For a select few the esoteric signs of the occult are easily perceived throughout the modern World. Societal complexities cloaking their clandestine enigmatic fraternities from the common man's narrowing vision. Allowing romanticized versions of Illuminati styled organizations to be openly portrayed in movies and literary fairy-tales. Minimizing the unmitigated influence these dogmatic zealots hold over those in power. Manipulating wars, famine, diseases, capital, and the dark arts, free from a suspecting population who have lost their sense of the darker archaic history that predated their existence. Sometime between 1939 and 1945 during the height of World War II, the now infamous Nazi leader known as Adolf Hitler became obsessed with the occult. Believing its untold mysteries were the keys to unlocking his ultimate control of the World, his fanatic views consuming his life. Driven by forces beyond his control the mad dictator procured several fabled items in his search for unparallelled power. Most were recovered, some destroyed, but one item in-particular caused wide spread paralyzing panic when it was discovered amongst the dead fascists paraphernalia. The Codex Gigas, or, the Devil's Bible. The Vatican spared no expense in their exhausting research of the recovered medieval manuscript, tirelessly combing its extensive volumes in search of any missing pages. Of which they concluded there were four. Four missing pages from the darkest literary work of mystical Satanic devotion.
- The Legend -
The fabled narrative tells of a scribe, a monk from the middle ages who, for reasons unknown, turned his back on the Orthodox Church. Fracturing his ascetic vows the former Fryer was condemned to isolation, walled up alive never again to set foot outside his solitary prison. However in an effort to escape his fate the Monk pleaded for clemency. Vowing to author a composition celebrating the greatness of the Monastery that would endure throughout the centuries. Immortalizing the wealth of ALL human knowledge in but a single night. Yet as the doomed and disgraced man of God realized the magnitude of the task he had promised, fear ate away any left over faith in the lord he may have held onto. And so in an act of complete defiance he besieged the fallen angel, Lucifer, for help. In exchange for his tainted soul the Devil agreed to ink the book himself adding the venomous indoctrinations of his own poisonous believes and secret incantations of the forbidden arts of mysticism and despair. (Most of this is the actual legend but in my own words. Fragmented sections have been added for the purpose of the story)
Every conceivable effort and resource had been called into favor by the Vatican as they tirelessly searched out the missing pages. With little hope, all seemed lost until the Fallen Angel fell for good. Stricken down by the heroes and villains of the World through a series of misguided adventures, it had seemed as though the lord had answered humanities prayers. But Lucifer was not alone in his betrayal of the heavenly faith, his vaunted black army, "the L'esercito Nero" still remained. Walking the Earth in human form, they infuriated the most powerful positions throughout the globe procuring authoritarian positions in easily manipulated third World countries. Known as the Grigori in the Second Book of Enoch, these rejected Archangels now move to utilize the pages of the Codex in order to resurrect the most notorious fallen angel of all, the Morning Star, as planetary alignments are posed to usher in the rebirth of the dark lord through his ultimate vessel, a young Italian girl, Ladonna. Birthed with a sacred marking on her neck this young 8 year old girl has been plagued with prophylactic nightmares since the time of her conception. Never fully understanding who, or what she was. And so the Catholic Church has set their ultimate weapon, The Vatican Assassin, on the girls path. His mission, to destroy the vessel before Lucifer's army can carry out the resurrection ritual.
- The is a canon open rpg
- The outlined plot is fairly simple. In the Vine Universe Lucifer was killed sometime ago. But now he stands ready to return.
- Devoted Archangels throughout the World are slowly converging on Italy as they search for a little girl named Ladonna. Through her ritual sacrifice the Morning Star can rise again.
- Gambler is tasked with killing her. Now as a hero or moral stronger individual feel free to seek out other means of stopping the resurrection.
- Its a basic evil Angels poised to raise the Devil and what you as a participant plan to do.
- Like I said its open, so play up any twists, history, plot, etc, you want. I'm kinda going for a hierarchy with the fallen angels. Like they are the top badasses with easier to defeat minions/demons/possessed individuals working for them (maybe your character fits that role better which is fine also).
- Any questions feel free to pm me.