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  • Halloween Homebrew!

    <deeep breath> OK, I'm gonna take the plunge...

    I'm back here again, and it's time for my favorite holiday, so I thought I'd challenge myself. In this thread, I intend to post something each and every day this month up until Halloween! Naturally, these will be about the dark and spooky corners of Creation, so expect lots of (tho not exclusively) infernal and underworld people, places, things, groups and/or events, of varying degrees of detail. I hope to post each one by midnight, which means that I'm technically already late, but you'll also get two tonight to compensate.

    As always, feedback, suggestions, questions and corrections are welcome.

    So, without further ado, let the festivities commence!

  • #2
    EREMBOUR’S BROOD

    Savants of Creation know that Demons of the Third Circle have seven souls, each embodying some aspect of said demon; however, few understand how these souls relate to each other or the Principal that they spring from. In truth, each differs: Some demons allow their souls to live completely separate lives, never calling upon them, and each soul deals with its fellows as they would any other Demon of the Second Circle. Other demons rigorously bind all their souls to work together as a team towards some purpose or other.

    Erembour takes a middle-of-the-road approach. Most of the time, she leaves her souls to their own devices, but on select times of the year, she regularly calls them to attend to her. In these instances, she adopts an almost maternal mien, providing a sumptuous banquet for them to come together and socialize while she dotes on them, encouraging them to share the experiences and events they have had since they last met.

    She watches and smiles as Alveua pesters Makarios about selling her crafts (far superior to his, naturally) at his Equitable Market, while Mara tries to convince Alveua to get out of that dank old Forge of Night of hers, and come out into the Demon City with her to find new lovers to seduce for a change. All while mortal and serf staff serve new courses--and are occasionally devoured themselves.

    When the Tomescu scream out against their fate, signaling the dawning of a new day, Erembour ushers her children out into the Demon City once more. Often, they just go their separate ways, but sometimes, some of them do pursue their plans together…

    Like most Third Circle Demons, three of Erembour's souls have already been detailed. Over the next few days, we'll look at the remainder. Alveua is her Expressive Soul, Mara her Defining Soul, and Makarios is her Warden Soul. Frankly, that last doesn't make much sense to me, so I'm Golden Ruling him into her Messenger Soul, which I feel fits far better. We'll be seeing her Warden Soul later on this week...

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    • #3
      VRYKOLAKA, THE TENEBROUS SERENADE

      Vrykolaka is the Indulgent Soul of That Which Calls to the Shadows. He appears as a tall, incredibly alluring man, with imperious, aristocratic looks and manner, swathed in the richest fabrics of the most tasteful cut, and drenched in a heady cologne that masks the one flaw in his vanity, a rank odor of musk and blood. What appears to be a cloak are actually large bat-like wings normally at rest and his ears are tapered and tufted like a bats'. His fingernails are solid jet, but ripple like dark pools; those who look into them see themselves lost in the throes of passion…

      The Tenebrous Serenade cannot abide the touch of Ligier’s light, and so he established his domain in the under layer of Malfeas, where the green sunshine does not reach. This massive shadowed cavern is one of the homes of those warped by his creator’s night music, where they caper and cavort until the Ebon Dragon brings the fall of night to the Demon City once again. Vrykolaka’s home hangs upside-down from the roof, dwarfing the stalagmites surrounding it. But appearances are deceiving: What looks like the peak is actually the lowest level, which the twisted demons try to reach by building massive living ladders of their own bodies. Only a few make it in before they all tumble down, and those are escorted up to the massive throne room that takes up most of the wide top floor, where Vrykolaka hears their petitions and settles their disputes, for he alone of all demons sees their true beauty.

      Although he normally only rises to the surface of the Demon City when the Ebon Dragon’s night falls, Vrykolaka occasionally has need to do so before then. At these times, he dons a silvered mask, and wears a hooded cloak and gloves along with his usual finery, to shield himself from the Green Sun’s relentless glare.

