Astaroth is renowned in a variety of mythologies, and all agree that he is powerful. He is most often depicted as either a nude man or a “foul angel” riding a dragon, holding a serpent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astaroth In truth, he is the keeper of arcane secrets. He drives mortals with the endless thirst for knowledge, oftenContinue reading “Next Prince: Astaroth”
His name crops up commonly in games, also spelled Valefor and Valefar, and in some circles he is feted as a demon lord of thieves. Valfour’s sphere of influence, however, is War, and as such he is also often associated with the apocalyptic Horseman. He appears as a massive (and empty) suit of armor, spikedContinue reading “Next Prince: Valfour”
Belial, aka Pestilence. The name means worthless in Jewish texts. With no concerns as to his appearance, Belial wears the form of an ever-shifting, disgusting blob, sometimes phlegm-colored, sometimes clear (with evidence of bones and foul debris within). His realm is said to be an endless swamp, hot and thick and crawling with insects, snakes,Continue reading “Next Prince: Belial”
Mephistopheles, aka Mephisto, is the demon best known from the Faust tale, wherein Faust sells his soul: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust Mephisto is the master bargainer, the heart of the legends of Devils’ Bridges and Crossroads tales. He enjoys offering contracts (the majority of demons do not make bargains, but many mortals believe otherwise, so Mephisto has enoughContinue reading “First Prince up: Mephistopheles”
I want to throw trivia out there, because after all, I am a trivia whore. Hello, NTN! Or Buzztime, or whatever the hell they are now. Speaking of Hell: Here is the standing hierarchy of the Hells as of A Break In The Balance: The Overlord Azbaelus Baal Azmodeus Astaroth Belial (aka Pestilence) Mephistopheles ValfourContinue reading “Let the trivia begin”
What a relaxing post-work Friday. Eating good barbecue, sitting in the warm sun (yes, the super hot sun according to everyone else, but man I loved it), and chilling to some music. Highly recommend it, as its happening just about every Friday this summer.
“My magic comes from within me, and so is limited. Azzie can draw upon anything at hand, the energies of the Worlds, the Hells, in addition to his latent gifts. Also, I’m not truly immortal.” “He said something like that. I just assumed he was being an asshole.” “I won’t die of old age,Continue reading “Another excerpt, re: mortality.”
Celebrate the solstice, and revel in the peak of Nature! A bonfire would be ideal! Me, I’m just puttering along on Book 3 and swilling beer.
From the short-lived Dobbinshire series, worked on with Castle Bridge/Masque Theater. Thanks, Steve, for introducing me to puppetry! I loved the folks I collaborated with on this. Every episode was hard work but a joy to film. I was the voice of Gertie, and her main puppeteer. I know Steve is still working on theContinue reading “Dobbinshire Chimney Sweep video”