Angel of Punishment
Seraph Master of Fire

Corporeal Forces -- 6Strength 12Agility 12
Ethereal Forces -- 6Intelligence 12Precision 12
Celestial Forces -- 6Will 12Perception 12
Word Forces: 20
Vessels: Human/6 (angry male); Tiger/6
Skills: Climbing/2, Detect Lies/6, Dodge/6, Fighting/6, Knowledge (Angels of Judgment/3, Famous Sinners in Hell/4, Sins and Vices/6), Large Weapon (Axe/6, Sword/6), Small Weapon (Whip/6), Singing/4, Swimming/4, Throwing/5, Tracking/6
Songs: Attraction (Celestial/6), Claws/6, Dreams (all/4), Entropy (all/6), Fangs/6, Fire (Corporeal/6), Flame/6, Forbidding (all/3), Form (Corporeal/6), Light(all/4), Might (all/6), Motion (all/4), Nightmares(all/3), Nimbus (all/6), Plagues(all/6), Purity (all/3), Revulsion (Ethereal/6), Seals (Ethereal/5), Sensation (Corporeal/6, Ethereal/6, Celestial/2), Shields (all/6), Thunder/6, Tongues (Corporeal/6, Ethereal/4, Celestial/4), Trisagion/4, Truth (Celestial/6), Truthswearing/4, War (Celestial/4), Wings/6
Artifacts: Fiery Sword/6, Seraphim Scalpel/6

Attunements: All Fire Choir attunements, Dance of the Atoms, Eyes of Fire, Heavenly Judgment, Smite, The True Shape of Flame, Where There's Smoke, Whispers of Inspiration, Master of the Light, Angel of Punishment

Special Attunement: Nathanael is Punishment incarnate. His punishments do not disturb the Symphony; they're a part of it. He may exact any retribution against a deserving individual (which is almost everyone; see below) without causing any disturbance.

Special Rites: Punish someone who deserves it; there is no limit to the number of times per day Nathanael can use this Rite.

Nathanael is an Old Testament-style angel of the Lord, the kind that makes mortals rightly tremble in fear. As fanatically militant as a Malakite, as relentless as a Cherub, and as implacable and unforgiving as a Triad of Judgment, the Angel of Punishment is Gabriel's mightiest Seraph, and quite simply one of the baddest angels around. He scares other angels, he scares demons . . . he even scares Habbalah.

Nathanael was the first of Gabriel's Servitors to lead her campaign to punish the cruel. He was so zealous that he soon earned the Word of Punishment. Dominic approved, for this was long before Gabriel's trial and exile from Heaven. The Archangel of Judgment recognized Nathanael's efficiency in eradicating sin, and often called on him to exact vengeance for evils his own Servitors had uncovered. In time, he even granted Nathanael the Heavenly Judgment attunement, and likely would have granted him a Distinction as well.

Then came the debacle of Islam and Gabriel's estrangement from Dominic. Nathanael, utterly loyal to Gabriel, felt Dominic did her wrong. Dominic would like the Angel of Punishment to serve Judgment instead, but Nathanael has rebuffed all hints of such an offer. He no longer speaks to angels of Judgment except when confronted directly, and then he is stiff and icily formal.

Once Nathanael identifies someone deserving of punishment, he absolutely will not stop, ever, until justice has been done. And unlike Servitors of Judgment, Punishment does not need to match the penalty to the crime. He is the wrath of God, the hand of divine retribution, the rod of correction unleashed by the Archangel of Fire, and if he sees fit to snuff out a sinner's life for the least malfeasance, he can -- and will. He doesn't judge -- he punishes. Anyone he identifies as being cruel, selfish or evil may be punished with any level of severity. Nathanael's only limitation is that he himself cannot be cruel. This does not mean he can't be vindictive.

Nathanael usually wanders the Earth exacting punishments for whatever sins he comes across. He is monstrously formidable, and with his power and his ability to strike down mortals without disturbing the Symphony, other angels frequently seek his intervention when dealing with a particularly despicable human who is too well-guarded for them to remove themselves. On the other hand, more merciful angels might rather redeem a sinner than smite one. Nathanael doesn't always kill; sometimes he merely inflicts misery and suffering until his victim prays for death. When dealing with the Angel of Punishment, remember that he doesn't care about moral lessons or correction -- he is merely a divine tool, the instrument of God's punishment. He leaves it to others to teach lessons with the examples he sets.

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