      One of the few things that can tempt him to dare the days of hell is the prospect of romance. Vrykolaka is one of the finest lovers the Demon Realm has ever produced, and he has a running feud with his sibling-soul Mara over their seductions; while she prefers quantity, he champions quality, and so spends much more time and effort wooing difficult targets. In the process, he has become famed for the quality of his poetry, gamesmanship, dancing, and musicianship, especially becoming one of the most accomplished players of the Armonica and Gateway in hell. Not one to limit his conquests, many Strangers can also expect an eventual visit from the Tenebrous Serenade…

      Vrykolaka fancies himself as one of the nobility of hell and plays the part convincingly. His dress is in the fashion of aristocracy from various eras (including First Age Solars and Shogunate era Dragon-Blooded), his manners are gracious and impeccable, and his speech often in the native tongue of his guests, albeit with a heavy Malfean accent. He is not compelled to keep his word, but makes it a point of pride to do so, even if it disadvantages him. His peers think he puts on airs, while he thinks they should live up to the stateliness of their positions; he cares not what the rabble of the First Circle thinks.

      The Tenebrous Serenade is often summoned for sensual companionship, either for oneself or for others, but he has also often been summoned to aid introverted sorcerers with their own quest for romance. He can escape into Creation when the blood of someone who has had their virginity magically restored is spilled.

      Notes: Vrykolaka has an Essence of 7, a Defining Principle of being “The Greatest Lover in Hell”, Major Ties to his Castle and Brides, Excellencies and Specialties in Presence, Performance, Socialize and Melee, and has mastered Sorcery of the first two Circles, focusing on spells involving transformation, darkness and entrancement (although he would consider using such for purposes of seduction as injurious to his honor). He has gone out of his way to master “social” martial arts, such as those based on arts like singing, dancing or etiquette, and is happy to teach these to others who impress him. (he disdains his sister-soul’s Black Claw Style, although his family believes this is solely because she refused to teach it to him)

      While Vrykolaka considers combat beneath him, a true lord can stand up for himself or his lovers when he must. He excels at melee combat, his preferred weapon being a glossy black Reaper Daiklave forged for him by Alveua from a dying mortal lover who was madly in love with him, and whose Evocations he has long since mastered, allowing it to attack through darkness and twist the perceptions and emotions of those whose shadows it cuts.

      Among the Tenebrous Serenade’s most precious belongings is an Artifact Armonica forged from colorful Chiaroscuran glass and Adamant by a former Dragon-Blooded lover; when played with the users’ own blood, it shines forth a colored light and shadow show that symbolically brings the audience’s dreams to life.

      STRIGOI
      Vrykolaka has created few First Circle Demons, such as the bat-like Forgetful Couriers. However, his true innovation are the Strigoi, who come about when he completely drains an entity’s Essence, either through drinking its breath or blood, then replaces it by infusing it with his own.

      When this process is performed upon demons, they lose all connection to the soul hierarchy they had before, gaining a new connection to Vrykolaka, in effect becoming First Circle Demons descending from him and subject to all the conditions (such as Commands of Subordination) thereof. It is not yet known how this might affect demons of higher Circles, or the Gods and Elementals of Creation.

      Vrykolaka has transformed a few of the mortal unfortunates who eke out a living in the streets of Malfeas into Strigoi, with mixed results. He is eager to draw Exalted of various types into his fold, and, although he is far too polite to force such a transformation upon them, he will certainly offer them the chance to join him…usually after bringing them to the height of ecstasy.

      Strigoi share their master’s condition, being Creatures of Darkness who also cannot withstand the gaze of either the Green Sun or Creation’s sun. In most other ways, they remain like the demons they were before, still possessing their previous abilities and charms, although they usually lose their specific compulsions, instead gaining a Defining Intimacy of Obedience to Vrykolaka.

      Unlike their master, however, Strigoi must feed on living Essence, and pour out of the shadows in the Ebon Dragons’ night to devour and kidnap other demons to slake their unending hunger. There are unconfirmed reports of Strigoi passing on their condition to others, but this may just be demonic urban legend.

      Most Strigoi have not distinguished themselves in any notable manner; three heroic commoners have caught their master’s eye, however, and been elevated beyond all others as his Brides:

      The most recent is a Demjen who guards the lower entrances of his inverted castle. Third Bride is a master of Silver-Voiced Nightingale Style, which enhances her already supernaturally alluring voice, which can always be heard echoing throughout the lower castle.

      The castle’s middle chambers are protected by a Gilmyne, who ceaselessly dances through its halls and rooms. Second Bride’s dangerous dances are enhanced with Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style.

      The crown of the castle, where its master is most likely to be found, is looked after by a Neomah who won her position by permanently sacrificing her lovely voice to Berengiere, who wove his favorite outfit from Cloth-of-True-Love, and so now holds first place in her lord’s affections as a result. First Bride takes on the form of an intruders’ loved ones to attack them with White Veil attacks, her disguises only marred by her eerie silence.

