The Laws of Heaven

More Nobilis stuff. I haven’t really gotten too far into designing Heaven or any of the other Upper Worlds yet. One of the rules in the book is that those who see the beauty of Heaven are compelled to serve it. Here are four derivative Laws that naturally arise from that.  

The Laws

  • To witness the majesty of Heaven is to serve.
  • To serve is to demonstrate inadequacy.
  • To demonstrate inadequacy is to sin.
  • Sin must be expiated with terrible suffering.
  • Therefore, to witness the majesty of Heaven is to suffer terribly.

Game Effects
• To witness the majesty of Heaven is to serve.
Spend too long in Heaven and you gain a Bond with it.

• To serve is to demonstrate inadequacy.
Only Angels are capable of faultless service to the Law. They are immune to this property
unless they willfully demonstrate inadequacy.

• To demonstrate inadequacy is to sin.
Worth one “Good Intention Coin”, spendable in Hell. This happens for all infractions of the Law and all imperfect actions committed in the Eternal City.

• Sin must be expiated with terrible suffering.
Any Wound suffered in Heaven destroys a sin (and the “Good Intention” it is worth).

• Therefore, to witness the majesty of Heaven is to suffer terribly.
If you are not an Angel, or under Heaven’s Aegis, gazing upon Heaven inflicts a Serious Wound. This occurs each time more than a fleeting glimpse is seen. This generates a sin, but also instantly destroys it, so no coin is earned. Many enemies who attempt to invade the Eternal Realms breed blind troops specifically for the task.

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