Feb
15
2018
1

In Nomine: Lucius Matinius Corvus.

Lucius Matinius Corvus – Google Docs

Lucius Matinius Corvus

Potential Soldier of God

 

Corporeal Forces: 2 Strength: 4 Agility: 4

Ethereal Forces: 2 Intelligence: 4 Precision: 4

Celestial Forces: 2 Will: 5 Perception: 3

Status/3 (bureaucrat)

 

Area Knowledge (Home City/3), Knowledge (Local Laws/3, Christian Theology/2), Language (Aramaic/2, Greek/2, Latin/3), Running/1, Small Weapon/1, Swimming/1

 

Advantages: Blessed

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Feb
14
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: THE DEVOLVO RAY!!!!!

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THE DEVOLVO RAY!!!!!

Sorry about that: Vapula, Habbalite Prince of Technology, always shouts out the name when he refers to this weapon. His researchers have gotten into the habit as well. That sort of thing is just an occupational hazard when you work for Vapula.

Physically, THE DEVOLVO RAY!!!!! screams Vaputech: the ‘handheld’ version resembles a cross between a jet pack, the hose and spout from a gas tank and a set of rapidly blinking Christmas lights. The large version looked like it came direct from the set of a bad 1950s science fiction film, down to the pipe organ that was apparently an integral part of the design. Anyone who sees either version, and knows about Vapula, will instinctively either dive for cover or lob a grenade at it: it simply looks like bad news.

It is.

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Feb
14
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: Elahinoor.

Elahinoor – Google Docs

Elahinoor

There is no one ‘official’ material used by the Host for its arms and armor.  Every Archangel has his, her, or its own personal opinion on what would be suitable; and the essentially feudal nature of Heaven precludes any sort of universal standard.  That being said, weapons and armor constructed of Elahinoor are popular.  Not too popular — the manner of their construction has awkward resonances to the angelic mindset — but not rare, either.

Elahinoor is solidified and shaped light, in much the same way that diamond is a crystalline form of carbon; the description is accurate enough, but neither descriptive nor evocative.  To make Elahinoor one needs an authentic artificer (i.e., one with the Enchant skill) and several specialized pieces of equipment, including a ‘Phial of Galadriel’ (see below).  The ‘raw’ light is teased out and induced to adhere to a grid of very thin glass threads.  Once fixed, the grid of glass and light is beaten, folded and re-folded in a manner similar to the forging of Damascus steel, with the same general result; a material that is both supple and strong.  Elahinoor is also considerably less massive than its equivalent in steel. (more…)

Feb
08
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: The School.

Zadkiel’s School – Google Docs

 

The School

The concept of “Special Forces” is a somewhat fuzzy one when considering the Host — or, for that matter, the Horde.  Most individuals formally involved in the War are either literally supernatural entities, or mortals who have been imbued with supernatural powers; also, the realities of a millennia-long secret war to the knife favor a certain emphasis of precise, covert strikes over overt, mass conflicts.  In a very real sense, every combat-focused member of the Host partakes of the Special Forces mindset.

This does not mean that the Host does not have specialists, of course — and Zadkiel, Cherub Archangel of Protection, trains the best of them, both angelic and human.  Those who graduate of the School have a certain reputation about them. One that is completely deserved. (more…)

Jan
28
2018
2

In Nomine Revisited: Moo Thai.

I knew that there was something associated with Ronald, Prince of Cows, that I hadn’t put up yet! I knew it!  And here it is.

…Sorry about that.

Moo Thai – Google Docs

Moo Thai

Ronald, Prince of Cows, is a big believer in giving his precious bovine servants every advantage that he can think of — and, given the obsessive tendencies of your average Djinn Superior, he thinks of cows a lot.  A workable martial arts form was probably inevitable, all things considered.

What wasn’t considered was that a certain Archangel and a certain ethereal pantheon would decide that the idea should be considered on its own merits. (more…)

Jan
20
2018
1

So I’m trying to decide what the @washingcon In Nomine game will be.

Assuming, of course, that they sign off on me doing an In Nomine game there. Although I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t: I’ve run games for them in the last two cons, I’ve caused no drama, and my other game’s going to be GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, which will be a whole lot simpler to plot out. I figure that they won’t even blink an eye, honestly. (more…)

Jan
08
2018
1

In Nomine Revisited: Forbidden Books: The Elvis Wars.

Yeah, I did a lot of these, but five from the old days is probably enough. Happy birthday, Elvis.

Forbidden Book_ The Elvis Wars – Google Docs

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Jan
08
2018
2

In Nomine Revisited: The Three Faces of Elvis Celestial

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The Three Faces of Elvis

Celestial

Or, Priscilla, Queen of the Deserted

The King has a problem.  Which means that Laurence has a problem, which means that your players — well. Guess. (more…)

Jan
08
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: The Three Faces of Elvis (Ethereal).

Three Faces of Elvis Ethereal – Google Docs

The Three Faces of Elvis

(Ethereal)

Or, Gracelander

(With deep apologies to Eric A. Burns)

It all started on the streets of Vegas.  Based on the targets the cops thought at first that it was some especially weird kind of local serial killer, but the killings were over as quickly as they had begun.  The FBI found some obvious corollaries between what the tabloids were quick to call the Great Vegas Elvis Massacre and what looked like a spree of copycat killings in the rest of the USA; they missed the East Asian outbreaks, not to mention certain curious and somewhat obscure incidents in coastal Argentina, but domestically the FBI was actually tracking just about all of the relevant attacks, for what it was worth.  

Within two months, though, new murders had stopped being unearthed, and the cases went cold.  The Bureau never quite noticed that they weren’t being prodded by grieving family members to close those cases, essentially because there weren’t any grieving family members.  The files are still open, but not particularly pursued.

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Jan
08
2018
1

In Nomine Revisited: The Three Faces of Elvis (Corporeal).

Three Faces of Elvis Corporeal – Google Docs

 

The Three Faces of Elvis

(Corporeal)

Or, Things to do in Memphis When You’re Dead

Elvis Presley, of course, is currently enjoying his afterlife as a blessed soul in the service of the Sword — look, before you ask about the way he died; hello, but didn’t that scream “Shedite of Gluttony possession” to you?  The chronicles of the Memphis, TN Three Elvis Campaigns during the early Seventies make for riveting reading.  Much like the War of Jenkin’s Ear, the ostensible reason for all the fighting was pretty much just an excuse, which is probably why permanently rescuing Elvis Presley from being a Shedite chew toy never seemed to take place.  

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