      Vrykolaka would not look well upon any who harmed or destroyed his Brides…unless they were looking to replace them, in which case he’d be willing to forgive, so long as they were willing to become Strigoi as well.

      Ok, this one's pretty obvious! This guy came about from watching too many Dracula movies last Halloween and wondering how he'd work in Creation. As a challenge, I decided to forego the obvious Abyssal approach, and went with something more...hellish. Originally, he was MUCH more powerful, on par with Octavian, because I also threw more than a bit of Dmitri from DarkStalkers in there as well, but actually writing him out, I thought he should maybe be more on par with Mara. Erembour's Wisdom Soul is up next!

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      • #4
        Makarios makes sense as a warden soul. Remember think of it abstractly. He’s not particularly wardeny... so just think what that says about Erembour?


        It is a time for great deeds!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Eldagusto View Post
          Makarios makes sense as a warden soul. Remember think of it abstractly. He’s not particularly wardeny... so just think what that says about Erembour?
          I'll be honest, here...sometimes, I'm not so good with the "abstract, reading between the lines" type of thing! That's one of the things that fascinates me so much about Jenna Moran's writing and ideas, she has this Strange angle she comes at her material...and she makes it look so effortless!

          Well, that's just how her brain works, and no one else can do it quite like her. But that's one of the reasons I'm challenging myself to push past my normal way of seeing things, and to try to capture some of that exotic weirdness she put into Exalted's demons. Obviously, I can't write just like her...nor should I. When you look at 2E's collection of new and old demons, I think you can pick out which ones weren't written by her fairly easily. But that doesn't mean that they're *bad*, just that there's more variety in hell than first appeared.

          Really, I'm more of a direct, literal kind of person. I would probably have made the Gilmyne descended from Stanewald, as they both have Dance as a theme. There ARE some thematic connections between some Circles, but they're so abstract (and in some cases, minor) that they come off as almost arbitrary or coincidental. Stronger thematic connections are supported in some demons, however such as Erembour (which may be one reason I like her and her brood so much!), so I don't think it's "wrong" to depict them that way; it's pretty clear, for ex, just how Mara *defines* her, and there's little or nothing abstract about how Alveua creatively *expresses* her nature, as they both transform people. However, Makarios (who is also creative) spends much of his time *communicating* with those in Creation, traveling to their dreams, and dealing with tradesmen and their trade routes.

          All of that just naturally says *Messenger* to me. But how do you read it? What do you think it means to be a "warden"? Or "reflective", for that matter?

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          • #6
            Actually, depending on the exact draculosity of your interpretation? Creation's version of Dracula may well be Mara - a predatory, suave seducer that enjoys fostering dark obsessions, corrupting and sucking the lives out of people, and sometimes inducting them into dark power? Checks all boxes. Remember that she 's a shapeshifter - there's no reason she can't appear to be a hot aristocratic guy (with deer hooves) if she wants.

            Which isn't to say that Vrykolaka isn't a thing, just that Creation has room for several Draculas,

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Amayad View Post
              Actually, depending on the exact draculosity of your interpretation? Creation's version of Dracula may well be Mara - a predatory, suave seducer that enjoys fostering dark obsessions, corrupting and sucking the lives out of people, and sometimes inducting them into dark power? Checks all boxes. Remember that she 's a shapeshifter - there's no reason she can't appear to be a hot aristocratic guy (with deer hooves) if she wants.

              Which isn't to say that Vrykolaka isn't a thing, just that Creation has room for several Draculas,
              Well, "technically", Mara is a Succubus, which is where I think all the "dream" imagery from her came from, so she's more Morrigan, if anything. Succubi and vampires are close cousins, of course, which is where the "romantic conquest rivalry" angle came from!

              Of course, you're also right in that there are many possible ways to throw Drac in the setting...he'd also be right at home as a Fair Folk, for example!

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              • #8

                Halloween Tax:

                Corpse-lanterns (Resources 1-3)

                Perhaps the third most common form of talisman against the dead, corpse-lanterns are gourds harvested in the last week of Descending Earth, hollowed out, carved in the shapes of monstrous skulls, and lit with corpse-fat candles or glowing fungus that grows in Shadowlands. The preparation of the gourd is a feat of thaumaturgy.

