And I Feel Fine - Part 15: Armageddon

By Earl Wajenberg (


"Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed." -- Revelation 16:18-19

The Archangel David knows immediately when a society is at a peak of demoralization. He also knows all about geology. Very shortly after the Two Witnesses rise, as shown by Litheroy on global television, David leads an attack on Rome -- from below. Fissures from an earthquake split the city into three big chunks. This is, in fact, plague number seven, and is topped off by a rain of hundred-pound hailstones, provided by Oannes and Janus.

PCs may take part as in the Plague Duty seed, or as part of general warfare.

The surviving civilian population of the area, together with some of the military, responds with a massive looting spree. But Therrian himself is unharmed. He isn't there; he's on the Plain of Megiddo, in Israel, with Baal and his gathering troops.

"But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur." -- Revelation 19:19-20

Roleplaying seed: Where Were You at the Second Coming?

Frankly, there probably isn't a lot of roleplaying at this point, except, perhaps, for creative reacting. In terms of game mechanics, The Battle of Armageddon is just some more combat for the PCs, unless they are close associates of their Archangels. But they are present at cosmic events, and should see some of them, and hear about others almost immediately thereafter. Even should some PCs be killed, they should probably be allowed to watch in a visionary dream, while in Trauma.

What happens:

In Heaven, Christ has stood before the Throne in the form of a Lamb for seven years. He now also manifests a human form and leads a mass descent to Earth, touching down on the Mount of Olives. Christ leads the 144,000, followed by every Saint in Heaven, followed by every mortal human in the area, Soldier of God or not, who stands with Heaven. In parallel, Michael leads the angels. All of them.

On the other side, Baal and Therrian, with Kronos at their side, lead the legions of Hell, every last demon, undead, and hellsworn.

It soon becomes clear that Heaven just plain has Hell out-gunned. Yes, there are more demons than angels, even including the angels that have come back from the Upper Heavens. But there are *lot* more humans, Saint and mortal, who are willing to fight for Heaven, than there are active supporters of Hell.

Christ captures Therrian. Michael captures Kronos. Both are vessel-slain on the spot and cast into Hell, into the Lake of Fire, where they are obliterated in an access of agony and horror.

"And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time." -- Revelation 20:1-3

What happens, continued:

Michael then turns his attention to Lucifer. They're well-matched, but Michael has many friends among his fellow Archangels, while, by now, Lucifer has only Baal. In a fight that is mainly on the Celestial Plane, Michael seizes Lucifer and turns him over to Apollyon. Eli then presents Apollyon with a very special chain of his own devising. Michael and all the other Archangels hold Lucifer while Apollyon binds on the chain and sings a Song of imprisonment.

(And, somewhere out on Megiddo, Lilith, who was given the Word of Freedom and made a Princess for releasing Lucifer from Hell, screams and falls down dead, killed by the Word-damage she's taken. Her Forces go whirling down into the Lake of Fire.)

Apollyon throws Lucifer into Hell. Christ and the Saints slay all the mortal and Undead hellsworn. The remaining Princes, demons, and Ethereals flee, routed.

Armageddon is over. But the Apocalypse isn't.


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