Stages of Damnation
(or how the shedim have fun)
As a GM (or is that Conductor of the Orchestra?), i wondored just how
it is for the Shedim to do what they do.
I thought of all the
and realized that is easier to goad and tempt some one to damnation
After all, if J.Doe goes out and murders his wife and kids,
what more is there left for the shedim to lure him in to?
Not much to
honest, i realized that the road to hell is a long and slow winding
In this exercise i will try to explain why i think this is so.
Everyone does it. maybe not in the old style of the bible, but we
Some times its a little sin, other times it would put our names in
for a week or two in the national press.
One extreme or the other.
starting players go for the most extreme things they can think of,
giving the story that much thought.
However, a player may realize
sly word here, a dirty look there can be entirely world destroying
poor little humans.
Just what is a little sin i hear you ask?
Things like white lies,
to feed the cat, searching the net for porn, cheating in school,
the school bus, spending the change from the few dollers your mom
to get the groceries, smoking in the school loos, taking the
where you work, cheating on the computer in games, rolling dice and
you got the target number when you was a point or two away, throwing
burger wrapper out of the window after you've eaten lunch, borrowing
and never returning it.
These are just a few of the small, easily
looked and forgivable sins.
But after that most players think they are in the major league, they
doing the rape/burn/murder big sins.
No one really looks at the vast
What is it that leads from one small sin to the next and
next and the next...?
Thats what leads to the next batch of sins.
complaicent, you stop caring just enough to not notice it.
J.Doe, after scribbling on the back of the bus seat with his marker
gets bored, theres no thrill in that after a few times. J.Doe needs
give him the buzz. So out he goes to the local paint store and buys
spray cans, everyday items, the store clerk doesn't ask why he wants
he just assumes that J.Doe is helping his dad respray his car. J.Doe
nights later, goes to the local sports center and sprays up the :)
day later he is bored of happy faces, so he starts leaving other
C====8, but say a someone sees him, a latino or afro-american, and
after him, say that J.Doe gets away, he is gonna start to have them
thoughts running around his head. A day or so later J.Doe goes out
sport center again, by now others have left their mark on the wall
so J.Doe gets out those trusty spray cans and scrawls up a racist
and a comment or two, "hell, others have done, so i might as well do
day or two later its in the local press that racist slurs were daubed
over the local sports hall. J.Doe is happy, he has reached out and
the world, he has started to make his mark on the world and no one
to stop him. "Except that friggin nigger" thats his next thought,
get back at the 'home boyz' down the block who take the mickey out of
because he don't walk the walk and can't talk the talk like they do.
the next day or so he will get just that little more bitter and
and go out on night, say the wrong thing at the wrong time to the
J.Doe gets in to a fight, gets a little bruised and sore but is other
ok, he spends the next day at colllege bragging about getting into a
with a gang and he took them all on and beat them up real good.
gets a skin head hair cut, buys some doc martin boots, and joins a
power group, just to show that he is not scared of any "niggers,
chinks and wops" and that he, the white guy has more right to the
block/town/city/country than they do. Say that after a while he is
approached by some guys who thinks like he thinks, does what he does,
that they get him to join the kkk. A week or so later after all the
propaganda, he starts going to rallies and metings. Say that a few
after that he goes out to another town, to a bar and gets in to a
leaves a few guys broken and battered and goes home. Say that a day
later the guys at the lodge give him a knife. Say that he and the
guys go to
another nearby town and get into another bar fight, this time he has
knife and aint scared to use it on anyone that gets in his way, say
knives a guy, doesn't kill him, just cuts him up badly enough. A day
it's in the papers for the city. Say that J.Doe finds that he liked
feeling of hurting some one with a knife. Say that he goes out and
gun, which in america is a common thing. Say that he phones the guys
they all arrange to go a little further afield, a few hours drive
there they are, in the big city, looking for trouble and loaded with
attitude and a gun. They get in to a fight, J.Doe kills a guy,
til the gun just clicks empty, say that J.Does friends have gone some
else whilst he kills the guy. But say that some one saw what
cops get called, J.Doe is caught running around looking for his
Now immagine if J.Does friends were a Balseraph, a Habbalite and a
a shedim friend who J.Doe never met. He never met the Shedite
shedite was in him.
The college kid goes from graffiti guy to murderer in very slow
Each step he thought he took willingly, not realizing that the
balseraph was feeding him white supremacy lies, the habbalite was
his emotions of hate and anger, the shedim was slowly suggesting
And a few months later, Lucifer is waiing in the new arrivals lounge of
waiting for J.Doe to get the chair, lucifer smiles on another job
Slow and steady.
Thats the way to do it.
You can go HOME but you don't want to do that.....
You can go HOME but you don't want to do that.....