                A corpse-lantern is a Talisman against the dead (Exalted core, 580) but its protection applies out to Short range. Absent deliberate sabotage, corpse-lanterns will burn for 77 hours, no more and no less, though the flame can be doused and re-lit as needed. When a lantern's time elapses, the gourd will unceremoniously rot from the bottom, starting beneath the candle.

                They are a semi-common sight around Threshold villages as the five nights of Calibration approach, but seldom at any other time of the year, because they are perishable by nature.

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                • #9
                  Well, sort of. She’s also based on the ones that sat on sleeping people’s chests and sucked out their breath.

                  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_(folklore)
                  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mara_(demon)

                  Also, all three of Erembour’s souls treat humans as resources to be used, so that theme might be extended across all of her souls. Mara uses souls directly, Alveua uses the entire person, and Makarios uses their dreams, to make the stuff they make.

                  That said, I’ll admit that my version of her messenger soul is basically an incarnation of Erembour’s music, a dancer that calls people to them and exalts their passions of the night, which is pretty direct. I might need to consider making the connection a bit more metaphorical.


                  ....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BrilliantRain View Post
                    Also, all three of Erembour’s souls treat humans as resources to be used, so that theme might be extended across all of her souls. Mara uses souls directly, Alveua uses the entire person, and Makarios uses their dreams, to make the stuff they make.

                    That said, I’ll admit that my version of her messenger soul is basically an incarnation of Erembour’s music, a dancer that calls people to them and exalts their passions of the night, which is pretty direct. I might need to consider making the connection a bit more metaphorical.
                    Weeell, as I was trying to get across in the "Ask a Question" thread, I think there are enough examples of both concrete and abstract thematic connections (as well as apparently NO connections at all!) to say that there's no one way to get it *right*. If you're happy with your demon as it, then don't fix what ain't broken!

                    (For ex, while Mara and Alveua have strong associations with darkness, like their "mother", Makarios not only doesn't, but has a strong association with *rainbows* of all things! And while he and Mara have a strong connection with dreams, Alveua and Erembour herself do not (except in the most indirect sense of her association with the night, that being the time most people sleep and dream, but that's stretching it...))

                    This issue popping up in two separate threads of this is enough to warrant a new thread, I think. Race you there!

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                    • #11
                      MEHEN, THE WHISPERING COILS

                      The Wisdom Soul of That Which Calls to the Shadows, Mehen is a massive, ten-yard long albino snake/centipede creature with shifting black markings on his scale-segments that spell out arcane texts as he slithers. One of the most intelligent and well-learned demons in Malfeas, he has gained great renown as one of the foremost scholars and doctors in hell (so much so that many demons marvel that he has not yet felt the touch of Orabilis), and his services are constantly in demand for demons suffering from a variety of Essence-based spiritual maladies. It Is the hopelessly incurable cases that he treasures most, however, endlessly experimenting on them with an obsessed fascination that some might mistake for love.

                      Mehen is the current head of the Ministry of Malady, the office in hell responsible for suffering through illness. As with the other ministries, demons flock to petition ailments be lifted from them (requests which are rarely granted) or to ask that others be afflicted (which are much more likely to be acted upon). Some illnesses and poisonings, however, are not inflicted by the Ministry, arising from Strangers, gained in Creation, or even a whim of the Yozis themselves. All demons know that if they come down with one of these unregistered illnesses, they are to report to the Ministry of Malady immediately for quarantine and possible treatment. Thus, it is part bureaucratic office and the closest thing Hell knows to a hospital.

                      The Whispering Coils lets his subordinates deal with the serfs' issues, and he is curt and brusque with the hale and healthy, mainly busying himself with those inflicted with diseases and conditions unknown to Hell. He is especially fascinated with his "Star-Crossed Ward", where demons suffering from Spiritual Diseases inflicted upon them by Citrine Poxes of Creation (and other sources, including the Wyld) linger on. Most of these ailments resist even his special powers of healing (see below), so he dotes on them, lovingly prolonging their suffering by tending to their diseases, in some cases even cultivating them like a gardener keeping hot house flowers...

                      Mehen is usually summoned for his exceptional knowledge, discerning wisdom, and healing abilities, although some sorcerers prefer to use his skills to poison or sicken their enemies instead. He may slither into Creation unbidden when someone is inflicted with multiple maladies that somehow cancel each other out, miraculously curing them.

