ally.
If you've played any of the prerelease playtest versions, you'll notice
there were a few changes made to the final lineups. Some renaming, some
shuffling, a few additions. I'd rather people take what was finally printed
as gospel, so to speak, instead of being biased toward or against any Superiors
as being "old" or "new" -- besides, I like the way they
Actually, I couldn't believe we managed to get 26 Superiors (27, with Lilith) squeezed into the core book. It was quite a chore. We'll be introducing a small handful of new Archangels in the coming year, and just as many Princes, but we're not going to deluge you with new Superiors. We'd rather flesh out the ones we've already got. (And don't worry, we're not going to do books and books of new Choirs and Bands, either.)
Currently proposed Archangels:
Currently proposed Demon Princes:
. . . and of course, how could we forget Furfur, the Demon Prince of
Rock and Roll, the star of Night Music.
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