                      Notes: Mehen has Essence & Lore, Medicine and Occult of 7, a Defining Principle of "I am the greatest doctor in Hell!", Major Ties to the Ministry of Malady and his Library, Minor Ties to his patients and their diseases. He has a large amount of Followers, representing his subordinates at the Ministry (Aalu, Naneke and other bureaucratic demons mostly), one of the largest collections of Occult and Medicinal lore in Hell (Library 5), and a small number of mortals across Creation who worship him, some even mistaking him for a God of the Celestial Bureaucracy (Cult 1). As a giant snake, he can also use any Special Attacks available to such animals, such as Crushing Embrace, although he is considerably stronger than any mortal animal, and possesses the 5 dot Poisoned Body Merit.

                      By "sampling" any diseased creature with his long, forked tongue, Mehen can infect himself with any illness, drug or poison; he can then rid himself of it by shedding his skin, and the infection along with it, after which he is forever immune to being affected by it again. His bite can do the same for others, causing them to fall into fevered dreams during which their sickness or poison rises painfully to their outer skin, which they then shed, bursting free from the viscous cocoon of their former flesh, completely cured (unlike their healer, however, they are not immune to further infection or poisoning). Lastly, Mehen's bite can infect a victim with any disease, drug or poison which he has ever sampled, which are many, several of which have not been seen in Creation for millenia. Surprisingly, only the Great Contagion is not in his repertoire, and he would do much to gain it...although he is uncertain if even he could survive it.

                      REGLETH, THE CRAWLING COLLECTORS
                      Mehen can't be everywhere at once, so he created the Regleth to do much of his...legwork for him. They are small, slug-like creatures, whose antennae flawlessly detect any sickened creature. Once they sense their targets, they ooze towards them, squirm upon them, and enter their bodies through any orifice nearest the largest concentration of the disorder.

                      Once inside, they greedily consume the disease or poison, before squeezing their boneless bodies out once more. Needless to say, the target of their treatment is beset with many sensations, from the agonizing to sometimes just indescribably weird, but they are normally completely cured...although some go mad from the experience. Sadly for them, the Regleth care not for mental illness, and happily go on their way.

                      Once full, the swollen slugs make their way back to their maker, to disgorge their stolen ailments as a kind of vomit for his perusal. Sorcerers summon Regleth to cure themselves and their allies, but also to obtain samples of illnesses and poisons otherwise too dangerous to be around. They are not very bright, and are barely sentient; they gain Limit if they sense illness but are not allowed to seek it out.
                      The Ministries of Hell are described on pages 48-49 of CoCD: Malfeas, although the Ministry of Malady is my own contribution. Apparently, they can inflict the conditions they regulate onto other demons through some mystical means not really detailed; I have some house rules on the Ministries I may share by-and-by. For those who think a Malfean hospital is a weird idea, the write-up for Lypothymie, a Third Circle Demon who is also an infectious disease (pg. 322), talks about the methods "Infernal physicians" use to cure demons of her. Although Exalted demons can be Evil, many are more just "Alien" rather than evil. Just because they are demons doesn't mean that they can't care for each other, even ones they don't personally know! Or that's my take on them, anyway...



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hand-of-Omega View Post
                        Once full, the swollen slugs make their way back to their maker, to disgorge their stolen ailments as a kind of vomit for his perusal. Sorcerers summon Regleth to cure themselves and their allies, but also to obtain samples of illnesses and poisons otherwise too dangerous to be around. They are not very bright, and are barely sentient; they gain Limit if they sense illness but are not allowed to seek it out.
                        Do they have a Limit track? Demons don't usually have those,

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Amayad View Post

                          Do they have a Limit track? Demons don't usually have those,
                          Summoned ones did under 2e rules.


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                          • #14
                            RHADAMANTHUS, CARETAKER OF THE GARDENS OF REMINISCENCE

                            Some still tell the tale of how Erembour's Warden Soul fell in love with a mortal, who inadvertently brought about its destruction. In penance, that mortal volunteered to take its' place, and, using means best forgotten, she invested him with her own nature, turning him into a demon and elevating him into a state wherein she could incorporate him into her soul family, whereupon he erected a massive monument to his predecessor, around which many more were to follow. If this story is true, he speaks of it not, perhaps having laid to rest the memory of the man he once was along with his demon lover.

                            Rhadamanthus, the Warden Soul of That Which Calls To The Shadows, is the tallest of his siblings, yet his imposing frame is still hunched over, and draped in heavy hooded black robes. He is a silver skeleton, with a long tail extending out behind him, ending in a silver scythe. A dimly-glowing censer swings on a chain within his rib-cage, knocking against his bones like the tolling of a heavy bell with every step; it gives off a thick, sweet-smelling incense that drifts out of his skull and billows out of his robes like fog. These mists often briefly spell out Old Realm words that give some hint as to his thoughts, and those who inhale it can understand his soundless speech even though none can hear him otherwise.

                            The Garden of Reminiscence is separate from most of hell, being located on one of the 33 hidden Elsewhere domains of Malfeas; Ligier never shines here, but the Red Moon Ululaya almost always does, casting a somehow-soothing scarlet glow through the racing clouds of the eternal night. The grounds are a seemingly endless topiary garden of fragrant blooms, full of courtyards, statues, fountains, and monumental tombs of varying sizes and complexity. Few demons are interred here, as the denizens of hell have other uses for those who leave remains, but many are memorialized by those allies who wished their memory to endure. Mainly, this is a place for demons to remember their most treasured mortal slaves who they cared for enough not to want to dispose of their remains in some more practical fashion, and for those Strangers who reached the end of their lives having kept the good regard of the Demon City by providing some valuable service to them.

                            Attendance to the Garden is scant; few demons want to be reminded of their own possible mortality, but there are those who come to remember lost lovers, or to gloat over fallen enemies. Many infected with the languorous disease of Lypothymie languish here, and the Angyalkae find their music fits the place perfectly. Of course, even this isolated place is not safe from the Silent Wind, or it would be much more populous. Even here, care must be taken, so the Garden is always awash with the constant sound of wind chimes, chirping insects, and the low dirges of musical demons such as choirs of Demjen.

                            Mortals who do find their way there prefer its calm tranquility to the relentless hostility of the Demon City, and most elect to stay. The Caretaker puts them to work, tending the metallic plants and graves, even as the funereal atmosphere effects them much like Shadowlands in Creation; most of them leave behind ghosts when they die, in which form Rhadamanthus simply puts them to other work. As lord of this fiefdom, Rhadamanthus brooks no disrespect to the dead, and will certainly react poorly to anyone looting tombs for relics or reanimating the dead without his permission. He is not above bargaining, however, and may be willing to allow this in trade for the internment of a notable personage, such as a powerful Exalt...

                            The Caretaker of the Garden of Reminiscence is one of the few demons to be attuned to the deathly Essence of the Underworld and can be summoned for instruction in the ways of the Dead, Necromancy, or even as a guide in the Underworld; few today remember his facility at laying the dead to rest. He may slip free of Malfeas when the scarlet moonlight of Ululaya shines through to the Deadlands, but he never appears in Creation, only in the Underworld.

                            Notes: Rhadamanthus has an Essence of 7, a Defining Principle of "Dead among the Damned rest safe within my care", Major Ties to the Garden and the oldest tomb within it, and Minor Ties to the Underworld and his ghosts. He functions as a Creature of Death, respiring the Essence of the Underworld naturally, and is initiated into the first two levels of Necromancy. He has mastered Hungry Ghost and Ivory Pestle Martial Arts, with which he can use his tail-scythe as a Form Weapon (it has the stats of a Grand Grimscythe).

                            Hungry Ghosts arise when the dead are improperly buried, as often happens when their cultural burial rites may not be known. Rhadamanthus has an intuitive sense for such things, and can perform a rite that will successfully result in the dead moving on, no matter the condition of their bodies or the lack of native rites. His incense-mists can temporarily reanimate the dead, but he is loath to do so unless necessary to move them elsewhere.

                            Ugh, late night...So, this guy is clearly a "Charon"/psychopomp figure, but not as spooky as most. Hm, maybe a little TOO friendly? I do have a 1st Circle Demon for him, but it's getting late, so I'll probably just edit that in later. The 33 hidden domains of Malfeas can be found briefly mentioned on pg.118 of CoCD: Malfeas, btw.

                            Incidently, never let it be said that I am set in my ways! I did have a particular character in mind for the last entry, but the comments in the Demon's Souls thread have changed my mind on that, and I've come up with someone I like better. I'm still not sold on Makarios as the Warden Soul, but I'm going to have him be the Reflective Soul instead, and we'll be seeing my Messenger Soul tomorrow night! See you then...
                            Last edited by Hand-of-Omega; 10-05-2018, 03:26 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Maybe it's a weird segue of sorts from my mind, but that priest that secretly marries Romeo & Juliet and comes up with the false death scheme for them to escape their troubles would fit Erembour's thematic flairs to a T.

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